In message <[email protected]_Drake>, Steve
Dove <[email protected]> writes
Fell about laughing . . .
"Tubular Bells" (and many, many other records) were done at "The
Manor", a converted
country mansion residential studio owned by Herr (What cheque?) Branson
in the wilds of
central Oxfordshire, not very far away (<50km?) from GBR. "Bells" was
if not the first,
very close to the first, record made there; in younger spottier days I
worked for the
company that built the mixer. The studio was in the shambolic throes
gear heaped everywhere, if you could negotiate around the resident and
Danes. Ground loops everywhere.
I can confirm this sort of thing. I once spent weeks trying to get Radio
Moscow (SW) out of a sound mixer in Dublin. I got it to the stage where
it was just audible with full gain on everything, and there it stayed.