Originally Posted by AfterViewer
Hey Phil! Thanks for your time and expertise over the years in engineering so much of the music that has been the backdrop of our sorted lives. I was sixteen (67-68) when you were assisting on a number of those albums I had to get my hands on so my friends and I could listen to the latest tracks. Traffic, Cocker, Stones, Small Faces. Question: How much were the lead singers of these and other bands like Hendrix Experience the driving force (conductors) for making these album tracks gel? PS: Great job on all the analog pre-Dolby fidelity work in vinyl. Looking forward to reading your book!
Happy 60th! Traffic was a 'band' approach, with all having a say. Cocker was a driving force in production and arrangements. Jagger/Richards ran the Stones, Small Faces had a 'band' approach. It was a more innocent era, with very basic technology. Producer and Engineer very important in those days. Beggars Banquet took 6 weeks to record - a very long time in 1968, as albums were often recorded in a week or two. The first Beatles album was recorded in 1 day! I think on the whole the 'band' approach was more common.