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June 6 is not only the 50th anniversary of The Beatles
first recording at Abbey Road Studios and the 40th Anniversary of the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. It is also the publishing date of Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby
Owsinski, Alfred Music
Publishing, $24.99, hardcover.
Co-author Ken Scott was one of the five main engineers for The Beatles
and he produced that seminal Bowie release… and so much more. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust chronicles Scott's amazing career. He has worked with a who's who of classic rock acts including Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, Harry Nilsson, the Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, America, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes and Missing Persons among many others. Ken has also played a big part in the world of jazz, being the first to integrate a more powerful rock sound into the genre via albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, Jeff Beck
and Stanley Clarke. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust is peppered with both provocative and humorous anecdotes and technological techniques to satisfy the most ardent fans and industry insiders alike.
Over the years Ken has received multiple Grammy® nominations as well as dozens of Gold® and Platinum® records from around the world for the acts he's engineered and produced, but no honor stands as large as his recent election to the Sound Fellowship of the United Kingdom's Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), a lifetime achievement award recognizing his contribution to music. Considering his body of work and its subsequent influence on today's music, it's easy to see why so many see Ken Scott as one of the "best of the best."
Owsinski started his career as a guitar and keyboard player, songwriter and arranger, eventually becoming an in-demand producer/engineer working with a variety of recording artists, and on commercials, television, and motion pictures. One of the first to delve into surround sound music mixing, Bobby
has worked on over 100 surround projects and DVD productions for many superstar acts.
Combining his experience with a clear writing style, Bobby
has become a bestselling author in the music recording industry with more than a dozen publications that are now staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges around the world. His most recent titles for Alfred Music
Publishing are The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook and The Studio Builder's Handbook. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust is Owsinski's 16th book.
Watch the trailer and learn more at http://4wrd.it/a.prabbeytoziggy.
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