As a producer/programmer James is credited with 67 million record sales worldwide. His work having also won 4 Brit awards,18 Grammy awards and an Ivor Norvello award since 2001.
Having worked for some of the most respected and established artists of this generation including ‘U2’, ‘Madonna,’ ‘Dido,’ ‘Phil Collins’, ‘Manic Street Preachers’, ‘Kylie Minogue,’ ‘Brian Eno’, ‘Keane’, 'Sinead O'Conner', 'Bryan Ferry', 'Alex James from Blur',' Pet Shop Boys', 'Joe Satriani ', 'Annie Lennox', 'The Cure'
James programmed tracks such as ‘Here With Me’, ‘Hunter’ and ‘All that you want’ off the multi-platinum, number one record which won Best Album at the 2002 BRIT awards, where Dido also won the Best British Female award. It was also nominated for a Grammy. The Album was the biggest selling album of 2001 selling 14 million copies worldwide.
He also programmed her second album ‘Life for rent’ It is the fastest selling album by a female artist and was nominated for "Best British Album" at the 2004 Brit awards and "White Flag" which he programmed, was awarded the 2004 Ivor Norvello in the category "International Hit of the Year". The album sold 11 million copies worldwide.
James worked with Mike Hedges on The 'U2' album ‘All That You Can't Leave Behind’ which sold over 12 million copies, and was critically acclaimed, with the band winning Seven Grammy awards In 2003, the album was ranked number 139 on Rolling stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
James also has worked with Mike Hedges and Brian Eno on the following 'U2' album ‘How to dismantle a nuclear bomb’ (2004). ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ and its singles won all Eight Grammy awards for which they were nominated. The album also sold over 9 million copies. James followed this spending 18 months assisting Brian Eno on many of his studio projects.
In 2001 he discovered, developed and produced the band ‘Keane’ He spent six months with the band co-writing, recording and producing the album ‘Hopes and fears’ helping secure their deal with Universal. The record topped the UK album charts upon release, was the best selling British album of 2004, and has since gone eight times platinum. It returned to the top of the charts after winning a Brit award for Best Album in February 2005. With 6 million copies worldwide copies sold, it has been ranked the 16th biggest-selling album of the millennium so far in the UK.
More recently he developed co-wrote and produced the album ‘Ghost’ for Ex Sugarbabe 'Siobhan Donaghy' and has also co-wrote 'Patterns of my life' with Annie Lennox on of her ‘best of’ album 'The Annie Lennox Collection'
A good idea of his work can be obtained from listening to....
1.‘Here with me’ by Dido
2.‘Bedshaped’ by Keane
3.‘There by the grace of God’ by ‘Manic Street preachers’
4. ‘Sometimes you can't make it on your own’ by ‘U2’
5.‘Ghosts’ by Siobhan Donaghy
James Sanger Discography Tracks
- 1 Remix
- 1 Vocals
- 5 Instruments & Performance
- 103 Writing & Arrangement
- 28 Production
- 11 Technical