'Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World' by Alistair Lawrence is published by Bloomsbury in the UK on July 19th 2012 (and in North America on September 25th). This first photographic celebration of the most famous recording studio in the world is published to coincide with the studio's 80th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles recording at Abbey Road and the 40th anniversary of the recording of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.
Abbey Road Studios has been at the heart of the music industry for 80 years and is an iconic symbol of British music. With its unique blend of vintage equipment and cutting-edge technology, it remains one of the most technically advanced recording, mixing and mastering facilities in the world.
Written by freelance music journalist Alistair Lawrence with a foreword by Sir George Martin, Abbey Road celebrates the 80th year of the world's most famous recording studio in style.
From the special preview we've seen, this new book looks a must-have for all music lovers, and in particular, Floyd fans. From the original bill of sale for the property and classic landmark recordings to today's sessions, Abbey Road takes the reader through the studio's illustrious history.
Featuring interviews with key figures and a wealth of rare and never-before-seen photos collected from the studios' own private archive, the book should provide a fascinating insight into the creative home of artists such as Kate Bush, The Beatles and Pink Floyd. Our full review of the book will be here shortly.
The rather lavish book is priced at £50, but you can currently get up to 39% discount by ordering the book now through the various Amazon stores through these special links: Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon France, and Amazon Germany.