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The Raven By Lou Reed Lorenzo Mattotti Edgar Allan Poe,

  • Title: The Raven
  • Author: Lou Reed Lorenzo Mattotti Edgar Allan Poe
  • ISBN: 9781606994443
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Created by Lou Reed as a musical adaptation of the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and produced on stage by Robert Wilson under the title POEtry, The Raven, in its latest and loveliest incarnation, now boasts another collaborator the legendary cartoonist and illustrator, Lorenzo Mattotti, who brings out all the terror and beauty of this centuries spanning masterwork.In 2000,Created by Lou Reed as a musical adaptation of the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and produced on stage by Robert Wilson under the title POEtry, The Raven, in its latest and loveliest incarnation, now boasts another collaborator the legendary cartoonist and illustrator, Lorenzo Mattotti, who brings out all the terror and beauty of this centuries spanning masterwork.In 2000, veteran rock n roller Lou Reed, legendary director Robert Wilson, and a cast of singers and actors premiered Reeds musical POEtry in Hamburg s Thalia Theatre.An ambitious combination of Edgar Allan Poe s poems and stories and Reed s reinterpretations of same with a few classic Reed songs, such as Perfect Day and The Bed integrated for good measure , POEtry bridged the centuries to provide a unique vision of beauty and horror for the dawning 21st century.In 2003, Reed released under the title The Raven a double CD reprising the musical, featuring an all star cast of singers and actors including Steve Buscemi, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Willem Dafoe and the Blind Boys of Alabama, as well as an edited single CD version focusing on the songs.Now, for the definitive book version compiling the songs, verses and narratives that comprise POEtry The Raven, Reed has personally commissioned legendary Italian illustrator and cartoonist Lorenzo Mattotti Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stigmata to visualise this extraordinary collaboration.
    The Raven Created by Lou Reed as a musical adaptation of the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and produced on stage by Robert Wilson under the title POEtry The Raven in its latest and loveliest incarnation now bo

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    1. By turns beautiful and disturbing, Lou Reed has adapted the poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe as a musical, presented here as a book of lyrical poetry and prose The illustrations by Mattotti are by turns dream like and nightmarish, in both stark monochromes and vividly febrile colour.This is the first time I ve seen Mattotti s artwork, so I can t compare it to any of his others, but as an isolated example I have to say he s able to brilliantly express Reed Poe at both their most wistful and m [...]

    2. A multi format melange of poetry, song, theatre and visual art that is not quite the sum of its diverging parts but is nevertheless a fascinating exploration of both Poe s and Reed s work The language the use compliment each other, showing the effect the imagery of writers such as Poe has had on the gothic and romantic elements of modern pop and rock, from Reed through the Cure and Placebo It throws some fresh light on Poe s characters, and Reed s modernisation of the language adds a new twist, [...]

    3. If you love Poe and Reed, then this is definitely for you The illustrations are terrifying and mesmerizing Sometimes very disturbing But, they speak to you in a big way Makes the poems so much intriguing I d like to solve the mysteries of life cutting someone s throat or removing their heart You can t get imaginative then that RIP Lou Reed

    4. There are two different books made in to one.The first book published in 2003 contains only the lyrics of the album the Raven.The second edition is illustrated and translated Even in Dutch Great book But again two different books where made in to one

    5. Een beetje overbodig boek, ware het niet van de illustraties van Matotti.Wie haalt het in zijn hoofd om een tekstbewerking te maken van een meesterwerk van Egard Allan Poe Lou reed beter tegen een boom.

    6. A good meeting of minds Poe Reed Mattotti makes me almost want to give the double album another chance Almost

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