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Old 13th December 2010
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Bowie the engineer?

Dear Ken

Hunky Dory and Ziggy are still my favourite 2 albums of all time. I am intrigued by Bowie's input into recording from the engineering side. Reading that he likes to stay very much in control, I wonder how much input he had into the recording techniques, equipment etc and to what degree did he like to elbow the engineer off the desk and start riding the faders himsef. This is particularly interesting to me because I also recently heard that the final mix for Ziggy was done almost overnight and in his absence?

Regards,
RICHARD