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Occupation(s)  Record producer
Genres  Rock music
Role  Record producer
Name  Greg Ladanyi
Years active  1970–2009

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Born  July 6, 1952 Elkhart, Indiana (1952-07-06)
Died  September 29, 2009, Nicosia, Cyprus
Awards  Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Associated acts  Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Don Henley
Similar People  Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel, Al Schmitt, Craig Doerge

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Greg Ladanyi (July 6, 1952 – September 29, 2009) was an American record producer and recording engineer of Hungarian descent, known for his work with many musicians, including Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Type O Negative, The Church, Caifanes, Anna Vissi, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Hollywood Undead, Don Henley and Jeff Healey.

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Biography

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Ladanyi began his career by working on Hasten Down the Wind under the tutelage of engineer/producer Val Garay.

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Around 1980 Ladanyi expanded from just engineering into production as well. He recounted, "Part of the way I came up into coproducing was by elevating engineering to a point where it has an awful lot to do with the production of the record. That comes from a lot of dialogue with an artist and really taking some responsibility for the way a record comes out, as opposed to just sitting there and doing what an artist or producer needs done." Ladanyi co-produced the Behind the Mask album with Fleetwood Mac. He also co-produced, engineered and mixed Don Henley's first two solo albums I Can't Stand Still and Building the Perfect Beast. He won a Grammy Award in 1983 in the Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical category for Toto IV by Toto.

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He married Laura Grayson-Ladanyi in 1984. He was a collaborator and co-founder of "The Complex Studios" with George Massenburg, on Corinth Ave in WLA 1987 till 1991. He co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits (WB), Jeff Healey's "See the Light" (Arista), The Church's "Under the Milky Way" with Waddy Wachtel (Arista), various Japanese artists, Clannad (RCA/BMG), Caifanes, Jaguares, REO Speedwagon (Sony), and Engenheiros do Hawaii (BMG Brazil). He traveled and worked internationally throughout the world till 1998, and managed artists under the name of Ladanyi Entertainment.

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In 2007, he partnered with Starr Andreeff and Mike Renault to form Maple Jam Music Group. His most recent work involved producing Ligion's new album, External Affairs. He was also the main producer on Anna Vissi's album, Apagorevmeno, which was released on December 9, 2008 in Greece and Cyprus.

Ladanyi is mentioned in the lyrics for the song "Cocaine" on Jackson Browne's 1977 album Running on Empty.

Ladanyi died on September 29, 2009 after falling 13 feet just 15 minutes before Vissi's performance at Nicosia's GSP Stadium, suffering a fractured skull.

Mixer

  • White Shadows (1977) Tim Moore
  • Toto IV (1982) - Toto
  • Isolation (1984) - Toto
  • References

    Greg Ladanyi Wikipedia


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