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    Ben Folds

    Recording So There

    Fans of singer–songwriter Ben Folds expect piano music — but a full–on piano concerto is certainly a new development!

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Buzzcocks Spiral Scratch

    Producer: Martin Hannett • Engineer: Phil Thompson

    Engineer Phil Hampson didn’t even like punk rock — yet, with an inexperienced Martin Hannett, he recorded one of the defining records of the era.

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    The Grand Ole Opry

    Behind The Scenes At The Home Of Country Music

    Country Music's greatest showcase, the Grand Ole Opry, is a bastion of traditional values — and the home of some seriously advanced technology. Step inside...

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    Jean–Michel Jarre

    Producing Electronica

    New album Electronica sees Jean–Michel Jarre making connections with a galaxy of other legendary figures from the world of electronic music.

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    Joe Boyd

    Record Producer

    When British traditional music got a dose of rock & roll excitement, it was an American who sat in the producer's chair. Oh, and Joe Boyd also discovered a little-known band called the Pink Floyd...

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Madness 'Our House'

    Producers: Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley

    Producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley helped to make Madness one of the most successful British bands of the '80s. Find out how they worked their magic on this 1982 classic pop track...

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    Recording David Gilmour's 'On An Island'

    Andy Jackson

    David Gilmour's chart-topping solo album was recorded on his own Astoria houseboat, a floating slice of studio heaven. Engineer Andy Jackson describes the making of the album.

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    Chvrches

    Lauren Mayberry, Martin Doherty & Iain Cook: Producing Every Open Eye

    Like any good SOS readers, Scots electro-pop trio Chvrches used the success of their debut album to buy more synthesizers...

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    Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane’

    Classic Tracks

    In 1987, swimming against the tide of MIDI–powered pop records, Cowboy Junkies went into a church to record an album into a single microphone in a single day.

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    Jim Moray

    Folk Music For The 21st Century

    The idea of bringing folk music up to date is not a new one, but few people have taken it quite as far as Jim Moray. His material may be traditional, but his approach to music technology is as modern as it gets.

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    Donald Fagen

    Recording Morph The Cat

    Morph The Cat, Donald Fagen's third solo album in 24 years, sees Fagen and engineer Elliott Scheiner continue their quest for the best possible sound quality — which, it seems, comes only from analogue recording.

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Knack 'My Sharona'

    Producer: Mike Chapman • Engineers: David Tickle, Pete Coleman

    In 1979, at the end of a 13-way bidding war, The Knack went into the studio to record their debut single — a debut single that would go gold in seven days and sell six million copies worldwide. This is the story of how it came to be...

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    Uwe Schmidt: Recording Yellow Fever!

    Yellow Magic Orchestra Goes Latino

    Japan's YMO helped pioneer the use of electronic instruments and sampling. Now Uwe Schmidt, aka Señor Coconut, has used the same techniques to render their greatest hits as Latin dances, with contributions from all three original YMO members.

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: Derek & The Dominos 'Layla'

    Producers: Tom Dowd • Derek & The Dominos

    Inspired by a Persian classical poet and a certain Mrs Harrison, 'Layla' went on to become Eric Clapton's most enduring hit.

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    Stephen Duffy

    Writing & Producing With Robbie Williams

    Despite his best efforts, Stephen Duffy's solo work never quite made him a superstar — but it did get him one of the best co-writing gigs around.

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    Jim Abbiss

    Producing Kasabian & Arctic Monkeys

    Jim Abbiss decided to go back to basics and make records the way he wanted to make them. The result? The fastest-selling debut album in history...

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    Richard King: How To Record Acoustic Ensembles

    Recording Yo-Yo Ma

    Engineer Richard King has brought the art of ensemble recording to new heights in both classical and folk/pop spheres.

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    Jacquire King: Producing James Bay

    Video Feature

    We visit the world-famous Blackbird Studios in Nashville to meet Jacquire King, the Grammy-winning producer of James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm.

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    CLASSIC TRACKS: The Band 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'

    Producers: The Band, John Simon • Engineers: John Simon, Robbie Robertson, Tony May

    The origins of The Band as Bob Dylan's backing group are well known, but with songs like 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' they forged their own unique American sound.

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    John Cale

    Artist/Producer

    As a solo artist, producer and member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has had a hand in some of the most influential records ever made.

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    Scissor Sisters: Recording Ta-Dah

    Babydaddy • Dan Grech-Marguerat

    The Scissor Sisters' first album, recorded in a Manhattan apartment, sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. The follow-up, Ta-Dah, sees them expanding their horizons, while keeping their DIY ethos very much intact.

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