EMI Studios 301

EMI Studios 301

Profile:
Australian recording studio owned for most of its life by EMI's Australian branch, located at Castlereagh St, Sydney, Australia. The studio may appear as "Studios 301", "301 Studios", or "EMI 301" (but see below for the applicable time period).

EMI opened the studio in 1954, in addition to its existing studio and mastering/manufacturing facility at EMI Studios, Homebush, Sydney. By 1996, EMI had divested itself of its Sydney studios, with the Castlereagh St studio taken over by a management buy-out in that year. In 1998, the SAE Group of Companies bought the studio (under the Studios 301 banner), but from November 1999 moved all recording to new premises in Alexandria, Sydney (301 Studios, Sydney). Sydney mastering remained at the Castlereagh St premises from 1999 to 2006 (Studios 301, Sydney). From 2006, Sydney mastering was also moved to 301 Studios, Sydney in Alexandria.

Studios 301 also operated Australian recording and mastering studios at Studios 301, Byron Bay from 2002 to 2015.
Studios that have been located in the Castlereagh St premises since 2006 include REC Studios, Sydney, Level 7 Studios (2), and Benchmark Mastering from 2006 to 2012.

Recording
- For releases recorded in Australian "301" branded studios, or EMI studios located in Castlereagh St, Sydney, prior to 1999, please use these studios.
- For releases recorded in Australian "301" branded studios in 1999, please pay special attention to the recording location before choosing the relevant studio. This is because recording moved from Castlereagh St to Alexandria in November 1999. Use either these studios or 301 Studios, Sydney, depending on the identifying information.
- For releases recorded at Sydney "301" branded studios from November 1999, please use 301 Studios, Sydney.
- For releases recorded in Australian EMI studios prior to 1954, or such studios identifying the location as Homebush, please use EMI Studios, Homebush.
- For releases recorded in Australian EMI studios prior to 1992, but without any identifying location, please use EMI Studios Sydney.
- For releases recorded at Byron Bay "301" branded studios, please use Studios 301, Byron Bay.

Mastering
- For releases mastered at an EMI facility prior to 1978, please be careful about which studio to use (see below). Mastering of vinyl (and later CDs) happened at both the Homebush and Castlereagh St facilities, until the Homebush facility was closed in 1992, and its functions were moved to Silverwater. Mastering continued to occur at Castlereagh St until the move to Alexandria in 2006. The applicable location may also depend on the identity of the mastering engineer (e.g. Allan Parsons, who is generally understood to have worked at Homebush). Use EMI Studios Sydney if the location is unknown.
- For releases mastered at Australian "301" branded studios, or EMI studios located in Castlereagh St, Sydney, prior to November 1999, please use these studios.
- For releases mastered at Sydney "301" branded studios from November 1999 to 2006, please use Studios 301, Sydney.
- For releases mastered at Sydney "301" branded studios from 2006, please use 301 Studios, Sydney.
- For releases mastered at Byron Bay "301" branded studios, please use Studios 301, Byron Bay.
- For all other releases mastered at Australian "EMI" branded studios, but whose location is unknown, please use EMI Studios Sydney.

Manufacturing only ever occurred at an EMI facility at Homebush. For releases manufactured at Australian EMI studios, please use EMI Studios, Homebush.

