Hugh Jones (producer)

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Hugh Jones is a British record producer with many important post-punk albums to his credit.

Career[edit]

Jones made a name early in the 1980s with a jangly sound that aged better than many of his contemporaries' production styles, however he started out as lead singer in the band Mistral in the early 1970s, whilst at the same time working as an apprentice engineer in IBC Studios in Central London.[1] Though many of his early clients were big name acts -- Echo & the Bunnymen,[2] The Sound, Modern English,[3] and The Damned, for example—his recent production credits have been more esoteric, though many admire his work with The Charlatans and Kitchens of Distinction.

Jones was later closely associated with Rockfield Studios in Wales and recorded many of his most successful records there including Simple Minds, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Damned, The Icicle Works, The Charlatans, Heidi Berry,[4] Del Amitri, The Bluetones,[5] Shack and Gene.

Production credits[edit]

1970s

1973-Radar Love-Golden Earring

1980s
1990s
2000s
  • 2001 - Gene - Libertine
  • 2002 - The Charlatans - Songs from the Other Side
  • 2002 - Easyworld - This Is Where I Stand
  • 2004 - Obi - Diceman Lopez
  • 2005 - Echo & the Bunnymen - Siberia
  • 2006 - The Bluetones - The Bluetones
  • 2006 - Harrisons - No Fighting In The War Room
  • 2006 - My Elvis Blackout - Back In The Food Chain (EP)
  • 2007 - My Elvis Blackout - Six Tracks (EP)
  • 2007 - I Say Marvin - Powerdown!
  • 2008 - I Say Marvin - Gloria
  • 2010 - Modern English - Soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Hugh+Jones
  2. ^ Adams, Chris (2002) Turquoise Days: The Weird World of Echo and The Bunnymen, Soft Skull Press, ISBN 978-1-887128-89-6, p. 61
  3. ^ "99 Best Love Songs of All Time", Vibe, February 1999, p. 71, retrieved 2010-11-07
  4. ^ Sexton, Paul (1996) "4AD's Heidi berry Spawns a 'Miracle'", Billboard, 21 September 1996, retrieved 2010-11-07
  5. ^ Sexton, Paul (1997) "Virgin Helps Kiwi Act Mutton Birds Fly in UK", Billboard, 22 March 1997, retrieved 2010-11-07