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Chris Kimsey
Born Christopher Kenneth Kimsey
(1951-12-03) 3 December 1951 (age 66)
Battersea, London, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Record producer, audio engineer, musician

Christopher Kenneth Kimsey (born 3 December 1951 in Battersea, London, England) is an English record producer, mixer and musician most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones' Undercover[1] and Steel Wheels[1] albums. He was also an engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers[1] as well as 1978's Some Girls[1] and 1980's Emotional Rescue[2] and assisted Mick Jagger and Keith Richards closely in preparing 1981's Tattoo You. He was the engineer and associate producer for both Emotional Rescue and Tattoo You.[1]

He has also worked with Peter Frampton,[1] Marillion,[1] The Cult,[1] Peter Tosh,[1] The Psychedelic Furs,[1] Emerson, Lake & Palmer[1] Ten Years After,[1] Johnny Hallyday,[1] Louis Bertignac,[1] Diesel Park West,[1] JoBoxers,[1] Killing Joke,[1] New Model Army,[1] Ash,[1] The Chieftains,[1] Soul Asylum,[1] Duran Duran,[1] Yes,[1] Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe,[1] INXS,[1] Anti Nowhere League, Moral Code X, The Proclaimers[1] and Golden Earring.[1]

He was the recording engineer for Frampton Comes Alive! in 1976.[3]

For Bill Wyman's self-titled third album from 1982, Kimsey served as co-producer (with Wyman) and engineer (with Stuart Epps). He also mastered the album with Ted Jensen, mixed it, sang backing vocals and co-wrote the song "Jump Up" with Wyman.

Kimsey is credited as having contributed backing vocals to Incommunicado from Marillion's 1987 album Clutching at Straws.[4]

Chris Kimsey is credited for mixing the performances of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Cliff Richard & The Shadows on the Knebworth double album in 1990.

Kimsey was also a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers.[5]

In 2014 Chris Kimsey returned to Olympic Studios, where he began his career. He is serving as the sound consultant and engineer for its live concert series and recording facilities.[6]

Selection of his work as a producer[edit]

Served as producer, co-producer or associate producer on the following records:

Selection of his work as a mix engineer[edit]

Served as the mix engineer, or assistant-engineer on the following records:

References[edit]

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