Steve Lipson (b. 1954)
I’ve learned much about music production by listening to the recordings of guitarist and producer Steve Lipson. My favourite tracks of his are Grace Jones’s Slave to the Rhythm (1985), Simple Minds’ cover version of Prince’s Sign o’ the Times (1989), Annie Lennox’s Money Can’t Buy It (1992), Yazz’s cover version of the Corgi’s Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime (1994) and S-Club 7’s Don’t Stop Movin’ (2001). These productions are crisp, busty and lavish with solid harmony.