Eddy Offord

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Eddy Offord is an English record producer and audio engineer who gained prominence in the 1970s for his work on albums by the progressive rock bands Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Offord studied physics at university, and landed a job as a trainee engineer at Advision Studios in London to fill in spare time. Not long into his time at the studio, he started work as an engineer.[2] Offord would spend much of his career working at Advision Studios.[1]

ELP wrote a tribute to Offord with the song "Are You Ready, Eddy?", featured on their 1971 album Tarkus.

In 1970, Offord began his partnership with Yes. He suggested that the band record Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973) in the countryside to try and ease tensions that had grown within the group, but the compromise was to record at Morgan Studios with trees, plants, and model cows.[3]

In the late 1970s, Offord relocated to the United States where he worked in Woodstock, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.[1] In 1994, after working on Grassroots by 311, Offord announced his retirement from the music business. In 2011, he changed his mind when his son introduced him to The Midnight Moan, and went on to produce their debut album.[1]

Some albums produced and/or engineered by Eddy Offord[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Bosso, Joe (3 February 2013). "Prog-rock production legend Eddy Offord looks back on his career". Music Radar. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ Plummer, Mark (12 February 1972). "Ready, Eddie? An Interview with Eddie Offord". Melody Maker. Retrieved 5 December 2018 – via Rock's Backpages.
  3. ^ Morse, Tim (2002). "Conversation with Eddy Offord". Notes from the Edge. Archived from the original on 9 October 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Eddy Offord Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved September 9, 2018.