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Martin Birch

Martin Birch

Real/full name:
Martin Birch
Age:
71 (born Dec 27th, 1948)
R.I.P.:
Aug 9th, 2020
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Woking, Surrey, England)
Gender:
Male

Biography

Martin Birch was a highly-regarded rock and metal record producer. In addition to the bands listed in the Archives and the solo projects of their members he was also known for working with Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Fleetwood Mac, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs and Blue Öyster Cult.

The final album he produced was Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark" before he retired in 1992.

Trivia

Several nicknames were given to him along the years and written in the credits amongst his real name and surname, by the bands/crews of the single albums' productions.

Black Sabbath

1980 Lady Evil / Children of the Sea (Single) Producer, Engineering
1980 Heavy Rock (Split) Producer (tracks A2 & B3), Engineering (tracks A2 & B3)
1980 Living Legends (Split) Engineering (track A5), Producer (track A5)
1980 Heaven and Hell Producer, Engineering
1980 Heaven and Hell Producer, Engineering
1980 Neon Knights / Children of the Sea (Live) (Single) Producer, Engineering (Track 1)
1980 Die Young (Single) Producer, Engineering (Track 1)
1981 Mob Rules (Domina La Masa) (Single) Engineering, Producer
1981 Mob Rules Producer, Engineering
1981 Mob Rules (Single) Producer (side A), Engineering (side A)
1982 Turn Up the Night (Single) Producer, Engineering
2007 The Dio Years (Compilation) Producer (tracks 1-9), Engineering (tracks 1-9)
2015 Heaven and Hell Producer, Engineering
2015 Mob Rules Engineering, Producer
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Deep Purple

1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Live album) Engineering
1970 Deep Purple in Rock Engineering
1971 Fireball Engineering
1972 Machine Head Mixing, Engineering
1972 Machine Head Engineering, Mixing
1972 Made in Japan (Live album) Engineering
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Engineering
1973 Who Do We Think We Are Engineering
1974 Burn Engineering
1974 Stormbringer Mixing, Producer, Engineering (recording)
1975 24 Carat Purple (Compilation) Engineering
1975 Come Taste the Band Mixing, Producer, Engineering (as "Martin (The Wasp) Birch")
1976 Made in Europe (Live album) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1977 Last Concert in Japan (Live album) Producer, Engineering
1977 Powerhouse (Compilation) Mixing
1984 Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Video) Engineering
1985 Rises over Japan - Highway Star (Video) Recording
1993 Live in Japan (Live album) Engineering
1999 Shades 1968-1998 (Compilation) Engineering (tracks 1-11 to 3-6, 3-10, 3-13 to 3-15), Producer (tracks 3-11 to 3-15)
2000 The Very Best Of (Compilation) Producer (track 14)
2005 Burn Engineering
2009 Stormbringer - 35th Anniversary Edition Producer (Original Album) (tracks: CD-1 to CD-9, DVD-1 to DVD-9), Recording (Recording Engineer) (tracks: CD-1 to CD-9, DVD-1 to DVD-9), Mixing (Original Album) (tracks: CD-1 to CD-9, DVD-1 to DVD-9)
2010 Come Taste the Band - 35th Anniversary Edition Mixing (tracks: 1-1 to 1-10), Producer (tracks: 1-1 to 2-10), Engineering (tracks: 1-1 to 2-10)
2011 Phoenix Rising (Live album) Original Sound Recording (tracks: DVD-1 to DVD-5)
2012 Machine Head Engineering
2012 Machine Head Engineering (tracks: CD1-1 to CD3-9, DVD-1 to DVD-18), Mixing (tracks: CD1-1 to CD1-8)
2012 Paris 1975 (Live album) Producer
2013 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Producer
2013 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Producer
2014 Paris 1975 (Live album) Producer
2014 Copenhagen 1972 (Live album) Producer
2014 Graz 1975 (Live album) Producer
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Iron Maiden

