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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Naked at the Albert Hall
  • Tracey Thorn
  • English
  • 20 August 2018
  • 0349005265

Naked at the Albert Hall In Her Bestselling Autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen, Tracey Thorn Recalled The Highs And Lows Of A Thirty Year Career In Pop Music But With The Touring, Recording And Extraordinary Anecdotes, There Wasn T Time For An In Depth Look At What She Actually Did For All Those Years Sing She Sang With Warmth And Emotional Honesty, Sometimes While Battling Acute Stage FrightPart Memoir, Part Wide Ranging Exploration Of The Art, Mechanics And Spellbinding Power Of Singing, Naked At The Albert Hall Takes In Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter And George Eliot Auto Tune, The Microphone And Stage Presence The Streets And The X Factor Including Interviews With Fellow Artists Such As Alison Moyet, Romy Madley Croft And Green Gartside Of Scritti Politti, And Portraits Of Singers In Fiction As Well As Tracey S Real Life Experiences, It Offers A Unique, Witty And Sharply Observed Insider S Perspective On The Exhilarating Joy And Occasional Heartache Of Singing


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10 thoughts on “Naked at the Albert Hall

  1. says:

    We all love to sing, don t we Well in Ireland we certainly do Weddings, christenings, funerals, or just an ordinary night down at the local pub wait, especially an ordinary night at the local pub you d better have a tune ready if you re attending any kind of social event here because you never know when you might be called upon to lead a sing song As I write this review I am still hoarse from belting out Bruce Springsteen s greatest hits along with 80,000 like minded souls at his gig in C We all love to sing, don t we Well in Ireland we certainly do Weddings, christenings, funerals, or just an ordinary night down at the local pub wait, especially an ordinary night at the local pub you d better have a tune ready if you re attending any kind of social event here because you never know when you might be called upon to lead a sing song As I write this review I am still hoarse from belting out Bruce Springsteen s greatest hits along with 80,000 like minded souls at his gig in Croke Park So why do we enjoy singing so much And what makes a good singer Tracey Thorn produced one of the best music memoirs in recent years with Bedsit Disco Queen Eloquent, warm and witty, she pulled back the curtain and showed us what life was like in a hugely successful rock band As a member of Everything But The Girl she sold millions of records but has always been a reluctant popstar She sang for her first audition as a shy teenager from inside a wardrobe and has not performed in public since 2000.In this insightful book Thorn examines the art of singing Her passion for music is absolutely intoxicating I loved her descriptions of her favourite singers Liam Gallagher hasa sneering engine of a voice aimed straight at your foreheadand she praises Dusty Springfield at lengththat smoky, husky, breathy, vulnerable, bruised, resigned, deliberate, sensual voice The portrayal of singers in literature is impressively explored in novels such as Bel Canto and Daniel Deronda She interviews some of her fellow artists such as Alison Moyet, Kristin Hersh and Green Gartside She poignantly talks about her stage fright and her efforts to overcome it The popularity of TV singing contests is also addressed I ll even forgive her for liking The X Factor.Thorn is a wonderful writer Always articulate and engaging, she comes across as a very likeable person, unaffected by fame Some of the discussions of singing technique may only be of interest to music nerds but there is something here for everyone It is a fascinating, honest and revelatory read

  2. says:

    A couple of years ago, Bedsit Disco Queen by the same author was an unexpected pleasure due to Tracey Thorn s honest and intelligent writing style, and this in some ways a follow up, in most ways an expansion of specific areas associated with the craft, artistry and vocation of singing was also a delight.The appeal of her writing was the same straightforward and approachable, yet deeply incisive in places, Thorn strikes a very readable balance between personal exploration andgenera A couple of years ago, Bedsit Disco Queen by the same author was an unexpected pleasure due to Tracey Thorn s honest and intelligent writing style, and this in some ways a follow up, in most ways an expansion of specific areas associated with the craft, artistry and vocation of singing was also a delight.The appeal of her writing was the same straightforward and approachable, yet deeply incisive in places, Thorn strikes a very readable balance between personal exploration andgeneral examination of what other people other singers, authors and poets, the average man or woman in the street think about singing Piecing together research, autobiography and interviews with others in the music business, this makes for an excellent read

  3. says:

    Tracey s boss The most distinctive british female voice ever, in my humble opinion, and responsible for some of the most literate pop songs in existence, at the tender age of 22.Goodness she s impressive It begins as a lovely virtually academic rumination on the voice, singing, and I suppose, minor celebrity right up there with someone like Simon Reynolds invoking such literary references as George Eliot Daniel Deronda , Du Maurier s Trilby, and Willa Cather all the way up to John C Tracey s boss The most distinctive british female voice ever, in my humble opinion, and responsible for some of the most literate pop songs in existence, at the tender age of 22.Goodness she s impressive It begins as a lovely virtually academic rumination on the voice, singing, and I suppose, minor celebrity right up there with someone like Simon Reynolds invoking such literary references as George Eliot Daniel Deronda , Du Maurier s Trilby, and Willa Cather all the way up to John Cheever and Ann Patchett Bel Canto She s also quite well read on those others who ve tackled this subject before, including England s balladeering history, such as Simon Frith, Will Hodgkinson, and Rob Young She then walks us through her own influences and what she perceives to be their own relationship s with their respective voice s and, natch, their own celebrity, including Dusty Springfield, Sandy Denny, Karen Carpenter, Patti Smith, Lesley Woods the Au Pairs , Poly Styrene, and latterly, the XX s Romy Madley Croft, who could literally be Tracey s daughter, only being in her early 20 s Croft s earliest memory of Tracey is Missing which means she missed sorry Tracey s entire career Sadly the book does devolve a wee bit into a wobbly confessional, concerning Tracey s own stage fright and her subsequent withdrawal from public performances, exhaustively cataloguing all those neuroses from which she suffers every time she tours but it never lacks for either charm or wit She really is a treasure.And bonus, it ends with one hell of a playlist to keep you rather poor and iTunes rather wealthy.

  4. says:

    Tracey Thorn doesn t do nostalgia gigs she doesn t attend them, or play them I kind of agree with her, it s always a bit of a let down when you realise that your idols age too I did make an exception a couple of years ago though, and went to see The Who I didn t regret it.Naked at the Albert Hall is the perfect way to do nostalgia, I loved every page of it and it took me back to my younger days Reminders of those Elvis Costello songs that I loved so much, X Ray Spex and Siouxsie two of my Tracey Thorn doesn t do nostalgia gigs she doesn t attend them, or play them I kind of agree with her, it s always a bit of a let down when you realise that your idols age too I did make an exception a couple of years ago though, and went to see The Who I didn t regret it.Naked at the Albert Hall is the perfect way to do nostalgia, I loved every page of it and it took me back to my younger days Reminders of those Elvis Costello songs that I loved so much, X Ray Spex and Siouxsie two of my heroines, and now that I m middle aged I can actually admit to how much I loved Karen Carpenter s voice.Tracey Thorn s first book Bedsit Disco Queen told her own story Naked at the Albert Hall explainsabout singing as an actual process I wasn t sure that I was interested in lungs and throats and how they work, but she writes with such passion, and uses such wonderful phrases, and I was hooked.There is an honesty about Tracey Thorn that is refreshing So many pop stars appear false and gaudy, not Thorn, she really is quite upfront about what she sees as her own flaws I like that, it makes me want to read , and it made this book so muchenjoyable.Tracey Thorn is wise and witty, and this shines through in her writing She is a naturally talented writer, of songs and of books A must read for fans

  5. says:

    Tracey Thorn is fast approaching national treasure status her Everything But The Girl days a distant memory, she is successfully beating a new path as author, columnist, speaker and essayist A woman of letters she d have been called in the olden days There s a sideline in music too, including her recent soundtrack to the hysteria in a girls school melodrama The Falling Two years ago, Bedsit Disco Queen put her at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list and on to A Book At Bedtime Whil Tracey Thorn is fast approaching national treasure status her Everything But The Girl days a distant memory, she is successfully beating a new path as author, columnist, speaker and essayist A woman of letters she d have been called in the olden days There s a sideline in music too, including her recent soundtrack to the hysteria in a girls school melodrama The Falling Two years ago, Bedsit Disco Queen put her at the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list and on to A Book At Bedtime While Naked At The Albert Hall doesn t have quite the same unique appeal, it s still a warm, witty book infused with Thorn s trademarks understatedness, wry humour and gentle intelligence Her dissection of the art of singing may not be scholarly, but it s borne out of her own knowledge and experience, and those of her carefully chosen interviewees including Linda Thompson, Romy Madeley Croft, Green Gartside and Alison Moyet There are discourses on why Elvis Costello is so important, the allure of Dusty Springfield and the fascination of Sandy Denny, not to mention a spirited defence of The X Factor despite its high cheese quotient But it s Thorn s own experiences, her reasons for singing in the first place and why she won t now perform live that give this its credibility and a sense of an author with a strong grip on her own reality Genuine insight

  6. says:

