Chris Kimsey

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Chris Kimsey
Born Christopher Kenneth Kimsey
(1951-12-03) 3 December 1951 (age 65)
Battersea, London, United Kingdom
Occupation Record Producer, Audio Engineer, musician

Christopher Kenneth Kimsey (born 1951 in Battersea, London) is an English record producer, mixer and musician most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones' Undercover[1] and Steel Wheels[1] albums. He was also an engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers[1] as well as 1978's Some Girls[1] and 1980's Emotional Rescue[2] and assisted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards closely in preparing 1981's Tattoo You. He was the engineer and associate producer for both Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You.[1]

He has also worked with Peter Frampton,[1] Marillion,[1] The Cult,[1] Peter Tosh,[1] The Psychedelic Furs,[1] Emerson, Lake & Palmer[1] Ten Years After,[1] Johnny Hallyday,[1] Louis Bertignac,[1] Diesel Park West,[1] JoBoxers,[1] Killing Joke,[1] New Model Army,[1] Ash,[1] The Chieftains,[1] Soul Asylum,[1] Duran Duran,[1] Yes,[1] Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe,[1] INXS,[1] Anti Nowhere League, Moral Code X, The Proclaimers[1] and Golden Earring.[1]

He was the recording engineer for Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976.[3]

For Bill Wyman's self-titled third album from 1982, Kimsey served as co-producer (with Wyman) and engineer (with Stuart Epps). He also mastered the album with Ted Jensen, mixed it, sang backing vocals and co-wrote the song "Jump Up" with Wyman.

Kimsey plays the voice of the doctor on Marillion's 1987 album Clutching at Straws.[4]

Chris Kimsey is credited for mixing the performances of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Cliff Richard & The Shadows on the Knebworth double album in 1990.

Kimsey was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[5]

In 2014 Chris Kimsey returned to Olympic Studios, where he began his career. He is serving as the sound consultant and engineer for its live concert series and recording facilities.[6]

Selection of his work as a producer[edit]

Served as producer, co-producer or associate producer on the following records:

Selection of his work as a mix engineer[edit]

Served as the mix engineer, or assistant-engineer on the following records: