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Stephen Hague

born in 1960 in Portland, ME, United States

Stephen Hague

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Stephen Hague (born Portland, Maine, 1960)[1] is an American music producer[2][3] most active with various British acts in the 1980s. He was an influential figure in the synthpop movement.

Early career

Starting his career as a session keyboardist and a member of the band Jules and the Polar Bears, he started his production career by producing 2 albums by the 1980s Sparks offshoot band Gleaming Spires, the first album recorded on his home 4 track spawning the L.A. radio hit "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls" on the Posh Boy label, a recording subsequently featured in Hollywood features The Last American Virgin, Revenge of the Nerds and Just Can't Get Enough: The Chippendales Story.

Influence on UK acts

Hague's first noted UK production was on Malcolm McLaren's "Madam Butterfly" single. His first full album production was for Crush by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. He later worked with Public Image Ltd., Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Melanie C, Peter Gabriel, Dubstar,[4] Erasure and Robbie Robertson, producing the hits "West End Girls", "True Faith", "Regret", "Star" and "A Little Respect." He was responsible for the biggest success Siouxsie and the Banshees had in the US with the single Kiss Them For Me.

Production credits

  • 1980 Bob Beland; Stealing Cars b/w "I Can Walk Away" 7" single
  • 1980 Roger Swallow; "CUT" LP
  • 1981 Slow Children – Slow Children
  • 1981 Gleaming Spires "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls" Rodney On The Roq 2 compilation
  • 1981 Gleaming Spires "Songs of The Spires" LP
  • 1982 Bob Beland; "Bob Beland" E.P.
  • 1983 Gleaming Spires "Walk On Well Lighted Streets" LP
  • 1983 Rock Steady Crew "Hey you, the rock steady crew", album (written and produced)
  • 1984 Malcolm McLaren – "Madam Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vedremo)"
  • 1984 Andy Pratt – "Fun in the First World"
  • 1985 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the DarkCrush
  • 1985 Andy Pratt – "Not Just for Dancing" (now "Age of Goodbye")
  • 1986 Pet Shop BoysPlease
  • 1986 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Pacific Age
  • 1986 Pete Shelley – Heaven & the Sea
  • 1987 New Order – "True Faith" / "1963"
  • 1987 Pet Shop Boys – "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", "It's a Sin", "King's Cross" from Actually
  • 1987 Communards – Red
  • 1987 Various Artists – Some Kind of Wonderful
  • 1988 Climie FisherEverything
  • 1988 ErasureThe Innocents
  • 1988 Jane Wiedlin – Fur
  • 1989 Pere Ubu – Cloudland
  • 1989 Holly Johnson - "Love Train" & "Heaven's Here" from Blast
  • 1989 New Order – "Round & Round" (7" & 12" single versions)
  • 1989 Public Image Ltd. – 9
  • 1990 Jimmy SomervilleRead My Lips
  • 1990 Marc Almond A lover spurned, 7" single from the album Enchanted
  • 1990 New Order – "World in Motion"
  • 1990 Robbie Robertson - Storyville
  • 1991 Banderas - "This Is Your Life"
  • 1991 Siouxsie and the Banshees – Superstition
  • 1991 Chapterhouse – "Falling Down"
  • 1991 Electronic - "Feel Every Beat" (single) (additional production and remix)
  • 1991 Pet Shop Boys - "DJ Culture" (single) (additional production and mix of 7)
  • 1992 Electronic - "Disappointed" (single) (additional production and mix of 7)
  • 1993 One Dove – "Morning Dove White"
  • 1993 New Order – Republic
  • 1993 The Other Two – The Other Two & You
  • 1993 Morten Harket - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
  • 1993 Pet Shop Boys - Very (additional production)
  • 1994 Blur - "To The End"
  • 1995 Dubstar – Disgraceful (co-produced with Graeme Robinson)
  • 1995 Jimmy Somerville – "Heartbeat"
  • 1995 Gregory Gray 'euroflake in silverlake"
  • 1995 Frances Ruffelle - "God Watch Over You" (single)
  • 1996 Robbie Williams - "Freedom" (single)
  • 1996 Dicte - 'Voodoo Vibe'
  • 1997 Dubstar – Goodbye
  • 1997 James - Whiplash (co-produced with Brian Eno)
  • 1997 ManBREAK – "Come and See"
  • 1998 Ace of Base - Cruel Summer (coproduced)
  • 1998 Pretenders - Viva el Amor
  • 1999 Technique - Pop Philosophy
  • 2000 Tom Jones - Reloaded
  • 2001 Afro Celt Sound System Volume 3: Further in Time
  • 2001 Closer to Heaven (Original Cast Recording) (co-produced with Pet Shop Boys)
  • 2002 a-ha Lifelines
  • 2004 Peter Gabriel- UP (co-produced with Peter Gabriel)
  • 2005 The Modern - Life In A Modern World (Album) - unreleased (See Matinée Club below)
  • 2005 David Mead – Wherever You Are (EP)
  • 2007 Client – Heartland (few songs)
  • 2007 The Cinematics – "A Strange Education"
  • 2007 Melanie C – I Want Candy
  • 2007 Melanie C – Understand (remix)
  • 2008 Big Blue Ball (co-produced with Peter Gabriel)
  • 2008 Fryars- (singles)
  • 2009 Robbie Williams
  • 2010 Akira the Don - The Life Equation
  • 2011 Joseph Arthur
  • 2011 Claudia Brucken - The Lost Are Found
  • 2012 Creature - Sick Imagination
  • 2012 Low Sea - Remote Viewing
  • 2013 Tristen - 'Caves' album

References

  1. Thompson, Dave (2000-11-01). Alternative rock, p. 773, Hal Leonard Corporation. URL accessed 13 August 2011.
  2. Massey, Howard (2000-01-01). Behind the glass: top record producers tell how they craft the hits, p. 259, Hal Leonard Corporation. URL accessed 13 August 2011.
  3. Black, Johnny (2004-06-01). Reveal: the story of R.E.M., p. 72, Hal Leonard Corporation. URL accessed 13 August 2011.
  4. Buckley, Peter (2003-10-28). The rough guide to rock, p. 321, Rough Guides. URL accessed 13 August 2011.

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