AAV

AAV

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Recording studio in Melbourne, Australia. "AAV" stands for "Armstrong Audio/Video", so please use this entry where either (or a variation thereof) is used on a release. Variations include:
- A.A.V.
- A.A.V. Pty. Ltd.
- A.A.V. Studio 2
- AAV Australia Pty. Ltd.
- AAV-Australia Pty. Ltd.
- A.A.V. Studios, Melbourne
It appears in this form from 1974, until some time in the 1980s.

Through its history it has also been named:
- "The studios of Bill Armstrong Pty. Ltd.", "Bill Armstrong Studios" or "Bill Armstrong's Studios" (particularly early in its history). Where the studio is shown this way, or has any variation with "Bill Armstrong" in the title, please use Bill Armstrong Studios.
- "Armstrong Studios", "Armstrongs Studios", or "Armstrong's Studios". Where the studio is shown this way, or has any variation without "Bill", "Audio/Video", or "AAV" in the title, please use Armstrong Studios. The studio most commonly appears this way from the mid 1970s on, though this form can also appear on releases earlier.
For further information, see https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/718364

Founded by Bill Armstrong (6) in 1965, and commonly known at that time as Bill Armstrong Studios (or variations thereof), the studio was located over a number of properties in Albert Rd, South Melbourne, moving to a warehouse in Bank St, Melbourne, in 1972.

The studio was renamed in 1974 to Armstrong Audio/Video when it was bought by the Age Newspaper Group. It seems this was shortened to just AAV (or variations thereof), and over this period of the studio's history, the latter seems to be the most common form of the name.

At some point afterwards (probably in the 1980s), the studio was renamed Metropolis Audio, and also purchased by a staff consortium (headed by Ern Rose). A controlling share was then bought by the Celtex audiovisual company in 2005, but after Celtex got into financial difficulties, the studio closed in 2006.

In 1995, Edensound mastering studio had moved from RBX Studios to the control room of Studio 1 in Metropolis Audio. Following the closure of the latter studio, Edensound's directors Martin Pullan and David Drew took over Metropolis Audio's lease and returned the studio's name to Armstrong Studios. The studio moved in 2013 to new premises at Abbotsford, Melbourne. It appears that the studio is now defunct, though the film production company DDP Studios is now located at the old Bank St address, and Doug Brady Music is now located at the old Abbotsford address. (Note, however, that the Doug Brady Music discography suggests that it was operating at the Abbotsford address prior to the move of Armstrong Studios to that location; see for instance Hermeto Pascoal - The Monash Sessions).
Contact Info:
180 Bank St.,
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205

