Paul Cartledge (music producer)

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Paul Cartledge is a music producer specializing in media based projects including advertising, television, film, radio and digital.

He grew up in the Punk scene in the North West of England, playing in various bands. He was taken under the wing of Tony Visconti, record producer to David Bowie among others, and became the studio manager of Visconti's 'Good Earth Studios' in London. There he worked with many rock and pop artists including The Moody Blues,[1][2] Elaine Paige, Les Rita Mitsouko,[3] The Alarm, Big Audio Dynamite,[4] Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osbourne with Happy Mondays, Captain Sensible, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Hazel O'Connor, Bros, S'Express, Derek B, and Ed Buller.

He went on to work for Joe & Co, the music production company owned by Joe Campbell & Paul Hart. He became house engineer and worked with many artists including Pink Floyd, Robert Plant, Dusty Springfield, Jon Secada,[5] Roy Wood, Carl Wayne, Stephanie Lawrence, Ralph McTell, Georgie Fame, Charles Aznavour, Chrissie Hynde, Dead or Alive;[6] his highest profile engineering credits being on two records, produced by Phil Ramone, for Frank Sinatra.[7] He pioneered ISDN recording techniques and used this in work on film soundtracks, including Steven Zaillian's 'Searching For Bobby Fischer' and Henry Selick's 'James and the Giant Peach' produced by Tim Burton. Notable actors he has recorded include James Coburn, Sir Robert Stephens, Sir Ben Kingsley, Pete Postlethwaite, and David Thewlis.

At the beginning of the 21st century, Cartledge teamed up with Harrison Birtwistle protogé Philip Jewson to compose and produce music for the British cult drama Urban Gothic [8][9] and has since worked with Jewson on an array of music for media projects. Together they own the Soho-based music production company ‘Yellow Boat Music Limited'.

He has kept the connection with Visconti alive recording vocals on a duet 'No Other God' between Placebo frontman Brian Molko And Kristeen Young, on the latter' Visconti produced album 'X' and is mentioned in his autobiography 'Bolan, Bowie and the boy from Brooklyn'.

Record Credits[edit]

Year Title Artist Label Code Credit
1988 Sur La Mer The Moody Blues Polygram - Assistant
1988 Marc & Robert Les Rita Mitsouko Virgin 30635 Assistant
1988 Tighten Up Vol.88 Big Audio Dynamite CBS 461199 2 Assistant
1989 Nude Dead Or Alive Epic 46 50791 Engineer
1990 Cookin With Gas NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD010 Producer/Engineer
1990 Electric Angels Electric Angels Atlantic 82064-2 Studio Manager
1990 Portraits NYJO Hothouse Records HHCD1007 Producer/Engineer
1991 Remembrance NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD011 Producer/Engineer
1992 Looking Forward - Looking Back NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD012 Producer/Engineer
1993 A Merry Christmas NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD014 Producer/Engineer
1993 A Merry Christmas NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD014 Producer/Engineer
1994 Si Te Vas Jon Secada EMI 29683 Engineer
1994 Time Traveller The Moody Blues Polygram - Assistant Engineer
1994 Duets Frank Sinatra Capitol Records - Engineer
1994 Duets 2 Frank Sinatra Capitol Records - Engineer
1995 Sarabande Richard Durrant Longman Records 1 Compilation (Digital Editing)
1996 Republica Republica BMG 74321 410522 Guitar on Track 2
1998 Down Behind The Abbey The Cluskey Hopkins Jazz Show DH Entertainment DHCD002 Engineer
1998 Volume 1 Dave Chandlers Quintet V.J.M. Records LMJCD29 Engineer
1998 Volume 2 Dave Chandlers Quintet V.J.M. Records LMJCD30 Engineer
2000 La Guitarra Latina Richard Durrant Longman Records 030CD Engineer
2005 A Scattering Of Snow The Big Stone Longman Records 043CD writer/artist/producer
2005 Two Suites NYJO NYJO Records NYJCD024 Producer/Engineer
2005 You and Me Against The World Baby Priya Thomas Boiling Point - Mix Engineer 3 tracks
2005 Uranus Monkey Pants Grammy G0547076 Producer/Backing Vocals