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Sir George Martin

John Sliz
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Sir George Martin

Postby John Sliz » Fri April 22nd, 2016, 7:39 pm

I am currently reading, "All You Need is Ears" by the late George Martin. It is just an honest account of his life in the music industry. Good read so far and I haven't even gotten to the part where he meets the Beatles yet.

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Re: Sir George Martin

Postby John Sliz » Sat April 30th, 2016, 1:40 pm

Just to follow up on this very good book by saying that I never realized how much the recording industry developed in the 60s. It really was the golden age of modern recording.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Re: Sir George Martin

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat April 30th, 2016, 8:07 pm

My husband will be interested in this book. He's an amateur musician and he's followed the development of the recording industry--really a very recent development and a constantly changing one, since it was born out of new technology in the 1920s and has shifted as the means of consuming the media keeps morphing.
To think that only a century ago, if you wanted to hear somebody singing, you had to either travel to within a few hundred yards of the singer, or sing it yourself.

Sometimes I think we are the worse of for not singing more ourselves. In Wales, where singing is much more a part of the culture, almost everybody can carry a tune. I wonder how much longer that will last?
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Re: Sir George Martin

Postby John Sliz » Sun May 1st, 2016, 6:28 pm

He does get very technical at times about sound and how to best record it. I am pretty sure that I understood it all, but please don't ask me to repeat it. I am sure that your husband will enjoy it. I know I did.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Sir George Martin

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun May 1st, 2016, 8:35 pm

I just bought it for him. Don't worry about the technical, in Jay's case, the more arcane, the better. He is the original Geek.
my facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/emilylaurencotton are public, generally things I find amusing.
my passions: fair trade, ending slavery, and justice.
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects." Will Rogers
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