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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#76 Post by Pod » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:31 am

Absolutely - after initially regretting shelling out for the limited edition, I’m actually pretty chuffed now. Great collectors piece and nice to have.
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#77 Post by Marie loves PSB » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:37 am

b2311e wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:28 am
The Amazon listing states
Over a career that spans four decades and thirteen studio albums with Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant has consistently proved himself to be one of the most elegant and stylish of contemporary lyricists. Arranged alphabetically, One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem presents an overview of his considerable achievement as a chronicler of modern life: the romance, the break-ups, the aspirations, the changing attitudes, the history, the politics, the pain.

The landscape of Tennant's lyrics is recognisably British in character - restrained and preoccupied with the mundane, occasionally satirical, yet also yearning for escape and theatrical release. Often surprisingly revealing, this volume is contextualised by a personal commentary on each lyric and an introduction by the author which gives a fascinating insight into the process and genesis of writing.

Flamboyant, understated, celebratory and elegiac, Neil Tennant's lyrics are a document of our times.
...Which suggests it's more than just the lyrics themselves
This is making me think now lol... Oh, well, cheaper version for me.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#78 Post by Gabby » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 12:41 pm

y3potential wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 9:15 am
Flaffer wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 8:09 am
I’m saving my money for Chris Lowes pamphlet. Hopefully due next year (there’s a lot to edit down)

Doubt it would even be a pamphlet. A flyer at best. Your comment did make me chuckle though..
But it'll be a beautifully Mark Farrow designed flyer. :lol:

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#79 Post by ArtHist » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 12:58 pm

Gabby wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 12:41 pm
y3potential wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 9:15 am
Flaffer wrote:
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 8:09 am
I’m saving my money for Chris Lowes pamphlet. Hopefully due next year (there’s a lot to edit down)

Doubt it would even be a pamphlet. A flyer at best. Your comment did make me chuckle though..
But it'll be a beautifully Mark Farrow designed flyer. :lol:
Imagine it on audiobook! On iTunes between Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" and John Cage's 4′33″.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#80 Post by Sandy Shaw » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 1:32 pm

Marie loves PSB wrote:
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£14.99 on Amazon. Yes.

£75 for a signed copy? No. Total pi55 take that price.
I agree! :up: When you order signed limited edition books "elsewhere" they are the same price as what the rest are. You could buy another concert ticket at that price. I will be passing at the signed limited edition one.
Not always - the edition itself is made differently (hand stitched etc) to he help justify the higher price.
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#81 Post by TallThinMan » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 5:08 pm

It’s certainly a departure from Neil’s previous book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Core-Logic-Nei ... 0198777892

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#82 Post by james23_uk » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:05 pm

This one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dairy-Book-Hom ... 839&sr=1-1 really was (edited) by him.

I own that wonderful copy where he has inscribed the inside cover with "The worst job I ever had". My most prized PSB item as it's totally unique :)

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#83 Post by ArtHist » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:25 pm

james23_uk wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:05 pm
This one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dairy-Book-Hom ... 839&sr=1-1 really was (edited) by him.

I own that wonderful copy where he has inscribed the inside cover with "The worst job I ever had". My most prized PSB item as it's totally unique :)
Worse than working with David Walliams? :shock:

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#84 Post by Pod » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 1:07 am

ArtHist wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:25 pm
james23_uk wrote:
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:05 pm
This one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dairy-Book-Hom ... 839&sr=1-1 really was (edited) by him.

I own that wonderful copy where he has inscribed the inside cover with "The worst job I ever had". My most prized PSB item as it's totally unique :)
Worse than working with David Walliams? :shock:
Now that would be bad! :lol:
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#85 Post by Dog » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 6:04 am

I’m a little surprised this isn’t been issued as a Pet Shop Boys product.

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem as a title is a little clunky. Could it even be argued that grammatically it should be One Hundred Sets Of Lyrics and a Poem? Or, if you don’t differentiate between song and poetry lyrics, just 101 Sets Of Lyrics

Pet Shop Boys, Lyrically might have been more straightforward.
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#86 Post by Dog » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 6:06 am

Given the poem must be exclusive to this book I guess it follows that some of the 100 song lyrics may be unreleased too.
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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#87 Post by SynthMan Wales » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 7:40 am

I am looking forward to this.

I hope the selection is a little daring as PSB's biggest hits are not necessarily their most interesting.

I'd rather read the lyrics (and commentary) of Jack The Lad or DJ Culture that those of Heart or It's A Sin, for example.

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#88 Post by Nervously » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 8:39 am

SynthMan Wales wrote:
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 7:40 am
I am looking forward to this.

I hope the selection is a little daring as PSB's biggest hits are not necessarily their most interesting.

I'd rather read the lyrics (and commentary) of Jack The Lad or DJ Culture that those of Heart or It's A Sin, for example.
"It's a sin" isn't interesting?

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#89 Post by Patrick Bateman » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 10:38 am

It's a Sin is a banker.

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Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

#90 Post by Dog » Sun 29 Jul 2018, 10:49 am

Patrick Bateman wrote:It's a Sin is a banker.
Agreed. They’ve already used it in the promotional material.
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