Ken Scott, the legendary record producer and recording engineer, is featured here in an exclusive video interview shot at Abbey Road Studio Two in November 2005.
Ken Scott talks to Nigel Jopson about his career as a top record producer and recording engineer working at Abbey Road and Trident Studios with some of the most talented musicans on the planet, David Bowie, the Beatles, Supertramp, & Elton John.
With a vast track record that spans engineering for the Beatles and Elton John to producing Supertramp and David Bowie, Ken has an enormous wealth of experience. Possibly one of his best talents is to be sympathetic to an artists needs and this combined with his great personality suits both the established and young band or artist seeking a special and unique sound that will make them stand out from the crowd.
Abbey Road chief engineer Peter Cobbin with Ken Scott in Studio 2
Ken Scott's discography reads like a "Who's Who" from the recording industry, just look at these credits:
America - America
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour - White Album
Jeff Beck -Truth
David Bowie - Man Of Words, Man of Music (Space Oddity) - The Man Who Sold The World
Duran Duran - Thank You - Pop Trash
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Elton John - Madman Across The Water - Honky Chateau - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player [Grammy Nominated]
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
Harry Nilsson - Son Of Schmilsson [Grammy Nominated]
Also: Pink Floyd - John Lennon - Ringo Starr - The Rolling Stones - Joan Armatrading - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing ( Coke Ad ) - Lou Reed - Procul Harum etc etc.
Produced and Engineered
Jeff Beck - There And Back
David Bowie -Hunky Dory - Ziggy Stardust - Aladdin Sane - Pinups -
dada - Puzzle
Stanley Clarke - Stanley Clarke - Journey To Love [Grammy Nominated] - Schooldays
Level 42 - True Colours
Devo - Duty Now For The Future
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Emerald Visions Of The Pure Beyond [Grammy Nominated]
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century [Grammy Nominated] - Crisis, What Crisis?
The Tubes - Young And Rich
And many, many more!
Special thanks to Ken Scott for giving up his time and to Abbey Road Studios for their kind help in making this feature possible. Many thanks to Nigel Jopson and everyone at Resolution Magazine for their help in the production of this unique feature.
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