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The Fall ‘Hit The North’

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In their 39–year career the Fall have always embraced chaos, but perhaps nowhere more so than in the studio.

Pink Floyd 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'

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Engineer Brian Humphries tells the story of recording Pink Floyd’s nine-part lamentation to their lost colleague, Syd Barrett.

Classic Tracks: AC/DC 'Back In Black'

Producer: Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange • Engineer: Tony Platt

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In 1980 AC/DC were on a roll and nothing — not even the death of their lead singer — was going to stop them.

Classic Tracks: Peter Gabriel 'Sledgehammer'

Producer: Daniel Lanois • Engineers: Kevin Killen, David Bascombe

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When Peter Gabriel made the transition from prog to pop with 'Sledgehammer' he did it on his own exacting terms...

Classic Tracks: James Brown 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'

Producer: James Brown • Engineer: Ron Lenhoff

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'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' was James Brown's statement of intent as he abandoned soulful ballads in favour of a raw and frenetic new sound.

Classic Tracks: The Blues Brothers 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'

Producer & Engineer: Bob Tischler

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His role as producer of The Blues Brothers soundtrack left Bob Tischler in charge of recording some of the best musicians of the 20th century, while managing conflicting shooting schedules and coping with the day-to-day effects of John Belushi's prodigious cocaine habit.

Classic Tracks: 808 State 'Pacific State'

Producer: 808 State • Engineer: Graham Massey

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Born of the fertile late‑'80s Manchester music scene, 808 State's 'Pacific State' was a landmark in British house music.

Classic Tracks: Tomorrow 'My White Bicycle'

Producer: Mark Wirtz • Engineer: Geoff Emerick

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Tomorrow's pioneering paean to the joys of communal public transport has proved to be a classic of the British psychedelic underground.

Classic Tracks: Tom Petty 'Learning To Fly'

Producers: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne • Engineer: Richard Dodd

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While Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s writing partnership was certainly successful, it was the partnership between Jeff Lynne and engineer Richard Dodd that gave the records their distinctive sparkle.

Classic Tracks: Shirley Bassey 'Goldfinger'

Producers: John Barry, George Martin. Engineer: Eric Tomlinson.

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