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Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926–1966 Audiobook, by Kenneth Womack Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Kenneth Womack Narrator: Paul Woodson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9781541477216
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Maximum Volume offers a glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. George Martin's working-class childhood and musical influences profoundly shaped his early career in the BBC's Classical Music department and as head of the EMI Group's Parlophone Records. Out of them flowed the genius behind his seven years producing the Beatles' incredible body of work, including such albums as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.

The first book of two, Maximum Volume traces Martin's early years as a scratch pianist, his life in the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War, and his groundbreaking work as the head of Parlophone Records, when Martin saved the company from ruin after making his name as a producer of comedy recordings. In its most dramatic moments, Maximum Volume narrates the story of Martin's unlikely discovery of the Beatles and his painstaking efforts to prepare their newfangled sound for the British music marketplace. As the story unfolds, Martin and the band craft numerous number-one hits, progressing toward the landmark album Rubber Soul—all of which bear Martin's unmistakable musical signature. Download and start listening now!

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  • Paul Woodson provides a beautifully professional narration with British inflections throughout. His timing, pacing, and flair are simply perfect. AudioFile

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About the Author

Kenneth Womack is the author of several books about the Beatles, including Long and Winding Roads and The Beatles Encyclopedia. He is also the author the acclaimed two-volume biography of Sir George Martin, Maximum Volume and Sound Pictures. He is dean of humanities and social science at Monmouth University where he also serves as professor of English. Visit him at www.KennetehWomack.com for more Beatles history and insight.

About the Narrator

Paul Woodson has lived in the US and England, received a BFA in acting at Boston University, and has been acting and singing since the age of thirteen. He has recorded over one hundred audiobooks, many in the historical romance and Highlander genres, as well as fantasy novels, thrillers, classics, and young adult titles.