MPO

MPO

Profil:
French pressing plant, manufacturing and distribution company which stemmed from their original pressing plant in Averton (Mayenne), France, established by Pierre Tyrel de Poix in 1957. The 'MPO' initials remain from the original company; 'Moulages et Plastiques de l'Ouest' (in English: Western Plastics Castings). Through expansion, MPO has permanent offices throughout the world, with a strong presence in Europe. The group's operations are structured around its three production sites and logistics centres; MPO Iberica and MPO France (Averton and Villaines La Juhel) and MPO Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) and numerous sales offices in Europe and Asia as well as a partner in the US.

MPO pressed its first commercial CD on 4th of December, 1984.

Vinyl discs pressed by MPO usually have a hand etched "MPO" (in rare cases 'MP') inscription in the runouts.

Since ~2017 the MPO logo is laser etched. Please enter this as [MPO Logo] or (when ® appears next to the logo) [MPO Logo]® in runouts.
It is followed by a laser etched stamper number in the format ## ##### (where the first two digits indicate the pressing year – see this image). DO NOT ADD THIS NUMBER TO LCCN.

Another identifier for MPO vinyl discs (mostly on post-1984 releases) is the presence of three concentric pressing rings around the spindle hole as here.
MPO can be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

MPO test pressings have featured a variety of label designs over the years. Some examples are :
- Pre-1983
- 1984 to 1990
- 1991 to 1995
- 1996 to 1998
- 1998 to 2011
- Post-2011 to present

On cassettes: "Duplication MPO", most often printed on labels.

MPO CDs made at Averton are assigned the following SID codes:
Mastering code: L031, L032, L033, L035, L036, L039, LY88 (often misread as LV88)
Mould code : 12##

MPO isn't always explicitly mentioned in the CD matrix, but can sometimes be identified by a string of tiny text with the following format:
CA [label cat#] [one or more @] IFPI [mastering SID code] M/D/YYYY HH:MM:SS [AM/PM] NNNNNNNNNN
(This isn't usually allowed, but there was forum discussion for doing this for MPO in particular.) If you aren't sure, please ask in the forums.)
Sublabels
Kontakt::
MPO International
6228 boulevard de l'Europe
53700 Villaines-la-Juhel
France

