Allied Record Company

Allied Record Company

Profile:
Pressing Plant/Manufacturer in Los Angeles California known as Allied Record Manufacturing Company prior to 1962.

-Identifying CD's Pressed At: Allied Record Company-
CD's pressed at Allied will have an "ARC" in the matrix. If there is both "ARC" and "SRC", then the CD was pressed at Allied but the glass master came from Specialty Records Corporation. CD's with an Allied Record Company logo means the glass master also came from Allied Record Company in the mid 90's before the plant was renamed WEA Mfg. Commerce around 1997.

-Identifying Records Pressed At: Allied Record Company-
Records pressed here can be identified by the Allied 'ɑ' logo stamped in the runout groove area usually followed by the manufacturer matrix number (B-00000 on LP/12" and R-00000 on 7", or K-00000 on 7" circa 1975). The processing of lacquer disc 'metalwork' / 'plating' was often subcontracted out to Sheffield Lab Matrix and is denoted by a "SLM △ 00000" / "SLM △ 00000-X" etching in the matrix/runout area (...sometimes appears without the SLM part).

NOTE: the Allied machine stamped logo in the runout etchings can be easily mistaken for a "Q" or a "Ω", but is actually lower case greek alpha, sometimes with a Warner "W" within. Add "[Allied 'ɑ' logo]" on it's position in the matrix string.

Additionally identification can be made as follows;
1.) A lone "A" embossed in the label area like this would indicate it was pressed at Allied Record Company.

2.) An "E A S T" embossed around the center hole like this would indicate it was pressed at Specialty Records Corporation using metal parts that were originally made for use at Allied Record Company based on the etchings.. NOTE that usually the "T" is the most visible, sometimes the only really visible letter.

3.) Records that have the "SRC" logo in the runout 'deadwax' were Processed & Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation, but records that have the "SRC" logo along with an "SPAR" etching "and" a "B-#####"-type matrix number in the runout 'deadwax' indicates that the Plating (Processing / Metalwork) was done at Specialty Records Corporation but the record itself was actually Pressed at Allied Record Company. In such cases with the "SPAR" and "B-#####" etchings, add Specialty Records Corporation as 'Mastered At' and also add Allied Record Company as 'Pressed By'.

Some Atlantic/Warner Bros. related releases (including sublabels and partner labels) with often have an "-AR" at the end of the printed matrix numbers on the center labels indicating Allied Record Company as the pressing plant.

-Identifying Cassettes Manufactured At: Allied Record Company-
Cassettes made at Allied will have an 'AR' printed on the cassette itself like in this example (as opposed to a printed 'SR' on the cassette which would be for Specialty Records Corporation).

-History-
This plant was originally the first of two pressing plants owned by Allied Record Manufacturing Company (Allied Record Manufacturing Company was bought by Precision Radiation Instruments (PRI) in 1961).

Allied Record Company was formed & (re)established in 1962 when Draken Broadhead (former owner of Allied Record Manufacturing Company) bought back the Allied name, this one pressing plant* and 'Allied Record Sales' from Tops Records' parent company P.R.I. (Precision Radiation Instruments) *(the other former Allied Record Manufacturing Company pressing plant in Belleville N.J. remained under PRI's ownership.)

Allied Record Company remained an independent pressing plant until it was purchased by Warner Communications Inc. in 1979, becoming a branch of WEA Manufacturing Inc.

