Tom Lord-Alge

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Tom Lord-Alge
Birth nameTom Lord-Alge
Born1963 (age 56–57)
OriginNew Jersey, United States
GenresRock, Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Occupation(s)Mixer, Record Producer, & Engineer
Associated actsLive, Dave Matthews Band, U2, blink-182, The Rolling Stones, P!nk, Avril Lavigne, Oasis, Marilyn Manson, Manic Street Preachers, Peter Gabriel, Story of the Year, Sum 41, Steve Winwood

Tom Lord-Alge (born 1963)[1] is an American music engineer and mixer.[2][3] Having began his career at The Hit Factory in New York. Subsequently, TLA was the resident mixer at what used to be known as: "South Beach Studios" located on the ground floor of the Marlin Hotel. Lord-Alge mixed Live's 2014 album Turned in Pennsylvania.

Lord-Alge received two Grammy Awards for his work on Steve Winwood's Back in the High Life (1986), and Roll With It (1988)—both winning in the Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical category. Lord-Alge's third Grammy was for Santana's Supernatural (1999), which won Album of the Year. Lord-Alge has mixed records for U2, Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, P!nk, Peter Gabriel, OMD, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, blink-182, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers , Story of the Year and Marilyn Manson, among others.[4]

Career[edit]

Tom's first major project was engineering Steve Winwood's Grammy winning album Back in the High Life (1986), and he went on to engineer Winwood's Grammy follow up Roll With It in addition to co-producing its number one hit song "Higher Love". He then left Unique Recording to work as a freelance engineer and mixer.[5][6]

Tom's turning point as a mixing engineer was in 1993 after mixing Crash Test Dummies' God Shuffled His Feet, featuring their hit "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm". Shortly thereafter he mixed Live's multi-platinum Throwing Copper, which to date has sold over eight million copies in the United States.[7] The success of these albums marked the beginning of Lord-Alge's professional career as a mix engineer. He mixed out of South Beach Studios in Miami prior to it closing,[8] and is represented exclusively by Global Positioning Services Management in Santa Monica.[3][6]

Like his brother Chris, Lord-Alge is well known for his extensive use of compression in mix down as both a creative and functional technique.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Lord-Alge is one of four brothers and two sisters (Meg and Lisa) - two of whom are audio and mix engineers, namely Chris and Jeff Lord-Alge. Their mother (Vivian Lord) was a jazz singer and pianist, while their father sold jukeboxes for a living. After doing live sound engineering for some time, Lord-Alge joined his older brother Chris at Unique Recording in New York City in 1984. He began working as an assistant to Chris, who was then a staff engineer, and later became staff engineer until 1988. Lord-Alge credits his brother Chris as being a strong influence on his early development as an engineer and mixer.[5]

Selected Discography[edit]

Artist Album (Label) Credit
4Him The Ride (Benson) Mix
The Message (Benson) Mix
The Academy Is... Fast Times at Barrington High (Decaydance) Mix
