Lyrics By... With Murray Lachlan Young [6 Music]

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Episode 1: The process and craft of lyric writing20181020 (6M)
20170219 (6M)

Murray Lachlan Young examines the process and craft of writing lyrics.

Episode 2: with Chris Difford20181021 (6M)
20170226 (6M)

Squeeze's Chris Difford joins Murray to look at lyrics in the 1960s.

Murray Lachlan Young examines the process and craft of writing lyrics.

Lyrics by... With Murray Lachlan Young—Part 2 - With Chris Difford (6M)

In Part 2 of Murray's quest to discover why we need lyrics and what do they perform in the song, we head back to the explosion in consciousness of the 1960s and how that changed the way lyric writing was percieved. Was, as many thought, 'anything possible' or was pop music falling into its own navel? Murray looks at the popularity and influence of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, a the ways the rise of American R&B imports on the British market changed the way lyrics were written.

Squeeze's Chris Difford joins Murray to chat about some of his favourite lyrics from the era, including work by Bob Dylan, David Bowie as well as newer work by Kate Tempest and Nick Lowe.

Lyrics by... With Murray Lachlan Young—The process and craft of lyric writing (6M)

Another chance to hear Murray Lachlan Young examining the process and craft of lyric writing, exploring the traditional structures of songs - the trinity of verse chorus and middle eight, the tyranny of melody and the power of economy of words.

He is joined by songwriter Guy Chambers to try to answer the eternal questions 'Why we need lyrics and what do they actually perform in the song?'. They discuss the lyrics of the Beatles, Lana Del Ray, the Cocteau Twins and why Tuti Frutti is one of the most important lyrics in the history of pop music.

Murray is also joined by Rat Pack historian Paul Ryan, as he looks at the rise of the great lyricists in modern music and delves into the Great American Songbook, looking at the work of songwriters Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin and how Frank Sinatra was able to take music outside of the musicals and make them into hits.

01The process and craft of lyric writing20180318 (6M)
20170219 (6M)

Murray Lachlan Young examines the process and craft of writing lyrics.

Another chance to hear Murray Lachlan Young examining the process and craft of lyric writing, exploring the traditional structures of songs - the trinity of verse chorus and middle eight, the tyranny of melody and the power of economy of words.

He is joined by songwriter Guy Chambers to try to answer the eternal questions 'Why we need lyrics and what do they actually perform in the song?'. They discuss the lyrics of the Beatles, Lana Del Ray, the Cocteau Twins and why Tuti Frutti is one of the most important lyrics in the history of pop music.

Murray is also joined by Rat Pack historian Paul Ryan, as he looks at the rise of the great lyricists in modern music and delves into the Great American Songbook, looking at the work of songwriters Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin and how Frank Sinatra was able to take music outside of the musicals and make them into hits.

01The process and craft of lyric writing20170219

BBC Radio 6 Music's Poet in Residence Murray Lachlan Young examines the process and craft of lyric writing, exploring the traditional structures of songs - The trinity of verse chorus and middle eight, the tyranny of melody and the power of economy of words.

He is joined by songwriter Guy Chambers to try to answer the eternal questions 'Why we need lyrics and what do they actually perform in the song?'. They discuss the lyrics of The Beatles, Lana Del Ray, The Cocteau Twins and why Tuti Frutti is one of the most important lyrics in the history of Pop Music.

Murray is also joined by Rat Pac historian Paul Ryan as he looks at the rise of the great lyricists in modern music and he helps Murray delve into the Great American Songbook, looking at the work of songwriters Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin and how Frank Sinatra was able to take music outside of the musicals and make them into hits.

02Part 2 - With Chris Difford20180319 (6M)
20170226 (6M)

Squeeze's Chris Difford joins Murray to look at lyrics in the 1960s.

Murray Lachlan Young examines the process and craft of writing lyrics.

In Part 2 of Murray's quest to discover why we need lyrics and what do they perform in the song, we head back to the explosion in consciousness of the 1960s and how that changed the way lyric writing was percieved. Was, as many thought, 'anything possible' or was pop music falling into its own navel? Murray looks at the popularity and influence of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, a the ways the rise of American R&B imports on the British market changed the way lyrics were written.

Squeeze's Chris Difford joins Murray to chat about some of his favourite lyrics from the era, including work by Bob Dylan, David Bowie as well as newer work by Kate Tempest and Nick Lowe.