Jon Jacobs

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Recording engineer and producer active since 1978. Has work at Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios, London.

Jon Jacobs acquired a job as tape op-cum-tea boy at the famous Central London AIR Studios complex in 1978. About a year later, while Geoff Emerick was working there, Jon struck up a friendship with him, and found himself being asked to assist on future sessions.

A number of George Martin-produced albums followed, including several by Paul McCartney, and then, when Emerick moved to America, Jon became Martin's right-hand man behind the console, progressing to the position of Chief Engineer at AIR.

Jacobs stayed there for 10 years, before branching out on his own and going freelance, since when his credits have included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, The Pretenders, Yes, The Waterboys, and Heaven 17. He's also produced an Australian band, called The Slow Club, and undertaken a lot of co-production work with Graham Parker.
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UFOX 1 Jon Jacobs - This Time album art UFO (5) This Time (Luxury Length) UFO (5) - This Time(12") Chrysalis UFOX 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
GOOD163, 12R 6148 Jon Jacobs - Only Love Remains album art Paul McCartney Talk More Talk Paul McCartney - Only Love Remains (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, MPL (2) GOOD163, 12R 6148 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
MUK 5 Jon Jacobs - Up All Night (Doing It) album art Roy Gayle Up All Night (Doing It) (as John Jacobs) Roy Gayle - Up All Night (Doing It)(7", Single) Music UK MUK 5 UK 1986 Sell This Version
A8997T, 786449-0, A8997 (T) Jon Jacobs - Holdin' Onto You album art Andy Leek Holdin' Onto You ( Luxury Length) Andy Leek - Holdin' Onto You(12") Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic A8997T, 786449-0, A8997 (T) UK 1988 Sell This Version
SETMC 100 Jon Jacobs - A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy album art The Divine Comedy Your Daddy's Car The Divine Comedy - A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (Comp, Album) Setanta SETMC 100 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Jon Jacobs - Maxi-Singles Collection Vol. 1 album art Paul McCartney Talk More Talk Paul McCartney - Maxi-Singles Collection Vol. 1(2xCD, Album, Comp, Promo, Unofficial) SRS Records none Spain 2004 Sell This Version

Vocals

SACD007 Jon Jacobs - Self Mythology album art Lucy (12) Lucy (12) - Self Mythology(CD, Album) Stroboscopic Artefacts SACD007 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

ND-63921 Jon Jacobs - Celtic Voices: Women Of Song album art Various You Saw His Eyes Various - Celtic Voices: Women Of Song(CD, Comp) Narada Collection Series ND-63921 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
SACD007 Jon Jacobs - Self Mythology album art Lucy (12) Lucy (12) - Self Mythology(CD, Album) Stroboscopic Artefacts SACD007 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

7243 8 34666 2 7 Jon Jacobs - After The Fire album art Planet Claire Planet Claire - After The Fire(CD, Album) EMI Electrola 7243 8 34666 2 7 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
FHCF-5019, 74321-79573-2 Jon Jacobs - Brillant World album art The Yellow Monkey Girlie (Original Mix) and 2 more… The Yellow Monkey - Brillant World(CD, Single) Fun House, Fun House FHCF-5019, 74321-79573-2 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

Production

XX28DJ Jon Jacobs - Man Out Of Time album art Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Man Out Of Time (Single) F-Beat, F-Beat XX28DJ UK 1982 Sell This Version
AL 38157 Jon Jacobs - Imperial Bedroom album art Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Imperial Bedroom (Album, Comp) Columbia AL 38157 US 1982 Sell This Version
E.C. CHAT 2 Jon Jacobs - A Conversation With...... Elvis Costello (In Which He Talks About The Tracks From His New Album 'Imperial Bedroom') album art Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - A Conversation With...... Elvis Costello (In Which He Talks About The Tracks From His New Album 'Imperial Bedroom')(2xLP, Ltd, Promo) F-Beat E.C. CHAT 2 UK 1982 Sell This Version
HEYPD 4 Jon Jacobs - On A Sunday album art Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - On A Sunday (Single, Maxi) Arista HEYPD 4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
600 959 Jon Jacobs - Take That Situation album art Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - Take That Situation (Single) Arista 600 959 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
HEY 3 Jon Jacobs - Blue Hat For A Blue Day album art Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - Blue Hat For A Blue Day (Single) Arista HEY 3 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
XX 35 Jon Jacobs - I Wanna Be Loved album art Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Turning The Town Red Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - I Wanna Be Loved (Single) F-Beat XX 35 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
X FIEND 67 Jon Jacobs - Out Of Our Idiot album art Various Turning The Town Red (as John Jacobs) Various - Out Of Our Idiot (Comp, Album) Demon Records X FIEND 67 UK 1987 Sell This Version
9114-2-RDJ Jon Jacobs - Big Man On Paper album art Graham Parker Graham Parker - Big Man On Paper(CD, Single, Promo) RCA 9114-2-RDJ US 1989 Sell This Version
9959-4-RDJ Jon Jacobs - Alternative 2 Wot album art Various Slash And Burn Various - Alternative 2 Wot (Comp) RCA 9959-4-RDJ US 1989 Sell This Version
PO 60 DJ Jon Jacobs - Destroyed album art The Almighty The Almighty - Destroyed (Single) Polydor, Polydor PO 60 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
FIEND 163 Jon Jacobs - Human Soul album art Graham Parker Graham Parker - Human Soul (Album) RCA FIEND 163 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VOZ 087 Jon Jacobs - Shout Me Down album art The Slow Club The Slow Club - Shout Me Down (Single) Virgin, Virgin VOZ 087 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
9178-2-RDJ Jon Jacobs - Everything Goes (Lengthened Version) album art Graham Parker Graham Parker - Everything Goes (Lengthened Version)(CD, Single, Promo) RCA 9178-2-RDJ US 1990 Sell This Version