Emidisc (3)

Emidisc (3)

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EMI's brand of blank lacquer master disc made under licence from Pyral, France. Pyral invented the lacquer master disc to replace wax master discs and licensed their formula to EMI in the UK and to Audio Devices, Inc in the USA who made the "audiodisc" brand.

"Emidisc" blank discs were sold to disc cutting studios around the world, as was their "Emitape" blank reel-to-reel tapes. The blank discs were available in various sizes for use as master discs for the production of records and in 7" and 12" sizes for direct cut discs that could be taken home and played on a regular turntable. These so-called "acetate" discs (which contain no acetate) are cut one by one on a disc cutting lathe. They are not pressed.

E.M.I. Tape Limited · Hayes · Middlesex · England, and used by E.M.I. Sales & Service Ltd.

The EMIDISC imprint (Trademark first registered 26th Feb 1946) was relaunched in 1970 as a budget record label. ( Emidisc (2))
EMIDISC was also the name of one of EMI Australia's disc mastering and cutting studios, namely the DMM facility located at the factory.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0000 The Langleys Green Island(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) 0000 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.25114 Heartaches  album cover The Marcels Heartaches(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) 7N.25114 UK 1961 Sell This Version
7N 25193 The Twister / Who Do You Love  album cover Bo Diddley The Twister / Who Do You Love(Acetate, 7", Single) Pye International 7N 25193 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7N 45187 You're The One I Love  album cover Watson T. Browne You're The One I Love(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) 7N 45187 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.45228 Black Velvet There Must Be A Way(Acetate, 7", Sin) Emidisc (3) 7N.45228 UK Unknown Sell This Version
023 Deep Purple Anthem(Acetate, 10", S/Sided, Single, TP) Emidisc (3) 023 UK 1968 Sell This Version
530 Round 'N Round  album cover The Shadows Round 'N Round(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) 530 UK 1963 Sell This Version
2239 Peace  album cover Stach de Rola Peace(Acetate) Not On Label 2239 Unknown Sell This Version
2454 Rhythm Of Life  album cover Unknown Artist Rhythm Of Life(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) 2454 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4780 Lincoln County  album cover The Love Affair Lincoln County(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) CBS 4780 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5290 If You Don't Want Me Now  album cover Chip Taylor / Paul Hampton Chip Taylor / Paul Hampton - If You Don't Want Me Now(Acetate, 7") MGM Records, Warner Bros. Records 5290 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8006 Cecil Taylor The World Of Cecil Taylor(Acetate, LP, Album) Emidisc (3) 8006 UK Unknown Sell This Version
56209 How Do You Feel  album cover Sounds Incorporated How Do You Feel(7", Promo) Emidisc (3) 56209 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584278 I Walk On Gilded Splinters  album cover Cher I Walk On Gilded Splinters(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) 584278 UK 1969 Sell This Version
604012 Tony Simon Gimme A Little Sign(Acetate, 7", Single) Track Record 604012 UK 1967 Sell This Version
28-3-1974 A Toot And A Snore In '74  album cover Lennon-McCartney A Toot And A Snore In '74(CD, Album, Unofficial) Emidisc (3) 28-3-1974 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AME 601 Merry Christmas Darling  album cover Carpenters Merry Christmas Darling(Acetate, 7") A&M Records AME 601 UK 1971 Sell This Version
AMT 1213 She's A Fool  album cover Lesley Gore She's A Fool(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label AMT 1213 UK 1963 Sell This Version
BITUK 001 Born In The U.K.  album cover Badly Drawn Boy Born In The U.K.(7", S/Sided, Ltd) Emidisc (3) BITUK 001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DB 4924 Mr Lonely  album cover Buddy Greco Mr Lonely(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Columbia DB 4924 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DB 7317 Call Up The Groups (Medley)  album cover The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond - Call Up The Groups (Medley)(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) DB 7317 UK 1964 Sell This Version
EP 579 Deep Purple River Deep - Mountain High / Listen, Learn, Read On(7", Single, TP) Emidisc (3) EP 579 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MK501 Gonna Get Along Without You Now  album cover The Vibrations Gonna Get Along Without You Now(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) MK501 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MK502A  Uptight (Everything's Alright)   album cover Henry Jerome Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) MK502A Unknown Sell This Version
MU46 Les Halles  album cover Yvette Horner Les Halles(Acetate, 7", TP) Emidisc (3) MU46 France Unknown Sell This Version
non The Warriors (3) Run To Me(Acetate, S/Sided) Emidisc (3) non UK Unknown Sell This Version
none You Really Got Me   album cover The Kinks You Really Got Me (Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Spell  album cover Spell (7) Spell(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Sailor Boy / Please Please  album cover Goldie and the Gingerbreads* Sailor Boy / Please Please(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Limbo Baby / Greenback Dollars  album cover The Virginians (6) Limbo Baby / Greenback Dollars(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Hush  album cover Deep Purple Hush(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Never In A Hundred Years  album cover Billy Joe Royal Never In A Hundred Years(Acetate, 7") Not On Label none UK 1962 Sell This Version
none I Often Wondered  album cover Monty Babson I Often Wondered(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Eugene Carnan  album cover Eugene Carnan Eugene Carnan(Acetate, LP, Album, Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Bony Moronie / Back Up Train  album cover Roy Young Bony Moronie / Back Up Train(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Eccentric Dr. Who  album cover Malcolm Lockyer The Eccentric Dr. Who(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none I Can Tell  album cover The Zephyrs (2) I Can Tell(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1963 Sell This Version
none He's The One  album cover Bobby Dean He's The One(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Brontosaurus  album cover The Move Brontosaurus(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Makin' Georgia  album cover Old Gold Makin' Georgia(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Za Za Za Zilda / Love's Desire  album cover Zior Za Za Za Zilda / Love's Desire(Acetate, 7", Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Don't It Make You Feel Funky  album cover Joe Hicks Don't It Make You Feel Funky(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none Emission RTL  album cover Dynastie Crisis Emission RTL(2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided) Not On Label none France 1972 Sell This Version
