Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio

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Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio
FounderRonnie Lane

Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio, also known as LMS (Lane Mobile Studio),[1] is a mobile recording studio originally owned by Ronnie Lane.


Lane acquired the studio in 1972. It was one of the first ever mobile recording studios,[2] and consisted of a 16-track studio housed in a 26' Airstream trailer, with a Helios mixing console, Studer and Revox multitrack tape recorders, and Tannoy monitor speakers. The studio was built by audio engineer Ron Nevison.[3][4][5]

After he left The Faces in 1973, Lane based the studio on his farm, Fishpool, in the hamlet of Hyssington, near Churchstoke, in Powys, Wales. There he used the studio to record his first solo album Anymore for Anymore (1974). He also used the studio to record One for the Road (1976), and an image of the mobile recording studio is featured on the album cover.[6]

Sold in 1982, it has been used exclusively with private clients since then. The studio underwent a major overhaul in 2009, with the owners launching a vinyl label called LMS Vinyl.[7][8]

Albums recorded with LMS[edit]

In addition to using the studio himself, Lane leased it to numerous other artists for their own recordings, including:[9]

It was also used to record a new one-ton bell in a bell foundry for AC/DC's song "Hells Bells" (1980).[10]


  1. ^ Guesdon, Jean-Michel; Margotin, Philippe (2018). Led Zeppelin All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track. Hachette. ISBN 9780316418034.
  2. ^ "Studios: the move out of London and into Europe". Billboard, 3 November 1973
  3. ^ "Their Time is Gonna Come", Classic Rock Magazine: Classic Rock Presents Led Zeppelin, 2008, p. 27.
  4. ^ "Quadrophenia engineer Ron Nevison, interviewed for 'Won't Get Fooled Again: The Who from Lifehouse to Quadrophenia'". Richie Unterberger
  5. ^ Massey, Howard (2015). The Great British Recording Studios. Lanham, Maryland, US: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 316–318. ISBN 978-1-4584-2197-5.
  6. ^ "Ronnie Lane - Anymore for Anymore". Stylus Magazine
  7. ^ "The Lane Mobile Studio". Retrosellers
  8. ^ " LMS comes up trumps at High Voltage Festival ". PSN Europe
  9. ^ "Albums recorded (partly) with Ronnie Lane's Mobile Studio (LMS)". Ronnie Lane - "Tell Everyone"
  10. ^ Buskin, Richard (November 2014). "Classic Tracks: AC/DC 'Back In Black'". Sound On Sound. SOS Publications Group. Retrieved 19 April 2022.

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