The Allied Record Company / ARC name was phased out by WEA at the end of 1996.
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Contact Info:
6110 Peachtree St
Los Angeles, CA 90040
USA
(213) 685-5890
TWX 910-580-4731
Sites:
[l211933]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1CD 8293 No.1 Hit Mix  album cover Various No.1 Hit Mix(CD, Comp, Club, ARC) Realm Records 1CD 8293 US 1994 Sell This Version
2BSK 3654 The Concert In Central Park  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* The Concert In Central Park(2xLP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3654 US 1982 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk(2xLP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2PS 606/7 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM, All) London Records, London Records, London Records 2PS 606/7 US 1984 Sell This Version
003CD If This Isn't A Dream...  album cover Virulence If This Isn't A Dream...(CD, Album) Alchemy Records 003CD US 1989 Sell This Version
4AD707 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume(CD, Maxi, RE) 4AD 4AD707 US Unknown Sell This Version
4XJ-73296 I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73296 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XPRO-9864 Hits On Board (Sampler One)  album cover Various Hits On Board (Sampler One)(Cass, Album, Promo) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XPRO-9864 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 53031 Always In The Mood  album cover Shirley Jones Always In The Mood(Cass, Album) Philadelphia International Records 4XT 53031 US 1986 Sell This Version
5C-5507 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O (Album) 5C-5507 US 1979 Sell This Version
5C-5515 Greatest Hits  album cover The Doors Greatest Hits (Comp) 5C-5515 US 1980 Sell This Version
5C5 564 Greatest Hits  album cover Queen Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Elektra 5C5 564 US 1981 Sell This Version
5CCR-2 Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits)  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival Featuring John Fogerty - Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits)(Cass, Comp, Club, RE, AR,) Fantasy 5CCR-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-502 An American Prayer  album cover Jim Morrison Music By The Doors Jim Morrison Music By The Doors - An American Prayer(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 5E-502 US 1978 Sell This Version
5E-507 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-507 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-507-2 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O (Album) 5E-507-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E 508 The Long Run  album cover Eagles The Long Run (Album) 5E 508 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E 509 Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School  album cover Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School(LP, Album, AR ) Asylum Records 5E 509 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E - 510 Mad Love  album cover Linda Ronstadt Mad Love (Album) 5E - 510 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-511 Hold Out  album cover Jackson Browne Hold Out (Album) 5E-511 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-512 The Original Music Soundtrack From Clint Eastwood's - Bronco Billy  album cover Various The Original Music Soundtrack From Clint Eastwood's - Bronco Billy(LP, Album, All) Elektra 5E-512 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-513 The Game  album cover Queen The Game (Album) 5E-513 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-515 Greatest Hits  album cover The Doors Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) 5E-515 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-518 Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)  album cover Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album, Promo, AR) Elektra 5E-518 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-519 Stand In The Fire (Recorded Live At The Roxy)  album cover Warren Zevon Stand In The Fire (Recorded Live At The Roxy) (Album) 5E-519 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-521 Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Tangerine Dream Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) 5E-521 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-522 Roger Taylor's Fun In Space  album cover Roger Taylor Roger Taylor's Fun In Space (Album) 5E-522 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-523-2 There Goes The Neighborhood  album cover Joe Walsh There Goes The Neighborhood(CD, Album, ARC) Asylum Records, Elektra 5E-523-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-524 El Rayo-X  album cover David Lindley El Rayo-X (Album) 5E-524 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-527 Hush  album cover John Klemmer Hush (Album) 5E-527 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-529 Plantation Harbor  album cover Joe Vitale Plantation Harbor (Album) 5E-529 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-532 Step By Step  album cover Eddie Rabbitt Step By Step(LP, Album, All) Elektra 5E-532 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-534 Tender Togetherness  album cover Stanley Turrentine Tender Togetherness(LP, Album, All) Elektra 5E-534 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-535 The Pressure Is On  album cover Hank Williams, Jr.* The Pressure Is On(LP, Album, Club, RCA) Elektra, Curb Records 5E-535 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-537 America's Greatest Hero  album cover Joey Scarbury America's Greatest Hero(LP, Album, All) Elektra 5E-537 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-543 Amazon Beach  album cover The Kings Amazon Beach(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 5E-543 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-546 Fire Down Under  album cover Riot (4) Fire Down Under (Album) 5E-546 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-559 Mean Machine  album cover Lucifer's Friend Mean Machine(LP, Album, Promo, All) Elektra 5E-559 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-561 Law And Order  album cover Lindsey Buckingham Law And Order(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records 5E-561 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-562 Come Morning  album cover Grover Washington, Jr. Come Morning(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-562 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-564 Greatest Hits  album cover Queen Greatest Hits (Comp) 5E-564 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-566 Solo Saxophone II - Life  album cover John Klemmer Solo Saxophone II - Life(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-566 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-103 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California (Album) 6E-103 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-104-2 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 6E-104-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-106 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits (Comp) 6E-106 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-107 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 6E-107 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E 108 The Best Of Bread  album cover Bread The Best Of Bread (Comp) 6E 108 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-109 The Best Of Carly Simon  album cover Carly Simon The Best Of Carly Simon(LP, Comp, RE, Red) Elektra 6E-109 US 1984 Sell This Version
