By Bobby Owsinski, Ken Scott

Activate any vintage rock station and you’ll quickly pay attention a tune that Ken Scott labored on. As one of many preeminent recording engineers and manufacturers of the twentieth century, Ken has garnered Gold, Platinum, and Diamond list revenues awards; a number of Grammy nominations; or even a Clio Award (for his recording of the vintage Coke advert “I’d prefer to train the realm to Sing”). Abbey street to Ziggy Stardust stocks Ken Scott’s intimate stories of operating with one of the most very important artists of the twentieth century, whereas crafting a valid that inspired generations of track makers.

Ken's paintings has left an indelible mark on 1000s of thousands of enthusiasts along with his expert contributions to Magical secret journey and The White Album. As manufacturer and/or engineer of six David Bowie albums (including the groundbreaking Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars) in addition to different undying classics, the sound Ken crafted has encouraged numerous generations of song makers that maintains to at the present time. Ken captured the sonic signatures of a who's-who of vintage rock and jazz acts, together with Elton John, red Floyd, Jeff Beck, Duran Duran, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, the US, Devo, Kansas, The Tubes, lacking people, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billy Cobham, Dixie Dregs, and Stanley Clarke.

This is his tale, whole with humorous, provocative, and oh-so-honest stories of the studio, level, or even an notorious swimming pool incident. Never-before-seen pictures and technical info make this ebook essential for each song fan.


Ken turned part of the staff latterly, which through the years recorded the band to this kind of excessive normal - a regular that continues to be a benchmark this present day. i used to be fortunate to have Ken to help me in the course of that interval of striking creativity.
--George Martin, manufacturer (The Beatles)

I credits Ken for most likely some of the most exciting recording reports i've got ever had. And we all could agree that was once most likely one of many excessive spots of our recording achievements.
--Roger Hodgson, Supertramp

I realized to stick calm stressed from Ken. He used to be regularly unflappable, that's a trait that he handed directly to me.
--Alan Parsons, The Alan Parsons undertaking

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He was sixteen. They grew on a tree close to his family’s vineyard in Thagaste, and neither their color nor their flavor was special: But late one night, having prolonged our games in the streets until then, as our bad habit was—a group of young scoundrels, and I among them, went to shake and rob this tree. We carried off a huge load of pears, not to eat ourselves, but to dump out to the hogs, after barely tasting some of them ourselves. Doing this pleased us all the more because it was forbidden.

They circle a room with a connoisseurial air, considering the best place to sit. One of those places may be beside their owner, but it may not be. It depends. Before an open door, they waver, weighing the options of coming in or staying outside. ” you yell, especially in winter, when with every second of their indecision you visualize dollars roaring up the chimney. If you were yelling at a dog, it would slink in on the instant, its whole being weighed down by shame. Your cat is unmoved. It looks at you; its tail lashes.

The worst oppressors were three or four popular girls in her class. They made F. wish she had magic powers. I asked her if she’d wanted them for revenge; I’m sure I sounded eager. She looked offended. “No, not revenge—I wasn’t that kind of kid. ” She saw my incomprehension. “To give the girls. Those girls were always talking about how they wanted Beatle dolls. Everybody wanted them back then; it was the year of Beatle dolls. ’” Her smile had a child’s guilelessness. Just so a child might offer you a bouquet of wildflowers she’d picked from the side 0738215266-text_Layout 1 8/24/12 10:06 AM Page 24 24 P ETER T RACHTENBERG of the road.

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