Jeff Glixman is an American record producer. He has produced, mixed or remastered artists such as Kansas, Gary Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Georgia Satellites and Black Sabbath. Combined sales of his projects exceed 30 million units.
A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has many, varying roles during the recording process. They may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements.
In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing is the process of combining multitrack recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround sound product. In the process of combining the separate tracks, their relative levels are adjusted and balanced and various processes such as equalization and compression are commonly applied to individual tracks, groups of tracks, and the overall mix. In stereo and surround sound mixing, the placement of the tracks within the stereo field are adjusted and balanced. Audio mixing techniques and approaches vary widely and have a significant influence on the final product.
Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind". The band has produced nine gold albums, three multi-platinum albums, one other platinum studio album (Monolith), one platinum live double album, and a million-selling single, "Dust in the Wind". Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 1970s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. "Carry On Wayward Son" was the second-most-played track on US classic rock radio in 1995 and No. 1 in 1997.
His first production was the 1975 Kansas album Song for America and he went on to produce their albums Masque (1975), Leftoverture (1976) and Point of Know Return (1977).He wrote additional lyrics on Black Sabbath's Seventh Star (1986). In addition, Glixman has worked as a mixer on 5.1 surround sound projects for the Allman Brothers' Eat a Peach and At Fillmore East , Ludacris' Chicken-n-Beer , Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On and Bob Marley & The Wailers' Live at Leeds, the second disc in the reissue of Burnin' .
Song for America is the second studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1975. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2004. The 10-minute title track was edited down to three minutes for release as a single. The 45 R.P.M. edit resurfaced 29 years later as a bonus track on the remastered release, which provided improved sound as well as expanded liner notes, rare photos, and a live version of "Down the Road".
Masque is the third studio album by American progressive rock band Kansas. The album was released in October 1975 and was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2001. The album was again remastered and reissued on vinyl in 2014. The opening track, "It Takes a Woman's Love ", was remixed for release as a single, but failed to gain attention. The remix included additional guest vocals and contains segments far different from the album version.
Leftoverture is the fourth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1976. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2001, and later reissued as Playlist: Leftoverture, although "Magnum Opus" was replaced with "Child of Innocence" from Masque. It was the band's first album to be certified by the RIAA, and remains their highest selling album, having been certified 4 times platinum in the United States.
Glixman is the Executive Vice President of StarCity Recording Company in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and is involved in the ownership and management of professional studios including Axis Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, Caribbean Sound Basin in Trinidad and Lobo Recording Studios in Deer Park, New York.
Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 74,982, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Scranton. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County.
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The island lies 11 km (6.8 mi) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela and sits on the continental shelf of South America. Though geographically part of the South American continent, from a socio-economic standpoint it is often referred to as the southernmost island in the Caribbean. With an area of 4,768 km2 (1,841 sq mi), it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies.
Deer Park is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 27,745 at the 2010 census.
The following is an incomplete list of the records worked on by Glixman since 1974.
