Trident Studios

Trident Studios

Profile:
Trident Studios was a British recording and mastering facility, operating under this name between 1968 and 1985. Located at 17 St. Anne's Court in London's Soho district

It was constructed in 1967 by Norman Sheffield and his brother Barry and opened in 1968.

Can be identified by "TRIDENT" in the runouts (please use Lacquer Cut At).
Lacquer cuts for Phonodisc Ltd. (between March 1969 and January 1979) can be identified by //# T in the runouts (e.g. Clifford T. Ward - Home Thoughts From Abroad).
Lacquer cuts for PRS Ltd. (between February 1979 and ~1982) can be identified by ▽E T (e.g. Genesis - Duchess).
Lacquer cuts for PRS Ltd. (between ~1982 and mid 1988) can be identified by ▽420 V (e.g. Various - Batcave: Young Limbs And Numb Hymns).
Masterings for Lyntone Recordings Ltd. (please use Mastered At) can be identified by ITD (or 2TD) (e.g. The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset / Dedicated Follower Of Fashion).

In October 1981 Trident studios closed for 3 months due to financial problems and was then sold in December 1981.
It was bought by its senior engineer, Steve Short, along with three other investors.

During the following four years the studios worked under different management until 1985, when Tape One bought the studios and renamed them to Audio One.
Also credited as "Trident, London, England", "Trident Studios, London" or "Trident Sound Studios".

Side note: In 1986, Short bought out the other investors and opened Trident 2, a 25.000 sq. ft. converted theater as recording environment in the heart of the city of London.

The current residing business Trident Sound Studios, which opened in the same building in 1993 was named in recognition of the original Trident Studios.

The Engineers (Recording & Mixing, Tape-Ops):

1967/1970 - Barry Sheffield
1968-69/1972 - John Smith
1968/1970 - Malcolm Toft
1969/1974 - Ken Scott
1969/1971 - Nick Smith
1969/1974 - Robin Geoffrey Cable
1969/1975 - Roy Thomas Baker
1969/1971 - Tony Platt
1970/1971 - Dave Corlet
1970/1974 - David Hentschel
1970/1975 - Mike Stone
1971/1976 - Dave Hodge (4)
1971-72/1976 - Ken Thomas
1971/1975 - Neil Kernon
1972/1978 - Dennis Mackay
1972/1979 - Peter Kelsey
1972/1975 - Ted Sharp
1973/1978 - Jerry Smith (11)
1974/1978 - Peter Fielder
1975/1979 - John Brand
1975/1978 - Nick Bradford
1976/1977 - Geoff Leach
1976/1979 - Julian Taylor (3)
1976/1978 - Neil Ross
1976/1981 - Stephen Stewart-Short / Steve Short / Steven Short
1976/1980 - Stephen W. Tayler
1977/1981 - Colin Green
1977/1978 - Paul Jarvis
1977/1979 - Peter Kamlish
1977/1979 - Reno Ruocco
1978/1981 - Adam Moseley
1978/1979 - Michael Donegani
1978/1979 - Simon Hilliard
1978/1979 - Simon Wilson (2)
1979/1980 - Chris Stone (3)
1979/1981 - Craig Milliner
1979/1980 - Paul Frindle

Disc Cutting / Mastering Engineers:

1970/1972 - Norman Austin (perhaps Norman Austin (2) ?)
1970/1986 - Ray Staff - Signatures: RASIN, RASPUTIN, RAYS, RAZEL and variations thereof
1971/1976 - Bob Hill (9) - Signatures: AUNTIE B, BOBIL, HILTOP and variations thereof
1971/1974 - Howard Thompson (3) - Signatures: KIP, KIPPER and variations thereof
1971/1976 - Tim Young
1972/1973 - Brian Snelling
1973/1978 - John Dent - Signatures: JONZ and variations thereof
1977/1979 - Steve Angel
post-1981 - Barry Grint - Signatures: BAZZA and variations thereof

Maintenance Engineers:

1968/1972 - Barry Porter
1968/1975 - Ron Goodwin
1970/1981 - Peter Booth
1970/1976 - Piers Blastkett
1974/1980 - Barry Spencer
1974/1976 - Bernie Spratt (Maintenance engineer, helped to build the copy, cutting and mixing rooms)
1977/1980 - Henry Edwards (2) (technical manager of the recording, mixing and cutting rooms)

Studio Management:

1967/1970 - Barry Sheffield
1968/1975 - Penny Kramer
1970/1972 - Malcolm Toft
1970/1981 - Peter Booth
1972/1974 - Bob Hill (9)
1972/1974 - Ray Richardson

