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,
M = Master Room,
T = The Town House,
U = Utopia Studios,
W = The Music Centre, Wembley,
X = The Exchange,
Y = Pye Studios (until September 1980) / PRT Studios (after September 1980).

Around 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
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).
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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
2 NYJ NYJO* London(7", Single) NYJO Records 2 NYJ UK 1985 Sell This Version
19 Alien Boys Alien Boy(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Anaconda Records (2), Trust (2) 19 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
19032 The Ambassadors (6) Somewhere To Hide(LP, MiniAlbum, TP) Unicorn Records (2) 19032 UK 1987 Sell This Version
20236 A Flock Of Seagulls The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls (Comp) 20236 UK 1986 Sell This Version
20910 Nitzer Ebb Warsaw Ghetto Remix(12") Power Of Voice Communications 20910 UK 1986 Sell This Version
22000 Neworder* Fine Time (Single) 22000 UK 1988 Sell This Version
22002 New Order Fine Time(12", W/Lbl) Factory 22002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
22208 Cherish (3) Run To Me(12") Instant Karma 22208 UK 1988 Sell This Version
23190 Unknown Artist Deepcut No.1(12", Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label 23190 UK 1989 Sell This Version
27655 Enya How Can I Keep From Singing?(7") WEA, WEA 27655 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ADE P 18 Various Disco Hits 75(LP, Comp, Mono, Lyn) Arcade Records (3) ADE P 18 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AL 028 The Mighty Cloud Band* The Same Folks (That Put You There)(7") Tropical Records (3) AL 028 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AM 089 Various Sing As We Go(LP, Comp) Little Sister Enterprises AM 089 UK 1982 Sell This Version
AM 25123 Russ Shipton The Complete Guitar Player (Guitar Tuner)(Flexi, 7") Music Sales AM 25123 UK Unknown Sell This Version
AR 001 Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sounds Uhuru Aiye(LP, Album) Ashiko AR 001 UK 1977 Sell This Version
ATPLP2 Various All Tomorrow's Parties 1.1(2xLP, Album, Comp) ATP Recordings ATPLP2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BBJ 1 B. B. James It Should Have Been Me(7") B. B. J. BBJ 1 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BDMA 21 Robert Barton The Drinking Song(7", Sin) The Award Label BDMA 21 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk (Album) BLA 169 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BUK13 Bukkshee In The Country / Sting In The Tail(7", Single) Not On Label BUK13 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BUK14 Bukkshee Run Run / Fantasy(7", Single) Not On Label BUK14 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BUTBOX 1 Kevin Coyne With Siren (13) Kevin Coyne With Siren (13) - Dandelion Years(LP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE + Bo) Butt BUTBOX 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CUTS 2 Various Cool Cuts 2(7", EP, Comp, Promo) Record Mirror CUTS 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CV1LP Spinning Wheel (5) Home Spun(LP) Clarksville Records (2) CV1LP UK 1978 Sell This Version
DHE 7009 Gambit Of Shame No Bounds(7") Dead Hedgehog Enterprises DHE 7009 UK 1982 Sell This Version
DOW 3 The Barry Gray Orchestra No Strings Attached(10", Comp, Red) PRT, PRT DOW 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DRK-228 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 Jet Harris Inside Jet Harris (The Last Concert)(LP, TP) Ellie Jay Records, Lyntone EJSP-8622 UK 1978 Sell This Version
G.R.2 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.7 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 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 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 The Million Airs* Introducing The Million Airs Orchestra (Album) IC 307 UK 1975 Sell This Version
L-14471 Evelyn Thomas High Energy(12", Single) Record Shack Records, Record Shack Records L-14471 UK 1984 Sell This Version
L16053 Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain(LP, Album, RP) Rough Trade L16053 UK Unknown Sell This Version
L16705 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 17337 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 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 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
L17939 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 Elton John Heartache All Over The World(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company L-17981 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18040 Erasure Sometimes(7", Single) Mute L 18040 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.18134 Status Quo In The Army Now(7", Sil) Vertigo L.18134 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18143 Billy Idol Whiplash Smile(LP, Album) Chrysalis L 18143 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L18260 Mel & Kim Showing Out(7", Single, Hat) Supreme Records (3) L18260 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L 18446 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 Johnny & The Hurricanes* Rocking Goose(7", Single) Old Gold (2) L 18483 UK 1985 Sell This Version
L 18544 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 Depeche Mode Strangelove(7", Single, W/Lbl) Mute L 18696 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18730 Don Covay & The Goodtimers Mercy!(LP, Comp) Edsel Records L 18730 UK 1984 Sell This Version
