EMI Swindon

EMI Swindon

Profile:
See also EMI UK.

Former EMI Records Ltd. CD factory at Penny Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
CD manufacturing officially started on May 15, 1986 and lasted until May 2002 (when the plant was closed down).
The plant originally started life in 1981 as a manufacturer of VHD videodiscs but was converted to CD manufacturing plant.
Interesting fact: The very first CDs and the very last CDs pressed were Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.

Identifying EMI Swindon on CDs:
Most of the time, "EMI Swindon" will be printed in the matrix itself. In these cases, the glass master was made at EMI Swindon. When the location is not printed in the matrix, the following will help:

The matrix is split in the mirror band into two sections. A printed area and a machine stamped area. The printed area will include a matrix block of numbers, usually six digits long followed by a space followed by the remaining numbers of the matrix. The machine-stamped area will include a set of digits separated by colons, e.g.: ":1:1:16". Unlike at EMI Uden, there is no country code suffix. (EMI Uden suffixed theirs with "NL".)

Some CDs will have "EMI Swindon" printed in the matrix but the machine stamped information will have an "NL" suffix which means that the glass master was made at Swindon, but the CD was pressed at EMI Uden. Also the IFPI assigned the mould SID code "IFPI 15##" to EMI Uden, e.g.: "IFPI 1525". The inclusion of this code on a CD also means the CD was pressed at EMI Uden, not Swindon. The IFPI assigned the mould SID code "IFPI 14##" to EMI Swindon, e.g.: "IFPI 1442". The inclusion of this code on a CD means the CD was pressed at EMI Swindon.

The following mastering SID codes were assigned by the IFPI to EMI Swindon:

Mastering SID Code:
IFPI L041
IFPI L042

Mould SID Code:
IFPI 14## (All four digit mould SID codes beginning with "14").

This plant operated from the inception of the SID code program until the plant closed in 2002. Therefore identifying this plant by SID codes alone should not be problematic.

CDs pressed from 2000 on may have "EMI UK" printed in the matrix in stead of "EMI Swindon". If this is the case, please use EMI UK.
Parent Label:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
#1 Death Of A Party  album cover Blur Death Of A Party(CD, Single, Promo) Food, Parlophone, Blur FC #1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
1C 538-7 94805 2 On The Way To The Peak Of Normal  album cover Holger Czukay On The Way To The Peak Of Normal(CD, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 538-7 94805 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1C 538-7 94809 2 Irgendwo In Deutschland  album cover Wolf Maahn Irgendwo In Deutschland(CD, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 538-7 94809 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
#2 I Love Her  album cover Blur I Love Her(CD, Single, Promo) Food, Parlophone, Blur FC #2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
4KM-24849 Trust Me  album cover Guru Feat. N'Dea Davenport Guru Feat. N'Dea Davenport - Trust Me(Cass, Single) ERG 4KM-24849 US 1993 Sell This Version
12 CL 503 Crowded House Sister Madly(12", Single) Capitol Records 12 CL 503 US 1988 Sell This Version
12EMDJ468 Man In The Moon (Mamma)  album cover Ragga And The Jack Magic Orchestra Man In The Moon (Mamma)(12", Promo) EMI 12EMDJ468 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12MTDJ58 Back On Holiday  album cover Robbie Nevil Back On Holiday(12", Single, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records 12MTDJ58 UK 1988 Sell This Version
46 Building  album cover Sense Field Building(CD, Album) Regal, Regal, Revelation Records (8) 46 UK 1996 Sell This Version
122 TP 7 CD Venus As A Boy  album cover Björk Venus As A Boy(CD, Single, RP) One Little Indian 122 TP 7 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
122 TP 7 CDL Venus As A Boy  album cover Björk Venus As A Boy(CD, Single, RP) One Little Indian 122 TP 7 CDL UK Unknown Sell This Version
132 tp 7 cd Big Time Sensuality  album cover Björk Big Time Sensuality(CD, Single, RP) One Little Indian 132 tp 7 cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
142 tp 7cd Violently Happy  album cover Björk Violently Happy(CD, Single, RP) One Little Indian 142 tp 7cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
162TP7CDL Army Of Me  album cover Björk Army Of Me(CD, Single, RP, EMI) One Little Indian 162TP7CDL UK Unknown Sell This Version
172TP7CD Isobel  album cover Björk Isobel(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 172TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
182TP7CD It's Oh So Quiet  album cover Björk It's Oh So Quiet(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 182TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
182TP7CDL It's Oh So Quiet  album cover Björk It's Oh So Quiet(CD, Single, RP, CD2) One Little Indian 182TP7CDL UK Unknown Sell This Version
192TP7CD Hyperballad  album cover Björk Hyperballad(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 192TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
192TP7CDL Hyperballad  album cover Björk Hyperballad(CD, Single, RP, CD2) One Little Indian 192TP7CDL UK Unknown Sell This Version
212TP7CD Bachelorette  album cover Björk Bachelorette(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 212TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
232TP7CD Alarm Call  album cover Björk Alarm Call(CD, Single, RP, CD1) One Little Indian 232TP7CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
020202 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, EMI Gold 020202 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
20213-2 Feast Of Wire  album cover Calexico Feast Of Wire(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Gat) Labels, City Slang 20213-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
82563 Various The Secret Life Of Trance 4(2xCD, Comp) Rising High Records, Rising High Records 82563 UK 1994 Sell This Version
83279 Global Cooling  album cover Various Global Cooling(CD, Comp) Telstar, Fosters Ice 83279 UK 1996 Sell This Version
83867 Global Cooling 2  album cover Steve Thomas Global Cooling 2(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Telstar, Fosters Ice 83867 UK 1997 Sell This Version
84279 Ritz Hitz  album cover Various Ritz Hitz(CD, Comp) PolyGram Commercial Marketing Division, Ritz Clubs 84279 UK 1997 Sell This Version
84438 Clubland 2  album cover Various Clubland 2(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TV 84438 UK 1997 Sell This Version
84807 Huge Hits 1997  album cover Various Huge Hits 1997(2xCD, Comp) Global Television, Warner.ESP, Sony Music TV 84807 UK 1997 Sell This Version
84903 The Greatest Hits Of 1997  album cover Various The Greatest Hits Of 1997(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TV 84903 UK 1997 Sell This Version
85624 Clublife  album cover Various Clublife(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TV 85624 UK 1998 Sell This Version
85860 Non-Stop Dance Anthems  album cover Various Non-Stop Dance Anthems(2xCD, Mixed) Telstar TV 85860 UK 1998 Sell This Version
86238 Kix Mix '98  album cover Various Kix Mix '98(CD, Comp) Telstar, MasterCard 86238 UK 1998 Sell This Version
86550 Ibiza Anthems  album cover Alex P & Brandon Block Alex P & Brandon Block - Ibiza Anthems(2xCD, Album, Comp, Mixed) Telstar TV, Dance Dept (3) 86550 UK 1998 Sell This Version
87511 Dreaming  album cover Ruff Driverz Presents Arrola Ruff Driverz Presents Arrola - Dreaming(CD, Single) Inferno, Inferno 87511 UK 1998 Sell This Version
