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Gus Dudgeon Production Gems /  Various [Import]

Gus Dudgeon Production Gems / Various [Import]

(United Kingdom - Import)
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UK collection. Gus Dudgeon is rated as one of the greatest British producers of all time; his work is in millions of homes across the world. Starting out as an engineer, he got to produce the Zombies' classic 'She's Not There' in 1964 when the allotted producer popped out for refreshments. There followed an eclectic ride through the 60s as a fully-fledged producer working with acts as diverse as John Mayall and Eric Clapton's Blues Breakers, the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Ralph McTell, David Bowie's first hit, prog rockers Audience and psychedelic act the Locomotive. The big break was, of course, being chosen to produce new act Elton John for DJM Records. The singer had recorded before as Bluesology but took a new singer/songwriter direction with his writing partner Bernie Taupin. Gus became such an integral part of the creative recording process that Elton considered him to be one of the band. In those momentous 70s, Kiki Dee also scored big spin-off hits and Gus worked wonders for acts such as Joan Armatrading, Lindisfarne, Chris Rea, as well as an intriguing one-off hit for Voyager and new wave group XTC - plus an unlikely pair for South African John Kongos. The ones that didn't make it are just as worthy, such as Paul Buckmaster's group Sounds Nice with influential keyboard player Tim Mycroft and the amazing 'Boredom' by Tea & Symphony, which predated the Buzzcocks' song of the same name by a decade. A percentage of the profits from sales will go to the Gus Dudgeon Foundation and the CD has been compiled with the full approval of them and Gus' brother Murray. (It is also only the second time John Lennon has appeared on an Ace release.)


Artist: Various Artists
Title: Gus Dudgeon Production Gems / Various [Import]
Genre: Rock
Attributes: United Kingdom - Import
Release Date: 12/10/2021
Label: Ace Records Uk
Media Format: CD
UPC: 029667104227