Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott

By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott

Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a tune that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the 20 th century, Ken has garnered Gold, Platinum, and Diamond checklist revenues awards; a number of Grammy nominations; or even a Clio Award (for his recording of the vintage Coke advert “I’d wish to educate the area to Sing”). Abbey street to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate stories of operating with one of the most very important artists of the 20 th century, whereas crafting a valid that prompted generations of track makers.

Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of lovers along with his expert contributions to Magical secret journey and The White Album. As manufacturer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) in addition to different undying classics, the sound Ken crafted has prompted numerous generations of song makers that keeps to today. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, crimson Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the United States, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking people, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.

This is his tale, entire with humorous, provocative, and oh-so-honest stories of the studio, level, or even an notorious swimming pool incident. Never-before-seen pictures and technical info make this publication vital for each song fan.

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Ken turned part of the workforce latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this sort of excessive typical - a customary that is still a benchmark this present day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of awesome creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)

I credits Ken for most likely the most exciting recording studies i've got ever had. And we all might agree that was once most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp

I discovered to stick calm stressed from Ken. He used to be consistently unflappable, that is a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons venture

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I shrugged and blinked, to say I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. At thirty, you put lots of faith in misunderstanding and the magic of ignorance: it’s as though admitting to gravity means you’re going to fall, or saying the word “tuberculosis” means immediate fever and a cough. In fact, a personal hardship, my own girlfriend had been reading only him, steadily, languorously. One afternoon, she took a cigarette with her to the kitchen to cool off, and I found this e-mail on her computer.

My own anxieties are many,” she wrote. “My brother was a hilarious guy, a quirky, generous spirit, who happened to be a genius and suffer from depression. There was a lot of happiness in his life. He loved to be silly, he made exquisite fun of himself and others. Part of me still expects to wake up from this, but everywhere I turn is proof that he’s really most sincerely dead. ” That’s the other thing this book would like to be: a record of what David was like, when he was thirty-four and all his cards had turned over good, every one of his ships had sailed back into harbor.

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