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Songs : From 'Flame Trees' to 'Khe Sanh' and Beyond - Don Walker


From 'Flame Trees' to 'Khe Sanh' and Beyond

By: Don Walker, Jimmy Barnes (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2019
ISBN: 9781760641504
Number Of Pages: 256

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For over forty years, Don Walker’s songwriting has captured what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. Including classics such as “Khe Sanh”, “Flame Trees”, “Cheap Wine” and “Harry was a Bad Bugger”, this collection reveals the breadth of Walker’s vision and the precision of his prose. These lyrics live on the page, with or without the memory of music.

Interspersed with autobiographical sketches and anecdotes, Songs is a must-have for fans of Walker’s brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling.

Includes a foreword by Jimmy Barnes

About the Author

Don Walker is one of Australia's leading songwriters - first with Cold Chisel and now as a solo performer and with Tex, Don & Charlie.

Industry Reviews

‘Pithy, poignant, and provocative, Don Walker is the Poet Laureate of Australian rock 'n’ roll.’
Mandy Sayer

‘Pithy, acerbic, dry and deeper than a drought-ridden dam. Don’s words are truly a thing of wonder.’
Peter Garrett

‘As ever, the doyen to the rest of us. Beauty, humour and pathos coexist in his songs. Any time I try to write, the voice of The Don is in my head: “You sure you wanna do that?” Consistently, persistently, the master.’
Tim Rogers

‘The thinking man’s poet. He delivers lyrics that paint true pictures of life in detail, and melodies that have been a part of our musical fabric as long as I can remember.’
Troy Cassar-Daley

ISBN: 9781760641504
ISBN-10: 1760641502
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2019
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.48

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