Eastern Sound

Eastern Sound

Profile:
Recording studio in Toronto, Canada.

In the heart of what once was the YorkvilleVillage in the 1960s and 70s, within the walls of two Victorian houses situated at 48 and 38 Yorkville Avenue, lied one of the greatest sound recording studio complexes in Canada.

Eastern Sound Studios was the first studio in Canada to make the quantum leap from an 8-track recording facility to 24-track when it deployed the new Ampex recorders with a 16 and 24-track capability. And by synchronizing two recording decks, it was the first one in the world to deploy a 46-track recording capability

In the 1960s Yorkville was a haven to many US draft dodgers and it was the capital of the hippie sub-culture movement. It was a breeding ground for some of the most noted talents such as Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

These artists garnered a following of youngsters who were disillusioned by the pervading materialistic culture and were disenchanted with the Vietnam War. The youth frequented Yorkville to find solace and like-minded individuals. They rubbed shoulders with their peers and hung out in coffee houses and were inspired by the talent of people like Lightfoot, Young and Mitchell. Bernie Fiedler’s Riverboat Coffee House at 134 Yorkville was one of those places where the youth got their share of inspiration.

The location of Eastern Sound in the midst of all this positioned it as a place where such artistic endeavors were put to vinyl and shared with the rest of the world. Over a decade these artists made their mark on the national and international scene. Artists such as Gordon Lightfoot and Anne Murray made Eastern Sound their home by recording several albums and award winning songs. Other Canadian icons such as Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLaughlin and groups like the Lighthouse also recorded at Eastern. Eastern Sound also built an international reputation by attracting talent such as Elton John, Cat Stevens, Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick. The late Jim Henson also recorded the sound track album for the Frog Prince.
- Salim Sachedina September 30, 2010

