Joan Armatrading's songcraft is so impeccable that it can be easy to focus on the gorgeous melodies and miss the words. This book, which includes the lyrics to classic songs like "Love and Affection" and "Drop the Pilot," highlights Armatrading's clever but unpretentious use of language. If you know these songs, it's hard not to hear them replay in your mind as you read. But the words certainly stand on their own.
— From Justin
Selected and arranged by the author, and featuring a foreword by revered record producer Glyn Johns, The Weakness In Me presents the lyrics of Joan Armatrading for the first time in one unique volume.
Since the release of her debut album Whatever's For Us in 1972, Joan Armatrading has, across a fifty-year career, traversed styles and genres to create a monumental body of work. Acknowledged as the first British female singer-songwriter to gain international success, her writing is alive with intelligence and empathy and paints the human experience with insight and emotion.
Selected and arranged by the author, and featuring a foreword by revered record producer Glyn Johns, The Weakness In Me
presents the lyrics of Armatrading for the first time in one unique volume. It also contains an introduction by Armatrading alongside annotations to a number of songs, giving a rare, personal glimpse into the creative process of a true pioneer.