Category Archives: Producers

Top 5 Songs – Joan Armatrading

Underrated British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading can point to a fine body of recorded work over a 50-year career. Her material typically melds the rhythmic intensity of Afro-American blues with jazz, soul, and rock, elevated by sophisticated lyrics and melodies. A … Continue reading

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McCartney – Paperback Classics: Vol VI

Two of the all-time best Paul McCartney paperback classics and two songs that just happen to be among the artist’s most timeless recordings either for quality or unrealised hit-potential. The Press unearths these historically interesting tracks for your listening pleasure. … Continue reading

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Iggy Pop / David Bowie Collaborations in 16 Tracks

Iggy Pop and David Bowie were strong musical partners throughout the ’70s and ’80s, and this 16-track compilation provides an insight into the depth and breadth of their collaborations and friendship. “Some bands do Stones. Some bands do Chuck Berry. … Continue reading

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The Human League | Reproduction

The image on the cover of The Human League’s debut album Reproduction, anticipates their definitive line-up. Before the mainstream success of ‘Don’t You Want Me’, one of the most enduringly popular songs of the 80s, and before the twin sultry … Continue reading

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Greg Oakes – Her Listless Eyes

Electronic composer and synth pioneer Greg Oakes returns with a transportive sonic soundscape that creates a constant push / pull between discord and beauty. This instrumental voyage builds an ocean of ambience, submerging listener in a study in sound as … Continue reading

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Ziggy Played Guitar

This newly unearthed photograph of David Bowie with a red Zemaitis Stratocaster was taken by legendary producer Tony Visconti in the old Haddon Hall wine cellar in early 1970, pointing the way to the electric glam-rock that would make Bowie … Continue reading

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Didn’t Know It Was A Cover | Elvis Costello’s Shipbuilding

This relentlessly affecting composition was co-written by Elvis Costello and producer Clive Langer intended for English musician Robert Wyatt in 1982.  Langer, not happy with the lyrics that he had written himself, presented the tune to Costello, and within days … Continue reading

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More Album Cover Outtakes

Tom Phillips’ 1972 oil on canvas After Raphael. A detail was used on the front cover of Brian Eno’s 1975 masterpiece, Another Green World. Tom Phillips was one of Eno’s mentors and friends from his Camberwell School Of Art days, and … Continue reading

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Producer: Hugh Padgham in the 80s

Hugh Padgham was the invisible catalyst behind dozens of best-selling, multi-platinum albums and was among the most successful, and sought after, music producers in contemporary British rock and pop history. We take a stroll though his work throughout the decade … Continue reading

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Rupert Hine – Immunity

Anyone with access to a radio or a TV would be familiar with the work, rather than the name, of the late British musician and mega-producer Rupert Hine. An early adopter of electronic music production techniques he worked on a … Continue reading

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Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust

Author: Ken Scott (2012) Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust shares the intimate memories of Ken Scott’s days working as engineer and producer with some of the most important artists of the 20th century. Ken’s work has left an indelible mark on rock … Continue reading

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