David M. Allen

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David M. Allen
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Background information
Born (1953-06-26) 26 June 1953 (age 68)
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Genres Rock, new wave, electronic, synthpop
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, songwriter
Instruments Bass, vocals, keyboards
Years active1976–present
Associated acts Pinpoint, [1] The Human League, The Cure

David M. Allen (born 26 June 1953) is an English record producer, engineer and mixer. He is mostly known for his work with new wave, synthpop and goth rock bands including the Cure, [2] the Sisters of Mercy, the Chameleons, Depeche Mode, the Mission, [3] the Associates, the Human League, Clan of Xymox, [4] Gianna Nannini, Shelleyan Orphan and others. He also produced Neneh Cherry's [2] hit album Man .


He created Blank Multimedia in 1994 operating from the home of XFM during 1995–1997, designed websites for Chrysalis and Rough Trade Records, and made an interactive cross-platform CD+ featuring The Plunge Club with music from Andy M. Wright. Blank organised a 24-hour Internet art gallery, groundbreaking for its time.

Selected discography (as producer)

Studio albums

Live albums




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  1. Pinpoint discography at Discogs
  2. 1 2 Chadbourne, Eugene. "Biography: Dave Allen". Allmusic . Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  3. 1 2 Maçek III, J.C. (4 December 2013). "The Mission: The Brightest Light". PopMatters .
  4. Bonini, Alessandro; Tamagnini, Emanuele (2006). New wave. Gremese Editore. pp. 101–102. ISBN   978-88-8440-412-1 . Retrieved 5 January 2011.