Paul McCartneyPress To Play

Label:Parlophone – 062 24 0598 1, Parlophone – 24 0598 1, MPL (2) – 062 24 0598 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock


A2Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun5:00
A3Talk More Talk5:14
A5Only Love Remains4:08
B2Pretty Little Head5:11
B3Move Over Busker4:08
B5However Absurd4:55

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, inside gatefold and inner sleeve

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 sleeve.

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

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".

Runouts are stamped except for the final cipher, which is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099924 059817
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099924059817
  • Label Code (On labels and rear cover): LC 0299
  • Price Code (France): PM 264
  • Rights Society (Boxed on labels): GEMA
  • Rights Society (Unboxed on labels): STEMRA
  • Other (On rear cover besides France cat#): RB
  • Other (Direct Metal Mastering): DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 1C 062-24 0598 1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 1C 062-24 0598 1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): 2405981-A1 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): 2405981-B1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): 2405981-A1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): 2405981-B1 1

Other Versions (5 of 100)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Press To Play (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Capitol Records, MPL (2)PJAS-12475US1986
New Submission
Press To Play (Cassette, Album, Stereo, XDR Quality System)Parlophone, MPL (2)2405984, 24 0598 4Germany1986
Recently Edited
Press To Play (LP, Album)Parlophone262 24 0598 1Germany1986
Press To Play (LP, Album, Stereo)MPL (2), ParlophonePCSD 103, PCSD. 103India1986
New Submission
Press To Play (LP, Album, Gatefold)Parlophone, MPL (2)64 2405981Italy1986



  • REENO's avatar
    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.


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