MPO

MPO

Perfil:
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' acronym remains from the original company; 'Moulages et Plastiques de l'Ouest'. 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 is an acronym for "Moulages Plastiques de l'Ouest" (in English: Western Plastics Castings).

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

Vinyl discs pressed by MPO usually have the hand etched "MPO" inscription in the runouts.
Recent presses could also show a stamped logo followed by a string of digits ## ##### (see this image), where the first two digits stands for the pressing year. DO NOT ADD THESE NUMBERS TO LCCN.
Another identifier can be that MPO pressings have three concentric rings around the spindle hole (see this image).
MPO can be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

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.)
Subsellos
Información de contacto:
Email: info@mpo.fr / mpodirect@mpo.fr
Sítios:
Cat. nº  Artista Título (Formato) Sello Cat. nº  País Año
- Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg. Portada Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache - Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg. - Italy 1989 Vender esta versión
LateNightTales Portada Röyksopp LateNightTales(2xLP, Comp, RM, 180 + CD, Comp, Mixed + Ltd) LateNightTales, LateNightTales UK 2013 Vender esta versión
No Promises Portada Carla Bruni No Promises(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Naïve Europe 2007 Vender esta versión
Ξ Portada Veil Of Light Ξ(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Beläten Sweden 2014 Vender esta versión
/// N/A (4) + N/A (5) Portada Unknown Artist N/A (4) + N/A (5)(10", Ltd) Not On Label /// US 2017 Vender esta versión
Solipsystemology Portada t Solipsystemology(CD, Album) Giant Electric Pea UK 2019 Vender esta versión
% Voix De Porto-Alegre Portada Various Voix De Porto-Alegre(CD, Album, Mixed) % attac % France 2001 Vender esta versión
X Sessions Portada Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Vender esta versión
En L'An 2000 Portada Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J - En L'An 2000(CD, Single) Moucate Productions France 1999 Vender esta versión
Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni) Portada Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(10", Maxi, Promo) Sogeav France 1981 Vender esta versión
Jazzocratie Portada Monsieur Lacenaire Jazzocratie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Monsieur Lacenaire France 2016 Vender esta versión
0000 Rien Portada Odezenne Rien(12", EP, RE) Tôt Ou Tard, Universeul 0000 France 2015 Vender esta versión
0H5 Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma Portada The Melody Four Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma(7", Single) Chabada 0H5 France 1984 Vender esta versión
0H6 Love Plays Such Funny Games Portada The Melody Four Love Plays Such Funny Games(10", Album) Chabada 0H6 France 1984 Vender esta versión
0H7 Eleven Songs For Doris Day Portada Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra Eleven Songs For Doris Day(10", Album) Chabada 0H7 France 1985 Vender esta versión
0H8 Mainly Mancini Portada Tony Coe Mainly Mancini(10", Album) Chabada 0H8 France 1985 Vender esta versión
0H9 The Inimitable Portada Lol Coxhill The Inimitable(10", Album) Chabada 0H9 France 1985 Vender esta versión
0H11 The Melody Four? Si Señor! Portada The Melody Four The Melody Four? Si Señor!(10", Album) Chabada 0H11 France 1985 Vender esta versión
0H12 Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot Portada Kazuko Hohki Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot(10", Album) Chabada 0H12 France 1986 Vender esta versión
0H13 T.V.? Mais Oui! Portada The Melody Four T.V.? Mais Oui!(10", Album) Chabada 0H13 France 1986 Vender esta versión
0H15 Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !) Portada The Melody Four Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !)(7", Single) Chabada, Chabada 0H15 France 1986 Vender esta versión
0H16 Hello! We Must Be Going Portada The Melody Four Hello! We Must Be Going(10", Album) Chabada 0H16 France 1987 Vender esta versión
0H17 Before My Time Portada Lol Coxhill Before My Time(10", Album) Chabada 0H17 France 1987 Vender esta versión
0H18 Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians Portada Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre - Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians(10", Album) Chabada 0H18 France 1987 Vender esta versión
0H19 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1 Portada The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1(10", Album) Chabada 0H19 France 1988 Vender esta versión
0H21 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2 Portada The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2(10", Album) Chabada 0H21 France 1988 Vender esta versión
