RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK

RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK

Profile:
RCA's UK record pressing plant, opened on May 7, 1970.
Record pressings can be identified by a 'W' in the runouts (often at 12 o'clock) and by a "letter number letter" string (e.g. 'A1C' or 'A1H'), usually found at three o'clock or nine o'clock. Occasionally, the string can have 4 or 5 letters, e.g. 'A1AT' or 'A1AAB'. The string identifies the Father-Mother-Stamper numbers. Another identifier is a ✓ (checkmark).

In the 1970s one of the most advanced record producing factories in the world, pressing 18 million singles and albums per year in the mid 1970s. However, until March 1975, roughly 50% of all RCA 7" singles were pressed by CBS Aston Clinton.
The visual differences between RCA and CBS pressings are as follows:
- The pointed ends of the 4 prongs as well as the dinking perforations are narrower than those from CBS.
- The diameter of the rings around the spindle hole is 25 mm (CBS = 32 mm).
- A second ring, sometimes elevated, between the spindle hole and the prongs.

Declining record sales forced RCA to close the plant in 1981.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
RCA Ltd.
Record Division,
Manufacturing Plant,
Armstrong Industrial Estate,
Washington
County Durham (later: Tyne & Wear)
Tel.: 0632-461511 and 0632-461521
England
[obsolete]
[l841456]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
41A-3142 (PB 5180) PB 5180-A Sad Café Todos Los Dias Me Hacen Daño (Every Day Hurts)(7", Single) RCA Victor 41A-3142 (PB 5180) PB 5180-A Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
43353 Head On  album cover Samson (3) Head On(LP, Album, TP) RCA 43353 UK & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
80472 Aznavour Sings Aznavour Vol. 3  album cover Charles Aznavour Aznavour Sings Aznavour Vol. 3 (Album) 80472 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
90 029 I Sing For... You  album cover Charles Aznavour I Sing For... You(LP) Barclay, Barclay 90 029 UK 1975 Sell This Version
103542 And The Beat Goes On / Can You Do The Boogie  album cover The Whispers And The Beat Goes On / Can You Do The Boogie(7", Single) RCA Victor 103542 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
920 014 La Flute Indienne  album cover Los Calchakis Avec Guillermo De La Roca, Los Guacharacos Los Calchakis Avec Guillermo De La Roca, Los Guacharacos - La Flute Indienne(LP, RE) Barclay 920 014 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2059 052 Hong Kong Garden  album cover Siouxsie & The Banshees Hong Kong Garden(7", Single, Red) Polydor 2059 052 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2095 017 I Will Survive  album cover Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive(7", Single, Pus) Polydor 2095 017 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2383 399 Laughter And Tears (The Best Of Neil Sedaka Today.)  album cover Neil Sedaka Laughter And Tears (The Best Of Neil Sedaka Today.)(LP, Comp, RP, RCA) Polydor 2383 399 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2394-188 Morning Comes Quickly  album cover Barbara Dickson Morning Comes Quickly(LP, Album, RCA) RSO, RSO 2394-188 UK 1977 Sell This Version
26.21749 AS Live In London  album cover John Denver Live In London(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 26.21749 AS Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2658 123 Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track)  album cover Various Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track)(2xLP, Comp, Gat) RSO 2658 123 UK 1977 Sell This Version
6147 012 Autobahn  album cover Kraftwerk Autobahn(7", Single, Pus) Vertigo 6147 012 UK 1974 Sell This Version
9109 003 The Best Of The Stylistics  album cover The Stylistics The Best Of The Stylistics(LP, Album, Comp, RE, RP) Avco 9109 003 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9198 161 Dance Lady Dance  album cover Crown Heights Affair Dance Lady Dance(12") Mercury 9198 161 UK 1979 Sell This Version
0190295990299 Station To Station  album cover David Bowie Station To Station(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 0190295990299 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
ABL1-0968 Blake Edwards' The Return Of The Pink Panther  album cover Henry Mancini Blake Edwards' The Return Of The Pink Panther(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor ABL1-0968 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
