Paul McCartney ‎– Press To Play

Parlophone ‎– 062 24 0598 1, MPL (2) ‎– 062 24 0598 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


Companies, etc.



Cat. number 062 24 0598 1 on back cover
Cat. number as 1C 062-24 0598 1 A/B on labels
Cat. number 24 0598 1 on spine

On back cover: "George Hurrell took the Cover Photograph with the same box camera he used in Hollywood in the thirties". "The images in the centre spread are stereo drawings made by Paul during mixing, to pin-point the position of sounds in the stereo picture".

Comment to the catering staff ; "And Baz to the best kids"

Mastered with DMM (Direct Metal Mastering)

Made in EEC
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI
Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden
En France: distribution exclusive EMI Pathé Marconi S.A. [EMI logo]

Published by MPL Communications Ltd., ℗1986 Original sound recordings made by MPL Communications Ltd. ©1986 MPL Communications Ltd.

Lyrics on printed inner sheet.

Track durations taken from the cover. The labels have different durations.

Cover and labels are identical with Press To Play with the same cat.#, but they feature different mixes of the song "Press". The difference is in the matrix/runout codes: This version has "2405981-B1", the other version has "2405981-B2".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099924 059817
  • Barcode (String): 5099924059817
  • Matrix / Runout (Label on Side One): 1C 062-24 0598 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label on Side Two): 1C 062-24 0598 1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side One): 2405981-A1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Two): 2405981-B1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side One - Stamped): 2405981-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Two - Stamped): 2405981-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side One - Etched): 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side Two - Etched): 2
  • Rights Society: GEMA/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Price Code (France): PM 264
  • Other (Direct Metal Mastered): DMM

Other Versions (5 of 63) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
64 2405984 Paul McCartney Press To Play(Cass) Parlophone 64 2405984 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
2405981 Paul McCartney Press To Play(LP, Album, Gat) Parlophone 2405981 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
LSPAR 11160, PCSD 103 Paul McCartney Press To Play(LP, Album, Gat) Jugoton, MPL (2) LSPAR 11160, PCSD 103 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
4JAS-12475, 4JAS 12475 Paul McCartney Press To Play(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, MPL (2) 4JAS-12475, 4JAS 12475 US 1986 Sell This Version
0777 7 89269 2 4 Paul McCartney Press To Play(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) MPL (3), Parlophone (2) 0777 7 89269 2 4 Russia 1993 Sell This Version



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July 22, 2018
Solid album...."Angry" is my personal favorite on here, catchy song that just so happens to have PHIL COLLINS on drums. Might be the only time they collaborated in the studio!
The connection here may have come about through HUGH PADGHAM.