The book of love is a song written by stephin merritt and attributed to the magnetic fields. While synthpop often forms the foundation of their music, the magnetic fields music borrows from many other styles, notably country, folk and indie pop. The magnetic fields 69 love songs, merge records 1999. Traduction the book of love par the magnetic fields. Stephin merritt of the magnetic fields performs the book of love live in studioa. The magnetic fields albums, songs, and news pitchfork. The magnetic fields the book of love lyrics genius lyrics. Peter gabriel the book of love magnetic fields cover. The book of love by the magnetic fields song statistics. Chaps choir the book of love live the union chapel. The book of love the magnetic fields song wikipedia. The book of love appears on magnetic fields threevolume concept album 69 love songs, which contains 69 tracks described as love songs, 23 tracks in each of the three volumes. The book of love was written by stephin merritt of the magnetic fields and features on peters album scratch my back.
In the interest of cutting to the chase, lets assume that anyone reading this knows why the magnetic fields staggeringly clever and poignant 69 love songs is modern pops metamasterpiece and exquisite compendium of the. Printed in red and white ink on a black unisex royal apparel tee. In this interview, pitchfork s marc hogan sits down with singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist stephin merritt of the magnetic fields to discuss his career, his latest album, and more. Cello instrumental arrangement of the song the book of love originally written by stephin merritt and attributed to the american indie band the magnetic fields cello recording and performance. Check out the book of love by the magnetic fields on amazon music.
It was covered by the american indie band the airborne toxic event in the live album all i ever wanted. Of course, the magnetic fields dont concern themselves with such matters. As its title indicates, 69 love songs is a threevolume concept album composed of 69 love songs, all written by magnetic fields frontman stephin merritt. Love at the bottom of the sea tablature added 912 distant plastic trees the wayward bus the house of tomorrow holiday the charm of the highway strip get lost bsidescompilations 69 love songs vol 1 69 love songs vol 2 69. Arguably the most recognized song from the 69 love songs collection, the book of love is track 11 of volume one. On seven occasions five in the united states and two in london over four consecutive nights the magnetic fields performed all 69 love songs, in order, over two nights. The song above is not stored on the chordie server. The magnetic fields the book of love at stantons sheet. Band member claudia gonson has claimed that merritt wrote most of the songs hanging around in bars in new york city.
The book of love by the magnetic fields on amazon music. The book of love is relivent to all as it is a catalog of personal attachment. Magnetic fields are an indie electropop band led by singersongwriter stephin merritt. The book of love the magnetic fields song, 1999 covered by peter gabriel on scratch my back. Cover versions of the book of love by the magnetic fields. The fivecd fivelp set chronicles the 50 years of songwriter stephin merritts life with one song per year. The book of love is a song written by stephin merritt and attributed to the magnetic fields, an american indie pop group founded and led by him. The book of love is long and boring no one can lift the damn thing its full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing b. Chris thile and our band play the magnetic fields the book of love for stephin merritts. The magnetic fields 69 love songs, ranked rock and roll. Print and download the book of love sheet music by the magnetic fields. The book of love the magnetic fields live from here with chris thile duration. In fact, the book of love is a complete an integrated account of attachment.
The magnetic fields the book of love live at wfuv youtube. Ubersetzung the magnetic fields the book of love songtext. The book of love is long and boring no one can lift the damn thing its full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing but i. The book of love the magnetic fields cover art, cover version finding. Merritt is the groups primary songwriter, producer, and vocalist, as well as frequent multiinstrumentalist. Free chaps choir the book of love by the magnetic fields mp3 play. The magnetic fields the book of love sheet music in g. Peter gabriel hd the book of love new blood orchestra live in london youtube duration. The book of love is long and boring no one can lift the damn thing its full of charts and facts a. Free chaps choir lucky man i feel free live the union chapel mp3 play. Peter gabriel cover of the magnetic fieldss the book of. The original song is hosted at chordie works as a search engine and provides onthefly formatting. The magnetic fields 69 love songs releases discogs. Stephin merritt sings a basic, timeless melody over a barely strummed guitar and.
