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Bruce Botnick

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Bruce Botnick is an American audio engineer and record producer, best known for his work with The Doors, and with Love. He engineered Love's first two albums, and co-produced their third album, Forever Changes, with the band's singer-songwriter, Arthur Lee.
In November 1970, he took over production of The Doors' L.A. Woman album - their last with lead singer Jim Morrison - Bruce also 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 in 1977 and Life For The Taking in 1978. 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.