PRS Ltd.

PRS Ltd.

Profil:
PolyGram Record Services Limited (PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.), operating between February 1979 and mid 1988.
Manufacturer and distributor with a vinyl pressing plant located in Chingford/Walthamstow, Greater London.
The plant operated under this name from 2 February 1979 (registered 11 May 1979) until mid 1988 and then closed down.
Succeeded Phonodisc Ltd. and was integrated in PolyGram Record Operations on 1 January 1980.

Lacquer cuts can usually be identified by "// x ▽420" found stamped into the runout area of vinyl releases. There are occasional exceptions to that rule though: sometimes the triangle or the '420' may be omitted or replaced by letters, or the two forward slashes may be missing.
"// 3 ▽ E420" means the record was cut inhouse.
Being a full service provider, the records were normally also pressed there - for exceptions, see below.

PRS manufactured injection moulded 7"s for the UK market for the Philips and Polydor families of labels. Usually, those singles carry Made in England on the labels and have a small spindle hole within a wide black ring.

PRS also produced already dinked 45s (as did Phonodisc Ltd.); these titles require separate entries in the database distinguishing them from the solid centre editions.

Because PRS Ltd. didn't have many lathes, it was common to outsource the lacquer cutting to other studios. Since 1979 those cuts were marked with "▽E" + additional letters, signify the respective mastering studio:
▽E AR = Abbey Road Studios
▽E C = CBS Studios, London
▽E D = Decca Studios
▽E IB = I.B.C. Studios
▽E JVC = JVC Cutting Center
▽E KR = Kendun Recorders
▽E M = Master Room
▽E MC = Music Center, Wembley
▽E MCR = Master Cutting Room
▽E MD = Masterdisk
▽E ML = The Mastering Lab
▽E P = Pye Studios (until 1980)
▽E P = PRT Studios (from 1981)
▽E PS = Portland Studios
▽E R = RCA Studios, London
▽E SC = The Sound Clinic
▽E ST = Sterling Sound
▽E STR = Strawberry Mastering
▽E T = Trident Studios
▽E TH = The Town House
▽E TO = Tape One
▽E UT = Utopia Studios.

From 1982 onwards, the identifiers for external lacquer cuts were changed to "▽420" + 1 additional letter. The letter signifies the respective mastering studio:
▽420 130 = Sterling Sound
▽420 A = Abbey Road Studios
▽420 C = CBS Studios, London
▽420 D = Decca Studios, may also appear as DEC
▽420 E = EMI Studios or (The Penthouse, when explicitly stated)
▽420 EX = The Exchange
▽420 G = Portland Studios
▽420 H = The Town House (may occasionally be credited as M)
▽420 J = JVC Cutting Center
▽420 K = Kendun Recorders
▽420 MU = Masterdisk
▽420 P = PRT Studios
▽420 R = Master Room
▽420 S = Strawberry Mastering
▽420 T = Tape One
▽420 U = Utopia Studios
▽420 V = Trident Studios until 1985
▽420 V = Audio One after 1985
▽420 W = The Music Centre, Wembley
▽420 Z = The Sound Clinic

Other appearances:
▽420 DA = Mastered At and Pressed By Damont
▽420 FRA = Mastered At and Pressed By C.I.D.I.S. Louviers (until April 1979 / PRS, Louviers - often also credited POLYGRAM (since May 1979).
▽420 ORL or ORLAKE = Mastered At and Pressed By Orlake Records
▽420 WEA = Mastered At and Pressed By WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton
Label Principal:
Coordonnées:
PolyGram Record Services Limited
Walthamstow Avenue
Chingford/Walthamstow
London E17
England
[obsolete]
Sites:
[l341179]

