CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton

Profile:
UK vinyl pressing and tape duplication plant in Buckinghamshire, owned and run by CBS 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 are 3 dots in a pyramid, like or a joined ⋀, found at 9 o'clock, which in fact is a very faintly stamped 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.
Contact Info:
Since June 1980:
Rabans Lane
Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire HP19 8TS
England
[obsolete]
[l553982]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12 BRO 67 Motörhead Overkill(12", Pla) Bronze 12 BRO 67 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12 FTC 178 Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through The Grapevine(12") Fantasy 12 FTC 178 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12KTP 6 Kissing The Pink Radio On(12", Single) Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12KTP 6 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 KTP 7 Kissing The Pink The Other Side Of Heaven(12") Magnet (2) 12 KTP 7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 KTP 8 Kissing The Pink One Step(12") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12 KTP 8 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 KTP 8R Kissing The Pink One Step (Special Club Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Magnet (2) 12 KTP 8R UK 1986 Sell This Version
12KTP 9 Kissing The Pink Certain Things Are Likely(12") Magnet (2), Magnet (2) 12KTP 9 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 KTP 10 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 Colm III Take Me High(12") Ruby Red Records 12 LTD 444 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 LTD 444 Colm III Take Me High(12") Ruby Red Records 12 LTD 444 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12 REV 36 The Stone Roses Sally Cinnamon(12", Single) Black (2) 12 REV 36 UK 1987 Sell This Version
50 DA 308 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 The Bruce Baxter Orchestra & Guitar* 50 Smash Hit Guitar Extravaganza(2xLP, Ast) Pickwick Records 50DA 319 UK 1977 Sell This Version
50DA 321 Various 50 Rock & Roll Greats(2xLP, Comp) Pickwick Records 50DA 321 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2557 Andre Brasseur* The Kid(7") CBS 2557 UK 1970 Sell This Version
2718 Lou Christie Shake Hands And Walk Away Cryin'(7", Single, Promo) CBS 2718 UK 1967 Sell This Version
3412 The Marmalade Lovin' Things(7", Single, 4 P) CBS 3412 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3705 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 The Gun Race With The Devil(7", Single) CBS 3764 UK 1968 Sell This Version
3892 The Marmalade Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da(7", Single, Mono, 4-p) CBS 3892 UK 1968 Sell This Version
4410 Betty Wright Betty Travelin' In The Wright Circle(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Alston Records 4410 UK 1979 Sell This Version
4582 The Tremeloes (Call Me) Number One (Single) 4582 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4911 Christie Yellow River (Single) 4911 UK 1970 Sell This Version
5076 Chicago (2) 25 Or 6 To 4 (Single) 5076 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6495 Various CBS Rockabilly(7", EP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 6495 UK 1978 Sell This Version
8323 The Clash Bankrobber(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8323 UK 1980 Sell This Version
10006 Andy Williams Reflections(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 10006 UK 1977 Sell This Version
10029 Simon And Garfunkel* The Simon And Garfunkel Collection(LP, Comp) CBS, CBS 10029 UK 1981 Sell This Version
26095 King Steps In Time (Album) 26095 UK 1984 Sell This Version
26266 Third World Sense Of Purpose(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 26266 UK 1985 Sell This Version
26527 Redgum If You Don't Fight You Lose(LP, Album) CBS 26527 UK 1985 Sell This Version
30052 Various Greatest Classic Hits From The Films(LP) CBS Harmony, CBS Harmony 30052 UK 1974 Sell This Version
31493 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 Bob Dylan(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 32001 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
32038 Boston Boston (Album) 32038 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61041 David Oistrakh* / Sibelius* David Oistrakh* / Sibelius* - Violin Concerto - The Swan Of Tuonela(LP, Album, RE) CBS Classics 61041 UK Unknown Sell This Version
61061 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
61449 Various Music For The Wedding(LP) CBS Classics, CBS Classics 61449 UK 1973 Sell This Version
61452 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 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 Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 62193 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62251 Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 62251 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62429 Bob Dylan Another Side Of Bob Dylan(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 62429 UK 1967 Sell This Version
62463 Johnny Cash Bitter Tears - Ballads Of The American Indian(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 62463 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62515 Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home (Album) 62515 UK 1965 Sell This Version
62556 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 Percy Faith And His Orchestra* Themes For The "In" Crowd(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 62663 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62775 The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Freedom´s Sons(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 62775 UK 1967 Sell This Version
62847 Bob Dylan Greatest Hits (Comp) 62847 UK 1975 Sell This Version
62860 Simon And Garfunkel* Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 62860 UK Unknown Sell This Version
62879 Diahann Carroll Nobody Sees Me Cry(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 62879 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63008 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 Simon & Garfunkel Bookends (Album) 63101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63182 Anita Harris Just Loving You(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63182 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63184 Roy Harper Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63184 UK 1967 Sell This Version
63252 Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding (Album) 63252 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63308 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63308 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63392 Big Brother & The Holding Company Cheap Thrills(LP, Album) CBS 63392 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63501 Walter Carlos Switched-On Bach(LP, Album, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 63501 UK 1968 Sell This Version
63504 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
63619 Johnny Winter Johnny Winter(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 63619 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63629 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash At San Quentin(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 63629 UK 1969 Sell This Version
63699 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water (Album) 63699 UK 1970 Sell This Version
63739 Johnny Dodds The Immortal Johnny Dodds(LP, Album, Comp, Mono, RE, RM) CBS, CBS, Milestone Records 63739 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63906 Moondog (2) Moondog(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 63906 UK Unknown Sell This Version
63920 Andy Williams Andy Williams' Greatest Hits (Comp) 63920 UK 1970 Sell This Version
64024 Blood Sweat & Tears* Blood Sweat & Tears 3(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS 64024 UK 1970 Sell This Version
64065 It's A Beautiful Day Marrying Maiden(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 64065 UK 1970 Sell This Version
64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 64087 UK 1972 Sell This Version
64127 Andy Williams The Andy Williams Show(LP) CBS, CBS, CBS 64127 UK 1970 Sell This Version
64140 Skin Alley To Pagham And Beyond(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64140 UK 1970 Sell This Version
64188 Janis Joplin Pearl(LP, Album) EMBASSY, CBS 64188 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
64294 Ray Conniff And The Singers Love Story(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64294 UK 1971 Sell This Version
64392 Georgie Fame & Alan Price Georgie Fame & Alan Price - Fame & Price / Price & Fame / Together(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64392 UK 1971 Sell This Version
64447 Taj Mahal Happy Just To Be Like I Am(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS 64447 UK 1972 Sell This Version
64521 Weather Report Weather Report(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64521 UK 1971 Sell This Version
64543 Poco (3) From The Inside(LP) Epic 64543 UK 1971 Sell This Version
64544 Chase (5) Chase(LP, Album) Epic, Epic 64544 UK 1971 Sell This Version
64730 Al Stewart Orange(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64730 UK 1972 Sell This Version
64816 John Barry Theme From The Persuaders!(LP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 64816 UK 1972 Sell This Version
64840 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 64840 UK 1972 Sell This Version
64850 Matching Mole Matching Mole(LP, Album, RE, RP) CBS, CBS 64850 UK Unknown Sell This Version
65121 Vikki Carr Song Sung Blue(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 65121 UK 1972 Sell This Version
65224 Leonard Cohen Live Songs(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 65224 UK 1973 Sell This Version
65238 Loudon Wainwright III Album III(LP, Album) CBS 65238 UK 1972 Sell This Version
65321 Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire (Album) 65321 UK 1973 Sell This Version
65660 Vikki Carr Ms. America(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 65660 UK 1973 Sell This Version
65726 Al Stewart Past, Present & Future(LP, Album, Ora) CBS, CBS 65726 UK 1973 Sell This Version
65780 Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 65780 UK Unknown Sell This Version
66214 Andy Williams The Andy Williams Sound Of Music(2xLP, Album, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS 66214 UK 1968 Sell This Version
66218 Various / Paul Oliver Various / Paul Oliver - The Story Of The Blues(2xLP, Comp, Mono) CBS, CBS, CBS 66218 UK 1969 Sell This Version
66221 Chicago (2) Chicago Transit Authority(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) CBS 66221 UK Unknown Sell This Version
66246 Soft Machine Third (Album) 66246 UK 1970 Sell This Version
66260 Chicago (2) Chicago III(2xLP, Album) CBS 66260 UK 1971 Sell This Version
67239 Bob Dylan More Bob Dylan Greatest Hits (Comp) 67239 UK 1971 Sell This Version
67290 Roy Orbison The All Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison (Album, Comp) 67290 UK 1972 Sell This Version
68214 Soft Machine Six (Album) 68214 UK 1973 Sell This Version