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The Resource Tearing down the wall of sound : the rise and fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown, (sound recording)

Tearing down the wall of sound : the rise and fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown, (sound recording)

Label
Tearing down the wall of sound : the rise and fall of Phil Spector
Title
Tearing down the wall of sound
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Phil Spector
Statement of responsibility
by Mick Brown
Title variation
Rise and fall of Phil Spector
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Phil Spector, born in the Bronx in 1940, grew up an outsider despised by his peers. Yet after his family moved to California, he learned everything he could about music, formed a band, and had a number-one hit with "To know him is to love him." He quickly became the top producer of early rock and roll, originator of such girl groups as the Ronettes, a millionaire by twenty-one, owner of his own label by twenty-two. Hit followed hit, and for all of them he used a new technique called the "wall of sound." But the reign of the boy-man who owned pop culture seemed doomed by the "British Invasion," and he spiraled into paranoid isolation and peculiar behavior. Though he seemed to improve for a time, even returning to the recording studio to work, it didn't last, and in 2003, the actress Lana Clarkson was found at his home, dead by gunshot
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1950-
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Brown, Mick
Dewey number
  • 781.66/092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
ML429.S64
LC item number
B76 2007ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ray Porter
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Porter, Ray
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spector, Phil
  • Sound recording executives and producers
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Tearing down the wall of sound : the rise and fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Disc 1. "Mr. Spector likes people to walk up" -- "It was Philip who was moving fastest" -- "To know him is to love him" -- On Broadway -- "A big hoot and howl" -- "They all thought he was a genius" -- Building the wall of sound -- "He wanted to be thought of as interesting" -- Little symphonies for the kids -- Going to the chapel -- "The wall of sound, it kinda sounds tired" -- "The last word in tomorrow's sound today" -- "A giant stands 5'7"" -- River deep, mountain low -- Marriage in purgatory. Disc 2. "Out there, but in a beautiful way" -- The lonely bird in the gilded cage -- With the Beatles -- "These are pretty wild sessions, they get pretty out there" -- "Let's take five" -- "Leonard, I love you-- " -- "Thank you, folks--have a good life" -- "A case that no one can reach" -- "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief" -- "I honestly thought he was kidding" -- "You don't tell Mozart what operas to write" -- "Anybody have a calculator?" -- "He wanted to prove he really was human" -- "It's very difficult, very difficult to be reasonable" -- "I think I killed somebody-- " -- "A genius is not there all the time."
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
2 sound discs (ca. 17 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433201943
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM4363
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn151136855
  • (OCoLC)151136855
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Tearing down the wall of sound : the rise and fall of Phil Spector, by Mick Brown, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Disc 1. "Mr. Spector likes people to walk up" -- "It was Philip who was moving fastest" -- "To know him is to love him" -- On Broadway -- "A big hoot and howl" -- "They all thought he was a genius" -- Building the wall of sound -- "He wanted to be thought of as interesting" -- Little symphonies for the kids -- Going to the chapel -- "The wall of sound, it kinda sounds tired" -- "The last word in tomorrow's sound today" -- "A giant stands 5'7"" -- River deep, mountain low -- Marriage in purgatory. Disc 2. "Out there, but in a beautiful way" -- The lonely bird in the gilded cage -- With the Beatles -- "These are pretty wild sessions, they get pretty out there" -- "Let's take five" -- "Leonard, I love you-- " -- "Thank you, folks--have a good life" -- "A case that no one can reach" -- "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief" -- "I honestly thought he was kidding" -- "You don't tell Mozart what operas to write" -- "Anybody have a calculator?" -- "He wanted to prove he really was human" -- "It's very difficult, very difficult to be reasonable" -- "I think I killed somebody-- " -- "A genius is not there all the time."
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
2 sound discs (ca. 17 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433201943
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Note
Set includes: 2 compact discs.
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZM4363
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • sound disc
  • optical disk
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn151136855
  • (OCoLC)151136855
System details
  • Compact discs, MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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