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 mastered 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 in 1981 tve. 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 masters made by Strawberry Mastering for Alsdorf between 1981 and 1983. These masters 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
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
5E-535 The Pressure Is On Plattencover Hank Williams, Jr.* The Pressure Is On(LP, Album) Elektra, Curb Records, Elektra 5E-535 Europe 1981 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", Maxi) 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
1065 PM Music News • April '91 Plattencover Various Music News • April '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1065 PM Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
1768-2 Astral Weeks Plattencover Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
2277-2 Harvest Plattencover Neil Young Harvest (Album) 2277-2 Europe 1994 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(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 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
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
16029-2 Face Value Plattencover Phil Collins Face Value(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16029-2 Europe Unknown 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
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
19425 The Race Is On Plattencover Dave Edmunds With The Stray Cats* Dave Edmunds With The Stray Cats* - The Race Is On(7", Single) Swan Song, Swan Song 19425 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
23757-2 Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23757-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
23773-2 Money And Cigarettes Plattencover Eric Clapton Money And Cigarettes(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, WEA Records, Duck Records (2) 23773-2 Australia 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
26.131 The Saga Continues... Plattencover Roger* The Saga Continues...(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.131 Brazil 1984 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
32100-2 Empty Glass Plattencover Pete Townshend Empty Glass (Album) 32100-2 Europe Unknown 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
32 249-5 Forever Young Plattencover Alphaville Forever Young(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 249-5 Germany 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
32 385-7 Parade Plattencover Prince And The Revolution Parade(LP, Album, Club) 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
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
36142 High Voltage Plattencover AC/DC High Voltage (Album) 36142 UK Unknown 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
40 106 The Yes Album Plattencover Yes The Yes Album(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40 106 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
40223 High Time Plattencover MC5 High Time(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 40223 Germany 1985 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
40 430 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
40560 Michel Jonasz Plattencover Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 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
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 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
42.027 Kick Out The Jams Plattencover MC5 Kick Out The Jams(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42.027 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
42 032 The Stooges Plattencover The Stooges The Stooges (Album) 42 032 Europe 1990 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 Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
42 080 Morrison Hotel Plattencover The Doors Morrison Hotel(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 080 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
43504 Tarkus Plattencover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Manticore, Manticore 43504 UK & Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
44 046 Pata Pata Plattencover Miriam Makeba Pata Pata (Album) 44 046 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
44 059 Neil Young Plattencover Neil Young Neil Young(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 059 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
44 073 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Plattencover Neil Young With Crazy Horse* Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 073 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
44088 After The Gold Rush Plattencover Neil Young After The Gold Rush (Album) 44088 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
44 128 Blue Plattencover Joni Mitchell Blue(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 128 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
46 005 The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers Plattencover The Everly Brothers* The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers(LP, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 005 UK & Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
46 040 Moondance Plattencover Van Morrison Moondance (Album) 46 040 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
46049 Workingman's Dead Plattencover The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead (Album) 46049 Europe 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
46 074 American Beauty Plattencover The Grateful Dead American Beauty (Album) 46 074 Europe 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
46 310 9 Club Dancing '83 Plattencover Various Club Dancing '83(LP, Comp, Club) WEA 46 310 9 Germany 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
49201 Sefronia Plattencover Tim Buckley Sefronia(LP, Album, RE) Discreet 49201 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 001 Déjà Vu Plattencover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 001 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 008 Untitled Plattencover Led Zeppelin Untitled (Album) 50 008 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 199 Changez Tout Plattencover Michel Jonasz Changez Tout (Album) 50 199 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
50702 Tomcattin' Plattencover Blackfoot (3) Tomcattin'(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 50702 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 823 Les Plus Belles Chansons De France Gall Plattencover France Gall Les Plus Belles Chansons De France Gall(LP, Comp) Atlantic 50 823 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 914 Soul Brothers Plattencover Milt Jackson & Ray Charles Milt Jackson & Ray Charles - Soul Brothers(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 914 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
50 918 Ray Charles At Newport Plattencover Ray Charles Ray Charles At Newport(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50 918 France Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
52 008 Le Maudit Plattencover Veronique Sanson* Le Maudit(LP, Album) Elektra 52 008 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
52308 Les Plus Belles Chansons De Véronique Sanson Plattencover Véronique Sanson Les Plus Belles Chansons De Véronique Sanson(LP, Comp) Elektra, Elektra 52308 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
53068 Foreign Affairs Plattencover Tom Waits Foreign Affairs(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 53068 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
54043 Fleetwood Mac Plattencover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 54043 UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56 013 Billion Dollar Babies Plattencover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56 013 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56 091 B Entr'acte Plattencover Françoise Hardy Entr'acte(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56 091 B Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56375 Bilitis (Bande Originale Du Film) Plattencover Francis Lai Bilitis (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56375 France 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
56 647 Talking Heads: 77 Plattencover Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77(LP, Album, RE) Sire, Sire, Sire, Sire 56 647 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56 740 Last Flight Plattencover Taï Phong Last Flight(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 56 740 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
56 774 Pretenders Plattencover Pretenders* Pretenders (Album) 56 774 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56927 Special Forces Plattencover Alice Cooper (2) Special Forces(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56927 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
56929 El Loco Plattencover ZZ Top El Loco(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 56929 Scandinavia 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
56 938 Les Plus Belles Chansons De Françoise Hardy Plattencover Françoise Hardy Les Plus Belles Chansons De Françoise Hardy (Comp) 56 938 Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
56 954 Les Plus Belles Chansons De Fabienne Thibeault Plattencover Fabienne Thibeault Les Plus Belles Chansons De Fabienne Thibeault(LP, Comp) WEA Filipacchi Music 56 954 France 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
57 506-8 Flieger Plattencover Nino de Angelo Flieger(CD, Album, Club) WEA 57 506-8 Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
58 448 Heatwave In Alaska Plattencover The Inmates (2) Heatwave In Alaska(LP, Album) WEA, WEA 58 448 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
58 712 The Rooter Plattencover Karlheinz Miklin Trio The Rooter(LP, Album) WEA 58 712 Austria 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
58 718 Dark End Of The Street Plattencover Moving Hearts Dark End Of The Street(LP, Album) WEA 58 718 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen