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
ZUM 11 DJ Chelsea Girl  album cover Simple Minds Chelsea Girl(7", Single, Promo) Zoom Records ZUM 11 DJ UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZTT IQ1 Welcome To The Pleasuredome  album cover Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(2xLP, Album, CBS) ZTT ZTT IQ1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZT 419146 Give Me Your Love  album cover The Sisters Love Give Me Your Love(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Motown ZT 419146 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZT 41914 I Want You Back '88 Remix  album cover Michael Jackson With The Jackson 5* I Want You Back '88 Remix(12", Single) Motown ZT 41914 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZT 41734DJ Look What You Started  album cover The Temptations Look What You Started(12", Promo) Motown ZT 41734DJ Europe 1987 Sell This Version
ZT41654 Comin' Right Up  album cover Bruce Willis Comin' Right Up(12", Single) Motown ZT41654 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZT41374 The Tracks Of My Tears  album cover Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears(12") Motown, Motown ZT41374 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZT 40986 DJ Crack Killed Applejack  album cover General Kane Crack Killed Applejack(12", Single, Promo) Motown ZT 40986 DJ UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZT 40796 Walk Like A Man / All Night Long / Shadow Lover  album cover Mary Jane Girls Walk Like A Man / All Night Long / Shadow Lover(12") Motown ZT 40796 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZT 40744 My Girl  album cover The Temptations My Girl(12", W/Lbl) Tamla Motown ZT 40744 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
ZT 40502 Go Home (Special Re-Mix)  album cover Stevie Wonder Go Home (Special Re-Mix)(12") Motown ZT 40502 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZT 40422 Say You, Say Me  album cover Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me (Single) ZT 40422 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZT 40302 You're The One For Me (Labour Of Love Mix)  album cover D-Train You're The One For Me (Labour Of Love Mix)(12") Prelude Records ZT 40302 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZT 40214 Who's Holding Donna Now  album cover DeBarge Who's Holding Donna Now(12") Gordy ZT 40214 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZSS 163147 The Jacksons Featuring Michael Jackson The Jacksons Featuring Michael Jackson - Dreamer(7", Single, Pap) Epic ZSS 163147 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
ZONG 020 Engine  album cover American Music Club Engine(LP, Album) Zippo Records ZONG 020 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZEE T1 Losing My Mind  album cover Liza Minnelli Losing My Mind(12", Single) Epic ZEE T1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZEE 2 Don't Drop Bombs  album cover Liza Minnelli Don't Drop Bombs(7", Single) Epic, Epic ZEE 2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZEE 1 Losing My Mind  album cover Liza Minnelli Losing My Mind(7", Single) Epic ZEE 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZCKTP 7 The Other Side Of Heaven  album cover Kissing The Pink The Other Side Of Heaven(Cass, Single, Ltd) Magnet (2) ZCKTP 7 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 43499 Where Do We Go From Here / What You Need  album cover Stacy Lattisaw Where Do We Go From Here / What You Need(7") Motown ZB 43499 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB43169 Save The Last Dance For Me / Blues For Mr. D  album cover Bruce Willis Save The Last Dance For Me / Blues For Mr. D(7") Motown, Motown ZB43169 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 43085 Stay A Little While  album cover Gerald Alston Stay A Little While(7") Motown, Taj Records ZB 43085 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 42877 Fight The Power  album cover Public Enemy Fight The Power(7", Single) Motown ZB 42877 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 42687 Lucky Charm  album cover The Boys Lucky Charm(7", Single) Motown ZB 42687 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 42681 Activated  album cover Gerald Alston Activated(7", Single) Motown, Taj Records ZB 42681 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 42577 Take Me Where You Want To  album cover Gerald Alston Take Me Where You Want To(7") Motown, Taj Records ZB 42577 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZB 41437 Secret Agent Man - James Bond Is Back  album cover Bruce Willis Secret Agent Man - James Bond Is Back (Single) ZB 41437 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZB 41349 Under The Boardwalk  album cover Bruce Willis Under The Boardwalk(7", Single) Motown ZB 41349 UK 1987 Sell This Version
ZB 41117 Respect Yourself  album cover Bruce Willis Respect Yourself(7", Single) Motown, Motown ZB 41117 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
