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Sir Colin Davis’ final recording on Society of Sound

Sir Colin Davis was – in many ways – the founding father of LSO Live. When the decision is made to start a new classical record label you need some… Read more

Rough Trade recommend John Grant's Pale Green Ghosts

Rough Trade recommends: John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts

Sometimes intensely self-confessional albums can be just too much: too self obsessed, too introspective and too miserable to actually make a good listen. But every so often along comes an… Read more

Three Cane Whale recording Fall Of Snow Photography credit Alex & Rob

The unique world of Three Cane Whale

Spellbinding multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale combine the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music to produce something “impressively original” (The Guardian) and uniquely moving. The music is intricate… Read more

Samuel Yirga recording at Real World Studios for Society of Sound

Debut from Ethiojazz prodigy supported by Society of Sound

Piano prodigy Samuel Yirga began his recording career creating music for the Society of Sound release ‘The Habasha Sessions’. From this early work Samuel went on to make ‘Guzo’, his… Read more

Paul Bilson recording The Creole Choir of Cuba. Photo: York Tillyer

Recording The Creole Choir of Cuba

The Creole Choir of Cuba recorded their new album, Santiman, at Real World Studios. Production engineer Patrick Philips explains why they decided to have the choir individually miked and set… Read more

Ed Harcourt, Back Into The Woods

Recording Ed Harcourt by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings

Recorded in six hours straight, these production notes by Abbey Road engineer Pete Hutchings explain how he set about recording Ed Harcourt’s pared-back and beautiful new album, Back Into The… Read more

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

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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

Open Tubular Bells tape box

Exclusive Tubular Bells studio-quality downloads including a 5.1 version

On the 25th May 1973 an album was released that would change the perceptions of what was possible in the sphere of popular music. One of the most phenomenal albums… Read more