Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Story Behind the Song : the Exclusive Personal Stories Behind 101 of your Favorite Songs

Book - 2009
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A collection of 101 stories written by famous songwriters about the genesis of their hit songs and their personal stories, often never before told, about the lyrics for their award-winning hit songs.
Publisher: Cos Cob, CT : Chicken Soup for the Soul Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781935096405
Characteristics: xv, 427 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 17, 2010

Admittedly, I am not a musician but a writer who dissects lyrics of of album I listen to. I am always fascinated with creativity and the muses that bring it forth, I thought this would be a natural candidate for favourite. Well, it didn't become a favourite and I am passing it on but I did enjoy most of the journey. This book further demonstrated that not all lyricist are good writers, egos can get in the way and some simply did not understand the assignment. However, it did have a good variety of songs meant to have a message, just for expression, impulsive/inspired writing and long works of art that were crafted. Not every song/chapter contained insight but there is something to be gained, a new understanding, within this book.


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