Lansdowne Studios

Lansdowne Studios

Profile:
British recording studio established in 1957, based in London, UK. The Studios closed in September 2006.

(aka "Lansdowne Studio" or "Lansdowne Recording Studio" or misspelt as "Landsdowne Studios".)

Well known for its jazz recordings (even having its 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
(Defunct)
Sites:
[l267342]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Benny & The Duke  album cover The Ray Davies Orchestra Benny & The Duke(LP, Album) Pye Records UK 1974 Sell This Version
1A 006-26543 Love Lost In A Day  album cover Guys 'N' Dolls* Love Lost In A Day(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26543 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1 C 062-97 176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 1 C 062-97 176 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 700 Night Owl  album cover Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 700 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1 C 072-97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 1 C 072-97176 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1 J 062-05773 Babe Ruth  album cover Babe Ruth Babe Ruth(LP, Album) Harvest 1 J 062-05773 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
2C 068 97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 2C 068 97176 France 1976 Sell This Version
2CDSML 8486 Movement / High Spirits  album cover Joe Harriott Quintet Movement / High Spirits(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Comp) Vocalion 2CDSML 8486 UK 2012 Sell This Version
2CDSML 8511 Drama Montage (Volumes 1 & 2)  album cover Brian Bennett Drama Montage (Volumes 1 & 2)(CD, Album, RM + CD, Album, RM + Comp) Vocalion 2CDSML 8511 UK 2015 Sell This Version
3c064-62700 Night Owl  album cover Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records 3c064-62700 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
3C 064 - 94950 Don't Be Fooled By The Name  album cover Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064 - 94950 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 3C 064-97176 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
03H-311 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Polydor (2) 03H-311 China 2003 Sell This Version
4C 064-62700 Night Owl  album cover Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album) United Artists Records 4C 064-62700 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
4TA 3017 Granuaile   album cover Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly - Granuaile (Cass, Album) Tara 4TA 3017 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-62700 Night Owl  album cover Gerry Rafferty Night Owl(LP, Album) United Artists Records 5C 062-62700 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 5C 062-97176 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1053 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 7E-1053 US 1975 Sell This Version
7ES-1053 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 7ES-1053 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7N.25482 And They Locked Up All Their Guns / You Can Have Him  album cover Anita Lindblom And They Locked Up All Their Guns / You Can Have Him(7", Single, Pus) Pye International 7N.25482 UK 1968 Sell This Version
8E 064 497176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 8E 064 497176 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
8E 072 497176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI 8E 072 497176 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
8XT 11367 Babe Ruth  album cover Babe Ruth Babe Ruth(8-Trk) Harvest 8XT 11367 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
14C 064-97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 14C 064-97176 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
21u Antichamber  album cover Yannis Kyriakides Antichamber(2xCD, Album) Unsounds 21u Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
31C 064 97176 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI 31C 064 97176 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
32DN-52-53 Uriah Heep Live  album cover Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live(2xCD, Album, RE) Metal Mania, Bronze 32DN-52-53 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
33S 1140 Blowin' Up A Storm  album cover Kenny Baker And The Baker's Dozen* Blowin' Up A Storm(10") Columbia 33S 1140 UK 1959 Sell This Version
33SX 1363 This Is The Blues Volume 1  album cover Ken Colyer's Jazzmen This Is The Blues Volume 1(LP, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1363 UK 1961 Sell This Version
33SX 1452 Peter Burman's Jazz Tête-à-Tête  album cover The Johnny Scott Quintet, Pat Smythe Trio And Shake Keane, Ray Premru Group, Alan Clare Trio The Johnny Scott Quintet, Pat Smythe Trio And Shake Keane, Ray Premru Group, Alan Clare Trio - Peter Burman's Jazz Tête-à-Tête(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1452 UK 1962 Sell This Version
33SX 1508 Russo In London  album cover The London Jazz Orchestra, William Russo* The London Jazz Orchestra, William Russo* - Russo In London(LP, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1508 UK 1963 Sell This Version
33SX 1692 High Spirits  album cover Joe Harriott Quintet High Spirits(LP, Album) Columbia 33SX 1692 UK 1965 Sell This Version
33SX 1733 Shades Of Blue  album cover Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet* Shades Of Blue(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33SX 1733 UK 1965 Sell This Version
