::CBS 30th Street Studio


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CBS 30th Street Studio, also known as Columbia 30th Street Studio, and nicknamed "The Church", was an American recording studio operated by Columbia Records from 1948<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> to 1981 located at 207 East 30th Street, between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan, New York City.

It was considered by some in the music industry to be the best sounding room in its time and others consider it to have been the greatest recording studio in history.<ref name="SIMONS">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Numerous recordings were made there in all genres, including Ray Conniff's 's Wonderful (1956), Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast recording, 1957), Percy Faith's Theme from A Summer Place (1960), and Pink Floyd's The Wall (1979).

The 30th Street facility contained both Columbia's "Studio C" and "Studio D".<ref name="SIMONS"/>

CBS 30th Street Studio sections
Intro   Early building and church history    Recording studio    Musical artists    Demise   References   Further reading   

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