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 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 educate 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 legitimate that stimulated generations of song makers.
Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on 1000's 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 song makers that maintains to at the present time. 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 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 photos and technical information make this ebook a must have for each track fan.
Ken grew to become part of the group latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this type of excessive normal - a typical that continues to be a benchmark this day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to aid me in the course of that interval of impressive creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)
I credits Ken for most likely some of the most exciting recording studies i've got ever had. And we all may agree that was once most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp
I discovered to stick calm stressed from Ken. He used to be consistently unflappable, that is 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