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

James Brown 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag'

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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.

The Blues Brothers 'Everybody Needs Somebody To Love'

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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.

808 State 'Pacific State'

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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.

Tomorrow 'My White Bicycle'

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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.

Tom Petty 'Learning To Fly'

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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.

Shirley Bassey 'Goldfinger'

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Engineer Eric Tomlinson recorded a host of classic soundtracks during his 40-year career, not to mention what's...

The Velvet Underground 'Heroin'

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Its status as one of pop's most influential albums is clear, but the circumstances surrounding the creation of The Velvet Underground & Nico have always been clouded. We asked Andy Warhol's co-producer to set the record straight.

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When the Clash entered the studio for the first time they were determined not to sacrifice their punk principles, and the fates — not to mention a sympathetic engineer and a negligent record company — were on their side...

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