Air Studios

Air Studios

Profile:
For recordings from 1991 on, please use newer location "Air Lyndhurst Studios" / "Air Lyndhurst Hall".

British recording studio founded by George Martin, located in 214 Oxford Street, London, UK.
Active since 1970 to 1991.

Also credited as:
· Air Recording Studio
· Air Recording Studios
· A.I.R. (London) Studios
· Air London Studios
· Air Studios, London
· Air, London
· Air London

AIR Studios began its long and prestigious history in 1969 when George Martin left EMI to establish an independent recording complex in the heart of central London, eventually opened in October 1970. AIR’s first facility was on the fourth floor of 214 Oxford Street, containing four studios, and later a MIDI programming room. The facility included two large studios (one 58×32 feet, the other 30×28 feet) and two small ones. The studios contained two Bösendorfer pianos, many soundproof booths, and a 56-channel mixing console, custom-designed by Neve to AIR’s specification. During 1987 they also purchased two Fairlight CMI III models (at a cost of £35,000 each) for the burgeoning Midi Suite. They also were early adopters of then new fully Midi integrated ATARI STf for Midi control and sequencing using the grand-daddy of modern day Cubase – Steinberg’s Pro 24 III. This setup was used often as a stand-in during the frequent Fairlight CMI downtimes.

The larger Studio One had a live sound was great for orchestral work, while the drier sound of Studio Two made it popular with bands. But the big drum sound that bands got in Studio One meant that it was booked out for months in advance, and film people couldn’t get in. Two more studios were added to meet demand.

Classic albums recorded or engineered at AIR in its first decade include Meddle by Pink Floyd, Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack, Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure (and their three following albums), Paul McCartney’s soundtrack to Live and Let Die, the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks, Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush, and The Pretenders’ eponymous debut album. T Rex, Genesis, Supertramp, ELO and a host of other big names all worked on new releases at Oxford Circus.

