EMI Records

EMI Records

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EMI Records is sometimes referenced as a copyright, license holder or distributor on releases. It also manufactured records and cassettes but please use Pressed By only for records manufactured between July 1973 and 2000. Do not enter it as Label.

For releases that carry the EMI logo, please use EMI as label. For releases that mention EMI Records Ltd. or EMI Records Limited as a copyright holder, please use EMI Records Ltd..

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 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 Joyce Grenfell The Joyce Grenfell Collection(LP) One-Up, EMI 0C 054 o 06195 UK 1976 Sell This Version
1A 006-19026 Luna Twist Tom & Jerry(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-19026 Benelux 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-63518 Darts Reet Petite(7", Single) Magnet (2) 1A 006-63518 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-64570 Olivia Newton-John Physical(7", Single, MP) EMI Records 1A 006-64570 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1637 7 Kraftwerk The Telephone Call 1A 006-20 1637 7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-04600 The Beatles Something New (Album) 1A 062-04600 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07097 Wire 154(LP, Album, RE) Harvest 1A 062-07097 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 062-07134 Steve Harley The Candidate(LP, Album) EMI 1A 062-07134 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-07269 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1A 062-07269 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-07356 The Beatles De Mooiste Songs(LP, Comp) Parlophone 1A 062-07356 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-63201 Gang Of Four Entertainment! (Album) 1A 062-63201 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-92726 Deep Purple Fireball(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest 1A 062-92726 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 262-07318 The Shadows 20 Jaar Hits(Cass, Comp) EMI 1A 262-07318 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-24-0322-1 Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead(LP, Album) Blue Note 1A 064-24-0322-1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-2401311 Sherry Kean People Talk(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-2401311 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-04 940 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 037-00 542 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 Cliff Richard Live(LP, Album, RE) EMI Electrola 1 C 056-05 553 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 060-32 777 Various 20 Monster-Hits(LP, Comp) EMI Electrola 1C 060-32 777 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 062-33724 Pepe Lienhard Sextett Happy People (LP, Album, Ltd, TP) EMI Records 1C 062-33724 Switzerland 1973 Sell This Version
1 C 063-00391 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 Barclay James Harvest(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-04 372 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-06 603 Kate Bush The Kick Inside (Album) 1C 064-06 603 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-07 134 Steve Harley The Candidate(LP, Album) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-07 134 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064 07 450 Iron Maiden Killers(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064 07 450 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-07 541 Cliff Richard Wired For Sound(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-07 541 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 395 Gerry Rafferty City To City(LP, Album) Liberty 1C 064-60 395 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-61 820 Queen Jazz(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 064-61 820 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1C 064-62 812 Dennis Brown Wolf & Leopards(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI 1C 064-62 812 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1 C 067-43 063 T 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 Rimsky-Korsakov* / Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra*, Norman Carol Rimsky-Korsakov* / Riccardo Muti, Philadelphia Orchestra*, Norman Carol - Scheherazade(LP, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 1C 067-43 270 T Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 072-04600 The Beatles Something New(LP, Album, RE) Odeon, Odeon 1C 072-04600 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0250 1 Ashford & Simpson Solid(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1C 064-24 0250 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-321886 1 Jethro Tull Catfish Rising(LP, Album, Ltd + 12") Chrysalis 1C 064-321886 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 064 7 48684 1 Glass Tiger Diamond Sun(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records 1C 064 7 48684 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 037 1000531 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 Ten Years After Goin' Home!(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 538-3 21077 1 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 064 1654541 Duran Duran Seven And The Ragged Tiger(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064 1654541 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 188-04 222/23 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
1E 062 ○ 80808 Silverbird (2) Broken Treaties(LP) Capitol Records 1E 062 ○ 80808 UK 1971 Sell This Version
1E 062 ○93720 Stampeders* Stampeders(LP, Album) Regal Zonophone 1E 062 ○93720 UK 1972 Sell This Version
1E 062-93764 Schunge Ballad Of A Simple Love(LP, Album) Regal Zonophone 1E 062-93764 UK 1972 Sell This Version
1E 191 02366 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
