Making A Song and Dance: A Complete-Career Collection (Vinyl)

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Legendary musician Richard Marx offers an enlightening, entertaining look at his life and career.

In STORIES TO TELL, Marx uses this same engaging, straight-talking style to look back on his life and career. He writes of how Kenny Rogers changed a single line of a song he’d written for him then asked for a 50% cut—which inspired Marx to write one of his biggest hits. He tells the uncanny story of how he wound up curled up on the couch of Olivia Newton-John, his childhood crush, watching Xanadu. He shares the tribulations of working with the all-female hair metal band Vixen and appearing in their video. Yet amid these entertaining celebrity encounters, Marx offers a more sobering assessment of the music business as he’s experienced it over four decades—the challenges of navigating greedy executives and grueling tour schedules, and the rewards of connecting with thousands of fans at sold-out shows that make all the drama worthwhile. He also provides an illuminating look at his songwriting process and talks honestly about how his personal life has inspired his work, including finding love with wife Daisy Fuentes and the mystery illness that recently struck him—and that doctors haven’t been able to solve.

STORIES TO TELL is a remarkably candid, wildly entertaining memoir about the art and business of music.

Release date: 29th April, 2022

Tracklist:

Side A:
Don't Mean Nothing
Should've Known Better
Endless Summer Nights
Hold On To The Nights

Side B:
Satisfied
Right Here Waiting
Hazard
Angelia

Side C:
Should've Known Better (Demo)
Endless Summer Nights (Demo)
Edge Of A Broken Heart (Live)
Arrow Through My Heart (Demo)

Side D:
Better Life (Live)
Crazy
This I Promise You
Dance With My Father