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, East London, 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 some of these identifiers may be omitted. Additional IDs, such as 1F/2F, 1Y/2Y, 1L/2L etc. before or after the "// ▽ 420" (e.g. 267921 1F // 420) are side and format identifiers only.

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.
From March 1969 onwards the pressing plant operated as Phonodisc Ltd. retaining the distinctive cutting and pressing identifiers "// ▽ 420".

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 1970 Sell This Version
4FM10003 Christmas At Norwich Cathedral  album cover Norwich Cathedral Choir Directed By Brian Runnett With Bernard Burrell Norwich Cathedral Choir Directed By Brian Runnett With Bernard Burrell - Christmas At Norwich Cathedral(LP) Philips, Philips, Philips 4FM10003 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4FM 10011 Symphony No. 9 In C Minor For String Orchestra / Octet In E Flat, Op. 20  album cover Mendelssohn*, The "Wiener Solisten" Ensemble* Mendelssohn*, The "Wiener Solisten" Ensemble* - Symphony No. 9 In C Minor For String Orchestra / Octet In E Flat, Op. 20(LP) Philips, Philips 4FM 10011 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17660 Atlantis  album cover Donovan Atlantis(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 17660 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-DB 4368 Snow Coach   album cover Russ Conway Snow Coach (7", Single, 3 P) Columbia 45-DB 4368 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-EH. 208 Barney Brannigan  album cover Eileen Donaghy Barney Brannigan(7", Mono) Fontana, Fontana 45-EH. 208 Ireland 1958 Sell This Version
45-H.213 Broken-Hearted Melody  album cover Tony Raymond Broken-Hearted Melody(7") Fontana, Fontana 45-H.213 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-H.219 Misty / The Story Of Our Love  album cover Johnny Mathis Misty / The Story Of Our Love(7", 3-p) Fontana, Fontana 45-H.219 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-JAR-132 Kansas City  album cover Wilbert Harrison Kansas City(7", Single, 3-P) Top Rank (2) 45-JAR-132 UK 1959 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 949 The Tunnel Of Love  album cover Doris Day With Frank De Vol And His Orchestra Doris Day With Frank De Vol And His Orchestra - The Tunnel Of Love(7", Single) Philips 45.PB 949 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-PB.964 Heartaches By The Number  album cover Guy Mitchell Heartaches By The Number 45-PB.964 UK 1959 Sell This Version
175R-1 The Rod Stewart Album  album cover Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo, Vertigo 175R-1 Japan 1979 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
5457 Big Brother & The Holding Company  album cover Big Brother & The Holding Company Big Brother & The Holding Company(LP, Album, Mono) Fontana, Fontana, Fontana, Fontana 5457 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7816 Scott  album cover Scott Walker Scott(LP, Album, Mono) Philips, Philips, Philips, Philips 7816 UK 1967 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
20023 MCL Jubilation: Cannonball Adderley's Early Great Recordings  album cover Cannonball Adderley Jubilation: Cannonball Adderley's Early Great Recordings(LP, Comp, Mono) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 20023 MCL UK 1963 Sell This Version
20029 MCL The Many Sides Of Max  album cover Max Roach Quintet The Many Sides Of Max(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury 20029 MCL 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
20043 MCL Gospel Train  album cover Sister Rosetta Tharpe Gospel Train(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 20043 MCL UK 1963 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
20075MCL Sings The Best Of Jim Reeves  album cover Faron Young Sings The Best Of Jim Reeves(LP, Album, Mono) Mercury, Mercury 20075MCL 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
20113 MCL In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español   album cover Louie Ramirez In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español (LP, Album, Mono) Mercury, Mercury 20113 MCL UK 1967 Sell This Version
20113 SMCL In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español   album cover Louie Ramirez In The Heart Of Spanish Harlem / En El Corazón De Harlem Español (LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 20113 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 Dominique / Entre Les Etoiles (Among The Stars)  album cover 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    album cover Jimi Hendrix Experience* Hey Joe (Single) 56139 UK 1966 Sell This Version
