Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
8
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£10.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

VINE VOICEon 2 November 2007
It takes a truly great lyricist to produce a book of lyrics that reads well. Weller is and this does.

Having followed his career throughout, how many can honestly say that, I really enjoyed sitting and reading his lyrics. My problems with this collection are that in typical Weller fashion his comments are terse and almost teasing in their brevity. Where he does offer insights into the muse for his lyrics it is enlightening - however it does leave you wanting more.

Perhaps I am being over demanding on our taciturn hero, his song always did do his talking, it's all here, angry railing against society, tender love ballads and all points in between.

A pleasant read, and I for one am glad that he hasn't opted for a coffee table tome such as Springsteen outstanding and conceptually similar Tracks.
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 September 2010
Suburban 100
I always found this difficult to get hold of. Why the paperback wasn't released earlier, i'm not sure. However, i've gotten a copy now. This collection stands up as a great book of poetry, as well as possibly the most complete collection of first rate songs ever published by one artist - and there are so many missing too! In years to come, this will be remembered as a true classic of 'down to earth' British literature and the times we live in - particularly the Thatcher years.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 October 2010
A great insight into the songs of the Mod Master - a must have for any real Weller fan!
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 February 2008
I finally picked it up over the weekend and finished it really quickly. I always loved Weller, but this book gave me a new insight and even greater respect for his work as a songwriter. If you are a musician, as I am, you should read this book as Paul Weller's craftsmanship is awesome and inspiring. If you're a fan - or even if you're looking for some beautiful words about England (past and present) - then you should pick this up. Your admiration for Weller's work will I'm sure grow as mine did.
0Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 October 2010
A must for any Jam or Paul Weller fan, gives you a great insight into so many fantastic songs !!
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 October 2010
Suburban 100a book well worth getting even if your not a fanatic like me you will find lyrics to more then one song you know
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 March 2011
An anthology for all Weller fans at whatever stage in his career you discovered him. This stands up as a book of poetry that should be part of the national curriculum. The insight and quality of writing of the songs for the Jam belie the age he was at the time. The nation should wake up to one of the finest songwriters ever produced.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 November 2015
Solid memories and the genius of Weller's writing make this a great read.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)