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.
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Richard Digby Smith Discography Tracks

Richard Digby Smith - McDonald And Giles album art McDonald And Giles* McDonald And Giles* - McDonald And Giles (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1970 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - It Is And It Isn't album art Gordon Haskell Gordon Haskell - It Is And It Isn't (Album) Atlantic US 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Ace Of Sunlight album art Bronco (4) Bronco (4) - Ace Of Sunlight (Album) Island Records Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Hold Your Fire album art Patto (2) Patto (2) - Hold Your Fire (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo UK 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Wildlife album art Mott The Hoople Mott The Hoople - Wildlife (Album) Island Records Australia 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Mike Harrison album art Mike Harrison (2) Mike Harrison (2) - Mike Harrison (Album) Island Records UK 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra) album art Dr. Z (3) Dr. Z (3) - Three Parts To My Soul (Spiritus, Manes Et Umbra) (Album) Vertigo UK 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Stephen Stills 2 album art Stephen Stills Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills 2 (Album) Atlantic South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Heartbreaker album art Free Free - Heartbreaker (Album) Island Records Philippines 1972 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out album art Patto (2) Patto (2) - Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out (Album) Island Records South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Free At Last album art Free Free - Free At Last (Album) Island Records South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit album art Kossoff*, Kirke*, Tetsu*, Rabbit* Kossoff*, Kirke*, Tetsu*, Rabbit* - Kossoff/Kirke/Tetsu/Rabbit (Album) Island Records US 1972 Sell This Version
85987 IT Richard Digby Smith - The Sutherland Brothers Band album art The Sutherland Bros. Band* The Sutherland Bros. Band* - The Sutherland Brothers Band(LP, Album) Island Records 85987 IT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Old Soldiers Never Die album art Heads Hands & Feet Heads Hands & Feet - Old Soldiers Never Die (Album) ATCO Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - 2 Originals Of Stephen Stills album art Stephen Stills Stephen Stills - 2 Originals Of Stephen Stills (Album, Comp) Atlantic Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Broken Arrows album art Rabbit* Rabbit* - Broken Arrows (Album) Island Records Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Lifeboat album art Sutherland Brothers And Quiver Sutherland Brothers And Quiver - Lifeboat (Album) Island Records, Island Records US 1973 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 - Dream Kid album art Sutherland Brothers & Quiver Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - Dream Kid (Album) Ariola Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Seven Deadly Finns album art Eno* Eno* - Seven Deadly Finns (Single) Island Records Spain 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9289 Richard Digby Smith - Dark Saloon album art Rabbit* Rabbit* - Dark Saloon(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9289 US 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
ILPS 9286 Richard Digby Smith - Jess Roden album art Jess Roden Jess Roden - Jess Roden(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9286 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Kimono My House album art Sparks Sparks - Kimono My House (Album) Island Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Propaganda album art Sparks Sparks - Propaganda (Album) Island Records, Island Records Japan 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Beat Of The Street album art Sutherland Brothers & Quiver Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - Beat Of The Street (Album) Island Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle album art Dana Gillespie Dana Gillespie - Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle (Album) RCA Victor New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Y'Know Wot I Mean? album art Speedy Keen* Speedy Keen* - Y'Know Wot I Mean? (Album) Island Records Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Sunday's Child album art John Martyn John Martyn - Sunday's Child (Album) Island Records Spain 1975 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
