By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott
Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a tune 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 train the area to Sing”). Abbey highway to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate thoughts of operating with one of the most very important artists of the twentieth century, whereas crafting a legitimate that prompted generations of track makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on thousands of thousands of fanatics 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 inspired a number of generations of track 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, crimson Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the United States, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking folks, 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 publication a must have for each tune fan.
Ken turned part of the workforce latterly, which through the years recorded the band to one of these excessive common - a regular that is still a benchmark at the present time. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to help me in the course of that interval of notable creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely probably the most exciting recording studies 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 used to be constantly unflappable, that's a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking
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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott