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Production Notes: ‘Mastering Toto’

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Guy Davie at Electric was engaged to master the album and producer John Hollis was very keen to retain the subtly and dynamics of this acoustic recording at this stage.…

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Sonny Boy Williamson – Keep It To Ourselves

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This is one of my favourite acoustic blues albums, and one we regularly use for demonstration.  It is right up there with Muddy Waters’s “Folk Singer”.  The artist was known…

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Bowers & Wilkins at Secret 7’’

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Secret 7’’ is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause – this year in aid of Nordoff Robbins. We are very proud to be able to…

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The Heavenly Sunday Social choose their top 10 tracks

Music

Synonymous with pioneering sounds, good times and an unrivalled jukebox, it’s no surprise we were more than happy to revamp the Social bar‘s sound system. We asked co-owner Robin Turner…

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Partnership announcement

Bowers & Wilkins meets the Heavenly Social

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We are very proud to announce the introduction of Proper Sound – a partnership with Bowers & Wilkins and much loved London venue The Social. Proper Sound will be introduced…

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Rough Trade recommends: Nadine Shah – Fast Food

Music

In reality she is of Norwegian Pakistani parents from the deepest North East England, but in my dreams she is really the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Polly Harvey.…

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Björk at MoMA

The story behind the ultimate sound system at
MoMA Bjork exhibition

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Collaborating with one of the world’s most creative musicians was never going to be straightforward. 85 separate speakers went into putting together the ultimate sound system and together with 350…

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Will Gregory's Synth Playlist

Will Gregory’s Synth Playlist

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Will Gregory – one-half of electronic music duo Goldfrapp and lead performer of the eclectic Moog Ensemble, shares his top 5 synthesized music picks with Society of Sound. 1) John…

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PJ Harvey ‘Recording in Progress’ live reviews roll in...

PJ Harvey reviews

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PJ Harvey spent February recording her new album llve in front of an audience at London’s Somerset House. And that audience got to hear the whole process through Bowers & Wilkins…

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How the Universal Togetherness Band recordings were saved

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DJ and producer Sean Marquand recounts the mixing process of Universal Togetherness Band’s previously unreleased album, for music restoration specialists Numero Group. Available as a high-quality download from Society of…

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What Hi-Fi gives P5 Series 2 rave review

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The influential What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine has tested the new Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 headphone. The result is five stars for “the new headphones to beat”.…

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Ethan Johns in conversation

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Ethan Johns live at King’s Place is the January release on Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. The live show captures a home-coming performance by the renowned producer, multi-instrumentalist and…

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Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

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Now everyone loves Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is his third album, and his first on the prestigious Blue Note label. I bought his debut album, ‘Water’, on the Motema Music…

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Your chance to experience PJ Harvey’s ‘Recording in Progress’

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Ground-breaking musician PJ Harvey has joined forces with Artangel, Somerset House and Bowers & Wilkins to create ‘Recording in Progress‘, an artistic project where visitors can experience Harvey, her band…

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The best music moments in film in 2014

Music

From Coldplay to Nick Cave by way of Wings, this year saw some great films made even greater by inspired music choices. For what it’s worth, our money is on…

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Rough Trade recommends: Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter

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I love Christmas music – my collection grows every year – but this has real longevity. Asked by RT to record an album of Christmas songs the girls have come…

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Bowers & Wilkins pops up with Maserati in Stuttgart

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Maserati has opened a new, exclusive pop-up Galleria in the prestigious Bülow Carré mall in the heart of Stuttgart. And its audio collaborations with Bowers & Wilkins form part of…

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Radiophonic Workshop at Real World Studios

The extraordinary Radiophonic Workshop album, in the band’s own words, track by track.

Music

We’ve had a lot of unusual and inspiring albums this year on Society of Sound, not least Laura Mvula’s orchestral version of her debut, Sing To The Moon, or the…

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An island in a sea of sound – Chris Watson’s Nature Disco

Music

Earlier this year, world-leading wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson staged a wonderful nature disco on the island of Jersey. For just over an hour, the audience were surrounded by the…

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Rough Trade and Bowers & Wilkins partnership continues with the Nottingham store

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We are very proud of our partnership with Rough Trade – the world’s finest record store. Their third UK branch has just opened in Nottingham and is fully kitted out…

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685 What Hi-Fi Awards

Bowers & Wilkins wins five awards including Stereo Speakers Of The Year.

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The What Hi-Fi? Awards are the audio industry’s Oscars. This year, Bowers & Wilkins new 600 Series speakers won three awards, including one for Stereo Speakers Of The Year, while…

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