Ok like an LP I expected 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 pages devoted to Sinatra and at least 16 pages devoted to The Beatles You expect a book this expensive to be nice but this book is REALY REALY nice 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 siz 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 extremely large and heavy but strikingly beautiful filled with gorgeous photographs of musicians spanning the years Some of the shots from Capitol s earlier years are magnificent Many happy hours can be spent going through this book Just one word of cautionit is a very very large and heavy book It will need a special place in your home to comfortably display it 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 Beautiful book well worth the money paid fabulous value and glorious reading. 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 en la década de 1960; figuras mundiales del rock como Pink Floyd Wings Steve Miller Band Bob Seger y Linda Ronstadt en la década de 1970; y estrellas contemporáneas como Coldplay Katy Perry y Sam Smith Hito ineludible para los amantes de la música 75 Years of Capitol Records es un homenaje a un poderoso gigante de la industria musical ue ha creado la banda sonora de generaciones pasadas presentes y futuras.
75 Years of Capitol Records captures the essence and soul of an iconic player in the formation and continual development of the music industry Growing up the id of a record company exec this brought back vivid memories of what it was like to see this world through a different lens The imagery and stories will eep you and anyone who is fortunate enough to thumb through hours of enjoyment 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 essaysIf your main interest is the 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 the endSo to resumeit s not a bad book but it could have been so much better Outer decorative slip casebox was ripped in 3 or 4 places near to the handle plus the lengths of selloptape that had been stuck 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 present for my brother loved it Some of the vintage shots are extraordinary 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 im. De los Beatles a Beck de Sinatra a Sam Smith por este libro desfilan artistas ue marcaron una época tras cruzar las puertas de la famosa torre de Capitol Records uno de los edificios más singulares de Hollywood y el hogar de uno de los sellos discográficos más destacados del mundo de los últimos 75 añosPara rendir tributo a una extraordinaria historia de la música grabada TASCHEN presenta la retrospectiva oficial de Capitol Records ue abarca desde su fundación en 1942 hasta la actualidad Con un prólogo de Beck ensayos de historiadores cult.
Portant Capitol artists from the early days get only the briefest of mentions while a number of what I consider essential names are missing entirely Also a ey Capitol division which was very instrumental in the early days of television is similarly forgotten 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 f 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 especially 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 Usual superb job from Taschen Some amazing pictures A bargain given the lavishness and the reduced price First off this is a very BIG HEAVY book It is much bigger than I expected Because the cover is designed to lo. Urales y críticos musicales así como cientos de imágenes procedentes de los extensos archivos de Capitol Records seguimos la evolución de la discográfica y el devenir de buena parte de la música más relevante de los siglos XX y XXI A través del pop el rock el country la clásica el soul y el jazz este relato fotográfico y musical incluye a las figuras más flamantes exitosas y creativas del sello así como a auellas otras ue tuvieron un solo éxito y vivieron un efímero paso por el estrellatoEn el camino nos encontramos en los primeros 20.