CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

Profile:
UK vinyl pressing and tape duplication plant in Buckinghamshire, run by CBS United Kingdom Ltd. from September 1964 and part of CBS Studios, London operations.
Prior to this CBS take-over date the plant was Levy's, Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton, part of the Levy brothers music empire, which included Levy's Sound Studios.
(Prior to the takeover, CBS UK pressings were done under a distribution agreement with Philips Records Ltd. between 1962 and Sep 1964).

The matrix on pressings is usually stamped at 12 o'clock, horizontally - rather than following the circumference of the runout, as found on Philips/Phonogram pressings.
The most obvious indicator for a CBS pressing is Λ, which is actually a faintly stamped "broken" A, which may also look like ∴ (3 dots in a pyramid) found at 9 o'clock, which is a stamper indicator. On high volume singles there may be other "shallow" letters such as B, C or F, of which one letter may appear as a broken circle or two brackets ().

At three o'clock there are usually one or two numbers; again these may also be very faintly stamped or etched.

Around 1977 the stamped matrix was replaced by a handwritten one but the layout remained the same, i.e. the symbols are at three o'clock and nine o'clock.

CBS UK contract pressing matrices may vary and be hand-etched on a radial curve (still, usually, at 12 o'clock).

The plant relocated from Aston Clinton to Aylesbury in 1980. Construction began in March 1978 and the official opening was on 20 June 1980.
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Since June 1980:
Rabans Lane
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire HP19 8TS
England
[obsolete]
[l553982]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
7SAV 106 Hippychick  album cover Soho (2) Hippychick(7", Single) S & M Records 7SAV 106 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7SR 5018 Judas Priest  album cover Judas Priest Judas Priest(7", Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5018 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 BRO 67 Overkill  album cover Motörhead Overkill(12", Pla) Bronze 12 BRO 67 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 FAA 106 Rock On  album cover The Dave Howard Singers Rock On(12") Fun After All 12 FAA 106 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12 FTC 178 I Heard It Through The Grapevine  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through The Grapevine(12") Fantasy 12 FTC 178 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12KTP 6 Radio On  album cover Kissing The Pink Radio On(12", Single) Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12KTP 6 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KTP 7 The Other Side Of Heaven  album cover Kissing The Pink The Other Side Of Heaven(12") Magnet (2) 12 KTP 7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 KTP 8 One Step  album cover Kissing The Pink One Step(12") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12 KTP 8 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 KTP 8R One Step (Special Club Remix)  album cover Kissing The Pink One Step (Special Club Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Magnet (2) 12 KTP 8R UK 1986 Sell This Version
12KTP 9 Certain Things Are Likely  album cover Kissing The Pink Certain Things Are Likely(12") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12KTP 9 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 KTP 10 Never Too Late To Love You  album cover K T P* Never Too Late To Love You(12") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12 KTP 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
12 LTD 444 Take Me High  album cover Colm III Take Me High 12 LTD 444 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 mezzo 2 No Limit  album cover Mezzoforte No Limit(12") Funkin' Marvellous Records, Funkin' Marvellous Records 12 mezzo 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 REV 36 Sally Cinnamon  album cover The Stone Roses Sally Cinnamon(12", Single) Black (2) 12 REV 36 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12ZTAS 7 Welcome To The Pleasuredome  album cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(12", Single) ZTT 12ZTAS 7 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
50 DA 308 50 Hits Of The Naughty 40's  album cover Geraldo And His Orchestra 50 Hits Of The Naughty 40's(2xLP) Pickwick Records, Pickwick Records 50 DA 308 UK Unknown Sell This Version
50DA 319 50 Smash Hit Guitar Extravaganza  album cover The Bruce Baxter Orchestra & Guitar* 50 Smash Hit Guitar Extravaganza(2xLP, Ast) Pickwick Records 50DA 319 UK 1977 Sell This Version
50DA 320 50 Pop Hits Country Style  album cover The Pickwick Gang* 50 Pop Hits Country Style(2xLP) Pickwick Records 50DA 320 UK 1978 Sell This Version
50DA 321 50 Rock & Roll Greats  album cover Various 50 Rock & Roll Greats(2xLP, Comp) Pickwick Records 50DA 321 UK Unknown Sell This Version
1634 Wonderfulness  album cover Bill Cosby Wonderfulness(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1634 US 1966 Sell This Version
2557 The Kid  album cover Andre Brasseur* The Kid(7") CBS 2557 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2718 Shake Hands And Walk Away Cryin'  album cover Lou Christie Shake Hands And Walk Away Cryin'(7", Single, Promo) CBS 2718 UK 1967 Sell This Version
3412 Lovin' Things  album cover The Marmalade Lovin' Things(7", Single, 4 P) CBS 3412 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3526 Georgie Fame By The Time I Get To Phoenix(7", Mono, Sol) CBS 3526 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3705 Funny Girl / I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Than Happy With Somebody Else)  album cover Barbra Streisand Funny Girl / I'd Rather Be Blue Over You (Than Happy With Somebody Else)(7", Single) CBS 3705 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3764 Race With The Devil  album cover The Gun Race With The Devil (Single) 3764 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3892 Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da  album cover The Marmalade Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da(7", Single, Mono, 4-p) CBS 3892 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4410 Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle  album cover Betty Wright Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Alston Records 4410 UK 1979 Sell This Version
