From Rush to Céline Dion: artists who recorded at Quebec's iconic Le Studio

The studio in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains was destroyed by fire early Friday morning.
Rush recording their album Permanent Waves at Le Studio in October 1979. The building, which hasn't been occupied in some time, is now in a state of significant disrepair. (Fin Costello/Redferns)

Quebec's historic Le Studio, a recording studio in the Laurentian Mountains, burned down this morning. Provincial police received a call around 5:30 a.m., and firefighters set off to the studio but it was too late. They've since called it a "total loss."

The space was built in 1972 by Montreal recording engineer and producer André Perry. Over 50 albums were recorded or mixed at Le Studio and it was even dubbed "Rush's Abbey Road."

Below is a list of some of the most notable musicians who recorded there and the albums that were created inside the walls of Le Studio. 

(Graphic: Christine Lieu)


Cat Stevens, Numbers (1975) 

The Bee Gees, Children of the World (1976)

Chicago, Chicago 13 (1979)

April Wine, Harder ... Faster (1979)

Rush, Permanent Waves (1980)

The Police, 'Every Little Thing She Does is Magic' (this was the only song from Ghost in the Machinethat was recorded there) (1981)

Rush, Moving Pictures (1981) 

Bryan Adams, You Want it You Got It (1981)

Rush, Signals (1982) 

Rush, Grace Under Pressure (1984) 

David Bowie, Tonight (1984) 

Glass Tiger, The Thin Red Line (1986) 

Kim Mitchell, Shakin' Like a Human Being (1986)

Keith Richards, Talk is Cheap (1988)

Barenaked Ladies, Gordon(1992) 

Céline Dion, With This Tear (1992)

Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)

Lawrence Gowan, ... But You Can Call me Larry (1993)

Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Matapédia (1996)

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