Phonodisc Ltd.

Phonodisc Ltd.

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For Canadian pressings, please use Phonodisc Limited.

UK vinyl plating and pressing plant located in Chingford/Walthamstow, Greater London, operating from March 1969 until February 1979.

Previously administered by Philips Records Ltd., the plant operated under the name Phonodisc Ltd. from 18 March 1969 until 2 February (registered 11 May) 1979 and was then renamed to PRS Ltd.

During the '70s the plant also pressed 7"s with large centre holes ("dinked"); these titles require separate entries in the database, distinguishing them from the push-out or solid centre editions.
In late 1971, Phonodisc started to produce injection moulded 7" for selected UK Philips and Polydor singles, which became standard in/after 1973. Usually, those records carry Made in England on the centre and have a small spindle hole within a wide black ring.

Vinyl mastering is usually identifiable by ▽ and //420 in the matrix (e.g. 278838 1F//1▽420). There are occasional exceptions to that rule though: sometimes the triangle or the '420' may be omitted or replaced by a letter (e.g. 267921 1F//3 420 or 269753 1F//3 X), or the two forward slashes are missing. Being a full service provider, the records were normally also pressed there. In those cases, the centre labels always carry a "Made in England" (i.e. when missing, the record was pressed somewhere else).

Because Phonodisc had few lathes only, it was common to outsource the lacquer cutting to other studios. The studios can be identified by one or two letters following the "//" and the number of the cut (e.g. //3 M). The respective mastering studios are:
//x AB = Abbey Road Studios
//x AZM = Allen Zentz Mastering
//x C = CBS Studios, London
//x CRI = Criteria Recording Studios
//x D = Decca Studios
//x E = EMI Studios
//x G = Portland Studios
//x IB = I.B.C. Studios
//x K = Kendun Recorders
//x M = Master Room
//x MC = The Music Centre, Wembley
//x MCN = Master Control, Nashville
//x MD = Masterdisk
//x ML = The Mastering Lab
//x P = Pye Studios
//x ST = Sterling Sound
//x STR = Strawberry Mastering
//x T = Trident Studios
//x TO = Tape One
//x UT = Utopia Studios

