Philips Records Ltd.

Philips Records Ltd.

Profile:
British record company, operating between April 1959 and December 1971.
Philips operated as label in the UK already since January 1953 (as part of Philips Electrical Limited). It operated Philips Phonografische Industrie's labels in the UK, such as Philips, Polydor, Fontana, Vertigo, and from the middle of 1967 it was also manufacturing and distributing the releases of Liberty Records Limited.

Also operated a vinyl pressing plant since 1958 in Walthamstow which also pressed, among others, records for Mercury, Atlantic and Stax.

Vinyl cuts are usually identifiable by the separator "//" followed by a "▽" and "420" in the stamped matrix. There are occasional exceptions to this rule as sometimes the triangle or the '420' may be omitted or the two forward slashes may be missing. Additional IDs, such as 1F/2F, 1Y/2Y, 1L/2L etc. before or after the "// ∇ 420" (e.g. 267921 1F // 420) are format identifiers only.

From March 1969 onwards the pressing plant operated as Phonodisc Ltd. Previous UK pressings on shellac were manufactured at the National Plastics Company and since 1957 by Record Pressers on the North Circular Road at Walthamstow.

Apparently (and unusually for the UK), during the '60s the Philips plant produced already dinked 45s, usually equipped with additional 'spider' plastic centre adaptors for the large centre hole; these titles require separate entries in the database distinguishing them from the push-out or solid centre editions.

Timeline:
08 July 1957 - 29 April 1959: Established and operating as Record Pressers Ltd.
30 April 1959 - 31 December 1971 - Philips Records Ltd.
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Contact Info:
Headquarters 1953 - 1956:
Century House
Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2

