Parliament-Funkadelic to record direct-to-vinyl LP in front of a London audience

George Clinton’s legendary Parliament-Funkadelic will touch down in London at the end of the month for an intimate weekend of performances.

The Friday night will see the band record a set of their greatest material for a forthcoming legacy DVD and TV special, while on the Saturday they’ll record a limited edition album direct to vinyl at Metropolis, one of the only mastering studios in the UK equipped for the task.

Finally on Sunday, Clinton will reveal the band’s “studio secrets” as he deconstructs the original multi-tracks of some of his greatest works.

P-Funk pilgrims can buy tickets for the weekend with various privileges at Pledge Music, which is offering fans a chance to sit in on rehearsals and see how the engineers and producers capture the music on vinyl. Different ticket tiers will provide extras like signing sessions and a chance to have your name in the credits.

The event takes place from January 31 to February 2 – find out more at the Metropolis site.

Last year Clinton petitioned Barack Obama to secure more copyright protection for musicians in the U.S., while bassist Cordell ‘Boogie’ Mosson, who played with the ensemble from 1972 until their dissolution in the early ’80s, sadly passed away aged 60. [via The Vinyl Factory]

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