Gary Langan

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Gary Langan
Born (1956-04-19) April 19, 1956 (age 58)
Surrey, England
Occupations Music producer
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizer
Associated acts Art of Noise
Website www.theartofnoiseonline.com

Garry Michael Langan (born 19 April 1956, Surrey, England)[1] is an English audio engineer[2] and record producer.

Biography[edit]

In 1983, Langan co-founded the ZTT Records label with Trevor Horn, Paul Morley and Jill Sinclair. He was also a founding member of the musical group Art of Noise, but departed in 1986 after touring in support of the group's In Visible Silence album.

His career started at age 18 when he worked as an assistant engineer at Sarm Studios (East), learning the craft from Gary Lyons and Mike Stone, whom he assisted on the Queen albums A Night at the Opera, A Day At The Races, and News of the World. After engineering for Horn 90125 for Yes, Langan would produce Beauty Stab for ABC and, later, Through The Barricades for Spandau Ballet.

In 1986 Langan co-produced Belouis Some's album of the same name in New York with Guy Fletcher.[3]

Langan co-produced Public Image Limited's 1987 album Happy?

2005 saw Langan creating the SACD mix for the re-issue of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds.

In 2008, Langan produced the ABC album Traffic.

In April 2009, Langan took charge of the front of house duties for ABC at the Royal Albert Hall. The concert was also not only a reunion for various members of the band, but also for the team involved in the making of The Lexicon of Love. Anne Dudley arranged the songs for, and conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra, Trevor Horn supplied a speech and backing vocals.

Selected studio work excluding Art of Noise[edit]

Charted singles[edit]

  • 1975: Bohemian Rhapsody Queen; assistant engineer; #1
  • 1976: You’re My Best Friend Queen; assistant engineer; #7
  • 1977: Tie Your Mother Down Queen; assistant engineer; #31
  • 1977: Queen’s First E.P Queen; assistant engineer; #17
  • 1977: We Are The Champions Queen; assistant engineer; #2
  • 1978: Spread Your Wings Queen; assistant engineer; #34
  • 1979: Video Killed The Radio Star The Buggles; engineer; #1
  • 1980: The Plastic Age The Buggles; engineer; #16
  • 1980: Clean Clean The Buggles; engineer; #38
  • 1980: Elstree The Buggles; engineer; #55
  • 1981: Hand Held In Black And White Dollar; engineer; #19
  • 1981: Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) Dollar; engineer; #4
  • 1982: Poison Arrow ABC; engineer; #6
  • 1982: Give Me Back My Heart Dollar; engineer; #4
  • 1982: The Look Of Love ABC; engineer; #4
  • 1982: Videotheque Dollar; engineer; #17
  • 1982: All Of My Heart ABC; engineer; #5
  • 1982: Buffalo Gals Malcolm McLaren and The World Famous Supreme Team; engineer; #9
  • 1983: Soweto Malcolm McLaren; engineer; #32
  • 1983: Double Dutch Malcolm McLaren; engineer; #3
  • 1983: That Was Then But This Is Now ABC; produced with ABC; #18
  • 1983: Owner Of A Lonley Heart Yes; engineer; #28
  • 1983: Duck For The Oyster Malcolm McLaren; engineer; #54
  • 1984: S.O.S. ABC; produced with ABC; #18
  • 1984: Leave It Yes; engineer; #56
  • 1984: Absolute Scritti Politti; mixed; #11
  • 1984: Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix) Billy Idol; remix; #54
  • 1984: Hypnotize Scritti Politti; mixed; #68
  • 1985: Gun Law Kane Gang; remix engineer; #53
  • 1985: Wide Boy Nik Kershaw; remix; #9
  • 1985: The Broken Years Hipsway; producer; #72
  • 1985: White Wedding (Parts I & II) (Shotgun Mix) Billy Idol; remix; #6
  • 1986: Living In The Past Drum Theatre; producer; #67
  • 1986: The Honeythief Hipsway; producer; #10
  • 1986: Home Is Where The Heart Is Drum Theatre; producer; #91
  • 1986: Fight For Ourselves Spandau Ballet; produced with Spandau Ballet; #15
  • 1986: To Be A Lover Billy Idol; mixed; #22
  • 1986: Through The Barricades Spandau Ballet; produced with Spandau Ballet; #6
  • 1987: Eldorado Drum Theatre; producer; #44
  • 1987: How Many Lies Spandau Ballet; produced with Spandau Ballet; #34
  • 1987: Don’t Need A Gun Billy Idol; mixed; #26
  • 1987: Let It Be With You Belouis Some; producer and recording engineer; #53
  • 1987: Sweet Sixteen Billy Idol; mixed; #17
  • 1987: Seattle Public Image Ltd; produced with P.I.L.; #47
  • 1987: The Body Public Image Ltd.; produced with P.I.L.; #100
  • 1987: Alright Now Pepsi & Shirlie; producer; #50
  • 1988: Talk Free Empire; remix; #97
  • 1988: Raw Spandau Ballet; produced with Martin Kemp; #47
  • 1989: Big Area Then Jerico; producer; #13
  • 1989: Only The Lonely T’Pau; remix and additional production; #28
  • 1989: Be Free With Your Love Spandau Ballet; produced with Martin Kemp; #42
  • 1989: Smoke On The Water Rock Aid Armenia; producer with Geoffrey Downes; #39
  • 1990: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Remix) Jimmy Somerville; remix; #5
  • 1990: Heaven Give Me Words Propaganda; mixed; #36
  • 1990: Only One World Propaganda; mixed; #71
  • 1990: Stranger To The Rain Frances Ruffelle; produced with Anne Dudley; #91
  • 1992: Fair Blows The Wind For France Pele; produced and mixed; #62
  • 1996: 12 Reasons Why I Love Her My Life Story; mixed and additional production; #32
  • 1996: Sparkle My Life Story; producer; #34
  • 1997: The King Of KIssingdom My Life Story; producer; #35
  • 1997: Monday Morning 5:19 (Widescreen) Rialto; engineer; #37
  • 1998: What I Miss The Most The Aloof; engineered and mixed; #70
  • 1999: To Earth With Love Gay Dad; recorded and mixed; #10
  • 1999: Joy Gay Dad; recorded and mixed; #22
  • 1999: Oh Jim Gay Dad; recorded and mixed; #47
  • 2001: Someone Like You Dina Carroll; mix engineer; #38
  • 2001: That Day Natalie Imbruglia; recorded drums; #11
  • 2001: What’s Going On (London Version) Artists Against AIDS Worldwide; engineer; #6
  • 2009: Palladio Escala; recording engineer; #39

