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Grace Jones and many, many more, basically look for albums in the 80's that were recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas.

Legendary studio and production facilities, read about it's interesting history

 

http://www.compasspointstudios.com/about/history/history.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass_Point_Studios

 

https://www.discogs.com/label/264020-Compass-Point-Studios

 

regards Ian

 

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19 minutes ago, Ian McP said:

Grace Jones and many, many more, basically look for albums in the 80's that were recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas.

Legendary studio and production facilities, read about it's interesting history

 

http://www.compasspointstudios.com/about/history/history.html

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compass_Point_Studios

 

https://www.discogs.com/label/264020-Compass-Point-Studios

 

regards Ian

 

 

cheers, will add to the reading list 

 

I'm reading that book "how music works" by David Bryne of Talking Heads. he makes mention of recording there. I was also reading about the recording of Brother's in Arms also at some Caribbean island - but its seems not specifically at Compass Pint for that album.

 

seems tropical islands were all the vogue for recording at that time

 

 

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Alex Sadkin producer was a pivotal  factor in the 80;s sound from Compass Point Studios.

 

Always fun at hifi shows when you ask them to spin some Grace Jones, still sounds amazing today!

Excellent dynamics and superb recordings. A benchmark for outatanding production.

 

https://movingtheriver.com/2016/03/14/alex-sadkin-sonic-architect-of-the-80s/

 

< Though he died at the age of just 38 in July 1987, not many producer/mixer/engineers of the early ’80s had a more distinctive sound than Alex Sadkin. He worked with James Brown, Grace Jones, Bob Marley, Sly and Robbie, Robert Palmer, Talking Heads, XTC, Thompson Twins, Foreigner, Simply Red and Duran Duran during his short life. His productions are full of colour and detail, usually featuring multiple percussion parts, kicking bass and drums and a very characteristic, super-crisp snare sound.

 

 Alex’s first gig in the music biz was as a sax player in Las Olas Brass, a popular Florida R’n’B outfit, alongside future bass superstar Jaco Pastorius. Jaco and Alex had gone to high school together, and Alex later became the house engineer at Criteria Studios in Miami where Jaco recorded the demos for his legendary 1976 debut album.

Sadkin then engineered James Brown’s ‘Get Up Offa That Thing‘ single and also worked on Bob Marley’s Rastaman Vibration album, which brought him to the attention of legendary Island Records owner Chris Blackwell. Sadkin quickly secured a new gig as in-house engineer at Island’s Compass Point Studios in Nassau on the Bahamas.

This was where it really all began for Sadkin – an amazing melting pot of talent passed through the Compass Point doors including Talking Heads, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Tom Tom Club, B-52’s, Robert Palmer and Will Powers AKA Lynn Goldsmith. But his first bona fide producer credits were alongside Blackwell on Grace Jones’ stunning trio of early ’80s albums (Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing, Living My Life). >

 

regards Ian

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Alas, nothing lasts forever.🙁

 

Due to local crime and unrest, the Compass Point studios ceased operations in 2010, with the promise of restarting operations in another country. No news yet on that front.....

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Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– Exodus - 30th anniversary release from 2007

 

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Isn't it funny how certain albums allow one to relive certain moments in one's life?

 

 

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Morning All.

 

Spotted Peccary Music Free Electronic Music Sampler on Bandcamp for about an hour of music.

 

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JJ

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Leonard Cohen - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

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1 hour ago, Dilettanteque said:

John Frusciante - The Will To Death

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Hey Man.  There is an artist that always slips my mind.  Have read many interesting things about the man and his music, but always forget to search and listen.  Thanks for the reminder.

 

Morning Folks.

 

A nice cool change out here this morning, nice to wake up to.  We had a wicked dust storm last night, time for some F-ing dusting and cleaning.

 

Björk  'Post'  1995 One Little Indian.  Mother Records. Polydor. Made by Polygram, Aust.    CD.

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Devin Townsend  'Transcendence'  2016 HevyDevy Records.    CD.

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On ‎7‎/‎01‎/‎2020 at 11:09 PM, jazzdog@groovemasters said:

The Radiators,  You Have The Right To Remain Silent. WEA ‎ RADI 722, 12"Australia 1980.

You Have The Right To Remain Silent (Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album) album cover

Hey Man.  I saw the Radiators in Sydney circa 2006, just before I moved to Qld.  They played a pub just up the road in Marrickville, and it was so good, we had a great time.

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Currently revisiting and being generally delighted by the branding failure that was Big Audio Dynamite/ Big Audio Dynamite II a.k.a. B.A.D. II / Big Audio. "This is" is surprisingly fresh, and The Globe also is fun and has some nifty sampling (Melody Gardot, The Who). The albums seem designed for the CD player - just skip a track if it's a bit meh - or for a Greatest Hits compilation, and Allmusic rates highly the Planet BAD compilation.  [Allmusic screen shot below.]

 

Must get hold of Dreadzone - I mistakenly sold my review copy of Biological Radio.

 

 

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On hearing the tragic news of Neil Peart, it had to be this.

 

Rush "Permanent Waves" UK 1st pressing.

 

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RIP Neil Peart......🤘🙏

 

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Tori Amos ‎– Native Invader - wonderful double album from late 2017.

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Chick Corea & London Philharmonc Orchestra - Spain & Piano Concerto No. 1 -- is it jazz? is it classical? idano ... it's a bit o'dis and a bit o'dat, so posting it here.  Very dramatic and dynamic. Yoinked from the $2 bins yesterday.

 

--Geoff 

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Rush "Moving Pictures" 2015 US pressing, remastered.

 

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Mark Lanegan Band ‎– Somebody's Knocking - new album from Mr Lanegan - I feel teh 2nd half of the album is stronger.

 

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AC/DC ‎– Back In Black - 2003 reissue from the analog master tapes - remastered @ Sterling by George Marino ( RIP)   sounds great!!     recorded @ Compass Point Studios.

 

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Psychedelic Furs self titled debut UK 1st pressing (green cover).

 

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3 minutes ago, stevoz said:

Psychedelic Furs self titled debut UK 1st pressing (green cover).

 

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megalike!!!!!

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7 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

megalike!!!!!

One of the great debut albums IMHO.👌

 

BTW, I agree that George Marino remaster of BIB is  really good.👍

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Tears Roll Down ~ Tears For Fears Best Of

 

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