Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Kenneth Womack's books include Maximum Volume, Long and Winding Roads, The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles, The Beatles Encyclopedia, and New Critical Perspectives on the Beatles. Womack is dean of humanities and social sciences at Monmouth University, where he also serves as professor of English.
Kenneth Womack's engrossing biography of George Martin offers a fascinating and compelling look at the producer's career--from his remarkable partnership with the Beatles to the pioneering work he composed and produced in the decades after the breakup. Womack celebrates Martin's humor, talent, and genius, providing new insights into the man who exerted such a profound impact on music history. A must-read for musicians, producers, Beatles fans, and music lovers. --SCOTT FREIMAN, filmmaker, Deconstructing the Beatles Fulfilling the promise of his first volume, Kenneth Womack narrates the high season and post-Beatles portion of Martin's career with enough engineering details to please sound geeks, framed inside inviting prose for the general reader. While the Fab Four dominated Martin's work, his many outside projects ranged from soundtracks, arrangements, and arch professional diplomacy to inexplicably overlooked bands like the Action. In Womack's telling, Martin emerges as something far more than a footnote in the Beatles' story. --TIM RILEY, author of Lennon Through a generous helping of firsthand accounts and his insightful storytelling skills, Kenneth Womack brings to life the creative process by which the Beatles' late music was presented to the world. Covering 1966 to the end of George Martin's life, Sound Pictures captures the imagination, expertise, and humor in the Beatles' partnership with their production and engineering team, connecting the dots with interpretations of Martin's important side projects and post-Beatles work. Fascinating reading! --WALTER EVERETT, author of The Beatles as Musicians Even though Paul McCartney dubbed him the 'Fifth Beatle, ' George Martin was always more than the Beatles' producer, and Kenneth Womack's highly detailed and immensely readable second volume again captures the talent, determination, and warmth of one of popular music's great innovators and true gentlemen. --BRIAN SOUTHALL, author of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band PRAISE FOR MAXIMUM VOLUME They seemed an unlikely partnership--the Beatles, who knew everything about rock and roll music, and their classically trained producer George Martin, who knew very little. But as Kenneth Womack uncovers in this engrossing and forensically detailed biography, the recording studio became a 'magic workshop' and George Martin a musical wizard when it came to the Beatles' songs. A fascinating read. --Ray Connolly, author of Being Elvis An authoritative account of pop-music history and the man who helped shape it. --Kirkus Reviews George Martin transformed the role of 'producer' as much as the Beatles transformed our idea of a 'band, ' so Kenneth Womack's engaging account of Martin's life fills a major hole on pop music's shelf. For a rich, illuminating understanding of how the Beatles catalog transcends song, performance, and arrangement, jump through this hogshead of real fire: tonight, George Martin tops the bill. --Tim Riley, author of Tell Me Why and Lennon: Man, Myth, Music A marvelous magical mystery tour behind the wizard's curtain--one that leaves us with a deep understanding of one of the key architects of pop culture. Essential reading for anyone who's ever had a soundtrack to their dreams. --Vivek J. Tiwary, author of The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story The book contains enough fresh information and informed insight about the group's early years to satisfy the most devout Beatlemaniac. --ForeWord Reviews Beatles fans will love this and look forward to Womack's continuation of the Martin story. --Booklist Online