Emidisc (3)

Emidisc (3)

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EMI's brand of blank lacquer master disc, please enter as 'Made By' in lccn.
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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
7N.25114 The Marcels - Heartaches The Marcels Heartaches(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Pye Records 7N.25114 UK 1961 Sell This Version
7N 45187 Watson T. Browne - You're The One I Love Watson T. Browne You're The One I Love(Acetate, 7") Pye Records 7N 45187 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.45228 Black Velvet There Must Be A Way(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Pye Records 7N.45228 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N 45357 Millican And Nesbitt* - For Old Times Sake Millican And Nesbitt* For Old Times Sake(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Pye Records 7N 45357 UK 1974 Sell This Version
20 Eric Burdon & The Animals - Winds Of Change Eric Burdon & The Animals Winds Of Change(2xAcetate, LP) Emidisc (3) 20 UK & Ireland 1967 Sell This Version
023 Deep Purple Anthem(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) 023 UK 1968 Sell This Version
304 Mike Wade (5) - On The Make Mike Wade (5) On The Make(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) 304 UK Unknown Sell This Version
52/3a Zuzanne van Heerden Klaradyn / Op My Ou Ramkietjie(Acetate, 10", Single) Melotoongolwe, Emidisc (3) 52/3a South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
1052 Teresa Brewer - Till I Waltz Again With You Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again With You(Acetate, 10") Emidisc (3) 1052 UK 1952 Sell This Version
6766 Norma Tanega - Walking My Cat Named Dog Norma Tanega Walking My Cat Named Dog(Acetate, S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) 6766 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7351 The Ladybirds - Memories The Ladybirds Memories(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Columbia 7351 UK 1964 Sell This Version
8006 Cecil Taylor The World Of Cecil Taylor(Acetate, LP, Album) Emidisc (3) 8006 UK Unknown Sell This Version
10756 June Valli - I Catch Myself Crying June Valli I Catch Myself Crying (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) ABC-Paramount 10756 UK Unknown Sell This Version
48913 Großes Großes "Polydor"-Blasorchster* Ltg. Hans Freese Großes "Polydor"-Blasorchster* Ltg. Hans Freese - Das Große Platzkonzert(Shellac, 10") Polydor 48913 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
48921 Horst Wende , Akkordeon Mit Seiner Tanz-Besetzung* , Gesang: Cornel-Trio - Wollen Wir Nach Hause Geh'n? / Oh Nein - Oh Nein Horst Wende , Akkordeon Mit Seiner Tanz-Besetzung* , Gesang: Cornel-Trio Horst Wende , Akkordeon Mit Seiner Tanz-Besetzung* , Gesang: Cornel-Trio - Wollen Wir Nach Hause Geh'n? / Oh Nein - Oh Nein(Shellac, 10") Polydor 48921 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
584278 Cher - I Walk On Gilded Splinters Cher I Walk On Gilded Splinters(Acetate, 7") Atlantic 584278 UK 1969 Sell This Version
604012 Tony Simon Gimme A Little Sign(Acetate, 7", Single) Track Record 604012 UK 1967 Sell This Version
A5 G.E Andee Silver A Boy I used To Know(7", S/Sided, TP) Emidisc (3) A5 G.E UK Unknown Sell This Version
Acetate Adam Faith If He Tells You / Talk To Me(7", Ace) Emidisc (3) Acetate UK 1964 Sell This Version
AME 601 Carpenters - Merry Christmas Darling Carpenters Merry Christmas Darling(Acetate, 7") A&M Records AME 601 UK 1971 Sell This Version
AMT 1213 Lesley Gore - She's A Fool Lesley Gore She's A Fool(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Mercury AMT 1213 UK 1963 Sell This Version
BITUK 001 Badly Drawn Boy - Born In The U.K. Badly Drawn Boy Born In The U.K.(7", S/Sided, Ltd) Emidisc (3) BITUK 001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DB 4924 Buddy Greco - Mr Lonely Buddy Greco Mr Lonely(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Columbia DB 4924 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DB 7317 The Barron Knights With Duke D'Mond - Call Up The Groups (Medley) 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
DRM The Galactic Federation* - The Sky People / Moon Shot The Galactic Federation* The Sky People / Moon Shot(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) DRM UK Unknown Sell This Version
Emidisc Maceo & All The King's Men - Funky Music Machine Maceo & All The King's Men Funky Music Machine(Acetate, LP, Album, Ace) Emidisc (3) Emidisc UK 1972 Sell This Version
EMIDISC Jim Wheeler (12) - He's Got A Second-Hand Wife Jim Wheeler (12) He's Got A Second-Hand Wife(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) EMIDISC UK Unknown Sell This Version
Emidisc 1 Grit (12) - Grit Grit (12) Grit(Acetate, S/Sided) Emidisc (3) Emidisc 1 UK 1972 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
