Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman

Profil:
A record, cassette and CD manufacturing facility that operated in Pitman, New Jersey from 1961 until 2011.

History:
Designed by Minoru Yamasaki on a 72-acre site, CBS Inc. (Columbia) officially opened the plant on May 17, 1961 as a high capacity record production facility operated on two shifts by staff of 300 employees managed by Joe Massimino (although the facility actually began limited operations on Oct. 29, 1960, per the booklet that came with The Pitman Family Of Music: Our First 20-Years).

In the fall of 1986, CBS Inc. announced that it would convert the plant to compact disc manufacturing by 1988 and would reach an annual production goal of 20 million units while consolidating its US vinyl record manufacturing business to the Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA facility.

In 1988, it became part of the Sony Corporation when Sony acquired CBS Inc.'s music business, which ultimately realigned it as a part of the Sony DADC network. During this time it grew into a 500,000 square foot complex with a purported average monthly output of 18 million CDs. DADC, Pitman is the preferred entity for CDs produced by this plant.

Sony DADC closed the facility in early 2011 and migrated the CD manufacturing operations to the [Invalid Label] facility. At the time of the Pitman plant's closure, its average daily output had decreased to 16,000 CDs.

Pitman Vinyl Record Identifiers:
- CPFR,
-PIT etched (See profile image)
-P hand-etched (and in a rather big size) instead of machine-stamped as up to 1981-82. (See image)
-P or p or CP - Stamped. Pitman, NJ (see image]
-On Capitol Records contract pressings, the number 54 in the runout and a large sized pressing ring on the labels.

(Useful tips for correctly identifying Pitman vinyl records)
It should be noted that, in some cases, locating the plant identifier "P" can be challenging.
A good magnification tool is recommended for this task, as the stamping can be very faint sometimes.
The "P" is often inverted at an angle so that it may seem like a "d" when viewed from the disc edge.
The stamp is most commonly found in the near vicinity of the matrix string, sometimes appearing
an inch before it, or directly after it. Many unusual configurations also exist, so check carefully.
Pitman identification is one of the most commonly overlooked in the DB.

Pitman CD Pressing Identifiers:
On CDs (1989 or later): Pressed By - DADC, Pitman can be added based on the presence of a "CMU P nn" (or "CMU P nnn") mould stamp in large font on inner plastic ring, readable from label side, or "P nn" (or "P nnn" or Pn) in small font near the hole. (nn or nnn or n may be any number.) These codes should be added as Other Identifiers, but not Catalog Numbers, because they are not unique. Don't credit this plant if there is no "P" on the hub.

Note: After Sony's acquisition the plant was converted to CD manufacturing only, to make more CDs for CBS (now fully owned by Sony). Due to the use of Code 39 matrix barcodes, the discs look very similar to WEA Mfg discs, but the matrix font is Sony's and the plastic hub has the "P" stamps described above. These different looking discs continued until about 1996, when Sony apparently replaced the lines with the same ones as other DADC plants. Discs made after this changeover are difficult to distinguish from those of other DADC plants.

Miscellaneous:
Customatrix, a division of CBS Inc.'s Columbia vinyl record manufacturing operations, handled the making of metal parts (e.g. mothers, stampers) for many pressings by Columbia's plants, including those used at the Pitman facility. However, parts from other companies, such as Longwear Plating were also used.

The Pitman Plant was known to have pressed for:
-Pitman pressings on PolyGram labels (such as Mercury, Polydor, RSO and Casablanca) from 1979-80 were indicated by a '56' code on the label.
-ECM product (ECM Records) was pressed by Columbia Pitman plant only in the period when Polydor distributed that label.
-A&M Records
-ATCO Records
-ABC Records
-White Whale
-K-Tel - indicated by a '16' code on the label.
-Gordy with metal parts supplied by Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
-Blue Thumb Records

The below A&M Records label codes also contribute to pressing plant identification which include the Pitman plant and others;
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y or y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (pre-1985), Electrosound Los Angeles (1985-86)
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
Coordonnées:
Lambs & Woodbury Roads
Pitman, NJ 08071
USA
(609) 589-8000
(Contact info now obsolete)
Sites:
[l447694]

Label

Cat n°  Artiste Titre (Format) Label Cat n°  Pays Année
001 The Modern Dance pochette d'album Pere Ubu The Modern Dance (Album) 001 US 1978 Vendre cette version
1C8-39913 Hard Rock pochette d'album Herbie Hancock Hard Rock(12", Ltd, Pic) Columbia 1C8-39913 US 1984 Vendre cette version
1CD 8126 This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars pochette d'album Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8126 US 1991 Vendre cette version
2 BR 6952 Todd pochette d'album Todd Rundgren Todd(2xLP, Album, Pit) Bearsville, Bearsville 2 BR 6952 US 1974 Vendre cette version
2BS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll pochette d'album Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (Comp) 2BS 2923 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2BS 3140 Waiting For Columbus pochette d'album Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Vendre cette version
2BX 2066 Something / Anything? pochette d'album Todd Rundgren Something / Anything?(2xLP, Album, Pit) Bearsville 2BX 2066 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2C 0141 The Gregg Allman Tour  pochette d'album Gregg Allman With Cowboy (6) / Boyer* & Talton* Gregg Allman With Cowboy (6) / Boyer* & Talton* - The Gregg Allman Tour (2xLP, Album) Capricorn Records 2C 0141 US 1974 Vendre cette version
2C 064-92167 Naturally pochette d'album Three Dog Night Naturally(LP, Album) Probe 2C 064-92167 France 1970 Vendre cette version
2CH 1035 Living In The Past pochette d'album Jethro Tull Living In The Past (Comp) 2CH 1035 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2CH-1514 Chuck Berry's Golden Decade pochette d'album Chuck Berry Chuck Berry's Golden Decade (Comp) 2CH-1514 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2CP 0102 Eat A Peach pochette d'album The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach (Album) 2CP 0102 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2CP 0139 An Anthology Vol. II pochette d'album Duane Allman An Anthology Vol. II(2xLP, Comp, Pit) Capricorn Records 2CP 0139 US 1974 Vendre cette version
2CX 0132 Beginnings pochette d'album Allman Brothers Band* Beginnings(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Capricorn Records 2CX 0132 US 1974 Vendre cette version
2FS 1019 Sinatra At The Sands pochette d'album Frank Sinatra Sinatra At The Sands(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 2FS 1019 US 1966 Vendre cette version
2HS 3350 Tusk pochette d'album Fleetwood Mac Tusk(2xLP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2HS 3350 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2HW 3577 The George Benson Collection pochette d'album George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Vendre cette version
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat pochette d'album The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, Pit) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2MS 2024 US 1969 Vendre cette version
2PS 606/7 Hot Rocks 1964-1971 pochette d'album The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2PS 606/7 Canada 1971 Vendre cette version
2RS 2237 Gord's Gold pochette d'album Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold(2xLP, Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2RS 2237 US 1975 Vendre cette version
2RS 6307 Electric Ladyland pochette d'album The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, 2 t) Reprise Records 2RS 6307 US 1968 Vendre cette version
2RS 6334 Sweet Child pochette d'album The Pentangle* Sweet Child (Album) 2RS 6334 US 1968 Vendre cette version
2RS 6484 In Concert pochette d'album The Beach Boys In Concert(2xLP, Album, Pit) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) 2RS 6484 US 1973 Vendre cette version
2 SFS 6012 Richie Havens On Stage pochette d'album Richie Havens Richie Havens On Stage(2xLP, Album + 7", Single) Stormy Forest 2 SFS 6012 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2SR 3590 The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads pochette d'album Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads(2xLP, Album, Pit) Sire 2SR 3590 US 1982 Vendre cette version
2T-541 Star Wars pochette d'album John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars(2xLP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 2T-541 US 1977 Vendre cette version
2 THS 12/13 This Is The Moody Blues pochette d'album The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues (Comp) 2 THS 12/13 US 1974 Vendre cette version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac Live pochette d'album Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live(2xLP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3500 US 1980 Vendre cette version
2WS 1555 In Concert pochette d'album Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert (Album) 2WS 1555 US 1964 Vendre cette version
2WS-1830 Live/Dead pochette d'album The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (Album) 2WS-1830 US 1969 Vendre cette version
2WS 1868 "Live" pochette d'album The Association (2) "Live"(2xLP, Album, Pit) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1868 US 1970 Vendre cette version
2WS1935 Grateful Dead pochette d'album Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead (Album) 2WS1935 US 1971 Vendre cette version
2WS 2701 Made In Japan pochette d'album Deep Purple Made In Japan(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2701 US 1973 Vendre cette version
2WS 1555 2W 1555 Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1555 2W 1555 US 1964 Vendre cette version
2XS 1942 Colosseum Live pochette d'album Colosseum Colosseum Live(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2XS 1942 US 1971 Vendre cette version
2XS 6329 The Berkeley Concert pochette d'album Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(2xLP, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 2XS 6329 US Unknown Vendre cette version
2XS 6454 The Kink Kronikles pochette d'album The Kinks The Kink Kronikles(2xLP, Comp, Pit) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2XS 6454 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2XS 6480 Journey Through The Past pochette d'album Neil Young Journey Through The Past(2xLP, Pit) Reprise Records 2XS 6480 US 1972 Vendre cette version
2Z8-2283 The Isley Brothers I Wanna Be With You / Rockin' With Fire(12", Single, Pit) T-Neck 2Z8-2283 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2Z8-2773 Instant Replay pochette d'album Dan Hartman Instant Replay(12", Single, P) Blue Sky 2Z8-2773 US 1978 Vendre cette version
2Z8 3671 Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine pochette d'album Edwin Birdsong Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine(12", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3671 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2Z8 3682 You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else pochette d'album The Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3682 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2Z8 3692 I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) pochette d'album Dexter Wansel I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3692 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2Z8 3697 Strut Your Funky Stuff pochette d'album Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3697 US 1979 Vendre cette version
2Z8-4279 Sinner Man pochette d'album Sarah Dash Sinner Man(12", Single) Kirshner 2Z8-4279 US 1978 Vendre cette version
#3 Harper Valley P.T.A. / Yesterday All Day Long Today pochette d'album Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. / Yesterday All Day Long Today(7", Single, Pit) Plantation Records #3 US 1968 Vendre cette version
3 Calypso And Goombay Rhythms pochette d'album Freddie Munnings & His Silver Slipper Orchestra Calypso And Goombay Rhythms(LP, Album, RE) Bahama Records, Bahama Records 3 Bahamas, The Unknown Vendre cette version
# 4 Ride The Wind pochette d'album The Youngbloods Ride The Wind(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Raccoon # 4 US 1971 Vendre cette version
4R9-03574 Electric Avenue / Time Warp pochette d'album Eddy Grant Electric Avenue / Time Warp (Single) 4R9-03574 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4R9-04971 Girls Just Want To Have Fun pochette d'album Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun(12") Portrait 4R9-04971 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4R9-05106 Say Yeah pochette d'album The Limit (2) Say Yeah(12", Single) Portrait 4R9-05106 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4R9-05172 Don't Take My Guns Away pochette d'album The Elvis Brothers Don't Take My Guns Away(12", Single) Portrait 4R9-05172 US 1985 Vendre cette version
4R9 05331 Don't You Want My Love pochette d'album Nicole* Don't You Want My Love(12") Portrait, Portrait 4R9 05331 US 1986 Vendre cette version
4R9-05949 Housecalls pochette d'album Nicole* Housecalls(12") Portrait 4R9-05949 US 1985 Vendre cette version
4S-45110 Why Can't I Touch You? / Girl Don't Come pochette d'album Ronnie Dyson Why Can't I Touch You? / Girl Don't Come (Single) 4S-45110 US 1970 Vendre cette version
4S-45125 Miss America pochette d'album Mark Lindsay Miss America(7", Single, Pit) Columbia 4S-45125 US 1970 Vendre cette version
4S-45127 Make Me Smile / Colour My World pochette d'album Chicago (2) Make Me Smile / Colour My World (Single) 4S-45127 US 1970 Vendre cette version
4S-45138 Listen To The Young Folks pochette d'album Freddy Weller Listen To The Young Folks(7", Mono, Promo, Styrene) Columbia, Columbia 4S-45138 US 1970 Vendre cette version
4S-45150 Gone Movin' On / Interlude (To Be Forgotten) pochette d'album Raiders (2) Gone Movin' On / Interlude (To Be Forgotten)(7", Single) Columbia 4S-45150 US 1970 Vendre cette version
4V9 42681 Lifeline (Special Club Mix) pochette d'album Spandau Ballet Lifeline (Special Club Mix)(12") Chrysalis 4V9 42681 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4V9 42685 White Wedding pochette d'album Billy Idol White Wedding 4V9 42685 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4V9 42708 Street Beat pochette d'album Toni Basil Street Beat(12") Chrysalis, Radialchoice, Virgin 4V9 42708 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4V9 42734 Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Re·mix) pochette d'album Benatar* Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Re·mix) (Single) 4V9 42734 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4V9 42741 Rush Rush pochette d'album Deborah Harry Rush Rush(12", Promo) Chrysalis 4V9 42741 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4V9 42754 Over My Head pochette d'album Toni Basil Over My Head(12") Chrysalis 4V9 42754 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4V9 42878 Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) (Extended Remix) pochette d'album Pat Benatar Invincible (Theme From The Legend Of Billie Jean) (Extended Remix)(12") Chrysalis 4V9 42878 US 1985 Vendre cette version
4V9 42889 The Power Of Love pochette d'album Huey Lewis And The News* The Power Of Love(12") Chrysalis 4V9 42889 US 1985 Vendre cette version
