Another notable session were the initial “jamming” recordings for the 3rd Tears for Fears studio album The Seeds of Love. These were extensive experimental sessions lasting over a month with several musicians involved.
In Contrast while at at Air StudiosSteve was mixing Engineer The Wedding Present’s first album George Best, subsequently recording and mixing the band’s second album Bizarro at jacobs-studios.
==Freelance to Production==
As a Freelance engineer Steve worked at the Church Studios with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Suzan Vega on two songs for Dedicated – A tribute to The Greateful Dead]
Engineering for Depeche_Mode with Flood producing with the band on the UK sessions for Violator. Steve then worked with Alan Wilder on Re-mixes of “Come Alive” and “Family Man” for the “As Is” (Nitzer Ebb EP), leading onto the next full album release.
Depeche Mode were asked to contribute to the Soundtrack of “Until the end of the world and recorded the track Deaths Door was recorded in 2/3 days in London with the band Producing with Steve recording and mixing.
Post the Violation Tour Steve was again in the studio with Alan Wilder to work on “Bloodline” the 3rd release of Recoil his solo Project. Further work with Depeche_Mode and Flood Flood led to the recording of Songs of Faith and Devotion. in a private Villa in Madrid and studios in Hamburg and London.An extensive period followed of programming and sequencing period with AlanWilder in London and his home Studio, including “re-mixes” and “b-side” mixes.
The Devotional (video) /Devotional Tour Video was recorded and the “Songs of Faith and Devotion Live released using the backing track arrangements completed over two months before the tour.
A notable release in that period was ” Condemnation” where a remix with extra recording was completed between shows in Paris.
Steve and Alan Wilder were again to collaborate on the next “Recoil” album “Unsound Methods ” as Associate Producer – Engineer- mixing, mostly recorded at Alan’s home Studio.
Robert Smith of ” The Cure” after meeting members of Depeche Mode in New York called Steve and asked if they could meet and talked though making a very different type of album, maybe even a solo record outside of a conventional studio in a house he had found. Two years later came album “Wild Mood Swings”.
Also completed in this period with “The Cure” was a version of the David Bowie anthem “Young Americans” for an 104.9 (An XFM Compilation Album).
Many other recordings and projects are well documented on my WikiPedia page.