Roger Waters
U.K.
Vinyl Singles Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Christian Hede

© 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 Roger Waters.

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. Roger Waters

    1. 5:01 A.M. (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking) / 4:30 A.M. (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
    2. 5:06 A.M. (Every Strangers Eyes) / 4:39 A.M. (For the First Time Today)
    3. 5:06 A.M. (Every Strangers Eyes) / 4:39 A.M. (For the First Time Today) (reissue)
    4. Radio Waves (edit) / Going to Live in L.A.
    5. Radio Waves (edit) / Going to Live in L.A. (reissue)
    6. Sunset Strip / Money
    7. The Tide Is Turning / Money
    8. Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) (edited version) / Run Like Hell
    9. The Tide Is Turning (live) (7 inch version) / Nobody Home
    10. What God Wants (Part 1) (video edit) / What God Wants (Part 1) (album version)


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Roger Waters
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking picture sleeve
Harvest Records

Title: 5:01 A.M. (The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking) / 4:30 A.M. (Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5228
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAR 5228 A-1-1-1-1 Penthouse / HAR 5228 B-1-1-1-1 Penthouse (both stamped) (NICK2 is written on side 1)
2) HAR 5228 A-1-1-1-4 Penthouse / HAR 5228 B-1-1-1-1 Penthouse (both stamped) (NICK2 is written on side 1)
Release Date: April 9, 1984
Description:
Cover: Picture of a hitch hiker. Record inserted from the top.
Label: Blue Harvest label with black text. Punchout center with small spindle hole.
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.



Roger Waters
Every Strangers Eyes picture sleeve
Harvest Records 1st issue

Title: 5:06 A.M. (Every Strangers Eyes) / 4:39 A.M. (For the First Time Today)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5230.
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAR 5230 A-2-1-1-x1 Penthouse / HAR 5230 B-2-1-1-1 Penthouse (both stamped)
Release Date: June 1984
Release Information: First issue with punchout center in label, and text around the edge of the label printed on the label.
Description:
Cover: Picture of a truck. Record inserted from the top.
Label: Dark blue Harvest label with black text. Punchout center with small spindle hole.
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.



Roger Waters
Every Strangers Eyes picture sleeve
Harvest Records 2nd issue

Title: 5:06 A.M. (Every Strangers Eyes) / 4:39 A.M. (For the First Time Today)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Harvest Records
Catalog Number: HAR 5230.
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) HAR 5230 A-2-1-02-4 Penthouse / HAR 5230 B-2-1-02-4 Penthouse (both stamped)
Release Information: Second issue with solid center on label, and label text printed on the vinyl.
Description:
Cover: Picture of a truck. Record inserted from the top.
Label: Label text is printed on the vinyl. Solid center with small spindle hole.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 6 o'clock and says:

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 Ltd.



Roger Waters
Radio Waves title sleeve
EMI Records

Title: Radio Waves (edit) / Going to Live in L.A.
Picture/Title Sleeve: Title sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EM 6
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EM 6 A-1U-1-Q2-x1 D / EM 6 B-1U-1-Q2-x1 D (both stamped) (Townhouse DMM is written on both sides)
2) EM 6 A-1U-1-Q2-3T D / EM 6 B-1U-1-Q2-x1 D (both stamped) (Townhouse DMM is written on both sides)
Release Date: May 11, 1987
Release Information: First issue.
Description:
Cover: Black with big green letters that read " Roger Waters Radio Waves." Record inserted from right side.
Label: Silver EMI label with black text. Solid center with small spindle hole.
Stamped in the vinyl around the edge of the label, starting at 12 o'clock it says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.



Roger Waters
Radio Waves title sleeve
EMI Records reissue

Title: Radio Waves (edit) / Going to Live in L.A.
Picture/Title Sleeve: Title sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EM 6
Release Date: May 11, 1987
Release Information: Reissue.
Description:
Cover: Generic black sleeve with a white Radio KAOS emblem in upper left corner
Label: Silver EMI label with black text. Small spindle hole.
Stamped in the vinyl around the edge of the label, starting at 12 o'clock it says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.