Impulse Music The APEX (6) - Overstrung At 3 a.m. The APEX (6) Overstrung At 3 a.m. (Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) Impulse Music UK Unknown Sell This Version
K13040 Chip Taylor / Paul Hampton - If You Don't Want Me Now Chip Taylor / Paul Hampton Chip Taylor / Paul Hampton - If You Don't Want Me Now(Acetate, 7") MGM Records, Warner Bros. Records K13040 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LP03 Chris Barber - Unknown Acetate No 1 Chris Barber Unknown Acetate No 1(Acetate, LP) Emidisc (3) LP03 UK & Europe 1965 Sell This Version
LP 04 Chris Barber - Acetate No. 2 Chris Barber Acetate No. 2(LP) Emidisc (3) LP 04 UK & Europe 1968 Sell This Version
mayfair 2696 Hollywood Argyles - Long Hair, Unsquare Dude Called Jack Hollywood Argyles Long Hair, Unsquare Dude Called Jack(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) mayfair 2696 UK 1965 Sell This Version
MK502A Henry Jerome -  Uptight (Everything's Alright) Henry Jerome Uptight (Everything's Alright) (Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) MK502A Unknown Sell This Version
MMLP 66 Karen Young (2) - Nobody's Child Karen Young (2) Nobody's Child(Acetate, LP) Not On Label MMLP 66 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MT 1073 Four Tops - Ask The Lonely Four Tops Ask The Lonely(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Tamla Motown MT 1073 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MU46 Y. Horner* - Les Halles Y. Horner* Les Halles(Acetate, 7") Not On Label MU46 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NG 574 Mac And Katie Kissoon - Bless Me Mac And Katie Kissoon Bless Me(7", Single, Promo) Emidisc (3) NG 574 UK Unknown Sell This Version
NH 52316 A Peter Wynne I'm A Fool To Want You (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) NH 52316 A UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Wayne Gibson - For No One Wayne Gibson For No One(Acetate, 7") Columbia none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none The Kinks - You Really Got Me Going The Kinks You Really Got Me Going(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none The Kinks - Autumn Almanac The Kinks Autumn Almanac (Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Goldie and the Gingerbreads* - Sailor Boy / Please Please Goldie and the Gingerbreads* Sailor Boy / Please Please(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none The Love Affair - Let Me Dance The Love Affair Let Me Dance(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none The Virginians (6) - Limbo Baby / Greenback Dollars The Virginians (6) Limbo Baby / Greenback Dollars(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Deep Purple Hush none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none The McKinleys - Sweet & Tender Romance The McKinleys Sweet & Tender Romance(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Billy Joe Royal - Never In A Hundred Years Billy Joe Royal Never In A Hundred Years(Acetate, 7") Not On Label none UK 1962 Sell This Version
none Monty Babson - I Often Wondered Monty Babson I Often Wondered(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Eugene Carnan - Eugene Carnan Eugene Carnan Eugene Carnan(Acetate, LP, Album, Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Unit Four Plus Two - For A Moment Unit Four Plus Two For A Moment(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Roy Young - Bony Moronie / Back Up Train Roy Young Bony Moronie / Back Up Train(Acetate, 7") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Milkwood - Watching You Go Milkwood Watching You Go(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Craig Scott - Star Crossed Lovers Craig Scott Star Crossed Lovers(7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Times (6) - Reconciled The Times (6) Reconciled(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Single) Not On Label none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Malcolm Lockyer - The Eccentric Dr. Who 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 Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none The Zephyrs (2) - I Can Tell The Zephyrs (2) I Can Tell(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Bobby Dean - He's The One Bobby Dean He's The One(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none J. Vincent Edwards -  I Can't Turn Back Time J. Vincent Edwards I Can't Turn Back Time(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none The Move - Brontosaurus The Move Brontosaurus(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Old Gold - Makin' Georgia Old Gold Makin' Georgia(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1971 Sell This Version
