Reading Voices Nick Coleman Bandcamptomp3.co.uk Food Shelter Warmth Love.Voices.Other People S Voices, Singing The Fifth Essential Necessity Of Life.Nick Coleman S New Book Is An Exploration Of What Singing Means And How It Works What Does It Do To Us To Listen Hard And Habitually To Somebody Else S Singing And Why Is The Singing Of Others So Essential To Human Life Why Do We Love It So The Book Asks Many Other Questions Too What Was Roy Orbison S Problem Who Does Joni Mitchell Think She Is Why Did Jagger And Lennon Sing Like That And Not Like This What Did Aretha Franklin Do To Deserve The Title Queen Of Soul For That Matter, What Is Soul What Is The Point Of Crooning What Does It Say About You If Frank Sinatra Leaves You Cold Billie, Janis, Amy Must The Voices Of Anguish Always Dissolve Into Spectacle The History Of Post War Popular Music Is Traditionally Told Sociologically Or In Terms Of Musicological Influence And Innovation In Style Voices Takes A Different Tack In Ten Discrete But Cohering Essays Coleman Tackles The Arc Of That History As If It Were An Emotional Experience With Real Psychological Consequences As Chaotic, Random, Challenging And Unpredictable As Life Itself It Is The Story Of What It Is To Listen And Learn Above All, It Is A Story Of What It Means To Feel. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway This book is part memoir and part music history Very easy and relaxing read. An exploration of the pop and rock singers whose sound has meant something to Coleman, an established music journalist They re not necessarily the most technically adroit or conventionally beautiful voices, but they re the ones that have connected somewhere deep in his gut His writing is both off the wall the first chapter includes extended musing on a putative race of post apocalyptic an
Intriguing focus on the power of voice and the author s own hearing problems make the topic all the acute Explorations of singing and nuance and the way we, through music, project our voice and emotion into the world was fascinating. Tediousat best .too bad because I had very high hopes for this Great read Highly recommended. wasn t what i expected.
- 320 pages
- Nick Coleman
- 10 February 2018 Nick Coleman