Recommended Reading

Published on December 4th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Recommended Reading Week continues: Looking inside the great recording studios

Technology has made it possible for anyone to make an album in their bedroom on their phone. But for decades, artists had to rent time at a fully-equipped recording studio. Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios tells the stories of some of those, well, temples of sound including:

  • Sunset Sound (LA)
  • Columbia Studios (New York)
  • Criteria Studios (Miami)
  • Stax (Memphis)
  • Motown (Detroit)
  • Sigma (Philadelphia)
  • RCA B (Nashville)

If you love the lore that goes along with recording studios, you’ll want this one on your Christmas list.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to Recommended Reading Week continues: Looking inside the great recording studios

  1. Kevin Marsh says:

    “Inside A HANDFUL OF the Great AMERICAN recording studios” perhaps.

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