87712 The Greatest Hits Of 1998  album cover Various The Greatest Hits Of 1998(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TV 87712 UK 1998 Sell This Version
89270 Universal Nation  album cover Push Universal Nation(CD, Single, CD2) Inferno 89270 UK 1999 Sell This Version
89385 Best Dance 99  album cover Various Best Dance 99(2xCD, Comp) Dance Dept (3), Telstar TV 89385 UK 1999 Sell This Version
90162 Gatecrasher Wet  album cover Various Gatecrasher Wet(2xCD, Mixed) INCredible 90162 UK 1999 Sell This Version
90374 Summer Dance Anthems 99  album cover Various Summer Dance Anthems 99(2xCD, Comp) Telstar TV, Dance Dept (3) 90374 UK 1999 Sell This Version
91017 Party 2000  album cover Various Party 2000(CD, Comp) BMG, Freemans 91017 UK 1999 Sell This Version
91362-2 Shut Up And Dance (The Dance Mixes)  album cover Paula Abdul Shut Up And Dance (The Dance Mixes)(CD, Comp, Club, P/Mixed, BMG) Virgin Records America, Inc. 91362-2 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
91924 21st Century Hard House  album cover Various 21st Century Hard House(3xCD, Mixed) React 91924 UK 2000 Sell This Version
92507 Ultimate Agia Napa  album cover Various Ultimate Agia Napa(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Inspired Recordings 92507 UK 2000 Sell This Version
94080 Ænima  album cover Tool (2) Ænima(CD, Album, RE) Music For Nations 94080 UK 1998 Sell This Version
94839 Gling-Gló  album cover Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar - Gling-Gló(CD, Album, RE) One Little Indian 94839 UK Unknown Sell This Version
97058 Life Of Destructor  album cover Ultraviolence Life Of Destructor(CD, Album, RP) Earache 97058 UK Unknown Sell This Version
98116 Trade - Hard House  album cover Ian M Trade - Hard House(2xCD, Mixed) Beechwood Music 98116 UK 2001 Sell This Version
98409-2 The Capitol Years  album cover Dean Martin The Capitol Years(2xCD, Comp) Capitol Records 98409-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
136400 1 Joyride  album cover Roxette Joyride(12", Single, Promo) EMI 136400 1 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
170 081-2 Come On Over  album cover Shania Twain Come On Over(CD, Album) Mercury 170 081-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
20 2605 2 Everyday Is Like Sunday  album cover Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday(CD, Single) His Master's Voice, EMI 20 2605 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 2731 2 No More Tears  album cover Jaki Graham No More Tears(CD, Maxi) EMI, EMI 20 2731 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 2841 2 Jump Start  album cover Natalie Cole Jump Start(CD, Maxi) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI 20 2841 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 3014 2 He Ain't No Competition  album cover Brother Beyond He Ain't No Competition(CD, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone 20 3014 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 3031 2 Bitter-Sweet  album cover Marc Almond Bitter-Sweet(CD, Single) Parlophone, Some Bizzare 20 3031 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 3207 2 Passion Rules The Game  album cover Scorpions Passion Rules The Game(CD, Maxi) Harvest, EMI 20 3207 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 3706 2 My Docs  album cover Kiss AMC My Docs(CD, Single) Syncopate (2), Syncopate (2) 20 3706 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
20 3892 2 I Guess It Doesn't Matter  album cover Everyday People (5) I Guess It Doesn't Matter(CD, Single) SBK Records, EMI 20 3892 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
20 3908 2 I Didn't Want To Need You  album cover Heart I Didn't Want To Need You(CD, Single) Capitol Records, EMI 20 3908 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
20 4072 2 Stranded  album cover Heart Stranded(CD, Single) Capitol Records, EMI 20 4072 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
20 4116 2 Ice Ice Baby  album cover Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby(CD, Single) SBK Records, Ultrax Records 20 4116 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
204215 2 Congo Square  album cover Great White Congo Square(CD, Maxi) Capitol Records 204215 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
20 4348 0 Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)  album cover Marillion Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)(CD, Single) EMI 20 4348 0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
204502 My Town  album cover Glass Tiger Featuring Rod Stewart Glass Tiger Featuring Rod Stewart - My Town(CD, Single) EMI, Capitol Records, EMI 204502 UK 1991 Sell This Version
204726 2 Year Of The Cat  album cover Al Stewart Year Of The Cat(CD, Single) EMI, EMI 204726 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
24 1070 2 Tyr  album cover Black Sabbath Tyr (Album) 24 1070 2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
257388 Love  album cover The Cult Love(CD, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet 257388 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32 1078 2 M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull  album cover Jethro Tull M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull(CD, Comp, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 32 1078 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
321590 Crest Of A Knave  album cover Jethro Tull Crest Of A Knave(CD, Album, RP) Chrysalis 321590 UK Unknown Sell This Version
321660-2 Idol Songs - 11 Of The Best  album cover Billy Idol Idol Songs - 11 Of The Best(CD, Comp) Chrysalis, EMI Music Group Australasia 321660-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
