Last year, Guitar Shop TV sat down with renowned award-winning producer/engineer Alan Parsons and an enigmatic new group, SubClones, while recording their debut album at LA hit-makers’ studio, The Village. We were mightily impressed by the group and the enduring creative genius of Alan Parsons as a Producer. We captured an exclusive and engaging conversation in the video above, which we are re-releasing for your viewing pleasure.
According to the SubClones’ website:
“Known for his enduring work with Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Yes, The Hollies, Al Stewart, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ambrosia and his own Alan Parsons Project, Parsons is the man behind billions in record sales.
After three years spent creating his new instructional 3-DVD series, “The Art and Science of Sound Recording” (www.artandscienceofsound.com), to glowing reviews, Parsons is now working on his first major artist production since the mid-80s.
“I feel that the public deserves some genuinely innovative music and It’s been a long time since I’ve heard some that truly excites me — it made me want to get back into the studio and do another ‘Dark Side’,” Parsons jokingly refers to one of the biggest selling and most popular albums in history.
The identity of SubClones is presently a closely-guarded secret, but they are rumored to be known as well-respected, highly experienced and remarkably talented musicians. The dictionary definition of “subclone” is a clone or descendent of a mutant occurring in a previous clone.
Parsons has been working non-stop in the music business since his teens. He started at Abbey Road studios working as an assistant engineer, was soon promoted to first engineer, and then quickly gained major success as a producer, as well. His career went full circle in 1998, when he spent a period as Vice President at Abbey Road. Since then, he has been recording his solo records and successfully performing in sold-out international tours. With the formation of SubClones he is once again back in the studio as producer.”