The more I thought about it, the more I realised my career has been unusual. How did I manage to do everything wrong but still end up on the front cover of magazines, headlining world tours and achieving Top 5 albums? How did I attract such obsessive and fanatical fans, many of whom take everything I do or say very personally, which is simultaneously flattering but can also be tremendously frustrating? Even this I somehow cultivated without somehow meaning to. My accidental career.
Limited Edition of One is unlike any other music book you will ever have read.
Part the long-awaited memoir of Steven Wilson: whose celebrated band Porcupine Tree began as teenage fiction before unintentionally evolving into a reality that encompassed Grammy-nominated records and sold-out shows around the world, before he set out for an even more successful solo career.
Part the story of a twenty-first century artist who achieved chart-topping mainstream success without ever becoming part of the mainstream. From Abba to Stockhausen, via a collection of conversations and thought pieces on the art of listening, the rules of collaboration, lists of lists, personal stories, professional adventurism (including food, film, TV, modern art), old school rock stardom, how to negotiate an obsessive fanbase and survive on social media, and dream-fever storytelling.
|Limited Edition Of One
|LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
|Number Of Pages:
|6 April 2023
Steven Wilson is 'the most successful British artist you've never heard of' (Daily Telegraph), the 'king of prog' (Guardian) and a 'maverick meta-pop' star (Uncut). A multiple Grammy-nominated artist, he found fame with Porcupine Tree before going on to an even more successful solo career. An award-winning collaborator on over 50 albums, he is also in demand as a remixer of classic albums.
Mick Wall is one of the world's best-known music journalists and biographers. Former editor-in-chief of Classic Rock, his work has appeared in The Times, The Observer, The Mail, Mojo, and Rolling Stone. He is the author of a number of internationally bestselling music books, such as his Led Zeppelin biography When Giants Walked The Earth, which the Sunday Times named music book of year.