The Lyrics of Ian Mculloch a new book published this April


30 April sees the publication of The Lyrics of Ian McCulloch, one of the first books in a new series from The Lyric Book Company. The enigmatic and charismatic Ian McCulloch is one of the UK’s more talented lyricists. Both as frontman for Echo and the Bunnymen and as a solo artist, his pensive lyrics have bought him international renown.

For more than 30 years, Echo & The Bunnymen have been one of the greatest and most influential bands in the world, more often than not providing the listening public with moments of glistening pop brilliance, from their debut single Pictures On My Wall through the classic singles The Cutter, The Killing Moon and Nothing Lasts Forever, each accompanied by Ian’s heartfelt lyrics.

Now collected together for the first time, The Lyrics of Ian McCulloch chronicles over 150 songs spanning Ian’s entire career. Containing lyrics from the Echo and the Bunnymen catalogue, Ian’s solo work, Electrafixion and two songs from his first solo record in nearly a decade, including the title track Pro Patria Mori.

In this incredible collection, we see McCulloch exploring love, fate and life.

The concept of The Lyric Book Company is a simple one: a unique book company, specialising solely in producing complete works of the world’s finest songwriters. This is a series of beautifully produced, hardback books artists and their fans can be proud of. Working closely with the artist, The Lyric Book Company will ensure each song is correctly presented.

The Lyrics of Ian McCulloch is available to pre-order online at

product details

Ian McCulloch: The Lyrics of Ian McCulloch

Book published: 30 April 2012

157 Songs 236pp 164 x 105mm Hardback RRP: £10

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