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AIR STUDIOS... Mott came in to do some overdubs and mixing with engineer Geoff Emerick, Mott producing... Renaissance were in mixing... Alex Harvey came in to mix their recently released single "Delilah"... The Drifters came in to record... Roxy were in putting down some tracks... Art Garfunkel was in, laying down some strings with Pete Sweatenham engineering (Sweatenham has since joined Warner Brothers A&R department as a producer)... Steeleye Span came in to record, as did Scrounger, Federation and Philip Goodhand-Tait... Robert Fripp was in producing himself with Steve Nye engineering... Argent came in recently as did Billy Cobham, Andy McKay, Tim Rice, Don McCafferty and Cleo Laine...

CBS STUDIOS... Tammy Jones was in recording an album, with Robin Blanchflower producing, Dick Palmer engineering... Guys and Dolls were in doing vocal overdubs with producer Arnold Martin-Morrow, Bernie O'Gorman engineering... Alan Love was in with Nicky Graham producing, Dick Palmer engineering... Gene Chandler was in for Joda Enterprises, Rabbit Brundwick producing, Bernie O'Gorman engineering... Andy Eraser came in for Trentdale Management, producing himself with engineer Doug Bogie... Glenn Turner's Tundra were in doing an album, as well as producing and engineering... Mis-Ter Men were in with producer Paul Phillips and engineer Dick Palmer... Ashta Puthli was in with Paul Phillips producing and Dick Palmer engineering... Jonathan King was in for UK Records, recording and producing himself with engineer Steve Taylor... Rinky Dink And The Crystal Set were in for Evolution, with Bernie O'Gorman engineering... Cleo Laine came in for some vocal overdubs with producer George Martin and engineer Steve Taylor... Johnny Nash was in to mix his latest album with engineer Bernie O'Gorman...

CENTRAL SOUND... Marianne Faithful was in recording with producer Derek Wadsworth and engineer Simaen Skofield... Ed Welch was in for Quarry Productions, Simaen Skofield engineering...Scott English was in for a remix with producer Jerry Shury, Simaen Skofield engineering... Simon Townsend (Pete's brother) was in recording with producer Mike Jacobson and engineer Simaen Skofield.

EMI STUDIOS... Olivia Newton-John came in to lay down some tracks, John Tartar producing, Tony Clark engineering... The Hollies came in to Studio 2 to record an LP with producer Ron Richards and engineer Peter Bown... Wings came in, Paul McCartney producing and Richard Lush engineering... Nick Ingman was in with an LP, Gil King producing... John Miles was in with Alan Parsons producing and engineering... Steve Harley came in to produce Patricia Paay, Tony Clark engineering... Cliff Richard was in with engineer Peter Vince... Pink Floyd were in... Russ Ballard came in to produce himself with engineer Mark Vigars...

GROSVENOR STUDIOS (BIRMINGHAM)... Len Magee was in recording for Word UK Records, with John Pantry producing and engineering... Nutshell came in with producer Gordon Miller and engineer Dick Hobbs... Jasper Carrot was in with Jeff Lynne producing... Ron Anderson was recording with producer Bob Hopton and engineer John Taylor... Brian Sharp was in with John Taylor producing and engineering...

IBC STUDIOS... Peter Shelley was in for Magnet Records, recording an album with engineer Mike Claydon... Chris Neal finished his album with Trinifold, Hugh Jones engineering... Keith Potger came in to mix some Seckers tapes, with engineer Hugh Jones...

Robin Trower uses Island's Mobile Unit

ISLAND MOBILE STUDIO... Ken Russell was using the mobile unit to record the sound track on Liszt-o-mania... The Osmonds recent concerts were recorded on the mobile unit.. The Wembley Concert in June was recorded in its entirety... A series of recent Robin Trower gigs in Sweden were recorded... The Kinks concert at London's New Victoria Theatre was recorded... Frank Owen, one of Island's chief engineers, was in charge of the unit at all of the above gigs...

