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Frank Filipetti is a music producer, engineer and mixer who was born in Bristol, Connecticut. He was one of the first engineers to embrace digital. His credits include mixes for such number one singles as Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "I Don't Want to Live Without You" (which he also produced), the 1983 KISS album, Lick It Up and The Bangles' song, "Eternal Flame." Filipetti engineered and produced Survivor's 1988 album, Too Hot to Sleep. Filipetti also recorded and mixed albums for Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, 10,000 Maniacs, Lauren Kinhan, and James Taylor, whose Hourglass Filipetti produced, engineered and mixed, winning Grammy Awards in 1998 for Best Engineered Album and Best Pop Album.
A proponent of surround sound, Filipetti has made nine 5.1/DVD projects, including works for Billy Joel, Carly Simon, James Taylor and Meatloaf. He has recorded and mixed numerous live albums including the Pavarotti and Friends series, 1999's Minnelli on Minnelli: Live at the Palace, James Taylor's Live at the Beacon and most recently, Elton John's One Night Only. He is also recorded original cast albums for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum featuring Nathan Lane, the Grammy-winning Annie Get Your Gun and 2000's Tony Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Aida, among others.
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