James Guthrie über seinen „Amused To Death“ 5.1 Mix und weitere Pink Floyd Projekte
Interviews mit James Guthrie sind immer interessant. Das Gespräch mit Guthrie wird von Mike Mettler geführt. Sein Artikel beginnt mit einer Aussage von Roger Waters, die er kürzlich beim Anhören des 5.1 Mix von Amused To Death im Sony Club in New York äußerte.
Roger Waters: The new mixes of Amused to Death sound stunning. I always loved listening to this album in stereo when it was just in QSound, but this 5.1 mix by James is pretty amazing. I can now imagine presenting the new material I’m currently working on in surround. There’s a song I’ve written with an old Irishman and his grandson talking at the top of a mountain while the sounds of battle are going on in the valley everywhere around them. I think that could be quite stunning in 5.1.
James Guthrie: I’m going to be starting a 5.1 mix of The Wall soon — the original studio album, that is. And we have discussed Animals. We haven’t talked about Pros and Cons or K.A.O.S., but you never know!
Mettler: Fingers crossed, then! Do you have a personal “dream” project or projects you’d love to sink your remixing teeth into, so to speak? When he and I were talking last year, Nick Mason told me he’d love to hear Meddle and [1968’s] A Saucerful of Secrets — and especially the song “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun” — get 5.1 mixes, as well as some of Pink Floyd’s earliest, Syd Barrett-era recordings.
James Guthrie: In addition to The Wall, I want to do Animals and The Final Cut. The very early work that was recorded on 4-track would be tricky, obviously, because there is less discrete information available, but I agree with Nick: Meddle would be fun.
Das ausführlich Interview mit James Guthrie könnt ihr hier nachlesen: Perfect Surround Sound Sense: James Guthrie on Mixing Roger Waters and Pink Floyd in 5.1.