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360 Sound The Columbia Records Story by Sean Wilentz and 360 Sound The Columbia Records Story Legends and Legacy by Dave Marsh


360 Sound: The Columbia Records story. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy nominated author and historian, Sean Wilentz. A journey through Columbia Records' storied past and it's contributions to entertainment from the invention of commercial recording through the present day.

360 Sound: The Columbia Records story: Legends and Legacy by celebrated journalist Dave Marsh highlighting his selection of the 263 most important songs in Columbia's history.


Special deluxe format featuring two hard back books plus a USB key including all 263 tracks featured in the Dave Marsh book - all included in a large presentation box.


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For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of jazz, blues, rock, and pop legends such as Al Jolson, Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Adele, and many more.

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 recordings 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 Escott, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan.

Sean Wilentz is the author of Bob Dylan in America and many other books on American history, and he writes regularly on music, politics, and the arts  or publications including the New Republic, the New York Times, 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.