Top 10 Albums Engineered by Martin Birch

Martin 'Star-Fish' Birch (born Dec 27, 1948) is a British music producer, sound engineer and mixer.

He worked with many metal and rock bands but became renowned for engineering Deep Purple's first 11 albums and Iron Maiden's first 9 albums. He also produced Maiden's first 9 albums.

Deep Purple dedicated to him the song "Hard Lovin' Man" from their 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock: "For Martin Birch - catalyst".

In 1970 probably nobody knew it but this was the song that pretty much invented the template for metal music.

Martin Birch knew how metal and hard rock should sound even when metal wasn't a thing. He is a genius who teamed up with other genius people.

He also produced many of these albums.

The Top Ten

1 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2 Rising - Rainbow
3 Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple

With the song "Hard Lovin' Man" on it - a song Deep Purple dedicated to Martin Birch. - Metal_Treasure

4 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

I LOVE this album - mood333

5 Machine Head - Deep Purple
6 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
7 Piece of Mind - Iron Maiden
8 Saints & Sinners - Whitesnake
9 Fire of Unknown Origin - Blue Oyster Cult
10 Then Play On - Fleetwood Mac

The Contenders

11 Made in Japan - Deep Purple
12 Beck-Ola - Jeff Beck
13 Mob Rules - Black Sabbath
14 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden

+mixing - Metal_Treasure

15 Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden

Engineer, mixing, producer - Metal_Treasure

16 Live After Death - Iron Maiden
17 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll - Rainbow
18 Fireball - Deep Purple
19 Burn - Deep Purple
20 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
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Top Remixes

1. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
2. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
3. Rising - Rainbow
1. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
2. Machine Head - Deep Purple
3. Deep Purple in Rock - Deep Purple
1. Rising - Rainbow
2. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
3. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath



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