Gavin Lurssen

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Gavin Lurssen is a mastering engineer. He owns Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, California. [1] Lurssen's Grammy Award–winning work includes Raising Sand , a collaborative album featuring Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, and the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? . He has also mastered recordings by Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Matchbox Twenty, T-Bone Burnett, Jennette McCurdy and many others. Lurssen is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music. [2]



This is a partial discography of recordings mastered by Gavin Lurssen.


YearTitleArtistAdditional information
1979 Chicago 16 Chicago
1993 Live James Taylor
1993 I'm Alive Jackson Browne
1993 Stepping Out Diana Krall
1994 I Love Everybody Lyle Lovett
1994 Jamie Walters Jamie Walters
1995 Leo Kottke Live Leo Kottke
1995 Only Trust Your Heart Diana Krall
1995 Feels Like Home Linda Ronstadt
1995 Evil Stig Evil Stig
1996 Looking East Jackson Browne
1996 Peace on Earth Kitarō
1996 Sell, Sell, Sell David Gray
1996 That's Right George Benson
1996 Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert The Doobie Brothers
1996 This Conversation Seems Like a Dream Kip Winger
1996 Acoustic Traveller John McEuen
1996 En Pleno Vuelo Marco Antonio Solís
1997 Vulnerable Marvin Gaye
1997 More Best of Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen
1997 When the Bough Breaks Bill Ward
1997 Last of the Sharpshooters Down by Law
1997 Plastique Valentine The Humpers
1998 Live at the Roxy Social Distortion
1998 Transcendental Highway Colin Hay
1998 Walking in Avalon Christopher Cross
1998 The Living End The Living End
1998 Happy Pills Candlebox
1998 No Substance Bad Religion
1998 Guilty 'til Proved Innocent! The Specials
1998 Waste of Mind Zebrahead
1999 The Fundamental Elements of Southtown P.O.D.
1999 Synergy Dave Weckl
1999 Fire in the City of Automatons No Knife
1999 Edge of Forever Lynyrd Skynyrd
1999 Libido Buck-O-Nine
1999 Brave New World Styx
1999 Meson Ray The Ernies
1999 Live at The Woodlands Crystal Lewis
2000 The New America Bad Religion
2000 U.S. Crush U.S. Crush
2000 Christmas Time Again Lynyrd Skynyrd
2000 Fearless Crystal Lewis
2000 Holiday! A Collection of Christmas Classics Crystal Lewis
2000 Playmate of the Year Zebrahead
2001 Just Like Gravity CPR
2001 Beautiful Midnight Matthew Good Band
2001 Fan Dance Sam Phillips
2001 Humanistic Abandoned Pools
2002 Blood Money Tom Waits
2002 Beeline Peter Case
2002 Light a Match, For I Deserve to Burn The Beautiful Mistake
2002 Santa Claus Lane Hilary Duff
2002 Andalucia Tito & Tarantula
2003 Diamonds On the Inside Ben Harper
2004 Real Gone Tom Waits
2006 Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
2007 Exile on Mainstream Matchbox Twenty
2007 Raising Sand Allison Krause/Robert Plant Grammy Award (Album of the Year, Record of the Year)
2008 Approaching Normal Blue October
2009 Songs for a Breakup, Vol. 1 Fitz and The Tantrums
2010 The Union Elton John/Leon Russell
2013 Dimensionaut Sound of Contact
2013 ...Like Clockwork Queens of the Stone Age
2014Oko Lena Fayre
2014 Sonic Highways Foo Fighters
2015BDiamante Eléctrico Latin Grammy Award (Best Rock Album)
2015 Breathless Terence Blanchard
2016 A Sailor's Guide to Earth Sturgill Simpson Grammy Award (Best Country Album)
2018 Live Terence Blanchard


YearTitleArtistAdditional information
2016 Money Monster Henry Jackman/Dominic Lewis
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Hans Zimmer
2015 Creed (soundtrack) Ludwig Göransson
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service (soundtrack) Henry Jackman/Matthew Margeson
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis (soundtrack) Various Artists
2013 Pacific Rim (soundtrack) Ramin Djawadi
2012 The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond Various Artists
2011 Cars 2 Michael Giacchino
2008 Slumdog Millionaire (soundtrack) A. R. Rahman Academy Award (Best Song and Best Soundtrack)
2008 A Perfect Place Mike Patton
2007 Good Luck Chuck Various Artists
2007 Halloween Various Artists
2006 Cars (soundtrack) Various Artists
2005 Transamerica (soundtrack) Various ArtistsAcademy Award (Best Song)
2004 The Ladykillers Various Artists
2003 Cold Mountain (soundtrack) Various ArtistsAcademy Award Nominee (Best Original Score)
2003 A Mighty Wind Various ArtistsAcademy Award Nominee (Best Song)
2002 The Santa Clause 2 Various Artists
2002 Lizzie McGuire (soundtrack) Various Artists
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack) Various Artists
2000 Coyote Ugly Various Artists
1996 James and the Giant Peach Randy Newman
1994 Backbeat Don Was


YearTitleArtistAdditional information
1993 Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel MasterSound Edition
1994 What's Going On Marvin Gaye Motown Master Series
1994 Friday Night in San Francisco Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía MasterSound Edition
1994 Couldn't Stand the Weather Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble MasterSound Edition
1994 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd MasterSound Edition
1994 In Our Lifetime Marvin Gaye Motown Master Series
1994 Blow by Blow Jeff Beck MasterSound Edition
1994 Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta Syreeta Wright
1995 Farmer's Market Barbecue The Count Basie Big Band
1995 Basie Jam Count Basie
1995 Pickin' the Blues Doc Watson and Merle Watson
1995 Silk Degrees Boz Scaggs MasterSound Edition
1998 I Want You Marvin Gaye
1998 Trouble Man Marvin Gaye
1998 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
2003 Paid in Full Eric B. & Rakim Deluxe Edition
2005 Follow the Leader Eric B. & Rakim Expanded Edition
2005 Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow Deluxe Edition
2005 Hellbilly Deluxe Rob Zombie Deluxe Edition
2008 Whoa, Nelly! Nelly Furtado Special Edition
2009 Let Love Rule Lenny Kravitz 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


YearTitleArtistAdditional information
1993 Crimson and Blue Phil Keaggy
1995 Temptation Holly Cole
1995 I Just Wasn't Made for These Times Brian Wilson
1995 Go to the Top Hitomi
1996 The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett


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