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; it closed in 1981.

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

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. Additionally, the suffix "CSM" or "SMP" may appear on the LP labels.
Other indicators:
SX (or XS, depending on reading direction): Mastered At (i.e. plated) and Pressed By - Santa Maria
SXT: Mastered At (i.e. plated) - Santa Maria and Pressed By - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute.

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' 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 LP's only as issued between 1980 and 1981). Capitol Records contract pressings from the 1960's can be identified by the number '74' in the runouts.

The Santa Maria plant also pressed for 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, Vertigo and Atlantic.
This plant is known to have furnished metal parts to Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman for pressing. See The Temptations - Let Your Hair Down.
Contact Info:
900 East Stowell Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 922-4511
(closed 1981; defunct)
Sites:
[l376197]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
The Allman Brothers Band Brothers And Sisters(LP, Album, TP) Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria US 1973 Sell This Version
001 The Modern Dance  album cover Pere Ubu The Modern Dance(LP, Album) Blank Records (2) 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
#0001 I Don't Wanna Hear It  album cover Alan Syms & Company I Don't Wanna Hear It(7", Styrene) Chatham Records (3) #0001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1R1 6237 Stop And Smell The Roses  album cover Mac Davis Stop And Smell The Roses(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia 1R1 6237 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6614 Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs  album cover 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
1R1-7181 Crimes Of Passion  album cover Pat Benatar Crimes Of Passion(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Club) Chrysalis 1R1-7181 US 1980 Sell This Version
1S September Morn  album cover Neil Diamond September Morn(LP, Album, San) Columbia, Columbia 1S US 1979 Sell This Version
1S I Was Made For Lovin' You  album cover Kiss I Was Made For Lovin' You(12") Casablanca 1S US 1979 Sell This Version
1SE-4796 Phase III  album cover The Osmonds Phase III(LP, Album) MGM Records 1SE-4796 US 1971 Sell This Version
2ACMJ-404 Back Talk  album cover Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson - Back Talk(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Chess 2ACMJ-404 US 1976 Sell This Version
2 BR 6952 Todd  album cover Todd Rundgren Todd (Album) 2 BR 6952 US 1974 Sell This Version
2BS 2760 It's Too Late To Stop Now  album cover Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now (Album) 2BS 2760 US 1974 Sell This Version
2BS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (Comp) 2BS 2923 US 1976 Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Waiting For Columbus  album cover Little Feat Waiting For Columbus(2xLP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3277 Livin' Inside Your Love  album cover George Benson Livin' Inside Your Love(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3277 Unknown Sell This Version
2BX 2066 Something / Anything?  album cover Todd Rundgren Something / Anything?(2xLP, Album, San) Bearsville 2BX 2066 US 1972 Sell This Version
2C 0141 The Gregg Allman Tour   album cover 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 Where We All Belong  album cover The Marshall Tucker Band Where We All Belong (Album) 2C 0145 US 1974 Sell This Version
2C06495970 Free Beer And Chicken  album cover John Lee Hooker Free Beer And Chicken(LP, Album) ABC Records 2C06495970 France 1974 Sell This Version
2CH 1035 Living In The Past  album cover Jethro Tull Living In The Past(2xLP, Comp, San) Chrysalis, Reprise Records 2CH 1035 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0102 Eat A Peach  album cover The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach (Album) 2CP 0102 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0108 An Anthology  album cover Duane Allman An Anthology(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0108 US 1972 Sell This Version
2CP 0164 The Road Goes On Forever  album cover The Allman Brothers Band The Road Goes On Forever(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0164 US 1975 Sell This Version
2 CPN 0185 Raisin' Hell  album cover Elvin Bishop Raisin' Hell(2xLP, Album, San) Capricorn Records 2 CPN 0185 US 1977 Sell This Version
2CX 0131 The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East  album cover 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 Beginnings  album cover The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings(2xLP, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CX 0132 US 1974 Sell This Version
2DS 2202 Roxy & Elsewhere  album cover Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere(2xLP, Advance, Album, TP) Discreet 2DS 2202 US 1974 Sell This Version
2F 1019 In Concert-Sinatra At The Sands  album cover Frank Sinatra With Count Basie Orchestra , Arranged & Conducted Quincy Jones Frank Sinatra With Count Basie 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 Sinatra At The Sands  album cover 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 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2JXS-7026 The Early Years  album cover Al Stewart The Early Years(2xLP, Comp) Janus Records 2JXS-7026 US 1977 Sell This Version
2LS 2555 Solid Bond  album cover Graham Bond Solid Bond(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2LS 2555 US Unknown Sell This Version
2LS 2644 Purple Passages  album cover Deep Purple Purple Passages (Comp) 2LS 2644 US 1972 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1969 Sell This Version
2MS 2166 Wild Honey & 20/20  album cover The Beach Boys Wild Honey & 20/20 (Album, Comp) 2MS 2166 US 1974 Sell This Version
2MS 2167 Friends & Smiley Smile  album cover The Beach Boys Friends & Smiley Smile (Comp) 2MS 2167 US 1974 Sell This Version
2RS 2237 Gord's Gold  album cover Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold (Comp) 2RS 2237 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 6307 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (Album) 2RS 6307 US 1968 Sell This Version
2RS 6334 Sweet Child  album cover 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(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records 2RS 6481 US 1973 Sell This Version
2RS 6482 John Renbourn  album cover John Renbourn John Renbourn(2xLP, Comp, San) Reprise Records 2RS 6482 US 1973 Sell This Version
2RS 6484 In Concert  album cover The Beach Boys In Concert(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records, Brother Records (3) 2RS 6484 US 1973 Sell This Version
2T-522 All This And World War II  album cover Various All This And World War II (Album) 2T-522 US 1976 Sell This Version
2T-541 Star Wars  album cover 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
2TS-2106 Living In The Past  album cover Jethro Tull Living In The Past (Comp) 2TS-2106 US 1972 Sell This Version
2WB 3139 Weekend In L.A.  album cover George Benson Weekend In L.A.(2xLP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3139 US 1978 Sell This Version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac Live  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live(2xLP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3500 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WS-1830 Live / Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Live / Dead(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 2WS-1830 US 1969 Sell This Version
2WS 1868 "Live"  album cover The Association (2) "Live"(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1868 US 1970 Sell This Version
2WS 1935 Grateful Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 1935 US 1971 Sell This Version
2WS 2701 Made In Japan  album cover Deep Purple Made In Japan(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2701 US 1973 Sell This Version
2WS 2798 Another Time  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire Another Time(2xLP, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 2WS 2798 US 1974 Sell This Version
2XS 1942 Colosseum Live  album cover Colosseum Colosseum Live(2xLP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 2XS 1942 US 1971 Sell This Version
2XS 1966 Bootleg Him!  album cover Alexis Korner Bootleg Him!(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2XS 1966 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6009 Fleetwood Mac in Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac in Chicago(2xLP, San) Sire 2XS 6009 US 1975 Sell This Version
2XS 6454 The Kink Kronikles  album cover The Kinks The Kink Kronikles(2xLP, Comp, San) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2XS 6454 US 1972 Sell This Version
2XS 6476 The Ballad Of Calico  album cover Kenny Rogers And The First Edition* The Ballad Of Calico(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records 2XS 6476 US 1972 Sell This Version
2Z8-2283 Rockin' With Fire / I Wanna Be With You  album cover 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
2Z8-4282 (Come And Take This) Candy From Your Baby  album cover Sarah Dash (Come And Take This) Candy From Your Baby(12", Single, Promo) Kirshner 2Z8-4282 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 9028 Here Comes The Night  album cover The Beach Boys Here Comes The Night (Single) 2Z8 9028 US 1979 Sell This Version
2ZS 1956 Family Album  album cover Stoneground Family Album(2xLP, Promo, San) Warner Bros. Records 2ZS 1956 US 1971 Sell This Version
3WS 1730 The Sea • The Earth • The Sky  album cover 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 Europe '72  album cover The Grateful Dead Europe '72 (Album) 3WX 2668 US 1972 Sell This Version
4C 064-62656 Everybody Up  album cover Ohio Players Everybody Up(LP, Album) Arista 4C 064-62656 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
