The Great British Recording Studios
by Howard Massey, written in co-operation with and endorsed by the APRS
with foreword by APRS President, Sir George Martin CBE

Fantastic present!

A celebration of the great British studios where many legendary recordings were born.

The Great British Recording Studios tells the story of the iconic British facilities where many of the most important recordings of all time were made. The first comprehensive account of British recording studios ever published, it was written in co-operation with and endorsed by the APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services) with a foreword by its President, Sir George Martin CBE, to document the history of the major British studios of the 1960s and 1970s and to help preserve their legacy.

This book surveys the era’s most significant British studios (including Abbey Road, Olympic, and Trident), with complete descriptions of each studio’s physical facilities and layout, along with listings of equipment and key personnel, as well as details about its best-known technical innovations and a discography of the major recordings made there.

Seamlessly interweaving narrative text with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from dozens of internationally renowned record producers and a wealth of photographs (many never published before), this book brings to life the most famous British studios and the people who created magic there.

Meticulously researched and organised, The Great British Recording Studios will inform and inspire students of the recording arts, music professionals, casual music fans, and anyone interested in the acoustically pristine facilities, groundbreaking techniques, and innovative artists and technicians that have shaped the course of modern recording.

published by Hal Leonard Books

About the Author:
(New York, NY) is a former musician, producer, and recording engineer who has worked in many leading recording studios in London and New York. He has had a 30-year career in music journalism and was an editor at Musician. Massey’s 15 books include Behind the Glass and

Behind the Glass Volume II, collections of interviews with the world’s most successful record producers. He also co-authored legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick’s autobiography, Here, There, and Everywhere.

© APRS, 2010
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