Lyntone Recordings Ltd.

Lyntone Recordings Ltd.

Profile:
English vinyl disc manufacturer - best known as a manufacturer of flexi-discs, due to being the European licensee of the flexi-disc process that was developed and patented by Eva-Tone Soundsheets.
Lyntone was also cutting master lacquer, plating (i.e. metal works) and pressing vinyl of all sizes and very occasionally they self-released records with Lyntone as the stand alone label.
Founded 1961 as Audio Plastics Ltd. by Paul S. Lynton after he left the Rank Organisation's company "Rank Audio Plastics". Early Audio Plastics Ltd. releases also carry a LYN number. Originally based in London's Regent Street, the plant later moved to Holloway, North London. The rise of digital formats and the demise of the novelty factor amongst others, led to selling the plant to Damont Audio Ltd. in 1986 and the final closure of the plant came in June 1991.

Lyntone pressings can usually be identified by a pattern, consisting of LYN or L, followed by 3 to 5 digits, e.g. LYN-943, LYN 2211, LYN.11095. Sometimes only the numbers are present.
Add LYN or L and the numbers as they appear (e.g. LYN-1234 or LYN 1234 or L 1234) in the runouts as company cat# for Pressed By but without the tailing numbers/characters (e.g. IL, 2U, IT, etc.). When there are two different LYN numbers (i.e. one per side), add Pressed By twice and add the respective LYN number (see here for an example).

The tailing number (I, 2, 3) and letter identify the studio that provided the (number of) Mothers (e.g. IC, 2M):
C = CBS Studios, London,
CR = County Recording Service,
E = EMI's Abbey Road Studios (unless specifically stated Penthouse)
M = Master Room,
S = Unknown, likely Sound Clinic,
T = The Town House,
U = Utopia Studios,
W = The Music Centre, Wembley,
X = The Exchange,
Y = Pye Studios (until September 1980)

Late 1980, this was extended / replaced by additional letters (after a leading number):
CBS: Mastered At CBS Studios, London
CRS: Mastered At County Recording Service
CTS: Mastered At CTS Studios
EMI: Mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios
EX: Mastered At The Exchange
MSR: Mastered at the Master Room
PRT: Mastered At PRT Studios
SC: Mastered At The Sound Clinic
SM: Mastered At Strawberry Mastering
TD: Mastered At Trident Studios
TH: Mastered At The Town House
TO: Mastered At Tape One
TR: Mastered at Trident Studios
UT: Mastered At Utopia Studios

In those case, the studio can be added with Mastered At.

Note that the leading I (e.g. ITO) is in fact a 1 (see 2TO or 3UT).

