While best known for his work with Prince, producer and engineer David Tickle first earned notice during the new wave era, typically in conjunction with New Zealand bands including Split Enz (1979's True Colours and 1981's Waiata [Corroboree]) and the Swingers (1979's Practical Jokers). His work with Prince began in 1984, when he mixed much of the material which comprised the landmark Purple Rain LP. By the follow-up, 1985's Around the World in a Day, Tickle had graduated to co-production duties, which he reprised on the subsequent Parade. His work in the Prince camp continued when in 1987 he mixed the eponymous solo debut from ex-Revolution members Wendy & Lisa; a year later, Tickle also produced tracks for U2's Rattle & Hum. After scoring a hit with 1992's 4 Non Blondes debut Bigger, Better, Faster, More, he maintained a relatively low profile during the remainder of the decade. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi