David Lord (producer)
|Born||1944 (age 75–76)|
|Occupation||Record producer, composer|
He worked as a composer; his song‐cycle, The Wife of Winter, was written in 1968, for Janet Baker while The History of the Flood (1969) has a libretto by John Heath-Stubbs. His 'cantata for children', "The Sea Journey", with a libretto by Michael Dennis Browne, is known to exist in two private pressings: one from the 1969 Farnham Festival, for which it was commissioned; the other recorded in 1982 by children from St. Catherine's British Embassy School, Athens, Greece. He also wrote a piece for Julian Bream and a test piece for a London Symphony Orchestra conductors' competition.
Since around 1970, Lord has lived in Bath, where he formerly operated Crescent Studios, initially in his top-floor flat in Camden Crescent, and subsequently in a building dating from around 1700, at 144, Walcot Street. He closed the studio when a new road was built next to it.
In 2015, Lord was convicted of keeping a brothel, and was given a suspended prison sentence, as well as being subjected to a 7pm to 7am curfew for four months and made to wear an electronic tag, by Judge Geoffrey Mercer QC, at Bristol Crown Court.
Albums produced or co-produced by Lord include:
- The Korgis - Dumb Waiters (1980)
- The Korgis - Sticky George (1981)
- Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1982)
- Roy Harper - Work of Heart (1982)
- The Icicle Works - The Icicle Works (1984)
- XTC - The Big Express (1984)
- M + M - The World Is a Ball (1986)
- Icehouse - Measure for Measure (1986)
- Icehouse - Man of Colours (1987)
- Peter Hammill - Fireships (1992)
- David Ferguson - The View from Now (1998)
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- Harada, Yoichi (October 1987). "Crescent Studios featuring David Lord". Sound Recording Magazine. No. 10.
- Dellar, Fred (24 July 1980). "The Korgis: Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime". Smash Hits.
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- "David Lord: Enigma Variations". Sound on Sound. November 1996. Archived from the original on 6 June 2015.
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- "ROY HARPER - The Roy Harper Band: Work Of Heart (1982)". Prog Archives. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Twomey, Chris (1992). XTC: Chalkhills and Children. Omnibus Press. p. 136. ISBN 9780711927582.
- Richler, Daniel (October 1985). "M+M The World Is a Ball". Canadian Musician: 30-.
- van der Meer, Dan. "It's Been Thirty Years Since Man Of Colours Was Released". Triple M. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- Hammill, Peter. "Peter Hammill Fireships CD". Cargo Records Direct. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
I produced it in conjunction with David Lord and his wonderful orchestral arrangements are well to the fore.
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