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Lost in Music by Giles Smith
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Lost in Music

The classic laugh-out-loud memoir
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Narrator Giles Smith

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Length 9 hours 28 minutes
Language English
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'In the Spring of 1989, shortly after my twenty-seventh birthday, as I stood in the sleet at a bus stop in Colchester, it dawned on me that I had probably, all things considered, failed in my mission to become Sting. At least, for the time being.'

Lost in Music is about growing up with pop music - about hearing it, buying it, loving it, and attempting to play it in public for money. A brilliant combination of the confessional and the unapologetic, this is a book for anyone who has ever treasured vinyl, or sung into a roll-on deodorant in front of the bedroom mirror and dreamed of playing Wembley.

Praise for Lost in Music

'Very, very funny . . . Giles Smith is a wonderful writer' Nick Hornby

'A wonderfully funny pop-music memoir . . . You don't have to know who Nik Kershaw is to laugh out loud at the chapter about him' Sebastian Faulks, Spectator

'One of the best books about music that you will ever read . . . It is impossible to read Lost in Music without laughing out loud' Daily Telegraph

ยฉ2023 Giles Smith (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Giles Smith was the keyboard player in a pop group called the Cleaners from Venus. His failure to make it as a musician was the topic of Lost in Music, which was a bestseller on first publication in the nineties and received rave reviews - some calling it one of the best books about music you will ever read. Giles Smith still plays music and is planning a comeback with a new supergroup. He has written for the Independent, the New Yorker, the Sunday Times and The Times and was named Sports Columnist of the Year.

Giles Smith was the keyboard player in a pop group called the Cleaners from Venus. His failure to make it as a musician was the topic of Lost in Music, which was a bestseller on first publication in the nineties and received rave reviews - some calling it one of the best books about music you will ever read. Giles Smith still plays music and is planning a comeback with a new supergroup. He has written for the Independent, the New Yorker, the Sunday Times and The Times and was named Sports Columnist of the Year.

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