The Berlin Studio Where Everyone Recorded

A new documentary exploring Berlin’s famous Hansa Ton Studios, which has hot-housed legendary albums from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, U2 and Killing Joke is to be broadcast next month. Hansa Studios: By The Wall 1976-90 will air on Sky Arts on 10 January 2018 and sees filmmaker Mike Christie delving into the history of the venue and its cultural and artistic significance. A statement on the release reads: “The iconic Hansa Studio is situated just off Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz – virtually alone in a wasteland in West Berlin during the 1970s and 80s, mere metres from where the Berlin Wall once stood and at the very edge of the western world. “Within its walls, David Bowie created his timeless 1977 albums “Low” and “Heroes” – records made in collaboration with Brian Eno. It was during this Hansa period that the phrase was coined, ‘There’s Old Wave. There’s New Wave. And there’s David Bowie.’”

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