Label

Cat N°  Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat N°  Pays Année
7SR 5000 The Everly Brothers pochette d'album The Everly Brothers* The Everly Brothers(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5000 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
7SR 5043 Desmond Dekker pochette d'album Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5043 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
7WAX2 Remembrance Day pochette d'album B-Movie Remembrance Day(7") Wax Records (3) 7WAX2 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
12 ARIST 12323 You Know How To Love Me pochette d'album Phyllis Hyman You Know How To Love Me 12 ARIST 12323 UK 1979 Vendre cette version
12 BRW 78 Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix) pochette d'album Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 78 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
12 BRW 88 Move The Crowd pochette d'album Eric B. & Rakim Move The Crowd(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 88 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
12 BRW 90 A Love Supreme (Jazz In The House Mix) pochette d'album Will Downing A Love Supreme (Jazz In The House Mix)(12", Single) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 90 UK 1988 Vendre cette version
12 IMMAC 2 Je Suis Passée pochette d'album Hard Corps Je Suis Passée(12") Immaculate Records 12 IMMAC 2 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
12 IMMAC 3 Make Hell (For The Beautiful People) E.P. pochette d'album The Umbrella Make Hell (For The Beautiful People) E.P.(12", EP) Immaculate Records 12 IMMAC 3 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
12 IS 332 Marcus Garvey pochette d'album Burning Spear Marcus Garvey(12") Island Records 12 IS 332 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
12 IS 336 Valerie pochette d'album Steve Winwood Valerie(12", Single) Island Records 12 IS 336 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
12 IS 341 Don't Turn Around pochette d'album Aswad Don't Turn Around(12", Single) Mango, Island Records 12 IS 341 UK 1988 Vendre cette version
12 is 350 Trick Of The Light pochette d'album The Triffids Trick Of The Light(12", Single) Island Records, Island Records 12 is 350 UK 1988 Vendre cette version
12 IS 352 Sweet Lies pochette d'album Robert Palmer Sweet Lies(12") Island Records 12 IS 352 UK 1988 Vendre cette version
12TJ1 The Big Sweep pochette d'album Then Jerico The Big Sweep(12", Ltd) Not On Label 12TJ1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
50 DA 317 50 All Time Scottish Favourites pochette d'album Various 50 All Time Scottish Favourites(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Pickwick Records, Pickwick Records 50 DA 317 UK Unknown Vendre cette version
//1▽420 The Best Of The Runaways pochette d'album The Runaways The Best Of The Runaways(LP, Comp, Lab) Mercury //1▽420 UK 1982 Vendre cette version
3023 True pochette d'album Spandau Ballet True(LP, Album) Chrysalis 3023 Taiwan 1983 Vendre cette version
32 192-7 Victims Of Circumstance pochette d'album Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 32 192-7 Germany 1984 Vendre cette version
64835-2 Greatest Hits pochette d'album Sweet* Featuring Brian Connolly Sweet* Featuring Brian Connolly - Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Eclipse Music Group 64835-2 US 1995 Vendre cette version
86077 You Don't Bring Me Flowers pochette d'album Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS 86077 UK Unknown Vendre cette version
205 971 Into The Gap pochette d'album Thompson Twins Into The Gap(LP, Album) Arista 205 971 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
206 416 Jam Science pochette d'album Shriekback Jam Science(LP, Album) Arista 206 416 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
248079-7 How Men Are pochette d'album Aztec Camera How Men Are(7", Single, Pap) WEA 248079-7 Spain 1988 Vendre cette version
248137-0 My Beloved Girl pochette d'album Edwyn Collins My Beloved Girl(12") Elevation (2), WEA 248137-0 Europe 1987 Vendre cette version
248299-7 Why Does The Rain pochette d'album The Weather Prophets Why Does The Rain (Single) 248299-7 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
248318-0 Gentle Tuesday pochette d'album Primal Scream Gentle Tuesday(12") Elevation (2), Elevation (2), WEA 248318-0 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
248437-7 She Comes From The Rain pochette d'album The Weather Prophets She Comes From The Rain(7", Single) Elevation (2), WEA 248437-7 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
249 019-7 N-N-Nineteen Not Out pochette d'album The Commentators N-N-Nineteen Not Out(7", Single, Bla) Oval (3), WEA 249 019-7 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
