Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust Autographed copy by Ken Scott Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history as one of only five engineers to have recorded The Beatles but his experiences as a producer may be just as profound Abbe

  • Title: Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust
  • Author: KenScott Bobby Owsinski
  • ISBN: 9780739078587
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Autographed copy by Ken Scott Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history as one of only five engineers to have recorded The Beatles, but his experiences as a producer may be just as profound Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust shares the intimate memories of Ken Scott s days working with some of the most important artists of the 20th century while crafting a sound that hasAutographed copy by Ken Scott Ken Scott holds a unique place in music history as one of only five engineers to have recorded The Beatles, but his experiences as a producer may be just as profound Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust shares the intimate memories of Ken Scott s days working with some of the most important artists of the 20th century while crafting a sound that has influenced several generations of music makers Ken s work has left an indelible mark on hundreds of millions of fans with his skilled contributions to Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album, and as a producer and or engineer of six David Bowie albums including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , as well as other timeless classics from a who s who of classic rock and jazz acts, including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, Missing Persons, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke Funny, poignant, and oh, so honest, Ken pulls no punches as he tells it as he saw it, as corroborated by a host of famous and not so famous guests who were there as well Plus, you ll be privy to several exclusive stories, facts, and technical details only available in Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust National press campaign planned around 40th anniversary of Ziggy Stardust release on June 6, 2012 Includes never before told stories of The Beatles, David Bowie and Elton John Many never before seen photographsKen became a part of the team latterly, which over the years recorded the band to such a high standard a standard that remains a benchmark today I was lucky to have Ken to assist me during that period of extraordinary creativity George Martin, producer The Beatles

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    • Ritchie says:

      A very easy read from a man who was there. From the Beatles latter period to Bowie's Ziggy days to Elton John's classic years, Ken Scott was there, producing, engineering, mixing. His stories of working with these bands and many others right through to almost the present day are enlightening and entertaining. Do you know what Simon LeBon likes to be called while working in the studio? It's in the book. DO you know what happens when the band doesn't like your wife? It's in the book. The behind th [...]

    • Phillip says:

      ken scott's memoir is a fun book for people (like me) that don't know a lot about how recording studios work it's also a fanboy letter to lots of classic albums that were recorded during scott's tenure as engineer at a few of the more prestigious studios (emi, which later became abbey road, trident, electric ladyland, et al) - where he made quite a few classic records with the beatles, david bowie, elton john and countless others, including lots of prog rock and jazz fusion classics from the 70 [...]

    • Stuart says:

      Ken Scott tells of his days as a recording engineer/producer to The Beatles, Eric Clapton, David Bowie and many others.I work as a film editor. I was struck by the similarity of the relationship Ken Scott had with the artists. Like him, I may not be the actor or the writer of a show, but I use all sorts of *tricks* of pacing and storytelling to enhance and make the story compelling. Here Ken talks about the careful artistry of recording, using mic placement, double tracking, specialized reverbs, [...]

    • Jim says:

      I was tempted to give this 5 stars. However, defines 5 stars as "amazing," and I can't say the book rose to quite that level. I did, however, find it very fun and a fast page turner. Not only did it provide an engaging engineering-side historical perspective on many classic bands and albums, it was an enjoyable memoir in its own right, with Scott (with help from his co-author) serving as a witty and charming down-to-earth narrator with a pleasant conversational style. Also, it's amazing to real [...]

    • Nancy Zorn says:

      I think I land somewhere between 2 and 3 stars on this one. A friend of mine worked with Ken Scott, and he sent my friend an autographed copy. My friend decided to pass it on to any interested friends. I understand I was the only friend who expressed interest. I'll start by saying my husband picked it up and decided it was too boring after the first few chapters. This book isn't for everyone. Obviously, someone who is into the minutiae/evolution of engineering would LOVE this book. As for me, wi [...]

    • Mary says:

      I really liked most of this book; I especially enjoyed pulling up samples of the music on youtube to listen to as Ken Scott discussed the various albums (although Scott probably hates the tinny sound of puny computer speakers!) The book also makes one more aware of the compromises modern music fans have made in sound quality (MP3's) for convenience. Graphic equalizers, full-range speakers, etc. used to be priorities, but no longer for the average listener. The book does get technical at times, b [...]

