Talk:Island Records

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EMI production dates ?[edit]

In the mid-1970s, Island operated its own record pressing plant, but had sometimes problems with quality control; many records were defective and had to be returned. Island (UK) contracted EMI to manufacture and distribute their works, from 1972–1977, when higher vinyl prices forced Island to a lower quality manufacturer[citation needed]. EMI regained the duty in 1987.

I'm having trouble making sense of these couple of sentences. They suggest that manufacture went through five pressing plants:

  • outsourced pre-Island era
  • Island, with quality problems
  • EMI
  • Someone cheaper than EMI
  • EMI again

However when were the relevant dates?

In particular, does that comma-split run-on sentence meant that vinyl was expensive in '72 (so pressing went cheap from '72-'77) or in '77, so '72-'77 was EMI and the cheapie was afterwards? Also this period looks like the mid-'70s to me, so what is the first sentence about Island supposed to mean? Thanks for any clarification you can offer. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:33, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Just a FYI, EMI had a large-ish vinyl record pressing plant in Hayes, Middlesex as late as 1990, as I visited it at that time and they still had the pressing machinery. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.7.147.13 (talk) 17:59, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

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Time Warner[edit]

Did Island Records used to be owned by Time Warner until end of 1990 and by begin of 1991, it is now owned by Universal? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.100.126.200 (talk) 07:05, 30 April 2016 (UTC)