Frank ArkwrightMastering Engineer

Frank Arkwright

Mastering
ENGINEER

Frank Arkwright comes to Abbey Road Studios with a wealth of mastering and vinyl cutting knowledge. He has over 20 years' experience, having previously worked at Metropolis, Townhouse, and Whitfield Street Studios.

When he was growing up Frank played a bit of electric guitar and keyboards, eventually becoming fascinated by music production as well as, inevitably, the recording studio. His first job was as the runner at Pink Floyd’s studio Britannia Row, and from there he gradually moved up to the role of Tape-Op and learnt to edit before getting into mastering and vinyl cutting. 

“I’ve always loved the vibe here at Abbey Road when I’ve visited…it’s one of the best studios in the world…lots of very talented creative people making amazing music throughout the years…you can feel the history of the building. It’s inspiring.”
Frank's discography reads like a veritable 'Who's Who' of music. He has worked with artists including Arcade Fire, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Coldplay, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, Blur, Mogwai, Bryan Ferry, Johnny Marr, Biffy Clyro, Lucy Rose, Birdy, Ash, Belle and Sebastian, Frank Turner, Scott Walker, Sunn O))), Morrissey, Rudimental, The Charlatans, Electronic and Fatboy Slim.

Frank is a specialist in Vinyl cutting, and uses a mixture of analogue and digital gear. He loves spending his days in the studio with musicians and creative people, and in his time has worked with Sir George Martin and Elton John on the biggest selling single of all time which has seen over 35 million sale, shared lunch with Iggy Pop, won a Mercury Music Prize and discovered an unheard version of The Smiths “How Soon Is Now” with Johnny Marr and Paul Weller.

Hi-Fi Choice recently described him as "England's greatest mastering and remastering engineer for contemporary rock music".

Discography

2016

Atomic - Mogwai

Atomic

Mogwai
Outbursts - Turnin Brakes

Outbursts

Turnin Brakes

2015

Adrenaline Baby Live - Johnny Marr

Adrenaline Baby Live

Johnny Marr
Brave - The Shires

Brave

The Shires
Entire Catalogue Remastered - Joy Division

Entire Catalogue Remastered

Joy Division
From The Shallows - Alexander Wolfe

From The Shallows

Alexander Wolfe
Girls In Peacetime - Belle and Sebastian

Girls In Peacetime

Belle and Sebastian
Hawkwind (LP Vinyl Remaster) - Hawkwind

Hawkwind (LP Vinyl Remaster)

Hawkwind
Like Me - Caviare Days

Like Me

Caviare Days
Medicine - Sunset Sons

Medicine

Sunset Sons
Music Complete - New Order

Music Complete

New Order
Patti Peru - Public-Access-T.V

Patti Peru

Public-Access-T.V
Pills And Thrills And Bellyaches - Happy Mondays

Pills And Thrills And Bellyaches

Happy Mondays
Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches (25th Anniversary Remaster) - Happy Mondays

Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches (25th Anniversary Remaster)

Happy Mondays
Positive Songs For Negative People - Frank Turner

Positive Songs For Negative People

Frank Turner
The Sleeper Awakes - Ben Chatwin

The Sleeper Awakes

Ben Chatwin
The Wolves Are Whispering - Bang Gang

The Wolves Are Whispering

Bang Gang

2014

Le Surfing EP - Sunset Suns

Le Surfing EP

Sunset Suns
Medicine - Sunset Sons

Medicine

Sunset Sons
Miro Zbirka - Fair Play

Miro Zbirka

Fair Play
Playland - Johnny Marr

Playland

Johnny Marr
Rave Tapes - Mogwai

Rave Tapes

Mogwai
Rave Tapes  - Mogwai ‎

Rave Tapes

Mogwai ‎
Reclassified - Iggy Azalea

Reclassified

Iggy Azalea
Shine - Bernie Marsden

Shine

Bernie Marsden
Soused - Scott Walker + Sunn O))

Soused

Scott Walker + Sunn O))
Trouble - Iggy Azalea

Trouble

Iggy Azalea

2013

Fire Within - Birdy

Fire Within

Birdy
Les Revenants - Mogwai

Les Revenants

Mogwai
Lost Sirens - New Order

Lost Sirens

New Order
Renaissance The Masters Series - Nick Warren

Renaissance The Masters Series

Nick Warren
The Messenger - Johnny Marr

The Messenger

Johnny Marr
We Were Here - Turin Brakes

We Were Here

Turin Brakes
Wild Light - 65daysofstatic

Wild Light

65daysofstatic

2012

Blur 21 - Blur

Blur 21

Blur
If Not Now When - Olly Knights

If Not Now When

Olly Knights
Like I Used To - Lucy Rose

Like I Used To

Lucy Rose
Not Giving In - Rudimental

Not Giving In

Rudimental
Tellin' Stories 2012 Special Edition - The Charlatans

Tellin' Stories 2012 Special Edition

The Charlatans
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (Vinly Remaster) - Badly Drawn Boy

