Chris Kimsey

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]

Chris Kimsey
Christopher Kenneth Kimsey

(1951-12-03) 3 December 1951 (age 69)
Battersea, London, England
OccupationRecord producer, audio engineer, musician

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.[citation needed]

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 producerEdit

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

Selection of his work as a mix engineerEdit

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


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  2. ^ Brown, Jake (2014). Behind the Boards II: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed. Hal Leonard. p. 190. ISBN 9781480392588. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  3. ^ Bruce Bartlett, Jenny Bartlett (2007), 'Recording Music on Location' p. xviii. Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-80891-8
  4. ^ "Marillion - Clutching At Straws". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  5. ^ "7th Annual IMA Judges". Independent Music Awards. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  6. ^ "HHB supplies DiGiCo SD11 to Olympic Cinema". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Chris Kimsey | producer | engineer". Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  8. ^ "Chris Kimsey". Retrieved 20 February 2020.


Further reading:

  • Hämäläinen, Jyrki "Spider" (2020). Killing Joke: Are You Receiving?. Milton Keynes: New Haven Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1912587407.