Where the recording/mastering/manufacturing year and Australian location is unknown, use the generic "Studios 301".
Sublabel
Contact Info:
301 Castlereagh Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Australia
[l265890]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Alternatives To Perfection  album cover The Sunday Painters* Alternatives To Perfection(7", EP, Ltd) Terminal Records (3) 001 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
#01 A Manga Movement  album cover Biscuit (5) A Manga Movement(CD, EP) Not On Label #01 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
1A062-07411 Uncovered  album cover John Farnham Uncovered(LP, Album) EMI 1A062-07411 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-83208 Flash As A Rat  album cover Ward 13 Flash As A Rat(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 064-83208 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1C006 20 2326 7 Versteh'!  album cover Trude Herr Versteh'!(7", Single) EMI 1C006 20 2326 7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
1C 064 43 0034 1 Heyday  album cover The Church Heyday(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064 43 0034 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064 1654541 Seven And The Ragged Tiger  album cover Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Album) 1C 064 1654541 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1P7703 The Music Of Lionel Richie Instrumentally  album cover The Sven Libaek Orchestra* The Music Of Lionel Richie Instrumentally(LP, Album) Brockman Records 1P7703 US 1985 Sell This Version
0002 Sex  album cover The Necks Sex(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0002 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
002 Acid Dog ... Man!  album cover Mad Room Acid Dog ... Man!(7", Single) Dog Records (3) 002 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
002 Dude Ranch  album cover Dude Ranch Dude Ranch(CD, Album) Darling Ranger 002 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
0004 Next  album cover The Necks Next(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0004 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
0005 The Last Straw  album cover The Last Straw The Last Straw(CD, Album) Spiral Scratch (2) 0005 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
16 End Of Innocence  album cover Permanent Damage End Of Innocence(LP, Album) Reactor Records (3), Reactor Records (3) 16 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
017 Distemper  album cover The New Christs Distemper(LP, Album) Romilar-D Records 017 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
021 Go The Hack  album cover Cosmic Psychos Go The Hack(LP, Album) Romilar-D Records 021 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
25AP 2479 Days Of Innocence  album cover Moving Pictures (2) Days Of Innocence (Album) 25AP 2479 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25PP-244 Mayhemic Destruction  album cover Mortal Sin Mayhemic Destruction (Album) 25PP-244 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
25RS-86 Air Supply Lost In Love (Album) 25RS-86 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28MM 0189 Cold Chisel Circus Animals (Album) 28MM 0189 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
31C 064 65454 Seven And The Ragged Tiger  album cover Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Album) 31C 064 65454 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
38PD-19 Breaking Hearts  album cover Elton John Breaking Hearts(CD, Album) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company 38PD-19 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
52CD104 Hi Honey, I'm Home  album cover Linoleum (3) Hi Honey, I'm Home(CD, Album) Intrinsic Multimedia 52CD104 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
96CDM001 Not Bad, Pretty Good, Not Bad  album cover The Porkers Not Bad, Pretty Good, Not Bad(CD, EP) Sound System Records (3) 96CDM001 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
96CDS002 Hit The Ground Running  album cover The Porkers Hit The Ground Running(CD, Single) Sound System Records (3) 96CDS002 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
97CDS009 X-Factor  album cover The Porkers X-Factor(CD, Single) Sound System Records (3) 97CDS009 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
97CDS010 Chemical Imbalance  album cover The Porkers Chemical Imbalance(CD, Single) Sound System Records (3) 97CDS010 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
28•3P-725 Absolutely!  album cover Eurogliders Absolutely!(LP) Epic 28•3P-725 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32・8P-120 Absolutely!  album cover Eurogliders Absolutely!(CD, Album) Epic, Epic/Sony 32・8P-120 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
33-0SX 7595 Naval Show Case  album cover The Massed Bands Of The Royal Australian Navy Naval Show Case(LP, Album) Columbia 33-0SX 7595 Australia 1957 Sell This Version
04 / 93 Power Mission  album cover Power Metal Power Mission(Cass, Album) Logiss Records 04 / 93 Indonesia 1992 Sell This Version
906FM27 The Cat Among The Pigeons  album cover Roaring Jack The Cat Among The Pigeons(LP, Album) La Fabrica Magnetica 906FM27 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
1503 O Zambezi  album cover Dragon (5) O Zambezi(Cass, Album) Portrait 1503 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
1506 The Party Boys  album cover The Party Boys (3) The Party Boys(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Columbia 1506 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2007 Icehouse Sidewalk(Cass) max 2007 Lebanon 1984 Sell This Version
2598-7 Only You  album cover Keith Urban Only You(7", Single) EMI 2598-7 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
