RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends October 7th
Space & Aviation Auction Preview
Begins Oct 08
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 11
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 11
Nov 19
Dec 9
Dec 17
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 2496 - Brad Delp's Handwritten Lyrics Notebooks Catalog 530 (Jul 2018)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $943.25 (includes buyer's premium)


Two of Brad Delp's songwriting notebooks, both containing numerous pages of his working lyrics and handwritten notes. The first, a yellow spiral-bound Rite Aid 'Theme Book,' contains more than 50 handwritten pages (many double-sided sheets), with content ranging from just a few words to complete pages, including notes regarding his still unreleased solo material, written while working in the studio. A few highlights of this notebook include: notes in pencil for performing the Beatles' song "Not a 2nd Time," including lyrical excerpts, chord progressions, and notes on the arrangement; chord progressions and lyrics for "The Great Pretender," covered by Delp; lyrics for "Until Your Love Comes Back Around," a single released in 1992 by Delp's band RTZ; notes headed "B Jam," listing the popular Boston songs "Amanda," "Don't Look Back," and "More Than a Feeling"; handwritten lyrics for the chorus of "Amanda"; excerpts of lyrics to "Don't Look Back"; lyrics for the RTZ song "Return to Zero"; and notes and lyrics for numerous other songs, with titles including "Ready or Not," "Steve's Song," "Destiny," and several untitled passages. A handful of quotidian notes, such as telephone numbers and takeout orders ("Big Mac w/ cheese, lge fries"—although Brad was a vegetarian, he was happy to buy meals for those working with him in his basement studio), are interspersed throughout the musically-oriented pages.

The second notebook, a black spiral-bound 'The NoteTaker' tablet, 6 x 9.5, contains nine handwritten pages (some double-sided sheets), including untitled working lyrics for RTZ's 'Turn This Love Around,' a song entitled "Don't Let Go," and several untitled pages (with "Now is the hour of our discontent" appearing as a frequent lyrical line). In overall fine condition, with expected handling wear. A superb compilation of Delp's songwriting materials, demonstrating his diverse musical interests—including both covers of classics and his own original works. From the Brad Delp Collection, and accompanied by a letter of provenance from Micki Delp.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.


Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge Click image to enlarge

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.