Independent label: Pennine Records was the label of the Pennine recording studio, Later renamed to Mirage Studios. And was Demolished in the 1990s. located in Ripponden Road Oldham.  To judge from those of its products, the company seems to have specialised in custom recordings: they have that typical combination of high catalogue numbers, obscurity and variety.  The label seems to have been in operation from 1977-82.  Its singles and EPs were numbered in a PSS-100 (later a PS-7100) series; its LPs shared the same series without the '7'.  I have yet to find any number lower than PSS-131, which suggests that the numbers may have started there.  Apart from the fact that it made the first record by Joy Division, 'An Ideal For Living' (PSS-139; 1978), which came out on the Enigma label, Pennine's main claim to fame was that it was responsible for 'Where Are All The Nice Girls' by New Wave band Any Trouble (PSS-7165).  The band was later signed by Stiff Records, who reissued the single.   Other singles of possible New Wave interest, such as So Feww's, 'I'm Not Automatic' (PSS-7179; 1981) were surrounded in the catalogue by albums by Folk and Cabaret artists, such as Hindle Wakes and Tony Vince.  Incidentally, I hadn't thought that publishers' stamps were still being used as late as 1980.  Distributed By Pennine Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

77 Jonathen Young Manchester Morning PENNINE  PSS 131
77 Ritchie Darren Boni Maroni PENNINE  PSS 132
77 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 133
77 Septimus Ferrets PENNINE  PSS 134
77 Tony Vince Music Was My First Song (Album) PENNINE  PSS 135
77 Spider Back To The Wall PENNINE  PSS 136
78 Norman Jay And Vintage One Fine Day PENNINE  PSS 137
78 Bullet Don'T Go PENNINE  PSS 138
78 Joy Division An Ideal For Living ENIGMA  PSS 139
78 Fossil Black Night PENNINE  PSS 140
78 Pip Collins Pipped At The Post (Album) PENNINE  PSS 141
78 Sweet Illusion I Can See Clearly PENNINE  PSS 142
78 Glendales Morgan  PENNINE  PSS 143
78 White Rock White Rock (Album) PENNINE  PSS 144
78 Pat'S Partners Country Side Of  PENNINE  PSS 145
78 Leigh Stirling Piano Man PENNINE  PSS 146
78 Gammer Market Place PENNINE  PSS 147
78 Various Artists A Saddleworth Christmas (Album) PENNINE  PSS 148
78 Hindle Wakes Live At The Cross Keys (Album) PENNINE  PSS 149
78 Stymulators If You Gotta Make A Fool PENNINE  PSS 150
78 Alva Ja Tik Butu (Album) PENNINE  PSS 151
78 Eamonn Mcgirr Dog Rough Dan PENNINE  PSS 152
78 Tickawinda Rosemary Lane (Album) PENNINE  PSS 153
78 One Eyed Jack  Take Away (Album) PENNINE  PSS 154
79 Dobcross Band Crossover PENNINE  PSS 155
79 Norman Dean Ghost Riders DEAN & CHRISTIE PSS 156
79 Inspiration Don'T Take Away The Music PENNINE  PSS 157
79 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 158
79 Eamonn Mcgirr I'M Yer Wee Man (Album) PENNINE  PSS 159
79 Jennifer Mckenzie Jennifer Mckenzie Sings And Plays PENNINE  PSS 160
79 Spurley Hey Wind Band Kaleidoscope (Album) PENNINE  PSS 161
79 The Katchies  Shambles  CHART PSS 162
79 Doris Nixon And Lois Malcolm Two In Accord (Album) PENNINE  PSS 163
79 The Poynton Brass Band Poynton Plays Vol. 1  PENNINE  PSS 164
79 Any Trouble Yesterdays Love PENNINE  PSS 7 165
79 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 166
79 MacArthur Park MacArthur Park PENNINE  PSS 7 167
79 Jonathan Young Please Mrs Lady PENNINE  PSS 7 168
79 Rochdale Metropolitan Youth Band A Tribute To Gracie Fields PENNINE  PSS 7 169
79 Tommy Gray Gypsy Boy PENNINE  PSS 7 170
79 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 171
79 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 172
80 Choir Of Kendal High School Choir Of Kendal High School (Album) PENNINE  PSS 173
80 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 174
80 Jenny Mckenzie Joy In Your Eyes PENNINE  PSS 7 175
80 Roy Stuart Love Is In The Air PENNINE  PSS 7 176
80 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 177
80 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 178
81 So Feww  I'M Not Automatic PENNINE  PSS 7 179
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 180
81 Michael Alis Frith Primavera PENNINE  PSS 7 181
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 182
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 183
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 184
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 185
81 Neil Smith Classical Guitar PENNINE  PSS 186
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 187
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 188
81 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 189
82 Strides Being Here SODY POP MUSIC PSS 7 190
82 Galadriel Airborne (Album) PENNINE  PSS 191
82 Not Traced PENNINE  PSS 192
82 Jenny Mckenzie Jen On Sunday (Album) PENNINE  PSS LP 193
82 Vhf First Impressions (Album) PENNINE  PSS LP 194
82 Paula Jay Songbird PENNINE  PSS 7 195
82 Doris Nixon Entartains On The Hammond Organ (Album) PENNINE  PSS LP 196
82 Stuart Gibson Choo Choo Ch'Boogie PENNINE  PSS 7 197

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