Abbey Road or Olympic Studios

June 22, 2009 by

Album Production – Fred Applequist

weeksweeksweeks™  & Swedish artist Fred Applequist have been working together on new material for his new album. Tracking at studios in London & Sweden. The album is set to be a blinder, the style suggests a subtle blend of J.Cash, P.Floyd and stunning performances and incredible grooves from some great players.

So far the session has been immense. Whilst tracking at Olympic Studios we found ourselves on the receiving end of an unfortunate double booking!! This freak accident was made even more crazy by the fact it was with the legend that still is Eric Clapton!! The peoples at Olympic kindly relocated us in for the day to.. Abbey Road.

Accompanied by our team of engineers, Mo Hausler and Miikka Huttunen we pushed off to the most famous recording studio in the world! It was a Sunday and the place was empty.. After the first hour of small tours and tales form the staff it was down to business.  Studio 2 at our disposal Studio 1 & 3 empty, two extra engineers assisting and delivering us trollies of mics from the largest collection in Europe. A few class moments, Fred singing into John Lennon’s favourite microphone and the discovery of beer taps in the studio canteen.

After a long day, the musical results were stonking and all of us clocked out with a satisfactory tiredness. We left A.R with a hard disk full of Studio 2 to locate a few chairs – cold beers and a lengthy discussion ensued. Conclusion. Although shrouded, steeped and dripping in rock music history, it was one band that “made” Abbey Road. Until demolished or turned into a Tesco, Olympic studios is the bomb.

However, as many of you will know well know since Feb ’09 Olympic Studio was shut down. Although fully booked its annual profit margin was… just too small. On the day Terra Firma served notice to the studios employees to close the building the world’s fattest rock act, U2 were in the middle of a 3 month recording stint occupying the whole building….doh!


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