ACT 1 Hots For You  album cover Debbie Mac Hots For You(7") Active Records (6) ACT 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ACT 3 I'm Bored  album cover Brenda & The Rattlesnakes I'm Bored(7", Promo) Active Records (6) ACT 3 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ADA 3 (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea  album cover Elvis Costello And The Attractions* (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea(7", Single, Kno) Radar Records (5) ADA 3 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADA 12 Little Hitler  album cover Nick Lowe Little Hitler(7", Single, Kno) Radar Records (5) ADA 12 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADEP 12 40 Greatest Hits  album cover Elvis Presley 40 Greatest Hits (Comp) ADEP 12 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE P16 40 Golden Greats  album cover Jim Reeves 40 Golden Greats(2xLP, Comp, RM) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE P16 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE P 24 40 Greatest  album cover Henry Mancini 40 Greatest(2xLP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE P 24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE P 26 Rock Revolution  album cover Various Rock Revolution(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE P 26 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADUB 4 My Brother Sylveste  album cover Mike Harding (2) My Brother Sylveste(7", Single) Rubber Records (4) ADUB 4 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AFL1-0238 Lord, Mr. Ford  album cover Jerry Reed Lord, Mr. Ford(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA, RCA AFL1-0238 UK 1973 Sell This Version
AFL1-2772 He Walks Beside Me, Favorite Songs Of Faith And Inspiration  album cover Elvis Presley He Walks Beside Me, Favorite Songs Of Faith And Inspiration(LP, Album, Comp, Mem) RCA Victor AFL1-2772 US 1978 Sell This Version
AL 4088 Blind Dog At St. Dunstans  album cover Caravan Blind Dog At St. Dunstans(LP, Album) Arista AL 4088 US 1976 Sell This Version
APBO 0212 Love Me Tender  album cover Mick Ronson Love Me Tender (Single) APBO 0212 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APL1-0353 Slaughter On 10th Avenue  album cover Mick Ronson Slaughter On 10th Avenue (Album) APL1-0353 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APL1 0374 The Best Of John Denver  album cover John Denver The Best Of John Denver (Comp) APL1 0374 UK 1972 Sell This Version
APL1-0472 Rock N Roll Animal  album cover Lou Reed Rock N Roll Animal (Album) APL1-0472 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APL1-0576 Diamond Dogs  album cover Bowie* Diamond Dogs (Album) APL1-0576 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APL1-0585 Perry  album cover Perry Como Perry(LP, Album) RCA, RCA Victor APL1-0585 UK Unknown Sell This Version
APL 1 0601 Jim Dawson  album cover Jim Dawson (2) Jim Dawson(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA APL 1 0601 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APL1 0606 Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis  album cover Elvis Presley Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Album) APL1 0606 UK 1977 Sell This Version
APL1-0873 Promised Land  album cover Elvis Presley Promised Land(LP, Album, Ora) RCA, RCA Victor APL1-0873 UK 1975 Sell This Version
APL1-1183 Windsong  album cover John Denver Windsong (Album) APL1-1183 UK 1975 Sell This Version
APL1 1327 Station To Station  album cover David Bowie Station To Station (Album) APL1 1327 UK 1976 Sell This Version
APL1-1467 Bigger Than Both Of Us  album cover Daryl Hall & John Oates Bigger Than Both Of Us(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor APL1-1467 UK 1976 Sell This Version
APL1-1694 Spirit  album cover John Denver Spirit(LP, Album) RCA Victor APL1-1694 UK 1976 Sell This Version
APL2-0771 David Live  album cover David Bowie David Live (Album) APL2-0771 UK 1974 Sell This Version
APLI-0354 Weren't Born A Man  album cover Dana Gillespie Weren't Born A Man(LP, Album) RCA, RCA Victor APLI-0354 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)  album cover Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album, Dav) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARLI-1312 Firebird  album cover Tomita Firebird(LP, Album) RCA, RCA ARLI-1312 UK 1976 Sell This Version
AT 127 Orpheo Ed Euridice (Act 2)  album cover Arturo Toscanini Conducts NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale Arturo Toscanini Conducts NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Robert Shaw Chorale - Orpheo Ed Euridice (Act 2)(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victrola, RCA Victrola, RCA Victrola AT 127 UK 1975 Sell This Version
AWB-1 Let's Go Round Again  album cover Average White Band Let's Go Round Again(7", Single, Sol) RCA, RCA, RCA AWB-1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BAR 34 They Call Us Wild  album cover Wild Magnolias* They Call Us Wild (Single) BAR 34 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BDS 442 More, More, More (Pt. 1)  album cover Andrea True Connection More, More, More (Pt. 1)(7", Kno) Buddah Records BDS 442 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BEG 23 Cars  album cover Gary Numan Cars (Single) BEG 23 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BL 03274 Hair (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Galt MacDermot Hair (Original Soundtrack Recording)(2xLP, Album) RCA Red Seal BL 03274 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BLP 30203 The V-Discs  album cover Art Tatum The V-Discs(LP, Comp, Mono) Black Lion Records BLP 30203 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BOOK 2 Take Us To Your Leader  album cover The Books (2) Take Us To Your Leader(7") Logo, Logo BOOK 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
