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image from the liner notes to Electric Landlady by Kirsty MacColl

Steve Lillywhite

producer (1994 - 1997)

Billboard magazine interview (March 26, 1994)

Morrissey had this to say on the Modern Rock Live radio interview (Aug. 17, 1997):

...On Steve Lillywhite:
He's incredibly gifted. It's been a great pleasure and enlightenment to work with him.

What does he bring in?
It's an atmosphere, it's positivity, and it's a matter of drawing the best out of everybody. And that's very hard to do. And Steve Lillywhite does it incredibly well, and makes you feel more adventurous and more sure of yourself than perhaps you normally would do.

From the Kirsty MacColl - Voice Of An Angel FAQ:

...Who is Steve Lillywhite?
Steve Lillywhite is a music producer, and the estranged husband of Kirsty (they separated in mid-1994). His most notable credits include: U2, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, Morrissey, and, of course, Kirsty MacColl. They have two children—Jamie and Louis—who appear on Kirsty’s songs “Innocence” (‘big money’), and “Happy.” Incidentally, Steve is one of the whistlers on Peter Gabriel’s song “Games Without Frontiers.”

Partial Discography of work
produced or co-produced by Steve Lillywhite
(provided by Chris Lark)

Morrissey: Vauxhall & I, Southpaw Grammar, Maladjusted
U2: Boy, October, War, Under A Blood Red Sky, a few songs on Achthung Baby. He didn’t produce Under A Blood Red Sky but he did help mix it and The Joshua Tree as well
Simple Minds: Sparkle In The Rain
Kirsty MacColl: Kite, Electric Landlady, Galore (Steve's wife and another "Best Of." Most of the singles are from previous albums Steve produced.)
Big Country: The Crossing, Steeltown
The Pogues: If I Should From Grace With God, Peace & Love
Psychedelic Furs: Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk
Siouxsie & The Banshees: The Scream
Talking Heads: Naked
Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel (The one with "Biko" on it)
Dave Matthews Band: Under The Table & Dreaming, Crash
Climie Fisher: a few songs from Everything
Penetration: Coming Up For Air
The La's: The La's
The Rolling Stones: Dirty Work
Johnny Thunders: So Alone
The Smiths: mixed the "Ask" single
Joan Armatrading: Walk under Ladders
Marshall Crenshaw: Field Day
Thompson Twins: Sidekicks
Travis: Good Feelings
World Party: Bang!
XTC: Drums & Wires, Black Sea

another partial discography is at the Worlds End website
even more production credits are on the All-Music Guide. Link from Stefan Sahlander.

last modified: 11 Feb 2001