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Rupert Hine


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Rupert Hine (full name Rupert Neville Hine) is an English musician and also a prolific producer in the synth pop era, helming albums such as Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer”, Howard Jones’s “Human’s Lib”, Saga’s “World Apart”, and The Fixx’s “Reach the Beach”. He was founder of the band Quantum Jump, and also recorded under the name Thinkman which he conceived as a virtual band. Many fans consider his tryptichon “Immunity”, “Waving Not Drowning”, and “Wildest Wish To Fly” to be his masterwork. While being an extremely succesful producer for the international Music Industry in the 1980s today his genius as a solo artist is mainly recognized by music enthusiasts and electronic music insiders. The German electronic artist Bob Humid claims to be influenced a lot by Hine’s highly developed production skills where audio-edits were to a large extent meaningful and precise. Rupert Hine was a enthusiastic user of the Fairlight CMI, the world’s first Sampling Synthesizer.


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  • CyberMusicLover

    Underrated, indeed!

    17 Jan 5:05am Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    Rupert Hine, Steve Lillywhite, and Trevor Horn pretty much defined the 80's sound.

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • chlindh

    Victim of Wanderlust

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
  • LeSphinxyMinx

    Love this man, so underrated but so brilliant!

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • FabianInMusic

    I am still waiting for the new album, waiting since great "The Deep End".... I hope that the new project is the new beginning - The Deep Beginning". :)

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • lpittack

    Rupert, if you're listening, make available "Arrested by You" with the saxophone. =)

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • Zilverdael

    Same here! Really, really fantastic!!!

    3 Jun 2009 Reply
  • indiepojken

    Rupert is one of my alltime-favourites. My father raised me with "Immunity", "Waving not drowning", "Wildest wish to fly" and "The Formula" (Thinkman). The painting music and the deep lyrics will always mean a lot to me. Rupert is aware of this, since I told him the story once by e-mail. :)

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • spidrwegian

    I've an old vinyl single of Snakes Don't Dance Fast

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • hipcheck23

    No love for the Better Off Dead OST songs!

    8 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Gazoline

    really weird he isn't bigger. some pure magic here and there on immunity.

    14 Jan 2008 Reply
  • pinky__

    Immunity :)

    4 Oct 2007 Reply
  • confu

    One Man's Poison is pure genious.

    12 May 2007 Reply

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