Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed (Music Pro Guides) Paperback – November 1, 2012
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About the Author
- Publisher : Hal Leonard Books (November 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 378 pages
- ISBN-10 : 145841972X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1458419729
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.93 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Having said that, There's no need for the author to constantly, and I mean CONSTANTLY, quote reviews from Rolling Stone and Billboard magazine concerning how great an album was and how the artist completely re-shaped the style of music they play. It didn't take long for me to get annoyed with the incessant barrage of "So-and-So is the best drummer in the world, or that "this guy" is a legendary whatever! And, the problem is that it happens throughout the book! The best thing I can recommend is to skip all of the parts that are written in the author's font and only read the quotes from each producer which are in a different font.
Also, someone did a very poor job of proof reading the text. There are numerous instances of missing words in sentences that increase the frustration level of reading this book. I gave my copy to a friend and told him I didn't want it back. There is no reason for him to lose money buying this book.
The book has very few technical details on the recording of some of the greatest albums out there. Instead, it focuses more on the interaction between the producers and artists, and how the producers pulled the best performance they could out of the musicians.
If that's what you're looking for...it's a fine read. But if you're looking for more of the technical details...this is not your book.