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 08 36 00
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Seiten:
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
- Origin Plattencover Gwendolyn Masin Origin(LP, Album) Not On Label - Europe 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
Ξ Plattencover Veil Of Light Ξ(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Beläten Sweden 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
/// N/A (4) + N/A (5) Plattencover Unknown Artist N/A (4) + N/A (5)(10", Ltd) Not On Label /// US 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
Geistliche Lieder Plattencover Ensemble vocal Stella Maris, Olivier Bardot, Brahms*, Bruckner*, Mendelssohn* Ensemble vocal Stella Maris, Olivier Bardot, Brahms*, Bruckner*, Mendelssohn* - Geistliche Lieder(CD, Album) ESVM France 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
-- Codorníu Plattencover Various Codorníu(CD, Mini, Comp) Not On Label -- Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
Misántropo Plattencover Avernessus Misántropo(CD, Album, Ltd) Calabazo Records Spain 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
X Sessions Plattencover Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
En L'An 2000 Plattencover Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J - En L'An 2000(CD, Single) Moucate Productions France 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni) Plattencover Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(10", Maxi, Promo) Sogeav France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
Jazzocratie Plattencover Monsieur Lacenaire Jazzocratie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Monsieur Lacenaire France 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
0000 Rien Plattencover Odezenne Rien(12", EP, RE) Tôt Ou Tard, Universeul 0000 France 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
0H5 Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma Plattencover The Melody Four Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma(7", Single) Chabada 0H5 France 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
0H6 Love Plays Such Funny Games Plattencover The Melody Four Love Plays Such Funny Games(10", Album) Chabada 0H6 France 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
0H7 Eleven Songs For Doris Day Plattencover Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra Eleven Songs For Doris Day(10", Album) Chabada 0H7 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
0H8 Mainly Mancini Plattencover Tony Coe Mainly Mancini(10", Album) Chabada 0H8 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
0H9 The Inimitable Plattencover Lol Coxhill The Inimitable(10", Album) Chabada 0H9 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
0H11 The Melody Four? Si Señor! Plattencover The Melody Four The Melody Four? Si Señor!(10", Album) Chabada 0H11 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
0H12 Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot Plattencover Kazuko Hohki Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot(10", Album) Chabada 0H12 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
0H13 T.V.? Mais Oui! Plattencover The Melody Four T.V.? Mais Oui!(10", Album) Chabada 0H13 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
0H15 Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !) Plattencover The Melody Four Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !)(7", Single) Chabada, Chabada 0H15 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
0H16 Hello! We Must Be Going Plattencover The Melody Four Hello! We Must Be Going(10", Album) Chabada 0H16 France 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
0H17 Before My Time Plattencover Lol Coxhill Before My Time(10", Album) Chabada 0H17 France 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
0H18 Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians Plattencover Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre - Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians(10", Album) Chabada 0H18 France 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
0H19 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1 Plattencover The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1(10", Album) Chabada 0H19 France 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
0H21 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2 Plattencover The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2(10", Album) Chabada 0H21 France 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
01 01 Plattencover Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* - 01(12", W/Lbl) Bam Bam The 3rd 01 UK 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
001 River / Ghost Plattencover Gardens Of God River / Ghost(12", EP) Sodai 001 Lithuania 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Alternative System EP 01 Repress 2018 Plattencover Diezhell Alternative System EP 01 Repress 2018(12", EP, RE) Alternative System 01 France 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Runners Kookies Plattencover Toxit Taste Vs. The Advent Toxit Taste Vs. The Advent - Runners Kookies(12") Konsequent, Konsequent 01 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
01 ...From Sunset Blvd... ...To Paradise Rd... Plattencover Elvis* ...From Sunset Blvd... ...To Paradise Rd...(2xCD, RM, Unofficial, Dig) Diamond Anniversary Editions 01 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Syff001 Plattencover Friday Dunard Syff001(12", EP) Syff 001 Germany 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Max Kahlen Urwerk / Solex(12", W/Lbl) Strom (2) 01 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Let Me Ride (Kon Remix) Plattencover Mothership Konnection* Let Me Ride (Kon Remix)(7", RP) Mothership Konnection 001 UK 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
001 SO-001 Plattencover Four Legs SO-001 001 Sweden 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Kilburn National 17∙11∙90 Plattencover Snuff (3) Kilburn National 17∙11∙90(LP) Armshoe, Rugger Bugger Discs 001 UK 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Mars Is Calling Plattencover Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου Plattencover Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD) Αχός 0001 Greece 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
01 En Avant !!! Plattencover Molodoï En Avant !!!(CD, Album) Division Nada 01 France 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 Full Of Sorrow Plattencover Frustration Full Of Sorrow(CD, MiniAlbum) Born Bad Records, Born Bad Records 0001 France 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
001 L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella Plattencover Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg - L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella(3xCD, Album) OPMC Classics 001 Europe 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop Plattencover Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads - Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop(7", Single, Unofficial) Southern Artist Records 001 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
001 Invitation Au Voyage Plattencover Mireille Terashima Invitation Au Voyage(CD, Album) HiMi 001 France 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
01 In The Meantime Plattencover Michel Zenino Sextet In The Meantime(CD, Album) IMFP 01 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
001 Pas La Peine D'En Faire Trop Pour Se Faire Remarquer Plattencover Les Vierges Pas La Peine D'En Faire Trop Pour Se Faire Remarquer(LP, Album) Virga 4 001 France 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour Plattencover Marc Jolivet Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour(7", Single, Promo) Not On Label 0001 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
001 Piano Recital Plattencover Daniel Propper, Chopin*, Grieg*, Rangström*, Poulenc*, Prokofiev* Daniel Propper, Chopin*, Grieg*, Rangström*, Poulenc*, Prokofiev* - Piano Recital(CD) Not On Label 001 Europe 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Empreintes Plattencover Various Empreintes(CD, Album) Bde-UTC 001 France 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Blod, Sved & Sæd Plattencover Smertegrænsens Toldere Blod, Sved & Sæd(12", S/Sided) Tolder Records 01 Denmark 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival Plattencover Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival(LP, Album) Briggs Farm Concerts, Inc. 1 US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