Richard Digby Smith - Short Cut Draw Blood album art Jim Capaldi Jim Capaldi - Short Cut Draw Blood (Album) Island Records France 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 - Some People Can Do What They Like album art Robert Palmer Robert Palmer - Some People Can Do What They Like (Album) Island Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - 2nd Street album art Back Street Crawler Back Street Crawler - 2nd Street (Album) Atco Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Rough Diamond album art Rough Diamond (2) Rough Diamond (2) - Rough Diamond (Album) Island Records South Africa 1977 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
ILPS 9491 Richard Digby Smith - Trance album art Kwaku Baah* & Ganoua* Kwaku Baah* & Ganoua* - Trance(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9491 UK 1977 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Dancing In The Aisles album art Paul Korda Paul Korda - Dancing In The Aisles (Album) Janus Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - All Night Long album art Sammy Hagar Sammy Hagar - All Night Long (Album) Capitol Records US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-249 Richard Digby Smith - Thug Of Love album art Dirk Hamilton Dirk Hamilton - Thug Of Love(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 6E-249 US 1980 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - The Plimsouls album art The Plimsouls The Plimsouls - The Plimsouls (Album) Planet Records (5) US 1981 Sell This Version
none Richard Digby Smith - Girl With Six Fingers album art Blitz Girls Blitz Girls - Girl With Six Fingers(LP, MiniAlbum) Emoto Rock Records none US 1982 Sell This Version
BT-1021 Richard Digby Smith - Meat The Cold Cuts! album art The Cold Cuts The Cold Cuts - Meat The Cold Cuts!(LP, Album) Black Top Records BT-1021 US 1982 Sell This Version
HLR 10007 Richard Digby Smith - U.S.K. album art U.S.K. (2) U.S.K. (2) - U.S.K.(LP, Album) House Of Lords Records HLR 10007 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Extraits De La Bande Originale Du Film "Tchao Pantin" album art Charlélie Couture Charlélie Couture - Extraits De La Bande Originale Du Film "Tchao Pantin" (Album) Island Records France 1983 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - December album art The Waterboys The Waterboys - December (Single, Maxi) Ensign Europe 1983 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Yes M'Dear - Miss Lou Live album art Louise Bennett Louise Bennett - Yes M'Dear - Miss Lou Live (Album) Island Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Arrested (The Music Of The Police) album art The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends* The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Friends* - Arrested (The Music Of The Police) (Album) RCA UK 1983 Sell This Version
IS 127 Richard Digby Smith - Long Time Gal album art Louise Bennett Louise Bennett - Long Time Gal(7", Single) Island Records IS 127 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - A Pagan Place album art The Waterboys The Waterboys - A Pagan Place (Album) Ensign US 1984 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Mange Tout album art Blancmange Time Became The Tide (as Richard Digby-Smith) Blancmange - Mange Tout (Album) London Records, London Records US 1984 Sell This Version
HNBX 5301 Richard Digby Smith - Who Knows Where The Time Goes? album art Sandy Denny When Will I Be Loved? Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?(4xLP, Comp + Box) Hannibal Records HNBX 5301 US 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 221 Richard Digby Smith - Wishing Well (Remix) / Woman (Live) / Walk In My Shadow (Live) album art Free Free - Wishing Well (Remix) / Woman (Live) / Walk In My Shadow (Live)(12") Island Records 12 IS 221 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - So Long Trouble album art Akimbo (3) Akimbo (3) - So Long Trouble (EP) Forward Sounds International UK 1985 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - The Warp Of Pure Fun album art Paul Haig Paul Haig - The Warp Of Pure Fun (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule Spain 1985 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Blue Soul album art Paul Kossoff Paul Kossoff - Blue Soul (Comp) Island Records UK 1986 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Hiding album art Albert Lee Albert Lee - Hiding (Album) A&M Records Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - I Saw The Light album art Mood Six Light Music Mood Six - I Saw The Light (Single) Cherry