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
Sublabel
Parent Label:
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
1A 062-64183 Loonee Tunes !  album cover Bad Manners Loonee Tunes !(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 1A 062-64183 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 (Album) 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 066-96939 David Courtney's First Day  album cover David Courtney David Courtney's First Day(LP, Album) EMI 2C 066-96939 France 1975 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 3 Degrees* 3D (Album) 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
5C 062-96939 David Courtney's First Day  album cover David Courtney David Courtney's First Day(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062-96939 Netherlands 1975 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
7C 062-64106 Midnite Dynamos  album cover Matchbox (3) Midnite Dynamos(LP, Album) Magnet (2) 7C 062-64106 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
7C 262-64106 Midnite Dynamos  album cover Matchbox (3) Midnite Dynamos(Cass, Album) Magnet (2) 7C 262-64106 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
7N 2502 In The Summertime / Mighty Man  album cover Mungo Jerry In The Summertime / Mighty Man(7", Single, 4-P) Pye Records 7N 2502 UK 1970 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.15630 Don't Throw Your Love Away  album cover The Searchers Don't Throw Your Love Away(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15630 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15670 Some Day We're Gonna Love Again  album cover 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 When You Walk In The Room  album cover The Searchers When You Walk In The Room(7", Pus) Pye Records 7N.15694 UK 1964 Sell This Version
7N.15743 I'd Be Far Better Off Without You  album cover Sandie Shaw I'd Be Far Better Off Without You(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15743 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.15813 Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy  album cover The Kinks Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.15813 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.15854 Set Me Free   album cover The Kinks Set Me Free (7", Single) Pye Records 7N.15854 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15858 Wake Up My Mind  album cover The Ugly's Wake Up My Mind (Single) 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 15878 He's Got No Love  album cover The Searchers He's Got No Love (Single) 7N 15878 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15890 That's The Way   album cover The Honeycombs That's The Way (Single) 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 (Single) 7N.15919 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15940 Message Understood  album cover Sandie Shaw Message Understood (Single) 7N.15940 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15950 When I Get Home  album cover The Searchers When I Get Home (Single) 7N.15950 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.15984 Turquoise  album cover Donovan Turquoise(7", 4-P) Pye Records 7N.15984 UK 1965 Sell This Version
7N.15991 You're The One  album cover Petula Clark You're The One (Single) 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 (Single) 7N.15992 UK 1965 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  album cover Benny Hill My Garden Of Love(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17026 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7N.17038 My Love  album cover Petula Clark My Love(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.17038 UK 1966 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.17062 Norwegian Wood  album cover The Frugal Sound Norwegian Wood(7", Single, 4 P) Pye Records 7N.17062 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 (Single) 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.17094 Take It Or Leave It  album cover The Searchers Take It Or Leave It(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17094 UK 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 (2) & The Chessmen (4) Alan Dee (2) & The Chessmen (4) - Michael Murphy's Boy (Single) 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 (Single) 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.17160 What Does She Want?  album cover Hayes* And Wadey* Hayes* And Wadey* - What Does She Want?(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N.17160 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17170 Have You Ever Loved Somebody  album cover The Searchers Have You Ever Loved Somebody(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17170 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.17226 The Dublin Fusiliers  album cover Sonny Knowles & The Pacific* Sonny Knowles & The Pacific* - The Dublin Fusiliers(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17226 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N 17236 One Day / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye  album cover 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 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.17258 This Is My Song  album cover Petula Clark This Is My Song(7", Single, Kno) Pye Records 7N.17258 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.17300 The Two Of Us / I'll Be With You  album cover 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 Mr. Pleasant  album cover The Kinks Mr. Pleasant (Single) 7N 17314 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
7N 17320 Somewhere My Love  album cover Lena Martell Somewhere My Love 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.17325 Don't Sleep In The Subway  album cover Petula Clark Don't Sleep In The Subway(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N.17325 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 (Single) 7N 17366 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17383 A Man In A Suitcase  album cover Ron Grainer A Man In A Suitcase (Single) 7N.17383 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.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 (Single) 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 (Single) 7N.17428 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.17429 Suzanah's Still Alive  album cover Dave Davies Suzanah'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