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The Resource The vinyl frontier : the story of the Voyager Golden Record, Jonathan Scott

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

Label
The vinyl frontier : the story of the Voyager Golden Record
Title
The vinyl frontier
Title remainder
the story of the Voyager Golden Record
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Jonathan
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.8.U6
LC item number
V688 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sagan, Carl
  • Voyager Project
  • Sound recordings
  • Music and technology
  • Voyager Project
  • Music and technology
  • Sound recordings
  • United States
Label
The vinyl frontier : the story of the Voyager Golden Record, Jonathan Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1054370831
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472956132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054370831
Label
The vinyl frontier : the story of the Voyager Golden Record, Jonathan Scott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1054370831
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472956132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1054370831

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