Orlake Records

Orlake Records

Profile:
Orlake Records was a UK pressing plant established by plastics company Movilex Ltd. in 1964 and operated until 1999.

By the late 80s, Orlake had built a reputation for "pressing the records that nobody else wanted to press", according to Peter Hall who was Orlake's General Manager before he returned to EMI as General Manager - Manufacturing. These records included picture discs, shaped discs, shaped picture discs, and coloured vinyl discs all of which are highly sought after by collectors today. The most famous of these is perhaps the Madonna - Erotica picture disc. Withdrawn by the record company, copies of this record have sold for up to £4,500.00.

Orlake operated a state-of-the-art plant with 16 Toolex Alpha automatic and 24 Toolex Alpha semi-automatic presses at it's peak producing one million records per month. There was no in-house disc mastering or printing facility.

In 1999 the plant was sold to First Sound and Vision Group (FSV) which went into administration on 6th November 2000. In 2001 Portal Space bought the plant renaming it Orlake Vinyl Ltd. trading as Orlake Records. Due to a decline in demand for vinyl records, Portal Space closed the Orlake plant in the summer of 2007 and focused on their main plant which was renamed The Vinyl Factory.

Orlake pressings are identifiable with the hand inscriptions "Orlake", "OR" or less frequently "O" in the lead-out groove area. The + sign was also often used as joiner within the matrix numbers.
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Contact Info:
Sterling Industrial Estate
Rainham Road South
Dagenham
Essex
RM10 8HP
United Kingdom

