Orlake Records

Orlake Records

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Orlake Records was a UK pressing plant established by plastics company Movilex Ltd. in 1964 and operated until 2007.

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. The most famous of these is perhaps the withdrawn Madonna - Erotica picture disc.

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 summer 2007 and focused on their main plant which was renamed The Vinyl Factory.
The plant was demolished in 2009.

Orlake pressings are identifiable by hand-etched "Orlake", "OR" or, less frequently, "O" in the runout grooves. 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)

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
00000 DJ Skull - Vision Revelations DJ Skull Vision Revelations(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 00000 Unknown Sell This Version
001 Hellbastard - Ripper Crust Hellbastard Ripper Crust(LP, RE, Pur) Grind//Crust Records 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
001 Patareni / Buka (3) - Stop The War And Bring The Noise Patareni / Buka (3) Patareni / Buka (3) - Stop The War And Bring The Noise(7", EP) Psycho Mania Records 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
01 The Petticoats - Normal The Petticoats Normal(7", EP) Bla-Bla-Bla Records 01 UK 1980 Sell This Version
001 Dave & The Nightingales - Don't Stop The Carnival Dave & The Nightingales Don't Stop The Carnival(7") Gales 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
001 Harvest (12) - Fashion Parade / Will You Be The One Harvest (12) Fashion Parade / Will You Be The One(7") Secular Records (2) 001 UK 1980 Sell This Version
001 Various - From New Orleans To Chicago Various From New Orleans To Chicago(LP, Comp) Collectors Items 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
01 Various - Second City Statik - A Glasgow Compilation Various Second City Statik - A Glasgow Compilation(12", MiniAlbum, Comp) Statik Records 01 UK 1980 Sell This Version
1 BC Screamin' Sirens - Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad / Running Kind Screamin' Sirens Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad / Running Kind(7", Single) Beach Culture 1 BC UK 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006 203597 0 Scorpions - Can't Explain Scorpions Can't Explain (7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Pic) EMI Electrola 1C 006 203597 0 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1 JAP Throbbing Gristle - S.O. 36 Berlin: Führer Der Mensheit Throbbing Gristle S.O. 36 Berlin: Führer Der Mensheit(10", RE) American Phonograph 1 JAP UK 1983 Sell This Version
1st HEAVEN U 96* - Heaven U 96* Heaven (12", Promo) Urban 1st HEAVEN UK 1996 Sell This Version
1 trax 04 Mark Knight & MTV* Feat. E-Man - A New Reality 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
1 x 3 Dorian Mood - It's A Funny Thing Dorian Mood It's A Funny Thing(7", Single) One By One 1 x 3 Ireland 1986 Sell This Version
002 Various - Festive Bunting And The Modern Consumer (The Christmas E.P.) Various Festive Bunting And The Modern Consumer (The Christmas E.P.)(7", EP, Comp) Autospace Records 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
2 BEEE 006 Miditate - Sweden EP Miditate Sweden EP(12", EP) 2 Beee Records 2 BEEE 006 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
003 State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans - State Street Swingers And Chicago Black Swans 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
3DD 1201 Rodeo Jones - Heart Of Gold Rodeo Jones Heart Of Gold(12", Promo) Not On Label 3DD 1201 UK 1990 Sell This Version
3LAN015pic Cenith X / Flyer - Feel / Up Cenith X / Flyer Cenith X / Flyer - Feel / Up 3LAN015pic Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7 BOX 1 Queen - Queen Interviews Queen Queen Interviews(7", Ltd, Pic, Unofficial + Box, Unofficial) Orlake Records 7 BOX 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7DPROMS11 Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness (Remix) Poison Idea Feel The Darkness (Remix)(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS13 Splintered - Godsend Splintered Godsend(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS13 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS14 Shudder To Sink - Shudder To Sink Shudder To Sink Shudder To Sink(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
7DPROMS21 The Jesus Lizard - Live At Brixton Academy The Jesus Lizard Live At Brixton Academy(7") Dirter Promotions, Fear And Loathing 7DPROMS21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7DPROMS28 Spectreman - Robot And Proud Spectreman Robot And Proud 7DPROMS28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7DPROMS 34 Incapacitants - Sarin Will Kill Every Bad Aum !!! Incapacitants Sarin Will Kill Every Bad Aum !!!(7", Ltd) Dirter Promotions, Dirter Promotions 7DPROMS 34 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7GUT16 Space (4) - Avenging Angels Space (4) Avenging Angels(7", Single, Ltd, Blu) Gut Records 7GUT16 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7LDR 048 Kim Herte - Do You Wanna Dance (With Me) Kim Herte Do You Wanna Dance (With Me)(7") Londisc Records 7LDR 048 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7 PLAC 01 Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Terry's Cafe / City Lights Terry Lee Brown Jr. Terry's Cafe / City Lights(7", Ltd, Bro) Plastic City 7 PLAC 01 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
