Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

Profile:
Columbia Records vinyl record pressing plant in Santa Maria, California, United States.
The plant opened in late 1963 (after September 1963) and was fully operational by summer 1964; CBS shuttered the Santa Maria pressing plant December 4th 1981 and its equipment went to the Pitman and Terre Haute plants.

Between January 1969 and late 1976, Santa Maria didn't press any 45s in styrene at all.

Columbia Records announced plans in 1962 for the construction of a $3 million pressing plant and warehouse in Santa Maria, California. The facility would also be used for the shipping center for the Columbia Record Club.

Identification of pressings
Many records that were pressed there can be identified by the letter "S" or a backwards "S" (Ƨ) etched into the runouts. Frequently, there will be a "S 1", "S 2" "1 S", "2 S", etc., where the "S" may appear as "ϟ." Other runout identifiers include: "Ƨ T", "SM" and "SSSS".

7" record pressings may have a series of S's (e.g., "SSSSS") etched into the runouts.

Additionally, the suffix "CSM" or "SMP" may appear printed on the LP labels.

Other indicators:
SX: Mastered At (i.e. plated) and Pressed By - Santa Maria for use at another Columbia plant, i.e., SXT = Mastered At: Santa Maria, Pressed At: Terre Haute. Occasionally these were retained for pressing at Santa Maria; if no additional Columbia plant identifiers are found in either runout, Santa Maria receives Pressed At: credit.
XS: Used when stampers from another Columbia plant were sent to Santa Maria for pressing. Check runouts for other Columbia plant marks.
SXT: Mastered At (i.e. plated) - Santa Maria and Pressed By - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute.
PXS: Mastered At (i.e. plated) - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman and Pressed By - Santa Maria.
Other variations are known.

Santa Maria pressings of PolyGram labels' product (such as Mercury, Polydor, RSO and Casablanca) had "CS" markings within the deadwax, and from 1979 to 1980 were identified on the label by a "25" plant code. Other codes signifying Santa Maria pressings that can be found on center labels were "17" (for K-Tel) and "Z" or "z" (for A&M Records; alas, printed on LPs only as issued between 1980 and 1981). Capitol Records contract pressings from the 1960s can be identified by the number "74" in the runouts.

The Santa Maria plant also pressed for A&M Records, CTI Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records, Sire, Mercury, ABC Records, Island Records, Philadelphia International Records, T-Neck, Epic, Vanguard, Elektra, World Pacific, Blue Thumb Records, Bearsville, Vertigo and Original Sound.
This plant is known to have furnished metal parts to Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman, RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood, and Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute, for pressing. See The Temptations - Let Your Hair Down, The Friends Of Distinction - Highly Distinct, and Michael Jackson - Off The Wall, respectively, for examples.
Contact Info:
900 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, California 93454
(805) 922-4511
(Contact info now obsolete)

