Phonodisc Ltd.

Phonodisc Ltd.

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For Canadian pressings, please use Phonodisc Limited.

UK plating, lacquer cutting 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.

Lacquer cuts can usually be identified by "// x ▽420" found stamped into the runout area of vinyl releases. There are occasional exceptions to that rule though: sometimes the ▽ or the "420" may be omitted or replaced by letters, or the two forward slashes may be missing. The letter "E" before "420" means the record was cut in-house (e.g. "// 3 ▽ E420").
Because Phonodisc had two lathes only, it was common to outsource the lacquer cutting to external studios. These studios can be identified by one or two letters following the "//" and the number of the cut (e.g. //3 M). The respective 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 R = RCA Studios, London
//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. preceeding 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").

Being a full service provider, the records were normally also pressed there. In those cases, the centre labels sometimes have "Made in England" (i.e. when missing, the record was pressed somewhere else). Also, the runouts should have "1 1 1" or similar, standing for the plating and pressing.
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Record Works
Walthamstow Ave.
Chingford E4
[obsolete]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4FO 7008 Andriessen/Franck - Third Choral/Choral No. 3  album cover Hendrik Andriessen, César Franck Hendrik Andriessen, César Franck - Andriessen/Franck - Third Choral/Choral No. 3(LP) Philips, Philips 4FO 7008 UK 1969 Sell This Version
5C 054-24192 In And Out Of Focus  album cover Focus (2) In And Out Of Focus(LP, Album, RE) Imperial (2), Imperial (2) 5C 054-24192 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5C 054. 90244 The Best Of The Ventures  album cover The Ventures The Best Of The Ventures(LP, Comp, RE) Liberty, Liberty, Liberty 5C 054. 90244 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
5C 180-24 572/73 Moving Waves  album cover Focus (2) Moving Waves (Comp) 5C 180-24 572/73 Netherlands 1972 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 The Rod Stewart Album  album cover Rod Stewart The Rod Stewart Album(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo, Vertigo 175R-1 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
557 Slow Walk / Hand In Hand  album cover Bill Doggett Slow Walk / Hand In Hand(Shellac, 10") Regency (2) 557 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
602 Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic 50's  album cover Earl Bostic Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes Of The Fantastic 50's(LP, Album, Mono) King Records (3), Regency (2) 602 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
631X It Must Be You / Please, Honey, Don't Go  album cover Annie Laurie It Must Be You / Please, Honey, Don't Go(7", Single) Regency (2) 631X Canada 1957 Sell This Version
3207 Sabotage  album cover Black Sabbath Sabotage(Cass, Album) NEMS 3207 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
8387 Bayou Country  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country(LP, Album, RE) Fantasy Records 8387 Canada 1978 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
40022 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida  album cover Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(LP, Album) Atlantic 40022 Benelux Unknown 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", Single) 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
56765 Frank Mills / Quail Bait  album cover Barney Kessel Frank Mills / Quail Bait(7", Single) Polydor 56765 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56772 Every Little Bit Hurts   album cover Peggy Scott Every Little Bit Hurts (7", Single, Pus) Polydor 56772 UK 1969 Sell This Version
56783 Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn   album cover James Brown Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Single) 56783 UK 1969 Sell This Version
82638-2 Untitled   album cover Led Zeppelin Untitled (CD, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic 82638-2 US Unknown 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
96000 Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds  album cover Jeff Wayne Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of The War Of The Worlds(2xLP, Album, Pho) CBS, CBS 96000 UK 1978 Sell This Version
127 451 MCF King Of The Road / England Swings  album cover Roger Miller King Of The Road / England Swings (Single) 127 451 MCF UK 1969 Sell This Version
135 043 Peer Gynt-Suites Nos. 1&2 / Wedding Day At Trolhaugen / Homage March From ‘Sigurd Jorsalfar’  album cover Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt-Suites Nos. 1&2 / Wedding Day At Trolhaugen / Homage March From ‘Sigurd Jorsalfar’(LP, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 135 043 UK Unknown Sell This Version