Book 3 Expertise  album cover The Books (2) Expertise(7") Logo, Logo Book 3 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOW 1 Breaking Glass  album cover David Bowie Breaking Glass(7", EP, Single) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor BOW 1 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BOW 2 Boys Keep Swinging  album cover David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging (Single) BOW 2 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BOW 3 DJ  album cover David Bowie DJ(7", Single, Uto) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor BOW 3 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BOW 4 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) / John, I'm Only Dancing (1972)  album cover David Bowie John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) / John, I'm Only Dancing (1972) (Single) BOW 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BOW 5 Alabama Song  album cover David Bowie Alabama Song (Single) BOW 5 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOW6 Ashes To Ashes  album cover David Bowie Ashes To Ashes (Single) BOW6 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOW 7 Fashion  album cover David Bowie Fashion (Single) BOW 7 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOW 8 Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)  album cover David Bowie Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)(7", Single, Pap) RCA, RCA BOW 8 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BOW 9 Up The Hill Backwards  album cover David Bowie Up The Hill Backwards (Single) BOW 9 UK 1981 Sell This Version
BOW12 4 John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) / John, I'm Only Dancing (1972)  album cover David Bowie John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) (1975) / John, I'm Only Dancing (1972)(12", Single, Ltd) RCA, RCA BOW12 4 UK 1979 Sell This Version
BOW LP 2 Scary Monsters  album cover David Bowie Scary Monsters (Album) BOW LP 2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BOW T 7 Fashion  album cover David Bowie Fashion BOW T 7 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BTM 1006 Scheherazade And Other Stories  album cover Renaissance (4) Scheherazade And Other Stories (Album) BTM 1006 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BTM 1007 Blind Dog At St. Dunstans  album cover Caravan Blind Dog At St. Dunstans (Album) BTM 1007 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BTM 2001 Live At Carnegie Hall  album cover Renaissance (4) Live At Carnegie Hall(2xLP, Album, Gat) BTM Records BTM 2001 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BUDGE 1 If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting  album cover Budgie If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting(12", EP) Active Records (6) BUDGE 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
BUY 2 Between The Lines  album cover The Pink Fairies Between The Lines(7", Single, Pus) Stiff Records BUY 2 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CCV 5000 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"  album cover Mozart*, Boston Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf Mozart*, Boston Symphony Orchestra / Erich Leinsdorf - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik / Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"(LP, RE) Camden Classics Victrola, RCA, Camden Classics Victrola, RCA CCV 5000 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5001 Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" / Symphony No. 5  album cover Schubert*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Fritz Reiner Schubert*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Fritz Reiner - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" / Symphony No. 5(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5002 Handel, Music For The Royal Fireworks Suite, Water Music Suite  album cover RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra And Leopold Stokowski, Handel* RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra And Leopold Stokowski, Handel* - Handel, Music For The Royal Fireworks Suite, Water Music Suite(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5008 Carmen Suite  album cover Bizet*Morton Gould And His Orchestra Bizet*Morton Gould And His Orchestra - Carmen Suite(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5008 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5010 Scheherazade Op.35 - Symphonic Suite  album cover Rimsky-Korsakov* - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner Rimsky-Korsakov* - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner - Scheherazade Op.35 - Symphonic Suite(LP, Album, RE) RCA, RCA CCV 5010 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5011 L'Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2  album cover Bizet*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Jean Martinon Bizet*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Jean Martinon - L'Arlesienne Suites 1 & 2(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5011 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5012 