Record Service Alsdorf

Record Service Alsdorf

Profil:
German vinyl pressing, cassette and CD manufacturing plant. Founded 1975 as Record Service GmbH and as distributor for Warner, Elektra and Atlantic.

In 1976 record manufacturing started for Germany and increased until 1978 when WEA Musik GmbH manufactured WEA releases for GAS, Benelux, Scandinavia and a part of the French market. Rights societies appear on the record according to the distribution area of each edition while the covers were identical for all countries.

Many 7"s manufactured between 1976 and 1980 show a characteristic immersion around the centre hole and were predominantly mastered at Tonstudio Pfanz.
Examples: Camillo and Hotel California (1977); Gimme Some Lovin' / She Caught The Katy (1979).

Until the late 1970s WEA Musik GmbH ordered vinyl records at Alsdorf but in a large amount also at Teldec-Press GmbH. Alsdorf 12" records show a wider pressing ring than late 1970s TELDEC pressings and usually do not show a 'Manufactured in Germany'-stamp. Please compare an R / S Alsdorf-edition with a TELDEC-Press GmbH-edition.

Until 1980 WEA Musik GmbH releases were almost exclusively cut at Tonstudio Pfanz. If not identical to the matrix number used there, the European WEA catalog number can be found additionally etched into the mothers.

Between 1979/80 and 1981 indicators for galvanization at Sonopress (etched 020) can frequently be found in the runout area.

In this period capacities were massively expanded. The standard LP cover finish turned glossy around 1980/81 and the characteristic Warner-logo embossment on the cover rear was introduced. TELDEC-Press GmbH order pressings for WEA Musik GmbH virtually disappear.

Alsdorf vinyl pressings manufactured from 1981 until 1991 can be identified by an "R / S Alsdorf" stamp in the runout area. 1981 pressings can also show "R / S" exclusively.

Important note: Pressings which show this runout stamp on one or more sides were pressed at earliest in 1981. Please take this into consideration when submitting/updating.

More or less coinciding with the introduction of the 'R / S Alsdorf' stamp, a STRAWBERRY (G) (scarcely STRAWBERRY (E)) stamp can be found on lacquers cut by Strawberry Mastering for Alsdorf between 1981 and 1983. These cuts certainly were used for represses until the later 1980s.

The R / S-stamp was eventually succeeded by a 'WMME Alsdorf' stamp in 1991. Releases showing this stamp should be submitted to WMME Alsdorf.

By the mid-1980s Alsdorf vinyl pressings covered a good part of the WEA UK market by manufacturing LPs of international WEA releases and small centre hole UK standard 7"s of primary European WEA releases for export and delivery to the UK. The countries the pressed edition was destined for is often indicated by country codes in the runouts:

BE = Benelux
D = Germany or GAS (very occasionally 'A' appears on 'Austro Mechana' licensed releases until 1983)
F = France
IR = Ireland
S = Scandinavia
UK or GB = United Kingdom

The Alsdorf stamper number can also be found etched into the runout area but in most of the cases it appears very faintly.

Please note that in the mid-1980s Alsdorf often used US mothers, galvanized by Sheffield Lab Matrix for Allied Record Company which can be identified by the appearance of a long etched string including "△ 00000-X" and the [Allied 'ɑ' logo]-stamp.

Cassette manufacturing started in 1977, Compact-disc manufacturing started on 14 May 1986. CD pressings can be identified by 'RSA' in the matrix.

Please note that around 1990 Record Service Alsdorf manufactured small and large centre hole editions of 7"s and used the same label layout for both editions. This procedure partially affected the layout of the large centre hole editions and the record appears to be 'dinked'. Actually the record was manufactured and sold in this form. Alsdorf 7" editions with large centre hole were exclusively distributed within Continental Europe and should be submitted seperately.

