Tearing Down The Wall of Sound: The Rise And Fall of Phil Spector

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A&C Black, Oct 17, 2012 - Music - 560 pages
In 2002, the reclusive and legendary record producer Phil Spector gave his first interview in twenty-five years to Mick Brown. The day after it was published an actress named Lana Clarkson was shot dead in Spector's LA castle. This is Brown's odyssey into the strange life and times of Phil Spector. Beginning with that fateful meeting in Spector's home and going on to explore his colourful and extraordinary life and career, including the unfolding of the Clarkson case, this is one of the most bizarre and compelling stories in pop history.
 

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Shining the spotlight on one of modern music's most shadowy—and, frankly, most nutty—figures.Alone and adrift in his California high school, an asthmatic, 98-pound outcast named Harvey Phillip ... Read full review

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In December 2002, journalist Brown (Richard Branson: The Authorised Biography) visited Spector's Hollywood home to interviewfor the first time in 25 yearsthe musical genius responsible for a style ... Read full review

Contents

llr Spector likes people to walk up
1
To Know Him Is to Love Him
33
On Broadway
56
They all thought he was a genius
88
Building the Wall of Sound
102
He wanted to be thought of as interesting
122
Going to the chapel
140
The Wall of Sound it kinda sounds tired
157
Lets take five
290
Leonard I love you
311
Thank you folks have a good life
321
A case that no one can reach
331
Betvveen grief and nothing I Will take grief
341
You dont tell llozart vvhat operas to Write
363
Anybody have a calculator?
371
He wanted to prove he really Was human
384

The last word in tomorrows sound today
170
River deep mountain low
204
Out there but in a beautiful way
233
The lonely bird in the gilded cage
240
With the Beatles
248
These are pretty Wild sessions
267
Its very difficult very difficult to be reasonable
394
3O I think I killed somebody
413
A genius is not there all the time
430
Trial and error
459
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Mick Brown is a freelance journalist and broadcaster who has written extensively on pop music and culture for a wide variety of British and American publications. He is currently senior writer on the Telegraph magazine. He is the author of several books, including: Richard Branson: The Authorised Biography, Heartbeat: Travels from Woodstock to San Jose by Song Title (shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Prize for best travel book in 1994), The Spiritual Tourist, Bloomsbury Movie Guide to Performance and The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa.

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