Charted albums[edit]

  • 1975: A Night At The Opera Queen; assistant engineer; #1
  • 1976: On Tour David Essex; assistant engineer; #51
  • 1976: A Day At The Races; assistant engineer; #1
  • 1977: News Of The World Queen; assistant engineer; #4
  • 1980: The Age Of Plastic; engineer; #27
  • 1980: Drama Yes; engineer; #2
  • 1982: Diamond Spandau Ballet; engineer; #17
  • 1982: The Lexicon Of Love ABC; engineer; #1
  • 1982: Save Us Philip Jap; engineer; #53
  • 1983: Duck Rock Malcolm McLaren; engineer, performer; #18
  • 1983: Beauty Stab ABC; produced with ABC; #17
  • 1983: 90125 Yes; engineer; #16
  • 1984: San Damiano (Heart & Soul) Sal Solo; mixed; #15
  • 1984: One Eyed Jacks Spear Of Destiny; mixed; #22
  • 1984: Would Ya Like More Scratchin’ Malcolm McLaren and World’s Famous Supreme Team; engineer; #44
  • 1986: Whiplash Smile; Billy Idol; mixed; #8
  • 1986: Through The Barricades; Spandau Ballet; produced with Spandau Ballet; engineer; #7
  • 1987: Happy?; Public Image Ltd. producer; #40
  • 1989: Dress For Excess; Sigue Sigue Sputnik; mixed; #53
  • 1990: 1234; Propaganda; mixed; #46
  • 1996: Eclectic; Big Country; produced with Big Country; recorded; #41
  • 1997: The Golden Mile; My Life Story; producer; #36
  • 1999: Leisure Noise; Gay Dad; recorded and mixed; #14
  • 2001: Pleased To Meet You; James; engineer; #11
  • 2004: The Moment; Lisa Stansfield; live vocal sessions and band engineer; #57
  • 2005: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds; Jeff Wayne; sound restoration; 5.1 surround and new mixes; #8
  • 2006: Classics; Sarah Brightman; engineer; #8
  • 2009: Escala; Escala; engineer; #2
  • 2011: Soul 2; Seal; engineer; #17

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Warner, Timothy (June 2003). Pop music: technology and creativity : Trevor Horn and the digital revolution. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. pp. 91–. ISBN 978-0-7546-3132-3. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "British New Wave Artist". Belouis Some. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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