001 The Oink! 45 Plattencover Frank Sidebottom / Uncle Pigg & The Oinkletts Frank Sidebottom / Uncle Pigg & The Oinkletts - The Oink! 45(7") Oink! Records 001 UK 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Corporeal Vol.1 Plattencover Various Corporeal Vol.1(12", EP) Pseudonym Records (2) 001 UK 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Willie "The Lion" Smith Harlem Joys(CD, Album) Charly Records (U.K.) Limited 01 Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Forgotten Days Plattencover Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days(CD, Album) Burrenstone Music 001 Ireland 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Patience And Understanding Plattencover Raza (2) Patience And Understanding(12") Coloured (2) 001 UK 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Children Can Be So Cruel Plattencover God Is My Co-Pilot Children Can Be So Cruel(CD, Album) Miguel (2), Hemiola Records 1 Switzerland 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Tobin 01 Plattencover Tobin Tobin 01(12") Tobin (2) 01 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
00001 Cam (2) Mug / Mellowman(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Cam (2) Self-released) 00001 Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1 In Deepest Rebound Plattencover Critical Mass (5) In Deepest Rebound(12") Divided Kingdom 1 UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Bratha 01 Plattencover Bratha Bratha 01(12", W/Lbl) Bratha 001 Italy 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées Plattencover Gangpol Und Mit Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées(CD, Album, Enh) G.U.M. 001 France 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
01 Fabrik 01 Plattencover Fabrik (5) Fabrik 01(LP) Fabrik 01 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
01 Chants Du Silence Plattencover Paul Arma Chants Du Silence(LP, Album, Promo, gat) Not On Label 01 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
001 Glory / Are You Swimming Plattencover Mademoiselle K Glory / Are You Swimming(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Mademoiselle K Self-released) 001 France 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
#001 #001 Plattencover Various #001(12") MLTred, MLTred #001 UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Dead End Track Plattencover Dirty Meadow Dead End Track(LP, Album) DMR (6) 001 Norway 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Sombre État Des Lieux... Plattencover Le Konflit Sombre État Des Lieux...(CD, MiniAlbum) Rue D' Sekours 001 France 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix) Plattencover DJ Haus Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Shades (6) 001 Belgium 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo Plattencover Jesús Ortega Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo(12") Subcione Records 001 Spain 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Untitled Plattencover P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* - Untitled(12") Eat This 001 France 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
001 More Hard Times / Grew Old Plattencover Ted Leo / Publicist UK Ted Leo / Publicist UK - More Hard Times / Grew Old(7", Single, Num) Spindown Record Club 001 US 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
001 Missa No 1 Plattencover Urmas Sisask Missa No 1(CD, Album) I&M Records 001 Estonia 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Voix Plattencover Pierre-Alain de Garrigues Voix(CD, Album) MPO 1 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0001AD Home Town Chicago Plattencover Boo Williams Home Town Chicago(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0001AD UK 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
1 AMP Bragging Party Plattencover The Amps Bragging Party(7", Promo) 4AD 1 AMP UK 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
1BB2006 Baby Sitar Plattencover Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste - Baby Sitar(CD, Album, Dig) Neurones Records 1BB2006 France 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
01BC A Break In The Clouds Plattencover Holden* A Break In The Clouds 01BC UK 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
1BC Untitled Plattencover Last Session / The Innocent Last Session / The Innocent - Untitled(12", RE, RM) Blue Cucaracha 1BC UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
1C1169 Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges) Plattencover Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli - Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges)(CD) Timpani 1C1169 France 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
1C1179 Flûte, Harpe & Cordes Plattencover Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette - Flûte, Harpe & Cordes(CD, Album) Timpani 1C1179 France 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
1C 064-45 428 Children Of The Universe Plattencover Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture* Children Of The Universe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI Electrola (2) 1C 064-45 428 2012 Diese Version verkaufen
1 CD Pour Django Plattencover André Jaume / Raymond Boni André Jaume / Raymond Boni - Pour Django(CD, Album) CELP 1 CD France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
01CD Continentales Plattencover Lamour* Continentales(CD, Album, Fol) Silent Productions 01CD France 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
1-diam. Reassimilation EP Plattencover Optic Nerve Reassimilation EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) diametric. 1-diam. UK 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
1dot12 Reverse Plattencover W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* - Reverse(12") 1dot12 1dot12 Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
1DROP005 Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub Plattencover DJ Madd Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub(12", W/Lbl) 1Drop 1DROP005 UK 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
1 Eden D For Desire Plattencover All About Eve D For Desire(12", Single) Eden 1 Eden UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
1 In 12 003 Enemies Of The State Plattencover Various Enemies Of The State(LP, Album, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
1 In 12 004 Systembeat Plattencover Various Systembeat(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 004 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
001LP Rainbow Session Plattencover Harald Lassen Rainbow Session(LP, Album) Hagen Recordings 001LP Norway 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
1ØPILLS006 It's Still Me Plattencover DJ Groov It's Still Me(12") 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS006 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
1ØPILLS009 The Krabben EP Plattencover Shedbug The Krabben EP(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS009 UK 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
1ØPILLS010 100 Plattencover Trudge (3) 100 (EP) 1ØPILLS010 UK 2019 Diese Version verkaufen
1ØPILLS012 Iridescent Adolescence EP Plattencover Narciss Iridescent Adolescence EP(12", EP) 1Ø Pills Mate 1ØPILLS012 UK 2020 Diese Version verkaufen
1Ø PILLS013 I Feel You Plattencover Kai van Dongen I Feel You(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1Ø PILLS013 UK 2021 Diese Version verkaufen
1Ø PILLS MATE 004 Beware Of The Red Hand !  Plattencover Andrew Red Hand Beware Of The Red Hand ! (12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1Ø PILLS MATE 004 UK 2016 Diese Version verkaufen
001ÖX11/1 Rëvëürt Plattencover Öxxö Xööx Rëvëürt(CD, Album) Not On Label (Öxxö Xööx self-released) 001ÖX11/1 France 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
02 Flow / Wasted Time Plattencover The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart - Flow / Wasted Time(12") Basswerk 02 Germany 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
002 Protest To Survive Plattencover Powerage (2) Protest To Survive(7", EP) Neg Fx 002 France 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
002 Antiphon Plattencover Alfa Mist Antiphon(2xLP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl, Gat) Pink Bird Recording Co. 002 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
002 Amen Plattencover Johannes Heil Amen(12") Fieber Records 002 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen

