https://www.themetalvoice.com/post/...roducer-martin-birch-has-died-at-72-years-old Heartbroken to hear this. We have lost a true legend today in Mr. Martin Birch. As far as I'm concerned, Birch was, is, and always will be one of the greatest producers and engineers that ever lived. Just looking at the artists he worked with is an eye opener- Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Wishbone Ash, and Iron Maiden. And anytime Martin Birch was on an album, you knew the sound would be top notch. And when he worked with a band, that band would always bring their A game. He helped anchor bands like Deep Purple and Iron Maiden through their greatest works, bringing deadly precision to the soundboard without ever robbing the music of its power. He helped Black Sabbath and Fleetwood Mac find their way as they moved forward without the original lineup, as well as Blue Öyster Cult as they attempted to regain the ground they lost with Mirrors. Likewise, he gave similar guidance to the likes of Richie Blackmore and David Coverdale as they started life without Deep Purple. He helped the likes of Ronnie James Dio and Bruce Dickinson become some of the greatest singers and performers who paved the way for countless others. Birch drove them nuts on occasion, but Bruce and Ronnie were also quick to give Birch his props. Rest In Peace to a true master of his craft.