Skip to main content


The Recording Angel

Music, Records and Culture from Aristotle to Zappa

Evan Eisenberg

Paperback

List Price: 26.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

First published in 1987 and now considered a classic, The Recording Angel charts the ways in which the phonograph and its cousins have transformed our culture. In a new Afterword, Evan Eisenberg shows how digital technology, file trading, and other recent developments are accelerating—or reversing—these trends. Influential and provocative, The Recording Angel is required reading for anyone who cares about the effect recording has had—and will have—on our experience of music.



Praise For The Recording Angel: Music, Records and Culture from Aristotle to Zappa

Praise for the first edition:“Witty, perceptive, informed, and dazzlingly allusive.”—David Hamilton, The Nation


“[The Recording Angel] throws out one arresting idea after another.”—Timothy Day, author of A Century of Recorded Music


“An excellent work... Eisenberg explores so much uncharted territory... Long overdue.” —Michael Kimmelman, The Philadelphia Inquirer


“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

 






— David Hamilton

Yale University Press, 9780300099041, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2005



About the Author

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.