The Record Store of the Mind
A BOOK BY GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER AND TOMPKINS SQUARE LABEL FOUNDER JOSH ROSENTHAL
“In your hands ‘the Keys To The Kingdom’ … a ceaseless whirligig of histories, opinion and romance … of characters and circumstance minor and major contributors to our great wonderland … music beloved music … I reveled within and learned much … a unique work.” — Robert Plant
“One of the most thoroughly enjoyable, informative, wise and good-hearted books ever written about music and the industry”
– MOJO – 4 STARS
“Josh Rosenthal is a record man’s record man. He is also a musician’s record man. He is in the line of Samuel Charters and Harry Smith. In this age where we have access to everything and know the value of nothing, musicians need people like Josh to hear them when no one else can.”
- T Bone Burnett
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part “music criticism,” the author ruminates over unsung musical heroes, reflects on thirty years of toil and fandom in the music business, and shamelessly lists some of the LPs in his record collection. Crackling with insightful untold stories, The Record Store of the Mind will surely delight and inspire passionate music lovers … especially those who have spent way too many hours in record stores.
Celebrating ten years in 2015, Rosenthal’s San Francisco-based independent record label Tompkins Square has received seven Grammy nominations and wide acclaim for its diverse catalog of new and archival recordings.
“…detailing the skein of relationships and creative trajectories behind an album, evoking the alchemy that happens when a group of musicians bump up against each other at a particular time and place…”
- San Francisco Chronicle
THE RECORD STORE OF THE MIND
BY JOSH ROSENTHAL
ISBN (Paperback) : 9781625179135
Cover by Hazel Gerson-Rosenthal
Published by Tompkins Square