    Fascinating study of all aspects of singing Tracey writes so well and chattily, using her own experiences and those of other singers, She covers singing with children, in church, in choirs, in the recording studio and in live performance Having struggled with performing, she talks about other singers like Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and Linda Thompson who have also had problems Good to read about the tension that exists when you love singing but are naturally introverted, like Karen Carpe Fascinating study of all aspects of singing Tracey writes so well and chattily, using her own experiences and those of other singers, She covers singing with children, in church, in choirs, in the recording studio and in live performance Having struggled with performing, she talks about other singers like Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker and Linda Thompson who have also had problems Good to read about the tension that exists when you love singing but are naturally introverted, like Karen Carpenter and Tracey herself

  7. says:

    Tracey Thorne is a great singer, but don t take her word for it because she won t tell you I bought this book without looking at what it was about I enjoyed her Autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen so much I was in a mood to read anything the author wrote and did not think to see what the book was about Naked at the Albert Hall turns out to be effectively an extended essay on singing and singers Her self deprecating and insightful style is a joy to read, the opinions and thoughts mostly analogou Tracey Thorne is a great singer, but don t take her word for it because she won t tell you I bought this book without looking at what it was about I enjoyed her Autobiography Bedsit Disco Queen so much I was in a mood to read anything the author wrote and did not think to see what the book was about Naked at the Albert Hall turns out to be effectively an extended essay on singing and singers Her self deprecating and insightful style is a joy to read, the opinions and thoughts mostly analogous of my own even if I did not realise I held those views until I saw them on the page.In one early chapter she questions if you like musicif you feel a liking for the singer or the other way round I would go so far as to say my enjoyment of Everything But The Girl has been expanded by my liking of the Author You are left feeling that you are dealing with a human being who happens to be fairly famous and very talented, but always one of us In many ways I feel I knowabout Tracey Thorne than I did reading her Autobiography Sometimes it is striking how revealing and open she is, on one hand you feel she is a private and reserved person but then she openly talks about her deepest traits and weaknesses A lovely easy read, but also at times thought provoking.4 stars I need to reserve the 5th for the follow up to Bedsit Disco Queen

  8. says:

    I read the first Tracey Thorn book, Bedsit Disco Queen, after seeing its title mentioned in a newspaper article and thinking it sounded like an apt description of my life from 2011 2014 It turned out that wasn t the case, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.This one didn t disappoint either It s sort of a collection of short informal essays on Thorn s thoughts on singing, singers, performance and the music industry While I cannot call myself a singer in any professional capacity, I think of myse I read the first Tracey Thorn book, Bedsit Disco Queen, after seeing its title mentioned in a newspaper article and thinking it sounded like an apt description of my life from 2011 2014 It turned out that wasn t the case, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.This one didn t disappoint either It s sort of a collection of short informal essays on Thorn s thoughts on singing, singers, performance and the music industry While I cannot call myself a singer in any professional capacity, I think of myself as being a singer trapped in the body and vocal range of someone who isn t that good at singing I express myself regularly by singing sad songs in my car on the way to work each morning and I genuinely give some thought to how I am producing these sounds and screams For me, then, this book was genuinely interesting and I like Thorn s writing style which is witty and cool, as I expect she probably is in real life I read this on holiday in Spain sat on a balcony in my mum s sun hat with my massive Marshall headphones on looking like someone who had been let outside for the day as I listened to each of the singers songs she discussed This made for an almost interactive experience which, despite being pretty traditional when it comes to the actual act of reading, I really enjoyed.My only disappointment was that Thorn did not discuss Lana Del Rey at all someone who I think might have made an interesting case study for many of Thorn s points about performance and personality

  9. says:

    Great book exploring why we sing and what singing means to people that do Not necessarily professional singers such as Tracey herself quote marks refer to a passage towards the end of the book where she questions the classification of a professional singer, not MS Thorn s abilities but anyone that sings in the shower, on stage or anywhere in between.Has good insights to being a singer and the challenges to performance and to why Tracey hasn t performed live since 2000 at the time of writi Great book exploring why we sing and what singing means to people that do Not necessarily professional singers such as Tracey herself quote marks refer to a passage towards the end of the book where she questions the classification of a professional singer, not MS Thorn s abilities but anyone that sings in the shower, on stage or anywhere in between.Has good insights to being a singer and the challenges to performance and to why Tracey hasn t performed live since 2000 at the time of writing the book.Not too long either

  10. says:

    I love this book Tracey talks about singers and singing and how we feel about our voices, performance, singing solo, singing with others, auto tune, microphones, X factor, phlegm, stage fright and safety netsusing examples from her own experience, literature Ann Patchett, Willa Cather, etc and vocalists from Marni Nixon to Ceelo and Alison Moyet You don t have to be a singer or musician to enjoy this book, but you might need to love them.

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