6E-111 Judith  album cover Judy Collins Judith (Album) 6E-111 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-113 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-113-2 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
6E-135 The Cars  album cover The Cars The Cars (Album) 6E-135 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-141 "But Seriously, Folks..."  album cover Joe Walsh "But Seriously, Folks..." (Album) 6E-141 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-166 Jazz  album cover Queen Jazz(LP, Album, AR,) Elektra 6E-166 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-171 Hard Times For Lovers  album cover Judy Collins Hard Times For Lovers(LP, Album, AR ) Elektra 6E-171 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-201 Suzy  album cover Terence Boylan Suzy(LP, Album, AR) Asylum Records 6E-201 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-206 Five Special  album cover Five Special Five Special(LP, Album, AR) Elektra 6E-206 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-214 Magic Lady  album cover Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 Magic Lady(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-214 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-216 Tom Verlaine  album cover Tom Verlaine Tom Verlaine(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-216 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-219 Gamma 1  album cover Gamma (5) Gamma 1(LP, Album, AR ) Elektra 6E-219 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-222 Pink Cadillac  album cover John Prine Pink Cadillac(LP, Album, AR) Asylum Records 6E-222 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-223 Best Of Friends  album cover Twennynine Featuring Lenny White* Best Of Friends(LP, Album, AR) Elektra 6E-223 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-224 Roots In The Sky  album cover Oregon Roots In The Sky(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-224 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-233 Love Lite  album cover Shadow (21) Love Lite (Album) 6E-233 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-235 The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt  album cover Eddie Rabbitt The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt(LP, Comp, AR) Elektra 6E-235 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-237 Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound  album cover Hank Williams, Jr.* Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (Album) 6E-237 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-241 Friendship  album cover Friendship (3) Friendship (Album) 6E-241 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-242 Connections  album cover Richie Havens Connections(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-242 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-243 Pizzazz  album cover Patrice Rushen Pizzazz(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-243 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-248 Chair In The Sky  album cover Mingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond Mingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond - Chair In The Sky(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-248 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-250 Innuendo  album cover Danny Kortchmar Innuendo(LP, Album, All) Asylum Records 6E-250 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-251 Falling In Love Again  album cover David Gates Falling In Love Again(LP, Album, AR ) Elektra 6E-251 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-253 Running For My Life  album cover Judy Collins Running For My Life (Album) 6E-253 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-254 When Two Worlds Collide  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis When Two Worlds Collide(LP, Album, AR) Elektra 6E-254 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-260 Highway 31  album cover Rock Killough Highway 31(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 6E-260 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-261 After The Rain  album cover Side Effect After The Rain(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-261 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-262 Cool Fool  album cover Bruce Roberts Cool Fool(LP, Album, Promo, AR,) Elektra 6E-262 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-263 He Who Rides The Tiger  album cover Bernie Taupin He Who Rides The Tiger(LP, Album) Asylum Records 6E-263 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-264 Whirlwind  album cover Andrew Gold Whirlwind (Album) 6E-264 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-269 Inflation  album cover Stanley Turrentine Inflation(LP, Promo) Elektra 6E-269 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-270 Special Edition  album cover Five Special Special Edition(LP, Album, AR) Elektra 6E-270 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-273 Robbie Dupree  album cover Robbie Dupree Robbie Dupree(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-273 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-274 Are Here  album cover The Kings Are Here(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-274 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-275 Cats  album cover Cats (2) Cats (Album) 6E-275 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-275-SP Cats  album cover Cats (2) Cats(LP, Album, Promo, SP ) Elektra 6E-275-SP US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-276 Horizon  album cover Eddie Rabbitt Horizon(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-276 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-278 Habits Old And New  album cover Hank Williams Jr. Habits Old And New (Album) 6E-278 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-284 Magnificent Madness  album cover John Klemmer Magnificent Madness(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-284 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-286 Storm Windows  album cover John Prine Storm Windows (Album) 6E-286 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-288 Gamma 2  album cover Gamma (5) Gamma 2 (Album) 6E-288 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-290 Dumb Waiters  album cover The Korgis Dumb Waiters(LP, Album) Asylum Records 6E-290 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-292 The Best Of  album cover Tommy Overstreet The Best Of(LP, Comp, TP) Elektra 6E-292 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-293 Shadow  album cover Shadow (21) Shadow(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-293 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-295 Heartattack And Vine  album cover Tom Waits Heartattack And Vine(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records 6E-295 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-298 The Many Sides Of Roy Head  album cover Roy Head The Many Sides Of Roy Head (Album) 6E-298 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-300 Very Special  album cover Debra Laws Very Special (Album) 6E-300 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-301 Once A Drifter  album cover Charlie Rich Once A Drifter (Album) 6E-301 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-302 Posh  album cover Patrice Rushen Posh(LP, Album, AR) Elektra 6E-302 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-303 Tongue Twister  album cover Shoes Tongue Twister(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-303 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E-304 Twennynine With Lenny White  album cover Twennynine With Lenny White Twennynine With Lenny White (Album) 6E-304 US 1980 Sell This Version