Reeling and Rocking
Neil Brand recreates innovative recording sessions, from Elvis's slapback echo in Memphis and the Beatles' Abbey Road tape loops to Phil Spector's Wall of Sound.
Musician Neil Brand explores the magical elements that come together to create great songs by recreating some of the most memorable and innovative recording sessions in music history - from Elvis's slapback echo in Memphis and The Beatles' tape loops at Abbey Road to Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and The Beach Boys' pop symphonies.
He shows that all this was made possible by the discovery of magnetic tape by an American soldier in the ruins of WWII Germany, the invention that, more than any other, drove the emergence of the music studio as a compositional tool and the rise of the producer as a new creative force shaping the sound of song.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Executive Producer||Michael Poole|
|Series Producer||Alastair Laurence|