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reader Þ A Fabulous Creation ´ Paperback Read Ø David Hepworth à ➾ [Download] ➾ A Fabulous Creation By David Hepworth ➳ – The era of the LP began in 1967 with ‘Sgt Pepper’; The Beatles didn’t just collect together a bunch of songs they MYourself a means of attracting the opposite sex and for many the single most desirable object in their livesThis is the story of that time it takes us from recording studios where musicians were doing things that had never been done before to the sparsely furnished apartments where their efforts would be received like visitations from a higher power This is the story of how LPs saved our lives I’ve been a fan of David Hepworth’s writing for many years and his Schrodinger like approach to music holding both the option that music is hugely important and life affirming and that music is well only music at one and the same time has huge appeal I may disagree with many of his opinions Black Sabbath Good grief but they are always well argued and extremely articulateEnjoyed this latest book immensely and it has made me not only re visit my LP collection yes I still have some but I have as suggested at the very end of the book started to set aside that little 45 minute period to do nothing but sit and listen Which is no bad thing

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Ad begun trying to reverse engineer the creative process in order to make big money Nobody would play music or listen to it in uite the same way ever againIt was a short but transformative time Musicians became ‘artists’ and we the people patrons of the arts The LP itself had been a mark of sophistication a measure of wealth an instrument of education a poster saying things you dare not say Breezy tour of the long playing record written as both memoir and cultural history Some acts may not ring a bell to American audiences especially those of us who embraced pop over artists who labored over their art I don’t recall Television at all nor Joy Division so that’s maybe a true test of the power of Top 40 radio You had to hunt some of this music down in record bins because the drive time DJs sure didn’t play it There are some wonderful passages like his outline of a standard record deal and the pages about The Making of Tusk It’s a male perspective though For us girls LPs were the main way we got to see our music crushes and we waited for albums to come out w photo inserts and posters They wallpapered our rooms and hearts

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A Fabulous CreationThe era of the LP began in with ‘Sgt Pepper’ The Beatles didn’t just collect together a bunch of songs they Made An Album Henceforth everybody else wanted to Make An AlbumThe end came only fifteen years later coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ By then the Walkman had taken A Fabulous PDF or music out of the home and into the streets and the record business h In recent years David Hepworth has been pumping out excellent books on classic rock pop in short order this his fourth may be the best yetHere he charts the rise and fall of the long playing pop record as an artistic statement and a cultural force submitting that the glory years were 1967 1982 Before then an album was a bunch of songs Afterward he supposes technology fragmented the medium and distracted us from it forty minutes of music certainly couldn’t command our undivided attention anyPart of the pleasure of Hepworth’s writing is how uneuivocal he is He’s as convinced of the central argument here as in 1971 Never a Dull Moment Rock's Golden Year where he insisted that 1971 was the annus mirabilis of the rock album One might uibble with him as I do on The Band’s second album being a masterpiece or Give ‘Em Enough Rope being a waste of everybody’s time but as always he has the courage of his convictions and shows his working in such an entertaining fashionWe might also disagree with where to draw a line in the sand 1982 Thriller MTV and the ubiuity of the Sony Walkman and here Hepworth does perhaps let stuffy nostalgia for the physical object of the vinyl LP cloud his judgement Even children of the later CD era will have memories much like Hepworth’s of gathering an encyclopaedic knowledge of artists they’d never yet heard from the pages of Melody Maker or NME of saving up pocket money for a trip to the megastore of setting aside an evening to absorb their favourite singer’s latest work and so onWhat’s hard to argue with is that by 2019 music’s value has vanished It’s now rented rather than sought out; a huge chunk of everything ever recorded is on tap for a monthly fee that’s half the price you paid for your first CD in Woolworth’s Songs are typically consumed within playlists Often they’re heard through the tinniest of kitchen table speakers which is also recording your every conversation and muttered oath for marketing purposes rather than sitting reverentially in front of hi fi ‘separates’ puzzling over every lyricHepworth is superb at outlining the forces that brought us to this point He characterises the record execs who mostly did care about the music after all and the tech giants who really didn’t The contrast between a teenager strutting about town with an LP under their arm and one privately soundtracking their life with a Walkman or an iPod is teased out neatly There’s a particularly fascinating look at how generation after generation men are forever struggling to reconcile the music they really do like with that that they think they ought to like Hepworth’s own example is his epiphany that Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma was ‘not him’ and exchanging it for the Fairport Convention’s Liege and Lief Hard to fault him there