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The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers between Music and Technology: A Memoir Paperback – 28 Mar 2018


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (4 January 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785783173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785783173
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.3 x 12.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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`[Dolby's] journey is as amazing as the book is well written. From start to finish, I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Brilliant.' -- Henry Rollins 'Engaging, emotional, funny and surprising' -- JJ Abrams 'This warm and immensely readable book will appeal to anyone interested in machine-driven Eighties pop or the dotcom revolution.' -- Mark Ellen 'Extraordinary, and full of tech at every turn.'

About the Author

Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures of the synth pop movement of early-'80s new wave. He played synth on Foreigner's 4, Def Leppard's Pyromania and Joan Armatrading's Walk Under Ladders and supported David Bowie at Live Aid. He also wrote the score for Fever Pitch.

His last studio album was 2011's A Map of the Floating City, which featured with guest appearances from Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap, and others. He lives in Suffolk.

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