David Gilmour
U.K.
Vinyl Singles Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from B.J. van Kalker

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of 7 inch vinyl singles (45s) that have been released in the United Kingdom by David Gilmour.

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


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 the records.

  2. 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, SHAR 5009 A-1 G 1, found on side one of the Syd Barrett-Octopus single indicates:

    1. SHAR 5009 A-1 is the lacquer master number
    2. G is the stamper letter
    3. 1 is the mother number

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

    Stamper Codes: The stamper codes used by Columbia/EMI Records is 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!***

  3. 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.

  4. Scan codes: Scan codes on picture sleeves made their appearance in the early 1980s, either in 1980 or 1981.

  5. Tax stamps: The letters KT which are often found on early pressings of British records is a tax stamp. This tax was a purchase tax that was imposed by the British government on the manufacturers of records, and was based on wholesale prices at a rate of 27 1/2% in 1967 (it was increased to 50% on March 20, 1968). The purchase tax was replaced by a value added tax (VAT) on March 31, 1973. The KT tax stamp can be found in the runoff grooves of singles from 1967 and 1968. A record with a KT stamp indicates that the tax was paid. Beginning in 1969, tax stamps were no longer put on records although the tax was still imposed.


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Singles

  1. David Gilmour

    1. There's No Way Out Of Here (edited version) / Deafinitely
    2. Blue Light (single version) / Cruise
    3. Love On the Air / Let's Get Metaphysical
    4. Love On the Air / Let's Get Metaphysical (picture disc)
    5. Take a Breath (promo)
    6. Smile / Island Jam
    7. Arnold Layne / Arnold Layne / Dark Globe


David Gilmour

Title: There's No Way Out Of Here (edited version) / Deafinitely
Picture/Title Sleeve: None.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5167
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHAR 5167 A-1U / SHAR 5167 B-1U V (both stamped) (STRAWBERRY is written on side 1)
2) SHAR 5167 A-1U L 1 / SHAR 5167 B-1U 0 1 (both stamped) (STRAWBERRY is written on side 1)
Release Date: May 25, 1978
Description:
Label: Yellow-green Harvest label. Small spindle hole with punchout center for 45 adapter. Promo copies say "DEMO RECORD NOT FOR SALE." on the label.
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:
Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited. Made in GT Britain.



David Gilmour
Blue Light picture sleeve
Harvest Records

Title: Blue Light (single version) / Cruise
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5226
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAR 5226 A-1U-1-1-1 / HAR 5226 B-1U-1-1-1 (both stamped) (UTOPIA is written on side 1)
2) HAR 5226 A-1U-1-1-4 / HAR 5226 B-1U-1-1-5 (both stamped) (UTOPIA is written on side 1)
Release Date: February 13, 1984
Release Information: Also issued with red titles on cover. Record inserted from the top.
Description:
Cover: A picture of David Gilmour. In the upper right corner in blue letters are the words: David Gilmour. In the lower right corner in blue letters are the words: BLUE LIGHT.
Label: Yellow-green Harvest label. Small spindle hole with punchout center for 45 adapter.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 1 o'clock and says (upside down):

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



David Gilmour
Love On the Air picture sleeve
Harvest Records

Title: Love On the Air / Let's Get Metaphysical
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5229
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAR 5229 A-2-1-1-2 Penthouse / HAR 5229 B-2-1-1-C1 Penthouse (both stamped)
2) HAR 5229 A-2-1-1-2 Penthouse / HAR 5229 B-1-1-1-2 NICKZ (both stamped, excpet - / NICKZ handwritten)
Release Date: April 27, 1984
Front Cover: A picture of David Gilmour with big black and white dots behind 4 blue and 4 yellow vertical lines. Across the top in red letters it says: DAVID GILMOUR. At the bottom in red letters it says: LOVE ON THE AIR. Record inserted from the top. Flipbacks right and left.
Back Cover: Titles are written in red. At the bottom, is the harvest logo and "P 1984 Original sound recordings made by Pink Floyd Music Ltd. © 1984 Pink Floyd Music Ltd." and "SLEEVE ADCO."
Label: Blue Harvest label. Small spindle hole with punchout center for 45 adapter.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 1 o'clock and says (upside down):

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:

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



David Gilmour
Love On the Air
Harvest Records picture disc

Title: Love On the Air / Let's Get Metaphysical (picture disc)
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HARP 5229
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HARP+5229+A / HARP+5229+B ORLAKE (both written)
Release Information: A picture disc in the shape of a radio.
Description: A picture of David Gilmour on side A, and a picture of an old fashioned radio on side B.
At the bottom of side B, it says in red text:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting, copying and hiring of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited. P 1984 Original sound recordings made by Pink Floyd Music Ltd. © 1984 Pink Floyd Music Ltd.


Title: Take a Breath
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EMDJ 733
Release Information: A promo only single on clear vinyl. One sided.
Description:
Cover: [front] [back] PVC sleeve with sticker on each side.
Label: Picture label.



David Gilmour
Smile picture sleeve

Title: Smile / Island Jam
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: 0946 3 64674 7 4
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EM 696 A-1 / EM 696 B-1 (both stamped)
Release Information: Limited edition vinyl single pressed on clear vinyl.
Description:
Cover: Title with a picture of a person on a beach.
Label: Picture label.



David Gilmour
Arnold Layne picture sleeve

Title: Arnold Layne / Arnold Layne / Dark Globe
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EM 717
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 3848787 A-1 / 3848787 AA-1 (both stamped)
Release Date: December 26, 2006
Release Information: Limited edition vinyl single. Arnold Layne recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London in May 2006, with David Bowie on lead vocals on side A, and Richard Wright on lead vocals on side AA. Dark Globe recorded live on David Gilmour's European tour 2006. Dedicated to the memory of Syd Barrett.
Description:
Cover: Title.
Label: Art label.
Around the edge of the label, starting at 6 o'clock it says:

© 2006 David Gilmour Music Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. © 2006 David Gilmour Music Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, lending public performance and broadcasting prohibited. Made in the EU. LC0542 BEL/BIEM. All tracks produced by David Gilmour and mixed by Andy Jackson and David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins and Devon Workman. EM 717. 0946 384878 7 6