1J-1-1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single) 1J-1-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1 J - 1 - Q2 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single) 1 J - 1 - Q2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1J-1 - 1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit(7", Single, Promo, Rad) DGC 1J-1 - 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1S 409 Anthrax Anti-Social(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, Megaforce Worldwide 1S 409 UK 1989 Sell This Version
1U-1-1 Guns N' Roses Don't Cry (Single) 1U-1-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1U-1-Q2 Nirvana Come As You Are (Single) 1U-1-Q2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1U-1-Q2 Guns N' Roses November Rain(7", Single) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide 1U-1-Q2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
1U-1 - 1 Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit(7", Single, Pap) DGC 1U-1 - 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1U - 1 - 1 Guns N' Roses Live And Let Die(7", Single, Pap) Geffen Records 1U - 1 - 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
2C 004-25.002 Jack Jersey In The Still Of The Night(7", Single) EMI 2C 004-25.002 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 064-4914 John Lennon Imagine(LP, Album, RP) Apple Records 2C 064-4914 France 1971 Sell This Version
2c 006-98.314 Flatbush (3) Poor Man's Son(7") Harvest 2c 006-98.314 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C006-99177 Claude François Love Will Call The Tune (Chanson populaire)(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C006-99177 France 1977 Sell This Version
2C 008-06.643 Pussyfoot Dancer Dance(7", Single) EMI, EMI 2C 008-06.643 France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 008 86675 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 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single) EMI, Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 010-97140 France 1975 Sell This Version
2C 010 97802 Jesse Green Nice And Slow(7", Single) EMI 2C 010 97802 France 1976 Sell This Version
2C 064 05.171 Barclay James Harvest Baby James Harvest(LP, Album) Harvest 2C 064 05.171 France 1973 Sell This Version
2C 064-92726 Deep Purple Fireball (Album) 2C 064-92726 France 1971 Sell This Version
2C 066-04096 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 (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 Queen A Day At The Races (Album) 2 C 266-98 485 France 1976 Sell This Version
2 C 152-15573/4 Franck Pourcel Et Son Grand Orchestre Evergreens(2xLP, Comp, RE) Pathé, Pathé 2 C 152-15573/4 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
2M 026-13330 Ennio Morricone Sonny(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 2M 026-13330 France 1977 Sell This Version
2S 008 06725 Marshall Hain Dancing In The City (Single) 2S 008 06725 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 008 82 500 Los Jaivas Bebida Magica(7") Sonopresse 2S 008 82 500 France 1978 Sell This Version
2SK 3900 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
2U-1-1 Nirvana Come As You Are(12") Geffen Records, Geffen Records 2U-1-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
2YVH 41/42 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
3C062-91833 Hate (13) Hate Kills(LP) Famous 3C062-91833 Italy 1970 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 The Beatles(2xLP, Album, RE) Apple Records 3C 164 - 04173/4 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3 C 134 - 06560/61 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 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 Paul McCartney & Wings* Jet / Let Me Roll It(7") Apple Records 4C006-05554 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
4C 006-25 305 The Cats Like A Spanish Song (7", Single) EMI 4C 006-25 305 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-25310 Jack Jersey Silvery Moon (Single) 4C 006-25310 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-25331 Piet Veerman Rollin' On A River(7", Single) EMI 4C 006-25331 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4 C 006-25349 Imca Marina Cin Cin Amore Mio(7", Single) EMI Records 4 C 006-25349 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-26329 Debbie (6) Poor Man's Daughter(7") EMI 4C 006-26329 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C006-96439 Johnny & Orquesta Rodrigues Hey Mal Yo(7") EMI, EMI 4C006-96439 Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
4C006-96819 The Drifters There Goes My First Love(7", Single) Bell Records 4C006-96819 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C 006-97014 Tee-Set Do It Baby(7", Single) EMI 4C 006-97014 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
4C006 98062 Wings (2) Let 'Em In (Single) 4C006 98062 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
4DS 49581 Samuel Ramey, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Peter Matz, National Philharmonic Orchestra Samuel Ramey, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Peter Matz, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein(Cass, Dol) Angel Records 4DS 49581 US 1989 Sell This Version
4E 006-34614 Sven-Bertil Taube En Sång Om Frihet / Balladen Om Det Angenäma Livet(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 4E 006-34614 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
4km-44308 The Beatles Help!(Cass, Single) Capitol Records, EMI Records 4km-44308 US 1989 Sell This Version
4KM-58320 Blessid Union Of Souls I Believe(Cass, Single) EMI 4KM-58320 US 1994 Sell This Version
4KM-58573 Mad Cobra Big Long John(Cass, Single) EMI Records 4KM-58573 US 1996 Sell This Version
4M 036-05834 John Lennon Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure, Parlophone 4M 036-05834 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
4PRO 10457 Fun Lovin' Criminals FLC(Cass, Promo) EMI, EMI 4PRO 10457 US 1996 Sell This Version
4PRO-10486 David Gray Sampler(Cass, EP, Smplr) EMI Records 4PRO-10486 US 1996 Sell This Version
4PRO-11602 Heather B* Takin Mine(Cass, Maxi, Promo, Smplr) Pendulum Records 4PRO-11602 US 1996 Sell This Version
4PRO-19795 Various EMI Represents R&B Summer(Cass, Promo) EMI Records 4PRO-19795 US 1995 Sell This Version
4TF08 Beatmen Imagination(12") 4 The Floor Recordings 4TF08 UK 1995 Sell This Version