EMI Custom Records

EMI Custom Records

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Please only use this label or company if it is specifically branded or mentioned on the release. A catalogue number or matrix number does not denote this label unless branded. EMI Custom Records was not a pressing plant and should not be credited as such.

For the pressing plant used to manufacture these please use Columbia / EMI Records, Homebush.

For the earlier labels to approximately 1980 please use Process Recording, EMI Custom Service, His Master's Voice and EMI Custom when branded.

EMI Custom Records was a brand used for a custom pressing service by EMI which continued a pre-existing service established soon after the first Columbia factory was set up in Australia in 1926. Starting in 1928 Columbia began producing 78rpm shellac private or personal records using a PR prefix for 10" records and a PRX prefix for 12" records. Initially there was no specific name for these records, but in 1937 the Process Recording name began to be used. Many recordings of radio serials, theme songs and advertisements for airplay on radio stations as well as a few "private" recordings were released in these PR & PRX series up into the 1950s.

With the introduction of vinyl pressings in the 1950s there were new prefixes introduced including PRS for 7" records, PRX for 10" records, and YRPX for 12" records. Other prefixes were also used at various times (including CP & CPLP for 10" records, APLPA, CPX & XCPLP for 12" records, and CPZ for 16" records).

In 1959 the Process Recording label was replaced by EMI Custom Service which was later superseded by EMI Custom, then His Master's Voice and finally EMI Custom Records.

The main catalog prefixes used were:

PR-1-3500s (1928-1960s) - 10" 78s and later 10" LPs
PRS-1-2999 (1953-1980) - 7" 45s
PRS-13000-13800s (1980-1986) - 7" 45s (NOTE that many records show only the 13000 catalog number without the PRS prefix).
PRX-1-6100s (1928-1976) - 12" 78s and later 12" LPs
PRZ-1-6600s (1935-1960s) - 16" 33rpm discs
YPRX-1001-2399 (1971-1986) - 12" LPs

The above is a general outline only, and there may be other prefixes and catalog number ranges besides those mentioned above. Single-sided discs were generally not allocated catalog numbers and show the matrix # only.

The following matrix # prefixes were used on EMI Custom Records pressings or earlier iterations (Process Recording, EMI Custom Service, etc.):

ABX - 12" 78s
ABZ - 16" 78s
CTX - 12" 78s
CTZ - 16" 78s
FS - 10" 78s
FSX - 12" 78s
FSZ - 16" 78s
OXS - 10" mono LPs
OYS - 10" stereo LPs
S - 10" 78s
SX - 12" 78s (also used for 10" & 16" 78s before 1937)
SZ - 16" 78s
XFS - 10" mono LPs
2XS - 12" mono LPs
2XFS - 12" mono LPs
2YS - 12" stereo LPs
7XS - 7" mono 45s
7XFS - 7" mono 45s
7YS - 7" stereo 45s

Some of the above matrix # prefixes were also used for EMI commercial recordings. Up until the 1950s Columbia/EMI commercial recordings mainly used T & TX matrix # prefixes but these prefixes were also occasional used for private/custom recordings.

Many records were radio themes and advertising material for airplay on radio stations, sound effects records or various types of promotional records. Only about 30% of releases were "personal" records by individual artists or bands.

Many of the records made for private individuals used a label name preferred by the client rather than EMI Custom Records. As part of the custom record service a client could opt to have their own label name and catalog # appear on the label and/or sleeves. Some releases show a catalog # unique to that specific record instead of (or as well as) the EMI catalog number.

