Greg Penny

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Greg Penny
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Greg Penny
Flower Records
Background information
Birth name Greg Kevin Penny
Born (1955-10-12) October 12, 1955 (age 58)
Origin Hollywood, California, USA
Genres Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz
Occupations Record Producer, Recording Engineer, Songwriter, Artist
Instruments Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Vocals
Years active 1979–present
Labels Flower Records, Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records, Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI Music
Associated acts Elton John, k.d. lang, Twin Trip, Poperetta, Cher, Sparks, Paul Young, Rickie Lee Jones, Martini Ranch
Website www.flowerrecords.comwww.siwaproductions.com

Greg Penny (born October 12, 1955 in Hollywood, California) is an American record producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, musician, songwriter and artist best known for his work as a producer for Elton John and k.d. lang. He is currently the president of Flower Records and partner at Siwa Productions, Tokyo.

Career[edit]

The son of pop singer Sue Thompson and country musician Hank Penny, Penny was familiar with recording studios from a young age. In 1989, Penny recorded, mixed and produced k.d. lang's Grammy-winning album Absolute Torch and Twang. Penny and k.d. lang collaborated again in 1992 with Ingénue, which won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

In 1993, Penny produced the first track from Elton John's Duets, which featured vocals by k.d. lang and strings by Arif Mardin. In 1994, Penny produced Elton John's next studio album Made in England, collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin, arranger Paul Buckmaster, and Sir George Martin, who wrote the string and horn section for the song "Latitude".

In 2000, Penny produced Poperetta @ St. Tropez, an electro-pop album he recorded in France with his wife Katia Lempkowicz. Penny was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 for his surround sound mix of Elton John's Honky Château. He is the president of Flower Records, producing records by Twin Trip and Poperetta.

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