The Life of a Song

The Life of a Song

Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-Loved Songs

Hardback208pp Illustrated214x134mm

9781473668270     Product Code: 512827


This second collection from the column from FT Weekend describes the background to the writing of 50 more classic songs and their cultural impact after release. An interesting example is John Lennon’s 1971 song ‘Jealous Guy’ which started out in 1968 as ‘Child of Nature’. It was reinterpreted by Donny Hathaway and then the Faces before Bryan Ferry recorded a version that is arguably better known than the original.

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