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Clive: Working with the Man in the Age of Vinyl

Silver, Don

ISBN 10: 0985767308 / ISBN 13: 9780985767303
Published by Holloway Press, U.S.A., 2013
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0985767308 Very good condition. Clive: Working with the Man in the Age of Vinyl by Don Silver (Author), Emily Heckman (Editor), Daniel J. Levitin (Foreword) Product details Paperback: 116 pages Publisher: Holloway Press (January 14, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 0985767308 ISBN-13: Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches. Bookseller Inventory # Z0985767308Z2

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Title: Clive: Working with the Man in the Age of ...

Publisher: Holloway Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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At twenty-one, after years playing in a band, Don Silver filled his briefcase with overblown resumes and headed to New York City, where he landed a job every musician dreamed of: working as an A&R man for Clive Davis. The problem was, the year was 1981 and the charts were topped by disco records. And to Don's horror, Clive seemed more interested in making hit singles that would make the cash register jingle than in finding great artists making important music. In two years, Don went from wanting nothing more than to please his temperamental boss to wanting nothing to do with the world this talented narcissist ruled. But is it that easy to give up the perks and power? Filled with the same love of language and lyricism that made his first novel, Backward-Facing Man, a critical success, this short literary memoir is not just a portrait of a great record man, but a riff on life, ambition and music that will touch readers hearts and souls, just like great rock n roll.

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Clive was conceived at my friends' house over Thanksgiving dinner, 2011.  I was in the third year of the fourth rewrite of my second novel and to say I hated what I had would be an  understatement. After a few drinks, I started riffing on trying to make it as a professional musician, moving to NYC and landing my first real job. Apparently, as I talked, I became more animated than I'd been in months because my friends were like, dude, you should write this. Eventually, I did finish that novel and today it lives somewhere on my hard drive.  My fervent hope is that it never gets released.  Happily, writing Clive was a blast!

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