Columbia / EMI Records, Homebush

Columbia / EMI Records, Homebush

Profile:
EMI (Australia) Limited (and predecessors) pressing plant, active from 1926 to 1992. In the 1970s through to its demise, it was named EMIDISC.

On the 18th of January 1926, The Gramophone Co. Ltd. of England opened a 40,000 square foot manufacturing plant at Erskineville in Sydney, with 400 staff. On 14 October 1926, its competitor the Columbia Graphophone Company Ltd. opened a new 50,000 square foot plant at Homebush, Sydney, with 350 staff in a building originally constructed in 1921 by Gold’s Hosiery Mills Ltd. When the two companies were brought together in March 1931 under the global EMI merger, manufacturing was consolidated at Homebush in July of that year.

In 1935, a second storey addition to the factory, considerably expanding its production capacities with the first Australian-made radio receivers being delivered in 1936. It also offered a custom manufacturing service, some of which were branded EMI Custom Records. For a full history of that service please see that page.

Over the next five decades, the plant also manufactured other electronic consumer goods, including television sets, car radios, stereograms, magnetic tapes, tape recorders, a wide range of electronic and television studio equipment and household appliances. In 1967, it had a workforce of over 2000, although that number fell when EMI (Australia) Ltd moved out of consumer electronics in the 1980s (after the Thorn purchase). From 1987, it also manufactured vinyl for the New Zealand market after EMI New Zealand closed its plant.

