GZ Media

GZ Media

Profil:
Czech based company, operating under this name since 1 January 2014, is the largest record manufacturer in the world with expanded manufacturing activities to include investments in Canada (Precision Record Pressing), France (SNA) and the USA (Memphis Record Pressing). Operations include vinyl, CD and DVD manufacturing. Owned by Zdenek Pelc.

Successor to Gramofonové Závody (Gramophone Record Factory) and GZ Digital Media
Vinyl manufacture in Loděnice has taken place continuously since 1951. GZ temporarily used the internal trademark “GZ V!nyl”, also known as “GZ Vinyl”. Sometimes credited with a “www.gzvinyl.com” laser etched in the vinyl runout area.

Vinyl matrix schemes - laser etched in runouts
######X~/Z or ######X~~/Z
“X” = format
“~” = side number
“Z” = galvanoplasty

Main vinyl formats
E = stereo, 12", 33⅓ RPM
F = stereo, 10", 33⅓ RPM
H = stereo, 7", 45 RPM
M = stereo, 12", 45 RPM
N = stereo, 10", 45 RPM
O = stereo, 7", 33⅓ RPM - "O" can sometimes be mistaken with a "0" (zero)
X = stereo, 78 RPM (very rare)

(GZ may use "E", etc. on a pressing labeled as 'mono', such as on Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You. This is because all GZ cuts are now in stereo – they no longer have mono lathes. A recent GZ 'mono' pressing is in fact a stereo cut with identical audio on both channels, giving the effect of mono to the listener: 'simulated mono'. A true mono cut, in the days when they had mono lathes, had the codes A to D or V: see Gramofonové Závody.)

CD matrix scheme
X#####
“X” = year of matrix manufacturing
A=2014, B=2015, C=2016, D=2017, E=2018, F=2019, G=2020, H=2021, etc.
Mastering SID code is LD02

CD matrix will be stored for 2 years, i.e. any represses in that time window will bear the same number.
If the original CD matrix was damaged, a new one will be created with a new number.
Note that the CD matrix year codes “A”, “B”, “C“, etc. were already in use since 1989 by Gramofonové Závody and continued up to “Z” in 2013 by GZ Digital Media.


How to
Use this entity to list releases manufactured in 2014 or later only. All releases manufactured (and released) in 2013 or earlier should be listed under GZ Digital Media or Gramofonové Závody respectively. 115067E matrix number is known to have been made still in 2013: for this reason, 2014 releases that carry a matrix number lower than 115067E should be listed under GZ Digital Media because they were still made in 2013.
• When another company (such as Pirates Press and www.gzvinyl.com) is etched into the runouts alongside the laser etched GZ Media matrix number, a Manufactured By credit for that company should be added in addition to the Pressed By credit for GZ Media.
• Please refer to Precision Record Pressing when an additional etched number starting with 10- (example 10-83451) appears in the runouts alongside the GZ Media matrix number.
• Please refer to Memphis Record Pressing when an additional etched number starting with MRP (example MRP2329) appears in the runouts alongside the GZ Media matrix number.

LCCN how-to
Vinyl: Enter numbers and the letter only. For example: 130500E, with role: Pressed By
Note:
- Digit "2" can be mistaken with the letter "Z", digit "0" - with letters "D" or "O". Example.

CD: only the “X#####” string should be entered, without any “GZ” prefix or any optional suffix.

Note about the vinyl matrix numbering (Source)
"The so called matrix (stamper) numbers are not exactly matrix (stamper) numbers, but metal parts numbers - either for metal mothers or DMM copper plates. Therefore /A or /B indexes. Every copper plate cut (or a mother plate produced from a lacquer) receives an unique number consisting of a "premaster" number (e.g. 97460E1) and an index of cutting (mother producing), e.g. /B means a second DMM cut and /C means a third DMM cut. Or a lacquer cut. For lacquer technology or for externally supplied copper plates (e.g. from Abbey Road studios) where the 3-step technology has to be used it is more complicated as there may be additional indexes - /B would still be the first mother produced from a second lacquer (father/master). /B1 would be a second mother produced from the second lacquer/father, /C3 would be a fourth mother produced from a third lacquer/father etc."
Jiri Zita
Premastering manager
GZ Vinyl

