Reinhold Mack

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Reinhold Mack (aka Mack) is a German record producer and sound engineer, mostly known for his collaborations with rock bands Electric Light Orchestra and Queen.[1] Most of this work took place at Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in Munich, which became famous after Marc Bolan & T.Rex (with producer Tony Visconti) first discovered it for recordings in 1973.[2] In 1981 the Queen album The Game brought Mack and the band a Grammy Award nomination for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical).[3]

Mack's third son, John Frederick Mack, was named by Freddie Mercury and was a godson of both Mercury and Queen bassist John Deacon.[citation needed]

Mack is referenced in the lyrics of the Queen song "Dragon Attack" on their 1980 album The Game, which he produced with the band: "gonna use my stack/it's gotta be Mack".[4] Also the bands Niemen 1973 also known as SBB 2005 title "Rock for Mack" is called after him. On SBB's 2005 album New Century the first ever Polish surround CD, Mack's son Julian Mack plays guitar.

Selected discography[edit]

Albums worked on as sound engineer:

Albums produced or co-produced by Mack:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bit of Rough Stuff". Evening Times. February 9, 1990. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ Larry Crane (January 15, 2011). "Reinhold Mack The Invisible Man". tapeop.com. Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Awards & Shows – Grammy Awards 1981". awardsandshows.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic: Queen – Dragon Attack Lyrics". allmusic.com. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • Mack - Mack's personal website
  • iZotope - interview with Mack