HQ and recording studios, since 1956:
Stanhope House
Stanhope Place
London W2

Pressing plant:
Walthamstow Ave.
Chingford E4

[all obsolete]
[l293581]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4FE8002 Norwegian Electronic Music  album cover Various Norwegian Electronic Music(LP) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips 4FE8002 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4FE8004 Mass For The Present Time  album cover Pierre Henry Mass For The Present Time(LP, Album) Philips, Philips, Philips 4FE8004 UK 1968 Sell This Version
8XU 83295 Thank Christ For The Bomb  album cover Groundhogs* Thank Christ For The Bomb(8-Trk, Album) Liberty 8XU 83295 UK 1970 Sell This Version
45-JAR 159 Only Sixteen   album cover Craig Douglas (2) Only Sixteen (Single) 45-JAR 159 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-PB.964 Heartaches By The Number  album cover Guy Mitchell Heartaches By The Number(7") Philips, Philips 45-PB.964 UK 1959 Sell This Version
00463 Tosca  album cover Puccini* / Antonietta Stella, Gianni Poggi, Giuseppe Taddei, Chorus And Orchestra Of The 'Teatro Di San Carlo Di Napoli'* Conducted By Tullio Serafin Puccini* / Antonietta Stella, Gianni Poggi, Giuseppe Taddei, Chorus And Orchestra Of The 'Teatro Di San Carlo Di Napoli'* Conducted By Tullio Serafin - Tosca(2xLP, Mono, RE) Wing Records 00463 UK & Europe 1968 Sell This Version
20013 SMCL Cugat Caricatures  album cover Xavier Cugat And His Orchestra Cugat Caricatures(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 20013 SMCL UK 1964 Sell This Version
20032 MCL The Amazing Timi Yuro  album cover Timi Yuro The Amazing Timi Yuro(LP, Mono) Mercury, Mercury 20032 MCL UK 1964 Sell This Version
20063 MCL The Pawnbroker (Explosive Motion Picture Score)  album cover Quincy Jones And His Orchestra The Pawnbroker (Explosive Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury, Mercury 20063 MCL UK 1965 Sell This Version
20073SMCL Quincy Plays For Pussycats  album cover Quincy Jones And His Orchestra Quincy Plays For Pussycats(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 20073SMCL UK 1965 Sell This Version
20103 MCL 98.6 / Ain't Gonna Lie  album cover Keith (2) 98.6 / Ain't Gonna Lie(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury 20103 MCL UK 1967 Sell This Version
20109 It's A Man's World  album cover Sarah Vaughan It's A Man's World(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 20109 UK 1967 Sell This Version
20110 SMCL Chuck Berry In Memphis  album cover Chuck Berry Chuck Berry In Memphis(LP, Album) Mercury 20110 SMCL UK 1967 Sell This Version
20112 SMCL Live At Fillmore Auditorium  album cover Chuck Berry, Steve Miller Band Chuck Berry, Steve Miller Band - Live At Fillmore Auditorium(LP) Mercury 20112 SMCL UK 1967 Sell This Version
20140 SMCL End Of The World (Rain & Tears)  album cover Aphrodite's Child End Of The World (Rain & Tears)(LP, Album) Mercury 20140 SMCL UK 1969 Sell This Version
20141 SMCL Look Inside The Asylum Choir  album cover Asylum Choir Look Inside The Asylum Choir(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 20141 SMCL UK 1968 Sell This Version
40152 The Singing Nun, Soeur Sourire The Singing Nun, Soeur Sourire - Dominique / Entre Les Etoiles (Among The Stars)(7", Promo, W/Lbl) Philips 40152 US Unknown Sell This Version
50004 Los Kusis de Bolivia  album cover Los Kusis Los Kusis de Bolivia(7", EP) Phonogram 50004 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
56139 Hey Joe / Stone Free  album cover Jimi Hendrix Experience* Hey Joe / Stone Free (Single) 56139 UK 1966 Sell This Version
56178 To Love Somebody  album cover The Bee Gees* To Love Somebody (Single) 56178 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56192 Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out In)  album cover The Bee Gees* Massachusetts (The Lights Went Out In) (Single) 56192 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56211 Constant Penelope  album cover The Gentle Power Of Song Constant Penelope(7", Mono) Polydor 56211 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56220 World  album cover The Bee Gees* World (Single) 56220 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56229 Words  album cover The Bee Gees* Words(7", Single, Mono, 3 P) Polydor 56229 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56242 The Singer Sang His Song / Jumbo  album cover The Bee Gees* The Singer Sang His Song / Jumbo(7", Single) Polydor 56242 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56273 I've Gotta Get A Message To You  album cover The Bee Gees* I've Gotta Get A Message To You (Single) 56273 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56283 Speak Your Mind  album cover The Lion Tamers Speak Your Mind(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 56283 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56286 Sunshine Of Your Love  album cover Cream (2) Sunshine Of Your Love(7", Single, Mono, Lar) Polydor 56286 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56304 First Of May  album cover The Bee Gees* First Of May(7", Single) Polydor 56304 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56535 The Last Waltz / Dimple  album cover James Last The Last Waltz / Dimple(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 56535 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56717 Headline News   album cover Edwin Starr Headline News (Single) 56717 UK 1966 Sell This Version
56728 At The Party / Do It To Me  album cover Hector Rivera At The Party / Do It To Me(7", Single) Polydor 56728 UK 1967 Sell This Version
