I am OverMoon to announce that, at long last, my lyric book, SING OMEGA, is now at the printers.
I would firstly like to thank deeply all those who have waited for so long, with such patience, after ordering, and paying for, it so very long ago, Thank you all and bless you all, always.
As I am sure you will all appreciate, the æsthetic, and hence contents, of the book have changed dramatically since it was first announced. I have desired to keep it as clear as the Channel from which it flows. The book is 560 pages long and, after a brief foreword and acknowledgements, commences with my writings for 2013, the first of which is I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell and then falls back in fields of time to 1983, ending with “LAShTAL”. A beautiful essay by Thomas Ligotti on my work, “Will You Wait For Me By The Dead Clock?”, ends the text of the book, which then closes with an index of titles of albums, songs and poems and a colophon.
The endpapers reproduce my handwritten texts for two songs—the beginning of the I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell’s first song, “The Invisible Church”, and the opening lines of “I Looked To The Southside Of The Door” from Birth Canal Blues. But I have not used reproductions of my original handwritten lyrics in the rest of the book, as I disliked the lack of clarity it engendered.
930 copies of the first edition of SING OMEGA have been printed. The book will be available at the London concert, where it is formally launched along with the new C93 album. I am absolutely delighted with the book and how it has appeared.
If there are any people who would, at this stage, still like to cancel their order for whatever reason and receive a refund, please email Coptic Cat with LYRIC BOOK REFUND in the subject line.
The book is £41 plus postage and packing from www.davidtibet.com. It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.