Today, film composer Thomas Newman has begun recording the musical score for ‘SPECTRE’ in London´s famous Abbey Road Studios. Newman had previously recorded the score for ‘SKYFALL’ here in 2012. Since the theme song by Sam Smith has already been recorded earlier, chances are good that the melody might find its way into the film score.
Established in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of British music company EMI, Abbey Road Studios entered the film scoring business in 1980. John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra used the studios to record the scores of four films from the Star Wars franchise beginning with Return of the Jedi in 1983. All three film scores for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King), composed by Howard Shore and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, were mixed at Abbey Road Studios. James Horner had also frequently used Abbey Road Studios as his recording base when recording scores in the UK.