So This is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks

So This is Permanence Lyrics and Notebooks So this is permanence edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the l

  • Title: So This is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks
  • Author: Ian Curtis Jon Savage Deborah Curtis
  • ISBN: 9780571309559
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • So this is permanence, edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division s Ian Curtis.The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but seeped in a resigned longing, were born of Manchester in the laSo this is permanence, edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division s Ian Curtis.The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but seeped in a resigned longing, were born of Manchester in the late seventies a once flourishing industrial city in decline They were the songs too of Ian Curtis s inner tragedies, as he battled depression, epilepsy and debilitating stage fright Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980, on the eve of the band s first American tour.Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian s notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter.

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      Ian Kevin Curtis was an English musician and singer songwriter He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post punk band Joy Division.Joy Division released its debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded its follow up, Closer, in 1980.Curtis, who suffered from epilepsy and depression, committed suicide on 18 May 1980, on the eve of Joy Division s first North American tour, resulting in the band s dissolution and the subsequent formation of New Order Curtis was known for his baritone voice, dance style, and songwriting filled with imagery of desolation, emptiness and alienation.In 1995, Curtis s widow Deborah published Touching from a Distance Ian Curtis and Joy Division, a biography of the singer His life and death have been dramatised in the films 24 Hour Party People 2002 and Control 2007.

    412 thoughts on “So This is Permanence: Lyrics and Notebooks”

    1. The book "So This is Permanence: Joy Division Lyrics and Notebooks" provides, just as the title implies, plus much more. If you were a fan of Joy Division or not, it must be admitted that the band had a major impact on music at the time. I myself was a great fan of the band, so this book is an incredible treat to own.Although this particular book is nothing near a biography of Ian Curtis or the band, there is a brief history of Ian in the forward written by his widowed wife Deborah, also a bit o [...]


    2. ‘So This is Permanence’ is a collection of handwritten song lyrics (various versions) and exerts from notebooks by the enigmatic, charismatic, hugely influential and immensely gifted Ian Curtis of Joy Division. Curtis suffered from both depression and epilepsy, and tragically (as I am sure readers of this collection will be well aware) took his own life in 1980 at the shockingly young age of 23. The book contains a foreword by Ian’s widow Deborah Curtis (author of ‘Touching from a Distan [...]



    3. "His lyrics tell much more about him than a conversation with him ever could," writes Deborah Curtis of her late husband Ian in this book's foreword. Sourced by the Joy Division frontman's notebooks, the clothbound hardcover spans the British quartet's brief career, reproducing handwritten and previously unseen song drafts spanning 1977 until the singer's suicide in 1980 at 23. Two appendices expand upon Touching From a Distance (1995) and box set Heart and Soul (1997), one section containing un [...]


    4. I loved this. So interesting to look at Ian's writing process critically, seeing how his lyrics developed. I also loved the letters received from fans that were included - and it seems he valued contact with fans as they refer to him replying and helping them with lyrics and memorabilia. This book made me want to start writing poetry again for the first time in years.


    5. The book feels a bit 'blown up' in a way that it could have been smaller and more compact, since Joy division only published 45 songs.Still it's a great monument for Curtis' singular lyrics, that very much deserve this concentration of attention and detail.


    6. A very nice hard bound book on quality paper. I find reading the words scratched out as interesting as the words left into his journals.


    7. If I'd read this when I was 14 this would've got a 5.Ian Curtis and Joy Division meant a lot to me then -- still does, really, I guess.But here's the thing: I'm not 14 anymore. And as such, this doesn't read like the hallowed scripture it would have at that age. It's good, that's for sure - but a lot of my love for these words came from the music that accompanied them, and reading it more objectively now, it just doesn't quite hit on it's own. Still good stuff though, would never want to try and [...]


    8. My first “punk” girlfriend in high school was on the speech team. For one of her competitions she decided to recite lyrics as poetry, and chose songs from a favorite album of ours at the time, The Lightning Seeds’ 1990 debut “Cloudcuckooland.” I liked that album, and still do, but I don’t recall poring over Ian Broudie’s lyrics the way I did of the bands who really spoke to me: The Clash, The Cure, Embrace, Fugazi, Lungfish, Midnight Oil, Minor Threat, Pink Floyd, R.E.M Rites of Sp [...]


    9. If you dig joy division lyrics then this is probably the best way to read them. Nice big hard bound book with occasional photos of his illegible hand written lyrics.


    10. Fantastic read though I wish they'd transcribed his notes/prose/poetry into text as opposed to just slapping the journal screens in and calling it a day.


    11. If you are a fan of Joy Division and Ian Curtis, you really must have this book. I truly believe Ian said everything through his lyrics, considering that he wasn't such a talkative person when he didn't sing. This was his way of expressing his feelings and his thoughts, his troubles, his melancholy, you can really read his life and his mind through those lyrics. Ian was such a gifted person who sadly left us too soon. But he's still here through his lyrics and songsen to his voice, it will certa [...]






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