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Construction of a sister studio, "AIR Studios, Montserrat" on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, began in the mid 1970s attracting major artists from around the globe. Sadly, Hurricane Hugo devastated the island in 1989, and the studio was forced to close. However, 1991 heralded the beginning of a new Air Lyndhurst Studios located in the beautiful Lyndhurst Hall in London.
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214 Oxford Street (fourth floor)
London
W1C 1DA
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Ramshackle Heart  album cover Lach Ramshackle Heart(LP, Album) Song, By Toad Records 2013 Sell This Version
- The Drift  album cover Scott Walker The Drift(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 16b) 4AD - 2020
Chante Piaf  album cover Kaas* Chante Piaf(CD, Smplr) Richard Walter Entertainment Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version
1A 006-26472 Our Song  album cover Guys 'n' Dolls* Our Song (Single) 1A 006-26472 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-26486 Zondag  album cover Rob de Nijs Zondag(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26486 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-26537 Alleen Is Maar Alleen  album cover Rob de Nijs Alleen Is Maar Alleen(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26537 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-26543 Love Lost In A Day  album cover Guys 'N' Dolls* Love Lost In A Day(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26543 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-26614 Zonder Jou  album cover Rob de Nijs Zonder Jou(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26614 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-26733 Dat Is Alles  album cover Rob de Nijs Dat Is Alles(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26733 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-26757 Hou Me Vast (Want Ik Val)  album cover Rob de Nijs Hou Me Vast (Want Ik Val)(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26757 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-26824 Ik Wil Je  album cover Rob de Nijs Ik Wil Je(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-26824 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 038-24939 At The Rainbow  album cover Focus (2) At The Rainbow(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1A 038-24939 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006 20 0566 7 Doppelganger Communication Breakdown(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1A 006 20 0566 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 062-04917 Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle (Album) 1A 062-04917 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-06377 The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl  album cover The Beatles The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl(LP) Parlophone 1A 062-06377 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
1A 062 - 06603 The Kick Inside  album cover Kate Bush The Kick Inside (Album) 1A 062 - 06603 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
1A 062-26378 Rock Invader  album cover Vitesse (2) Rock Invader(LP, Album) Bovema Negram 1A 062-26378 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-26450 Met Je Ogen Dicht  album cover Rob de Nijs Met Je Ogen Dicht (Album) 1A 062-26450 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-26514 Our Songs  album cover Guys 'n' Dolls* Our Songs(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-26514 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-82740 The Raven  album cover The Stranglers The Raven(LP, Album) United Artists Records 1A 062-82740 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-93880 Talking Book  album cover Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Motown, Motown, Tamla Motown 1A 062-93880 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-96025 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064-26676 De Regen Voorbij  album cover Rob de Nijs De Regen Voorbij (Album) 1A 064-26676 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-26750 Vogelvrij  album cover Conny Vandenbos Vogelvrij(LP, Album) EMI 1A 064-26750 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-60521 London Town  album cover Wings (2) London Town(LP, Album) MPL (2), MLP (2) 1A 064-60521 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A064-64387 Philip Rambow Jungle Law(LP) EMI Records Ltd. 1A064-64387 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1 A 064-96025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album, RE, Red) EMI, EMI 1 A 064-96025 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 138-52658 Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2  album cover The Electric Light Orchestra* Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2(2xLP, Comp) Harvest, Harvest 1A 138-52658 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0318 1 Some People  album cover Belouis Some Some People(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 1A 064 24 0318 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 268 12 7142 4 Spiegelingen  album cover Marco Bakker Spiegelingen(Cass, Album) EMI 1A 268 12 7142 4 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1 A 038-1575341 ELO 2  album cover The Electric Light Orchestra* ELO 2(LP, Album, RE) Harvest 1 A 038-1575341 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 068 1271911 Pur Sang  album cover Rob de Nijs Pur Sang(LP, Album) EMI 1A 068 1271911 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 138-52658/59 Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2  album cover The Electric Light Orchestra* Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2(2xLP, Comp, RE) Harvest 1A 138-52658/59 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
1A K052Z-26824 Ik Wil Je  album cover Rob de Nijs Ik Wil Je(12", Maxi) EMI, EMI 1A K052Z-26824 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1C 006-86 480 Take It Easy On Me  album cover Little River Band Take It Easy On Me(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 006-86 480 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 006 12 7539 7 Girls For Sale  album cover Rob Denys* Girls For Sale(7", Single) EMI, EMI 1C 006 12 7539 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 0566 7 Communication Breakdown  album cover Doppelganger Communication Breakdown(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1C 006-20 0566 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 1421 7 Heart Of The Matter  album cover Joe Cocker Heart Of The Matter(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 006-20 1421 7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 1910 7 Save The Last Dance For Me  album cover Ben E King* Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1C 006-20 1910 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 062-04 917 Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle (Album) 1C 062-04 917 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C062-04917D Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle (Album) 1C062-04917D Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 062-05 243 ELO 2  album cover The Electric Light Orchestra* ELO 2(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 062-05 243 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-05 438 The Human Menagerie  album cover Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1C 062-05 438 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-05 595 The Psychomodo  album cover Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 062-05 595 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-05 793 The Best Years Of Our Lives  album cover Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* The Best Years Of Our Lives(LP, Album) EMI 1C 062-05 793 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-29 567 Spartacus  album cover Triumvirat Spartacus (Album) 1C 062-29 567 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-80 726 Seatrain  album cover Seatrain Seatrain(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1 C 062-80 726 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1 C 062-92818 Pick Up A Bone  album cover Rupert Hine / David MacIver Rupert Hine / David MacIver - Pick Up A Bone(LP, Album, Gat) Purple Records 1 C 062-92818 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1C 062-93 098 You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here  album cover Ralph McTell You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here(LP, Album, Gat) Famous 1C 062-93 098 