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Perfecting sound forever : the story of recorded music

Author: Greg Milner
Publisher: New York : Faber & Faber, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Spanning the whole of the 20th century, this definitive cultural history of recorded music will change your understanding of what you are listening to - and how you hear your favourite songs - every time you turn on the radio, switch on the ipod, or dust off the vinyl.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Milner
ISBN: 9781862079427 1862079420
OCLC Number: 429743340
Description: x, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The point of commencement --
From the new world --
Aluminum cowboys --
Pink pseudo-realism --
Presence --
Perfect sound? Whatever --
The story of the band that clipped itself to death (and other dispatches from the loudness war) --
Tubby's ghost. The point of commencement --
From the new world --
Aluminum cowboys : a pretape parable --
Pink pseudo-realism --
Presence --
Perfect sound? Whatever --
The story of the band that clipped itself to death (and other dispatches from the loudness war) --
Tubby's ghost.
Responsibility: Greg Milner.

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Tells the story of recorded music from Thomas Edison's claim, in 1915, that he could perfectly capture the sound of a live performance, to the digital tools which create the illusion of performances  Read more...

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'Greg Milner tells the story of recorded music with novelistic verve, ferocious attention to detail, and a soulful ambivalence about our quest for sonic perfection. He shows how great recordings coe Read more...

 
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