Legendary mastering engineer George Marino passed away yesterday. During his almost 40-year long career at the Sterling Sound studio in New York he mastered hundreds of albums, including some of the most classic albums in modern music history.
a-ha fans will know him as the man who mastered Lifelines (2002), How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head – a-ha Live (2003) and Analogue (2005). He also mastered the Savoy albums Reasons To Stay Indoors (2001) and Savoy Songbook Vol. 1 (2007), and Magne’s solo album Past Perfect Future Tense (2004).
“Today Sterling Sound and the music industry as a whole has suffered a tremendous loss. Senior Mastering Engineer George Marino lost his battle with cancer this morning. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. George was family to us all and we will miss him dearly”, the studio said in a statement.