John BarrettSenior Recordist

John Barrett

With over 12 years of experience, a vast technical knowledge and a musical ear, John has established himself as one of Abbey Road’s most in demand Engineers and Recordists.

John’s career at Abbey Road started in 2005, forming part of a placement year scheme from his degree course. His dedication and strong work ethic (too many late nights tinkering to mention), meant that he progressed from studio tea boy to Assistant Engineer to Score Recordist very rapidly, and within months was running Protools on a number of large scale orchestral and band sessions, taking full advantage of Abbey Road’s unique and traditional apprenticeship approach.

Although the majority of John’s work is with large scale orchestral recordings, he has a vast experience and expertise working on all kinds of music, recently including live sessions with George Ezra, James Bay, Slaves, Krept & Konan and JP Cooper. As a consequence, he is equally at home in Studio One recording an 100 piece orchestra, as he is recording a jazz swing band in Studio Two, or a band in Studio Three. The addition of the two new pop oriented rooms at the Studios has allowed John to bring in a number of up and coming artists who could previously only have dreamed of working at Abbey Road.

Recently John was fortunate enough to have worked on two projects that were nominated at the Oscars for ‘Best Original Score’: Jonny Greenwood’s Phantom Thread as Score Mixer and Alexandre Desplat’s multi award-winning score for The Shape Of Water as Digital Score Recordist.

Highlights

Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread - Mixed By

Alexandre Deslpat - The Shape Of Water - Score Recordist

John Powell - Solo: A Star Wars Story - Score Recordist

Christophe Beck - Antman and Wasp - Score Recordist

The Rolling Stones - On Air - Mixed By

Steve Price - American Assassin - Scoring Engineer

The Levellers / John Leckie - We The Collective - Engineer

Steven Price - Our Planet - Scoring Engineer

Simon Hale/Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country - Engineer

Seth McFarlane - No One Ever Tells You - Tape Op / Protools Engineer / Additional Engineering

Carter Burwell - The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs - Score Recordist

J P Cooper - Raised Under Grey Skies - Engineer

Frank Ocean / Jonny Greenwood - Blond - Orchestral Engineer

Chris Bacon - Sherlock Gnomes - Score Recordist

Arcade Fire - The Reflector Tapes - Additional Mixing

Dan Jones - On Chesil Beach - Scoring Engineer

Teddy Shapiro - Captain Underpants - Score Recordist

Ludwing Göransson - Black Panther - Score Recordist

Tyler Bates - Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 - Score Recordist

Discography

2017

Beauty and the Beast - Pierre Adenot

Beauty and the Beast

Pierre Adenot

2016

57th & 9th - Sting

57th & 9th

Sting
Disney Animal Kingdom - Rivers of Light - Andrew Lockington

Disney Animal Kingdom - Rivers of Light

Andrew Lockington
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - James Newton Howard

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

James Newton Howard
Sausage Party - Alan Menken/Christopher Lennertz

Sausage Party

Alan Menken/Christopher Lennertz
Shanghai Disneyland - Parade - Mark Hammond

Shanghai Disneyland - Parade

Mark Hammond
Shanghai Disneyland - Soaring - Bruce Broughton

Shanghai Disneyland - Soaring

Bruce Broughton

2015

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Austin Wintory

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Austin Wintory
Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations - Don Harper/John Debney

Disney 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Don Harper/John Debney
Disneyland Shanghai - Mickey's Royal Friendship Fair - Gordon Goodwin

Disneyland Shanghai - Mickey's Royal Friendship Fair

Gordon Goodwin
Florence Foster Jenkins - Alexandre Desplat

Florence Foster Jenkins

Alexandre Desplat
Halo 5 - Kazuma Jinnouchi

Halo 5

Kazuma Jinnouchi
Halo 5 - Gaurdians - Kazuma Jinnouchi

Halo 5 - Gaurdians

Kazuma Jinnouchi
iTunes Festival 2015 Live Mixes - Various Artists

iTunes Festival 2015 Live Mixes

Various Artists
Max & Me - Mark McKenzie

Max & Me

Mark McKenzie
Mon Roi - Stephen Warbeck

Mon Roi

Stephen Warbeck
No One Ever Tells You - Seth McFarlane

No One Ever Tells You

Seth McFarlane
Pete's Dragon - Howard Shore

Pete's Dragon

Howard Shore
Poltergeist - Marc Streitenfeld

Poltergeist

Marc Streitenfeld
Sharks (Discovery Channel) - Josh Ralph

Sharks (Discovery Channel)

