"The Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, 2nd edition," is an A to Z reference work covering the entire history of recorded sound from Edison discs to CDs and MP3. Entries range from technical terms (Acoustics; Back Tracking; Quadraphonic) to recording genres (blues, opera, spoken word) to histories of industry leaders and record labels to famed recording artists (focusing on their impact on recorded sound). Entries range in length from 25-word definitions of terms to 5000 word essays. Drawing on a panel of experts, the general editor has pulled together a wealth of information. The volume concludes with a complete reference bibliography and a deep index.
"This appears to be the most comprehensive reference on recorded sound. Libraries that own the 1993 edition would do well to upgrade since so many new artists and technologies have emerged in the past decade... Highly recommended."
-"Library Journal, 2004
"Uniformly well written, understandable, and focused... Most comprehensive reference on recorded sound.... Highly recommended."
-"Library Journal (starred review), November 15, 2004
"Filling in the gaps by balancing coverage of all time periods and all recorded sound genres and formats.."
-"Reference & Research Book News, February, 2005
"The second edition is larger than the first... This edition provides information from all time periods and recorded sound genres... Abundant cross-references; comprehensive index... Highly recommended. All libraries."
-"Choice, March, 2005
"This edition tries to present more objectively important information regarding all time periods and recorded sound formats and genres."
-"American Reference Books Annual, 2005
AUDIO COMPANIES: Acoustic Research; Advent; Alabama Phonograph Co; Allgemeine Elektrizitats Gesellschaft (Aeg); Ampex; Berliner Gramophone Co; Dynaco; Electro-Voice; Gruning; Harman International; Klh Corporation; Liquidaudio; Magnetophon; Marantz; Nakamichi; Panasonic; Realaudio; Revox; Sony; Teac; Yamaha GENRES: Accordion Recordings; Acid Jazz; Adult Contemporary; Alternative Rock; Animal Imitations: Bass And Drums; Big Band; British Invasion; Car Songs; Clarinet Recordings; Do It Yourself (Diy); Doo-Wop; Funk; Girl Groups; Gospel; Grunge; Heavy Metal; Jazz; Minimalism; Musique Concrete; Progressive Rock; Psychedelic; Punk Rock; Rap/Hip Hop; Reggae; Teen Idols LABELS: A & M Records; Aeolian Vocalion; Angel; Arista; Asylum; Barking Pumpkin; Bear Family; Broadside; Chrysalis; Columbia; Commodore; Decca; Def Jam; Edison; Elektra; Folkways Records; Hathut; Hi; Interscope; Island; Kapp; King; Mercury; Milestone; Motown; Okeh; Preiser; Red Bird; Rich-R-Tone; Roulette; Rounder; Starday; Telarc; Tommy Boy; Vanguard; Veejay; Victor; Virgin; Zon-O-Phone; PRODUCERS/EXECUTIVES: Abrahamson, Herb; Adler, Lou; Azoff, Irving; Babyface (Edmonds, Kenny); Blackwell, Chris; Bradley, Owen; Branson, Richard; Combs, Sean "Puffy"; Edwards, Bernard; Gamble And Huff; Geffen, David; Grauer, William; Hammond, John; Holland/Dozier/Holland; Holzman, Jac; Law, Don; Levy, Morris; Miller, Mitch; Most, Mickie; Ostin, Mo; Peer, Ralph; Petty, Norman; Phillips, Sam; Rodgers, Nile; Rose, Fred; Sherrill, Billy; Spector, Phil; Thiele, Bob; Titelman, Russ; Wexler, Jerry; Zaentz, Saul; RECORDING ARTISTS: Abba; Abbado, Claudio; Acuff, Roy; Afrika Bambattaa; Albanese, Licia; Allman Brothers; Ammons, Albert; Animals; Ansermet, Ernest; Avalon, Frankie; Baker, Chet; Barretto, Ray; Bee Gees; Bernstein, Leonard; Bjork; Blades, Reuben; Booker T. & The Mgs; Boone, Pat; Boyz Ii Men; Clash; Cleveland Symphony Orchestra; Clinton, George; Coleman, Michael; Coleman, Ornette; Corea, Chick; Dead Kennedys; Dion, Celine; Dixie Chicks; Dr. Dre; Eno, Brian; Europe, James Reese; Gleason, Jackie; Gluck, Alma; Horowitz, Vladimir; Iturbi, Jose; Jackson, Janet; Jackson, Mahalia; Johnson, Lonnie; Jones, George; Judas Priest; Kennedy, Nigel; Kostelanetz, Andre; Lee, Brenda; Lee, Peggy; Lehrer, Tom; Lenya, Lotte; Marley, Bob; Mancini, Henry; Masur, Kurt; Mulligan, Gerry; N Sync; N.W.A; Nirvana; Norman, Jessye; Nugent, Ted; Orbison, Roy; Osbourne, Ozzy; Partridge Family; Pavarotti, Luciano; Piazzolla, Astor; Redding, Otis; Riley, Teddy; Schulze, Klaus; Selena; Sex Pistols; Shankar, Ravi; Skillet Lickers; Snoop Doggy Dogg; Spivey, Victoria; Stanley Brothers; Steely Dan; Summer, Donna; Sun Ra; Supremes; Tiny Tim; Turner, Big Joe; Twain, Shania; Velvet Underground; Washington, Grover Jr; Watson, Doc; Winter, Paul; Wonder, Stevie; Wynette, Tammy; Xtc; Yoakum, Dwight; Zappa, Frank; Zimbalist, Efrem, Zorn, John TERMS: A & B Switch; Absorption; Acetate Disc; Acoustic Feedback; Acoustic R
Series: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Number Of Pages: 1302
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 22.1
Weight (kg): 4.05
Edition Number: 2