Lester Square and me were writing some music for 'The Fall of the Queen', a video opera by Akiko Hada. He knew of a little community studio at the bottom of his road and we decided to record it there. Toby Robinson, the engineer, was a real character who took regular swigs from a supply of liquid cough-mixture, and who was benign and funny at the same time. During one session he told me that he and another audio engineer had been responsible for all the sexy sounds on Donna Summer's 'Love To Love You Baby'. Not that they'd made the sounds themselves, of course, but that while he was working at Hamsa studios in Germany, Giorgio Moroder had finished the track, got Donna Summer to do a load of moaning, and then passed the tapes on to Toby and his mates and said, 'Stick those on to it, willya?' or words to that effect, in German. So the two of them sat there and placed all those gasps and murmerings on to the end of the track, trying to make it sound as realistic as possible.
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