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Tearing down the Wall of Sound The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector

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ISBN-10: 1400076617

ISBN-13: 9781400076611

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mick Brown

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“Tearing Down the Wall of Soundis a remarkable book about, among other things, fame, obsession, genius, money and madness. It paints the fullest picture yet of a man who, whether creating some of the greatest pop music of all time, or destroying the lives of those closest to him, seems to have existed in a continuous state of mental agitation. The Phil Spector story still awaits its ending. In the meantime, this is the definitive study of the man, and the myth that engulfed him.” —Sean O’Hagan,The Observer(U.K.) With a number-one hit at age eighteen, a millionaire with his own label by twenty-two, and proclaimed by Tom Wolfe “The First Tycoon of Teen,” Phil Spector owned pop culture, his…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.00" long x 1.03" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Author's Note
"Mr. Spector Likes People to Walk Up"
"It Was Phillip Who Was Moving Fastest"
"To Know Him Is to Love Him"
On Broadway
"A Big Hoot and Howl"
"They All Thought He Was a Genius"
Building the Wall of Sound
"He Wanted to Be Thought Of as Interesting"
Little Symphonies for the Kids
Going to the Chapel
"The Wall of Sound, It Kinda Sounds Tired"
"The Last Word in Tomorrow's Sound Today"
"A Giant Stands 5'7''"
River Deep, Mountain Low
Marriage in Purgatory
"Out There, but in a Beautiful Way"
The Lonely Bird in the Gilded Cage
With the Beatles
"These Are Pretty Wild Sessions, They Get Pretty Out There"
"Let's Take Five"
"Leonard, I Love You..."
"Thank You, Folks-Have a Good Life"
"A Case That No One Can Reach"
"Between Grief and Nothing, I Will Take Grief"
"I Honestly Thought He Was Kidding"
"You Don't Tell Mozart What Operas to Write"
"Anybody Have a Calculator?"
"He Wanted to Prove He Really Was Human"
"It's Very Difficult, Very Difficult to Be Reasonable"
"I Think I Killed Somebody..."
"A Genius Is Not There All the Time"
Selected Bibliography