SOUND MAN                                         GLYN JOHNS
Posted:  Feb. 28, 2015

Sound ManA memoir of a remarkable rock-and-roll career from Glyn Johns, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame producer and sound engineer whose resumé includes work with the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Who, the Clash, and many more.

Sound Man the life of Glyn Johns, was just an okay book. Starts off with how he got into music and into working behind the scenes as an engineer. He then takes you along his journey of the different bands that he worked with and solo artists, which were some of the top stars of the 60’s, 70’s, and into the 80’s. The part for me that was disappointing was towards the end of the book when he talks about working with the Eagles on their first two albums he could start seeing a problem between Frey, Henley, and the other two. By the third record he was not their producer and their sound had started to change. He went into detail how he like their original sound and explained why. He does the same with Eric Clapton’s album Slow Hand, which is a fantastic record. He goes into detail how they worked to get the songs and how Clapton and the band worked for the sound he wanted. But he really did not do that for any other groups or solo acts in the rest of the book. He does make reverence to when he first heard Zeppelin and was asked to work on their first record but that really was the only other time. Would have been nice to have more stories like that. I thought this book had the potential to be so much more but instead I felt let down. I got this book from net galley.  I give this 3 Stars.

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