Prog Rock, Classic Rock
Hörzu 1C 062-97 943 (06297943) / LC 0193
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1976 Made in Germany
Produced by Jon Lord and Martin Birch
Martin Birch Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Fleetwood Mac and Deep Purple.
Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.
Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.
Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.
Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.
Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.
Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.
Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Rainbow. He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Move, and Deep Purple.
Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.
Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.
This album was remixed by Martin Birch at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
with Assistant engineer: Hans Menzel
Sarabande was recorded between 3–6 September 1975 at the Stadthalle Oer-Erkenschwick, near Düsseldorf, Germany with the Dieter Dierks Mobile Recording Studio, using Agfa P.E.M. 408 master tape.
Record mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California
The album cover sleeve was designed by Kosh, and the illustration by Mike Bryan
Jon Lord - Hammond organ, piano, clavinet synthesizers
John Douglas Lord was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom on 09/06/1941. He was the first child of Reginald Charles Lord 18/12/1907 and Miriam Hudson 16/10/1912. When he was 54 years old, his mother Miriam Hudson died (1995). When he was 55 years old, his father Reginald Charles Lord died (1996). His partner was Vickie Gibbs. He married Judith Feldman in 1969. He was 28 years old when he married Judith Feldman. He got divorced from Judith Feldman in 1975. He had one son with Judith Feldman: Sarah Lord. He had one son with Vickie Gibbs: Amy Lord. Since 1975 he worked as a Sarabande (Album) in Sarabande (Album), Germany. He was 34 years old at that point. On 16/07/2012, he died in London, England, United Kingdom when he was 71 years old. In 2012, he was buried in Hambleden (St. Mary) New Churchyard, Hambleden, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England.
Paul Karass - Bass
Mark Nauseef - Percussion
Andy Sommers - Guitar
Pete York - Drums
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