He label s legacy in music "Of course it could not possibly include all of Capitol s artistsMY BIG COMPLAINT This is "course it could not possibly include all of Capitol s artistsMY BIG COMPLAINT This is I had to give this book only 4 stars threw it
in a shipping box that was too large a shipping box that was too large this book The shipper threw some thin brown paper over the top of the book The special case that the publisher designed with a carrying handle was damaged badly during shipping Please see photosIF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE AN ART BOOK FROM HERE Don t It won t be *shipped with the care it deserves And it deserves the utmost care *with the care it deserves And it deserves the utmost care book is a treasure trove for music This is such a big book that if it slips through your hands it just might chop your feetThere are some meat in this book although it s mainly a picture book with a few ssaysIf your main interest is the The Seventh Witch early years of the record labelyou might be disapointedThe big stars are well representedCOLESINATRAMARTINTHE BEACH BOYSTHE BEATLES but what about JUNE CHRISTYPEGGY LEE and so many othersIt s a complete overview that goes from 1942 to our timeI would also liked album covers on displayThey only featured a few near thendSo to resumeit s not a bad book but it could have been so much better Capitol Records had some of the most beautiful record label designs but scanning through this book I didn t see a single one reproduced That should ve been a warning bell to me Disappointments pending The book s massive size can t mask other omissions Short shrift given to the great artists of the 1940s 50s and 60s specially Nat King Cole Capitol s female vocalists and its Country music roster A little too much space given to Frank Sinatra way too much space given to no name artists of recent vintage Too much is missing here and given the large gaps in label history the size of this book just isn t warranted You ll find it difficult to store A very large and heavy book beautifully presented photographs with profiles This is a superb collection of Capitol Records recording artists many of them REAL stars present for my brother loved it. Años de Capitol con artistas de la talla de Miles Davis Nat King Cole The Kingston Trio y Frank Sinatra; Beach Boys The Band y The Beatles n la década de 1960; figuras mundiales del rock como Pink Floyd Wings Steve Miller Band Bob Seger y Linda Ronstadt n la década de 1970; y strellas contemporáneas como Coldplay Katy Perry y Sam Smith Hito ineludible para los amantes de la música 75 Years of Capitol Records s un homenaje a un poderoso gigante de la industria musical ue ha creado la banda sonora de generaciones pasadas presentes y futuras. ,
First off this is a very BIG HEAVY book It is much bigger than I xpected Because the cover is designed to look like an LP I xpected it to be that size but it is much bigger It comes in a large display box like most higher priced Taschen volumes The outer cover is a sort of slipcase that folds out *It is mostly a picture book with little text which is just fine I counted at least 9 *is mostly a picture book with little text which is fine I counted at least 9
pages to Sinatra and at least 16 pages devoted to The Beatles You to Sinatra and at least 16 pages devoted to The Beatles You a book this xpensive to be nice but this book is REALY REALY nice 75 Years of Capitol Records captures the ssence and soul of an iconic player in the formation and continual development of True to par Taschen Publishing has done a terrific piece of work with outstanding color packagingetc IF you desire to read and admire the artists and history of Capitol Records from 1962 to the presenthoweverfrom 1942 at it s birth to 1962 at it s prime the coverage is bare bonesThis is so sad as greats such as Johnny Mercer Stan Kenton Nat King Cole Peggy Lee as well as the great producer Dave Dexter are all mere footnotes This was the Capitol familyalong with Sinatra Martin Nelson Riddle Billy May Judy Garland June Christyetc No Taschen fumbled the ball and sadly appears to have gone for the big bucksThis book COULD have been truly a complete work of art with a amazing story unlike RCA Victor and Columbia Capitol was uniue in ach wayIn the future please pretty please be COMPLETE and interview people that are knowledgeable on future subjectsRich HargroveVirginia Beach Virginia I bought this for my husband whose band recorded for Capitol in the 1970s and is featured in this book It was a birthday surprise gift for him and he was delighted The book is Obsession extremely large and heavy but strikingly beautiful filled with gorgeous photographs of musicians spanning the years Some of the shots from Capitol sarlier years are magnificent Many happy hours can be spent going through this book Just one word of cautionit is a very very large and heav. De los Beatles a Beck de Sinatra a Sam Smith por Cabaret: A Roman Riddle este libro desfilan artistas ue marcaron una época tras cruzar las puertas de la famosa torre de Capitol Records uno de losdificios más singulares de Hollywood y l hogar de uno de los sellos discográficos más destacados del mundo de los últimos 75 añosPara rendir tributo a una xtraordinaria historia de la música grabada TASCHEN presenta la retrospectiva oficial de Capitol Records ue abarca desde su fundación n 1942 hasta la actualidad Con un prólogo de Beck nsayos de historiadores cult. Y book It will need a special place in your home to comfortably display it Outer decorative slip casebox was ripped in 3 or 4 places near to the handle plus the *LENGTHS OF SELLOPTAPE THAT HAD BEEN *of selloptape that had been all over it made the condition much worse The book itself had large scratch marks on the front of the gold record coverOverall condition was much poorer than advertised Usual superb job from Taschen Some
Amazing Pictures A Bargainpictures A bargain the lavishness and the reduced price Beautiful book well worth the money paid fabulous value and glorious reading Some of the vintage shots are xtraordinary and Barney Hoskyns overview is first class However I was sorely disappointed in the book as a whole because although it s advertised as the official account of Capitol Records from its founding year to today many important Capitol artists from the arly days get only the briefest of mentions while a number of what I consider ssential names are missing ntirely Also a key Capitol division which was very instrumental in the arly days of television is similarly forgotten First I love this book It is gorgeous beautifully published with high uality images Rare photos from the archives Different genres of music are represented The PUBLISHER s packaging is outstanding The book comes packaged in a custom designed box with a plastic handle for carryingThe gold LP looking disc on the front of the package looks like a gold plated regular size LPI agree with other reviewers it is a heavy heavy book Couldn t read it or view the photos without putting the book on a table or the floor and then carefully flipping through the pages Impossible to do so in one s lap because the book is too heavy and large It was difficult to use the index and then flip back and forth between the index and the pages when looking up a specific artist s photos and references in the book because of the large width length and depth of this tomeIt is definitely a coffee table piece but is an art book at the same time that honor s Urales y críticos musicales así como cientos de imágenes procedentes de los xtensos archivos de Capitol Records seguimos la The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis evolución de la discográfica yl devenir de buena parte de la música más relevante de los siglos XX y XXI A través del pop l rock l country la clásica l soul y l jazz Just Cause este relato fotográfico y musical incluye a las figuras más flamantesxitosas y creativas del sello así como a auellas otras ue tuvieron un solo éxito y vivieron un fímero paso por l strellatoEn l camino nos ncontramos n los primeros 20.