    • Mason Jones says:

      Being a musician and recording engineer, I always enjoy reading stories of the recordings and band interactions by those who've been through it. Ken Scott started out at EMI Studios (later rechristined Abbey Road) working with the Beatles, among many others, then recorded with Bowie, including Ziggy Stardust; Supertramp; Mahavishnu Orchestra; and then recorded and managed Missing Persons. There's much more in here too. It's all told through short snapshot-like vignettes, which makes it a breezy [...]

    • Lovely Rita says:

      I really really liked this book too (I read it right after Tony Bramwell's book about the Beatles). Ken Scott worked at EMI and on Beatles sessions, eventually becoming their recording engineer for the White Album. He also worked with Bowie, Elton John, Duran Duran, and he discovered Missing Persons. He's done a huge range of things, and it was fascinating to hear about his career. I liked how the book was organized, which wasn't strictly chronological, but by artist/era. He also has a lot of te [...]

    • Hannah says:

      I couldn't make it through this book. Some of the stories were interesting, particularly ones that gave insight into what it was like to be around the Beatles in some amazing creative moments, but so many of the other bands' entries ended with "I don't remember why, but I guess we did that" that I just couldn't bring myself to keep going. Not quite memoir, not quite scattered journal entries, part venue for airing old grievances against previous employers and artists It's too bad, because the to [...]

    • Lynn says:

      Ken Scott is a well-known name in rock music circles. He's worked with the Beatles and produced Elton John, David Bowie, Supertramp, Stanley Clarke and many other individuals and groups. This book not only tells some fascinating and funny anecdotes, it gives the reader genuine insight into the career of a recording engineer/producer, with technical details available in sidebars for those who care about such things. This is not primarily a Beatles book (although it tells some interesting stories) [...]

    • Bruce says:

      Interesting fly-on-the-wall tales told capably by a music producer who began working with The Beatles and David Bowie and progressed through many pioneering bands over the years. The only downside is it starts with the most interesting bands and personalities and progresses through fewer and fewer bands of similar stature and interest. Maybe not as riveting as Geoff Emerick's fine memoir Here, There and Everywhere, but a fine read nonetheless.

    • Stephen says:

      Overall Review: Good ReadComments:This is a memoir of Ken Scott - a recording engineer, record producer and manager whose experiences include recording the Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, producing Supertramp's Crime of the Century and managing Missing Persons (among many others)A fun and interesting look into the artists, the albums and how they were recorded, and the industry. Fascinating and fun.

    • Jeff Schrems says:

      What an amazing glimpse into a world that is forever gone. The Beatles, Bowie, Elton Johne list goes on & on. Ken got to take part in some of the most iconic recording sessions ever to hit tape. If you are interested in any of the aforementioned artists or the recording process in general, read this book.

    • Aaron Badgley says:

      This is one of the finest books I have ever read about the music industry. He is an insider who gives his honest perspective about the artists and performers with whom he worked. Very readable, and very very enjoyable.

    • Darkwalker says:

      Fantastic book for anyone interested in the music business. The drugs and sex stories are provided in voyeuristic fashion (Tubes, and Missing Persons), but for me I enjoyed the technical tidbits about how music was made prior to computers and Pro Tools.

    • Sean says:

      Good for the music/trivia nerd, or anybody who is involved with musical production and grew up with the Beatles. Probably too tech oriented for the average Beatles fan, though it's not really all that tech. Lots of nice trivia and stories about what happened 'back in the day'.

    • David says:

      Greta book for those into music production and/or recorded music. Very enjoyable

    • Jay Clement says:

      Blasted through this one. Some interesting recording and industry stuff, but not quite as engrossing as I had hoped. What a musical life Ken Scott had, though!

    • Mark says:

      A one-man history of rock'n'roll! A very entertaining read.

    • Mortimer says:

      An interesting memoir of an important first generation rock engineer. Later also producer and manager. Could have been more interesting on the technical bits and making of such great music.

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