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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi does anyone know why Mountain Studios isn't open for business anymore. I've heard all that's left is a doorway.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It now exists only in poor David Richards' living room :(

You can read all about it here:

http://www.mountainstudios.com

It sounds like he's still working though. He mentions working on the 466664 project.. perhaps he did the overdubs you're all so fond of, or maybe he worked on the studio album.

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last year my friends and i started a patition when dave mentioned on queenonline that mountain studios was in danger of completely being lost to the casino. looks like it didnt help much! id have thought somebody (brian knew about it) might have bought it for the memories.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Brian's less sentimental than some of us

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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 23:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought that the studios were going to be preserved inside the casino as a tourist attraction, I think I read that somewhere before. Id love to go there, In fact, I might go to Montreux next year.


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Posted: 26 Jul 04, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

During the BBC3 Millions programme, they were stood outside the doorway and said that this is all that exists of Mountain Studios. Looks like it's gone.

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Posted: 27 Jul 04, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Richards Productions who owned the lease has just foregone the lease, thus effectively letting the studio do with Queen anymore

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Posted: 27 Jul 04, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

:( :( :( :( :(


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Posted: 28 Jul 04, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From what I know the studio was to be closed. But it surely isn't, it must be working in some way as 46664 The Event was mixed and mastered just there by David Richards with help of Josh Macrae (by mixing). Maybe then the studio doesn't exist in a way id did before, but somehow it has to exist though.


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Posted: 28 Jul 04, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian's soapbox, 22 Jul:

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<...> "Mountain Studios" <...>, which we bought, as Queen, to record, as it happened, a lot of stuff in <...>. David Richards then took it over from us, and ran it for some years afterwards, <...>, but now, since things with the Casino owners became more and more difficult, David has moved his studio out to a new location ....

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No idea where the new location might be, though...

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