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Recording studios

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This page tries to give a complete account of Joe Jackson's recording sessions. However, the data is still sketchy. I do not know where some recording sessions took place (e.g. "Tucker", "Left Of Center", "Private Eye" soundtrack). On the other hand I found two studios (Hollywood Sound Recorders and Pathway Studios) which list Joe Jackson as a reference on their websites and I have no idea what was recorded there.

A&R Studios
New York, NY
1983 Mike's Murder album recorded
AIR Studios
London, England
1975 recorded with Arms & Legs

At that time the location was Oxford Circus. The studio relocated to Hampstead in 1992.

LINK: AIR Studios website
Alaska Studios
London, England
Jan 1981 The Keys album recorded (with JJ producing)

Studios later renamed Waterloo Bridge Studios

Atlantic Studio B
New York, NY
ca. Jan/Feb 1984 Body And Soul additional recording and mixing
Avatar Studios
New York, NY
at "Power Station"
1995 song Statue Of Liberty recorded
now renamed "Avatar"
winter 1996/97 Heaven & Hell album recorded
March/April
1999
Symphony No. 1 album recorded
1999 Summer In The City album mixed
ca. Feb 2000 Tracks For No One and One Hand, One Heart (with JJ as guest) recorded for the Rickie Lee Jones album "It's Like This"
2000 Night And Day II album recorded (except "Love Got Lost")
2011 The Duke album recorded (mostly) and mixed
LINKS: Avatar website
Wikipedia entry

Basing Street Studios
London, England
1980 Lincoln Thompson & The Rasses' "Natural Wild" album recorded (with JJ producing)
June/July 1980 Beat Crazy album recorded
May 1981 Jumpin' Jive album recorded
Studios later renamed SARM West

LINKS: SARM West website
Wikipedia entry

Battery Studio
London, England
1984 Joan Armatrading's "Secret Secrets" album recorded (with JJ as guest)
Two new studios opened in 2008 in the old Battery complex: 'Alpha Centauri' and 'Assault & Battery 2', both operated by
LINK: Miloco Studios

Bearsville Studios
Bearsville, NY (west of Woodstock, NY)
Nov/Dec 1988 Blaze Of Glory album recorded
LINK: Wikipedia entry

Blue Rock Studio
New York, NY
spring 1982 Night And Day album recorded
Chelsea Sound Studios
New York, NY
1985 The Toasters' "Recriminations" mini album recorded (with JJ producing and playing harmonica)
Crescent Moon
Miami, FL
2011? The Duke (Iggy Pop vocals) recorded
LINK: Studio website

Dreamland Studio
West Hurley, NY (near Woodstock)
Oct/Nov 1990 Laughter & Lust album recorded
LINK: Dreamland website

Eden Studios
London, England
Aug 1978 Look Sharp! album recorded
1979 I'm The Man album mixed
Dec 1987/ Jan 1988 Live 1980/86 album mixed
Closed down in July 2007.
LINKS: Eden Studios website
Wikipedia entry

Electric Lady
New York, NY
Jan 1989 Blaze Of Glory album mixed
Nov/Dec 1990 Laughter & Lust album mixed
LINKS: Electric Lady Studios website
Wikipedia entry

Farmyard Studios
Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, England
1980 The Members' "1980 – The Choice Is Yours" album recorded (with JJ as guest)
Not the same as LINK:Farmyard Studios in Gloucestershire, which is a new studio established in July 2000.
The Hit Factory
New York, NY
1990 Queens Logic soundtrack recorded
Feb-May 1994 Night Music album recorded (partly)

The studio went out of business in April 2005.

LINKS: Wikipedia entry
Website showing interior of The Hit Factory

Hollywood Sound Recorders, Inc.
Hollywood, CA
The studio's website listed Joe Jackson
Jacobs Studios
Dippenhall (near Farnham), Surrey, England
Feb-May 1994 Night Music album recorded (partly)
LINK: Jacobs Studios website (the studio closed down some time ago)

The Magic Shop
New York, NY
2002 Volume 4 album mixed
LINK: Magic Shop website

Master Sound (Productions)
Franklin Square, NY (on Long Island)
1982 Night And Day demo versions
1983 Body And Soul demo versions

Master Sound opened in 1972 and relocated to its present location at New York's Kaufman Astoria Studios in 1985.

LINK: Master Sound Astoria website

Mediasound Studios
New York, NY
1983 Track 'Round Midnight recorded

No longer a recording studio but a live music venue, restaurant, and dance club, until 2004 under the name "Le Bar Bat", now Providence.

Pathway Studios
London, England
The studio's website listed Joe Jackson (when it was still online)

Paul Smith Music Studios
London, England
2003? Afterlife album mixed
Planet Rock Studios
Berlin, Germany
June 2007 Rain album recorded
LINK: Planet Rock Studios website

R.P.M. Sound Studios
New York, NY
1985 The Zummos' "Modern Marriage" album recorded (with JJ producing)
RCA Studios
New York, NY
Feb 1986/ Jan 1987 Will Power album recorded
Record Plant
Hollywood, CA
1983 Mike's Murder album remixed
LINK: Record Plant website

Ridge Farm Studios
Dorking, Surrey, England
2002 Volume 4 album recorded
LINK: Ridge Farm website

Right Track
New York, NY
ca. Feb 2000 Track Show Biz Kids (with JJ as guest) recorded for the Rickie Lee Jones album "It's Like This"
Since 2008: MSR Studios
LINKS: MSR Studios website
Wikipedia entry

Skyline Studios
New York, NY
1993 Three Of Hearts soundtrack recorded
LINK: Skyline Studios webpage

TW Studios
London, England
1979 I'm The Man album recorded
Vanguard Studios
New York, NY
ca. Dec 1983/ Jan 1984 Body And Soul album recorded
Vielklang Studios
Berlin, Germany
1992 The Toasters' "New York Fever" album mixed (by Joe Jackson)
Westlab
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 The Duke (Zuco 103 session) recorded
Windmill Lane
Dublin, Ireland
April 2000 Night And Day II (session with Marianne Faithfull) recorded
LINK: Windmill Lane website


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