Glyn Johns on Eric Tomlinson

IBC was not only the best-equipped independent studio in Europe but it was also blessed with a great assortment of engineering talent, starting with Eric Tomlinson, who was the senior engineer on the staff when I began and, in my opinion, was one of the finest in the world. I remember that he had this habit of standing with one foot on top of the other while he worked, his hands flying around the console, never needing more than one run-through of the most complex of orchestral pieces before having it memorized, balanced, and ready to record. He was extremely kind to me, and I learned a great deal from watching the master at work.

Sound Man

This quote appears in the "Early Years" chapter of the Glyn Johns autobiography, Sound Man, where Glyn describes the engineers he worked with at his first job at IBC, one of the largest independent recording studios in Europe in the early 60s.

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