Red UK 1987 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Intervention album art Lavine Hudson Lavine Hudson - Intervention (Single, Maxi) Virgin US 1988 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Intervention album art Lavine Hudson Lavine Hudson - Intervention (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 1988 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Tank Battles: The Songs Of Hanns Eisler album art Dagmar Krause Dagmar Krause - Tank Battles: The Songs Of Hanns Eisler (Album) Antilles UK 1988 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Let It Bee album art Voice Of The Beehive Voice Of The Beehive - Let It Bee (Album) London Records, Polygram Records US 1988 Sell This Version
VSCD 1096 Richard Digby Smith - Flesh Of My Flesh album art Lavine Hudson Intervention (Sanctified Remix) (as R. Digby Smith) Lavine Hudson - Flesh Of My Flesh(CD, Single) Virgin VSCD 1096 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Nightingales album art Prefab Sprout Life Of Surprises (24 Track) (The Demo Tapes) Prefab Sprout - Nightingales (Single) Kitchenware Records, CBS, CBS Spain 1988 Sell This Version
81961-1, 7 81961-1 Richard Digby Smith - Cries And Whispers album art Robert Hart She's On The List Robert Hart - Cries And Whispers(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 81961-1, 7 81961-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Protest Songs album art Prefab Sprout Prefab Sprout - Protest Songs (Album) Kitchenware Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Something U Got album art And Why Not? Diamonds (as Digby Smith) And Why Not? - Something U Got (EP, Single) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Word Of Mouth album art Ruff Ruff & Ready Now Time For Unification (as Digby Smith) and 1 more… Ruff Ruff & Ready - Word Of Mouth (Album) Sense, Sense Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - It Takes One To Know One album art Detective Detective - It Takes One To Know One (Album) Swan Song Japan 1990 Sell This Version
THWACK! EP1 Richard Digby Smith - The Fight Goes On album art The Rag & Bone Men The Rag & Bone Men - The Fight Goes On(12", EP) Pugilist Records THWACK! EP1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - You Can Do It / Feel The Rhythm album art New Class A New Class A - You Can Do It / Feel The Rhythm Cupido Disque Europe 1992 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Hear No Bullshit See No Bullshit Say No Bullshit album art Credit To The Nation Ole Him Selecter Credit To The Nation - Hear No Bullshit See No Bullshit Say No Bullshit (Single) One Little Indian UK 1993 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Life Of Surprises album art Prefab Sprout Life Of Surprises Prefab Sprout - Life Of Surprises (Single) Kitchenware Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
528 696-2 Richard Digby Smith - Sense Of The Absurd album art Patto (2) Patto (2) - Sense Of The Absurd(2xCD, Album, Comp) Vertigo 528 696-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CRAZY 73, crazy 73 Richard Digby Smith - Jugfill album art Crazy Gods Of Endless Noise Beautiful Thing (Live) Crazy Gods Of Endless Noise - Jugfill(7", Single, Num) Blind (2), Blind (2) CRAZY 73, crazy 73 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Tarantula album art Ride Ride - Tarantula (Album) Creation Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Black Nite Crash album art Ride Ride - Black Nite Crash (Single) Creation Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
MCD 85014 Richard Digby Smith - The Megaphones album art The Megaphones The Megaphones - The Megaphones(CD, Album) Titanic Records (14) MCD 85014 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Glow album art Reef Reef - Glow (Album) Sony Soho Square, Sony Soho Square Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Consideration album art Reef Claypits Reef - Consideration (EP, Single) Sony Soho Square UK 1997 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Yer Old album art Reef Reef - Yer Old (Single) Sony Soho Square Australia 1997 Sell This Version
VOX HC CD 97 Richard Digby Smith - Haute Couture album art Various Alottment Various - Haute Couture(CD, Comp) Vox Magazine VOX HC CD 97 UK 1997 Sell This Version
