Literary Illusions is proud to be giving away three copies of Making Records: The Scenes Behind the Music. If you want to win one of these copies you just need to be from the US and leave us a comment letting us know that you want to win. In order to win you cannot have won any contests in the past month. So if you’re interested in winning leave us a comment. The contest ends on November 23, 2007 at midnight. We will be picking a winner on November 24, 2007. Keep reading to learn more about Making Records.
From the Hyperion Book Page:
Sinatra. Streisand. Dylan. Pavarotti. McCartney. Sting. Madonna. What do these musicians have in common besides their super-stardom? They have all worked with legendary music producer Phil Ramone.
For almost five decades, Phil Ramone has been a force in the music industry. He has produced records and collaborated with almost every major talent in the business. There is a craft to making records, and Phil has spent his life mastering it. For the first time ever, he shares the secrets of his trade.
Making Records is a fascinating look “behind the glass” of a recording studio. From Phil’s exhilarating early days recording jazz and commercial jingles at A&R, to his first studio, and eventual legendary producer status, Phil allows you to sit in on the sessions that created some of the most memorable music of the 20th century — including Frank Sinatra’s Duets album, Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, Ray Charles’s Genius Loves Company and Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years.
In addition to being a ringside seat for contemporary popular music history, Making Records is an unprecedented tutorial on the magic behind what music producers and engineers do. In these pages, Phil offers a rare peek inside the way music is made . . . illuminating the creative thought processes behind some of the most influential sessions in music history.
This is a book about the art that is making records — the way it began, the way it is now, and everything in between.
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