Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott

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 list 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 realm to Sing”). Abbey street to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate stories of operating with probably the most very important artists of the twentieth century, whereas crafting a valid that inspired generations of tune makers.

Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on thousands 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 motivated numerous generations of song 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 US, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking folks, 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 images and technical info make this e-book vital for each tune fan.


Ken grew to become part of the group latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this kind of excessive typical - a customary that is still a benchmark this present day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to help me in the course of that interval of amazing creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)

I credits Ken for most likely essentially the most exciting recording stories i've got ever had. And we all might 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 constantly unflappable, that is a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons venture

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