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Paul O'Neill

Paul O'Neill

Real/full name:
Paul O'Neill
Age:
58 (born 1956)
Place of origin:
United States (New York City)
Gender:
Male

Biography

Paul O'Neill was an in-house producer/engineer for Atlantic Records when the label paired him with Savatage. O'Neill saw the potential in the Tampa band, and started co-writing with them. As a result, Savatage started adding more classical, symphonic, and "broadway" elements to their classic metal sound.

Eventually, O'Neill would "borrow" the entire Savatage line-up for Trans-Siberian ...

Trivia

Although a guitarist and keyboard player himself, O'Neill rarely performs live.

Scrapped the lyrics to "The Unholy" from the "Gutter Ballet" insert/booklet, as he thought they were a bit too old school for Savatage's new musical direction.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Composer, Lyricist, Producer (1993-present)

1996 Christmas Eve and Other Stories Guitars (rhythm)
1998 The Christmas Attic Guitars (rhythm)
2000 Beethoven's Last Night Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (acoustic)
2004 The Lost Christmas Eve Guitars (rhythm)
2009 Night Castle Guitars
2012 Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (EP) Guitars

Metal Church

1993 Hanging in the Balance Producer, Musical Coordinator, Arrangements

Omen

1988 Escape to Nowhere Songwriting, Producer
1989 Teeth of the Hydra (Compilation) Producer

Savatage

1987 Hall of the Mountain King Producer
1989 When the Crowds Are Gone (Single) Producer
1989 Of Rage and War (Single) Producer
1989 Gutter Ballet Producer
1991 Jesus Saves (EP) Producer
1991 Streets: A Rock Opera Producer
1993 Edge of Thorns Producer
1994 Handful of Rain (Single) Producer
1994 Handful of Rain Producer
1995 Dead Winter Dead (Single) Producer
1995 Dead Winter Dead Story concept, Producer
1995 Ghost in the Ruins: A Tribute to Criss Oliva (Live album) Producer
1996 One Child (Single) Producer
1997 The Wake of Magellan Producer, Lyrics
1998 Turns to Me (Single) Producer
2001 Drive (Single) Producer
2001 Commissar (Single) Producer
2001 Poets and Madmen Lyrics, Poetry, Producer
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

1996 Christmas Eve and Other Stories Producer, lyrics
1998 The Christmas Attic Producer
2000 Beethoven's Last Night Producer
2001 The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (Video) Producer, Songwriting
2004 The Lost Christmas Eve Producer
2004 The Christmas Trilogy (Boxed set) Producer
2009 Night Castle Lyrics, Producer
2012 Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (EP) Poetry, Producer, All Lyrics
2013 Tales of Winter - Selections from the TSO Rock Operas (Compilation) Producer
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