Known plating engineers and their usual scribes:
Maxwell Anandappa: Max. or Ma
Francis DeSouza: ∙ Z ∙ or ∙ z ∙
Unknown engineer: ∙ P ∙ or ∙ p ∙ - possibly named Roy Palmer but unconfirmed.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
[Obsolete]
Lyntone Recordings Ltd.
7-9 Wedmore Street
Holloway
London N19 4RU
[l310516]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Robert Poss O Five O(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Sonic Life 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
19 Alien Boy  album cover Alien Boys Alien Boy(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Anaconda Records (2), Trust (2) 19 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9136 Way Down Yonder In New Orleans   album cover Freddy Cannon Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (7") Replay 9136 UK 1980 Sell This Version
10572 Radioactive Kid  album cover The Meteors (2) Radioactive Kid(7", Single, RE) Ace, Chiswick Records 10572 UK 1981 Sell This Version
11625 Rockin' Is Our Business  album cover The Dynamite Band Rockin' Is Our Business(LP, Album) Ace 11625 UK 1982 Sell This Version
13069 The Height Of Bad Manners  album cover Bad Manners The Height Of Bad Manners(LP, Comp, Gat) Telstar 13069 UK 1983 Sell This Version
13383 The Escalators Moving Staircases(LP, Album) Big Beat Records 13383 UK 1983 Sell This Version
14566 Sweet Music For Carpet Retailers Ears  album cover Whispering Shadows Sweet Music For Carpet Retailers Ears(7", Single) Lyntone Recordings Ltd. 14566 UK Unknown Sell This Version
15740 Move Closer  album cover Phyllis Nelson Move Closer(7", Single) Carrere 15740 UK 1984 Sell This Version
17177 Trenchline  album cover Föréign Légiön* Trenchline(7") Rentaracket Records 17177 UK 1986 Sell This Version
17420 Oh L'Amour  album cover Erasure Oh L'Amour(12", Single, RP, Die) Mute 17420 UK 1986 Sell This Version
18982 Bodybeat  album cover Yargo Bodybeat(LP) Bodybeat 18982 UK 1987 Sell This Version
19032 The Ambassadors (6) Somewhere To Hide(LP, MiniAlbum, TP) Unicorn Records (2) 19032 UK 1987 Sell This Version
20200 Out On A Mission  album cover Lost In Bass Out On A Mission(12") Beatmaster Records 20200 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20236 The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls  album cover A Flock Of Seagulls The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (Comp) 20236 UK 1986 Sell This Version
22000 Fine Time  album cover Neworder* Fine Time (Single) 22000 UK 1988 Sell This Version
22002 Fine Time  album cover New Order Fine Time(12", W/Lbl) Factory 22002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
22208 Run To Me  album cover Cherish (3) Run To Me(12") Instant Karma 22208 UK 1988 Sell This Version
23190 Deepcut No.1  album cover Unknown Artist Deepcut No.1(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label 23190 UK 1989 Sell This Version
24851 Appreciate / Keep On  album cover Mr. Monday Appreciate / Keep On(12") Greedy Beat Records 24851 UK 1989 Sell This Version
29475 So Like Candy  album cover Elvis Costello So Like Candy(7", EP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 29475 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ADE P 18 Disco Hits 75  album cover Various Disco Hits 75(LP, Comp, Mono, Lyn) Arcade Records (3) ADE P 18 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AL 028 The Same Folks (That Put You There)  album cover The Mighty Cloud Band* The Same Folks (That Put You There)(7") Tropical Records (3) AL 028 UK 1974 Sell This Version
AM 089 Sing As We Go  album cover Various Sing As We Go(LP, Comp) Little Sister Enterprises AM 089 UK 1982 Sell This Version
AM 25123 The Complete Guitar Player (Guitar Tuner)  album cover Russ Shipton The Complete Guitar Player (Guitar Tuner)(Flexi, 7") Music Sales AM 25123 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AR 001 Uhuru Aiye  album cover Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sounds Uhuru Aiye(LP, Album) Ashiko AR 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ATPLP2 All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1  album cover Various All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1(2xLP, Album, Comp) ATP Recordings ATPLP2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBJ 1 It Should Have Been Me  album cover B. B. James It Should Have Been Me(7") B. B. J. BBJ 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk BLA 169 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BUK13 In The Country / Sting In The Tail  album cover Bukkshee In The Country / Sting In The Tail(7", Single) Not On Label BUK13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHS 2129 They Shoot Horses Don't They?  album cover Racing Cars They Shoot Horses Don't They?(7", Single, Sol) Chrysalis CHS 2129 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CTT 1 Feel  album cover Dream III Feel(12") C.T. Records CTT 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CUTS 2 Cool Cuts 2  album cover Various Cool Cuts 2(7", EP, Comp, Promo) Record Mirror CUTS 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CV1LP Home Spun  album cover Spinning Wheel (5) Home Spun(LP) Clarksville Records (2) CV1LP UK 1978 Sell This Version
DBS 1 The Stylophone Accompaniment Record & Tune Book  album cover Rolf Harris The Stylophone Accompaniment Record & Tune Book(7", EP, Gat) Dübreq DBS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
DHE 7009 No Bounds  album cover Gambit Of Shame No Bounds(7") Dead Hedgehog Enterprises DHE 7009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
DRK-228 Identity Factory  album cover Public Image Limited Identity Factory(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial) Drak Records Ltd, Drak Records Ltd DRK-228 US 2015 Sell This Version
EJSP-8622 Inside Jet Harris (The Last Concert)  album cover Jet Harris Inside Jet Harris (The Last Concert)(LP, TP) Ellie Jay Records, Lyntone EJSP-8622 UK 1978 Sell This Version