The Homebush plant closed at the start of 1992 when vinyl and cassette production was terminated. EMI Australia moved its production to DATA (Digital Audio Technologies Australia), a state-of-the-art compact disc plant as a joint venture with Warner Music.
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Contact Info:
[Defunct]
2-18 Parramatta Road,
Homebush, NSW 2140.
027640044
[l2189617]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0001 The Plants  album cover The Plants (7) The Plants(12", EP) Dark Sky Records 0001 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2XS1690 Sunbeam In-Store Christmas Disc,1960  album cover Various Sunbeam In-Store Christmas Disc,1960(12", S/Sided) EMI Custom Service 2XS1690 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
2XS2398 Cheltenham Girls' High School Community Hymn Singing(LP, S/Sided, Mono) EMI Custom Service 2XS2398 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2XX1008 We're Not Square  album cover Various We're Not Square(LP, Comp) 2XX 2XX1008 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
7XS.800 "Beauty And The Beat" Introduction  album cover Peggy Lee "Beauty And The Beat" Introduction(7", S/Sided) EMI Custom Service 7XS.800 Australia 1959 Sell This Version
33OSX 6035 The Most Of The Animals  album cover The Animals The Most Of The Animals(LP, Comp, Mono) Columbia, Columbia 33OSX 6035 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33-OSX-6045 Peter And Gordon  album cover Peter & Gordon Peter And Gordon(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia 33-OSX-6045 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
2527-7 Love Is A Killer  album cover Vixen (2) Love Is A Killer(7", Single) EMI USA 2527-7 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
4150 Come Swing With Me!  album cover Frank Sinatra Come Swing With Me!(LP, Album, Mono, Club) Capitol Records, The Telegraph Record Club, World Record Club 4150 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
13005 Effigies  album cover Quintrex Bop Effigies(7", EP) Not On Label (Quintrex Bop Self-Released) 13005 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13007 Encounter   album cover Cybotron (2) Encounter (7", Single) Cleopatra Records (2) 13007 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13014 Powerplant  album cover The Products (3) Powerplant(7", Single) Method Records (3) 13014 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13016 Without Your Help  album cover Paul Musson Without Your Help(7") EMI Custom Records 13016 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13024 Doing All Right  album cover Flying Duck Brothers Doing All Right(7", Single) Not On Label (Flying Duck Brothers Self-released) 13024 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13028 Noonkanbah  album cover R. U. Ready Noonkanbah(7", Single) Rissole Records (2) 13028 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13033 Tael Of A Saeghors  album cover The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast Tael Of A Saeghors 13033 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13034 Watch Out! Beware!  album cover Cartoons (7) Watch Out! Beware!(7", Single) Ready Steady 13034 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13035 Fis-Salina Bay Hotel / Arana!  album cover The Mifsud Brothers Fis-Salina Bay Hotel / Arana!(7", Single) BMS Records (4) 13035 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13037 Love Is Everywhere?  album cover Makeshift (3) Love Is Everywhere?(7") NRG Records (6) 13037 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13038 XXXX Jingles  album cover Unknown Artist XXXX Jingles(7") EMI Custom Records 13038 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13039 Cowboy Blues  album cover Bob Howe (4) Cowboy Blues(7", EP) Soundlab (9) 13039 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13041 Summertime Fun  album cover Jukebox Summertime Fun(7") The Cordial Factory Production Company 13041 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13042 Nice Boys   album cover Wayne Harris (5) Nice Boys (7", Single, Ltd) Rissole Records (2), Larrikin Records 13042 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13043 Colours/Crossfire  album cover Sand Williams Colours/Crossfire(7", Single) Not On Label (Sand Williams Self-released) 13043 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
13055 Living Underground  album cover The Vacant Lot (6) Living Underground(7", EP) Doublethink 13055 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
13060 The Gangsters  album cover The Gangsters (5) The Gangsters(7") Butterfly (2) 13060 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
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
13068 Over And Beyond And Through  album cover The Poles (3) Over And Beyond And Through(7", Single) Not On Label (The Poles Self-Released) 13068 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13071 Bum Sweat  album cover The Zarsoff Brothers Bum Sweat(7", EP) Piranha Brothers Records 13071 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13072 Karribin Rodeo / Shattered Dreams  album cover Whiplash (10) Karribin Rodeo / Shattered Dreams(7", Single) Cabin Music (2) 13072 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13073 The Girl With The Smiling Hair  album cover The Globes The Girl With The Smiling Hair(7") The Cordial Factory Production Company 13073 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13074 Kythera  album cover Helen Kalokerinos Kythera(7") EMI Custom Records 13074 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13075 Can't Get Used To You  album cover Jump Vision Can't Get Used To You(7", Single) Basilisk 13075 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13079 Farside Banks Of Jordan  album cover Leon Lowes And Maggie Stewart (4) Leon Lowes And Maggie Stewart (4) - Farside Banks Of Jordan(7", Single) Trinity (7) 13079 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
13081 Flyblown  album cover Jackson Zumdish Flyblown(7") Agro Fish 13081 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13083 Saturday's Girl  album cover Fast Cars (2) Saturday's Girl (Single) 13083 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13084 Don't Blame It On Me  album cover Invader (10) Don't Blame It On Me(7") Machine Gun Rock 13084 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13089 The Press EP  album cover The Press (31) The Press EP(7", EP, Ltd) Candle Records (2) 13089 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13093 Let's Pretend  album cover The Saints (2) Let's Pretend(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Lost Records (4) 13093 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13094 Gran  album cover Errol McSweeny Gran(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13094 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13098 Gardiner And Nash Wake Up, Little Susie(7") Dash Records (11) 13098 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
13102 (Can’t You See) The Sign  album cover Surf Side 6* (Can’t You See) The Sign(7") Phantom Records (3) 13102 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
13109 Ol' Moss Back  album cover Rock-A-Billy Rebels Ol' Moss Back(7", EP, Mono) Refugee Records (2), Refugee Records (2) 13109 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13111 Double E.P.  album cover The Dagoes Double E.P.(2x7", EP, Ltd) Greasy Pop Records, Greasy Pop Records 13111 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13113 Raw Deal (5) Maybe Tomorrow(7") Space Records (13) 13113 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
13117 One Way Ticket  album cover Rayne (8) One Way Ticket(7", EP) Project 9 Records (2) 13117 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
13124 Confessions  album cover Stray Dags Confessions(7", Single) Ewe Wave Music 13124 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13127 Legend Of The Phantom  album cover Tommy Moeller Legend Of The Phantom(7", Single) Tom-Tom Records (6) 13127 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13128 My Secret Agent   album cover Freefall (23) My Secret Agent (7", Single) Freefall Records (7) 13128 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13129 Shoulda Been Me  album cover Jukebox Shoulda Been Me(7") The Cordial Factory Production Company 13129 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
13132 She Lets Me Know  album cover Little Murders She Lets Me Know(7", Single) Au Go Go 13132 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13133 The Groove Tapes  album cover The Klerks (2) The Groove Tapes(7", EP) Vi-Nil Records 13133 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
13134 Not Working  album cover Max Staples And The Paperclips Not Working(7", Single) Office Records (2) 13134 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13136 Live At The Charmhaven Hotel  album cover Rat Salad (6) Live At The Charmhaven Hotel(7", EP) Angelwood Records 13136 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13137 I've Been Everywhere (Around Newcastle)  album cover Rick Pointon & Alan Windon Rick Pointon & Alan Windon - I've Been Everywhere (Around Newcastle)(7", Single) Angelwood Records 13137 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13138 Eating Pies & Drinking Tinnies  album cover The Wozzers Eating Pies & Drinking Tinnies(7", Single) HomeGrown Productions (5) 13138 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
13142 Foiled Again / It Couldn't Be Us Again  album cover Chris Haviland Foiled Again / It Couldn't Be Us Again(7", Single) HomeGrown Productions (5) 13142 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13144 Kim Oliver (3) Stay The Night(7", Single) EMI Custom Records 13144 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
13146 Ghost Riders In The Sky  album cover Paul Wookey Ghost Riders In The Sky(7") Troubadour Music (2) 13146 Australia 1981 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
13149 1974-79  album cover Mangrove Boogie Kings 1974-79(7", EP) Mullet 13149 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13151 Drive Drivin'  album cover Rick Huxley (2) Drive Drivin'(7", Single) Not On Label 13151 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
13156 Australia  album cover Kenny Brooks (2) Australia(7", Single) Not On Label (Kenny Brooks (2) Self-released) 13156 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
13166 The Old Storyteller  album cover Jay Justin The Old Storyteller(7") Jamboree Records (3) 13166 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13167 Think About Tomorrow, Tomorrow  album cover The Noise (7) Think About Tomorrow, Tomorrow(7", Single) Think Records 13167 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
13170 God Knows Who Runs The Country  album cover Keith McDonald (3) God Knows Who Runs The Country(7", Single) Together Music 13170 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13171 Heart Says Go  album cover Maree Cunnington Heart Says Go(7") Cunningfox 13171 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13172 Terry, Take It Easy  album cover Neil Francis (3) Terry, Take It Easy(7", Single) Pure Music (15) 13172 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13173 Dennis Lillee / Have A Shave Hairy Legs  album cover The Wozzers Dennis Lillee / Have A Shave Hairy Legs(7", Single) The Germiston Company 13173 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
13176 Sometimes I Feel  album cover Seven Ballerinas Sometimes I Feel(7", Single) Jump Records (11) 13176 Australia 1981 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
13179 Advanced Colouring  album cover The Particles (2) Advanced Colouring(7") Not On Label 13179 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
13182 Toni L-Bidwi / My Beautiful Island  album cover The Mifsud Brothers Toni L-Bidwi / My Beautiful Island(7") BMS Records (4) 13182 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