Music Weekly: Motown special
Steve Levine, producer of the Beach Boys and Culture Club among others, reveals the secrets behind the Motown sound
This week there's nowhere to run to baby, nowhere to hide as we devote our podcast to the joys of Motown, commonly known as The Best Music Ever Written.
Steve Levine, producer of the Beach Boys and Culture Club among others, is our guest and he demonstrates the recording techniques that produced the distinctive Motown sound. We're talking overdubs, string sections and even the echo in the studio ... basically, a real treat for the geeks.
Alexis Petridis, Dorian Lynskey and Ben Beaumont-Thomas are all in the studio to share their thoughts and Singles Club also features a Motown love-in with classic tracks from Marvin Gaye, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson all up for discussion.