4V9 42937 Just For Money (Extended Version) pochette d'album Paul Hardcastle Just For Money (Extended Version)(12", M/Print) Chrysalis 4V9 42937 US 1985 Vendre cette version
4V9 42992 Peter Gunn (Extended Version) pochette d'album The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn (Extended Version)(12", Single) China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 42992 US 1986 Vendre cette version
4V9 43023 International Language Of Dance pochette d'album Wild Blue International Language Of Dance(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43023 US 1986 Vendre cette version
4W8 5309 Feel It pochette d'album Revelation (2) Feel It(12") Handshake Records And Tapes 4W8 5309 US 1980 Vendre cette version
4W9 02237 Let Me Give You Love pochette d'album Barbara Mason Let Me Give You Love(12") WMOT Records 4W9 02237 US 1981 Vendre cette version
4W9 02438 Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy pochette d'album Amii Stewart Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy(12", Pit) Handshake Records And Tapes 4W9 02438 US 1981 Vendre cette version
4W9 02605 Here To Stay (Me And My Double R.R.) pochette d'album Count Coolout Here To Stay (Me And My Double R.R.)(12", Promo) WMOT Records 4W9 02605 US 1981 Vendre cette version
4W9 02761 It's Good To Be The King pochette d'album Mel Brooks It's Good To Be The King(12") WMOT Records 4W9 02761 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4W9 02832 Act Like You Know pochette d'album Fat Larry's Band Act Like You Know(12", Promo) WMOT Records 4W9 02832 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4Z8 3103 Was That All It Was pochette d'album Jean Carn Was That All It Was(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3103 US 1979 Vendre cette version
4Z8 3701 Strategy pochette d'album Archie Bell And The Drells* Strategy(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3701 US 1979 Vendre cette version
4Z8 3714 The Dirty Dog pochette d'album The Force (8) The Dirty Dog(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3714 US 1979 Vendre cette version
4Z8-5520 No One Home pochette d'album Lalo Schifrin No One Home(12", Single, Promo) Tabu Records 4Z8-5520 US 1979 Vendre cette version
4Z8 5523 Take Your Time (Do It Right) pochette d'album The S.O.S. Band Take Your Time (Do It Right)(12", Promo) Tabu Records 4Z8 5523 US 1980 Vendre cette version
4Z9-02636 Night Life In The City pochette d'album The Love Unlimited Orchestra* Presents Mr. Webster Lewis* The Love Unlimited Orchestra* Presents Mr. Webster Lewis* - Night Life In The City(12", Promo) Unlimited Gold 4Z9-02636 US 1981 Vendre cette version
4Z9 02961 Back Track pochette d'album Cerrone Back Track(12") Pavillion 4Z9 02961 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4Z9 03166 The Smurf pochette d'album Tyrone Brunson The Smurf(12", Single) Believe In A Dream 4Z9 03166 US 1982 Vendre cette version
4Z9 04236 Dolce Vita pochette d'album Ryan Paris Dolce Vita(12", Promo) Carrere 4Z9 04236 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 04312 Break My Stride pochette d'album Matthew Wilder Break My Stride(12") Private I Records 4Z9 04312 US 1983 Vendre cette version
4Z9 04951 Fresh pochette d'album Tyrone Brunson Fresh(12", Promo) Believe In A Dream 4Z9 04951 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 04956 I'm Your Lover pochette d'album Lady Jane I'm Your Lover 4Z9 04956 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 04978 Street Symphony pochette d'album Rich Cason And The Galactic Orchestra Street Symphony(12", Promo) Private I Records 4Z9 04978 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05000 Extraordinary Girl pochette d'album The O'Jays Extraordinary Girl(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 05000 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05006 Doin' It In A Haunted House pochette d'album Yvonne Gage Doin' It In A Haunted House 4Z9 05006 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05031 Just The Way You Like It pochette d'album The S.O.S. Band Just The Way You Like It(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 05031 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05042 Sugar Baby pochette d'album Kids At Work Sugar Baby(12", Promo) CBS Associated Records, Sound Of New York 4Z9 05042 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05069 Fragile...Handle With Care pochette d'album Cherrelle Fragile...Handle With Care(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 05069 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05073 Sugar Baby pochette d'album Kids At Work Sugar Baby(12") CBS Associated Records, Sound Of New York 4Z9 05073 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05078 Slippery People pochette d'album The Staple Singers Slippery People(12", Single) Private I Records 4Z9 05078 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05080 People Hold On pochette d'album Earl Flint People Hold On(12") Panda Records (7), CBS Associated Records 4Z9 05080 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9-05085 Bloodstone's Party pochette d'album Bloodstone Bloodstone's Party(12") T-Neck 4Z9-05085 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9 05130 Smooth Talker pochette d'album Lorenzo Lamas Smooth Talker(12") Scotti Bros. Records 4Z9 05130 US 1984 Vendre cette version
4Z9-05136 Don't Stop (Til You Get Enough) pochette d'album Eleanor Grant Don't Stop (Til You Get Enough)(12") Catawba Records, CBS Associated Records 4Z9-05136 US 1984 Vendre cette version