Chris Kimsey

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Chris Kimsey
Born Christopher Kenneth Kimsey
(1951-12-03) December 3, 1951 (age 63)
Battersea, London, United Kingdom[1]
Occupation Record Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician

Christopher Kenneth Kimsey (born 1951, Battersea, London) is an English record producer, mixer and musician most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones' Undercover[2] and Steel Wheels[2] albums. He was also an engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers[2] as well as 1978's Some Girls[2] and 1980's Emotional Rescue[3] and assisted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards closely in preparing 1981's Tattoo You. He was the engineer and associate producer for both Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You.[2]

He has also worked with Peter Frampton,[2] Marillion,[2] The Cult,[2] Peter Tosh,[2] The Psychedelic Furs,[2] Emerson, Lake & Palmer[2] Ten Years After,[2] Johnny Hallyday,[2] Louis Bertignac,[2] Diesel Park West,[2] JoBoxers,[2] Killing Joke,[2] New Model Army,[2] Ash,[2] The Chieftains,[2] Soul Asylum,[2] Duran Duran,[2] Yes,[2] Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe,[2] INXS,[2] Anti Nowhere League, Moral Code X, The Proclaimers[2] and Golden Earring.[2]

He was the recording engineer for Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976.[4]

For Bill Wyman's self-titled third album from 1982, Kimsey served as co-producer (with Wyman) and engineer (with Stuart Epps). He also mastered the album with Ted Jensen, mixed it, sang backing vocals and co-wrote the song "Jump Up" with Wyman.

Kimsey plays the voice of the doctor on Marillion's 1987 album Clutching at Straws.[5]

Chris Kimsey is credited for mixing the performances of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Cliff Richard & The Shadows on the Knebworth double album in 1990.

Kimsey was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[6]

In 2014 Chris Kimsey returned to Olympic Studios, where he began his career. He is serving as the sound consultant and engineer for its live concert series and recording facilities.[7]

Selection of his work as a producer[edit]

Served as producer, co-producer or associate producer on the following records:

Selection of his work as a mix engineer[edit]

Served as the mix engineer, or assistant-engineer on the following records:

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