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Abbey Road announces ‘Sleeve Notes’ sessions with Alan Parsons

Jon Chapple 28 September 2015
Alan Parsons, Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios will this November host a new series of public lecture events by Alan Parsons.

The ex-Abbey Road staffer, now resident in California, will, as part of ‘Sleeve Notes: From Mono to Infinity’, chart the development of his own skills and experience as an engineer, producer and recording artist, as well as “the developments in music technology at Abbey Road that enabled the creative envelope to be continuously pushed, resulting in groundbreaking, inspirational and timeless recordings”.

‘Sleeve Notes’ will include audience Q&As with Parsons (hosted by journalist David Hepworth) and anecdotes from his time working at Abbey Road. The talks will incorporate audio recordings, video footage, photos and the vintage studio equipment used by Parsons to create a number of classic songs.

Parsons’ long career at Abbey Road began in 1967 as a trainee engineer. He assisted on The Beatles’ final two albums, 1969’s Abbey Road and 1970’s Let It Be, before handling mixing duties on Pink Floyd’s first UK №1 album, Atom Heart Mother (1970), and producing 1973’s seminal The Dark Side of the Moon. Other Abbey Road successes include Pilot’s (Ho Ho Ho) It’s Magic, John Miles’s Music and Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat.

Between 1975 and 1987, he fronted and produced his own group, the Alan Parsons Project.

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