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Abbey Road Reunion 

EMI Takeover Stories
Abbey Road Reunion: Podcast from Studio 2 by Tim Riley (mp3)

In November of 2006, over 30 engineers gathered for a reunion at Abbey Road studios in London, where many of them worked uncredited on Beatles sessions. The occasion was the release of RECORDING THE BEATLES, by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, a major new entry in Beatle scholarship detailing recording techniques and analog equipment. It's a story about how EMI's rigorous training paradoxically led to numerous innovations, upending years of convention. The creative solutions these techies achieved helped the Beatles create rock's most ingenious and enduring sounds, and RECORDING THE BEATLES draws the curtain on many of their previously unexplained sounds. The podcast includes interviews with Kehew, engineers Ken Townsend, Richard Lush, Chris Thomas, and Ken Scott, as well as American producers Steve Albini (Nirvana, Stooges) and Steve Hoffman (DCC). With Beatle stories peppering the narrative, Riley provides a backstage glimpse at the wizards who helped translate Lennon and McCartney songs onto tape.

For more information, visit:

Recording the Beatles
Curvebender Publishing
by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew

EMI's Abbey Road Studios

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24 May 2007
EMI R.I.P.? WNYC's Soundcheck

23 May 2007
Sgt Pepper Turns 40 (NPR)

22 May 2007
$4.7 Billion Private Equity Buyout Wins Support at EMI

15 May 2007 to Launch DRM-Free MP3 Music Download Store with Songs and Albums from EMI Music and More Than 12,000 Other Labels

14 May 2007
An Open Letter to Sir Paul McCartney: Save Abbey Road
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 shopping: 2009 rock/pop
album of the month:
Chris Potter Ultrahang (ArtistShare)

recent picks:
Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi
the-dream Love vs. money
Lily Allen It's Not Me It's You
Oxford American
10th Anniversary Edition

Bob Dylan Tell Tale Signs (Sony BMG)
Walter Becker Circus Money (Mailboat Records)
Beck Modern Guilt (Interscope)
Al Green Lay It Down (Blue Note)
Erykah Badu New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War (Motown)
Portishead Third (Mercury)
Carlene Carter Stronger (Yep Roc)
Punch Brothers Punch (Nonesuch)
Waco Brothers Waco Express: Live and Kickin' at Schuba's (Bloodshot)
Steve Malkmus & the Jicks Real Emotional Trash (Matador)

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Gig Posters: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century, by Clay Hayes (Quirk)
The Song Is You, by Arthur Phillips
Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music,
by Tom Gioia

Oxford American 10th Anniversary Southern Music Issue
There's A Riot Goin' On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of '60s Counter-Culture, by Peter Doggett (Canongate)
Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music, by Michael Bracewell
(Da Capo)

Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance, by Dean Wareham (Penguin)
Roadwork: Rock & Roll Turned Inside Out
by Tom Wright (Hal Leonard)

Creem: America's Only Rock'n'Roll Magazine
by Rogbert Matheu (Collins)

 2007 books
Can't Buy Me Love
by Jonathan Gould (Harmony)

Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life
by John Sellers
Recording the Beatles
by Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew

Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music
by Hugh Barker and Yuval Taylor

Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe
by Gayle F. Wald

Blue Monday Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock'n'Roll
by Rick Coleman

Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be
by Jen Trynin

White Bicycles: Making Music in the Sixties
by Joe Boyd

Always Magic in the Air
by Ken Emerson

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Rolling Stone: Cover to Cover
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