Abbey Road Studios is opening its doors to the public this November to host a series of lectures in conjunction with Technics under the name ‘Sleeve Notes: From Mono To Infinity’ presented by acclaimed music producer and recording engineer (plus one-time Vice-President of the Studios…) Alan Parsons.
During the talks he will be opening up about the development of his own skills and experience as an engineer, producer and recording artist at Abbey Road, placing these alongside the ongoing developments in music technology at the Studios that allowed him and others to create such ground-breaking records that continue to survive the test of time.
The talks will include audio, footage, photos and the vintage studio equipment used to create some of his and the Studios’ classic tracks. They will also include an audience Q&A co-hosted by David Hepworth whose journalistic and TV credits include work for The Guardian, NME, Q, Mojo and The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Alan Parsons' career at Abbey Road began when he was a trainee engineer on The Beatles’ final two albums, ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Abbey Road,’ and he went on to handle mixing duties on both Pink Floyd’s, ‘Atom Heart Mother’ and ‘Dark Side Of The Moon.’ As an artist and producer in his own right in the Alan Parsons Project he went on to record a series of memorable works throughout the 70s and 80s at Abbey Road including ‘Tales Of Mystery And Imagination’, ‘I Robot’, and ‘Eye In The Sky’.
Tickets are available here.
In between the weekend Alan will be bringing his popular recording masterclasses ‘Master Class Training Sessions’ to Abbey Road. Based on his award winning ‘Art and Science of Sound Recording’ video series and book, MCTS events offer attendees the chance to literally make a record with Alan Parsons in the studio.
He will also take time out of his schedule to deliver a private lecture exclusively for students at Abbey Road Institute, the Studios’ brand new audio engineering and music production education facility which opens later this month.