56748 Harper Valley P.T.A.  album cover Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. (Single) 56748 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56755 I Spy (For The FBI)  album cover Jamo Thomas And His Party Brothers Orchestra* I Spy (For The FBI)(7", Single, RE) Polydor 56755 UK 1969 Sell This Version
59229 Words / Sinking Ships  album cover The Bee Gees* Words / Sinking Ships(7", Single, Mono, Sol) Polydor 59229 UK 1968 Sell This Version
62251 The Times They Are A-Changin'  album cover Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS 62251 UK 1964 Sell This Version
88075 DL Highlights From The Shows  album cover Various Highlights From The Shows(LP, Mono) Philips 88075 DL Unknown Sell This Version
89 603 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, Op. 46 And Op. 55 / Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66  album cover Bamberg Symphony Orchestra*, Otmar Suitner, Fritz Lehmann Bamberg Symphony Orchestra*, Otmar Suitner, Fritz Lehmann - Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, Op. 46 And Op. 55 / Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66(LP) Heliodor, Heliodor 89 603 UK Unknown Sell This Version
106910 RIF Meditation (Meditacao) / O Barquinho (Little Boat)  album cover Charlie Byrd With The Walter Raim Strings Charlie Byrd With The Walter Raim Strings - Meditation (Meditacao) / O Barquinho (Little Boat)(7", Single, 3-P) Riverside Records 106910 RIF UK 1962 Sell This Version
111 656 DY Noël - A Selection Of International Christmas Carols  album cover Various Noël - A Selection Of International Christmas Carols (Comp) 111 656 DY UK 1963 Sell This Version
201 022 Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) / Rumble '69  album cover Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus* Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) / Rumble '69(7", Single, Lar) Buddah Records 201 022 UK 1968 Sell This Version
201824 Positively 4th Street  album cover Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street(7", Single, Tri) CBS 201824 UK 1965 Sell This Version
228 008 Looking For Johnnie Taylor  album cover Johnnie Taylor Looking For Johnnie Taylor(LP, RE) ATCO Records 228 008 UK 1969 Sell This Version
236 560 Tribute To A King  album cover Donnie Elbert Tribute To A King(LP, Album) Polydor 236 560 UK 1968 Sell This Version
249 161 Trumpet À Gogo 2  album cover James Last Trumpet À Gogo 2(LP, Album) Polydor 249 161 UK 1967 Sell This Version
263 091 TF El Paso  album cover Marty Robbins El Paso(7", Single) Fontana, Fontana 263 091 TF UK 1959 Sell This Version
263256 TF Bless You / Am I The Guy  album cover Tony Orlando Bless You / Am I The Guy(7", Single, 3-p) Fontana, Fontana 263256 TF UK 1961 Sell This Version
267 064 TF The Humour Is On Me Now  album cover Eileen Donaghy The Humour Is On Me Now 267 064 TF UK 1959 Sell This Version
267.597 TF With A Girl Like You  album cover The Troggs With A Girl Like You(7", Single) Fontana 267.597 TF Norway 1966 Sell This Version
267 661 I Can Take You To The Sun / Who Do You Love  album cover The Misunderstood I Can Take You To The Sun / Who Do You Love (Single) 267 661 UK 1966 Sell This Version
267 770 MF Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich* Zabadak!(7", Single, Mono, Sol) Fontana 267 770 MF France 1967 Sell This Version
270 801 EF Excerpts From “Les Sylphides”  album cover Chopin*New York Philharmonic* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz Chopin*New York Philharmonic* Conducted By Efrem Kurtz - Excerpts From “Les Sylphides” (EP, Single) 270 801 EF UK Unknown Sell This Version
270 904 EF Die Fledermaus Overture  album cover Strauss*The Cleveland Orchestra Conducted By George Szell Strauss*The Cleveland Orchestra Conducted By George Szell - Die Fledermaus Overture(7", EP) Fontana 270 904 EF UK Unknown Sell This Version
322 385 BF Mitch Miller Og Hans "Sing Along With Mitch" - Kor* The Children's Marching Song (Nick Nack Paddy Whack) / Carolina In The Morning(7") Philips 322 385 BF Norway 1959 Sell This Version
322 498 BF Rawhide  album cover Frankie Laine With Jimmy Carroll And His Orchestra Frankie Laine With Jimmy Carroll And His Orchestra - Rawhide(7", Single, Kno) Philips, Philips 322 498 BF UK 1959 Sell This Version
322 648 BF Theme From "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs" / Our Language Of Love  album cover Percy Faith Og Hans Orkester* Theme From "The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs" / Our Language Of Love(7", Single) Philips 322 648 BF Norway 1960 Sell This Version
326 413 BF Marty Wilde I Wanna Be Loved By You(7") Philips 326 413 BF Norway 1960 Sell This Version
326 431 BF Marty Wilde Your Seventeenth Spring / Little Girl(7") Philips 326 431 BF Norway 1960 Sell This Version
326481 Breakaway  album cover The Springfields Breakaway(7") Philips, Philips 326481 UK 1961 Sell This Version
326557 BF Island Of Dreams  album cover The Springfields Island Of Dreams (Single) 326557 BF UK 1962 Sell This Version
326577 BF Say I Won't Be There  album cover The Springfields Say I Won't Be There 326577 BF UK 1963 Sell This Version
326 754 BF You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  album cover Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me(7", Single, Mono) Philips 326 754 BF Norway 1966 Sell This Version
326 756 BF You Don't Have To Say You Love Me  album cover Dusty Springfield You Don't Have To Say You Love Me(7", Single, Mono, pro) Philips 326 756 BF Germany 1966 Sell This Version