000 001-02 Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas  album cover José María Cano Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas(CD, Album) Sta. Teresa 000 001-02 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
175R-1 An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down  album cover Rod Stewart An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo, Vertigo 175R-1 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
293 Hungry Wolf  album cover Hungry Wolf Hungry Wolf(CD, Album, Dig) Mandala (3) 293 USA, Canada & UK 2011 Sell This Version
302 Stereophony  album cover The Bill Russo Orchestra* Stereophony(LP, Album) FM (6) 302 US 1963 Sell This Version
000 003-04 Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas  album cover José María Cano Luna - Romanzas, Canciones Y Danzas(Cass, Album) Sta. Teresa 000 003-04 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
0398 Happy Children  album cover Osibisa Happy Children(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 0398 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
447 From Scratch  album cover Capability Brown From Scratch(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Dig) Second Harvest 447 US 2008 Sell This Version
1851 Paris Connection  album cover Paris Connection Paris Connection(LP, Album, Mixed) Velvet (2) 1851 Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
1957 Les Voix D'Itxassou  album cover Tony Coe Les Voix D'Itxassou(CD, Album, RE) Nato 1957 France 2011 Sell This Version
2059 The Best Of Uriah Heep  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of Uriah Heep(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GMI (2) 2059 Singapore Unknown Sell This Version
2149 Vol Pour Sidney (Aller)  album cover Various Vol Pour Sidney (Aller)(CD, Album) Nato 2149 France 2015 Sell This Version
4124-WZ Don't Be Fooled By The Name  album cover Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(CD, Album, RE, RP) Repertoire Records, Repertoire Records 4124-WZ Germany Unknown Sell This Version
4289 The Ballad Of Paddy O'neil  album cover Charles Brutus McClay The Ballad Of Paddy O'neil(7", Single) CBS 4289 France 1969 Sell This Version
6312 Écossaise Christmas  album cover Jan Mulder Écossaise Christmas(CD, Album) Miller Music 6312 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
8033 No Te Enganes Por El Nombre  album cover Geordie No Te Enganes Por El Nombre(LP, Album) EMI 8033 Argentina 1974 Sell This Version
14 208 AT Get On Your Knees / Trying So Hard  album cover Canarios Get On Your Knees / Trying So Hard(7", Single) Riviera (3) 14 208 AT Germany 1968 Sell This Version
016 886-2 Hart's War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Rachel Portman Hart's War (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Decca, UMG Soundtracks 016 886-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
19012 The Rod Stewart Album  album cover Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury, Mercury 19012 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
24-142 ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...  album cover Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble... (Album) 24-142 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
24152 Salisbury  album cover Uriah Heep Salisbury(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 24152 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
24169 Look At Yourself  album cover Uriah Heep Look At Yourself(LP, Album) Bronze 24169 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
24-213 The Magician's Birthday  album cover Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday (Album) 24-213 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
24 375 The Best Of...  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of...(LP, Comp) Bronze 24 375 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
25001 Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble = Muy Grueso  album cover Uriah Heep Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble = Muy Grueso(LP, Album, Ltd, MP, M/Print, S/Edition, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 25001 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
25008 Demons And Wizards  album cover Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 25008 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
25010 The Magician's Birthday  album cover Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze, Bronze, Island Records, Island Records 25010 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
25 858 ET Daughter Of Time  album cover Colosseum Daughter Of Time (Album) 25 858 ET Germany 1978 Sell This Version
27 039-7 The Best Of...  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of...(LP, Comp, Club, RP) Bronze, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 27 039-7 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
27 237 XAT Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf  album cover Ken Hensley Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze 27 237 XAT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
28 763 ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...  album cover Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 28 763 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
28 763 ET ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...  album cover Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble... (Album) 28 763 ET Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 764 ET Salisbury  album cover Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 28 764 ET Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 764 XAT Salisbury  album cover Uriah Heep Salisbury (Album) 28 764 XAT Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
