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
PKSP100 Richard Digby Smith - Blue Soul album art Paul Kossoff Tricky Dicky Rides Again and 2 more… Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul (Comp) Island Records PKSP100 UK 1986 Sell This Version
FRCOLCD 19692 Richard Digby Smith - Free album art Free Trouble On Double Time (Early Version) and 2 more… Free - Free(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Rock Classics Remasters FRCOLCD 19692 Russia 2002 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

ZCI 9332 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 ZCI 9332 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
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 (Album) EMI RM 455652 / BOSPCD 140 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
COL4748894 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 COL4748894 France 1993 Sell This Version
FAARAT006 Richard Digby Smith - FAARAT006 album art Digby Digby - FAARAT006(12") FLASH AS A RAT FAARAT006 UK 2019 Sell This Version

Production

85 548 IT Richard Digby Smith - Ace Of Sunlight album art Bronco (4) Bronco (4) - Ace Of Sunlight (Album) Island Records 85 548 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
ILPS 9264 Richard Digby Smith - Back Street Crawler album art Kossoff* Kossoff* - Back Street Crawler (Album) Island Records ILPS 9264 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9287 Richard Digby Smith - Let The Days Go By album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Let The Days Go By (Album) Island Records ILPS 9287 UK 1974 Sell This Version
WIP.6200 Richard Digby Smith - Grappenhall Rag album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Grappenhall Rag (Single) Island Records WIP.6200 UK 1974 Sell This Version
WIP 6227 Richard Digby Smith - Under Suspicion album art The Jess Roden Band The Jess Roden Band - Under Suspicion Island Records WIP 6227 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ZCI 9332 Richard Digby Smith - Sunny Side Of The Street album art Bryn Haworth Bryn Haworth - Sunny Side Of The Street (Album) Island Records ZCI 9332 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ZS8 9506 Richard Digby Smith - All The Time In The World album art Boxer (2) Boxer (2) - All The Time In The World (Single) Virgin ZS8 9506 US 1975 Sell This Version
TCV 2049 Richard Digby Smith - Below The Belt album art Boxer (2) Boxer (2) - Below The Belt (Album) Virgin TCV 2049 UK 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
SP 4750 Richard Digby Smith - Hiding album art Albert Lee Albert Lee - Hiding (Album) A&M Records SP 4750 US 1979 Sell This Version
PB-11645 Richard Digby Smith - Out Of Gas album art Paul Korda Paul Korda - Out Of Gas (Single) RCA PB-11645 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-249 Richard Digby Smith - Thug Of Love album art Dirk Hamilton Dirk Hamilton - Thug Of Love(LP, Album, SP ) Elektra 6E-249 US 1980 Sell This Version
A3833 Richard Digby Smith - City Of Souls album art Screen 3 (2) Screen 3 (2) - City Of Souls (Single) Epic A3833 UK 1983 Sell This Version
PKSP100 Richard Digby Smith - Blue Soul album art Paul Kossoff Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul (Comp) Island Records PKSP100 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CIS 540, 864 796-4 Richard Digby Smith - Hard To Get album art Starclub Only Woman Starclub - Hard To Get (Single) Island Records, Island Records CIS 540, 864 796-4 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version