I Am The Wolf: Lyrics And Writings by Mark LaneganI Am The Wolf: Lyrics And Writings by Mark Lanegan

I Am The Wolf: Lyrics And Writings

byMark Lanegan

Hardcover | August 15, 2017

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A collection of lyrics and autobiographical commentary by singer Mark Lanegan, with a preface by John Cale and a foreword by Moby

With a voice thatPitchforkhas called "as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather," former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan draws frequent comparisons to masters like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. Lanegan's voice is one of the most distinct and recognizable in rock, but his talents aren't limited to his vocal skills. Lanegan's lyrics are on par with the best of them, exploring with Blake-like insight the stark and scorched emotional terrain that exists somewhere beyond sadness, addiction, trauma, and spiritual longing.

With a body of work that now includes seven albums with the Screaming Trees, eleven acclaimed solo albums, three albums of duets with Belle and Sebastian's Isobel Campbell (including the Mercury Prize-shortlistedBallad of the Broken Seas), and collaborative albums and singles with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Moby, Soulsavers, Twilight Singers, and countless others, Mark Lanegan occupies a singular space in rock music.

Now, for the first time ever, the reclusive singer presents a comprehensive look at his lyrics, the stories behind them, and the making of his albums.I Am the Wolfis a rare and candid glimpse into the inner workings and creative process of a legend.
Mark Laneganreleased his first solo album,The Winding Sheet, in 1990. His most recent album isGargoyle. Lanegan lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:I Am The Wolf: Lyrics And WritingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306825279

ISBN - 13:9780306825279

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"This book, which features chapters of lyrics introduced by a page or two of fragmented but enthralling "autobiographical commentary," is a resonant peek behind the dark curtain."-Salon.com, ?The 30 must-read music books of Fall 2017?