Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester

Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester

Profile:
Capitol Records Distribution Corporation announced in 1968 the purchasing of land in Winchester, Virginia for a new record and tape production plant. The Winchester plant began construction in 1968 and production in 1969. The plant initially had a workforce of 250 people. This plant complemented the other existing manufacturing facilities of Capitol in Scranton, Jacksonville and Los Angeles. In 1969 Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton began phasing out their vinyl manufacturing in favor of the new Winchester plant.

Capitol Records announced in late 1987 that it would end tape duplicating production in the US, in favor of offshore manufacturing, including in Winchester by early 1988, putting more than 500 employees out of work when they closed the Winchester plant.

The identifiable runout marking is a “Winchester” rifle: ─◁ (examples here of more cryptic variations ).
Winchester pressings had a 1.390625" diameter pressing ring; Side 1 had another, smaller ring, next to the spindle hole, of 0.34375" diameter while Side 2's smaller ring was 0.53125".
Additional & Complementary identifiers for Warner Bros. releases that were pressed by Capitol had the following codes on the lacquer numbers;
(The "W" in the 2nd position indicates "Warner")
- WW - for Winchester Plant
- JW - for Jacksonville Plant
- LW - for Los Angeles Plant
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A K052Z-86616 Love's Comin' At Ya (Super Dance Version)  album cover Melba Moore Love's Comin' At Ya (Super Dance Version)(12") EMI America, EMI America 1A K052Z-86616 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 064-85 512 A Taste Of Honey  album cover A Taste Of Honey A Taste Of Honey(LP, Album, M/Print) Capitol Records 1C 064-85 512 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1 J 006-81938 I'm Not Lisa  album cover Jessi Colter I'm Not Lisa(7", Single) Capitol Records 1 J 006-81938 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
2B 3409 Terra Brasilis  album cover Antonio Carlos Jobim Terra Brasilis(2xLP, Album, RE, Spe) Warner Bros. Records 2B 3409 US 1983 Sell This Version
2 BR 6952 Todd  album cover Todd Rundgren Todd(2xLP, Album, RE) Bearsville 2 BR 6952 US Unknown Sell This Version
2BRX 6986 Back To The Bars  album cover Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars(2xLP, Album, Win) Bearsville 2BRX 6986 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BS 2760 It's Too Late To Stop Now  album cover Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now (Album) 2BS 2760 US 1974 Sell This Version
2BS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (Comp) 2BS 2923 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Waiting For Columbus  album cover Little Feat Waiting For Columbus (Album) 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BS 3213 Live And Dangerous  album cover Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous (Album) 2BS 3213 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3257 Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track)  album cover John Williams (4) Superman The Movie (Original Sound Track) (Album) 2BSK 3257 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3277 Livin' Inside Your Love  album cover George Benson Livin' Inside Your Love(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3277 US 1979 Sell This Version
2BSK 3364 Wanted (Live In Concert)  album cover Richard Pryor Wanted (Live In Concert)(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3364 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3538 Hoy-Hoy!  album cover Little Feat Hoy-Hoy!(2xLP, Album, Comp, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3538 US 1981 Sell This Version
2BSK 3654 The Concert In Central Park  album cover Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park (Album) 2BSK 3654 US 1982 Sell This Version
2BX 2066 Something / Anything?  album cover Todd Rundgren Something / Anything?(2xLP, Album, Win) Bearsville 2BX 2066 US 1972 Sell This Version
2BZ 3052 Look To The Rainbow  album cover Al Jarreau Look To The Rainbow(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2BZ 3052 US 1977 Sell This Version
2C 0145 Where We All Belong  album cover The Marshall Tucker Band Where We All Belong(2xLP, Album, Win) Capricorn Records 2C 0145 US 1974 Sell This Version
2 CP 0185 Raisin' Hell  album cover Elvin Bishop Raisin' Hell(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capricorn Records, Capricorn Records, Capricorn Records 2 CP 0185 US 1977 Sell This Version
2CX 0131 At Fillmore East  album cover The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East(2xLP, Album, RE, Win) Capricorn Records 2CX 0131 US 1974 Sell This Version
2CX0177 Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas  album cover The Allman Brothers Band Wipe The Windows, Check The Oil, Dollar Gas(2xLP, Album, Win) Capricorn Records, Capricorn Records 2CX0177 US 1976 Sell This Version
2D 2290 Zappa In New York  album cover Zappa* Zappa In New York (Album) 2D 2290 US 1978 Sell This Version
2FS 1019 Sinatra At The Sands  album cover Frank Sinatra With Count Basie And The Orchestra* , Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones Frank Sinatra With Count Basie And The Orchestra* , Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones - Sinatra At The Sands (Album) 2FS 1019 US 1976 Sell This Version
2GHS 2031 Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording(2xLP, Win) Geffen Records 2GHS 2031 US 1982 Sell This Version
2GHS 4012 F Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xLP, Album, Win) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 2GHS 4012 F US 1983 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2HS 3441 Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Roadie (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(2xLP, Album, Comp, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2HS 3441 US 1980 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 The George Benson Collection  album cover George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Sell This Version
