Win two tickets to The Sound of Abbey Road Studios

The Sound of Abbey Road Studios

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go behind the scenes where the music is made, and learn the secrets of the mixing desks at Abbey Road Studios.

Abbey Road Studios is without question the world’s most famous recording studio. Much of the music you love was recorded there. And, since the 1980s, every single piece of music recorded at Abbey Road has been mastered on Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers. Today the Studios boast our flagship 800 Series Diamond speakers for their unrivalled accuracy.

So we’re delighted to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to The Sound of Abbey Road Studios, a unique series of talks in April and May, featuring renowned former Abbey Road Studios Engineer Ken Scott.

Scott will speak in Studio Two: the very room where he recorded tracks with legendary artists including Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck and the Beatles. An esteemed producer and pivotal figure in Abbey Road Studios’ history, Ken has also made records with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Lou Reed, to name but a few.

Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of critically acclaimed book Recording the Beatles, will host the lecture and explore the evolution of recording techniques and equipment, many of which were pioneered at Abbey Road Studios. As well as telling the stories behind these techniques, the lecture will include demonstrations using both new and vintage equipment, some of which have been used on many landmark recordings over the Studios’ 82-year history – including, of course, Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond speakers, used to monitor recordings.

Winners of the amazing prize tickets will also be able to arrive an hour early, to explore and take photographs in the famous Studio Two, where many iconic artists have recorded, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Elton John, Oasis and Adele.

To enter the competition just tell us here what your favourite album recorded at Abbey Road studios is..

The Sound of Abbey Road Studios runs 25-27 April and 2-4 May. Tickets can be purchased online for £88.40 each, including booking fee.

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411 Comments

  • Scotty says:

    It has to be the Absynthe Minded, who went on to be the Simple Minds.

  • darius says:

    dark side of the moon – any time

  • Ajay Galhan says:

    Abbey Road – still amazing to listen to to after all these years. It’s the main album I use to convert others to Beatles fans!

  • Tim Millington says:

    Has to be Abbey Road – The Beatles

  • James Morton says:

    Kid A – Radiohead
    A headphones in a darkened room album, thats beautiful but tormented because of the circumstances in the band prior to writing and recording and its the point at which they transcended the alt stadium rock band that they had reluctantly become and became undefinable. My favourite Radiohead era.

  • frankie gibson says:

    Dark Side of the Moon

  • david says:

    wish you were here – pink floyd. The first PF album that I bought and the one where Syd turned up at the studio out of the blue.

  • H Henderson says:

    John Tavener – Protecting Veil

  • manoj chauhan says:

    impossible to say, amazing to see such a plethora of fine work and soundtracks to our lives, from Beatlemania to the cult of Lara Croft, all visually and aurally stunning, yet somehow always to be part and parcel of of our everday lives.

  • Pat Luckman says:

    Sergent Pepper by The Beatles 1967. This album not only sounds good because it was recorded by the Fab Four, but is also a demonstration of the technical expertise used by the Engineers at Abbey Road using only four track Tape. The mixing, editing and arrangements of sounds and music, produced a briliant piece of truly inspirational Audio.

  • Tristan says:

    Kid A – Radiohead

  • ALAN WILDEN says:

    It has to be Sargent Pepper for me but a difficult choice as there is just so much great music to choose from.

  • Olivia says:

    Abbey road by the beatles

  • Stuart Thomson says:

    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon. Still has power all these years later.

  • Annamarie Riddiford says:

    definitely anything by the Beatles!

  • Graham says:

    Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Beatles)

  • BadlySpeltBoy says:

    Am completely torn in two by The Beatles & Radiohead – Can’t possibly decide or separate two of the most influential and ground breaking bands ever!!

  • Deepak Harie says:

    Dark side of the moon

  • Tony Davey says:

    Oh so many to choose from!! For me, it has to be Radiohead’s, The Bends. Considered one of the best guitar albums ever made. An absolute “classical” arrangement. Some of the bands most remarkable music. laid the ground for what was to come. This was the last time the band were able to make an album without the weight of expectation and for this reason,easily the most pure and accessible of their work

  • Tony Bullock says:

    Dark Side of the Moon is a 20th Century classic!!

  • Andy Millie says:

    The music of The Lord of the Rings film series – great films with tremendous attention to detail and stirring evocative soundtracks that combined beautifully with the images.

  • Daffy says:

    Late Orchestration Kanye West would loved to have been there for that one..yes to that!!! cracking piece of work

  • Joe says:

    Power Windows – Rush. A tremendous mix of heavy rock and synth layering set among songs that document the mid-80s perfectly.

  • Jennifer says:

    Rubber Soul by The Beatles as it takes me back to my youth as a teenager when I first discovered music.

  • Randy Ramírez Leal says:

    Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon!

  • peki janson says:

    dark side of the moon!!!

  • Mike O'Rorke says:

    Duran Duran – Duran Duran
    Reminds me of my childhood :)

  • Donna Davies says:

    Abbey road by the Beatles

  • Matt says:

    I am going to go with Wish You Were Here by PF.

    Here’s a list of recordings from wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recordings_made_at_Abbey_Road_Studios

  • Kevin Hart says:

    Abbey Road, The Beatles – THE CLASSIC ALBUM

  • Johnny says:

    Rubber Soul all the way.

  • Henry says:

    Wish you were here – my favourite from PF

  • Arvi Chana says:

    Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

  • Jerry says:

    Abbey Road….without a doubt.

  • Larry Schwartz says:

    Abbey Road of course. This is the Beatles.

  • Max Chee says:

    My favourite album recorded in Abbey Road is Dark Side of The Moon hands down.

  • Jeremy Milner says:

    Must be Sgt. Pepper – The Beatles

  • Mike Ford says:

    Without doubt it has to be Abbey Road, the quality of music and lyrics are great. It was a real knock out in it’s day.

  • Milan says:

    The Yehudi Menuhin recording of the Elgar violin concerto, with the composer conducting. Come on, surely the soloist, composer/conductor dynamics and the atmosphere was electric.

  • Alice Matthews says:

    Kate Bush’s Never For Ever.

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