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Revised 23/11/12

PYE
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1980

Labels

Pye Nixa
Pye Nixa
Pye
45 Pye Rpm
7N 15096 - jul 1957
to
7N 15172 - dec 1958
7N 15181 - feb 1959
to
7N 15241 - dec 1959
7N 15242 - jan 1960
to
7N 15254 - mar 1960
7N 15256 - mar 1960
to
7N 15446 - jun 1962
The Pye Company originally manufactured TV and radios. It entered the record business when it bought Nixa Records in 1953. In 1955, the company acquired Polygon Records (established by Petula Clark's father) and merged it with Nixa Records to form Pye Nixa Records with the subsidiary Pye Jazz Records
In 1958, Pye International was started. The company licensed recordings from American and other foreign labels in the UK.
In 1959, Pye Nixa became Pye Records and ATV acquired 50% of the label. The company entered the budget-priced record market in the 1960s, with first Golden Guinea, priced at a guinea (one pound and one shilling), and then Marble Arch reissuing older Pye material at an even lower price. Another, full-price, subsidiary, Piccadilly Records, was for new pop acts.
When the rights to the name Pye expired in 1980, the label changed its name to PRT (Precision Records and Tapes).
7NSR 15320 - jan 1961
STEREO
7N 15447 - jun 1962
to
7N 15481 - nov 1962
7N 15454 - aug 1962
to
7N 15746 - dec 1964
7N 15566 - oct 1963
Oriole contract press
7N 15580 - jan 1964
7N 15582 - nov 1963
Contract pressings ?
7N 15749 - jan 1965
to
7N 15999 - nov 1965
7N 17000 - nov 1965
to
7N 17438 - dec 1967
7N 17422 - nov 1967
to
7N 17999 - oct 1970
7N 45000 - nov 1970
to
7N 45229 -  apr 1973
7N 17416 - dec 1967
to
7N 17505 - apr 1968
Silver lettering
Black lettering
Black lettering
Black/Grey
7N 45237 - 1973
to
7N 45406 - 1974
7N 45414 - nov 1974
to
7N 46198 - 1979
Jump from 45705 to 46001
in jun 1977
7P 101 - 1979
to
7P 111 - 1979
7P 112 - 1979
to
7P 198 - 1980
Label discontinued
Blue injection moulded
Red injection moulded
Disco Demand
7N 45385 - 1974
Occasionally
7N 45627 - 1976
Occasionally
DDS 2001 - 1974
to
DDS 2007 - 1975
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
7N 15109 - 1957
to 
7N 15241 - 1959
 Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 2 a
7N 15242 - 1960
to
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 Reddish
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 2 b
.
to
7N 15387 - oct 1961
 Brownish
. Ref 53D  Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 3
7N 15388 - oct 1961
to
7N 15468 - oct 1962
Colour is light sensitive
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 4
7N 15469 - oct 1962
to 
.
 Dark red
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5 a
.
to
.
 Red
. Ref 53B  Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 5 b
.
to
7N 15746 - 1964
Pinkish
   Cut straight  Inside glued   
No 6
7N 15749 - 1964
to
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Dark red
. Ref 53C  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
7N 17438 - 1967
Rectangles reversed
Red
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8 a
7N 17422 - 1967
to
.
. Ref 53  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 8 b
.
to
7N 45229 - 1973
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 9
7N 45237 - 1973
to
7N 45480 - jun 1975
Thin paper
Comes in again as no 11
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 10
7N 45481 - jun 1975
to
7N 45508 - aug 1975
Comes in again as no 12
   Cut Notch - high top  Glued left/right  
No 11
7N 45509 - aug 1975
to
7N 45535 - oct 1975
Same as no 7
Same as no 9
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 12
7N 45536 - jun 1975
to
7N 45590 - apr 1976
Same as no 10
   Cut Notch - high top  Glued left/right  
No 13
7N 45591 - jun 1975
to
7N 45705 - jun 1977
Thicker paper
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 14
7N 46001 - jun 1977
to
7P 111 - 1979
. Ref 53E  Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 15
7P 112 - 1979
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 16
.
to
7P 198 - 1980
   Curved top  Glued left/tight  
Pye Records Group
PYE distribution sleeve
Delga
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
PYE distribution sleeve
 
   Cut straight/cotch  Glued bottom/right  
PYE distribution sleeve
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
Demo sleeve
D 1
1972
to
.
   Cut straight - side opening  Glued top/bottom  
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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Douglas Hinman, U.S.A. for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ade Macrow, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ray Flight, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for PYE Records from Global Dog Productions
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