Bob Clearmountain mixed so many top albums during the 1980s from the top performers of the time such as Bryan Adams, Huey Lewis and the News, INXS, Crowded House, Bruce Springsteen and many many more.
The stand out albums for me were Bryan Adams ‘Reckless‘ and towards the end of the 1980s, a little band from Scotland called Deacon Blue released their album ‘When the world knows your name‘ which spawned a world wide hit with ‘Real Gone Kid‘. Those two killer albums for me are brilliant mixes and define Bob’s mixing style.
Many followed in his foot steps, including Chris Lord Alge who openly admits his admiration for Bob Clearmountain. Below are the effects that help him produce those spectacular mixes.
A page which previously appeared on Bob’s own web site he listed his outboard effects, with comments on each, rather interesting!