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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#271 Post by Wish » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 12:11 pm

BTW question to the owners of the book - do these comments contain something exclusive? Or it's the same information as was in FL booklets?

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#272 Post by Disco. » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 2:10 pm

Yes, it does contain some new exclusive information..

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#273 Post by Tom Angel » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 3:05 pm

Ah, thanks Dog. Looks like I shall be running down to the postman every morning after all .. !
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#274 Post by Pod » Mon 05 Nov 2018, 6:59 pm

Still not arrived...
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#275 Post by Marie loves PSB » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 2:46 pm

Pod wrote:
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 6:59 pm
Still not arrived...
It's the same here Pod. The book I ordered was just a "normal copy" but signed. I bought it online though "Coles" book shop. I e-mailed them and they are actually waiting for the book to still come in.

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#276 Post by PETHEAD72 » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 4:28 pm

They should be all be arriving this week at some point
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#277 Post by greenmile » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 7:25 pm

Just got home and my limited edition was waiting for me. I’ll post pictures later. No. 236

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#278 Post by alig » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 7:53 pm

Just get the kindle.
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#279 Post by Pod » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 8:23 pm

alig wrote:
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 7:53 pm
Just get the kindle.
No thanks... :roll:
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#280 Post by Pod » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 8:34 pm

I’m getting a bit concerned - has anyone else’s limited edition not arrived in the UK?
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#281 Post by greenmile » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 8:42 pm

So here's the pictures.

My first impressions are is that it's a nice object to have and I'm glad to have it, but worth €105? Not so sure.
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The numbered and signed page (cameo appearance by my fingers!)
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#282 Post by Dog » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 9:58 pm

Pod wrote:I’m getting a bit concerned - has anyone else’s limited edition not arrived in the UK?
Mine hasn’t arrived yet either.
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#283 Post by y3potential » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:16 pm

So Neil has bagged numbers 1 to 5. I wonder what he's getting Chris for Christmas this year...?
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#284 Post by Drico One » Tue 06 Nov 2018, 11:42 pm

I have to say (well, maybe I don't really) that I don't really get the fuss over this. I haven't ordered a copy, and I'm trying to work out why I haven't. First of all, I don't really like the idea of Neil taking the plaudits when, to me, Chris is very much an equal songwriting partner. Sure, we've always known Neil generally supplies the words and Chris generally the tunes, but I see them as a single entity that is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Secondly, haven't we already had Neil's insights via Further Listening? The beauty of those releases was that we also got Chris's.

Most of all, though, I don't think song lyrics look all that great written down and out of context. In the absence of the song itself, the tune, the melody, and the arrangement, they seem somewhat banal and inelegant. The addition of the poem at the end strikes me as massively pretentious.

One part of me is delighted Neil seems to be getting attention for his work. To my mind, he is the greatest lyricist of his generation and easily one of the best songwriting wordsmiths of all time. But this collection doesn't excite me at all. I can pore over his lyrics all day long, but they mean little to me on paper. I want to imbibe them in song, in their truest and most sincere form. He deserves the recognition, though. I think he's massively underrated in many ways...almost as much as Chris is.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#285 Post by ype » Wed 07 Nov 2018, 12:32 am

Hand bound and signed by THE THE author?!

And he signed that 505 times? :-o
Also, it seems to imply that Neil bound the books himself...

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