Dean Street Studios have witnessed decades of musical legends roaming their halls and could tell some incredible, if sometimes unrepeatable, stories.
The premises were originally used in the 1950’s as a film studio, but its musical history truly began when the studio became Zodiac Studios, and later Good Earth Studios, when legendary producer Tony Visconti bought it and changed the name.
Described as one of the most important producers in the history of rock, Tony Visconti recorded music legends such as David Bowie,T-Rex, Thin Lizzy, U2, and so many others. As well as that, artists, including Tina Turner, Wham!, The Smiths and Duran Duran, would also hire out the studios independently to record.
In 1989, Visconti sold the lease to music production comedy Joe & Co. who developed some of the premises into music recording and production suites, however they left Visconti’s original control room and studio unaltered.
During this time the likes of Robert Plant, Pink Floyd, Tim Finn, Brian Molko, Bruce Hornsby and Cliff Richard all worked here. With the late, great Dusty Springfield recording her last ever track in Studio 1 in 1995.
Rising again in 2007, this time as Dean St. Studios, the studio is proud to say they are continuing to make history with more incredible artists, including Adele, Noel Gallagher, John Legend, Florence + the Machine, Plan B, Tom Odell, Take That and Jonas Blue.
However the history of the studios isn’t completely made up of musicians. In fact, some of the greatest actors have read here, including Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ben Kingsley, Robert Stephens, Harry Enfield, Julian Clary and Pete Postlethwaite. Plus, get ready for some magic, Stephen Fry also recorded the Harry Potter audio books within these walls!
We’re very proud of our history and it goes some way to explaining why Dean St. Studios is so special. Not only because we have such an incredible music catalogue of recordings, but because we feel that we are one of the last remaining studios who truly care about our clients and the industry we work in. And we can’t wait to continue making history.
Dean St. Studios
Florence + The Machine
Cee Lo Green
Reverend and the Makers
Broken Bells/Danger Mouse
Fleetwood Mac (Live Mix)
The Divine Comedy
Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Sophie Ellis Bextor