Terry Brown (record producer)

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Terry Brown
GenresRock, heavy metal, alternative rock, blues, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Producer, mixing engineer
Years active1969–present
Associated actsRush, David Barrett Trio, The Eagles, Blue Rodeo, The Killjoys

Terry Brown is a British producer involved in a variety of work. He has been noted for his involvement with the Canadian rock band Rush. Brown produced every album by the band from Fly by Night (1975) up to Signals (1982). He was also involved with the English pop rock band Cutting Crew, and the Canadian progressive rock band Klaatu.


Terry Brown is referred to fondly by the band Rush as "Broon" in the liner notes for their albums.[1] This nickname appears in the title of the instrumental piece "Broon's Bane" from their live album Exit...Stage Left. On this same record, Geddy Lee jokingly introduces the song "Jacob's Ladder" as having been written by "T. C. Broonsie", another reference to Brown and a pun on the name of Big Bill Broonzy. He also appears as the uncredited voice of the hypnotist on the Dream Theater album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.

Brown has also engineered, produced or mixed many other artists, including, Sonny and Cher, Kenny Rogers, Traffic, Joe Cocker, The Who, Procol Harum, The Troggs, Manfred Mann, Marianne Faithfull, Spencer Davis Group, Donovan, Barbra Streisand, Blue Rodeo, Moist, Max Webster, Klaatu, Thundermug, Fates Warning, Lizzy Borden, Voivod, Ray Stevens, the Bonzo Dog Band, Motherlode, Dr. Music, April Wine, The Stampeders, Michel Pagliaro, Moe Koffman, Alannah Myles, B.B. Gabor, Cirque du Soleil, Dream Theater, Lawrence Gowan, Rough Trade, The Killjoys, FM, Toronto, Ian Thomas, Warpig, The Mummble Ducks, and Christmas.[2]

Albums Brown was involved with[edit]

Brown has been a musician, recording supervisor, engineer, arranger, background harmony singer on Rush albums and a producer since the mid-1960s.[3]

Year Artist Role Album title
1971 Stampeders Engineer Against The Grain
1971 Moe Koffman Engineer Moe Koffman Plays Bach
1972 Moe Koffman Engineer The Four Seasons
1973 Moe Koffman Engineer Master Session
1974 Moe Koffman Engineer Solar Explorations
1975 Moe Koffman Engineer Live at George's
1975 Rush Producer Fly by Night
1975 Rush Producer Caress of Steel
1976 Rush Producer 2112
1976 Klaatu Producer 3:47 EST
1976 Max Webster Producer Max Webster
1976 Moe Koffman Engineer Jungle Man
1977 Max Webster Producer High Class in Borrowed Shoes
1977 Klaatu Producer Hope
1977 Rush Producer A Farewell to Kings
1978 Rush Producer Hemispheres
1978 Klaatu Producer Sir Army Suit
1978 Max Webster Producer Mutiny Up My Sleeve
1979 Max Webster Producer Live Magnetic Air
1980 Rush Producer Permanent Waves
1981 Rush Producer Moving Pictures
1981 Rush Producer Exit...Stage Left
1981 Max Webster Producer Diamonds Diamonds
1982 Rush Producer Signals
1982 Lawrence Gowan Producer Gowan[4]
1986 Cutting Crew Producer Broadcast
1987 Blue Rodeo Producer Outskirts
1987 Silent Running Producer Walk on Fire
1989 IQ Producer Are You Sitting Comfortably?
1989 Lizzy Borden Producer Master Of Disguise
1989 Fifth Angel Producer Time Will Tell
1990 Watertown Producer No Singing At The Dinner Table
1991 Fates Warning Producer Parallels
1991 Voivod Producer Angel Rat
1991 The Kite Producer The Kite
1994 Moist Mixing Silver[4]
1997 Fates Warning Producer A Pleasant Shade of Gray
2000 Fates Warning Producer Disconnected
2004 Tiles Producer Window Dressing[5]
2005 Cutting Crew Producer Grinning Souls
2007 Puppet Show Producer Tale of Woe
2008 Tiles Producer Fly Paper (2008)[6]
2012 Tiles Mixing Off the Floor 01
2014 Blurred Vision Producer "Organized Insanity"
2014 Tiles Mixing Off the Floor 02
2016 Tiles Producer Pretending 2 Run
2021 Discipline Producer Unfolded Like Staircase


  1. ^ "Broon's Bane by Rush Songfacts". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  2. ^ "Discography". Terry Brown. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  3. ^ "Terry Brown | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  4. ^ a b "Music Producer". Terry Brown. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-01-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-01-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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