|Song for America||1975||Kansas||Producer|
|Point of Know Return||1977||Kansas||Producer|
|Paul Stanley||1978||Kiss||Producer, engineer|
|Corridors of Power||1982||Gary Moore||Producer|
|Chase the Dragon||1982||Magnum||Producer|
|Second Opinion||1982||4 Out of 5 Doctors||Producer|
|Victims of the Future||1983||Gary Moore||Producer|
|On My Own Two Feet||1983||Paul Barrere||Producer|
|Power & the Glory||1983||Saxon||Engineer|
|Georgia Satellites||1986||The Georgia Satellites||Producer|
|Seventh Star||1986||Black Sabbath||Producer|
|The Eternal Idol||1987||Black Sabbath||Producer|
|Electric Light Orchestra Part Two||1991||ELO Part II||Producer|
|Live at the Whisky||1992||Kansas||Producer, mixer|
|Freaks of Nature||1995||Kansas||Producer|
|The Sabbath Stones||1996||Black Sabbath||Producer|
|Worlds Away||1996||John Norum||Producer|
|Always Never the Same||1998||Kansas||Mixer|
|Road to Paradise: Anthology 1978–83||Magnum||Producer|
|Double LIVE!||1998||Yngwie Malmsteen||Engineer|
|Best of Yngwie Malmsteen Live||1998||Yngwie Malmsteen||Mixing|
|Maximum 80's||1998||Various Artists||Producer|
|Best of Kansas (1999)||1999||Kansas||Remastering|
|Out in the Fields: The Very Best of Gary Moore||1998||Gary Moore||Producer|
|Rock: Train Kept a Rollin'||1999||Various Artists||Producer|
|Under a Violet Moon||1999||Blackmore's Night||Engineer, Keyboards|
|Double Live||2000||Yngwie Malmsteen||Mixing|
|Who Are We Living For?||2000||Dispatch||Mixing Engineer|
|Pleasure to Burn||2001||Burning Rain||Mixing|
|Leftoverture (Bonus Tracks)||2001||Kansas||Assistant Engineer|
|Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax||2001||Anthrax||Mastering|
|Masque (Bonus Tracks)||2001||Kansas||Producer|
|Universal Motown All-Stars: Holiday Revue It||2002||Various Artists||Producer|
|20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Head East||2001||Head East||Producer|
|Like, Omigod! The '80s Pop Culture Box (Totally)||2002||Various Artists||Producer|
|Long Days, Black Nights (Compilation)||2002||Magnum||Producer|
|Point of Know Return (Remastered)||2002||Kansas||Engineer|
|Blind Date (Windsong)||2002||Blind Date||Producer|
|Let's Get It On (Remastered) (Bonus Tracks)||2003||Marvin Gaye||Mixing|
|Device Voice Drum||2002||Kansas||Mixing|
|Instrumental Best||2004||Yngwie Malmsteen||Engineer/Mixing|
|Mullets Rock||2003||Various Artists||Producer|
|Doc Rock: Campfire Class (Can)||2004||Various Artists||Producer|
|Instrumental Best Album||2004||Yngwie Malmsteen||Mixing|
|Burnin (Remastered) (Dlx) (Exp) (Dig)||2004||Bob Marley & the Wailers||Mixing|
|Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection 1974-2004||2004||Kansas||Compilation Producer|
|20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection (Remastered)||2005||Yngwie Malmsteen||Producer|
|Chase the Dragon (Bonus Tracks #2)||2005||Magnum||Engineer|
|Live (Eng) (Remastered) (Dig)||2005||Yngwie Malmsteen||Mixing|
|Room V||2005||Shadow Gallery||Mastering|
|Corridors Of Power (Bonus Tracks) (Eng)||2005||Gary Moore||Producer|
|Works in Progress||2006||Kansas||Mastering|
|Gold: Southern Rock (Remastered)||2005||Various Artists||Producer|
|Gold: '80s Metal||2007||Various Artists||Producer|
|Ace Gene Peter & Paul (Box)||2006||Kiss||Engineer|
|Masters of Rock||2007||Saxon||Producer|
|Mullets Rock! Too!||2007||Various Artists||Producer|
|Reconstruction||2007||4 Out of 5 Doctors||Producer|
|Song For America (Bonus Track) (Remastered) (Exp)||Kansas||Reissue Producer|
|This Time Around (compilation)||2007||Glenn Hughes||Engineer|
|Kansas (Bonus Tracks) (Remastered)||2008||Kansas||Reissue Producer|
|Outlaw Country||2008||Various Artists||Producer|
|I Forgot What You Taught Me||2008||Sam Barsh||Producer|
|Reconstruction||2008||Four Out Of Five Doctors||Producer|
|Essential 3.0||2008||Kansas||Compilation Producer|
|Kansas Two for the Show (30th Anniversary Edition)||2008||Kansas||Producer/Mastering/Mixing|
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is ", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and Tammi Terrell. He earned the titles "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".
Point of Know Return is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1977. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2002.
What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. It was released on May 21, 1971, by the Motown Records-subsidiary label Tamla.
Let's Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by American singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. It was released on August 28, 1973, by the Motown Records subsidiary label Tamla.
