The Complete Lyrics 1978-2020

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Publisher's Synopsis

The perfect gift for Nick Cave fans! Discover the complete lyrics, spanning his entire career to date, with a new foreword by Andrew O'Hagan

From Nick Cave's writing for The Birthday Party, through highly acclaimed albums like Murder Ballads, Henry's Dream, DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! and Ghosteen, this is a must-have book for all fans of the dark, the beautiful and the defiant - for all fans of the songs of Nick Cave.

'The greatest living songwriter' NME

'A glowing wire, a mainline to meaning ad feeling and art' New Yorker

'Nick Cave is a true lyrical master. He can conjure empathy and hope out of thin air, light out of darkness' Cillian Murphy

'His lyrics - so rich in the toils of love, so committed to memory and everlasting presence - are the best-made of his generation' Andrew O'Hagan

'A poetic craftsman' Will Self

'Alternative rock legend' Billboard

'Cave's genius rings loud and clear' Evening Standard

Cover art by Aleksandra Waliszewska

Book information

ISBN: 9780241990155
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 782.421660268
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 462g
Height: 132mm
Width: 201mm
Spine width: 42mm