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1 C 062-94154 D Bolex Dementia  album cover Hard Stuff (2) Bolex Dementia(LP, Gat) Purple Records 1 C 062-94154 D Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 062 - 94 725 D 16 And Savaged  album cover Silverhead 16 And Savaged(LP, Album, Gat) Purple Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 062 - 94 725 D Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 858 Fandangos In Space  album cover Carmen (19) Fandangos In Space (Album) 1C 062-94 858 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-96 025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 1C 062-96 025 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 037 Clearly Love  album cover Olivia Newton-John Clearly Love(LP, Album) EMI 1C 062-97 037 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-97 539 Come On Over  album cover Olivia Newton-John Come On Over (Album) 1C 062-97 539 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-05 595 The Psychomodo  album cover Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo (Album) 1C 064-05 595 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-06 603 The Kick Inside  album cover Kate Bush The Kick Inside (Album) 1C 064-06 603 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 339 Never For Ever  album cover Kate Bush Never For Ever (Album) 1C 064-07 339 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 575 A Collection Of Great Dance Songs  album cover Pink Floyd A Collection Of Great Dance Songs (Comp) 1C 064-07 575 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-26 378 Rock Invader  album cover Vitesse (2) Rock Invader(LP, Album, RP) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-26 378 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 414 Northwinds  album cover David Coverdale Northwinds (Album) 1C 064-60 414 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 521 London Town  album cover Wings (2) London Town(LP, Album) MPL (2) 1C 064-60 521 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-61 290 Snakebite  album cover David Coverdales Whitesnake* Snakebite (Album, Comp) 1C 064-61 290 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 323 2 Faced  album cover No Dice 2 Faced(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-62 323 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 485 Chappo  album cover Roger Chapman Chappo (Album) 1C 064-62 485 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-64 782 Rio  album cover Duran Duran Rio(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-64 782 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-77 005 Love Is...  album cover Marion (9) Love Is...(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-77 005 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 740 The Raven  album cover The Stranglers The Raven (Album) 1C 064-82 740 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 863 Keep The Fire Burnin'  album cover Louisiana's Le Roux* Keep The Fire Burnin'(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-85 863 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 387 Born Again  album cover Phil Cordell Born Again(LP, Album) Prodigal 1C 064-99 387 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064-99 534 Hurt  album cover Chris Spedding Hurt(LP, Album) RAK 1C 064-99 534 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 072-04 917 Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle (Album) 1C 072-04 917 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1C 072-05 438 The Human Menagerie  album cover Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie (Album) 1C 072-05 438 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 072-05 793 The Best Years Of Our Lives  album cover Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* The Best Years Of Our Lives (Album) 1C 072-05 793 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 072-06 377 The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl  album cover The Beatles The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl(LP, Album, Gat) Odeon, EMI Electrola 1C 072-06 377 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 072-24 939 At The Rainbow  album cover Focus (2) At The Rainbow (Album) 1C 072-24 939 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 072-29 567 Spartacus  album cover Triumvirat Spartacus(LP, Album, RE) Harvest 1C 072-29 567 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 072-96 025 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 1 C 072-96 025 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 244-29 567 Spartacus  album cover Triumvirat Spartacus(Cass, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 244-29 567 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 038-15 7604 1 The Raven  album cover The Stranglers The Raven(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 1C 038-15 7604 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038 - 3 21616 1 The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death  album cover The Housemartins The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death(LP, Album) Go! Discs 1C 038 - 3 21616 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0424 1 Cocker  album cover Joe Cocker Cocker(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064 24 0424 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21886 1 Catfish Rising  album cover Jethro Tull Catfish Rising(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21886 1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 064-74 6034 1 Meddle  album cover Pink Floyd Meddle(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest 1C 064-74 6034 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 128-15 7681 3 Face To Face  album cover Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* Face To Face(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI 1C 128-15 7681 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 128-15 7685 3 Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2  album cover The Electric Light Orchestra* Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Harvest, Fame 1C 128-15 7685 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-1575641 Northwinds  album cover David Coverdale Northwinds(LP, Album, RE) Purple Records, Fame, EMI Electrola GmbH 1C 038-1575641 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 038-1 57745 1 DMM The Human Menagerie  album cover Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EMI, EMI 1C 038-1 57745 1 DMM Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064 1077391 Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project  album cover Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra* Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra* - Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project (Album) 1C 064 1077391 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 1077871 Silver  album cover Cliff Richard Silver (Album) 1C 064 1077871 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2400181 The Politics Of Dancing  album cover Re-Flex (2) The Politics Of Dancing (Album) 1C 064 2400181 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2401171 Shades Of Liberty  album cover Silent Running Shades Of Liberty (Album) 1C 064 2401171 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 79 1317 1 DMM Thunder And Consolation  album cover New Model Army Thunder And Consolation(LP, Album, Gat) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 064 79 1317 1 DMM Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1C 172-06 421/22 Face To Face  album cover Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel* Face To Face (Album) 1C 172-06 421/22 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1CD 9066 The Ozzman Cometh  album cover Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (Comp) 1CD 9066 US 1997 Sell This Version
1 J 062-05595 The Psychomodo  album cover Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo(LP, Album) EMI-Odeon, S.A. 1 J 062-05595 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
1 J 062-92.734 Tightly Knit  album cover Climax Chicago* Tightly Knit(LP, Album) Harvest 1 J 062-92.734 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
1J 062-94.858 Fandangos In Space  album cover Carmen (19) Fandangos In Space(LP, Album) EMI 1J 062-94.858 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
1 J063-95.959 Blue Pine Trees  album cover Unicorn (12) Blue Pine Trees(LP, Album) Harvest 1 J063-95.959 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
1 J 064-06022 Sunburst Finish  album cover Be-Bop Deluxe* Sunburst Finish(LP, Album) Harvest 1 J 064-06022 Spain 1976 Sell This Version