Dave Dobbyn: The Songbook by Dave Dobbyn
Craig Potton Publishing RRP $59.99
180 pp, hardback, 90 pp colour section, 211 pp musical score section.
Dave Dobbyn says that since day one, he has had a tune in his head. Now, as Dobbyn celebrates 30 years as a recording artist, comes Dave Dobbyn: The Songbook.
In this, the first compilation of his songs, Dobbyn shares the inspiration behind 39 of his most celebrated and best-loved titles including ‘Be Mine Tonight’, ‘Welcome Home’, ‘Slice of Heaven’ and the legendary ‘Loyal’.
This beautiful hardback anniversary edition also includes lyrics, personal photographs, piano scores and guitar chords.
Dave Dobbyn: The Songbook is an innovative and substantial book, and in its
dedication to the actual music, is a significant tribute to one of New Zealand’s national treasures.
About the author
Dave Dobbyn has amassed multi-platinum sales across seven studio albums, live projects and greatest hits. ‘Loyal’, his most celebrated song, was chosen by an online survey as NZ’s greatest song ever. Dave has won more awards for songwriting than any other New Zealander, including being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by APRA.
The release of this title has been timed to coincide with the release of his new album and DVD Beside You – 30 Years of Hits with Sony Music and a New Zealand tour scheduled for late November 2009
I'll be putting this on the Chistmas wish list!
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