Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Classic Rock, Vol. 1

Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Classic Rock, Vol. 1
Uncover the Stories & Techniques Behind 20 Iconic Songs

By Bobby Owsinski Pro Audio Textbook Item: 00-40553
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You'll never listen to music the same way again! Producer, audio engineer, and author Bobby Owsinski takes you behind-the-scenes of 20 of the most beloved classic rock hits of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Using a technique refined after years of listening to songs under the microscope of the studio, each song analysis by Bobby describes exactly how the song was constructed and why it was a hit, examining in detail the song form, the arrangement, the sound, and the production. This is a valuable must-have for everyone who loves music, musicians learning about arrangements, producers wanting to learn how hits are constructed, audio engineers analyzing the sounds of the hits, songwriters looking inside a hit's secrets, and fans who love facts and trivia about their favorite artists. Every song analysis has numerous "listen to" moments pointing out small but significant changes in the arrangement or sound that you might not have noticed before. Plus you'll get all the song facts never found all in one place like release date, songwriters, recording studio information, number of units sold, and chart position.

Includes: All Along the Watchtower (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) * Sunshine of Your Love (Cream) * Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones) * Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa) * Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) * Maggie May (Rod Stewart) * Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who) * Rocky Mountain Way (Joe Walsh and Barnstorm) * Dream On (Aerosmith) * Living for the City (Stevie Wonder) * Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen) * More than a Feeling (Boston) * Detroit Rock City (KISS) * Suffragette City (David Bowie) * Hotel California (The Eagles) * Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits) * Refugee (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) * Tom Sawyer (Rush) * Back in Black (AC/DC) * In the Air Tonight (Phil Collins).

Sample Pages


Title Composer
How to Listen
Advanced Listening Technique
Characteristics of the Average Hit Song
The Five Elements of a Great Arrangement
The Hit Song Secret
The Hits
All Along the Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Peaches en Regalia Frank Zappa
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh and Barnstorm
Dream On Aerosmith
Living for the City Stevie Wonder
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
More than a Feeling Boston
Detroit Rock City KISS
Suffragette City David Bowie
Hotel California The Eagles
Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Refugee Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Sawyer Rush
Back in Black AC/DC
In the Air Tonight Phil Collins
Bobby Owsinski Bibliography

Additional Information

Author: Bobby Owsinski
Format: Book
Page Count: 148
Item Number: 00-40553
ISBN 10: 0-7390-9389-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-9389-4
UPC: 038081454078

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