October 1, 2023


Buzz The Music

Abbey Highway console made use of by The Beatles finds new home at MONA’s Frying Pan Studio

An legendary piece of well-known new music historical past has uncovered its way to a new household on the other facet of the entire world.

An primary REDD.17 console, made use of to history and blend new music at Abbey Street Studios, is the centrepiece of a new recording studio at the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) in Hobart.

The vintage console, one of only 4 at any time developed, was famously used to combine quite a few albums by The Beatles and equipped the particular tape effects on their 1966 song Tomorrow In no way Knows

The console was bought in 2014 by Australian businessman David Roper who, alongside with other people, formulated the studio idea.

MONA FOMA inventive director Brian Ritchie produced the concept additional and introduced it to MONA owner David Walsh.

It is now part of Frying Pan Studios, which will turn out to be the 1st recording studio housed by a museum in Australia.

John Lennon and George Harrison (still left) with legendary producer George Martin (considerably suitable) in the Abbey Street Studios.(Supplied)

David Walsh is no stranger to gathering cultural memorabilia, reportedly buying David Bowie’s handwritten lyrics for the pop classic Starman very last year for $339,000.