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Legendary music producer, Gordon Raphael has spent four decades working with musicians, performers and songwriters to create unique genre-defining sounds. His work with THE STROKES, REGINA SPEKTOR and THE LIBERTINES has made him one of the world’s most sought-after music producers. What’s his secret?


This book gives an insider’s view into how music is created and recorded, sharing insights into the artistic discoveries that happen when a group of talented musicians find the right studio, the right producer and the right sound.


Like sitting on the purple velvet couch at New York’s fabled Transporterraum Studio, this rock ‘n’ roll memoir gives an All Access Pass to the processes and techniques, the people and the performances.


It’s the early 2000s and, for the first time, young people who’ve grown up hating their parent's rock music, have found a reason in the songs of NYC newcomers THE STROKES to drop their electronica, house and techno for guitars, Converse, leather jackets—to form their own bands.


Focussing on the eight-year period from the demise of the Seattle grunge scene to the rebirth of a thrilling cultural shift in New York and London that reimagined rock 'n’ roll. Gordon Raphael shares his tales of musical glory and loss, creative triumphs and breakups.


It’s a bumpy ride with a killer soundtrack.


“The World Is Going To Love This takes us to New York’s music scene in the early naughties. As a producer Gordon Raphael was at the epicentre of that earthshaking movement... ...Our 6 music listeners are going to love it - I can absolutely promise you... ...A fantastic read and deep dive into the scene.” - Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music


“Gordon Raphael reveals his most cherished experiences from a life lived utterly for music in his book The World Is Going To Love This. From studio sessions with The Strokes to his recollections of the grunge scene, the book is a passionate paean to music, chronicling Raphael’s journey through the world of indie.” - Dazed


Grab an eBook version of THE WORLD IS GOING TO LOVE THIS from Salamander Street for £9.99.


The World is Going To Love This

SKU: 0008
  • Paperback
    ISBN 978-1-8384036-7-6
    234 x 156 mm

  • Gordon Raphael

    Gordon Raphael is one of the world's leading  music producers.  Gordon produced The Strokes’ debut EP The Modern Age as well as their first album Is This It, from his basement studio Transporterraum NYC. Then followed two universally loved albums, Room On Fire by The Strokes and the magical Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor. As well as performing in his own bands and sharing the stage with The Psychedelic Furs amongst others, Gordon has produced songs with Sarah Maguire, Hinds, Skunk Anansie lead singer Skin and Mexico's top band, Fobia.

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