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The Record Producers - Pink Floyd Special

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 October 2011

Richard Allinson and Steve Levine's look at the work of Pink Floyd. This edition of Record Producers concentrates on the early days of the band and the development of their sound from the late 60s through to the mid-70s.

Amongst the contributors to the programme are Joe Boyd, Floyd's producer for their first single Arnold Layne; John Leckie, who engineered the band's album Meddle; and Clare Torry, whose vocal performance on The Great Gig In The Sky is one of the highlights of Dark Side Of The Moon. Plus personal recollections and studio secrets from their engineer Alan Parsons.

There are new interviews with guitarist David Gilmour and percussionist Nick Mason, and Richard and Steve have access to the original multi-track recordings of some of Pink Floyd's best work from this period. These highlights include the four track tapes of Arnold Layne; their masterpiece Echoes (which began as an eight track recording - but later expanded to 16); the 16 track recordings of Money and Great Gig In The Sky from the seminal Dark Side album, and 24 track recordings from their 1975 release Wish You Were Here, including the epic Shine On You Crazy Diamond.


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