4434 Lay Lady Lay  album cover Bob Dylan Lay Lady Lay (Single) 4434 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4582 (Call Me) Number One  album cover The Tremeloes (Call Me) Number One (Single) 4582 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4911 Yellow River  album cover Christie Yellow River (Single) 4911 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5076 25 Or 6 To 4  album cover Chicago (2) 25 Or 6 To 4 (Single) 5076 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5139 Me And My Life  album cover The Tremeloes Me And My Life(7", Single, Sol) CBS 5139 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5360 Rose Garden  album cover Lynn Anderson Rose Garden(7", Single, Pus) CBS 5360 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6495 CBS Rockabilly  album cover Various CBS Rockabilly(7", EP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 6495 UK 1978 Sell This Version
8323 Bankrobber  album cover The Clash Bankrobber (Single) 8323 UK 1980 Sell This Version
10006 Reflections  album cover Andy Williams Reflections(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 10006 UK 1977 Sell This Version
10029 The Simon And Garfunkel Collection  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* The Simon And Garfunkel Collection(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 10029 UK 1981 Sell This Version
10031 Love Songs  album cover Barbra Streisand Love Songs(LP, Comp, Sun) CBS, CBS 10031 UK 1981 Sell This Version
22025 The Original Fleetwood Mac / English Rose  album cover Fleetwood Mac The Original Fleetwood Mac / English Rose(2xLP, Comp, RE) CBS 22025 UK Unknown Sell This Version
25360 As It Happened  album cover The Tremeloes As It Happened(LP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 25360 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
25964 Throw The Warped Wheel Out  album cover Fiction Factory Throw The Warped Wheel Out(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 25964 UK 1984 Sell This Version
26095 Steps In Time  album cover King Steps In Time (Album) 26095 UK 1984 Sell This Version
26229 Alf  album cover Alison Moyet Alf(LP, Album, Blu) CBS, CBS 26229 UK 1984 Sell This Version
26266 Sense Of Purpose  album cover Third World Sense Of Purpose(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 26266 UK 1985 Sell This Version
26419 The Great Balloon Race  album cover Sky (4) The Great Balloon Race(LP, Album) Epic, Epic 26419 UK 1985 Sell This Version
26527 If You Don't Fight You Lose  album cover Redgum If You Don't Fight You Lose(LP, Album) CBS 26527 UK 1985 Sell This Version
30052 Greatest Classic Hits From The Films  album cover Various Greatest Classic Hits From The Films(LP) CBS Harmony, CBS Harmony 30052 UK 1974 Sell This Version
31457 Don't Cry For Me Argentina  album cover The Alan Tew Orchestra Don't Cry For Me Argentina(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, Embassy 31457 UK 1977 Sell This Version
31458 Sylvia's Mother  album cover Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show* Sylvia's Mother(LP, Comp, RE) CBS, CBS, Embassy 31458 UK 1978 Sell This Version
31493 Super Session  album cover Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper / Stephen Stills Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper / Stephen Stills - Super Session(LP, Album, RE) CBS, Embassy 31493 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32001 Bob Dylan  album cover Bob Dylan Bob Dylan(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 32001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
32034 Another Side Of Bob Dylan  album cover Bob Dylan Another Side Of Bob Dylan(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 32034 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32038 Boston  album cover Boston Boston (Album) 32038 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32049 Stars  album cover Janis Ian Stars(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 32049 UK Unknown Sell This Version
32349 Classics The Early Years  album cover Neil Diamond Classics The Early Years(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 32349 UK 1983 Sell This Version
32539 Talk Talk Talk  album cover The Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk(LP, Album) CBS 32539 UK 1981 Sell This Version
45011 Letter From America (Band Version)  album cover The Proclaimers Letter From America (Band Version)(12", Single, Promo) Chrysalis 45011 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
61041 Violin Concerto - The Swan Of Tuonela  album cover David Oistrakh* / Sibelius* David Oistrakh* / Sibelius* - Violin Concerto - The Swan Of Tuonela(LP, Album, RE) CBS Classics, CBS Classics 61041 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61061 Violin Concerto / Violin Concerto No.1  album cover Zino Francescatti, Mendelssohn*, Bruch*, The Columbia Symphony Orchestra* And The New York Philharmonic* Conducted By George Szell & Thomas Schippers Zino Francescatti, Mendelssohn*, Bruch*, The Columbia Symphony Orchestra* And The New York Philharmonic* Conducted By George Szell & Thomas Schippers - Violin Concerto / Violin Concerto No.1(LP, RE) CBS Classics, CBS Classics, CBS Classics 61061 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61431 Punch And The Child / The Triumph Of Neptune  album cover Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart*, Richard Arnell, Lord Berners, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* / Philadelphia Orchestra* Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart*, Richard Arnell, Lord Berners, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* / Philadelphia Orchestra* - Punch And The Child / The Triumph Of Neptune(LP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 61431 UK 1974 Sell This Version
61449 Music For The Wedding  album cover Various Music For The Wedding(LP, Comp) CBS Classics, CBS Classics 61449 UK 1973 Sell This Version
61452 Die Walküre Act III  album cover Wagner*, Helen Traubel, Herbert Janssen (2), Irene Jessner, New York Philharmonic*, Artur Rodzinski Wagner*, Helen Traubel, Herbert Janssen (2), Irene Jessner, New York Philharmonic*, Artur Rodzinski - Die Walküre Act III(LP, Mono) CBS Classics, CBS Classics 61452 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61993 Old American Songs, Sets I And II / Twelve Poems Of Emily Dickinson  album cover Aaron Copland, William Warfield, Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Adele Addison Aaron Copland, William Warfield, Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Adele Addison - Old American Songs, Sets I And II / Twelve Poems Of Emily Dickinson(LP, Comp, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS Classics 61993 UK 1980 Sell This Version
