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A Fabulous Creation: How the LP Saved Our Lives

A Fabulous Creation: How the LP Saved Our Lives (Paperback)

By Hepworth, David

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_________ `Hepworth's knowledge and understanding of rock history is prodigious ... [a] hugely entertaining study of the LP's golden age' The Times _________ The era of the LP began in 1967, with `Sgt Pepper'; The Beatles didn't just collect together a bunch of songs, they Made A...n Album. Henceforth, everybody else wanted to Make An Album. The end came only fifteen years later, coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson's `Thriller'. By then the Walkman had taken music out of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun trying to reverse-engineer the creative process in order to make big money. Nobody would play music or listen to it in quite the same way ever again. It was a short but transformative time. Musicians became `artists' and we, the people, patrons of the arts. The LP itself had been a mark of sophistication, a measure of wealth, an instrument of education, a poster saying things you dare not say yourself, a means of attracting the opposite sex, and, for many, the single most desirable object in their lives. This is the story of that time; it takes us from recording studios where musicians were doing things that had never been done before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power. This is the story of how LPs saved our lives.
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ISBN 9781784162085
Released NZ 20 Sep 2020
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784162085
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Black Swan
Released 20 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hepworth, David
Category Music
Rock & Pop Music
Music Recording & Reproduction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 781.660266
Weight 285g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Popular music - History and criticism, Rock music - History and criticism, Sound recordings - History - 20th century
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade