Neutron Records

Neutron Records

Profile:
Neutron Records started out in Sheffield in late 70s by Stephen Singleton, Mark White and David Sydenham (later replaced by Martin Fry), then formed as the minimalist electronic avantgarde ensemble Vice Versa. In their anarchic beginnings, the label itself was conceived an independent, marking a distinctive path between music and packaging, regarding their material as manifestos focusing around subversive matters of the post-modern and anti-art principles. Although fairly obscure as the Sheffield underground scene ran predominantly local, Vice Versa still succeeded in gaining particular public attention with their own blend of electronic pop tendencies, largely inspired by the fellow-Sheffield group, Cabaret Voltaire. As purveyors of fine product, Neutron made sharp, intelligent statements for the new decade - Vice Versa's 'Music 4' (7" EP, NT001) is a brilliant piece of electronic pop linked with cut-up statements on social decadence. It also won a famous 'single of the week' line in NME, much to the surprise of the group. Further two releases, even more ambitious in that matter were a set of prints and a manifesto (NT002), to be finally concluded with a semi-legendary six-sided fold out '1980: The First Fifteen Minutes' (7" EP, NT003) - alongside Vice Versa, further three then-local groups - Clock DVA, The Stunt Kites and I'm So Hollow contributed one track each for their first proper vynil exposure before getting their own record deals ever after. Another recognition in the press followed as the EP won sympathies regarding conceptual originality of the label. However this wasn't enough in comparison to the frustration with their lack of promotion which led to Neutron become distributed by the major marketing facility Phonogram, in 1980. Before their big step towards populism as an ambitious lush pop-project ABC, Vice Versa made two more releases - an excellent cassette '8 Aspects of' followed by another vynil cut for the two tracks, 'Stilyagi/Eyes of Christ' (7", BBR 003) remixed from the very cassette at the Backstreet/Backlash studio in Rotterdam. Neutron Records continued its run of releases throughout the 80s mostly for the group themselves, transforming from a small, short-lived anarchic label into a Phonogram subsidiary and finally evolving into their own song publisher (Neutron Songs). The rest is history.
Contact Info:
P.O. Box 92
Sheffield
S1 1LP
[l12274]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
28PP-1011 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire!(LP, Album) Neutron Records 28PP-1011 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
081982-3 ABC Absolutely(VHS, Comp) Neutron Records 081982-3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love (Album) 538 250-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
811 329-1 ABC Poison Arrow (Re-Mix)(12", Single, Promo) Mercury, Neutron Records 811 329-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
832 391-1 ABC Alphabet City(LP, Album) Neutron Records 832 391-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
832 391-4 ABC Alphabet City(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Neutron Records 832 391-4 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
838 646-1 ABC Up (Album) 838 646-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
838 646-2 ABC Up (Album) 838 646-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
838 646-4 ABC Up (Album) 838 646-4 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
842 967-1 ABC Absolutely (Comp) 842 967-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
842 967-2 ABC Absolutely (Comp) 842 967-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
842 967-4 ABC Absolutely (Comp) 842 967-4 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
874 289-2 ABC One Better World(CD, Single) Mercury, Neutron Records 874 289-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
875 303-2 ABC The Look Of Love (1990 Mix)(CD, Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records 875 303-2 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
880 359-7 ABC How To Be A Millionaire(7", Single) Neutron Records 880 359-7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
888 604-1 ABC When Smokey Sings(12", Maxi) Neutron Records 888 604-1 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
888 604-7 ABC When Smokey Sings(7") Mercury, Neutron Records 888 604-7 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
888 948-2 ABC King Without A Crown(CD, Maxi) Neutron Records, Neutron Records 888 948-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
983 378-0 ABC Alphabet City(CD, Album, RM) Mercury, Universal, Universal Music Catalogue, Neutron Records 983 378-0 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
60 59 500 ABC Poison Arrow = Flecha Venenosa(7", Single) Neutron Records 60 59 500 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
9824373 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RE, RM, Dig) Neutron Records, Mercury 9824373 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
9833781 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal Music Catalogue, Neutron Records 9833781 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
9833782 ABC Beauty Stab(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Universal Music Catalogue, Neutron Records 9833782 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
ABC 4 ABC Alphabet City Album Promo(10", Smplr, Promo) Neutron Records ABC 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ABCDJ10 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire(10", Promo, Smplr) Neutron Records ABCDJ10 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ABCDJ 12 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire(LP, Album, Promo, Smplr, S/Sided) Neutron Records ABCDJ 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
AS 5000 760 The Communards / ABC The Communards / ABC - Tomorrow / When Smokey Sings (7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 760 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
MADDOX 1 ABC Selections From The Magnificent New ABC Long Player "Beauty Stab"(Flexi, 7", Smplr, S/Sided, Promo, Yel) Neutron Records MADDOX 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MK 211 ABC Poison Arrow(12", Promo) Mercury, Mercury, Neutron Records MK 211 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
NE 18312-2 Mankind Liberation Front Automind(CD, Album) Edel Entertainment, Neutron Records NE 18312-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
NE18312-2ADV Mankind Liberation Front Automind(CD, Promo, Album) Edel Entertainment, Neutron Records NE18312-2ADV 2001 Sell This Version
none ABC All Of My Heart(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Neutron Records none UK 1982 Sell This Version
NT 003 Various 1980: The First Fifteen Minutes(7", EP) Neutron Records NT 003 UK 1979 Sell This Version
