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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Remix

UFOX 1 This Time — Jon Jacobs UFO (5) This Time (Luxury Length) UFO (5) - This Time(12") Chrysalis UFOX 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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GOOD163, 12R 6148 Only Love Remains — Jon Jacobs Paul McCartney Talk More Talk Paul McCartney - Only Love Remains (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, MPL (2) GOOD163, 12R 6148 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
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MUK 5 Up All Night (Doing It) — Jon Jacobs 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
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MUK 3 Streets Of Heaven — Jon Jacobs Paul Aaron Paul Aaron - Streets Of Heaven Music UK MUK 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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A8997T, 786449-0, A8997 (T) Holdin' Onto You — Jon Jacobs 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
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7599 38456-3 Live • A Case For Song — Jon Jacobs Elvis Costello Elvis Costello - Live • A Case For Song(VHS, PAL) Warner Music Vision 7599 38456-3 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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SETMC 100 A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy — Jon Jacobs The Divine Comedy Your Daddy's Car The Divine Comedy - A Secret History: The Best Of The Divine Comedy (Comp) Setanta SETMC 100 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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none Maxi-Singles Collection Vol. 1 — Jon Jacobs 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
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Vocals

SACD007 Self Mythology — Jon Jacobs Lucy (12) Lucy (12) - Self Mythology(CD, Album) Stroboscopic Artefacts SACD007 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
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Instruments & Performance

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

7243 8 34666 2 7 After The Fire — Jon Jacobs Planet Claire Planet Claire - After The Fire(CD, Album) EMI Electrola 7243 8 34666 2 7 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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FHCF-5019, 74321-79573-2 Brillant World — Jon Jacobs 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
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CDL 1394 Quartet — Jon Jacobs Ultravox Ultravox - Quartet(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis CDL 1394 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Production

XX28DJ Man Out Of Time — Jon Jacobs 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
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AL 38157 Imperial Bedroom — Jon Jacobs Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - Imperial Bedroom (Album, Comp) F-Beat AL 38157 US 1982 Sell This Version
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E.C. CHAT 2 A Conversation With...... Elvis Costello (In Which He Talks About The Tracks From His New Album 'Imperial Bedroom') — Jon Jacobs 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
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HEYPD 4 On A Sunday — Jon Jacobs Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - On A Sunday (Single, Maxi) Arista HEYPD 4 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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600 959 Take That Situation — Jon Jacobs Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - Take That Situation (Single) Arista 600 959 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
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HEY 3 Blue Hat For A Blue Day — Jon Jacobs Nick Heyward Nick Heyward - Blue Hat For A Blue Day (Single) Arista HEY 3 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
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XX 35Z I Wanna Be Loved — Jon Jacobs Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Turning The Town Red Elvis Costello And The Attractions* - I Wanna Be Loved (Single) F-Beat XX 35Z UK 1984 Sell This Version
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X FIEND 67 Out Of Our Idiot — Jon Jacobs 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
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9114-2-RDJ Big Man On Paper — Jon Jacobs Graham Parker Graham Parker - Big Man On Paper(CD, Single, Promo) RCA 9114-2-RDJ US 1989 Sell This Version
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9959-4-RDJ Alternative 2 Wot — Jon Jacobs Various Slash And Burn Various - Alternative 2 Wot (Comp) RCA 9959-4-RDJ US 1989 Sell This Version
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PO 60 DJ Destroyed — Jon Jacobs The Almighty The Almighty - Destroyed (Single) Polydor, Polydor PO 60 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version