ZB 40709 You Keep Me Hangin' On  album cover Diana Ross & The Supremes* You Keep Me Hangin' On(7", Pic) Tamla Motown ZB 40709 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ZB 40567 Overjoyed  album cover Stevie Wonder Overjoyed(7") Motown ZB 40567 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40453 Do You Really Love Your Baby  album cover The Temptations Do You Really Love Your Baby(7", Single) Motown ZB 40453 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZB40421 Say You, Say Me  album cover Lionel Richie Say You, Say Me(7", Single, Sol) Motown, Motown ZB40421 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB40351 Part-Time Lover  album cover Stevie Wonder Part-Time Lover(7", Single) Motown, Motown ZB40351 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40305 Today / Tomorrow  album cover Freeze Frame (4) Today / Tomorrow(7") Inevitable (2) ZB 40305 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40303 I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock 'N' Roll)  album cover Nick Lowe I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock 'N' Roll)(7") F-Beat, F-Beat ZB 40303 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40301 You're The One For Me  album cover D-Train You're The One For Me(7", Single) Prelude Records ZB 40301 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40201 Hold Me  album cover Jake Jacas Hold Me(7", Single) Motown ZB 40201 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZB 40085 Green Shirt  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* Green Shirt(7", Single) F-Beat ZB 40085 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZANE 004 10-5-60  album cover The Long Ryders 10-5-60(12", MiniAlbum) Zippo Records ZANE 004 UK 1987 Sell This Version
YZ426 Hello  album cover The Beloved Hello(7") WEA, WEA YZ426 UK 1990 Sell This Version
YZ377 If You Don't Know Me By Now  album cover Simply Red If You Don't Know Me By Now(7", Single) WEA, Elektra YZ377 UK 1989 Sell This Version
YZ88 (T) Falling For You (Extended Mix)  album cover Girl Talk* Falling For You (Extended Mix)(12") WEA, WEA, WEA YZ88 (T) UK 1987 Sell This Version
YR 216 Sally Sunshine  album cover Glyn Poole (2) Sally Sunshine(7", Single, Promo) York Records YR 216 UK 1974 Sell This Version
YOUT 1 Pass The Dutchie (Special 12" Club Version)  album cover Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie (Special 12" Club Version)(12") MCA Records, MCA Records YOUT 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
YOUNG T1 Wonderland  album cover Paul Young Wonderland(12", Single) CBS YOUNG T1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
YOUNG Q1 Wonderland  album cover Paul Young Wonderland(7", Single, Ltd, Pos) CBS YOUNG Q1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
YOUNG 5 Oh Girl  album cover Paul Young Oh Girl(7", Single) CBS YOUNG 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
YOUNG 4 Paul Young Softly Whispering I Love You(7", Single) CBS YOUNG 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
YOU 3 Never Gonna Give You Up  album cover Musical Youth Never Gonna Give You Up(7", Single, Pap) MCA Records YOU 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
YOU 1 Pass The Dutchie  album cover Musical Youth Pass The Dutchie(7", Single) MCA Records YOU 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
YIP2 Pioneer Girl  album cover Yip Yip Coyote Pioneer Girl(7", Promo) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records YIP2 UK 1984 Sell This Version
YELLO 1 Special Pre Release  album cover Yello Special Pre Release(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Stiff Records YELLO 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
YBEP 89 In A Broken Dream   album cover Python Lee Jackson Featuring Rod Stewart Python Lee Jackson Featuring Rod Stewart - In A Broken Dream (7", EP) Young Blood, Young Blood YBEP 89 UK 1971 Sell This Version
YB 1040 Change It All  album cover Mac & Katie Kissoon* Change It All(7", Single, Kno) Young Blood International YB 1040 UK 1973 Sell This Version
YB 1017 Nice One Cyril  album cover Cockerel Chorus Nice One Cyril (Single) YB 1017 UK 1973 Sell This Version
YB 1002 In A Broken Dream  album cover Python Lee Jackson In A Broken Dream(7", Single, RE, Sol) Young Blood International YB 1002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Y 27 My Spine Is The Bassline  album cover Shriekback My Spine Is The Bassline(7", Single) Y Records Y 27 UK 1982 Sell This Version
XXX 3 Money  album cover Centerfold Money(7") CBS XXX 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
XX37T The Only Flame In Town  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Only Flame In Town(12", Single) F-Beat, F-Beat XX37T UK 1984 Sell This Version
XX37 The Only Flame In Town  album cover Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Only Flame In Town(7", Single) F-Beat, F-Beat XX37 UK 1984 Sell This Version
XX35DJ I Wanna Be Loved  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* I Wanna Be Loved(7", Single, Promo) F-Beat XX35DJ UK 1984 Sell This Version
XX 35 I Wanna Be Loved  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* I Wanna Be Loved(7", Single) F-Beat XX 35 UK 1984 Sell This Version
XX 35 I Wanna Be Loved  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* I Wanna Be Loved(7", Single) F-Beat XX 35 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
XPS 251 Live  E.P.  album cover Love/Hate Live E.P.(7", EP, Promo) CBS, Kerrang! Magazine XPS 251 UK 1990 Sell This Version
