Pink Floyd
U.K.
Sampler LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Ingo Brode, Peter Grew, Tor Martin Kristiansen & Chris Sellers

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of vinyl LP sampler albums that have been released in the United Kingdom by Pink Floyd.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography would be appreciated.


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Albums

  1. Samplers

    1. The Age of Enlightenment
    2. BBC Playground
    3. Before the Fall
    4. The 80s - The Album of the Decade
    5. EMI Summer Sounds - Volume 3 Pop
    6. Filmtracks: The Best of British Film Music
      1. Filmtrax Records 1st issue
      2. Filmtrax Records 2nd issue
    7. Harvest Heritage 20 Greats
    8. The Harvest Story, Volume 1
    9. The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years
    10. Picnic - a breath of fresh air
    11. Quadrafile - Four Speakers, Four Systems, Four Sides
    12. Rock Legends
    13. The Summit
    14. Supertracks
    15. Underground Show
    16. A Voice to Remember


Release and Dating Information

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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."

  4. 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, SRS 5071 A-1 G 1, found on side one of the Starline Records pressing of Relics indicates:

    1. SRS 5071 A-1 is the lacquer master number (this includes the catalog number SRS 5071)
    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 "AD" which means 30.

    ***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!***

  5. 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.

  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.


Samplers


The Age of Enlightenment
Chrysalis Records 2-LP

Title: The Age of Enlightenment
Record Label: Chrysalis Records
Catalog Number: 7243 8 32263 1 3
Bar Code: 7 24383 22631 3
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) CHR 6097 A-1-1-1 SORRY MAN......I DON'T SMOKE STRAIGHTS / CHR 6097 B-1-1-1 MAN, CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPPING? / CHR 6097 C-1-1-1 DON'T BRING ME DOWN MAN I ONLY JUST GOT MY VIBE TOGETHER/ CHR 6097 D-1-1-1 ......TELL IT LIKE IT IS, MAN...... (all stamped except text is written)
Release Information: 1995 progressive rock sampler that includes the Syd Barrett song, Baby Lemonade. Other artists include Hawkwind, Blodwyn Pig, The Nice, Heavy Jelly, Deep Purple, Quintessence, Van Der Graaf Generator, Jethro Tull, The Groundhogs, Gong, Ten Years After, and Man.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title cover. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing. Bar code.
Inside Cover: History of the bands.
Spine: 7243 8 32263 1 3 THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT PROG ROCK VOLUME ONE Chrysalis
Labels: Lilac and orange labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock and says:

All rights of the manufacturer and the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised broadcasting, copying and rental prohibited. © 1995 The Copyright in this compilation is owned by Chrysalis Records Ltd. © 1995 Chrysalis Records Ltd. See booklet for individual (P) dates.



Before the Fall
Strange Fruit Records 2-LP

Title: Before the Fall
Record Label: Strange Fruit Records
Catalog Number: SFRLP 203
Bar Code: 5 017644 220317
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SFRLP 203 A-1 / SFRLP 203 B-1 / SFRLP 203 C-1 / SFRLP 203 D-1 (all fpur stamped)
Release Information: Sampler that includes the Syd Barrett song, Baby Lemonade. Also features Jimi Hendrix, Free, Queen, Elton John, Lindsfarne, Pretty Things, Arthur Brown, Chicken Shack, Kevin Coyne, Medicine Head, T. Rex, Soft Machine, Can, Family, Thin Lizzy, Tim Buckley, June Tabor, Bonzo Dog Band, and Nico.
Description:
Front Cover: Red with artist listings.
Back Cover: Song listing. Bar code.
Inside Cover: A history.
Spine: SFRLP 203 BEFORE THE FALL THE PEEL SESSIONS
Labels: Red Strange Fruit labels.


Title: BBC Playground
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: None.
Matrix Numbers: UX1
Release Date: 1970
Release Information: One sided LP from an educational series. This episode has a 6 segment narration on the production process steps that EMI goes through to make records and cassettes. One segment has a reference to Peter Mew as an engineer on Pink Floyd's album Ummagumma. Includes a short segment of the Pink Floyd song, Astronomy Domine.
Description:
Cover: None.
Label: Blank white label.



