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Granata, Charles L.Granata, Charles L. | Alt 1
Granata, Charles L.Granata, Charles L. | Alt 1

Charles L. Granata

Charles L. Granata is a leading expert on Sinatra, acts as the project director and producer for all of his Columbia recordings, and has completed hundreds of interviews with people who worked with Sinatra on his records. He is the author of Wouldn't It Be Nice: Brian Wilson and the Making of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
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Sessions with Sinatra
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By Charles L. Granata, Foreword by Phil Ramone, Afterword by Nancy Sinatra
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Published Oct 2003

Frank Sinatra was not only the greatest popular singer of the century—he was also the ultimate recording artist. In addition to introducing and perfecting a unique vocal style, he was also his own in-studio producer—personally supervising every aspect of his recordings, from choosing the songs and arrangers to making minute adjustments in mike placement. One of the thrills of listening to Sinatra is wondering how he did it—and this book explains it all, bringing the dedicated fan and the casual music lover alike into the recording studio to glimpse the fascinating working methods he introduced and mastered in his quest for recorded perfection. Featuring 100 photographs of Sinatra working with orchestras and arrangers, listening to playbacks, and, of course, singing, Sessions with Sinatra tells the whole story of how he created the Sinatra sound and translated the most intense personal emotions into richly worked-out songs of unrivalled expressiveness.
Wouldn't It Be Nice
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By Charles L. Granata, Foreword by Tony Asher
Trade Paper Price 18.99

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Published Oct 2016

When he first started working on Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music.

From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Pet Sounds was the work of one extraordinary man. Turning his back on the protest songs and folk rock of his contemporaries and even on the bright surf sound of his own creation, Brian Wilson reached deep within himself to make music that struck an emotional chord and touched people's souls. Embracing the rapidly advancing recording technology of the time, he expertly created an original studio sound that would inspire generations of listeners and musicians.

Featuring a detailed track-by-track analysis of the songs and extensive interviews with key personalities, this unique book reveals the influences--musical, personal, and professional--that together created this groundbreaking album. Now revised to include new information and recent developments, this is the definitive book on one of the greatest albums ever made.