In the ever-evolving music industry, photographer David Redfern remains a constant: always there and guaranteed to get results. From jazz greats like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Ella Fitzgerald to rock legends like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, Redfern has taken some of the most memorable and definitive shots in music history, as witnessed on international magazine covers, books, posters, record sleeves, even U.S. postage stamps. Featuring more than 400 photos, each with their own story, "The Unclosed Eye" is an extraordinary pictorial record of the last five decades of music.
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). Making the instrument and vocal tracks sound their best, then making them all work together- everything you need to know to make the perfect mix is in this book. You'll then learn how to take that perfect mix and create the perfect stereo master recording, ready for CD replication or digital distribution online. Detailed illustrations, photographs, plus audio and video examples on DVD make sure you understand everything you need to know to mix and master like the pros.
Reviews the twenty-five-year history of the Grateful Dead, a rock 'n' roll institution, offering photographs along with interviews with band members, friends, and notable "Dead Heads"
Everyone knows the success stories of the music industry - how Michael Jackson's Thriller blew the roof off and how Clive Davis helped orchestrate Carlos Santana's stunning comeback. But now you'll find out about people who were dead wrong. This book details some of the most expensive blunders ever made by artists and by record executives, managers and producers who've worked with stars such as Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, The Beatles, Madonna, Nickelback, Bob Dylan, Dido, The Rolling Stones, and dozens more. From contract and copyright screw-ups to sheer arrogance and lying, this book includes eye-opening revelations on: the pitfalls of employing a family member - the marketability of suicide - the industry's accepted levels of lies and thievery - and much, much more.
In this extensively researched ode to scandal, Peter Blecha recounts the travails of musicians who have dared to air "unacceptable" topics. Filled with several centuries' worth of raunchy sex ditties, morbid murder ballads, satanic songs, paeans to intoxication and radical political anthems, this book lays the censors' stories bare, and casts a much-needed spotlight on civil liberties and artistic freedom in our post-9/11 world. Highlights the work of hundreds of controversial musicians, including: the Beatles, Ray Charles, the Dixie Chicks, Dylan, Eminem, Billie Holiday, Nirvana, Elvis, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, Springsteen, Zappa and others. "Blecha tells a story of how free we aren't. It's a story every music fan needs to know." - Dave Marsh
Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and based on research in the Met's massive archives, this history chronicles and celebrates the Met's first one hundred years and the legendary stars and conductors who have performed there