2HW 3639 Pennies From Heaven (The Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Pennies From Heaven (The Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(2xLP, Comp, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3639 US 1981 Sell This Version
2LS 2939 We've Got A Live One Here!  album cover Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen* We've Got A Live One Here! (Album) 2LS 2939 US 1976 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 2MS 2024 US 1974 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, RE, Win) Reprise Records 2MS 2027 US 1977 Sell This Version
2MS 2083 Carl And The Passions – So Tough / Pet Sounds  album cover The Beach Boys Carl And The Passions – So Tough / Pet Sounds(2xLP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, W l) Brother Records (3), Reprise Records 2MS 2083 US Unknown Sell This Version
2R 2214 Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Together In Concert  album cover Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Together In Concert(2xLP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 2R 2214 US Unknown Sell This Version
2RS 2237 Gord's Gold  album cover Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) 2RS 2237 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 2245 The Essential Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Essential Jimi Hendrix (Comp) 2RS 2245 US 1978 Sell This Version
2 RS 6307 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (Album) 2 RS 6307 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 6334 Sweet Child  album cover The Pentangle* Sweet Child(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 2RS 6334 US 1976 Sell This Version
2RS 6481 Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Album, Win) Reprise Records 2RS 6481 US 1973 Sell This Version
2RS 6484 In Concert  album cover The Beach Boys In Concert(2xLP, Album, RP, Win) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) 2RS 6484 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RX 2296 Live Rust  album cover Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live Rust(2xLP, Album, Win) Reprise Records 2RX 2296 US 1979 Sell This Version
2SP 9104 Phil Spector's Greatest Hits  album cover Phil Spector Phil Spector's Greatest Hits(2xLP, Album, Comp, Win) Warner-Spector 2SP 9104 US 1977 Sell This Version
2SR 3590 The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads  album cover Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Album) 2SR 3590 US 1982 Sell This Version
2W 3091 What A Long Strange Trip It's Been: The Best Of The Grateful Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead What A Long Strange Trip It's Been: The Best Of The Grateful Dead (Comp) 2W 3091 US 1977 Sell This Version
2WB 3139 Weekend In L.A.  album cover George Benson Weekend In L.A. (Album) 2WB 3139 US 1978 Sell This Version
2 WB 3198 The Very Best Of Bird  album cover Charlie Parker The Very Best Of Bird(2xLP, Comp, Win) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 2 WB 3198 US 1977 Sell This Version
2WB 3497 Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* - Reunited Live (Comp) 2WB 3497 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac Live  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3500 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WB 3608 Where We All Belong  album cover The Marshall Tucker Band Where We All Belong(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3608 US Unknown Sell This Version
2WS 1555 In Concert  album cover Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert(2xLP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1555 US Unknown Sell This Version
2WS 1830 Live/Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (Album) 2WS 1830 US Unknown Sell This Version
2WS 1935 Grateful Dead  album cover Grateful Dead* Grateful Dead (Album) 2WS 1935 US 1983 Sell This Version
2WS 2701 Made In Japan  album cover Deep Purple Made In Japan(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2701 US 1975 Sell This Version
2WS-2701 WW Made In Japan  album cover Deep Purple Made In Japan(2xLP, Album, RE, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2WS-2701 WW US Unknown Sell This Version
2WS 2798 Another Time  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire Another Time(2xLP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2798 US 1974 Sell This Version
2WX 3288 Second Edition  album cover Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(2xLP, Album, Gat) Island Records 2WX 3288 US 1979 Sell This Version
2XS 6009 Fleetwood Mac In Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary - Fleetwood Mac In Chicago(2xLP, Album, RE, Win) Sire 2XS 6009 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6013 FM/Live  album cover Climax Blues Band FM/Live(2xLP, Album, RE) Sire 2XS 6013 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6329 The Berkeley Concert  album cover Lenny Bruce The Berkeley Concert(2xLP, RP) Reprise Records 2XS 6329 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6332 An Evening With Wild Man Fischer  album cover Wild Man Fischer An Evening With Wild Man Fischer(2xLP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 2XS 6332 US 1974 Sell This Version
2XS 6454 The Kink Kronikles  album cover The Kinks The Kink Kronikles (Comp) 2XS 6454 US 1981 Sell This Version
2XS 6480 Journey Through The Past  album cover Neil Young Journey Through The Past(2xLP, Comp, Win) Reprise Records 2XS 6480 US 1972 Sell This Version
3c-006-85092 Big Towne, 2061 / Out Law Games  album cover Paris (19) Big Towne, 2061 / Out Law Games(7", Single) Capitol Records 3c-006-85092 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 006 86433 Angel Of The Morning  album cover Juice Newton Angel Of The Morning(7", Single) Capitol Records 3C 006 86433 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
