Recording Studio Books

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This is a listing of the various books I have in my Pink Floyd reference library about recording studios, record producers, and studio engineers. Publishing information, including title, author, publisher, date published, ISBN number, page length, and a brief summary is provided about each book in an effort to aid anyone who wants to obtain copies of these works.


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  1. Recording Studios

    1. Abbey Road by Brian Southall
    2. Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World by Alistair Lawrence
    3. Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau
    4. The Great British Recording Studios by Howard Massey
    5. Home Studio Essentials by Jeff Touzeau

  2. Record Producers

    1. The Art & Science of Sound Recording by Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
    2. Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed by Jake Brown
    3. The Encyclopedia of Record Producers - An Indispensable Guide to the Most Important Records Producers in Music History by Eric Olsen, Paul Verna, and Carlo Wolff

  3. Studio Engineers

    1. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
    2. Are We Still Rolling? by Phill Brown


Recording Studios

  1. Abbey Road

    Author: Brian Southall
    Publisher: Omnibus Press, 1997, paperback, 208 pages.
    Synopsis: A book on the history of Abbey Road Studios. Includes numerous Pink Floyd references including David Gilmour talking about various recording sessions, Norman Smith reminiscing about the early Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons remembering the Dark Side of the Moon sessions and the Household Objects project, Kate Bush on attending the Wish You Were Here sessions, a couple of photos of Pink Floyd in the studio and a brief mention of Syd Barrett visiting the 1975 Wish You Were Here sessions.


  2. Abbey Road - The Best Studio in the World

    Author: Alistair Lawrence
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 304 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60619-999-0.
    Synopsis: An excellent book on the history of Abbey Road Studios in pictures. Features ten pages of Pink Floyd photos, from 1967, 1970, and 1972, plus David Gilmour solo session at Abbey Road. Includes information on recording techniques and equipment.


  3. Artists on Recording Techniques

    Author: Jeff Touzeau
    Publisher: Course Technology, 2009, softcover, ISBN 978-1-59863-513-3, 266 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about recording music. Includes a chapter (with interview) about Nick Mason, and another (with interview) about Roger Waters recording Ca Ira.


  4. The Great British Recording Studios

    Author: Howard Massey
    Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2015, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-2197-5, 357 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about British recording studios, including many that have been used by Pink Floyd over the years. Features various pictures of the studios, the equipment, and the engineers. The book has an explanation of how the echo was done for the song Us & Them at Abbey Road Studios, and which studios were used by Pink Floyd for certain albums. The front cover features a picture of Pink Floyd from 1967.


  5. Home Studio Essentials

    Author: Jeff Touzeau
    Publisher: Course Technology, 2009, ISBN 978-1-59863-839-4, 256 pages.
    Synopsis: A book about the various elements involved in setting up a home studio. Features an excellent 44 page interview with Phil Taylor about the design and set up of David Gilmour's Astoria Studio, including all the equipment used and techniques involved.


Record Producers

  1. The Art & Science of Sound Recording

    Authors: Alan Parsons and Julian Colbeck
    Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2014, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-4319-9, 261 pages.
    Synopsis: A book that examines the recording of sound and the techniques used to do so. Includes numerous mentions of recording Pink Floyd and has pictures of some of the equipment used.


  2. Behind the Boards - The Making of Rock n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed

    Author: Jake Brown
    Publisher: Hal Leonard Books, 2012, U.S., softcover, ISBN 978-1-4584-1972-9, 371 pages.
    Synopsis: A book of stories by producers of rock records. Features a chapter by Bob Ezrin about the making of the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall, part 2.


  3. The Encyclopedia of Record Producers - An Indispensable Guide to the Most Important Records Producers in Music History

    Authors: Eric Olsen, Paul Verna, and Carlo Wolff
    Publisher: Billboard Books, 1999, U.S., ISBN 0-8230-7607-5, 893 pages.
    Synopsis: An encyclopedia of famous record producers. Includes biographies of producers that have worked with Pink Floyd and Roger Waters, such as Bob Ezrin and Patrick Leonard.


Studio Engineers

  1. Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

    Author: Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski
    Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing, 2012, hardcover, 414 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7390-7858-7.
    Synopsis: A biography of Ken Scott, studio engineer and producer. Features a paragraph about Pink Floyd and a picture of a Pink Floyd 1967 studio setup sheet.


  2. Are We Still Rolling?

    Author: Phill Brown
    Publisher: Tape Op Books, 2010, softcover, ISBN 978-0-9779903-1-3, 368 pages.
    Synopsis: A book by engineer and record producer Phill Brown, about his experiences with numerous bands in London. He worked at Olympia Sound Studios. Features information about his work recording Pink Floyd live.