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Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing Hardcover – 30 Apr 2015

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (30 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349005265
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349005263
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Smart, chatty . . . [Thorn is] a sufficiently deft writer to negotiate the populist and the high-brow . . . a thought-provoking and enjoyable read (Mail on Sunday)

Honest and compassionate (Sunday Telegraph)

If you care at all about pop music you should read both [Naked at the Albert Hall and Bedsit Disco Queen] (Sunday Herald)

Revelatory, always entertaining . . . a genuine insider's perspective . . . Thirty years of consideration went into this quietly impressive volume, and it shows (Independent)

A writer in fine voice . . . [a] cracker of a book (Scotsman)

Thorn is the perfect analyst of our reverence for and terror of singing . . .Thorn's practical, warm tone gives her a Miss Marple-like ability to appear kindly while holding mistruths up to account . . . She is best, though, as a sympathetic guide to the singers she loves (Daily Telegraph)

Tracey's characterful phrasing is as persuasive on page as it is on record (Grazia)

Gem-like confessions that make it feel like a proper discussion. I loved it (Nina Stibbe Telegraph)

A thoughtful and sensitive study of singing and her very English struggle with the embarrassment (Telegraph)

A subtle, suggestive book about performance (Keith Miller Times Literary Supplement)

Book Description

Tracey Thorn, musician and author of the bestselling autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen, offers a unique insider's take on the art of singing: why and how we sing, and the voice's power to captivate

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