O’Duffy worked on numerous projects in the 1980s, and due to his involvement with the three groups above, it was with ‘sophisti-pop’ that he was most associated. Other groups associated with that genre he worked with were Blue Zone (he produced their only album Big Thing – the group featured future Smash Hits cover artist Lisa Stansfield); Cry Before Dawn (he produced their first album, but not their only hit single Witness For The World), The Dream Academy (he co-produced the song Heaven Pt. 1 which appeared on the B-side of Indian Summer) and Hipsway (he co-produced the single Long White Car with the band). He also produced for a number of ‘crossover’ artists, such as The Pasadenas, Helena Springs and Errol Brown (all operating at the pop end of the R&B market), dance-rockers Was (Not Was), and the house/electronica duo The Beloved.
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