12th December, 2018
Primal Scream: The Lost Memphis Tapes aired on BBC4 November
Follow Bobby and Andrew as they go back to Memphis 25 years later to Ardent Studios and Sam Phillips Recording Studio where they first recorded the original album. The rare opportunity for Bobby to remaster the music he first envisioned, with original session tapes rediscovered the band are finally able to release the music they always wanted the public to hear.
OnSight were thrilled to work alongside the Director of the film Clare Lewins, Editor Reg Wrench and the DOP Stuart Luck who each provided their creative expertise on this wonderful picture with Madeleine Molinier as the Production manager and Steve Lappin as Exec Producer.
OnSight’s Senior post producer Jeff Halsey managed the picture post process and Senior colourist Andy Lee performed the colour grade, we have been delighted to be a part of this film.
With exclusive, previously unreleased footage of behind the scenes studio sessions, this is the story of how the original mixtapes of the album were rediscovered in a basement by Andrew Innes, Primal Screams rhythm guitarist. The sessions recorded by the band in memphis with the legendary record producer Tom Dowd, along with the muscle shoals rhythm section musicians Roger Hawkins, drums and David Hood bass, did not make the light of day because some of the the mixes were not suitable in the musical climate at the time.