Phil Spector

Phil Spector

Sound of the Sixties

Book - 2017
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Musician, songwriter, and producer-- Spector's musical ability and visionary foresight charted the future of popular music and culture of the late twentieth century. He reshaped the business and marketing sides of the music industry, while revolutionizing the recording processes. Yet Spector's need for control brought much damage and confusion into the life of those around him-- and into his own career and life. MacLeod follows the ups and downs of Spector's career.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017
ISBN: 9781442267053
Branch Call Number: 781.57 S741m
Characteristics: xiv, 239 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 08, 2018

This "Sound of the Sixties" biography tells (in vivid detail) all about the meteoric rise, the devastating fall, and the eventual murder conviction of 1960's record producer, Phil Spector.

Born in the Bronx, NYC (1939) - Phil Spector is considered to be the second greatest record producer in pop music history.

Spector is particularly notable for developing the technique called the "Wall of Sound" which was a "Wagnerian" approach to record production.

This idea of Spector's consisted of instilling dense multi-tracking and heavy background orchestration into the pop music that he produced.

Competently written by Sean MacLeod - "Sound of the Sixties" takes a close-up look at Spector's complex character and his great need to be in full control which inevitably brought about significant damage and, yes, confusion into the lives of those around him.

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