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Dick Lewzey
Background information
Birth name Richard Lewzey
Born UK
Occupation Engineer, Company Director
Years active 1960s-present
Associated acts The Who
Slade
Henry Mancini
Roy Wood
Engineer

Dick Lewzey is a British recording engineer and company director of CTS Studios in London. His work has included engineering on "A View to a Kill (That Fatal Kiss)" by John Barry, an instrumental co-written by Duran Duran.

BiographyEdit

Dick's earliest work includes recording of The Mission for Ennio Morricone, renowned as one of the composer’s best works. The Mission was recorded at CTS Studios in London, which saw the first recording of John Barry’s James Bond theme for Dr No. Dick started working at CTS as recording engineer during the company’s London Bayswater years. His work included sharing the engineering duties with John Richards, and recording numerous albums and film scores for many artists and composers – such as Julie Andrews, Henry Mancini and Maurice Jarre.

Following CTS's move during 1972 to a purpose-built Music Centre site in Wembley, London, Dick was the studios recording engineer and also company director with John Richards. They quickly re-established CTS in its new premises, with their notable credits encompassing scores for Pink Panther, the Superman movies, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Omen. Alongside the film scoring, rock also featured during this period, with The Who, Slade and Roy Wood among the many artists to record at the studios.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • 2002 The Biographer (TV movie) (music recordist)
  • 2000 One of the Hollywood Ten (music recording engineer)
  • 2000 The Guilty (music engineer)
  • 1999 Tom's Midnight Garden (music recordist)
  • 1996 Evita (music engineer: pre-recording)
  • 1995 Mutters Courage (music mixer - as Richard Lewzey)
  • 1995 Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (recording engineer)
  • 1994 The Road to Wellville (music recordist)
  • 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral (orchestral score recordist, orchestral scoring mixer)
  • 1992 Used People (music engineer)
  • 1992 City of Joy (additional music engineer)
  • 1989 Valmont (music engineer - as Dick Lewsey)
  • 1989 Licence to Kill (music mixer)
  • 1989 The Return of the Musketeers (music mixer)
  • 1989 Scandal (music recordist - as Richard Lewzey)
  • 1989 Just Another Secret (TV movie) (music recordist)
  • 1988 Hawks (music mixer)
  • 1988 A Fish Called Wanda (orchestral recordist)
  • 1985 A View to a Kill (soundtrack engineer)

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