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release 3rd September 2021

'Da Capo' | Stephen W Tayler | CD/DVD set

'Da Capo' is an audio visual musical suite based on the concept of time. Stephen created the music, soundscapes and visuals, performing and playing all the instruments.This is presented in stereo on CD and in surround on DVD accompanied by visuals.

DVD extras feature titles filmed and recorded at Stephen's solo premiere performance in the Big Room at Real World Studios in December 2019.

physical release Burning Shed | digital release Cherry Red

check out the trailer on YouTube here

*preorder here*

 
 
 

release 3rd September 2021

'The Charisma Years' 1970-1978 box set | Van der Graaf Generator

A deluxe 20 disc (17 CD / 3 Blu Ray) box set covering Van der Graaf Generator’s entire recorded work for Charisma Records. This set features the albums H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff and Still Life which have been remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Stephen W Tayler. These feature on 4 additional CDs and two Blu ray discs.

 
 
 

release 3rd September 2021

'H To He Who Am The Only One' | Van der Graaf Generator

A 2CD/DVD edition of the 1970 studio release from Van der Graaf Generator.
Remastered from the first-generation master tapes and also featuring 2021 stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Stephen W Tayler

 
 
 

release 3rd September 2021

'Pawn Hearts' | Van der Graaf Generator

A 2CD/DVD edition of the astonishing 1971 release from Van der Graaf Generator which has been justifiably heralded as one of the groundbreaking albums of the Progressive era.
Remastered from the first-generation master tapes and also featuring 2021 stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Stephen W Tayler

 
 
 

release 3rd September 2021

'Godbluff' | Van der Graaf Generator

A 2CD/DVD edition of the brilliant 1975 studio release from Van der Graaf Generator.
Remastered from the first-generation master tapes and also featuring 2021 stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Stephen W Tayler

 
 
 

release 3rd September 2021

'Still Life' | Van der Graaf Generator

A 2CD/DVD edition of the ambitious 1976 studio release from Van der Graaf Generator.
Remastered from the first-generation master tapes and also featuring 2021 stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Stephen W Tayler

 
 
 

release 27th August 2021

'Live! In The Air Age' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce a new re-mastered super-deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition release (15 CDs and a DVD) of 'Live! In The Air Age by Be-Bop Deluxe.

Featuring seven complete concerts recorded on the Be-Bop Deluxe tour of February & March 1977 all newly remixed from the original multitrack tapes by Stephen W Tayler

 
 
 

release 6th August 2021

'Far and Distant Things' | Benjamin Croft

Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of the highly diverse composer and keys player, Benjamin Croft, for the release of the star-studded album, ‘Far and Distant Things’, on 6th August.

mixed by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts at Millside, Real World Studios.

 
 
 

news update April 2021

'What’s Bred in the Bone' | Western Electric Sound System

Western Electric Sound System write narrative songs, often rooted in traditional forms, but set among soundscapes, atmospheres and textures.  A love of  filmscore  has heavily influenced the musical output of WESS. Naturally inhabiting the outer margins and shadows, subverting the familiar, genre-bending and cultivating an improvisational  approach to writing and recording... 

Co-produced and Mixed by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts at Millside, Real World Studios.

 
 
 

news update February 2021

'Drastic Plastic' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered six-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 4 CDs and two DVDs) of 'Drastic Plastic' the classic 1978 album by Be-Bop Deluxe.

This expanded reissue features an additional 88 tracks, (43 of which are previously unreleased), drawn from stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W Tayler

 

 
 
 

news update December 2020

'Live At Siyan' | Howard Jones

On August 2nd 2020 Howard Jones performed an exclusive live streamed solo concert from the Siyan Soundstage in High Wycombe. Stephen mixed the live audio at the event, and has since put the finishing touches to the audio for this limited edition release on CD.

It is now available to hear on multiple streaming servicestreaming services

 

 
 
 

news update November 2020

It has actually been one of the busiest periods for Stephen during the 2020 pandemic.

He has been mixing constantly in isolation and there are now 10 projects queued up waiting for release - there is a backlog in manufacturing and releasing due to lockdown - the shutdown of music events has changed a lot of artists’ schedules.

We hope to be able to announce the various albums, box-sets and audio visual releases very soon!

 
 
 

news update August 2020

Howard Jones | Live Streamed Concert

On August 2nd Howard Jones performed an exclusive live streamed solo concert from the Siyan Soundstage in High Wycombe. Stephen mixed the live audio, and along with film crew, lighting director, video director and live streaming team, all worked safely and in isolation.