Pressing rings on vinyl associated with this pressing plant:
-a pressing ring at 1 9/32" (32,6mm) diameter
Sublabels
Kontakt::
GZ Media, a.s.
Tovární 340
267 12 Loděnice
Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 311 673 111
email: [email protected]
VAT# CZ27380068
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
8BIT-8079 Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire (Original Soundtrack) Plattencover Maclaine Diemer, Wilbert Roget, II, Brendon Williams, Stan LePard Maclaine Diemer, Wilbert Roget, II, Brendon Williams, Stan LePard - Guild Wars 2: Path Of Fire (Original Soundtrack)(2xLP, TP) Iam8bit 8BIT-8079 US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
14D524E1/A Mind Control Plattencover Night Control Mind Control(LP, Album) Not On Label (Night Control Self-released) 14D524E1/A US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
112GONE Order Of Operation Plattencover Ausmuteants Order Of Operation(LP, Album) Goner Records 112GONE US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
690A Deus Vult Plattencover The Templars Deus Vult (Album) 690A US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
2013 Trago em mim a resistencia dos nativos e das raizes africanas Plattencover Afavel Trago em mim a resistencia dos nativos e das raizes africanas(12") LLobato 2013 Brazil 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
2014 / HELLS LP 120 Meet Thy Maker Plattencover October 31 Meet Thy Maker(LP, Ora + LP, Yel + Album, RE) Hells Headbangers 2014 / HELLS LP 120 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
2014 / HELLS LP 134 Bury The Hatchet Plattencover October 31 Bury The Hatchet(LP, Album, Yel) Hells Headbangers 2014 / HELLS LP 134 US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
2017 Influence Plattencover Everything In Slow Motion Influence(LP, Ltd, 180) Facedown Records 2017 US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
2021/HELLS EP 100 Shower Me In Death Plattencover Sacrifixion Shower Me In Death (EP) 2021/HELLS EP 100 Germany 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
5356 The Death Of Me Plattencover Polaris (21) The Death Of Me(LP, Album, Blo) SharpTone 5356 Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
6364-1 Aquello Plattencover Jaime Roos Aquello(LP, Album, 40 ) Bizarro Records 6364-1 Uruguay 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
6994-3 Stranger Than Fiction Plattencover Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction(LP, Album, RE, Red) Epitaph 6994-3 US 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
7686-1 Fuera De Ambiente Plattencover Jaime Roos Fuera De Ambiente(LP, RE) Montevideo Music Group 7686-1 Uruguay 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
7727-1 Viva The Underdogs Plattencover Parkway Drive Viva The Underdogs(2xLP, Album, TP) Epitaph 7727-1 Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
7819-1 Horizons / East Plattencover Thrice Horizons / East(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Epitaph 7819-1 Europe 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
11560M Gripless 12" Plattencover Dorsal Fins Gripless 12"(12", EP, Ltd) Not On Label 11560M Australia 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
11833M Woodwork Plattencover Further Reductions Woodwork(LP, Ltd, Cle) Cititrax 11833M US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
11977E Oh, Common Life Plattencover Fireworks (11) Oh, Common Life(LP, Album, Ltd, Sil) Banquet Records 11977E UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
12488H Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers Plattencover Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers - Infinite Void / Arctic Flowers(7", Single, Gre) Poison City Records, Contraszt! Records, Mass Media Records 12488H Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
13590E Jackson Sisters Plattencover Jackson Sisters Jackson Sisters(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music, Polydor 13590E Japan 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
14016E Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World Plattencover Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah Impurity (2) / Sex Messiah - Vomiting Blasphemies Over The World 14016E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14263E II Plattencover Lasten Hautausmaa II(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Svart Records 14263E Finland 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14466DE Bustin' Out Plattencover BT's Bustin' Out(LP, Album) Southpaw Records (2), King Rocker Records 14466DE US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14473E Corvus Plattencover Recondite Corvus(12", EP) Ghostly International 14473E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
14721SE Cymande Plattencover Cymande Cymande(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Alaska 14721SE UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
14950H Shelter Plattencover Porter Robinson & Madeon Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter(7", S/Sided, Etch, Ltd) Popcultur 14950H US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
15481M Dealer Of Death Plattencover Liberty Corps Dealer Of Death(LP, Album, Ltd) Under Watchful Eyes 15481M US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
15638E Twist Plattencover Dick Annegarn Twist(LP, Album) Musique Sauvage, Musique Sauvage 15638E Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
16467E Stairgazing Plattencover Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels Stairgazing(LP, Album) Farm Music (2) 16467E UK & Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
16874E United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas Plattencover Wynton Marsalis Septet United We Swing: Best Of The Jazz At Lincoln Center Galas(2xLP, Album) Blue Engine Records 16874E US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17261E Don't You Hear? Plattencover Trisomie 21 Don't You Hear?(LP, Ltd) Minimal Maximal 17261E Belgium 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17557SE Space For Days Plattencover Kendall Street Company Space For Days(LP, Ltd, Gat) Not On Label (Kendall Street Company Self-Released) 17557SE US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17746E Nexus Of Teeth Plattencover Hyperdontia (2) Nexus Of Teeth (Album) 17746E UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
