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.

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 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
001 The Modern Dance  album cover Pere Ubu The Modern Dance(LP, Album) Blank Records (2) 001 US 1978 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
1SE-4796 Phase III  album cover The Osmonds Phase III(LP, Album) MGM Records 1SE-4796 US 1971 Sell This Version
2 BR 6952 Todd  album cover Todd Rundgren Todd(2xLP, Album) Bearsville 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
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
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) 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, Album, Comp, San) Capricorn Records 2CP 0164 US 1975 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
2FS 1019 Sinatra At The Sands  album cover Frank Sinatra Sinatra At The Sands(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2FS 1019 US 1974 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk(2xLP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 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
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(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Reprise Records 2RS 2237 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 6307 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, San) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 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
2T-522 All This And World War II  album cover Various All This And World War II(2xLP, Album, San + Box) 20TH Century Records 2T-522 US 1976 Sell This Version
2WS-1830 Live/Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Live/Dead(2xLP, Album) 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
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 9028 Here Comes The Night  album cover The Beach Boys Here Comes The Night(12", Single) Caribou Records 2Z8 9028 US 1979 Sell This Version
3C 062-93772 Passin' Thru  album cover James Gang Passin' Thru(LP, Album) Probe 3C 062-93772 Italy 1972 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
# 4 Ride The Wind  album cover The Youngbloods Ride The Wind(LP, Album, San) Warner Bros. Records, Raccoon # 4 US 1971 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-45115 Everybody  album cover Keith Allison Everybody(7", Single) Columbia 4S-45115 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-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 37452 New Toy  album cover Lene Lovich New Toy(12", MiniAlbum, San) Stiff-Epic 5E 37452 US 1981 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(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Asylum Records 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(LP, Comp, Club, Emb) Asylum Records 6E-105 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-107 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender (Album) 6E-107 US 1977 Sell This Version
6E 107-2 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album) Elektra 6E 107-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
6E 108 Best Of Bread  album cover Bread Best Of Bread (Comp) 6E 108 US 1973 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(LP, Comp, Club, RE) Elektra 6E-110 US Unknown 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-291 Killer Country  album cover Jerry Lee Lewis Killer Country(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 6E-291 US 1980 Sell This Version
7E-1001 Court And Spark  album cover Joni Mitchell Court And Spark (Album) 7E-1001 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1002 Hotcakes  album cover Carly Simon Hotcakes (Album) 7E-1002 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1003 Planet Waves  album cover Bob Dylan Planet Waves (Album) 7E-1003 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1004 On The Border  album cover Eagles On The Border (Album) 7E-1004 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1005 The Best Of Bread Volume Two  album cover Bread The Best Of Bread Volume Two(LP, Comp, CSM) Elektra 7E-1005 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1006 The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band  album cover The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (Album) 7E-1006 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E 1008 Bob Neuwirth  album cover Bob Neuwirth Bob Neuwirth(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records 7E 1008 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1012 Verities & Balderdash  album cover Harry Chapin Verities & Balderdash (Album) 7E-1012 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1013 Blue Jean Country Queen  album cover Linda Hargrove Blue Jean Country Queen(LP, Album, San) Elektra 7E-1013 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1015 The Heart Of Saturday Night  album cover Tom Waits The Heart Of Saturday Night(LP, Album, (CS) Asylum Records 7E-1015 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1016 No Other  album cover Gene Clark No Other(LP, Album, CTH) Asylum Records 7E-1016 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1017 Late For The Sky  album cover Jackson Browne Late For The Sky (Album) 7E-1017 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1020 When The Eagle Flies  album cover Traffic When The Eagle Flies(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7E-1020 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1026 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack (Album) 7E-1026 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1027 Sergio Mendes  album cover Sergio Mendes* Sergio Mendes (Album) 7E-1027 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1029 Let There Be Music  album cover Orleans Let There Be Music(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1029 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1030 Lovers  album cover Mickey Newbury Lovers (Album) 7E-1030 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1032 Judith  album cover Judy Collins Judith(LP, Album, Col) Elektra 7E-1032 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1033 Playing Possum  album cover Carly Simon Playing Possum(LP, Album, CSM) Elektra 7E-1033 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1034 He Don't Love You, Like I Love You  album cover Tony Orlando & Dawn He Don't Love You, Like I Love You (Album) 7E-1034 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1036 Trouble In Paradise  album cover The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band Trouble In Paradise(LP, Album, San) Asylum Records 7E-1036 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1037 Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites  album cover Steve Goodman Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7E-1037 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1039 One Of These Nights  album cover Eagles One Of These Nights(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7E-1039 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E 1041 Portrait Gallery  album cover Harry Chapin Portrait Gallery (Album) 7E 1041 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1042 Behind The Eyes  album cover Tim Moore Behind The Eyes (Album) 7E-1042 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1045 Prisoner In Disguise  album cover Linda Ronstadt Prisoner In Disguise (Album) 7E-1045 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1046 John Fogerty  album cover John Fogerty John Fogerty (Album) 7E-1046 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1046 John Fogerty  album cover John Fogerty John Fogerty(LP, Album, Promo, San) Asylum Records 7E-1046 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1047 Andrew Gold  album cover Andrew Gold Andrew Gold(LP, Album, San) Asylum Records 7E-1047 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1048 The Best Of Carly Simon  album cover Carly Simon The Best Of Carly Simon(LP, Comp, San) Elektra 7E-1048 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1049 To Be With You  album cover Tony Orlando & Dawn To Be With You(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 7E-1049 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1050 Cate Bros.  album cover Cate Bros.* Cate Bros. (Album) 7E-1050 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1051 The Hissing Of Summer Lawns  album cover Joni Mitchell The Hissing Of Summer Lawns(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1051 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E-1052 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Comp) 7E-1052 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1053 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera (Album) 7E-1053 US 1975 Sell This Version