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Steve Lillywhite

Biography

Steve Lillywhite spent many decades among the most acclaimed and effective producers in Uk pop music, over time compiling an extraordinary réamounté including use U2, Peter Gabriel, and Morrissey. Created in 1955, Lillywhite came into the music market in 1972, getting are a tape operator at Polygram. After managing engineering and combining duties on a set of LPs for Golden Earring, he gained his big break generating the demonstration recordings which got the group Ultravox a agreement at Island Information. Lillywhite soon became a member of the label as an employee producer, and following the launch of Ultravox’s 1977 LP Ha!-Ha!-Ha!, he shifted to helming information for fresh wave functions including Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Psychedelic Furs, Eddie & the Scorching Rods, and XTC, for whom he created some acclaimed albums including Drums and Cables and Black Ocean. In 1980, Lillywhite’s profile grew up significantly via his focus on Peter Gabriel’s acclaimed third single LP; that same calendar year, he also created Guy, the debut work from a then-unknown U2. Lillywhite continued to be U2’s producer of preference throughout their early profession, along with his credit also showing up on 1981’s Oct and their 1983 discovery Battle. He also helmed Big Country’s acclaimed 1983 debut The Crossing, in addition to initiatives from Marshall Crenshaw (Field Time) and Basic Minds (Sparkle in the torrential rain). In 1986, Lillywhite’s most high-profile task yet found its way to the form from the Rolling Rocks’ Dirty Function; a year afterwards, he created the Pogues’ exceptional EASILY Should Fall from Sophistication with God, along with the Speaking Heads’ final studio room album, Nude. Lillywhite also helmed the single debut from previous Speaking Mind frontman David Byrne, 1989’s Rei Momo. For wife Kirsty MacColl, whom he wedded in 1984, Lillywhite following done 1989’s Kite, along with the Pogues’ Serenity and Love. Because the fresh 10 years dawned, he held an atypically low profile, especially generating the La’s’ self-titled debut furthermore to MacColl’s Electric powered Landlady. His following major cooperation was with ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey, for whom he created 1994’s Vauxhall and I. That same yr, Lillywhite also oversaw the singer’s Boxers EP, and in 1995 they reunited for the full-length Southpaw Sentence structure. Lillywhite’s other main activity through the mid-’90s centered on the American take action the Dave Matthews Music group, for whom he helmed the 1994 major-label debut Beneath the Desk and Dreaming, in addition to 1996’s Crash. For the like-minded Phish, he also created Billy Breathes. Morrissey’s Maladjusted adopted in 1997.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Lillywhite
Profession Music Producer
Nationality English
Spouse Patricia Louise Galluzzi, Kirsty MacColl
Children Louis Lillywhite, Jamie Lillywhite
Awards Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Grammy Award for Best Rock Album
Music Songs Fizzing Blood, Fax of Death, Jelly Bird, They Hate Me, Sunshine Buddy, Vuitton Blues, Cheap, International Love Affair, Flame Thrower, No Pirates Left, Window, Alabaster, Cruel Thing, Barnacles, Heartbeat Underground, Carrie, Printers, Krypton Factor, Epsilons, Hercules, Billion Planets, Gun Mouth, Seasick Sailor
Nominations AMI Award for Best Recording Album Producer, Brit Award for Best Producer, AMI Award for Best Pop Recording Producer
Movies Classic Albums: U2: The Joshua Tree


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1 Paddington, London, England [December 2011]
2 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Year Honours List for services to music.
3 Has two children: Jamie and Louis.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Intermission 2003 producer: "Out of Control"
Mr. Deeds 2002 music: "Goin' Down To New York Town" / producer: "Goin' Down To New York Town"
Scream 2 1997 producer: "Help Myself"
The Magic of David Copperfield XVI: Unexplained Forces 1995 TV Special producer: "Lead a Normal Life"
She's Having a Baby 1988 producer: "YOU JUST HAVEN'T EARNED IT YET BABY"
Ghostbusters 1984 producer: "IN THE NAME OF LOVE"

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darwin Lost Weekend 2011 Short sound editor / sound mixer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darwin Lost Weekend 2011 Short Other Man in Pub

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darwin Lost Weekend 2011 Short

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Darwin Lost Weekend 2011 Short assistant editor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Life No Regrets 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Producer, Fairytale of New York
Artifact 2012 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Arena 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Story of Fairytale of New York 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
UK Music Hall of Fame: Biggest Selling Artists of the 21st Century 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Who Killed Kirsty MacColl? 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kirsty: The Life and Songs of Kirsty MacColl 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Classic Albums: U2 - The Joshua Tree 1999 Video documentary Himself
XTC at the Manor 1980 TV Special Himself (producer)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year · U2 (Artist)
· Carl Glanville (Engineer/Mixer)
· Flood (Engineer/Mixer/Producer)
· Greg Collins (Engineer/Mixer)
· Jacknife Lee (Engineer/Mixer/Producer)
· Nellee Hooper (Engineer/Mixer)
· Simon Gogerly (Engineer/Mixer)
· Arnie Acosta (Mastering Engineer)
· Brian Eno (Producer)
· Chris Thomas (Producer)
· Daniel Lanois (Producer)


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