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David Gray : A Biography - Michael Heatley

David Gray

A Biography

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Published: 1st June 2004
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In a world dominated by industry created pop idols, the story of David Gray is a heartwarming one of passionate belief in music and a healthy mistrust of celebrity. In this first major account of Gray's life and work, Michael Heatley examines the cult singer/songwriter's Manchester roots, his Welsh upbringing and his unique popularity in Ireland. Here too are the stories behind the four legendary albums that preceded the phenomenally successful White Ladder, recorded in the summer of 1998. Heatley assesses the imact of global success on Gray, who faced with following up his surprise multi-million seller, achieved the near-impossible. The chart-topping A New Day At Midnight, acclaimed by The Guardian as 'Darker, stronger, bleaker and more powerful than White Ladder's wistful sadness,' reflected personal changes in Gray's life and pointed to a fascinating future. Fully illustrated with a comprehensive discography.

Prologuep. 1
Introduction--The Point of No Returnp. 3
Upbringingp. 7
Climbing The Ladderp. 17
The Flesh Is Weakp. 32
Sell, Sell, Selloutp. 51
Creating White Ladderp. 66
Selling White Ladderp. 86
Americap. 98
America Succumbsp. 109
Lost Songs and Awardsp. 118
The Futurep. 133
The Other Sidep. 156
UK Discographyp. 163
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ISBN: 9781844490103
ISBN-10: 1844490106
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised