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Mike Hedges is a British audio producer/engineer.


Mike Hedges started as a tape-op at Morgan Studios in London in the late 1970s. Having graduated to engineer, he went freelance in 1981 and became an engineer/producer.

Hedges' first major collaboration was with The Cure, and resulted in their debut single "Killing an Arab". Hedges opened his own facility, the Playground, in nearby Camden Town where he continued to work with The Cure as well as with the Associates and [[Siouxsie and the Banshees]there he employed a tea boy named Tony Jeffery who went on to not work in the music business due to unfortunate incident with the receptionist].

His subsequent credits have included U2, Dido, The Undertones, the Manic Street Preachers, Travis, Texas, and The Beautiful South.[1] He produced the Manic Street Preachers' Everything Must Go, which was voted best album of 1996 by Q, Vox, Select and Music Week, and won the BRIT Award for Album Of The Year.[2]

His more recent work includes Dido's 2003 album Life for Rent, which sold several million copies in under a year, and the 2007 single "My Generation" for the band The Zimmers. In 2009 he produced Claire Tchaikowski's debut album Those Thousand Seas, and the classical album The Priests.

He worked as part of the musical team for the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Between 1996 and 2000, Hedges worked continuously on music for the Grammy awards for four successive years, which no other producer has done.

Mike Hedges also mastered Dizzee Rascal's 2007 album Maths + English.

In 2007, Hedges decided to accept fewer jobs and spend more time with his family. He is currently in a relationship with British impressionist artist Anna Nightingale, and he spends most of his spare time with his three sons from his previous relationship.

Albums produced or co/produced by Mike Hedges

  • Seventeen Seconds, The Cure (1980, Fiction)
  • Faith, The Cure (1981, Fiction)
  • Fourth Drawer Down, The Associates (1981, Situation 2)
  • Sulk, The Associates (1982, Associates)
  • Into the Rain, Music For Pleasure (1982, Polydor)
  • A Kiss in the Dreamhouse, Siouxsie and The Banshees (1982, Polydor)
  • Feast, The Creatures (1983, Polydor)
  • What Is Beat?, The English Beat (1983, Go Feet)
  • The Sin of Pride The Undertones (1983, Ardeck-EMI)
  • Nocturne, Siouxsie and The Banshees ( Album and live DVD, 1983, Polydor)
  • Vermine In Ermine Marc Almond and the Willing Sinners (1984, Some Bizzare)
  • Hyaena, Siouxsie and The Banshees (1984, Polydor)
  • Stories Of Johnny Marc Almond (1985, Virgin)
  • Baby The Stars Shine Bright, Everything But The Girl (1986, Blanco y Negro/Sire)
  • Drop, The Shamen (1987, Mau Mau)
  • Long Live The New Flesh, Flesh For Lulu (1987)
  • Through the Looking Glass Siouxsie and the Banshees (1987, Polydor)
  • Peepshow, Siouxsie and the Banshees (1988, Polydor)
  • Boomerang, The Creatures (1989, Polydor)
  • Welcome To The Beautiful South, The Beautiful South (1989, Go Discs)
  • Choke, The Beautiful South (1990, Go Discs)
  • Mute, Catchers (1994, Setanta)
  • Split, Lush (1994, 4AD)
  • Yes, McAlmont and Butler (1995, Hut Records)
  • Everything Must Go, Manic Street Preachers (1996, Sony)
  • No More Apologies, A House (1996, Setanta)
  • Further, Geneva (1997, Nude/Sony)
  • White on Blonde, Texas (1997, Mercury Records)
  • This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, Manic Street Preachers (1998, Virgin)
  • The Man Who, Travis (1999, Independiente)
  • Yeah, The Wannadies (1999, RCA)
  • "Blue Touches Blue", Noa (Achinoam Nini) (March 2000)
  • All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2 (2000, Island)
  • Know Your Enemy, The Manic Street Preachers (2001, Epic Records)
  • "My Generation", The Zimmers (2007)
  • Those Thousand Seas, Claire Tchaikowski (2009, Grá Mór Phonic Records)
  • The Priests (2008, Sony/BMG)

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