135 109 Serenade For Strings C Major · Marche Slave · Capriccio Italien  album cover Tschaikowksy*Dresden State Orchestra*, Otmar Suitner, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ferdinand Leitner Tschaikowksy*Dresden State Orchestra*, Otmar Suitner, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ferdinand Leitner - Serenade For Strings C Major · Marche Slave · Capriccio Italien(LP, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 135 109 UK Unknown Sell This Version
138.351 It's Five O'Clock  album cover Aphrodite's Child It's Five O'Clock(LP, Album, Club) Mercury 138.351 France Unknown Sell This Version
139 397 Klavierquintett F-moll Op.34 = Piano Quintet In F Minor = Quintette Avec Piano En Fa Mineur  album cover Johannes BrahmsAmadeus-Quartett, Christoph Eschenbach Johannes BrahmsAmadeus-Quartett, Christoph Eschenbach - Klavierquintett F-moll Op.34 = Piano Quintet In F Minor = Quintette Avec Piano En Fa Mineur(LP, RE) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 139 397 UK Unknown Sell This Version
201048 Oh Happy Day  album cover The Edwin Hawkins Singers* Oh Happy Day (Single) 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
226006 Pretty Girl Why  album cover Buffalo Springfield Pretty Girl Why(7", Single) ATCO Records 226006 UK 1969 Sell This Version
226009 The Voodoo In You   album cover Johnny Jenkins The Voodoo In You (7", Single) ATCO Records 226009 UK 1969 Sell This Version
236 216 The Original American Folk Blues Festival  album cover Various The Original American Folk Blues Festival(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 236 216 UK Unknown 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
583 580 Empty Rooms  album cover John Mayall Empty Rooms(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 583 580 UK 1970 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
584271 Good Morning Starshine  album cover C & The Shells Good Morning Starshine(7", Single) Atlantic 584271 UK 1969 Sell This Version
584288 All The Waiting Is Not In Vain   album cover Tyrone Davis All The Waiting Is Not In Vain (7", Single) Atlantic 584288 UK 1969 Sell This Version
584299 I Don't Know / I Can't Afford To Lose Him  album cover Baby Washington I Don't Know / I Can't Afford To Lose Him(7", Single) Atlantic 584299 UK 1969 Sell This Version
584308 Comin' Home   album cover Delaney & Bonnie And Friends* Featuring Eric Clapton Delaney & Bonnie And Friends* Featuring Eric Clapton - Comin' Home (7", Single, Lar) Atlantic 584308 UK 1969 Sell This Version
584311 Any Way That You Want Me  album cover Walter Jackson Any Way That You Want Me(7", Single) Atlantic 584311 UK 1970 Sell This Version
584316 Breakfast In Bed   album cover Baby Washington Breakfast In Bed (7", Single) Atlantic 584316 UK 1970 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
589005 Hit The Road Stax!  album cover Various Hit The Road Stax!(LP, Album, Comp, RE) Stax 589005 UK Unknown Sell This Version
594003 Disraeli Gears  album cover Cream (2) Disraeli Gears (Album) 594003 UK 1973 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 (Single) 604031 UK 1969 Sell This Version
604033 Let Me Light Your Fire  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Let Me Light Your Fire(7", Single) Track Record 604033 UK 1969 Sell This Version
604036 The Seeker  album cover The Who The Seeker(7", Single) Track Record 604036 UK 1970 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
613004 Smash Hits  album cover Jimi Hendrix Experience* Smash Hits(LP, Comp, RE) Polydor 613004 Australia Unknown 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
847 900 Valentyne Suite  album cover Colosseum Valentyne Suite (Album) 847 900 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
847 903 VTY Black Sabbath  album cover Black Sabbath Black Sabbath(LP, Album, Pho) Vertigo, Vertigo 847 903 VTY UK 1970 Sell This Version
1260379 LP We're All Alone  album cover Mogens Django Petersen* We're All Alone(LP, Album) Queen 1260379 LP Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
2001-018 It's A New Day (Parts 1 & 2)   album cover James Brown It's A New Day (Parts 1 & 2) (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
2001-122 Heavy Makes You Happy  album cover Bobby Bloom Heavy Makes You Happy(7", Single) Polydor 2001-122 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2001-150 Super Good (Answer To Super Bad)  album cover Vicki Anderson Super Good (Answer To Super Bad)(7", Single) Mojo 2001-150 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2001-162 Here Comes The Sun  album cover Richie Havens Here Comes The Sun (Single) 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  album cover Lulu The Man Who Sold The World (Single) 2001 490 UK 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  album cover Kool & The Gang Spirit Of The Boogie (Single) 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 (Single) 2001 630 UK 1976 Sell This Version