Stephen Lipson

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Stephen J. Lipson (born 16 March 1954) is an English record producer/engineer, guitarist and songwriter. As a record producer he has worked with many international artists including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Cher, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, Lindisfarne and Jeff Beck. On many of the records Lipson produced, he has also engineered, played guitar, and done much of the programming.

Biography[edit]

Lipson started out as a guitarist and songwriter in various bands, but in 1975 he started work as an engineer. By 1976, he had created his own studio, the Regents Park Recording Company with Duncan Bruce. The company had their first hit with Sniff 'n' the Tears album Fickle Heart.

Lipson left Regents Park in 1978 and began freelancing. Lipson was producing by 1983, but he took a two-day job working at Sarm West Studios with Trevor Horn on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's debut single. Lipson and Horn established a great relationship, and Steve became his right-hand man at Horn's label ZTT Records (Zang Tuum Tumb). The two co-produced on albums for various artists including Pet Shop Boys, Paul McCartney and Simple Minds. In 1991, Lipson went out on his own and has since produced hits for the likes of Annie Lennox, Geri Halliwell and Will Young as well as many Grammy winning albums.

Producers[edit]

In 2006, along record producers Trevor Horn, Chris Braide, musicians Lol Crème and Ash Soan, Lipson formed a band, Producers.

The initial concept of the band was to allow the four friends to play live together, and for Horn and Lipson to take a break from producing. Their first gig was at The Barfly in Camden Town, London in November 2006, where they played covers of songs the members had written or worked on previously. In December 2006, the group began to record original material, which was debuted at a second gig in Camden Town in February 2007.

Producers released a debut 10-track album, Made in Basing Street on 25 June 2012. The album was named after the street that the album was made on, in Sarm Studios. The band promoted the album across Europe in November 2012.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Credit
2013 Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Rises – nominated for Grammys Best Soundtrack Album Producer
2011 Jeff Beck, Hammerhead – won Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance Producer
2011 Jeff Beck, Nessun Dorma – won Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance Producer
2011 Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion – nominated for Grammys Best Rock Album Producer
2011 Jeff Beck, I Put A Spell on You – nominated for Grammys Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals Producer
2011 Stephen Lipson – nominated for Grammys Best Engineered Album (Emotion & Commotion) Producer and Engineer
2011 Stephen Lipson – nominated for Brits Producer of the Year Producer
2011 Juanes, Yerbatero, won Premio lo Nuestro Song of the Year Producer
2007 Will Young, All Time Love – nominated for Brits Best British Single Producer
2005 Will Young, Your Game – won Brit for Best British Single Producer
2004 Annie Lennox, Bare – nominated for Grammys Best Pop Album Producer
1998 Jars of Clay, Much Afraid – won Dove Award for Group of the Year Producer
1998 Jars of Clay, Much Afraid – won Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album Producer
2004 Will Young, Leave Right Now – nominated for Brits Best British Single Producer
2002 S Club 7, Don't Stop Movin' – won Brit for Best British Single Producer
2002 S Club 7 (Don't Stop Movin' – won ITV Record of the Year Producer
1996 Annie Lennox, No More I Love You's – won Grammy for Best Female Pop Performance Producer
1993 Annie Lennox, Diva – nominated for Grammys Album of the Year Producer
1993 Annie Lennox, Diva – nominated for Grammys Best Pop Vocal Performance Producer
1993 Annie Lennox, Diva – won Grammy for Best Music Video – Long Form Music Video Producer
1993 Annie Lennox, Diva – won Brit for Best British Album Producer
1992 Stephen Lipson – won Music Week Producer of the Year Producer
1990 Paul McCartney, Flowers in the Dirt – nominated for Grammys Best Engineered Album Producer

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