Belle and Sebastian : illustrated lyrics

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New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2022.
Central - Adult Nonfiction
782.42164 MURDO
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New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2022.
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127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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"The lyrics included in this book were selected by Stuart Murdoch and have been abridged to allow for typographical freedom and better integration with the illustrations they inspired."--Title page verso.
From the imagined lives of the passengers riding Glasgow buses in the early 1990s to questions raised about the status quo and musings on the meaning of religion, Stuart Murdoch, frontman of Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, has written some of the most captivating lyrics of the past two decades. Belle and Sebastian recorded their first critically acclaimed album Tigermilk in three days, played a sold-out show at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic, and famously forgot their drummer, dressed in his pyjamas, outside a Walmart. Their songs have animated many film soundtracks, developing a cult following that has helped to define the sound of indie music as we know it today. The first book in the 'Illustrated Lyrics' series combines the words selected from over twenty-four years of Belle and Sebastian songs with specially commissioned illustrations from Scottish artist Pamela Tait, whose intricate and whimsical character illustrations Stuart Murdoch stumbled upon and fell in love with when he rediscovered old fan mail Pamela had sent to him over a decade ago. Set with expressive typography, this is an exceptional publication that will seduce even the most devoted fans to 'see' these wonderful songs afresh.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Murdoch, S., & Tait, P. (. (2022). Belle and Sebastian: illustrated lyrics . Thames & Hudson Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murdoch, Stuart and Pamela (Artist), Tait. 2022. Belle and Sebastian: Illustrated Lyrics. New York, New York: Thames & Hudson Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murdoch, Stuart and Pamela (Artist), Tait. Belle and Sebastian: Illustrated Lyrics New York, New York: Thames & Hudson Inc, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Murdoch, Stuart,, and Pamela (Artist) Tait. Belle and Sebastian: Illustrated Lyrics Thames & Hudson Inc., 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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