Bruce Swedien, Legendary Engineer, Dead at 86
A giant among recording engineers, Bruce Swedien died peacefully November 16 at the age of 86. Renowned for recording Michael Jackson’s 66-million-selling 'Thriller' album, Swedien worked with a Who’s Who of 20th Century popular music.
Studio thrills and spills
Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan… and then there’s the small matter of recording the most successful LP of all time in the form of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Producer/engineer Bruce Swedien reflects on selected highlights of a 60-year career.