Sarm West Studios

Sarm West Studios

Profile:
Recording Studios located in Notting Hill, until 1982 known as Basing Street Studios. See also Horn's prior studio in Berkshire; Sarm Hook End. 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.

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

SARM West Studios is a UK recording studio, founded by Trevor Horn 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.
Set within an old de-consecrated church, Blackwell recorded a number of artists there for Island Records, such as Iron Maiden, Bob Marley, Steve Winwood, Free, Bad Company, Robert Palmer, Jimmy Cliff, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, King Crimson, John Martyn, Mott the Hoople, Quintessence, Roxy Music, Sparks, Cat Stevens, Spooky Tooth, Traffic, If, Jethro Tull, the Average White Band, the Lighthouse Family, and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
The studios were also used by notable non-Island Records acts, such as The Clash, the Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, The Eagles, Dire Straits, Boyzone, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Led Zeppelin and Joan Armatrading.
In 1970, two famous albums were recorded at the studios at the same time: Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin IV and Jethro Tull's Aqualung.[1] Similarly, Bob Marley & The Wailers and the Rolling Stones were in the studios at the same time at one point in 1973. Marley also lived for a year in an upstairs apartment at SARM, and his personal chef cooked at SARM for most of the 1980s. Queen booked the studios in summer 1977 and recorded part of their album News of the World there, including the hit "We Are the Champions". Also the cathedral organ on George Michael's album Faith was played there.
In 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 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 owned record labels ZTT Records and Stiff Records and publishing companies Perfect Songs and Unforgettable Songs.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
8-10 Basing Street
London W11 1ET
Sites:
[l266232]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 038 1078061 Star Fleet Project  album cover Brian May + Friends Star Fleet Project(12", MiniAlbum) EMI 1C 038 1078061 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C K 060-20 1529 6 To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass  album cover Dizzi Heights To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass(12") Parlophone, EMI 1C K 060-20 1529 6 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
003 FC Carmels Cantata  album cover Carmel (2) Carmels Cantata(LP, Unofficial) Moon Records Inc.(2) 003 FC US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 062-98681 Kiki Dee  album cover Kiki Dee Kiki Dee(LP, Gat) The Rocket Record Company 5C 062-98681 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
7SI-117 リラックス = Relax  album cover 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 BRX 311 Real Love  album cover Drizabone Real Love(12") 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRX 311 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
12CL 630 Nutbush City Limits  album cover Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits(12", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 12CL 630 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
12 CLAY 37 Flame In My Heart  album cover White Door Flame In My Heart(12") Clay Records 12 CLAY 37 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
12 EM 338 Waiting For You  album cover 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 Abele Dance (Extended Version)  album cover Manu Dibango Abele Dance (Extended Version)(12") FAT Records & Tapes 12 FAT 01 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 551 DJ I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)  album cover 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 Candi Train  album cover Strangers And Brothers Candi Train(12", Single) Magnet (2) 12 KILT 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12LOSE79 Love So Strong  album cover Secret Life Love So Strong(12", Single) Pulse-8 Records, Cowboy Records 12LOSE79 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 Mute 111 Star  album cover Erasure Star (Single) 12 Mute 111 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12R 6138 To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass  album cover Dizzi Heights To The Sound Of The Drum & The Bass(12", Single) Parlophone 12R 6138 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12RX 6275 Being Remixed  album cover Pet Shop Boys Being Remixed(12", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 12RX 6275 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12STR 36 Forever And A Day  album cover 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 Reach  album cover Judy Cheeks Reach 12TIV-12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12TIV 28 Respect  album cover Judy Cheeks Respect(12") Positiva, Positiva, Positiva 12TIV 28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
18P2-2892 Big Generator  album cover Yes Big Generator(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2892 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2918 Astra  album cover Asia (2) Astra(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 18P2-2918 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
19RP0002-1 Free Me  album cover Emma* Free Me(12", Promo) 19 Recordings 19RP0002-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
19rp0009 Maybe  album cover Emma* Maybe(CD, Maxi, Promo) 19 Recordings 19rp0009 US 2003 Sell This Version
