The Info List - Bruce Botnick

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Bruce Botnick (born 1945) is an American audio engineer and record producer, best known for his work with The Doors, and with Love.


1 Early work 2 The Doors 3 Additional work 4 References 5 External links

Early work[edit] Botnick engineered Love's first two albums, and co-produced their third album, Forever Changes, with the band's singer-songwriter, Arthur Lee.[1] He also is listed as the one of two recording engineers on the LP by Curtis Amy, The Sounds of Broadway - The Sounds of Hollywood, which is said to have been released in 1965, although it also has been said to have been released earlier. The LP back cover (liner notes) are written by Curtis Amy, where he formally thanks Bruce Botnick for his work on the recordings. The Doors[edit] Botnick audio engineered the Doors' studio recordings starting with their first album in 1966. In November 1970 he took over production of The Doors' L.A. Woman album, their last with lead singer Jim Morrison, after the band's long-serving producer Paul A. Rothchild fell out with the band over the album's direction. According to Robby Krieger
Robby Krieger
it was Botnick's idea to record the album at the Doors rehearsal space where they were more comfortable and used to the sound, rather than at a more costly recording studio.[2] Additional work[edit] Botnick has a credit as assistant engineer on the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed album. He later produced Eddie Money's first two albums, Eddie Money
Eddie Money
in 1977 and Life for the Taking
Life for the Taking
in 1978. Botnick also produced two albums for Paul Collins' rock group The Beat, including 1979's The Beat and 1982's The Kids Are The Same. He also co-produced Kenny Loggins’ 1982 album, High Adventure. Botnick had a long-running association with film composer Jerry Goldsmith as his scoring mixer. Botnick first met Goldsmith on 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture and they worked together on most of Goldsmith's film projects - numbering over 100 - from the 1980s through to Goldsmith's death in 2004. He also engineered at least two of Lonnie Mack's late-60s Elektra albums. References[edit]

^ http://www.analogplanet.com/content/loves-forever-changes-finally-gets-long-deserved-first-class-vinyl-reissue#u1v07ETvkRrcfzJ3.97 ^ http://www.goldminemag.com/article/robby-krieger-reopens-the-door-to-the-‘l-a-woman’-sessions Archived June 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Bruce Botnick on IMDb Interview on Forever Changes
Forever Changes
album Bruce Botnick Interview NAMM Oral History Library (2017)

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The Doors

Jim Morrison Ray Manzarek John Densmore Robby Krieger

Studio albums

The Doors Strange Days Waiting for the Sun The Soft Parade Morrison Hotel L.A. Woman Other Voices Full Circle An American Prayer

Live albums

Absolutely Live Alive, She Cried Live at the Hollywood Bowl In Concert London Fog 1966

Compilations and soundtracks

13 Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine The Best of The Doors
The Doors
(1973) Greatest Hits (1980) The Doors
The Doors
Classics The Best of The Doors The Doors
The Doors
(1991 film soundtrack) Greatest Hits (1996) Essential Rarities The Best of The Doors
The Doors
(2000) The Very Best of The Doors
The Doors
(2001) Legacy: The Absolute Best The Very Best of The Doors
The Doors
(2007) The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits The Platinum Collection When You're Strange: Music from the Motion Picture The Singles

Bright Midnight Archives

The Bright Midnight
Bright Midnight
Sampler Live in Detroit Bright Midnight: Live in America Live in Hollywood: Highlights from the Aquarius Theater Performances Live at the Aquarius Theatre: The First Performance Live at the Aquarius Theatre: The Second Performance No One Here Gets Out Alive Backstage and Dangerous: The Private Rehearsal Live in Hollywood Boot Yer Butt: The Doors
The Doors
Bootlegs Live in Philadelphia '70 Live in Boston Pittsburgh Civic Arena Live at the Matrix 1967 Live in New York Live in Vancouver 1970 Live at the Bowl '68

Box sets

The Doors: Box Set The Complete Studio Recordings No One Here Gets Out Alive Boot Yer Butt: The Doors
The Doors
Bootlegs Love/Death/Travel Box Set Perception The Doors: Vinyl Box Set A Collection


"Break On Through (To the Other Side)" / "End of the Night" "Light My Fire" / "The Crystal Ship" "People Are Strange" "Love Me Two Times" / "Moonlight Drive" "The Unknown Soldier"/"We Could Be So Good Together" "Hello, I Love You" / "Love Street" "Touch Me" "Wishful Sinful" "Tell All the People" / "Easy Ride" "Runnin' Blue" "Roadhouse Blues" "Love Her Madly" "Riders on the Storm" "The Mosquito" "Treetrunk" "Gloria" / "Moonlight Drive"


Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison The American Night No One Here Gets Out Alive Light My Fire

Video and film

The Doors The Doors
The Doors
– 30 Years Commemorative Edition When You're Strange Live at the Bowl '68

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Stan Freberg
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– The Best of the Stan Freberg
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Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
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Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
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(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
– BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
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(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare


Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.


Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

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