17990M Amber &  Gold Plattencover Alunah Amber & Gold(12", EP, Num) Alunah 17990M UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
18631E Myths 004 Plattencover Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox Cate Le Bon & Bradford Cox - Myths 004(12", EP, Ltd) Mexican Summer 18631E US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
18935E The Bleakness Of Our Constant Plattencover Eneferens The Bleakness Of Our Constant(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Bindrune Recordings, Nordvis Produktion 18935E US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
18992E Step In The Arena Plattencover Gang Starr Step In The Arena (Album) 18992E US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
19713E In Cauda Venenum Plattencover Opeth In Cauda Venenum(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast, Moderbolaget Records 19713E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
19735E Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987) Plattencover Various Stone Crush (Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987) (Comp) 19735E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
19736E Ending Friendships Plattencover Laura Secord (2) Ending Friendships(LP, Album, Pur) Why not? Plötuútgáfa! 19736E Iceland 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
19909E There Is Only Now Plattencover Adrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief Adrian Younge Presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now(LP, Album, Pic) Linear Labs 19909E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
19979E La Leyenda Del Tiempo Plattencover Camarón* La Leyenda Del Tiempo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Philips 19979E Spain 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
20042E In A Lifetime Plattencover Clannad In A Lifetime(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Smo) BMG 20042E Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
20088E Death Throes Plattencover Motives (3) Death Throes 20088E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
20145E The Great Lost No Ones Album Plattencover The No Ones The Great Lost No Ones Album(LP, Album, Yel + 7", Single, Pur) Yeproc Records 20145E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
20173E Ordinary Man Plattencover Ozzy Osbourne Ordinary Man(LP, Album, Ltd, Bla) Epic 20173E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
20524E Penumbra Plattencover Barrens Penumbra (Album) 20524E Germany 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
21511E Birthday Boy Plattencover Aaron Taos Birthday Boy(LP, Album, Cle) Not On Label (Aaron Taos Self-Released) 21511E US 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
21776M Surut Plattencover Surut Surut(12", EP, Ltd, Bab) Petrichor 21776M Netherlands 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
22386E Halloween Kills (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Plattencover John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter , And Daniel Davies John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter , And Daniel Davies - Halloween Kills (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Ltd, Ora) Sacred Bones Records, Sacred Bones Records 22386E US 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
22487M Nice One Plattencover Catbite Nice One(LP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Bad Time Records 22487M US 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
22697E Change Of Plans Plattencover Can't Swim Change Of Plans(LP, Album, TP) Pure Noise Records 22697E US 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
22790H One Way Or The Highway Plattencover The Coathangers / L.A. Witch The Coathangers / L.A. Witch - One Way Or The Highway(7", Ltd, Pur) Suicide Squeeze 22790H US 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
54191E Post Plattencover Björk Post (Album) 54191E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
54192E Homogenic Plattencover Björk Homogenic(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Gre) One Little Indian 54192E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
55151E Dirty Reggae Plattencover The Aggrolites Dirty Reggae(LP, Album, RE) Pirates Press Records, Axe Records 55151E US 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
55253E Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice. Plattencover Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice.(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Norma Evangelium Diaboli 55253E France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
56662E Debut Plattencover Björk Debut(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Bei) One Little Indian 56662E UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
57374H Bad Move / Why Not? Plattencover Dale Crover Bad Move / Why Not? 57374H US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
57567H Eye To Eye Plattencover Blood Red Shoes Eye To Eye(Flexi, Shape, S/Sided, Red) Jazz Life (2) 57567H UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
58371E Ta Det Lugnt Plattencover Dungen Ta Det Lugnt(2xLP, Album, RE) Subliminal Sounds 58371E Sweden 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
63967E What It Meant - The Complete Discography Plattencover Judge What It Meant - The Complete Discography(2xLP, Comp, RP, Blu) Revelation Records (8) 63967E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
67474E Cairo Plattencover Taxi (8) Cairo(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RM) Universal Music Portugal 67474E Portugal 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
67783E The Too Late Show Plattencover The Lillingtons The Too Late Show(LP, Album, RE) Red Scare, Hi-Shock Schlock 67783E US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
69282E Reflections Of The Solstice Plattencover Goatlord Reflections Of The Solstice (Album) 69282E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
69310E The Last Sodomy Of Mary Plattencover Goatlord The Last Sodomy Of Mary (Comp) 69310E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
70073M The Always Open Mouth Plattencover Fear Before The March Of Flames The Always Open Mouth 70073M US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