The 80s
The Album of the Decade 2-LP sampler

Title: The 80s - The Album of the Decade
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EMTVD 48
Bar Code: 0 77779 345816
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) EMTVD 48 A-2-1-1 / EMTVD 48 B-2-1-1 / EMTVD 48 C-1-1-1 / EMTVD 48 D-3-1-1 (all four stamped)
1) EMTVD 48 A-2-2 1-1 D / EMTVD 48 B-2-1-1 D / EMTVD 48 C-1-1-1 D / EMTVD 48 D-3-1-1 D (all four stamped)
Release Date: 1989
Release Information: A 2-LP sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).
Side 1: Pink Floyd-Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), The Pretenders-Brass in Pocket, Blondie-Call Me, Survivor-Eye of the Tiger, Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come On Eileen, Madness-House of Fun, UB40-Red Red Wine, The Police-Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Roxy Music-Jealous Guy.
Side 2: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder-Ebony and Ivory, George Michael-Careless Whisper, Wham-Freedom, Duran Duran-Is There Something I Should Know?, Culture Club-Karma Chameleon, Paul Young-Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home), Spandau Ballet-True.
Side 3: Band Aid-Do They Know It's Christmas?, Pet Shop Boys-West End Girls, Feargal Sharkey-A Good Heart, Billy Ocean-When the Going Get's Tough, The Tough Get Going, Diana Ross-Chain Reaction, Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up, M/A/R/R/S-Pump Up the Volume, Paul Hardcastle-19.
Side 4: Kylie Minogue-I Should Be So Lucky, Yazz and the Plastic Population-The Only Way is Up, S-Express-Theme from S-Express, Aswad-Don't Turn Around, Wet Wet Wet-With a Little Help From My Friends, Fairground Attraction-Perfect, Enya-Orinoco Flow, Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney-Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Red with title and band names.
Back Cover: Song listing. Bar code.
Inside Cover: Pictures of the artists.
Spine: THE 80s - THE ALBUM OF THE DECADE EMTVD 48
Labels: White EMI labels with song listings.



EMI Summer Sounds
Volume 3 Pop sampler

Title: EMI Summer Sounds - Volume 3 Pop
Record Label: EMI Records
Catalog Number: PSLP 186
Release Date: 1976
Release Information: A sampler album that includes the Unicorn song, Weekend, which is produced by David Gilmour. Also includes Cliff Richard, Trex, Allan Clark, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Kiki Dee, and Pilot.
Description:
Front Cover: Title cover.
Label: EMI picture label.



Filmtracks
The Best of British Film Music 2-LP sampler
Filmtrax Records 1st issue

Title: Filmtracks - The Best of British Film Music
Record Label: Filmtrax PLC / Decca Records
Catalog Number: YEAR 1 (820 252-1)
Release Date: 1985
Release Information: Double album sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title cover. Glossy.
Inside Cover: Twenty-four film posters, including a picture of The Wall from the U.S. one sheet film poster.
Back Cover: Track listing. Scancode (0 42262 02521).
Label: White with black letters, and a red, blue and silver British Film Year logo. "Made in England The Decca Record Company Ltd."



Filmtracks
The Best of British Film Music 2-LP sampler
Filmtrax Records 2nd issue

Title: Filmtracks: The Best of British Film Music
Record Label: Filmtrax PLC / Decca Records
Catalog Number: RSDL-1018
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) RSDL-1018 A. / RSDL-1018 B-1. / RSDL-1018 C. / RSDL-1018 D-2 (all four written)
Release Information: Double album sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title cover. In the upper left corner it says "Deluxe Double Album." Matte.
Inside Cover: Twenty-four film posters, including a picture of The Wall from the U.S. one sheet film poster.
Back Cover: Track listing.
Inside Cover: Movie posters.
Spine: RSDL 1018 FILMTRACKS THE BEST OF BRITISH FILMMUSIC
Labels: White labels with black letters, and a red, blue and silver British Film Year logo.
Text around the bottom of the label says:

Copyright reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying prohibited.



Harvest Heritage 20 Greats
Harvest Records

Title: Harvest Heritage 20 Greats
Record Label: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SHSM 2020
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSM 2020 A-1 M 1 HTM / SHSM 2020 B-1 A 1 (both stamped, except HTM written)
2) SHSM 2020 A-1 L 1 HTM / SHSM 2020 B-1 H 1 (both stamped, except HTM written)
3) SHSM 2020 A-1 T 1 HTM / SHSM 2020 B-1 GR 1 (both stamped, except HTM written)
Release Date: October 1977
Release Information: A 1977 sampler that includes the Syd Barrett song, Octopus.
Description:
Front Cover: Twenty album cover photos. Title. Laminated.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Spine: HARVEST HERITAGE 20 GREATS SHSM 2020
Cover Sticker: Some copies have a cover sticker that says: "Harvest Heritage Mid Price Series."
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.



