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Christian Wright

Since starting work at Abbey Road as a teenager, mastering engineer Christian Wright has already added the likes of Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Blur to his musical CV. Here, the tells Gary Walker about the 10 records he’s most enjoyed working on
Charlie Sarsfield

Abbey Road mastering engineer Christian Wright has left his sonic fingerprints on releases by an astonishing list of bands and artists. Since joining the legendary London studios at the age of 19, he’. worked on records by Ed Sheeran, Franz Ferdinand, Blur, Kate Tempest, Radiohead, Black Midi and LCD Soundsystem, to name but a few.

You can add soundtracks for Hollywood blockbusters such as the Harry Potter movies and Gravity to that list, too.

Then there’. his live work to celebrate Record Store Day, cutting bands direct to vinyl in the high-pressure environment of a studio performance, plus back catalogue releases by Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald and Björk. And the still finds time to manage electronic duo Model Man, play in his own band and maintain a collection of analogue synths.

Despite such a well-rounded and enviable CV at a relatively young age, Christian modestly describes his work at Abbey Road as “just tweaking other people’. music, everyone else does the hard work”. Long Live Vinyl suspects it might be slightly more complex than that…

Kate Tempest

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