Don Smith

Profile:
Los Angeles based Producer, engineer and mixer. Operated a studio from his garage called The Mile High Club, Agoura, CA

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American producer, engineer and mixer, born 1951, died January 27, 2010. Don Smith’s credits read like a Who’s Who of Rock & Roll. He has worked with The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, U2, Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, Eurythmics, Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison, Iggy Pop, Keith Richards, Cracker, John Hiatt, The Pointer Sisters, and Bonnie Raitt, to name just a few.
Variations:

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Remix

PD 2120 You Got Lucky — Don Smith Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - You Got Lucky(7", Single) MCA Records PD 2120 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
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CDCBS 70246, CDCBS 70246 DIDP-129 Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture) — Don Smith Various The Girl Gets Around Various - Footloose (Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture) (Album, Comp) CBS, CBS CDCBS 70246, CDCBS 70246 DIDP-129 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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PW-14196 Twist My Arm (Special Extended Single) — Don Smith Pointer Sisters Twist My Arm (Dance Mix) Pointer Sisters - Twist My Arm (Special Extended Single)(12", Single) RCA Victor PW-14196 US 1985 Sell This Version
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0-23559, 0.23559 Make It Better (Forget About Me) — Don Smith Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Make It Better (Forget About Me) (Single) MCA Records, MCA Records 0-23559, 0.23559 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
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AJL1-5487 Contact — Don Smith Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters - Contact (Album) RCA Victor, RCA AJL1-5487 US 1985 Sell This Version
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MCA-5486 Southern Accents — Don Smith Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents (Album) MCA Records MCA-5486 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
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none The Complete Works – 1976-1991 – — Don Smith Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - The Complete Works – 1976-1991 –(10xCD, Album, RM + 2xBox, Comp, Ltd, Acr) MCA Records none Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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CDPRO Vol #27 CDPRO Vol #27 (October 1994) — Don Smith Various Euro-Trash Girl (Remix Edit) Various - CDPRO Vol #27 (October 1994)(CD, Comp, Promo) EMI Music Canada CDPRO Vol #27 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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07863 66863-2 Fire: The Very Best Of The Pointer Sisters — Don Smith The Pointer Sisters* Dare Me and 2 more… The Pointer Sisters* - Fire: The Very Best Of The Pointer Sisters(2xCD, Comp, RM) RCA 07863 66863-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
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988 429-1 Yer Favourites — Don Smith The Tragically Hip The Tragically Hip - Yer Favourites (Comp) Universal Music 988 429-1 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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250 414-2 Long After Dark — Don Smith Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Long After Dark(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records 250 414-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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Vocals

MCA-5749 American Vagabond — Don Smith William Lee Golden* William Lee Golden* - American Vagabond (Album) MCA Records MCA-5749 US 1986 Sell This Version
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C-5914 This Old World Is Full Of Trouble — Don Smith Chestnut Grove Quartet with Carrie & Amber* Chestnut Grove Quartet with Carrie & Amber* - This Old World Is Full Of Trouble(Cass, Album) Not On Label C-5914 US 1992 Sell This Version
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TA-7601 Jersey Express Is Here! — Don Smith Jersey Express Jersey Express - Jersey Express Is Here!(LP, Album) TransAudio (2) TA-7601 US Unknown Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

C-5914 This Old World Is Full Of Trouble — Don Smith Chestnut Grove Quartet with Carrie & Amber* Chestnut Grove Quartet with Carrie & Amber* - This Old World Is Full Of Trouble(Cass, Album) Not On Label C-5914 US 1992 Sell This Version
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9 45133-2 Friday Night Is Killing Me — Don Smith Bash & Pop Bash & Pop - Friday Night Is Killing Me (Album, Comp) Sire, Reprise Records 9 45133-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
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06076-84748-2 Twenty — Don Smith The Robert Cray Band The Robert Cray Band - Twenty (Album) Sanctuary Records 06076-84748-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
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CDEA 6242 BBC Jazz Club Volume 2 (Rare Transcription Recordings 1959-60) — Don Smith The Tony Crombie Band* / The Eddie Thompson Trio* / Mike Daniels & His Delta Jazzmen* / The Lennie Felix Trio The Tony Crombie Band* / The Eddie Thompson Trio* / Mike Daniels & His Delta Jazzmen* / The Lennie Felix Trio - BBC Jazz Club Volume 2 (Rare Transcription Recordings 1959-60)(CD, Album) Vocalion CDEA 6242 UK 2015 Sell This Version
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SLB-0008 Welcome to My World - Remastered - The Songs of Linda Creed — Don Smith Sharon Lia Soul Desire Sharon Lia - Welcome to My World - Remastered - The Songs of Linda Creed(CD, EP, RM) Sharrick Records SLB-0008 North America (inc Mexico) 2021 Sell This Version
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TA-7601 Jersey Express Is Here! — Don Smith Jersey Express Jersey Express - Jersey Express Is Here!(LP, Album) TransAudio (2) TA-7601 US Unknown Sell This Version
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none Armonica Barroca Vol. II — Don Smith Roberto Abularach, Juan Sebastián Bach*, A. Vivaldi*, G.F. Handel*, Benedetto Marcello, Jacques Hotteterre (Le Romain)* Roberto Abularach, Juan Sebastián Bach*, A. Vivaldi*, G.F. Handel*, Benedetto Marcello, Jacques Hotteterre (Le Romain)* - Armonica Barroca Vol. II(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
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Writing & Arrangement

NL 34303 VideoMusic Take Away — Don Smith Various Would I Lie To You? (as D. Smith) Various - VideoMusic Take Away(LP, Comp) RCA NL 34303 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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D2-24863-2 Whirl — Don Smith Deadeye Dick Deadeye Dick - Whirl(CD, Album) Ichiban Records D2-24863-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
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RCA07863-67516-2 Evolution — Don Smith Martina McBride Keeping My Distance Martina McBride - Evolution (Album) RCA Records Label RCA07863-67516-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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none Cover Versions Series 1 — Don Smith The Residents Double Shot The Residents - Cover Versions Series 1(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 192) RSD none US 2009

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christ4

June 8, 2008
Don Smith, Music Producer/Engineer/Mixer is know to many in this business as 'Golden Ears'. A lover of music myself I do know that Don has this magic ability to hear the most faint mistakes and create it into something powerful, crazy, and wonderful. His style is always creative as he will recycle objects into the mix that finish with such an awesome sound. His been around to experience some of the changes in our music world and has worked with amazing musicans. He is a true music genius.
If only ears could tell.