Montag 21. August 2017: Buch MAXIMUM VOLUME – THE LIFE OF BEATLES PRODUCER GEORGE MARTIN – THE EARLY YEARS, 1926-1966
Autor: Kenneth Womack. Verlag: Chicago Review Press, USA. ISBN-10: 1613731892; ISBN-13: 978-1613731895
Gebundene Ausgabe; Format: 22,9 x 15,2 cm; 356 Seiten; 18 Schwarzweiß-Fotos (4 davon mit Beatles); Sprache: englischsprachig.
Kapitel: Prologue – „Good God, What’ve We Got ’Ere?“; Made in Great Britain; The Big Smoke; A House in St. John’s Wood; „Frustration Has Many Fathers“; An Instant Friendship; „I Don’t Like YOur Tie“; „Liverpool? You’re Jokung!“; 585 Minutes; Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!; El Dorado; A Really Big Show; The Four Mop-Tops; Martin’s Revenge; Off the Beatle Track; „Can We Have That on the Record?“; Yesterday and Today; Something in the AIR; Plastic Soul; Epilogie – Life Begins at Forty; Acknowledgements; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
MAXIMUM VOLUME education, and his musical influences at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama profoundly shaped his early career in the BBC’s Classical Music department and as head of the EMI Group’s Parlophone Records. These musical influences would become the fount out of which flowed the genius behind his seven years producing the Beatles’ incredible body of work, including such albums as RUBBER SOUL, REVOLVER, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, and ABBEY ROAD.
The first book of a two-part series, MAXIMUM VOLUME traces MARTIN’s early years as a scratch pianist, his life in the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, and his groundbreaking work as the head of Parlophone Records during the 1950s, when MARTIN saved the company from ruin after making his name as a producer of comedy and spoken-word recordings. In its most dramatic moments, MAXIMUM VOLUME narrates the story of MARTIN’s unlikely discovery of the Beatles and his painstaking efforts to prepare their newfangled sound for the British music marketplace. As the story unfolds, MARTIN and the band craft numerous Number 1 hits along the group’s progress towards THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW and such landmark songs as Yesterday and In My Life – Beatles tunes that bear MARTIN’s unmistakable musical signature.
About the Author: Kenneth Womack’s books include LONG AND WINDING ROADS, THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO The Beatles, The Beatles ENYCLOPEDIA, and NEW CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON The Beatles. He delivers some 50 invited Beatles talks a year to audiences across the nation, while sharing his insights with media of all stripes, including National Public Radio, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Voice of America.