Bob Skeens’ Champion Building now on Audible

Champion Building, a best-selling book by Bob Skeens, is now available on all your favourite platforms as an audiobook.  Narrated by Bob himself and produced here at the The Other Operation, Champion Building is that rare thing – a book on selling which actually sheds new light and introduces genuinely new ideas for enterprise selling.  You can check it out here:

 

(Yet) Another little private job…

Pip Burley has been back in the studio with another song…  This time, the vocalist was Aoife Kenny.

Pip and I built up the arrangement during April, and brought in the truly wonderful Emma McPhilemy to perform a sax part.  Subsequently, our rough bass line was replaced for us by towering bass talent Phil Mulford.

A good time was had by all, and Pip was very pleased with the resulting mix.

COVID-19 and The Other Operation

We’ve been keeping in close contact the the MPG (Music Producer’s Guild), who have been liaising with the UK government regarding the status of recording studios and production houses in these difficult times.

In common with other facilities, The Other Operation remains open for business and we’re still accepting new work.  We have a a continually-updated risk assessment in place, staff have been trained in special procedures, we’re registered with NHS Test & Trace and in general doing everything possible to protect ourselves and our clients.

Health and safety is our prime concern.  We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.  Stay safe!

Update: see this, from Music Week.

The Other Operation to produce “Walking A Tightrope”

We’re delighted to announce that The Other Operation will be producing the audio version of Olivia Cox-Fill’s extraordinary book “Walking A Tightrope – Memories of Wu Jieping, Personal Physician to China’s Leaders”.

When Dr Wu Jieping was selected by Chinese Premier Zhou En lai as his personal physician, he had little choice in the matter though it transformed his life, not always in a positive way. Olivia Cox-Fill got to know Dr Wu Jieping following the death of Zhou En Lai and while Mao’s wife was still in prison. He had attended several of China’s leaders, including Premier Zhou En Lai, Chairman Mao, Liu Shao Chi and Madame Mao. Over a period of three years, Olivia Cox-Fill interviewed Dr Wu and gathered vivid and unique recollections of his contacts with the Chinese leadership. But Wu specified that none of these memories should be published until after his death, which occurred in 2011, since its frank revelations would lead to state repercussions. The memoir reveals the appalling conditions in China as experienced by one of its most famous doctors, who carried out research into TB and kidney cancer while attending to the health of the country’s leaders. It also shows what it took to survive in Communist China at a time when most leading intellectuals were expelled to the countryside, imprisoned or beaten to death.

The book will be narrated by the author, and we expect to deliver the final masters by the end of December, 2020.

Another little private job…

The Other Operation’s inaugural session took place on 11th and 12th August.  The live room wasn’t finished, the door didn’t shut properly, none of the fabric covers had been fitted, there was building work going on just down the road and the temperature was in the mid 30s – but all went swimmingly well.  Ian Hoare (Lettuceheads) gave a typically smooth performance singing a short piece composed by Pip Burley to lyrics by Bob Justice.  Apart from Ian, everything was virtual (Ivory for the piano, and multiple tracks of East West Hollywood Strings Gold)