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!st digitally recorded album in UK... 1980!

Post by Burn e 77 » 17 Jul 2012, 21:58

The first ever digitally recorded album released in the UK in 1980... wasn't Dire Straites or Pink Floyd... it was a great Ska/ Punk /Dub combo The BEAT... their debut "I JUST CAN'T STOP IT "was recorded at the Roundhouse Studios Camden... produced by the John Peel Sessions producer Bob Sargeant... with "Mirror in the Bathroom" taken from the album as a single... (incredibly Britain's 1st ever digitally recorded single) which reached No. 4 in the BBC charts in 1980... This album is now reissued as a 2CD + 1DVD pack... Includes hits... Mirror In The Bathroom, Hands Off She's Mine, Stand Down Margaret, Can't Get Use To Losing You, Best Friend... and Alexinblack's favourite skankin tune Tears Of A Clown... 8)
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Post by Derbyducks in Black » 23 Jul 2012, 07:54

well i stand to be corrected on this... but are sure??? i remember the '3M' 32 track digital recorder at the roundhouse it was a prototype of sorts.. when the thing was installed they ran a full colour ad in the pro music press... can't remember the mag.. but they ran an accompanying article about roundhouse studios and stuff.. thinking about it.. it might have been hairy folk rockers jethro tull or uriah heap.. or some such band and whether they pressed a record after using said equipment.. i don't know...in which case you are probably correct..!!!!! and this has been as always me talkin' crap...

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Re: !st digitally recorded album in UK... 1980!

Post by theraven1979 » 23 Jul 2012, 08:38

Maybe digitally recorded but Tomorrow's World didn't even demo CDs until 1981 and the first release was a Billy Joel album in 82' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc


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Post by Derbyducks in Black » 23 Jul 2012, 09:06

theraven1979 wrote:Maybe digitally recorded but Tomorrow's World didn't even demo CDs until 1981 and the first release was a Billy Joel album in 82' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Disc


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good point...Jim

they were digitally recorded but required analogue mastering for the cutting head... which depending on your point of view rather defeated the object as it added tape hiss to the eventual sound of the LP..

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Post by Burn e 77 » 23 Jul 2012, 11:18

It was infact... as stated... the 1st Digitally recorded LP in UK, released on (Vinyl LP and 7" Single)... strange but true folks!
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Post by Derbyducks in Black » 23 Jul 2012, 11:22

Burn e 77 wrote:It was infact... as stated... the 1st Digitally recorded LP in UK, released on (Vinyl LP and 7" Single)... strange but true folks!
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Derbyducks in Black wrote:
Burn e 77 wrote:It was infact... as stated... the 1st Digitally recorded LP in UK, released on (Vinyl LP and 7" Single)... strange but true folks!
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It's my fault... i didn't mention... (ON VINYL) ... in my original post... so your remarks were totally justified Mr Ducks... PS. the "Picture The Song" is an import... so that's a good clue... but not French!!
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Post by Bobinblack » 23 Jul 2012, 12:40

Mirror in the Bathroom, about as ska as The Darkness are heavy metal, but by far my favourite single from the Beat, I loves it man :grin:
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Re: !st digitally recorded album in UK... 1980!

Post by Derbyducks in Black » 23 Jul 2012, 12:40

Burn e 77 wrote:
Derbyducks in Black wrote:
Burn e 77 wrote:It was infact... as stated... the 1st Digitally recorded LP in UK, released on (Vinyl LP and 7" Single)... strange but true folks!
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Cheers... i'll keep my mouth shut then...

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It's my fault... i didn't mention... (ON VINYL) ... in my original post... so your remarks were totally justified Mr Ducks... PS. the "Picture The Song" is an import... so that's a good clue... but not French!!
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no... it's quite alright i knew what you meant... that's why i remarked on the roundhouse as it was one of the first to record digitally... Cd's came later...

in this link... you'll see the advert i referred to earlier...

have a look at this... http://www.philsbook.com/roundhouse.html
As part of the 1980 refit they took delivery of 3M 32 track and 4 track recorders and a digital editing package. The Townhouse cutting rooms had also taken delivery of a 4 track 3M at the same time, so there was at least one cutting room in London that they could use! The Beat's single "Mirror in the Bathroom" was one of the first all digital recordings to enter the chart.
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