The Harvest Story, Vol. 1
Harvest Records

Title: The Harvest Story, Vol. 1
Record Label: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: EG 26 0097 1
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EG 2600971 A-1-1-1 HTM / EG 2600971 B-2-1-1 (both stamped except HTM written)
Release Date: June 1984
Release Information: 1984 sampler that includes the Syd Barrett song, Love You. Other artists include Kevin Ayers, Barclay James Harvest, Edgar Broughton Band, Third Ear Band, Pete Brown & Piblokto!, Pretty Things, Electric Light Orchestra, Move, Deep Purple, and Roy Harper.
Description:
Front Cover: Blue with astronaut. Glossy.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Spine: The Harvest Story Vol 1 EG 2600971
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels.
Text around the top 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.

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

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



The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years sampler LP
Polydor Records

Title: The Marquee - 30 Legendary Years
Record Label: Polydor Records
Catalog Number: MQTV 1
Bar Code: 0 42284 00101 4
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) MQTV 1 A-2-1-2 D / MQTV 1 B-1-1- D / MQTV 1 C-1-1-1 D / MQTV 1 D-1-1-1 D (all four stamped)
2) MQTV 1 A-2-1-2 D / MQTV 1 B-1-1-5 D / MQTV 1 C-1-1-2 D / MQTV 1 D-2-1-2 D (all four stamped)
Release Date: 1989
Release Information: Double album sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2). Also features Bryan Adams, Boomtown Rats, David Bowie, Cream, Derek & the Dominos, Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Genesis, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Idol, Jam, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Marillion, Police, Queen, Simple Minds, Small Faces, Spencer Davis Group, Status Quo, Cat Stevens, Rod Stewart, Stranglers, Supertramp, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy, U2, The Who, Yardbirds.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: The Marquee stage. Title. Glossy. Scancode on back cover.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Inside Cover: Pictures of the bands.
Spine: THE MARQUEE o 30 LEGENDARY YEARS POLYDOR RECORDS
Labels: Red Polydor labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 2 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.



Picnic - a breath of fresh air 2-LP
Harvest Records sampler

Title: Picnic - a breath of fresh air
Record Label: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: SHSS 1 / 2
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) SHSS 1A-2 A 1 / SHSS 1B-1 O 1 / SHSS 2A-1 GP 1 / SHSS 2B-1 O 1 (all stamped)
2) SHSS 1A-2 P 1 / SHSS 1B-1 A 1 / SHSS 2A-1 M 1 / SHSS 2B-1 H 1 (all stamped)
3) SHSS 1A-2 GA 1 / SHSS 1B-1 L 1 / SHSS 2A-1 H 1 / SHSS 2B-1 GD 2 (all stamped)
4) SHSS 1A-2 RA 1 / SHSS 1B-1 RM 1 / SHSS 2A-1 RP 1 / SHSS 2B-1 GA 2 (all stamped)
5) SHSS 1A-2 RM 2 / SHSS 1B-1 C 1 / SHSS 2A-1 RA 1 / SHSS 2B-1 CA 2 (all stamped)
6) SHSS 1A-2 AH 2 / SHSS 1B-1 AD 1 / SHSS 2A-1 RT 1 / SHSS 2B-1 AR 1 (all stamped)
7) SHSS 1A-2 AH 2 / SHSS 1B-1 AR 1 / SHSS 2A-1 AA 2 / SHSS 2B-1 AR 1 (all stamped)
8) SHSS 1A-2 AH 2 / SHSS 1B-1 AP 1 / SHSS 2A-1 AA 2 / SHSS 2B-1 AA 1 (all stamped)
Release Date: June 1970
Release Information: Double album sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Embyro, and the Syd Barrett song, Terrapin.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: People on a beach with gas masks. Laminated.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Inside Cover: Pictures of album covers.
Spine: PICNIC
Cover Sticker: Round white cover sticker.
Labels: Yellow / green Harvest labels. No EMI logo on label.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock and says:

The Gramophone Co. 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.