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Martin_M

Martin_M

12. Oktober 2021
Hey, it is so difficult to press flat records without scuffs?
.Richard.

.Richard.

12. August 2021
geändert 3 months ago
The non fill specialists. If you want loads of records with annoying ripping sounds (due to the fact they couldn’t be bothered to properly QC the cooling of their vinyl) then look no further. If you want a coloured vinyl pressing, then the amount of non-fill is doubled.

Also if you like swooshing sounds on your records, completely obliterating quiet passages then you’re in luck. MPO is at your service.
rainydays02

rainydays02

30. Juli 2021
pops and clicks pops and clicks pops and clicks pops and clicks
jangrimm

jangrimm

19. Juli 2021
geändert 4 months ago
Horrible QC. Got a number of titles pressed by them and all are super, SUPER noisy with a lot of extra pops & clicks. Even GZ does a lot better job these days, let alone Optimal or Pallas. Typically pressings that you have to buy up to 5 copies from to get two acceptable disks (for a double album) - if you want to take the time in the first place.
noodles666

noodles666

24. Juni 2021
worst pressing plant in europe now. unbelievable what shit they do produce. the Ryan Adams I got 3 times, all 3 records are unlistanable, the Taylor Swift is awfull too. I have a ton of other trash from them.
marmion84

marmion84

13. Juni 2021
MPO press bootlegs. Some hi-NRG/italo disco & house/disco edits are manufactured there. The quality is ok. Not the best, but works.
jtrezzo

jtrezzo

2. Mai 2021
geändert 6 months ago
Current MPO quality seems to be one of the best pressing plants, but I swear, I got tons of stuff they pressed in the 90s and almost everything is off-center to some degree.
werk91

werk91

27. Februar 2021
The non-fill situation is getting out of hand in the last year or so. This used to be my most trusted pressing plant for everyday releases but sadly I've had better luck with GZ-Media recently. Hope they improve their standards as besides the non-fill I never have any problems with their pressings. Of course I've seen non-fill on other plant's pressings (even Optimal) but its rare cases, with MPO its slowly becoming the norm and that's pretty bad.
movceo

movceo

20. Februar 2021
Has anybody else found that MPO’s pressing quality got worse after they stopped stamping the 3 rings around the spindle hole? It seems almost every new pressing I get from them has non-fill to some degree. That was not a huge issue for them before.
dolphinsinthejacuzzi

dolphinsinthejacuzzi

27. Dezember 2020
Maybe I just got lucky, but my new pressing of Prince: The Hits 1 sounds great. Centered, flat, and quiet as a church mouse. No problems of any kind.