71003E Fallen Angel Of Doom Plattencover Blasphemy (2) Fallen Angel Of Doom (Album) 71003E USA & Canada 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
71567E Mare Vitalis Plattencover The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis(2xLP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Bla) Graveface Records 71567E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
71589E Epitome Of Darkness Plattencover Repugnant Epitome Of Darkness (Album) 71589E Netherlands 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
71692E Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request Plattencover The Brian Jonestown Massacre Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 180) A Records (4) 71692E Europe 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
72022E Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky Plattencover If These Trees Could Talk Self-Titled & Above The Earth, Below The Sky(LP, EP, RP, Cle + LP, Album, RP, Cle + Comp, Ltd) The Mylene Sheath 72022E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
72245E Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1 Plattencover Reverend Beat-Man Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol 1(LP, Album, RP + CD, Album) Voodoo Rhythm, Voodoo Rhythm 72245E Switzerland 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
73430H Jumbie Jamboree / One Love Plattencover The Wailers Jumbie Jamboree / One Love(7", RE, Cle) Studio One, Coxsone Records 73430H US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
73430H Where Will I Find / I Left My Sins Plattencover Bob Marley & The Wailers / Bob Marley & The Spiritual Sisters Bob Marley & The Wailers / Bob Marley & The Spiritual Sisters - Where Will I Find / I Left My Sins(7", Red) Tabernacle Records, Supreme Records (25) 73430H Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
74176E Live The Storm Plattencover Disfear Live The Storm(LP, Album, RP) La Familia Releases, Disfear Records 74176E Sweden 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
74476E Urgehal The Eternal Eclipse - 15 Years Of Satanic Black Metal(LP, Comp, Ltd, RE, RP) Agonia Records 74476E Poland 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
75040E Dandelion Gum Plattencover Black Moth Super Rainbow Dandelion Gum(2xLP, Album, Club, Num, RE, RP, Cle) Graveface Records 75040E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
75044E Red Of Tooth And Claw Plattencover Murder By Death Red Of Tooth And Claw (Album) 75044E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
75486E Reveries Plattencover Pacific! Reveries(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Virgin, Dolores Recordings 75486E Sweden 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
75990E Warning Device Plattencover Teenage Bottlerocket Warning Device(LP, Album, RE, RP, S/Edition, Yel) Red Scare 75990E US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
76631E Buried Death Plattencover Coffins Buried Death(LP, Album, RP, Ele) 20 Buck Spin 76631E US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
78118E You Are The Conductor Plattencover Caspian (3) You Are The Conductor(12", EP, Ltd, RE, RP) The Mylene Sheath 78118E US 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
78154E Life...The Best Game In Town Plattencover Harvey Milk Life...The Best Game In Town(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Rai) Hydra Head Records 78154E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
78636E Use Your Illusion I Plattencover Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records 78636E Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
78733E Use Your Illusion II Plattencover Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II (Album) 78733E USA & Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
79123M Red Album Plattencover Baroness Red Album (Album) 79123M US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
79453E Préfabriqués Plattencover Trust (2) Préfabriqués(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Legacy 79453E France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
79953E After School Session Plattencover Chuck Berry After School Session(LP, Album, RE, RP) Rumble Records (10) 79953E Europe 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
79954E New Jazz Conceptions Plattencover Bill Evans New Jazz Conceptions(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) DOL 79954E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80003 Anthology Plattencover Swing Kids (2) Anthology (Comp) 80003 Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
80439M Bambule Plattencover Absolute Beginner Bambule(2xLP, Album, RP) Buback, Universal 80439M Germany 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80505E Little Girl Blue Plattencover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) DOL 80505E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
80827E The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968) Plattencover Giles Giles & Fripp* The Brondesbury Road Tapes (1968)(LP, Album, RM, RP, 180) Tiger Bay 80827E UK 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
80839E Give Me Fire! Plattencover Mando Diao Give Me Fire!(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Musica De La Santa 80839E Europe 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
81038E Nerve Damage Plattencover Tragedy Nerve Damage(LP, Album, RE, RP) Tragedy Records 81038E Europe 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
81690E In Bocca Al Lupo Plattencover Murder By Death In Bocca Al Lupo(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Blu) Tent Show Records 81690E US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
81720E Origin Of Symmetry Plattencover Muse Origin Of Symmetry(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Helium 3 81720E Europe 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
82154H The Drag / Maria Stacks Plattencover Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segall - The Drag / Maria Stacks(7", Single, Ltd, RP) Castle Face 82154H US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
82264E We Are French Fukk You Plattencover Gronibard We Are French Fukk You(LP, Album) Apathic View Productions 82264E Germany 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

