They did it! York smashes the record for the world’s fastest album

11 Jan 2015 @ 10.05 pm
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Tom Dibb records ‘The Gift’ for the album 24. Photograph: Plus 48 Records on Facebook

They planned to make a complete album in 24 hours. But in the end a group of musicians and studio engineers did it in just 15.

Well, 14 Hours and 58 minutes to be precise.

Listen to the album on Soundcloud

See the live stream on YouTube here, here and here

Plus 48 Records on Facebook

Ten musicians recorded a track each in three studios around York on Saturday (January 10). And the team at Plus 48 Records worked like demons to mix and master them all, before releasing the album, 24, at about 1am on Sunday (January 11).

That should be more than enough to see them enter the Guinness World Records. That would mean York’s team replacing the current record holders, Vollgas Kompanie of Switzerland with their album Live, recorded and released in 27 hours in August, 2008.

The whole thing was live-streamed on the internet. All profits from sales of 24 go to Martin House Hospice.

Only one change was made to the planned line-up of artists.

Blues man Gypsy Bill couldn’t make it and was replaced by Black Jack with their song Feel Alive.

‘Monumental and fantastic’

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Hard at work in the studio during the record attempt
As one of the artists Tom Dibb said on Facebook:

They only bloody did it in 15 hours! A 10 track compilation album recorded, mixed, mastered and released in 14 hrs 58 mins

Fellow musician Matt Scott put it this way:

Yesterday was monumental and fantastic and all them awesome words to describe it. Every person involved deserves every ounce of congratulations they get.

Richard Bracknall recorded Sixth Form, and paid tribute to the men on the desk:

Great session in the studio this afternoon with the masterful production skills of Vijay and Oli to make me sound respectable!

Plus 48 Records is a non-genre music label set up by York St John University students who pride themselves on working with new and upcoming musical talent.

These record-breakers have done themselves and the city proud.