Category: Classic Tracks

The Sugarcubes Stick Around For Joy

The Sugarcubes – Hit

The Sugarcubes Hit Recorded: 1991 Released: 30 December, 1991 Engineered by: Ed Thacker Produced by: Paul Fox Mixing: Paul Fox, Ed Thacker, The Sugarcubes Mastering: Stephen Marcussen Before Bjork made

Sinead O'conner

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U

Perhaps the most significant take away here though is the reverb used. On a global hit you would be forgiven for thinking an AMS RMX 16 or Lexicon 480L was used, but no.

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

Given it was the mid 1980s, the list of recording gear used was the very best of what was available at the time. A 56‑input SSL 4000 E Series console mated to a Studer A80 24 Track.

Talking Heads

Talking Heads – Road To Nowhere

While the album from which Road To Nowhere comes from, Little Creatures was full of hits, it was Road To Nowhere that truly broke Talking Heads in the UK, where the song did far better than in the US.

Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

EMT plate reverbs were among the many reverb units used on the recording, as well as two of the latest digital reverbs, the AMS RMX 16 and the Sony DRE-2000.

Madonna Like a Virgin

Madonna – Like A Virgin

Being recorded in 1984, I find Jason Corsaro’s recollection of which reverbs were used to be difficult to comprehend. In an interview with SOS Magazine he claims…

Purple Rain

Prince – Purple Rain

Prince Purple Rain Recorded: 1983-1984 Released: 26 September, 1984 Engineered by: Susan Rogers Produced by: Prince and the Revolution I was never a huge fan of Prince during the 1980s,

Van Halen 1984

Van Halen – Jump

Van Halen’s Jump was the biggest selling single of the 1980s, you could no go anywhere without hearing it on radio or TV. Given it’s extensive use of keyboards…

Eurythmics Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Recorded: 1982 Released: 21 January, 1983Engineered by: Dave StewartProduced by: Dave Stewart Sweet Dreams (are made of this), the fourth single take from the album of the

Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang

Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang

Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang Recorded: July 20, 1982 Released: September 1992 Engineered by: Steve Churchyard Produced by: Chris Thomas Back on the chain gang was recorded after the

Soft Cell

Soft Cell – Tainted Love

Soft Cell Tainted Love Recorded: 1981 Released: July 17, 1981 Engineered by: Don Wershba and Paul Hardiman Produced by: Mike Thorne Upon it’s release in 1981, Soft Cells’ cover of

Joy Division Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division Unknown Pleasures Recorded: April, 1979 Released: 30 December, 1979 Engineered by: Chris Nagle Produced by: Martin Hannett Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures had no singles released from it, and

My Sharona

The Knack – My Sharona

The Knack My Sharona Recorded: April 1979 Released: April 1979 Engineered by: Dave Tickle and Pete Coleman Produced by: Mike Chapman You either love or hate Get The Knack, I