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The vinyl frontier : the story of the Voyager Golden Record / Jonathan Scott.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781472956132
  • ISBN: 1472956133
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-270) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The naked pioneers -- Needle hits groove -- Musos v scientists -- Uranium clock -- Now that's what I call music -- The hydrogen key -- Berry v Beatles -- Flowing streams and firecrackers -- Mixing and mastering -- The final cut -- A last supper -- Hello, we must be going.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1977, a team led by the great Carl Sagan was put together to create a record that would travel to the stars on the back of NASA's Voyager probe. They were responsible for creating a playlist of music, sounds and pictures that would represent not just humanity, but would also paint a picture of Earth for any future alien races that may come into contact with the probe. The Vinyl Frontier tells the whole story of how the record was created, from when NASA first proposed the idea to Carl to when they were finally able watch the Golden Record rocket off into space on Voyager. The final playlist contains music written and performed by well-known names such as Bach, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson, as well as music from China, India and more remote cultures such as a community in Small Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It also contained a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, a variety of scientific figures and dimensions, and instructions on how to use it for a variety of alien lifeforms. Each song, sound and picture that made the final cut onto the record has a story to tell. Through interviews with all of the key players involved with the record, this book pieces together the whole story of the Golden Record. It addresses the myth that the Beatles were left off of the record because of copyright reasons and will include new information about US president Jimmy Carter's role in the record, as well as many other fascinating insights that have never been reported before. It also tells the love story between Carl Sagan and the project's creative director Ann Druyan that flourishes as the record is being created. The Golden Record is more than just a time capsule. It is a unique combination of science and art, and a testament to the genius of its driving force, the great polymath Carl Sagan."
Subject: Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Voyager Project.
Sound recordings > United States > History > 20th century.
Music and technology > United States > History.
Voyager Project.
Music and technology.
Sound recordings.
United States.
Genre: History.