Axar.az
UP
19 April 2018


Pink Floyd's recording console heads to auction

Home page Culture
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Abbey Road Studios recording console used in the creation of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon will hit the auction block in March.

The Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345 MK IV recording console, which was housed in Abbey Road's famed Studio 2 from 1971 to 1983, is one of the marquee items in Bonham's TCM Presents… Rock and Roll Through the Lens auction, which takes place March 27th in New York.

While no estimate has been set, the console is expected to fetch six-digit bids.
Three Beatles – Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – each recorded music as solo artists with the console, with Kate Bush and the Cure also occupying Studio 2 to use the two-of-a-kind desk.

The TG12345 MK IV was created as a collaboration between Abbey Road and EMI engineers and is considered, thanks to its pioneering technology and then-state-of-the-art equipment, one of the greatest consoles ever constructed.

The seller, producer Mike Hedges, purchased the console directly from Abbey Road Studios in 1983, when the studio upgraded their equipment. Hedges kept the console in his own studio since then, with the TG12345 MK IV still in "excellent working condition."
The twin TG12345 MK IV unit, which was in Abbey Road's Studio 3 before it was moved into Studio 1, is currently housed in Austria's Prime Studios.

The recording console's auction block comes with letters of provenance, including one from ex-Abbey Road Studio Manager Ken Townsend, as well as instruction manual, a documented history of the desk courtesy of Abbey Road technician Brian Gibson and a copy of Dark Side of the Moon, which was named Rolling Stone's Greatest Prog Rock Album of All Time.

Date
2017.03.04 / 11:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at the age of 92

Was there another civilisation on Earth before humans?

Oscar-winning director Milos Forman dies at 86

An interview with Siavosh Derakhti

Ilham Aliyev, First Lady attend opening of Haji Javad Mosque

Leyla Aliyeva and Arzu Aliyeva visited Dendrology Institute

Newton’s apple tree still stands strong

Rare 18th century Chinese bowl fetches $30.4M at auction

Man tries "to save" Jesus hitting an actor with a helmet - Video

Is N Korea's First Lady copying Kate Middelton's style?

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla