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
W 8455 Always  album cover Atlantic Starr Always (Single) W 8455 UK 1987 Sell This Version
W8480 Open Your Heart (Remix)  album cover Madonna Open Your Heart (Remix)(7", Single, Pap) Sire, Sire W8480 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8489 In My Life / In My Own Crazy Way  album cover Rod Stewart In My Life / In My Own Crazy Way(7", Single, Sil) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W 8489 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8500 Cry Wolf  album cover a-ha Cry Wolf (Single) W 8500 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8500T Cry Wolf  album cover a-ha Cry Wolf(12", PRS) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8500T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8500V Cry Wolf  album cover a-ha Cry Wolf (Single) W8500V UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8523T Shiver (Extended Remix)  album cover George Benson Shiver (Extended Remix)(12", PRS) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8523T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8550 True Blue (Remix)  album cover Madonna True Blue (Remix)(7", Single, Met) Sire, Sire W 8550 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8583 Almaz  album cover Randy Crawford Almaz (Single) W8583 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8586 Girls & Boys  album cover Prince And The Revolution Girls & Boys (Single) W8586 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8631 Another Heartache  album cover Rod Stewart Another Heartache(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8631 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8636 Papa Don't Preach  album cover Madonna Papa Don't Preach (Single) W 8636 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8636 TW Papa Don't Preach (Extended Version)  album cover Madonna Papa Don't Preach (Extended Version)(12", Single, Ltd, Pos) Sire, Sire, Sire W 8636 TW UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8642 Dreams  album cover Van Halen Dreams (Single) W 8642 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
W 8662 Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)  album cover Peter Cetera Glory Of Love (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II)(7", Single, Sil) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Full Moon W 8662 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8667 You Can Call Me Al  album cover Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al (Single) W8667 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8667T You Can Call Me Al  album cover Paul Simon You Can Call Me Al W8667T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8680T Young Hearts Run Free  album cover Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8680T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8681 Razzle Dazzle  album cover Michael Jeffries / James Newton Howard Michael Jeffries / James Newton Howard - Razzle Dazzle(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W 8681 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8699 Strangers In The Night  album cover Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night(7", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records W8699 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8699 TW Strangers In The Night  album cover Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night(12", Single, Ltd) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records W 8699 TW UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8701 Language Is A Virus From Outer Space  album cover Laurie Anderson Language Is A Virus From Outer Space(7") Warner Bros. Records W8701 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8711 Mountains  album cover Prince And The Revolution Mountains(7", Single) Paisley Park, Paisley Park W8711 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8717 Live To Tell  album cover Madonna Live To Tell(7", Single, Sil) Sire, Sire, Sire W8717 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8717T Live To Tell  album cover Madonna Live To Tell (Single) W8717T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8736 Train Of Thought (Remix)  album cover a-ha Train Of Thought (Remix) (Single) W 8736 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8740 Why Can't This Be Love  album cover Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love (Single) W 8740 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8740T Why Can't This Be Love (Extended Mix) / Get Up  album cover Van Halen Why Can't This Be Love (Extended Mix) / Get Up(12", PRS) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W8740T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8751 Kiss  album cover Prince And The Revolution Kiss (Single) W8751 UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8751T Kiss (Extended Version)  album cover Prince And The Revolution Kiss (Extended Version)(12", Single) Paisley Park, Paisley Park, Paisley Park, Paisley Park W8751T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8798TX The Heat Of Heat (Latin Heat Mix)  album cover Patti Austin The Heat Of Heat (Latin Heat Mix)(12") Qwest Records, Qwest Records W8798TX UK 1986 Sell This Version
W 8838 T My Magic Man  album cover Rochelle My Magic Man(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W 8838 T UK 1986 Sell This Version
W8846 The Sun Always Shines On T.V.  album cover a-ha The Sun Always Shines On T.V. (Single) W8846 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8848T Dress You Up  album cover Madonna Dress You Up(12", Single) Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire W8848T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8858 Pop Life  album cover Prince And The Revolution Pop Life(7", Single) Paisley Park, Paisley Park W8858 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W 8874 Let My People Go (Part I)  album cover The Winans Let My People Go (Part I)(7", Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records W 8874 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8874 T Let My People Go  album cover The Winans Let My People Go(12", Single) Qwest Records, Qwest Records, Qwest Records W8874 T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8881 Angel  album cover Madonna Angel (Single) W8881 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8929T Raspberry Beret (Extended Remix) / Hello (Extended Remix)  album cover Prince And The Revolution Raspberry Beret (Extended Remix) / Hello (Extended Remix)(12") Paisley Park, Paisley Park W8929T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W 8934 Into The Groove  album cover Madonna Into The Groove (Single) W 8934 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W8934T Into The Groove  album cover Madonna Into The Groove(12", Single) Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire W8934T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W 9006 Take On Me  album cover Aha* Take On Me (Single) W 9006 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9006T Take On Me (Extended Version)  album cover a-ha Take On Me (Extended Version)(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9006T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9052 Paisley Park  album cover Prince & The Revolution* Paisley Park(7", Single, Pap) Paisley Park, Paisley Park, Paisley Park W9052 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9052T Paisley Park  album cover Prince & The Revolution* Paisley Park(12", Single) Paisley Park, Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9052T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W 9083 Material Girl  album cover Madonna Material Girl (Single) W 9083 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9083T Material Girl / Pretender  album cover Madonna Material Girl / Pretender (Single) W9083T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9097 This Is My Night  album cover Chaka Khan This Is My Night (Single) W9097 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9097T This Is My Night (Dance Remix)  album cover Chaka Khan This Is My Night (Dance Remix)(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9097T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9102 California Girls  album cover David Lee Roth California Girls(7", Single, Blu) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9102 UK 1985 Sell This Version
W 9120 20/20 / Shark Bite  album cover George Benson 20/20 / Shark Bite (Single) W 9120 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9120(T) 20/20 (Jellybean Remix)  album cover George Benson 20/20 (Jellybean Remix)(12") Warner Bros. Records W9120(T) UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9121T I Would Die 4 U  album cover Prince And The Revolution I Would Die 4 U W9121T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9174 Purple Rain  album cover Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain(7", Single, Sil) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9174 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9174 T Purple Rain  album cover Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain(12", Ltd, Pos) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W 9174 T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9180 The Belle Of St. Mark  album cover Sheila E. The Belle Of St. Mark (Single) W9180 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9180T The Belle Of St. Mark / Too Sexy  album cover Sheila E. The Belle Of St. Mark / Too Sexy(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9180T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9199 Hot For Teacher  album cover Van Halen Hot For Teacher (Single) W 9199 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9199T, 920 293-0 Hot For Teacher  album cover Van Halen Hot For Teacher(12") Warner Music UK Ltd. W9199T, 920 293-0 UK 1983 Sell This Version
W9204 Some Guys Have All The Luck  album cover Rod Stewart Some Guys Have All The Luck (Single) W9204 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9209 I Feel For You  album cover Chaka Khan I Feel For You(7", Single, Blu) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W 9209 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9209 T I Feel For You  album cover Chaka Khan I Feel For You (Single) W 9209 T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9210 Like A Virgin / Stay  album cover Madonna Like A Virgin / Stay (Single) W 9210 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9210T Like A Virgin (U.S. Dance Remix)  album cover Madonna Like A Virgin (U.S. Dance Remix)(12", Single) Sire, Sire, Sire W9210T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9213 I'll Wait  album cover Van Halen I'll Wait (Single) W 9213 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9238 All I Need  album cover Jack Wagner All I Need(7", Single) Qwest Records W9238 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9260 Borderline  album cover Madonna Borderline(7", Single, Sil) Sire, Sire W 9260 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9260T Borderline (U.S. Remix)  album cover Madonna Borderline (U.S. Remix)(12", Single, PRS) Sire, Sire, Sire W9260T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9266 Rhythm Of The Street  album cover Patti Austin Rhythm Of The Street(7", Single, PRS) Qwest Records, Qwest Records W9266 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9286 When Doves Cry  album cover Prince When Doves Cry (Single) W9286 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9286 T When Doves Cry  album cover Prince When Doves Cry(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9286 T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9394T Yah Mo B There  album cover James Ingram Yah Mo B There(12", PRS) Qwest Records, Qwest Records, Qwest Records, Qwest Records W9394T UK 1984 Sell This Version
W 9405 Holiday  album cover Madonna Holiday(7", Single, RE, Sil) Sire, Sire W 9405 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9405T Holiday  album cover Madonna Holiday(12", Single, RE) Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire W9405T UK 1985 Sell This Version
W9576 Sharp Dressed Man  album cover ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man(7", Single, Pap) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W9576 UK 1984 Sell This Version
W9693 Gimme All Your Lovin'  album cover ZZ Top Gimme All Your Lovin' (Single) W9693 UK 1983 Sell This Version
W 9899 Everybody  album cover Madonna Everybody(7", Single, Promo) Sire, Sire W 9899 UK 1982 Sell This Version
W 9899T Everybody  album cover Madonna Everybody(12", Single) Sire, Sire W 9899T UK 1982 Sell This Version
W2 3110 History • America's Greatest Hits  album cover America (2) History • America's Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 3110 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
W 40506 Spectrum  album cover Billy Cobham Spectrum(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic W 40506 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 44020 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge (Album) W 44020 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
W 46093 America  album cover America (2) America(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records W 46093 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
W 50208 Teaser  album cover Tommy Bolin Teaser(LP, Album) Nemperor records W 50208 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 52187 Present Tense  album cover Shoes Present Tense(LP, Album) Elektra W 52187 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
W4 26143 Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. II  album cover Renaissance (4) Tales Of 1001 Nights, Vol. II(Cass, Comp, Club, Dol) Sire, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W4 26143 US 1990 Sell This Version
WANT-1014 Hemispheres  album cover Rush Hemispheres(Cass, Album, RE, Tra) Anthem Records Inc., Anthem Records Inc. WANT-1014 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
WAR 1 The Original Sin / Do You Believe In The Westworld (Live)  album cover The Senate / Theatre Of Hate The Senate / Theatre Of Hate - The Original Sin / Do You Believe In The Westworld (Live)(7", Single) Where Artists Record WAR 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
WAR 3004 Freedom To Rock  album cover The Chiefs Of Relief* Freedom To Rock(7", Single) Where Artists Record WAR 3004 UK 1985 Sell This Version
WAR 3006 Sharpen The Knife  album cover Choir Militia Sharpen The Knife(7") Where Artists Record WAR 3006 UK 1986 Sell This Version
WB 46 157 America  album cover America (2) America (Album) WB 46 157 Europe 1972 Sell This Version
WB 56169 History · America's Greatest Hits  album cover America (2) History · America's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56169 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
WB 56 460 A Song For All Seasons  album cover Renaissance (4) A Song For All Seasons (Album) WB 56 460 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WBC 1289 History · America's Greatest Hits  album cover America (2) History · America's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1289 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
WCD-078 Best Of Bowie  album cover Bowie* Best Of Bowie(CD, Comp, RM) EMI, EMI WCD-078 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
WEA 28.407 Vogue Estate  album cover Stephen Emmer Vogue Estate(LP, MiniAlbum) Idiot Records WEA 28.407 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
WHIRL 3 The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) / La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast)  album cover Bill Nelson The Love That Whirls (Diary Of A Thinking Heart) / La Belle Et La Bete (Beauty And The Beast)(2xLP) Mercury WHIRL 3 UK 1982 Sell This Version
WIK 8 Cycledelic  album cover Johnny Moped Cycledelic (Album) WIK 8 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WIK 34 He Said  album cover Hasil Adkins He Said(LP, Comp) Big Beat Records WIK 34 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Will 512 Flaming Desire  album cover Bill Nelson Flaming Desire(12") Mercury Will 512 UK 1982 Sell This Version
WIP 6249 Looks, Looks, Looks  album cover Sparks Looks, Looks, Looks(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6249 UK 1975 Sell This Version