Diamond Dog wrote: Nancy wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
Bottom of a stairwell.
And a few strategically suspended/placed microphones. Didn't they put one or two in a cupboard somewhere in Headley Grange just to get some ambient sound?
As I recall it was a single mic placed in the stairwell above the kit...obviously the kit was mic'ed as normal, but that one mic gave that astonishing sound. There's a lovely interview where Jimmy said they played it back for the first time as they were getting levels and everyone there just sat and smiled from ear to ear in absolute awe. Can you imagine hearing that for the very first time?
I read an account of Andy Johns saying it was two mic's, one 10 feet up and one 20 feet up, but then Robert and Jimmy both remember it as just the one mic. As you said in another post, funny how people's memories are. 45+ years on and with the amount of liquids and substances around at the time it's a miracle anybody remembers any details at all.
There are some moments in history I'd love to go back and be a fly on the wall for. This would be near the top. No one has ever topped that drum sound. I doubt anyone ever will.
I think the mic in the cupboard story was for one or more of the other tracks on the album. 45+ years on from my birth and too many liquids under the bridge to remember any more than that.
Pontificating incorrigibly since birth.