John Leckie on XTC: from White Music to the Dukes

Producer John Leckie recalls his formative studio experience working with former members of the Beatles and the excitement of going into the studio with XTC for their first two albums.
Picture © Lou Dommett Young
 
One of the many highlights of the 2022 XTC Convention in Swindon was an in-depth interview with producer John Leckie. Talking to co-organiser Darryl Bullock, he recalled his formative studio experience working with former members of the Beatles and the excitement of going into the studio with XTC for their first two albums. 
 
After that came the sonic experiments of Go+ and Take Away/The Lure of Salvage and, of course, 25 O’Clock and Psonic Psunspot for the Dukes of Stratosphear.
 
Many thanks to Darryl for conducting the interview and sound engineer Paul Bullimore who made the audio possible – not just for this but the whole weekend.
 
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