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
▽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]
[l341179]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7SR 5000 The Everly Brothers* The Everly Brothers(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5000 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7SR 5043 Desmond Dekker Desmond Dekker(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5043 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 ARIST 12323 Phyllis Hyman You Know How To Love Me(12") Arista 12 ARIST 12323 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 BRW 78 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 Eric B. & Rakim Move The Crowd(12") 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 88 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 IMMAC 2 Hard Corps Je Suis Passée(12") Immaculate Records 12 IMMAC 2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 IMMAC 3 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 Burning Spear Marcus Garvey(12") Island Records 12 IS 332 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 IS 336 Steve Winwood Valerie(12", Single) Island Records 12 IS 336 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12TJ1 Then Jerico The Big Sweep(12", Ltd) Not On Label 12TJ1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
50 DA 312 Nick Nicholas 50 Swinging Honky Tonk Favourites(2xLP) Contour, Contour 50 DA 312 UK 1980 Sell This Version
50 DA 317 Various 50 All Time Scottish Favourites(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Pickwick Records, Pickwick Records 50 DA 317 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5419 Various Les Français Chantent Elvis - Edition Spéciale(CD, Comp, Promo) PolyGram Projets Spéciaux 5419 France 1992 Sell This Version
32 192-7 Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 32 192-7 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
86077 Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS 86077 UK Unknown Sell This Version
205 971 Thompson Twins Into The Gap(LP, Album, Lab) Arista 205 971 UK 1984 Sell This Version
206 416 Shriekback Jam Science(LP, Album) Arista 206 416 UK 1984 Sell This Version
248137-0 Edwyn Collins My Beloved Girl(12") Elevation (2), WEA 248137-0 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
248299-7 The Weather Prophets Why Does The Rain (Single) 248299-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
248318-0 Primal Scream Gentle Tuesday(12") Elevation (2), Elevation (2), WEA 248318-0 UK 1987 Sell This Version
248437-7 The Weather Prophets She Comes From The Rain(7", Single) Elevation (2), WEA 248437-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
249 019-7 The Commentators N-N-Nineteen Not Out(7", Single, Bla) Oval (3), WEA 249 019-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
249117-0 The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(12", Single) Merciful Release, WEA 249117-0 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
249118-7 The Sisters Of Mercy No Time To Cry(7", Single) Merciful Release, WEA 249118-7 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
249245-0 The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away(12" + Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Merciful Release, WEA, WEA 249245-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
249245-7 The Sisters Of Mercy Walk Away / Poison Door 249245-7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
390 061-1 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
410 106-1 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 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 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 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
467 037 TE Bix Beiderbecke The Legendary Bix Beiderbecke Volume 5 (Bix, Tram And The Gang)(7", EP) Fontana 467 037 TE Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
596026 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
630 201-6 Judie Tzuke Sports Car(LP, Album, RE) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 630 201-6 UK 1983 Sell This Version
796920-0 Margie Joseph Midnight Lover(12") Atlantic, WEA 796920-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
796926-0 Sister Sledge Lost In Music (1984 Mix By Nile Rodgers)(12") Atlantic, Cotillion, Atlantic 796926-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
800 029-2 Visage Visage(CD, Album) Polydor 800 029-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
811 052-1 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
813 310-1 Killing Joke Fire Dances(LP, Album) EG, Malicious Damage 813 310-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817 238-1 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Heart Play: Unfinished Dialogue(LP) Polydor 817 238-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817 291-1 Moraz* - Bruford* Moraz* - Bruford* - Music For Piano And Drums (Album) 817 291-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
817450-1 The Style Council My Ever Changing Moods(12", Single) Polydor, Polydor 817450-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
817 950-1 Barclay James Harvest Victims Of Circumstance(LP, Album) Polydor 817 950-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
820 047-1 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Decca, ABKCO 820 047-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
820 078-7 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
820 083-1 David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday(LP, Comp) Deram 820 083-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
820 299-1 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
823 796-1 Orange Juice (3) The Orange Juice(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor 823 796-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
824 300-1 Tears For Fears Songs From The Big Chair(LP, Album) Mercury 824 300-1 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
825 937-1 Michael Nyman The Kiss And Other Movements(LP, Album) Editions EG, Polydor 825 937-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
826730-4 Billy Idol Billy Idol(Cass, Album) PolyGram 826730-4 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