9036-2 Pink Elephants  album cover Mick Harvey Pink Elephants(CD, Album) Mute Corporation 9036-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
9593-2 Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants  album cover Mick Harvey Intoxicated Man / Pink Elephants(2xCD, Album, Comp) Mute 9593-2 US 2014 Sell This Version
10.033 The Monkey Puzzle  album cover The Saints (2) The Monkey Puzzle(LP, Album) NOVA Companhia De Música, Lda. 10.033 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
11026-2 Nightmusic  album cover Mark-Almond Nightmusic(CD, Album) White Cloud 11026-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
11112 Two For The Head One For The Feet  album cover Eleven Eleven (4) Two For The Head One For The Feet(12", EP) Eleven Eleven 11112 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
13085-2 Australian Percussion  album cover Michael Askill Australian Percussion(CD, Album, J-C) Celestial Harmonies 13085-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
13110-2 Fata Morgana  album cover Michael Askill With Omar Faruk Tekbilek Michael Askill With Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Fata Morgana(CD, Album) Celestial Harmonies 13110-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
13114 Something Good  album cover The Chooks Something Good(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13114 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13140-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume One: Al-Qāhirah, Classical Music Of Cairo  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume One: Al-Qāhirah, Classical Music Of Cairo (Album) 13140-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
13141-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Two: Music Of The South Sinai Bedouins  album cover Selim Seliman Ensemble The Music Of Islām - Volume Two: Music Of The South Sinai Bedouins (Album) 13141-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
13142-2  The Music Of Islām - Volume Three: Music Of The Nubians, Aswān, Egypt  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Three: Music Of The Nubians, Aswān, Egypt (Album) 13142-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
13143-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Four: Music Of The Arabian Peninsula, Doha, Qatar  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Four: Music Of The Arabian Peninsula, Doha, Qatar (Album) 13143-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
13144-2  The Music Of Islām - Volume Five: ʾAīssāoua Ṣūfī Ceremony, Marrakesh, Morocco  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Five: ʾAīssāoua Ṣūfī Ceremony, Marrakesh, Morocco (Album) 13144-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
13146-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Six: Al-Maghrib, Gnāwa Music, Marrakesh, Morocco  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Six: Al-Maghrib, Gnāwa Music, Marrakesh, Morocco (Album) 13146-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
13148-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Eight: Folkloric Music Of Tunisia  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Eight: Folkloric Music Of Tunisia(CD, Album) Celestial Harmonies 13148-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
13149-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Nine: Mawlawiyah Music Of The Whirling Dervishes  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Nine: Mawlawiyah Music Of The Whirling Dervishes (Album) 13149-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
13150-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Ten: Qurʾān Recitation, Istanbul, Turkey  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Ten: Qurʾān Recitation, Istanbul, Turkey (Album) 13150-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
13151-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Eleven: Music Of Yemen, Sanaʾa, Yemen  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Eleven: Music Of Yemen, Sanaʾa, Yemen (Album) 13151-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
13152-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Twelve: Music Of Iran  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Twelve: Music Of Iran (Album) 13152-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
13153-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Thirteen: Music Of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Thirteen: Music Of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan (Album) 13153-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
13154-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Fourteen: Mystic Music Through The Ages  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Fourteen: Mystic Music Through The Ages (Album) 13154-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
13155-2 The Music Of Islām - Volume Fifteen: Muslim Music Of Indonesia, Aceh And West Sumatra  album cover Various The Music Of Islām - Volume Fifteen: Muslim Music Of Indonesia, Aceh And West Sumatra (Album) 13155-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
13517 Stoney Creek (3) Ooh What A Night For Love(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13517 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13558 Falling  album cover The Dreaming (4) Falling(7") Dreaming Discs 13558 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13755 Death Machine / Bitch Goddess  album cover The Henchmen (4) Death Machine / Bitch Goddess(7") Cadaver Records 13755 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
14251-2 Incarnations  album cover Dragon (5) Incarnations(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 14251-2 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
