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.

Pye 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'), and then followed by either a diamond (until 1974 identifying the Westrex Scully stereo lathe and from 1974 onwards identifying the Neumann SX74 lathe) or a triangle (until 1968 identifying the Westrex Scully stereo lathe and from 1968 onwards identifying the Neumann SX68 lathe) or a star (identifying the Westrex Scully mono lathe, operative until ca. 1974) in combination with an engineer's initial, symbol or tag.

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

The letter (later two letters), e.g. A, at nine o'clock stands for the stamper number and the number at three o'clock, e.g. I, stands for the mother number.

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.
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Contact Info:
ATV House
Bryanston Street
London W1
England
[obsolete]
Sites:
[l265430]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A 038-24939 At The Rainbow  album cover Focus (2) At The Rainbow(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1A 038-24939 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07439 Land Of Cockayne  album cover Soft Machine Land Of Cockayne(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-07439 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-63815 Ska 'N' B  album cover Bad Manners Ska 'N' B(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 1A 062-63815 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 062 - 94 950 Don't Be Fooled By The Name  album cover Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1C 062 - 94 950 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 064-06 977 TRB Two  album cover Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-06 977 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-77 005 Love Is...  album cover Marion (9) Love Is...(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-77 005 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 676 Down By The Jetty   album cover 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 Malpractice  album cover Dr. Feelgood Malpractice(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 908 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 936 Maximum Darkness  album cover 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 Salvatore Adamo  album cover Adamo Salvatore Adamo(LP, Album, Ga) HÖR ZU 1C 066-32 774 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2C 070-07.439 Land Of Cockayne  album cover Soft Machine Land Of Cockayne(LP, Album) EMI 2C 070-07.439 France 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 94950 Don't Be Fooled By The Name  album cover Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064 - 94950 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3D1 3D  album cover 3 Degrees* 3D(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 3D1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
4C/RTD 2018 FortyMania   album cover Various FortyMania (Cass, Comp) Ronco 4C/RTD 2018 UK 1976 Sell This Version
4C SSR 75/1 Singing For You  album cover 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 At The Rainbow  album cover Focus (2) At The Rainbow (Album) 5C 038-24939 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5C 062 06977 TRB Two  album cover Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062 06977 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-06977 TRB Two  album cover Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-06977 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7N.2510 Lady Rose  album cover Mungo Jerry Lady Rose(7", Single) Dawn (7) 7N.2510 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N.15594 Needles And Pins  album cover The Searchers Needles And Pins(7", Promo, RE, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15594 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15611 Long Tall Sally  album cover The Kinks Long Tall Sally (Single) 7N.15611 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15801 Catch The Wind  album cover Donovan Catch The Wind (Single) 7N.15801 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15841 Long Live Love  album cover Sandie Shaw Long Live Love(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.15841 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15858 Wake Up My Mind  album cover The Ugly's Wake Up My Mind(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15858 UK & Europe 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15866 Colours  album cover Donovan Colours (Single) 7N.15866 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15868 Trains And Boats And Planes  album cover Anita Harris Trains And Boats And Planes(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15868 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15870 I Could Have Danced All Night  album cover The Cops'n Robbers* I Could Have Danced All Night (Single) 7N.15870 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15890 That's The Way  album cover The Honeycombs That's The Way(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.15890 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N 15908 Penny Arcade  album cover Michael Leslie Penny Arcade(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 15908 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15919 See My Friend  album cover The Kinks See My Friend(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15919 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15974 What A World  album cover Benny Hill What A World (Single) 7N.15974 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15981 Till The End Of The Day  album cover The Kinks Till The End Of The Day (Single) 7N.15981 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15991 You're The One  album cover Petula Clark You're The One(7") Pye Records 7N.15991 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15992 Take Me For What I'm Worth  album cover The Searchers Take Me For What I'm Worth(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15992 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N 17017 The Last Thing On My Mind  album cover Miki & Griff The Last Thing On My Mind(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17017 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17026 My Garden Of Love / The Andalucian Gypsies  album cover Benny Hill My Garden Of Love / The Andalucian Gypsies(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17026 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.17040 The Theme From The Power Game  album cover Cyril Stapleton The Theme From The Power Game 7N.17040 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17064 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion  album cover The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Single) 7N.17064 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17067 Josie  album cover Donovan Josie(7", Single) Pye Records, Negram 7N 17067 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
7N 17088 Remember The Alamo  album cover Donovan Remember The Alamo(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17088 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17095 I Go To Sleep  album cover The Truth (5) I Go To Sleep (Single) 7N.17095 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17100 A Well Respected Man  album cover The Kinks A Well Respected Man(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17100 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17122 We'll Sing In The Sunshine  album cover Mark Wynter We'll Sing In The Sunshine(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17122 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17125 Sunny Afternoon  album cover The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (Single) 7N 17125 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17133 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love  album cover Petula Clark I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (Single) 7N.17133 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.17141 Jack Knife  album cover Cyril Stapleton Jack Knife (Single) 7N.17141 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17142 Michael Murphy's Boy  album cover Alan Dee & The Chessmen Michael Murphy's Boy(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17142 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17148 Headline News  album cover The Alan Bown Set Headline News (Single) 7N.17148 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17149 What About The Last Time  album cover Jack Ruane Jnr.