Pressing figures for pre-1970s releases are mostly unknown, but certainly the many radio station only items were produced in very limited numbers. By the 1970s some of the private recordings are known to have been pressed in numbers of 500 to 1,000 - although in some cases the number pressed was much lower (100 to 250) or even fewer.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
13016 Without Your Help  album cover Paul Musson Without Your Help(7") EMI Custom Records 13016 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13038 XXXX Jingles  album cover Unknown Artist XXXX Jingles(7") EMI Custom Records 13038 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13056 Who Was That?  album cover The Boys (32) Who Was That?(7") EMI Custom Records 13056 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13057 Sitmar Song  album cover Sound Spectrum Band Sitmar Song(7") EMI Custom Records 13057 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13058 All I Ever Wanted Was You  album cover 'X' Offender All I Ever Wanted Was You(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13058 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13059 Remember Them  album cover Ulsers Remember Them(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13059 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13061 She's Nothing Special  album cover Thriving Metropolis She's Nothing Special(7") EMI Custom Records 13061 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13062 Garden Of Uluru  album cover Electric Fans Garden Of Uluru(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13062 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13065 Nathan Livingstone  album cover Nathan Livingstone Nathan Livingstone(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13065 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13067 Living In Darlinghurst  album cover The The (3) Living In Darlinghurst(7") EMI Custom Records 13067 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13074 Kythera  album cover Helen Kalokerinos Kythera(7") EMI Custom Records 13074 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13080 Why The Dingo Doesn't Bark  album cover Brian Karren Why The Dingo Doesn't Bark(7") EMI Custom Records 13080 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13094 Gran  album cover Errol McSweeny Gran(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13094 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13100 Painting By Numbers  album cover The Sunday Painters* Painting By Numbers(7", EP, Ltd) Terminal Records (3) 13100 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13101 The Right Time  album cover Verandahs The Right Time(7") Mr. Wonderful Records, EMI Custom Records 13101 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13103 Ten Years On  album cover The Dagoes Ten Years On(7", Single) Phantom Records (3) 13103 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13107 A Natural Australian Country Singer / Sam  album cover Paul Musson A Natural Australian Country Singer / Sam(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13107 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13114 Something Good  album cover The Chooks Something Good(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13114 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13118 Superbrat  album cover Dean Monterey Superbrat(7") EMI Custom Records 13118 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13120 Maria Angela  album cover Vulcani Maria Angela(7") EMI Custom Records 13120 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13122 Gimme Some  album cover ELFA (3) Gimme Some(7", Ltd) EMI Custom Records 13122 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13123 Again  album cover Lawrence Evening Again(7") EMI Custom Records 13123 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13131 Just Give Me Time  album cover Sasha Glikson Just Give Me Time(7") EMI Custom Records 13131 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13141 Toys For Boys  album cover Justin Kase (5) Toys For Boys(7") EMI Custom Records 13141 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13144 Kim Oliver (3) Stay The Night(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13144 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13148 I Just Can't Stay Away From You  album cover Mike Kent (6) I Just Can't Stay Away From You(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13148 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13152 Tribute To Jimmy Mahoney  album cover Bill Montgomery (5) Tribute To Jimmy Mahoney(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13152 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13153 Live Like Flynn  album cover Legend (50) Live Like Flynn(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13153 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13154 St. Lucia Road  album cover The Bent Elbows St. Lucia Road(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13154 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13157 We Were Life / Daylight  album cover Erle Montaigue* We Were Life / Daylight(7", Single) EMI Custom Records, Ethereal Records (5) 13157 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13161 Gangland  album cover Foreign Body (3) Gangland(7") Good Bunch Records, EMI Custom Records 13161 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13162 I Don't Care  album cover The Aliens (4) I Don't Care(7", Single) Planet X (3), EMI Custom Records 13162 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13164 Galimatias Amoureux  album cover The Jumpers (8) Galimatias Amoureux(7") Smash And Grab Records, EMI Custom Records 13164 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13168 Sonido De Los Andes  album cover Sonido De Los Andes Sonido De Los Andes(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13168 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13169 Love, Love, Love  album cover Marge Graham Love, Love, Love(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13169 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13174 Trans 262  album cover Trans 262 Trans 262(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13174 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13177 Stop Playing Games  album cover Mark Fontaine Stop Playing Games(7") EMI Custom Records 13177 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13178 Standing On A Corner  album cover Peter Northey Sleeman Standing On A Corner(7", Promo) EMI Custom Records 13178 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13184 Meeking-Rose Waltz / Waltz Of Memories  album cover Bill Montgomery (5), Ray Rose (6) Bill Montgomery (5), Ray Rose (6) - Meeking-Rose Waltz / Waltz Of Memories(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13184 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13185 Evan Jones (6) And I Wish You Were Staying Forever(7") EMI Custom Records 13185 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13192 Country Guitars  album cover Country Guitars Country Guitars(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13192 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13196 Song For Canberra  album cover Unknown Artist Song For Canberra(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13196 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13208 Padre  album cover Joy Jarvis Padre(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13208 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13209 Enchanted House  album cover Four Gods Enchanted House(7", Single) Able Label 13209 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13209 Love Is Blind  album cover Midnight Express (11) Love Is Blind(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13209 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13233 Empty Heart / Apartment #9  album cover The Cockroaches Empty Heart / Apartment #9(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13233 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13234 It's A Waste  album cover The Real Traitors It's A Waste(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13234 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13235 Love Aint What It Used To Be  album cover The Sets Love Aint What It Used To Be(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13235 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13236 Toxic Shock  album cover Toxic Shock (8) Toxic Shock(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13236 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13242 Singleton High  album cover Various Singleton High(7") EMI Custom Records 13242 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13245 Lover Sometimes  album cover Creme De La Creme (2) Lover