none Kid Dynamite (5) Call Me Sunshine Superman(Acetate, S/Sided) Pye Records none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none I Can See You   album cover The Cymerons I Can See You (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Break My Woman Down  album cover Martin Hamilton Break My Woman Down(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Sangen Om Dig  album cover Bjørn Tidmand Sangen Om Dig(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Mighty Quinn  album cover Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Man Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne  album cover Nora Nova Man Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none I Can't Break The News To Myself  album cover Dakotas* I Can't Break The News To Myself(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Blues For Mister Charlie Part 2  album cover Bobby Sharp Blues For Mister Charlie Part 2(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Love In Every Room   album cover Laura Lee* Love In Every Room (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Come Into My Heart / Susie B  album cover Rusty Harness Come Into My Heart / Susie B(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Untitled  album cover Complex (19) Untitled(Acetate, 10", Album) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Respect  album cover Ike & Tina Turner Respect(Acetate, 10", Single) Emidisc (3) none France 1970 Sell This Version
none Picking Up The Sunshine / Gin House Blues  album cover Beverley* Picking Up The Sunshine / Gin House Blues(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Tales From The Underground  album cover Team Dokus Tales From The Underground(Acetate, LP, Album, Mono, TP) Emidisc (3) none UK 1969 Sell This Version
none Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine  album cover Apple (4) Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine(7", Ace) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Sleepy Shores  album cover Johnny Pearson & His Orchestra Sleepy Shores(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, TP) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Rhythm Of The Rain  album cover The Cascades (2) Rhythm Of The Rain (Single) none UK 1962 Sell This Version
none Indiana Wants Me  album cover R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none You Lost The Sweetest Boy  album cover Mary Wells You Lost The Sweetest Boy none UK 1963 Sell This Version
none Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush  album cover Traffic Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush(7", S/Sided, Ace) Emidisc (3) none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Sympathy  album cover Alan Dell (2) Sympathy(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1969 Sell This Version
none You Were On My Mind  album cover Crispian St. Peters You Were On My Mind(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Apples And Oranges / Paint Box  album cover Pink Floyd Apples And Oranges / Paint Box(Acetate, 8", Single, Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Exodus  album cover The Eagles Exodus(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1962 Sell This Version
none Christmas Time (Is Here Again)  album cover The Beatles Christmas Time (Is Here Again)(Acetate, 10") Emidisc (3) none UK 1980 Sell This Version
none You're So Dumb  album cover Skrewdriver You're So Dumb(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1977 Sell This Version
none The House Of Johann Strauss  album cover The Barron Knights The House Of Johann Strauss(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Come To The Dance  album cover Barron Knights* Come To The Dance(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Here Come The Bees/Heart Be Still  album cover The Barron Knights / Lorraine Ellison The Barron Knights / Lorraine Ellison - Here Come The Bees/Heart Be Still(Acetate, 7", Single) Advision, Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Traces  album cover The Barron Knights Traces none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Freda Payne Deeper And Deeper(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Cressida  album cover Cressida (3) Cressida(Acetate, LP, Album) Emidisc (3) none UK 1969 Sell This Version
none Finchley Central / Holiday Innn  album cover New Vaudeville Band* Finchley Central / Holiday Innn(Acetate, 7") Not On Label none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Richard's Window  album cover Olivia Newton-John Richard's Window(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1975 Sell This Version
none Jackie* & The Raindrops (2) Jackie* & The Raindrops (2) - Come On Dream(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1963 Sell This Version
none Jacky* Love Is Now none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Johnny Said Come Over  album cover Jackie Lee (2) Johnny Said Come Over(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Friends  album cover Jackie Lee (2) Friends(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none For Your Love  album cover The Yardbirds For Your Love(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Up On The Roof  album cover Kenny Lynch / Unknown Artist Kenny Lynch / Unknown Artist - Up On The Roof(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Gonna Fly Now  album cover Lonnie Youngblood Gonna Fly Now(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Edison Lighthouse What's Happening(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Lady   album cover Billy Fury Lady (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Parlophone, Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Bondiago  album cover The Bear Brothers Bondiago(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none My Boy  album cover Richard Harris My Boy(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Nashville Skyline  album cover Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline(Acetate, LP) Emidisc (3) none UK 1969 Sell This Version
none Liar  album cover Queen Liar(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none Blues Before Sunrise  album cover Leroy Carr Blues Before Sunrise(Acetate, LP) Emidisc (3) none UK 1963 Sell This Version
none Keep Playin' That Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Edgar Winter's White Trash Keep Playin' That Rock 'N' Roll(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none I See The Moon  album cover Nancy Sinatra I See The Moon(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1963 Sell This Version
none Wild One  album cover Thin Lizzy Wild One(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1975 Sell This Version
none Get Back  album cover The Beatles With Billy Preston The Beatles With Billy Preston - Get Back(7", Single, Ace) Emidisc (3) none UK 1969 Sell This Version
none Natural High  album cover Mike Wallace (3) Natural High(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Madeline Bell Don't Cry My Heart(Acetate, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Le Temps Du Borsalino / L'Or Et Le Rhum  album cover Régine Le Temps Du Borsalino / L'Or Et Le Rhum(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none I'll Always Love You  album cover Spinners I'll Always Love You(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version