249117-0 No Time To Cry pochette d'album The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(12", Single) Merciful Release, WEA 249117-0 UK & Europe 1985 Vendre cette version
249118-7 No Time To Cry pochette d'album The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(7", Single, Dam) Merciful Release, WEA 249118-7 UK & Europe 1985 Vendre cette version
249245-7 Walk Away / Poison Door pochette d'album The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door (Single) 249245-7 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
249320-0 Seven Seas "Life At Brian's - Lean And Hungry" pochette d'album Echo & The Bunnymen Seven Seas "Life At Brian's - Lean And Hungry"(12", Single) Korova, Korova, WEA 249320-0 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
390 061-1 Russians pochette d'album Sting Russians(12", Maxi) A&M Records 390 061-1 France 1985 Vendre cette version
390095-7 38 Special (2) Like No Other Night(7", Single) A&M Records 390095-7 Germany 1986 Vendre cette version
410 106-1 Organ Works II = Oeuvres Pour Orgue II = Orgelwerke II pochette d'album Buxtehude* - Peter Hurford Buxtehude* - Peter Hurford - Organ Works II = Oeuvres Pour Orgue II = Orgelwerke II(LP) Argo (2), Argo (2) 410 106-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
410 164-1 Alexander Nevsky Op. 78 pochette d'album Prokofiev*, Irina Arkhipova*, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra · Riccardo Chailly Prokofiev*, Irina Arkhipova*, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra · Riccardo Chailly - Alexander Nevsky Op. 78(LP) Decca 410 164-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
410 172-1 Organ Concerto ∙ Concert Champêtre pochette d'album Francis Poulenc, George Malcolm, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Iona Brown Francis Poulenc, George Malcolm, Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Iona Brown - Organ Concerto ∙ Concert Champêtre(LP, RE) Decca 410 172-1 Europe 1984 Vendre cette version
410 496-1 Short Orchestral Works Including '1812' Festival Overture, Opus 49 pochette d'album Tchaikovsky*, Concertgebouw Orchestra* Conducted By Bernard Haitink Tchaikovsky*, Concertgebouw Orchestra* Conducted By Bernard Haitink - Short Orchestral Works Including '1812' Festival Overture, Opus 49(LP, Album, RE) Philips 410 496-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
411 702-1 Carmina Burana pochette d'album Carl Orff - Sylvia GreenbergJames Bowman (2)Stephen Roberts (2)RSO Berlin* Und Chor*Riccardo Chailly Carl Orff - Sylvia GreenbergJames Bowman (2)Stephen Roberts (2)RSO Berlin* Und Chor*Riccardo Chailly - Carmina Burana(LP, Album) Decca 411 702-1 UK & Europe 1984 Vendre cette version
414 309-1 Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind pochette d'album Zubin Mehta Conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Zubin Mehta Conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(LP, RE) London Records 414 309-1 USA & Canada 1985 Vendre cette version
417-182-1 Orfeo Ed Euridice (Abridged) pochette d'album Gluck* - Kathleen Ferrier, Ann Ayars, Zoë Vlachopoulos, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry Gluck* - Kathleen Ferrier, Ann Ayars, Zoë Vlachopoulos, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry - Orfeo Ed Euridice (Abridged)(LP, Mono) Decca 417-182-1 Netherlands 1986 Vendre cette version
591118 Symphonies 1 "Le Printemps" & 4 pochette d'album Schumann*, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Zubin Mehta Schumann*, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Zubin Mehta - Symphonies 1 "Le Printemps" & 4(LP) Decca 591118 France Unknown Vendre cette version
591248 La Petite Renarde Rusée  pochette d'album Leoš Janáček - Lucia Popp · Eva Randová · Dalibor Jedlička, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras Leoš Janáček - Lucia Popp · Eva Randová · Dalibor Jedlička, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras - La Petite Renarde Rusée (2xLP + Box) Decca 591248 France 1982 Vendre cette version
591330 Le Tricorne / L'amour Sorcier pochette d'album Falla* - Colette Boky, Huguette Tourangeau, Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal*, Charles Dutoit Falla* - Colette Boky, Huguette Tourangeau, Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal*, Charles Dutoit - Le Tricorne / L'amour Sorcier(LP) Decca, Decca 591330 France 1983 Vendre cette version
591361 Airs De Concert  pochette d'album Mozart*, Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre De Chambre De Vienne*, György Fischer Mozart*, Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre De Chambre De Vienne*, György Fischer - Airs De Concert (LP) Decca 591361 France 1982 Vendre cette version
