The Recording Angel: Music, Records and Culture from Aristotle to Zappa, Second Edition: Explorations in Phonography

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The Recording Angel First published in 1987, Evan Eisenberg's The Recording Angel has been translated into several languages and is now considered a classic by those with an interest in the intersection of music and technology. Eisenberg offers an unusually well written and thought provoking study of how the phonograph and related media have transformed music into a tangible commodity and relegated live performance t... Full description

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"A marvelous book, unlike any other."-Garry Giddins

"ÝThe Recording Angel¨ throws out one arresting idea after another."--Timothy Day, author of A Century of Recorded Music
A marvelous book, unlike any other.Garry Giddins -- Garry Giddins

Praise for the first edition: Witty, perceptive, informed, and dazzlingly allusive. David Hamilton, The Nation
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[The Recording Angel] throws out one arresting idea after another. Timothy Day, author of A Century of Recorded Music
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An excellent work... Eisenberg explores so much uncharted territory... Long overdue. Michael Kimmelman, The Philadelphia Inquirer
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A marvelous book, unlike any other. Garry Giddins
--Garry Giddins"

A work of great originality and constantly stimulating argument. Geoffrey O Brien
--Geoffrey O Brien"

Witty, perceptive, informed, and dazzlingly allusive. David Hamilton, "Nation "


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Praise for the first edition: "Witty, perceptive, informed, and dazzlingly allusive."--David Hamilton, The Nation

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Evan Eisenberg's writings on music, culture, and technology have appeared in The New Republic, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, The Nation, and other periodicals. His most recent book is The Ecology of Eden.

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