AES New York 2019
Recording & Production Track Event RP03
Wednesday, October 16, 1:30 pm — 3:00 pm (1E21)
Recording & Production: RP03 - So Unforgettable—2 Iconic Albums from 2 Non-Studio SpacesModerator:
Alex Case, University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA, USA
Kevin Killen, New York, NY, USA
U2’s The Unforgettable Fire, and Peter Gabriel’s So were released just two years apart, and Kevin Killen was part of both. These records represented major points of creative inflection for each artist. Most of the production took place outside of any traditional studio, recording U2 in a castle and Gabriel in a converted cow shed. These special projects placed unique demands on the producers and engineers to deliver. The Unforgettable Fire was released in 1984, So hit the world in 1986, and the results speak for themselves. The records have become sonic touchstones for many artists and engineers since. Interviewed by Alex Case, Kevin Killen takes us into the sessions so that we might learn from his experiences.