01 01 Portada 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 Vender esta versión
001 River / Ghost Portada Gardens Of God River / Ghost(12", EP) Sodai 001 Lithuania 2016 Vender esta versión
01 Runners Kookies Portada Toxit Taste vs. The Advent Toxit Taste vs. The Advent - Runners Kookies(12") Konsequent, Konsequent 01 Germany 1998 Vender esta versión
001 Kilburn National 17∙11∙90 Portada Snuff (3) Kilburn National 17∙11∙90(LP) Armshoe, Rugger Bugger Discs 001 UK 1991 Vender esta versión
001 Mars Is Calling Portada Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Vender esta versión
1 A Night At The Opera Portada Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, RM, Emb) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 1 Japan 2018 Vender esta versión
01 Trollybus Circus 01 Portada Golem 13 / Teknologique* Golem 13 / Teknologique* - Trollybus Circus 01(12") Trollybus Circus 01 France 2003 Vender esta versión
0001 Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου Portada Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD) Αχός 0001 Greece 2014 Vender esta versión
0001 Full Of Sorrow Portada Frustration Full Of Sorrow(CD, MiniAlbum) Born Bad Records, Born Bad Records 0001 France 2006 Vender esta versión
001 L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella Portada 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 Vender esta versión
001 Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop Portada 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 Vender esta versión
001 Invitation Au Voyage Portada Mireille Terashima Invitation Au Voyage(CD, Album) HiMi 001 France 2007 Vender esta versión
01 In The Meantime Portada Michel Zenino Sextet In The Meantime(CD, Album) IMFP 01 France Unknown Vender esta versión
0001 Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour Portada Marc Jolivet Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour(7", Single, Promo) Not On Label 0001 France Unknown Vender esta versión
001 Forgotten Days Portada Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days(CD, Album) Burrenstone Music 001 Ireland 2001 Vender esta versión
001 Patience And Understanding Portada Raza (2) Patience And Understanding(12") Coloured (2) 001 UK 2010 Vender esta versión
01 Tobin 01 Portada Tobin Tobin 01(12") Tobin (2) 01 Germany 1999 Vender esta versión
00001 Cam (2) Mug / Mellowman(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 00001 Unknown Vender esta versión
1 In Deepest Rebound Portada Critical Mass (5) In Deepest Rebound(12") Divided Kingdom 1 UK 1987 Vender esta versión
001 Bratha 01 Portada Bratha Bratha 01(12", EP) Bratha 001 Italy 2013 Vender esta versión
001 Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées Portada Gangpol Und Mit Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées(CD, Album, Enh) G.U.M. 001 France 2004 Vender esta versión
01 Fabrik 01 Portada Fabrik (5) Fabrik 01(LP) Fabrik 01 France Unknown Vender esta versión
01 Chants Du Silence Portada Paul Arma Chants Du Silence(LP, Album, Promo, gat) Not On Label 01 France Unknown Vender esta versión
001 Glory / Are You Swimming Portada Mademoiselle K Glory / Are You Swimming(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Mademoiselle K Self-released) 001 France 2014 Vender esta versión
#001 #001 Portada Various #001(12") MLTred, MLTred #001 UK 2014 Vender esta versión
001 Dead End Track Portada Dirty Meadow Dead End Track(LP, Album) DMR (6) 001 Norway 2014 Vender esta versión
001 Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix) Portada DJ Haus Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Shades (6) 001 Belgium 2015 Vender esta versión
001 Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo Portada Jesús Ortega Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo(12") Subcione Records 001 Spain 2003 Vender esta versión
001 Untitled Portada P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* - Untitled(12") Eat This 001 France 2000 Vender esta versión
001 More Hard Times / Grew Old Portada Ted Leo / Publicist UK Ted Leo / Publicist UK - More Hard Times / Grew Old(7", Single, Num) Spindown Record Club 001 US 2016 Vender esta versión
001 Missa No 1 Portada Urmas Sisask Missa No 1(CD, Album) I&M Records 001 Estonia 1993 Vender esta versión
1 Voix Portada Pierre-Alain de Garrigues Voix(CD, Album) MPO 1 France Unknown Vender esta versión
0001AD Home Town Chicago Portada Boo Williams Home Town Chicago(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0001AD UK 2011 Vender esta versión
1BB2006 Baby Sitar Portada Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste - Baby Sitar(CD, Album, Dig) Neurones Records 1BB2006 France 2006 Vender esta versión
01BC A Break In The Clouds Portada Holden* A Break In The Clouds 01BC UK 2003 Vender esta versión
1BC Untitled Portada Last Session / The Innocent Last Session / The Innocent - Untitled(12", RE, RM) Blue Cucaracha 1BC UK 2014 Vender esta versión