The buildings have been demolished.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Anne Murray Let's Keep It That Way(LP, Album, Club, RCA) Capitol Records US 1978 Sell This Version
1A 062-85337 Anne Murray Let's Keep It That Way(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 062-85337 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
1A 062-86022 Anne Murray I'll Always Love You(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86022 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-86130 Anne Murray Somebody's Waiting(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86130 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 038 15 7662 1 Red Rider As Far As Siam(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Fame 1C 038 15 7662 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 188-98 293/94 Elton John Blue Moves(2xLP, Album) The Rocket Record Company, EMI Electrola, The Rocket Record Company, EMI Electrola 1C 188-98 293/94 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 511849 Anne Murray New Kind Of Feeling(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Capitol Records 1R1 511849 US 1979 Sell This Version
2C 164 - 98.293/4 Elton John Blue Moves(2xLP, Album, Gat) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company 2C 164 - 98.293/4 France Unknown Sell This Version
2RS 2237 Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) 2RS 2237 US 1975 Sell This Version
4XJ-12466 Anne Murray Something To Talk About(Cass, Album, Club, Col) Capitol Records 4XJ-12466 US 1986 Sell This Version
5C 062-85337 Anne Murray Let's Keep It That Way(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 5C 062-85337 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
5C 062-85607 Anne Murray New Kind Of Feeling(LP, Album) Capitol Records 5C 062-85607 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-85337 Anne Murray Let's Keep It That Way(LP, Album) Capitol Records 7C 062-85337 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
44K 77189 Liza Minnelli The Day After That(CD, Maxi, Dig) Columbia, Columbia 44K 77189 US 1993 Sell This Version
348 Bonnie Dobson Bonnie Dobson(LP, Album) Radio Canada International 348 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
2177-2 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Reprise Records 2177-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2237-2 Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) 2237-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
3018 Oliver Lake - Julius Hemphill* Oliver Lake - Julius Hemphill* - Buster Bee(LP, Album) Sackville Recordings 3018 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
17014 Frijid Pink Earth Omen(LP) MGM Records 17014 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
2058-1-R Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses(LP, Album, gat) RCA 2058-1-R Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2058-2-R Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses (Album) 2058-2-R Canada 1990 Sell This Version
26163 The Spitfire Band Flight III(LP, Album) CBS 26163 UK 1984 Sell This Version
2701-2-RDJ Cowboy Junkies Featuring Bruce Hornsby Cowboy Junkies Featuring Bruce Hornsby - Rock & Bird(CD, Single, Promo) BMG, RCA 2701-2-RDJ US 1990 Sell This Version
063 335-2 Rush The Spirit Of Radio (Greatest Hits 1974-1987)(CD, Comp, RM) Mercury, Anthem Records (2) 063 335-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
063 335-4 Rush The Spirit Of Radio (Greatest Hits 1974-1987)(Cass, Comp) Mercury, Anthem Records (2) 063 335-4 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
81956-1 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 81956-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
24 0570 1 Glass Tiger The Thin Red Line(LP, Album) Manhattan Records, EMI 24 0570 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
4-23901 Gordon Lightfoot Salute(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 4-23901 US 1983 Sell This Version
5211/82 Appie Koop De Helhond / M'n Mooi De Lutte(7", Single) Eastern Sound 5211/82 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
529 487-2 Isaac Hayes The Best Of The Polydor Years (Comp) 529 487-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
534 623-2 Rush Rush (Album) 534 623-2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
6.24973 AO Downchild* With Spencer Davis Downchild* With Spencer Davis - Blood Run Hot(LP, Album) Attic 6.24973 AO Germany 1981 Sell This Version
740.614 Lighthouse (2) Lighthouse(LP, Album) RCA Victor 740.614 France 1969 Sell This Version
781 956-1 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles (Album) 781 956-1 Yugoslavia 1989 Sell This Version
7 81956-2 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 81956-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
822 818-2 Elton John Blue Moves (Album) 822 818-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
92-3901-1 Gordon Lightfoot Salute(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-3901-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
925 482-1 Gordon Lightfoot East Of Midnight (Album) 925 482-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
9 25784-2 Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold, Volume II (Album) 9 25784-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 26566-2 George Fox (4) Spice Of Life(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 26566-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
17 44224 George Fox (4) Spice Of Life(Cass, Album, Dol) WEA, WEA 17 44224 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
2311 009 Sweet* Waters Edge (LP, Album) Polydor 2311 009 France 1980 Sell This Version
2315 125 Frijid Pink Earth Omen(LP) MGM Records 2315 125 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
2344 154 Sweet* Waters Edge(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 154 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2383 471 Pat Travers Putting It Straight (Album) 2383 471 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2391 313 Isaac Hayes New Horizon(LP, Album) Polydor 2391 313 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
2424 035 The Bells (2) Love, Luck N' Lollipops (Album) 2424 035 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2460 281 Pat Travers Putting It Straight(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2460 281 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
477-5143 Rob McConnell And The Boss Brass* On A Cool Day(LP, Album) Canadian Talent Library 477-5143 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
5738312 Elton John Blue Moves(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury, UMC, The Rocket Record Company 5738312 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
