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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Surfdog Inc.; First edition (September 9, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615235689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615235684
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,034,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

As a 30-piece orchestra digs into the opening riff of his haunting track Sweet Dreams, Dave Stewart, one of the most respected and accomplished artists in modern music, seems to enjoy a rare moment of looking back on his astonishing legacy. But Stewart is already onto to his next creative idea well before the chorus begins. Bob Dylan describes Stewart as a fearless innovator and it is exactly that approach to his life and his work that has led him to become one of the most sought after writers and music producers crafting numerous tracks for and with artists including Mick Jagger, U2, Gwen Stefani, Sinead O Connor, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Ferry, Tom Petty, Bob Geldof and Celine Dion. It has also given Stewart the freedom to extend his talents well beyond the music studio and become a multi-media entrepreneur, leading his company, Weapons of Mass Entertainment, to the forefront of innovation where he can link creative ideas to a host of projects in film, television, books, theater and new media. This is a mere glimpse into the eclectic life of Stewart who at the age of 18 was given a publishing contract at Island Music by legendary impresario Chris Blackwell. Over the past 25 years, Stewart has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide with Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox. Driving 10 releases to multi-platinum sales levels, the duo was behind such inventive rock as Here Comes The Rain Again, Would I Lie To You, and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Dave Stewart is one of those special people who inspire creativity, says Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol. If you are a song writer and you collaborate with Dave, great songs will just flow. If you are an entrepreneur and you spend time with Dave, you will know exactly what your next business idea should be, if you are a philosopher and you get talking to Dave, your mind will suddenly have clarity like never before. There are no boundaries to Stewart s creative endeavors. Stewart has written numerous film scores. Along with long time friend Mick Jagger, Stewart wrote and produced the score and songs for Alfie starring Jude Law, winning a Golden Globe award for Old Habits Die Hard. Stewart was recently hired as a consultant for Nokia, the world s largest mobile phone company, where he was given the unique title of Change Agent, charged with ensuring the artists' point of view is represented in the new world and creating new content business paradigms for the entertainment industry. Innovation requires vision, intuition, courage and ability to see what others don't see. Dave has them all, says Tero Ojanpera Nokia s Executive Vice President, Entertainment & Communities. For all his accomplishments, Stewarts innovations as a change agent in the field of new media may garner him his greatest recognition yet. A recent Washington Post article hailed Stewarts innovation in this arena, calling him a man who vows to drop a neutron bomb on the current entertainment distribution model.

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Dave Stewart is founder and chairman of Weapons of Mass Entertainment, an idea factory described by The LA Times as "a media company for the new world." A multimedia entrepreneur, his career spans more than 25 years and over 100 million album sales. As well as being one half of Eurythmics with Annie Lennox, Stewart has worked with some of the best, including Bono, Mick Jagger, Gwen Stefani, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. He's won Best British Songwriter and Best British Producer four times, as well as numerous Grammy and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Described by Dylan as "a fearless innovator," Stewart was recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company Magazine. Stewart is an acclaimed public speaker and regularly advises businesses on creativity and innovation. He is a key advisor to mobile phone giant Nokia, where he has the unique title of "change agent," and has created a number of game-changing ventures in the entertainment industry. Stewart is an accomplished photographer and filmmaker, and also makes a mean vodka martini.

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Take a look into the fabulous piece of work and art by Eurythmics' Dave Stewart called "The Dave Stewart Songbook Vol. 1 - The Stories Behind The Songs". Get an impression what a precious, interesting and entertaining high quality item you get to watch, read ... and listen!!! Enjoy all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Parks on March 3, 2009
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Fantastic book! It's great to listen to the CD and read about the song you are hearing. Dave Stewart is an entertaining storyteller--can't wait for Volume 2!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By <3 mmmuuusssiiiccc <3 on September 12, 2008
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We've all seen Spinal Tap, Almost Famous, and the other "rock star" movies. This is REAL account of the the same kind of crazy stories those movies try to fabricate. What an entertaining read and the music tucked in the back of the book is a nice surprise too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karsen Stanley on September 12, 2008
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If you're a fan of Dave Stewart and Eurythmics, this is a must have. Even if you're among the uninitiated, the stories are very entertaining, and the photos of artists Dave's worked with (Mick Jagger, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Petty, No Doubt, Jon Bon Jovi, etc.) make this book very worth owning. The fact that it also contains 21 songs on two discs plus all of the sheet music is a huge bonus.
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By Sabine on December 7, 2008
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What a wonderful book for all Dave Stewart fans and those who aren't, yet (if there actually is anybody in the world who doesn't at least like one of his songs).
Strange it's not on sale in Europe at all, but definitely worth the "trouble" of purchasing overseas. An absolute must have!
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