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A Fabulous Creation

Audiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Fabulous Creation, written and read by David Hepworth.

The era of the LP began in 1967, with 'Sgt Pepper'; The Beatles didn't just collect together a bunch of songs, they Made An Album. Henceforth, everybody else wanted to Make An Album.

The end came only fifteen years later, coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. By then the Walkman had taken music out of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun trying to reverse-engineer the creative process in order to make big money. Nobody would play music or listen to it in quite the same way ever again.

It was a short but transformative time. Musicians became 'artists' and we, the people, patrons of the arts. The LP itself had been a mark of sophistication, a measure of wealth, an instrument of education, a poster saying things you dare not say yourself, a means of attracting the opposite sex, and, for many, the single most desirable object in their lives.

This is the story of that time; it takes us from recording studios where musicians were doing things that had never been done before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power. This is the story of how LPs saved our lives.


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Publisher: Transworld Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781473568969
  • File size: 370292 KB
  • Release date: March 21, 2019
  • Duration: 12:51:26

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781473568969
  • File size: 370334 KB
  • Release date: March 21, 2019
  • Duration: 13:00:27
  • Number of parts: 12

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Fabulous Creation, written and read by David Hepworth.

The era of the LP began in 1967, with 'Sgt Pepper'; The Beatles didn't just collect together a bunch of songs, they Made An Album. Henceforth, everybody else wanted to Make An Album.

The end came only fifteen years later, coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. By then the Walkman had taken music out of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun trying to reverse-engineer the creative process in order to make big money. Nobody would play music or listen to it in quite the same way ever again.

It was a short but transformative time. Musicians became 'artists' and we, the people, patrons of the arts. The LP itself had been a mark of sophistication, a measure of wealth, an instrument of education, a poster saying things you dare not say yourself, a means of attracting the opposite sex, and, for many, the single most desirable object in their lives.

This is the story of that time; it takes us from recording studios where musicians were doing things that had never been done before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power. This is the story of how LPs saved our lives.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Transworld
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781473568969
    File size: 370292 KB
    Release date: March 21, 2019
    Duration: 12:51:26

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781473568969
    File size: 370334 KB
    Release date: March 21, 2019
    Duration: 13:00:27
    Number of parts: 12

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English