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Richard King ‘The Lark Ascending’ book tour

May 2, 2019 | by johng

The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s ‘pastoral romance for orchestra’, was premiered on 14 June 1921. Over the course of the twentieth century this piece of music, perhaps more than any other, worked its way into the collective consciousness to seemingly define a mythical concept of the English countryside: babbling brooks, skylarks, hayricks. But the birth and legacy of the composition are more complex than this simplified, idyllic vision suggests. The landscape we celebrate as unsullied and ripe with mystique is not an unaffected utopia, but a living, working and occasionally rancorous environment ­that forged a nation’s musical personality, and…

The Wichita Lineman

April 23, 2019 | by Dan Papps

On 1 August Faber publish The Wichita Lineman: Searching in the Sun for the World’s Greatest Unfinished Song by Dylan Jones. ‘It’s not just the perfec…

Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall

April 9, 2019 | by Dan Papps

Faber Social announce acquisition of Excavate: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall, edited by Tessa Norton and Bob Stanley, for publicatio…

Moby ‘Then It Fell Apart’ Book Tour

April 8, 2019 | by Dan Papps

What do you do when you realize you have everything you think you’ve ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to…

A tribute to Scott Walker (1943-2019)

March 25, 2019 | by Hannah Marshall

Faber Social Publisher Lee Brackstone reflects on working with the late, great Scott Walker on his 2018 selection of lyrics, Sundog. It was Jarvis Coc…

Fried and Justified

February 21, 2019 | by Dan Papps

On 4 July Faber will publish Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98 by Mick Houghton, a candid fr…

Billy Bragg

The Three Dimensions of Freedom

February 14, 2019 | by Dan Papps

‘If one meets a powerful person, ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it?…

The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife

January 29, 2019 | by Dan Papps

On 4 April Faber will publish The Awfully Big Adventure: Michael Jackson in the Afterlife by revered writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic Paul Mor…

Shaun Ryder ‘Wrote for Luck’

January 24, 2019 | by Dan Papps

Faber is proud to announce Wrote For Luck, a collection of lyrics by the man the late, great Tony Wilson famously declared was “on a par with W.B Yeat…

Left to My Own Devices: A letterpress print for One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem

November 29, 2018 | by Hannah Marshall

  We’re thrilled to be able to show off these beautiful letterpress prints that we’ve produced to celebrate the publication this month of Neil Te…

Neil Tennant’s One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem playlist

November 8, 2018 | by James Stone

  This month, we publish One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem, a collection of lyrics from Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys. Selected by Tennant himsel…

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