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Aussie0zborn

Aussie0zborn

July 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Acetates are not "releases". They are simply dubs on to disc for reference purposes.
EMI manufactured blank magnetic tape branded "Emitape" and blank lacquer discs (so called "acetates") branded "Emidisc". These products were sold to recording studios around the world and were not unique to EMI owned studios.
rarityvalue

rarityvalue

October 7, 2010
I was involved with the recording industry in the 1960's, so perhaps I can clarify the 'Emidisc' situation. Bands/Groups/Artistes would either hire private studios, or be given Record Company studio time, in order to make practice, experimental, or demonstration recordings. The finished recording would be on a 'recording industry standard tape'. This was far too wide for a domestic tape recorder and played at a different speed. The performer(s) would be given the options of purchasing copies of their work on Industry Standard Tape, Domestic Reel to Reel Tape, or Acetate Disc. To the best of my knowledge, the only blank acetates used in the UK were Emidiscs. The recording was not 'pressed' onto the acetate, but individually 'cut' by a machine. This resembled a record player that worked in reverse. Putting it simply, sound was transferred from the Master Tape to a diamond cutter that vibrated, and cut the grooves. This was old technology that dated back to Edison recordings at the beginning of the 20th Century. If six copies of a double sided single were required, you had to wait while the machine performed twelve times. This took time and these demo discs were not cheap! I cannot ever recall any of these acetates being given matrix or run-off numbers. The self-adhesive labels were provided separately so that any info could be typed on them. These were always blank except for the printed Emidisc blurb around the rim. Any catalogue numbers were typed on by the performer’s management and were nothing to do with Emidisc or EMI.