Sometimes(7") EMI Custom Records 13245 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13248 The Secret  album cover Kicks (5) The Secret(7") Shake Music, EMI Custom Records 13248 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13252 Never EP  album cover Mr. X (31) Never EP(7", EP, Ltd) EMI Custom Records 13252 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13282 Look At Me Now  album cover The Mysterons (6) Look At Me Now(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13282 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13287 Nobody's Child  album cover Ros Carter Nobody's Child(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13287 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13310 Mum And Dad  album cover Jet Brown (2) Mum And Dad(7") EMI Custom Records 13310 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13312 The Derby Song  album cover Dave Tomlin The Derby Song(7", Single, Mono) EMI Custom Records 13312 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13313 Last Kiss  album cover The Lonely Hearts (2) Last Kiss(7") Half An Arc Records, EMI Custom Records 13313 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13314 Spanish Blue  album cover The Triffids Spanish Blue(7", Single) No Records & Tapes, EMI Custom Records 13314 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13317 David Reynolds* The Winton Kangaroo(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13317 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13319 It's Only A Game  album cover Phases (3) It's Only A Game(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13319 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13324 Darwin's Machines  album cover Genet Tic Toc Darwin's Machines(7", Ltd) EMI Custom Records 13324 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13326 Beach Blanket Tempest / Dingo Girl  album cover Sunny Vlaming And The Bluebottles, Julie Godfrey And The Dingogo's Sunny Vlaming And The Bluebottles, Julie Godfrey And The Dingogo's - Beach Blanket Tempest / Dingo Girl(7") EMI Custom Records 13326 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13328 Dry Your Eyes  album cover D.V.8* Dry Your Eyes(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13328 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13332 "Secrets" Songs  album cover The Secrets (15) "Secrets" Songs(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13332 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13342 Mother's Lament  album cover The Westerners Mother's Lament(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13342 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13343 Schunkel Lieder  album cover Fritz (56) Schunkel Lieder(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13343 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13345 Hawn It-Tnejn Gejna / Tommy Dubbiena  album cover Gemma Portelli, Paul & Gemma Portelli Gemma Portelli, Paul & Gemma Portelli - Hawn It-Tnejn Gejna / Tommy Dubbiena(7") EMI Custom Records 13345 Malta Unknown Sell This Version
13347 Wild Wild Women  album cover Tony Field* Wild Wild Women(7") EMI Custom Records 13347 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13348 Ti Penso Sempre  album cover Mike Giacob Ti Penso Sempre(7") EMI Custom Records 13348 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13349 I Don't Wanna Know  album cover The Screaming Tribesmen I Don't Wanna Know(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13349 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13354 We're All In This Together  album cover The Essentials (8) We're All In This Together(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13354 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13355 But Jacques, The Fish?  album cover The Celibate Rifels* But Jacques, The Fish? (EP) 13355 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13358 Truckie's Wife's Lament  album cover The Dakotas (4) Truckie's Wife's Lament(7", EP) EMI Custom Records, Joy Records (42) 13358 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13362 Fun In The Sun / Living In A Tropical Paradise  album cover Rod James (2) And Mango Jam (3) Rod James (2) And Mango Jam (3) - Fun In The Sun / Living In A Tropical Paradise(7") EMI Custom Records 13362 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13363 Chances (Through The Day)  album cover Basteel Chances (Through The Day)(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13363 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13367 Star Of The West / A Stud Like Me  album cover Dead Livers Star Of The West / A Stud Like Me(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13367 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13369 Secret Love  album cover The EP's Secret Love(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13369 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13373 How Can I Tell You?  album cover Soggy Porridge How Can I Tell You?(7") EMI Custom Records 13373 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13381 The Wind In The Willows  album cover Raglan Road The Wind In The Willows(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13381 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13382 David Verrall (2) Murray Mud(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13382 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13383 Truckers' Heaven  album cover Bruno (132) Truckers' Heaven(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13383 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13388 Easyridin'   album cover Paul Musson Easyridin' (7") EMI Custom Records 13388 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13392 Cosmos (45) Imhabba Speciali(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13392 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13395 This Song's For You  album cover Brendan Britt This Song's For You(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13395 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13409 To You, Tasmania  album cover Hobart Orpheus Choir, The Band of the 6th Military District, Dr. Alan Tucker Hobart Orpheus Choir, The Band of the 6th Military District, Dr. Alan Tucker - To You, Tasmania(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13409 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13416 Kick Up Your Heels And Dance  album cover Old Sydney Town Woolshed Band (Natural Gass) Kick Up Your Heels And Dance(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13416 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13422 Music Set Us Free  album cover The Double O's Music Set Us Free(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13422 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13431 Sea Cruise  album cover Stephen Leigh & The Semi-Tones Sea Cruise(7") EMI Custom Records 13431 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13432 Aque Serven  album cover Tansey's Fancy Aque Serven(7") EMI Custom Records 13432 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13436 My Girl  album cover The Bob Cain Band My Girl(7") EMI Custom Records 13436 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13438 Ruthless Kind  album cover Stanley's Expedition Ruthless Kind(7") EMI Custom Records 13438 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13443 Immigrante  album cover Tony Latino (2) Immigrante(7") EMI Custom Records 13443 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13447 Ken Hawkins  album cover Ken Hawkins (3) Ken Hawkins(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13447 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13450 Pleas  album cover Private Lives (3) Pleas(7", EP) EMI Custom Records 13450 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13453 Maybelline  album cover A.T. Wells Maybelline(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13453 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13455 Another Night In Thredbo  album cover Chris Pelcer Another Night In Thredbo(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13455 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13456 Stop Messin' With Me  album cover Chantel (8) Stop Messin' With Me(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13456 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
13461 War  album cover Altar Ego War(7", Single, Ltd) EMI Custom Records 13461 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
13464 Lonely Winter  album cover Nodes Levity Lonely Winter(7") EMI Custom Records 13464 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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August 22, 2017
13518 is a 7" Single by Neville Anderson - Mystery b/w Come On Cowboy. No date on record of production but presume 1983 to fit in.
Regards, Paul Thompson