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Composer/arranger/producer Richard Niles has contributed to over 40 top Ten records with 20 Gold and 28 Platinum certifications. In this new Radio Richard series, singer/songwriter Daisy Chute (a hitmaker herself with All Angels) interviews Richard about how some of those massive hits were made.
Produced by Trevor Horn & Steve Lipson, “Slave To The Rhythm” (1985) was Grace Jones’ biggest hit, combining advanced digital technology with an 85-piece orchestra, arranged by Richard Niles. Here’s the inside story on a record that is considered one of the greatest record productions of all time.
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