Ken Nelson

born on 6/2/1959 in Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom

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Ken Nelson (British record producer)

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Ken Nelson (British record producer)

Ken Nelson (born 6 February 1959 in Liverpool) is an English record producer. After several years working on demos and independent artists, he achieved success with Gomez, and worldwide success with the first Coldplay recording.[1] He has also worked with Badly Drawn Boy,[2] Howling Bells,[3] The Charlatans,[4] Kings of Convenience,[2] The Orange Lights,[5] Ray LaMontagne,[6] Snow Patrol,[7] Paolo Nutini,[6] and Deadbeat Darling.

He has won three US Grammy awards,[8] two Mercury Music Prizes, and was "Music Week" magazine's 'Producer of the Year' in 2003.[9]

The Canadian singer/songwriter Alana Levandoski began recording her second album with producer Ken Nelson in Kelwood, Manitoba, Canada- at a local church in February 2008. Final sessions for her album took place at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool, England in April and May 2008.[7]

Selected discography

  • 1998: Gomez Bring It On
  • 1999: Gomez Liquid Skin
  • 2000: Badly Drawn Boy The Hour of Bewilderbeast
  • 2000: Coldplay Parachutes
  • 2001: Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud
  • 2002: Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • 2005: Coldplay X&Y
  • 2005: Feeder Pushing the Senses
  • 2006: Howling Bells Howling Bells
  • 2006: Paolo Nutini These Streets
  • 2011: The Gift Explode
  • 2013: Okean Elzy


  1. Baker, Brian (4 August 2004). Blues Travelers : With "split The Difference," Gomez Returns To Playing Gritty Rock 'n' Roll. Cleveland Free Times. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Drever, Andrew (18 March 2005). The Word. The Age. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  3. Dunn, Emily (1 February 2007). Aussie rockers are a howling success. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  4. Davis, Jim (11 May 2004). X-clusive: The Charlatans Still Fighting Fit. Xfm London. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  5. Condron, Neil (11 May 2007). The Orange Lights - Life Is Still Beautiful (Blackbird). Gigwise. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Paolo Nutini Arrives in America With "LIVE SESSIONS"; Scottish Soul Sensation Poised to Make U.S. TV Debut, Followed by Austin City Limits Festival Performance; Four-Track Debut EP Hits Stores Tomorrow. Marketwire (11 September 2006). Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Leperre, Bruce (8 January 2009). CD Review - Levandoski. Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  8. Jackson, Blair (1 April 2004). 46th Annual Grammy Awards. Mix. Retrieved on 1 March 2010.
  9. Kylie's US success rewarded. BBC (6 March 2003). Retrieved on 1 March 2010.

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