By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott
Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a track that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the twentieth 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 realm to Sing”). Abbey highway to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate stories of operating with essentially the most very important artists of the 20 th century, whereas crafting a legitimate that motivated generations of tune makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on 1000s of hundreds of thousands of fanatics 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 track 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, red 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 photos and technical info make this e-book essential for each track fan.
Ken turned part of the workforce latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this type of excessive regular - a regular that continues to be a benchmark this day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to help me in the course of that interval of awesome creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely essentially the most exciting recording studies i've got ever had. And we all may agree that was once most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
I realized to stick calm stressed from Ken. He was once consistently unflappable, that's a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking
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