Ed Harcourt, Into the Woods

How Ed Harcourt recorded his album in one night at Abbey Road

Ed Harcourt recorded his sixth album, Back into the Woods, at Abbey Road Studios. It was inspired by the studio itself and the desire to make a stripped-back honest album.… Read more

Listen and you'll see: Jon Savage on Family

Listen and you’ll see: Jon Savage on Family

It’s strange how few records from 1967 actually sound truly psychedelic in the 21st century. Sure, there are some terrific punkers from within the maelstrom – like the Outcasts’ “1253… Read more

Abbey Road mixing desk

Listen and you’ll see – sonic breakthroughs in independent music

In a new series of articles curated by Richard King, a selection of highly regarded writers locate several moments when artist and labels, whether by accident or design (or both) achieved… Read more

Gonwards album sleeve

XTC man Andy Partridge discusses new album, Gonwards

Gonwards is a new collaboration between Peter Blegvad and Andy Partridge and is available to download to Society of Sound members. We asked Andy about the recording: “Acting as ersatz… Read more

Ilona Sagar

Sound artist Ilona Sagar on sound quality and our speakers

Ilona Sagar studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and completed her MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Unsound House is currently showing at Carslaw St* Lukes, East London… Read more

Headphone-tracks

Our favourite records – headphone tracks

We asked Bowers & Wilkins Applied Research Engineer Stuart Nevill to stick his head over the parapet one more time and choose eight tracks that really benefit from being listened… Read more

peter-gabriel-so

Remastering Peter Gabriel’s So

Released in 1986, ‘So‘ became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with Sledgehammer. But when Peter… Read more

Peter Gabriel live in Athens 1987

Peter Gabriel’s Live in Athens audio finally available

At the height of his fame, Gabriel toured his classic album, So, throughout the world ending in an open-air theatre overlooking Athens. Recorded and filmed over three nights and painstakingly… Read more

Spirit of Django. Prom 65 at The Royal Albert Hall

Spirit of Django: Recording a Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

Every summer the BBC Proms brings the world’s greatest musicians to London, this slideshow – produced exclusively for Bowers & Wilkins – looks at the audio skills at the heart… Read more