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 Machine that 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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Melody Lau

Melody Lau is a digital producer at q, as well as a writer who has written for publications such as CBC Music, Pitchfork, Exclaim!, Rolling Stone and NYLON Magazine.