This vintage music memorabilia artifact comes from the longtime Record Plant Recording Studio in Sausalito, California. One studio used 6 1970's Atlas Sound mic base 763 D. Own a rare piece of gear used at one of the most historic music recording studios in history! Follow ThelenCreative on Youtube for more info on The Historic Record Plant. A little history of the RECORD PLANT.Stevie Wonder worked on Songs in the Key of Life. Used the Pit to record tracks for a solo album and the Tower of Power cut In the Slot. Recorded; Bob Welch's band, Paris.
Remote recordings were made by Record Plant crews and gear for Dan Fogelberg. Sly Stone, Joe Walsh and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. In February 1976, for the album that became Rumours. Fleetwood Mac with #ChristineMcVie blocked time at the studio to lay down tracks, bringing in engineers Ken Caillat.
Caillat was responsible for most of the tracking and took a leave of absence from Wally Heider Studios. On the premise that Fleetwood Mac would use their facilities for mixing. Most band members complained about the windowless studio and wanted to record at their homes, but Mick Fleetwood. The band used Studio B with its 3M.Various studio microphones and an API. Although Caillat was impressed with the setup, he felt that the room lacked ambiance because of its "very dead speakers" and large amounts of soundproofing. Fleetwood remarked of his time at the studio that his band did not go into the Pit, as it was usually occupied by strangers who were chopping powdered drugs into lines with razors. In late 1977, 19-year-old Prince.
Recorded his debut album, For You. In Sausalito while renting a home nearby.He performed every instrument, every track and produced the album. He spent the equivalent of three album budgets to make this first record and responded defensively when more experienced producers made suggestions in the studio. At the Record Plant, he met Stone, Chaka Khan. Three musicians he greatly admired. For You was criticized as over-produced and did not sell well. Fleetwood Mac's Rumours went platinum. Recorded two platinum-certified albums at the Record Plant, A Place in the Sun.
Keyboardist and vocalist for Pablo Cruise, said that in recording "the better part of four albums" at the Record Plant, drug use enabled jam sessions that could last up to 36 hours. "It was a great time, no question, " Lerios said. Another platinum album that came out of Sausalito in 1978 was Dan Fogelberg's Twin Sons of Different Mothers. A collaboration with Tim Weisberg.Other albums did less well: Jimmy Cliff. Laid down the tracks for Give Thankx. In Jamaica, but he came to Sausalito to polish it up, with producers Bob Johnston. And John Stronach giving guidance. Cliff loved the studio's laid-back atmosphere. And said Give Thankx was his best work yet. The album did not chart. Singer, composer and producer Rick James. Became a fixture at the Record Plant beginning in mid-1981.
He recorded all of Street Songs. In Studios A and B and it went multiple platinum, driven by its hit songs Super Freak. " and " Give It to Me Baby.
James was known both for his quick work to create songs in the studio and his high level of cocaine consumption. For a time, James lived in the conference room with the waterbed floor. Some of the many historic albums recorded at Record Plant, Sausalito. New Riders of the Purple Sage. The Adventures of Panama Red.
Sly and the Family Stone. (finished at Wally Heiders Studios, Sound City Los Angeles, California). Straight in a Gay Gay World. Songs in the Key of Life. Twin Sons of Different Mothers.Tracking also at Motown/Hitsville, W. Huey Lewis and the News. One track recorded at the Automatt. 1985 (also in Los Angeles). (also tracked at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).