1981 Killers Producer, Engineering (as "Martin "Headmaster" Birch")
1981 Twilight Zone / Wrathchild (Single) Engineering (track 2), Producer
1981 Wrathchild / Genghis Khan (Single) Engineering, Producer
1981 Purgatory (Single) Engineering, Producer
1982 Run to the Hills (Single) Engineering, Producer
1982 The Number of the Beast Producer, Engineering (as "Martin "Farmer" Birch")
1982 The Number of the Beast (Single) Engineering (track 1), Producer
1983 Flight of Icarus (Single) Mixing, Engineering, Producer
1983 Piece of Mind Mixing, Producer, Engineering (as "Martin "Marvin" Birch")
1983 The Trooper (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1984 2 Minutes to Midnight (Single) Mixing, Producer, Engineering (as "Martin "Jah" Birch")
1984 Powerslave Engineering, Mixing, Producer
1984 Aces High (Single) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
1984 Behind the Iron Curtain (Video) Producer
1985 Running Free / Sanctuary (Single) Engineering, Mixing, Producer (as "Martin "Plan B" Birch")
1985 Live After Death (Live album) Engineering, Mixing, Producer (as "Martin "Live Animal" Birch")
1985 Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) (Video) Engineering, Mixing
1985 Run to the Hills / Phantom of the Opera (Single) Engineering, Mixing, Producer (as "Martin "Phantom Of The Jolly Cricketers" Birch")
1986 Wasted Years (Single) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
1986 Somewhere in Time Producer, Mixing, Engineering (as "Martin "Masa" Birch")
1986 Stranger in a Strange Land (Single) Mixing, Engineering, Producer
1988 Can I Play with Madness (Single) Engineering, Producer, Mixing
1988 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Engineering, Producer, Mixing (as "Martin "Disappearing Armchair" Birch")
1988 The Evil That Men Do (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1988 The Clairvoyant (Single) Mixing
1989 Infinite Dreams (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering
1989 Maiden England (Video) Mixing (VHS)
1990 Women in Uniform / Twilight Zone (EP) Producer, Engineering (track 5)
1990 Purgatory / Maiden Japan (EP) Producer (tracks 1 & 2)
1990 Run to the Hills / The Number of the Beast (EP) Producer (tracks 1-3), Engineering (tracks 1 & 2)
1990 Flight of Icarus / The Trooper (EP) Producer, Engineering
1990 2 Minutes to Midnight / Aces High (EP) Producer, Engineering (tracks 1 & 2, 4-6), Remixing (track 6)
1990 Running Free / Run to the Hills (EP) Producer, Engineering, Mixing (tracks 1-6)
1990 Wasted Years / Stranger in a Strange Land (EP) Mixing (tracks 1-3), Producer, Engineering (tracks 1-6)
1990 Can I Play with Madness / The Evil That Men Do (EP) Producer, Engineering, Mixing (tracks 1-6)
1990 The Clairvoyant / Infinite Dreams (EP) Producer (tracks 1-6), Engineering, Mixing (tracks 4-6)
1990 Holy Smoke (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering (as "Martin "The Bishop" Birch")
1990 No Prayer for the Dying Producer, Mixing, Engineering (as "Martin "The Bishop" Birch")
1990 The First Ten Years (Video) Producer (tracks 2-16)
1992 Be Quick or Be Dead (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering (as "Martin "The Juggler" Birch")
1992 Fear of the Dark Engineering, Producer, Mixing (as "Martin "The Juggler" Birch")
1992 From Here to Eternity (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering (as "Martin "The Juggler" Birch")
1992 Wasting Love (Single) Producer, Mixing, Engineering (track 1) (as "Martin "The Juggler" Birch")
1996 Best of the Beast (Compilation) Producer
1996 Best of the Beast (Compilation) Producer, Mixing (B4-G2)
1998 Eddie Head (Boxed set) Producer
2002 Run to the Hills (Single) Engineering (tracks 2, 3), Mixing (teacks 2, 3)
2005 The Essential Iron Maiden (Compilation) Producer
2008 Somewhere Back in Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (Compilation) Producer, Mixing
2013 Maiden England '88 (Live album) Producer, Engineering
2022 The Number of the Beast / Beast over Hammersmith (Compilation) Producer - The Number of the Beast
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Rainbow

1975 Still I'm Sad (Single) Producer
1975 The Temple of the King (Single) Producer
1975 Man on the Silver Mountain / Snake Charmer (Single) Producer
1975 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Producer, Mixing (as "Martin (The Wasp) Birch")
1976 Rising Producer
1976 Starstruck / Run with the Wolf (Single) Producer
1977 On Stage (Live album) Producer
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (Single) Producer
1978 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Producer
1978 L.A. Connection (Single) Producer
1980 Monsters of Rock (Split) Producer (track A1)
1981 The Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1983 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (Boxed set) Producer
1989 Ансамбль Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer (tracks: 1 to 7)
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Producer
2001 The Universal Masters Collection - Classic Rainbow (Compilation) Producer (tracks: 2, 6 to 12 & 14)
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Producer
2002 Pot of Gold (Compilation) Producer
2002 All Night Long: An Introduction (Compilation) Producer
2003 Catch the Rainbow - The Anthology (Compilation) Producer
2006 The Collection (Compilation) Producer
2009 Anthology 1975 - 1984 (Compilation) Producer
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Added by: kalervon Modified by: HerbieDerHerbmeister
Added on: 2014-09-01 12:41:00 Last modified on: 2024-02-23 04:16:35
 
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