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).
Since 1979, 12"s and LPs have a double dip with ring diameters of 35 mm and 65 mm (not to be confused with Damont, also having a double dip but with diameters of 35 & 67 mm).

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,
E = Lacquer Cut At EMI's Abbey Road Studios (unless specifically stated Penthouse)
M = Lacquer Cut At Master Room,
S = Lacquer Cut At The Sound Clinic,
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)

Starting in 1978, this was extended / replaced by additional letters (after a leading number):
CBS: Lacquer Cut At CBS Studios, London
CR or CRS: Lacquer Cut At County Recording Service
CTS: Lacquer Cut At CTS Studios
ECT: Unknown
EMI: Lacquer Cut At EMI's Abbey Road Studios
EX: Lacquer Cut At The Exchange
MS or 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
TAM: Unknown
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
U = Lacquer Cut At Portland 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
10 CH 18 Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume One  album cover Various Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume One(10", Album, Comp, Mono) Ace 10 CH 18 UK 1980 Sell This Version
10 CH 19 Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume Two  album cover Various Kings Of Rockabilly - Volume Two(10", Album, Comp, Mono) Ace 10 CH 19 UK 1980 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
301 Solo - Théâtre Du Chêne Noir  album cover Steve Lacy Solo - Théâtre Du Chêne Noir(LP, Album) Emanem 301 UK 1974 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(7", EP, Gat) Association Des Amis De Cuba 1948 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
3591 Napoleon And Josephene  album cover Gold* Napoleon And Josephene(7") Gold Records (7) 3591 UK 1976 Sell This Version
5391 'Everybody Dance'  album cover Bryan Smith And His Festival Orchestra 'Everybody Dance'(LP) Dansan Records 5391 UK & Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
6579 Rockabilly Party  album cover Various Rockabilly Party(10", Comp, Mono) Ace 6579 UK 1979 Sell This Version
8415 Music For Parties  album cover Silicon Teens Music For Parties(LP, Album, Lyn) Mute 8415 UK 1980 Sell This Version
9532 Spy  album cover 1/2 Japanese Spy(7", Single) Armageddon Records 9532 UK 1981 Sell This Version
10760 California Dreamin' / Monday Monday  album cover The Mamas And The Papas* California Dreamin' / Monday Monday(7", Single) Old Gold (2) 10760 UK 1982 Sell This Version
11356 Fantasy Island  album cover Tight Fit Fantasy Island(7", Single, Lyn) Jive 11356 UK 1982 Sell This Version
11679 Bluecoat Man  album cover Diz & The Doormen Bluecoat Man(LP, Album) Ace 11679 UK 1982 Sell This Version
11823 A Teenager In Love / Sea Of Love  album cover Marty Wilde A Teenager In Love / Sea Of Love(7", Mono) Old Gold (2) 11823 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
13061 You Don't Know What You've Got (Till You Lose It)  album cover Karen Young You Don't Know What You've Got (Till You Lose It)(7", Single) Firebird 13061 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
13376 Meek And Honey  album cover The Honeycombs Meek And Honey(10", Comp) PRT 13376 UK 1983 Sell This Version
13689 Sister Surprise  album cover Gary Numan Sister Surprise(12", Single, Lyn) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 13689 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
15303 Paranoid  album cover Black Sabbath Paranoid(7", Single) Old Gold (2) 15303 UK 1985 Sell This Version
15352 Say Tango  album cover Dave Carey, Barbara Moore, Carefree Rhythm Band Dave Carey, Barbara Moore, Carefree Rhythm Band - Say Tango(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Single, Card) Lyntone Recordings Ltd. 15352 UK Unknown Sell This Version
15740 Move Closer  album cover Phyllis Nelson Move Closer (Single) 15740 UK 1984 Sell This Version
17836 So Macho!  album cover Sinitta So Macho!(12", Single, Lyn) Fanfare Records 17836 UK 1985 Sell This Version
17847 Press  album cover Paul McCartney Press(10") Parlophone, MPL (2) 17847 UK 1986 Sell This Version
17951 Ready Made  album cover Fehlmann's Ready Made* Ready Made(7", Single) Transglobal 17951 UK 1987 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
