11 June 2012
We are delighted to announce the first ever photographic celebration of Abbey Road Studios, in collaboration with Bloomsbury Publishing.
Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World is published to coincide with our 80th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles recording at the studios 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 our unique blend of vintage equipment and cutting-edge technology, we remain 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 Sir George Martin, Abbey Road celebrates our 80th year in style. 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 and a wealth of rare and never-before-seen photos collected from our archives, the book provides a fascinating insight into the creative home of many of the world’s celebrated artists.
Jonathan Smith, Senior Vice President of EMI Studios, said: “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.”
Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World is published by Bloomsbury on 19 July, priced £50. A numbered edition signed by Sir George Martin will be available at select stores and bloomsbury.com at £250.