A sound mind
Morley pA music journalist for over thirty years, Paul Morley had stopped being excited by modern pop music. But not wishing to retreat into dreary nostalgia, reflecting on the bands he wrote about in the past, he went searching for something new, rare and wondrous - and found it in classical music.
A Sound Mind is Morley's memoir of his shifting musical tastes, but it's also a history of classical music that reveals the genre's rich and often deviant past. Like a conductor, he weaves together timelines and timeframes in an orchestral narrative that declares the radical relevance of classical music.