Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded (Paperback)

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The classic collection of candid interviews with the greatest songwriters of our time, including Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, and dozens more

This expanded fourth edition of Songwriters on Songwriting includes ten new interviews--with Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Lou Reed, and others. In these pages, sixty-two of the greatest songwriters of our time go straight to the source of the magic of songwriting by offering their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on their art. Representing almost every genre of popular music, from blues to pop to rock, here are the figures that have shaped American music as we know it.

About the Author

Paul Zollo is a singer-songwriter, photographer, and the author of seven books, including Conversations with Tom Petty and Hollywood Remembered. The editor of and senior editor of American Songwriter, he's written for many magazines, including Musician, Variety, and Billboard. His most recent album is Universal Cure.

Praise For…

Brain Pickings, 5/26/14
“[An] excellent and extensive treasure trove…[The] insights on songwriting extend to the broader realm of creative work in a multitude of disciplines…A magnificent read in its hefty totality.”

Brain Pickings, 7/20/14
"[An] impressive interview compendium."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780306812651
ISBN-10: 0306812657
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: June 19th, 2003
Pages: 752
Language: English