L 18788 Erasure Victim Of Love (Remix)(7", Single) Mute L 18788 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L18890 Boogie Box High Jive Talkin'(7", Single) Hardback L18890 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L-18921 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 Depeche Mode Never Let Me Down Again(7", Single) Mute L 18923 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 18956 New Order True Faith(7", Single) Factory L 18956 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L.19083 Erasure The Circus (Remix)(7", Single, Met) Mute L.19083 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L 19137 Depeche Mode Music For The Masses(LP, Album, RE) Mute L 19137 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L. 19380 Raze Caught U Cheatin' L. 19380 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 19498 Chas And Dave Flying(LP) Bunce Records L 19498 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L19962 Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car(7", Single, Glo) Jive L19962 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L-19972 The Darling Buds Shame On You(7", Single) Native Records L-19972 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L-20000 Various Sounds ∙ Waves 1(7", Comp) Sounds (9) L-20000 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20030 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 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 20286 The Wild Swans Young Manhood(12") Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire L 20286 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20340 Sinitta Cross My Broken Heart (Remix)(7", Single) Fanfare Records L 20340 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20385 Born Again Gospel Band 2000 Years Ago Odo Ben Ni?(LP) Born Again Evangelistic Ministry L20385 Ghana Unknown Sell This Version
L20454 Narada* Divine Emotions (Remix)(12", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records L20454 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20585 Various Mist On The Ridge: A Mini Album (MiniAlbum) L20585 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.20596 The Toasters Pool Shark(LP, Album) Unicorn Records (2) L.20596 UK 1987 Sell This Version
L20630 Tiffany I Saw Him Standing There(12") MCA Records L20630 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20679 Orange Lemon Dreams Of Santa Anna / The Texican(12") Champion L 20679 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20733 Various Jackmaster Acid Trax (Comp) L20733 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20759 The Sisters Of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection(12") Merciful Release, Merciful Release L20759 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20873 Mega City Four Miles Apart / Running In Darkness(7", Single, RE) Mega City Records L 20873 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 20906 Nitzer Ebb Isnt It Funny How Your Body Works(12", Single, RP) Power Of Voice Communications L 20906 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20932 Fat Boys The Twist(7", Whi) Urban (2), Urban (2) L20932 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20975 Tracy Chapman Fast Car(7", Single) Elektra L20975 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L20977 INXS Never Tear Us Apart(7", Single) Phonogram, Mercury L20977 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L21063 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Peek-A-Boo(7", Single) Wonderland (3), Polydor L21063 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L21252 The Flatmates Heaven Knows(7", Gat) Subway Organization L21252 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L21524 Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons Robert Lloyd And The New Four Seasons - Nothing Matters(7", M/Print) In Tape L21524 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L21571 The Wee Papa Girl Rappers* Wee Rule(7", Single) Jive L21571 UK 1988 Sell This Version
L 21992 Fat Boys Louie, Louie(7", Single) Urban (2), Tin Pan Apple, Polydor L 21992 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
L22369 Neworder* Technique(LP, Album) Factory L22369 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L 22713 Gary Wright It Ain't Right(7") Cypress Records L 22713 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L 22832 Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield Coldcut Featuring Lisa Stansfield - People Hold On(7", Single) Ahead Of Our Time, Big Life L 22832 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L23198 Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* Double Trouble & The Rebel MC* - Just Keep Rockin'(7", Single) Desire Records L23198 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L 23548 The River Detectives Chains(7", Single, Ltd) WEA, WEA, WEA L 23548 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
L 24298 Blade (3) Lyrical Maniac(12") Raw Bass, Raw Bass L 24298 UK 1989 Sell This Version
L-31796 Victims Family Things I Hate To Admit(LP, Album) Konkurrel L-31796 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
L-40739 Lush Lovers Of Today(7", EP, Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Pur) Surf City Recordings L-40739 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LAT 1152 The Nylons One Size Fits All(LP, Album) Attic LAT 1152 UK 1982 Sell This Version
LPSG 2001 Adrian Baker / Roy Morgan Adrian Baker / Roy Morgan - Disco Beat(LP) Studio G LPSG 2001 UK 1974 Sell This Version
LPSG 3001 L. Afzelius* Pop Spectrum (Volume 3)(LP) Studio G, Studio G LPSG 3001 UK 1976 Sell This Version
LYN 95 Jack Laroque Orchestra*, Mike Sammes Singers Jack Laroque Orchestra*, Mike Sammes Singers - This Is A Rank Audio Plastics Slim Disc(Flexi, 7", Single, Promo) Rank Audio Plastics Ltd, Rank Audio Plastics Ltd LYN 95 UK 1960 Sell This Version
LYN 147 Sir Anthony J Elkins C.B.E. Bryant & May Centenary 1861-1961(Flexi, S/Sided, Single) Lyntone Recordings Ltd. LYN 147 UK 1961 Sell This Version
LYN 165 Joan* & John Shakespeare Joan* & John Shakespeare - Right First Time(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Lyntone LYN 165 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LYN 218 Various Theme Of A Colour Film By Ilford Naturally!(Flexi, S/Sided, Promo) Ilford Limited LYN 218 UK Unknown Sell This Version