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24th November 2017
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Books, DVDs and Gadgets - Are We Still Rolling?: Studios, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - One Man's Journey Recording Classic Albums I...

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phill brown 8th May 2011
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Unlike the rest of the forum - this section is in a Q & A format So please: Ask questions! Dont answer the questions for...

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Jules 3rd May 2011
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1960’s Traffic Dusty Springfield Tyrannosaurus Rex The Move Jimi Hendrix Arthur Brown The Nice Joe Cocker Bonzo Dog Doo Dah...

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Jules 2nd May 2011
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Phill Brown – Discography Assistant Engineer 1967 - 1968 Arthur Brown - Crazy World of Arthur Brown Bonzo Dog Doo Dah...

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Jules 2nd May 2011
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Time to close the q & a. It will get moved down into the q & a archive next week. Thanks very much Phill and...

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Jules 21st May 2011
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Do you have a specific order for printing mixes i.e. vocal louder first, instrumental etc OR just run the main mix...

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phill brown 19th May 2011
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Hi, Looking forward to reading the book. I heard a rumor that the Bob Marley tracks came out of the Helios and the through 2...

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phill brown 19th May 2011
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hi phill, thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. this is a simple question with many possible answers...

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phill brown 19th May 2011
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hi phill, thankyou for taking the time to share your knowledge with us! my question is a simple one which i suppose may...

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phill brown 19th May 2011
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Hey Phill, Thanks for doing the Q & A. I really dig the fact that a professional of your stature is willing to share your...

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phill brown 19th May 2011
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Mr. Brown pleasure having you here. Beggars Banquet is perhaps my favorite Stones album...songs, performance and sound. The...

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phill brown 17th May 2011
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Hello Phil There's a ton of queations I could ask you about for many of the albums you were a part of, but I'm going to start...

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phill brown 17th May 2011
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Hello Phil, First I just want to thank you for giving your time to help us on Gearslutz. Your knowledge is more than welcome...

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phill brown 16th May 2011
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Hey Phill, Congrats on the new book, I will be picking it up ASAP. I have a million questions just like a lot of other users,...

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phill brown 16th May 2011
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Hi Phill, Will you please share your experiences with your dealings with Robert Plant? I would like some insight on his...

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phill brown 16th May 2011
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are mix engineers, such as your self, often pushing consoles or (other gear,like the outputs of compressors) to the point of...

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phill brown 16th May 2011
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Hi Phil, long time listener, first time caller... Given the fact that people can go onto itunes now and buy 'New Grass' for...

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phill brown 16th May 2011
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Hi Phil! Thanks for being here! I would like to know how did you get the Drum sound in the record "Can the Can" of Suzi...

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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.I'm one of those engineers who keeps a drum key on his key chain, because I've found that it's my best "go to" knob to...

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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While many others were aware of your career I was not. After reading your comments here I purchased your book on Amazon 3 days...

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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Hi: I see Joni Mitchell mentioned in your C.V. but not in your discography. What did you record with her and what...

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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Hi Phil, thanks for doing this for us! howdy A few questions about SAHB Stories: Which tracks on the album were done at...

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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Where are you based now and any favorite studios you currently enjoy? Any sort of homestudio rig? Thanks so much for doing this!

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phill brown 14th May 2011
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Phill: Firstly, thanks for sharing your wisdom with us here! This is one of my favorite albums of all time, constantly on...

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phill brown 12th May 2011
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Hi Phill, since this is gearslutz, what are your favourite pieces of gear? Ie console, mics, outboard models etc. Thanks, Phil.

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phill brown 12th May 2011
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Hi Phill, enjoyed the book as I said the other day! You booked the Rolling Stones & Island mobiles a fair bit - what was the...

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phill brown 12th May 2011
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One of my heroes and I'd love to hear anything about working with him and what techniques you used in working with him. On a...

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phill brown 12th May 2011
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Hi Phill, Thanks for doing this! Your career has been long and impressive. Since I record mostly live in-studio performances,...

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phill brown 11th May 2011
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Hi Phil, Thanks for doing this. I have always been a fan of the late great Robert Palmer's music from my childhood and it...

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phill brown 11th May 2011
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hello there Phill, just wondering if you ever did any work at Trident and if so, maybe you could talk a bit about...

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phill brown 11th May 2011
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Hi, Phill. Many thanks for spending time with us. It's an honour! I'm very interested in knowing what microphones and...

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phill brown 10th May 2011
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Hi Phill, Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. Just bought the book on Amazon, very much looking forward to...

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phill brown 10th May 2011
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Hi Phil, thanks for taking the time to do this. I really enjoyed the excerpts from "Are We Still Rolling" that were...

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phill brown 10th May 2011
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Hi Phill, Thanks for doing a Q&A with us. I'm curious what it was like working with Paul Kossoff ? and how you approached ...

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phill brown 10th May 2011
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Some of my fav. albums of all time. i have read that the making of "Spirit of Eden" was an unbelievably stressful...

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phill brown 10th May 2011
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Thanks Phill for doing this! Im sure you will get a few Talk Talk questions. Here's mine: How does it feel to see the Talk...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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thanks for doing a Q & A mr Brown, Could you share some stories on how Talk Talks brilliant album Spirit of Eden was made?...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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Thanks for doing Q&A! As an assistant on a Jimi Hendrix record, it must have been a special experience, particularly an...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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Hi Phil. I was wondering what (if anything) you might have mixed in surround, and how you feel about the format in general -...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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Hi Phil, I'm a great admirer of your work, especially Talk Talk- and O'Rang and Mark Hollis. The Talk Talk remasters are...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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hi phill thank you for your time answering everyone's questions... and I hope mine isn't too specific... but, there's a sound...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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Hey Phill, would you mind sharing some of your personal favorite EQ's that you have come to love over the years and what sources...

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phill brown 9th May 2011
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Phill, Love the book!!!Could you elaborate on what mics were used for Talk Talk/Mark Hollis vocals,what preamps and if...

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phill brown 8th May 2011
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Hi Phill, Can you share some of your experiences working with Led Zep? thx

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phill brown 8th May 2011
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- Is a hero to me, he died when I was 3 - so I didn't get the chance to meet him.. I'd love to hear about your impression of...

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phill brown 8th May 2011
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Thanks for agreeing to do this! I will be along soon with some Rolling Stones questions! jummpp kfhkh

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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The constant value, I'm guessing, from "then" to "now," is the emotional hold that a potent song exerts--...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Phil, Glad to have you with us. Do you happen to remember any details for Cutting Crew Broadcast? This is still one of my...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Thanks for giving your time here. China Crisis - Flaunt The Imperfections, is one of my stand out favorites from the 80's,...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Phill, thanks for taking time to answer questions regarding your work and give your view on music recording. It seems that...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Dear Phil, having worked on so many great records over the years, I guess you must have done countless sessions with the great...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Just looked at your discography. I didn't know you'd produced this. I don't think you mentioned this in your book, though i could...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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Hey - I've just discovered another album I really like that I had no idea you were involved in. Boring standard questions, I...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
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I love the mood and atmosphere created with BBC, Flaws. A few words on the process please; i.e. what was laid in the basic track,...

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phill brown 6th May 2011
 

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