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance Pere Ubu The Modern Dance(LP, Album, San) Blank Records (2) 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
#0001 Alan Syms & Company - I Don't Wanna Hear It Alan Syms & Company I Don't Wanna Hear It(7", Styrene) Chatham Records (3) #0001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1P 6267 Bobby Vinton - The Many Moods Of Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton The Many Moods Of Bobby Vinton(LP, Comp, San) Columbia House 1P 6267 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6237 Mac Davis - Stop And Smell The Roses Mac Davis Stop And Smell The Roses(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia 1R1 6237 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6614 Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs Jim Croce Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp, Club) Lifesong 1R1 6614 US 1976 Sell This Version
1S Neil Diamond - September Morn Neil Diamond September Morn(LP, Album, San) Columbia, Columbia 1S US 1979 Sell This Version
1SE-4796 The Osmonds - Phase III The Osmonds Phase III(LP, Album) MGM Records 1SE-4796 US 1971 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-404 Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson - Back Talk Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson - Back Talk (Comp) 2ACMJ-404 US 1976 Sell This Version
2 BR 6952 Todd Rundgren - Todd Todd Rundgren Todd (Album) 2 BR 6952 US 1974 Sell This Version
2BS 2760 Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now (Album) 2BS 2760 US 1974 Sell This Version
2BS 2923 Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (Comp) 2BS 2923 US 1976 Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3277 George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love George Benson Livin' Inside Your Love(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3277 Unknown Sell This Version
2BX 2066 Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything? Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? (Album) 2BX 2066 US 1972 Sell This Version
2C 0141 Gregg Allman With Cowboy (6) / Boyer* & Talton* - The Gregg Allman Tour Gregg Allman With Cowboy (6) / Boyer* & Talton* Gregg Allman With Cowboy (6) / Boyer* & Talton* - The Gregg Allman Tour (Album) 2C 0141 US 1974 Sell This Version
2C 0145 The Marshall Tucker Band - Where We All Belong The Marshall Tucker Band Where We All Belong (Album) 2C 0145 US 1974 Sell This Version
2CH1035 Jethro Tull - Living In The Past Jethro Tull Living In The Past (Comp) 2CH1035 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0102 The Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach (Album) 2CP 0102 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0108 Duane Allman - An Anthology Duane Allman An Anthology(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0108 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0139 Duane Allman - An Anthology Vol. II Duane Allman An Anthology Vol. II(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0139 US 1974 Sell This Version
2CP 0164 The Allman Brothers Band - The Road Goes On Forever The Allman Brothers Band The Road Goes On Forever(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0164 US 1975 Sell This Version
2 CPN 0185 Elvin Bishop - Raisin' Hell Elvin Bishop Raisin' Hell(2xLP, Album, San) Capricorn Records 2 CPN 0185 US 1977 Sell This Version
2CX 0131 The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East(2xLP, Album, RE, San) Capricorn Records 2CX 0131 US 1974 Sell This Version
2CX 0132 The Allman Brothers Band - Beginnings The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CX 0132 US 1974 Sell This Version
2DS 2202 Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere (Album) 2DS 2202 US 1974 Sell This Version
2F 1019 Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones - ---In Concert---Sinatra At The Sands Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones - ---In Concert---Sinatra At The Sands(2xLP, Album, Mono, San) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2F 1019 US 1966 Sell This Version
2FS 1019 Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted By Quincy Jones - Sinatra At The Sands Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted By Quincy Jones Frank Sinatra With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Arranged & Conducted By Quincy Jones - Sinatra At The Sands (Album) 2FS 1019 US 1966 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Fleetwood Mac - Tusk Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2JXS-7026 Al Stewart - The Early Years Al Stewart The Early Years (Comp) 2JXS-7026 US 1977 Sell This Version
2LS 2555 Graham Bond - Solid Bond Graham Bond Solid Bond(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2LS 2555 US Unknown Sell This Version
2LS 2644 Deep Purple - Purple Passages Deep Purple Purple Passages (Comp) 2LS 2644 US 1972 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 The Mothers Of Invention* - Uncle Meat The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2MS 2166 The Beach Boys - Wild Honey & 20/20 The Beach Boys Wild Honey & 20/20 (Album, Comp) 2MS 2166 US 1974 Sell This Version
2MS 2167 The Beach Boys - Friends & Smiley Smile The Beach Boys Friends & Smiley Smile (Comp) 2MS 2167 US 1974 Sell This Version
2R 2214 Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Together In Concert Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie Together In Concert(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 2R 2214 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 2237 Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) 2RS 2237 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 6307 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (Album) 2RS 6307 US 1968 Sell This Version