 

 
 
 

news update July 2020

'Axe Victim' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of 'Axe Victim' the legendary 1974 debut album by Be-Bop Deluxe. Released July 19th 2020.

This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 41 bonus tracks drawn from stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W Tayler.

 
 
 

news update June 2020

'Headphone Rock' | Green Needle

Stephen recently mixed a wonderful new album of songs from Ace Baker and Alan Akuye under the name Green Needle

Ace and Alan were the backbone of one of Stephen's favourite and underrated bands, Rat Bat Blue, who made an astonishing album in the late 90s that has only surfaced recently.

Mixed by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts at Millside, Real World Studios.

 

 
 
 

news update February 2020

Stephen has been interviewed about his musical background and history in the music and recording business by Anil Prasad for his online magazine Innerviews.

'Stephen W Tayler is responsible for mixing and engineering hundreds of the most revered rock and pop albums of all time. He reflects on myriad recordings he's worked on and his multimedia solo career.' - Anil Prasad

 
 
 

news update January 2020

'Da Capo' | Stephen W Tayler

Stephen premiered his new project 'Da Capo' as a live event for an audience in The Big Room at Real World Studios on Saturday December 14th 2019

'Da Capo' is an audio visual musical suite based on the concept of time. Stephen created the music, soundscapes and visuals for the show, playing all the instruments, controlling and manipulating the audio in full surround sound along with projections.

'Da Capo' is destined for release as a CD/DVD set. The DVD will contain the original visuals with 5.1 mix, including extra features recorded and filmed at the live show.

 

 
 
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news update November 2019

'Modern Music' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered five-disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 4 CDs and a DVD) of 'Modern Music' the legendary 1976 album by Be-Bop Deluxe.

This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 55 bonus tracks drawn from stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W Tayler.

 

 
 
 

news update September 2019

'The Incredible Shrinking Man' | Western Electric Sound System

Produced and Mixed by Stephen W Tayler

Western Electric Sound System write narrative songs, often rooted in traditional forms, but set among soundscapes, atmospheres and textures.  A love of  filmscore  has heavily influenced the musical output of WESS. Naturally inhabiting the outer margins and shadows, subverting the familiar, genre-bending and cultivating an improvisational  approach to writing and recording... 

 
 
 

 

'Fighting Apathy With Shock'| Rupert Hine as Thinkman

'Fighting Apathy With Shock' is a newly remastered compilation of the best of Thinkman's albums, originally released between 1985 and 1990. Stephen co-produced, recorded, mixed and performed on the original albums.

The collection was compiled by Rupert and remastered from the original master tapes by Stephen. Released by Esoteric Recordings in 2019.


 
 
 

news update May 2019

Howard Jones | 'Transform' UK Live Tour

Stephen joined the Howard Jones team for the 'Transform' UK Live Tour to supervise and control the visuals he has created for the show.

Backdrops, images and characters appear on a semi-transparent screen behind the performers, creating a sense of depth and dynamic along with the superb lighting design by Yenz Nyholm.

The results were a great success.


 
 
 

news update June 2019

'Futurama' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of 'Futurama' the legendary 1975 album by Be-Bop Deluxe.

Newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, it features an additional 36 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler.


 
 
 

news update April 2019

Anil Prasad - Innerviews - visit to Real World Studios

Was a great pleasure to meet Anil, he is fascinating and so knowledgable... he came to chat and interview me for Innerviews... we talked for HOURS!

Curious to know if I said anything interesting, let alone intelligible!

 
 
 

news update January 2019

Howard Jones invites Stephen to collaborate providing visuals for the upcoming Transform World Tour.

They meet with lighting designer Yenz Nyholm to create a vision for the stage presentation and develop the show over the next few months.

The photo shows a sketch of an idea by Howard, realised by Stephen and tested with the screen during pre-production at Siyan Ltd (Lighting and Production space) in High Wycombe.


 
 
 

news update November 2018

'Sunburst Finish' | Be-Bop Deluxe

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered four disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of 'Sunburst Finish' the legendary 1976 album by Be-Bop Deluxe.

Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this reissue features 39 bonus tracks, including stunning 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes by award-winning engineer Stephen W Tayler.

 
 
 

news update November 2018

Howard Jones VIP Event at Metropolis Studios, London

To celebrate the release of the 'Human's Lib' and 'Dream Into Action' reissue box sets from Cherry Red Records, Howard, Rupert and Stephen gave a presentation featuring the original recordings, Howard performed an acoustic show, and they all had a chance to meet and talk about these wonderful records to an exclusive audience.


 
 
 

news update September 2018

Yet another opportunity to give a talk and demonstration at RMIT University in Melbourne, introduced by Andrew Duffield.

