Sean MageeMastering Engineer

Sean Magee

MASTERING
ENGINEER

Sean started out in sound by producing his own electronic music in a home studio. He joined us in 1995 and was promoted to the mastering team just two years later.

Since coming to Abbey Road, Sean has won a Grammy for his contribution to the 2009 Beatles Remasters. He’s worked with the music of some of the world’s biggest names in pop, rock and jazz, including, Deep Purple, John Lennon, Ramones, Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, The Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited.

Renowned rock and blues guitarist Gary Moore worked with Sean on some of his final recordings, and in 2014, Sean was approached directly by legendary prog rock band Rush who wanted him to remaster their entire back catalogue.

With a typical week encompassing anything from 1950s classical recordings to jazz box sets and ‘70s prog rock, Sean specialises in all-analogue vinyl cutting and is equally comfortable working with both traditional analogue and cutting-edge digital equipment to distil the best out of every project.

Believing that no two jobs are ever the same, Sean’s open-minded approach gives him a broader take on how differing genres should sound. He welcomes client attended sessions which enable artists to get involved in the mastering process and ensure they’re happy with the result.
Highlights:

Ramones - Ramones (40th anniversary remaster)

The Beatles – remasters (stereo and mono CD and vinyl)

John Lennon – John Lennon Signature Box

Rush – vinyl remasters

Public Image LTD – catalogue remasters

The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones In Mono (vinyl box set)

James Yorkston

Captain Beefheart - catalogue remaster

The Alarm – various titles

Iron Maiden – vinyl remasters

Sex Pistols – various remasters

Discography

2015

Back Catalogue (Vinyl Remaster) - Soul-Coughing

Back Catalogue (Vinyl Remaster)

Soul-Coughing
Complete Back Catalogue (Vinyl + Hi Res Remaster) - Rush

Complete Back Catalogue (Vinyl + Hi Res Remaster)

Rush
For All The Cats - Marc Bolan & T. Rex

For All The Cats

Marc Bolan & T. Rex
Lennon (2015 Vinyl Remaster) - John Lennon

Lennon (2015 Vinyl Remaster)

John Lennon
Love Letters In The Age Of Steam - Christian-Fitness

Love Letters In The Age Of Steam

Christian-Fitness
Mercury Living Presence Box Set (Vinyl Remaster) - Various Artists

Mercury Living Presence Box Set (Vinyl Remaster)

Various Artists
Talk About You - Mika

Talk About You

Mika
The Three Tenors 25th Anniversary (Vinyl Remaster) - The Three Tenors

The Three Tenors 25th Anniversary (Vinyl Remaster)

The Three Tenors

2014

A Beard Of Stars (CD + Vinyl Remasters) - Tyrannosaurus-Rex

A Beard Of Stars (CD + Vinyl Remasters)

Tyrannosaurus-Rex
All 80s Albums (Vinyl Remasters) - Iron Maiden

All 80s Albums (Vinyl Remasters)

Iron Maiden
All The Voices Box Set (Vinyl Remaster) - INXS

All The Voices Box Set (Vinyl Remaster)

INXS
Back Catalogue (LP Vinyl + CD Remasters) - Bijelo Dugme

Back Catalogue (LP Vinyl + CD Remasters)

Bijelo Dugme
Enduring Days You Will Overcome - Electric Litany

Enduring Days You Will Overcome

Electric Litany
Every Man and Woman Is A Star (Vinyl Master) - Ultramarine

Every Man and Woman Is A Star (Vinyl Master)

Ultramarine
Going Back Home (Vinyl Master) - Wilko Johnson / Roger Daltrey

Going Back Home (Vinyl Master)

Wilko Johnson / Roger Daltrey
Made In Japan Box Set (Vinyl Remaster)) - Deep Purple

Made In Japan Box Set (Vinyl Remaster))

Deep Purple
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (Alternative Takes) - Sex-Pistols

Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (Alternative Takes)

Sex-Pistols
Nightclubbing (Vinyl Remaster) - Grace Jones

Nightclubbing (Vinyl Remaster)

Grace Jones
Old Man Reverb - The Jigsaw Seen

Old Man Reverb

The Jigsaw Seen
Prophets, Seers & Sages The Angels Of The Ages (CD + Vinyl Remaster) - Tyrannosaurus Rex

Prophets, Seers & Sages The Angels Of The Ages (CD + Vinyl Remaster)

Tyrannosaurus Rex
The Beatles In Mono (Vinly Remaster) - The Beatles

The Beatles In Mono (Vinly Remaster)

The Beatles
The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society - James Yorkston

The Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society

James Yorkston
The Complete Collection (CD + Vinyl Remastering) - Monty Python's Total Rubbish

The Complete Collection (CD + Vinyl Remastering)

Monty Python's Total Rubbish
The Dark Of Consent - Prude

The Dark Of Consent

Prude

2013

Downhill - Rhys Williams

Downhill

Rhys Williams
How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident - Future Of The Left

How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident

Future Of The Left
Human Death - Future Of The Left

Human Death

Future Of The Left
Love Songs For Our Husbands - Future Of The Left

Love Songs For Our Husbands

Future Of The Left
Portrait In Blues Volume 6 (Vinyl Remaster) - Lonnie Johnson

Portrait In Blues Volume 6 (Vinyl Remaster)

Lonnie Johnson
Seven Hours - Douglas Dare

Seven Hours

Douglas Dare
Tell Where I Lie - Fossil Collective

Tell Where I Lie

Fossil Collective
The Lowdown Back Porch Blues (Vinyl Remaster) - Louisiana Red

The Lowdown Back Porch Blues (Vinyl Remaster)

Louisiana Red

2012

1992 The Love Album (Remaster) - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

1992 The Love Album (Remaster)

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
30 Something (Remaster) - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

30 Something (Remaster)

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
Feel Good (Vinyl Remaster) - Ike & Tina

Feel Good (Vinyl Remaster)

Ike & Tina
The Cool School (Vinyl Remaster) - June Christy

The Cool School (Vinyl Remaster)

June Christy
The Pines - Phantom Limb

The Pines

Phantom Limb
The Plot Against Common Sense - Future Of The Left

The Plot Against Common Sense

Future Of The Left

2011

Second Edition (Remastered) - Public Image Limited

Second Edition (Remastered)

Public Image Limited

2009

The Beatles - The Beatles

The Beatles

The Beatles