A Fabulous Creation: How the LP Saved Our Lives

A Fabulous Creation: How the LP Saved Our Lives

David Hepworth  (Author)
The era of the LP began in 1967, 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 Album.

The end came only fifteen years later, coinciding with the release of Michael Jackson's `Thriller'. By then the Walkman had taken music out of the home and into the streets and the record business had begun trying to reverse-engineer the creative process in order to make big money. Nobody would play music or listen to it in quite the same way ever again.

It 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 yourself, a means of attracting the opposite sex, and, for many, the single most desirable object in their lives.

This 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.
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  • Product code: 9780593077634
  • Barcode: 9780593077634
  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Author: David Hepworth
  • Publishing company: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Year of publication: 21.03.2019
  • Book format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 384

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