56161 New York Mining Disaster 1941  album cover The Bee Gees* New York Mining Disaster 1941(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 56161 UK 1967 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 (Single) 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, Mono) Polydor 56242 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56243 Simon Says  album cover The Amboy Dukes (2) Simon Says(7", Single) Polydor 56243 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56258 Anyone For Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme)  album cover Cream (2) Anyone For Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme)(7", Single, Mono, Lar) Polydor 56258 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56265 This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)  / Run Little Girl  album cover Donnie Elbert This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) / Run Little Girl(7", Single) Polydor 56265 UK 1968 Sell This Version
56272 Only One Woman  album cover Marbles (3) Only One Woman(7", Single, Mono, 3-P) Polydor 56272 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
62066 Kind Of Blue  album cover Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) CBS, CBS 62066 UK 1964 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, Mono, 3-P) Riverside Records 106910 RIF UK 1963 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 Europe 1967 Sell This Version
134 094 MCY Expressway To Your Skull  album cover Buddy Miles Express Expressway To Your Skull(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury, Mercury 134 094 MCY UK 1969 Sell This Version
184 059 Instrumentals Forever  album cover James Last Band* Instrumentals Forever(LP, Album) Polydor 184 059 UK 1966 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
201057 I'm Gonna Make You Mine  album cover Lou Christie I'm Gonna Make You Mine(7", Single, Lar) Buddah Records 201057 UK 1969 Sell This Version
201811 Like A Rolling Stone  album cover Bob Dylan Like A Rolling Stone(7", Single, 3-P) CBS 201811 UK 1965 Sell This Version
201824 Positively 4th Street  album cover Bob Dylan Positively 4th Street(7", Single, 3-P) CBS 201824 UK 1965 Sell This Version
202606 Soul Time  album cover Shirley Ellis Soul Time (Single) 202606 UK 1967 Sell This Version
203 012 This Is My Country  album cover The Impressions This Is My Country(LP, Album) Buddah Records 203 012 UK 1968 Sell This Version
218 005 Soul Together  album cover Various Soul Together(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic 218 005 UK 1969 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 1969 Sell This Version
249 106 Mr. Casanova  album cover Erwin Halletz Mr. Casanova(LP, Album) Polydor 249 106 UK 1967 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
267 139 TF Are You Sure  album cover The Allisons Are You Sure (Single) 267 139 TF Denmark 1961 Sell This Version
267223 TF Uptown  album cover Anita Lindblom Uptown(7", Single, 3-p) Fontana 267223 TF UK 1962 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
267661 I Can Take You To The Sun  album cover The Misunderstood I Can Take You To The Sun (Single) 267661 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
271 113 TF My Love For You / Oh, That Feeling   album cover Johnny Mathis My Love For You / Oh, That Feeling (7") Fontana, Fontana 271 113 TF Denmark 1960 Sell This Version
271141 TF Baby Sittin' Boogie  album cover Buzz Clifford Baby Sittin' Boogie (Single) 271141 TF UK 1961 Sell This Version
271168 TF Take Five  album cover The Dave Brubeck Quartet Take Five(7", Single, Mono, Sol) Fontana, Fontana 271168 TF UK 1961 Sell This Version
313 003 SF Intermezzo From "Cavalleria Rusticana" / Intermezzo From "I Pagliacci"  album cover Mascagni* / Leoncavallo*, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum*, Paul van Kempen Mascagni* / Leoncavallo*, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hilversum*, Paul van Kempen - Intermezzo From "Cavalleria Rusticana" / Intermezzo From "I Pagliacci"(7", Mono) Philips, Philips 313 003 SF UK Unknown Sell This Version
319516 PF Bell Bird / Misionera  album cover Trio Los Paraguayos Bell Bird / Misionera(7", Single, Mono, RE) Philips, Philips 319516 PF UK Unknown Sell This Version
320237 Deadlier Than The Male  album cover The Walker Brothers Deadlier Than The Male(7", Single, Mono) Philips 320237 New Zealand 1966 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 (Single) 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
322811 BF Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Single) 322811 BF UK 1961 Sell This Version
326 413 BF Marty Wilde I Wanna Be Loved By You / Angry(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
326544 BF Bobby's Girl  album cover Susan Maughan With Wally Stott And His Orchestra And Chorus Susan Maughan With Wally Stott And His Orchestra And Chorus - Bobby's Girl(7", Single, 3-P) Philips 326544 BF UK 1962 Sell This Version
326557 BF Island Of Dreams  album cover The Springfields Island Of Dreams (Single) 326557 BF UK 1962 Sell This Version