22844 Like A Prayer  album cover Madonna Like A Prayer(12", Single) Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire 22844 UK 1989 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
24091 The Only One  album cover Flynn* The Only One(7") Spidercom 24091 UK 1989 Sell This Version
24487 Control Yourself Cousin  album cover Homeboy Control Yourself Cousin(12", W/Lbl, Sti) C.T. Records 24487 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 Enuff  album cover Phil Collins Hang In Long Enuff(7", Single, Pap) 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
28539 Drive Me  album cover Patti Day Drive Me(7") Starway Records, Inc. 28539 UK 1991 Sell This Version
29110 Rebel Woman  album cover DNA Rebel Woman(7", Single) DNA Records (2) 29110 UK 1991 Sell This Version
113 596 Cult Of Snap  album cover Snap! Cult Of Snap(7", Single, Pap) Arista 113 596 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2448 103 Angelo Branduardi '74  album cover Angelo Branduardi Angelo Branduardi '74(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 2448 103 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
2448 107 Pianeti  album cover Umberto Balsamo Pianeti(LP, Album) Polydor 2448 107 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
A.B.C. 002 The Masters  album cover J. Y. Thorty* & A. B. Crenstil* J. Y. Thorty* & A. B. Crenstil* - The Masters(LP, Album) Jenako Arts A.B.C. 002 Ghana 1985 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
AM 727 Baby Baby  album cover Amy Grant Baby Baby(7", Pap) A&M Records AM 727 UK 1991 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 Records 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
BUTT 003 Robot Woman 1  album cover Mother Gong Robot Woman 1(LP, Album, RP) Butt BUTT 003 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CHAMP 12-68 G.Q.  album cover Flair (3) G.Q.(12") Champion CHAMP 12-68 UK 1988 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
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
DONT1 Escape !  album cover Don't Ask Escape !(7", Single, Pri) Lyntone Recordings Ltd. DONT1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DRK-228 Identity Factory  album cover Public Image Limited Identity Factory (Album) DRK-228 US 2015 Sell This Version
DSTR 1010 Money For Nothing  album cover Dire Straits Money For Nothing(10", Single) Vertigo DSTR 1010 UK 1985 Sell This Version
dung 13 Caravan  album cover Inspiral Carpets Caravan(7", Single) Mute, Cow dung 13 UK 1991 Sell This Version
EMI 2738 Rich Kids  album cover Rich Kids Rich Kids(7", Single, Red) EMI EMI 2738 UK 1978 Sell This Version
Fac223 Fine Time  album cover Neworder* Fine Time(12", Single, Lyn) Factory Fac223 UK 1988 Sell This Version
FACT 10 Unknown Pleasures  album cover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures(LP, Album, RP, Lyn) Factory FACT 10 UK 1983 Sell This Version
FER 008 Limelight  album cover Limelight (5) Limelight(LP) Future Earth Records FER 008 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FUNEP 12-3 Demonstration Record  album cover Hi-Fi (2) Demonstration Record(12", MiniAlbum) Butt FUNEP 12-3 UK 1982 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
H/DS FIE 830 Fiesta!  album cover Unknown Artist Fiesta!(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Smplr) Reader's Digest, Reader's Digest H/DS FIE 830 Belgium 1982 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
HOD-003 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(7", EP, Ltd) House Of Dolls HOD-003 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HOD 004 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(7", EP, Ltd) House Of Dolls HOD 004 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HOD 006 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(7", EP) House Of Dolls HOD 006 UK 1988 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
KGKLP1 Dance Of The Cowards  album cover Greater Than One Dance Of The Cowards(LP, Album) Kunst = Kapital KGKLP1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
KLF 008 Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)  album cover The KLF Last Train To Trancentral (Live From The Lost Continent)(7", Single, Lyn) KLF Communications KLF 008 UK 1991 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 8221 Fore!  album cover Huey Lewis And The News* Fore!(LP, Album, Ext) Chrysalis L 8221 UK 1986 Sell This Version