596026 Miserere pochette d'album Allegri* - Palestrina*, Victoria*, Monteverdi*, Lotti*, Gabrieli*, Cavalli*, Chœurs De La Cathédrale De Westminster*, Stephen Cleobury Allegri* - Palestrina*, Victoria*, Monteverdi*, Lotti*, Gabrieli*, Cavalli*, Chœurs De La Cathédrale De Westminster*, Stephen Cleobury - Miserere(LP) Argo (2) 596026 France 1983 Vendre cette version
6.42866 AZ Prokofiev* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sir Georg Solti* Prokofiev* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sir Georg Solti* - Romeo And Juliet Selection / Symphony No.1(LP) Decca 6.42866 AZ Germany 1984 Vendre cette version
7-13956 Kim Wilde And Junior (2) Kim Wilde And Junior (2) - Another Step (Closer To You)(7", Single) MCA Records 7-13956 Australia 1987 Vendre cette version
796920-0 Midnight Lover pochette d'album Margie Joseph Midnight Lover(12") Atlantic, WEA 796920-0 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
796926-0 Lost In Music (1984 Mix By Nile Rodgers) pochette d'album Sister Sledge Lost In Music (1984 Mix By Nile Rodgers) 796926-0 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
800 029-2 Visage pochette d'album Visage Visage(CD, Album) Polydor 800 029-2 Europe Unknown Vendre cette version
811 039-4 The Hurting pochette d'album Tears For Fears The Hurting(Cass, Album) Mercury 811 039-4 Turkey 1983 Vendre cette version
811 052-1 Too Low For Zero pochette d'album Elton John Too Low For Zero(LP, Album, Non) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 811 052-1 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
812 776-1 I'm Still Standing (Extended Version) pochette d'album Elton John I'm Still Standing (Extended Version)(12", Single) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 812 776-1 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
812 823-1 1958 à 1963 pochette d'album Gainsbourg* 1958 à 1963(LP, Comp) Philips 812 823-1 France 1984 Vendre cette version
814 662 Back To Back pochette d'album Status Quo Back To Back(LP, Album) Vertigo 814 662 Taiwan 1983 Vendre cette version
817 238-1 Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue pochette d'album John Lennon & Yoko Ono Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue(LP) Polydor 817 238-1 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
817 291-1 Music For Piano And Drums pochette d'album Moraz* - Bruford* Moraz* - Bruford* - Music For Piano And Drums (Album) 817 291-1 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
817450-1 My Ever Changing Moods pochette d'album The Style Council My Ever Changing Moods(12", Single) Polydor, Polydor 817450-1 France 1984 Vendre cette version
817 882-1 Three Of A Perfect Pair pochette d'album King Crimson Three Of A Perfect Pair(LP, Album) EG 817 882-1 Italy 1984 Vendre cette version
817 950-1 Victims Of Circumstance pochette d'album Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album) Polydor 817 950-1 Germany 1984 Vendre cette version
820 047-1 The Rolling Stones pochette d'album The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (Album) 820 047-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
820 078-7 Don't Give Me Up pochette d'album Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Don't Give Me Up(7", Single) London Records, Philly World Records 820 078-7 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
820 082-7 I'll Be Around pochette d'album Terri Wells I'll Be Around (Single) 820 082-7 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
820 083-1 Love You Till Tuesday pochette d'album David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday(LP, Comp) Deram 820 083-1 France 1984 Vendre cette version
820 299-1 The Classic Touch pochette d'album Richard Clayderman With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Richard Clayderman With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Classic Touch (Album) 820 299-1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
820 563-1 Them pochette d'album Them (3) Them(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Deram 820 563-1 Europe 1988 Vendre cette version
821 597 Starlight Express - The Original Cast pochette d'album Andrew Lloyd Webber Starlight Express - The Original Cast(2xLP, Album, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 821 597 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
822 259-7 Illuminations pochette d'album Swans Way Illuminations(7", Pap) Balgier, Phonogram 822 259-7 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
823 335-1 Broadcasting From Home pochette d'album Penguin Cafe Orchestra Broadcasting From Home(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 823 335-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
