Lansdowne Studios

Lansdowne Studios

Profile:
British recording studio established in 1957, based in London, UK.
(aka "Lansdowne Studio" or misspelt as "Landsdowne Studios".)

Well known for it's jazz recordings (even having it's own branded series, the Lansdowne Series, on the Columbia label), Lansdowne Studios was set up by recording supervisor Denis Preston, with help from engineers Adrian Kerridge and Joe Meek who found the premises.

Denis Preston had supervised the recordings of many famous British jazz recordings in the 1950s (mainly whilst at I.B.C. Studios), and continued throughout the 1960s at Lansdowne. He was possibly the first independent producer in Britain (usually having a "Record Supervision" credit on releases). Records were often released by the Polygon (later, Pye) labels, and product was licensed to the UK majors.

The building that housed the studio was erected in 1902 by William Flodthart, a benevolent South African diamond millionaire who wanted to provide a place where struggling painters could work. The main recording studio was originally a squash court, and the control room the smokers room.

The studio closed in September 2006, and subsequently turned into private housing.

People known to have worked here:
Recording Supervisor: Denis Preston.
Engineers: Ashley Howe, Adrian Kerridge, Joe Meek.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Lansdowne Studios
Lansdowne House
Lansdowne Road
Holland Park
London W11 3LP
England
Sites:
[l267342]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0C 064 - 94950 Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 0C 064 - 94950 UK 1974 Sell This Version
1A 006-26543 Guys 'N' Dolls* Love Lost In A Day(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26543 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-97176 Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI Electrola, EMI 1A 062-97176 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-62 700 Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 700 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 072-97176 Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 1C 072-97176 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2CDSML 8486 Joe Harriott Quintet Movement / High Spirits(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + Comp) Vocalion 2CDSML 8486 UK 2012 Sell This Version
2CDSML 8511 Brian Bennett Drama Montage (Volumes 1 & 2)(CD + CD + Comp, RM) Vocalion 2CDSML 8511 UK 2015 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 94950 Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064 - 94950 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-97176 Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 3C 064-97176 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
4C 064-62700 Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album) United Artists Records 4C 064-62700 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-97176 Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 5C 062-97176 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1053 Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 7E-1053 US 1975 Sell This Version
7ES-1053 Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 7ES-1053 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
8E 064 497176 Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 8E 064 497176 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
8E 072 497176 Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 8E 072 497176 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
21u Yannis Kyriakides Antichamber(2xCD, Album) Unsounds 21u Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
32DN-52-53 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live(2xCD, Album, RE) Metal Mania, Bronze 32DN-52-53 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
33SX 1692 Joe Harriott Quintet High Spirits(LP, Album) Columbia 33SX 1692 UK 1965 Sell This Version
000 001-02 José María Cano Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas(CD, Album) Sta. Teresa 000 001-02 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
293 Hungry Wolf Hungry Wolf(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Mandala (6) 293 2011 Sell This Version
302 Bill Russo Stereophony(LP) FM (6) 302 US Unknown Sell This Version
000 003-04 José María Cano Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas(Cass, Album) Sta. Teresa 000 003-04 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
447 Capability Brown From Scratch(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Second Harvest 447 US 2008 Sell This Version
0598 Ken Hensley Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze, Mercury, Mercury 0598 US 1973 Sell This Version
8033 Geordie No Te Enganes Por El Nombre(LP, Album) EMI 8033 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
14 208 AT Canarios Get On Your Knees / Trying So Hard(7", Single) Riviera (3) 14 208 AT Germany 1968 Sell This Version
016 886-2 Rachel Portman Hart's War(CD, Album) Decca, UMG Soundtracks 016 886-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
24-142 Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 24-142 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
24152 Uriah Heep Salisbury(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 24152 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
24213 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday (Album) 24213 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
25010 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 25010 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
25 858 ET Colosseum Daughter Of Time (Album) 25 858 ET Germany 1978 Sell This Version
27 039-7 Uriah Heep The Best Of...(LP, Comp, Club, RP) Bronze, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 27 039-7 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
27 237 XAT Ken Hensley Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze 27 237 XAT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
28 678 XOT Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album) Bronze 28 678 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 763 ET Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble... (Album) 28 763 ET Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 764 ET Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 28 764 ET Germany 1978 Sell This Version
28 765 XOT Uriah Heep Look At Yourself (Album) 28 765 XOT Europe 1976 Sell This Version
28768 Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 28768 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28768-I Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards (Album) 28768-I Spain 1972 Sell This Version
28 768 XOT Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 768 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 769 Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 28 769 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
28 769 XOT Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday (Album) 28 769 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28773-XD Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live(2xLP, Album) Bronze, Island Records 28773-XD Spain 1980 Sell This Version
28 773 XDT Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live (Album) 28 773 XDT Germany 1984 Sell This Version
28 783 XOT Uriah Heep Return To Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 783 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
30730 Michael Nyman Le Cuisinier, Le Voleur, Sa Femme Et Son Amant (CD, Album) Venture 30730 France 1989 Sell This Version