NT 004 Robotnik (4) Space Race(Cass) Neutron Records NT 004 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NT 101 ABC Tears Are Not Enough (Single) NT 101 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NT 102 ABC Poison Arrow (Single) NT 102 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NT 103 ABC The Look Of Love (Parts One And Two)(7", Single) Neutron Records NT 103 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NT 104 ABC All Of My Heart / Overture (From The Lexicon Of Love) (Single) NT 104 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NT 105 ABC That Was Then But This Is Now (Single) NT 105 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NT 106 ABC S.O.S. (Single) NT 106 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NT 107 ABC How To Be A Millionaire (Single) NT 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NT 108 ABC Be Near Me (Single) NT 108 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NT 109 ABC Vanity Kills (Single) NT 109 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NT 110 ABC Ocean Blue (Single) NT 110 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NT 111 ABC When Smokey Sings (Single) NT 111 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NT 112 ABC The Night You Murdered Love(7", Single) Neutron Records NT 112 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NT 113 ABC King Without A Crown (Single) NT 113 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NT 114 ABC One Better World NT 114 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
NT 115 ABC The Real Thing(7", Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NT 115 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NT 116 ABC The Look Of Love (1990 Mix) (Single) NT 116 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NTCD 111 ABC When Smokey Sings(CD, Maxi) Neutron Records NTCD 111 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
NTCD 114 ABC One Better World(CD, Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTCD 114 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
NTCD 115 ABC The Real Thing(CD, Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTCD 115 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NTCD 116 ABC The Look Of Love (1990 Mix)(CD, Single) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTCD 116 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
NTD·108 ABC Be Near Me(7", Single + 7", Single, Ltd + Ltd, Gat) Neutron Records NTD·108 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTD 109 ABC Vanity Kills(7", Single + 7", Pic) Neutron Records NTD 109 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTDJ 104 ABC All Of My Heart(7", Single, Promo) Neutron Records NTDJ 104 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTDJ 111 ABC When Smokey Sings(7", Single, Promo) Neutron Records NTDJ 111 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTDJ 112 ABC The Night You Murdered Love(7", Single, Promo) Neutron Records NTDJ 112 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTDJ 114 ABC One Better World(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTDJ 114 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NTDJ 116 ABC Look Of Love 1990 Mix(7", Single, Promo) Neutron Records NTDJ 116 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NTP 106 ABC S.O.S.(7", Pic) Neutron Records NTP 106 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NTP 109 ABC Vanity Kills(7", Shape, Ltd, Pic) Neutron Records NTP 109 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTRH 3 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire! (Album) NTRH 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTRH 4 ABC Alphabet City NTRH 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTRHC 3 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire!(Cass, Album) Neutron Records NTRHC 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTRHC 4 ABC Alphabet City(Cass, Album) Neutron Records NTRHC 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTRL 2 ABC Beauty Stab(LP, Album) Neutron Records, Phonogram NTRL 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NTRLC 2 ABC Beauty Stab(Cass, Album) Neutron Records, Phonogram, Neutron Records, Phonogram NTRLC 2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NTRS 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love (Album) NTRS 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTRSC 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love (Album) NTRSC 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTX 101 ABC Tears Are Not Enough (Single) NTX 101 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NTX 102 ABC Poison Arrow (Single) NTX 102 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTX 103 ABC The Look Of Love (Parts One, Two, Three & Four)(12", Single) Neutron Records NTX 103 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTX 104 ABC All Of My Heart / Overture (From The Lexicon Of Love) NTX 104 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTX 105 ABC That Was Then But This Is Now(12") Neutron Records, Phonogram NTX 105 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NTX 107 ABC How To Be A Zillionaire (Wall St. Mix)(12", Single) Neutron Records NTX 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NTX 108 ABC Be Near Me(12", Single) Neutron Records NTX 108 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTX 109 ABC Vanity Kills(12", Single) Neutron Records NTX 109 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTX 110 ABC Ocean Blue(12") Neutron Records NTX 110 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTX 111 ABC When Smokey Sings (Single) NTX 111 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTX 112 ABC Featuring Contessa Lady V ABC Featuring Contessa Lady V - The Night You Murdered Love(12") Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTX 112 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTX 113 ABC King Without A Crown(12") Neutron Records NTX 113 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTX 114 ABC One Better World(12", Single) Neutron Records, Phonogram NTX 114 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
NTX 115 ABC The Real Thing(12") Neutron Records NTX 115 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NTX 116 ABC The Look Of Love (1990 Mix)(12", Single) Neutron Records, Phonogram NTX 116 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
NTX DJ 103 ABC The Look Of Love (Special Remix)(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTX DJ 103 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTXDJ 105 ABC That Was Then But This Is Now(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTXDJ 105 UK 1983 Sell This Version
NTXDJ 110 ABC Ocean Blue(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTXDJ 110 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NTX DJ 111 ABC When Smokey Sings(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTX DJ 111 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTX DJ 112 ABC Night You Murdered Love(12", Promo) Club, Neutron Records NTX DJ 112 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTXDJ 113 ABC King Without A Crown(12", Promo) Neutron Records NTXDJ 113 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTXDJ115 ABC The Real Thing NTXDJ115 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NTXDJ 116 ABC Look Of Love 1990 Mix(12", Single, Promo) Neutron Records NTXDJ 116 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NTXG 113 ABC King Without A Crown(12") Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTXG 113 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTXR 107 ABC Zillionaire (Bond St. Mix)(12", Single) Neutron Records NTXR 107 UK 1984 Sell This Version
NTXR 111 ABC When Smokey Sings (Single) NTXR 111 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTXR 112 ABC The Night You Murdered Love (The Sheer-Chic Remix) NTXR 112 UK 1987 Sell This Version
NTXR 114 ABC One Better World (Pickering Park Mix) NTXR 114 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NTXR 115 ABC The Real Thing (The Remix EP)(12", EP) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTXR 115 UK 1989 Sell This Version