Compass Point Studios  

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Compass Point Studios is a famous recording studio located in The Bahamas. It was founded in 1977 by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, and producer of Bob Marley. In their heyday, artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Gwen Guthrie, Grace Jones and Sly Dunbar recorded there.

"Nassau has no character," Blackwell explained at the time. "That's useful for a studio because you can make a record for anywhere your head imagines. If you're recording in London or Kingston, the environment is bound to influence you. Nassau's like a blank canvas...there's a high ratio of original records made there."

Later history

Legendary rock band AC/DC recorded their multi-million selling album Back in Black there in 1980. They later went on to record their 1983 album Flick of the Switch, and later Who Made Who there. Other artists such as Grace Jones, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Buffett, The B-52's, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Shania Twain, Shakira, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Björk, Widespread Panic, R.E.M., Liz Phair, Shania Twain, Joss Stone, and U2 have recorded there.

Compass Point Studios have been operated since 1992 under the auspices of music Producer Terry Manning and his wife Sherrie.

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