none Zior - Za Za Za Zilda / Love's Desire Zior Za Za Za Zilda / Love's Desire(Acetate, 7", Mono) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Billy Vaughn - Release Me Billy Vaughn Release Me(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, TP) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Joe Hicks - Don't It Make You Feel Funky Joe Hicks Don't It Make You Feel Funky(Acetate, 7") Emidisc (3) none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none Dynastie Crisis - Emission RTL 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 Kid Dynamite (5) Call Me Sunshine Superman(Acetate, S/Sided) Pye Records none UK 1973 Sell This Version
none The Cymerons - I Can See You The Cymerons I Can See You (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Martin Hamilton - Break My Woman Down Martin Hamilton Break My Woman Down(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none The Caribbean - Inside Out The Caribbean Inside Out (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Dion (3) Ruby Baby / He'll Only Hurt You(7", Single, TP) Columbia none New Zealand 1962 Sell This Version
none Bjørn Tidmand - Sangen Om Dig Bjørn Tidmand Sangen Om Dig(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Nora Nova - Man Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne Nora Nova Man Gewöhnt Sich So Schnell An Das Schöne(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1964 Sell This Version
none The Pathfinders (3) - Don't You Believe It The Pathfinders (3) Don't You Believe It(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Dakotas* - I Can't Break The News To Myself Dakotas* I Can't Break The News To Myself(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Bobby Sharp - Blues For Mister Charlie Part 2 Bobby Sharp Blues For Mister Charlie Part 2(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Osibisa - The Black Ant Osibisa The Black Ant (Acetate, 7") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Laura Lee (3) - Love In Every Room Laura Lee (3) Love In Every Room (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none The Langleys - Green Island The Langleys Green Island(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none The Persuasions (2) - La, La, La, La, La The Persuasions (2) La, La, La, La, La(Acetate, 7", Sin) Emidisc (3) none UK & Europe 1966 Sell This Version
none Rusty Harness - Come Into My Heart / Susie B Rusty Harness Come Into My Heart / Susie B(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1970 Sell This Version
none Complex (19) - Untitled Complex (19) Untitled(Acetate, 10", Album) Emidisc (3) none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Status Quo - Paper Plane Status Quo Paper Plane(Acetate, 7", Mono) Not On Label none UK 1972 Sell This Version
none Ike & Tina Turner - Respect Ike & Tina Turner Respect(Acetate, 10", Single) Emidisc (3) none France 1970 Sell This Version
none Jamie Coe - Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye Jamie Coe Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1960 Sell This Version
none Beverley* - Picking Up The Sunshine / Gin House Blues Beverley* Picking Up The Sunshine / Gin House Blues(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Hurricane Smith - Don't Let It Die Hurricane Smith Don't Let It Die(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Tony Orlando - Tell Me What I Can Do Tony Orlando Tell Me What I Can Do(Acetate, 6½", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Team Dokus - Team Dokus Team Dokus Team Dokus(Acetate, LP, Album, Mono, TP) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Gene Pitney - Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart(7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Billy Ocean - Let's Put Our Emotions In Motion Billy Ocean Let's Put Our Emotions In Motion(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Billy Ocean - Who's Little Girl Are You Billy Ocean Who's Little Girl Are You(Acetate, 7", Single) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Deke Arlon - If I Hadn't A Dime Deke Arlon If I Hadn't A Dime(Acetate, 7", S/Sided, Mono, Ace) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none Apple (4) - Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine Apple (4) Let's Take A Trip Down The Rhine(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1968 Sell This Version
none Pearl Carr And Teddy Johnson - Tell Me Again And Again Pearl Carr And Teddy Johnson Pearl Carr And Teddy Johnson - Tell Me Again And Again (Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Carol Friday Gone Tomorrow(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Carol Friday - Everybody I Know Carol Friday Everybody I Know(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Emidisc (3) none UK 1965 Sell This Version
none The Shadows - Round 'N Round The Shadows Round 'N Round(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1963 Sell This Version

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Aussie0zborn

Aussie0zborn

July 30, 2017
edited over 5 years 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.
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