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By Julian Colbeck, Alan Parsons

ISBN-10: 1480397237

ISBN-13: 9781480397231

Publish yr note: First released in 2012

More than just the publication of the award-winning DVD set, Art & technology of Sound Recording, the booklet takes mythical engineer, manufacturer, and artist Alan Parsons' ways to sound recording to the following point. In e-book shape, Parsons has the gap to incorporate extra technical historical past info, extra specified diagrams, plus a whole set in fact notes on all the 24 themes, from "The short historical past of Recording" to the now-classic "Dealing with Disasters."

Written with the DVD's coproducer, musician, and writer Julian Colbeck, ASSR, the e-book deals readers a vintage "big picture" view of contemporary recording expertise at the side of a nearly encyclopedic record of particular strategies, tactics, and kit. For all its heft and authority authored by means of a guy proficient at London's famed Abbey highway studios within the Nineteen Seventies ASSR, the ebook is usually written in undeniable English and is filled with beneficial anecdotes from Alan Parsons' personal occupation operating with the Beatles, crimson Floyd, and numerous others.

Not simply informative, but additionally hugely exciting and inspirational, ASSR, the booklet is the appropriate platform on which to construct services within the paintings and technology of sound recording.

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They couldn’t wait for custom orders because they were playing a concert in Houston the next day and had decided on the spur of the moment that a show in Texas just wouldn’t be right without Nudies. ” Throughout the seventies, the Western look dominated the mass culture in various iterations: the country pimp look of Nudie customer Bootsy Collins, the Liberace-via-Lankershim Boulevard attire of Tumbleweed Connection-era Elton John, the blue jeans and bandanas of new cowboy film stars Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, and finally the urban cowboy chic of disco icon John Travolta.

Gram Parsons had no aspirations of dressing like a real cowboy because he had no intention of being a real cowboy. Gram Parsons wanted to be a country star, and country stars wore Nudie suits with all the trimming. 54 When Parsons made his first trip to Nudie’s Rodeo Tailors, it was something of a pilgrimage. Nudie suits had, after all, defined the visual aesthetic of country music throughout Parsons’ childhood. A custom-made Nudie suit was no cheap thing, but with his trust-fund backing, money was no obstacle for Parsons.

It didn’t take Parsons long to track down his former bandmate. Bearing marijuana and a bass player, Parsons went to visit Hillman at his home just outside LA. Hillman was still justifiably angry over the way Parsons had left the Byrds in the lurch, but the inclusion of Chris Ethridge on bass would 35 allow Hillman to step forward on guitar for the first time since he’d left the Hillmen to join the Byrds in 1965. The opportunity was too much to pass up. “I had been talking with Chris Ethridge about starting a group,” a stoned Parsons said in a 1971 radio interview.

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