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Trident Studios

Trident Studios opened back in the late sixties and was the launch pad for many legendary artists such as David Bowie, Elton John, Queen and Marc Bolan.

My Name is Jack by Manfred Mann was recorded at Trident Studios in March 1968, and helped launch the studio’s reputation. Later that year, the Beatles recorded their song Hey Jude there and part of their self-titled double album (also known as the White Album). Other well-known albums and songs recorded at Trident Studios include Elton John’s Your Song, David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Lou Reed’s Transformer, Carly Simon’s No Secrets, and Queen’s albums Queen, Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack.

Other artists recorded at Trident Studios included the Bee Gees, Chris de Burgh, Frank Zappa, Genesis, Brand X, James Taylor, Joan Armatrading, Joe Cocker, Golden Earring, Harry Nilsson, Kiss, Tygers of Pan Tang, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Marc Almond, Marc and the Mambas, Soft Cell, Rick Springfield, the Rolling Stones, Rush, Free, Thin Lizzy, Tina Turner, T.Rex, Van der Graaf Generator, Yes and John Entwistle.

The interesting thing about all this is that they created so many legendary albums, using a fairly modest collection of effects. Their effects racks included some very early Eventide effects, the Instant Flanger, and H910 Harmonizer, as well as an AMS 15-80 delay, and the almost obligatory EMT 140 reverb plates.

Location: 17 St Anne’s Court, Soho, London UK
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