Other:
post-1981 - Pete Cippa (Copy Room engineer)
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Trident Studios
17 St. Anne's Court
London W1F 0BQ
England
Telephone: 01 - 734 9901
[obsolete]
Sites:
[l218698]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Crime Of The Century  album cover Supertramp Crime Of The Century(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab US 1987 Sell This Version
Elton John  album cover Elton John Elton John(LP, Album, Gat) DJM Records (2) France Unknown Sell This Version
0001 Oh, Što Te Volim, Joj!  album cover Vatreni Poljubac Oh, Što Te Volim, Joj!(LP, Album) Sarajevo Disk 0001 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
1A 062-86296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86296 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-93508 Elton John Honky Château(LP, Album, RE) DJM Records (2) 1A 062-93508 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-94 519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen (Album) 1A 062-94 519 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-95186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1A 062-95186 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1A 062-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-96025 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1 A 064-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album, RE, Red) EMI, EMI 1 A 064-96025 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064-96186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 064-96186 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 138-94825 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  album cover Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) DJM Records (2) 1A 138-94825 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-1575011 Queen  album cover Queen Queen (Album) 1A 038-1575011 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 238-1575014 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, Fame 1A 238-1575014 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A K052-1147586 Playgirl  album cover La Velle Playgirl(12") Disques Yona, Pathé 1A K052-1147586 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1C 038-82 624 Roadhawks  album cover Hawkwind Roadhawks(LP, Comp, RE, RP) United Artists Records 1C 038-82 624 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 006 13 6324 7 Chances  album cover Roxette Chances(7", Single) EMI Electrola 1C 006 13 6324 7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
1C 062-90045 Is This What You Want?  album cover Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want?(LP, Album) Apple Records 1C 062-90045 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C 062-90 519 Bakerloo  album cover Bakerloo Bakerloo(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest 1 C 062-90 519 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 062-90 524 Nice  album cover The Nice Nice(LP, Album, Gat) Immediate 1C 062-90 524 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 062-93 098 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here  album cover Ralph McTell You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here(LP, Album, Gat) Famous 1C 062-93 098 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-94 519 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-96025 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 699 The Iceberg Model  album cover John Watts The Iceberg Model(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-07 699 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064-60142 Wings Of Love  album cover Nova (38) Wings Of Love(LP, Album) Arista 1C 064-60142 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 191 Belle De Jour  album cover Saint Tropez Belle De Jour(LP, Album) Butterfly Records (7), EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 191 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 272 Downwind  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind (Album) 1C 064-62 272 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 406 Sneakin' Suspicion  album cover Dr. Feelgood Sneakin' Suspicion(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records 1C 064-62 406 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 314 Time Is The Key  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Time Is The Key (Album) 1C 064-63 314 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast (Album) 1C 064-86 296 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 072-94 519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen (Album) 1 C 072-94 519 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 072-96 025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 1C 072-96 025 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 264-07 699 The Iceberg Model  album cover John Watts The Iceberg Model(Cass, Album) EMI 1C 264-07 699 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1J 064 97107 Rock Of The Westies  album cover Elton John Rock Of The Westies(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) 1J 064 97107 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 mute 66t Erasure The Circus (Live) (Maxi, Single) 1 mute 66t Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
2 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 2 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
2C 052 52836 Playgirl  album cover La Velle Playgirl 2C 052 52836 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 062-90.112 James Taylor (2) James Taylor(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records 2C 062-90.112 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C062-93465 W. W. W.  album cover Burnin Red Ivanhoe W. W. W.(LP, Album) Stateside 2C062-93465 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 064-12 668 Julien  album cover Julien Clerc Julien(LP, Album, Gat) Pathé, Pathé 2C 064-12 668 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C064-81823 Heart Like A Wheel  album cover Linda Ronstadt Heart Like A Wheel(LP, Album) Asylum Records 2C064-81823 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C 064-94519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(LP, Album, RE) EMI 2C 064-94519 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 064 95186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI, EMI 2C 064 95186 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 C 066-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 2 C 066-96025 France 1974 Sell This Version
2C068 - 14707 Right Now  album cover La Velle Right Now(LP, Album) Disques Yona, Disques Yona 2C068 - 14707 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C068-60190 Steps  album cover Steps (7) Steps(LP, Album, gat) EMI 2C068-60190 France 1977 Sell This Version
2c068-86296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Capitol Records 2c068-86296 France 1981 Sell This Version
2C 068 - 99228 Go Too  album cover Stomu Yamashta's Go Go Too(LP, Album) Arista Records 2C 068 - 99228 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 070-62.272 Downwind  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album) Arista 2C 070-62.272 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070 63314 Time Is The Key  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Time Is The Key(LP, Album) Arista, Arista 2C 070 63314 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070-72116 Fantasm  album cover Fantasm Fantasm(LP, Album, Gat) Charles Talar Records, Charles Talar Records 2C 070-72116 France 1981 Sell This Version
