"For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 SOUND tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the creation of some of the greatest albums evermade. Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan".
    A lot of references to Bob Dylan inside.

   Thank you to Jürgen Wasser for the information that, beside the hardcover below, the book was released in other different formats:
   - Special deluxe version featuring two hardcover books -360 SOUND: THE COLUMBIA RECORDS STORY by Sean Wilentz and 360 SOUND: THE COLUMBIA RECORDS STORY: LEGENDS AND LEGACY by Dave Marsh, plus an usb key including all 263 tracks featured in the Dave Marsk book- all included in a large presentation box.
   - deluxe i-book version and ebook version

By Sean Wilentz, Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco 2012, hardcover, no dustjacket, 336 pages. ISBN 978-1-4521-0756-1

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