Mark Needham

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Mark Needham
Background information
Birth name Mark Andrew Needham
Occupation(s) Producer, mixing engineer
Associated acts Newsboys, Shakira, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, P!nk, Chris Isaak, The Killers

Mark Needham is an American audio engineer and producer. Over the course of more than three decades as an engineer and mixer, Needham has worked with many prominent names in music, including Blue October, Newsboys, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Chris Isaak, John Hiatt, Michelle Branch, P!nk, O.A.R., Neon Trees, Shakira, Pete Yorn, Bloc Party, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Hornsby, blues legend Charles Brown, and jazz greats Pharoah Sanders, Nat Adderley and Cedar Walton, among many others.[1]

He first met Lindsey Buckingham when he was brought in at the suggestion of Rob Cavallo to mix what was then to be a solo album for the guitarist in L.A. The two hit it off, and the solo album turned into a Fleetwood Mac album.[2]

"Mr. Brightside" off The Killers' multi platinum selling album Hot Fuss, was recorded in just a few hours and mixed by Needham on a 12-channel Neve in about 40 minutes.[3]

Needham has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards, played a major contribution on four certified RIAA platinum records and represented by music manager Andrew Brightman.[4][5]

Involvement with American Music Club

Needham worked with Tom Mallon's studio in the 1980s and was an assistant mixing engineer on American Music Club's 1985 debut The Restless Stranger. He is also credited with mixing the bonus tracks that appeared on the 1998 reissue of their 1987 album, Engine, along with The Dimmer Twins - the name Vudi referred to Mark Eitzel and himself.

Involvement with Mark Eitzel

Needham co-produced, recorded and engineered Mark Eitzel's 1996 album 60 Watt Silver Lining, and was a mixing engineer for Eitzel's 1997 album West ("If You Have To Ask", "Free Of Harm" and "Lower Eastside Tourist").


  1. "Mark Needham - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  3. "Audio Media International". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  4. "RM64′s Post SXSW Report". Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
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