Some days I take the tube to the studio, and recently I’ve been reading the excellent Eno biography by David Sheppard ‘On Some Faraway Beach’ on the way up. Its been particularly good on days when I have worked with Foxxy because he’s in the book quite a bit. Today I read about Eno’s [and Connie’s] favorite brand of mixing console:

So that means many amazing albums have been at least tracked on an MCI [JH-500?] desk. From the Compass Point website:

In the late ’70’s and mid 80’s, Compass Point was one of the great recording studios of the world. Artists came from around the world to record in the Bahamas. Many major producers utilised the facilities, including Chris Blackwell himself, in his role as record producer. The resulting records sold in the many millions of copies worldwide. AC/DC’s Back In Black, widely regarded as the ultimate, and largest selling, hard rock album of all time, and soon to be largest selling ALBUM of all time, was just one of the many great albums recorded at Compass Point Studios. Some of the well known artists who were a part of early Compass Point were:

AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, U2, Robert Palmer, The B-52’s, Talking Heads, Dire Straits, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Adam Ant, James Brown, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Mick Jagger, Whitesnake, Status Quo, Tom Tom Club, Madness, Spandau Ballet, Third World, Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Eurythmics, Julio Iglesias, Power Station, Roxy Music, Thompson Twins, Wings, Julian Lennon, Bad Company, Average White Band, Carly Simon, and many others

Here is Chris Blackwell [Island founder] and engineers at the desk