If you know anything about pop music from the last three or four decades, you have probably come across Stephen Hague‘s name. Producer of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Pet Shop Boys, Communards, Erasure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and many more, his impact on music really is immense.
Here’s one of his biggest hits from the 1980s, and a fantastic video to boot – this is New Order‘s True Faith:
In the 1990s, Hague was to be found producing Electronic‘s Disappointed, Blur‘s lovely To the End, and Dubstar‘s brilliant debut Disgraceful. Here’s Stars:
In the 2000s and 2010s, Hague has worked with Afro Celt Sound System, a-ha, Robbie Williams, Client, and this astonishing comeback from Claudia Brücken:
Yes, we owe a lot to Stephen Hague, and he’s a very worthy stowaway hero.