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Built in 1914 as the Majestic Cinema, in 1969 the balcony and  upper gallery were sealed off from the stage and  stalls and  converted into a recording studio by owners Mike and JD Collier. The lower part of the building was then opened up as a bingo hall producing an unlikely combination under the same owners.

The studio started out as a four track and proved to be successful, turning out the hits  'Gonna make you an offer' by Jimmy Helms and 'Sky high' and 'Who do you think you Are' by Jigsaw.

1972    -  Cadac 16:8  -   Ampex 8, 4 and 2 track.

1973   -   Trident B Range

 "Majestic studios in Clapham had a Trident B Range desk. It was one of the earliest B Ranges ( John Kongos had the first one in his studio in Mortlake, Saturn Sound in Worthing had the second one ( clad in blue formica..) My friend Dougal and I wired the console frame (for Majestic). When I went down there to do some sort of mod shortly after it was installed, the engineer was Roger Wilkinson - and he played me the 2-track of Jimmy Helms "I'm Gonna Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse" which had recently been recorded, so that would make it 1973".    Gwyn Mathias.

1976 - MCI desk installed.

On Jan 27th 1979 the studio was damaged by fire. On re-opening it was re-equipped with a Trident TSM and Lyrec 24 track.

 

Recorded at Majestic Studios :

Possessed    -    Exploration   - 1971

Jimmy Helms   -   Gonna make you an offer  - 1972

Shakin Stevens       -       Rockin' And Shakin'   1972

The Glitter Band and Mud

Kilburn & the High Roads       -  Demos  -   1973

Brian Eno     -  Here comes the Warm Jets    - Sept 1973

Paper Lace  -  Billy Don't Be A Hero  -  1974

First Sex Pistols demos 15th May 1976 Problems, Pretty Vacant, No Feelings.    Produced by Chris Spedding.

Jigsaw -  Skyhigh  - 1976

 

 

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Majestic Studios  

146 Clapham High Street London

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