* What About The Last Time 7N.17149 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17160 What Does She Want?  album cover Hayes* And Wadey* Hayes* And Wadey* - What Does She Want? (Single) 7N.17160 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17222 Dead End Street  album cover The Kinks Dead End Street (Single) 7N.17222 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17225 Popcorn, Double Feature  album cover The Searchers Popcorn, Double Feature(7") Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17225 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17241 Sunshine Superman  album cover Donovan Sunshine Superman (Single) 7N.17241 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17247 Rosie  album cover Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen Max Bygraves / Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen - Rosie (Single) 7N.17247 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17267 Mellow Yellow  album cover Donovan Mellow Yellow (Single) 7N.17267 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17272 Puppet On A String  album cover Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String (Single) 7N.17272 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17320 Somewhere My Love  album cover Lena Martell Somewhere My Love(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17320 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17321 Waterloo Sunset  album cover The Kinks Waterloo Sunset (Single) 7N 17321 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17356 Death Of A Clown  album cover Dave Davies Death Of A Clown (Single) 7N 17356 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17366 Baby, Now That I've Found You  album cover The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You 7N 17366 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17385 Let The Heartaches Begin  album cover Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin (Single) 7N.17385 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17396 If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'  album cover Val Doonican If The Whole World Stopped Lovin' (Single) 7N.17396 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17396 If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'  album cover Val Doonican If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17396 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17400 Autumn Almanac  album cover The Kinks Autumn Almanac (Single) 7N.17400 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17403 There Is A Mountain  album cover Donovan There Is A Mountain (Single) 7N.17403 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17409 Ave Maria  album cover David Garrick Ave Maria(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17409 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17416 The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener   album cover Petula Clark The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (Single) 7N.17416 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17417 Back On My Feet Again  album cover The Foundations Back On My Feet Again (Single) 7N 17417 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17423 When Love Slips Away / I'll Be Home  album cover Margo And The Marvettes* When Love Slips Away / I'll Be Home(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17423 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17428 The Last One To Say Goodnight  album cover Clinton Ford The Last One To Say Goodnight(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17428 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17429 Suzannah's Still Alive  album cover Dave Davies Suzannah's Still Alive(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17429 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17449 Pictures Of Matchstick Men  album cover The Status Quo* Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Single) 7N 17449 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17455 Hold Back The Daybreak  album cover Long John Baldry Hold Back The Daybreak (Single) 7N 17455 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17457 Jennifer Juniper  album cover Donovan Jennifer Juniper (Single) 7N 17457 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17465 You're The Only One  album cover Val Doonican You're The Only One(7", Single, Kno) Pye Records 7N 17465 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17466 Kiss Me Goodbye  album cover Petula Clark Kiss Me Goodbye (Single) 7N 17466 UK & Europe 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17468 Wonderboy  album cover The Kinks Wonderboy (Single) 7N 17468 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17497 Black Veils Of Melancholy  album cover The Status Quo* Black Veils Of Melancholy (Single) 7N 17497 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17503 Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad  album cover The Foundations Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 17503 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17504 Don't Run Away  album cover Sandie Shaw Don't Run Away (Single) 7N 17504 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17514 Lincoln County  album cover Dave Davies Lincoln County (Single) 7N 17514 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17521 American Girl  album cover Clinton Ford American Girl (Single) 7N.17521 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17543 Why Don't They Buy Rubber Dustbins  album cover The Singing Dustman* Why Don't They Buy Rubber Dustbins(7") Pye Records 7N 17543 Norway 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17564 Show Me  album cover Sandie Shaw Show Me(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17564 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17572 Give A Little Take A Little  album cover Clinton Ford Give A Little Take A Little(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17572 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17573 Day's  album cover The Kinks Day's (Single) 7N 17573 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17581 Ice In The Sun  album cover The Status Quo* Ice In The Sun (Single) 7N.17581 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17586 Skyline Pigeon  album cover Guy Darrell Skyline Pigeon(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17586 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17611 Those Were The Days  album cover Sandie Shaw Those Were The Days(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records 7N.17611 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17628 The Sounds Of Goodbye  album cover Clinton Ford The Sounds Of Goodbye 7N.17628 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17635 All The Love In The World  album cover Consortium (2) All The Love In The World (Single) 7N.17635 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17636 Build Me Up Buttercup  album cover The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17636 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17664 It's Too Late Now  album cover Long John Baldry It's Too Late Now (Single) 7N 17664 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17685 Maypole Mews  album cover David Garrick Maypole Mews(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17685 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17691 Wise To The Ways Of The World  album cover Johnnie Ray Wise To The Ways Of The World(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17691 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17710 Shine A Little Light Into My Room  album cover Jason Paul Shine A Little Light Into My Room(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17710 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17726 Think It All Over  album cover Sandie Shaw Think It All Over (Single) 7N.17726 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17728 Are You Growing Tired Of My Love  album cover Status Quo Are You Growing Tired Of My Love(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17728 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17738 Make Me An Island  album cover Joe Dolan Make Me An Island (Single) 7N.17738 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17756 Mercy  album cover The Arrows (2) Mercy(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17756 UK 1969 Sell This Version