The Town House

The Town House

Profile:
The Town House (or Townhouse Studios) was a recording and mastering studio complex in West London, built by Richard Branson and Ian Cooper in late 1978 as part of the Virgin Studios Group (along with The Manor).
The Goldhawk building included 3 recording studios (studio 1, studio 2 and studio 4, the latter was built later) and 2 cutting rooms (equipped with Neumann VMS 80 Lathes, SX74 cutter heads and SAL74 Drive Amplifiers).

History:
July 1984: Opening of the recording studio Townhouse 3, located in Battersea.
1992: Acquired by EMI, after Branson sold Virgin Records.
2002: Taken over by the Sanctuary Group.
2006: Put up for sale and re-launched by Al Stone and Sanctuary
June 2007: Bought by Universal after a Sanctuary buy-out.
April 2008: Final closure.

Cutting engineers (1980s):
Tony Cousins
Gordon Vicary
Kevin Metcalfe
Ian Cooper
Frank Arkwright

Also appears on releases as:
· Sanctuary Town House (2002 to 2008)
· The Town House Studios
· The Townhouse
· The Townhouse Cutting
· The TownHouse Digital Mastering Studios
· The Townhouse Studios
· Town House
· Town House Studio
· Townhouse
· Townhouse II
· Townhouse Studio
· Townhouse Studios
· Townhouse Studios, Terminal 24

The company can also be identified by a stylized THT etched into the runouts of a record, with the top of each T meeting the other above the H between them. In this case the record was cut by Tony Cousins (Town House Tony).

