Before you notice Harry Maslin's production credits on such bubblegum drivel as the Bay City Rollers and Air Supply and click off the page, also note that it was Maslin who helped mastermind David Bowie's brilliant mid-'70s soul period that comprised the Young Americans and Station to Station albums and yielded such FM staples as "Young Americans," "Across the Universe," and "Fame." For that alone, he should be pardoned for his poppier leanings. Born in Philadelphia, Maslin spent a good deal of the late-'60s doing live sound for the stars of the day at Philly's Electric Factory and then as a manager before eventually getting into production at Manhattan's Regent Sound. After two years, he moved to the Hit Factory and engineered for the AOR stars of the day such as Dionne Warwick, James Taylor, and Carly Simon. It was there that he had ...
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