14361-2 The Beginning  album cover Adam Reily The Beginning(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 14361-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
14510-2 Talk To Strangers  album cover Marc Hunter Talk To Strangers(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 14510-2 Australia & New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
14917-2 Night & Day  album cover Marc Hunter Night & Day(CD, Album, RE) Roadshow Music 14917-2 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
15033-2 Gunyal  album cover David Hudson Gunyal(CD, Album) Black Sun (2) 15033-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
17526-2 Valley Of Light  album cover Hugo Race And The True Spirit* Valley Of Light(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 17526-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
17536-2 Babylon Mixed Business  album cover Bellydance Babylon Mixed Business(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 17536-2 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
19907-2  The Music Of Islām  album cover Various The Music Of Islām(17xCD, Album + Box, Woo) Celestial Harmonies 19907-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
20512 Songs For Australia  album cover Steve Grace Songs For Australia(CD, Album) Southern Land Records 20512 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
24604 Long Road To Glory  album cover Steve Grace Long Road To Glory(CD, Album, Comp) Southern Land Records 24604 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
25560 Liberty Road  album cover Steve Grace Liberty Road(CD, Album) Southern Land Records 25560 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
26784 Absolutely!  album cover Eurogliders Absolutely!(LP) CBS 26784 UK 1985 Sell This Version
29 360 Live Baby Live  album cover INXS Live Baby Live(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury 29 360 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
30.064 The Manhattan Transfer Pastiche(LP, Album) Atlantic 30.064 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
32240-4 Seven And The Ragged Tiger  album cover Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP, Album, Club) EMI Electrola 32240-4 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
49048 2 Black Rain Falls  album cover Midnight Oil Black Rain Falls 49048 2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
50444 Pastiche  album cover The Manhattan Transfer Pastiche(LP, Album) Atlantic 50444 France 1978 Sell This Version
60190-1 Bad Habits  album cover Billy Field Bad Habits(LP, Album) Elektra 60190-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
60202-1 Days Of Innocence  album cover Moving Pictures (2) Days Of Innocence(LP, Album) Network Records (2) 60202-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
60386-1 Machine Age Voodoo  album cover SPK Machine Age Voodoo (Album) 60386-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
60485-1 Mars Needs Guitars!  album cover Hoodoo Gurus Mars Needs Guitars!(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 60485-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
61645-2 Let Love In  album cover Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Let Love In (Album) 61645-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
61645-4 Let Love In  album cover Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Let Love In(Cass, Album) Mute, Elektra 61645-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
6302-1-RD Living In A Dream  album cover Pseudo Echo Living In A Dream(12") RCA Victor 6302-1-RD US 1987 Sell This Version
6302-1-RDAB Living In A Dream  album cover Pseudo Echo Living In A Dream(12", Promo) RCA Victor 6302-1-RDAB US 1987 Sell This Version
66131 Seance  album cover The Church Seance(LP, Album, Lam) Carrere 66131 France 1983 Sell This Version
67.845 The Church  album cover The Church The Church(LP, Album) Carrere, Carrere 67.845 France 1982 Sell This Version
70361 Short Fuse Blues  album cover Dave Hole Short Fuse Blues(LP, Album) Provogue 70361 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
70679 16 Lovers Lane  album cover The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane(LP, Album) Beggars Banquet, Virgin 70679 France 1988 Sell This Version
76.131 Seance  album cover The Church Seance(Cass, Album) Carrere 76.131 France 1984 Sell This Version
77218-2 Anatolia  album cover Pentagram (2) Anatolia(CD, Album) Century Media 77218-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
81819-1 Body & Soul  album cover Jenny Morris Body & Soul (Album) 81819-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
82394-4 Welcome To Wherever You Are  album cover INXS Welcome To Wherever You Are(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic 82394-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
83954 Computer Games  album cover Mi-Sex Computer Games(LP, Album) CBS, Epic 83954 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
85501 Shanghaied  album cover Mi-Sex Shanghaied(LP, Album) CBS 85501 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
85649 Bad Habits  album cover Billy Field Bad Habits(LP, Album) CBS 85649 UK 1981 Sell This Version
92482-2 I Had A New York Girlfriend  album cover Robert Forster I Had A New York Girlfriend(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet 92482-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
100111 Mam'selle  album cover Loaded Dice (3) Mam'selle(7", Single) WEA 100111 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
100173 You Weren't In Love With Me  album cover Billy Field You Weren't In Love With Me(7", Single) WEA 100173 Australia 1981 Sell This Version

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January 2, 2014
Between EMI exiting (around 1991?) and SAE buyout, was owned by staff led by Jim Taig.