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) lacquers (e.g. IC, 2M):
C = Lacquer Cut At CBS Studios, London,
CR = Lacquer Cut At County Recording Service,
E = Lacquer Cut At EMI's Abbey Road Studios (unless specifically stated Penthouse)
M = Lacquer Cut At Master Room,
S = Lacquer Cut At Strawberry Mastering,
T = Lacquer Cut At Trident Studios,
U = Lacquer Cut At Portland Studios,
W = Lacquer Cut At The Music Centre, Wembley,
X = Lacquer Cut At The Exchange,
Y = Lacquer Cut At Pye Studios (until September 1980)

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

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

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
1948 Cuba  album cover Joselito Fernandez* Avec Le Choeur* Et L'Orchestre De L'Institut Cubain De Radiodiffusion* Joselito Fernandez* Avec Le Choeur* Et L'Orchestre De L'Institut Cubain De Radiodiffusion* - Cuba(12", EP, Gat) Association Des Amis De Cuba 1948 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3591 Napoleon And Josephene  album cover Gold* Napoleon And Josephene(7") Gold Records (7) 3591 UK 1976 Sell This Version
10760 California Dreamin'  album cover The Mamas And The Papas* California Dreamin'(7", Single) Old Gold (2) 10760 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12138 The Sensational Gregory Isaacs  album cover Gregory Isaacs The Sensational Gregory Isaacs(LP, Comp) Vista Sounds, Vista Sounds 12138 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12804 The Biz Falling (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Midas Records Limited 12804 UK 1983 Sell This Version
13115 King Of The Slide Guitar  album cover Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar 13115 UK 1983 Sell This Version
13881 Chart Trek Volumes 1 + 2  album cover Various Chart Trek Volumes 1 + 2(2xLP, Comp, Lyn) Ronco, Ronco, Ronco 13881 UK 1983 Sell This Version
14021 Bridge  album cover Orange Juice (3) Bridge(7", Single + Flexi, S/Sided) Polydor, Polydor, Black Records (25) 14021 UK 1984 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 (Single) 15740 UK 1984 Sell This Version
18293 The Firing Line  album cover Jimmy Lyon (3) The Firing Line(12") Live Records 18293 UK Unknown 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
22006 Fine Time  album cover New Order Fine Time(7", Single, W/Lbl) Factory 22006 UK 1988 Sell This Version
22208 Run To Me  album cover Cherish (3) Run To Me(12") Instant Karma (2) 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
24801 Terra Incognita  album cover Anne Clark Terra Incognita(LP, Comp) Ink Records 24801 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
24851 Appreciate / Keep On  album cover Mr. Monday Appreciate / Keep On(12") Greedy Beat Records 24851 UK 1989 Sell This Version
27268 Hang In Long Enough  album cover Phil Collins Hang In Long Enough(7", Single) Virgin 27268 UK 1990 Sell This Version
27301 Hip-Hop Reborn  album cover Hakeem* Hip-Hop Reborn(12", Promo) Freetown Inc 27301 US 1990 Sell This Version
27415 Bankiero  album cover Mory Kante* Bankiero(12", Promo) Barclay 27415 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ABCD 1 Streets Of London  album cover Anti-Nowhere League Streets Of London(7", Single) WXYZ Records ABCD 1 UK 1981 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", Single) Tropical Records (3) AL 028 UK 1974 Sell This Version
AL 039 Red House  album cover Max Romeo Red House (Single) AL 039 UK 1975 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
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
BICE 007 Holding Onto You  album cover Forbidden Planete* Holding Onto You(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Black Ice Recordings BICE 007 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BIW 007 My Name Is Bond (The James Bond Theme)  album cover Beat Control (3) My Name Is Bond (The James Bond Theme)(7") Big World BIW 007 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BLA 169 Sex Pistols Spunk BLA 169 UK 1977 Sell This Version
BMR 1202 Morrison  album cover Mat's House Of Fun Morrison(12") Black Magic Records (8) BMR 1202 UK 1990 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
CHAMPR 12-64 Set It Off (Bunker '88 Mix)  album cover Bunker Kru / Harlequin 4's* Bunker Kru / Harlequin 4's* - Set It Off (Bunker '88 Mix)(12") Champion CHAMPR 12-64 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CHAY-1001 Cantor Johnny Gluck  album cover Johnny Gluck (3) Cantor Johnny Gluck(LP) Am-Chay Recordings CHAY-1001 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
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 (Album) DRK-228 US 2015 Sell This Version
EMI 2738 Rich Kids  album cover Rich Kids Rich Kids(7", Red) EMI EMI 2738 UK 1978 Sell This Version
FLASH 001 All Night Long  album cover Cloud (2) All Night Long(12", W/Lbl) Flashback Records (3) FLASH 001 UK 1980 Sell This Version
GLASS 003 Love Is Strange  album cover Ciaran Harte Love Is Strange(7") Glass Records (2), Glass Records (2) GLASS 003 UK 1980 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.3 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.3 UK 1958 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 Anniversary Song  album cover 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 Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With Iris Villiers And The Mike Sammes Singers Jack Laroque And His Orchestra With Iris Villiers And The Mike Sammes Singers - On The Street Where You Live(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Card, Pic) Hi Fi Disc G.R.7 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HAV 1 Haverstock Swings  album cover Haverstock School Swing Band Haverstock Swings(7", EP) Lyntone Recordings Ltd. HAV 1 UK 1981 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
HLLP9S Listen Up (Sampler)  album cover Eljay & Darkone / Fellowship Eljay & Darkone / Fellowship - Listen Up (Sampler)(12", Ltd, Smplr) Hardleaders HLLP9S UK 2000 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
IS 002 Stuck On You  album cover Trevor Walters Stuck On You(12", Single) I & S Production IS 002 UK 1983 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
KAB-1034 End Of The Line   album cover Havenstreet End Of The Line (LP, Album) Rissole Records KAB-1034 UK 1977 Sell This Version
KGKLP1 Dance Of The Cowards  album cover Greater Than One Dance Of The Cowards(LP, Album) Kunst = Kapital KGKLP1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
KO727T Transistor Queen  album cover The White Rabbit Transistor Queen(12") Kontraband KO727T UK 2001 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, RE) Orbis L 17738 UK 1986 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.18128 Every Breath You Take (The Singles)  album cover The Police Every Breath You Take (The Singles)(LP, Comp, RP, Lyn) A&M Records L.18128 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L18133 In The Army Now  album cover Status Quo In The Army Now(2x7", Single, S/Edition) Vertigo L18133 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 (Album) L 18143 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.18167 20 Golden Pieces Of Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix 20 Golden Pieces Of Jimi Hendrix(LP, Comp, Mono, RM, RP, Lyn) Bulldog Records L.18167 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L. 18197 Into The Light  album cover Chris de Burgh Into The Light(LP, Album, RP, Lyn) A&M Records L. 18197 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L18260 Showing Out  album cover Mel & Kim Showing Out (Single) L18260 UK 1986 Sell This Version
L.18289 Glued To The Spot  album cover Cheryl Glasgow Glued To The Spot(12", Single) Live Records L.18289 UK 1987 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-19125 The Circus  album cover Erasure The Circus(LP, Album, Lyn) Mute L-19125 UK 1987 Sell This Version