Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 307 pages
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(Book). You may not have heard of them, but you have certainly heard their songs! From the lo-fidelity origins of early pioneers to today's dazzling technocrats, the role of the music producer is as murkily undefined as it is wholly essential. Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings is an exploration of the influence of the often colorful, idiosyncratic and visionary music producers through popular music and the fascinatingly crucial role they have played in shaping the way we hear pop music today. Sonic Alchemy is nothing short of the secret history of the music producer.
  

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User Review  - Ty - Goodreads

I loved the insights this gave, just wish it went more into the beat scientists since thats where my heart is at Read full review

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User Review  - Justin McDowell - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Growing up in the 90s, it's difficult to have a good perspective on music of the past. This book takes you back to the '50s and takes you on a ride into the early '90s to ... Read full review

Contents

Brian Wilson
49
David Axelrod and Shel Talmy
91
RB Goes Funky
149
Brian Eno and John Cale
179
Chris Thomas
233
Martin Hannett
249
Arthur Baker
267
End Notes
289
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