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Peter Collins

Peter Collins is well known for big scale rock sounds, having produced Bon Jovi's Platinum album "These Days" (Mercury); Gold-certified Rush albums "Test For Echo", "Counterparts", "Hold Your Fire" and "Power Windows"; and the Alice Cooper single "Feed My Frankenstein" (Reprise) from the "Wayne's World" soundtrack. However in more recent years, it is producing female top 40 pop acts that has gained Collins the most attention, having produced 4 albums for The Indigo Girls (Epic), as well as Jewel's #1 Top 40 singles "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games" (Atlantic).

Born in London UK, Peter Collins started out as a singer-songwriter. After releasing a solo album on Decca Records, he became fascinated with the world of record production. He took a job as a studio assistant, and was given his big break when taken under the wing of famous jingle writer/producer Roger Greenaway - the mastermind behind Coca Cola's "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing". It wasn't until after moving to the USA in 1985 that Peter Collins got into rock production. One of the first big rock albums Collins produced was Queensryche's 1988 Platinum album "Operation: Mindcrime" (EMI). Peter Collins notably produced 2 albums for Stray Cats frontman's swing/blues ensemble Brian Setzer Orchestra, including their album "The Dirty Boogie" (Interscope) which is popularly credited for starting the swing revival of the late 90's/early 2000's.

These days, Collins resides in Nashville and keeps himself busy producing and mixing both rock and pop acts. His most recent work includes the lead track on the new Paul Carrack's new album "I Know That Name" (Phantom Sound & Vision), as well as tracks on an upcoming release for The Noisettes (Universal).

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