Tranco Limited

Tranco Limited

Profile:
Vinyl pressing plant and Manufacturing Division of Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
Located in Mitcham, Surrey, UK.
Renamed to Precision Records & Tapes Limited in 1980 and closed in June 1981.

Characteristic for Tranco LPs is the elevated ring close to the runouts.
Generally, pressings can appear translucent (red) when held against strong light source. This is due to a different vinyl formulation, unique to the UK.

The solid center 7"s usually have a milling around the labels (similar to EMI pressings).

Note: While it's safe to assume that all Pye UK releases were pressed by Tranco, not all Pye masterings were necessarily pressed by Tranco. Pye Studios did a lot of contract mastering for other labels that were then pressed somewhere else, e.g. by CBS. The plant itself is not identifiable by characteristic matrix etchings or stamps.
Pye Records also had a 50% share in the Carlton Productions plant in Ireland until July 1972, where most of the records for the Irish market were pressed.

Customers a.o.: BBC Records, Ariola, Magnet and MAM.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
132 Western Road
Mitcham
Surrey CR4 3UT
England
[obsolete]
[l416448]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3D1 3D  album cover 3 Degrees* 3D(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 3D1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7N.17064 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion  album cover The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N.17064 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7N.17385 Let The Heartaches Begin  album cover Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin (Single) 7N.17385 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17416 The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener   album cover Petula Clark The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener (Single) 7N.17416 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N.17611 Those Were The Days  album cover Sandie Shaw Those Were The Days(7", Single, 4-p) Pye Records 7N.17611 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N 17710 Shine A Little Light Into My Room  album cover Jason Paul Shine A Little Light Into My Room(7", Promo) Pye Records 7N 17710 UK 1969 Sell This Version
7N.17887 That Same Old Feeling  album cover Pickettywitch That Same Old Feeling(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.17887 UK 1970 Sell This Version
7N.25442 John Fred & His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) (Single) 7N.25442 UK 1967 Sell This Version
7N 25443 Yellow Brick Road  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Yellow Brick Road (Single) 7N 25443 UK 1968 Sell This Version
7N.25583 Popcorn  album cover Hot Butter Popcorn(7", Single, 4-P) Pye International 7N.25583 UK 1972 Sell This Version
7N.25598 Apache  album cover Hot Butter Apache(7", Single) Pye International 7N.25598 UK 1972 Sell This Version
7N 25633 Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up  album cover Barry White Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up (Single) 7N 25633 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N.25635 Love's Theme  album cover Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme(7") Pye International 7N.25635 UK 1973 Sell This Version
7N 25652 Keep It In The Family   album cover Leon Haywood Keep It In The Family (7", Single) Pye International 7N 25652 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 25661 Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe  album cover Barry White Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7N 25661 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 25662 People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today  album cover Love Unlimited With The Love Unlimited Orchestra* Love Unlimited With The Love Unlimited Orchestra* - People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today(7", Single) Pye International 7N 25662 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 25666 Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)  album cover B.T. Express Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)(7", Promo, Sol) Pye International 7N 25666 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 25674 Express  album cover B.T. Express Express(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7N 25674 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7N 25697 Milky Way  album cover Sheer Elegance Milky Way(7", Single, Kno) Pye International 7N 25697 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7N 25702 Let's Do The Latin Hustle  album cover Eddie Drennon & B.B.S. Unlimited* Let's Do The Latin Hustle (Single) 7N 25702 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 25703 Life Is Too Short Girl  album cover Sheer Elegance Life Is Too Short Girl (Single) 7N 25703 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 25709 You To Me Are Everything  album cover The Real Thing You To Me Are Everything(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7N 25709 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 25715 It's Temptation  album cover Sheer Elegance It's Temptation(7", Kno) Pye International 7N 25715 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 25737 Benihana  album cover Marilyn Chambers Benihana(7", Single, 4 P) Pye International 7N 25737 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 25740 Overture (All We Need Is Love)  album cover D.C. LaRue Overture (All We Need Is Love)(7") Pye International 7N 25740 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 25746 Magic Fly  album cover Space Magic Fly (Single) 7N 25746 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 25747 Telephone Man  album cover Meri Wilson Telephone Man(7", Single, Pus) Pye International 7N 25747 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 25761 Cocomotion  album cover El Coco Cocomotion(7", Single, Sol) Pye International 7N 25761 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 25762 Le Spank  album cover Le Pamplemousse Le Spank(7") Pye International 7N 25762 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N.45061 Up Je T'Aime  album cover Frankie Howerd With June Whitfield Frankie Howerd With June Whitfield - Up Je T'Aime(7", Single) Pye Records 7N.45061 UK 1971 Sell This Version