6338 524 Rush Rush (Album) 6338 524 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
822 541-2 M-1 Rush Rush (Album) 822 541-2 M-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
92 39014 Gordon Lightfoot Salute(Cass, Album, Dol) Warner Bros. Records 92 39014 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
977-1445 Smiley Bates House Of Shame(LP, Album) Condor (8) 977-1445 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
977-1464 Tommy Wade & The Country Rebels Tommy Wade & The Country Rebels - Bluegrass Country(LP, Album) Condor (8) 977-1464 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5118-5119 Elton John Blue Moves(2xLP, Album, Gat) The Rocket Record Company 5118-5119 Chile 1976 Sell This Version
064 24 0769 1 Anne Murray Harmony(LP, Album) Capitol Records 064 24 0769 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
9230-1073 Dan Hill Longer Fuse(LP, Album, Gat) GRT 9230-1073 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
9230-1079 Dan Hill Frozen In The Night(LP, Album) GRT 9230-1079 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
11661-3206-2 Bruce Cockburn In The Falling Dark(CD, RE, RM, Del) Rounder Records 11661-3206-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
11661-3207-2 Bruce Cockburn Circles In The Stream(CD, Album, RM) Rounder Records 11661-3207-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
062-2405701 Glass Tiger The Thin Red Line(LP, Album) Manhattan Records 062-2405701 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
7567-81956-2 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles (Album) 7567-81956-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
7599-27211-2 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 7599-27211-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8122-78165-2 Gordon Lightfoot Salute(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 8122-78165-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
74321 18357 2 Cowboy Junkies The Caution Horses(CD, Album, RE) RCA, BMG Music Canada 74321 18357 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
74321 36913 2 Cowboy Junkies Black Eyed Man(CD, Album) RCA, BMG 74321 36913 2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
0 7777 46313 2 7 Glass Tiger The Thin Red Line(CD, Album) Capitol Records 0 7777 46313 2 7 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
060075308141 Wendy* & Lemmy / Motörhead Wendy* & Lemmy / Motörhead - Stand By Your Man(CD, Mini, Single, Ltd, RE, Car) Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., Universal 060075308141 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
72435-37964-2-6 Anne Murray Something To Talk About / Harmony(CD, Album, Comp, RE, RM) EMI Music Canada 72435-37964-2-6 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
A3,B1,B3,B4 Rush Rush(LP, Album, RP) Mercury A3,B1,B3,B4 US 1976 Sell This Version
A1-81956 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic A1-81956 US 1989 Sell This Version
ACD 1254 The Nylons Rockapella (Album) ACD 1254 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
AK 216/3 Frijid Pink Earth Omen(CD, Album, RE, Vin) Akarma AK 216/3 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
ANC-1-1001 Rush Rush(CD, Album) Anthem Records (2) ANC-1-1001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ANMD 1075 Rush Rush (Album) ANMD 1075 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ANN 1001 Jerry Eli Newfoundsongs Of Newfoundland(LP, Album, Gat) Matador (6) ANN 1001 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1001 Rush Rush (Album) ANR-1-1001 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
B0020138-01 Rush Rush(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 200 + Box) Moon Records (18), Mercury, Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Music Group International, Anthem Records (2) B0020138-01 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
BEIBD-25 A Foot In Coldwater Footprints The Best Of A Foot In Coldwater Volume I(CD, Comp) B E I BEIBD-25 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
BOS 7171 Stompin' Tom Connors The Unpopular Stompin' Tom(LP, Album) Boot Records (2) BOS 7171 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
BR 6968 Jesse Winchester Nothing But A Breeze(LP, Album) Bearsville BR 6968 US 1977 Sell This Version
BRO 151 Wendy* & Lemmy Wendy* & Lemmy - Stand By Your Man(7") Bronze BRO 151 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BSK 3149 Gordon Lightfoot Endless Wire (Album) BSK 3149 US 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3633 Gordon Lightfoot Shadows(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3633 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
BTM 2001 Dick Nolan (2) A Country Song(LP, Album) Boot Records (2) BTM 2001 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
BTM 2003 John Boland And Beothuck John Boland And Beothuck(LP, Album) Boot Records (2) BTM 2003 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
C1 48684 Glass Tiger Diamond Sun(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI C1 48684 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
CATM 1225 The Charlottetown Festival Production Anne Of Green Gables(Cass, Album, Dol) Confederation Centre Of The Arts CATM 1225 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CCD-4508 Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass Brassy & Sassy(CD, Album) Concord Jazz CCD-4508 US 1992 Sell This Version
CD-2237 Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) CD-2237 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CD 2246 Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records CD 2246 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CD 8057 Raffi (2) With Ken Whiteley Raffi (2) With Ken Whiteley - One Light One Sun(CD, Album, RE) Shoreline Records, Rounder Records CD 8057 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 74422 George Fox (4) Spice Of Life(CD, Album) Warner Music Canada CD 74422 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CD 76233 Scott Dibble & Watertown One Phoebe Street(CD, Album) WEA CD 76233 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
CD 81956 Alannah Myles Alannah Myles(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 81956 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
CDP 48684 Glass Tiger Diamond Sun(CD, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CDP 48684 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
CDP 548684 Glass Tiger Diamond Sun(CD, Album, Club, RP) Capitol Records CDP 548684 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 746313-2 Glass Tiger The Thin Red Line (Album) CDP 746313-2 Austria 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46761 2 Anne Murray Harmony(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46761 2 US 1987 Sell This Version