RE: About 'Mutt' Lange...
Posted by: MR.Nice Guy ()
Date: November 14, 2000 05:22AM

This man is truly a genious.
He delivers his own sound to this artists. It developed over time
in the early 80`s.

It allt started with:
- "Highway to hell" - AC/DC in 1979 (one of their most popular albums) but it doesn´t sound like a typical "Mutt" record.
- "Back in black" - AC/DC in 1980 (their most successfull album, sold 15 million) and "Mutt" really shows how a hardrock record should sound.
- "4" - Foreigner in 1981 (made them superstars with hits like "Urgent" and "Waiting for a girl like you"). At this point "Mutt" really took notice of the bands "own sound".
- "Pyromania" - Def Leppard in 1983 (made them superstars in the U.S.) Now it shows that "Mutt" had free hands to do something he believed in.
- "Heartbeat City" - The Cars in 1984 (a million seller with a lot of great songs like the wonderful ballad "Drive" and "You might think" that won video of the year on MTV in 1984). This has nothing to do with production sounds like Leppards recordings. "Mutt" still have respect for a bands "own intentions",
- "Hysteria" - Def Leppard in 1987 (a big gap between the Cars record and this is still a true hard rock classic. It went to become one of the most expencive records ever made. It sould over 15 million world wide). "Mutt" created "the Leppardsound" and now its shows that he found the sound he was looking for.
- "All I wanna do is make love to you" - Heart 1990 (Mutt wrote the song for their album "Brigade" but was not involved in the production, but it was close to sounding like a "Mutt" production.
- "Waking up the neighbours" - Bryan Adams 1991 (A master piece, a great rock record that has the Leppard feel. But I don´t think the general public "really knew" that it was the same procucer as Hysteria). But it shows that "Mutt" has his way of producing.

Then he met Shania Twain, they got married in 1993. They started to work on the album "The Woman In Me" (released in 1995). This was a real country record. But sounded "fresh" and and was destined to find a new audience. Shania and "Mutt" had a tough time to be accepeted in country districts, circles and in the record buisness. But eventually everyone open their mind and it become a multi-million selling album.
It earned a diamond award last year for over 10 million in the US alone).

"Mutt" did Bryan Adams album "18 til I Die" in 95/96. The ballad "Have you ever really loved a woman" was a great success in 1995 for the movie "Don Juan De Marco" with Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando. But the album itself was a minor hit comparing to Waking up the neighbours". It was not bad, a lot of good songs, sounded a little modern at hte time.

The rest is history: "Mutt" made his most successfull album with Shania "Come on over" in 1997. It is still selling loads. The worlwide sales is now over 33 MILLION!!!
The most successfull album for any female entertainer.

2000 he produced the songs "Irresistable" and "Breathless", this is very much his most commercial thing he´s done in his career. Good radiotunes, but not outstanding.

So is this man a genious or what?
There´s no other producer that has been this successfull in terms of sale figuers.
That doesn´t always mean a person is an original producer and writer.
But we do know that he has his "own sound", and few producers delivers a similar sound that has this distinctive sound. He makes music sound fabulous.
He´s absolutely one of the greatest producers, that´s my opinion.

Thanx for the words
M.R Nice Guy

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