62193 The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan  album cover Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 62193 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62251 The Times They Are A-Changin'  album cover Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin' (Album) 62251 UK 1964 Sell This Version
62310 Concert By The Sea  album cover Erroll Garner Concert By The Sea(LP, Album, Mono, RE) CBS, CBS 62310 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62429 Another Side Of Bob Dylan  album cover Bob Dylan Another Side Of Bob Dylan(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 62429 UK 1967 Sell This Version
62463 Bitter Tears - Ballads Of The American Indian  album cover Johnny Cash Bitter Tears - Ballads Of The American Indian(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 62463 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62515 Bringing It All Back Home  album cover Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home (Album) 62515 UK 1965 Sell This Version
62556 Love Affair  album cover Ray Conniff And The Singers Love Affair(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS 62556 UK 1965 Sell This Version
62579 Paul Simon The Paul Simon Song Book (Album) 62579 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62663 Themes For The "In" Crowd  album cover Percy Faith And His Orchestra* Themes For The "In" Crowd(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 62663 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62774 More Johnny's Greatest Hits  album cover Johnny Mathis More Johnny's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS 62774 UK 1966 Sell This Version
62775 Freedom's Sons  album cover The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Freedom's Sons(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 62775 UK 1967 Sell This Version
62847 Greatest Hits  album cover Bob Dylan Greatest Hits (Comp) 62847 UK 1975 Sell This Version
62860 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 62860 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62879 Nobody Sees Me Cry  album cover Diahann Carroll Nobody Sees Me Cry(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 62879 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63008 Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits  album cover Pete Seeger Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 63008 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63037 Ray Conniff And The Singers This Is My Song And Other Great Hits(LP, Mono) CBS, CBS 63037 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63101 Bookends  album cover Simon & Garfunkel Bookends (Album) 63101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63182 Just Loving You  album cover Anita Harris Just Loving You(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63182 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63184 Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith  album cover Roy Harper Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63184 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63252 John Wesley Harding  album cover Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding (Album) 63252 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63301 Love Is Blue  album cover Johnny Mathis Love Is Blue(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63301 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63308 At Folsom Prison  album cover Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63308 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63392 Cheap Thrills  album cover Big Brother & The Holding Company Cheap Thrills (Album) 63392 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63501 Switched-On Bach  album cover Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 63501 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63504 Blood, Sweat And Tears  album cover Blood, Sweat And Tears Blood, Sweat And Tears(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63504 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63570 Flatt & Scruggs Nashville Airplane(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 63570 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63601 Nashville Skyline  album cover Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 63601 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63619 Johnny Winter  album cover Johnny Winter Johnny Winter(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63619 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63629 Johnny Cash At San Quentin  album cover Johnny Cash Johnny Cash At San Quentin(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 63629 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63656 The Well-Tempered Synthesizer  album cover Walter Carlos The Well-Tempered Synthesizer(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 63656 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63699 Bridge Over Troubled Water  album cover Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water (Album) 63699 UK 1970 Sell This Version
63739 The Immortal Johnny Dodds  album cover Johnny Dodds The Immortal Johnny Dodds(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) CBS, CBS, Milestone Records 63739 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63803 Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet" (A Time For Us)  album cover Johnny Mathis Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet" (A Time For Us)(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 63803 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63815 Santana  album cover Santana Santana(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63815 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63906 Moondog  album cover Moondog (2) Moondog(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 63906 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63920 Andy Williams' Greatest Hits  album cover Andy Williams Andy Williams' Greatest Hits (Comp) 63920 UK 1970 Sell This Version