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“How NOT To Make It In The Pop World”- highly praised and best selling, this invaluable book by sax player John Barrow describes his experiences with the miracles and pitfalls of the music industry. Not surprisingly, it continues to have international appeal because his insights continue to prove true. Here’s our original review on SOTW:

http://www.saxontheweb.net/Resources/JohnBarrow.html

https://www.amazon.com/Make-World-diary-almost-has-been/dp/1412014131/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-World-diary-almost-has-been/dp/1412014131/

https://www.amazon.ca/Make-World-diary-almost-has-been/dp/1412014131/r

To update, John and his long time playing/production partner Gaz Birtles, have reissued albums and singles from The Swinging Laurels, their band that hit No. 1 on Indie charts in England.

He writes:
“I did the studio session and not the live show/video for the above track "The Beautiful Ones". I recorded all the sax parts in my home town Leicester with Frank Benbini ("Fun Lovin Criminals") and Naim Cortazzi ("Uncle Frank")...further overdubs were made at Tony Vistonti's Dean Street Studios, London England.

The album "Purple Reggae" by Radio Riddler was mixed by Grammy award winning producer Tim Latham in New York - the whole project took five years to complete - Radio Riddler (Frank Benbini and Brian "Fast" Leiser of “Fun Lovin Criminals”) brought in a number of name vocalists to complete the project - Sinead O Connor; Suggs (“Madness”); Ali Campbell (“UB40”); Beverley Knight.

Such is the technology now that the recording process does not require all musicians to be in the studio together. I recorded my parts separate to the other brass guys (Ben Searle - trumpet and Jay Lyndsey – trombone).

I have done many sessions now where my parts have been recorded in the UK and then emailed to the US to be mixed into the track.

Sample:

[video]https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Rain-Feat-Ali-Campbell/dp/B00OTN6FB2/ [/video]

[video]https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Reggae-Radio-Riddler/dp/B00LC4GU16/[/video]

[video] https://www.amazon.co.uk/PURPLE-REGGAE-Radio-Riddler/dp/B00LC4GU16[/video]

[video]https://www.amazon.ca/Purple-Reggae-Radio-Riddler/dp/B00LC4GU16[/video]
 
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