02-CD-3306 The Recording Sessions Vol. 2  album cover The Beatles The Recording Sessions Vol. 2(CD, Unofficial) The Early Years 02-CD-3306 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
2JXS-7026 The Early Years  album cover Al Stewart The Early Years (Comp) 2JXS-7026 US 1977 Sell This Version
2 LP 164 7 94180 1 Changesbowie  album cover David Bowie Changesbowie(2xLP, Comp, RM, Gat) EMI 2 LP 164 7 94180 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2 mute 66t The Circus (Bareback Rider Mix)  album cover Erasure The Circus (Bareback Rider Mix)(12", Single) Mute 2 mute 66t Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
2S 068 16666 Visions Of Dune  album cover Zed (5) Visions Of Dune(LP, Album) Sonopresse 2S 068 16666 France 1979 Sell This Version
2SD 9002 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out(2xLP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 2SD 9002 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2Z8 3697 Strut Your Funky Stuff  album cover Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff (Single) 2Z8 3697 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
3C 054 81823 Heart Like A Wheel  album cover Linda Ronstadt Heart Like A Wheel (Album) 3C 054 81823 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 062-90112 James Taylor  album cover James Taylor (2) James Taylor(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Apple Records 3C 062-90112 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
3C 062-90524 Nice  album cover The Nice Nice(LP, Album) Immediate 3C 062-90524 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 05311 Red Rose Speedway  album cover Paul McCartney And Wings* Red Rose Speedway (Album) 3C 064 - 05311 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 18206 Sienteme, It's Time To Land  album cover Alan Sorrenti Sienteme, It's Time To Land(LP, Album) Harvest 3C 064 - 18206 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 064-62272 Downwind  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Downwind(LP, Album) Arista 3C 064-62272 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-86 296 The Nature Of The Beast  album cover April Wine The Nature Of The Beast(LP, Album) Capitol Records 3C 064-86 296 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064-94519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 3C 064-94519 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-95186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II (Album) 3C 064-95186 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 3C 064-96025 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3 mute 66t The Circus (Gladiator Mix)  album cover Erasure The Circus (Gladiator Mix) (Single) 3 mute 66t UK 1987 Sell This Version
4AN-1-1021 Permanent Waves  album cover Rush Permanent Waves(Cass, Album) Anthem (5) 4AN-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
4E 062-92275 T. Rex  album cover T. Rex T. Rex(LP, Album) Columbia 4E 062-92275 Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
4E 062-92875 Electric Warrior  album cover T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 4E 062-92875 Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version
4M185 Hawkwind  album cover Hawkwind Hawkwind (Album) 4M185 US 2010 Sell This Version
4XT 3352 James Taylor  album cover James Taylor (2) James Taylor(Cass, Album) Apple Records 4XT 3352 US 1968 Sell This Version
5C 062-62502 Aviator  album cover Aviator (2) Aviator(LP, Album) Harvest 5C 062-62502 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-62758 New England  album cover New England New England(LP, Album) Infinity Records (2) 5C 062-62758 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5 C062-92875 Electric Warrior  album cover T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album) Stateside, Stateside 5 C062-92875 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 062-95186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II (Album) 5C 062-95186 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 062-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 5C 062-96025 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 062 96 077 Five-A-Side  album cover Ace (7) Five-A-Side(LP, Album) Anchor (2) 5C 062 96 077 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
5C 064-62663 Fly Away  album cover Voyage Fly Away(LP, Album) Triangle (2) 5C 064-62663 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C264.94519 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(Cass, Album, RE) EMI 5C264.94519 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C K052Z-14758 Playgirl  album cover La Velle Playgirl(12") Disques Yona 5C K052Z-14758 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5N 062-60625 Disco Around The World  album cover Voyage Disco Around The World(LP, Album) Triangle (2) 5N 062-60625 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
6E-220 Simms Brothers Band  album cover Simms Brothers Band Simms Brothers Band(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 6E-220 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-244 Present Tense  album cover Shoes Present Tense (Album) 6E-244 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E 062 92275 T. Rex  album cover T. Rex T. Rex(LP, Album) Columbia, Fly Records (3) 6E 062 92275 Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
6 E 062-92875 Electric Warrior  album cover T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album) Columbia 6 E 062-92875 Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
7ALM49 Anything Goes  album cover Redwood Anything Goes(7", Single) Almo Sounds 7ALM49 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7 BONG 11 A Question Of Lust  album cover Depeche Mode A Question Of Lust (Single) 7 BONG 11 UK 1986 Sell This Version
7C 064 • 95186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 7C 064 • 95186 Sweden Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1026 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 7E-1026 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1026R Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album, Club, RCA) Elektra 7E-1026R US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1026 SP Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album) Elektra 7E-1026 SP US 1985 Sell This Version
7E 062-92875 Electric Warrior  album cover T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia 7E 062-92875 Scandinavia 1971 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 032 In The Ghetto  album cover Nick Cave Featuring The Bad Seeds* In The Ghetto (Single) 7 MUTE 032 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 038 Tupelo  album cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tupelo (Single) 7 MUTE 038 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7P 367 Wild Thing  album cover Suzie Quatro* & Reg Presley Suzie Quatro* & Reg Presley - Wild Thing(7", Single) PRT 7P 367 UK 1986 Sell This Version
8E 062-93508 Honky Château  album cover Elton John Honky Château(LP) DJM Records (2) 8E 062-93508 Portugal 1972 Sell This Version
8E 06497107 Rock Of The Westies  album cover Elton John Rock Of The Westies(LP, Album) DJM Records (2) 8E 06497107 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
8E 06895186 Queen II  album cover Queen Queen II(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 8E 06895186 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version