PRS Ltd.

PRS Ltd.

Profile:
PolyGram Record Services Limited (PolyGram Record Operations Ltd.), operating between February 1979 and mid 1988.
Manufacturer and distributor with a vinyl pressing plant located in Chingford/Walthamstow, Greater London.
The plant operated under this name from 2 February 1979 (registered 11 May 1979) until mid 1988 and then closed down.
Succeeded Phonodisc Ltd. and was integrated in PolyGram Record Operations on 1 January 1980.

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 triangle or the '420' may be omitted or replaced by letters, or the two forward slashes may be missing.
"// 3 ▽ E420" means the record was cut inhouse.
Being a full service provider, the records were normally also pressed there - for exceptions, see below.

PRS manufactured injection moulded 7"s for the UK market for the Philips and Polydor families of labels. Usually, those singles carry Made in England on the labels and have a small spindle hole within a wide black ring.

PRS also produced already dinked 45s (as did Phonodisc Ltd.); these titles require separate entries in the database distinguishing them from the solid centre editions.

Because PRS Ltd. didn't have many lathes, it was common to outsource the lacquer cutting to other studios. Since 1979 those cuts were marked with "▽E" + additional letters, signify the respective mastering studio:
▽E AR = Abbey Road Studios
▽E C = CBS Studios, London
▽E D = Decca Studios
▽E IB = I.B.C. Studios
▽E JVC = JVC Cutting Center
▽E KR = Kendun Recorders
▽E M = Master Room
▽E MC = Music Center, Wembley
▽E MCR = Master Cutting Room
▽E MD = Masterdisk
▽E ML = The Mastering Lab
▽E P = Pye Studios (until 1980)
▽E P = PRT Studios (from 1981)
▽E PS = Portland Studios
▽E R = RCA Studios, London
▽E SC = The Sound Clinic
▽E ST = Sterling Sound
▽E STR = Strawberry Mastering
▽E T = Trident Studios
▽E TH = The Town House
▽E TO = Tape One
▽E UT = Utopia Studios.

From 1982 onwards, the identifiers for external lacquer cuts were changed to "▽420" + 1 additional letter. The letter signifies the respective mastering studio:
▽420 130 = Sterling Sound
▽420 A = Abbey Road Studios
▽420 C = CBS Studios, London
▽420 D = Decca Studios, may also appear as DEC
▽420 E = EMI Studios or (The Penthouse, when explicitly stated)
▽420 EX = The Exchange
▽420 G = Portland Studios
▽420 H = The Town House (may occasionally be credited as M)
▽420 J = JVC Cutting Center
▽420 K = Kendun Recorders
▽420 MU = Masterdisk
▽420 P = PRT Studios
▽420 R = Master Room
▽420 S = Strawberry Mastering
▽420 T = Tape One
▽420 U = Utopia Studios
▽420 V = Trident Studios until 1985
▽420 V = Audio One after 1985
▽420 W = The Music Centre, Wembley
▽420 Z = The Sound Clinic

