EMI Records

EMI Records

Profile:
For "Pressed By" credits on records and cassettes manufactured between July 1973 and 2000.
Do not confuse with the record company E.M.I. Records, often followed by "(The Gramophone Co. Ltd.)".
For releases showing the "EMI" logo, see EMI.

EMI Records manufactured records at their record factories in Hayes, Middlesex. Originally, the plant was located on Blyth Road but moved to new premises at Uxbridge Road by July 1972. The 160,000 sq. ft. pressing plant consisted of a pressroom with 112 vinyl presses plus room for 28 more when needed, the sleeve store and sleeving area, as well as a tape duplication plant. The plant is famous for using the unique EMI 1400 presses, which were custom-built in-house and as such are the only presses of their kind in the world.

The plant previously operated as The Gramophone Co. Ltd. until 1 July 1973. It was closed in 2000 and was subsequently acquired by the independent manufacturer Portalspace Records Limited.

Records pressed by EMI Records always feature a runout machine-stamp unique to the EMI 1400 press, with a unique typography (see images for example).

EMI 'in-house' pressings:
For vinyl pressings (7" and LP), the plant used the 9 and 3 o'clock locations for mother and stamper identity respectively (oriented to the matrix). For stampers the company used the 10-digit code "GRAMOPHLTD"; G=1 R=2 A=3 M=4 O=5 P=6 H=7 L=8 T=9 D=0. This was given up by 1981.

Contract pressings:
The plant also undertook contract pressings for other companies from the late 1960s until 1999. Their clients included Liberty, United Artists Records and Island Records from the late 1960s until the closure of the facilities in 1999. Additionally, between 1988 (when the Polygram UK plant was closed) and 1992 (Polygram switched to other manufacturers), EMI also pressed for PolyGram UK.

The contract pressings never credit EMI Records directly but can be identified by a characteristic runout pattern: -xU-m-n (e.g. -1U-1-7). A record with the following in the runout "LASH 19-A-1U-1-Q2" can be broken down as follows:
"LASH 19" is the catalogue number. "A" is the side identifier. "1U" is the cut number with U identifying the pressing as a contract pressing (i.e. that it was not cut at the EMI-owned Abbey Road Studios) "1-Q2" shows the mother and stamper numbers.

By 1993, the contract pressing runout pattern did not contain the "U" cut or "Q" stamper indicators: -x-m-n (e.g. -1-1-7). As before, a record with the following in the runout "B2B 12001 A-1-1-1" can be broken down as follows:
"B2B 12001" is the catalogue number. "A" is the side identifier. "1-1-1" indicates the cut-mother-stamper numbers respectively.

By April 1982 the runout matrix was combined at 6 o'clock.
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Contact Info:
Factory, July 1972 - 2000:
1-3 Uxbridge Road
Hayes, Middlesex UB4 0SY
UK
Tel.: 01-561 8722
[obsolete]

