R.I.P. Martin Birch

2020-08-10 by JP Patino Izquierdo | 14 Comments
Whitesnake's leader and ex-Deep Purple vocalist, David Coverdale, just announced on his Twitter account that producer Martin Birch passed away at the age of 71.

Martin Birch was an essential name in the conception and development of heavy metal throughout the '70s and '80s, being the producer for Deep Purple and Rainbow in the '70s and Iron Maiden and Dio's era Black Sabbath in the '80s.

He also produced, engineered and mixed for plenty of other important bands and artists like Fleetwood Mac, Wishbone Ash, Whitesnake, Blue Öyster Cult, Jeff Beck and Jon Lord among others.

Source: https://twitter.com/davidcoverdale/status/1292570882938769409

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Sharkattack
August 10th 2020
1729 Comments


Rip

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
August 10th 2020
21269 Comments


He produced many of the albums I grew up with. RIP

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manosg
Staff Reviewer
August 10th 2020
11988 Comments


What a legend. Huge RIP.

teamster
August 10th 2020
5097 Comments


Two names synonymous with Iron Maiden I will never forget. Derek Riggs and Martin Birch. RIP

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TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
August 10th 2020
14913 Comments


Really sad news, Martin is an almost mythical figure to me. He's intimately connected to Maiden's golden era.

RIP Mr. Martin Birch

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
August 10th 2020
21269 Comments


Fuck man, he is the man behind Maiden's 7th Son, which is my top 3 of all time. Jamming inbound.

WhiteNoise
August 10th 2020
3714 Comments


RIP

I know the dude had been retired for a long time but a part of me always wanted Maiden to try one last album with him. I’d love to know how it sounded and I have a feeling he would’ve pushed them out of their comfort zone they’ve been stuck in the last 14 years.

MercySeat
August 10th 2020
307 Comments


His work is a major part of what made Maiden my favorite band. Miles ahead of so many of his peers. RIP.

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Gibleson
August 10th 2020
99 Comments


An absolute legend. RIP.

MrSirLordGentleman
August 10th 2020
13549 Comments


Purple, Rainbow, Maiden and Sabbath... all among my favorite ever

Guy was a true legend

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 10th 2020
8847 Comments


RIP, he is the sound of ‘80s heavy metal.

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Nagrarok
August 11th 2020
8629 Comments


Legendary producer. Was involved with many of my favourites. RIP.

MrSirLordGentleman
August 11th 2020
13549 Comments


You know he was awesome when he's worthy of a Nag comment

e210013
August 11th 2020
3018 Comments


RIP Mr. Martin Birch, a legendary producer of so many great bands.



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