Other appearances:
▽420 DA = Mastered At and Pressed By Damont
▽420 FRA = Mastered At and Pressed By C.I.D.I.S. Louviers (until April 1979 / PRS, Louviers - often also credited POLYGRAM (since May 1979).
▽420 ORL or ORLAKE = Mastered At and Pressed By Orlake Records
▽420 WEA = Mastered At and Pressed By WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
PolyGram Record Services Limited
Walthamstow Avenue
Chingford/Walthamstow
London E17
England
[obsolete]
Sites:
[l341179]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7SR 5000 The Everly Brothers  album cover The Everly Brothers* The Everly Brothers(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5000 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7SR 5043 Desmond Dekker  album cover Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5043 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7WAX2 Remembrance Day  album cover B-Movie Remembrance Day(7") Wax Records (3) 7WAX2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 ARIST 12323 You Know How To Love Me  album cover Phyllis Hyman You Know How To Love Me 12 ARIST 12323 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 BRW 78 Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)  album cover Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 78 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 BRW 88 Move The Crowd  album cover Eric B. & Rakim Move The Crowd(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 88 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 BRW 90 A Love Supreme (Jazz In The House Mix)  album cover Will Downing A Love Supreme (Jazz In The House Mix)(12", Single) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 90 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 IMMAC 2 Je Suis Passée  album cover Hard Corps Je Suis Passée(12") Immaculate Records 12 IMMAC 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 IMMAC 3 Make Hell (For The Beautiful People) E.P.  album cover The Umbrella Make Hell (For The Beautiful People) E.P.(12", EP) Immaculate Records 12 IMMAC 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 IS 332 Marcus Garvey  album cover Burning Spear Marcus Garvey(12") Island Records 12 IS 332 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 IS 336 Valerie  album cover Steve Winwood Valerie(12", Single) Island Records 12 IS 336 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 IS 341 Don't Turn Around  album cover Aswad Don't Turn Around(12", Single) Mango, Island Records 12 IS 341 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 is 350 Trick Of The Light  album cover The Triffids Trick Of The Light(12", Single) Island Records, Island Records 12 is 350 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12 IS 352 Sweet Lies  album cover Robert Palmer Sweet Lies(12") Island Records 12 IS 352 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12TJ1 The Big Sweep  album cover Then Jerico The Big Sweep(12", Ltd) Not On Label 12TJ1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
50 DA 317 50 All Time Scottish Favourites  album cover Various 50 All Time Scottish Favourites(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Pickwick Records, Pickwick Records 50 DA 317 UK Unknown Sell This Version
//1▽420 The Best Of The Runaways  album cover The Runaways The Best Of The Runaways(LP, Comp, Lab) Mercury //1▽420 UK 1982 Sell This Version
3023 True  album cover Spandau Ballet True(LP, Album) Chrysalis 3023 Taiwan 1983 Sell This Version
5419 Les Français Chantent Elvis - Edition Spéciale  album cover Various Les Français Chantent Elvis - Edition Spéciale(CD, Comp, Promo) PolyGram Projets Spéciaux 5419 France 1992 Sell This Version
32 192-7 Victims Of Circumstance  album cover Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 32 192-7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
86077 You Don't Bring Me Flowers  album cover Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS 86077 UK Unknown Sell This Version
205 971 Into The Gap  album cover Thompson Twins Into The Gap(LP, Album) Arista 205 971 UK 1984 Sell This Version
206 416 Jam Science  album cover Shriekback Jam Science(LP, Album) Arista 206 416 UK 1984 Sell This Version
248079-7 How Men Are  album cover Aztec Camera How Men Are(7", Single, Pap) WEA 248079-7 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
248137-0 My Beloved Girl  album cover Edwyn Collins My Beloved Girl(12") Elevation (2), WEA 248137-0 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
248299-7 Why Does The Rain  album cover The Weather Prophets Why Does The Rain (Single) 248299-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
248318-0 Gentle Tuesday  album cover Primal Scream Gentle Tuesday(12") Elevation (2), Elevation (2), WEA 248318-0 UK 1987 Sell This Version
248437-7 She Comes From The Rain  album cover The Weather Prophets She Comes From The Rain(7", Single) Elevation (2), WEA 248437-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
249 019-7 N-N-Nineteen Not Out  album cover The Commentators N-N-Nineteen Not Out(7", Single, Bla) Oval (3), WEA 249 019-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
249117-0 No Time To Cry  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(12", Single) Merciful Release, WEA 249117-0 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
249118-7 No Time To Cry  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(7", Single) Merciful Release, WEA 249118-7 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
249245-7 Walk Away / Poison Door  album cover The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door (Single) 249245-7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
249320-0 Seven Seas "Life At Brian's - Lean And Hungry"  album cover Echo & The Bunnymen Seven Seas "Life At Brian's - Lean And Hungry"(12", Single) Korova, Korova, WEA 249320-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
390 061-1 Russians  album cover Sting Russians(12", Maxi) A&M Records 390 061-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
390095-7 38 Special (2) Like No Other Night(7", Single) A&M Records 390095-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
393 750-1 The Dream Of The Blue Turtles  album cover Sting The Dream Of The Blue Turtles(LP, Album) A&M Records 393 750-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
410 106-1 Organ Works II = Oeuvres Pour Orgue II = Orgelwerke II  album cover Buxtehude* - Peter Hurford Buxtehude* - Peter Hurford - Organ Works II = Oeuvres Pour Orgue II = Orgelwerke II(LP) Argo (2), Argo (2) 410 106-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
410 496-1 Short Orchestral Works Including '1812' Festival Overture, Opus 49  album cover Tchaikovsky*, Concertgebouw Orchestra* Conducted By Bernard Haitink Tchaikovsky*, Concertgebouw Orchestra* Conducted By Bernard Haitink - Short Orchestral Works Including '1812' Festival Overture, Opus 49(LP, Album, RE) Philips 410 496-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
411 702-1 Carmina Burana  album cover Carl Orff - Sylvia GreenbergJames Bowman (2)Stephen Roberts (2)RSO Berlin* Und Chor*Riccardo Chailly Carl Orff - Sylvia GreenbergJames Bowman (2)Stephen Roberts (2)RSO Berlin* Und Chor*Riccardo Chailly - Carmina Burana(LP, Album) Decca 411 702-1 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
414 309-1 Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind  album cover Zubin Mehta Conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Zubin Mehta Conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(LP, RE) London Records 414 309-1 USA & Canada 1985 Sell This Version
417-182-1 Orfeo Ed Euridice (Abridged)  album cover Gluck* - Kathleen Ferrier, Ann Ayars, Zoë Vlachopoulos, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry Gluck* - Kathleen Ferrier, Ann Ayars, Zoë Vlachopoulos, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Southern Philharmonic Orchestra, Fritz Stiedry - Orfeo Ed Euridice (Abridged)(LP, Mono) Decca 417-182-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
591118 Symphonies 1 "Le Printemps" & 4  album cover Schumann*, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Zubin Mehta Schumann*, Orchestre Philharmonique De Vienne*, Zubin Mehta - Symphonies 1 "Le Printemps" & 4(LP) Decca 591118 France Unknown Sell This Version
591248 La Petite Renarde Rusée   album cover Leoš Janáček - Lucia Popp · Eva Randová · Dalibor Jedlička, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras Leoš Janáček - Lucia Popp · Eva Randová · Dalibor Jedlička, Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras - La Petite Renarde Rusée (2xLP + Box) Decca 591248 France 1982 Sell This Version
591330 Le Tricorne / L'amour Sorcier  album cover Falla* - Colette Boky, Huguette Tourangeau, Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal*, Charles Dutoit Falla* - Colette Boky, Huguette Tourangeau, Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal*, Charles Dutoit - Le Tricorne / L'amour Sorcier(LP) Decca, Decca 591330 France 1983 Sell This Version
591361 Airs De Concert   album cover Mozart*, Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre De Chambre De Vienne*, György Fischer Mozart*, Kiri Te Kanawa, Orchestre De Chambre De Vienne*, György Fischer - Airs De Concert (LP) Decca 591361 France 1982 Sell This Version
596026 Miserere  album cover Allegri* - Palestrina*, Victoria*, Monteverdi*, Lotti*, Gabrieli*, Cavalli*, Chœurs De La Cathédrale De Westminster*, Stephen Cleobury Allegri* - Palestrina*, Victoria*, Monteverdi*, Lotti*, Gabrieli*, Cavalli*, Chœurs De La Cathédrale De Westminster*, Stephen Cleobury - Miserere(LP) Argo (2) 596026 France 1983 Sell This Version
6.42866 AZ Prokofiev* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sir Georg Solti* Prokofiev* - Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Sir Georg Solti* - Romeo And Juliet Selection / Symphony No.1(LP) Decca 6.42866 AZ Germany 1984 Sell This Version
7-13956 Kim Wilde And Junior (2) Kim Wilde And Junior (2) - Another Step (Closer To You)(7", Single) MCA Records 7-13956 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
796920-0 Midnight Lover  album cover Margie Joseph Midnight Lover(12") Atlantic, WEA 796920-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
796926-0 Lost In Music (1984 Mix By Nile Rodgers)  album cover Sister Sledge Lost In Music (1984 Mix By Nile Rodgers) 796926-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
800 029-2 Visage  album cover Visage Visage(CD, Album) Polydor 800 029-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 039-4 The Hurting  album cover Tears For Fears The Hurting(Cass) Mercury 811 039-4 Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
811 052-1 Too Low For Zero  album cover Elton John Too Low For Zero(LP, Album, Non) The Rocket Record Company, The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 811 052-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
812 776-1 I'm Still Standing (Extended Version)  album cover Elton John I'm Still Standing (Extended Version)(12", Single) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 812 776-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
812 823-1 1958 à 1963  album cover Gainsbourg* 1958 à 1963(LP, Comp) Philips 812 823-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
814 662 Back To Back  album cover Status Quo Back To Back(LP, Album) Vertigo 814 662 Taiwan 1983 Sell This Version
817 238-1 Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue(LP) Polydor 817 238-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817 291-1 Music For Piano And Drums  album cover Moraz* - Bruford* Moraz* - Bruford* - Music For Piano And Drums (Album) 817 291-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817450-1 My Ever Changing Moods  album cover The Style Council My Ever Changing Moods(12", Single) Polydor, Polydor 817450-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
817 950-1 Victims Of Circumstance  album cover Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album) Polydor 817 950-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
820 047-1 The Rolling Stones  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (Album) 820 047-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
820 078-7 Don't Give Me Up  album cover Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes Don't Give Me Up(7", Single) London Records, Philly World Records 820 078-7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
820 082-7 I'll Be Around  album cover Terri Wells I'll Be Around (Single) 820 082-7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
820 083-1 Love You Till Tuesday  album cover David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday(LP, Comp) Deram 820 083-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
820 299-1 The Classic Touch  album cover Richard Clayderman With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Richard Clayderman With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The Classic Touch (Album) 820 299-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
