Clive Taylor started out in sound making music. As bass guitarist with Amen Corner (1967 to 1972) he made seven top ten records in the UK and Europe including two #1 hits. Later, with Fairweather he enjoyed two additional hits. In 1968 Amen Corner headlined London’s Royal Albert Hall. Later in the same year they performed at Wembley Stadium along with a who’s who of Rock n Roll incuding the Rolling Stones. In 1969, in the last of the great 60’s package tours, Amen Corner shared the bill with Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.
After life on the road as a successful musician Clive moved into recording. He picked up his original recording skills at Rockfield Studios in Wales and later by working on special projects for the Robert Stigwood Organization in the UK and the USA. In 1980 he relocated to Los Angeles and joined the Record Plant where he assisted on live recordings and broadcasts including Boomtown Rats, Joan Rivers, PBS Jazz series and the American Music Awards. As a staff engineer he worked on many rock albums with such artists as Rod Stewart, Devo and the Everly Brothers. Then with Record Plant Scoring he assisted the renowned scoring mixer Dan Wallin on Stage M at Paramount Studios. Clive's hands-on experience with live orchestras culminated in I.A.T.S.E. awards for technical excellence for Academy Award Nominees, ˜Terms of Endearment”, ˜Under The Volcano”, ˜The River” and Academy Award winner ˜The Right Stuff”.
In 1986 Clive became an independent Record Mixer working on projects with such artists as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Carter, Dave Edmunds and George Harrison. After these memorable times Clive joined ToddAO and became a re-recording mixer on ˜Beverly Hills 90210" and the Emmy nominated ˜Twin Peaks” as well as various movie-of-the-week and HBO specials.
Clive took advantage of the digital revolution in 1993 and formed his own Post Production Sound Boutique and worked extensively on indie movies and TV projects. During this time he also taught a class on digital post production sound for The American Film Institute. In 2003 Clive supervised and mixed the award winning film documentary ˜Standing in the Shadows of Motown". The project was so close to his heart and to his 1960’s music roots it’s not surprising that he won the Mix Foundation T.E.C. award for outstanding creative achievement. As a result Bose approached Clive to be sound quality advisor on their new 5.1 playback system using Clive’s mix of Joan Osbourne’s version of What Becomes of the Broken Hearted.
Recently Clive has been working on restoration work as well as making 5.1 mixes for films from The Liberation Catalogue. Currently Clive is delighted to be working again with Director Paul Justman (Standing in the Shadows of Motown) on a new movie/music project.