viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

ABBEY ROAD : 80 YEARS OF MUSIC ( Part 2 )

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Behind the scenes at Abbey Road: The history of The Beatles' famous studio as it celebrates 80 years of music

As part of their year-long 80th anniversary celebrations, the iconic recording studios in London have been letting the public in for a series of talks 
All of that rich history is in sharp focus at the special 80th anniversary talks presented in studio 2 by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, the authors of the definitive book Recording the Beatles.
Kehew and Ryan’s ‘80 Years of Recording at Abbey Road Studios’ talk explores the studios’ decades of landmark recordings, its technology and creativity.
With over 20 years of research into EMI history, Ryan and Kehew have uncovered many secrets of the studios and will use rare archive photos, film and audio, showing changes to the studio and equipment.             
Original vintage equipment will also be on display - including some of the very instruments, microphones, and studio hardware used to create classic tracks.
Visitors will have the opportunity to explore and take photographs in Studio Two, where seminal acts like The Beatles, Oasis, The Hollies, The Shadows, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and Elbow have recorded.
Wings, the pop group formed by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studio, for the release of their new album 'Back To The Egg'. 1979 
Wings span: Paul McCartney back at Abbey Road with his new group in 1979 
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Everton footballers (Ian Atkins, Gary Stevens, Adrian Heath, Peter Reid, Alan Harper, Paul Bracewell, Andy Gray, Kevin Richardson and Trevor Steven) making a record at Abbey Road studios in St John's Wood. 17th April 1985. 
Blue is the colour: Everton footballers making a racket, sorry, record on 17 April 1985 
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Terry Wogan recording a charity song at Abbey Road Studios in 2009 
Terry-fying: Wogan recording a charity song in 2009 
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Mark Lewisohn author of 'The Beatles Recording Sessions'... sitting holding headphones over his ears, surrounded by mike stands Abbey Road Studios in 1989 
Mark Lewisohn, author of 'The Beatles Recording Sessions', surrounded by mic stands in 1989 
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Three sold-out talks have already taken place so the organisers have added further dates on 23, 24 and 25 March to cope with the demand for this rare glimpse into the hidden world of Abbey Road Studios.
Be warned, though - the tickets aren't cheap at £75 and you won't get to tour the whole studios complex, though there should be more than enough to see to satisfy music lovers.
To finish our own dip into Abbey Road's extraordinary history, here are some shots of the studio equipment over the years.
EMI control panel at Abbey Road Recording Studio, undated 
Knobs and buttons: EMI control panel in undated photo 
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Inside Abbey Road Studio - Studio 2 with piano, 1993 
The piano inside Studio 2 pictured in 1993 
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An engineer working on film transfer machine inside Abbey Road studios, 1993 
An engineer working on film transfer machine in 1993 
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Undated photograph of the mixing desk for the penthouse studio of Abbey Road Studios 
Undated photograph of the mixing desk for the penthouse studio of Abbey Road Studios 
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Inside Abbey Road Studio - Sound engineer at mixing desk 
Sound engineer at a mixing desk in 1993 
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Circa 2000 - A vintage analogue mixing desk in the control room of the penthouse studio at Abbey Road 
A vintage analogue mixing desk in the control room of the penthouse studio in around 2000 
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Inside Abbey Road Studio - Neve mixing desk in control room overlooking Studio 1 - 1993 
Cutting edge technology: Mixing desk in Studio 1 control room 1993 
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24-track machine at Abbey Road Recording Studio, undated 
24-track machine at Abbey Road Recording Studio, undated 
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