The Best Studio in the World

The first photographic celebration of the most
famous recording studio in the world.

With a foreword by APRS President, Sir George Martin

Published  by Bloomsbury

Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World is published to coincide with the studio’s 80th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles recording at Abbey Road and the 40th anniversary of the recording of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

Abbey Road Studios has been at the heart of the music industry for 80 years and is an iconic symbol of British music. With its unique blend of vintage equipment and cutting-edge technology, it remains one of the most technically advanced recording, mixing and mastering facilities in the world.

Written by freelance music journalist Alistair Lawrence with a foreword by APRS President Sir George Martin, Abbey Road celebrates the 80th year of the world’s most famous recording studio in style.

This lovingly produced book is a must-have for all music lovers. From the original bill of sale for the property and classic landmark recordings to today’s sessions, Abbey Road takes the reader through the studio’s illustrious history.

Featuring interviews with key figures and a wealth of rare and never-before-seen photos collected from the studios’ own private archive, the book provides a fascinating insight into the creative home of artists such as Kate Bush, The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Abbey Road is an incredible document of cultural history for anyone who values music and how it's made. This is the essential music book of the decade.

‘This then is the story of the greatest studio in the world - it was my nursery along with so many brilliant stars who created their work there. It is a terrific story, well told and even though I know most if it I still find it captivating. So imagine you are coming with me up those steps to the doors of Number Three Abbey Road. You will have a super time, I promise you.’ Sir George Martin

“Our rooms have hosted some of the finest recordings ever made, great artists, composers and musicians, not to mention producers, engineers and technicians who are at the heart of our piece of the creative process. The Abbey Road Studios story is a fabulous one and this book is a wonderful chronicle.” Jonathan Smith, Senior Vice President EMI Studios

For further information please contact Laura Brooke in the Bloomsbury Press Office: laura.brooke@bloomsbury.com Phone: +44 (0)207 631 5729

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