Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe

In the late 1970s, Chaz Jankel from Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Philip Bagenal, a young engineer recently graduated from Cambridge with a degree in architecture, decided to start a music studio. This was Eastcote Studios which Philip ran and steered through a tech revolution and four explosive decades in British music.

Situated at the north end of Ladbroke Grove, Eastcote became one of the most important and influential of London music studios. It is where Massive Attack recorded their seminal first album, Blue Lines, where Neneh Cherry recorded as well as Tricky and Seal in the 1980s and early ’90s, and where Mute Records recorded many of their artists, including Depeche Mode. Then in the late ’90s it became a central part of the Britpop scene with Placebo, Elastica and Suede and more recently where a new generation of musicians, from Adele to Arctic Monkeys, fromKaiser Chiefs to Mumford & Sons, created some of their greatest albums.

But this book tells the story of more than that: of why Eastcote became so successful, about the bands you may never have heard of, the sessions that collapsed into chaos and the triumphs on the other side. And about the antiauthoritarian sound magician that is Philip Bagenal.

Martin Terefe is an acclaimed music producer, musician and songwriter, a member of the multi-disciplinary art collective Apparatjik, as well as the founder of Kensaltown Recording Studios. Martin has produced Grammy, Brit and Juno award-winning albums, and worked with such artists as A-ha, Cat Stevens and KT Tunstall. His productions of I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), Hey Soul Sister (Train) and I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner) are part of modern American chart history, and his work developing and working with the next generation continues with a wide range of artists including Shawn Mendes, Alec Benjamin and Yungblud. In 2016 Martin acquired Eastcote Studios from the founder, Philip Bagenal.

Martin Terefe

Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios

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Released 23/09/2021Catalogue Number

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Martin Terefe

Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios

X Communications
Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Hardback

£33.99

232 pages

Released 23/09/2021Catalogue Number

9781838340810

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Like Trying to Catch Lightning in a Bottle: 40 Years of Making Music at Eastcote Studios by Martin Terefe
Hardback+

£75.00

Hand Titled, Edition of 550

Rough Trade Exclusive
Signed Copy
Released 03/06/2021Catalogue Number

9781838340803

In the late 1970s, Chaz Jankel from Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Philip Bagenal, a young engineer recently graduated from Cambridge with a degree in architecture, decided to start a music studio. This was Eastcote Studios which Philip ran and steered through a tech revolution and four explosive decades in British music.

Situated at the north end of Ladbroke Grove, Eastcote became one of the most important and influential of London music studios. It is where Massive Attack recorded their seminal first album, Blue Lines, where Neneh Cherry recorded as well as Tricky and Seal in the 1980s and early ’90s, and where Mute Records recorded many of their artists, including Depeche Mode. Then in the late ’90s it became a central part of the Britpop scene with Placebo, Elastica and Suede and more recently where a new generation of musicians, from Adele to Arctic Monkeys, fromKaiser Chiefs to Mumford & Sons, created some of their greatest albums.

But this book tells the story of more than that: of why Eastcote became so successful, about the bands you may never have heard of, the sessions that collapsed into chaos and the triumphs on the other side. And about the antiauthoritarian sound magician that is Philip Bagenal.

Martin Terefe is an acclaimed music producer, musician and songwriter, a member of the multi-disciplinary art collective Apparatjik, as well as the founder of Kensaltown Recording Studios. Martin has produced Grammy, Brit and Juno award-winning albums, and worked with such artists as A-ha, Cat Stevens and KT Tunstall. His productions of I’m Yours (Jason Mraz), Hey Soul Sister (Train) and I Took A Pill in Ibiza (Mike Posner) are part of modern American chart history, and his work developing and working with the next generation continues with a wide range of artists including Shawn Mendes, Alec Benjamin and Yungblud. In 2016 Martin acquired Eastcote Studios from the founder, Philip Bagenal.