421 400 BE Maria Dolores / Serenata / Malagueña / Pajaro Campana  album cover Trio Los Paraguayos Maria Dolores / Serenata / Malagueña / Pajaro Campana(7", EP) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips 421 400 BE UK Unknown Sell This Version
427 021 NE Coptic Chants  album cover Unknown Artist Coptic Chants (EP) 427 021 NE Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
428 248 PE La Virtuosa Guitarra Flamenca De Juanito Serrano  album cover Juanito Serrano* La Virtuosa Guitarra Flamenca De Juanito Serrano(7", EP, Mono) Philips 428 248 PE Europe 1960 Sell This Version
428 310 Nuits D'Arabie  album cover Various Nuits D'Arabie(7", EP, Comp) Philips 428 310 France 1960 Sell This Version
429273 BE Calvin Jackson | Dave Brubeck  album cover Dave Brubeck And Calvin Jackson Dave Brubeck And Calvin Jackson - Calvin Jackson | Dave Brubeck(7", EP, RE) Philips, Philips 429273 BE UK Unknown Sell This Version
429 705 BE Broadway In Rhythm  album cover Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus Broadway In Rhythm(7", EP) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips 429 705 BE UK Unknown Sell This Version
429 741 BE Blues In Orbit  album cover Duke Ellington And His Award Winners Blues In Orbit (EP) 429 741 BE UK 1960 Sell This Version
433 666 BE The Four Pennies  album cover The Four Pennies The Four Pennies(7", EP) Philips, Philips 433 666 BE UK 1964 Sell This Version
57-3145 Albatross  album cover Fleetwood Mac Albatross(7", Single, 3 P) Blue Horizon 57-3145 UK 1968 Sell This Version
582012 Bee Gees' 1st  album cover Bee Gees Bee Gees' 1st(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor 582012 UK 1967 Sell This Version
582 020 Horizontal  album cover Bee Gees Horizontal(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor 582 020 UK 1968 Sell This Version
582 033 Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio  album cover Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor 582 033 UK 1968 Sell This Version
582 035 Fairport Convention  album cover Fairport Convention Fairport Convention(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor, Polydor 582 035 UK 1968 Sell This Version
582 036 Idea  album cover Bee Gees Idea(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor 582 036 UK 1968 Sell This Version
583 033 Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio  album cover Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio (Album) 583 033 UK 1968 Sell This Version
583 035 Fairport Convention  album cover Fairport Convention Fairport Convention(LP, Album) Polydor 583 035 UK 1968 Sell This Version
583036 Idea  album cover Bee Gees Idea(LP, Album) Polydor 583036 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
583-040 Wheels Of Fire  album cover Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire(LP, Album) Polydor 583-040 UK 1968 Sell This Version
583 043 Hair  album cover Various Hair (Album) 583 043 UK 1968 Sell This Version
583 053 Goodbye  album cover Cream (2) Goodbye (Album) 583 053 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 059B Blind Faith  album cover Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album, B&W) Polydor, Polydor 583 059B UK 1969 Sell This Version
584084 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)  album cover Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)(7", Single) Atlantic 584084 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584088 Green Onions / Boot Leg  album cover Booker T. And The MGs* Green Onions / Boot Leg(7", Single, RE) Atlantic 584088 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584108 Out Of Left Field   album cover Percy Sledge Out Of Left Field (7", Single) Atlantic 584108 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584111 Groovin' / Sueno  album cover The Young Rascals Groovin' / Sueno(7", Single, 3-p) Atlantic 584111 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584115 Respect   album cover Aretha Franklin Respect (7", Single) Atlantic 584115 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584129 It's The Little Things  album cover Sonny & Cher It's The Little Things(7", Single) Atlantic 584129 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584130 Funky Broadway / I'm Sorry About That  album cover Wilson Pickett Funky Broadway / I'm Sorry About That(7", Single) Atlantic 584130 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584141 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman  album cover Aretha Franklin (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Single) 584141 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584146 Get Down  album cover Harvey Scales & The 7 Sound* Get Down(7", Single, 3-P) Atlantic 584146 UK 1967 Sell This Version
584151 Nino Tempo & April Stevens Deep Purple / Sweet And Lovely(7", Single, Thr) Atlantic 584151 UK 1963 Sell This Version
584193 Stop Crossing The Bridge  album cover Fleur De Lys* Stop Crossing The Bridge(7") Atlantic 584193 UK 1968 Sell This Version
584206 I Say A Little Prayer / See-Saw  album cover Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer / See-Saw(7", Single, 3 P) Atlantic 584206 UK 1968 Sell This Version
584244 Soul Finger    album cover The Bar-Kays* Soul Finger (7", 3-p) Atlantic 584244 UK 1967 Sell This Version
587008 Land Of 1000 Dances  album cover Chris Kenner Land Of 1000 Dances(LP, Mono) Atlantic 587008 UK 1966 Sell This Version
587035 The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads  album cover Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads(LP, Mono) Atlantic 587035 UK 1966 Sell This Version
587047 Soul Dressing  album cover Booker T. & The MGs* Soul Dressing(LP, Album, Mono) Atlantic 587047 UK 1966 Sell This Version