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From Manchester with Love

The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson

«'From Manchester with Love is the perfect monument.' - SUNDAY TIMES

'Epic . . . More than a mind map, the book's peculiarity and expanse and, yes, love, means it becomes an immersive experience. I found it very moving indeed.' - OBSERVER

'A gigantic, haphazard and unexpectedly emotional monolith dedicated to the "irritating dilettante", "pretentious charlatan" and "huckster extraordinaire" who put his city on the musical map . . . Here he burns on fantastically bright.' - UNCUT (9/10)

'This is no ordinary biography . . . [From Manchester with Love] is a work unto itself, solidifying Tony Wilson as a postmodern hero . . . it's brilliant . . . I have to imagine Tony Wilson (if ghosts of dead impresarios read from their graves) is pleased with From Manchester with Love.' - LOUDER THAN WAR

'Written with Technicolour perspective, humour, pathos and empathy in fluid, immensely readable prose, it is a book that does justice to Wilson's memory and enduring influence.' - RECORD COLLECTOR (5/5)

'Captivating . . . Across 600 pages, each of the 51 chapters weaves dream states with journalistic investigation, a tale of how one human being, with the help of like-minded spirits, psychically co-opted an entire city.' - CONFIDENTIALS»

THE TIMES & UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR

Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author Paul Morley's long-awaited biography of Factory Records co-founder and Manchester icon Tony Wilson.

A BOOK OF THE YEAR
SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, MOJO, LOUDER THAN WAR

'Compelling . . . befitting its extraordinary subject.'
BRIAN ENO

'Bracing and often surprisingly tender . . . the perfect monument.'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Via Morley's magical prose Tony Wilson comes back to life . . . inspiring.'
RICHARD RUSSELL

Tony Wilson was a man who became synonymous with his beloved city. As the co-founder of the legendary Factory Records and the Haçienda, he appointed himself a custodian of Manchester's legacy of innovation and change, becoming a cultural pioneer for the North. To Paul Morley, he was this and much more: bullshitting hustler, flashy showman, inventive broadcaster, self-deprecating chancer, publicity seeker, loyal friend. It was Morley to whom Wilson left a daunting final request: to write this book.

From Manchester with Love is the biography of a man who changed the world around him through sheer
force of personality. In the cultural theatre of Manchester, Tony Wilson broke in and took centre stage.

'An immersive experience . . . very moving indeed.'
MIRANDA SAWYER, OBSERVER

'Not just a "biog" but the story of a city's history and culture and a unique and disappearing figure.'
STUART MACONIE, NEW STATESMAN

'Morley's biography is as illuminating on Wilson's strange ability to hold others in his orbit, even after his death, as it is on the story of his life.'
THE SPECTATOR

'The man/myth Wilson died aged 57 in 2006, but here he burns on fantastically bright.'
UNCUT

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THE TIMES & UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR

Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author Paul Morley's long-awaited biography of Factory Records co-founder and Manchester icon Tony Wilson.

A BOOK OF THE YEAR
SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, MOJO, LOUDER THAN WAR


'Compelling . . . befitting its extraordinary subject.'
BRIAN ENO

'Bracing and often surprisingly tender . . . the perfect monument.'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Via Morley's magical prose Tony Wilson comes back to life . . . inspiring.'
RICHARD RUSSELL

Tony Wilson was a man who became synonymous with his beloved city. As the co-founder of the legendary Factory Records and the Haçienda, he appointed himself a custodian of Manchester's legacy of innovation and change, becoming a cultural pioneer for the North. To Paul Morley, he was this and much more: bullshitting hustler, flashy showman, inventive broadcaster, self-deprecating chancer, publicity seeker, loyal friend. It was Morley to whom Wilson left a daunting final request: to write this book.

From Manchester with Love is the biography of a man who changed the world around him through sheer
force of personality. In the cultural theatre of Manchester, Tony Wilson broke in and took centre stage.

'An immersive experience . . . very moving indeed.'
MIRANDA SAWYER, OBSERVER

'Not just a "biog" but the story of a city's history and culture and a unique and disappearing figure.'
STUART MACONIE, NEW STATESMAN

'Morley's biography is as illuminating on Wilson's strange ability to hold others in his orbit, even after his death, as it is on the story of his life.'
THE SPECTATOR

'The man/myth Wilson died aged 57 in 2006, but here he burns on fantastically bright.'
UNCUT

Detaljer

Forlag
Faber & Faber
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
624
ISBN
9780571252503
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic Paul Morley has written about music, art, and entertainment since the 1970s. He wrote for the NME from 1976 to 1983 and formed the Zang Tumb Tuum record label with record producer Trevor Horn. A founding member of the Art of Noise and a member of staff at the Royal Academy of Music, he collaborated with Grace Jones on her memoirs and is the author of a number of books about music including The Age of Bowie (a Sunday Times bestseller) and a history of classical music A Sound Mind (a Sunday Times Music Book of the Year).

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«'From Manchester with Love is the perfect monument.' - SUNDAY TIMES

'Epic . . . More than a mind map, the book's peculiarity and expanse and, yes, love, means it becomes an immersive experience. I found it very moving indeed.' - OBSERVER

'A gigantic, haphazard and unexpectedly emotional monolith dedicated to the "irritating dilettante", "pretentious charlatan" and "huckster extraordinaire" who put his city on the musical map . . . Here he burns on fantastically bright.' - UNCUT (9/10)

'This is no ordinary biography . . . [From Manchester with Love] is a work unto itself, solidifying Tony Wilson as a postmodern hero . . . it's brilliant . . . I have to imagine Tony Wilson (if ghosts of dead impresarios read from their graves) is pleased with From Manchester with Love.' - LOUDER THAN WAR

'Written with Technicolour perspective, humour, pathos and empathy in fluid, immensely readable prose, it is a book that does justice to Wilson's memory and enduring influence.' - RECORD COLLECTOR (5/5)

'Captivating . . . Across 600 pages, each of the 51 chapters weaves dream states with journalistic investigation, a tale of how one human being, with the help of like-minded spirits, psychically co-opted an entire city.' - CONFIDENTIALS»

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