4S-45097 Let's Give Adam And Eve Another Chance  album cover 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 But For Love / Angeline  album cover Jerry Naylor But For Love / Angeline(7", San) Columbia 4S-45106 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45115 Everybody  album cover Keith Allison Everybody(7", Single) Columbia 4S-45115 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45117 Whoever Finds This, I Love You  album cover Mac Davis Whoever Finds This, I Love You(7", Single, San) Columbia 4S-45117 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45126 Tomorrow Never Comes / It's My Life  album cover Jim Nabors Tomorrow Never Comes / It's My Life(7", Single, San) Columbia 4S-45126 US 1970 Sell This Version
4S-45134 What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song  album cover Johnny Cash What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song(7", Single) Columbia 4S-45134 US 1970 Sell This Version
4W8 5351 Double Dutch Bus  album cover Frankie Smith Double Dutch Bus(12", RP, San) WMOT Records 4W8 5351 US 1981 Sell This Version
4W9 02438 Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy  album cover Amii Stewart Why'd You Have To Be So Sexy(12", San) Handshake Records And Tapes 4W9 02438 US 1981 Sell This Version
4Z8 02026 The Boogie's Gonna Get You  album cover Woods Empire The Boogie's Gonna Get You(12") Tabu Records 4Z8 02026 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E 507 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O(LP, Album, Club, San) Elektra, Elektra 5E 507 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-508 The Long Run  album cover Eagles The Long Run(LP, Album, Club, San) Asylum Records 5E-508 US 1979 Sell This Version
5E-513 The Game  album cover Queen The Game (Album) 5E-513 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-514 Panorama  album cover The Cars Panorama(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 5E-514 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-516 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp, Club, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 5E-516 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-518 Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)  album cover Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(LP, Album, Club, San) Elektra 5E-518 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E-519 Stand  In The Fire  album cover Warren Zevon Stand In The Fire(LP, Album, SP ) Asylum Records 5E-519 US 1980 Sell This Version
5E 37452 New Toy  album cover Lene Lovich New Toy(12", MiniAlbum, San) Stiff-Epic 5E 37452 US 1981 Sell This Version
5F-9598 Make It Count  album cover Idris Muhammad Make It Count(Cass, Album) Fantasy 5F-9598 US 1980 Sell This Version
5N-2302 Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You  album cover Ann Peebles Dr. Love Power / I Still Love You(7", Single, San) Hi Records 5N-2302 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-101 A Day At The Races  album cover Queen A Day At The Races (Album) 6E-101 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-103 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California (Album) 6E-103 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-104 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams (Album) 6E-104 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-105 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Comp, Album) 6E-105 US 1976 Sell This Version
6E-107 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E 108 Best Of Bread  album cover Bread Best Of Bread(LP, Comp, Club, RE, Col) Elektra 6E 108 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-109 The Best Of Carly Simon  album cover Carly Simon The Best Of Carly Simon(LP, Comp, RE, RP, CSM) Elektra, Elektra 6E-109 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-110 The Best Of Bread, Volume Two  album cover Bread The Best Of Bread, Volume Two (Comp) 6E-110 US 1974 Sell This Version
6E-112 News Of The World  album cover Queen News Of The World (Album) 6E-112 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E-113 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records 6E-113 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E 135 The Cars  album cover The Cars The Cars (Album) 6E 135 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-155 Living In The USA  album cover Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Asylum Records 6E-155 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-166 Jazz  album cover Queen Jazz (Album) 6E-166 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-214 Magic Lady  album cover Sergio Mendes & Brasil '88 Magic Lady(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-214 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-235 The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt  album cover Eddie Rabbitt The Best Of Eddie Rabbitt(LP, Comp, Club, San) Elektra 6E-235 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-291 Killer Country  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Killer Country(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 6E-291 US 1980 Sell This Version