7 RTP 1 Excrement Of War - The Waste... & The Greed... Excrement Of War The Waste... & The Greed...(7", EP) RTP Records (2), RTP Records (2) 7 RTP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7WAP 117 Slum - Twilight Mushrooms Slum Twilight Mushrooms 7WAP 117 UK 1999 Sell This Version
009 Mega City Four - Miles Apart / Running In Darkness Mega City Four Miles Apart / Running In Darkness(7", Single) Primitive Records (3) 009 UK 1988 Sell This Version
9IS 592 Nine Inch Nails - March Of The Pigs Nine Inch Nails March Of The Pigs (Single) 9IS 592 UK 1994 Sell This Version
9 IS 888 Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds 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 Nine Inch Nails - Only 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 Nine Inch Nails - Sin Nine Inch Nails Sin(9", Single) Island Records, TVT Records 9 IS 508 866 151/0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 ANA 18 Alien Sex Fiend - R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck) Alien Sex Fiend R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)(10", Single, Ltd) Anagram Records, Anagram Records 10 ANA 18 UK 1984 Sell This Version
10BLN16 Alex Reece - Feel The Sunshine Alex Reece Feel The Sunshine(10") Blunted, Island Records 10BLN16 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10BRW300DJ Bomb The Bass - Bug Powder Dust (DJ Muggs Mixes) Bomb The Bass Bug Powder Dust (DJ Muggs Mixes) 10BRW300DJ UK 1994 Sell This Version
10chs5007 Mutha's Day Out - Locked Mutha's Day Out Locked(10", Single, Ltd) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 10chs5007 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10CL 594 Poison (3) - Something To Believe In Poison (3) Something To Believe In(10", Yel) Capitol Records, Enigma (4) 10CL 594 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10CL 669 Megadeth - Skin O' My Teeth Megadeth Skin O' My Teeth(10", Single + Box, Ltd) Capitol Records 10CL 669 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10CL 707 Crowded House - Locked Out Crowded House Locked Out(10", EP, Ltd) Capitol Records 10CL 707 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10DPROMS30 Husk / Band Of Pain - Split Husk / Band Of Pain Husk / Band Of Pain - Split(10", Num) Dirter Promotions 10DPROMS30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10 EM 35 Whitesnake - Here I Go Again (USA Single Remix) Whitesnake Here I Go Again (USA Single Remix)(10", Single, Whi) EMI 10 EM 35 UK 1987 Sell This Version
10 EM 148 Thunder (3) - Gimme Some Lovin' Thunder (3) Gimme Some Lovin'(10", Ltd, Num, Red) EMI, EMI 10 EM 148 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10 EMS 178 Helloween - Kids Of The Century Helloween Kids Of The Century(10", Single, Ltd, S/Edition, Pum) EMI, EMI 10 EMS 178 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10FAT001 Grain - City Police Grain City Police(10", S/Sided) FatCat Records 10FAT001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
10 FOOD 36 Diesel Park West - Boy On Top Of The News Diesel Park West Boy On Top Of The News(10", Single, Ltd) Food, Food 10 FOOD 36 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 FOODG 35 Diesel Park West - Fall To Love Diesel Park West Fall To Love(10", Gat) Food 10 FOODG 35 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 is 350 The Triffids - Trick Of The Light The Triffids Trick Of The Light(10", Single) Island Records, Island Records 10 is 350 UK 1988 Sell This Version
10 IS 470 Anthrax - In My World Anthrax In My World(10", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 470 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
10 IS 476 Anthrax - Got The Time Anthrax Got The Time(10", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Megaforce Worldwide 10 IS 476 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
10 IS 490 Anthrax - Bring The Noise Anthrax Bring The Noise (Single) 10 IS 490 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 IS 523 Drivin' N' Cryin' - Fly Me Courageous Drivin' N' Cryin' Fly Me Courageous(10", Comp) Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 523 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 IS 537 Tom Waits - Goin' Out West Tom Waits Goin' Out West(10", Single, Ltd, Num) Island Records 10 IS 537 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10 IS 559 The Cranberries - Linger The Cranberries Linger(10", EP, Liv) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 10 IS 559 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
10 IS 576 Sheep On Drugs - Let The Good Times Roll... 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 - The Holiday Plan EP The Holiday Plan The Holiday Plan EP(10", EP, M/Print) Fallout Recordings 10IS833 UK 2003 Sell This Version
