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From British Grove to the Mississippi Delta via Cranford and Eel Pie Island

Sunday January 02, 2011
Work for TV, Rough Trade and a star in the making demonstrate the multi-faceted capabilities of British Grove’s 88R.
From British Grove to the Mississippi Delta via Cranford and Eel Pie Island

Proving the versatility of both the studio and its console, recent projects on the Neve 88R in the main studio at British Grove have included tracking for a UK artist's take on the Mississippi blues, work on the new release from Mystery Jets, and a staggering workload for one of BBC One's Christmas Specials.

Such was the popularity of the BBC's Cranford, an award-winning costume drama screened in the run up to Christmas 2007, that a two-part special was commissioned for Christmas 2009. Starring Judi Dench, Cranford is a fictional account of provincial town life in mid-19th century Cheshire, which achieved top ten ratings throughout its original five-episode run. Work on the incidental music and cues for the Christmas follow-up took place on the main studio's Neve 88R in two two-day sessions, averaging a blistering workrate of 30-40 cues per day, and bringing the project in well inside its deadline.

Commercial music projects include the first album for Mystery Jets since their move to Rough Trade (produced by Chris Thomas and due out this year) and tracking for the Craig Leon-produced debut album from Delta Maid, a white girl from Liverpool with a voice straight out of the Mississippi Delta.

Sunday January 02, 2011 ARCHIVE
David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)