Sarm West Studios

Sarm West Studios

Profile:
Recording Studios located in Notting Hill, until 1982 known as Basing Street Studios/Island Studios. From circa May 2011 to 2012 the London studio & UK operation moved from in-house personnel to a pool of freelance engineers and producers and simply became Sarm Studios, offering 3 suites & residency. Sarm West Coast remained unchanged.
See also Horn's prior studio in Berkshire; Sarm Hook End.

Also credited as:
- Sam West Studios
- Sarm West
- Sarm West Recording Studios

SARM (an acronym for Trevor Horn's company Sound And Recorded Mobile) West Studios is a UK recording studio, founded by Trevor Horn and his partner & wife Jill Sinclair in 1982, located in Notting Hill, London. The original Basing Street Studios were established by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and were also known as Island Studios.
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Bob Marley's his personal chef cooked at SARM for most of the 1980s. Also the cathedral organ on George Michael's album "Faith" was played there.
On 25 November 1984, Studio 1 at Sarm West was the venue for the recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas" by the members of Band Aid in support of relief efforts for the 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia (the studio time was donated by Trevor Horn).
The studios are currently owned by SPZ Group which is a holding company belonging to Trevor Horn and his wife Jill Sinclair. The Sarm Studios complex also contain the offices of SPZ (acronym for SARM, Perfect Songs & ZTT) owned record labels ZTT Records and Stiff Records and publishing companies Perfect Songs and Unforgettable Songs.

Engineers known to have worked here:
- Gary Langan (Director & senior engineer 1979-1983)
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Contact Info:
8-10 Basing Street
London W11 1ET
England, UK