The US company of the same name:
EMI Records
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0C 054 o 05637 The Classic Tracks 1968/1972  album cover Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972(LP, Comp) One-Up, EMI 0C 054 o 05637 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 054 o 06195 The Joyce Grenfell Collection  album cover Joyce Grenfell The Joyce Grenfell Collection(LP, Comp) One-Up, EMI 0C 054 o 06195 UK 1976 Sell This Version
1A 006-19026 Tom & Jerry  album cover Luna Twist Tom & Jerry(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-19026 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-26955 Het Laatste Rondje / Amor, Amor, Amor  album cover The Dixieland Pipers Het Laatste Rondje / Amor, Amor, Amor(7") EMI Records 1A 006-26955 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-63518 Reet Petite  album cover Darts Reet Petite(7", Single) Magnet (2) 1A 006-63518 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-64570 Physical  album cover Olivia Newton-John Physical(7", Single, MP) EMI Records 1A 006-64570 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 675 Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did?  album cover The Coconuts Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did?(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86 675 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 038-06276 The Best Of Barclay James Harvest  album cover Barclay James Harvest The Best Of Barclay James Harvest(LP, Comp) Harvest 1A 038-06276 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0922 7 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(7", Single, Bla) Parlophone 1A 006-20 0922 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1637 7 The Telephone Call  album cover Kraftwerk The Telephone Call 1A 006-20 1637 7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-04600 Something New  album cover The Beatles Something New (Album) 1A 062-04600 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07097 154  album cover Wire 154(LP, Album, RE) Harvest 1A 062-07097 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07134 The Candidate  album cover Steve Harley The Candidate(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-07134 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-07269 Iron Maiden  album cover Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 062-07269 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-07356 De Mooiste Songs  album cover The Beatles De Mooiste Songs (Comp) 1A 062-07356 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63201 Entertainment!  album cover Gang Of Four Entertainment! (Album) 1A 062-63201 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-92726 Fireball  album cover Deep Purple Fireball(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest 1A 062-92726 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 064-07724 Piece Of Mind  album cover Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 1A 064-07724 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-78042 Wereldsterren Wensen U Een Vrolijk Kerstfeest  album cover Various Wereldsterren Wensen U Een Vrolijk Kerstfeest(LP, Comp) EMI, EMI 1A 064-78042 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 262-07318 20 Jaar Hits  album cover The Shadows 20 Jaar Hits(Cass, Comp) EMI 1A 262-07318 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-24-0322-1 Straight Ahead  album cover Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24-0322-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 038 1575071 Lovedrive  album cover Scorpions Lovedrive(LP, Album) EMI, Harvest 1A 038 1575071 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 064-2401311 People Talk  album cover Sherry Kean People Talk(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-2401311 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 940 Imagine  album cover John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band* With The Flux Fiddlers - Imagine(7", Single) Apple Records 1C 006-04 940 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 006-07 635 Mocking Bird   album cover Barclay James Harvest Mocking Bird (7", Single, RE) Harvest 1C 006-07 635 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 037-00 542 5. Klavierkonzert, Klavierrondo C-dur  album cover Beethoven*, Hans Richter-Haaser, Philharmonia Orchestra London*, István Kertesz* Beethoven*, Hans Richter-Haaser, Philharmonia Orchestra London*, István Kertesz* - 5. Klavierkonzert, Klavierrondo C-dur(LP, RE) His Master's Voice, Die Stimme Seines Herrn 1C 037-00 542 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1 C 056-05 553 Live  album cover Cliff Richard Live(LP, Album, RE) EMI Electrola 1 C 056-05 553 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 060-32 777 20 Monster-Hits  album cover Various 20 Monster-Hits(LP, Comp) EMI Electrola 1C 060-32 777 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 062-33724 Happy People   album cover Pepe Lienhard Sextett Happy People (LP, Album, Ltd, TP) EMI Records 1C 062-33724 Switzerland 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 063-00391 Lieder Recital  album cover Janet Baker, Gerald Moore, Schubert*, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss Janet Baker, Gerald Moore, Schubert*, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss - Lieder Recital 1 C 063-00391 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-04 372 Barclay James Harvest  album cover Barclay James Harvest Barclay James Harvest(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-04 372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-06 603 The Kick Inside  album cover Kate Bush The Kick Inside (Album) 1C 064-06 603 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 134 The Candidate  album cover Steve Harley The Candidate(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-07 134 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 269 Iron Maiden  album cover Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064-07 269 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064 07 450 Killers  album cover Iron Maiden Killers(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064 07 450 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064 07 450 A Killers  album cover Iron Maiden Killers(LP, Album, MP) EMI 1C 064 07 450 A Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-07 541 Wired For Sound  album cover Cliff Richard Wired For Sound(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-07 541 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 395 City To City  album cover Gerry Rafferty City To City(LP, Album) Liberty 1C 064-60 395 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-61 820 Jazz  album cover Queen Jazz(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-61 820 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 812 Wolf & Leopards  album cover Dennis Brown Wolf & Leopards(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI 1C 064-62 812 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1 C 067-43 063 T Beethoven : Violinkonzert  album cover Itzhak Perlman, Philharmonia Orchestra Itzhak Perlman, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven : Violinkonzert(LP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 1 C 067-43 063 T Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 067-43 270 T Scheherazade  album cover Rimsky-Korsakov* / Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra*, Norman Carol Rimsky-Korsakov* / Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra*, Norman Carol - Scheherazade(LP, Album) His Master's Voice 1C 067-43 270 T Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 072-04600 Something New  album cover The Beatles Something New(LP, Album, RE) Odeon, Odeon 1C 072-04600 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0250 1 Solid  album cover Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-24 0250 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-321886 1 Catfish Rising  album cover Jethro Tull Catfish Rising(LP, Album, Ltd + 12") Chrysalis 1C 064-321886 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 064 7 48684 1 Diamond Sun  album cover Glass Tiger Diamond Sun(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records 1C 064 7 48684 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 067 27 0040 1 Folk Songs & Ballads  album cover Kiri Te Kanawa Folk Songs & Ballads(LP, Album, Gat) EMI Records, His Master's Voice Digital 1C 067 27 0040 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 067 7 54108 4 Violin Concerto Etc. Live In Russia  album cover Tchaikovsky*Itzhak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Janet Goodman Guggenheim Tchaikovsky*Itzhak Perlman, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Janet Goodman Guggenheim - Violin Concerto Etc. Live In Russia(LP) EMI Classics 1C 067 7 54108 4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 238 15 7633 4 The Tale Of The Tape  album cover Billy Squier The Tale Of The Tape(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI Records 1C 238 15 7633 4 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1C 037 1000531 Carl Orff: Carmina Burana - Frühbeck De Burgos  album cover Carl Orff / Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos - New Philharmonia Orchestra Carl Orff / Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos - New Philharmonia Orchestra - Carl Orff: Carmina Burana - Frühbeck De Burgos(LP, Album, RE) EMI 1C 037 1000531 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 538-3 21077 1 Goin' Home!  album cover Ten Years After Goin' Home!(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 538-3 21077 1 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 188-04 222/23 Ummagumma  album cover Pink Floyd Ummagumma(2xLP, Album, RE) Harvest, EMI 1C 188-04 222/23 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 0923 6 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Maxi, Promo, W/Lbl) Parlophone 1C K 060 20 0923 6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1CK060 200966 Life's What You Make It  album cover Talk Talk Life's What You Make It(12", Maxi, M/Print) EMI Records 1CK060 200966 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1E 062 ○93720 Stampeders  album cover Stampeders* Stampeders(LP, Album) Regal Zonophone 1E 062 ○93720 UK 1972 Sell This Version
1E 191 02366 Choral Symphony - Symphony No.9 In D Minor - Symphony No.8 In F  album cover Beethoven* / Carlo Maria Giulini, London Symphony Orchestra*, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus* Beethoven* / Carlo Maria Giulini, London Symphony Orchestra*, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus* - Choral Symphony - Symphony No.9 In D Minor - Symphony No.8 In F(2xLP + Box) EMI, EMI, EMI 1E 191 02366 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1 J - 1 - Q2 Smells Like Teen Spirit  album cover Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single) 1 J - 1 - Q2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1J-1 - 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit  album cover Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit(7", Single, Promo, Rad) DGC 1J-1 - 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1S 409 Anti-Social  album cover Anthrax Anti-Social(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, Megaforce Worldwide 1S 409 UK 1989 Sell This Version
1U-1-1 Don't Cry  album cover Guns N' Roses Don't Cry(12", Single) Geffen Records 1U-1-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1U-1-Q2 Come As You Are  album cover Nirvana Come As You Are (Single) 1U-1-Q2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1U-1-Q2 November Rain  album cover Guns N' Roses November Rain(7", Single) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide 1U-1-Q2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
1U-1 - 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit  album cover Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit(7", Single, Pap) DGC 1U-1 - 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
002 Non Stop / Cool Operator  album cover Da Dogz Non Stop / Cool Operator(12") Prime Time Wax 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
2C 004-25.002 In The Still Of The Night  album cover Jack Jersey In The Still Of The Night(7", Single) EMI 2C 004-25.002 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 064-4914 Imagine  album cover John Lennon Imagine(LP, Album, RP) Apple Records 2C 064-4914 France 1971 Sell This Version