Not to be confused with the Japanese Town House Studio in Kyoto.
Sublabel
Contact Info:
(Obsolete)
The Town House
140 Goldhawk Road
London W12 8HH
UK
Tel: (081) 743 9313
Tel: (0181) 932 3200
Sites:
[l87246]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
# Blue Blud Running Back(Acetate, 10", S/Sided, Single) The Town House # UK 1989 Sell This Version
- Floorplay Joey Help Me(Acetate, 12", Single) The Town House - UK Unknown Sell This Version
The Proclaimers Hit the highway(CD, Album) Chrysalis UK 1994 Sell This Version
1A 006-21906 Casal Embrujada(7", Single) EMI, Harvest 1A 006-21906 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-83137 Whitesnake Don't Break My Heart Again(7", Single) Liberty 1A 006-83137 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1647-7 Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender(7", Single) Parlophone 1A 006-20 1647-7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-64203 Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-64203 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-82635 Fischer-Z Word Salad (Album) 1A 062-82635 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 064-07652 Cliff Richard Now You See Me, Now You Don't(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-07652 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0531 1 Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0531 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0531 1 Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, DMM) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 064-24 0531 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064 1192071 T.C. Matic* Yé-Yé(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064 1192071 Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
1A 264 1192074 T.C. Matic* Yé Yé(Cass, Album) EMI 1A 264 1192074 Benelux 1985 Sell This Version
1C 066 Y7 48149 1 Howard Carpendale Carpendale (Album) 1C 066 Y7 48149 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
1C 266 Y7 48149 4 Howard Carpendale Carpendale(Cass, Album) EMI 1C 266 Y7 48149 4 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-64 203 Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-64 203 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-64 589 Kate Bush The Dreaming (Album) 1C 064-64 589 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 635 Fischer-Z Word Salad(LP, Album) United Artists Records 1C 064-82 635 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-400 179 Any Trouble Any Trouble(LP, Album) EMI America 1C 064-400 179 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 7 93924 1 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 064-7 97624 1 The Cross (3) Blue Rock(LP, Album) Electrola 1C 064-7 97624 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 564-7 97624 2 The Cross (3) Blue Rock (Album) 1C 564-7 97624 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 080-7 93774 0 DMM Chroming Rose Louis XIV(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Rou) Harvest 1C 080-7 93774 0 DMM Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 264-7976244 The Cross (3) Blue Rock(Cass, Album) Electrola 1C 264-7976244 France 1991 Sell This Version
1C 564-0777 7 80461 2 7 Broon Broon(CD, Album) Harvest, Harvest, Harvest 1C 564-0777 7 80461 2 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 9066 Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (Comp) 1CD 9066 US 1997 Sell This Version
1R1 7405 Asia (2) Asia(Reel, Album, Club) Geffen Records, Columbia House 1R1 7405 US 1982 Sell This Version
1S 409 Anthrax Anti-Social(7", Single) Island Records, Megaforce Worldwide 1S 409 UK 1989 Sell This Version
2C 070 64589 Kate Bush The Dreaming (Album) 2C 070 64589 France 1982 Sell This Version
2GHS 4012 F Peter Gabriel Plays Live (Album) 2GHS 4012 F US 1983 Sell This Version
2PSP-4876 Joan Armatrading Walk Under Ladders(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4876 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064-64203 Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064-64203 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3GPROMO1 Unknown Artist Be My Lover(12", W/Lbl, S/Sided) Not On Label 3GPROMO1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
4D-350 The Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace With God(LP, Album) DRO 4D-350 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
4PRO-29194 Blur Parklife(Cass) SBK Records, Food 4PRO-29194 UK 1994 Sell This Version
*005 Force Mass Motion Chase EP (EP) *005 UK 1992 Sell This Version
5C 062-82635 Fischer-Z Word Salad(LP, Album) United Artists Records 5C 062-82635 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5E-518 Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music) (Album) 5E-518 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-521 Tangerine Dream Thief(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-521 US 1981 Sell This Version
007 Johnny Triumph & Sykurmolarnir* Johnny Triumph & Sykurmolarnir* - Luftgitar 007 Iceland 1987 Sell This Version
7 A1-81239 The Firm (7) The Firm (Album) 7 A1-81239 US 1985 Sell This Version
7ALM42 Peter Bruntnell Saturday Sam(7") Almo Sounds 7ALM42 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7ALM49 Redwood Anything Goes(7", Single) Almo Sounds 7ALM49 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7 BONG 2 Depeche Mode Get The Balance Right! (Single) 7 BONG 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7 BONG 3 Depeche Mode Everything Counts (Single) 7 BONG 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7 BONG 16 Depeche Mode Everything Counts(7", Single, TP) Mute 7 BONG 16 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 BONG 16R Depeche Mode Everything Counts (Live)(7", Single, TP) Mute 7 BONG 16R UK 1988 Sell This Version
7CR 001 Smiley Culture And Instigators (2) Smiley Culture And Instigators (2) - Noff Personality(7", Single) Culture Records (3) 7CR 001 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 027 Robert Görl Mit Dir (Single) 7 MUTE 027 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7 prod 3 Skin (2) One Thousand Years (Single) 7 prod 3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7 tiny 1 The Assembly Never Never (Single) 7 tiny 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7tp11 The Sugarcubes Birthday (Single) 7tp11 UK 1988 Sell This Version
