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Album Produced By by Bruce Kimmel was not a favorite read for me Not that the book wasn t good if you follow that genre of music or enjoy reading about the production process of albums I think that I just wasn t the right audience I admire the work that Mr Kimmel has accomplished, but I was not spellbound by the book I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. In , Actor Writer Director Bruce Kimmel Made Another Drastic Life Change And Began A New Journey, This Time As A Record Producer Within A Year He Became A Hugely Successful Producer Of Musical Theatre Recordings, At A Time When Musical Theatre Recordings Were Not Exactly High On Anyone S Popularity List It Was Soon Clear That Kimmel Had A Point Of View, Along With A Dream That When People Saw The Credit Album Produced By Bruce Kimmel That It Might Actually Mean SomethingThe Story Of That Journey Is Peopled With An Incredibly Colorful Cast Of Characters, Including Stephen Sondheim, Lauren Bacall, Elaine Stritch, Dorothy Loudon, John Kander, Schmidt And Jones, Jerry Herman, Carol Channing, Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, And Just About Every Great Singer Working Back In What Would Be The Last Golden Days Of The Record Business Kimmel Produced Cast Albums Both Broadway And Off Broadway , Gave New Writers The Chance To Have Their Music Recorded, New Singers The Chance To Be Heard, And Made Occasional Best Selling Forays Into Film Music And Jazz From To , When He And Varese Sarabande Parted Ways, He D Produced Over AlbumsThe Next Five Years Of His Life Would Be A Rollercoaster Ride That Most People Would Never Want To Take He Rides The Ups, Downs, Curves, And Thrills With Humor, Positivity, And Perseverance He Creates A New And Unique Label, Watches It Crash And Burn, And Then Rebuilds His Life Yet Again, Always Fighting The Good Fight As With There S Mel, There S Woody, And There S You, The First Volume Of His Memoirs, Album Produced By Is Filled With Laughter, Tears, Joy, Suspense, Back Stabbing, Broken Promises, And Above All, Music The Grand And Glorious Music That Kimmel And Company Were Able To Bring ForthYou Ll Watch During The Creation And Recording Of Some Of The Most Beloved Musical Theatre Albums Ever Made You Ll Meet Not Only The Singers, But Kimmel S Engineer, Musical Directors, Arrangers, Orchestrators, And Musicians An Unlikely Array Of Collaborators All Led By Kimmel S Vision, Understanding, And Sometimes Insane Passion Written With Warmth And Humor, Album Produced By Is A Look Back At A Remarkable Career In The Recording Industry I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway awhile ago and just recently had the opportunity to read this book I have to admit this was not the type of book I usually read This book was a bit out of my realm I am not one versed in musical theater or record producing, however I did find the book very informational. I know my theater son would love reading this book I loved it Excellent book The anecdotes are very often funny, always enlightening in, and in some parts moving and inspiring. 4.5 5 starsIf you love musical theatre and are interested in reading about recording cast albums and solo albums then this book is for you.Album Produced By is a fascinating look at Bruce Kimmel s record producing days at Varese Sarabande and Fynsworth Alley It gives detailed accounts of what life was like for him back then And also goes into details about the recording sessions and the singers he worked with.I m reading some reviews where people who are not interested in musical theatre or record producing are giving reviews If you are not interested in these things then this book is not for you This book is very informational And if you are a big musical theatre fan I am then you will read carefully through the details It is extremely interesting And a fascinating read for anyone who loves musical theatre and wants to read about the years in the life of a very successful record producer.