ISLAND STUDIOS... Eno was in recording and producing himself with engineer Rhett Davis... Steve Smith was in, alternately producing Trapeze and Robert Palmer... Keith Emerson came in, working on some material that he previously recorded on the mobile unit... The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were in working on an album, with producer David Batchelor and engineer John Burns... Kiki Dee was in recording... Brazilian artist George Benn came in to record with Joe Boyd...

KINGSWAY STUDIOS... Steve Hackett was in to finish up the mix for his album, with producer and engineer John Acock... Leo Sayer was in recording with producer Adam Faith... Kingsway have successfully completed negotiations for new premises in Macklin Street, WC2; it is estimated that the new studio will not be fully operational for 18 months, but the alterations have already begun...

LANSDOWNE STUDIOS... Barry Mason was in recording for Magnet, Jerry Shury producing, John Mackswith engineering... The Pearls came in to cut a single with producer Phil Swern, John Mackswith engineering... The Rubettes have finished an album, with Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington producing for State Records, and John Mackswith engineering... From August 1st, Lansdowne becomes a 24 track studio, in addition to their existing 8 and 16 track facilities; the machine is a 24 track Studer...

MUSIC CENTRE (WEMBLEY)... Roy Wood has been in recording and producing himself with engineer Dick Plant... Showaddywaddy came in to cut a single with producer Mike Hurst, Dave Hunt engineering... David Carradine was in recording an LP with engineer Richard Goldblatt... Glenn Cardier was in with Labi Siffre producing, Dick Plant engineering.

THE MANOR... The Manor have, as they say, been 'Westlaked' over the past six weeks, and are open as from the 28th of July... The Manor's Mobile unit has been busy recently, recording the Jack Bruce tour, Phil Newall engineering, the Kevin Coyne Link Wray concert at London's Lyceum, Chris Hollebone engineering; Gong at Metz, again with Chris Hollebone engineering; and Slaphappy, with engineer Anthony Moore, which was recorded in the Manor's music room.

PYE STUDIOS... Mungo Jerry were in for some mixing... Mike Batt cut a single with engineer Howard Barrow... Man came in for some vocal overdubs with Vic Mayall, engineering... Sweet Sensation calve in to record with Terry Evenette engineering... April, a new group from Pye, were in recording...

RONNIE LANE'S MOBILE STUDIO... Paul Kossoff's Back Street Crawler were using the mobile unit at Ridge Farm Studios near Dorking...

ROCKFIELD STUDIOS... Budgie were in with Kingsley Ward engineering... Dave Edmunds came in, producing and engineering himself... Van De Graaf Generator were recording with Dave Charles... Dirty Tricks were recording with Pat Moran... Queen came came in with Roy Baker... Mr. Big have been recording with Kingsley Ward producing... Ace came in with John Anthony producing...

SARM STUDIOS... Starry Eyed And Laughing were in doing overdubs with producer Dan Loggins and engineer Gary Lyons... Foxxe were in with Kenny Young producing, Gary Lyons engineering... Hustler were in for a mix with producer Roy Thomas Baker and engineer Gary Lyons... Marty Wilde was in with Hal Carter producing, Barry Ainsworth engineering... Jackson And Edwards were in with engineer Geoff Hurley... Barry Blue came in to produce Dave Jordan, with Gary Lyons engineering... Queen came in with Roy Thomas Baker producing and Gary Lyons engineering... Mike D'Abo was in producing himself with engineer Gary Lyons...

SCORPIO STUDIOS... The Jack Bruce Band were in, recording with engineer Dennis Weinreich... Junior Campbell came in to produce Barbra Dickson, with Dennis Weinreich engineering... Steve Harley was in, with Ray Hendriksen engineering... Street Walker came in to record and produce themselves with engineer Ray Hendriksen...



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International Musician - Aug 1975

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