7N 45237 When You've Got Love  album cover Carl And Carla When You've Got Love (Single) 7N 45237 UK 1973 Sell This Version
7N 45253 Gerdundula  album cover Status Quo Gerdundula(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 45253 UK 1973 Sell This Version
7N 45276 Deck Of Cards  album cover Max Bygraves Deck Of Cards(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 45276 UK 1973 Sell This Version
7N 45290 You're A Star  album cover Carl Wayne You're A Star(7") Pye Records 7N 45290 UK 1973 Sell This Version
7N 45365 What'll I Do  album cover Judith Durham And The Hottest Band In Town Judith Durham And The Hottest Band In Town - What'll I Do(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 45365 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 45377 Kung Fu Fighting  album cover Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 45377 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 45418 Dance The Kung Fu  album cover Carl Douglas Dance The Kung Fu(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 45418 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 45420 Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)  album cover Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 45420 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7N 45421 Purely By Coincidence  album cover Sweet Sensation (2) Purely By Coincidence(7", Sol) Pye Records 7N 45421 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7N 45446 The Impossible Dream  album cover Dorothy Squires The Impossible Dream(7") Pye Records 7N 45446 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7N.45504 Let Me Into Your Life  album cover Joey Loren Let Me Into Your Life(7", Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N.45504 UK 1975 Sell This Version
7N 45552 Reggae-Soul-And Rock'N'Roll  album cover Johnny Wakelin Reggae-Soul-And Rock'N'Roll(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 45552 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45569 Save Your Kisses For Me  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Save Your Kisses For Me (Single) 7N 45569 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45585 I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me  album cover Jimmy James And The Vagabonds* I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me (Single) 7N 45585 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45595 In Zaire  album cover Johnny Wakelin In Zaire (Single) 7N 45595 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45602 My Sweet Rosalie / Sugar Honey Love  album cover Brotherhood Of Man My Sweet Rosalie / Sugar Honey Love (Single) 7N 45602 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45606 Now Is The Time  album cover Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Now Is The Time(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 45606 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45618 Can't Get By Without You  album cover The Real Thing Can't Get By Without You (Single) 7N 45618 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45627 The Summer Of My Life  album cover Simon May The Summer Of My Life(7", Kno) Pye Records 7N 45627 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45641 Do The Funky Conga  album cover Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Do The Funky Conga(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 45641 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45656 Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)(7", Kno) Pye Records 7N 45656 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 45662 You'll Never Know What You're Missing  album cover Real Thing* You'll Never Know What You're Missing(7", Single, Kno) Pye Records 7N 45662 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 45663 Isn't She Lovely  album cover David Parton Isn't She Lovely (Single) 7N 45663 UK 1976 Sell This Version
7N 45686 Doctor Frankenstein's Disco Party  album cover Johnny Wakelin Doctor Frankenstein's Disco Party(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 45686 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 45699 Angelo  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Angelo (Single) 7N 45699 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 45701 Love's Such A Wonderful Thing  album cover Real Thing* Love's Such A Wonderful Thing (Single) 7N 45701 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46008 When The Summer's Thru' b/w Bike Blood  album cover Fabulous Poodles When The Summer's Thru' b/w Bike Blood(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 46008 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46011 Back To The Island  album cover J. Vincent Edwards Back To The Island(7", Sol) Pye Records 7N 46011 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46021 One Day At A Time  album cover Lena Martell One Day At A Time(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 46021 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46035 Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry's Song)  album cover Brian & Michael (Burke & Jerk)* Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry's Song)(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 46035 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46037 Figaro  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Figaro (Single) 7N 46037 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7N 46045 Whenever You Want My Love  album cover Real Thing* Whenever You Want My Love(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 46045 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46051 Cantina Band  album cover The Rainbow Dance Orchestra Cantina Band (Single) 7N 46051 