Once again a big thank you to Andrew and RMIT for the invitation, and to Elena Popa for the photo.


 
 
 

news update October 2018

Brand X | Live at The Rites of Spring Festival | 2018 | Blu-ray

Recorded and filmed at The Rites of Spring Festival, Gettysberg 2018.

FIlm edited and sound mixed by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts at Millside, Real World Studios for release on Blu-ray.

 
 
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news update March 2018

On March 5th Stephen was invited to give a talk about his career to staff and students at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) presented by his old friend Andrew Duffield from the band models. It was the first time he has done anything like this and it was a wonderful experience. A big thank you to Andrew and RMIT for the invitation, and to Elena Popa for the photo.


 
 
 

news update February 2018

Stephen produced and mixed six amazing tracks for Western Electric Sound System, featuring Stephen Whitfield, Rob Forrester and Duncan Forrester. This trio perform wonderful guitar-based songs with very serious dark subject matter - brilliant!!! Stephen previously worked with Rob and Duncan when they were part of the band This Picture.

 
 
 

news update February 2018

'Locked & Loaded' | Brand X

Brand X release their live album recorded in Long's Park, July 2017. Featuring John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Kenny Grohowski, Chris Clark and Scott Weinberger.

Mixed by 'Perdurabo' Stephen W Tayler with an 'e' at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio at Real World Studios.

 
 
 

news update January 2018

Stephen has been commissioned to write the theme tune for 'True Conviction' showing on Investigation Discovery Channel, produced by Weinberger Media.

'True Conviction' is now in its third season in 2021.


 
 
 

news update January 2018

'STEM' | Pieter Nooten

Pieter Nooten's  album 'STEM' available on CD or 180g limited edition vinyl with postcard and download code through Rocket Girl Records

Mixed and produced by  Stephen W Tayler at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio at Real World Studios.

 
 
 

'Ostinato - LIVE' | Stephen W Tayler

Stephen presented his first ever solo live performance at Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire on July 22nd 2017 featuring music from Stephen's 2015 album 'Ostinato' accompanied by atmospheric visual projections.

Stephen combined soundscapes, elements of playback and live sound manipulation along with multiple keyboards, woodwind instruments, electronics and guitar.

The music was presented through the groundbreaking prototype Zero speaker system provided by Flare Audio, with the atmospheric sounds through the theatre's cinema surround sound system.

An app dedicated to the show was developed to be used during the show, with images and text being sent to the devices in the audience. The app was developed by Simon Fletcher of Spacestream.com.

 
 
 

news update June 2017

'But Wait... There's more! LIVE 2017' | Brand X

Brand X release their new live album recorded in Sellersville, January 2017. Featuring John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Kenwood Dennard, Chris Clark and Scott Weinberger.

Mixed by 'Perdurabo' Stephen W Tayler with an 'e' at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio at Real World Studios.

 
 
 

news update April 2017

Stephen is currently preparing for his solo audiovisual show 'Ostinato' at Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire on July 22nd 2017.

This will be Stephen's first ever solo live performance with music from his album 'Ostinato' featuring immersive soundscapes and visuals.

The sound will be presented with a groundbreaking prototype Zero speaker system provided by Flare Audio, as well as the venue's own surround sound system.

 
 
 

news update March 2017

Stephen has been mixing a new live album for Brand X who have been celebrating 40 years since their first live album ‘Livestock’. The album revisits classic tracks taken from their original studio albums 'Unorthodox Behaviour’ 'Moroccan Roll' and 'Masques’.

Moroccan Roll' (1977) represented the first full album that Stephen recorded and mixed in its entirety at the start of his career. He also recorded and mixed ‘Masques’ (1978). Both albums were released on Charisma.

The band features John Goodsall (guitar), Percy Jones (bass), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and new members Scott Weinberger (percussion) and Christopher Clark (keyboards).

 
 
 

'das Hinterland' | performance by Nooten Barten Tayler

Stephen, along with Bert Barten and Pieter Nooten, renowned musicians from the Netherlands, gave three private performances in Amsterdam of a collaboration of their individual compositions, which blended perfectly into a combined musical and visual collage titled 'das Hinterland' in November 2016.

This was a milestone for Stephen who had not performed live as part of an ensemble in decades, and the most wonderful experience.

 
 
 

KT Fellowship | 'Before The Dawn'

We are delighted to announce that Kate Bush’s long-awaited project ‘KT Fellowship presents Before The Dawn’ was released on CD and vinyl on November 25th 2016. The album is comprised of live performances gathered from the groundbreaking, internationally-acclaimed concerts, Kate’s first in thirty-five years.