Phone: 61 3 9251 1844
Fax: 61 3 9699 8111
[l264316]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 064-85 963 First Under The Wire  album cover Little River Band First Under The Wire(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 963 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 145 The Last Romance  album cover Birtles & Goble The Last Romance(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-86 145 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 176 The Net  album cover Little River Band The Net(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-400 176 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1M1CD1003 Thirst (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Brian May (2) Thirst (Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album) 1M1 Records 1M1CD1003 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
2PSP - 4848 Waiata  album cover Split Enz Waiata (Album) 2PSP - 4848 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2S 068 85963 First Under The Wire  album cover Little River Band First Under The Wire(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2S 068 85963 France 1979 Sell This Version
28AP-2827 Semantics  album cover Australian Crawl Semantics(LP, Album) Geffen Records 28AP-2827 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25·3P-427 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo (Album) 25·3P-427 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25・6P-187 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo (Album) 25・6P-187 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
30·3P-433 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo(LP, Album, RE) Epic 30·3P-433 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
4000 State Of The Heart  album cover Mondo Rock State Of The Heart(7", Promo) Atlantic 4000 US 1981 Sell This Version
8383 Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix)  album cover Real Life Send Me An Angel (Extended Mix) (Maxi) 8383 France 1984 Sell This Version
9164-2 Sex O'Clock  album cover Anita Lane Sex O'Clock(CD, Album, Dig) Mute 9164-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
12077 On Parade  album cover The Melbourne Staff Band of The Salvation Army On Parade(LP, Album) The Salvation Army 12077 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
20.423 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo(LP, Album) Columbia 20.423 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
30251 Kicking Against The Pricks  album cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against The Pricks(CD, Album) Mute 30251 France 1986 Sell This Version
35 001 Metal Fetish  album cover Bengal Tigers Metal Fetish(12", EP) ZYX Metal 35 001 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
36 180-8 Whispering Jack  album cover John Farnham Whispering Jack(LP, Album, S/Edition, Son) RCA 36 180-8 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
5730-1-RX Love An Adventure  album cover Pseudo Echo Love An Adventure(LP, Album) RCA Victor 5730-1-RX US 1987 Sell This Version
5730-2-RX RE Love An Adventure  album cover Pseudo Echo Love An Adventure(CD, Album) RCA 5730-2-RX RE US 1987 Sell This Version
60.423 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo(Cass, Album) Columbia 60.423 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
61717-2 Kicking Against The Pricks  album cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against The Pricks(CD, Album, RE) Mute, Mute 61717-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
6300-1-R Whispering Jack  album cover John Farnham Whispering Jack (Album) 6300-1-R Canada 1986 Sell This Version
66.302 Flame  album cover Real Life Flame(LP, Album) Carrere, Curb Records 66.302 France 1985 Sell This Version
6763-1-RDAC A Beat For You  album cover Pseudo Echo A Beat For You(12", Promo) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 6763-1-RDAC US 1985 Sell This Version
69255 Real Gone  album cover Tom Waits Real Gone(CD, Album, Dig) Anti-, Shock (2) 69255 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
70464 Kicking Against The Pricks  album cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against The Pricks(LP, Album) Mute, Virgin 70464 France 1986 Sell This Version
100223 Solid Rock  album cover Goanna Solid Rock (Single) 100223 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
103522 Grown Up Wrong  album cover The Johnnys Grown Up Wrong(CD, Album) Accord, Mushroom 103522 France 1988 Sell This Version
104435 We've Got Secrets  album cover Avion We've Got Secrets(7", Single) RCA Australia 104435 Australia & New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
104570 There's A Shadow On The Moon Tonight  album cover Johnny Chester There's A Shadow On The Moon Tonight(7", Single) RCA Australia 104570 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
207.334 Flame  album cover Real Life Flame(LP, Album) Ariola Benelux B.V. 207.334 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
250391-4 The Modern Bop  album cover Mondo Rock The Modern Bop(Cass, Album) WEA 250391-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
250694-1 Strong Love  album cover Pat Wilson (2) Strong Love(12", MiniAlbum) WEA 250694-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
250694-4 Strong Love  album cover Pat Wilson (2) Strong Love(Cass, MiniAlbum) WEA 250694-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
251556-1 Oceania  album cover Goanna Oceania(LP, Album) WEA 251556-1 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
251556-4 Oceania  album cover Goanna Oceania(Cass) WEA 251556-4 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
396706-2 Live 1980/86  album cover Joe Jackson Live 1980/86(2xCD, Album) A&M Records 396706-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
432078-2 The Magic Of Brian Cadd  album cover Brian Cadd The Magic Of Brian Cadd(CD, Comp) EMI, Fable, EMI, Fable 432078-2 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
462552 2 Caught In The Act  album cover Redgum Caught In The Act(CD, Album) Epic 462552 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
471628 2 Through The Years  album cover Denis Walter Through The Years(CD, Comp) Columbia 471628 2 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
600024 Where In The World  album cover Stylus (11) Where In The World (Album) 600024 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
600127 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place(LP, Album, Gat) WEA 600127 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
600127-2 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place (Album) 600127-2 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
650493 7 Win/Lose  album cover Ollie Olsen Win/Lose(7") Chase 650493 7 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
656.009 Prayers On Fire  album cover The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire(LP, Album) 4AD, CNR Records 656.009 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
780198 2 The Boys Light Up  album cover Australian Crawl The Boys Light Up (Album) 780198 2 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
7 90081-1 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place (Album) 7 90081-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
7 90081-4 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place(Cass, Album, Dol) ATCO Records 7 90081-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
796454 2 Crawl File  album cover Australian Crawl Crawl File (Comp) 796454 2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
796454-4 Crawl File - Their Greatest Hits  album cover Australian Crawl Crawl File - Their Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, RE) EMI 796454-4 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
814 693-1 Half The Effort Twice The Effect  album cover Peter Cupples Half The Effort Twice The Effect(LP, Album) Mercury 814 693-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
814 693-4 Peter Cupples Half The Effort Twice The Effect(Cass, Album) Mercury 814 693-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
983 287 2 Cargo  album cover Men At Work Cargo(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 983 287 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
1,000,001 B.C. The Barwon Club E.P.  album cover Various The Barwon Club E.P.(12", EP) B - C Records 1,000,001 B.C. Australia 1987 Sell This Version
140.7001 Whispering Jack  album cover John Farnham Whispering Jack(LP, Album) RCA Victor 140.7001 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
2475 769 The Pirate Movie - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture  album cover Various The Pirate Movie - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture(LP) Polydor 2475 769 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
2907 058 33 South  album cover 33 South 33 South(LP) Polydor 2907 058 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
3236 769 Various The Pirate Movie - The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture(Cass) Polydor 3236 769 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
4785639 The Boys Light Up  album cover Australian Crawl The Boys Light Up(LP, Album) EMI 4785639 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
4785641 Between A Rock And A Hard Place  album cover Australian Crawl Between A Rock And A Hard Place(LP, Album) Freestyle Records (5) 4785641 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
5797727 Stage Struck  album cover Rory Gallagher Stage Struck(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) UMC 5797727 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
6037 095 A Little Romance  album cover Taste (5) A Little Romance(7", Single) Philips 6037 095 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
6334 015 Celebration!  album cover Kevin Borich Express Celebration!(LP, Album) Philips 6334 015 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
7016612 Colleen  album cover Colleen Hewett Colleen(CD, Album) Axis (3) 7016612 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
7016614 Colleen  album cover Colleen Hewett Colleen(Cass, Album) Axis (3), Axis (3), EMI, EMI 7016614 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
7-259072 Dangerous Dancing  album cover Goanna Dangerous Dancing(7", Single, Pic) WEA 7-259072 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
7-259578 Strong Love/ Tacky Too  album cover Pat Wilson (2) / Daddy O (2) Pat Wilson (2) / Daddy O (2) - Strong Love/ Tacky Too(7", Single) WEA 7-259578 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
7.259726 That Day Is Comin' Sooner  album cover Goanna That Day Is Comin' Sooner(7", Single) WEA, WEA 7.259726 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
7-259767 Running Scared  album cover Moir Sisters Running Scared(7", Single) WEA 7-259767 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
7-259963 Razor's Edge  album cover Goanna Razor's Edge(7", Single) WEA, WEA 7-259963 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
7461982 For All Colours  album cover Vince Jones For All Colours(CD, Album, RE) EMI 7461982 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
7468962 Mondo Rock Chemistry  album cover Mondo Rock Mondo Rock Chemistry(CD, Album, RE) EMI 7468962 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7805942 Future Girl  album cover Vince Jones Future Girl(CD, Album) EMI 7805942 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
78 17894 Dogs In Space (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Dogs In Space (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Comp) Atlantic 78 17894 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
79 00811 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place(LP, Album) WEA 79 00811 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
7964542 Crawl File  album cover Australian Crawl Crawl File(CD, Comp, RE) EMI 7964542 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
8140882 Dance Album  album cover The Bushwackers Band* Dance Album(CD, Album) Avenue Records (3) 8140882 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
8146742 Colonial Classics  album cover Sundowners (8) Colonial Classics(CD, Album) Fable, EMI 8146742 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
8297722 And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda  album cover The Bushwackers Band* And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda(CD, Album, RE) Avenue Records (3), EMI 8297722 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
8315912 Colleen  album cover Colleen Hewett Colleen(CD, Album) Avenue Records (3) 8315912 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
102-02047 Whispering Jack  album cover John Farnham Whispering Jack(LP, Album) RCA Victor 102-02047 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
368 780198 2 The Boys Light Up  album cover Australian Crawl The Boys Light Up(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI, EMI 368 780198 2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
0927495032 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music Group, Warner Strategic Marketing Australia 0927495032 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
5101136362 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Strategic Marketing, Mushroom 5101136362 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5101136402 See Ya 'Round  album cover Split Enz See Ya 'Round(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Strategic Marketing Australia, Mushroom 5101136402 Australia & New Zealand 2006 Sell This Version
5101137552 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Warner Strategic Marketing 5101137552 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5249876732 Land Of Fortune  album cover Stars (6) Land Of Fortune(CD, Album, RE) Warner Music Australia 5249876732 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
5419790521 Spirit Of Place  album cover Goanna Spirit Of Place(2xLP, Album, Ora) WEA 5419790521 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
74321 18720 2 Whispering Jack  album cover John Farnham Whispering Jack(CD, Album, RE, RP) RCA, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group 74321 18720 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
74321 51869 2 Greatest Hits  album cover John Farnham Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Gotham (2), BMG, RCA 74321 51869 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
74465 99691 2 Prayers On Fire  album cover The Birthday Party Prayers On Fire (Album) 74465 99691 2 US 2000 Sell This Version
74465 99694 2 Junkyard  album cover The Birthday Party Junkyard (Album) 74465 99694 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
0777 748439 2 8 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, EMI Gold 0777 748439 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
88697 43321 2 Men At Work x2 (Business As Usual, Cargo)  album cover Men At Work Men At Work x2 (Business As Usual, Cargo)(2xCD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Legacy, Columbia 88697 43321 2 US 2009 Sell This Version
060254785644 Semantics  album cover Australian Crawl Semantics(LP, Album) Geffen Records 060254785644 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
7243 8 23295 2 7 Wild Boys  album cover Jimmy And The Boys Wild Boys(2xCD, Comp) Avenue Records (3) 7243 8 23295 2 7 Australasia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 54443 2 6 Between A Rock And A Hard Place  album cover Australian Crawl Between A Rock And A Hard Place(CD, Album, RE) EMI 7243 8 54443 2 6 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
74321240612 Kicking Against The Pricks  album cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against The Pricks(CD, Album) Mute 74321240612 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
74321518692 Anthology 1 (Greatest Hits 1986-1997)  album cover John Farnham Anthology 1 (Greatest Hits 1986-1997) (Comp) 74321518692 Australia 1997 Sell This Version