The Weakness in Me
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Selected and arranged by the author, and featuring a foreword by revered record producer Glyn Johns, The Weakness In Me presents the lyrics of Joan Armatrading for the first time in one unique volume.
Since the release of her debut album Whatever’s For Us in 1972, Joan Armatrading has, across a fifty-year career, traversed styles and genres to create a monumental body of work. Acknowledged as the first British female singer-songwriter to gain international success, her writing is alive with intelligence and empathy and paints the human experience with insight and emotion.
Selected and arranged by the author, and featuring a foreword by revered record producer Glyn Johns, The Weakness In Me presents the lyrics of Armatrading for the first time in one unique volume. It also contains an introduction by Armatrading alongside annotations to a number of songs, giving a rare, personal glimpse into the creative process of a true pioneer.
‘A genuinely groundbreaking artist.’ Guardian
‘Up there with the best of her generation.’ Financial Times
‘One of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation: a woman of fierce intelligence and self-effacing wit who never stopped reading your mind or keeping you guessing.’ Pitchfork
‘What distinguishes her work is the unique authenticity of each of her songs.’ New York Times
‘Joan Armatrading has always been a pioneer.’ Rolling Stone