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Portico Quartet Voted 35 In The Top 50 Albums Of 2009 By MOJO Magazine


Sergeant Album Receives Praise From Noel Gallagher

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Recording With John Leckie In 'The Word' Magazine

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A Chat With John Leckie at Bullz-Eye.com

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John Leckie Interview With 'The Quietus' Blog

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John Leckie Interview With MSN Music


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Safta Jaffery Interview At 'The Great Escape', Brighton

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Rare Stone Roses With John Leckie Footage


This footage, shot by John in 1988 during the recording of the bands debut album, has been added to the 20th Anniversary Edition of the album...

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Safta Jaffery Creative Consultancy And Mentoring

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Due to popular demand and several requests from worldwide colleagues in the business, Safta has decided to start up a new personal consulting / mentoring service for artists, managers, producers, publishers and or any other person involved in the music business that might benefit from Safta's 30+ years at the top flight of the music industry.

Click here for Safta Jaffery's MySpace site.


Producer Update

The Coral

Having produced the previous critically applauded album "Butterfly House" by THE CORAL, John Leckie has started work on a follow up album which is due for completion before the end of this year. In addition, John has also recently completed production of an EP by newcomers AHAB and is producing a new studio album for CAST.

Meanwhile, Laurie Latham produced an album for Jools Holland entitled 'Rockinghorse' earlier this year in addition to the majority of tracks on his new best of album 'Finding The Keys'. Laurie has also produced new tracks for upcomers ' Super Luckies' on Tape Records.

Ron Saint Germain has been working with 'Living Color' on their most noteworthy project - album 'The Chair In The Door' (Megaforce Records), adding additonal production and mixing.

Chris Brown is mixing a debut album for 'Black Casino & The Ghost', a psychedelic alternative rock band with a Doors / Radiohead / Floyd-ish influence. (The project being A&R'd by legendary ex EMI executive Dave Ambrose).

The Animal Farm have been producing tracks for 'Ideals' , whose debut will be released by Fierce Panda.

Interview With John Leckie At Record Production.com

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John Leckie is continuing to produce new tracks for 'The Coral' (Sony Music) into this new year and has also given an insightful interview for recordproduction.com.


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John Leckie Producing 'The Coral'

John Leckie SJP's celebrated producer John Leckie is currently producing new album tracks for 'The Coral'. Happy with the results of the 2 tracks John produced before the new year, John has been welcomed back to produce more tracks for the bands next offering.

The Coral (Official Website)

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Portico Quartet New Album (Produced by John Leckie)

John LeckieThe release date for the Portico Quartet's second album, entitled 'Isla' has been set for 19th October 2009 by their record label (Peter Gabriel's Real World Records). John Leckie produced this follow up to the bands Mercury Prize nominated debut, 'Knee Deep In The North Sea' between Real World Studios and Abbey Road earlier this year.

Previews of the tracks can be heard on the iTunes store, click the logo to the right, or by visiting the Portico Quartet MySpace page:

www.myspace.com/ porticoquartet.



Stone Roses 20th Anniversary Edition Charts At Number 5

John LeckieThe 20th Anniversary remasted version of the Stone Roses debut album, originally produced by John Leckie, entered the charts at number 5 this week. John, having recently completed a new album for 2008 Mercury Prize nominees "Portico Quartet", has spoken about his role as producer in various radio, magazine, newspaper and online blog interviews surrounding this release - including a spot on Steve Lamacq's BBC 6 music show "The Round Table" and selecting records while chatting with Janice Long on BBC Radio 2.

(Links to some of these interviews and radio spots can be found on the left hand side column).

John Leckie & Ian Brown Remaster Classic Stone Roses Debut

John at the mixing deskThe Stone Roses' self-titled album will be released in a new deluxe format this summer to mark 20 years since the record first hit the shops.
Original producer John Leckie is producing a remastered version of the album and details of the track listing and contents for both a collectors' box set and smaller editions are yet to be announced.

Released in May 1989 when the "Madchester" music scene was at its height, The Stone Roses has been cited as among the greatest albums of all time.

Tracks include I Wanna Be Adored, She Bangs The Drums, Made Of Stone and I Am The Resurrection. Sony Music will release the new versions in August 2009.

New SJP Website

Safta Jaffery PhotoWelcome to the all new and improved website! We hope you find it as informative as our previous site but if we've missed something please feel free ask us any questions.


Email: info@sjpdodgy.co.uk





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