Flood

Real Name:
Mark Ellis
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Born: c. 1960, Manchester, England

Enigmatic yet ubiquitous, Flood was among the most acclaimed British producers of the post-punk era, his extensive output including albums by New Order, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Ministry, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Erasure, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Foals, A-Ha, Sigur Rós, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, and Warpaint.. Born Mark Ellis (he reportedly acquired the name Flood as a result of his habit of spilling tea in the studio), he accepted a job as a runner in a London recording facility, swiftly moving up through the ranks to become the house engineer. From there he went freelance, scoring his first major credit as an assistant engineer on New Order's 1981 debut album Movement. Work with Soft Cell, Psychic TV, Cabaret Voltaire and the Associates followed before Flood moved into production, helming records from Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against the Pricks) and Erasure (Wonderland and The Circus).

Flood's affiliation with U2 began in 1987 when he engineered the group's blockbuster Joshua Tree album. His subsequent production work -- on records including Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, Depeche Mode's Violator and Pop Will Eat Itself's This Is the Day, This Is the Hour, This Is This -- further honed his hard-edged, signature electronic sound. In between engineering U2's Achtung Baby LP, Flood produced Nitzer Ebb's Ebbhead and the Charlatans' Between 10th and 11th, followed by Curve's acclaimed Doppelganger. Finally, with 1993's Zooropa, he graduated from engineering U2 to producing the group, sharing his duties with Brian Eno. Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion followed a year later, and in 1995 Flood helmed two of the year's most talked-about releases, PJ Harvey's To Bring You My Love and Smashing Pumpkins' epic Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. He resurfaced in 1997 with U2's Pop. -- Jason Ankeny.
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Flood - Numbers / Barriers album art Soft Cell Numbers Soft Cell - Numbers / Barriers (Single, Maxi) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare Europe 1983 Sell This Version
Flood - The Way We Wah! album art Wah! Wah! - The Way We Wah! (Comp) Eternal (6), Eternal (6) UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Flood - Shake It Right album art Six Sed Red Six Sed Red - Shake It Right Sire Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Flood - Luxury album art Frank Tovey Luxury (Remix) Frank Tovey - Luxury (Single, Maxi) Mute, Mute Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RSX 1 Flood - Magic Fly (Remix) / Carry On, Turn Me On (Remix) album art Space Space - Magic Fly (Remix) / Carry On, Turn Me On (Remix)(12") Record Shack Records RSX 1 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Flood - Magic Fly (Remix) album art Space Space - Magic Fly (Remix) (Single) Record Shack Records, Record Shack Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Flood - The Very Best Of Space album art Space Magic Fly (Remix) and 1 more… Space - The Very Best Of Space (Comp) Record Shack Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
SPTO-7509 Flood - Who Needs Love Like That = Quien Necesita Amor Asi album art Erasure Push Me Shove Me (Extended As Far As Possible Mix) and 1 more… Erasure - Who Needs Love Like That = Quien Necesita Amor Asi(12", Sup) RCA Victor SPTO-7509 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
Flood - Moving On album art Plaza (2) Moving On (Dance Mix) Plaza (2) - Moving On (Single) Record Shack Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Flood - To Breathe album art Hard Corps To Breathe (Extended) Hard Corps - To Breathe (Single) Polydor France 1985 Sell This Version
Flood - Wonderland album art Erasure Senseless (Remix) and 2 more… Erasure - Wonderland (Album, Single) Mute, Mute Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - A Question Of Lust album art Depeche Mode A Question Of Lust Depeche Mode - A Question Of Lust (Maxi, Single) Mute, Mute Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - But Not Tonight album art Depeche Mode But Not Tonight (Extended Remix) and 1 more… Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight (Maxi, Single) Mute, Mute Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - Stripped (Highland Mix)  album art Depeche Mode Stripped (Highland Mix) Depeche Mode - Stripped (Highland Mix) (Maxi, MiniAlbum, Single) Virgin, Mute France 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - Standing At The Crossroads album art Evelyn Thomas Sorry Wrong Number Evelyn Thomas - Standing At The Crossroads (Album) Record Shack Records Scandinavia 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - Oh L'Amour album art Erasure March On Down The Line (Remix) Erasure - Oh L'Amour (Single, Maxi) Mute Spain 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - The Singles album art Soft Cell Numbers Soft Cell - The Singles (Comp) Mercury, Some Bizzare Greece 1986 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2573 Flood - Luxury / Collapsing New People / Concrete album art Frank Tovey Luxury (12 and 1 more… Frank Tovey - Luxury / Collapsing New People / Concrete(12", Promo) Sire PRO-A-2573 US 1986 Sell This Version
Flood - The Circus (Remix) album art Erasure The Circus (Remix) Erasure - The Circus (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Mute Italy 1987 Sell This Version
W8211T, W 8211T Two Minds Crack One Sky Above Us (Extended) Two Minds Crack - One Sky Above Us(12", Single) Sire, Sire W8211T, W 8211T UK 1987 Sell This Version
Flood - Join In The Chant album art Nitzer Ebb Join In The Chant (Gold!) Nitzer Ebb - Join In The Chant (Single, Maxi) Mute Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Flood - The Two Ring Circus album art Erasure Sometimes (Erasure And Flood Mix) and 1 more… Erasure - The Two Ring Circus (Album) Mute, Mute, Mute Sweden 1987 Sell This Version
Flood - She Loves Me Not album art Alan Rankine Your Very Last Day and 1 more… Alan Rankine - She Loves Me Not (Album) Virgin UK 1987 Sell This Version
Flood - Combien De Temps album art Stephan Eicher Stephan Eicher - Combien De Temps (Maxi) Barclay France 1987 Sell This Version
Flood - Now That's What I Call Music 10 album art Various The Circus (Remix) Various - Now That's What I Call Music 10 (Comp) Virgin, EMI, PolyGram UK 1987 Sell This Version