FMS-346 Fröhliche Musikanten Singen Und Spielen Für Sie  album cover Unknown Artist Fröhliche Musikanten Singen Und Spielen Für Sie(Flexi, 6½", S/Sided) Das Beste Aus Reader's Digest, Das Beste Aus Reader's Digest FMS-346 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
GMY-F The Glenn Miller Years  album cover Raymond Colbert, Glenn Miller Raymond Colbert, Glenn Miller - The Glenn Miller Years(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, Sélection Du Reader's Digest GMY-F Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
G.R.1 Getting To Know You  album cover Iris Villiers, Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With Mike Sammes Singers Iris Villiers, Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With Mike Sammes Singers - Getting To Know You(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Hi Fi Disc G.R.1 UK 1958 Sell This Version
G.R.2 We'll Gather Lilacs  album cover Iris Villiers / Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With The Mike Sammes Singers* Iris Villiers / Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With The Mike Sammes Singers* - We'll Gather Lilacs(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Hi Fi Disc G.R.2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
G.R.5. Buona Sera  album cover Jack Laroque And His Orchestra, Mike Sammes Singers Jack Laroque And His Orchestra, Mike Sammes Singers - Buona Sera(Flexi, 7", Single, Car) Hi Fi Disc G.R.5. UK Unknown Sell This Version
G.R.6 Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With The Mike Sammes Singers Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With The Mike Sammes Singers - Anniversary Song(Flexi, 7", Single, Car) Hi Fi Disc G.R.6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
G.R.7 On The Street Where You Live  album cover Iris Villiers, Jack Laroque And His Orchestra, Mike Sammes Singers Iris Villiers, Jack Laroque And His Orchestra, Mike Sammes Singers - On The Street Where You Live(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Hi Fi Disc G.R.7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HIT 002 The Olympian / Ten Feet Tall  album cover Skids / XTC Skids / XTC - The Olympian / Ten Feet Tall(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Red) Smash Hits! Magazine HIT 002 UK 1980 Sell This Version
HL03 New Surroundings / Apology  album cover Bam Bam & The Calling / Man Ray (8) Bam Bam & The Calling / Man Ray (8) - New Surroundings / Apology(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Single) Helden Magazine HL03 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IC 307 Introducing The Million Airs Orchestra  album cover The Million Airs* Introducing The Million Airs Orchestra (Album) IC 307 UK 1975 Sell This Version
JTX 32 Love And Justice  album cover Mr. Fingers Love And Justice(12", Ltd) Jack Trax JTX 32 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L141 Triumph Of The Will  album cover Leibstandarte SS MB Triumph Of The Will(LP, Ltd) Come Organisation L141 UK 1981 Sell This Version
L-14471 High Energy  album cover Evelyn Thomas High Energy(12", Single) Record Shack Records, Record Shack Records L-14471 UK 1984 Sell This Version
L16053 High Land, Hard Rain  album cover Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain(LP, Album, RP) Rough Trade L16053 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L16705 You Really Touch My Heart  album cover Amii Stewart You Really Touch My Heart(7", Single + 7", Shape, S/Sided, Single, Pic, Squ) Sedition, Sedition L16705 UK 1985 Sell This Version
L - 17312 When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going  album cover Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going(7", Single) Jive L - 17312 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 17337 You To Me Are Everything (The Decade Remix 76 - 86)  album cover The Real Thing You To Me Are Everything (The Decade Remix 76 - 86)(7", Single) PRT L 17337 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L. 17681 Can't Get By Without You (The Decade Remix II)  album cover The Real Thing Can't Get By Without You (The Decade Remix II)(7", Single, Sol) PRT L. 17681 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 17738 The History Of Rock (Volume Four)  album cover Chuck Berry / Gene Vincent / Everly Brothers / Sam Cooke Chuck Berry / Gene Vincent / Everly Brothers / Sam Cooke - The History Of Rock (Volume Four)(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Orbis L 17738 UK 1982 Sell This Version
L17843 A Question Of Time (Remix)  album cover Depeche Mode A Question Of Time (Remix)(7", Single) Mute L17843 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 17899 A Question Of Time  album cover Depeche Mode A Question Of Time (Single) L 17899 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L17939 Don't Leave Me This Way  album cover Communards* With Sarah Jane Morris Communards* With Sarah Jane Morris - Don't Leave Me This Way(7", Single, Pap) London Records, London Records L17939 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L-17981 Heartache All Over The World  album cover Elton John Heartache All Over The World(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company L-17981 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18000 Nobody Knows  album cover Nik Kershaw Nobody Knows(7", Single) MCA Records L 18000 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18040 Sometimes  album cover Erasure Sometimes (Single) L 18040 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.18134 In The Army Now  album cover Status Quo In The Army Now(7", Sil) Vertigo L.18134 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18143 Whiplash Smile  album cover Billy Idol Whiplash Smile(LP, Album) Chrysalis L 18143 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L18260 Showing Out  album cover Mel & Kim Showing Out(7", Single, Hat) Supreme Records (3) L18260 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.18444 Ever Fallen In Love  album cover Fine Young Cannibals Ever Fallen In Love(7", Single, Pap) London Records, London Records L.18444 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18446 Another Step (Closer To You)  album cover Kim Wilde And Junior (2) Kim Wilde And Junior (2) - Another Step (Closer To You) (Single) L 18446 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18483 Rocking Goose  album cover Johnny & The Hurricanes* Rocking Goose(7", Single) Old Gold (2) L 18483 UK 1985 Sell This Version
