Amazing acoustics turn water tank into recording studio

The remote mining town of Rangely in the US state of Colorado sells itself as a great place to live, though there is little for young people to do.

Samantha Wade clings to the community's one unique attraction: an abandoned industrial water tank with incredible, long-echoing acoustics inside.

The BBC spoke to Wade and her grandmother Barbara Wade - the keeper of the tank's keys - as well as Bruce Odland, who first discovered the secret sounds.

The tank has been a draw for musicians from around the world since the 1970s. On the day the BBC visited, Dexter Payne, Rekha Ohal and John Stubbs were playing inside.

Produced for the BBC by Anna Bressanin

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