Tel 44 20 8592 0242
Fax 44 20 8595 8182

(now obsolete)
[l266587]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Ripper Crust  album cover Hellbastard Ripper Crust(LP, RE, Pur) Grind//Crust Records 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
01 Normal  album cover The Petticoats Normal(7", EP) Bla-Bla-Bla Records 01 UK 1980 Sell This Version
001 Don't Stop The Carnival  album cover Dave & The Nightingales Don't Stop The Carnival(7") Gales 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
001 Fashion Parade / Will You Be The One  album cover Harvest (12) Fashion Parade / Will You Be The One(7") Secular Records (2) 001 UK 1980 Sell This Version
001 From New Orleans To Chicago  album cover Various From New Orleans To Chicago(LP, Comp) Collectors Items 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
01 Second City Statik - A Glasgow Compilation  album cover Various Second City Statik - A Glasgow Compilation(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Statik Records 01 UK 1980 Sell This Version
1 BC Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad / Running Kind  album cover Screamin' Sirens Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad / Running Kind(7", Single) Beach Culture 1 BC UK 1984 Sell This Version
1 JAP S.O. 36 Berlin: Führer Der Mensheit  album cover Throbbing Gristle S.O. 36 Berlin: Führer Der Mensheit(10", RE) American Phonograph 1 JAP UK 1983 Sell This Version
1st HEAVEN Heaven   album cover U 96* Heaven (12", Promo) Urban 1st HEAVEN UK 1996 Sell This Version
1 trax 04 A New Reality  album cover Mark Knight & MTV* Feat. E-Man Mark Knight & MTV* Feat. E-Man - A New Reality(12") 1trax 1 trax 04 UK 2005 Sell This Version
002 Festive Bunting And The Modern Consumer (The Christmas E.P.)  album cover Various Festive Bunting And The Modern Consumer (The Christmas E.P.)(7", Comp) Autospace Records 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
2 BEEE 006 Sweden EP  album cover Miditate Sweden EP(12", EP) 2 Beee Records 2 BEEE 006 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
003 State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans  album cover State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans - State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans(LP, Comp) Collectors Items 003 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3LAN015pic Feel / Up  album cover Cenith X / Flyer Cenith X / Flyer - Feel / Up(12", Pic) 3 Lanka 3LAN015pic Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7 BOX 1 Queen Interviews  album cover Queen Queen Interviews(7", Ltd, Pic, Unofficial + Box, Unofficial) Orlake Records 7 BOX 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7DPROMS11 Feel The Darkness (Remix)  album cover Poison Idea Feel The Darkness (Remix)(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS13 Godsend  album cover Splintered Godsend(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS13 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS14 Shudder To Sink  album cover Shudder To Sink Shudder To Sink(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS21 Live At Brixton Academy  album cover The Jesus Lizard Live At Brixton Academy(7") Dirter Promotions, Fear And Loathing 7DPROMS21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7DPROMS28 Robot And Proud  album cover Spectreman Robot And Proud 7DPROMS28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7DPROMS 34 Sarin Will Kill Every Bad Aum !!!  album cover Incapacitants Sarin Will Kill Every Bad Aum !!!(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions, Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS 34 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7LDR 048 Do You Wanna Dance (With Me)  album cover Kim Herte Do You Wanna Dance (With Me)(7") Londisc Records 7LDR 048 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7WAP 117 Twilight Mushrooms  album cover Slum Twilight Mushrooms 7WAP 117 UK 1999 Sell This Version
009 Miles Apart / Running In Darkness  album cover Mega City Four Miles Apart / Running In Darkness(7", Single) Primitive Records (3) 009 UK 1988 Sell This Version
9IS 592 March Of The Pigs  album cover Nine Inch Nails March Of The Pigs (Single) 9IS 592 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9 IS 888 The Hand That Feeds  album cover Nine Inch Nails The Hand That Feeds(9", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Interscope Records 9 IS 888 UK 2005 Sell This Version
9 IS 903 Only  album cover Nine Inch Nails Only(9", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Interscope Records 9 IS 903 UK 2005 Sell This Version
9 IS 508 866 151/0 Sin  album cover Nine Inch Nails Sin(9", Single) Island Records, TVT Records 9 IS 508 866 151/0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 ANA 18 R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)  album cover Alien Sex Fiend R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)(10", Single, Ltd) Anagram Records, Anagram Records 10 ANA 18 UK 1984 Sell This Version
10BRW300DJ Bug Powder Dust (DJ Muggs Mixes)  album cover Bomb The Bass Bug Powder Dust (DJ Muggs Mixes)(10", Ltd, Num, Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) 4th & Broadway, Stoned Heights 10BRW300DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