Always Never the Same is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1998. This album consists of mostly covers of the band’s previous work, re-recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. New songs include "In Your Eyes", "The Sky Is Falling", "Need to Know" and the instrumental "Preamble". "Prelude & Introduction" is a medley of the Kansas songs "Carry On Wayward Son", " Point of Know Return", "Opus Insert", and "Lamplight Symphony." The album also includes a cover of The Beatles’ "Eleanor Rigby". "Carry On Wayward Son" was recorded at the time in case strong sales brought forth a second symphonic album, but it remains unreleased.
"Got to Give It Up" is a song by American music artist Marvin Gaye. Written by the singer and produced by Art Stewart as a response to a request from Gaye's record label that he perform disco music, it was released in March of 1977.
"Let's Get It On" is a song and hit single by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released June 15, 1973, on Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records. The song was recorded on March 22, 1973, at Hitsville West in Los Angeles, California. The song features romantic and sexual lyricism and funk instrumentation by The Funk Brothers. The title track of Gaye's landmark album Let's Get It On (1973), it was written by Marvin Gaye and producer Ed Townsend. "Let's Get It On" became Gaye's most successful single for Motown and one of his most well-known songs. With the help of the song's sexually explicit content, "Let's Get It On" helped give Gaye a reputation as a sex icon during its initial popularity.
"I Want You" is a song written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur "T-Boy" Ross and performed by singer Marvin Gaye. It was released as a single in 1976 on his fourteenth studio album of the same name on the Tamla label. The song introduced a change in musical styles for Gaye, who before then had been recording songs with a funk edge. Songs such as this gave him a disco audience thanks to Ware, who produced the song alongside Gaye.
I Want You is the fourteenth studio album by American soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. It was released on March 16, 1976, by the Motown Records-subsidiary label Tamla.
"Come Get to This" is a song written and recorded by American recording artist Marvin Gaye. It was released as the second single off Gaye's landmark album, Let's Get It On following the success of the title track. Recording sessions for the song first occurred in 1970 when Gaye worked on the song in a demo format while he made What's Going On.
Robert John Daisley is an Australian musician, songwriter and author. Daisley is also known for contributing bass and lyrics for Ozzy Osbourne throughout the 1980s and 1990s he has also associated with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep.
The Eternal Idol is the 13th studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released on November 23, 1987. It is the first Black Sabbath album to feature vocalist Tony Martin. It spent six weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at 168. It was also the last full album of new material by Black Sabbath to be released by Warner Bros. Records, and the final album through their original label Vertigo Records until the release of 13 in 2013.
Diana & Marvin is a duets album by American soul musicians Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, released October 26, 1973 on Motown. Recording sessions for the album took place between 1971 and 1973 at Motown Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. Gaye and Ross were widely recognized at the time as two of the top soul and pop performers, respectively.
Live at the London Palladium is a live double album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released March 15, 1977, on Tamla Records. Recording sessions took place live at several concerts at the London Palladium in London, England, in October 1976, with the exception of the hit single "Got to Give It Up", which was recorded at Gaye's Los Angeles studio Marvin's Room on January 31, 1977. Live at the London Palladium features intimate performances by Gaye of many of his career highlights, including early hits for Motown and recent material from his previous three studio albums. As with his previous live album, Marvin Gaye Live!, production of the record was handled entirely by Gaye, except for the studio portion, "Got to Give It Up", which was managed by Art Stewart.
Associated Independent Recording (AIR) is an independent recording company founded in London in 1965 by Beatles producer Sir George Martin and his partner John Burgess after their departure from Parlophone.
The Breton Sound is a rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Art Stewart is a record producer, sound engineer, and composer who has worked on many Motown recordings. He worked on the Blue album by Diana Ross, and recordings by Teena Marie, including her Wild and Peaceful album, released in 1979. With Marvin Gaye, he has worked on the Let's Get It On album and Gaye's single "Got to Give It Up". He has also worked with Rick James on his Motown debut album Come Get It!, and his second Motown album, Bustin' Out of L Seven.