North Arm Drive Home Studio

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North Arm Drive Home Studio


Overview & History

The North Arm Drive Home Studio was the studio in the house Prince rented after moving from France Avenue and before moving to the Kiowa Trail house. He lived and recorded there for a little over a year from September 1979 till late 1980. The house was situated on 680 North Arm Drive in Orono, Minnesota (although usually incorrectly listed as the neighboring Mound, Minnesota, USA on documents addressed to him).


Studio

The studio was at the back of the house. Behind the living room was an adjacent part where the studio started. The drum booth was under water with sand bags along the sides. There was a drain of water, due to a cesspool that was cut into a hill that was abandoned. There was no room for a piano in the studio where Prince had a 16-track recording unit.


Material Produced

Music

Albums

The following albums have been recorded at the North Arm Drive Home Studio. Check album pages for details.

Prince:


Songs

The following songs have been recorded at North Arm Drive Home Studio:


Trivia

References