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Alex Harvey

International Musician & Recording World, May 1975

Bill Nelson - A Full Nelson

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Apr 1985

Bill Nelson's been out of the public eye recently, touring America and refurbishing his studio. Now he's back and talking to us.

Bill Nelson

Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1982

An innovative multi-instrumentalist both in and out of the studio, from Be-Bop Deluxe to 'The Love that Whirls'.

Bill Nelson - Getting The Holy Ghost Across

Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Contractual hassles have kept musician/producer Bill Nelson hopping from one record label to another since the demise of Be-Bop Deluxe, yet he has still managed to record some exemplary albums using the facility of his 16-track home studio. Ian Gilby finds out how he put his new album together.

Bill Nelson - Echoes From The Observatory - Part 1

Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1984

Bill lays bare his recording techniques and reveals the innermost secrets of his home studio 'The Echo Observatory' which has recently been upgraded to 16 track status. Now being used to record tracks fora forthcoming Nelson masterpiece.

Cliff Richard

Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1982

With nearly 25 years in the music business, Cliff puts his music making into perspective.

David Sylvian - Exorcising Ghosts

Music Technology, May 1991

The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.

Eric Carmen - Raspberries' Eric Carmen

International Musician & Recording World, Apr 1975

Gary Clark - Meet Gary Clark

Music Technology, Jun 1993

Scottish band Danny Wilson were led by Gary Clark, who regards his debut solo album Ten Short Songs About Love as his finest work to date. From conception to birth, it was made entirely at home. Phil Ward drops in on the basement studio, and finds both album and proud father doing very well

Gary Moore

International Musician & Recording World, Nov 1985

The blurred fingers of the guitar star focussed by the blurred gaze of Richard Walmsley

Howard Jones - Mister MIDI

Sound On Sound, Apr 1989

Howard Jones was the first keyboard player to successfully exploit the new technology to the full by regularly performing solo concerts with nothing but MIDI instruments as his backing band. In this rare interview, Brian Jacobs talks to Howard about his music, recording, his decision to produce most of his new album himself, and his growing admiration for an instrument he once said he would never use.

Howard Jones - Howard's Way

Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

Breaking a prolonged silence, one of the eighties' most successful solo pop songwriters talks to Tim Goodyer about his new home, his new album, and an ever-expanding collection of synthesisers.

Hugh Padgham - Sting & Hugh Padgham

Recording Musician, May 1993
Recording 'If I Ever Lose My Faith In You'

Throw a bunch of talented musicians and a world-class producer into a 16th century mansion, add some juicy gear, shake 'em about and what do you get? Ten Summoner's Tales, if you're lucky.

Ian Anderson

Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989

Jethro Tull's main man takes us behind the fish farmer exterior and into his home studio.

Ian Anderson

Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983

Jethro Tull’s leading light opens the door to his new ‘home studio’.

Joan Jett - Blackheart to Heart

One Two Testing, Nov 1983
Joan Jett turns the landing lights on her guitar collection

Speaks from the heart.

Joe Cocker - With a little (more) help...

International Musician & Recording World, May 1975

John Foxx - In The Garden

Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Oct 1983

John Foxx at his studio

John Foxx

Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1983

Founder of Ultravox, John Foxx talks here about his new projects, new album and his return to the live stage.

John Foxx - From 24 tracks to 8

Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984

Founder of Ultravox and owner of The Garden Studio, John Foxx talks about all aspects of his recording methods and highlights the technological changes that have caused him to rethink the way he composes.

John Foxx - John Foxx: Recording In Mysterious Ways

Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Ian Gilby visits The Garden Studio and learns how John Foxx composed and recorded tracks from his recently released album 'In Mysterious Ways'.

Justin Hayward

International Musician & Recording World, Jun 1975

Kate Bush - The Sensual World of Kate Bush

Sound On Sound, Apr 1990

Recording engineer Del Palmer has worked with Kate Bush for almost 13 years. Here he provides an insight into how this innovative lady works in the studio and the background to the recording of her hugely successful album, 'The Sensual World'.

 

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