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Don'T Start Me Talking

Don'T Start Me Talking

Lyrics 1984--2012

by Paul Kelly

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 15/12/2015

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'He transforms the smallest everyday item, a winter coat or holiday gravy, into talismans of redemption and loss, with simple, unadorned language.' - Daren Wang, Paste Magazine

'Kelly remains one of the country's most important artists, a songsmith able to condense epics into perfect four-minute pop songs.' - Jane Cornwell, London Evening Standard

'His voice-sly and warm, laconic and sometimes frail-may be the closest thing we have to a national one.' - Robert Forster, The Monthly

'If I was only allowed to listen to one artist for the rest of my life I would choose Paul Kelly.' - Kasey Chambers

Don't Start Me Talking comprises some of the finest poetry written in Australia. Paul Kelly's lyrics illuminate the way we live, sometimes with a haunting and savage intensity, sometimes with humour, always with a lightness and simplicity that belies the complexity of the world he is singing and writing into being. In addition to his lyrics, Kelly has written songs with and for many other artists, as well as his 2010 award-winning 'Mongrel Memoir', How To Make Gravy. The lyrics encompass his writing over two decades, from 1984 to 2012, and are grouped by album in chronological order. Also included are lyrics that have not been previously published.
ISBN:
9781743311196
9781743311196
Category:
Musical scores
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
15-12-2015
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x28mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written music for film and theatre. His prose has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, Rolling Stone and The Age and in 2010 he published a 'mongrel memoir', How to Make Gravy. His most recent album is 2019's Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds.

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