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Tony Platt event to dissect 'Back In Black'

Strongroom to host 'Behind the Tracks' event June 28

Press Release: ‘Back in Black’, by the legendary hard rock band AC/DC, is one of the best-selling albums of all time, estimated to be approaching 50 million sales since its release in 1980. But its legacy stretches far beyond sales alone, with its production influencing the tone of countless albums since.

‘Behind the Tracks’ is an event that takes a retrospective look at classic albums and their enduring influence today. The series’ first session will take place on 28th June, focusing on AC/DC’s biggest hit. The event finds a suitable home at Shoreditch’s legendary Strongroom Studios, an institution that has hosted the likes of Nick Cave, Radiohead, The Prodigy and Rufus Wainwright in recording sessions.

This unique evening will see Strongroom invite a number of star speakers to share their stories – from those present during the original sessions, to the critics and journalists who first heard the recordings in their entirety.

Strongroom resident Tony Platt was the album’s engineer, and was present at every wall-shaking moment of the album’s creation. Expect to hear his inside stories on the recording process of ‘Back in Black’, and to gain an insight on how the album’s incredible sonic identity was forged. Also joining Tony will be former Kerrang! writer and founding editor of Classic Rock magazine, Mick Wall – a man who has written definitive biographies on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Doors as well as AC/DC, who he has known for over 30 years.

Following a high-quality audio playback of the album, Tony and Mick will present their take on ‘Back in Black’, and lead an informal Q&A session, where guests are invited to ask any questions of the experts. This will then be followed by a screening of the seminal AC/DC live documentary, ‘Let There Be Rock’.

Tickets to this special event are strictly limited to 100 and are priced at £50, which includes entry to the album talk, playback and film screening, complimentary drink courtesy of Jack Daniels, and complimentary snacks. The first 50 ticketholders will even receive a signed copy of Mick’s AC/DC biography ‘Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be’.…

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