821 597 Starlight Express - The Original Cast  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber Starlight Express - The Original Cast(2xLP, Album, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 821 597 UK 1984 Sell This Version
822 259-7 Illuminations  album cover Swans Way Illuminations(7", Pap) Balgier, Phonogram 822 259-7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
823 796-1 The Orange Juice  album cover Orange Juice (3) The Orange Juice(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 823 796-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
824 300-1 Songs From The Big Chair  album cover Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(LP, Album) Mercury 824 300-1 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
824 499-1 Brothers In Arms  album cover Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(LP, Album) Vertigo 824 499-1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
824 499-2 Brothers In Arms  album cover Dire Straits Brothers In Arms(CD) Vertigo 824 499-2 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
825 659-4 Boys And Girls  album cover Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(Cass, Album) EG 825 659-4 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
825 937-1 The Kiss And Other Movements  album cover Michael Nyman The Kiss And Other Movements(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 825 937-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
826730-4 Billy Idol  album cover Billy Idol Billy Idol(Cass, Album) PolyGram 826730-4 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
827 021-1 Hybrid  album cover Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois Michael Brook With Brian Eno And Daniel Lanois - Hybrid(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 827 021-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
828 018-1 Raising Hell  album cover Run-DMC Raising Hell(LP, Album, Pur) London Records, Profile Records 828 018-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes  album cover Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings 828 035-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
828 162-1 The Pearl  album cover Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois Harold Budd / Brian Eno With Daniel Lanois - The Pearl(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 828 162-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
829 405-1 Another View  album cover Velvet Underground* Another View(LP, Album, Promo) PolyGram 829 405-1 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
831 217-4 Billy Bragg Talking With The Taxman About Poetry(Cass, Album) Go! Discs 831 217-4 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
847 856-2 ...Live Hot On The One  album cover James Brown ...Live Hot On The One(2xCD, Album) Polydor 847 856-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
870 239-7 Armageddon It (The Atomic Mix)  album cover Def Leppard Armageddon It (The Atomic Mix)(7", Single, Pap) Bludgeon Riffola, Phonogram 870 239-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
871 036-7 Without Your Love  album cover Brian Spence Without Your Love(7", Single) Polydor 871 036-7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
880 578-7 Conversation  album cover Sector 27 Conversation(7") The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 880 578-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
881434-7 The Chant Has Begun  album cover Level 42 The Chant Has Begun(7", Single) Polydor 881434-7 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
881 657-7 Sharpe And Numan* Change Your Mind(7", Single) Polydor 881 657-7 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
881 903-1 Zoolookologie (Remix)  album cover Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolookologie (Remix)(12", Maxi) Disques Dreyfus, Polydor 881 903-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
882 001-7 Gone Daddy Gone  album cover Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone(7", Single) Slash, Rough Trade 882 001-7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
882 002-1 Rank And File  album cover Rank And File* Rank And File(12", Single) Slash, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 882 002-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
882 031-1 Don't Worry Baby  album cover Los Lobos Don't Worry Baby(12") Slash, London Records 882 031-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
882 043-7 Here I Come  album cover Barrington Levy Here I Come(7", Single) London Records, London Records 882 043-7 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
882 045-7 I Feel Love  album cover Bronski Beat, Marc Almond Bronski Beat, Marc Almond - I Feel Love(7", Single, Pap) Forbidden Fruit, London Records 882 045-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
883 823-1 James Brown Soul Power(12", Promo) Boiling Point, Polydor 883 823-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
884 018-1 Vitamin Z Every Time That I See You(12") Mercury 884 018-1 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
884 533-1 Cry To Heaven  album cover Elton John Cry To Heaven(12", EP) The Rocket Record Company 884 533-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
884 533-7 Cry To Heaven  album cover Elton John Cry To Heaven(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 884 533-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
885 373-7 Lessons In Love  album cover Level 42 Lessons In Love(7", Single) Polydor 885 373-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
885 512-7 The Music Of The Night / Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again  album cover Michael Crawford / Sarah Brightman Michael Crawford / Sarah Brightman - The Music Of The Night / Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again(7", Single) Polydor 885 512-7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
886 023-1 Children Of The Revolution  album cover Violent Femmes Children Of The Revolution(12", Single) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings 886 023-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
886 027-1 I Still Want You  album cover The Del Fuegos I Still Want You(12") London Records, London American Recordings 886 027-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version