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 twentieth 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 prefer to train the area to Sing”). Abbey highway to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate stories of operating with essentially the most very important artists of the 20 th century, whereas crafting a valid that encouraged generations of track makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on hundreds of thousands of hundreds of thousands of lovers 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 numerous generations of tune makers that maintains to this present day. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, purple Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the USA, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking individuals, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.
This is his tale, whole 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 information make this publication vital for each track fan.
Ken turned part of the staff latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this sort of excessive normal - a customary that is still a benchmark this present day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of notable creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely the most exciting recording reviews i've got ever had. And we all could agree that was once 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 continuously unflappable, that's a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking
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