Stephen mixed the album over a period of seven months, drawing from the recordings of the twenty-two Hammersmith shows, as well as doing audio postproduction on the project.

“Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed” says Stephen “It was a monumental undertaking that consumed me almost completely for the better part of the past year. It took everything that I had to give from my many decades’ experience as a sound artist, engineer and mixer, and I could not be more proud of the result”.

 
 
 

news update September 2016

Stephen has been preparing for live performance for the first time in decades - he has been setting up his instruments and equipment and practicing like mad - first rehearsals in France were a great success - incorporating much of the music from Ostinato along with works from Bert Barten and Pieter Nooten - soon to reconvene in Amsterdam. The music will be a collaborative blend of ambient, neo-classical and electronica with immersive atmospheres - more news soon......

 
 
 

news update summer 2016

Stephen has once again been busy with various projects he was unable to talk about - some clients prefer to keep a lid on information until they are ready.

(update - am now allowed to announce it was actually a project for Kate Bush!!)

 
 
 

'Ostinato' | Stephen W Tayler

Esoteric Antenna released the solo album 'Ostinato' by award winning producer & engineer Stephen W Tayler in September 2015.

'Ostinato' is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich.


" A beautiful and haunting filmic journey in sound.” - Kate Bush

 
 
 

'The Art of Peace' | Songs for Tibet II'

Stephen assembled, premastered and compiled tracks for the new album 'The Art of Peace - Songs for Tibet II’. The album is a celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday. Stephen mixed Sting’s ‘The Book of My Life’, Beyond’s ‘Mother Within’ (feat. Tina Turner) and reworked ‘Wild Man’ by Kate Bush for inclusion in the compilation.

The album also features contributions from Peter Gabriel, Elbow, Lorde, Rupert Hine, Bob Geldof, Of Monsters and Men, The Crystal Method (feat. Meiko), Howard Jones, Duncan Sheik, Eleanor McEvoy, Rival Sons, Ed Prosek and The Family Crest.

 
 
 

ONE WORLD ONE VOICE | 25th ANNIVERSARY | May 2015

Rupert Hine and Stephen W Tayler hosted the 25th Anniversary celebration of ‘One World One Voice’ in the Big Room at Real World Studios on May 22nd 2015.

Among the highlights of the evening were the screenings of the two films, originally simulcast around the world in 1990 and now freshly restored by Stephen.

The event was sponsored by Real World Studios, Focusrite and Chimera Arts.

 
 
 

'Unshy on the Skyline'| Rupert Hine

‘Unshy on the Skyline' is a newly remastered compilation of the best of Rupert Hine’s solo albums, originally released between 1981 and 1983. Stephen co-produced, recorded, mixed and performed on the original albums.

The collection was compiled by Rupert and remastered from the original master tapes by Stephen. Released by Esoteric Recordings in 2015.

 
 

'Engage' | Howard Jones

'Engage' was performed at indigo at the O2 in 2015 to launch the release of 'Engage' in all its formats on dtox. Once again the visuals have been beautifully realised with projections at the front and back of the stage and superb lighting design.

An app dedicated to the show was developed to be used during 'Engage', with images and text being sent to the devices in the audience. The app was developed by Simon Fletcher of Spacestream.com.

 
 

news update summer 2014

Stephen signed on as producer for a new album by The Fixx.

Basic tracks were recorded at Unit 2 Studios and Bowerman Studios in London, and further recording and the mixing took place at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio at Real World Studios.

 
 

'Engage' | Howard Jones

Following the premiere of 'Engage' in 2013 , Stephen has directed a filmed version combining his original visuals with footage gathered from three performances with a studio based soundtrack produced and mixed in 5.1 by Robbie Bronnimann.

The DVD and CD versions have been released by dtox, along with a collector's edition art book, beautifully designed and built by Ian Walden of Hush Creative.

 
 

Sadia Sadia | Stephen W Tayler | Darren Munce

'Fugue (Die Wende)’ is a reaction to an environment, and a collaborative participation in an exceptional event, the Leipzig Lichtfest ‘Kulturparcours’ 2014, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the demonstrations in Leipzig that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of the fascist DDR government. The work ran across two locations includingHalle 14 Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Centre for Contemporary Art).

Filmed and Directed by Sadia Sadia; Concept and Realisation: Darren Munce & Sadia Sadia; Original Soundtrack by Stephen W Tayler; Edited by Stephen W Tayler for Chimera Arts.

