Our February issue features an interview with author Howard Massey about his new book, The Great British Recording Studios, available this month from Hal Leonard.
To celebrate the release, we’re giving away free copies to a few lucky winners! To enter, send an email to ElectronicMusician@musicplayer.com with “British Studios” in the subject line. Hurry! Contest ends January 31. Open to U.S. residents only.
More information about the book, from the publisher:
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. It is endorsed by and was written with the cooperation of the British APRS (Association of Professional Recording Services, headed by Sir George Martin) to document the history of the major British studios of the 1960s and 1970s and to help preserve their legacy. The 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 done 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), The Great British Recording Studios brings to life the most famous UK studios and the people who created magic there. Meticulously researched and organized, 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.