By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott
Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly listen a track that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the 20 th century, Ken has garnered Gold, Platinum, and Diamond checklist revenues awards; a number of Grammy nominations; or even a Clio Award (for his recording of the vintage Coke advert “I’d wish to educate the area to Sing”). Abbey highway to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate thoughts of operating with probably the most vital artists of the twentieth century, whereas crafting a valid that motivated generations of track makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on enormous quantities of thousands of enthusiasts along with his expert contributions to Magical secret journey and The White Album. As manufacturer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) in addition to different undying classics, the sound Ken crafted has stimulated a number of generations of tune makers that maintains to today. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, red Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the United States, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking people, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.
This is his tale, entire with humorous, provocative, and oh-so-honest stories of the studio, level, or even an notorious swimming pool incident. Never-before-seen photos and technical info make this booklet vital for each track fan.
Ken grew to become part of the workforce latterly, which through the years recorded the band to one of these excessive regular - a typical that continues to be a benchmark this present day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of amazing creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely probably the most exciting recording reports i've got ever had. And we all could agree that used to be most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
I realized to stick calm stressed from Ken. He was once continually unflappable, that is a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking
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