Pye Studios

Pye Studios

Profile:
Recording and mastering studios in London and affiliated with Pye Records. Originally located at 10a Chandos Street, the studios moved in 1960 into the ATV House, Great Cumberland Place (with the studio entrance in Bryanston Street), just off Marble Arch.

Note: The names Pye Studios Marble Arch or Marble Arch Studios can also be found on releases but are one and the same studios and all such entries since 1960 also belong here.

The studio consisted of two recording studios with control rooms, a vocal booth for voice-over work, two remix rooms, three lacquer cutting rooms, two tape copying rooms, three echo chambers, and at some point in the 1970s, an 8-track mastering room.

Vinyl cuts can be identified by the specific run-out etchings, which were generally stamped (up to 1976) and handwritten afterwards (although handwritten ones can be found earlier, too). The pattern consists of the matrix number (generally the same as the catalogue number), with a suffixed side identifier 'A' or a 'B', followed by a hyphen and a single number (usually '1'), followed by a symbol for the cutting room/ lathe, and an engineer's intial or scribe.

The followng symbols were used to identify the cutting room/ lathe:
△ (triangle) - until 1968 identifying a Westrex/Scully lathe, then a Neumann VMS66 lathe,
♢ (diamond) - until 1970 identifying a Westrex/Scully lathe, then a Neumann VMS70 lathe,
✳ (star) - until 1974 identifying a Westrex Scully lathe.

The following initials/ scribes were used by the cutting engineers:
BJ = Bob Jones (6) with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
F = Bill Foster with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
G = Gordon Vicary with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
H = Howard Barrow with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
J = Geoff Calver with the △ prefix.
M = Derek Moore (3) with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes until 1966.
M = Malcolm Davies with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes since 1967.
MB = Mike Brown (3) with the △ and ♢ prefixes.
N - so far unknown, with the △ prefix
R - so far unknown, with a ✳ prefix.
S = Derek Sticklen with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
T = Tony Bridge with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
W = Derek Sticklen (Derek W Sticklen) with the △ and ♢ prefixes.
X = Ian Cooper with the △, ♢ and ✳ prefixes.
noel = Noel Summerville.
tone = Tony Bridge from 1978 onwards.

The π (Pi symbol) indicates a cut at Pye Studios.
Another, early, identifier for Pye Studios is "WSC" found in the runouts (likely standing for a Westrex/Scully lathe).

The pressing plant later added one or two letters (e.g. A) at nine o'clock, and a number at three o'clock (e.g. 1 - appearing as I), standing for the mother and stamper numbers.

When the rights to the name Pye expired, the label changed its name to PRT (PRT Records) in September 1980 and subsequently, the studio changed its name to PRT Studios.

Recording engineers known to have worked here:
- Bob Auger
- Alan McKenzie
- Alan O'Duffy
- Ray Prickett
- Eddie Kramer
- Barry Ainsworth
- Alan Florence
- Brian Humphries
- Dave Hunt
- Mike Brown (3)
- Vic Maile
- Howard Barrow
- Terry Evennett
- Geoff Calver
- Kenny Denton
- Larry Bartlett
- Kim Maxwell
- Alan Perkins
- Mike Wilson (5)

