Le Studio

Le Studio

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Canadian recording studio located in Morin-Heights, Québec. Closed 2008, destroyed by fire 2017.

Also known as:
- Studio Morin Heights or Studio à Morin Heights or Morin Heights or Morin-Heights Studio
- Le Studio André Perry or André Perry Le Studio or Andree Perry Le Studio
- Le Studio Morin Heights or Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec or "Le Studio" Morin Heights
- Le Studio, Montreal
- Le Studio, Quebec

Le Studio engineers: Nick Blagona, Ed Stasium, Leanne Ungar, Paul Northfield, Michael Jones (36), Glen Robinson
Assistant engineers: Robbie Whelan, Don Hachey, Isabelle Cliche, Simon Pressey, Jocelyn Daoust

Le Studio was a recording studio located just south of the tourist town of Morin Heights, Quebec. It was the first ‘environmental’ recording studio outside a major urban center. Built on his property near his country home outside the village of Morin Heights, some 50 miles north of Montreal, the world-class facility was conceived, designed & created by André Perry in 1974 and managed by his partner in life and business, Yaël Brandeis Perry.

The new venue introduced what was then a revolutionary concept for sound studios; defeating acoustic rules by including a large floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking an unobstructed view of a pristine lake and the surrounding mountains. What made it unique was André’s philosophy & culture which permeated throughout; the location, choice of equipment, and the excellence and devotion of its talented staff. All were focused on providing state-of-the-art technology with a nurturing, creative atmosphere.

Many international artists recorded their albums in this facility, including Rush, The Police, Sting, Cat Stevens, The Bee Gees, David Bowie, Keith Richards, Chicago (2), Roberta Flack, Wilson Pickett and Bryan Adams. The artists and groups embedded themselves at Le Studio and its guest house for the duration of the recording process which could last between one to more than 4 months.