1F/2F, 1Y/2Y, 1L/2L etc. before the "// ∇ 420" are format indicators only, which differ from the Dutch identifiers.
F after the side identifier (1/2) stands for 7" 45 RPM Mono (until 1969, and since 1970 for 7" 45 RPM in general)
L after the side identifier (1/2) stands for 12" 33 1/3 RPM Mono (until the end of the 1960s)
W after the side identifier (1/2) stands for 12" 33 1/3 RPM Stereo (later replaced by 1Y/2Y)
Y after the side identifier (1/2) stands for 12" Stereo (regardless the speed - LP and 12").
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Record Works
Walthamstow Ave.
Chingford E4
[obsolete]
[l327018]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
5C 054. 90244 The Best Of The Ventures  album cover The Ventures The Best Of The Ventures(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 5C 054. 90244 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
7N 17593 When The Sun Comes Shining Thru'  album cover Long John Baldry When The Sun Comes Shining Thru'(7") Pye Records 7N 17593 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
45P-295 Bobby Wood Bed Of Roses / Show Me(7", Single) Joy Records (10) 45P-295 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
50DA 300 50 All Time Country Hits  album cover Various 50 All Time Country Hits (Comp) 50DA 300 UK Unknown Sell This Version
50 DA 312 50 Swinging Honky Tonk Favourites  album cover Nick Nicholas 50 Swinging Honky Tonk Favourites(2xLP) Contour, Contour 50 DA 312 UK 1977 Sell This Version
175R-1 Rod Stewart An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo, Vertigo 175R-1 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
502 Church Bells May Ring / Baby Tell Me  album cover The Willows Church Bells May Ring / Baby Tell Me(Shellac, 10") Regency (2) 502 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
562 Square Dance Music  album cover Fiddlin' Red Herron, Fiddlin' Linvilles*, Curly Fox Fiddlin' Red Herron, Fiddlin' Linvilles*, Curly Fox - Square Dance Music(LP, Mono) Regency (2), King Records (3) 562 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
754X Baby Face  album cover Little Richard Baby Face(7", Single) Regency (2) 754X Canada 1958 Sell This Version
3113 Patty's Theme / I'll Always Be In Love With You  album cover Vinny Lee Patty's Theme / I'll Always Be In Love With You(7") Delta (8) 3113 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
4191 The Crawford Brothers* Good Buddies / You Gotta Wear Shoes(7", Single) Del-Fi Records 4191 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
20155 SMCL Passing Strangers  album cover Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughan Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughan - Passing Strangers(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury 20155 SMCL UK 1969 Sell This Version
55063 It Won't Go Away / Baby Take It From Me  album cover Rayburn Anthony It Won't Go Away / Baby Take It From Me(7") Mercury 55063 US 1979 Sell This Version
56310 The Walls Fell Down / Love You  album cover Marbles (3) The Walls Fell Down / Love You(7", Mono) Polydor 56310 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56337 Saved By The Bell  album cover Robin Gibb Saved By The Bell(7", Single, Lar) Polydor 56337 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56368 One Million Years  album cover Robin Gibb One Million Years(7") Polydor 56368 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56373 If This Was The Last Song  album cover Peter Straker If This Was The Last Song(7", Single) Polydor 56373 UK 1970 Sell This Version
56375 Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)  album cover Norrie Paramor & His Orchestra* Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)(7", Single) Polydor 56375 UK 1970 Sell This Version
56380 Man Of Constant Sorrow  album cover Ginger Baker's Air Force Man Of Constant Sorrow(7", Single) Polydor 56380 UK 1970 Sell This Version
56761 Soulshake  album cover Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson Soulshake(7", Single, Mono) Polydor 56761 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56772 Every Little Bit Hurts / You Can Never Get Something For Nothing  album cover Peggy Scott Every Little Bit Hurts / You Can Never Get Something For Nothing(7", Single, Pus) Polydor 56772 UK 1969 Sell This Version
88350 Vertigo Sampler II  album cover Various Vertigo Sampler II(LP, Comp, Promo, W/Lbl) Vertigo 88350 UK 1969 Sell This Version
127 451 MCF King Of The Road / England Swings  album cover Roger Miller King Of The Road / England Swings(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Mercury 127 451 MCF UK 1969 Sell This Version
201048 Oh Happy Day  album cover The Edwin Hawkins Singers* Oh Happy Day(7", Single, 3-P) Buddah Records 201048 UK 1969 Sell This Version
201081 Love Is Over  album cover Lou Christie Love Is Over(7", Single) Buddah Records 201081 UK 1970 Sell This Version
249 294 Non Stop Dancing 8  album cover James Last Non Stop Dancing 8(LP, RE) Polydor 249 294 UK 1969 Sell This Version
410 484-1 Symphony No. 1 In B-Flat Major, Opus 38 ('Spring') D.759 / Piano Concerto In A Minor, Opus 54  album cover Schumann*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra*, André Previn, Radu Lupu Schumann*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Georg Solti, London Symphony Orchestra*, André Previn, Radu Lupu - Symphony No. 1 In B-Flat Major, Opus 38 ('Spring') D.759 / Piano Concerto In A Minor, Opus 54(LP, Comp) Decca 410 484-1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
543 029 The Turning Point  album cover John Mayall The Turning Point(LP, Album) Polydor 543 029 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
