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George Harrison's son records in Abbey Road Studios


George Harrison's musician son, Dhani, says he had an emotional experience recording music for the movie "Beautiful Creatures" because he made the album in the legendary Abbey Road Studios. When he was young, Dhani often tagged along with his dad to the fabled London studio, which became synonymous with Harrison's group the Beatles and even lent its name to the band's 1969 album.

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But it was only when Dhani's band, thenewno2, was tapped to score the supernatural movie "Beautiful Creatures" that he was presented with his first opportunity to record there. He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I spent my whole life in and out of Abbey Road. Recording at Abbey Road was emotional: my first time recording there, my first time hearing something we composed for an orchestra of that size and my first major Hollywood film soundtrack."

The 34-year old-came up with soaring arrangements for the orchestra and recruited guests including Ben Harper and the Hollies' Tony Hicks, who is the father of Dhani's bandmate Paul. Dhani adds, "I was able to put a 54-piece orchestra in Studio 2, which is really weird. It's where my dad spent a lot of his formative years, as well as Paul's dad [Hicks], who recorded in Studio 1."

Jan 27, 2013 11:44PM
George Harrison was always my favorite Beatle.  His passing was sad.  His son,Dhani looks a lot like him.  It will be interesting to see if he also  has inherited his father's talent.
Jan 26, 2013 7:38AM
That is just to cool. You know, when a favorite muscian has passed on, its a comfort to see his memory in his son's expression, face. Nice. S
Jan 24, 2013 2:53PM
just to be a picky fan , i think youll find The Beatles album wasnt named after the studio . it was the other way around . the studio adopted the name in the 1990s .
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