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Playback

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Binding: Softcover
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ISBN: 9780306813900
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Language: English
Page Count: 249
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Size: 8.12" l x 5.41" w x 0.63"
Series: N/A

Suddenly, popular music resembles an alien landscape. The great common ground of 45s, LPs, and even compact discs is being replaced by binary bits of sound. Today the generations divide over how they listen to the music, not necessarily what kinds of music they listen to. Playback is the first book to place the fascinating history of sound reproduction within its larger social, economic, and cultural context and includes appearances by everyone from Thomas Edison to Enrico Caruso to Dick Clark to Grandmaster Flash to Napster CEO Shawn Fanning. From the Victrola, the 78, the 45, and the 331/3 to the 8-track, cassette, compact disc, DAT, and MP3, the story of Playback is also the story of music, and the music business, in the twentieth century and beyond.

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