583 040 Wheels Of Fire - Live At The Fillmore  album cover Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire - Live At The Fillmore (Album) 583 040 UK Unknown Sell This Version
583 053 Goodbye  album cover Cream (2) Goodbye (Album) 583 053 UK Unknown Sell This Version
583 058 Songs For A Tailor  album cover Jack Bruce Songs For A Tailor (Album) 583 058 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 059 Blind Faith  album cover Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith (Album) 583 059 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 059B Blind Faith  album cover Blind Faith (2) Blind Faith(LP, Album) Polydor 583 059B Australia Unknown Sell This Version
583 063 Best Of Bee Gees  album cover Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees (Comp) 583 063 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 065 Audience  album cover Audience (2) Audience(LP, Album) Polydor 583 065 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 571 The Turning Point  album cover John Mayall The Turning Point (Album) 583 571 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 741 Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud  album cover James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud(LP) Polydor 583 741 UK 1969 Sell This Version
583 747 Departure  album cover Pat Boone Departure(LP, Album) Polydor 583 747 UK 1969 Sell This Version
588171 Led Zeppelin  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin (Album) 588171 UK 1969 Sell This Version
588 177 Silver Cycles  album cover Eddie Harris Silver Cycles(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 588 177 UK 1969 Sell This Version
588 190 Yes  album cover Yes Yes (Album) 588 190 UK 1969 Sell This Version
588198 Led Zeppelin II  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) 588198 UK 1969 Sell This Version
594003 Disraeli Gears  album cover Cream (2) Disraeli Gears (Album) 594003 UK 1968 Sell This Version
604029 Cross Town Traffic  album cover Jimi Hendrix Experience* Cross Town Traffic(7", Single) Track Record 604029 UK 1969 Sell This Version
604031 Something In The Air  album cover Thunderclap Newman Something In The Air(7", Single) Track Record 604031 UK 1969 Sell This Version
605303 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out(2xLP, Album) Charisma 605303 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
608010 If Only For A Moment  album cover Blossom Toes If Only For A Moment(LP, Album) Marmalade, Marmalade 608010 UK 1969 Sell This Version
740 108 AV Excerpts From Carmen Suite  album cover Bizet* Excerpts From Carmen Suite(7", EP) Philips, Philips 740 108 AV UK Unknown Sell This Version
0802637 Fighting  album cover Thin Lizzy Fighting(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo 0802637 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
835 040 AY Klavierkonzert Nr. 3  album cover Beethoven*, Clara Haskil, Igor Markevitch, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux Beethoven*, Clara Haskil, Igor Markevitch, Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux - Klavierkonzert Nr. 3(LP) Philips, Philips, Philips 835 040 AY UK 1962 Sell This Version
847 900 Valentyne Suite  album cover Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 847 900 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
2001-018 It's A New Day (Parts 1 & 2) / Georgia On My Mind  album cover James Brown It's A New Day (Parts 1 & 2) / Georgia On My Mind(7", Single) Polydor 2001-018 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2001-071 Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Pt. 1)  album cover James Brown Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Pt. 1)(7", Single, RE) Polydor 2001-071 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2001-097 Call Me Super Bad (Parts 1, 2 & 3)  album cover James Brown Call Me Super Bad (Parts 1, 2 & 3)(7") Polydor 2001-097 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2001-118 I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)  album cover Bobby Byrd I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)(7") Mojo 2001-118 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-162 Here Comes The Sun  album cover Richie Havens Here Comes The Sun(7", Single) Polydor 2001-162 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-211 Hocus Pocus  album cover Focus (2) Hocus Pocus (Single) 2001-211 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-213 Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) Part 1  album cover James Brown Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) Part 1 (Single) 2001-213 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-223 Make It Funky - Part 1   album cover James Brown Make It Funky - Part 1 (7", Single, Sol) Polydor 2001-223 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-256 Can't Let You Go  album cover Barry Ryan Can't Let You Go(7", 3 P) Polydor 2001-256 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-299 So Far  album cover Faust So Far(7", Single) Polydor 2001-299 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001-331 You Really Got Me  album cover Stackwaddy* You Really Got Me(7") Dandelion Records 2001-331 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001 356 Memories  album cover Earth & Fire* Memories(7", Single) Polydor 2001 356 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001-422 Sylvia  album cover Focus (2) Sylvia (Single) 2001-422 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2001-432 One & One Is One  album cover Medicine Head (2) One & One Is One (Single) 2001-432 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2001 474 Funky Stuff  album cover Kool & The Gang Funky Stuff(7", Single) Polydor 2001 474 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2001 481 Quick, Fast, In A Hurry  album cover New York City Quick, Fast, In A Hurry 2001 481 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2001 490 The Man Who Sold The World / Watch That Man  album cover Lulu The Man Who Sold The World / Watch That Man (Single) 2001 490 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
