Master Cutting Room

Master Cutting Room

Profile:
Defunct mastering and cutting studio in New York (USA), founded in 1971. For the more recent NY studio founded in 2006, please see The Cutting Room.

The Master Cutting Room was initially the mastering arm of Record Plant, N.Y.C. (and located on the same grounds, on West 44th Street in Midtown), with a Neumann VMS-66 lathe and SX-68 cutterhead. Around 1988-1989 MCR became an independent business. By the 1990's MCR (long since independent from the Plant) had moved to West 49th Street, north of Times Square.

Also appears printed on releases as:
- Master Cutting Room
- Master Cutting Room, NYC
- Master Cuttingroom, NYC
- The Cutting Room
- The Cutting Room, Record Plant, New York
- The Master Cutting Room

The studio's work can be recognized by MCR etched in the runouts.

Engineers known to have worked here (and their scribes):
Duncan Stanbury (DS),
Kevin Hodge (KH, can look like KIT),
Jeff Ader (JA),
Joe Brescio (Joe, can look like gre),
Tony Bridge
George Marino (M.B.G.),
Greg Calbi (gC),
Phil Klum,
Rick Essig (RCE),
Tom Rabstenek (TR or tom),
Tony Stevens (3).

When these identifiers appear, please credit with Lacquer Cut At / By.
Contact Info:
Master Cutting Room Inc.
250 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
[obsolete]

