Duran Duran ‎– Rio

Harvest ‎– ST-12211
Vinyl, LP, Album, 1st Edition, Winchester Pressing

Companies, etc.



First release with the original 'album versions' with A-side matrix numbers ST-1-12211 F-II / -Z5.
There are several variants of later re-issues with the same catalogue number, but different matrix numbers, playing longer versions on side A, the so-called 'Kershenbaum remixes'.
This first release of Rio had been pressed at Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester.
Different lacquers had been used for these pressings, mastered both, at Capitol Mastering and, in-contract, at The Mastering Lab

Gold-Stamp promos exist with messaging on top right corner of cover "Property of Capitol Records, Inc. This Album is on loan for PROMOTIONAL USES ONLY." Letter and 6 digit number combinations are stamped on each, as identifiers (example in hand is L 008852).

[Note on the different US releases of 'Rio':]
All 'Rio' lacquers, cut in-contract by TML and Precision Mastering, show a "Z" in the runout matrix and had been consecutively numbered.
Except Z-1 and Z-4, the numbering system counts A- and B-side lacquers separately and was used for all three album variants.
By these Z-numbers, the pressing plant, the album variant and the side of the record can be identified:
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles: Z4 (Var.1,A+B)
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville: Z1 (Var.1, A+B) / Z8 (Var.2+3, B) / Z12 (Var.3, B) / Z13 (Var.2, A) / Z16 (Var.3, A) / Z17 (Var.3, A) / Z20 (Var.3, A)
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester: Z2 (Var.1, B) / Z5 (Var.1, A) / Z6 (Var.1, B) / Z9 (Var.2, B) / Z10 (Var.3, B) / Z11 (Var.3, B) / Z15 (Var.2, A) / Z18 (Var.3, A) / Z19 (Var.3, A)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed on sleeve): 0 7777-12211-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side A, hand-etched): ST-1-12211 Z5 TMLX ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side B, hand-etched + stamped): ST-2-12211-Z2 #2 TML-M ─◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side A, hand-etched + stamped): ST-1-12211 F-II MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side B, hand-etched + stamped): ST-2-12211-Z6 TML-S #2 ─◁

Other Versions (5 of 169) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3411, 0C 062-64 782 Duran Duran Rio(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3411, 0C 062-64 782 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0777 7 46003 4 7, TCPRG 1004, 7 46003 4 Duran Duran Rio(Cass, Album, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 46003 4 7, TCPRG 1004, 7 46003 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
14C 062-64782 Duran Duran Rio(LP, Album) EMI 14C 062-64782 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
ST-12211 Duran Duran Rio(LP, Album, RE, RM, 3rd) Capitol Records ST-12211 US 1982 Sell This Version
8089, EMC 3411 Duran Duran Rio(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 8089, EMC 3411 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version