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Adventures in Modern Recording (Paperback)

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A Telegraph Book of the Year

As a renowned recording-studio maven, Trevor Horn has been dubbed 'the man who invented the '80s'. His production work since the glory days of ZTT represents a veritable 'who's who' of intelligent modern pop, including the likes of ABC, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Pet Shop Boys, Seal, Simple Minds, Grace Jones and Yes - among many others.

This book is Trevor's story in his own words, as told through the prism of twenty-three of his most important songs - from the ones that inspired him to the ones that defined him.

This play-by-play memoir transports readers into the heart of the studio to witness the making of some of music's most memorable moments, from the Buggles' ground-breaking 'Video Killed the Radio Star' to Band Aid's perennial 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', via hits such as 'Relax', 'Poison Arrow', 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and 'Crazy'.

Offering unrivaled access to the dark arts of the producer's world and the even darker arts of the music business itself, prepare for some adventures in modern recording...

About the Author

Trevor Horn is a multi-million-selling producer, songwriter, musician and record-label boss, who has won multiple BRITs, Grammys and Ivor Novello Awards across his 45-year career. In 2011, he was awarded a CBE for services to music.

Praise For…

“Horn’s tone is appealingly good-humored...those nostalgic for the ’80s or interested in how hit records get made will want to take a look.”Publishers Weekly

"The big budgets, the bad behaviour (Horn has to be physically restrained from punching Yes’ Chris Squire in the face at one point), the jet-setting (Concorde is mentioned more than once) and the enormous amounts of time spend in lavish studios, are now largely a product of a bygone age, so the ‘modern’ in the title is something of a misnomer, or perhaps said with a tongue firmly in cheek. However the music endures and these accounts of the sessions that created that music – Trevor blowing his own horn – are both as entertaining and as enlightening as you would hope for. Highly recommended." —Super Deluxe Edition

"It was surely only a matter of time before arguably the most important producer of the last 50 years put pen to paper. . . . The very definition of the muso page-turner. Full of interesting titbits and amusing gossip, you need it if you have even the slightest interest in 1980s and 1990s pop." —Moving the River

"Music autobiographies appear to be a blossoming area of non-fiction. . . Yet few unearth the behind-the-board secrets and tales like Trevor Horn’s recent memoir, Adventures In Modern Recording. . . . An extraordinary autobiography of an equally extraordinary career. Adventures In Modern Recording reads like an intimate trip through the record collection of Trevor Horn’s life’s work, with retrospective insight and vibrant honesty." —Buzz Mag

"This newest entry in a dynamic, character-rich middle-grade fiction series doesn’t disappoint." —Kirkus Reviews

"Horn’s writing is accessible and draws the reader into his world like any good memoir should. It’s paced wonderfully, just like his records, with every piece necessary and nothing bogging down throughout the book’s 300-some pages. As such, Adventures in Modern Recording is essential reading for anyone who grew up on ‘80s radio." —Under the Radar Magazine

“A tale with plenty of humor and suspense, memorable characters, and a plot that’s vividly informed by a challenging time in U.S. history.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Packed with clever twists and ever-rising stakes, The Adventures of the Flash Gang is a bright flare of fun, a throwback gangster caper with irresistible kid sleuths and loads of page-turning action.” — Ben Guterson, author of the award-winning Winterhouse series and The Einsteins of Vista Point

“Delightfully Dickensian in spirit. Period events are woven seamlessly into this rollicking tale of friendship and fortitude. I challenge any reader not to fall in love with the histrionics and devil-may-care verve of Pearl Alice Clavell and her grease-smeared partner in crime, Lewis Carter.” —J. R. Potter, author of Thomas Creeper and the Gloomsbury Secret

“Clever, catchy dialogue and non-stop action catapult the reader from page to page till we land breathless, intrigued, and anxiously awaiting the Flash Gang’s next adventures.” — Kimberly Behre Kenna, author of Artemis Sparke and the Sound Seekers Brigade

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788706063
ISBN-10: 1788706064
Publisher: Nine Eight Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English