George Shilling

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George Shilling
Redbridge, Essex, England
GenresRock, Pop
Occupation(s)Record producer, Audio engineer, musician
InstrumentsBass, guitar, piano, Keyboards, Cello
Years active1985–present
Associated actsGabrielle, New Radicals, The Corrs, Blur, Texas, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Nicole Appleton, Johnny Hallyday, Oasis, Mike Oldfield, Eternal, Boy George, James Brown, Mark Almond, Bernard Butler, The Fall, Steve Winwood, Operababes, Ocean Colour Scene, Dirty Slippers

George Edward Shilling (born 1966 in Redbridge, Essex) is an English musician, record producer, composer and audio engineer. He is the son of Eric Shilling, formerly of the English National Opera and actress Erica Johns.[1] He studied 'cello at the Royal College of Music and is best known as an audio engineer, a skill he was taught by Jerry Boys of Abbey Road and Livingston Recording Studios in London.[2]


Shilling has worked with a diverse range of musical genres including artists such as Gabrielle, New Radicals, The Corrs, Blur, Texas, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Nicole Appleton, Johnny Hallyday[2] Oasis, Mike Oldfield, Eternal, Boy George, James Brown, Mark Almond, Bernard Butler, The Fall, Steve Winwood and the popular light opera duo Operababes.[3][4]

His first notable success was engineering the hit single The Only Way Is Up (1988) by Yazz and the Plastic Population and released by Big Life. His credits as Record producer include the Soup Dragons's album Lovegod which included their cover of the Rolling Stones hit I'm Free and the most accomplished of the three albums My Life Story, The Golden Mile. He wrote a significant number of songs and also recorded tracks for the English down-tempo band Sundae Club.[3][5] He co-wrote "London Fantasy" for the French singer Nolwenn Leroy on her album Histoires Naturelles (2005), which was produced by Laurent Voulzy.[6] In 2009 and 2010 he hosted sessions with Ocean Colour Scene at his studio in the Cotswolds.[4] and played cello on their album Saturday. In 2010 he also recorded and mixed Classical Relief For Haiti's single The Prayer, featuring a host of classical crossover artistes including Darius Campbell, Rhydian, Paul Potts and Julian Lloyd Webber.

Audio engineering and mixing credits[edit]