105 Ladbroke Grove
Notting Hill, London W11 1PG
England, UK8-10 Basing Street
London W11 1ET
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1C 064-7 48338 1 Climie Fisher - Everything Climie Fisher Everything(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064-7 48338 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 038 1078061 Brian May + Friends - Star Fleet Project Brian May + Friends Star Fleet Project(12", MiniAlbum) EMI 1C 038 1078061 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1CD 8192 Tina Turner - Simply The Best Tina Turner Simply The Best(CD, Comp, Club) Capitol Records 1CD 8192 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1C K 060-20 1529 6 Dizzi Heights - To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass Dizzi Heights To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass(12") Parlophone, EMI 1C K 060-20 1529 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
00・1P-102 Wham! - Wham! In China - Foreign Skies Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(Beta) Epic, Epic/Sony Home Video 00・1P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
00・2P-102 Wham! - Wham! In China - Foreign Skies Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(VHS, NTSC) Epic, Epic/Sony Home Video 00・2P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
003 FC Carmel (2) - Carmels Cantata Carmel (2) Carmels Cantata(LP, Unofficial) Moon Records Inc. (2) 003 FC US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-98681 Kiki Dee - Kiki Dee Kiki Dee Kiki Dee(LP, Album, Gat) The Rocket Record Company 5C 062-98681 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
7SI-117 Frankie Goes To Hollywood = フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッド* - リラックス = Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood = フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッド* Frankie Goes To Hollywood = フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッド* - リラックス = Relax(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records, Polystar 7SI-117 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
12 BRW 311 Drizabone - Real Love Drizabone Real Love(12", Single) 4th & Broadway, Island Records 12 BRW 311 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
12 BRX 311 Drizabone - Real Love Drizabone Real Love(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 311 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
12CL 630 Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits(12", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 12CL 630 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
12 CLAY 37 White Door - Flame In My Heart White Door Flame In My Heart(12") Clay Records 12 CLAY 37 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
12 EM 338 Think Twice - Waiting For You Think Twice Waiting For You(12") EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 12 EM 338 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 FAT 01 Manu Dibango - Abele Dance (Extended Version) Manu Dibango Abele Dance (Extended Version)(12") FAT Records & Tapes 12 FAT 01 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 551 DJ Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby (Brothers In Rhythm Remix) Kid Creole And The Coconuts I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)(12", Promo) Island Records, ZE Records 12 IS 551 DJ Europe 1993 Sell This Version
12 KILT 2 Strangers And Brothers - Candi Train Strangers And Brothers Candi Train(12", Single) Magnet (2) 12 KILT 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12LOSE79 Secret Life - Love So Strong Secret Life Love So Strong(12", Single) Pulse-8 Records, Cowboy Records 12LOSE79 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 Mute 111 Erasure - Star Erasure Star (Single) 12 Mute 111 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12R 6138 Dizzi Heights - To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass Dizzi Heights To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass (Single) 12R 6138 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12RX 6275 Pet Shop Boys - Being Remixed Pet Shop Boys Being Remixed(12", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12RX 6275 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 SND 300 Ofra Haza - Im Nin'alu (Played In Full Mix) Ofra Haza Im Nin'alu (Played In Full Mix)(12") Sound (5) 12 SND 300 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
12STR 36 Brothers In Rhythm Present Charvoni - Forever And A Day Brothers In Rhythm Present Charvoni Brothers In Rhythm Present Charvoni - Forever And A Day(12") Stress Records 12STR 36 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12TIV-12 Judy Cheeks - Reach Judy Cheeks Reach (Single) 12TIV-12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12TIV 28 Judy Cheeks - Respect Judy Cheeks Respect(12", Single) Positiva, Positiva, Positiva 12TIV 28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
12TIV-216 Shapeshifters - Back To Basics Shapeshifters Back To Basics(12") Positiva 12TIV-216 UK 2005 Sell This Version
12WILD37P De Nada - Love You Anyway De Nada Love You Anyway(12", Promo) Wildstar Records 12WILD37P UK 2001 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 2 Propaganda - The Nine Lives Of Dr. Mabuse Propaganda The Nine Lives Of Dr. Mabuse (13th Life Mix) (Single) 12 ZTAS 2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
18P2-2892 Yes - Big Generator Yes Big Generator(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2892 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2918 Asia (2) - Astra Asia (2) Astra(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 18P2-2918 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
19RP0002-1 Emma* - Free Me Emma* Free Me(12", Promo) 19 Recordings 19RP0002-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
19RP0003-1 Emma* - Free Me Emma* Free Me(12", Promo) 19 Recordings 19RP0003-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
19RP0008 Emma* - Free Me Emma* Free Me(CD, Maxi, Promo) 19 Recordings 19RP0008 US 2004 Sell This Version
19rp0009 Emma* - Maybe Emma* Maybe(CD, Maxi, Promo) 19 Recordings 19rp0009 US 2003 Sell This Version
22P2-2393 Nik Kershaw - The Works Nik Kershaw The Works(CD, Album) MCA Records 22P2-2393 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3011 We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It - Big Bang ! We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It Big Bang ! (Album) 22P2-3011 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25P2-2305 Ofra Haza - Shaday Ofra Haza Shaday(CD, Album) TELDEC, TELDEC 25P2-2305 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25PP-103 ABC - Beauty Stab ABC Beauty Stab (Album) 25PP-103 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25PP-216 Tom Verlaine - Flash Light Tom Verlaine Flash Light (Album) 25PP-216 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
25VB-1128 Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(LP, Album, Promo) EG, Virgin 25VB-1128 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28CM 0562 Level 42 - Running In The Family Level 42 Running In The Family(Cass, Album) Polydor 28CM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28MM-0430 Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls (Album) 28MM-0430 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MM 0562 Level 42 - Running In The Family Level 42 Running In The Family (Album) 28MM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28VB-1136 Killing Joke - Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Killing Joke Brighter Than A Thousand Suns (Album) 28VB-1136 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32DH 5089 PSY・S [sáiz]* - Non-Fiction PSY・S [sáiz]* Non-Fiction(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 32DH 5089 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32VD-1049 Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, EG 32VD-1049 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1057 Killing Joke - Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Killing Joke Brighter Than A Thousand Suns(CD, Album) Virgin, EG 32VD-1057 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-157 INXS - The Swing INXS The Swing(CD, Album) WEA 32XD-157 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-559 Yes - Big Generator Yes Big Generator(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-559 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XP-157 INXS - The Swing INXS The Swing(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 32XP-157 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
