New Book Explores Classic Studios

Howard Massey’s latest book, 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.
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Montclair, NJ (November 23, 2015)—Howard Massey’s latest book, 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.

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Reportedly the first comprehensive account of British recording studios published, the book 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 Great British Recording Studios 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.

Interweaving narrative text with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from dozens of internationally renowned record producers and a wealth of photographs—many never published before—Massey explores the most famous British studios and the people who created magic there. His "Stories from the Studio" take readers behind the scenes of the making of famed records, including The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," and the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet.

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