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46058 She'll Be Back  album cover Robert Montecristo* She'll Be Back(7", Pus) Pye Records 7N 46058 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46069 Hold On To Rock 'n' Roll  album cover Dead Fingers Talk Hold On To Rock 'n' Roll(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 46069 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46071 Beautiful Lover  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Beautiful Lover(7", Single) Pye Records 7N 46071 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46080 Tomorrow (From The Show "Annie")  album cover Rosa Michelle Tomorrow (From The Show "Annie")(7", Sol) Pye Records 7N 46080 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46095 Mean Girl  album cover Status Quo Mean Girl(7", Single, Pus) Pye Records 7N 46095 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46109 I Can't Stop My Feet From Dancin'  album cover Jimmy James & The Vagabonds I Can't Stop My Feet From Dancin' (Single) 7N 46109 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46113 Rainin' Through My Sunshine  album cover Real Thing* Rainin' Through My Sunshine(7", Single, Sol) Pye Records 7N 46113 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7N 46117 Middle Of The Night  album cover Brotherhood Of Man Middle Of The Night (Single) 7N 46117 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7NL 25772 I'm Mad As Hell  album cover El Coco I'm Mad As Hell(12", Single, Ltd) Pye International 7NL 25772 UK 1977 Sell This Version
7NL 25795 Let Them Dance  album cover D. C. LaRue* Let Them Dance(12") Pye International 7NL 25795 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7NL 25798 Never Let Go  album cover Eastbound Expressway Never Let Go(12", Ltd) Pye International 7NL 25798 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7NL 46113 Rainin' Through My Sunshine  album cover Real Thing* Rainin' Through My Sunshine(12") Pye Records 7NL 46113 UK 1978 Sell This Version
7 No 5 In Search Of The Perfect Baby / Nursery Chymes  album cover Sir Alick And The Phraser, The Prolifi Kurds Sir Alick And The Phraser, The Prolifi Kurds - In Search Of The Perfect Baby / Nursery Chymes(7") Black Noise (2) 7 No 5 UK 1980 Sell This Version
7NX.8002 Do Anything You Say  album cover David Bowie Do Anything You Say (Maxi) 7NX.8002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
7P 109 Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)  album cover Real Thing* Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)(7", Single, Yel) Pye Records 7P 109 UK 1979 Sell This Version
7P 187 Fool  album cover The Enid With Malcolm Le Maistre The Enid With Malcolm Le Maistre - Fool(7") Pye International 7P 187 UK 1980 Sell This Version
7P 191 Goodship Earth  album cover Maggie Britton Goodship Earth(7", Single) Piccadilly, PRT 7P 191 UK 1980 Sell This Version
7P 194 Give A Little More  album cover Georgie Fame Give A Little More(7", Single) Piccadilly 7P 194 UK 1980 Sell This Version
7P 197 Look Up At The Sky  album cover Kim Lesley Look Up At The Sky(7", Single) Piccadilly, PRT 7P 197 UK 1980 Sell This Version
12P 118 Island In The Sun  album cover The Warriors (9) Island In The Sun(12", Ltd) Pye Records 12P 118 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12P 5004 Save Your Love For Me  album cover Space Save Your Love For Me(12", Single, P/Mixed) Pye International 12P 5004 UK 1978 Sell This Version
12P 5007 Secret Love Affair  album cover Madleen Kane Secret Love Affair(12", Ltd) Pye International 12P 5007 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12P 5012 The River Drive  album cover Jupiter Beyond The River Drive(12") Pye International 12P 5012 UK 1979 Sell This Version
45 PY 12170 Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)  album cover Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)(7", Single) Pye Records 45 PY 12170 France 1975 Sell This Version
2058 407 My Friend Stan  album cover Slade My Friend Stan(7", Single, pap) Polydor 2058 407 UK 1973 Sell This Version
2059 050 If The Kids Are United  album cover Sham 69 If The Kids Are United(7", Single, Pap) Polydor 2059 050 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ABK 10 John Mills  album cover John Mills (23) John Mills(LP) Discourses/All About Music ABK 10 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ACLP 003 These Are My Songs  album cover Harry Secombe These Are My Songs(LP) Celebrity Records (2) ACLP 003 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AD SKY2 Sky 2  album cover Sky (4) Sky 2(2xLP, Album, Tra) Ariola AD SKY2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AFF 10 The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1)  album cover Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra* The Solar-Myth Approach (Vol. 1)(LP, Album, RE) Affinity AFF 10 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AFF 11 Hypothesis  album cover Vangelis Hypothesis(LP, Album) Affinity AFF 11 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AHA 507 Face To Face  album cover Sprinkler (4) Face To Face(7", Single, Sol) Ariola Hansa AHA 507 UK 1977 Sell This Version
AHA 511 When You Walk In The Room  album cover Child (2) When You Walk In The Room (Single) AHA 511 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AHA 527 I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper  album cover Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip - I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper(7", Single) Ariola Hansa AHA 527 Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
AHA 528 Still The One  album cover Child (2) Still The One(7", Single) Ariola Hansa AHA 528 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AHAD 518-12 Bend Me, Shape Me  album cover Gilla Bend Me, Shape Me(12", Single, Ltd) Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa AHAD 518-12 UK 1978 Sell This Version
AHAD 524/12 Montego Bay  album cover Sugar Cane Montego Bay(12", Single, Ltd) Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa AHAD 524/12 UK 1978 Sell This Version