George Horn

Profile:
Chief mastering engineer at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA and mastering engineer at CBS Studios, San Francisco.
San Francisco native, born 1934, he passed away August 26, 2021, of complications from COVID-19.

Note: GH in the deadwax of a Fantasy lacquer indicates Gary Hobish.

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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Artist

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Remix

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

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

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

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

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