10 ISP 406 Julian Cope - China Doll Julian Cope China Doll(10", Pic) Island Records 10 ISP 406 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10 ISP 484 Nine Inch Nails - Head Like A Hole Nine Inch Nails Head Like A Hole (Single) 10 ISP 484 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 ISP 504 Top - Buzzin Top Buzzin(10", EP, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records 10 ISP 504 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10 MARIL 15 Marillion - Dry Land Marillion Dry Land(10", Single, Ltd, Num, Cle) EMI, EMI 10 MARIL 15 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10MT 85 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Taste The Pain Red Hot Chili Peppers Taste The Pain(7", Shape, Single, Ltd, Num) EMI USA 10MT 85 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10MT 97 Queensrÿche - Best I Can Queensrÿche Best I Can(10", Single + Box) EMI USA 10MT 97 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10MT 102 Claytown Troupe - Wanted It All Claytown Troupe Wanted It All(10") EMI USA, EMI USA 10MT 102 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10Mute128 The Afghan Whigs - Honky's Ladder E.P. The Afghan Whigs Honky's Ladder E.P.(10", EP, Ltd) Mute 10Mute128 UK 1996 Sell This Version
10MUTE146 Renegade Soundwave - Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave Renegade Soundwave(10", Single, Ltd) Mute 10MUTE146 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10mute217 Add N To (X) - Little Black Rocks In The Sun Add N To (X) Little Black Rocks In The Sun(10", Shape, Ltd) Mute 10mute217 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10 NMA 10 New Model Army - Get Me Out New Model Army Get Me Out(10", Single, Ltd, Num) EMI, EMI 10 NMA 10 UK 1990 Sell This Version
10 NMA 12 New Model Army - Space New Model Army Space(10", Single, Ltd, Num) EMI 10 NMA 12 UK 1991 Sell This Version
10R 6115 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(10", Single, Ltd) Parlophone 10R 6115 UK 1985 Sell This Version
10R 6116 Pet Shop Boys - Love Comes Quickly Pet Shop Boys Love Comes Quickly(10", Single) Parlophone 10R 6116 UK 1986 Sell This Version
10RG 6324 W.A.S.P. - I Am One W.A.S.P. I Am One(10", EP, Ltd, Gat) Parlophone, Parlophone 10RG 6324 UK 1992 Sell This Version
10RIC 117 Peter Tosh - Mama Africa / Not Gonna Give It Up Peter Tosh Mama Africa / Not Gonna Give It Up(10") EMI 10RIC 117 UK 1983 Sell This Version
10scorch 10 Kingmaker - Saturday's Not What It Used To Be Kingmaker Saturday's Not What It Used To Be(10", Single) Scorch, Scorch 10scorch 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
10SY6 Lee 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 The Sabres Of Paradise - Wilmot II The Sabres Of Paradise Wilmot II(10", Single) Warp Records 10 WAP 50 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 97 Mira Calix - Pin Skeeling Mira Calix Pin Skeeling(2x10", Single) Warp Records 10 WAP 97 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10WIP 6781 Pablo Moses - Proverbs Extractions / Music Is My Desire Pablo Moses Proverbs Extractions / Music Is My Desire(10") Island Records 10WIP 6781 UK 1982 Sell This Version
10 WIP 6800 Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse Gregory Isaacs Night Nurse(10", Single) Island Records 10 WIP 6800 UK 1982 Sell This Version
11 ANA 25 Alien Sex Fiend - E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon) Alien Sex Fiend E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon) (Single) 11 ANA 25 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK1 Various / Marianne* - Dinky Megamix / A Girl Like Me 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 Nicolette (2) / Konovox - Harden Up / Blitz Nicolette (2) / Konovox Nicolette (2) / Konovox - Harden Up / Blitz(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK3 London Fiesta - Can You Feel It / La La London Fiesta Can You Feel It / La La(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK3 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK4 Project Bass / KCB - You & Me / Be With You 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 Carlotta Chadwick - Be There Carlotta Chadwick Be There(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK5 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK6 Nick Skitz - Gimme More / Excalibur 2001 Nick Skitz Gimme More / Excalibur 2001(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK6 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK7 Alex K - I Can't Wait Alex K I Can't Wait(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK7 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK8 Nick Skitz - All You Deejays / Rockin' Rhymes Nick Skitz All You Deejays / Rockin' Rhymes(12", Ltd, Pic) All Around The World, Dinky 12AATWDINK8 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12AATWDINK9 N-R-Gize* / Dave Austin - Crazy / The Battle 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 Nick Skitz / Funky Choad - Asylum / Hornbag / The Ultimate 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 DJ Manta - Holding On DJ Manta Holding On(12") AM:PM, AM:PM 12 AMPM 125 UK 1999 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 78 Ann Nesby - Witness EP Ann Nesby Witness EP(12", Promo) AM:PM 12 AMPMDJ 78 UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 AMPMDJ 111 Ce Ce Peniston - Somebody Else's Guy 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 Mousse T. Vs Hot 'N' Juicy - Horny 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 Archive - Londinium (Kevin Shields Mix) Archive Londinium (Kevin Shields Mix)(12", Promo) Island Records 12ARK 005 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
12 ASSAULT 1 Blood And Roses - (Some) Like It Hot Blood And Roses (Some) Like It Hot(12") Audiodrome Records 12 ASSAULT 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 AXMDJ 1 Material - Mantra Material Mantra(12", Single, Promo) Axiom 12 AXMDJ 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version