22P2-2393 The Works  album cover Nik Kershaw The Works(CD, Album) MCA Records 22P2-2393 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3011 Big Bang !  album cover We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It Big Bang !(CD, Album) WEA 22P2-3011 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25P2-2305 Shaday  album cover Ofra Haza Shaday(CD, Album) TELDEC, TELDEC 25P2-2305 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25PP-103 Beauty Stab  album cover ABC Beauty Stab (Album) 25PP-103 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25PP-216 Flash Light  album cover Tom Verlaine Flash Light (Album) 25PP-216 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
25VB-1128 Boys And Girls  album cover Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(LP, Album, Promo) EG, Virgin 25VB-1128 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28CM 0562 Running In The Family  album cover Level 42 Running In The Family(Cass, Album) Polydor 28CM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28MM-0430 Boys And Girls  album cover Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(LP, Album) EG, Polydor 28MM-0430 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
28MM 0562 Level 42 Running In The Family (Album) 28MM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
28VB-1136 Brighter Than A Thousand Suns  album cover Killing Joke Brighter Than A Thousand Suns(LP, Album, Gat) EG 28VB-1136 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32DH 5089 Non-Fiction  album cover PSY・S [sáiz]* Non-Fiction(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 32DH 5089 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32XD-157 The Swing  album cover INXS The Swing(CD, Album) WEA 32XD-157 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-559 Big Generator  album cover Yes Big Generator(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-559 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XP-157 The Swing  album cover INXS The Swing(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 32XP-157 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
49K 74420 Who Is It  album cover Michael Jackson Who Is It(CD, Maxi) Epic 49K 74420 US 1993 Sell This Version
49T 74420 Who Is It  album cover Michael Jackson Who Is It(Cass, Maxi) Epic 49T 74420 US 1993 Sell This Version
262 VG 50092 Micro-Phonies  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Micro-Phonies(Cass, Album) Virgin 262 VG 50092 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
1601 Romantic?  album cover The Human League Romantic?(LP, Album) Virgin 1601 Venezuela 1990 Sell This Version
2006REC012 Aviv Geffen  album cover Aviv Geffen Aviv Geffen(CD, Album) 2006Records 2006REC012 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
2982-2 Language.Sex.Violence.Other?  album cover Stereophonics Language.Sex.Violence.Other?(CD, Album) V2, Sum Records (2) 2982-2 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
3161 Esquire  album cover Esquire Esquire(LP, Album) WEA 3161 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
6596-1 Blowback  album cover Tricky Blowback(LP, Album, Ltd) Anti- 6596-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
6596-2 Blowback  album cover Tricky Blowback (Album) 6596-2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
6899-2 Exciter  album cover Depeche Mode Exciter(CD, Album) Sum Records Chile, Mute 6899-2 Chile 2001 Sell This Version
12077-2 Laberinto  album cover Miguel Bosé Laberinto(CD, Album) WEA Latina, Inc. 12077-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
013026-2 Fabulous  album cover Sheena Easton Fabulous (Album) 013026-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
14737-1 Shaman  album cover Santana Shaman(2xLP, Album, RE, 200) Arista 14737-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
14937 7 Actually  album cover Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Club) Parlophone, Parlophone 14937 7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 697-4 Actually  album cover Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album, Club) Parlophone 17 697-4 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
18188 Star Fleet Project  album cover Brian May + Friends Star Fleet Project(Cass, MiniAlbum) EMI 18188 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
0-21356 Drama!  album cover Erasure Drama!(12", Maxi) Sire, Reprise Records, Sire, Reprise Records 0-21356 US 1989 Sell This Version
24072-1 Astra  album cover Asia (2) Astra(LP, Album, RE) Geffen Records 24072-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
25083-1 The Drum Is Everything  album cover Carmel (2) The Drum Is Everything(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25083-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
25945-1 Change The Weather  album cover Underworld Change The Weather(LP, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 25945-1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
25945-4 Change The Weather  album cover Underworld Change The Weather(Cass, Album, Dol) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 25945-4 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
26413 Astra  album cover Asia (2) Astra(LP, Album) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 26413 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
26714 This Is Big Audio Dynamite  album cover Big Audio Dynamite This Is Big Audio Dynamite(LP, Album, Promo) CBS, CBS 26714 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
30891 Marchand De Cailloux  album cover Renaud Marchand De Cailloux(CD, Album) Virgin 30891 France 1991 Sell This Version
31088-2 Bilingual  album cover Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album, RE) Sire 31088-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
35013-2 New York City Boy  album cover Pet Shop Boys New York City Boy(CD, Maxi) Parlophone, Sire 35013-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
