U2: SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
Niall Stokes carlton books Where it might fit in any Top 10 Music Books of the year, we will leave it to others to adjudicate. However, we can confirm that there has been a fantastic reaction from fans to U2 Songs + Experience (Carlton Books) – a brand new book, which brings Niall Stokes original meisterwork, U2: The Stories Behind The Songs, fully up to date, in a superbly produced, lavish, visually stunning format.
In this beautifully produced and lavishly presented work, Niall Stokes analyses the songs from all of U2’s studio albums, including Songs Of Innocence and Songs Of Experience. And he discusses the origins, influences, and inspiration behind their extraordinary catalogue of groundbreaking material, including b-sides and rarities.
Packed with original insights and powerful descriptive passages, the text is accompanied by dozens of iconic and rare photographs, including many items of rock memorabilia, comprising posters, backstage passes, classic flyers and more. It is a superb book about U2. But it is also a thoroughly fascinating book about songs and songwriting.
To complete a superb package for U2 fans, Hot Press readers and aficionados of great songwriting alike, the book is interspersed with additional material from Brian Boyd, feature writer with The Irish Times, who recounts the band’s incredible career and contributes special profiles of all four band members. • To purchase a signed copy of U2: Songs + Experience, go to hotpress.com and click on ‘SHOP’.