John Leckie

John Leckie

John Leckie is one of British music's most prolific record producers, having worked on such high-profile albums as "The Bends" by Radiohead, "Origin of Symmetry" by Muse, George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass", the eponymous debut album of The Stone Roses and The Verve's "A Storm in Heaven".

Leckie began his career at Abbey Road Studios as an in-house engineer. During this time he worked with Pink Floyd, all of the Beatles individually as well as many other musicians. Eventually he left and became a freelance producer.

In 1974 Leckie decided to move to Cornwall, setting up a residential recording studio just outside of Fowey called Sawmills.


*1995—Music Week award for Best Producer
*1996—Q Award for Best Producer
*1997—Brit Award
*2001 UK Music Managers Forum Best Producer

Album credits as producer

*The Adverts: "Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts"
*Ashkhabad: "City of Love"
*The Atrix: "The Atrix"
*BeBop Deluxe: "Sunburst Finish"
*BeBop Deluxe: "Modern Music"
*BeBop Deluxe: "Life in the Air Age"
*BeBop Deluxe: "Drastic Plastic"
*Bill Nelson: "Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam"
*Phillip Boa & Voodoo Club: "Copperfield" Germany
*Cast: "All Change"
*Cast: "Mother Nature Calls"
*Cowboy Junkies: "Miles from Home" Canada
*The Cut: "Shadow Talks" Norway
*Denim: "Back in Denim"
*De Press: "Block to Block" and "Product" Norway
*Doctors of Madness: [ "Figments of Emancipation"]
*Dr. John: "Anutha Zone"
*The Dukes of Stratosphear: "25 O'Clock", "Psonic Psunspot" (as Swami Anand Nagara, his sannyasin name, when he was a follower of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh)Fact|date=June 2007
*Endgames: "Futures Looking Fine" EP
*The Fall: "The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall"
*The Fall: "This Nation's Saving Grace"
*The Fall: "Bend Sinister"
*Fear of Music: "Fast. Faster. Fastest." EP
*Felt: "The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories"
*Folks: "how i learnt to stop worrying about the bomb and love the folks"
*Gene Loves Jezebel: "Immigrant"
*Gopal Shankar Misra: "Out of Stillness"
*The Grapes of Wrath: "These Days" Canada
*Roy Harper: "Bullinamingvase"
*Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians: "Respect"
*Thee Hypnotics: "Soul, Glitter,Sin"
*Holy Toy: "Perfect Day" (EP) Norway
*House of Freaks: "Tantilla" USA
*Hamell on Trial: "Tough Love" USA
*Human League: "Holiday 80" EP
*Kula Shaker: "K"
*Let's Active: "Every Dog Has His Day" USA
*Los Lobos: "Good Morning Aztlán" USA
*Longwave: "There's a Fire" USA
*Lilac Time: "And Love for All"
*The Lucy Show: "Mania"
*Baaba Maal: "Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)" Senegal
*Magazine: "Real Life"
*Roger McGough: "Summer With Monica"
*Morgan Fisher: "Seasons"
*Muse: "Showbiz"
*Muse: "Origin of Symmetry"
*My Morning Jacket: "Z" USA
*My Computer: "No CV" Manchester UK
*New Order: "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (certain tracks) as above..
*One Minute Silence: "One Lie Fits All"
*Mark Owen: "Green Man"
*John Power: "Happening For Love"
*The Posies: "Dear 23" USA
*The Proof: "First Rate" USA
*Public Image Ltd: "Public Image" 1st single
*Radiohead: "The Bends"
*Red Noise: "Sound on Sound"
*Ride: "Carnival of Light"
*Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: "Sacrifice to Love"
*Rodrigo y Gabriela: "Rodrigo y Gabriela"
*Marc Seberg: "Lumiere Et Traisons" France
*Scarlet: "Chemistry"
*Scott Matthews: "The John Leckie Sessions with Strings" EP
*Shivkumar Sharma: "Sampradaya"
*The Skids: "Masquerade" EP
*The Silencers: "Dance to the Holy Man"
*Simple Minds: "Life in a Day"
*Simple Minds: "Real to Real Cacophony"
*Simple Minds: "Empires and Dance"
*Six By Seven: "The Closer You Get"
*Suede: "Positivity" (tracks)
*Starsailor: "Sharkfood" (tracks)
*The Stone Roses: "The Stone Roses" 1st album
*The Stone Roses: "One Love"
*The Stone Roses: "Fools Gold/What the World Is Waiting For"
*Trashcan Sinatras: "Cake"
*The Troubadours: "Gimme Love - Here Comes The Tide" (Double A-Side)
*Tiny Dancers: "Free School Milk"
*Verve: "A Storm in Heaven"
*Papa Wemba: "Molokai"
*XTC: "White Music"
*XTC: "Go 2"
*XTC: "Explode!"

External links

* [ Sawmills recording studio]
* [ The making of "Fools Gold"]

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