28 765 XOT Look At Yourself  album cover Uriah Heep Look At Yourself (Album) 28 765 XOT Switzerland 1976 Sell This Version
28768 Demons And Wizards  album cover Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 28768 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
28768-I Demons And Wizards  album cover Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards (Album) 28768-I Spain 1972 Sell This Version
28 768 XOT Demons And Wizards  album cover Uriah Heep Demons And Wizards (Album) 28 768 XOT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 769 The Magician's Birthday  album cover Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 28 769 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
28 769 XOT The Magician's Birthday  album cover Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday (Album) 28 769 XOT Germany 1982 Sell This Version
28773-XD Uriah Heep Live  album cover Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live (Album) 28773-XD Spain 1977 Sell This Version
28 773 XDT Uriah Heep Live  album cover Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Live (Album) 28 773 XDT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
28 783 Return To Fantasy  album cover Uriah Heep Return To Fantasy(LP, Album, RE, RP) Bronze, Bronze 28 783 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 783 XOT Return To Fantasy  album cover Uriah Heep Return To Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 783 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
28 784 XOT The Best Of...  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of... (Comp) 28 784 XOT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
28 980 XOT The Best Of...  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of...(LP, Comp, RE) Bronze 28 980 XOT German Democratic Republic (GDR) Unknown Sell This Version
30730 Le Cuisinier, Le Voleur, Sa Femme Et Son Amant   album cover Michael Nyman Le Cuisinier, Le Voleur, Sa Femme Et Son Amant (CD, Album) Venture 30730 France 1989 Sell This Version
34 486 1 Goldener Löwe  album cover Uriah Heep Goldener Löwe(LP, Comp, RE) hallo RTL 34 486 1 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
36 801 The Dick Rivers Connection  album cover Dick Rivers The Dick Rivers Connection(LP, Album) Mouche Records 36 801 France 1975 Sell This Version
38 995 7 In The Skies  album cover Peter Green (2) In The Skies(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Creole Records 38 995 7 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
40 223 High Time  album cover MC5 High Time (Album) 40 223 France 1971 Sell This Version
41006 ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...  album cover Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy Very 'Umble...(LP, Album, RE, 180) Earmark 41006 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41006 P ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble  album cover Uriah Heep ...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Earmark 41006 P Italy 2003 Sell This Version
41025 Salisbury  album cover Uriah Heep Salisbury(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Earmark 41025 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
45103 Egg  album cover Egg (2) Egg(LP, Album, RE) Decca 45103 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
46 272 Happy Children  album cover Osibisa Happy Children(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 46 272 France 1973 Sell This Version
49982-2 Surprise  album cover Paul Simon Surprise (Album) 49982-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
50650 Michael Nyman Drowning By Numbers(Cass, Album) Venture 50650 France 1988 Sell This Version
55 792 GT The Best Of...  album cover Uriah Heep The Best Of...(Cass, Comp) Island Tapes Bronze 55 792 GT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
56 766 GT The Magician's Birthday  album cover Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday(Cass, Album) Bronze 56 766 GT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
61 099 Look At Yourself  album cover Uriah Heep Look At Yourself (Album) 61 099 Austria 1971 Sell This Version
61.338 On S'Aime Si Bien / Le Vent S'Appelle Maria  album cover Jeanie Bennett On S'Aime Si Bien / Le Vent S'Appelle Maria (Single) 61.338 France 1970 Sell This Version
61507 L C'est Facile / Cash  album cover Eddy Mitchell C'est Facile / Cash(7", Single) Barclay 61507 L France 1972 Sell This Version
61.666 Synthetizer-Experience  album cover The Sound Of Criss Cross Synthetizer-Experience(7", Single, Mono) Barclay 61.666 France 1972 Sell This Version
62.186 Quand J'etais Chanteur  album cover Michel Delpech Quand J'etais Chanteur (Single) 62.186 France 1975 Sell This Version
62 220 Tu Me Fais Planer  album cover Michel Delpech Tu Me Fais Planer (Single) 62 220 France 1976 Sell This Version
62.244 Le Peintre  album cover Nicoletta (2) Le Peintre(7") Barclay 62.244 France 1977 Sell This Version
65027 M.F. Horn Two  album cover Maynard Ferguson M.F. Horn Two(LP, Album, RE) CBS 65027 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

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organman

organman

December 31, 2016
Please does anyone know where the Lansdowne House studio master tapes went, as I'm looking the the recordings that Adam Faith done there..
ccj

ccj

October 24, 2012
edited over 4 years 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!