44K 79272 Leftfield . Bambaataa* - Afrika Shox Leftfield . Bambaataa* Leftfield . Bambaataa* - Afrika Shox(CD, Maxi) Columbia, Hard Hands, Higher Ground 44K 79272 US 1999 Sell This Version
49K 74420 Michael Jackson - Who Is It Michael Jackson Who Is It(CD, Maxi) Epic 49K 74420 US 1993 Sell This Version
49T 74420 Michael Jackson - Who Is It Michael Jackson Who Is It(Cass, Maxi) Epic 49T 74420 US 1993 Sell This Version
50DH-441~2 Akira Inoue - Tokyo Installation Akira Inoue Tokyo Installation(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 50DH-441~2 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
262 VG 50092 Cabaret Voltaire - Micro-Phonies Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album) Virgin 262 VG 50092 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
912.A170.012 Jean Louis Murat* - Le Manteau De Pluie Jean Louis Murat* Le Manteau De Pluie(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) [PIAS] Le Label, [PIAS] Le Label 912.A170.012 France & Benelux 2018 Sell This Version
98・4P-102 Wham! - Wham! In China - Foreign Skies Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(Laserdisc, 12", NTSC) Epic, Epic/Sony 98・4P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
98・7P-102 Wham! - Wham! In China - Foreign Skies Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(VHD, NTSC) Epic, Epic/Sony 98・7P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
1601 The Human League - Romantic? The Human League Romantic?(LP, Album) Virgin 1601 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
2006REC012 Aviv Geffen - Aviv Geffen Aviv Geffen Aviv Geffen(CD, Album) 2006Records 2006REC012 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2614-2 Peter Green Splinter Group - Reaching The Cold 100 Peter Green Splinter Group Reaching The Cold 100(CD, Album) Eagle Records, Sum Records (2) 2614-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
3161 Esquire Esquire(LP, Album) WEA 3161 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
3197-4 Nik Kershaw - Human Racing Nik Kershaw Human Racing(Cass, Album) MCA Records 3197-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
6282-2 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* - Murder Ballads Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Murder Ballads(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records, Mute 6282-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
6596-1 Tricky - Blowback Tricky Blowback (Album) 6596-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
6596-2 Tricky - Blowback Tricky Blowback (Album) 6596-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
6897-2 Tricky - Blowback Tricky Blowback(CD, Album) Hollywood Records 6897-2 Mexico 2001 Sell This Version
6899-2 Depeche Mode - Exciter Depeche Mode Exciter(CD, Album) Sum Records Chile, Mute 6899-2 Chile 2001 Sell This Version
7020-4 George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1(Cass, Album) Epic 7020-4 Uruguay 1990 Sell This Version
12077-2 Miguel Bosé - Laberinto Miguel Bosé Laberinto(CD, Album) WEA Latina, Inc. 12077-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
013026-2 Sheena Easton - Fabulous Sheena Easton Fabulous (Album) 013026-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
14737-1 Santana - Shaman Santana Shaman(2xLP, Album, 200) Arista 14737-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
14937 7 Pet Shop Boys - Actually Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Club) Parlophone, Parlophone 14937 7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 697-4 Pet Shop Boys - Actually Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album, Club) Parlophone 17 697-4 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
18188 Brian May + Friends - Star Fleet Project Brian May + Friends Star Fleet Project(Cass, MiniAlbum) EMI 18188 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
20.701 Nena - It's All In The Game Nena It's All In The Game (Album) 20.701 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
20.725 Asia (2) - Astra Asia (2) Astra (Album) 20.725 Argentina 1985 Sell This Version
0-21356 Erasure - Drama! Erasure Drama!(12", Maxi) Sire, Reprise Records, Sire, Reprise Records 0-21356 US 1989 Sell This Version
24072-1 Asia (2) - Astra Asia (2) Astra(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records 24072-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
24298 Asia (2) - Entonces & Ahora Asia (2) Entonces & Ahora(LP, Album, Comp) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 24298 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
24644-2 The Cranberries - Bury The Hatchet The Cranberries Bury The Hatchet(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Island Records (2) 24644-2 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
25083-1 Carmel (2) - The Drum Is Everything Carmel (2) The Drum Is Everything(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25083-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
2589-2-RDJ Deskee - Let There Be House Deskee Let There Be House(CD, Single, Promo) RCA 2589-2-RDJ US 1990 Sell This Version
25945-1 Underworld - Change The Weather Underworld Change The Weather(LP, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 25945-1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
25945-4 Underworld - Change The Weather Underworld Change The Weather(Cass, Album, Dol) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 25945-4 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
26413 Asia (2) - Astra Asia (2) Astra(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 26413 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
26714 Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite(LP, Album, Promo) CBS, CBS 26714 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
30.539 L Colina* - Sampler Colina* Sampler(LP, Album) Polydor 30.539 L Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
30.552-L Level 42 - Running In The Family Level 42 Running In The Family(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 30.552-L Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
30865 Jean-Louis Murat - Le Manteau De Pluie Jean-Louis Murat Le Manteau De Pluie(CD, Album) Virgin 30865 France 1991 Sell This Version
30891 Renaud - Marchand De Cailloux Renaud Marchand De Cailloux(CD, Album) Virgin 30891 France 1991 Sell This Version
31088-2 Pet Shop Boys - Bilingual Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album, RE) Sire 31088-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
33 350-0 Bryan Ferry - Boys And Girls Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(Cass, Album, Club) EG, EG 33 350-0 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
33 912-7 Demis Roussos - Time Demis Roussos Time(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 33 912-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
35013-2 Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy Pet Shop Boys New York City Boy (Maxi) 35013-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
35017-2 Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy Pet Shop Boys New York City Boy(CD, Single) Sire 35017-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35044-2 Hothouse Flowers - Home Hothouse Flowers Home(CD, Album, RE) London Records 35044-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35 269 0 Pretenders* - Last Of The Independents Pretenders* Last Of The Independents(CD, Album, RP) WEA, WEA 35 269 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0-40200 Seal - The Beginning Seal The Beginning(12", Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, ZTT 0-40200 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-40230 Seal - Killer Seal Killer(12", Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, ZTT 0-40230 US 1992 Sell This Version