827 021-1 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 Run-DMC Raising Hell (Album) 828 018-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
828 035-1 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes(LP, Album, RE) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings 828 035-1 UK 1987 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
870 239-7 Def Leppard Armageddon It (The Atomic Mix)(7", Single, Pap) Bludgeon Riffola, Phonogram 870 239-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
871 036-7 Brian Spence Without Your Love(7", Single) Polydor 871 036-7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
880 578-7 Sector 27 Conversation(7") The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 880 578-7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
880 916-7 Dire Straits Money For Nothing(7", Single, M/Print) Vertigo 880 916-7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
881434-7 Level 42 The Chant Has Begun(7", Single) Polydor 881434-7 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
881 903-1 Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolookologie (Remix)(12", Maxi) Disques Dreyfus, Polydor 881 903-1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
882 001-7 Violent Femmes Gone Daddy Gone(7", Single) Slash, Rough Trade 882 001-7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
882 002-1 Rank And File* Rank And File(12", Single) Slash, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 882 002-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
882 043-7 Barrington Levy Here I Come(7", Single) London Records, London Records 882 043-7 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
882 045-7 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
884 533-1 Elton John Cry To Heaven(12", EP) The Rocket Record Company 884 533-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
884 533-7 Elton John Cry To Heaven(7", Single) The Rocket Record Company, Phonogram 884 533-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
884 873-1 Big Country The Teacher(12", Single) Mercury, Mercury 884 873-1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
885 373-7 Level 42 Lessons In Love(7", Single) Polydor 885 373-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
885 512-7 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 Violent Femmes Children Of The Revolution(12", Single) Slash, London Records, London American Recordings 886 023-1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
886 099-1 The Kinks How Are You(12", Single) London Records 886 099-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
886 225-7 Faith No More We Care A Lot (Single) 886 225-7 UK 1988 Sell This Version
920289-0 Chicago (2) Hard Habit To Break(12") Full Moon, Warner Bros. Records 920289-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
920 503-0 Madonna Papa Don't Preach(12", Single, PRS) Sire, Sire, WEA 920 503-0 UK 1986 Sell This Version
920 506-0 Peter Cetera Glory Of Love (Extended Version) (Theme From The Karate Kid Part II) / On The Line(12", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Full Moon, Full Moon, Warner Bros. Records 920 506-0 UK 1986 Sell This Version
92-3774-1 ZZ Top Eliminator(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92-3774-1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
9 25086-1 The Cure The Top(LP, Album) Sire 9 25086-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
925110-1 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925110-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
925 181-1 Madonna Like A Virgin(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire, Sire 925 181-1 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
92 8699 7 Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night(7") Reprise Records 92 8699 7 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
9 44523-0 Madonna Ray Of Light(2x12") Maverick, Maverick 9 44523-0 US 1998 Sell This Version
960 738-1 10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe(LP, Album + 7", Single, Ltd, Promo) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra 960 738-1 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
986 596-1 Girls Aloud Sound Of The Underground(CD, Album, Enh, S/Edition) Polydor 986 596-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
16.41447 Stravinsky* - Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Antal Dorati Stravinsky* - Detroit Symphony Orchestra / Antal Dorati - Le Sacre Du Printemps(LP, Club) Decca, Teldec Repertoire 16.41447 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
2001 896 Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe 4 (Version Inédite)(7", Single) Polydor 2001 896 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2001 968 Jarre* Jarre At The Concorde (Live) (Single) 2001 968 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2001 972 Roxy Music Oh Yeah (Single) 2001 972 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2001 980 Roger Daltrey Free Me(7", Single) Polydor 2001 980 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2006 288 The Osmonds Goin' Home(7", Single, Inj) MGM Records 2006 288 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2058 422 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody(7", Single, RP, Sil) Polydor 2058 422 UK 1981 Sell This Version
2058 866 The Jam In The City(7", Single) Polydor 2058 866 UK 1982 Sell This Version
2058 903 The Jam All Around The World (Single) 2058 903 UK 1980 Sell This Version
2058 995 The Jam News Of The World (Single) 2058 995 UK 1983 Sell This Version
2059 091 Patrik Fitzgerald All Sewn Up (Single) 2059 091 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2059 141 The Chords (2) Now It's Gone(7") Polydor 2059 141 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2059 151 Siouxsie And The Banshees* Mittageisen / Love In A Void(7", Single) Polydor 2059 151 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2059 160 Billy Connolly In The Brownies(7") Polydor 2059 160 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2059 226 Ian Matthews* Da Doo Ron Ron(7", Single) Rockburgh Records, Polydor 2059 226 UK 1980 Sell This Version