George Martin - the man, the mind, the music. This is the story of the legendary Beatles producer.
The first of two volumes, MAXIMUM VOLUME traces Martin's early life, from an impoverished childhood, through WWII, to becoming head of EMI's Parlophone Records.
There, he made waves in British comedy and saved Parlophone from ruin with records from the likes of Spike Milligan. Then one day he discovered a scruffy beat band from Liverpool...
As this dramatic story unfolds, the book transports you into the studio with Martin and the Beatles, exploring how his musical genius shaped their incredible body of work and helped craft hit after hit. In the process, Martin would define the modern concept of a record producer.
Publisher: Orphans Publishing
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
"The first of a two-volume study of an interesting and sometimes conflicted man living in remarkable times." (Mail on Sunday). "Womack's meticulous research results in a detailed analysis." (Forbes). "An authoritative account of pop-music history and the man who helped shape it." (Kirkus Reviews). "Fills a major hole on pop music's shelf... illuminating." (Tim Riley, author of Lennon: Man, Myth, Music). "Engrossing and forensically detailed... A fascinating read." (Ray Connolly, author of Being Elvis). "Beatles fans will love this." (Booklist Online). "Essential reading." (Vivek J. Tiwary, author of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story).