2001 511 Carry The Blues  album cover Paul & Barry Ryan Carry The Blues(7", Single) Polydor 2001 511 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2001 544 I Spy (For The FBI)  album cover Jamo Thomas And His Party Brothers Orchestra* I Spy (For The FBI)(7", Single, RE) Polydor 2001 544 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2001 566 Spirit Of The Boogie / Jungle Jazz  album cover Kool & The Gang Spirit Of The Boogie / Jungle Jazz(7", Single) Polydor 2001 566 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2001 566 Spirit Of The Boogie  album cover Kool & The Gang Spirit Of The Boogie(7", Single) Polydor 2001 566 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2001 623 Every Beat Of My Heart  album cover Crown Heights Affair Every Beat Of My Heart(7") Polydor 2001 623 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2001 626 Sleepwalkin'  album cover Golden Earring Sleepwalkin'(7", Single) Polydor 2001 626 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2001 630 Eloise  album cover Barry Ryan Eloise(7", Single) Polydor 2001 630 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2001 631 Venus  album cover Frankie Avalon Venus(7") Polydor 2001 631 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2001 704 This Is Tomorrow  album cover Bryan Ferry This Is Tomorrow (Single) 2001 704 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 711 Tokyo Joe  album cover Bryan Ferry Tokyo Joe(7", Single) Polydor 2001 711 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 714 O.K.? / B-Side  album cover Julie Covington, Charlotte Cornwell . Rula Lenska . Sue Jones-Davies / Charlotte Cornwell Julie Covington, Charlotte Cornwell . Rula Lenska . Sue Jones-Davies / Charlotte Cornwell - O.K.? / B-Side (Single) 2001 714 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 721 Oxygene (Part 4)  album cover Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene (Part 4) (Single) 2001 721 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 733 Flight 19 / Car Rhumba  album cover Phil Manzanera / 801 Phil Manzanera / 801 - Flight 19 / Car Rhumba(7") Polydor 2001 733 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 739 Virginia Plain  album cover Roxy Music Virginia Plain (Single) 2001 739 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2001 762 King's Lead Hat  album cover Brian Eno King's Lead Hat(7") Polydor 2001 762 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2001 770 Rule Britannia  album cover Suzi Pinns Rule Britannia(7", Single) Polydor 2001 770 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2001 781 A-Ba-Ni-Bi  album cover Izhar Cohen And The 'Alpha-Beta'* Izhar Cohen And The 'Alpha-Beta'* - A-Ba-Ni-Bi(7", Single) Polydor 2001 781 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2001 798 Sign Of The Times  album cover Bryan Ferry Sign Of The Times(7") Polydor, EG 2001 798 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2001 835 Remote Control  album cover Manzanera* Remote Control(7") Polydor, EG 2001 835 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2005 002 Be Thankful For What You Got  album cover William DeVaughn Be Thankful For What You Got (Single) 2005 002 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2005 002 Be Thankful For What You Got  album cover William DeVaughn, John Christie William DeVaughn, John Christie - Be Thankful For What You Got(7", Single, MP) Chelsea Records 2005 002 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2005 013 Get Dancin' - Part 1  album cover Disco Tex And The Sex-O-Lettes* Get Dancin' - Part 1 (Single) 2005 013 UK 1974 Sell This Version
2005 021 Swing Your Daddy  album cover Jim Gilstrap Swing Your Daddy (Single) 2005 021 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2005 022 Take Your Mama For A Ride (Part 1)  album cover Lulu Take Your Mama For A Ride (Part 1)(7", Sol) Chelsea Records 2005 022 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2005 024 I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)  album cover Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes* I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo (Doo Dat Dance)(7") Chelsea Records 2005 024 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2005 025 Highwire  album cover Linda Carr & The Love Squad Highwire (Single) 2005 025 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2005 037 Ride A Wild Horse  album cover Dee Clark Ride A Wild Horse(7") Chelsea Records 2005 037 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2005 044 Dial L For The Love Squad  album cover Linda Carr & The Love Squad Dial L For The Love Squad(7") Chelsea Records 2005 044 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2006 028 Good Times  album cover Eric Burdon & The Animals Good Times(7", Single) MGM Records 2006 028 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2006 035 The Stripper  album cover David Rose And His Orchestra* The Stripper(7", Single, RE, Inj) MGM Records 2006 035 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2006 048 Wooly Bully  album cover Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs Wooly Bully(7", Single, RE) MGM Records 2006 048 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2006-065 A Natural Man  album cover Lou Rawls A Natural Man (Single) 2006-065 UK 1971 Sell This Version