Roger Waters
Sunset Strip picture sleeve
EMI Records

Title: Sunset Strip / Money
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EM 20
Bar Code: 5 099920 204372
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EM 20 A-1-1-Q2-R3 D / EM 20 B-1-1-Q2-1- D (both stamped)
Release Date: 1987
Release Information: This picture sleeve was withdrawn shortly after release.
Description:
Cover: [front] [back] Picture of Roger Waters holding a bass guitar.
Labels: Silver EMI label is printed directly on the vinyl. Solid center with small spindle hole.
Stamped into the vinyl around the edge of the label, starting at 12 o'clock it says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.



Roger Waters
The Tide is Turning picture sleeve
EMI Records

Title: The Tide is Turning / Money
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: EMI Records
Catalog Number: EM 37
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) EM 37 A-1-1-Q2-43 D / EM 37 EM 20 B-1-1-Q-2-44 D (EM 20 is scratched out) (both stamped)
Release Date: November 16, 1987
Release Information: Promo copies have a date sticker with Release Date 16 NOV 1987, and a white sticker that says "With Compliments JOHN MYERS Promotions Manager EMI / EMI America / Manhattan Records, EMI, EMI Records, EMI House 20 Manchester Square, London W1A 1ES, 01 486 4488." Some promo copies also found with a sticker that says "With compliments Dawn Raid, Junior Promotions Manager.."
Description:
Cover: A picture of Roger Waters with sunglases holding a guitar. Record inserted from the top.
Label: Silver EMI label with black text. Solid center with small spindle hole.
Stamped in the vinyl around the edge of the label, starting at 12 o'clock it says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record prohibited. Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.



Roger Waters
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) picture sleeve
Mercury Records

Title: Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) (edited version) / Run Like Hell
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Mercury Records
Catalog Number: MER 332
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) MER 332 A-1U-1-1 / MER 332 B-1U-1-1 (both stamped) (R. Waters 7 A written on both sides)
Release Date: September 10, 1990
Release Information: Made in the Netherlands for the U.K. market.
Description:
Front Cover: White brick wall. Title. Round black sticker that says "Featuring Cyndi Lauper, MER 332"
Back Cover: Song titles. Credits. In the top right corner is a scancode (0 42287 81847 3). Above the scancode it says "UK MER 332." Below the scancode it says "INT 878 184-7, PG 102, LC 0268."
Label: Black Mercury label with white text. Small spindle hole.
On the left side of the center hole, above the catalog number, it says:

All rights reserved, Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.



Roger Waters
The Tide is Turning picture sleeve
Mercury Records

Title: The Tide is Turning (live) (7 inch version) / Nobody Home
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Mercury Records
Catalog Number: MER 336
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) MER 336 A-1U-1-1 / MER 336 B-1U-1-1 (both stamped)
Release Date: November 19, 1990
Description:
Cover: Across the top it says: ROGER WATERS, THE TIDE IS TURNING. In the center is a live photo from the Berlin concert. Record inserted from the right. Some copies have a sticker with the release date stamped: 19 NOV 1990.
Label: Red Mercury label with black text. Solid center with small spindle hole.
On the left side of the center hole, above the catalog number, it says:

All rights reserved, Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.



Roger Waters
What God Wants (Part 1) picture sleeve
Columbia Records

Title: What God Wants (Part 1) (video edit) / What God Wants (Part 1) (album version)
Picture/Title Sleeve: Picture sleeve.
Record Company: Columbia Records
Catalog Number: 658139 0
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 01 658139 00 1A 1 / 01 658139 00 1B 1 (both stamped)
Release Date: August 24, 1992
Release Information: Made in Holland for the U.K. market.
Description:
Cover: Monkey on a TV. Title. On the back cover is a small white sticker with red letters that says "MADE IN ENGLAND"
Label: Red Columbia label with black text. Solid center with small spindle hole.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 7 o'clock and says:

All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized copying, public performance, broadcasting, hiring or rental of this recording prohibited. Made in Holland. "Columbia" is the exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.