Tape operator known to have worked here:
- Richard Goldblatt

Maintenance engineers known to have worked here:
- John Timms
- Phil Newell
- Ian Sylvester
- Ken Atwood
- Noel Jesuadian
- Peter Duncan
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ATV House
Bryanston Street
London W1
England
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 038-24939 Focus (2) - At The Rainbow Focus (2) At The Rainbow(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1A 038-24939 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07439 Soft Machine - Land Of Cockayne Soft Machine Land Of Cockayne(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-07439 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-63815 Bad Manners - Ska 'N' B Bad Manners Ska 'N' B(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 1A 062-63815 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-64183 Bad Manners - Loonee Tunes ! Bad Manners Loonee Tunes !(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 1A 062-64183 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 062 - 94 950 Geordie - Don't Be Fooled By The Name Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name (Album) 1C 062 - 94 950 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 064-06 977 Tom Robinson Band - TRB Two Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-06 977 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-77 005 Marion (9) - Love Is... Marion (9) Love Is...(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-77 005 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 676 Dr. Feelgood - Down By The Jetty Dr. Feelgood Down By The Jetty (LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records 1C 064-82 676 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 908 Dr. Feelgood - Malpractice Dr. Feelgood Malpractice(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 908 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 936 Man - Maximum Darkness Man Maximum Darkness(LP, Album, RE, Gat) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 936 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 066-32 774 Adamo - Salvatore Adamo Adamo Salvatore Adamo(LP, Album, Ga) HÖR ZU 1C 066-32 774 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2C 066-96939 David Courtney - David Courtney's First Day David Courtney David Courtney's First Day(LP, Album) EMI 2C 066-96939 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 070-07.439 Soft Machine - Land Of Cockayne Soft Machine Land Of Cockayne(LP, Album) EMI 2C 070-07.439 France 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 94950 Geordie - Don't Be Fooled By The Name Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064 - 94950 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3D1 3 Degrees* 3D (Album) 3D1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
4C/RTD 2018 Various - FortyMania Various FortyMania (Cass, Comp) Ronco 4C/RTD 2018 UK 1976 Sell This Version
4C SSR 75/1 The Cliff Adams Singers Conducted By Cliff Adams - Singing For You The Cliff Adams Singers Conducted By Cliff Adams The Cliff Adams Singers Conducted By Cliff Adams - Singing For You(Cass, Album) Spire Records 4C SSR 75/1 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5C 038-24939 Focus (2) - At The Rainbow Focus (2) At The Rainbow (Album) 5C 038-24939 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062 06977 Tom Robinson Band - TRB Two Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062 06977 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5C 062-96939 David Courtney - David Courtney's First Day David Courtney David Courtney's First Day(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062-96939 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
7C 062-06977 Tom Robinson Band - TRB Two Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-06977 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-64106 Matchbox (3) - Midnite Dynamos Matchbox (3) Midnite Dynamos(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 7C 062-64106 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
7C 062-77005 Marion (9) - Love Is... Marion (9) Love Is...(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-77005 Scandinavia 1978 Sell This Version
7C 262-64106 Matchbox (3) - Midnite Dynamos Matchbox (3) Midnite Dynamos(Cass, Album) Magnet (2) 7C 262-64106 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
7N 2502 Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime / Mighty Man Mungo Jerry In The Summertime / Mighty Man(7", Single, 4-P) Pye Records 7N 2502 UK 1970 Sell This Version
7N.2510 Mungo Jerry - Lady Rose Mungo Jerry Lady Rose (Single) 7N.2510 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N.15383 The Laurie Johnson Orchestra - Sucu Sucu The Laurie Johnson Orchestra Sucu Sucu(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15383 UK 1961 Sell This Version
7N.15400 Joan Regan - Surprisin' Joan Regan Surprisin'(7") Pye Records, Pye Records 7N.15400 UK 1961 Sell This Version
7N.15407 Petula Clark - I'm Counting On You Petula Clark I'm Counting On You(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15407 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7N.15410 Lonnie Donegan - The Comancheros Lonnie Donegan The Comancheros(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15410 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7N.15443 Jimmy Justice - Ain't That Funny Jimmy Justice Ain't That Funny(7", Single, Com) Pye Records 7N.15443 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7N.15457 Jimmy Justice - Spanish Harlem Jimmy Justice Spanish Harlem(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15457 UK 1962 Sell This Version
7N.15520 Benny Hill - The Harvest Of Love Benny Hill The Harvest Of Love(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15520 UK 1963 Sell This Version
7N.15594 The Searchers - Needles And Pins The Searchers Needles And Pins(7", Promo, RE, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15594 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15611 The Kinks - Long Tall Sally The Kinks Long Tall Sally (Single) 7N.15611 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15630 The Searchers - Don't Throw Your Love Away The Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15630 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15670 The Searchers - Some Day We're Gonna Love Again The Searchers Some Day We're Gonna Love Again(7", Single, RP, 4 P) Pye Records 7N.15670 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15694 The Searchers - When You Walk In The Room The Searchers When You Walk In The Room(7", Pus) Pye Records 7N.15694 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15714 The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15714 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15722 Petula Clark - Downtown Petula Clark Downtown (Single) 7N.15722 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15743 Sandie Shaw - I'd Be Far Better Off Without You Sandie Shaw I'd Be Far Better Off Without You(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15743 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15776 Jackie Trent - Where Are You Now Jackie Trent Where Are You Now(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15776 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15801 Donovan - Catch The Wind Donovan Catch The Wind (Single) 7N.15801 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15813 The Kinks - Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy The Kinks Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15813 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15841 Sandie Shaw - Long Live Love Sandie Shaw Long Live Love(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.15841 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15854 The Kinks - Set Me Free The Kinks Set Me Free (Single) 7N.15854 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15858 The Ugly's - Wake Up My Mind The Ugly's Wake Up My Mind (Single) 7N.15858 UK & Europe 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15866 Donovan - Colours Donovan Colours (Single) 7N.15866 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15868 Anita Harris - Trains And Boats And Planes Anita Harris Trains And Boats And Planes(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15868 