Captain’s (B)Log: Friday 28th of February 2020


So, you'd thought you'd seen the last of me but I'll be back doing some blogs and letting you know what's going on in the world of Pure Records.

It seems like we've been hibernating or even in a cocoon (not like the 80s film) and the world of music is changing including us. So, popping out of the cocoon, there have been some changes of personnel and a move towards being more online and digital and this includes...wait for it...selling the bricks and mortar!

Yes, the building that Kate and the company have called home, studio and offices for many years is on the market and blowing its trumpet as a featured property in the Yorkshire Post Property Section tomorrow!

I asked our MD Emma a few questions about our beloved Edgemount...

How long has Edgemount been in Rusby possession?

Just over 20 years! For the first 10 years it was Kate’s home when she converted the barn and developed the recording studio.

For the past 10 years it’s been office and a home for Pure Records. It’s been a residential studio and provided a base for our tours and other touring bands. Perfectly located in the centre of the UK and close to the Motorway network.

How old is it and does it have any interesting historical facts?

It’s set in about an acre. It was a gentleman’s residence and the barn was to house coaches. We’ve retained the feature of the barn door and have fitted the large window as part of the renovation. It has also been a chicken farm!

How has it been used by Pure Records?

Kate's album Sleepless was started at our old studio at Ledgard Jepson and then finished at Edgemount. Underneath the Stars was the first of Kate’s albums to be recorded there in full.

Why are you selling it?

Creating music has become a digital business and recording technology has changed. We will maintain a small studio but we don’t need a property the size of Edgemount to do so. Also remote working/ working from home is very much the future and our business model is evolving.  

Is this a sad time for you all?

We are really sad to see Edgemount go. It’s been a home for Kate and a base for the family business so we are all attached it. It’s a peaceful place with fantastic views and walks. It has facilitated our business for the past 20 years and we have made some amazing records there. #musicinyorkshire  

And on that melancholy note, we will round of this blog, more soon...

Earworm of the week: Take a Giant Step Outside Your Mind by the Monkees.

This week’s teabag count: 52 (there are fewer people in the office and remote working becomes the norm, we'll have to do a remote teabag count going forward!)

Quote of the Day: Be Kind