Wil Malone

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Wil Malone (born 1940, in Hornsey, North London)[1] is a British music producer and arranger, who has worked with artists including Black Sabbath,[2] Iron Maiden,[3] Todd Rundgren, The Verve, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode and Italian rocker Gianna Nannini. In 1976, Malone and Lou Reizner covered a Beatles song, "You Never Give Me Your Money", for the musical documentary All This and World War II.

Malone released an eponymous solo album in 1970 and another called Motherlight and composed the score for the cult horror film Death Line in 1972.

In 2016, Malone was contacted by Swedish musician Mikael Åkerfeldt[4] to arrange strings on Opeth's 12th album, Sorceress.


  1. ^ Ian Shirley (2010). "Malone Again, Naturally". Record Collector. Retrieved 21 May 2012. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Paul (July 2007). Rat salad: Black Sabbath, the classic years, 1969–1975. Macmillan. pp. 186–. ISBN 978-0-312-36723-7. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  3. ^ Wall, Mick (1998). Iron Maiden: run to the hills : the official biography. Sanctuary Publishing. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-86074-666-6. Retrieved 10 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Opeth on How Romantic 'Mindf—ks,' Obscure Prog Inspired New LP". 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

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