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15870 The Cops'n Robbers* - I Could Have Danced All Night The Cops'n Robbers* I Could Have Danced All Night (Single) 7N.15870 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N 15878 The Searchers - He's Got No Love The Searchers He's Got No Love (Single) 7N 15878 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7 N 15887 Charles Dickens - That's The Way Love Goes Charles Dickens That's The Way Love Goes(7", Single) Pye Records, Negram 7 N 15887 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15890 The Honeycombs - That's The Way The Honeycombs That's The Way (Single) 7N.15890 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N. 15897 Bobby Rio And The Revelles - Everything In The Garden Bobby Rio And The Revelles Everything In The Garden(7", Single, 4 p) Pye Records 7N. 15897 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N 15908 Michael Leslie* - Penny Arcade Michael Leslie* Penny Arcade(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 15908 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15919 The Kinks - See My Friend The Kinks See My Friend (Single) 7N.15919 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15940 Sandie Shaw - Message Understood Sandie Shaw Message Understood (Single) 7N.15940 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15950 The Searchers - When I Get Home The Searchers When I Get Home (Single) 7N.15950 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15974 Benny Hill - What A World Benny Hill What A World (Single) 7N.15974 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15981 The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day The Kinks Till The End Of The Day (Single) 7N.15981 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15984 Donovan - Turquoise Donovan Turquoise (Single) 7N.15984 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15991 Petula Clark - You're The One Petula Clark You're The One (Single) 7N.15991 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15992 The Searchers - Take Me For What I'm Worth The Searchers Take Me For What I'm Worth (Single) 7N.15992 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N 17017 Miki & Griff - The Last Thing On My Mind Miki & Griff The Last Thing On My Mind(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17017 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17026 Benny Hill - My Garden Of Love Benny Hill My Garden Of Love(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17026 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.17035 The Truth (5) - Girl The Truth (5) Girl(7", Single, Mono, 4 P) Pye Records 7N.17035 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17036 Sandie Shaw - Tomorrow Sandie Shaw Tomorrow(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17036 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17038 Petula Clark - My Love Petula Clark My Love(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.17038 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17040 Cyril Stapleton - The Theme From The Power Game Cyril Stapleton The Theme From The Power Game 7N.17040 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17062 The Frugal Sound - Norwegian Wood The Frugal Sound Norwegian Wood(7", Single, 4 P) Pye Records 7N.17062 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17064 The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Single) 7N.17064 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17067 Donovan - Josie Donovan Josie (Single) 7N 17067 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
7N 17088 Donovan - Remember The Alamo Donovan Remember The Alamo(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17088 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17094 The Searchers - Take It Or Leave It The Searchers Take It Or Leave It (Single) 7N.17094 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17095 The Truth (5) - I Go To Sleep The Truth (5) I Go To Sleep (Single) 7N.17095 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17100 The Kinks - A Well Respected Man The Kinks A Well Respected Man(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17100 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17122 Mark Wynter - We'll Sing In The Sunshine Mark Wynter We'll Sing In The Sunshine(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17122 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17125 The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (Single) 7N.17125 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17133 Petula Clark - I Couldn't Live Without Your Love Petula Clark I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (Single) 7N.17133 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.17141 Cyril Stapleton - Jack Knife Cyril Stapleton Jack Knife (Single) 7N.17141 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17142 Alan Dee (2) & The Chessmen (4) - Michael Murphy's Boy Alan Dee (2) & The Chessmen (4) Alan Dee (2) & The Chessmen (4) - Michael Murphy's Boy (Single) 7N.17142 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17148 The Alan Bown Set - Headline News The Alan Bown Set Headline News (Single) 7N.17148 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17149 Jack Ruane Jnr.* - What About The Last Time Jack Ruane Jnr.* What About The Last Time (Single) 7N.17149 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17160 Hayes* And Wadey* - What Does She Want? Hayes* And Wadey* Hayes* And Wadey* - What Does She Want? (Single) 7N.17160 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17170 The Searchers - Have You Ever Loved Somebody The Searchers Have You Ever Loved Somebody(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17170 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17178 The Ugly's - End Of The Season The Ugly's End Of The Season(7", Single) Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17178 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17196 The Rambler - Muirsheen Durkin The Rambler Muirsheen Durkin(7", Sol) Pye Records 7N 17196 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17222 The Kinks - Dead End Street The Kinks Dead End Street (Single) 7N.17222 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17225 The Searchers - Popcorn, Double Feature The Searchers Popcorn, Double Feature(7") Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17225 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17226 Sonny Knowles & The Pacific* - The Dublin Fusiliers Sonny Knowles & The Pacific* Sonny Knowles & The Pacific* - The Dublin Fusiliers(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17226 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17236 The Sands Of Time (2) - One Day / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye The Sands Of Time (2) One Day / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17236 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17241 Donovan - Sunshine Superman Donovan Sunshine Superman (Single) 7N.17241 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17247 Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Rosie Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Rosie (Single) 7N.17247 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17258 Petula Clark - This Is My Song Petula Clark This Is My Song (Single) 7N.17258 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17267 Donovan - Mellow Yellow Donovan Mellow Yellow (Single) 7N.17267 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17272 Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String (Single) 7N.17272 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17272 Sandie Shaw - Puppet On A String Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String (Single) 7N 17272 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17300 Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent - The Two Of Us / I'll Be With You Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch / Jackie Trent - The Two Of Us / I'll Be With You(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17300 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17314 The Kinks - Mr. Pleasant The Kinks Mr. Pleasant (Single) 7N 17314 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17320 Lena Martell - Somewhere My Love Lena Martell Somewhere My Love 7N 17320 UK 1967 Sell This Version