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Troy Tate is an English musician and producer.

CareerEdit

Tate joined Rough Trade in 1983, for whom he debuted that year with "I Don't Know What Love Is Anymore". When The Smiths (also signed to Rough Trade) were looking for a producer for their debut album, Tate was chosen based on recommendations from Geoff Travis (head of Rough Trade), although after the album was recorded, the band decided to reject these recordings and re-record the album with producer John Porter. The original version of the album is widely known as The Troy Tate Sessions and has only been released on bootlegs. "Jeane" from these sessions was released as the B-side of the "This Charming Man" single, and the version of "Pretty Girls Make Graves" was included on The Sound of The Smiths in 2008.

Tate retired from the industry in 1985.

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