ended up in a bidding war with Warner
Brothers to sign the band. EMI
won. In April 1974, David, Billy and Stuart began recording
From the Album of the Same Name.
David picked Alan Parsons
to produce the album from a list of 10 staff producers
offered by EMI. David was
familiar with his engineering work with Paul
McCartney and Pink Floyd.
The picture of Alan was taken at Abbey
Road in Studio 2 in June of 1974.
While recording Just
Let Me Be, the band just knew they needed the
person who played on the demo to do the guitar work.
So they guys hooked up with Ian
Bairnson at Tiffanys where he was playing and
convinced him to come into Abbey
Road to add his guitar work to the track. It
wouldn't be the last they saw of Ian.