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Posted: 11 Dec 05, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure to understand your question... but I'll try to answer with what I know. I know that Queen recorded their first album in Trident studios before they even got a deal with EMI. They had to pay the location of the studio themselves, and they had to record late at night because so they could pay less for the location. It was later that EMI, which turned them down before, finally signed the band


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was sure that Queen's De Lane Lea stuff was done for free as they were asked to test the studio and get demos in return for their time.

Don't know what the obsession with an 8-track is to you. If you mean an 8-track multi-track, then, probably. Heck, they may have even had a 16-track on offer. Someone on here probably knows for sure - Sebastian?

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very early stuff - on home mono reel-to-reel recorders. No overdubbing.

Smile - Mercury Studios. (I believe 8 track)
Queen - De Lane Lea (State of the art 1970's - whatever that may be).


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think De Lane Lea was 16 track.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So there you have it!

I hope your life now feels fulfilled and overflowing with meaning.


"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."