After Midnight Project Let's Build Something to Break (Universal) Mix
Agents of Good Roots One by One (RCA) Mix
Alannah Myles Rockinghorse (Atlantic) Mix
Álex Ubago 21 meses, 1 semana y 2 días (Warner) Mix
Alison Moyet Hoodoo (Columbia) Mix
All Time Low Nothing Personal (Hopeless) Mix
American Music Club San Francisco (Reprise) Mix
Anastacia Anastacia (Epic) Mix
Angela Ammons Angela Ammons (Universal) Mix
Angels & Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper (Geffen) Mix
I-Empire (Geffen) Mix
Love (Geffen) Mix
The Dream Walker (To the Stars) Mix
Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction (RCA) Mix
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples Merge (A&M) Engineer, Mix
Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City (Manhattan) Engineer, Mix
Ash Koley Inventions (Nettwerk) Mix
Aslyn Lemon Love (Capitol) Mix
Autopilot Off Make a Sound (Island) Mix
Avril Lavigne Let Go (Arista) Mix
Under My Skin (RCA) Mix
The Best Damn Thing (RCA) Mix
Backstreet Boys Never Gone (Jive) Mix
Bad Ronald Bad Ronald (Warner) Engineer
Baha Men I Like What I Like (Mercury) Mix
Barenaked Ladies Stunt (Reprise) Mix
Big Head Todd and the Monsters Beautiful World (Giant) Mix
Live Monsters (Giant) Mix
Big Mountain Unity (Giant) Mix
Resistance (Giant) Mix
Bijou Phillips I'd Rather Eat Glass (Almo Sounds) Mix
Billy Joel Storm Front (Columbia) Mix
Black 47 Home of the Brave (SBK) Mix
Black Grape It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah (Radioactive) Mix
Stupid Stupid Stupid (Radioactive) Mix
Black Lab See the Sun (Blacklabworld) Co-producer, Mix
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody (I AM: WOLFPACK) Mix
Blessid Union of Souls Blessid Union of Souls (Capitol) Mix
Blink-182 Enema of the State (MCA) Mix
The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back) (MCA) Mix
Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (MCA) Mix
Blink-182 (Geffen) Mix
Neighborhoods (DGC) Mix
Bliss 66 Trip to the 13th (Epic) Mix
Bodyjar How It Works (Capitol) Mix
The Bogmen Life Begins at 40 Million (Arista) Mix
Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day (Island) Mix
Tour Box (Island) Mix
Bonnie McKee Trouble (Reprise) Mix
Bowling for Soup Drunk Enough to Dance (Jive) Mix
A Hangover You Don't Deserve (Jive) Mix
The Great Burrito Extortion Case (Jive) Mix
Boy George BoyGeorgeDj.com (Trust the DJ) Engineer
Boyzone Where We Belong (Polydor) Mix
Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls (Columbia) Mix
Love Drunk (Columbia) Mix
Breaking Point Beautiful Disorder (Wind-Up) Mix
Bros The Time (CBS) Mix
C. Gibbs 29 Over Me (Atlantic) Mix
Carly Simon This Is My Life (Qwest) Mix
Chaka Khan Destiny (Warner) Engineer, Mix
Chalk FarM Notwithstanding (Columbia) Mix
Chantal Kreviazuk What If It All Means Something (Columbia) Mix
Ghost Stories (Sony) Mix
Cherry Monroe The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (Island) Mix
Cheyenne Kimball The Day Has Come (Daylight) Mix
Chicago Chicago XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus (Rhino) Mix
Clarence Clemons Hero (Columbia) Mix
The Classic Crime Albatross (Tooth & Nail) Mix
Collective Soul Dosage (Atlantic) Mix
Corey Hart Attitude & Virtue (EMI) Co-producer, Engineer, Mix
Coti Malditas canciones (Universal) Mix
Courtney Jaye Traveling Light (Courtney Jaye album) (Island) Mix