34 486 1 Uriah Heep Goldener Löwe(LP, Comp) hallo RTL 34 486 1 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
40.223 MC5 High Time (Album) 40.223 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
41006 Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...(LP, Album, RE, 180) Earmark 41006 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41006 P Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Earmark 41006 P Italy 2003 Sell This Version
45103 Egg (2) Egg(LP, Album, RE) Decca 45103 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
56 766 GT Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(Cass, Album) Bronze 56 766 GT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
61 099 Uriah Heep Look At Yourself(LP, Album, RE) SR International 61 099 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
61.338 Jeanie Bennett On S'Aime Si Bien / Le Vent S'Appelle Maria (Single) 61.338 France 1970 Sell This Version
61507 L Eddy Mitchell C'est Facile / Cash(7", Single) Barclay 61507 L France 1972 Sell This Version
62.186 Michel Delpech Quand J'étais Chanteur 62.186 France 1975 Sell This Version
62 220 Michel Delpech Tu Me Fais Planer (Single) 62 220 France 1976 Sell This Version
70650 Michael Nyman Drowning By Numbers(LP, Album) Venture 70650 France 1988 Sell This Version
81583 Smith & D'Abo Smith & D'Abo(LP) CBS 81583 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
8316-1-R Graham Parker Mona Lisa's Sister(LP, Album) RCA Victor 8316-1-R US 1988 Sell This Version
8316-2-R Graham Parker The Mona Lisa's Sister (Album) 8316-2-R US 1988 Sell This Version
85 690 ET Uriah Heep Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble(LP, Album) Bronze 85 690 ET Germany 1974 Sell This Version
85 690 IT Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble (Album) 85 690 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
85 691 ET Uriah Heep Salisbury(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 85 691 ET Austria 1976 Sell This Version
85.691-I Uriah Heep Salisbury(LP, Album) Bronze 85.691-I Spain 1971 Sell This Version
85 691 IT Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 85 691 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
85 691 XOT Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 85 691 XOT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
85703 XOT Uriah Heep Look At Yourself(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 85703 XOT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
86 185 IT Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards (Album) 86 185 IT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
86 185 XOT Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 86 185 XOT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
86 456 IT Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday (Album) 86 456 IT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
86 644 IT Ken Hensley Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 86 644 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
86.664-I Ken Hensley Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf(LP, Album) Bronze 86.664-I Spain 1973 Sell This Version
86 796 XDT Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live(2xLP, Album) Bronze 86 796 XDT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
86 796 XT Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live(2xLP, Album, pin) Island Records, Bronze 86 796 XT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
86 901 IT Pete Sinfield* Still(LP, Album, Gat) Manticore 86 901 IT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
88 164 XAT Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble (Album) 88 164 XAT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
88 184 XAT Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 88 184 XAT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
88.749-I Ken Hensley Eager To Please(LP, Album) Bronze 88.749-I Spain 1975 Sell This Version
89 065 XOT Uriah Heep Return To Fantasy (Album) 89 065 XOT Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
89 224 XAT Colosseum Daughter Of Time (Album) 89 224 XAT Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
89 600 XOT Uriah Heep The Best Of... (Comp) 89 600 XOT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
90.146 Raymond Lefevre Et Son Grand Orchestre* Love In Stereo Nº 1(LP, Album) Barclay 90.146 France 1977 Sell This Version
121.401 L New Testament Gospel Singers Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord / Day By Day(7") Riviera (3) 121.401 L France 1971 Sell This Version
121.404 Daydé* Do It Now / Them(7", Single) Riviera (3) 121.404 France 1972 Sell This Version
0122802HWR Gabriel Yared & Various Gabriel Yared & Various - Autumn In New York (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Hollywood Records 0122802HWR Germany 2000 Sell This Version
203 039 Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 203 039 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
244 108-1 Peter Green (2) In The Skies(LP, Album) Creole Records, Creole Records, Creole Records 244 108-1 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
276 442 4 Queen A Night At The Opera(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EP) Island Records 276 442 4 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
276 542-4 Queen Deep Cuts Volume 1 (1973-1976) (Comp) 276 542-4 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
378 660-6 Claude François Le Mal-aimé(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Mercury 378 660-6 France 2014 Sell This Version
378 661-4 Claude François Chanson Populaire(CD, Album, Enh) Mercury 378 661-4 France 2014 Sell This Version
378 662-6 Claude François Il Fait Beau, Il Fait Bon(CD, Album, Enh) Mercury 378 662-6 France 2014 Sell This Version
468025 2 Mike Batt And Friends Tarot Suite(CD, Album, RE) Epic 468025 2 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
476 125-4 Jan Mulder & The London Orchestra Jan Mulder & The London Orchestra - Grandezza(CD, Album) Universal 476 125-4 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
51 1178 Racing Cars Bring On The Night(LP, Album) Chrysalis 51 1178 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
518 084-2 Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage Salif Keita Et Steve Hillage - L'Enfant Lion (Bande Originale Du Film)(CD, Album) Mango 518 084-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
529 136-2 Van Morrison With Georgie Fame & Various Van Morrison With Georgie Fame & Various - How Long Has This Been Going On(CD, Album) Verve Records 529 136-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
53001.2 Various Vol Pour Sidney (Aller)(CD, Comp) Nato 53001.2 France 1992 Sell This Version

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ccj

ccj

October 24, 2012
edited 4 months ago
I'm pretty certain I just watched a property TV programme here in the UK, with the building that used to house the now closed infamous Lansdowne Studios featured in it...

Channel 4, "Grand Designs" presented by Kevin McCloud, series 12 episode 6 "The Edwardian Artist's Studio", first broadcast 9 to 10pm, Wed 24 Oct 2012.

"Audrey and Jeff Lovelock plan to transform a listed 13-level Edwardian artists studio in West London into a bespoke, subterranean home complete with wine cellar. Can they do it?"

They literally stripped-out two massive underground floors, as the ground level was minimal – hence a several £m job. So it's now all high-end Holland Park housing, such is generally the way for such buildings in fairly exclusive areas of London.

Just one of those mildly interesting future historical curious connections for the database!