Mountain Studios

Mountain Studios

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Recording studio that used to be inside the Casino Barrière de Montreux in Montreux, Switzerland. The studio has eventually moved to its new premises in 2002 in Attalens, near Montreux. In the former studio in the casino "Queen - The Studio Experience" has been opened. Note: for recordings made / mixed post 2002 please use Mountain Studios, Attalens.

Also noted on releases as Mountain Recording Studios or Mountain Recording Studio, and sometime misspelled as Montreaux.

In 1975 John Timperley relocated to Montreux, Switzerland, as chief engineer of the brand-new state-of-the-art Mountain Studios designed by Tom Hidley within the recently re-built casino building, and asked David Richards to accompany him in 1977. Queen recorded in 1978 "Jazz" album and eventually bought the studio to Alex Grob and Anita Kerrand, they owned it between 1979 and 1993 in which year they sold part to David Richards. He eventually moved it in 2002 to the village of Attalens, near Montreux Mountain Studios, Attalens. David Richards owned the studio up until his death in 2013.

In 1975, Mountain Studios was built in the then new Montreux Casino by Tom Hidley.
Queen first recorded there in 1978 for their album "Jazz". Queen were impressed with the fascilities and bought the studio for their own use the following year.
David Richards, who joined the studio in 1977, went on to produce and engineer many of Queen's albums and their solo efforts.