Courtney Love America's Sweetheart (Virgin) Mix
Crash Test Dummies God Shuffled His Feet (BMG/Arista) Mix
Creeper Lagoon Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday (Dreamworks) Mix
The Cunninghams Zeroed Out (Revolution) Mix
The Cure Wild Mood Swings (Elektra/Fiction) Mix
Dada El Subliminoso (I.R.S.) Mix
Dada (MCA) Mix
How to Be Found (Blue Cave) Mix
Dakona Perfect Change (Maverick) Mix
Damone From the Attic (RCA) Mix
Out Here All Night (Island) Mix
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming (RCA) Mix
Crash (RCA) Mix
David Johansen Sweet Revenge (Passport) Engineer, Mix
Delta Goodrem Mistaken Identity (Epic) Mix
The Devlins Waiting (Universal) Mix
Dexter Freebish A Life of Saturdays (Capitol) Mix
Tripped into Divine (Copper Moon) Mix
Dig Defenders of the Universe (Radioactive) Mix
Dirty Looks Five Easy Pieces (Rockworld) Mix
Dog's Eye View Daisy (Columbia) Mix
Down with Webster Time to Win, Vol. 1 (Universal) Mix
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Worse Than a Fairy Tale (Suretone) Mix
Dum Dums It Goes Without Saying (Good Behaviour) Mix
Dust for Life Dust for Life (Wind-Up) Mix
Earth, Wind & Fire Touch the World (Columbia) Engineer, Mix
Edwin Better Days (Linus) Mix
Elliot Minor Solaris (Repossession) Mix
Evan and Jaron Evan and Jaron (Columbia) Mix
Evan Taubenfeld Welcome to the Blacklist Club (Sire) Mix
Eve 6 Horrorscope (RCA) Mix
It's All in Your Head (RCA) Mix
Everclear Slow Motion Daydream (Capitol) Mix
Evermore Real Life (Warner) Mix
The F-Ups The F-Ups (Capitol) Mix
Faith Hill Cry (Warner) Mix
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree (Island) Mix
Infinity on High (Island) Mix
The Fatima Mansions Lost in the Former West (Radioactive) Mix
Fear Factory Hatefiles (Roadrunner) Mix
The Feeling Join With Us (Island) Mix
Fefe Dobson Fefe Dobson (Island) Mix
Fig Dish That's What Love Songs Often Do (PolyGram) Mix
Five for Fighting Slice (Aware/Wind-Up) Mix
Flickerstick Welcoming Home the Astronauts (Epic) Mix
Flipp Flipp (Hollywood) Mix
Flyleaf New Horizons (A&M) Mix
Fonzi Thornton Pumpin'... Let Me Show U How Ta Do It (RCA Victor) Engineer
Force MDs Chillin' (Tommy Boy) Engineer, Mix
Foreigner Mr. Moonlight (BMG/Arista) Mix
Forever the Sickest Kids Underdog Alma Mater (Universal) Mix
The Weekend: Friday (Universal) Mix
Forever the Sickest Kids (Universal) Mix
Forty Foot Echo Forty Foot Echo (Hollywood) Mix
Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve) Mix
Out-of-State Plates (Virgin) Mix
Fredericks Goldman Jones Du New Morning au Zénith (Columbia) Engineer, Mix
Fuel Sunburn (550/Epic) Mix
Gavin Christopher One Step Closer (EMI) Engineer, Mix
General Public Rub It Better (Epic) Mix
Go West Indian Summer (Chrysalis) Mix
Gob How Far Shallow Takes You (Fearless) Mix
F.U. (Arista) Mix
Goo Goo Dolls Gutterflower (Warner) Mix
Good Charlotte Good Charlotte (Daylight/Epic) Mix
The Gracious Few The Gracious Few (Questionable) Mix
Grant Lee Buffalo Jubilee (Slash/Reprise) Mix
The Green Children Encounter (Knightingale) Mix
Greenwheel Soma Holiday (Island) Mix
Guano Apes Bel Air (Columbia) Mix
Hanson Middle of Nowhere (Mercury/PolyGram) Mix
Snowed In (Mercury/PolyGram) Mix
This Time Around (Mercury/PolyGram) Mix
Anthem (3CG) Mix
The Heads No Talking, Just Head (MCA) Mix
