Our friends from EMI Archive Trust have given SOTH this exclusive picture of The Duke of Edinburgh recording during his visit to Abbey Road Studios. Here is a selection of his most notable quotes as he offers his own unique advice to people all over the world. On approaching his 90th birthday: “Bits are beginning to drop off”. To EltonContinue reading “The Duke of Edinburgh records at Abbey Road Studios!!”
Watch our friends from the Vinyl Factory in Hayes press a special limited edition record of Cilla Black’s Anyone Who Had A Heart on “The One Show” Friday 16th March Cilla Black and Paul McGann join Chris Evans and Alex Jones on the One Show sofa.
One of the great records of 2010 was Plastic Beach by Gorillaz. Whilst they were touring the record around the States last autumn they made a new album that seems to reflect the feeling of being on an endless tour. interesting thing about the new record is that Damon Albarn, who “is” Gorillaz, made theContinue reading “Recording 2011. Gorillaz new record (largely) made on an ipad”
In an earlier blog entry we touched upon (EMI predecessor) The Gramophone Company’s first recording studio which was located two doors up from Rules Restaurant at 31 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden. This would have been the very first recording studio in London, pre-dating Abbey Road Studios by 33 years! Those kind people at the EMIContinue reading “London’s first recording studios”
January 22nd 1966. 7pm. Gold Star Recording Studios, Los Angeles. Brian Wilson and The Wrecking Crew……would it be nice? Yes. turns out it would! Great song. Great recording.
I found this piece of film on youtube. Its a wonderful period piece shot in Australia that shows how EMI Australia recorded, manufactured and released a record in those days when vinyl ruled the world. I think that recording was made in EMI’s Studios 301 that is now part of Tom Meisner’s SAE empire. CanContinue reading “How to make a hit record in 1979”