Alan Sanderson

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Alan Sanderson
Birth name Alan Sanderson
Born (1970-05-09) May 9, 1970 (age 44)
Origin Milan, Italy
Occupation(s) Recording Engineer, Record producer, Mixing Engineer
Years active 1992–present

Alan Sanderson is a recording engineer, mixing engineer and producer.[1]

The 1990s[edit]

Alan Sanderson is credited with working on some of the most successful albums of the 1990s while working as an engineer at Cello and Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California. Some of the artists which he has recorded include: Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Fiona Apple, B.B. King, Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, Ricky Martin, Ziggy Marley, Ryan Adams and Weezer.[2] In 1997 he was an engineer on the The Rolling Stones album, Bridges to Babylon.

He was also active in film work including the 1998 Disney film, Mulan.[3] Other television and movie work includes the sound tracks to, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Songs from Ally McBeal (1998), Bounce (2000) and About A Boy (2002).

2000 - 2009[edit]

Post Bridges to Babylon, Sanderson continued to occasionally work for the Rolling Stones as well as on projects for Keith Richards. One such project was a session with Toots Hibbert where the pair recorded the track, "Pressure Drop," at Strate Sounds Studios in San Diego, California.[4] In 2007 Sanderson and DJ Tim Pyles initiated the popular "Pyles Sessions" segment on Pyles San Diego based radio show for FM94/9 KBZT, with bands recording a short live set in the studio for later broadcast. Amongst the artists taking part were Earthless, The Soft Pack and Manual Scan. [5]

Post 2010 Activities[edit]

On February 13, 2011 Sanderson earned a Grammy for his participation in the recording of the album Hello Hurricane by the musical group Switchfoot. Meanwhile on August 13, 2011 Sanderson was called in to record an impromptu vocal session with Dewey Bunnell of America and David Pack of Ambrosia at the San Diego Hotel, Humphrey's by the Bay[6] In 2012 Sanderson relocated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to set up a full service creative consultancy business specializing in artist development, production, recording and mixing. In the interim Sanderson was commissioned to travel to Africa by Namibia’s premier rock group Penilane to build a recording studio, record and produce their latest record.

Sanderson now operates out of Pacific Beat Recording Studio in North Pacific Beach, San Diego.

Partial discography[edit]

These are some of the albums that Sanderson either engineered or produced tracks on.[7]


  • Fiona Apple - Tidal
  • Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway
  • Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - Painted from Memory
  • Elvis Costello & No Doubt - I Throw My Toys Around
  • Counting Crows - Hard Candy
  • Death Cab For Cutie - Live recording for 94.9FM
  • Donovan - Sutras
  • Fleetwood Mac - Say You Will
  • Fleetwood Mac - Time
  • Rita Coolidge - And So In Love
  • Tonex - Out Of The Box
  • Colin Clyne - Doricana
  • Jewel - 0304
  • Michael Jackson - History
  • Elton John - Songs From The West Coast
  • BB King - Let The Good Times Roll
  • Ziggy Marley - Spirit of Music
  • The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon
  • Ryan Adams - Demolition
  • Eve Selis - Angels & Eagles
  • Make It Last Kid - EP
  • Rusted Root - Welcome to The Party
  • Madonna - Ray Of Light
  • Burt Bacharach & Don Was - 2000 Academy Awards
  • The Doors - Perception
  • Elliott Smith - XO
  • Rod Stewart - When We Were The New Boys
  • Rod Stewart - The Great American Song Book
  • Transfer - Faded Signal
  • Tristeza - A Colores
  • Tribal Seeds - The Harvest
  • Weezer - Weezer
  • Paul Westerberg - Suicaine Gratification
  • Skelpin - Trip to Skye


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  5. ^ Mendoza, Bart. Peel Out Pyles In San Diego Reader. 2007-01. Retrieved on 2012-08-28.
  6. ^ Mendoza, Bart.Going Mobile with Alan Sanderson San Diego Reader. 2011-08. Retrieved on 2012-08-28.
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