Producer/engineer James Guthrie, a long-time Floydian associate – having served as co-producer and engineer on Pink Floyd albums as well as archival engineer/producer on Pink Floyd-related projects since 1978 – is being honoured by audio playback equipment manufacturer dCS as part of their Legends campaign.
The aim of this inaugural award, as stated in the press release:
The award was conceived to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of an elite group of recording, mixing and mastering engineers who have strived throughout their careers to deliver the finest music experience possible. The award also underscores the growing trend towards ‘studio quality’ high resolution download and streaming services for music enthusiasts.
Guthrie joins the illustrious group featuring other well-known figures in the industry such as Bob Ludwig, George Massenberg, and Elliot Schneiner. Recording engineer Ed Cherney, who passed away in October of last year, will also be commemorated by the campaign later this year.
As one of twelve recipients in the year-long campaign, Guthrie was recently interviewed by journalist Simon Barnett for the podcast series The Other Side of the Glass regarding his multi-decade career in audio engineering and record production. The entry on the Legends website also includes a Tidal playlist of various artists’ recordings Guthrie has been associated with throughout his career, featuring music by Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Ambrosia, Toto, Judas Priest, and Kashmir.
James Guthrie page on dCS Legends website:
Links to listen to The Other Side of the Glass podcast:
A big thanks from AFG to Julie Skaggs for another fine contribution to the site!