Monday, 6 November 2017

Corridors Of Sound - 1. Episode 1

CORRIDORS OF SOUND - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th October 2017


Cerys Matthews takes a historical tour of sound through the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, one of the music industry's best-loved buildings.

Maida Vale has been a launch pad to stardom for young aspiring musicians and actors.

Lead a musician along the main corridor of Maida Vale studios for the first time and you can almost feel the excitement and trepidation bubbling up inside them; the recognition of the great sounds that have been created inside the studios weighing heavily on their shoulders. Arguably more artists have walked through Maida Vale's Art Deco front door than even the legendary Abbey Road.

Cerys meets the history makers past and present. As well as encountering soon-to-be-famous performers, she bumps into regular visitors of the studio Johnny Marr, Rick Wakeman and Jools Holland. She introduces the talented people who help make the dreams come true - the sound engineers. These unsung heroes, not only mix the session, but have been known on occasion to give the odd band member a quick singing lesson or an emergency guide to tuning guitars.

As Cerys wanders around this well loved but ramshackle building, she immerses herself in a typical day at Maida Vale. In Studio 1, home of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she meets the people who've played a key role in the orchestra's history before finding out what really happened in the legendary Radiophonic Workshop.

Just along the corridor is Studio 4, most famous for its rock sessions. Here Cerys reminisces about the sessions that helped change her fortunes, meets a new band that are at MV for the first time and talks to the engineers and producers that make it all happen.

First broadcast on Radio 2 to mark the 75th anniversary of Maida Vale Studios and repeated to complement 6 Music Live.

Reginald Leopold With The Palm Court Orchestra - Missouri Waltz [Yesterday's Music For Your Pleasure Today]
Henry Hall/The BBC Dance Orchestra/Paul Donovan - Radio Times [Conifer]
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love [Atlantic]
B.B. King - Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
The Jam - Eton Rifles [Polydor]
Arctic Monkeys - Unknown
Matthews/Catatonia - Bleed
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Bohuslav Martinu: Symphony No: 1
BBC Symphony Orch C/B Adrian Boult - Rondo [EMI]
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra C/B: Andrew Davis - Allegro
London Symphony Orchestra - The Leningrad Allegretto [Collins Classics]
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Kocekce
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Samba
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Interval Signal [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Tardis [BBC]
Muse - Uprising [Helium 3]
Delia Derbyshire/BBC Radiophonic Programme - Doctor Who [BBC Music]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Tardis [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Time Beat [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Merry Go Round [BBC]
The Goons - Bagpipes - The Curse Of Frankenstein [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Bloodnock's Stomach [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Whale [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Interval Signal [BBC]
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Ideal Home Exhibition [BBC Music]
William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) - Lord Haw Haw [Arc]
Edward Hicks - Land Of Hope And Glory
BBC Singers & BBC Symphony Orchestra C/B Sir Charl - Serenade To Music [BBC]
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - Land Of Hope And Glory [BBC]
BBC Radio Orchestra - Unforgettable
BBC Radio Orchestra - It Had To Be You
BBC Radio Orchestra - I've Got You Under My Skin
BBC BBC Radio Orchestra - Summertime
The BBC Big Band - L.O.V.E.
The BBC Big Band - Days Go By Oh My
The BBC Big Band - Goodbye World
The BBC Big Band - Willow Tree
Bing Crosby - Once In A While
Cerys Matthews & The BBC Big Band - Kansas City Blues
BBC Big Band C/B Barry Forgie - Time Card

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