10chs5007 Locked  album cover Mutha's Day Out Locked(10", Single, Ltd) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 10chs5007 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10CL 594 Something To Believe In  album cover Poison (3) Something To Believe In(10", Yel) Capitol Records, Enigma (4) 10CL 594 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10CL 707 Locked Out  album cover Crowded House Locked Out(10", EP, Ltd) Capitol Records 10CL 707 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10DPROMS30 Split  album cover Husk / Band Of Pain Husk / Band Of Pain - Split(10", Num) Dirter Promotions 10DPROMS30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10 EMS 178 Kids Of The Century  album cover Helloween Kids Of The Century(10", Single, Ltd, S/Edition, Pum) EMI, EMI 10 EMS 178 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10FAT001 City Police  album cover Grain City Police(10", S/Sided) FatCat Records 10FAT001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
10 FOOD 36 Boy On Top Of The News  album cover Diesel Park West Boy On Top Of The News(10", Single, Ltd) Food, Food 10 FOOD 36 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 IS 476 Got The Time  album cover Anthrax Got The Time(10", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Megaforce Worldwide 10 IS 476 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
10 IS 490 Bring The Noise  album cover Anthrax Bring The Noise (Single) 10 IS 490 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 IS 523 Fly Me Courageous  album cover Drivin' N' Cryin' Fly Me Courageous(10", Comp) Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 523 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 IS 537 Goin' Out West  album cover Tom Waits Goin' Out West(10", Single, Ltd, Num) Island Records 10 IS 537 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 IS 559 Linger  album cover The Cranberries Linger(10", EP, Liv) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 559 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
10 IS 576 Let The Good Times Roll...  album cover Sheep On Drugs Let The Good Times Roll...(10", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 576 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10IS833 The Holiday Plan EP  album cover The Holiday Plan The Holiday Plan EP(10", EP, M/Print) Fallout Recordings 10IS833 UK 2003 Sell This Version
10 ISP 406 China Doll  album cover Julian Cope China Doll(10", Pic) Island Records 10 ISP 406 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10 ISP 484 Head Like A Hole  album cover Nine Inch Nails Head Like A Hole (Single) 10 ISP 484 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 ISP 504 Buzzin  album cover Top Buzzin(10", EP, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records 10 ISP 504 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10MT 85 Taste The Pain  album cover Red Hot Chili Peppers Taste The Pain(7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Num) EMI USA 10MT 85 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10MT 97 Best I Can  album cover Queensrÿche Best I Can(10", Single + Box) EMI USA 10MT 97 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10MT 102 Wanted It All  album cover Claytown Troupe Wanted It All(10") EMI USA, EMI USA 10MT 102 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10Mute128 Honky's Ladder E.P.  album cover The Afghan Whigs Honky's Ladder E.P.(10", EP, Ltd) Mute 10Mute128 UK 1996 Sell This Version
10MUTE146 Renegade Soundwave  album cover Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave(10", Single, Ltd) Mute 10MUTE146 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10mute217 Little Black Rocks In The Sun  album cover Add N To (X) Little Black Rocks In The Sun(10", Shape, Ltd) Mute 10mute217 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10 NMA 10 Get Me Out  album cover New Model Army Get Me Out(10", Single, Ltd, Num) EMI, EMI 10 NMA 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10 NMA 12 Space  album cover New Model Army Space(10", Single, Ltd, Num) EMI 10 NMA 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10R 6115 West End Girls  album cover Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(10", Single, Ltd) Parlophone 10R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
10R 6116 Love Comes Quickly  album cover Pet Shop Boys Love Comes Quickly(10", Single) Parlophone 10R 6116 UK 1986 Sell This Version
10RG 6324 I Am One  album cover W.A.S.P. I Am One(10", EP, Ltd, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone 10RG 6324 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10scorch 10 Saturday's Not What It Used To Be  album cover Kingmaker Saturday's Not What It Used To Be(10", Single) Scorch, Scorch 10scorch 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
10SY6 Jungle  album cover Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Dub Syndicate* Lee "Scratch" Perry* & The Dub Syndicate* - Jungle(10", Single) Syncopate (2), Syncopate (2) 10SY6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
10 WAP 50 Wilmot II  album cover The Sabres Of Paradise Wilmot II(10", Single) Warp Records 10 WAP 50 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 97 Pin Skeeling  album cover Mira Calix Pin Skeeling(2x10", Single) Warp Records 10 WAP 97 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10WIP 6781 Proverbs Extractions / Music Is My Desire  album cover Pablo Moses Proverbs Extractions / Music Is My Desire(10") Island Records 10WIP 6781 UK 1982 Sell This Version
10 WIP 6800 Night Nurse  album cover Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse(10", Single) Island Records 10 WIP 6800 UK 1982 Sell This Version