2RS 6334 The Pentangle* - Sweet Child The Pentangle* Sweet Child(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2RS 6334 US 1968 Sell This Version
2RS 6481 Jimi Hendrix - Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Album, RE, San) Reprise Records 2RS 6481 US Unknown Sell This Version
2RS 6482 John Renbourn - John Renbourn John Renbourn John Renbourn (Comp) 2RS 6482 US 1973 Sell This Version
2RS 6484 The Beach Boys - In Concert The Beach Boys In Concert(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) 2RS 6484 US 1973 Sell This Version
2T-522 Various - All This And World War II Various All This And World War II (Album) 2T-522 US 1976 Sell This Version
2T-540 Various - The Songs Of John Lennon & Paul McCartney Performed By The World's Greatest Rock Artists (The Soundtrack From All This And World War II) Various The Songs Of John Lennon & Paul McCartney Performed By The World's Greatest Rock Artists (The Soundtrack From All This And World War II)(2xLP, Album, RE, San) 20th Century Records 2T-540 US 1977 Sell This Version
2T-541 John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars(2xLP, Album, San) 20th Century Records 2T-541 US 1977 Sell This Version
2T-1101 A-440 Feat. Ted Neeley & Yvonne Iversen - Ulysses: The Greek Suite A-440 Feat. Ted Neeley & Yvonne Iversen A-440 Feat. Ted Neeley & Yvonne Iversen - Ulysses: The Greek Suite(2xLP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Fox Records 2T-1101 US 1978 Sell This Version
2TS-2106 Jethro Tull - Living In The Past Jethro Tull Living In The Past (Comp) 2TS-2106 US 1972 Sell This Version
2VV 2571 The Midnight Strings Quartet* - The Best Of The Midnight Strings Quartet (Unforgettable Love Songs) The Midnight Strings Quartet* The Best Of The Midnight Strings Quartet (Unforgettable Love Songs)(2xLP, Comp, San) Viva (3) 2VV 2571 US 1972 Sell This Version
2VV 2572 Various - Themes Like Old Times Various Themes Like Old Times(2xLP, Comp, San) Viva (3) 2VV 2572 US 1972 Sell This Version
2W 1555 Peter, Paul And Mary* - In Concert Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert(2xLP, Mono, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 2W 1555 US 1964 Sell This Version
2WB 3139 George Benson - Weekend In L.A. George Benson Weekend In L.A.(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3139 US Unknown Sell This Version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac Live Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live(2xLP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3500 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WS 1555 Peter, Paul And Mary* - In Concert Peter, Paul And Mary* In Concert (Album) 2WS 1555 US 1964 Sell This Version
2WS-1830 The Grateful Dead - Live/Dead The Grateful Dead Live/Dead(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 2WS-1830 US 1969 Sell This Version
2WS 1868 The Association (2) - The Association (2) "Live"(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1868 US 1970 Sell This Version
2WS 1935 The Grateful Dead - Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1935 US 1971 Sell This Version
2WS 2701 Deep Purple - Made In Japan Deep Purple Made In Japan (Album) 2WS 2701 US 1973 Sell This Version
2WS 2798 Earth, Wind & Fire - Another Time Earth, Wind & Fire Another Time(2xLP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2798 US 1974 Sell This Version
2WS 2807 Herbie Hancock - Treasure Chest Herbie Hancock Treasure Chest(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2807 US 1974 Sell This Version
2XS 1942 Colosseum - Colosseum Live Colosseum Colosseum Live(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Bronze 2XS 1942 US 1971 Sell This Version
2XS 1966 Alexis Korner - Bootleg Him! Alexis Korner Bootleg Him!(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2XS 1966 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6009 Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac in Chicago Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac in Chicago(2xLP, Club, RE, San) Sire 2XS 6009 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6454 The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles The Kinks The Kink Kronikles(2xLP, Comp, San) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2XS 6454 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6476 Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* - The Ballad Of Calico Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* The Ballad Of Calico(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records 2XS 6476 US 1972 Sell This Version
2Z8-2283 The Isley Brothers - Rockin' With Fire / I Wanna Be With You The Isley Brothers Rockin' With Fire / I Wanna Be With You(12", Single, San) T-Neck 2Z8-2283 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3675 McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now(12", Single, San) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8-4279 Sarah Dash - Sinner Man Sarah Dash Sinner Man(12", Single, San) Kirshner 2Z8-4279 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8-4282 Sarah Dash - (Come And Take This) Candy From Your Baby Sarah Dash (Come And Take This) Candy From Your Baby(12", Single, Promo) Kirshner 2Z8-4282 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 9028 The Beach Boys - Here Comes The Night The Beach Boys Here Comes The Night (Single) 2Z8 9028 US 1979 Sell This Version
