David Gilmour
U.K. LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Ingo Brode, Tor Martin Kristiansen & Bede Perham

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of record albums (LPs) that have been released in the United Kingdom by David Gilmour.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


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Albums

  1. David Gilmour

    1. David Gilmour
      1. Harvest Records
      2. Fame Records

    2. About Face
      1. Harvest Records 1st issue
      2. Harvest Records 2nd issue
      3. EMI / Fame Records 3rd issue
      4. EMI / Fame Records 4th issue
      5. EMI / Fame Records 5th issue


Release and Dating Information

  1. Catalog Numbers: Catalog numbers are the letters and numbers assigned to a particular record, and can be found printed on the cover, label, and matrix of a record.

  2. Label color and text - Harvest Records:

    1. Color:
      1. Beginning with the release of the Pink Floyd album, Ummagumma in late 1969, Pink Floyd albums were released on Harvest Records with yellow / green Harvest Record labels. (they look green to me, but some people call them yellow)
      2. In 1972, Harvest Records added a small EMI logo in a rectangular box above the word Harvest on the left side of the label. This logo is in the same yellow / green colors as the rest of the Harvest label.
      3. In the early 1980s, Harvest Records changed to a black Harvest label with silver text.

    2. Text:
      1. From 1967 until approximately 1975, the text around the edge of the labels included the wording: "The Gramophone Co. Ltd."
      2. Beginning in 1975, "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." text around the edge of the labels was changed to: "EMI Records Ltd." In approximately 1982, the text around the edge of the labels was changed to end with: "Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited."

  3. Matrix Information: Matrix information is the letters and numbers etched into the vinyl near the label in the runoff groove at the end of each side of a record. Matrix information may include:

    1. Catalog number.
    2. Side number.
    3. Lacquer master number.
    4. Stamper letter. (usually found at the 3 o'clock position)
    5. Mother number. (usually found at the 9 o'clock position)
    6. Record pressing plant.
    7. The engineer who cut the lacquer.

    Example: The matrix information, SHVL 765 A-2G G 1, found on side one of the first issue of the Harvest Records pressing of The Madcap Laughs indicates:

    1. SHVL 765 A-2G is the lacquer master number (this includes the catalog number SHVL 765)
    2. G is the stamper letter
    3. 1 is the mother number

    Stampers are made from the Mothers. Mothers are made from the fathers. Fathers are made from the lacquers. And the lacquers are cut from the master tapes.

    Stamper Codes: The stamper codes used by Columbia/EMI Records are based on "Gramophone Ltd." and are as follows:

      G=1
      R=2
      A=3
      M=4
      O=5
      P=6
      H=7
      L=8
      T=9
      D=0

    Example: A record with a "G" stamper letter indicates that the record was made from the first stamper. Later pressings may have stamper numbers in combination, such as "AL" which means 38.

    ***The matrix information listed in this discography is not complete. This is known matrix information only. If you have a record with matrix information that is not listed here, please send me the information!***

  4. Record Pressing Plants - All EMI Records in the 1960s through the 1980s were pressed at their Uxbridge Road pressing plant in outer London, known as the EMI Village. These vinyl pressing plants were closed down in the early 1990s and everything since then has been subcontracted out.

  5. Scan codes: Scan codes on album covers made their appearance in the early 1980s, either in 1980 or 1981.

  6. Sealed Albums - Record albums in Britain were never sealed in shrink wrap by either Columbia or Harvest Records. However, often times record shops would seal the records themselves upon receipt. Additionally, may importers of British albums into the U.S., such as GEM, would seal the records prior to distribution.


David Gilmour


David Gilmour
David Gilmour LP
Harvest Records 1st issue

Title: David Gilmour (Harvest Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SHVL 817
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL-817-A-2U STERLING 1 / SHVL-817-B-1U AM STERLING 3 (both written, except -2U STERLING 1 / -1U AM STERLING 3 stamped)
2) SHVL 817-A-4U / SHVL-817-B-1U (both written, except STERLING stamped on both sides)
Release Date: May 25, 1978
Release Information: First issue on a yellow / green Harvest label.
Test Pressing #1: A one-sided test pressing was made with four songs: Mihalis, So Far Away, Deafinitely, and Short & Sweet.The matrix was: DG 1-1. Blank white cover and label.
Test Pressing #2: A two-sided red label test pressing. Matrix: SHVL 817 - A - 4U D STERLING / SHVL-817 - B - 4U P G STERLING (both written, except 4U D STERLING / 4U P G STERLING stamped). 131 grams.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Picture of David Gilmour. Matte.
Back Cover (promo): Promotional copies are stamped: "PROPERTY OF EMIR DEMONSTRATION ONLY NOT FOR SALE."
Back Cover: Song listing.
Inside Cover: Photographs.
Spine: DAVID GILMOUR SHVL 817
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

EMI Records Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 8 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.