Hedley The Show Must Go (Island) Mix
Hole Celebrity Skin (Geffen) Mix
Holly McNarland Stuff (Universal) Mix
Hoobastank Every Man for Himself (Island) Mix
INXS Elegantly Wasted (Mercury) Engineer, Mix
Janice Robinson The Color Within Me (Warner) Engineer, Mix
Jeff Beck Flash (Epic) Engineer
Jennifer Paige Positively Somewhere (Hollywood) Mix
Jeremy Camp Beyond Measure (BEC) Mix
Jimmie's Chicken Shack Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope (Rocket) Mix
Bring Your Own Stereo (Rocket/Island/Def Jam) Mix
Joan Armatrading Hearts and Flowers (A&M) Mix
John Waite Rover's Return (EMI) Engineer
Johnny Hates Jazz Tall Stories (Virgin) Mix
Jon McLaughlin OK Now (Island) Mix
Jonas Brothers It's About Time (INO/Daylight/Columbia) Mix
Jonny Lang Long Time Coming (Interscope) Mix
Josh Joplin Group Useful Music (SMG/Artemis) Mix
Jude Cole Jude Cole (Reprise) Engineer
The Juliana Theory Love (Epic) Mix
Keith LeBlanc Time Traveller (Blanc) Engineer
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ledbetter Heights (Giant) Mix
Trouble Is... (Revolution) Mix
Live On (Giant) Mix
Kensington Rivals (Universal) Mix
Control (Universal) Mix
Kevin Raleigh Delusions of Grandeur (Atlantic) Engineer
Kopek White Collar Lies (Religion) Mix
Korn Life Is Peachy (Immortal/Epic) Mix
La 5ª Estación Sin Frenos (Sony) Mix
The Last Goodnight Poison Kiss (Virgin) Mix
Leona Naess Comatised (MCA) Mix
Less Than Jake Borders & Boundaries (Fat Wreck) Mix
Anthem (Sire) Mix
B Is for B-sides (Sire) Mix
Letter Kills The Bridge (Island) Mix
Letters to Cleo Wholesale Meats and Fish (Giant) Mix
Go! (Warner) Mix
Level 42 Guaranteed (RCA) Mix
Lillix Falling Uphill (Maverick) Mix
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill, Y'all (Flip/Interscope) Mix
Lisa Marie Presley To Whom It May Concern (Capitol) Mix
Now What (Capitol) Mix
Little Steven Freedom – No Compromise (EMI) Mix
Live Mental Jewelry (Radioactive) Mix
Throwing Copper (Radioactive) Mix
Secret Samadhi (Radioactive) Mix
The Distance to Here (Radioactive) Mix
Birds of Pray (Radioactive) Mix
The Turn (Think Loud) Mix
Living in a Box Living in a Box (Chrysalis) Co-producer, Mix
Gatecrashing (Chrysalis) Producer, Mix
Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg (Capitol) Mix
Liz Phair (Capitol) Mix
Somebody's Miracle (Capitol) Mix
Local H As Good as Dead (Island) Mix
Louise Goffin Sometimes a Circle (Dreamworks) Mix
Lucky 7 Lucky 7 (Omega) Mix
M2M Shades of Purple (Atlantic) Mix
The Big Room (Atlantic) Mix
Mae Singularity (Capitol) Mix
Malcolm McLaren Fans (Island) Engineer
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible (US Mix) (Epic) Engineer, Mix
Know Your Enemy (Epic) Mix
Marianas Trench Masterpiece Theatre (604) Mix
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals (Nothing/Interscope) Mix
The Last Tour on Earth (Nothing/Interscope) Mix
Marion Raven Set Me Free (Warner) Mix
Marjorie Fair Self Help Serenade (Capitol) Mix
Mary Lou Lord Got No Shadow (Work) Mix
The Matrix The Matrix (Let's Hear It) Mix
The Mayfield Four Second Skin (Epic) Mix
Me-2-U Me-2-U (RCA) Mix
Meg & Dia Here, Here and Here (Sire) Mix
Melissa Etheridge Breakdown (Island) Mix
Mesh STL Lowercase (Jive) Mix
Mest Wasting Time (Maverick) Mix
Destination Unknown (Maverick) Mix
Michael McDonald Blink of an Eye (Reprise) Mix
