Richard Digby Smith

Profile:
In 1970, Digby started his studio career as a staff engineer for Island Records and later became the chief engineer for all of Islands UK studio division. Digby is renowned for his eclectic repertoire having worked with artists ranging from The London Symphony Orchestra to Eric Clapton and Bob Marley to Paul McCartney. During this time Digby was part of the team that produced the Led Zeppelin classic albums 3 and 4, including the famous Stairway to Heaven.

In the mid 70’s Digby moved to Island Records Los Angeles office, where he worked with Spencer Davis, Robert Palmer, Little Feet and Booker T and the MG’s. His outstanding experience and pedigree bought the interest of many Major record labels, who invited him to work on projects in Canada, Morocco, Milan, Japan and Switzerland.

Returning to the UK in 1985 Digby continued his engineering production career working with Mica Paris, Reef and Big Country

In 1997 he opened RDS Studios; a purpose built multi studio complex in west London. He designed, built and managed the seven studio business until selling it in 2007. Since 2008 Digby has lived in Devon, continuing as a freelance engineer on many commercial projects as well as devoting time to facilitate music courses for young musicians and sound engineers.
Variations:

Remix

IEP 3 Richard Digby Smith - Live! album art The Jess Roden Band The Jess Roden Band - Live!(7", Single) Island Records IEP 3 UK 1976 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Blue Soul album art Paul Kossoff Tricky Dicky Rides Again and 2 more… Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul (Comp) Island Records UK 1986 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Richard Digby Smith - Sunny Side Of The Street album art Bryn Haworth The Sunny Side Of The Street Bryn Haworth - Sunny Side Of The Street (Album) Island Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
none Richard Digby Smith - Magic Bus album art Magic Bus (3) Magic Bus (3) - Magic Bus(CD, Album, RE) Not On Label (Magic Bus (3) Self-released) none UK 2015 Sell This Version
CTX017 Richard Digby Smith - Plays The Eagles - Classic Trax album art The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra The Rockridge Synthesizer Orchestra - Plays The Eagles - Classic Trax(CD, Album) Tring International PLC CTX017 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

SGCD 23 Richard Digby Smith - War album art Various Various - War(CD) Studio G SGCD 23 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - L'Équipe À Jojo album art Various La Fleur Aux Dents Various - L'Équipe À Jojo (Album, Comp) Le Village Vert, Le Village Vert France 1993 Sell This Version
RM 455652 / BOSPCD 140 Richard Digby Smith - Rollin' On A River album art Piet Veerman You Can Lay My Mind At Rest Piet Veerman - Rollin' On A River(CD, Album, RE) EMI RM 455652 / BOSPCD 140 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version

Production

Richard Digby Smith - Ace Of Sunlight album art Bronco (4) Bronco (4) - Ace Of Sunlight (Album) Island Records Germany 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Back Street Crawler album art Kossoff* Kossoff* - Back Street Crawler (Album) Island Records UK 1973 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Grappenhall Rag album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Grappenhall Rag (Single) Island Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Let The Days Go By album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Let The Days Go By (Album) Island Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Sunny Side Of The Street album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Sunny Side Of The Street (Album) Island Records UK 1975 Sell This Version
WIP 6227 Richard Digby Smith - Under Suspicion album art The Jess Roden Band The Jess Roden Band - Under Suspicion(7", Promo) Island Records WIP 6227 UK 1975 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Below The Belt album art Boxer (2) Boxer (2) - Below The Belt (Album) Virgin UK 1975 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - All The Time In The World album art Boxer (2) Boxer (2) - All The Time In The World (Single) Virgin US 1975 Sell This Version
UA-LA817-G Richard Digby Smith - Trouble album art Trouble (18) Trouble (18) - Trouble(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA817-G US 1977 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Hiding album art Albert Lee Albert Lee - Hiding (Album) A&M Records US 1979 Sell This Version
JH-11645 Paul Korda Paul Korda - Out Of Gas(7", Promo) RCA JH-11645 US 1979 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - City Of Souls album art Screen 3 (2) Screen 3 (2) - City Of Souls (Single) Epic UK 1983 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Blue Soul album art Paul Kossoff Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul (Comp) Island Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
XX45CD Richard Digby Smith - My Mistake album art Nicola Hitchcock Nicola Hitchcock - My Mistake(CD, Single) F-Beat XX45CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Come Back Brighter album art Reef Reef - Come Back Brighter (Single) Sony Soho Square UK 1996 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Place Your Hands album art Reef Uncomfortable and 1 more… Reef - Place Your Hands (Single, Maxi) Sony Soho Square UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
00364 2311 2 Richard Digby Smith - Driving album art Frazier Chorus Frazier Chorus - Driving(CD, Single) Pure Records 00364 2311 2 US 1996 Sell This Version