Sunset Sound Recorders

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Sunset Sound Recorders is a recording studio in Hollywood, California, United States located at 6650 Sunset Boulevard.

The Sunset Sound Recorders complex was created by Walt Disney's Director of Recording, Tutti Camarata, from a collection of old commercial and residential buildings - some built more than 80 years ago. At the encouragement of Disney himself, Camarata began the project in 1958, starting with a former automotive repair garage whose sloping floor would tend to reduce unwanted sonic standing wave reflections. Soon, the audio for many of Disney's early films was being recorded at the studio, including Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mary Poppins, and 101 Dalmatians.

Over 200 Gold records have been recorded at Sunset Sound, including albums by the Rolling Stones with the legendary Exile on Main St., The Beach Boys with the landmark Pet Sounds album, Linda Ronstadt with her first disc for David Geffen's Asylum label Don't Cry Now, as well as hit albums for Elton John and Led Zeppelin.

The Doors recorded their first two albums, The Doors and Strange Days, at the studio.

Notable clients[edit]

Charlotte Gainsbourg Rolling Stones Miles Davis
Carly Simon The Doors Herb Alpert
Brazil '66 Jackie DeShannon Ricky Nelson
Paul McCartney James Taylor Macy Gray
Bee Gees Doobie Brothers Whitney Houston
Bette Midler Barry Manilow Tony Orlando
Dave Grusin Crosby, Stills, and Nash Lee Ritenour
Fourplay Richard Thompson Yes
Brian Wilson Annette Funicello Beach Boys
The Bangles Louis Armstrong Fishbone
Randy Newman Sly and The Family Stone Tom Petty
Janis Joplin Patti Austin Aaron Neville
Sam Cooke Lovin' Spoonful The Turtles
Sheena Easton Buffalo Springfield Jackson Browne
Kenny Loggins Genesis Led Zeppelin
Ringo Starr Smashing Pumpkins Elton John
Celine Dion Alanis Morissette Earl Klugh
Toto Robert Palmer Aretha Franklin
Tom Waits Neil Young Bob Dylan
Jennifer Holliday Olivia Newton-John Melissa Manchester
Roberta Flack Barbra Streisand Rick James
Andy Williams The Mamas & The Papas Perry Como
Louis Prima Phil Harris Keely Smith
Romina Arena Joni Mitchell David Crosby
Paul McCartney Frank Zappa (Hot Rats) Ringo Starr
Sheryl Crow Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac
Young the Giant Sam Phillips Van Halen
Randy Stonehill Thirty Seconds to Mars James Taylor
Randy Newman Bread Tom Petty
Sam Cooke Ray LaMontagne Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers Deborah Harry Weezer
Lostprophets Alice Cooper Tom Jones
Prince Elliott Smith The Vines
Beck Dixie Chicks Love
Wolfmother Red Rider Richard Marx
Noel Gallagher Gavin DeGraw Arctic Monkeys
U2

In 1981, Sunset Sound Recorders owner Camarata purchased The Sound Factory, another Los Angeles recording studio originally founded by Moonglow Records and later purchased and developed by David Hassinger. The two studios now operate as Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory, respectively.

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Coordinates: 34°05′53″N 118°20′06″W / 34.09797°N 118.334973°W / 34.09797; -118.334973