The Raven

The Raven One of the most influential and innovative recording artists of the past three decades Lou Reed has always offered a shrewd view of life in the big city in all its colors It is no surprise then tha

  • Title: The Raven
  • Author: Lou Reed
  • ISBN: 9780802117564
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Published :2019-04-27T02:28:22+00:00

    One of the most influential and innovative recording artists of the past three decades, Lou Reed has always offered a shrewd view of life in the big city in all its colors It is no surprise, then, that he considers Edgar Allan Poe a spiritual forefather In The Raven, Reed immerses himself in Poe s enigmatic world and sets out to reimagine his work to mesmerizing effect.One of the most influential and innovative recording artists of the past three decades, Lou Reed has always offered a shrewd view of life in the big city in all its colors It is no surprise, then, that he considers Edgar Allan Poe a spiritual forefather In The Raven, Reed immerses himself in Poe s enigmatic world and sets out to reimagine his work to mesmerizing effect In 2001 Lou Reed, legendary theater director Robert Wilson, and an all star cast presented the musical POEtry at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Reed s subsequent studio adaptation, The Raven, has been hailed as one of his daring and challenging albums Here, accompanied by photographs by the acclaimed artist and director Julian Schnabel, is the definitive text of the CD release The Raven includes Reed s distinctive takes on Poe s most celebrated works, as well as song lyrics written for the musical The Raven is a fascinating meeting between a dark chronicler of the twentieth century and his nineteenth century counterpart the work on one iconoclastic genius offering a haunting exploration of another.

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    • Michael says:

      By turns beautiful and disturbing, Lou Reed has adapted the poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe as a musical, presented here as a book of lyrical poetry and prose. The illustrations by Mattotti are by turns dream-like and nightmarish, in both stark monochromes and vividly febrile colour.This is the first time I've seen Mattotti's artwork, so I can't compare it to any of his others, but as an isolated example I have to say he's able to brilliantly express Reed/Poe at both their most wistful and [...]

    • Lbkyle says:

      Gloomful and DoomtownishIf your into Mr. Poe, then you shall enjoy this little script of poetry

    • Thomas says:

      A multi-format melange of poetry, song, theatre and visual art that is not quite the sum of its diverging parts but is nevertheless a fascinating exploration of both Poe's and Reed's work. The language the use compliment each other, showing the effect the imagery of writers such as Poe has had on the gothic and romantic elements of modern pop and rock, from Reed through the Cure and Placebo. It throws some fresh light on Poe's characters, and Reed's modernisation of the language adds a new twist [...]

    • Stacy Fetters says:

      If you love Poe and Reed, then this is definitely for you. The illustrations are terrifying and mesmerizing. Sometimes very disturbing. But, they speak to you in a big way. Makes the poems so much more intriguing. " I'd like to solve the mysteries of life cutting someone's throat or removing their heart"You can't get more imaginative then that. RIP Lou Reed!

    • Bettina says:

      There are two different books made in to one.The first book published in 2003 contains only the lyrics of the album the Raven.The second edition is illustrated and translated. Even in Dutch. Great book But again two different books where made in to one

    • Bernard Pauwels says:

      Een beetje overbodig boek, ware het niet van de illustraties van Matotti.Wie haalt het in zijn hoofd om een tekstbewerking te maken van een meesterwerk van Egard Allan Poe? Lou reed beter tegen een boom.

    • Simon Sweetman says:

      A good meeting of minds - Poe/Reed/Mattotti - makes me (almost) want to give the double-album another chance. Almost

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