From Manchester with Love: The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson (Hardback)
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From Manchester with Love: The Life and Opinions of Tony Wilson (Hardback)

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Hardback 624 Pages / Published: 21/10/2021
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Presenting a rounded portrait of a complex and contradictory individual, Morley's monumental biography of Factory Records supremo and general indie music icon Tony Wilson perfectly captures an individual who came to define his cultural era.

Critically-acclaimed and bestselling author Paul Morley's long-awaited biography of Factory Records co-founder and Manchester icon Tony Wilson.

When forced to pick between truth and legend, print the legend. - Tony Wilson

To write about Tony Wilson, AKA Anthony H. Wilson, is to write about a number of public and private characters and personalities, a clique of unreliable narrators, constantly changing shape and form. At the helm of Factory Records and the Hacienda, Wilson unleashed landmark acts such as Joy Division and New Order into the world as he pursued myriad other creative endeavours, appointing himself a custodian of Manchester's legacy of innovation and change.

To Paul Morley he was this and much more: bullshitting hustler, flashy showman, aesthetic adventurer, mean factory boss, self-deprecating chancer, intellectual celebrity, loyal friend, shrewd mentor, insatiable publicity seeker. It was Morley to whom Wilson left a daunting final request: to write this book. From Manchester With Love, then, is the biography of a man who became eponymous with his city, of the music he championed and the myths he made, of love and hate, of life and death. In the cultural theatre of Manchester, Tony Wilson broke in and took centre-stage.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571252497
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 923 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 45 mm
Edition: Main


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'Reading From Manchester With Love I feel I understand the times we've lived through differently, better, and from new angles. The writing is compelling and musical, befitting its extraordinary subject. I never met Tony Wilson, but now I feel as though I knew him well - and I'm sorry that I didn't.' - Brian Eno

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