George Horn

Profile:
Chief Mastering Engineer at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and mastering engineer at CBS Studios, San Francisco. Passed away August 26, 2021 at the age of 87, of complications from COVID-19.

Note: GH in the deadwax of a Fantasy lacquer indicates Gary Hobish (https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/new-info-on-old-ojc-deadwax-thread.951785/#post-23788629).

At age 14, George worked in the electronic service industry repairing television, radio, and hi-fidelity equipment while attending engineering school.
1959 – As Chief Engineer of KAFE FM, George filed for a 100,000-watt operation with the FCC, moved the transmitter site to Mount Beacon in Marin County, and moved the studios to San Francisco.
1965 – KAFE FM was sold to a big conglomerate and became KISS FM. George continued to work in the broadcasting industry as an independent engineer until 1967 when he became Chief Engineer for the Kingston Trio Studios in San Francisco.
1969 – George moved to Mercury Records and designed and built studios for them in San Francisco.
1970 – He went to work for Bill Putnam’s Coast Recorders Studios as Chief Engineer.
1971 – George moved to Columbia Records as Chief Engineer, which was located in Coast Recorders’ building, but remained Chief Engineer for Bill Putnam in Northern California for 15 years.
1978 – He became Chief Engineer for Kendun Recorders in Burbank, CA.
1980 – He became Chief Engineer for Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA.
2008 – George opened his own mastering facility in Berkeley, George Horn Mastering.
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Remix

UICY-93368 George Horn - Oh! Pleasant Hope album art Blue Cheer Blue Cheer - Oh! Pleasant Hope(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Philips UICY-93368 Japan 2007 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SD 7220 George Horn - Graham Nash David Crosby album art Graham Nash David Crosby* Graham Nash David Crosby* - Graham Nash David Crosby (Album) Atlantic SD 7220 US 1972 Sell This Version
D 2034 George Horn - The Undergrass Boys album art The Undergrass Boys The Undergrass Boys - The Undergrass Boys(LP, Album) Dungeon (3) D 2034 US 1981 Sell This Version
MYCJ-30121 George Horn - Love Letters album art Manhattan Trinity Manhattan Trinity - Love Letters (Album) M & I MYCJ-30121 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

VIRUS 252 George Horn - The Ecstasy Of The Agony album art Various Various - The Ecstasy Of The Agony(CD, Comp, Smplr) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 252 US 2000 Sell This Version

Production

52405-423 George Horn - The Best Of The Modern Jazz Quartet album art The Modern Jazz Quartet The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Best Of The Modern Jazz Quartet(Cass, Comp) Pablo Records 52405-423 US 1988 Sell This Version
VIRUS 138 George Horn - Headache Remedy album art Victims Family Victims Family - Headache Remedy (Album) Konkurrel VIRUS 138 US 1994 Sell This Version
AD005 George Horn - Forbidden Plant album art Hypnobeat Hypnobeat - Forbidden Plant(12", EP) Artificial Dance AD005 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version

Technical

PRLP 7054, LP 7054 George Horn - Blue Haze album art Miles Davis Miles Davis - Blue Haze (Comp, Album) Prestige, Prestige PRLP 7054, LP 7054 US 1958 Sell This Version
ST 2986 George Horn - The Third Woody Allen Album album art Woody Allen Woody Allen - The Third Woody Allen Album (Album) Capitol Records ST 2986 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
8XT 2986 George Horn - The Third Woody Allen Album album art Woody Allen Woody Allen - The Third Woody Allen Album(8-Trk, Whi) Capitol Records 8XT 2986 US 1968 Sell This Version
LS 86067 George Horn - Dawn album art Don Robertson Don Robertson - Dawn (Album) Limelight LS 86067 US 1969 Sell This Version
SRS 67115 George Horn - Mendocino album art Sir Douglas Quintet Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino (Album) Smash Records (4), Mercury, Smash Records (4), Mercury SRS 67115 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
STL 5498, 887 807 TY George Horn - Shades Of Joy album art Shades Of Joy Shades Of Joy - Shades Of Joy (Album) Fontana, Fontana STL 5498, 887 807 TY UK 1969 Sell This Version
PR-501, PR-711 George Horn - All In The Soul album art Quinn Harris & Masterminds* Quinn Harris & Masterminds* - All In The Soul (Album) Reynolds Records, Reynolds Records PR-501, PR-711 US 1970 Sell This Version
SR 61301, SR-61301 George Horn - Revelation album art Revelation (19) Revelation (19) - Revelation (Album) Mercury, Mercury SR 61301, SR-61301 US 1970 Sell This Version
SRS 67130, SRS-67130 George Horn - Together After Five album art Sir Douglas Quintet Sir Douglas Quintet - Together After Five (Album) Smash Records (4), Mercury, Smash Records (4), Mercury SRS 67130, SRS-67130 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SR 61309, SR-61309 George Horn - The Wizards From Kansas album art The Wizards From Kansas The Wizards From Kansas - The Wizards From Kansas (Album) Mercury, Mercury SR 61309, SR-61309 US 1970 Sell This Version
PCR-4 600-347 George Horn - BC #5 The Original Human Being album art Blue Cheer Blue Cheer - BC #5 The Original Human Being (Album) Philips, Philips, Philips PCR-4 600-347 US 1970 Sell This Version
P-7607, PR 7607, 7607 George Horn - New Ideas album art Don Ellis Don Ellis - New Ideas(LP, Album, RE) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige P-7607, PR 7607, 7607 US 1971 Sell This Version
PR 7454, 7454, P-7454 George Horn - Soul Summit album art Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt with Brother Jack McDuff Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt with Brother Jack McDuff - Soul Summit(LP, Album, RE, Pit) Prestige, Prestige, Prestige PR 7454, 7454, P-7454 US 1971 Sell This Version
PHS 600-349 George Horn - English Muffins album art The Mystic Moods Orchestra The Mystic Moods Orchestra - English Muffins (Album) Philips PHS 600-349 US 1971 Sell This Version
C 30738 George Horn - How Hard It Is album art Big Brother And The Holding Company* Big Brother And The Holding Company* - How Hard It Is (Album) Columbia C 30738 US 1971 Sell This Version
PHS 600-350 George Horn - Oh! Pleasant Hope album art Blue Cheer Blue Cheer - Oh! Pleasant Hope (Album) Philips PHS 600-350 US 1971 Sell This Version
DAS 2121 George Horn - Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime album art It's A Beautiful Day It's A Beautiful Day - Choice Quality Stuff / Anytime (Album) Columbia DAS 2121 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version