Epiphone fans might be interested in reading about the story of Allan Rouse, the Abbey Road engineer in charge of special projects who is retiring after 40 years of audio excellence.
Allan worked on The Beatles Live at the BBC
, the 5.1 surround sound version of Yellow Submarine
, The Beatles 1
, Let It Be…Naked,
the restoration of the Help!
DVD, as well as projects for John
, and George.
In 2004, Allan restored the entire Beatles catalog in mono and stereo. While recovering from a brain aneurism in 2010, he and his team were awarded a GRAMMY for the Best Historical Album for their efforts on The Beatles catalog.
“Allan approached every project with enthusiasm, meticulous attention to detail and his own special brand of deadpan humour," said Abbey Road in a statement. "He was a man who cared immensely about the job he did and the people he worked with. Allan is one of a kind and he will be missed by everyone at Abbey Road Studios. We send him our best wishes for a long and happy retirement.”
Congratulations, Allan! Check out the Abbey Road site
for more info.