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"The studio is in an old shoe factory. The owners are doing it up gradually. We’ve got a nice control room which is fully windowed so you can see the Leicestershire countryside.
"We’ve got a live room and quite a lot of drumming was done there. It’s got baffles in - it’s quite dry. But there was an entrance into the studio, a hallway with a really high ceiling which was almost derelict, really high walls, lots of metal girders. We discovered it was so resonant in there so we did a lot of the drumming and some other instruments, the brass, in there.
"On some of the tunes I’ve got a very light sounding drum kit and a lot of that was done in that room. There was no real scientific explanation, it was just, ‘This sounds great, let’s do it in there!’
"There were a couple of tunes that came together straight away. Where Did All The Love Go? was one of those songs where it wasn’t happening sound-wise on the drums and that was where we first discovered that other room. Suddenly it was the drum sound from heaven."