If You Love The Beatles, You Should Read The Two Volume Biography Of Producer Sir George Martin

first_imgThere’s no question that The Beatles introduced new styles of writing, performing, and especially recording music in the early 1960s. Much of their success comes from the hands of George Martin, the record producer who crafted the inimitable sound of The Beatles. Otherwise known as the “fifth Beatle,” Sir George Martin was the first producer who helped shape the Beatles’ incredible body of work over the course of seven years. Last year, author Kenneth Womack released Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, the first-ever biography about Sir George Martin, tracing his early life and career. The second book of two is ready to hit shelves on September 4, 2018, called Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years 1966-2016.In 1966, the Beatles and George Martin stood at a creative crossroads. The bandmates had started to feel stunted in their musical growth, so they started engaging in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio. The Beatles had also expanded their demographic considerably beyond teens and young adults, leading to new fans of all ages. With more recognition, the band began to feel like prisoners of their fame and grew frustrated by the culture’s inability to grasp the meaning behind their work. Martin worked with the band as they navigated the changing landscape of mid-1960s rock ’n’ roll. Martin’s work ethic and studio savviness earned him a long-lasting partnership with the Beatles that continued throughout the later years of his life. In Sound Pictures, readers will discover how Martin helped the bandmates grow as musicians and found the transformative sound that the Beatles are known for today.Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years 1966-2016 is the second volume of the first full-length biography of George Martin. Kenneth Womack, author and Beatles scholar, provides a detailed account of Martin’s collaborative work with “the fab four” as they advance beyond the success of their earlier recordings. Sound Pictures takes readers behind the scenes and reveals George’s diligent efforts to consolidate the Beatles’ fame in the face of the sociocultural pressures of the time, most noteworthy being the “Beatles are more popular than Jesus” scandal. It also includes stories of Martin’s interactions with the band, including when John Lennon, who hated the sound of his own voice, requested that Martin tweak his vocals: “Make me sound like the Dalai Lama chanting from a mountaintop.”While Martin’s encouragement of musical experimentation led to the creation of such classics as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (the highlight of his production career) and Abbey Road, mounting pressures and challenges threatened their achievements. After his work with the Beatles, Martin continued his work as a freelance music producer while discovering new prospects with musical acts such as Elton John, America, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick and Paul McCartney. However, Martin and the Beatles would ultimately find their way back to each other to immortalize the magic that started it all.Sound Pictures is an exceptionally detailed look at the man who had incredible influence on the Beatles’ body of work. Decades later, George Martin’s legacy continues to influence music history as new generations rediscover the timeless wonder of the Beatles. Fans will enjoy following the story of the band’s incredible artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul.For more information on both of Kenneth Womack’s work, head here.last_img read more

2 arrest warrants served vs Silay local

first_imgPolice officers served the warrantsissued by Judge Dyna Doll Trocio of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40.   BACOLOD City – Charged with attemptedhomicide and violation of the election gun ban, a man was apprehended inBarangay Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental. The 49-year-old resident Edward Jopsonwas caught on the strength of two arrest warrants on Oct. 2, a police reportshowed.        The suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Silay City police station. For violating the election gun ban,the court recommended a P12,000 bail bond while a P120,000 bail bond wasgranted for the attempted homicide charge Jopson faces./PNlast_img

Arsenal squad to cost Dangote €626m

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has been linked with buying Arsenal for some time. And the businessman has made no secrets about his desire to acquire the club one day, with current owner, American businessman Stan Kroenke, proving not to be the most popular figure among Arsenal fans. Back in January, Dangote reiterated his intentions of buying Arsenal at some point in the future: “It is a team that yes I would like to buy some day, but what I keep saying is we have $20 billion worth of projects and that’s what I really want to concentrate on. “I’m trying to finish building the company and then after we finish, maybe some time in 2021 we can. “I’m not buying Arsenal right now, I’m buying Arsenal when I finish all these projects, because I’m trying to take the company to the next level.” The CIES Football Observatory have ranked clubs in the top five European leagues on the value of their playing squad, with the Gunners coming out in 15th place with a value of €624 million. That means that Dangote may have to spend at least that value in order to acquire Arsenal, although that price is likely to be a lot higher, due to a club’s value not only being based on just the value of the playing squad. Things such as the value of the stadium will also have to be taken into account when selling a club. In the list, Arsenal are one place below German side RB Leipzig, who are said to have a squad value of €626 million and one place above fellow Premier League side Leicester City with an estimated squad value of €618 million.Tags: Aliko DangoteArsenal FCCIES Football ObservatoryPremier Leaguelast_img read more