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 an unknown engineer (W (20)) 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.

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 062-07439 Soft Machine Land Of Cockayne(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-07439 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-63815 Bad Manners Ska 'N' B(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 1A 062-63815 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 062 - 94 950 Geordie Don't Be Fooled By The Name(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1C 062 - 94 950 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 676 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(LP, Album, RE) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 908 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 936 Man Maximum Darkness(LP, Album, RE, Gat) United Artists Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 936 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2C 070-07.439 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(LP, Album) EMI 3C 064 - 94950 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
4C/RTD 2018 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 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 062 06977 Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062 06977 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7C 062-06977 Tom Robinson Band TRB Two(LP, Album) EMI 7C 062-06977 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
7N.2510 Mungo Jerry Lady Rose(7", Single) Dawn (7) 7N.2510 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N.15594 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 (Single) 7N.15611 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15801 Donovan Catch The Wind (Single) 7N.15801 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15841 Sandie Shaw Long Live Love(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.15841 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15858 The Ugly's Wake Up My Mind(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15858 UK & Europe 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15866 Donovan Colours(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15866 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15868 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 / Just Keep Right On (Single) 7N.15870 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N 15908 Michael Leslie Penny Arcade(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 15908 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15919 The Kinks See My Friend(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15919 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15974 Benny Hill What A World (Single) 7N.15974 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15981 The Kinks Till The End Of The Day (Single) 7N.15981 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15992 The Searchers Take Me For What I'm Worth(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15992 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N 17017 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 / The Andalucian Gypsies(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17026 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.17040 Cyril Stapleton The Theme From The Power Game 7N.17040 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17064 The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17064 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17067 Donovan Josie(7", Single) Pye Records, Negram 7N 17067 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
7N 17088 Donovan Remember The Alamo(7", Single, 4-P) Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17088 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17095 The Truth (5) I Go To Sleep (Single) 7N.17095 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17100 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(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17122 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17125 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (Single) 7N 17125 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17133 Petula Clark I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (Single) 7N.17133 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.17141 Cyril Stapleton Jack Knife (Single) 7N.17141 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17142 Alan Dee & The Chessmen Michael Murphy's Boy(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17142 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17148 The Alan Bown Set Headline News (Single) 7N.17148 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17149 Jack Ruane Jnr.* What About The Last Time(7") Pye Records 7N.17149 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17160 Hayes* And Wadey* Hayes* And Wadey* - What Does She Want? (Single) 7N.17160 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17222 The Kinks Dead End Street (Single) 7N.17222 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17225 The Searchers Popcorn, Double Feature(7") Pye Records, Pye Records 7N 17225 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17241 Donovan Sunshine Superman(7", Single, 4-P) Pye Records 7N.17241 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17247 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 Donovan Mellow Yellow (Single) 7N.17267 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17272 Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String (Single) 7N.17272 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N-17272 Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String(7", Single, Kno) Pye Records 7N-17272 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17320 Lena Martell Somewhere My Love(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17320 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17321 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset (Single) 7N 17321 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17356 Dave Davies Death Of A Clown (Single) 7N.17356 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17366 The Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You 7N 17366 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17385 Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin (Single) 7N.17385 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17396 Val Doonican If The Whole World Stopped Lovin' (Single) 7N.17396 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17396 Val Doonican If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17396 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17400 The Kinks Autumn Almanac (Single) 7N.17400 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17403 Donovan There Is A Mountain (Single) 7N.17403 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17409 David Garrick Ave Maria(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17409 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17416 Petula Clark The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (Single) 7N.17416 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17417 The Foundations Back On My Feet Again (Single) 7N 17417 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17423 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 Clinton Ford The Last One To Say Goodnight(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17428 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17449 The Status Quo* Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Single) 7N 17449 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17455 Long John Baldry Hold Back The Daybreak (Single) 7N 17455 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17457 Donovan Jennifer Juniper (Single) 7N 17457 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17465 Val Doonican You're The Only One(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 17465 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17466 Petula Clark Kiss Me Goodbye (Single) 7N 17466 UK & Europe 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17468 The Kinks Wonderboy (Single) 7N 17468 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N-17497 Status Quo Black Veils Of Melancholy(7", Single) Pye Records, Pye Records 7N-17497 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17503 The Foundations Any Old Time You're Lonely And Sad(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 17503 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17504 Sandie Shaw Don't Run Away (Single) 7N 17504 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17514 Dave Davies Lincoln County (Single) 7N 17514 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17521 Clinton Ford American Girl (Single) 7N.17521 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17543 The Singing Dustman* Why Don't They Buy Rubber Dustbins(7") Pye Records 7N 17543 Norway 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17564 Sandie Shaw Show Me(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17564 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17572 Clinton Ford Give A Little Take A Little(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17572 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17573 The Kinks Day's (Single) 7N 17573 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17581 The Status Quo* Ice In The Sun (Single) 7N.17581 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17586 Guy Darrell Skyline Pigeon(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17586 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17628 Clinton Ford The Sounds Of Goodbye 7N.17628 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17635 Consortium (2) All The Love In The World (Single) 7N.17635 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17636 The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17636 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17664 Long John Baldry It's Too Late Now (Single) 7N 17664 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17685 David Garrick Maypole Mews(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17685 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17691 Johnnie Ray Wise To The Ways Of The World(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17691 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17710 Jason Paul Shine A Little Light Into My Room(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17710 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17726 Sandie Shaw Think It All Over (Single) 7N.17726 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17728 Status Quo Are You Growing Tired Of My Love(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17728 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17738 Joe Dolan Make Me An Island (Single) 7N.17738 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17756 The Arrows (2) Mercy(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N 17756 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17765 Guy Fletcher (2) Magic Woman (What Are You Made Of?)(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17765 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17778 Donovan and Jeff Beck Group Donovan and Jeff Beck Group - Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) (Single) 7N 17778 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N-17797 Consortium (2) Beggar Man(7", Single) Pye Records 7N-17797 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17812 The Kinks Shangrila (Single) 7N 17812 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17813 The Wake* Angelina(7") Pye Records 7N.17813 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17838 Clinton Ford Angel In My Pocket (Single) 7N 17838 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17841 Consortium (2) I Don't Want Her Anymore(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17841 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N 17884 Max Bygraves Love Me A Little More (Single) 7N 17884 UK 1970 Sell This Version
7N.17891 Joe Dolan You're Such A Good Looking Woman (Single) 7N.17891 UK 1970 Sell This Version