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By Marc Myers

ISBN-10: 080212559X

ISBN-13: 9780802125590

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ISBN-10: 1681683148

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Every nice music has a desirable backstory. In Anatomy of a Song, according to the continuing Wall road Journal column, author and song historian Marc Myers brings to lifestyles 5 many years of track via oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.

Bringing readers contained in the making of a success, Anatomy of a Song contains the Isley Brothers' memorable tune "Shout," Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz," and R.E.M's "Losing My Religion." After receiving his discharge from the military in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's 5th Symphony to come back up with "Proud Mary." Joni Mitchell recalls dwelling in a cave on Crete with the "mean previous daddy" who encouraged her 1971 hit "Carey." Elvis Costello talks approximately writing "(The Angels Wanna warfare My) crimson sneakers" in ten mins at the educate to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy web page, Rod Stewart, the conflict, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie ask yourself, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and lots of different major artists exhibit the feelings, inspirations, and strategies in the back of their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that experience outlined generations of listeners.

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