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Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn Naked at the Albert Hall book singingA couple of years ago, I really enjoyed reading Tracey Thorn’s memoir Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Became a Popstar about her career as a solo singer and one half of Everything But The Girl. Earlier this year, I went to see her in conversation with Xan Brooks about her latest book ‘Naked At the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing’ at the Hay Festival. Rather than a second instalment of her memoir, it is a collection of Thorn’s more general thoughts and observations about singing which didn’t fit into the narrative of ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’.
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Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn

Bedsit Disco QueenEven though I love music, I rarely seek out autobiographies or biographies about musicians.  In fact, I don’t think I have read any books even vaguely related to music since starting this blog over eighteen months ago.  However, I love love LOVE Tracey Thorn and was very excited to get hold of a copy of her memoir ‘Bedsit Disco Queen: How I grew up and tried to be a popstar’ at the library this week.  If her writing was half as eloquent and understated as her songwriting, then I knew I would be in for a treat. Continue reading

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