The Very First Cherry Suede Recording Session

Join Randy Scott as he takes you on a personal and random tour of “Le Studio, Morin Heights” with recently discovered footage from our very first recording session. This studio holds a very special place in our hearts and we have always referred to it as a magical place. It’s demise was yet more collateral damage in a changing industry.

A little background from Wikipedia… Le Studio (later renamed Studio Morin Heights) was a residential recording studio located just south of the town of Morin-Heights, Quebec built in 1974 by André Perry and Yaël Brandeis. The studio, where artists recorded and stayed, was the venue for many notable Canadian and international artists, including Rush (it was nicknamed “Rush’s Abbey Road”) and The Police. Renowned for its location as well as its state of the art equipment, it was one of the earliest studios to install Solid State Logic mixing tables and RADAR digital recording equipment. By 2008 the studio had gone out of business, and as of 2015 the property was up for sale.

This is what it looks like today…