Saturday, 30 July 2011

BBC Radio 4: Making Tracks - Basing Street Studios

A couple of weeks ago there was an interesting documentary on BBC Radio 4 about Basing Street Studios (now SARM Studios) in London - the segment about Paul Kossoff and the Leslie speaker cabinet at the John Martyn session was particularly memorable.
I've just noticed that some kind person (Chris Gregory) has recorded and uploaded it to Soundcloud, complete with download link and everything, for anyone who might be interested :)

From the BBC website:
Critic and cultural commentator Paul Morley returns to the Basing Street Studios, home to Island Records and then his own ZTT label. These were the very rooms in which everyone from Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens and Bob Marley through to Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the Art of Noise and Grace Jones recorded some of their most iconic albums. In the company of Island's Chris Blackwell and ZTT's Trevor Horn, as well as legendary engineer Tony Platt, Paul attempts to find out what it was about this particular space that led to some of the most memorable recordings of the 70s and 80s.

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