The Things They Say

… about Words and Music

SIMON ROBINSON, DEEP PURPLE APPRECIATION SOCIETY:
“I think most fans will be able to relate to one or more of the experiences presented here, myself included (even to the extent of getting thrown out of a sound-check through someone else’s daft behaviour). It is also good to read a book which tries to get some sort of perspective and insight into what rock music actually means to a lot of people, rather than yet another tome which just hangs on the every word of a rock star.”

BRIAN DEVOIL, TWELFTH NIGHT:
“Quite simply this is an astonishing piece of work. A remarkable undertaking… well argued and presented. The attention to detail is quite mesmerising. The sections relating to Twelfth Night are accurate, incisive, and revealing. As articulate and eloquent as Geoff himself: no higher praise! The chapter where the author compares Black Sabbath to Geoff Mann is both striking and fascinating, So much more than a compelling comparison of ‘God’s music’ and the ‘Devil’s music’!”

LUCY JORDACHE, MARILLION COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER:
“Very interesting! I enjoyed it immensely.”

MATT COHEN, THE REASONING:
“When first contacted about this book I was extremely excited to read it as Michael is first and foremost a music lover, a rock fan. To get his perspective was going to be an interesting one. I have to say that everything I hoped for is here. It’s a jolly enjoyable read. It’s very strange reading about The Reasoning but very humbling and we are honoured to be a part of this. Michael has written something that you can feel a part of. A must read for all music fans.”

ANNE BOND, THE WEB UK (MARILLION FAN CLUB):
“Michael’s book is a mixture of anecdotes and analysis which together combine to bring meaning to what rock music means to fans. Those of us who have closely followed some of the bands mentioned in the book will find much to relate to and interest them.”

UBER ROCK:
“Everybody has a story to tell, but within ‘Words and Music’ there is a narrative that is uncannily reassuring to the general rock obsessive, illustrated wonderfully by a gifted and descriptive writer.”

ANDREW WILD, NIGHT MOVES:
“Anthony has found his metier presenting incisive, well-argued and well-written overviews of the music he loves. As in the very best music writing, these chapters sent me back to the original albums. [They are] well-written, perceptive and engaging and thoroughly grounded in the key reason that fans listen to music in the first place: the emotional connection between the  listener and the music.”

MUSIC STREET JOURNAL:
“It was a big literary task Anthony elected to undertake with the writing of this book but many of his stories will strike a chord with music fans of all particular genres. This is an entertaining and always interesting read.”

JIM CHERRY, THE DOORS EXAMINER:
“It’s a book that rock fans will find well written, cogently thoughtful about rock ’n’ roll, and insightful of the artists and subjects author Michael Anthony tackles.”

PAUL MONKHOUSE (Freelance Music Journalist):
“‘Words and Music’ is a genuine ‘must read’ that entertains, informs and challenges in equal measure. Definitely a book for anyone who loves music or has even just been touched or moved by a lyric.”

DOM LAWSON, PROG MAGAZINE (Classic Rock Presents Prog):
“Conversational musings are brought vividly to life … an innocent and breezily engaging joy.”

EMMA ROBINSON, METAL GODS TV:
“The work of a hardcore fan. [Anthony’s] love of the genre is apparent in his reverential approach to the albums, stars and musicians that he writes about.”

PAUL JEROME SMITH, FIREWORKS MAGAZINE:
“‘An uncompromising love of rock music … transcends fashion and commercial trends.’ Fireworks Magazine attests to that, and if you are reading these words, then you need a copy of this volume.”

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