Perfecting Sound Forever: The History of Recorded Music – Greg Milner (2009)
Captured or created? The real thing? Or better? The story of our relationship with recorded music, filled with great thoughts and amazing tales. As well as a very human perspective on the history there's great war-reporting from the digital vs analogue crusades, and a warning that the industry’s obsession with volume is marching us into a world of over-compressed flatness. Fascinating and poetic.