Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Mike Leander Sound



Mike Leander, arranger, songwriter, and the man behind Gary Glitter. But alas, he had a huge music past. For instance


Marianne Faithfull singing "As Tears Go By." Arranged by Mike Leander (with interview by Brian Epstein)


Marianne Faithfull singing "Summer Nights" Arranged by Mike Leander

And he worked for Atlantic Records where he worked as a Producer and Arranger and recorded this song


The Drifters singing "Under The Boardwalk" (Arranged by Mike Leander)

Even the great Billy Fury

Billy Fury singing "In Thoughts Of You (Produced and Arranged by Mike Leander


Billy Fury singing "I'll Never Find Another You"

As an one -off studio project, Leander and the Kink's manager of the late 60's got together to write, produce a single called "The Changing of the Guard." The lead singer is Robert Wace, the Manager of The Kinks. The video down below is Wace's voice but not his face or body. They found a good looking bloke on King's Road - and his moment of fame


Marquis of Kensington singing 'The Changing of the Guard" (1967)


The great and totally underrated Paul Jones. A song by Mike Leander for the film "Privilege"


Paul Jones singing "Privilege" (1967) Produced and Written by Mike Leander


The Punk and Horror version of Paul Jones singing "Privilege" Produced and Written by Mike Leander (this is a classic!)


Patti Smith singing "Privilege" Shot sometime in 2007

Gary Glitter and Mike Leander were really tight as friends, and it took many years for the both of them to discover the sound of "Gary Glitter."

Here are the results:


Gary Glitter "Do You Wanna Touch Me" Co-written, produced and arranged by Mike Leander


Gary Glitter "Hello, Hello I Am Back Again" (Co-written, Produced and Arranged by Mike Leander


Gary Glitter "Rock and Roll Part 2" (Co-Written, Produced and Arranged by Mike Leander
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