IBXCD 3 524499-2 Richard Digby Smith - Songs Of Yesterday album art Free Free - Songs Of Yesterday(5xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Island Records IBXCD 3 524499-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - OX4_ The Best Of Ride album art Ride Black Nite Crash Ride - OX4_ The Best Of Ride (Comp) Ignition Records (2) UK 2001 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Free album art Free Woman (Alternative Version) and 2 more… Free - Free (Album) Island Records UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Tons Of Sobs album art Free Moonshine (Alternate Vocal) and 3 more… Free - Tons Of Sobs (Album) Island Remasters (2), Island Records (2) Russia 2001 Sell This Version
IGN CD13 Richard Digby Smith - The Box Set album art Ride Ride - The Box Set(3xCD, Comp + Box) Ignition Records (2) IGN CD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Highway album art Free Rain (Alternative Version) Free - Highway (Album) Rock Classics Remasters Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Free Live album art Free Moonshine and 5 more… Free - Free Live (Album) Island Remasters (2), Island Records (2) Russia 2002 Sell This Version
31075-2 Richard Digby Smith - We Got The Neutron Bomb - Weird World Volume Two 1977 - 1989 album art The Weirdos What Will You Do? The Weirdos - We Got The Neutron Bomb - Weird World Volume Two 1977 - 1989(CD, Comp) Frontier Records 31075-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
RIGHT024, 5 035980 111298 Richard Digby Smith - Blair Sings Astaire album art Lionel Blair With The Jive Aces Lionel Blair With The Jive Aces - Blair Sings Astaire(CD, Album) Right Recordings, Right Recordings RIGHT024, 5 035980 111298 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Country Home / Ace Of Sunlight album art Bronco (4) Bronco (4) - Country Home / Ace Of Sunlight (Comp, Album) Red Fox Records France 2006 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Fire And Water album art Free Free - Fire And Water (Album) Island Records, Universal UMC, Island Remasters UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Aqualung. The 2011 Steven Wilson Stereo Remix album art Jethro Tull Jethro Tull - Aqualung. The 2011 Steven Wilson Stereo Remix (Album) Chrysalis US 2011 Sell This Version
8122796481 Richard Digby Smith - Original Album Series album art Ride Ride - Original Album Series(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Al) Rhino Entertainment Company 8122796481 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Transmission From Sogmore's Garden album art Magic Bus (3) Magic Bus (3) - Transmission From Sogmore's Garden (Album) Not On Label (Magic Bus (3) Self-released) UK 2014 Sell This Version
Richard Digby Smith - Bad Company album art Bad Company (3) Bad Company (3) - Bad Company (Album) Swan Song, Swan Song Europe 2015 Sell This Version
R1 547492, 8122795551 Richard Digby Smith - Straight Shooter album art Bad Company (3) Bad Company (3) - Straight Shooter(LP, Album, RE + LP + Dlx, RM, Gat) Swan Song, Rhino Records (2) R1 547492, 8122795551 Europe 2015 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
473 262-9, 0602547326294 Richard Digby Smith - The Free Story album art Free Just For The Box Free - The Free Story(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Island Records, Island Records 473 262-9, 0602547326294 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
R1 551262 Richard Digby Smith - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy The Very Best Of Bad Company album art Bad Company (3) Bad Company (3) - Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy The Very Best Of Bad Company(2xLP, Album, Comp, 180) Swan Song, Rhino Records (2) R1 551262 US 2016 Sell This Version
081227952334 Richard Digby Smith - Live 1977 & 1979 album art Bad Company (3) Bad Company (3) - Live 1977 & 1979(2xCD, Album, Dig) Swan Song, Rhino Records (2) 081227952334 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
473 187-9 Richard Digby Smith - The Vinyl Collection album art Free Free - The Vinyl Collection(Box, Comp, RM + LP, Album, RE, Gat + LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Universal Music Catalogue 473 187-9 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
RF023 Richard Digby Smith - Thanks For All The Fish album art Martin Gordon Martin Gordon - Thanks For All The Fish(CD, Album) Radiant Future RF023 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
ILPS 9210 Richard Digby Smith - Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out album art Patto (2) Patto (2) - Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em Put Another Line Out(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label ILPS 9210 Unknown Sell This Version
MT GAPP 1 Richard Digby Smith - Midas Touch album art Midas Touch (8) Midas Touch (8) - Midas Touch(7") MT GAPP MT GAPP 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version