Alberts Studios started in the central business district of Sydney, in Kent Street in 1974. That same year they signed a new band out of the Pubs of Sydney called AC/DC. The studio, along with Albert Music Productions offices were eventually moved to Neutral Bay in 1985, just a few kilometers out of the Sydney CBD. For s short time I rented office space from Alberts in the building they owned in Rangers Road, and so I had a chance to spend some time in their studios and get to know some of the engineers.
To enter these studios was akin to walking into Abbey Road for any Australian, given so much of Australia’s music royalty had recorded in these very studios. Bands and artists such as AC/DC and Midnight Oil, along with John Paul Young, Flash & The Pan, Hoodoo Gurus, The Angels, Stevie Wright, Eurogliders, Rose Tattoo, Swanee, Icehouse, Paul Kelly, Air Supply, V.Spy v.Spy, Cold Chisel and even The Wiggles.
Sadly the entire building was sold off a few years back to make way for new apartments to be built, and Alberts Productions moved back into the Sydney CBD, but did not rebuild the studios.