Reinhold Mack

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Reinhold Mack
BornGermany
Occupation(s) Music producer
Associated acts Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf, Electric Light Orchestra, Queen

Reinhold Mack, also known as Mack, is a German record producer and sound engineer, mostly known for his collaborations with rock bands Electric Light Orchestra and Queen. [1] Most of this work took place at Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in Munich, which became famous after Marc Bolan & T.Rex (with producer Tony Visconti) first discovered it for recordings in 1973. [2] In 1981 the Queen album The Game brought Mack and the band a Grammy Award nomination for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical). [3]

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Mack's third son, John Frederick Mack, was named by Freddie Mercury and was a godson of both Mercury and Queen bass guitarist John Deacon.[ citation needed ] [4]

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Selected discography

Albums worked on as sound engineer:

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I've wanted to introduce something new, original to rock music.

Albums produced or co-produced by Mack:

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References

  1. "Bit of Rough Stuff". Evening Times . 9 February 1990. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  2. Larry Crane (January 2011). "Reinhold Mack: ELO, Queen, Black Sabbath & T. Rex". Tape Op (81): 34–47. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. "Awards & Shows – Grammy Awards 1981". awardsandshows.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
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