Labyrinth of Shadows: A book of Songs – Lawrence Dean Songbook (filk)


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 A collection of twenty-one songs, all with accompanying original music and chords from one of Britain’s most versatile writer/performers. The songs were written between 1987 and 1992, and range in tone from the title-song, inspired by Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy, to those inspired by the Discworld books and the film The Princess Bride. OUT OF PRINT.

These books have been in storage and are in pretty excellent condition, but the cover may look faded.

Paperback, 52 pages (21 songs).
A4 saddle-stapled.
Publication date 18 April 1992

Contents list, with notes, for LABYRINTH OF SHADOWS

Labyrinth of Shadows
inspired by the novels Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
The Harp and the Axe
words by Lawrence Dean and Robert Sneddon
Site Unseen
inspired by the Discword novels of Terry Pratchett
inspired by the film Highlander, directed by Russell Mulcahy
Dread Pirate Roberts
inspired by the film The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner
and based on the book of the same name by William Goldman,
which was originally published under the pseudonym S Morgenstern.
The Land of Beyond
words by the poet Robert W Service, used by kind permission of his estate
Mean Machine
inspired by the film The Terminator, directed by James Cameron
The Servant
Director’s Lament
inspired by the novel Roadside Picnic, by Boris and Arkadi Strugatski
Norman Conquest
Stealth Bomber
suggested by Rafe Culpin, and based on the poem
“I Can’t Find my Camouflage Net” by Les Barker
At the Sign of the Broken Drum
inspired by the Discword novels of Terry Pratchett and dedicated to
Richard & Marion van der Voort who run the bookshop “At the Sign of the Dragon”
The Sequel Song
Dance Of The Midnight Shapes
Ankle-deep in Ankh-Morpork
inspired by the Discword novels of Terry Pratchett and with apologies
to Michelle Shocked for the pun on “Anchored Down in Anchorage”
Wishing Well
words by the poet Robert W Service, used by kind permission of his estate
Free For All
The Last Apocalypso
No Way Home

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HS code 490199


Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 8 × 12 × .25 in

Lawrence Dean



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