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On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics

On Song: Stories Behind New Zealand's Pop Classics
  

On Song is a lively journey through New Zealand's diverse pop landscape. Prolific music journalist Simon Sweetman has interviewed the writers and performers of beloved Kiwi classics, presenting 'in conversation' text that illuminates the fascinating stories behind the pop songs w... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143568162
Barcode 9780143568162
Published 24 October 2012 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sweetman, Simon

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780143568162
ISBN-10 0143568167
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 24 October 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sweetman, Simon
Category Award Winning
Composers & Musicians
Rock & Pop Music
Interest Age Young Adults
Reading Age Young Adults
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code 781.640993
Catalogue Code 287070

Description of this Book

On Song is a lively journey through New Zealand's diverse pop landscape. Prolific music journalist Simon Sweetman has interviewed the writers and performers of beloved Kiwi classics, presenting 'in conversation' text that illuminates the fascinating stories behind the pop songs we all know and love, all complemented with a plethora of artists' personal imagery and archival photography. A stunning portrait of modern New Zealand through music.

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Awards & Reviews

Awards Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Typography 2013.

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Author's Bio

Simon Sweetman is a freelance music writer. He is the popular music critic for the Dominion Post and writer of 'Blog on the Tracks', daily music musings for Stuff.co.nz. His work has also appeared in the New Zealand Listener, North & South, Rip It Up, Sunday Star-Times, Herald on Sunday, Salient and The Package. He has provided comment for Radio New Zealand National, RadioLIVE, Newstalk ZB, Radio Active and TVNZ's 'Good Morning'. He lives in Wellington with his wife Katy and their son Oscar. They share the house with far too many records and their cats Sylvie and Baxter. On Song is his first book.

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