XPS 238 Deep In Vogue (Deeper Mix)  album cover Malcolm McLaren And The Bootzilla Orchestra Deep In Vogue (Deeper Mix)(7", Single) Epic XPS 238 UK 1989 Sell This Version
XPS 222 River Deep, Mountain High  album cover Terraplane River Deep, Mountain High(7", S/Sided, Ltd) Epic XPS 222 UK 1987 Sell This Version
XPS 180 The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou (Medley)  album cover Frank Zappa The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou (Medley)(7", Single, Promo) CBS XPS 180 UK 1983 Sell This Version
XPS 161 Reflections (In-Store Air-Play Sampler)  album cover Various Reflections (In-Store Air-Play Sampler)(7", Single, Promo, Smplr) CBS XPS 161 UK 1982 Sell This Version
XPS 134 Greatest Original Hits - 4 Track E.P.  album cover Barbara Dickson Greatest Original Hits - 4 Track E.P.(7", EP, Comp, Promo) Epic XPS 134 UK 1984 Sell This Version
XPR 1581 Found Love  album cover Double Dee Found Love(12", Ltd, Promo) Epic XPR 1581 UK 1990 Sell This Version
XPR 1530 Sittin' In The Lap Of Luxury  album cover Louie Louie (2) Sittin' In The Lap Of Luxury(12", Ltd, Promo) CBS Dance Division, Epic XPR 1530 UK 1990 Sell This Version
XPR 1502 The Sex Of It  album cover Kid Creole And The Coconuts The Sex Of It(12", Promo) CBS XPR 1502 UK 1990 Sell This Version
XPR 1411 More Than You Know (The Jellybean Re-Mix)  album cover Martika More Than You Know (The Jellybean Re-Mix)(12", S/Sided, Promo) CBS XPR 1411 UK 1988 Sell This Version
XPR 1357 Cross My Heart (Dance Mix)  album cover Eighth Wonder Cross My Heart (Dance Mix)(12", Promo) CBS XPR 1357 UK 1988 Sell This Version
XPR 1309 Cock Robin When Your Heart Is Weak (Extended Mix) XPR 1309 UK 1985 Sell This Version
XPR1227 Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix)  album cover Wham! Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) (Special U.S. Re-Mix)(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Epic XPR1227 UK 1982 Sell This Version
XPR 1208 Jazz Sluts Fuchi (Free Spirit)(12", Single, Promo) Epic XPR 1208 UK 1980 Sell This Version
XET 503 Change Your Wicked Ways  album cover Pennye Ford* Change Your Wicked Ways(12") Total Experience Records XET 503 UK 1984 Sell This Version
XED 109 Calendar Girl  album cover Julie London Calendar Girl(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Edsel Records, Edsel Records XED 109 UK 1982 Sell This Version
XDJR 1 It's Mine And You Don't Own It   album cover Jerome* It's Mine And You Don't Own It (12", Ltd, Promo) DJM Records (2) XDJR 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
WW 5050 Lemon Popsicle  album cover Various Lemon Popsicle(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Warwick Records WW 5050 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WT 2014 The Big Four  album cover Various The Big Four(7", EP) Embassy WT 2014 UK 1965 Sell This Version
WT 2012 The Big Four  album cover Various The Big Four(7", EP) Embassy WT 2012 UK 1965 Sell This Version
WT 2011 The Big Four  album cover Various The Big Four(7", EP) Embassy WT 2011 UK 1965 Sell This Version
WSR 955 Yoga For Health  album cover Richard Hittleman Yoga For Health(2xLP, Mono) Cbs Special Products WSR 955 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WSR 945 In Good Company  album cover Various In Good Company(LP, Comp) CBS Special Products WSR 945 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WSR 942 Show Time  album cover Various Show Time(LP, Comp) CBS Special Products WSR 942 UK Unknown Sell This Version
WSR 939 Curtain Up  album cover Leonard Bernstein And The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell And The Cleveland Orchestra Leonard Bernstein And The New York Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell And The Cleveland Orchestra - Curtain Up(LP, Comp) CBS Special Products WSR 939 UK 1970 Sell This Version
WRD 3001 BBC TV's Nationwide Carols  album cover The English Chorale BBC TV's Nationwide Carols(LP, Album) Word WRD 3001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
WOK 12 (Something Inside) So Strong  album cover Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong(7", Single, Pap) China Records WOK 12 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WM 42 Open Country  album cover Various Open Country(3xLP, Comp) The Sunday Times Magazine, CBS Special Products, CBS WM 42 UK 1972 Sell This Version
WIP 6307 Let's Stick Together  album cover Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together(7", Single, Kno) Island Records WIP 6307 UK 1976 Sell This Version
WIP 6252 Say It Ain't So Joe  album cover Murray Head Say It Ain't So Joe(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6252 UK 1975 Sell This Version
WIP 6248 Love Is The Drug  album cover Roxy Music Love Is The Drug (Single) WIP 6248 UK 1975 Sell This Version
WIK 8 Cycledelic  album cover Johnny Moped Cycledelic(LP, Album) Chiswick Records WIK 8 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WIK 6 Off The Rails  album cover Little Bob Story Off The Rails(LP, Album) Chiswick Records WIK 6 UK 1977 Sell This Version
WIK 5 Songs For Swinging Lovers  album cover Radio Stars Songs For Swinging Lovers(LP, Album, Ltd + 7", Promo) Chiswick Records WIK 5 UK 1977 Sell This Version
WiK 4 TV Tube Heart  album cover The Radiators From Space* TV Tube Heart(LP, Album) Chiswick Records WiK 4 UK 1977 Sell This Version