321 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
[obsolete]
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 Rusty Cloud - Walkin' The Night Rusty Cloud Walkin' The Night(CD, Album) Moon Street Records 001 US 1994 Sell This Version
01 Venom Ent. - The Antidote Venom Ent. The Antidote(CD, Album) Venom Entertainment 01 US 2002 Sell This Version
1A 022-58181 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58181 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-400064 The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame (Album) 1A 064-400064 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-400103 Manowar - Battle Hymns Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album) Liberty 1A 064-400103 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 182-81985/6 Grand Funk Railroad - Caught In The Act Grand Funk Railroad Caught In The Act (Album) 1A 182-81985/6 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-05 880 John Lennon - Stand By Me John Lennon Stand By Me (7", Single) Apple Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-05 880 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 062-05 834 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll (Album) 1 C 062-05 834 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 062-81 811 Grand Funk* - All The Girls In The World Beware!!! Grand Funk* All The Girls In The World Beware!!!(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 062-81 811 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-93 880 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, Gat) Tamla Motown 1C 062-93 880 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1C 062-94 665 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions Stevie Wonder Innervisions (Album) 1C 062-94 665 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-95 359 Three Dog Night - Hard Labor Three Dog Night Hard Labor(LP, Album) Probe 1C 062-95 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1C 062-98 284 Lou Reed - Rock And Roll Heart Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart (Album) 1C 062-98 284 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-05 733 John Lennon - Walls And Bridges John Lennon Walls And Bridges(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records, EMI Electrola 1C 064-05 733 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-05 834 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) EMI Electrola, Apple Records, Apple Records 1C 064-05 834 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-86071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks (Album) 1C 064-86071 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-86316 Eve Moon - Eve Moon Eve Moon Eve Moon(LP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-86316 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1 C 188-81 985/6 Grand Funk Railroad - Caught In The Act Grand Funk Railroad Caught In The Act(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records 1 C 188-81 985/6 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 517062 The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Club) EMI America 1R1 517062 US 1981 Sell This Version
01SVG5 Guru - Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures) Guru Version 7.0 (The Street Scriptures)(2xLP, Album) 7 Grand Records 01SVG5 US 2005 Sell This Version
0000000002 Faraquet - Parakeet / Um Die Ecke Faraquet Parakeet / Um Die Ecke(7", Single) Mis En Scene 0000000002 US 1998 Sell This Version
02 Coinmonster - Candybowl Coinmonster Candybowl(7") Tee Pee Records 02 US 1995 Sell This Version
2C 064-81.330 Raspberries - Fresh Raspberries Fresh(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2C 064-81.330 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 066.05834 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album) Apple Records, Apple Records 2C 066.05834 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 066-93880 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Stevie Wonder Talking Book(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Motown 2C 066-93880 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070 86071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America, Sonopresse 2C 070 86071 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 068-400103 Manowar - Battle Hymns Manowar Battle Hymns (Album) 2C 068-400103 France 1982 Sell This Version
2J 062-82107 Grand Funk Railroad - Born To Die Grand Funk Railroad Born To Die(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2J 062-82107 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
2 THS 12/13 The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues (Comp) 2 THS 12/13 US 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064-05834 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album) Apple Records 3C 064-05834 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 064-85737 The J. Geils Band - Sanctuary. The J. Geils Band Sanctuary.(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-85737 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 064-86071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-86071 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3E386 Savatage - Poets And Madmen Savatage Poets And Madmen(CD, Album, RE) Shinigami Records, Sound City Records (4), Ear Music 3E386 Brazil 2021 Sell This Version
3E390 Savatage - Poets And Madmen Savatage Poets And Madmen(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Shinigami Records, Sound City Records (4), Ear Music 3E390 Brazil 2021 Sell This Version
4XG-73296 Various - I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Comp) Enigma Records (3) 4XG-73296 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4XJ-73296 Various - I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various I Was A Teenage Zombie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Enigma Records (3) 4XJ-73296 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XOO-17016 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XOO-17016 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XT11220 Raspberries - Side 3 Raspberries Side 3(Cass) Capitol Records 4XT11220 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
5C 056-93880 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Stevie Wonder Talking Book (Album) 5C 056-93880 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
5C 062-93880 Stevie Wonder - Talking Book Stevie Wonder Talking Book (Album) 5C 062-93880 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 184-50371/72 Stevie Wonder - Milestones - Talking Book / Music Of My Mind Stevie Wonder Milestones - Talking Book / Music Of My Mind (Album, Comp) 5C 184-50371/72 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6E-133 Television - Adventure Television Adventure (Album) 6E-133 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-147 The Dictators - Bloodbrothers The Dictators Bloodbrothers (Album) 6E-147 US 1978 Sell This Version
7E-1109 The Dictators - Manifest Destiny The Dictators Manifest Destiny (Album) 7E-1109 US 1977 Sell This Version
8F 5536 Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy(8-Trk) Polydor 8F 5536 US 1973 Sell This Version
8XOO 17062 The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(8-Trk, Album) EMI America 8XOO 17062 US 1981 Sell This Version
8X-STMA 8011 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions Stevie Wonder Innervisions(8-Trk, Album) Tamla Motown, Tamla Motown 8X-STMA 8011 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8XT-11220 Raspberries - Side 3 Raspberries Side 3(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT-11220 US 1973 Sell This Version
10C 264-98284 Lou Reed - Rock And Roll Heart Lou Reed Rock And Roll Heart(Cass, Album) Arista 10C 264-98284 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
10C 064-086071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 10C 064-086071 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
10suSU4 Masters At Work Featuring India - Backfired (Joey Negro Club & Dubfired Mixes) Masters At Work Featuring India Masters At Work Featuring India - Backfired (Joey Negro Club & Dubfired Mixes)(10", Ltd) suSU 10suSU4 UK 2002 Sell This Version
11C 074 86071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album) EMI America 11C 074 86071 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
11C 076-05834 John Lennon - Rock 'N' Roll John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records 11C 076-05834 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