Became a part of TELDEC Record Service in 1988 and a division of Warner Music Manufacturing Europe in 1991 (cf. WMME Alsdorf).
The last vinyl record was pressed in the facility on 04 September 1998. Was sold in 2003 to Cinram and became Cinram GmbH.
Kontakt::
Max-Planck-Straße 1-9
D-52477 Alsdorf

T: +49 2404 58-0
F: +49 2404 58-111
Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
For Ellington Plattencover The Modern Jazz Quartet For Ellington(CD, Album, RE, RM) East-West Records (2) Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
7E-1039-2 One Of These Nights Plattencover Eagles One Of These Nights(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1039-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
106-2 Greatest Hits Plattencover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 106-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
508-2 The Long Run Plattencover Eagles The Long Run (Album) 508-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
903 I Wish It Would Rain Down Plattencover Phil Collins I Wish It Would Rain Down(12", Single) WEA, WEA 903 Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
1009 PM Hot On 45 • Februar '90 Plattencover Various Hot On 45 • Februar '90(CD, Comp, Promo) TELDEC, TELDEC 1009 PM Germany 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
1047 Every Heart Needs A Home Plattencover St. Paul Every Heart Needs A Home(7", S/Sided, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 1047 Europe 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
1050 PM Music News • Januar '91 Plattencover Various Music News • Januar '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1050 PM Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1055 PM Music News • Februar '91 Plattencover Various Music News • Februar '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1055 PM Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1062 End Of Time (Kyrie) Plattencover Del Garrett Feat B. B. Jean Lee* Del Garrett Feat B. B. Jean Lee* - End Of Time (Kyrie)(12", Promo) EastWest 1062 Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1065 PM Music News • April '91 Plattencover Various Music News • April '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1065 PM Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1551 The Legend Lives - His Greatest Songs Plattencover Buddy Holly The Legend Lives - His Greatest Songs(LP, Comp) Dino Music 1551 Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
1768-2 Astral Weeks Plattencover Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
2231 Best Country Plattencover Various Best Country(3xLP, Comp) Dino Music 2231 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
2685-2 Billion Dollar Babies Plattencover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies (Album) 2685-2 Australasia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
2731 The 5th  (Die Wiener Symphoniker Spielen Meisterwerke Aus Klassik Und Pop) Plattencover VSOP Vienna Symphonic Orchestra Project* The 5th (Die Wiener Symphoniker Spielen Meisterwerke Aus Klassik Und Pop)(LP, Album, M/Print) Dino Music 2731 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Diese Version verkaufen
03010-2 Rumours Plattencover Fleetwood Mac Rumours(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 03010-2 Australasia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3015 CD Vol. 2 Plattencover Space Jazz Trio Vol. 2(CD, Album) YVP Music 3015 CD Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3109-2 Seals & Crofts' Greatest Hits Plattencover Seals & Crofts Seals & Crofts' Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 3109-2 Australasia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3273-2 The Best Of Plattencover ZZ Top The Best Of(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3273-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3478-2 Dirty Mind Plattencover Prince Dirty Mind (Album) 3478-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
3677-2 Diver Down Plattencover Van Halen Diver Down (Album) 3677-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
5077 2 Straight Ahead! Plattencover Barbara Dennerlein Straight Ahead!(CD, Album) Enja Records 5077 2 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
11 046 In A Lifetime Plattencover The Temptations In A Lifetime(7", TP) Atlantic 11 046 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
11426 When A Man Loves A Woman Plattencover Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman(7", Single, RE) Atlantic 11426 Europe 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
11706 Let's Get It Up / Back In Black Plattencover AC/DC Let's Get It Up / Back In Black(7", Single) Atlantic 11706 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
13 360 3 The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971) Plattencover Louis Armstrong The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971)(3xLP, Comp + Box) SR International, CBS, MCA Records 13 360 3 Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
13685 3 Scoundrel Days Plattencover a-ha Scoundrel Days(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 13685 3 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
14 305 7 Jenseits Der Nacht Plattencover Juliane Werding Jenseits Der Nacht(LP, Album, Club) WEA 14 305 7 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
15 061 5 Escape From Television Plattencover Jan Hammer Escape From Television(LP, Album, Club) MCA Records 15 061 5 Europe 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
16010-2 The Rose (The Original Soundtrack Recording) Plattencover Bette Midler The Rose (The Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16010-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
16018-2 Back In Black Plattencover AC/DC Back In Black(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 16018-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
