Hammond, Polymoog, Double Mellotron, Harpsichord and RMI, oh my! 531

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

I’m hoping the weekly update from around the metaverse will return next week but for now we’ll get straight on with another brilliant and fascinating conversation with progressive rock keyboard guru and all round brilliant chap, Chris Dale.

  • What are all those weird sounding keyboard instruments on Tormato?
  • How do they make that noise?
  • How on earth did Chris get his hands on Rick Wakeman’s unique double Mellotron?

Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!

Chris’ Double Mellotron as owned by Rick Wakeman
Chris’ Birotron B90 with master tapes

This is the instrument Chris said he’d like to own…

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The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: