Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Later Years, 1966–2016 Audiobook, by Kenneth Womack Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Kenneth Womack Narrator: Paul Woodson Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: October 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781977389664

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Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles' breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles' fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the "Beatles are more popular than Jesus" scandal.

Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock 'n' roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater.

During his post-Beatles years, Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, including Jeff Beck, America, Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, his creative breakthroughs followed by unprecedented commercial success. Eventually, though, all roads bring Martin back to the Beatles, as the group seeks out new ways to memorialize their achievement under the supervision of the man who has come to be known as Sir George.

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  • “Captures the talent, determination, and warmth of one of popular music’s great innovators and true gentlemen.”

    - Brian Southall, author of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • “Womack celebrates Martin’s humor, talent, and genius, providing new insights into the man who exerted such a profound impact on music history. A must-read for musicians, producers, Beatles fans, and music lovers.”

    - Scott Freiman, author of Deconstructing the Beatles

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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 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.