Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the landmark label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the emergence of an amazing stable of artists and the creation of some of the greatest albums ever made.
Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, and sidebar features on key artists and turning points by music writers Dave Marsh and Colin Excott, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan.
Sean Wilentz is the author of many other books on American history, and writes regularly on music, politics, and arts for publications including the New Republic and the New York Review of Books. His work has received numerous awards, including the Bancroft Prize, and his writing on music has been nominated for a Grammy. He is a professor of American history at Princeton University, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. ©2012, Hardcover, 336 pages