7 WAP 14 LFO We Are Back / Nurture(7") Warp Records 7 WAP 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7 YAZ 003 Yazoo Nobody's Diary (Single) 7 YAZ 003 UK 1983 Sell This Version
*008 Catalyst (2) The Chamber(12") Rabbit City Records *008 UK 1993 Sell This Version
*009 Force Mass Motion Psycosis EP(12", EP) Rabbit City Records *009 UK 1993 Sell This Version
9 IS 903 Nine Inch Nails Only(9", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Interscope Records 9 IS 903 UK 2005 Sell This Version
*010 D.A.C. Robinson Lucky Strike (The Remixes)(12") Rabbit City Records *010 UK 1993 Sell This Version
10 Bong 16 Depeche Mode Everything Counts (Single) 10 Bong 16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10C 004-021.906 Casal Embrujada(7", Single) Harvest 10C 004-021.906 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
10 C 064-082914 The Vapors New Clear Days(LP, Album) Liberty 10 C 064-082914 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
10C 066-064.589 Kate Bush The Dreaming(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 10C 066-064.589 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
10C 066-083219 The Stranglers La Folie-La Locura(LP, Album) Liberty 10C 066-083219 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
10 IS 399 Julian Cope 5 O'Clock World(10", EP, Single) Island Records 10 IS 399 UK 1988 Sell This Version
10 SY6 Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Dub Syndicate* Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Dub Syndicate* - Jungle(10") Syncopate (2) 10 SY6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
10TP10 The Sugarcubes Deus(10", Promo, W/Lbl) One Little Indian 10TP10 UK 1988 Sell This Version
11C 074 82635 Fischer-Z Word Salad(LP, Album) Liberty, Liberty 11C 074 82635 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
12 ANA 23 Alien Sex Fiend Dead And Buried(12", Single) Anagram Records 12 ANA 23 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 ANA 33 Alien Sex Fiend Hurricane Fighter Plane(12", Single) Anagram Records, Plague Records 12 ANA 33 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 ANN 11 Courtney Pine Songs From Our Underground (Part One)(12") Antilles 12 ANN 11 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12AP 3186 The Rolling Stones One Hit (To The Body)(12", Maxi) Rolling Stones Records 12AP 3186 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
12 BONG 2 Depeche Mode Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix) (Single) 12 BONG 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 BONG 3 Depeche Mode Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts) (Single) 12 BONG 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 Bong 16 Depeche Mode Everything Counts, Nothing, Sacred, A Question Of Lust (Single) 12 Bong 16 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 BONG 21 Depeche Mode I Feel You(12", Single) Mute, Mute 12 BONG 21 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
12 BONG 23 Depeche Mode Condemnation(12", Single, W/Lbl, Promo) Mute 12 BONG 23 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BONG 24 Depeche Mode In Your Room (Single) 12 BONG 24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
12 BRW 5 Jocelyn Brown Somebody Else's Guy(12", Single) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 BRW 78 Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 78 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 BRW 110 George Kranz Din Daa Daa(12", RE) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 110 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 BRW 113 Paul Rutherford Get Real (Single) 12 BRW 113 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 BRW 133 Miles Jaye Heaven (Celestial Club Mix)(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 133 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 BRW 136 Paul Rutherford Oh World(12", Single) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 136 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 BRW 157 49ers Touch Me(12", Single, Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 157 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 BRW 167 49ers Don't You Love Me(12", Single, Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 167 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 168 X-Clan Funkin' Lesson(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway, Island Records, Island Records 12 BRW 168 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 170 Robert Owens Visions(12", Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 170 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 173 Brothers In Rhythm Peace And Harmony(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 173 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 174 49ers Girl To Girl(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 174 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 205 Mark Summers Summers Magic 12 BRW 205 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
12 BRW 246 Rhythm Revolution Now Gimme Your Beat(12", Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 246 UK 1992 Sell This Version
12 BRWX 61 Sly & Robbie Boops (Here To Go) Remix(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRWX 61 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 BRX 223 Driza-Bone* Real Love (Remix)(12", Ltd, Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 223 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 CERT 1 Anne Pigalle Hé Stranger(12", Single) ZTT 12 CERT 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12CHAP 56 Scorpio Rising (2) Strangest EP(12") Chapter 22 12CHAP 56 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 CHERRY 81 Felt Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow(12", Single) Cherry Red, Cherry Red 12 CHERRY 81 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 Cherry 82 Attila The Stockbroker Radio Rap!(12") Cherry Red 12 Cherry 82 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 CHERRY 91 Laibach Die Liebe(12") Cherry Red 12 CHERRY 91 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12creddj 030 Dirty Vegas Days Go By(2x12", Promo) Credence 12creddj 030 UK 2002 Sell This Version
12DDDJ18 DD* Drowning Man / Too Much Information(12", Promo) EMI 12DDDJ18 UK 1993 Sell This Version