12D-FHR-1-DJ New York City Rhythm Orchestra - Art Deco New York City Rhythm Orchestra Art Deco(12", Promo) Full House Records (3) 12D-FHR-1-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
12 KUT 102 Manowar - Defender Manowar Defender (Single) 12 KUT 102 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12.TVT.8717-0 Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A) Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3A)(12", EP) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records 12.TVT.8717-0 US 1994 Sell This Version
15MP-71 Manowar - Battle Hymns Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, Unofficial) 小雅唱片 15MP-71 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
18MJ 9006 Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery (Album) 18MJ 9006 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
18P2-2985 Blues Brothers* - Made In America Blues Brothers* Made In America(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2985 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3033 The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) (Album) 18P2-3033 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
24KP33 Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together Johnny* & Edgar Winter Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together(Cass, Album) Blue Sky 24KP33 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 75 Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together Johnny* & Edgar Winter Johnny* & Edgar Winter - Together (Album) 25AP 75 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25MJ 3223 Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - Where Have I Known You Before(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 25MJ 3223 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25MJ 3224 Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea Return To Forever Featuring Chick Corea - No Mystery(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 25MJ 3224 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25RS-17 Eric Carmen - Eric Carmen Eric Carmen Eric Carmen(LP, Album, RE) Arista 25RS-17 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
31C 066 05733D John Lennon - Walls And Bridges John Lennon Walls And Bridges (Album) 31C 066 05733D Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
31C 064 400103 Manowar - Battle Hymns Manowar Battle Hymns(LP, Album, RE) Liberty 31C 064 400103 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 400144 The J. Geils Band - Showtime! The J. Geils Band Showtime!(LP, Album) EMI America 31C 064 400144 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
40 Deep Sensation - Somehow, Somewhere (There's A Soul Heaven) Deep Sensation Somehow, Somewhere (There's A Soul Heaven)(12") Guidance Recordings 40 US 1998 Sell This Version
100 Edgar Rose - In Total Control Edgar Rose In Total Control(12") Rosebud Production 100 US 1984 Sell This Version
101 Jennifer Trynin - Beg Jennifer Trynin Beg(7", Red) Squint Records 101 US 1993 Sell This Version
102 Jennifer Trynin - Everything's Different Now Jennifer Trynin Everything's Different Now(7", Cle) Squint Records 102 US 1994 Sell This Version
01.34.U.1249.026 Tarkan - Karma Tarkan Karma (Album) 01.34.U.1249.026 Turkey 2001 Sell This Version
137 Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris (2), Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto - Silver Blue Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris (2), Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto Al Cohn, Dexter Gordon, Barry Harris (2), Louis Hayes, Sam Jones, Blue Mitchell, Sam Noto - Silver Blue(LP, Album) Xanadu Records 137 US 1977 Sell This Version
138 The Nat King Cole Trio - The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio The Nat King Cole Trio The Complete Capitol Recordings Of The Nat King Cole Trio(18xCD, Mono, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num) Mosaic Records (2) 138 US 1991 Sell This Version
139 Scorpio* - Ensem' ... Ensem'... Scorpio* Ensem' ... Ensem'...(LP, Album) Macaya Records, Macaya Records 139 Haiti 1977 Sell This Version
161 Hampton Hawes - The Hampton Hawes Memorial Album - Original 1952-1956 Recordings Hampton Hawes The Hampton Hawes Memorial Album - Original 1952-1956 Recordings(2xAcetate, LP, S/Sided, Comp, Mono) Xanadu Records 161 US 1982 Sell This Version
213CD021 Henry Rollins - Black Coffee Blues Henry Rollins Black Coffee Blues(2xCD, Album) 2.13.61 Records 213CD021 UK, Europe & US 1997 Sell This Version
00397 Slick Romance - Lubricated Slick Romance Lubricated(LP, Album, Promo) Hot Masters Productions, Hot Masters Productions 00397 US 1982 Sell This Version
402 Ozzy Osbourne - King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: January 17th, 1982] Ozzy Osbourne King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: January 17th, 1982](LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) ABC Radio Networks 402 US 1982 Sell This Version
437 Sharps (3) - Believing In Love Sharps (3) Believing In Love(7") Sharps Records 437 US 1982 Sell This Version
538 David Bowie - The King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: August 28, 1984] David Bowie The King Biscuit Flower Hour [Airdate: August 28, 1984](LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting, ABC Rock Radio Network 538 US 1984 Sell This Version
570 David Bowie - The Best Of The Biscuit [Airdate: April 7, 1985] David Bowie The Best Of The Biscuit [Airdate: April 7, 1985](LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting, ABC Rock Radio Network 570 US 1985 Sell This Version
588 Eric Clapton - The King Biscuit Flower Hour Eric Clapton The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) ABC Rock Radio Network, DIR Broadcasting 588 US 1985 Sell This Version
601 Dire Straits - King Biscuit Flower Hour Dire Straits King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 601 US 1985 Sell This Version
613 Eric Clapton - The King Biscuit Flower Hour Eric Clapton The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 613 US 1986 Sell This Version
623 Various - The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Reason To Rock Various The King Biscuit Flower Hour - Reason To Rock(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) DIR Broadcasting 623 US 1986 Sell This Version
643 Dire Straits - King Biscuit Flower Hour: Dire Straits - A Retrospective Dire Straits King Biscuit Flower Hour: Dire Straits - A Retrospective(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 643 US 1986 Sell This Version
#649 Big Country - King Biscuit Flower Hour Big Country King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour #649 US 1986 Sell This Version
656 Genesis - The Genesis Event: Part I Genesis The Genesis Event: Part I(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 656 US 1986 Sell This Version
657 Genesis - The Genesis Event: Part II Genesis The Genesis Event: Part II(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 657 US 1986 Sell This Version
658 Genesis - The Genesis Event: Part III Genesis The Genesis Event: Part III(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting 658 US 1986 Sell This Version
670 Eric Clapton - The King Biscuit Flower Hour Show # 670 Eric Clapton The King Biscuit Flower Hour Show # 670(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 670 US 1987 Sell This Version
686 Little America / Rock & Hyde* - The King Biscuit Flower Hour Little America / Rock & Hyde* Little America / Rock & Hyde* - The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 686 US 1987 Sell This Version
816 The Sonics - Boss Hoss / The Hustler The Sonics Boss Hoss / The Hustler(7", Single, RE) Norton Records (2) 816 US 1999 Sell This Version
1013 Dirt McGirt, Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Nicole Wray - Welcome Home Dirt McGirt, Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Nicole Wray Dirt McGirt, Ol' Dirty Bastard Feat. Nicole Wray - Welcome Home(12") Roc-A-Fella Records 1013 US 2003 Sell This Version
001195 The Cadillacs - The Very Best Of The Cadillacs The Cadillacs The Very Best Of The Cadillacs(LP, Comp) Murray Hill Records 001195 US 1988 Sell This Version
1865-2 Inspectah Deck - Uncontrolled Substance Inspectah Deck Uncontrolled Substance(CD, Album) Loud Records 1865-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1868 John Lennon - Mind Games John Lennon Mind Games (Single) 1868 US 1973 Sell This Version
1874 John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night John Lennon Whatever Gets You Thru The Night (Single) 1874 US 1974 Sell This Version