Nigel Gray

Real Name:
Nigel Gray
Profile:
Brother of Chris Gray (2).
Producer, Recording Engineer
He was up to 1987 owner of the Surrey Sound Studios.
Passed away July 30th 2016.

1974 Converted a village hall in Leatherhead to a recording studio, Surrey Sound Studio. 1975 Recorded 4-track demos for, among others, the Wombles and Joan Armatrading.

In 1977 Went 16-track and recorded "Roxanne" for the Police, followed by the album Outlandos D'Amour. Roxanne eventually charted at No 7.
In 1978, recorded first of 5 albums for Godley and Creme.

In 1979, went 24 track with an all MCI setup and recorded and produced Regatta de Blanc for the Police. The album and first single "Message in a Bottle" both came in as new entries at No 1 in the British charts. The second single from the album, "Walking on the Moon", also came in at No 1

As a result of this, Nigel was asked to produce Siouxsie and the Banshees. A string of hits were the result of this co-operation starting with "Happy House" and "Christine". The albums Kaleidoscope and Juju both did well with top 20 hit singles including "Arabian Nights, Spellbound and Israel".

In 1981, recorded Zenyatta Mondatta with the hit singles "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "De Doo Doo Doo". Nigel was nominated for a Grammy Award for best engineered album for Zenyatta and also won two Grammies for producer of best Rock Vocal (Don't Stand So Close To Me) and best rock instrumental (Behind my Camel).
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Nigel Gray - Ismism album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - Ismism (Album) Polydor UK 1981 Sell This Version
24-9569-7 Nigel Gray - White Turning Black album art Helen Schneider With The Kick (2) White Turning Black Helen Schneider With The Kick (2) - White Turning Black(7", Single) WEA 24-9569-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Birds Of Prey album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - Birds Of Prey (Album) Polydor France 1983 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Golden Boy album art Godley & Creme My Body The Car Godley & Creme - Golden Boy (Single, Maxi) Polydor UK 1984 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Golden Boy (Remix) album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - Golden Boy (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Polydor Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Godley & Creme Cry Godley & Creme - Cry (Maxi, Single, EP) Polydor US 1985 Sell This Version
RHT 102 Nigel Gray - Radio Africa album art Latin Quarter Radio Africa (Long Wave Version) Latin Quarter - Radio Africa(12", PRS) Rockin' Horse Records, Arista RHT 102 UK 1985 Sell This Version
881 786-1 Nigel Gray - Cry (Extended Remix) album art Godley & Creme Cry (Extended Version) Godley & Creme - Cry (Extended Remix)(12", Single, 72) Polydor 881 786-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MEDCD 746 Nigel Gray - Birds Of Prey...Plus + History Mix Vol. 1...Plus album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - Birds Of Prey...Plus + History Mix Vol. 1...Plus(2xCD, Comp) Edsel Records MEDCD 746 UK 2004 Sell This Version
9845362 Nigel Gray - 12"/80s Pop album art Various Cry (Extended Version) Various - 12"/80s Pop(3xCD, Comp) Family Recordings (3) 9845362 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SALVOMDCD27, Element 21 Nigel Gray - The Art Of The 12", Volume Two (A Promotion Of A Way Of Life) album art Various Cry (Extended Version) Various - The Art Of The 12", Volume Two (A Promotion Of A Way Of Life)(2xCD, Comp) Salvo, ZTT SALVOMDCD27, Element 21 UK 2012 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Nigel Gray - History Mix (Vol. 1) album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - History Mix (Vol. 1) (Album) Polydor, Polydor Australia 1985 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Snack Attack (Remix) album art Godley & Creme Wet Rubber Soup (Edited Version) Godley & Creme - Snack Attack (Remix) (Single) Polydor, Polydor UK 1987 Sell This Version
MEDCD 746 Nigel Gray - Birds Of Prey...Plus + History Mix Vol. 1...Plus album art Godley & Creme Godley & Creme - Birds Of Prey...Plus + History Mix Vol. 1...Plus(2xCD, Comp) Edsel Records MEDCD 746 UK 2004 Sell This Version
982 182-3 Nigel Gray - Downside Up album art Siouxsie And The Banshees* Slap Dash Snap Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Downside Up(Box, Comp + 3xCD, Comp, RM + CD, EP, RM) Polydor, Wonderland (3), Universal 982 182-3 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

CF394 Nigel Gray - Leaves From A Tree album art Roy Bailey Gravity Roy Bailey - Leaves From A Tree(LP) Fuse Records (2) CF394 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VALP 871 Nigel Gray - You're The One album art Simon Ådahl Open Your Eyes and 1 more… Simon Ådahl - You're The One(LP, Album) Vanity Records (6) VALP 871 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
FECD104 Nigel Gray - No Bed Of Roses album art Sisters Unlimited Sleep Well Sisters Unlimited - No Bed Of Roses(CD, Album) Fellside Recordings FECD104 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CFCD 403 Nigel Gray - Past Masters album art Roy Bailey Sleep Well Roy Bailey - Past Masters(CD, Comp) Fuse Records (2) CFCD 403 UK 1998 Sell This Version
301001 Nigel Gray - Zeitgeist: The Spirit Of The Time album art Grace Knight I'll Be You're Friend (as Gray) Grace Knight - Zeitgeist: The Spirit Of The Time(CD, Album) 301 Records (2), MGM Distribution 301001 Australia 2000 Sell This Version

Production

2482 191 A, 2482 191 Nigel Gray - The Best Of Lionel Hampton album art Lionel Hampton Hallelujah Lionel Hampton - The Best Of Lionel Hampton(LP, Comp, Mono) Polydor Special, Verve Records 2482 191 A, 2482 191 1975 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - It's The New Thing / Various Times album art The Fall The Fall - It's The New Thing / Various Times (Single) Step-Forward Records, Step-Forward Records UK 1978 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Reggatta De Blanc album art The Police The Police - Reggatta De Blanc (Album) A&M Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Message In A Bottle album art The Police The Police - Message In A Bottle (Single) A&M Records Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
Nigel Gray - Walking On The Moon album art The Police Walking On The Moon The Police - Walking On The Moon (Single) A&M Records UK 1979 Sell This Version