Quadrafile
Four Speakers, Four Systems, Four Sides 2-LP

Title: Quadrafile - Four Speakers, Four Systems, Four Sides
Record Company: Link House Records
Catalog Number: None.
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) DE-1A-2 B2 / DE-1B-3 R A4 / AR 1099 241 YM / AR 1100 111 (all four stamped)
Release Date: 1976
Release Information: A limited edition, 5000 numbered copies, quadraphonic sampler album produced for Hi-Fi News & Record Review Magazine England. Includes the Pink Floyd song, Money. This record has four sides with the same songs on each side, but each side uses a different quadraphonic system (UD-4 / SQ / CD-4 / QS). Songs are Single Position Sounds, Paired Sounds, Electric Footsy, Tubular Bells extract by Mike Oldfield, Symphony 3 extract by Mahler, Money by Pink Floyd, Just One of Those Things by Menuhin / Grappelli, Concerto for Orchestra extract by Bartok, and Tubular Bells extract by Mike Oldfield.
Description:
Front Cover: Black with title and four colored beams.
Labels: Red, orange, blue and green Link House labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock and says:

Link House Publications - England.

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 2 o'clock and says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited.



Rock Legends
Telstar Records

Title: Rock Legends
Record Label: Telstar Records
Catalog Number: STAR 2290
Bar Code: 5 014469 112902
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) STAR 2290 A //1 420R / STAR 2290 B //1 420R / STAR 2290 C //1 420R / STAR 2290 D //1 420R (all stamped)
Release Information: 1986 sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Money. Other artists include Derek and the Dominoes, Thin Lizzy, Status Quo, Mott The Hoople, Santana, Electric Light Orchestra, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Free, Cream, Jethro Tull, Rod Stewart, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Traffic, The Who, Peter Frampton, T. Rex, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Canned Heat, Julie Driscoll Brian Auger and the Trinity, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Lou Reed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meatloaf, Far Corporation, and Deep Purple.
Description: Gatefold cover.
Front Cover: Title cover. Matte.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Inside Cover: Pictures of the bands.
Spine: TELSTAR ROCK LEGENDS STAR 2290
Labels: Blue Telstar labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label 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.



The Summit LP
K-Tel Records

Title: The Summit
Record Company: K-Tel Records
Catalog Number: NE 1067
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) NE 1067 A-3 BilBo / NE 1067 B-3 D 3 R TA1PE (both written)
2) NE+1067+A4 ORLAKE BilBo / NE+1067+B4 BilBo TA1PE ORLAKE (both written)
Release Information: 1979 K-Tel sampler that includes the Pink Floyd song, Welcome to the Machine. Members of Led Zeppelin helped compile the album. Proceeds from the album were contributed to "The Year of the Child" to help sick and handicapped children. The cover and label credit "Roger Walters"
Description:
Front Cover: Picture of an explosion, the title, and the names of the artists. Catalog number in upper right corner.
Back Cover: Song listing. Pictures of the artists.
Spine: K-TEL THE SUMMIT NE 1067
Labels: Light blue K-Tel labels.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock and says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited.



Supertracks LP
Vertigo Records

Title: Supertracks
Record Label: Vertigo Records
Catalog Number: Sport 1
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SPORT1 1Y//3 420 04 11 1 PR / SPORT1 2Y//2 420 04 12 3 PR (both stamped, except PR which are written)
2) PR SPORT1 1//2 420 04 12 3 / PR SPORT1 2//2 420 04 1 1 3 (both stamped, except PR written)
Release Information: 1977 sampler compiled for the Sports Aid Foundation that includes the Pink Floyd song, Money.
Description:
Front Cover: Title cover. Matte.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Spine: VERTIGO SUPERTRACKS SPORT 1
Labels: Vertigo labels.
Text around the top edge of the label says:

All rights of the record producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Copying, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited.


Title: Underground Show
Record Label: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: SCXJ 174
Release Information: Sampler album that includes a Pink Floyd song.
Description:
Cover:
Label: Blue Columbia label.



A Voice to Remember box set
EMI Records

Title: A Voice to Remember
Record Label: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EMSP 75 / 0C 161-05406/7
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2 / side 3 / side 4)
1) 2XEA 4770-2 CP / 2XEA 4771-2 CA / 2XBA 4772-2 CT 2 / 2XBA 4773-2 CA 1 (all four stamped)
Release Information: A 53 song box set sampler of: THE SOUNDS OF 75 YEARS ON EMI RECORDS, 1898-1973. Includes the Pink Floyd song, On the Run.
Description:
Front Cover: Red with round title center.
Back Cover: Song listing.
Booklet: 64-page booklet on the story of EMI Records.
Labels: Red / blue EMI labels.