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Stephen J. Lipson (Steve Lipson) (born 16 March 1954) is an English record producer/engineer, guitarist and songwriter. As a record producer he has worked with many international artists including Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Animals, Cher, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, Will Young, Kelly Clarkson, Jeff Beck, Hans Zimmer, Johnny Marr and Pharrell Williams. On many of the records Lipson produced, he has also engineered, played guitar, and done much of the programming, often writing.
Lipson started out as a guitarist and songwriter in various bands, but in 1975 he started work as an engineer. By 1976, he had created his own studio, the Regents Park Recording Company with Duncan Bruce. The company had their first hit with Sniff ‘n’ the Tears album Fickle Heart.
Lipson left Regents Park in 1978 and began freelancing. Lipson was producing by 1983, but he took a two-day job working at Sarm West Studios with Trevor Horn on Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s debut single. Lipson and Horn established a great relationship, and Steve became his right-hand man at Horn’s label ZTT Records (Zang Tuum Tumb), staying for 7 years and producing many of the label’s artists, including Propaganda’s “A Secret Wish“. The two co-produced albums for various artists including Pet Shop Boys, Paul McCartney and Simple Minds. In 1991 Lipson went out on his own and has since produced hits for the likes of Annie Lennox, Geri Halliwell, Will Young and Pharrell Williams as well as many Grammy winning albums.
2012 saw Lipson starting to produce and mix film scores and soundtracks for Hans Zimmer amongst others including The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan), Superman: Man of Steel (Zack Snyder), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb), Rush (Ron Howard) and In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard). […]
Last updated on April 17, 2017
October - November 1987 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Flowers In The Dirt