Josh Ralph
Stages - Josh Groban

Stages

Josh Groban
Tale of Christmas - Mario Frangoulis

Tale of Christmas

Mario Frangoulis
The Bodyguard - Alexandra Burke

The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke
The Danish Girl - Alexandre Desplat

The Danish Girl

Alexandre Desplat
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone

The Hateful Eight

Ennio Morricone
Woman In Gold - Hans Zimmer

Woman In Gold

Hans Zimmer

2014

50 to 1  - William Ross

50 to 1

William Ross
A Most Wanted Man - Herbert Grönemeyer

A Most Wanted Man

Herbert Grönemeyer
After The Fall  - Marc Streitenfeld

After The Fall

Marc Streitenfeld
Bears  - George Fenton

Bears

George Fenton
Beatles - Magne Furuholmen

Beatles

Magne Furuholmen
Beauty and the Beast  - Pierre Adenot

Beauty and the Beast

Pierre Adenot
Before I Go to Sleep  - Edward Shearmur

Before I Go to Sleep

Edward Shearmur
Days and Nights - Claire van Kampen

Days and Nights

Claire van Kampen
Exodus Gods And Kings - Alberto Iglesias

Exodus Gods And Kings

Alberto Iglesias
Exodus Gods and Kings OST - Alberto Iglesias

Exodus Gods and Kings OST

Alberto Iglesias
Inherent Vice  - Jonny Greenwood

Inherent Vice

Jonny Greenwood
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer

Interstellar

Hans Zimmer
Interstellar (OST) - Hans Zimmer

Interstellar (OST)

Hans Zimmer
Michael Nyman The Piano Sings Vol. 2 - Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman The Piano Sings Vol. 2

Michael Nyman
The Monuments Men - Alexandre Desplat

The Monuments Men

Alexandre Desplat

2013

Elysium - Ryan Amon

Elysium

Ryan Amon
Enders Game - Steve Jablonsky

Enders Game

Steve Jablonsky
In Secret - Gabriel Yared

In Secret

Gabriel Yared
Jack The Giant slayer - John Ottman

Jack The Giant slayer

John Ottman
Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom - Alex Heffes

Mandela, Long Walk To Freedom

Alex Heffes
The Counsellor - Daniel Pemberton

The Counsellor

Daniel Pemberton
Trance - Underworld

Trance

Underworld
Walking with the Enemy - Tim Williams

Walking with the Enemy

Tim Williams

2012

 Merry Christmas Baby - Rod Stewart

Merry Christmas Baby

Rod Stewart
Prometheus - Marc Streitenfeld

Prometheus

Marc Streitenfeld
Songs from the Silver Screen - Jackie Evancho

Songs from the Silver Screen

Jackie Evancho
The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey - Howard Shore

The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey

Howard Shore
The Impossible - Fernando Velázquez

The Impossible

Fernando Velázquez
The Master - Jonny Greenwood

The Master

Jonny Greenwood
The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Carter Burwell

The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2

Carter Burwell

2011

Arthur Christmas - Harry Gregson-Williams

Arthur Christmas

Harry Gregson-Williams
Gnomeo & Juliet - Elton John, Chris Bacon + James Newton Howard

Gnomeo & Juliet

Elton John, Chris Bacon + James Newton Howard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - Alexandre Desplat

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Alexandre Desplat
L.A. Noire - Andrew Hale

L.A. Noire

Andrew Hale
My Week With Marilyn - Conrad Pope + Alexandre Desplat

My Week With Marilyn

Conrad Pope + Alexandre Desplat
The Grey - Marc Streitenfeld

The Grey

Marc Streitenfeld

2010

A Different Hat - Paul Carrack

A Different Hat

Paul Carrack
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Alexandre Desplat

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Alexandre Desplat
Norwegian Wood - Jonny Greenwood

Norwegian Wood

Jonny Greenwood
Progress - Take That

Progress

Take That
The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat

The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Howard Shore

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Howard Shore

2009

The Circus Live - At Abbey Road - Take That

The Circus Live - At Abbey Road

Take That