DISCOGRAPHY of all Pete Atkin recordings
includes listing of all known songs, recorded or not with lyrics, chords, annotations and session notes
The Colours Of The Night - REVIEW - 2015 studio album with notable session musicians
The Lakeside Sessions Two CDs: 2001 recordings, mostly unreleased material
Winter Spring 2003 recordings, all new songs
Midnight Voices The CJ-PA Songbook Restyled Atkin classics
Live in Australia from the 2003 tour, with Clive James
Clive James' latest publications
THE RIVER IN THE SKY Picador, 2018 ISBN 1 509 88723 1
SOMEWHERE BECOMING RAIN Picador, 2019 ISBN 978-1-5290-2882-9
Ian Shircore's books on Clive James and Pete Atkin
SO BRIGHTLY AT THE LAST Red Door, 2019 ISBN 978-1-913062-07-1
LOOSE CANON Red Door, 2016 ISBN 978-1-910453-23-0
So Brightly at the Last: Clive James and the Passion for Poetry
Clive James, famously having announced his imminent demise several years too early, while continuing to create a brilliant dying blaze of poetic beauty, has finally quit the stage, the sad songs left half-done. Ian Shircore's new book takes an in-depth look at the poetry of late-period James, illustrating and analysing with example and anecdote not only the works themselves, but the creative impulse that drove the Kid from Kogarah to become one of the great poets of our time.
So Brightly at the Last (ISBN 978-1-913062-07-1) by Ian Shircore was published in 2019 by Red Door and is available in hardback and e-book formats from Amazon.
Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs of Clive James and Pete Atkin
Here's the book we didn't even realise we were waiting for. Author Ian Shircore has created this splendid tribute to the canon and its creators, filled with observation and anecdote, and reinforced with background material from both Pete and Clive. This is no scholarly analysis; instead it skips lightly through the songs' structure and content, and intrigues the reader with whimsical diversions into related fields of art, literature and (especially) popular music.
Loose Canon (ISBN 978-1-910453-23-0) by Ian Shircore was published on October 13th 2016 by Red Door and is available in hardback, paperback and e-book formats from Amazon.
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