2c 006-98.314 Poor Man's Son  album cover Flatbush (3) Poor Man's Son(7") Harvest 2c 006-98.314 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C006-99177 Love Will Call The Tune (Chanson populaire)  album cover Claude François Love Will Call The Tune (Chanson populaire)(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C006-99177 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 008-06.643 Dancer Dance  album cover Pussyfoot Dancer Dance(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C 008-06.643 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 008 40518 Tiro-liro-liro  album cover Amalia Rodrigues* Tiro-liro-liro(7") EMI, Columbia, EMI 2C 008 40518 France 1980 Sell This Version
2C 008 86675 Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did  album cover The Coconuts Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did(7", Single) EMI America 2C 008 86675 France 1983 Sell This Version
2C 010-97140 Bohemian Rhapsody  album cover Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI 2C 010-97140 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010 97802 Nice And Slow  album cover Jesse Green Nice And Slow(7", Single) EMI 2C 010 97802 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 064 05.171 Baby James Harvest  album cover Barclay James Harvest Baby James Harvest(LP, Album) Harvest 2C 064 05.171 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 064-92726 Fireball  album cover Deep Purple Fireball (Album) 2C 064-92726 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 066-04096 Soundtrack From The Film "More"  album cover The Pink Floyd* Soundtrack From The Film "More"(LP, Album, RE) Columbia 2C 066-04096 France 1977 Sell This Version
2 C 242-97.581 Wings At The Speed Of Sound  album cover Wings (2) Wings At The Speed Of Sound(Cass, Album) Parlophone 2 C 242-97.581 France 1976 Sell This Version
2 C 266-98 485 A Day At The Races  album cover Queen A Day At The Races (Album) 2 C 266-98 485 France 1976 Sell This Version
2 C 152-15573/4 Evergreens  album cover Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre Evergreens(2xLP, Comp, RE) Pathé, Pathé 2 C 152-15573/4 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
2 C184-50350/51 The Madcap Laughs / Barrett  album cover Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs / Barrett(2xLP, Comp, RE, Gat) Harvest, Harvest 2 C184-50350/51 France Unknown Sell This Version
2J 345-28913 Doppelkonzert Für Trompete, Oboe Und Orchester Es-Dur / Trompetenkonzert D-Dur/ Trompetenkonzert E-Dur  album cover Hertel* / L. Mozart* / Hummel* - Edward H. Tarr, Helmut Hucke, Consortium Musicum (2), Fritz Lehan Hertel* / L. Mozart* / Hummel* - Edward H. Tarr, Helmut Hucke, Consortium Musicum (2), Fritz Lehan - Doppelkonzert Für Trompete, Oboe Und Orchester Es-Dur / Trompetenkonzert D-Dur/ Trompetenkonzert E-Dur(8-Trk) EMI Records 2J 345-28913 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
2M 026-13330 Sonny  album cover Ennio Morricone Sonny(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 2M 026-13330 France 1977 Sell This Version
2M 026-13330 Sonny  album cover Ennio Morricone Sonny(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 2M 026-13330 France 1977 Sell This Version
2S 008 06725 Dancing In The City  album cover Marshall Hain Dancing In The City (Single) 2S 008 06725 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 008 82 500 Bebida Magica  album cover Los Jaivas Bebida Magica(7") Sonopresse 2S 008 82 500 France 1978 Sell This Version
2SK 3900 Explore 1998 New Music Sampler #1  album cover Various Explore 1998 New Music Sampler #1(2xCD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia, Tangerine (2), Creation Records, Ovum Recordings, Facility Records, Ruffhouse Records 2SK 3900 US 1998 Sell This Version
2YVH 41/42 Sinfonie Nr. 9 in D-Moll, Erste Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft  album cover Anton Bruckner Sinfonie Nr. 9 in D-Moll, Erste Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft(LP, S/Edition) Preiser Records, EMI Records 2YVH 41/42 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
3C 006 63794 Coming Up  album cover Paul McCartney Coming Up(7", Single) Parlophone, MPL (2) 3C 006 63794 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3C 053 - 00566 La Mer / Nocturnes  album cover Claude Debussy, Philarmonia Orchestra Direttore Carlo Maria Giulini Claude Debussy, Philarmonia Orchestra Direttore Carlo Maria Giulini - La Mer / Nocturnes(LP, Mono) EMI Records 3C 053 - 00566 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3C 053-00707M Torna a Surriento  album cover Beniamino Gigli Torna a Surriento(LP, Album) EMI Records 3C 053-00707M Italy 1957 Sell This Version
3C 065-03763 Q Sinfonia N.4 In Fa Minore Op. 36  album cover Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra - Sinfonia N.4 In Fa Minore Op. 36(LP) EMI Records 3C 065-03763 Q Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3C 264 07030 20 Golden Hits  album cover The Beatles 20 Golden Hits(Cass, Comp, Dol) Parlophone 3C 264 07030 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
3C 264 78041 Queen Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) EMI 3C 264 78041 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
3C 164 - 04173/4 The Beatles  album cover The Beatles The Beatles(2xLP, Album, RE) Apple Records 3C 164 - 04173/4 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3 C 134 - 06560/61 Love Songs  album cover The Beatles Love Songs(2xLP, Comp) EMI Records Italy srl, Parlophone 3 C 134 - 06560/61 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
3 C165-02537/39 La Bella Addormentata (balletto completo)  album cover Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, André Previn Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, André Previn - La Bella Addormentata (balletto completo)(3xBox, Album) EMI Records 3 C165-02537/39 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
4C006-05554 Jet / Let Me Roll It  album cover Paul McCartney & Wings* Jet / Let Me Roll It(7") Apple Records 4C006-05554 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
4C 006-25 305 Like A Spanish Song   album cover The Cats Like A Spanish Song (7", Single) EMI 4C 006-25 305 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-25310 Silvery Moon   album cover Jack Jersey Silvery Moon (Single) 4C 006-25310 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-25331 Rollin' On A River  album cover Piet Veerman Rollin' On A River(7", Single) EMI 4C 006-25331 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version