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songs connected with books
  • so having heard AG say about one of the new tracks 'annabel' been based on a book she's read i started thinking about other songs i know that i've read the book for they're based on.

    the first one that sprung to mind was wuthering heights, and then also cloudbusting; i have read 'the book of dreams' which that is taken from. that one especially i remember reading it and all the way through there were bits where i would think 'that was in the song', i hummed my way through the whole book.
    we studied wuthering heights ay A level and every lesson was started with a quick chorus of Kates ditty.

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  • Tonnes and tonnes I could think of, but I'll start with David Bowie paying homage to Orwell's masterpiece on the album Diamond Dogs with 1984/We are The Dead/Big Brother.
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
  • Is that "The Book of Dreams" by Jack Vance?  SciFi?
  • Is that "The Book of Dreams" by Jack Vance?  SciFi?



    no its by peter reich, its a sort of auto-biography/biography about his dad.

  •  I was referring to David Bowie paying homage to George Orwell's 1984 on the Diamond Dogs album. I'm a huge fan of Orwell's work personally.
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline
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  • For those of you who love reading and don't mind doing it from an e-book, this is a great site!

    http://www.gutenberg.org/
  •  I was referring to David Bowie paying homage to George Orwell's 1984 on the Diamond Dogs album. I'm a huge fan of Orwell's work personally.



    i love a bit of orwell too  :)
  • ping said:

     I was referring to David Bowie paying homage to George Orwell's 1984 on the Diamond Dogs album. I'm a huge fan of Orwell's work personally.



    i love a bit of orwell too  :)


    Yeah, there's a Hazel O' Connor song 'Animal Farm', it's quite a nice little number, but not quite in the league of Bowie.

    I got a book by Orwell recently I haven't got round to reading, I am terrible like that to be honest, it's called
    'Some thoughts on the common toad'. Apart from the obvious Orwell I remember being blown away by one novel 'coming up for air' was very deep stuff, kind of anticipating the oncoming war, written I think 1938, very, very good as I recall, would read again some day.
    It's a re-creation
    Again I live another life
    My imagination
    Can't cross the borderline

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