David Richards took full ownership of the studio in the mid 1990s and moved it to nearby Attalens, Switzerland. Richards owned the studio up until his death in 2013.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 062-64328 Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 062-64328 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-64773 Queen - Hot Space Queen Hot Space(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 064-64773 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0531 1 Queen - A Kind Of Magic Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, DMM) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0531 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0305 1 Pat Metheny Group - The Falcon And The Snowman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Pat Metheny Group The Falcon And The Snowman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 1A 064-24 0305 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0531 1 Queen - A Kind Of Magic Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, DMM) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 064-24 0531 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 154-62792/3 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 1A 154-62792/3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-61 505 Smokie - The Montreux Album Smokie The Montreux Album (Album) 1C 064-61 505 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 820 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz (Album) 1C 064-61 820 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-63 581 Peter Straker - Real Natural Man Peter Straker Real Natural Man(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064-63 581 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0746 1 David Bowie - Never Let Me Down David Bowie Never Let Me Down (Album) 1C 064-24 0746 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064 7 93924 1 The Cross (3) - MAD : BAD : And Dangerous To Know The Cross (3) MAD : BAD : And Dangerous To Know(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 064 7 93924 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 164-62 792/93 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers (Album) 1C 164-62 792/93 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070 61820 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz (Album) 2C 070 61820 France 1978 Sell This Version
2XBB-702 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers (Album) 2XBB-702 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-64328 Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064-64328 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
4C 154-62792/3 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers (Album) 4C 154-62792/3 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4MCF 3056 M (2) - New York, London, Paris, Munich M (2) New York, London, Paris, Munich(Cass, Album, Bla) MCA Records 4MCF 3056 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
4PJ-17267 David Bowie - Never Let Me Down David Bowie Never Let Me Down(Cass, Album) EMI America 4PJ-17267 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
5C 062-61820 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 5C 062-61820 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 154-62792 3 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI 5C 154-62792 3 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5E-522 Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space (Album) 5E-522 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-166 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz (Album) 6E-166 US 1978 Sell This Version
7C 064-61505 Smokie - The Montreux Album Smokie The Montreux Album(LP, Album, Gat) RAK 7C 064-61505 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 064-61820 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 7C 064-61820 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 264-61820 Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz(Cass, Album) EMI 7C 264-61820 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 158-62792/3 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI 7C 158-62792/3 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
8E 166 62792/93 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI 8E 166 62792/93 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
10C 162-062792/3 Queen - Live Killers Queen Live Killers(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI 10C 162-062792/3 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
11C 076-64328 Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI 11C 076-64328 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
13 C 006-33872 Peter Jacques (2) - Die Plötzliche Einsamkeit Des Konrad Steiner Peter Jacques (2) Die Plötzliche Einsamkeit Des Konrad Steiner(7") EMI, EMI 13 C 006-33872 Switzerland 1976 Sell This Version
18P2-2763 AC/DC - Fly On The Wall AC/DC Fly On The Wall(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2763 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
18P2-2888 Yes = イエス* - Going For The One = 究極 Yes = イエス* Yes = イエス* - Going For The One = 究極(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2888 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2030 Led Zeppelin - Coda Led Zeppelin Coda (Album) 20P2-2030 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20SC0020 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition) Mercury, Universal Music Group International 20SC0020 Italy 2020 Sell This Version
00025 David Bowie - David Bowie "Heroes"(Cass, Album, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Bowie) 00025 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
25PP-52 Status Quo - 1+9+8+2 Status Quo 1+9+8+2(LP, Album) Vertigo 25PP-52 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25VB-1129 Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare Bryan Ferry The Bride Stripped Bare(LP, Album, Promo, RE) EG, Virgin 25VB-1129 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
28MX 2074 Native Son = ネイティブ・サン* - Carnival ~Live At Montreux~ = カーニバル / ライヴ・アット・モントルー Native Son = ネイティブ・サン* Native Son = ネイティブ・サン* - Carnival ~Live At Montreux~ = カーニバル / ライヴ・アット・モントルー(LP) Polydor 28MX 2074 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
31C 064 61820D Queen - Jazz Queen Jazz(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 31C 064 61820D Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
31C 064 64328 Roger Taylor - Roger Taylor's Fun In Space Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 64328 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
31C 064 64773 Queen - Hot Space Queen Hot Space (Album) 31C 064 64773 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
31C 064 240305 Pat Metheny Group - The Falcon And The Snowman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Pat Metheny Group The Falcon And The Snowman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 31C 064 240305 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 240746 David Bowie - Never Let Me Down David Bowie Never Let Me Down(LP, Album) EMI America 31C 064 240746 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
31C 164 62955 / 6 Rick Wakeman - Rhapsodies Rick Wakeman Rhapsodies(2xLP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 31C 164 62955 / 6 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
32VD-1019 Culture Club - From Luxury To Heartache Culture Club From Luxury To Heartache(CD, Album) Virgin 32VD-1019 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-629 Led Zeppelin - Coda Led Zeppelin Coda(CD, Album, RE) Swan Song 32XD-629 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
33C 262-64328 Roger Taylor - Diversión En El Espacio Roger Taylor Diversión En El Espacio(Cass) EMI, EMI 33C 262-64328 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
0129 The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band "Live" On Tour In Europe (Album) 0129 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
395 Iggy Pop - Blah-Blah-Blah Iggy Pop Blah-Blah-Blah(Cass, Album) CD-4 395 Thailand 1986 Sell This Version
1313 Sultan (10) - Rebel Fire Sultan (10) Rebel Fire(12", Maxi) Not On Label (Sultan (10) Self-released) 1313 Switzerland 1986 Sell This Version
1327-9 Phil Collins - Live At Montreux 2004 Phil Collins Live At Montreux 2004(2xDVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC) Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd., Montreux Sounds, Som Livre 1327-9 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
2052 The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Mardi Gras In Montreux, Live The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Mardi Gras In Montreux, Live (Album) 2052 US 1986 Sell This Version
2062 Various - New Orleans Brass Bands - Down Yonder Various New Orleans Brass Bands - Down Yonder(LP, Comp) Rounder Records 2062 US 1989 Sell This Version
3416 Yes - Wonderous Stories / Awaken - Pt I Yes Wonderous Stories / Awaken - Pt I (Single) 3416 US 1977 Sell This Version
4660 Rick Wakeman - Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record Rick Wakeman Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record(LP, Album) A&M Records 4660 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
4772 Rick Wakeman - I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo Rick Wakeman I'm So Straight I'm A Weirdo(7", Single) Dureco Benelux, Dureco Benelux 4772 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
5279 Queen - Hot Space Queen Hot Space(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 5279 Chile 1982 Sell This Version
6003 Chris Rea - Shamrock Diaries Chris Rea Shamrock Diaries(LP, Album) Three Eggs 6003 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
6042 Chris Rea - New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea) Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows (The Best Of Chris Rea)(LP, Comp) Three Eggs 6042 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
6082 Status Quo - 1+9+8+2 = XX Status Quo 1+9+8+2 = XX(LP, Album) Vertigo 6082 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
6245ML Chris Rea - Dancing With Strangers Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers (Album) 6245ML US 1987 Sell This Version
7882 Status Quo - 1+9+8+2 = XX Status Quo 1+9+8+2 = XX(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7882 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
7885-2 Samael - Eternal Samael Eternal(CD, Album) Century Media 7885-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
14 576 3 David Bowie - Never Let Me Down David Bowie Never Let Me Down(LP, Album, Club) EMI America, EMI America 14 576 3 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
14.894 Françoise Hardy - En Résumé... En Conclusion Françoise Hardy En Résumé... En Conclusion(7", Single) Flarenasch, Flarenasch 14.894 France 1989 Sell This Version
15.024 Françoise Hardy - Je Ne Suis Là Pour Personne Françoise Hardy Je Ne Suis Là Pour Personne(7", Single) Flarenasch 15.024 France 1989 Sell This Version
15218 Rick Wakeman - Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record Rick Wakeman Rick Wakeman's Criminal Record(LP, Album) A&M Records 15218 Chile 1977 Sell This Version
19106-2 Yes - Going For The One Yes Going For The One (Album) 19106-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
19 581 8 David Bowie - Never Let Me Down David Bowie Never Let Me Down(Cass, Album, Club) EMI America, EMI America 19 581 8 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
20.085 Led Zeppelin - Coda Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album) Swan Song 20.085 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
20.112 The Raymond Court - Peter Candiotto Quintet - Montreux Swing-Session The Raymond Court - Peter Candiotto Quintet Montreux Swing-Session(CD, Album) Tamy 20.112 Switzerland 1987 Sell This Version
23718-1 Various - Casino Lights Various Casino Lights(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 23718-1 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
26.127 Christine McVie - Christine McVie Christine McVie Christine McVie(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.127 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
27528 LM Count Basie - Count Basie Jam (Montreux '77) Count Basie Count Basie Jam (Montreux '77)(LP, Album, RE, RM) Pablo Live 27528 LM Spain 1989 Sell This Version
28 614 XDU Emerson Lake & Palmer* - Works (Volume 1) Emerson Lake & Palmer* Works (Volume 1) (Album) 28 614 XDU Germany 1977 Sell This Version
31935 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona(CD, Album + CD, Album, Enh + S/Edition, Unofficial) Island Records (2) 31935 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
33.530 Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Live In Montreux Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Buddy Guy & Junior Wells - Live In Montreux (Album) 33.530 France 1978 Sell This Version
35513 Stan Getz - Another World Stan Getz Another World(2xLP, Album) Columbia 35513 US 1978 Sell This Version
35943 0 David Bowie - 1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) David Bowie 1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle)(CD, Album) BMG, Arista, BMG, Arista 35943 0 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
50 316 The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band - The Billy Cobham / George Duke Band "Live" On Tour In Europe (Album) 50 316 France 1976 Sell This Version
50 379 Yes - Going For The One Yes Going For The One (Album) 50 379 France 1977 Sell This Version
60220 Charles Lloyd Quartet* - Montreux 82 Charles Lloyd Quartet* Montreux 82(LP, Album, Promo, Spe) Elektra Musician, Elektra Musician 60220 US 1983 Sell This Version
60233-1 Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie - Smokin' Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie Smokin' (Album) 60233-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
0062.147 M (2) - New York, London, Paris, Munich M (2) New York, London, Paris, Munich(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 0062.147 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0066.059 Patrick Juvet - Die Geschichte Der Laura M. (Original Soundtrack) Patrick Juvet Die Geschichte Der Laura M. (Original Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Barclay 0066.059 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
66227 0 Queen - The Miracle Queen The Miracle(LP, Album, Club) Parlophone, EMI Electrola 66227 0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
68.170 The Monty Alexander Trio - Montreux Alexander - Live! At The Montreux Festival The Monty Alexander Trio Montreux Alexander - Live! At The Montreux Festival (Album) 68.170 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0068 273 Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra - Live In Montreux Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra - Live In Montreux(LP, Album) MPS Records, MPS Records 0068 273 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
71014 Mose Allison - Lessons In Living Mose Allison Lessons In Living(CD, Album, RE) Discovery Records 71014 US Unknown Sell This Version
73580-4 Chris Rea - Auberge Chris Rea Auberge(Cass, Album) EastWest 73580-4 Malaysia 1991 Sell This Version
77185-1 Samael - Eternal Samael Eternal(LP, Album, Gre) Century Media 77185-1 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
77185-2 Samael - Eternal Samael Eternal (Album) 77185-2 1999 Sell This Version
77202-2 Xytras* - Passage Xytras* Passage(CD, Album) Century Media 77202-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
77545-0 Samael - Since The Creation... Samael Since The Creation...(6xLP, Album, Pic + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Century Media 77545-0 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
80111 Chris Rea - Nueva Luz A Traves De Ventanas Viejas ( Lo Mejor De Chris Rea) Chris Rea Nueva Luz A Traves De Ventanas Viejas ( Lo Mejor De Chris Rea)(LP, Comp) Wea Discos S.r.l. 80111 Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
080210 AC/DC - Fly On The Wall AC/DC Fly On The Wall (Album) 080210 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
80259 Led Zeppelin - Coda Led Zeppelin Coda(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Swan Song 80259 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
82501 Kashmir (5) - Alarme ! Kashmir (5) Alarme !(LP, Album) Kiswell 82501 France 1979 Sell This Version
82661-2 The Manhattan Transfer - Tonin' The Manhattan Transfer Tonin'(CD, Album) Atlantic 82661-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82670-2 Yes - Going For The One Yes Going For The One(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82670-2 US Unknown Sell This Version