L 18544 Can U Dance (Remix)  album cover Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance (Remix)(12") Champion L 18544 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18696 Strangelove  album cover Depeche Mode Strangelove (Single) L 18696 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18730 Mercy!  album cover Don Covay & The Goodtimers Mercy!(LP, Comp) Edsel Records L 18730 UK 1984 Sell This Version
L 18788 Victim Of Love (Remix)  album cover Erasure Victim Of Love (Remix)(7", Single) Mute L 18788 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18852 Energy Is Eurobeat / I Need A Man  album cover Man To Man* Energy Is Eurobeat / I Need A Man(7", Single) Bolts Records L 18852 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L18890 Jive Talkin'  album cover Boogie Box High Jive Talkin' (Single) L18890 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L-18921 Just Don't Want To Be Lonely / Revolution Rock  album cover Freddie McGregor / Germain All Stars Freddie McGregor / Germain All Stars - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely / Revolution Rock(7", Single, Ora) Germain Records L-18921 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L 18923 Never Let Me Down Again  album cover Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again(7", Single) Mute L 18923 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18956 True Faith  album cover New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory L 18956 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L.19083 The Circus (Remix)  album cover Erasure The Circus (Remix)(7", Single, Met) Mute L.19083 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 19137 Music For The Masses  album cover Depeche Mode Music For The Masses(LP, Album, RE, Lyn) Mute L 19137 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 19137 Music For The Masses  album cover Depeche Mode Music For The Masses(LP, Album, RE, Lyn) Mute L 19137 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 19161 Sweet Memories (16 Hits From The Fifties)  album cover Various Sweet Memories (16 Hits From The Fifties)(LP, Comp) K-Tel L 19161 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L. 19380 Caught U Cheatin'  album cover Raze Caught U Cheatin' L. 19380 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 19498 Flying  album cover Chas And Dave Flying(LP) Bunce Records L 19498 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L19567 Im Nin'Alu  album cover Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Not On Label L19567 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
L19675 Im Nin'Alu  album cover Ofra Haza Im Nin'Alu(12", Promo) Not On Label L19675 1987 Sell This Version
L19886 Rok Da House  album cover The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House(12", Single) Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records L19886 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L19893 Rok Da House  album cover The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew The Beatmasters Featuring The Cookie Crew - Rok Da House(12", Single) Rhythm King Records, Rhythm King Records L19893 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L19962 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car  album cover Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car(7", Single, Glo) Jive L19962 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L-19972 Shame On You  album cover The Darling Buds Shame On You(7", Single) Native Records L-19972 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L-19992 I Think We're Alone Now  album cover Tiffany I Think We're Alone Now(12", Single) MCA Records L-19992 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L-20000 Sounds ∙ Waves 1  album cover Various Sounds ∙ Waves 1(7", Comp) Sounds (9) L-20000 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20030 House Masters Vol. 2 The U.K. vs. U.S.A. Showdown Continues  album cover Various House Masters Vol. 2 The U.K. vs. U.S.A. Showdown Continues(LP, Comp, Red) Kool Kat L20030 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20172 Prophets, Seers & Sages, The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows  album cover Tyrannosaurus Rex Prophets, Seers & Sages, The Angels Of The Ages / My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE) Castle Communications L20172 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20272 Baby I'm For Real  album cover Sherrick Baby I'm For Real(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records L 20272 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20284 Can't Love You Tonight  album cover Gwen Guthrie Can't Love You Tonight(12") Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records L20284 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20286 Young Manhood  album cover The Wild Swans Young Manhood(12") Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire L 20286 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20340 Cross My Broken Heart (Remix)  album cover Sinitta Cross My Broken Heart (Remix)(7", Single) Fanfare Records L 20340 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20385 2000 Years Ago Odo Ben Ni?  album cover Born Again Gospel Band 2000 Years Ago Odo Ben Ni?(LP) Born Again Evangelistic Ministry L20385 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
L20454 Divine Emotions (Remix)  album cover Narada* Divine Emotions (Remix)(12", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records L20454 UK 1988 Sell This Version