Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Music Books of the Year

  1. Ian Penman - It Gets Me Home This Curving Track
  2. Debbie Harry - Face It: A Memoir
  3. Patti Smith - Year of the Monkey

Music Book of the Year by a country mile was Ian Penman's collection of essays It Gets Me Home This Curving Track. Astonishingly beautifully written, Penman chooses a set of fascinating subjects, Sinatra, James Brown, Elvis, Charlie Parker, Mod, (and more), and sets about them with sustained yet loving precision.  A book for anyone who loves music, music criticism or just great writing.

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