Music of our Times: Eight Canadian Singer-Songwriters

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James Lorimer & Company, Jan 1, 1990 - Music - 158 pages
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This pioneering work in Canadian pop music criticism analyses the work of some of the country's most acclaimed musicians, winners of national and international awards and recognition.

Marco Adria examines the songs of eight Canadian artists who belong to pop music's literati--singer-songerwriters whose work reflects considerable refinement and taste. Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLaughlan, Jane Siberry and k.d. lang are all artists with considerable insight both in Canada and abroad. Individual chapters on each offer thoughtful accounts of their careers and their achievements as interpreters of contemporary popular culture.

Music of our Times presents new insights and new understandings of Canada's most acclaimed musicians.

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Joni Mitchell
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The Importance of Being Murray
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About the author (1990)

MARCO ADRIA has long been a student of contemporary popular music in Canada. He has written many articles on Canadian music and culture, and this is his first book. He works as an editor at Athabasca University in Alberta.

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