3C 064-85737 Sanctuary.  album cover The J. Geils Band Sanctuary.(LP, Album) EMI America 3C 064-85737 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3C 254 80685 Live Album 2  album cover Grand Funk* Live Album 2(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 3C 254 80685 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
3FS 2300 Trilogy: Past, Present & Future  album cover Frank Sinatra Trilogy: Past, Present & Future(3xLP, Album, Win) Reprise Records 3FS 2300 US 1980 Sell This Version
3RS 2257 Decade  album cover Neil Young Decade (Comp) 3RS 2257 US 1977 Sell This Version
3WS 3146 The Last Waltz  album cover The Band The Last Waltz (Album) 3WS 3146 US 1978 Sell This Version
3WX 2668 Europe '72  album cover The Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Album) 3WX 2668 US 1978 Sell This Version
4B-43027 It’s A Sin  album cover Pet Shop Boys It’s A Sin(Cass, Single, Dol) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI America 4B-43027 US 1987 Sell This Version
4BX-44181 Theme From S-Express  album cover S-Express* Theme From S-Express(Cass, Single, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4BX-44181 US 1988 Sell This Version
4JAS-12475 Press To Play  album cover Paul McCartney Press To Play(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, MPL (2) 4JAS-12475 US 1986 Sell This Version
4LP-15007 Blinded By Science  album cover Thomas Dolby Blinded By Science(Cass, EP, Win) Harvest, Venice In Peril Records 4LP-15007 US 1983 Sell This Version
4n-16178 Grand Funk Railroad On Time(Cass) Capitol Records 4n-16178 US 1969 Sell This Version
4N-16323 Book Of Dreams  album cover The Steve Miller Band* Book Of Dreams(Cass, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4N-16323 US 1977 Sell This Version
4N-16351 Kim Wilde  album cover Kim Wilde Kim Wilde(Cass, Album, RE, Win) EMI America 4N-16351 US 1987 Sell This Version
4PJ-17267 Never Let Me Down  album cover David Bowie Never Let Me Down(Cass, Album, Win) EMI America 4PJ-17267 US 1987 Sell This Version
4PW-17193 Please  album cover Pet Shop Boys Please (Album) 4PW-17193 US 1986 Sell This Version
4RL-32053 The Four Seasons  album cover Vivaldi*, Virtuosi Di Roma*, Renato Fasano Vivaldi*, Virtuosi Di Roma*, Renato Fasano - The Four Seasons(Cass, Album, Dol) Angel Red Line 4RL-32053 US Unknown Sell This Version
4V-8594 Dissidents (The Search For Truth Parts I - II)  album cover Thomas Dolby Dissidents (The Search For Truth Parts I - II)(Cass, Single, Win) Capitol Records 4V-8594 US 1984 Sell This Version
4V-19242 Why Should I Cry? (The Boo Hoo Mix)  album cover Nona Hendryx Why Should I Cry? (The Boo Hoo Mix)(Cass, Single, Win) EMI America 4V-19242 US 1987 Sell This Version
4XA-12060 Rarities  album cover The Beatles Rarities(Cass, Comp, Win) Capitol Records 4XA-12060 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XAS-11163 The Dark Side Of The Moon  album cover Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon (Album) 4XAS-11163 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XLL-9272 American Pie & Other Hits  album cover Don McLean American Pie & Other Hits(Cass, Comp, Win) EMI America 4XLL-9272 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XOO-12041 Against The Wind  album cover Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Against The Wind(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XOO-12041 US 1980 Sell This Version
4XQ-17246 Disco—The Remix Album  album cover Pet Shop Boys Disco—The Remix Album(Cass, Comp, Win) EMI America 4XQ-17246 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 472 Band Of Gypsys  album cover Hendrix* Band Of Gypsys(Cass, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT 472 US Unknown Sell This Version
4XT-2545 Best Of The Beach Boys - Vol. 1  album cover The Beach Boys Best Of The Beach Boys - Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, 99,) Capitol Records 4XT-2545 US Unknown Sell This Version
4XT 2706 Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2  album cover The Beach Boys Best Of The Beach Boys, Vol. 2(Cass, Comp, RE, 99,) Capitol Records 4XT 2706 US 1971 Sell This Version
4XT-12177 All Four One  album cover The Motels All Four One(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT-12177 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-12211 Duran Duran Rio(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records 4XT-12211 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XT-12216 Abracadabra  album cover The Steve Miller Band* Abracadabra(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records 4XT-12216 US 1982 Sell This Version
4XT 12260 Outside / Inside  album cover The Tubes Outside / Inside(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records 4XT 12260 US 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12271 The Golden Age Of Wireless  album cover Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Wireless(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12271 US 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12310 Seven And The Ragged Tiger  album cover Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger (Album) 4XT-12310 US 1983 Sell This Version
4XT-12330 Private Dancer  album cover Tina Turner Private Dancer(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12330 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-12345 Some People  album cover Belouis Some Some People(Cass, Album, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12345 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XT-12354 A Taste Of Honey  album cover A Taste Of Honey A Taste Of Honey(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records 4XT-12354 US 1984 Sell This Version
4XT-12439 If You Can't Please Yourself You Can't, Please Your Soul  album cover Various If You Can't Please Yourself You Can't, Please Your Soul(Cass, Comp, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4XT-12439 US 1985 Sell This Version

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Gelid

November 9, 2014
Why would Madonna's debut album be pressed at Capitol's Winchester, VA plant? Madonna was on Sire Records, which was owned by Warner Brothers at the time. Just wondering...