Michael Morales Thump (Mercury) Mix
Michelle Lewis Little Leviathan (Giant) Mix
Mick Jagger Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin) Mix
Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly (Columbia) Mix
Modern Day Zero Coming Up for Air (Bullet 339) Mix
Moist Mercedes 5 and Dime (EMI) Mix
Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory (Epitaph) Mix
Even If It Kills Me (Epitaph) Mix
Mrnorth Lifesize (Uninhibited) Mix
MxPx Before Everything & After (A&M) Mix
Neurotic Outsiders Neurotic Outsiders (Maverick) Mix
New Found Glory Catalyst (Geffen) Mix
Coming Home (Geffen) Mix
Newsboys Take Me to Your Ladder (Star Song) Mix
Thrive (Sparrow) Mix
Go (Inpop) Mix
Nichole Nordeman Brave (Sparrow) Mix
Nonpoint Statement (MCA) Mix
O.A.R. Stories of a Stranger (Lava/Everfine) Mix
OK Go OK Go (Capitol) Mix
One Ok Rock 35xxxv (A-Sketch) Mix
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark The Pacific Age (Virgin) Engineer
Owsley Owsley (Giant) Mix
Papa Vegas Hello Vertigo (RCA) Mix
Patty Griffin Flaming Red (A&M) Mix
Pete Yorn Musicforthemorningafter (Columbia) Mix
Peter Blakeley The Pale Horse (Giant) Mix
Peter Cetera World Falling Down (Warner) Mix
Peter Stuart Propeller (Vanguard) Mix
Phil Collins Testify (Atlantic) Mix
Pink Try This (Arista) Mix
I'm Not Dead (LaFace) Mix
Funhouse (LaFace) Mix
The Pink Spiders Teenage Graffiti (Geffen) Mix
The Pointer Sisters Only Sisters Can Do That (SBK) Mix
Polara Pantomime (Interscope) Mix
Pound Same Old Life (Island) Mix
Prime STH Underneath the Surface (Reprise) Mix
Professional Murder Music Professional Murder Music (Interscope) Mix
Pure Pureafunlia (Reprise) Mix
Radford Radford (RCA) Mix
Reeve Oliver Touchtone Inferno (Summertone) Mix
Relient K Mmhmm (Capitol) Mix
REO Speedwagon The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken (Epic) Co-producer, Engineer, Mix
Rev Theory Light It Up (Interscope) Mix
Rick Astley Body & Soul (RCA) Mix
Riddlin' Kids Hurry Up and Wait (Columbia) Mix
Stop the World (Columbia) Mix
Robbie Nevil A Place Like This (EMI/Manhattan) Producer
The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon (Virgin) Mix
GRRR! (ABKCO/Interscope) Mix
Rubyhorse Rise (Island) Mix
Rusted Root Remember (PolyGram) Mix
Ryan Star 11:59 (Atlantic) Mix
Santana Supernatural (Arista) Engineer, Mix
Sarah Brightman Fly (East West) Mix
Harem (Angel) Mix
Sarah McLachlan Mirrorball (Arista) Mix
Scott Matthews Elsewhere (Island) Mix
Semisonic All About Chemistry (MCA) Mix
Seven and the Sun Back to the Innocence (Atlantic) Mix
Shannon Curfman Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions (Arista) Mix
Shawn Mullins Soul's Core (Columbia) Mix
Shinedown Us and Them (Atlantic) Mix
Simple Minds Good News from the Next World (Virgin) Mix
Single File Common Struggles (Reprise) Mix
SingleTrackMind No Reason (Fat Boys) Mix
[hey.] (Power) Mix
Sixpence None the Richer Sixpence None the Richer (Elektra) Mix
Divine Discontent (Reprise) Mix
Skye Sweetnam Noise from the Basement (Capitol) Mix
Sleeping with Sirens Madness (Epitaph) Mix
Sly Fox Let's Go All the Way (Capitol) Engineer
Something Corporate Leaving Through the Window (MCA) Mix
Songs for Silent Movies (MCA) Mix
Sound the Alarm Stay Inside (Geffen) Mix
Spacehog The Hogyssey (Artemis) Mix
Spandau Ballet Heart Like a Sky (CBS) Mix
