Nick Cave: The Complete Lyrics 1978-2013 by Nick Cave

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Nick Cave: The Complete Lyrics

 

“Nick Cave: The Complete Lyrics 1978-2013 is a complete collection of Nick Cave’s lyrics spanning his entire career.”

 

From his writing for The Birthday Party through the highly acclaimed Murder Ballads and The Boatman’s Call to recent work with Grinderman and his 2013 album, Push the Sky Away, all of Nick Cave’s writings are brought together in one volume and these lyrics make up one of the most outstanding achievements of contemporary music.

Switching between the cynical and the sanguine, the defeated and the defiant, Nick Cave deals in love, war, beauty, children, romance, rejection, Pethedine, poetry, pants, money, flowers and so much more. From the bestselling author of And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny Munroe, this definitive collection Nick Cave: The Complete Lyrics 1978-2013 will be adored by Nick Cave fans everywhere.

Nick Cave was born in Australia in 1957. He moved to London with his band The Birthday Party in 1990 and four years later he formed The Bad Seeds, with whom he has made 15 studio albums. In recent years he has made two albums with his other band, Grinderman. In 1999 he curated and directed the Meltdown Festival at London’s South Bank Centre. He has also written the soundtrack for several successful films including The Assassination of Jesse James, Lawless and The Proposition. His novel And the Ass Saw the Angel was an international bestseller, Time Out‘s Book of the Year, and was reissued in the Penguin Essential series. His second novel The Death of Bunny Monroe was published in 2009. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children.

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