Gus Dudgeon
Gus Dudgeon

The Mill
Recording Studio

Moonlight Logo
Photo Gallery

December 2022: One of the early bands to record & mix at The Mill, Lindisfarne (Back & Forth album) appeared in Carshalton recently with Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell giving a great evening's entertainment.
May 2017: A page with details and audio samples of Gus's showreel has been added - click on the "Gus Dudgeon Showreel" gold disc.
April 2017: A lot of updates have been done to the site, with a major addition being Gus's engineer Phil Dunne's archive of old tapes from his recording sessions in the sixties and seventies. Click on the "Phil Dunne's Tapes" gold disc to see the listings and listen to samples.
Some high quality photographs have been added to the Gallery courtesy of The Mill acoustic designer Eddie Veale (

Recording session history
Control Room

The Mill was one of the world's finest recording studios, built at the very peak of the recording industry's success in the mid 1970's. It was built and privately owned by the late Gus Dudgeon, whose attention to fine detail produced a beautiful recording environment and a legendary sound quality from the superb MCI equipment.

Gus bought the property in 1975 with the purpose of building his own recording studio in order to re-mix Elton John's albums for quadraphonic vinyl album release.

The property is an old watermill that straddles a quiet backwater of the River Thames near Maidenhead in the Berkshire countryside, which had a studio and control room with access over the weir to a residential wheelhouse on its own small island with the river flowing underneath the two bedrooms and visible from large picture windows.

Due to local planning regulations, the studio was never credited directly on album sleeves, instead the text "recorded by Moonlight" accompanied by the logo were added to credit the location.

Subsequent owners included Jimmy Page (when the studio reverted to its old name "The Sol") and Chris Rea.

This website contains details of the people, equipment and music that were involved with this great studio, including a photo gallery. If you have any information or material that could help build this website, then please feel free to contact me.

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Gus Dudgeon Showreel
Phil's tapes
Phil Dunne's Tapes
losing the mill
How The Mill was Lost
This is a historical website for the memory of a great studio and the people who made it great, it however no longer exists as a studio and is currently a private residence.