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Interesting and easy to read,
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This review is from: All You Need Is Ears (Paperback)
Sir George Martin writes as he talks, which is straightforward and with great knowledge of the record industry. So this book is awash with great little stories from his career, together with a lot of interesting information on the many artists he had produced at the time this book was written.
Obviously more time is spent on The Beatles, but he combines this discussion of the artists with quite a bit of technical information charting the history of recording techiques as they developed. Its here for me where the book probably loses a bit more than a star, as my interest (or perhaps lack of understanding) waned after I had read 2 or 3 pages on the advent of stereo.
That last comment is an important point. This book was written in the 1970's so anybody buying this to learn how a great record producer handles modern recording techniques will be sadly dissappointed.
However overall its an entertaining and mainly interesting read written by one of the best record producers (and certainly the most important) this country has ever produced.