At last! I made this interview with Adrian Sear, record engineer on the Hitchhiker LPs, more than one year ago, the day before Hitchcon in October 2009! May he excuse me for being so late (but as all good douglas adams’ fans i love deadlines!!).
Adrian Sear was record engineer on The HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy LP (1979) and its sequel “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” (1980).
Despite Hitchhiker’s huge success on radio, at the begining the BBC didn’t want to market the radio series. So producer Geoffrey Perkins and Douglas Adams spoke to a couple of record companies. They finally got a deal with Original Records, a small independant label. As the BBC owned the original version, they had to record a new version of Hitchhiker.
30 years after this recording, Adrian Sear tell us about this famous records, sadly never released on CD