The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (Vinly Remaster)

Badly Drawn Boy

2011

Buenos Aires  - Nick Warren

Buenos Aires

Nick Warren
Complete (Remastered) - The Smiths

Complete (Remastered)

The Smiths
England Keep My Bones - Frank Turner

England Keep My Bones

Frank Turner

2010

All You Need Is Now - Duran Duran

All You Need Is Now

Duran Duran
Dead Waves  - Kyte

Dead Waves

Kyte

2009

Winter Winds - Mumford and Sons

Winter Winds

Mumford and Sons

2008

 London Undersound  - Nitin Sawhney

London Undersound

Nitin Sawhney
Devotion - Courtney Pine

Devotion

Courtney Pine
Love Ire & Songs - Frank Turner

Love Ire & Songs

Frank Turner
Sound Of The Smiths Remasterd - The Smiths

Sound Of The Smiths Remasterd

The Smiths

2007

Elton John Live At Madison Square Garden - Elton John

Elton John Live At Madison Square Garden

Elton John
Fat Kid - Jarvis

Fat Kid

Jarvis
Joy Divison Remastered - Joy Division

Joy Divison Remastered

Joy Division

2006

Grace Kelly  - Mika

Grace Kelly

Mika
Year Of The Leopard  - James Yorkston

Year Of The Leopard

James Yorkston

2005

Frank (LP Vinyl) - Amy Winehouse

Frank (LP Vinyl)

Amy Winehouse
Hypnotize - System Of A Down

Hypnotize

System Of A Down
In The Morning - The Coral

In The Morning

The Coral
Mesmerize - System Of A Down

Mesmerize

System Of A Down
Philtre  - Nitin Sawhney

Philtre

Nitin Sawhney
The Invisible Invasion - The Coral

The Invisible Invasion

The Coral

2004

Coming On Strong - Hot Chip

Coming On Strong

Hot Chip
Confide In Me - Kylie Minogue

Confide In Me

Kylie Minogue
Rip It Up  - Razorlight

Rip It Up

Razorlight
Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Somebody Told Me

The Killers

2003

Boomslang - Johnny Marr And The Healers

Boomslang

Johnny Marr And The Healers
Call Of The Search - Katie Melua

Call Of The Search

Katie Melua
Human - Nitin Sawhney

Human

Nitin Sawhney

2002

Come Back Around - Feeder

Come Back Around

Feeder
Come Back Around - Feeder

Come Back Around

Feeder
Come into my world - Kylie Minogue

Come into my world

Kylie Minogue
Find The Colour - Feeder

Find The Colour

Feeder
Take The Long Road And Walk It - The Music

Take The Long Road And Walk It

The Music

2001

7 Worlds Collide  - Neil Finn

7 Worlds Collide

Neil Finn
Go Plastic - Squarepusher

Go Plastic

Squarepusher
My Red Hot Car - Squarepusher

My Red Hot Car

Squarepusher
Original Sin - Elton John

Original Sin

Elton John

1999

Electronic - Electronic

Electronic

Electronic
Every You Every Me  - Placebo

Every You Every Me

Placebo
Liquid Skin - Gomez

Liquid Skin

Gomez
Live At Fabric - Editors

Live At Fabric

Editors
What Are You Doing - Echo And Bunnymen

What Are You Doing

Echo And Bunnymen

1998

All You Good People - Embrace

All You Good People

Embrace
Bring It On - Gomez

Bring It On

Gomez
Candle In The Wind - Elton John

Candle In The Wind

Elton John
Stay Down - Two Lone Swordsmen

Stay Down

Two Lone Swordsmen
The Optimist LP - Turnin Brakes

The Optimist LP

Turnin Brakes

1997

Arkology  - Lee Scratch Perry

Arkology

Lee Scratch Perry
Attack Of They Grey Lantern  - Mansun

Attack Of They Grey Lantern

Mansun
Big Loada - Squarepusher

Big Loada

Squarepusher

1996

Bruise Pristine - Placebo

Bruise Pristine

Placebo

1995

Magic Carpet Ride - Mighty Dub Kats

Magic Carpet Ride

Mighty Dub Kats

1993

Pray - Take That

Pray

Take That