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Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

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Our iconic recording studio opened in 1969 when studio musicians now known as The Swampers - David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins - left FAME Studio and started their own operation. Fully restored to it's 1969 look thanks to a...more
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3614 N Jackson Hwy, Sheffield, AL 35660-3516
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great tour for anyone interested in the production of some of the best music of the 1970s and beyond. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the use of music clips along the way made for an atmospheric experience

Thank Cestrian56
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to take the tour of the studio this time we were there.It is still hard to image of all the important music that was preformed there.It is a sure treasure and a must for all people who enjoy music history to stop...More

Thank BuRickJr44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour! Don’t miss if you are in Sheffield area! Musical history and nostalgia. Went on the 10:30 tour, which I recommend, as the next tour had triple the number of visitors.

Thank DebJt2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This studio has been turned into a much more tourist-friendly studio than FAME which is still very much as it was when Rick Hall set it up in the 60s. This is where the four session musicians known as The Swampers broke away from FAME...More

Thank Robsski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the absolute highlight of a musical road trip round the southern states. The young guide was very knowledgeable and what made this so special is that, unlike so many other studio tours, it was just as if you were recording there yourself, because...More

Thank Oliver794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to be the only one in line for the tour. It was awesome! I enjoyed seeing the vintage sound room

Thank liteman63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a music fan do not miss this really informative tour in a really laidback atmosphere. The tour guide was a young gentleman and very entertaining with his anectodes.This was my absolute favorite place in Muscle Shoal. We also took the Fame Studio...More

Thank frednmo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great little tour. Amazing the amount and quality of music that came out of this little studio. Very inspirational, interesting and a treasure of music history.

Thank Candace J
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a stop I had been wanting to make for some time and well worth it. The tour was small with only 3 in the group, which made it even more awesome. I was impressed with our guide, Chase, and his music knowledge. Viewing...More

Thank banalban53
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We've been to other studios (e.a. Sun - Memphis), and enjoyed it, but this was something else. Being in the same room where music icons, amongst them our favourite Lynyrd Skynyrd, recorded was awesome, and one of the highlights of our roadtrip. The tour was...More

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Scot M
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Debbie W | Property representative |
Glad you enjoyed it!
Michael M
March 22, 2016|
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Response from sweetshrub | Reviewed this property |
It was completed when I was there several months ago.
January 17, 2015|
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Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
Studio is now open 6 days a week 10 -4. Tours at 10:30,11:30,12:30,1;30 2:30 and 3:30. 12 bucks gets you a tour of the place Keith Richards calls Rock and Roll heaven. Great merch!