11 ANA 25 E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon)  album cover Alien Sex Fiend E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon) (Single) 11 ANA 25 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK1 Dinky Megamix / A Girl Like Me  album cover Various / Marianne* Various / Marianne* - Dinky Megamix / A Girl Like Me(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK2 Harden Up / Blitz  album cover Nicolette (2) / Konovox Nicolette (2) / Konovox - Harden Up / Blitz(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK3 Can You Feel It / La La  album cover London Fiesta Can You Feel It / La La(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK3 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK4 You & Me / Be With You  album cover Project Bass / KCB Project Bass / KCB - You & Me / Be With You(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK4 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK5 Be There  album cover Carlotta Chadwick Be There(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK5 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK6 Gimme More / Excalibur 2001  album cover Nick Skitz Gimme More / Excalibur 2001(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK6 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK7 I Can't Wait  album cover Alex K I Can't Wait(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK7 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK8 All You Deejays / Rockin' Rhymes  album cover Nick Skitz All You Deejays / Rockin' Rhymes(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK8 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK9 Crazy / The Battle  album cover N-R-Gize* / Dave Austin N-R-Gize* / Dave Austin - Crazy / The Battle(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK9 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK10 Asylum / Hornbag / The Ultimate  album cover Nick Skitz / Funky Choad Nick Skitz / Funky Choad - Asylum / Hornbag / The Ultimate(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK10 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12 AMPM 125 Holding On  album cover DJ Manta Holding On(12") AM:PM, AM:PM 12 AMPM 125 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 78 Witness EP  album cover Ann Nesby Witness EP(12", Promo) AM:PM 12 AMPMDJ 78 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 111 Somebody Else's Guy  album cover Ce Ce Peniston Somebody Else's Guy(12", S/Sided, Promo) AM:PM, AM:PM 12 AMPMDJ 111 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 133 Horny  album cover Mousse T. vs. Hot 'N' Juicy Mousse T. vs. Hot 'N' Juicy - Horny(2x12", Promo) AM:PM 12 AMPMDJ 133 UK 1998 Sell This Version
12AMPMX123 DJ Jean The Launch (The Unreleased Mixes) 12AMPMX123 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12ARK 005 DJ Londinium (Kevin Shields Mix)  album cover Archive Londinium (Kevin Shields Mix)(12", Promo) Island Records 12ARK 005 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 ASSAULT 1 (Some) Like It Hot  album cover Blood And Roses (Some) Like It Hot(12") Audiodrome Records 12 ASSAULT 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 AXMDJ 1 Mantra  album cover Material Mantra(12", Single, Promo) Axiom 12 AXMDJ 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BLN 2DJ Nush 2  album cover Nush Nush 2 12 BLN 2DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BLN 4 Megawatt Messiah  album cover The Holy Ghost* Megawatt Messiah(12") Blunted, Blunted, Blunted Vinyl 12 BLN 4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BLN 5DJ E / Blue  album cover LaTour E / Blue(12", Promo) Blunted, Smash Records 12 BLN 5DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BLN 6DJ U Girls  album cover Nush U Girls(12", Promo) Blunted 12 BLN 6DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 BLN 8 Present The Hi Tides E.P.  album cover Rep Present The Hi Tides E.P.(12", EP) Blunted, Blunted, Blunted 12 BLN 8 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 BLN 9 DJ Happy Smiling Faces  album cover Congress Happy Smiling Faces(12", Promo) Blunted, Island Records 12 BLN 9 DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 BLN 16 DJ Feel The Sunshine  album cover Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine(12", Promo) Blunted, Blunted 12 BLN 16 DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
12 BLND 10 In Flight Entertainment  album cover Dave Angel In Flight Entertainment(2x12", EP) Blunted, Blunted 12 BLND 10 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
12 BLND 13DJ U Girls (Look So Sexy)  album cover Nush U Girls (Look So Sexy)(2x12", Promo) Blunted 12 BLND 13DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
12 BRD 264 DJ Pressure  album cover Drizabone Pressure(2x12", Ltd, Promo, Gat) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRD 264 DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 BRD 268 DJ Ground Level / Everything  album cover Stereo MC's Ground Level / Everything(2x12", Single, Ltd, Promo) 4th & Broadway, Gee Street 12 BRD 268 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BRD 300 DJ Bug Powder Dust  album cover Bomb The Bass Bug Powder Dust(2x12", Promo) 4th & Broadway, Stoned Heights 12 BRD 300 DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 BRD 311 DJ Real Love  album cover Drizabone Real Love(12", Single, Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRD 311 DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
12BRD 313DJ One To One Religion  album cover Bomb The Bass One To One Religion(2x12", Promo) Stoned Heights 12BRD 313DJ UK 1995 Sell This Version
12 BRW 269 DJ Whenever You Need Someone  album cover Nightcrawlers Whenever You Need Someone(12", Single, Promo) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 269 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
12 BRW 278 DJ There's No Living Without You  album cover Will Downing There's No Living Without You(12", Promo) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 278 DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version
12BRW 283DJ Check Yo Self  album cover Ice Cube Check Yo Self(12", Single, Promo) 4th & Broadway, Priority Records 12BRW 283DJ UK 1993 Sell This Version