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ADVISION STUDIOS... Greg Lake came into studio 2 recently both to work on the new Emerson, Lake and Palmer album and to produce some tracks for the Italian group Banco... Snafu were in recording a new single, scheduled for release last week... Zzebra recorded their second album, scheduled for April release, with producer Ken Burgess and engineer Martin Rushent...

CENTRAL RECORDING STUDIOS... The reformed Seekers booked most of last month's studio time recording an album... The only other artists in were Johnny Goodison, Springfield Revival with producer Keith Potger, assisted by Mick Flynn... Oscar Tony Junior was Over from the U.S. recording for Contempo Records...

C.B.S. STUDIOS... Argent have occupied a good block of studio time, recording their second album in the space of a few months. Chris White producing Susan Mellan, Steve Taylor served as engineer... Mr. Big, a C.B.S. band have been in with A&R man Nicky Graham producing. Engineers Steve Taylor and Doug Bogie shared the board duties... Mike Gore and Tony Rivers have been in with Curlie, recording a single, with plans for an album this month. Dick Palmer served as engineer... E.M.I.'s New World recorded a single with producer Nick Ingram and engineer Steve Taylor... C.B.S. bands and artists in recently include Tony Bird, Domino, Vince Hill and Beckett... Russ Ballard is co-producing his own single with Dan Loggins and engineer Dick Palmer... Pan's People are laying down a single with producer Nicky Graham and engineer Bernie O'Gorman...

Floyd recording at E.M.I.

E.M.I. STUDIOS... Pink Floyd and The Shadows have both spent a good chunk of their time in studios 2 and 3 respectively. The Floyd are working on an album, while the Shadows are preparing prospective Eurovision singles... Roy Harper has been compiling tracks for his next album with producer Peter Jenner. The backing track for a Cliff Richard single has recently been laid down, in studio 3, with the Shadows producing... Dean Ford Ex-Marmalade member and producer Alan Parson have been putting down a prospective single... E.M.I. have just finished converting studio 3 to a 24 track set up...

GROSVENOR STUDIOS... Jeff Lynne has been in with the Brummy band Sight and Sound, producing a single which was described as "Satiristic"... Yakety Yak and Raymond Froggatt laying down tracks...

I.B.C. STUDIOS... Golden Earring have been in recently recording a single and an album for Track Records. Andy Knight served as engineer... Queen have laid down a number of tracks and have also done some overdubbing with engineer Hugh Jones... Scaffold recording a new album for release with Warner Brothers... Herman's Hermits are making a comeback, and have been in recently...

Hensley and Heep at Lansdowne.

LANSDOWNE STUDIOS... Uriah Heep have been recording an album, a departure for the band who usually record abroad (the U.S. or France) and return here for mixing and reduction. Engineered by Peter Gallan, the album is due for release on the Bronze label... Graham Layden laying down tracks for a D.J.M. single with Senior engineer John Macksworth... Mike Gibbs completing work on his album for Bronze with engineer Pete Gallan... Heep's Ken Hensley is recording his own album for Bronze...

THE MANOR... Virgin band Comus have been in mixing a single, with Vic Smith and Elas Elias producing... French pianist Cyrielle mixing an album with producer Simon Heyworth... The Celebrated Artist's Band recorded an album... Henry Cow and Slaphappy booked for three weeks, recording a new album...

MARQUEE STUDIOS... The installation of Marquee Studios' new 24 track machine is now finished and stage 2 in the £100,000 redevelopment is now underway. The first person to use it was Gus Dudgeon who is producing the forthcoming Elton John album, tentatively titled Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy, with engineer Phil Dunne... Dudgeon has also been in with the new Kiki Dee Band recording a single... Lesley Duncan's new album, produced by Jimmy Horowitz with engineer Will Roper, was recorded at Marquee... Alvin Stardust, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Rod Stewart have all been in over the past month...

PYE STUDIOS... Pye's bookings for last month included Kilburn And The Highroads, Sweet Sensation, Slim Whitman, Sylvia, and Petula Clark... Tony Palmer has been recording The Button Down Brass at Pye... Johnny Wakeman is to be recording an album soon... Max Bygraves went into the studios on February 15th for two weeks...

Clifford T. in The Master Room.

THE MASTER ROOM... Recent installation of an American parametric equaliser has allowed The Master Room to provide a wide range of equalisation tapes... John Holt and Ken Booth are cutting an album and several singles... Other artists using the studios include Argent, String Driven Thing, The Stones, The Faces, Clifford T. Ward, Andy Bown, Ronnie Barker, John Entwhistle's Ox, Barry Shearston, and Ralph McTell...

SARM STUDIOS... Dave Dee was in recently to produce Carl Simmons... Roy Baker has been producing the new CBS band Jet... Ken Scott has been in doing some overdubbing with Gilly Lindsay... A film score, described by Sarm as "A psychedelic Wizard of Oz" brought Kookie Eaton into the studios recently... Pete Dello was laying down tracks with Honey Bus (remember "Can't Let Maggie Go"?)... Phil Coulter producing a number of songs for the Eurovision Song Contest... Other recent visitors include Marty Wilde, Paul Lynton, Tony Macauley, Barry Blue and Phillip Goodhand-Tait... Sarm have just installed a new 3M 24-track machine, doubling facilities for multi track copying...

Ace holed up at Trident.

TRIDENT STUDIOS... Aj Webber was at Trident recently recording a single... The Tremeloes mixed a new album recently, with engineer Peter Kelsey... Nutz have been in to record and mix a new album, with producer John Anthony... Ken Scott has been in twice this month, once to produce Gillian Lindsay and once with Mahavishnu, both times with engineer David McKay... John Anthony has been in with Moonrider and Ace, both of whom are recording albums. Ted Sharp was the engineer... Queen have been in to mix their sound track for their live show, to be broadcast on BBC, making use of Trident's video facilities... Trident will be doing a major piece of refurbishing at the end of the month when they add a 24 track studio, desk and mixer. It will, however, not mean shutting down — the mixing room will be operating while the studio is dosed and vice versa...



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