André & Yaël Perry sold Le Studio in 1988. After several changes of hands (including a period of ownership by L'Équipe Spectra who purchased it in 1993 and sold it at a loss a few years later) the complex closed permanently in 2008. As of 2015 the property was up for sale. On August 11, 2017, the studio was ravaged by fire in a suspected arson attack and stood derelict until the summer of 2021 when it was finally demolished and razed.
Between the fire and its final demolishion, an attempt to save the studio was created by fundraising, but failed to raise the amount needed to complete the project.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 062-86024 April Wine - Harder.....Faster April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1A 062-86024 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-86025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86025 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 659 April Wine - First Glance April Wine First Glance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 659 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 024 April Wine - Harder.....Faster April Wine Harder.....Faster (Album) 1C 064-86 024 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-86 025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America, Capitol Records 1C 064-86 025 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0227 1 David Bowie - Tonight David Bowie Tonight(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America, EMI America, EMI America 1C 064 24 0227 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0631 1 Corey Hart - Fields Of Fire Corey Hart Fields Of Fire (Album) 1C 064-24 0631 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 105 April Wine - Power Play April Wine Power Play (Album) 1C 064-400 105 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1C 26424 0368 4 Corey Hart - Boy In The Box Corey Hart Boy In The Box(Cass, Album) EMI America 1C 26424 0368 4 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064 2400831 April Wine - Animal Grace April Wine Animal Grace(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064 2400831 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1PCS-3730 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1PCS-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 7322 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 7322 US 1981 Sell This Version
2C 052 52871 Wilson Pickett - Groove City / Superstar / Love Of My Life Wilson Pickett Groove City / Superstar / Love Of My Life(12", Maxi) EMI America, Sonopresse, EMI America, Sonopresse 2C 052 52871 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070-14862 Julien Clerc - Clerc Julien (Quand Je Joue) Julien Clerc Clerc Julien (Quand Je Joue) (Album) 2C 070-14862 France 1980 Sell This Version
2 LP 164 7 94180 1 David Bowie - Changesbowie David Bowie Changesbowie(2xLP, Comp, RM, Gat) EMI 2 LP 164 7 94180 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2PSP-3730 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2S 068 85 659 April Wine - First Glance April Wine First Glance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2S 068 85 659 France 1979 Sell This Version
2S 068-86.025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America, Sonopresse 2S 068-86.025 France 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-86025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-86025 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
0004 Dakota (5) - Dakota Dakota (5) Dakota(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) DAK (2), AORchives 0004 US 2002 Sell This Version
4AN-1-1021 Rush - Permanent Waves Rush Permanent Waves (Album) 4AN-1-1021 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
4AQ-533 April Wine - Power Play April Wine Power Play (Album) 4AQ-533 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
4AQ 539 Corey Hart - Boy In The Box Corey Hart Boy In The Box (Album) 4AQ 539 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
4N-16344 April Wine - Power Play April Wine Power Play(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records 4N-16344 US 1984 Sell This Version
4S-12025 Corey Hart - Dancin' With My Mirror Corey Hart Dancin' With My Mirror(Cass, Maxi) Aquarius Records (3), Capitol Records 4S-12025 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XJ-17138 David Bowie - Tonight David Bowie Tonight (Album) 4XJ-17138 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XJ 517138 David Bowie - Tonight David Bowie Tonight (Album) 4XJ 517138 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT 6541 Zappacosta - A To Z Zappacosta A To Z (Album) 4XT 6541 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-12218 April Wine - Power Play April Wine Power Play(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12218 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XT 12399 Rational Youth Heredity (Album) 4XT 12399 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
5C 210 815 The Jeff Healey Band - Hell To Pay The Jeff Healey Band Hell To Pay(LP, Album) Arista 5C 210 815 US 1990 Sell This Version
8E 074 86025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America 8E 074 86025 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
8T 4919 Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife(8-Trk, Album, Club) A&M Records 8T 4919 US 1983 Sell This Version
09 Chris Rawlings - The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Chris Rawlings The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner(CD, Ltd) Cooking Fat Music 09 Unknown Sell This Version
10C 064-86 024 April Wine - Harder.....Faster = Más Duro...Más Rapido April Wine Harder.....Faster = Más Duro...Más Rapido(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Aquarius Records (3), Aquarius Records (3) 10C 064-86 024 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
10C 064-086025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) Capitol Records 10C 064-086025 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
10C 066-400.105 April Wine - Power Play April Wine Power Play " Juego Del Poder "(LP, Album) Aquarius Records (3) 10C 066-400.105 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
11C 074-14862 Julien Clerc - Clerc Julien (Quand Je Joue) Julien Clerc Clerc Julien (Quand Je Joue)(LP, Album) Pathé 11C 074-14862 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
15PR-27 Nazareth (2) - Close Enough For Rock 'N' Roll Nazareth (2) Close Enough For Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo 15PR-27 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25 AP 1602 Chicago (2) - Chicago 13 Chicago (2) Chicago 13(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25 AP 1602 Singapore & Malaysia 1979 Sell This Version
25AP 2650 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha(LP, Album) Geffen Records 25AP 2650 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25DP 5648 Boris Grebenshikov* - Radio Silence Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence (Album) 25DP 5648 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25S-239 Roger Glover - Mask Roger Glover Mask(LP, Album) Casablanca, 21 Records 25S-239 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28CY-2868 Steps (3) - Paradox Steps (3) Paradox(CD, Album, RE) Better Days (2) 28CY-2868 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28MM 0152 Rainbow - Straight Between The Eyes Rainbow Straight Between The Eyes (Album) 28MM 0152 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
30C 63760 Celine Dion* - All The Way... A Decade Of Song Celine Dion* All The Way... A Decade Of Song(CD, Comp, Lon) Epic, 550 Music 30C 63760 US 1999 Sell This Version
31C 064 86025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) Capitol Records 31C 064 86025 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
31C 064 240227 David Bowie - Tonight David Bowie Tonight(LP, Album) EMI America 31C 064 240227 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
