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Q+A with producer John Leckie

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24th November 2017
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Hi John, thanks for taking time to share your considerable knowledge. The singer from Muse is one of my favourite vocalists...

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johnleckie 13th July 2009
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Hey John, I have always loved yr work - its great to see you here on this board. The sound of albums like the bends, storm...

Dr Roundmenge
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johnleckie 12th July 2009
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Thank you for sharing your time and thoughts here. Also, thank you for a brilliant catalog of work. I am a big fan of wet,...

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johnleckie 11th July 2009
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Holy Cow John!!! I just checked your discog again and saw you engineered Mott the Hooples "Mott" record. I'll bet...

Slipperman
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johnleckie 11th July 2009
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Hi John, thrilled to see you as a guest mod on Gearslutz! It's strange (or not!) how you're the link between many of my...

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Jules 11th July 2009
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hi john, great to have you here, thank you! los lobos`good morning.. is a favorite of mine - wonderful songs...

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johnleckie 11th July 2009
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Mr. Leckie, Thank you for taking the time to do this, it's a honor. Everyone writes a bad song, verse, chorus, every once...

Royal Music FND
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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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I was curious about how much pre-production Barney did on the songs for this album. Were they pretty simple demos coming in or...

NWSooner
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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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Hi John, Thank you for doing this Q&A! You mentioned in a Sound On Sound article on the Stone Roses "Fools...

submodern
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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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Hi John, I'm wondering if you can talk about the transition from engineer to producer. It looks like a lot of your earlier...

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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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Hello Mr. Leckie, It is indeed an honour. I’m a huge fan of your work. I have a few unrelated questions for you (please...

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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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Hi John, thanks for doing this man... My question: How do you deal with backing vocals?, location on mix, reverb, delay,...

Hidraulico
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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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Hi John. Hope this finds you well. You seem to be a big fan of the SM58 - guitar amps, vocals, and I'm sure many other...

jarbar
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johnleckie 10th July 2009
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You've worked with some bands that have some really exceptional electric guitar tones (Muse and Radiohead in particular -...

seamus james
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johnleckie 9th July 2009
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Dear Mr Leckie, the Kula Shaker album you produced remains one of my favourite albums, and has also served as a reference for...

The Reel Thing
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johnleckie 9th July 2009
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hello John, A Storm In Heaven is one of my all time favourite albums. From what I have read, the band would jam for...

polf
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polf 9th July 2009
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Hi John. What is/are you favourite tracking studio(s) in the UK?

D.F.
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gimboid 9th July 2009
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Hi John, Can you tell us anything about the drum loop in Fools Gold? Thanks!

badger17
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sardi 9th July 2009
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Syd


I don't know if its appropriate, but maybe a "catch-all" thread for Syd Barrett would be good. Syd's fans are a fairly...

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johnleckie 9th July 2009
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Hi John, and many thanks for joining us. I think the track "Too Many Guns" you recorded with Finley Quaye is one of...

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badger17 8th July 2009
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hey john, firstly welcome and thanks a million for this Q&A. My question is about the roses. before the release of the...

rhythmtech
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mr jkn 8th July 2009
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Dear Mr. Leckie, Hello and thank you for taking time to join us on GS. My question is what did you do to get that amazing bass...

StiffOswald
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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John, You're my favorite album credit! I'll buy any album with your name on the back and it's on all the ones in my top 10...

brill bedroom
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costis 8th July 2009
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Hi John, It's hard to choose as thread as you have participated or produced some outstanding records...So I have chosen a more...

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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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John, Thanks for participating in these threads...it's great to hear these experiences. I'm curious what it was like...

Aaron Inkrott
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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Hi John, Massive fan of your work and a warm welcome to GS. ( Radiohead, Ride, Muse etc.. which I am sure will be covered in...

Wiggy Neve Slut
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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Hello Mr Leckie, c) Could you provide some technical info about the recording (drum mics, console etc)?????jummpp

haryy
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slaphappygarry 8th July 2009
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Being a huge Fall fan I was wondering: what was it like to work with Mark E Smith and band? thanks!

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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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The Fall have always been a band of interest to me, mostly because of the sheer magnitude of members that have been involved...

Sean Sullivan
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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I consider the bass (and guitar) sounds on Real Life to be quintessential new wave/post punk. There is quite a bit of information...

Butcha
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Butcha 8th July 2009
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Hello Mr. Leckie I was wondering how difficult it was to and what mics were used in the recording of John Lennons Piano and...

jrhoden
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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Hello John, I was curious if you had any recollections of producing The Proof's "It's Safe" LP. I have a personal...

Xian00
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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I absolutely love the sound of this record! It is one of my staple reference discs. Reverb and ambience is obviously a big...

Deaf
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johnleckie 8th July 2009
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In your interview in 'Behind the Glass' you make a somewhat provocative statement saying that 'all acoustic treatment is rubbish'...

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doorknocker 8th July 2009
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Please just tell us about these sessions. Anything that comes to mind. The Floyd's working methods, isolation?, many overdubs?,...

tekis
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gurubuzz 8th July 2009
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Hey John, Thanks for doing this, it's great to be able to hear and talk to the masters. Anyway, I just wanted to know about...

Sword in Hand
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johnleckie 7th July 2009
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hello john, can you tell us about harrison's guitar in all things must pass, i've always think it's very special. thanks, bye.

andres_feret
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Eric Greedy 6th July 2009
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Hi John! This album has had an enormous influence on music and culture over the last 35 years, and it is in my personal top 10...

WinterSun
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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First of all, its a great honour to have you here,sir. Apart of all your amazing work youve done,please tell us what it was...

sONIC_jUNKIE
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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What's it like working with a producer who has a band, eg Mitch Easter? Does that change your role? Division of labor? Any...

dannygold
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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First let me say welcome to Gearslutz. You have worked with a large array of artists(some of my) faves. Could you discuss how you...

Grumblefoot
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Grumblefoot 6th July 2009
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Hi John, thanks for doing this. I have to ask if you have any particular interesting stories or memories of recording...

Space Station
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Space Station 6th July 2009
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John, Thanks for participating in these threads...it's great to hear these experiences. I'm curious what it was like...

Aaron Inkrott
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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John, Many thanks for doing this first of all. I was looking over your discography & saw many of my favorite album on...

TheSoundFella
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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Hi John, so glad you decided to join us here for a Q&A! Please tell us about your approach to the recording/producing...

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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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Hi Leckie What is your favorite gear? Like a special preamp, mic or reverb that you can't live without. Greetings from...

Engstrom
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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Hello John! greetings from Moscow I really adore your all your works, especially with New Order, the Stone Roses and Radiohead...

IM_
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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Hello John and thanks for all the great music. One of my favorite albums that never gets old for me is Respect by Robyn...

Mark Kaufman
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johnleckie 6th July 2009
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I have always loved the sound of those albums. Do recall any details of how the basics were tracked? In particulal I am...

AudioWonderland
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johnleckie 5th July 2009
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John, I am huge fan of quite a few albums you have produced, including this one. To me, this is by far the best of all Posies...

Magpel
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johnleckie 5th July 2009
 
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