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Goodnight, L.A.

Untold Tales from Inside Classic Rock’s Legendary Recording Studios
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
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From behind the walls of a handful of well-hidden, unlikely recording studios in the Los Angeles area, legends-in-waiting created masterpiece albums. It was a time of astonishing creativity and unprecedented fame and fortune. It was also a time of unfettered excess that threatened to unravel everything along the way.

With access that only a longtime music business insider can provide, Kent Hartman packs Goodnight, L.A. with never-before-told stories about the most prolific time and iconic place in rock 'n' roll history. He brings the stories to life through new in-depth interviews with classic rock artists and famous producers. What Hartman's The Wrecking Crew was to pop singles, AM radio, and the '60s, Goodnight, L.A. is to album cuts, FM radio, and the high-flying, hard-rocking '70s and '80s.

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Fantastic Rock History...Once Again

This is from the same author who wrote "The Wrecking Crew." I was completely blown away with the music history of that book that when I saw he had written a book that sort of picks up where the last one ended...I couldn't dig in fast enough.

His first book basically showed how the sausage was made behind the scenes with a group of session musicians and clever producers. This book is more about how the music industry went from being focused on short single hits to selling out full albums, and the trials and tribulations that entailed. As with the first book the reader or listener (This reader on the recording was perfect for this book) hears the stories of how many of these big name bands or primary performers....Almost didn't make at all. It makes me wonder how many great groups just didn't get that magic break some place?

I really hope this author is still writing about the music history. He barely had anything regarding groups from Europe. Between the Beatles, Stones, and others in the "British Envasion" he could easily have a book primarily on that and then a follow up book on great performers like Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee, and many others who did great in Europe, but never really became super stars in America. I would purchase any other music history he writes in a heart beat. I just love this stuff.