16999-2 4 Plattencover Foreigner 4(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Atlantic, Atlantic 16999-2 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
17953 So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie Plattencover The Blasters So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 17953 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
18995 Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran Plattencover Foyer Des Arts Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran(7", Single) WEA 18995 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
19109-2 Foreigner Plattencover Foreigner Foreigner (Album) 19109-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
19129-2 Untitled Plattencover Led Zeppelin Untitled (Album) 19129-2 Europe 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
19 228 Du Bist A Wahnsinn Plattencover Tanz & Showband Die Sunny Boys* Du Bist A Wahnsinn(7", Single) WEA 19 228 Austria 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
19289-2 Branigan Plattencover Laura Branigan Branigan(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 19289-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
19317-2 The Best Of Roberta Flack Plattencover Roberta Flack The Best Of Roberta Flack(CD, Comp, RE) Atlantic 19317-2 Australasia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
19319-2 The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer Plattencover The Manhattan Transfer The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer(CD, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic 19319-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
19999-2 Double Vision Plattencover Foreigner Double Vision (Album) 19999-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
23757-2 Another Page Plattencover Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23757-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
23867-2 The First Album Plattencover Madonna The First Album(CD, Album, RE) Sire, WEA Records 23867-2 Australia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
24 073 Das Sommer Hits Album Plattencover Various Das Sommer Hits Album(LP, Comp) CBS, WEA 24 073 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
25175-1 Motion Plattencover Deodato* Motion(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25175-1 South Korea 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
25442-2 True Blue Plattencover Madonna True Blue(CD, Album, RE) Sire 25442-2 Australia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
26 045 Roots Plattencover The Everly Brothers* Roots(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 26 045 Germany 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
26.131 The Saga Continues... Plattencover Roger* The Saga Continues...(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.131 Brazil 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
26852 Billion Dollar Babies Plattencover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 26852 Australia Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
27 339 1 Back In Black Plattencover AC/DC Back In Black (Album) 27 339 1 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
27 375-5 Hotel California Plattencover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Club, RP, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 27 375-5 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
28337 Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran Plattencover Foyer Des Arts Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran(12", Maxi, Ltd) WEA 28337 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
28 339 Goldfinger Plattencover Die Krupps Goldfinger(12", Maxi, Ltd) WEA 28 339 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
29 389 4 Mirage Plattencover Fleetwood Mac Mirage(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 29 389 4 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
30057 20 Great Originals Plattencover The Coasters 20 Great Originals (Comp) 30057 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
32 050-7 Christiane F. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (Original Soundtrack Zum Film) Plattencover David Bowie Christiane F. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (Original Soundtrack Zum Film)(LP, Comp, Club) RCA, RCA Victor, RCA Victor 32 050-7 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
32100-2 Empty Glass Plattencover Pete Townshend Empty Glass (Album) 32100-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
32 140 6 New York New York: Seine Grössten Erfolge Plattencover Frank Sinatra New York New York: Seine Grössten Erfolge(LP, Comp, Club) Reprise Records 32 140 6 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
32 195 0 Self Control Plattencover Laura Branigan Self Control(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 32 195 0 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
32233 9 Face Value Plattencover Phil Collins Face Value(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic 32233 9 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
32 249-5 Forever Young Plattencover Alphaville Forever Young(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 249-5 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
32 357-6 Hunting High And Low Plattencover a-ha Hunting High And Low(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 32 357-6 Germany 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