 
 

'Before The Dawn'| The KT Fellowship

Stephen was delighted to be invited on board the spectacular show 'Before The Dawn' as the 'Kate Vocal Navigator'. Stephen was solely responsible for looking after the sound and levels of Kate's voice and controlling all of her live effects during the show.

He was also responsible for the postproduction of the recordings of Kate's live vocals from the filming sessions at Pinewood Studios, where Kate sang in the water, and matched them for playback during the filmed sequences. Stephen was involved for four months that included all the detailed rehearsals and the twenty two shows at the Hammersmith Apollo.

 
 

'Carnforth Station'| Jennifer Crook

Stephen produced and mixed the album 'Carnforth Station' for Jennifer Crook at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio, Real World Studios after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

The album features Jennifer's beautiful songwriting, singing and harp playing, as well as her guitar and banjo. She is accompanied by Beth Porter (cello, fiddle, voice), Mike Cosgrave (guitar, accordion, voice) with contributions from Kevin Brown (guitar, lap steel guitar) and Miranda Sykes (double bass, voice). Recorded by Stephen and Leon Hunt, mastered by Stuart Bruce, masterminded by Rob Bozas.

 

 
 

Sadia Sadia

Stephen conducted the interviews for the documentary The Making of 'All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)' and put together the film, including the musical soundtrack.

This film, made for the museum for educational purposes, shows the locations and process of creating this large installation and explains the ideas and techniques used by artist Sadia.

 

 
 

Sadia Sadia

'All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)' is a three (3) channel filmed installation with accompanying eight (8) channel soundfield, inspired by an interpretation of Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, and featuring footage of the rapids captured by the artist in the Gorge. The work is monumental in scale with the three channels set across a single nine foot by forty eight foot screen.

Stephen performed the postproduction for the film and the sound, constructing the 8 channel sound field in the Millside Studio, with the audio and visual material gathered by the artist. QVMAG Inveresk, January-March 2014

 
 

'Engage' | Howard Jones

'Engage' was performed at three shows celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Howard's recording career. For some pieces the images were projected onto a semi-transparent 'Kabuki Drop' screen in front of the musician. The audience was invited to participate using apps on mobile devices, and were offered fancy dress clothing and makeup.

These events were filmed at Shepherd's Bush Empire and Epic Studios, Norwich in 2013.

 
 

The Fishkillers

Stephen has been writing music with the UK branch of The Fishkillers for the soundtrack of the Flow Nonfiction documentary 'The Wounded Warrior Project'.

The soundtrack was composed, recorded and mixed at Chimera Arts' Millside Studio with Stephen, Neville Farmer, John Bridger, Beth Porter and Kevin Brown.

 
 

Howard Jones

Howard asked Stephen to collaborate in the creation of a multimedia piece entitled 'Engage'. Howard worked on the compositions and Stephen created the visuals, bouncing the ideas back and forth to create a unique blend of sound and vision, with elements of contemporary music, dance, movement and electronica.

This work will be presented as part of the upcoming Howard Jones 30th Anniversary Celebration concerts in 2013.

 
 

Kate Bush

Stephen's brilliant remix of 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012' by Kate Bush was played in its entirety at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony to, well, rather a lot of people. Officials put viewing figures around the 750 million mark.

R.U.T.H 2012 reached No. 6 in the BBC official Top Forty singles chart.

 
 

'Beautiful Friction'|the Fixx

Stephen has had a long relationship with the band, having recorded and mixed their first four albums, and many other projects since.

Thirty years after 'The Shuttered Room', Stephen has returned again to mix this outstanding album.

 
 

Howard Jones

Howard commisioned Stephen to create 25 visual pieces as projections for his international 'Humans Lib/Dream Into Action' tours.

Howard asked Stephen to interpret this material as moving images to complement the rhythms, structure and dynamics of the music.

Stephen brings his musical and sonic sensibilities to a new dimension.

 
 

'Fifty Words for Snow' | Kate Bush | November 2011

'Fifty Words for Snow' is the second album that Stephen has mixed for Kate, establishing a close and personal working relationship with her. The whole album is set in a magical sonic landscape, with beautiful intimate performances of these mysterious songs.

Stephen also recorded contributions from Steve Gadd, Elton John and Stephen Fry, with orchestral arrangements by the legendary Jonathan Tunick

 
 
 

'Director's Cut' | Kate Bush | May 2011

In 2010, Stephen mixed most of the tracks for Kate Bush’s first album in six years, 'Director's Cut'. It entered the UK charts at No. 2 on its release in May 2011.

The album consists of reworkings of several songs from her albums "The Red Shoes" and "The Sensual World" using some parts of the original recordings with updated vocals from Kate and new drums from Steve Gadd.