35017-2 New York City Boy  album cover Pet Shop Boys New York City Boy(CD, Single) Sire 35017-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35 269 0 Last Of The Independents  album cover Pretenders* Last Of The Independents(CD, Album) WEA, WEA 35 269 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0-40200 The Beginning  album cover Seal The Beginning(12", Maxi) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, ZTT 0-40200 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-40966 World (The Price Of Love)  album cover NewOrder* World (The Price Of Love)(12") Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records, Qwest Records, Warner Bros. Records 0-40966 US 1993 Sell This Version
0-42892 Sorry  album cover Madonna Sorry(2x12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 0-42892 US 2006 Sell This Version
45 622 8 Boys And Girls  album cover Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(Cass, Album, Club) EG, EG 45 622 8 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
46 293 7 Headlines And Deadlines - The Hits Of A-ha  album cover a-ha Headlines And Deadlines - The Hits Of A-ha(CD, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 293 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
47251 4 Behaviour  album cover Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(LP, Album, Club) EMI, Parlophone, EMI 47251 4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
50891 Marchand De Cailloux  album cover Renaud Marchand De Cailloux(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 50891 France 1991 Sell This Version
54327-2 From East Memphis To Kingston: Soul Revisited...  album cover Various From East Memphis To Kingston: Soul Revisited...(CD, Comp) Ugly Man Records (2), Lightyear Entertainment, Tuff Gong 54327-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
063 092-2 Bury The Hatchet (The Complete Sessions 1998-1999)  album cover The Cranberries Bury The Hatchet (The Complete Sessions 1998-1999) (Album) 063 092-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0-66049 Imitation Of Life  album cover Billie Ray Martin Imitation Of Life(12") Sire, Magnet (2) 0-66049 US 1996 Sell This Version
66049-2 Imitation Of Life  album cover BillieRayMartin* Imitation Of Life(CD, Maxi) Sire, Magnet (2) 66049-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
66.453 La Machine A Danser  album cover La Compagnie Créole La Machine A Danser(LP, Album) Carrere, Carrere 66.453 France 1987 Sell This Version
067 737-2 Reload  album cover Tom Jones Reload(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music TV 067 737-2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
69 825 8 Behaviour  album cover Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(CD, Album, Club) Parlophone, Bertelsmann Club 69 825 8 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
70865 Le Manteau De Pluie  album cover Jean-Louis Murat Le Manteau De Pluie(LP, Album) Virgin 70865 France 1991 Sell This Version
80260 Felicidad  album cover The Beloved Felicidad(LP, Album) WEA 80260 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
81659-1 Matt Bianco  album cover Matt Bianco Matt Bianco (Album) 81659-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
82047-1 Happiness  album cover The Beloved Happiness(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 82047-1 US 1990 Sell This Version
82047-4 Happiness  album cover The Beloved Happiness(Cass, Album, SR,) Atlantic, Atlantic 82047-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
82915-2 Bilingual  album cover PetShopBoys* Bilingual(CD, Album) Atlantic 82915-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
83587-2 How The West Was Won  album cover Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won (Album) 83587-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
90.074-L How To Be A Zillionaire!  album cover ABC How To Be A Zillionaire!(LP, Album) Mercury 90.074-L Venezuela 1985 Sell This Version
90160-1 The Swing  album cover INXS The Swing (Album) 90160-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
90160-2 The Swing  album cover INXS The Swing (Album) 90160-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
90546-1 Liverpool  album cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool (Album) 90546-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
90546-2 Liverpool  album cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood Liverpool (Album) 90546-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
90568-1 Brighter Than A Thousand Suns  album cover Killing Joke Brighter Than A Thousand Suns(LP, Album, Gat) EG, Virgin, EG, Virgin 90568-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
91825-2 After Hours  album cover Gary Moore After Hours(CD, Album) Charisma 91825-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
96.453 La Machine A Danser  album cover La Compagnie Créole La Machine A Danser(CD, Album) Carrere 96.453 France 1987 Sell This Version
106 104 Relax  album cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT 106 104 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
106 281 Dr. Mabuse  album cover Propaganda Dr. Mabuse(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 106 281 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
109 105 Snobbery & Decay  album cover Act Snobbery & Decay(7", Single) Island Records, ZTT 109 105 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
109 925 Im Nin'Alu  album cover Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu (Single) 109 925 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
120.008 Astra  album cover Asia (2) Astra(LP, Album) Geffen Records 120.008 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
1-25083 The Drum Is Everything  album cover Carmel (2) The Drum Is Everything(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 1-25083 US 1984 Sell This Version