David Gilmour
David Gilmour LP
Fame Records 2nd issue

Title: David Gilmour (Fame Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: Fame Records
Catalog Number: FA 3071
Bar Code: 5 099941 307915
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHVL 817 A-1-1-1-8 / SHVL 817 B-1-1-1-10 1 (both stamped)
Release Information: Second issue on Fame Records.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Picture of David Gilmour.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits. Bar code.
Spine: Catalog number. Title.
Inner Sleeve: White inner sleeve. Dated 11/84.
Labels: Tan Fame labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited.



David Gilmour
About Face LP
Harvest Records 1st issue

Title: About Face (Harvest Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SHSP 24-0079-1
Bar Code: 5 099924 007917
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 2400791 A-4U-1-1-1 TML-S / SHSP 2400791 B-6U-1-1-1 TML-M (both stamped)
2) SHSP 2400791AB-6U-1-1-4 TML-S (the B is scratched out) / SHSP 2400791 B-4U-1-1-7 TML-M (both stamped)
Release Date: March 5, 1984
Release Information: First issue on a yellow / green Harvest label.
Test Pressing: Issued as a test pressing on two single-sided records on a yellow and blue label.
Description:
Front Cover: David Gilmour. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing, credits, catalog number, and bar code.
Spine: DAVID GILMOUR ABOUT FACE SHSP 24-0079-1
Inner Sleeve: [front] [back] Five black and white photos of David Gilmour and lyrics. Rounded corners.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, copying and hiring of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.



David Gilmour
About Face LP
Harvest Records 2nd issue

Title: About Face (Harvest Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SHSP 2400719
Bar Code: 5099924007917
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 2400791 A 4 U 1 2 TML-S - / SHSP 2400791 B 4 U 1 1 - TML-M (both stamped) [111g]
Release Information: Second issue on Harvest Records.
Description:
Front Cover: David Gilmour.
Back Cover: Song listing, credits, catalog number, and bar code.
Spine: DAVID GILMOUR ABOUT FACE SHSP 24-0079-1
Inner Sleeve: Five black and white photos of David Gilmour and lyrics. Rounded corners.
Labels: Black Harvest labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock and says:

Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, copying and hiring of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.



David Gilmour
About Face LP
Fame Records 3rd issue

Title: About Face (Fame Records 3rd issue)
Record Company: EMI / Fame Records
Catalog Number: FA 3173
Bar Code: 5 099941 317310
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 2400791 A-4U-1-2 TML-S / SHSP 2400791 B-4U-1-2 TML-M (both stamped)
Release Information: Third issue on Fame Records.
Description:
Front Cover: David Gilmour. Fame logo in upper right corner. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing, credits, catalog number, and bar code.
Spine: FA 3173 DAVID GILMOUR ABOUT FACE
Inner Sleeve: Five black and white photos of David Gilmour and lyrics. Rounded corners.
Labels: Yellow Fame labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited.



David Gilmour
About Face LP
Fame Records 4th issue

Title: About Face (Fame Records 4th issue)
Record Company: EMI / Fame Records
Catalog Number: FA 3173
Bar Code: 5 099941 317310
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 2400791 A-4U-1-2 TML-S / SHSP 2400791 B-6U-1-1 TML-M (both stamped)
Release Information: Fourth issue with different Fame labels.
Description:
Front Cover: David Gilmour. Fame logo in upper right corner. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing, credits, catalog number, and bar code.
Spine: FA 3173 DAVID GILMOUR ABOUT FACE
Labels: Yellow Fame labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited.



David Gilmour
About Face LP
Fame Records 5th issue

Title: About Face (Fame Records 5th issue)
Record Company: EMI / Fame Records
Catalog Number: FA 3173
Bar Code: 5 099941 317310
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP 2400791 A4U12 TML-S / SHSP 2400791 B4U12 TML-M (both stamped) [108g]
Release Information: Fifth issue with black Fame labels.
Description:
Front Cover: David Gilmour. Fame logo in upper right corner. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing, credits, catalog number, and bar code.
Labels: Black Fame labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the U.K. by EMI Records Limited.