Visit Abbey Road Studios!
|Abbey Road Studio Two – note the old style Beatles logo on the bass drum|
Abbey Road Studios announce an exclusive presentation in Studio Two, open to the public on 10th March 2012. There will be two houses, one at 10 AM and one at 3 PM.
Visit Abbey Road Studios legendary Studio Two – home to iconic recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Kate Bush
Fascinating talks on Abbey Road Studios from the authors of acclaimed book `Recording The Beatles’
Rare and unseen photographs, films, and recordings from the archives of EMI and Abbey Road Studios
Exhibition of vintage photos and priceless recording artefacts –
see up-close the very instruments, microphones, and studio equipment
used to create classic recordings
As part of their 80th Anniversary celebrations, on 10th March Abbey
Road Studios will be opening its doors to the public for a unique
Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan – authors of the critically-acclaimed,
definitive book `Recording The Beatles’ will give an insightful and
highly-enjoyable presentation, specifically for the anniversary event.
‘Recording The Beatles’ has won huge praise from Abbey Road alumni
including Alan Parsons, Norman Smith, Ken Townsend and John Kurlander,
whose engineering/production CVs count The Beatles, The Hollies, Pink
Floyd, The Pretty Things and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy between them.
Kehew and Ryan’s `80 Years of Recording at Abbey Road Studios’ talk
will explore the studio’s decades of landmark recordings, celebrating
the technology and sonic creativity that lead to epoch defining music
from feted artists.
With over 20 years of research into EMI history, Ryan and Kehew have
uncovered many secrets of the studios and have worked with Abbey Road
Studios to preserve and illuminate the studios’ immense history.
Much more than a mere talk, the presentation will cover the history
of Abbey Road Studios with rare archive photos, film and audio from the
various decades, showing changes to the studio and equipment. It will
illustrate Abbey Road’s long progression through all kinds of music,
from classical to rock, and the methods used to record in each
Recordings covered will include Sir Edward Elgar, The Shadows, Peter
Sellers, Helen Shapiro, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, The
Zombies, the Swingin’ Blue Jeans and Kate Bush. The magical film scores
captured over the years including `Star Wars’, `Harry Potter’, `Lord of
the Rings’ and `The King’s Speech’ will also be explored.
Also on display will be original vintage equipment from Abbey Road’s
own history – unique items from the studios and archives, including the
very instruments, microphones, and studio hardware used to create
classic tracks. Visitors will be allowed early entrance with time to
explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two, where seminal
acts like The Beatles, Oasis, The Hollies, The Shadows, Pink Floyd and
Kate Bush recorded epoch-defining music. More recently, Elbow recorded
their theme for the 2012 Olympics there and amazing artists like Ryan
Adams, Laura Marling and Feist laid down performances for the worldwide
`Live From Abbey Road’ television show.
Brian Kehew, co-author of ‘Recording The Beatles’, is a record
producer, engineer and musician. He has worked with The Who, Fiona
Apple, Air, Rod Stewart, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and Black
Kevin Ryan, co-author of `Recording the Beatles’ is a Houston-based
producer, arranger and composer. He is also a talented graphic designer
and video/film artist.
Tickets are 75 GBP + booking fees and go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday 04 Jan 2012 at 9:00AM (UK time) from Seetickets.