32 379-0 Matt Bianco Plattencover Matt Bianco Matt Bianco(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 379-0 Germany 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32 385-7 Parade Plattencover Prince And The Revolution Parade(LP, Album, Club) Paisley Park, Paisley Park, Paisley Park 32 385-7 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32 416-0 5150 Plattencover Van Halen 5150(LP, Album, Club, Clu) Warner Bros. Records 32 416-0 Germany 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32 417-8 Afternoons In Utopia Plattencover Alphaville Afternoons In Utopia(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 417-8 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32 468-1 Wunderkinder Plattencover Heinz Rudolf Kunze Wunderkinder(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 468-1 Europe 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
32594-4 Who's That Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Plattencover Madonna Who's That Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Sire 32594-4 Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
33501 Pictures At An Exhibition Plattencover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Manticore 33501 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
35 464 7 Sehnsucht Ist Unheilbar Plattencover Juliane Werding Sehnsucht Ist Unheilbar(CD, Album, Club) WEA, Mambo 35 464 7 Germany 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
40 003 Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul Plattencover Otis Redding Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Album) 40 003 Europe 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
40 030 The Clown Plattencover Charles Mingus The Clown(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 030 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 037 Led Zeppelin II Plattencover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) 40 037 Europe 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
40 038 Memphis Underground Plattencover Herbie Mann Memphis Underground(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 038 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 042 Volunteered Slavery Plattencover Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 042 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 067 1 Flick Of The Switch Plattencover AC/DC Flick Of The Switch(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Bertelsmann Club 40 067 1 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
40073 Otis Redding Live In Europe Plattencover Otis Redding Otis Redding Live In Europe(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records, Atlantic 40073 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40106 The Yes Album Plattencover Yes The Yes Album (Album) 40106 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 139 8 Body Wishes Plattencover Rod Stewart Body Wishes(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Bertelsmann Club 40 139 8 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
40 185 Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata Plattencover Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 185 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 216 One Way... Or Another Plattencover Cactus (3) One Way... Or Another(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records 40 216 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40223 High Time Plattencover MC5 High Time (Album) 40223 Europe 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
40237 Songs For Beginners Plattencover Graham Nash Songs For Beginners(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40237 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 288 Coltrane Plays The Blues Plattencover John Coltrane Coltrane Plays The Blues (Album) 40 288 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
40292 Amen Plattencover Otis Redding Amen (Album) 40292 France 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
40 380 8 Geiler Is' Schon Plattencover Marius Müller-Westernhagen Geiler Is' Schon(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 40 380 8 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
40 430 Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival Plattencover Otis Redding / The Jimi Hendrix Experience Otis Redding / The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival (Album) 40 430 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 526 Blues From The Gutter Plattencover Champion Jack Dupree Blues From The Gutter(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 526 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
40560 Michel Jonasz Plattencover Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz (Album) 40560 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
40 560 5 Bilitis Plattencover Francis Lai Bilitis(LP, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 40 560 5 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40 721 3 120 Grad Plattencover Peter Schilling 120 Grad(LP, Album, Club) WEA 40 721 3 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
41 657 8 Forever Young Plattencover Alphaville Forever Young(LP, Album, Club) WEA 41 657 8 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
42 012 The Doors Plattencover The Doors The Doors (Album) 42 012 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
42 016 Strange Days Plattencover The Doors Strange Days (Album) 42 016 Europe 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
42.027 Kick Out The Jams Plattencover MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) 42.027 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
42 032 The Stooges Plattencover The Stooges The Stooges (Album) 42 032 Europe 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
42 041 Waiting For The Sun Plattencover The Doors Waiting For The Sun (Album) 42 041 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
42 079 The Soft Parade Plattencover The Doors The Soft Parade (Album) 42 079 Europe 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
42 080 Morrison Hotel Plattencover The Doors Morrison Hotel (Album) 42 080 France 1982 Diese Version verkaufen