823 796-1 The Orange Juice pochette d'album Orange Juice (3) The Orange Juice(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 823 796-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
824 300-1 Songs From The Big Chair pochette d'album Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(LP, Album) Mercury 824 300-1 Israel 1985 Vendre cette version
824 499-1 Brothers In Arms pochette d'album Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo 824 499-1 Netherlands 1985 Vendre cette version
824 499-2 Brothers In Arms pochette d'album Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(CD) Vertigo 824 499-2 Brazil 1987 Vendre cette version
825 659-4 Boys And Girls pochette d'album Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(Cass, Album) EG 825 659-4 Italy 1985 Vendre cette version
825 937-1 The Kiss And Other Movements pochette d'album Michael Nyman The Kiss And Other Movements(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 825 937-1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
826730-4 Billy Idol pochette d'album Billy Idol Billy Idol(Cass, Album) PolyGram 826730-4 Greece 1988 Vendre cette version
827 021-1 Hybrid pochette d'album Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 827 021-1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
828 018-1 Raising Hell pochette d'album Run-DMC Raising Hell(LP, Album, Pur) London Records, Profile Records 828 018-1 UK 1986 Vendre cette version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes pochette d'album Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings 828 035-1 UK 1987 Vendre cette version
828 162-1 The Pearl pochette d'album Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 828 162-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
831 217-4 Billy Bragg Talking With The Taxman About Poetry(Cass, Album) Go! Discs 831 217-4 Canada 1986 Vendre cette version
847 856-2 ...Live Hot On The One pochette d'album James Brown ...Live Hot On The One(2xCD, Album) Polydor 847 856-2 France Unknown Vendre cette version
870 239-7 Armageddon It (The Atomic Mix) pochette d'album Def Leppard Armageddon It (The Atomic Mix)(7", Single, Pap) Bludgeon Riffola, Phonogram 870 239-7 UK 1988 Vendre cette version
871 036-7 Without Your Love pochette d'album Brian Spence Without Your Love(7", Single) Polydor 871 036-7 Germany 1988 Vendre cette version
880 578-7 Conversation pochette d'album Sector 27 Conversation(7") The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 880 578-7 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
881434-7 The Chant Has Begun pochette d'album Level 42 The Chant Has Begun(7", Single) Polydor 881434-7 Australia 1984 Vendre cette version
881 903-1 Zoolookologie (Remix) pochette d'album Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolookologie (Remix)(12", Maxi) Disques Dreyfus, Polydor 881 903-1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
882 001-1 Gone Daddy Gone pochette d'album Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone(12", Single) Slash, Rough Trade 882 001-1 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
882 001-7 Gone Daddy Gone pochette d'album Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone(7", Single) Slash, Rough Trade 882 001-7 UK 1983 Vendre cette version
882 002-1 Rank And File pochette d'album Rank And File* Rank And File(12", Single) Slash, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 882 002-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
882 002-7 Rank And File pochette d'album Rank And File* Rank And File(7", Single) Slash, Rough Trade 882 002-7 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
882 031-1 Don't Worry Baby pochette d'album Los Lobos Don't Worry Baby(12") Slash, London Records 882 031-1 UK 1984 Vendre cette version
882 043-7 Here I Come pochette d'album Barrington Levy Here I Come(7", Single) London Records, London Records 882 043-7 Australia 1984 Vendre cette version
882 045-7 I Feel Love pochette d'album Bronski Beat, Marc Almond Bronski Beat, Marc Almond - I Feel Love(7", Single, Pap) Forbidden Fruit, London Records 882 045-7 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
883 823-1 James Brown Soul Power(12", Promo) Boiling Point, Polydor 883 823-1 UK 1985 Vendre cette version
884 018-1 Vitamin Z Every Time That I See You(12") Mercury 884 018-1 Netherlands 1985 Vendre cette version
884 533-1 Cry To Heaven pochette d'album Elton John Cry To Heaven(12", EP) The Rocket Record Company 884 533-1 Netherlands 1986 Vendre cette version
884 533-7 Cry To Heaven pochette d'album Elton John Cry To Heaven(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 884 533-7 UK 1986 Vendre cette version