Martin Birch

Name Martin Birch
Birth date
Country United-Kingdom
City Cardiff
Bands (inactiv)

Martin Birch is a British rock and heavy metal music producer, who became renowned for engineering and producing albums by the British rock bands Deep Purple and Iron Maiden.

Birch has also produced and engineered albums for numerous artists, such as Deep Purple-related projects (Rainbow, Paice, Ashton & Lord, Whitesnake, Roger Glover, Jon Lord), but also Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Wayne County & the Electric Chairs and Blue Öyster Cult. On Fleetwood Mac's album Mystery to Me (1973) he is also credited playing acoustic guitar.

The song "Hard Lovin' Man" from the Deep Purple album Deep Purple in Rock is dedicated to him : "For Martin Birch - catalyst".[2]

He retired in 1992, after producing Iron Maiden's Fear of the Dark album. Birch appears on Iron Maiden's music video "Holy Smoke".

Source: Wikipedia

Produced albums

  • Black Sabbath : Heaven and Hell
  • Black Sabbath : Mob Rules
  • Black Sabbath : The Dio Years
  • Blue Öyster Cult : Cultösaurus Erectus
  • Blue Öyster Cult : Fire of Unknown Origin
  • Deep Purple : Come Taste the Band
  • Deep Purple : Last Concert in Japan
  • Deep Purple : Made in Europe
  • Deep Purple : Stormbringer
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : 2 Minutes to Midnight
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Aces High
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Be Quick or Be Dead
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Can I Play with Madness?
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Fear of the Dark
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Flight of Icarus
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : From Here to Eternity
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Holy Smoke
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Infinite Dreams
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Killers
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Live After Death
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Live After Death - World Slavery Tour '85
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Maiden England
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : No Prayer for the Dying
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Piece of Mind
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Powerslave
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Purgatory
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Run to the Hills
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Run to the Hills (Live)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Running Free (Live)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Somewhere in Time
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Clairvoyant
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Evil That Men Do
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Number of the Beast
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Number of the Beast (Single)
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : The Trooper
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Wasted Years
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Wasting Love
  • Iron Maiden (UK-1) : Wrathchild
  • Rainbow : Finyl Vinyl
  • Rainbow : Long Live Rock'n' Roll
  • Rainbow : On Stage
  • Rainbow : Rising
  • Rainbow : Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
  • Whitesnake : Come an' Get It
  • Whitesnake : Live ... in the Heart of the City
  • Whitesnake : Lovehunter
  • Whitesnake : Ready an' Willing
  • Whitesnake : Saints and Sinners
  • Whitesnake : Slide It in
  • Whitesnake : Snakebite
  • Whitesnake : Trouble