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Dave Moore

The Wall Of Sound - Studio Tapes

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A shout out to fellow lovers of this kinda stuff that maybe aren't aware of it: A guy called John Reynolds has, over the last year, uploaded lots of studio tapes of the actual New York recording sessions by Phil Spector at his peak with The Crystals, The Ronnettes and Ike and Tina Turner etc. It's a great 'fly on the wall' (although only audio), peek into the process and sheer hard graft that went into these recordings, sometimes doing 25/30 takes. If you click on the youtube link below you should be able to work your way through to the whole catalogue of what Mr Reynolds has uploaded to find individual tracks/songs that maybe appeal to you. The Ronnettes ones are stunning, with the tracks being recorded without the girls in there to start with.   Proper musicians, proper singers, all directed by a proper record producer. Just : PROPER. :thumbsup:

 

History in the making:

 

Regards,

 

Dave

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yz3d5g3XkI

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Always loved the Phil Spector productions especially this one taken from an unreleased Spector tracks album. Made aware of this one from the fountain of knowledge Pete Smith. 

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Have a listen to this - You've Lost That Loving Feeling backing track - part takes 38 and 39 - just incredible

 

(removed it cos remembered not allowed to post mp3's)

Edited by Pete S

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Have a listen to this - You've Lost That Loving Feeling backing track - part takes 38 and 39 - just incredible

 

(removed it cos remembered not allowed to post mp3's)

Would like to hear this Pete you know my email address??

Best,

Ian

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Exactly that Chalky.  Ian I"ve got, or had, stacks and stacks of this stuff, if I've still got them I'll put them in a shared folder somewhere

 

Love to hear them too Pete, great to hear all the studio happenings.  Back to Spector, for a musician, he must have been a nightmare as well as a genius, take after take after take! 

 

The film/documentary about the musicians at Gold Star called The Wrecking Crew is a great must see film.

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In the middle of reading Little Symphonies - A Phil Spector Reader - edited by Kingsley Abbott. A good yarn and will have a listen to some of the clips above to compliment the book. This joke attributed to Spector made me laugh " Albert Einstein invented the bomb, nuclear fission, the theory of relativity and you look at every picture of him, the man couldn't invent a hair conditioner!".

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