New World Symphony - Carnival Overture  album cover Dvǒrák* / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler Dvǒrák* / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler - New World Symphony - Carnival Overture(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5012 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5015 Violin Concerto In D / "The Devil's Trill"  album cover Tchaikovsky* / Tartini* - Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner, The Boston Symphony Orchestra*, Charles Munch Tchaikovsky* / Tartini* - Henryk Szeryng, Charles Reiner, The Boston Symphony Orchestra*, Charles Munch - Violin Concerto In D / "The Devil's Trill"(LP, RE) RCA, RCA CCV 5015 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CCV 5017 Violin Concerto  album cover Mendelssohn* / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bruch* / Laredo*, Charles Munch, Howard Mitchell Mendelssohn* / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bruch* / Laredo*, Charles Munch, Howard Mitchell - Violin Concerto(LP, RE) RCA, RCA CCV 5017 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5035 Symphony No. 4 In A 'Italian' / Symphony No. 5 In D Minor 'Reformation'  album cover Mendelssohn*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch Mendelssohn*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - Symphony No. 4 In A 'Italian' / Symphony No. 5 In D Minor 'Reformation'(LP, RE) RCA CCV 5035 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5046 Piano Quintet In A Major (Trout)  album cover Schubert*, The Festival Quartet And Stuart Sankey Schubert*, The Festival Quartet And Stuart Sankey - Piano Quintet In A Major (Trout)(LP, RE) Camden Classics Victrola, RCA CCV 5046 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5048 Symphonie Fantastique  album cover Berlioz* - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Georges Prêtre Berlioz* - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Georges Prêtre - Symphonie Fantastique(LP, RE) Camden Classics Victrola CCV 5048 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5050 Symphony No. 36 In C, "Linz" / Symphony No. 39 In E Flat  album cover Mozart*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf Mozart*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf - Symphony No. 36 In C, "Linz" / Symphony No. 39 In E Flat(LP, Album, RE) RCA CCV 5050 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCV 5052 Violin Concerto In D  album cover Brahms*, Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra*, Pierre Monteux Brahms*, Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra*, Pierre Monteux - Violin Concerto In D(LP, Album, RE) RCA CCV 5052 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 1001 You Do Something To Me  album cover Mario Lanza You Do Something To Me (Album) CDM 1001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 1015 The Real Fats Waller  album cover Fats Waller The Real Fats Waller(LP, Comp, Mono, RCA) RCA Camden CDM 1015 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 1016 That's What I Like About The South  album cover Phil Harris That's What I Like About The South(LP, Album, Mono, RCA) RCA Camden CDM 1016 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 1049 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?  album cover Jim Reeves Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) RCA Camden CDM 1049 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDM 1053 An Evening With Perry Como  album cover Perry Como An Evening With Perry Como(LP, Album, Mono, Lab) RCA Camden CDM 1053 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CDM 1059 Great Jazz Reeds  album cover Various Great Jazz Reeds(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) RCA, Camden, RCA Camden CDM 1059 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CDM 1066 In Latin Mood  album cover Jose Feliciano* In Latin Mood(LP, Album, Mono, RE) RCA Camden CDM 1066 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CDM 1080 Bimbo  album cover Jim Reeves Bimbo (Album) CDM 1080 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CDM 1088 You'll Never Walk Alone  album cover Elvis Presley You'll Never Walk Alone (Album, Comp) CDM 1088 UK 1971 Sell This Version
CDS 1000 The Country Side Of Jim Reeves  album cover Jim Reeves The Country Side Of Jim Reeves(LP, Album, RE, RCA) RCA Camden CDS 1000 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDS 1002 Dream Along With Me  album cover Perry Como Dream Along With Me(LP, Album) RCA Camden CDS 1002 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDS 1040 The Original Recordings  album cover Glenn Miller And His Orchestra The Original Recordings (Comp) CDS 1040 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDS 1052 Music From The Original Sound Tracks Of "A Fistful Of Dollars" & "For A Few Dollars More"  album cover Ennio Morricone And His Orchestra* Music From The Original Sound Tracks Of "A Fistful Of Dollars" & "For A Few Dollars More" (Comp) CDS 1052 UK 1970 Sell This Version
CDS 1070 Songs I Wish I'd Written  album cover Paul Anka Songs I Wish I'd Written CDS 1070 UK 1970 Sell This Version