  • 1986 Measure for Measure [Bonus Tracks] Icehouse (Assistant Engineer)
  • 1986 Measure for Measure Icehouse (Assistant Engineer)
  • 1986 Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Billy Bragg (Engineer)
  • 1989 What's That Noise? Coldcut (Engineer)
  • 1990 Blissed Out The Beloved (Engineering, Mixing)
  • 1991 Mothers Heaven Texas (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 1995 Some Might Say [EP] Oasis (Engineer and Mixing)
  • 1996 Statuesque [CD #1] Sleeper (Mixing)
  • 1996 Women of Ireland Mike Oldfield (Remix)
  • 1997 Kowalski [Creation Records] Primal Scream (Engineer Mixing)
  • 1997 Kowalski [Sire Records] Primal Scream (B Mixing)
  • 1997 Lovebugs Lovebugs Engineer, (Mixing)
  • 1997 Songs from Northern Britain Teenage Fanclub (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 1997 Star Primal Scream (Mixing, Engineer)
  • 1997 Vanishing Point Primal Scream (Mixing)
  • 1998 The Only Way Is Up [Single] Yazz and the Plastic Population (Remix)
  • 1998 Wanted [Album] Yazz (Mixing)
  • 1998 Explore Various Artists (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 1998 People Move On Bernard Butler (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 1998 Stay [Promotional] Bernard Butler (Engineer and Mixing)
  • 2000 Friends and Lovers Bernard Butler (Engineer)
  • 2000 I'd Do It Again If I Could Bernard Butler (Engineer)
  • 2001 Deeper:The D:Finitive Worship Experience Delirious (Engineer)
  • 2001 Smiling & Waving Anja Garbarek (B Engineer)
  • 2002 Cabas Cabas (Mixing)
  • 2002 Mona Lisa Overdrive [Poptones] Trashmonk (Mixing)
  • 2003 About Time Steve Winwood (Engineer)
  • 2003 Contacto Cabas (Engineer)
  • 2003 Measure for Measure/Primitive Man Icehouse (Engineering assistant)
  • 2003 Reflections [Special Asian Edition] Paul Van Dyk (Engineer)
  • 2003 Reflections Paul Van Dyk (Engineer)
  • 2003 Time of Our Lives: Connected, Vol. 1 Paul Van Dyk (Engineer)
  • 2004 Exitos Mikel Erentxun (Mixing)
  • 2004 Reflections [EMI Special Edition] Paul Van Dyk (Engineer)
  • 2004 Reflections [Mute Records Special Edition] Paul Van Dyk (Engineer)
  • 2005 22-20s 22-20s (Engineer)
  • 2005 About Time [DualDisc] [Bonus Tracks] Steve Winwood (Engineer)
  • 2005 Band That Prays Together Stays Together [DVD] Killing Joke (Engineer)
  • 2005 Chronicles Steve Earle (Engineer)
  • 2005 Deadwing Porcupine Tree Guitar (Engineer)
  • 2005 Ocean: Songs for the Night Sea Journey Jennifer Cutting (Engineer)
  • 2005 There's a Fire Longwave (Engineer)
  • 2006 Played in Full: 90's – Definitive 12 Collection Various Artists Producer
  • 2006 Renaissance Opera Babes (Engineer)
  • 2006 Volume I Billy Bragg (Tape operator)
  • 2007 Spirit of the Glen The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Mixing)
  • 2008 Copperhead Road [Deluxe Edition] Steve Earle (Engineer)
  • 2008 Greatest hits of the 80's Various Artists (Engineer)
  • 2008 Simple Andy Yorke (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 2008 Great Unwanted [Bonus Tracks] Lucky Soul (Engineer,Mixing)
  • 2008 Beyond Imagination Opera Babes (Engineer, Mixing)
  • 2008 Greatest hits of the 80's Various Artists (Engineer)
  • 2008 Simple Andy Yorke (Mixing)
  • 2011 Amber Smith Amber Smith (Mixing)
  • Love Is All We Need Mary J. Blige (Remix)
  • The Magic Number De La Soul (Single Mixes)
  • I'm No Angel Heather Nova (Single Mixes)
  • MotherNew Radicals (Remix)
  • The Diver and the Gown Anja Garbarek (Engineering)
  • Lifting Me up [Pepsi Ad/Single] The Corrs (Engineering and Mixing)
  • You Send Me Flying Billie Myers (Engineering and Mixing)
  • Entertain Me Blur [Single Remix]
  • Telephone Thing The Fall [Single] (Engineer and Mixing)
  • Power of a Woman Eternal (R&B Remix)
  • Same Thing in Reverse Boy George (12" Mix)
  • Brilliant Creatures Marc Almond [Single and Album] (Mixing)
  • Chemical Thing Stereo MCs/Blue Pearl (Remix)
  • The Payback Mix James Brown (Single UK #12) (Remix)
  • Bed Five Thirty (Recording and mixing)
  • Airhead Boing (Recording and mixing)
  • Modern Pop Music Shine (Engineer and mixing)
  • How To Do That Jean-Paul Gaultier (Remix)
  • Let The Spirit Move Ya 60ft Dolls (Remix)

Record production credits[edit]

Percussion, Cello and Keyboard credits[edit]

Other credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Eric Shilling Obituary". London: 22 February 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b "George Shilling". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b "George Shilling credits". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  4. ^ a b "George Shilling Producer". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Sundae Club are back". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
  6. ^ "George Shilling London Fantasy". Retrieved 1 August 2010.

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