- Apr 17, 1930
- Apr 26, 2021
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Albert Harry Schmitt is an American recording engineer and record producer. He has won over twenty Grammy Awards for his work with Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and others.
[…] In 2014, Schmitt was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star recognizes his contribution to the music industry and is located at 1750 N. Vine Street. Don Was, Joe Walsh, and President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leron Gubler were speakers at Schmitt’s Star Unveiling Ceremony. Gubler declared that 13 August would be designated ‘Al Schmitt Day’ in Hollywood. Although Natalie Cole and Paul McCartney were unable to attend the ceremony, both released statements that were read by Gubler at the ceremony.
So sad to hear of the passing of my friend Al Schmitt.
Al was the lead engineer in charge of the ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ session and was a fantastic guy besides being one of the world’s great engineers.
He always had a twinkle in his eye and was ready for a laugh but most importantly when we had done what we thought was a good take and went into the control room to hear the playback it sounded fantastic. His self-effacing skills always came through.
I send my love to his family and will always remember him with great fondness. Thanks for everything Al.
Lots of love, PaulPaul McCartney – From Facebook, May 4, 2021
Last updated on May 4, 2021
Albums, EPs & singles which Al Schmitt contributed to
By Paul McCartney • CD Single
Contribution: Mixing engineer, Recording engineer • 1 songs