321846-2 Essential  album cover Divinyls Essential(CD, Comp, RP) Chrysalis, EMI 321846-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
321874 2 101 Damnations  album cover Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine 101 Damnations(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis 321874 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
413 336 Blood Of Eden  album cover Peter Gabriel Blood Of Eden(Cass, Single) Real World Records, Virgin 413 336 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
458 604 Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark The Best Of OMD(DCC, Comp) Virgin 458 604 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
493 571 2 Wireless  album cover Wireless (3) Wireless(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 493 571 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
4 9 5401 2 Aqualung  album cover Jethro Tull Aqualung (Album) 4 9 5401 2 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
496916 Iron Maiden  album cover Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI 496916 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
496917 Killers  album cover Iron Maiden Killers(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI 496917 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
496918 The Number Of The Beast  album cover Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI 496918 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
496920 Powerslave  album cover Iron Maiden Powerslave(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 496920 UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
498345 Twisted Tenderness  album cover Electronic Twisted Tenderness(CD, Album, Promo) Parlophone, Parlophone 498345 UK 1999 Sell This Version
517 007-2 Gold (Greatest Hits)  album cover ABBA Gold (Greatest Hits)(CD, Comp, Ltd, RE, RM, Sig) Polydor, Polar 517 007-2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
528 664-2 Wishville  album cover The Catherine Wheel* Wishville(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Chrysalis 528 664-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
565234-2 Schubert Recital  album cover Franz Schubert, Simon Keenlyside, Malcolm Martineau Franz Schubert, Simon Keenlyside, Malcolm Martineau - Schubert Recital(CD) EMI Eminence 565234-2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
565586 The Spirit Of England  album cover Elgar*, Felicity Lott, London Symphony Chorus, Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox Elgar*, Felicity Lott, London Symphony Chorus, Northern Sinfonia, Richard Hickox - The Spirit Of England(CD, Album) EMI Classics, EMI Classics 565586 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
565587 Miss Brevis / Mass In E Flat / The Lord's Prayer (Otčenáš)  album cover Kodály*, Janáček*, Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*, Stephen Cleobury Kodály*, Janáček*, Choir Of King's College, Cambridge*, Stephen Cleobury - Miss Brevis / Mass In E Flat / The Lord's Prayer (Otčenáš)(CD, Album, RE) EMI Classics, EMI Classics, EMI Classics 565587 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
5 72315 2 Tabula Rasa  album cover Arvo Pärt - Tasmin Little | Richard Studt | Vasari Singers Arvo Pärt - Tasmin Little | Richard Studt | Vasari Singers - Tabula Rasa(CD, Comp) HMV Classics, HMV Classics 5 72315 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
5 73547 2 Vision | The Music Of Hildegard Of Bingen  album cover Richard Souther | Emily Van Evera | Sister Germaine Fritz OSB* Richard Souther | Emily Van Evera | Sister Germaine Fritz OSB* - Vision | The Music Of Hildegard Of Bingen(CD, Album) HMV Classics 5 73547 2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
5 74047 2 Garland of Ragas / Morning Love  album cover Shankar* Garland of Ragas / Morning Love(CD, Comp, RM) HMV Classics 5 74047 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
610 039 True  album cover Spandau Ballet True(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis 610 039 UK Unknown Sell This Version
665 603 Steam  album cover Peter Gabriel Steam(CD, Single + Box, Ltd) Real World Records, Virgin, Virgin 665 603 UK 1993 Sell This Version
665 629 Maria Magdalena  album cover Sandra Maria Magdalena(CD, Single) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 665 629 UK 1993 Sell This Version
668307 5 Waiting For Tonight  album cover Jennifer Lopez Waiting For Tonight(CD, Single, Ltd, EMI) Columbia 668307 5 UK 1999 Sell This Version
713 145 2 No Eden  album cover 29 Palms (2) No Eden(CD, Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 713 145 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
7 46055 2 Band On The Run  album cover Paul McCartney & Wings* Band On The Run(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, MPL (2), MPL (2) 7 46055 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7 46239 2 Deep Purple In Rock(CD, Album, RE) EMI 7 46239 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7 46370 2 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?  album cover Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Combat 7 46370 2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7 46442 2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  album cover The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(CD, Album, RE, Sli) Parlophone, Apple Records 7 46442 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7 46446 Abbey Road  album cover The Beatles Abbey Road(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone, Apple Records, Parlophone 7 46446 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version