Ryan Adams has enough of a literary streak to have written and published a couple of books himself. But here’s an intriguingly book-ish interpretation of Ryan’s music by someone else, an English artist named Simon James — who has rendered the 2014 self-titled album Ryan Adams as if each song on it were a well-worn paperback copy of a novel. The artist has also done similar works based on albums by Roxy Music, Bob Dylan and others.
Given subsequent events since Ryan Adams was released last September, these would probably be some pretty tragic books, too. Still, I’d be more likely to get a print of this to hang on my wall if he’d done one based on Strangers Almanac instead. Just sayin’.