Pete Norman has been mastering vinyl since 1972.
As one of the original staff at CBS Whitfield Street, Pete worked with artists like Mike Oldfield, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Donovan, Gentle Giant and countless others. His style of vinyl cutting became world renowned as a result of his work for CBS, Warners and Virgin Records.
In 1974, Pete moved over to RCA Custom Recording, where he worked on the RCA UK pop and Classical labels. His repertoire continued to grow, adding the likes of David Essex, Wishbone Ash, Manfred Mann’s Earthband, Charles Gerhardt and the NPO, as well as a very memorable session with John Lydon’s Public Image ltd.
In 1981, Pete moved to Toronto, cutting records for McClear Place Studios, which again involved the RCA and WEA catalogues, artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Kim Mitchell and the great hairband Loverboy! This brought credibility to the Canadian mastering scene, making it no longer necessary to visit New York to get a good sounding record.
Returning to the UK in 1992, Pete was scripted in to Heathmans Mastering soon to be opening their newly formed vinyl cutting department. Over the years to follow Heathmans worked with practically every major and independent record company in the country as well as spawning the next generation of mastering engineers, of which Pete played a big part in through out.
Pete has taught vinyl mastering as part of a music tech course during his time in Canada, he has also taught many of the current scene’s Vinyl engineers and regularly lectures on the subject.
With over 40 years experience, Pete can cut anything and get the best out of it.
Mastered by Pete Norman
late night tales- automatic soul EP Mastered by Pete Norman Released on the 16th November 2014 by Late Night Tales
Mr Fingers- Washing machine/Can You Feel It Mastered by Pete Norman
the view - cheeky for a reason Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released September 24th
secret affair - soho dreams Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: September 9th 2013
Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman washed out - within and without Released: July 11th 2011
vaughan williams - a london symphony Album Mastered by Pete Norman Released: April 17th 2014
lee 'scratch' perry - the mighty upsetter Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: June 10th 2010
lee 'scratch'perry - the mighty dubsetter Vinyl Mastering by Lee 'Scratch' Perry Release date: July 13th 2010
totally enormous extinct dinosaurs - all in one sixty dancehalls Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: May 31st 2009
steve mason & dennis bovell - ghosts outside Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: July 25th 2011
smith westerns - dye it blonde Vinyl mastering by Pete Norman Released: February 1st 2011
shirley lee - winter autumn summer spring Album Mastering by Pete Norman Released: June 13th 2011
reverend & the makers - thirty two Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: February 24th 2014
ray lugo & the boogaloo destroyers - mi watusi Album Mastering by Pete Norman Released: June 6th 2011
queens of the stone age - queens of the stone age [remastered] Remastered by Pete Norman Released: May 17th 2011
the pretty reckless - going to hell Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: March 17th 2014
nine black alps - sirens Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: October 8th 2012
morrissey - world peace is none of your business Lacquers cut by Pete Norman Release Date: 14th July 2014
marilyn manson - no reflection Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: March 20th 2012
john harle & marc almond - the tyburn tree Vinyl Mastered by Pete Norman Released: March 3rd 2014
madness - oui oui si si ja ja da da Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: October 29th 2012
late night tales - mgmt Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: December 10th 2012
i-roy - the observer book of i-roy Album Mastered by Pete Norman Released: February 13th 2012
frankie paul - most wanted Album Mastered by Pete Norman Released: June 6th 2011
dj format - statement of intent Album mastered by Pete Norman Released: February 20th 2012
bryan ferry - shameless remixes Vinyl Mastering by Pete Norman Released: January 18th 2011
black spiders - this savage land Album Mastered by Pete Norman Released: September 2nd 2013