SOUND PICTURES: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin

SOUND PICTURES: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin

KENNETH WOMACK    Book Number: 92934    Product format: Hardback

A companion to Maximum Volume code 92933, the story continues with this powerful glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. This volume traces the story of George Martin and the Beatles' incredible artistic trajectory after reaching the creative height of Rubber Soul. From 1966 onwards, George Martin and the Beatles created one landmark album after another including Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, but the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges became ever greater. Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, but all roads lead him back to the Beatles. On a late spring day in 1969, England's most esteemed record producer was sitting in his office on London's Park Street, toiling away at AIR (Associated Independent Recording), the company he founded four years earlier after experiencing one rebuff too many at the hands of the vaunted EMI Group, and Parlophone Records which he had led with a steady hand for more than a decade and turned into a valuable, blue-chip musical property and earned them tens of millions of pounds. But what did he have to show for it? In 1963, his salary amounted to £3,000 a year, a year he had produced and held the number one position on the British Charts for a phenomenal 37 weeks. And then that day he got an unexpected phone call from Paul McCartney. 'We're going to make another record. Would you like to produce it?' And with John included... Was it even possible at this late date to take the Beatles' sad song and make it better? Now more than 50 years later George Martin?s singular stamp remains on popular music as does the magic of the Beatles and their recording legacy in the hands of this genius music producer. 532 magnificent pages, eight pages of plates.
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ISBN 9781903360262
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