Sheet music arranged for pianovocalguitar in g major transposable. Check out who covered the song and in which years it was played and how often. This twosided design features the album artwork graphic on the front and the full track listing in alphabetical order on the back. Despite its conversational lyrical style and notentirelyromantic vocabulary. Book of love band, an american synthpop band book of love album, the bands 1987 album book of love, the albums title track. The book of love chords by magnetic fields songsterr. It includes often described fairytale like moments as well as the moments of boredom that exist between emotional high peaks. Chordie does not index songs against artistscomposers will. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of 69 love songs, we are reviving the magnetic fields 1999era tshirt.
I was introduced through a friend to the magnetic fields, and really fell in love with the song writing and the quirky way the band interpreted their material. The book of love is long and boring no one can lift the damn thing its full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing but i i love it when you read to me and you you can read me anything. The magnetic fields sheet music, tabs and lead sheets. Listen to both songs on whosampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Ive been beating around the bush to comment this album. Several of the lavish orchestrations are more simply arranged when performed live, due to limited performers andor equipment. General commentin 2004, gabriel performed a cover version of the book of love, a song by the magnetic fields, on the soundtrack to the film shall we dance the magnetic fields is a band led by the new york city singersongwriter stephin merritt. The book of love is long and boring no one can lift the damn thing its full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing discovered using shazam, the music discovery app. The magnetic fields recent albums released under the name the magnetic fields usually consist of synthpop music in a 1980s style underlying clever lyrics which are often heavily ironic. Merritts recognizable lyrics are often about love and with atypical or neutral gender roles, and are by turns ironic, tongueincheek, bitter, and. View concert statistics of the book of love by the magnetic fields played live. I also recommend strange powers, a documentary about merritt and the band.
Stephin merritt sings a basic, timeless melody over a barely strummed guitar and light background vocals. He is known for his distinctive and untrained bass voice. The book of love by peter gabriel is a cover of the magnetic fields s the book of love. The book of love the magnetic fields ukulele cover. And you may also want to peek at the wikipedia page for the band. The magnetic fields 50 song memoir is out now on nonesuch records. Peter gabriel the book of love lyrics genius lyrics. The magnetic fields the book of love lyrics songmeanings. Friends since high school, ted and susan ottaviano who share the same last name but are not related initially.
The magnetic fields is essentially a vehicle for merritts songwriting, as are various sideprojects including the 6ths, future bible heroes, and the gothic archies. The magnetic fields are an american band founded and led by stephin merritt. However in the example of the magnetic fields, i think by covering the book of love peter gabriel did them more of a favour than the other way around. Subscribe to the live from here channel and click the bell for notifications. The book of love the magnetic fields chords and lyrics for. A new favorite song band of mine shown to me by a dear friend. Stephin raymond merritt born february 9, 1965 is an american singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist, best known as the songwriter and principal singer of the bands the magnetic fields, the gothic archies, and future bible heroes. The magnetic fields originally recorded the book of love written by stephin merritt and the magnetic fields released it on the album 69 love songs in 1999. Chris thile and our band play the magnetic fields the book of love for stephin merritts birthday february 9, 1965. The book of love the magnetic fields live from here.
Magnetic fields the book of love chords the book of love chords learn song with the online tabulature player eadgbe. Find the magnetic fields the book of love lyrics and search for the magnetic fields. Free chaps choir sami joik live the union chapel mp3 play. The book of love this song is by the magnetic fields and appears on the album 69 love songs 1999. The magnetic fields is a new yorkbased group fronted by stephin. The book of love originally by the magnetic fields from shall we dance. The book of love magnetic fields cello cover youtube. The phrase masterpiece has become somewhat inflated in time, but still this best describes this album. Listen online and get new recommendations, only at. Peter gabriels version of the book of love is the best known version and has reignited the popularity of the original, the magnetic fields, and 69 love songs.805 901 190 1535 1231 1486 1226 460 1461 143 228 826 647 322 1194 1466 243 1276 851 725 401 630 22 116 313 455 1552 1576 959 757 1139 111 597 1228 577 1395 565 212 524 1312 589 1435 33 80 190 1090