Abbey Road Studios will host a new series of public lectures from November entitled ‘Sleeve Notes: From Mono to Infinity,’ and presented by acclaimed and influential music producer and recording engineer Alan Parsons. Parsons – who is indelibly linked to Abbey Road for his work with Pink Floyd, The Beatles and his own music with The Alan Parsons Project – will chart the development of his own skills and experience as an engineer, producer and recording artist alongside the developments in music technology at Abbey Road that enabled the creative envelope to be continuously pushed, resulting in groundbreaking, inspirational and timeless recordings.

He will share his first-hand experiences – both anecdotal and educational – of his time working with the artists who passed through the iconic studios’ doors. The talks will incorporate audio recordings, video footage, photos and vintage studio equipment used to create classic tracks.

Parsons' long and illustrious career at Abbey Road began when he was a young trainee engineer working on The Beatles final two landmark albums, Let It Be’ and Abbey RoadHe later handled mixing duties on Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother, then gained almost fifth band-member status with Dark Side Of The Moon, on which he took the lead with many of the album’s pioneering achievements in audio.

Easing into the producer’s chair in the mid-seventies Parsons produced a string of hit singles and albums including Pilot’s (Ho Ho Ho It’s) Magic, John Miles’ Music and Al Stewart’s Year Of The Cat. This success as a producer was the inspiration for The Alan Parsons Project, an endeavor that coalesced around his magic-touch production and the songwriting talents of Eric Woolfson. Between 1975 and 1984 Alan recorded much of the Project’s most memorable work at Abbey Road including Tales of Mystery and Imagination, I Robot, and Eye In The Sky.

‘Sleeve Notes: From Mono to Infinity’ will provide fans of the music Alan has worked on with a fascinating insight into the technical and personal experiences of his time at Abbey Road Studios and will additionally include an audience Q&A with Alan, which will be co-hosted by music journalist David Hepworth.

The sessions run on the following dates:

Friday 13th November

Session 1        15:00

Session 2        20:00

Saturday 14th November

Session 1        11:00

Session 2        16:00

Sunday 15th November

Session 1        11:00

Session 2        16:00

Friday 20th November

Session 1        15:00

Session 2        20:00

Saturday 21st November

Session 1        11:00

Session 2        16:00

Sunday 22nd November

Session 1        11:00

Session 2        16:00

Tickets cost £85, plusbookig fee and you can get them here.

 

There will also be a limited number of meet & greet VIP tickets available.