31C 064 240336 Rational Youth - Heredity Rational Youth Heredity(LP, Album) Capitol Records 31C 064 240336 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
32XB-30 Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles (CD, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 32XB-30 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
35DP 80 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha(CD, Album) Geffen Records 35DP 80 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38XB-21 Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife Bryan Adams Cuts Like A Knife(CD, Album, RE) A&M Records 38XB-21 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
45CB-501 Martine Bee - Je Voulais Martine Bee Je Voulais(7", Single) Chau-Bee'zz 45CB-501 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
25·3P-221 Rush - Permanent Waves Rush Permanent Waves (Album) 25·3P-221 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
25·3P-261 Rush = ラッシュ* - Moving Pictures = ムービング・ピクチャーズ Rush = ラッシュ* Rush = ラッシュ* - Moving Pictures = ムービング・ピクチャーズ (Album) 25·3P-261 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25·8P-5075 Rush - Permanent Waves Rush Permanent Waves(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic/Sony 25·8P-5075 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25·8P-5076 Rush - Moving Pictures Rush Moving Pictures (Album) 25·8P-5076 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25·8P-5080 Rush - Exit...Stage Left Rush Exit...Stage Left (Album) 25·8P-5080 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25·8P-5169 Rush - Signals Rush Signals(CD, Album, RE) Epic 25·8P-5169 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
500 Graciela Con Mario Bauza Y Su Orquesta* - La Botanica Graciela Con Mario Bauza Y Su Orquesta* Graciela Con Mario Bauza Y Su Orquesta* - La Botanica (7") Lamp Records (2) 500 US 1976 Sell This Version
(9,12) Boris Grebenshikov* - Radio Silence Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence(CD, Album, RE) Moroz Records, Триарий (9,12) Russia 1999 Sell This Version
3188 Annihilator (2) - Never, Neverland Annihilator (2) Never, Neverland(LP, Album) Roadracer Records, Estúdio Eldorado 3188 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
3648 Streetheart - Under My Thumb Streetheart Under My Thumb / Star (Single) 3648 US 1979 Sell This Version
4008-2 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha (Album) 4008-2 US 1983 Sell This Version
6530 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album) A&M Records 6530 Costa Rica 1981 Sell This Version
8246 The Police - Greatest Hits The Police Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, Promo, RM) A&M Records 8246 France 2001 Sell This Version
9096 G//Z/R - Plastic Planet G//Z/R Plastic Planet(Cass, Album) Well Music 9096 Malaysia 1995 Sell This Version
10247 Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(LP, Album) Epic, A&M Records 10247 India 1986 Sell This Version
14185 Joy (8) - She And I = Elle Et Moi Joy (8) She And I = Elle Et Moi(7", Single) Carrere 14185 France 1987 Sell This Version
17094 Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(Cass, Album) A&M Records 17094 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
20.241 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine (Album) 20.241 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
20363 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha(LP, Album) Discos CBS 20363 Bolivia 1983 Sell This Version
20.383 The Police - Synchronicity The Police Synchronicity(LP, Album) A&M Records 20.383 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
20433 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha(LP, Album) CBS 20433 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
2-4008 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha (Album) 2-4008 US 1994 Sell This Version
25 867 XOT Crack The Sky - Safety In Numbers Crack The Sky Safety In Numbers(LP, Album) Lifesong, Lifesong 25 867 XOT Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
26 436 XOT Ramones - Leave Home Ramones Leave Home (Album) 26 436 XOT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
27329 The Police - Synchronicity The Police Synchronicity(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 27329 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
27335 The Police - Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine The Police Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine (Album) 27335 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
3094-2-R Big House (4) - Big House Big House (4) Big House(CD, Album) BMG, Boom Town Music, RCA 3094-2-R US 1991 Sell This Version
31012 Jolene - In The Gloaming Jolene In The Gloaming(CD, Album) Sire, Sire 31012 US 1998 Sell This Version
32 341-0 Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(LP, Album, Club) A&M Records 32 341-0 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
42 986 0 Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(LP, Album, Club) A&M Records 42 986 0 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
47 242 3 The Jeff Healey Band - Hell To Pay The Jeff Healey Band Hell To Pay(LP, Album, Club) Arista, Arista 47 242 3 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
50 008-1 The Jeff Healey Band - Hell To Pay The Jeff Healey Band Hell To Pay(LP, Album) Popron, Arista 50 008-1 Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
50696 Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway - Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway - Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway(LP, Album) Atlantic 50696 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
56801 E2 Smoother - What A Life Smoother What A Life(HDCD, Album, RE) EMI Music Canada, EMI Music Canada, Sonic Unyon, Sonic Unyon 56801 E2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
60.241 The Police - Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine The Police Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine (Album) 60.241 Argentina 1981 Sell This Version
60433 Asia (2) - Alpha Asia (2) Alpha(Cass, Album) CBS 60433 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
063 335-2 Rush - The Spirit Of Radio (Greatest Hits 1974-1987) Rush The Spirit Of Radio (Greatest Hits 1974-1987) (Comp) 063 335-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
63730 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album) A&M Records, PGP RTB 63730 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
67335 The Police - Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine The Police Fantasma En La Maquina = Ghost In The Machine(Cass, Album, RE) A&M Records 67335 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
67.343 Delta (33) - Delta Delta (33) Delta(LP, Album) Carrere 67.343 France 1979 Sell This Version
69523 Celine Dion* - These Are Special Times Celine Dion* These Are Special Times(CD, Album, Dis) Epic 69523 US 1998 Sell This Version
70.343 Delta (33) Delta(Cass, Album) Carrere 70.343 France 1979 Sell This Version
72007 Streetheart - Under My Thumb Streetheart Under My Thumb(7", Single) WEA 72007 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
74051 The Jeff Healey Band - Hell To Pay The Jeff Healey Band Hell To Pay(LP, Album) Arista 74051 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
080 461-1 The Police - Synchronicity The Police Synchronicity(LP, Album, RE, 180) A&M Records 080 461-1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
080 461-5 The Police - Ghost In The Machine The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album, RE, 180) A&M Records 080 461-5 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
81469-2 Roberta Flack - Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway Roberta Flack Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 81469-2 US 1996 Sell This Version