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filippo_morris

filippo_morris

5. November 2021
After buying a warped vinyl from Amenra I will try to avoid buying any records pressed by GZ. It is a shame that this company I still responsible for such horrific pressings.
Martin_M

Martin_M

13. Oktober 2021
Rule #1: Records are flat.
Rule #2: Only clean records are happy records
Rule #3: Clicks and Pops are not part of the music.
Anthon40

Anthon40

7. Oktober 2021
I have many GZ and all are in the good pressing range. Maybe not great, but good. Most recent is the George Harrison Super Deluxe 8 lp set and every disc is quiet no clicks or pops.
Vivalafica

Vivalafica

6. Oktober 2021
geändert 2 months ago
GZ is terrible! All of the records I own that are pressed by them are a feast of clicks and pops! And yes I wash my records and I have a high end turntable/stylus....
SyntheticBiscuits

SyntheticBiscuits

22. September 2021
Worth reiterating for those having second thoughts: for the most part there is *NOTHING WRONG* with GZ's pressings. Are they the best-pressed records I've ever heard? No. But are they riddled with clicks, pops and noise? Also no. I have numerous records on both black an coloured vinyl pressed by GZ under its various names between 1996 and 2021 and they're all absolutely fine.

I'm listening on a £600 hi-fi system, not a Crosley, and unless it's basically impossible I always buy new or NM copies of my records. I consider myself fairly picky when it comes to vinyl condition and studied music & music technology at degree level so I'd like to think I have a good critical ear, so if I of all people think GZ's pressings are totally acceptable (especially for the price) then unless you're the kind of person who's impossible to please you shouldn't have any issues with their stuff, either. Just give your records a quick going-over with a carbon fibre brush and you'll be fine.
itchyring

itchyring

29. Juli 2021
My take on GZ is that it depends what is asked of them (and maybe also paid to them). Have a listen to ANY Data Discs record and you will see what they are capable of. On the other hand I have lots of GZ pressing that are pure shite - looking and sounding. I reckon labels get what they specify and if they don't then they get a budget service.
ElliottCrews

ElliottCrews

25. Juli 2021
The Bobbie Gentry RSD, The Wonders of the World came out the the jacket scratched up and full of ticks.
jcksn

jcksn

13. Juli 2021
Avoid whenever possible. QC does not exist and a lot of records are scratched/warped and dirty straight out of the cover. They also very often use slippery paper inners, which are a dust magnet and it results in even more scratches... but even a record that had poly-lined inners had a big scratch. Very rarely you can get a perfect copy of an album pressed by GZ and I'm talking about new and sealed records here...
ToddMeehan

ToddMeehan

2. Juli 2021
It's weird how all over the board GZ Media is with the quality control, some pressings sound great and others are trash, it's a crap shoot! My 40th Anniversary pressing of ELO "Out of the Blue" picture discs sound pretty good for the most part, but the latest OZZY "Ordinary Man" picture disc is a travesty! Loud static that fades in and out continuously throughout both sides of the album. Yeah I know, picture discs are notorious for sounding inferior, but that was the old days, I've had some absolute killer sounding picture discs in the last few years, The Beatles "Sgt Pepper" comes to mind as a very nice picture disc to listen to.
Of course it could be a case of too much music crammed onto vinyl, I have a feeling that's what's happening with the dicey CHEAP TRICK "In Another World" picture disc.
But I'm also curious to see if the Ozzy and Cheap Trick albums sound better on traditional black vinyl instead of the picture discs I have, that would lead me to believe it's simply the picture disc pressings that are inferior.