Tag: studios

  • A Visit To Abbey Road Studios

    A Visit To Abbey Road Studios

    Wednesday 6th June 1962. 6pm.  The first visit of The Beatles to the EMI Studios in Abbey Road. John, Paul, George and Pete were still unsigned, and their equipment was shabby: wooden unpainted amplifiers, generating as much noise – according to the studio employees – as the instruments themselves. The Beatles recorded four songs: Besame […]

  • A Visit To Hansa Recording Studios, Berlin

    A Visit To Hansa Recording Studios, Berlin

    Home to the recordings of such seminal albums as David Bowie’s “Heroes”, U2’s “Achtung Baby”, and Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration”, Hansa Studios in Berlin is one of the most famous and iconic recording studios in the world. During a recent trip to Berlin, I visited the studios, guided around by Berlin Music Tours, who have […]

  • The Recording of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

    The Recording of David Bowie’s “Heroes”

    On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Bowie’s “Heroes”, written and recorded at Hansa Studios just a few hundred yards from the Wall, remains a landmark recording and perhaps Bowie’s best-loved song. It is also perhaps the best example of how music can be affected by the location it is […]