Spymob Sitting Around Keeping Score (Arista) Mix
Stabbing Westward Stabbing Westward (Koch) Mix
Star 69 Eating February (Radioactive) Mix
Starship Love Among the Cannibals (RCA) Co-producer, Engineer, Mix
Stefy The Orange Album (Wind-Up) Mix
Steve Winwood Back in the High Life (Island) Engineer, Mix
Roll with It (Virgin) Co-producer, Engineer, Mix
Refugees of the Heart (Virgin) Co-producer, Engineer, Mix
Stroke 9 Nasty Little Thoughts (Universal) Mix
Rip It Off (Universal) Mix
Sugarbomb Bully (RCA) Mix
Sugarcult Lights Out (Fearless) Mix
Palm Trees and Power Lines (Fearless) Mix
The Suicide Machines The Suicide Machines (Hollywood) Mix
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler (Aquarius/Island) Mix
Does This Look Infected? (Island/Mercury) Mix
Chuck (Island/Mercury) Mix
Go Chuck Yourself (Island) Mix
Screaming Bloody Murder (Island) Mix
13 Voices (Hopeless) Mix
Supertramp Free as a Bird (A&M) Co-producer, Mix
Swirl 360 Ask Anybody (Mercury) Mix
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown (Columbia) Mix
Oh! Gravity. (Columbia) Mix
The System Pleasure Seekers (Mirage) Engineer, Mix
Taka Boom Middle of the Night (Mirage) Engineer, Mix
Taking Back Sunday New Again (Warner) Mix
theSTART Shakedown! (Geffen) Mix
Third Eye Blind Blue (Elektra) Mix
Out of the Vein (Elektra) Mix
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie (Immortal/Virgin) Mix
Tinted Windows Tinted Windows (S-Curve) Mix
TKA Scars of Love (Tommy Boy) Engineer, Mix
Toad the Wet Sprocket Coil (Columbia) Mix
Toby Lightman Little Things (Lava) Mix
Tracy Bonham The Burdens of Being Upright (Island) Mix
Trapt Trapt (Warner) Mix
Someone in Control (Warner) Mix
Treble Charger Maybe It's Me (RCA) Mix
Wide Awake Bored (Nettwerk) Mix
Detox (ViK) Mix
Tricky Blowback (ANTI-) Mix
Tripping Daisy I Am an Elastic Firecracker (Island) Mix
The Tuesdays The Tuesdays (Arista) Mix
Tyler Hilton Tyler Hilton (Avalon) Mix
Val Emmich Slow Down Kid (Childlike) Mix
Vanessa Carlton Harmonium (A&M) Mix
Vertical Horizon Everything You Want (RCA) Mix
The Verve Pipe Villains (RCA) Mix
Victor DeLorenzo Pancake Day (Bachelor Farmer) Mix
Voice of the Beehive Sex & Misery (Warner) Mix
Vonda Shepard The Radical Light (Reprise) Mix
Songs from Ally McBeal (Epic) Mix
The Wallflowers Bringing Down the Horse (Interscope) Mix
Breach (Interscope) Mix
Red Letter Days (Interscope) Mix
Warren Hill Devotion (RCA) Engineer, Mix
We the Kings We the Kings (S-Curve) Mix
Smile Kid (S-Curve) Mix
Sunshine State of Mind (Virgin) Mix
Weezer Weezer (Geffen) Mix
Maladroit (Geffen) Mix
Everything Will Be Alright in the End (Republic) Mix
Wendy & Lisa Wendy and Lisa (Columbia) Mix
Xavion Burnin' Hot (Asylum/Mirage) Engineer
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue (Capitol) Mix
Lights and Sounds (Capitol) Mix
Paper Walls (Capitol) Mix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Frank (2004), Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1 (revised ed.), Taylor & Francis
  2. ^ Grammy Wins Search
  3. ^ a b GPS Client Profile: Tom Lord-Alge
  4. ^ AllMusic Discography
  5. ^ a b c Sound On Sound Feature: Tom Lord-Alge
  6. ^ a b Tom Lord-Alge Signs with GPS
  7. ^ RIAA (Gold and Platinum)
  8. ^ http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article17587940.html

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