R.I.P. Rupert Hine-record producer*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Loup, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller Thread Starter

    As a huge fan of The Fixx my favorite ’80s era record producer, Rupert Hine, passed away today. He was 72.

    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
  2. Really enjoyed his work with Kevin Ayers and Ant Phillips.

  3. DaveJ

    DaveJ Senior Member

    Manchester, UK

    I first noticed Rupert as the producer of The Getaway and Man On The Line, two fine Chris deBurgh albums. He was much more besides. 72... it's a cliche but it's no age.
  4. The Cat 3

    The Cat 3 Forum Resident

    53rd & 3rd
    Very sad news, indeed.

    Rest In Peace, Mr. Hine.

    Thank you for the impact you have had on all of our lives as music fans.

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

  5. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

    I remember nearly buying the Pick Up a Bone LP one day back in the early 70s, but decided to spend my money on something else.

    I don't think I ever heard of him again until today.
  6. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui good kitty

    50th State
    He co-produced two albums with RUSH,
    Presto (1989) and Roll The Bones (1991).

  7. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    I didn't see this coming. RIP.

    An outstanding body of work.

    Berlin's Teri Nunn in collaboration with Rupert Hine:

    Jarleboy, Galaga King, intv7 and 3 others like this.
  8. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller Thread Starter

    Also from the BOD soundtrack:

  9. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller Thread Starter

    I believe he also directed this music video. I also remember hearing that he actually piloted the helicopter for the aerial shots!

    Bfunkthe1, ytserush, dee and 7 others like this.
  10. Basenote66

    Basenote66 Forum Resident

    A favourite producer of mine and he seemed a really good guy too. RIP Rupert and thanks for your great work.
  11. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    CoCoCo, Ca
    His work with the Fixx stands above most of the 80’s and still sounds somewhat contemporary. Did some excellent work with Saga as well and Presto by Rush.
  12. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Yup. Started them on the road to their rich, final style.

    Rest easy, Mr. Hine.
  13. Basenote66

    Basenote66 Forum Resident

    Still play the first four Fixx albums regularly and like the work he did with Rush too - especially Presto.
    Bfunkthe1, ytserush, modela and 3 others like this.
  14. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
    I was gonna mention that I like his work with The Fixx, Saga and Rush.

    RIP Rupert
  15. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Midway, KY
    An excellent producer and by all accounts a nice man. Rest in peace.
  16. A name you could not escape from the 80's on up, if you read album credits. RIP.
  17. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    I liked his work with Tina Tuner, especially the opening track on her phenomenal "Private Dancer", which was a perfect comeback track for Tina:

    R.I.P. Rupert
    MKHopkins, Jarleboy, dee and 9 others like this.
  18. Peter K

    Peter K Forum Resident

    so sad!! May he RIP.
    MikaelaArsenault and longdist01 like this.
  19. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
  20. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    That's a real shame. High quality producer and no mean performer in his own right.

    I first remember him as a member of Quantum Jump. very fond memories of their hit The Lone Ranger. Many years later, I managed to find their albums. Excellent, especially Barracuda.

    Condolences to all who cared for him
  21. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
  22. swandown

    swandown Under Assistant West Coast Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    I used to get him mixed up with the guy who did "The Piña Colada Song" (Rupert Holmes).
  23. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    The Getaway Chris De Burgh was a pretty great album. He did a fine job on that, and for a lot of other artists. Camel and Howard Jones to name a few.
    JulesRules, Jarleboy, modela and 2 others like this.
  24. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    I love his work with The Fixx and the one he did with Saga really stands out in their catalogue
  25. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    Presto was a big change in direction for Rush and Rupert Hine had a lot to do with that. Sad news.
    ytserush, rcsrich, Smartin62 and 2 others like this.

Share This Page