Songwriters on Songwriting

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Perseus Books Group, 2003 - Music - 730 pages
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This expanded fourth edition of Songwriters on Songwriting includes ten new interviews--with Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, and others. In these pages, sixty-two of the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing almost every genre of popular music, from blues to pop to rock, here are the figures that have shaped American music as we know it.

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Review: Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded

User Review  - Tom Elliott - Goodreads

Some great snapshots of lots of influential American songwriters - overall, a mixed bag, depending on how compelling the interviewee may be... Read full review

Review: Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded

User Review  - Andy Newton - Goodreads

An embarrassment of riches, Zollo records classic folk/pop/R&B/country songwriting heavyweights whose peaked between the 1950's through '80s. The kind of book that works in small chunks, as a desk ... Read full review


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Paul Zollo, a singer-songwriter and the editor of SongTalk, has written for magazines such as Sing Out!, Acoustic Guitar, Musician, and more. He lives in Hollywood, California.

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