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July 6, 1952|
September 29, 2009 (aged 57)|
|Associated acts||Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Don Henley|
Greg Ladanyi (July 6, 1952 – September 29, 2009) was an American record producer and recording engineer of Hungarian descent, known for his work with many musicians, including Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Type O Negative, The Church, Caifanes, Anna Vissi, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Hollywood Undead, Don Henley and Jeff Healey.
Around 1980 Ladanyi expanded from just engineering into production as well. He recounted, "Part of the way I came up into coproducing was by elevating engineering to a point where it has an awful lot to do with the production of the record. That comes from a lot of dialogue with an artist and really taking some responsibility for the way a record comes out, as opposed to just sitting there and doing what an artist or producer needs done." Ladanyi co-produced the Behind the Mask album with Fleetwood Mac. He also co-produced, engineered and mixed Don Henley's first two solo albums I Can't Stand Still and Building the Perfect Beast. He won a Grammy Award in 1983 in the Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical category for Toto IV by Toto.
He married Laura Grayson-Ladanyi in 1984. He was a collaborator and co-founder of "The Complex Studios" with George Massenburg, on Corinth Ave in WLA 1987 till 1991. He co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits (WB), Jeff Healey's "See the Light" (Arista), The Church's "Under the Milky Way" with Waddy Wachtel (Arista), various Japanese artists, Clannad (RCA/BMG), Caifanes, Jaguares, REO Speedwagon (Sony), and Engenheiros do Hawaii (BMG Brazil). He traveled and worked internationally throughout the world till 1998, and managed artists under the name of Ladanyi Entertainment.
In 2007, he partnered with Starr Andreeff and Mike Renault to form Maple Jam Music Group. His most recent work involved producing Ligion's new album, External Affairs. He was also the main producer on Anna Vissi's album, Apagorevmeno, which was released on December 9, 2008 in Greece and Cyprus.
- Running on Empty (1977) (engineer only) - Jackson Browne
- Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (1980) - Warren Zevon
- Hold Out (1980) - Jackson Browne
- Stand in the Fire (1980) - Warren Zevon
- I Can't Stand Still (1982) - Don Henley
- The Envoy (1982) - Warren Zevon
- Lawyers in Love (1983) - Jackson Browne
- Building the Perfect Beast (1984) - Don Henley
- Victory (1984) The Jacksons
- A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon (1986) - Warren Zevon
- After Dark (1987) - Cruzados
- Sirius (1987) - Clannad
- In the Spirit of Things (1988) - Kansas
- See the Light (1988) - The Jeff Healey Band
- Starfish (1988) - The Church
- Stealin Horses (1988) - Stealin Horses
- The End of the Innocence (1989) - Don Henley
- Behind the Mask (1990) - Fleetwood Mac
- El nervio del volcán (1994) - Caifanes
- "Simples de Coração" (1995) - Engenheiros do Hawaii
- Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits (1995) - Don Henley
- Los de Abajo (1998) - Los de Abajo
- Bajo el Azul de Tu Misterio (1999) - Jaguares
- Apagorevmeno (2008) - Anna Vissi
- Doc Rock. "The Dead Rock Stars Club 2009 July to December". Thedeadrockstarsclub.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
- Slater, Andrew (June 9, 1983). "Greg Ladanyi: The L.A. Sound". Rolling Stone (397): 44–45.
- John D. Luerssen, Grammy-Winning producer Greg Ladanyi dies at 57 America Online. Retrieved on September 30, 2009.