2ZS 1956 Stoneground - Family Album Stoneground Family Album(2xLP, Promo, San) Warner Bros. Records 2ZS 1956 US 1971 Sell This Version
03 Grover Washington, Jr. - Inner City Blues Grover Washington, Jr. Inner City Blues (Album) 03 US 1971 Sell This Version
3WS 1730 Anita Kerr • Rod McKuen • The San Sebastian Strings - The Sea • The Earth • The Sky Anita KerrRod McKuenThe San Sebastian Strings Anita KerrRod McKuenThe San Sebastian Strings - The Sea • The Earth • The Sky(3xLP, Album, Comp, RM + Box, Dlx, Ltd, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3WS 1730 US 1975 Sell This Version
3WX 2668 The Grateful Dead - Europe '72 The Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Album) 3WX 2668 US 1972 Sell This Version
4C 064-62656 Ohio Players - Everybody Up Ohio Players Everybody Up(LP, Album) Arista 4C 064-62656 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4R9-05122 Sade - Hang On To Your Love (12 Sade Hang On To Your Love (12" Version)(12") Portrait 4R9-05122 US 1984 Sell This Version
4S-45097 Gary Puckett And The Union Gap* - Let's Give Adam And Eve Another Chance Gary Puckett And The Union Gap* Let's Give Adam And Eve Another Chance(7", Single, San) Columbia 4S-45097 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45106 Jerry Naylor - But For Love / Angeline Jerry Naylor But For Love / Angeline(7", San) Columbia 4S-45106 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45110 Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You? Ronnie Dyson (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?(7", San) Columbia 4S-45110 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45115 Keith Allison - Everybody Keith Allison Everybody(7", Single) Columbia 4S-45115 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45117 Mac Davis - Whoever Finds This, I Love You Mac Davis Whoever Finds This, I Love You(7", Single, San) Columbia 4S-45117 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45126 Jim Nabors - Tomorrow Never Comes / It's My Life Jim Nabors Tomorrow Never Comes / It's My Life(7", Single, San) Columbia 4S-45126 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45134 Johnny Cash - What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song Johnny Cash What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song(7", Single, Sa) Columbia 4S-45134 US 1970 Sell This Version
4W8 5351 Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus(12", RP, San) WMOT Records 4W8 5351 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02438 Amii Stewart - Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy Amii Stewart Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy(12", San) Handshake Records And Tapes 4W9 02438 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02617 Lowrell Simon - Love Massage Lowrell Simon Love Massage(12", Col) Zoo York Recordz 4W9 02617 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z8 02026 Woods Empire - The Boogie's Gonna Get You Woods Empire The Boogie's Gonna Get You(12") Tabu Records 4Z8 02026 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z9 04203 The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep The Romantics Talking In Your Sleep(12") Nemperor Records 4Z9 04203 US 1983 Sell This Version
5 Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll? Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll?(LP, Album) Douglas, Douglas 5 US 1971 Sell This Version
5E-505 Joni Mitchell - Mingus Joni Mitchell Mingus(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records 5E-505 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E 507 The Cars - Candy-O The Cars Candy-O(LP, Album, Club, San) Elektra, Elektra 5E 507 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-508 Eagles - The Long Run Eagles The Long Run(LP, Album, Club, San) Asylum Records 5E-508 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-510 Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love Linda Ronstadt Mad Love(LP, Album, Club, San) Asylum Records 5E-510 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-511 Jackson Browne - Hold Out Jackson Browne Hold Out(LP, Album, Club, San) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 5E-511 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-512 Various - The Original Music Soundtrack From Clint Eastwood's - Bronco Billy Various The Original Music Soundtrack From Clint Eastwood's - Bronco Billy(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-512 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-513 Queen - The Game Queen The Game (Album) 5E-513 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-514 The Cars - Panorama The Cars Panorama(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-514 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-516 Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits Volume Two Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp, Club, Col) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 5E-516 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-518 Queen - Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music) Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album, Club, San) Elektra 5E-518 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-519 Warren Zevon - Stand  In The Fire Warren Zevon Stand In The Fire(LP, Album, SP ) Asylum Records 5E-519 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-547 Elmer Bernstein - Heavy Metal - The Score Elmer Bernstein Heavy Metal - The Score(LP, Album) Full Moon, Asylum Records 5E-547 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E 37452 Lene Lovich - New Toy Lene Lovich New Toy(12", MiniAlbum, San) Stiff-Epic 5E 37452 US 1981 Sell This Version