When you think of legendary pop engineers who are simply the absolute best at what they do, the list is a very short one. A single handful at the best.
The inhabitants who populate that list not only take great pride in their work; they define what magnificent recordings should sound like. You can hear their craft embedded in digital code, or if you’re lucky, 180 gram vinyl, on such seminal works as Van Morrison’s Moondance, Steely Dan’s Aja, Gaucho and The Royal Scam, Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You, Rickie Lee Jones’ Pirates, Bruce Hornsby’s The Way It Is and The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over.
From the early days at A&R Studios, Elliot has gone on to produce, engineer and mix an eclectic selection of talented artists such as Foo Fighters, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Faith Hill, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and many others. On the film side, Elliot’s worked on such films as The Godfather, The Godfather II, Tarzan and Meet The Robinsons.
Elliot has 25 Grammy nominations and 8 Grammy wins with his lastest coming this past 8 February 2015 for Beyonce’s eponymous album for Best Surround Sound Album. Additionally, Elliot has an Emmy and 3 TEC Awards as well as induction into the TEC Hall of Fame alongside George Lucas.
Elliot’s previous Best Surround Sound Album Grammys are for Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos and Morph The Cat by Donald Fagan. Additionally, he won for Album of the Year/Best Pop Vocal Album/Best Engineered Album for Steely Dan’s Two Against Nature as well as two Engineer of the Year Grammys for two of the most recognized Pop albums in rock history: Aja and Gaucho by Steely Dan.
He also won a 2013 Emmy as Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming as Music Mixer for History of The Eagles Showtime special.
—Mixed Beck’s extraordinary rendition of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”;
—Recorded and mixed The Allman Bros. from their last appearance at the 2013 edition of Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival;
—Recorded new music for Paul McCartney;
—Mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Greatest Hits in 5.1 surround sound;
—Recorded and mixed Sting’s Live In Berlin DVD and Sting’s Symphonicities album;
—Mixed the new Glenn Frey release, After Hours;
—Recorded and mixed the Original Broadway Cast Album for ROCKY;
—Mixed Trey Anastasio’s upcoming solo release.
Currently he is co-producing and mixing Ben Folds 2014 release and preparing to mix Trey Antastasio’s live PBS special.