1C1169 Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges) Portada 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 Vender esta versión
1C1179 Flûte, Harpe & Cordes Portada 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 Vender esta versión
1C 064-45 428 Children Of The Universe Portada Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture* Children Of The Universe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI Electrola (2) 1C 064-45 428 2012 Vender esta versión
01CD Continentales Portada Lamour* Continentales(CD, Album, Fol) Silent Productions 01CD France 1994 Vender esta versión
1-diam. Reassimilation EP Portada Optic Nerve Reassimilation EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) diametric. 1-diam. UK 2009 Vender esta versión
1dot12 Reverse Portada W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* - Reverse(12") 1dot12 1dot12 Germany 2000 Vender esta versión
1DROP005 Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub Portada DJ Madd Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub(12", W/Lbl) 1Drop 1DROP005 UK 2016 Vender esta versión
1 Eden D For Desire Portada All About Eve D For Desire(12", Single) Eden 1 Eden UK 1985 Vender esta versión
1 In 12 003 Enemies Of The State Portada Various Enemies Of The State(LP, Album, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Vender esta versión
1 In 12 004 Systembeat Portada Various Systembeat(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 004 UK 1985 Vender esta versión
1ØPILLS006 It's Still Me Portada DJ Groov It's Still Me(12") 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS006 UK 2017 Vender esta versión
1ØPILLS009 The Krabben EP Portada Shedbug The Krabben EP(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS009 UK 2019 Vender esta versión
1ØPILLS010 100 Portada Trudge (3) 100(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS010 UK 2019 Vender esta versión
1Ø PILLS MATE 004 Beware Of The Red Hand !  Portada Andrew Red Hand Beware Of The Red Hand ! (12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1Ø PILLS MATE 004 UK 2016 Vender esta versión
001ÖX11/1 Rëvëürt Portada Öxxö Xööx Rëvëürt(CD, Album) Not On Label (Öxxö Xööx self-released) 001ÖX11/1 France 2011 Vender esta versión
02 Flow / Wasted Time Portada The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart - Flow / Wasted Time(12") Basswerk 02 Germany 1998 Vender esta versión
002 Protest To Survive Portada Powerage (2) Protest To Survive(7", EP) Neg Fx 002 France 1985 Vender esta versión
002 Antiphon Portada Alfa Mist Antiphon(2xLP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl, Gat) Pink Bird Recording Co. 002 UK 2017 Vender esta versión
002 Amen Portada Johannes Heil Amen(12") Fieber Records 002 Germany 1997 Vender esta versión
002 All Areas Portada Deine Quelle All Areas (EP) 002 Germany 1999 Vender esta versión
02 Hzd Records 02 Portada iNOs Hzd, BangBass iNOs Hzd, BangBass - Hzd Records 02(12") Hzd Records 02 Netherlands 2016 Vender esta versión
02 Fisher Tribe 02 Portada FKY / Spud FKY / Spud - Fisher Tribe 02(12") Fisher Tribe 02 France 2007 Vender esta versión
002 Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird Portada Macronympha Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gre) Premier Sang 002 France 2010 Vender esta versión
2 You Know Faust Portada Faust You Know Faust(LP, Album) Klangbad 2 Germany 1997 Vender esta versión
#002 Break The Silence EP Portada Spiros Kaloumenos Break The Silence EP (EP) #002 Greece 2010 Vender esta versión
02 Visco Space Portada Visco Space Visco Space(12") Konsequent, Konsequent 02 Germany 1998 Vender esta versión
002 The Mechanic Verses Portada Phonem The Mechanic Verses(2x12", Album, Ltd) Jetlag 002 Germany 1999 Vender esta versión
2 Queen Portada Queen Queen(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 2 Japan 2018 Vender esta versión
02 Camper Van Beethoven Portada Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Pitch-A-Tent 02 UK 1987 Vender esta versión
002 Les Becasses Portada Les Becasses* Les Becasses(10", EP) Terror Motel 002 France 2012 Vender esta versión
002 Time Portada Miguel Graça And Trevor Walker* Time(12") Set 002 France 2001 Vender esta versión
02 Oxygene 7-13 Portada Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene 7-13(CD, Album) Disques Dreyfus 02 France 1997 Vender esta versión
# 2 St. Emilion Portada Lorber* / Sikora Lorber* / Sikora - St. Emilion # 2 Germany 2003 Vender esta versión
.002 Bye! Portada Lorenzo Navarro Bye!(12", Promo, W/Lbl) La Crema Records .002 Spain 2004 Vender esta versión
2 Effort Discographique #1 Portada Néophyte Effort Discographique #1(7", Ltd, Num + CD) Artysan 2 France 2008 Vender esta versión
02 Cheap Chaser Portada Cheap Chaser Cheap Chaser(7", EP) Better Rock Than Roll Records, PMD Records (5) 02 France 2010 Vender esta versión
002 Bipolar EP Portada Various Bipolar EP(12", EP) Melting Bass Records 002 Italy 2017 Vender esta versión
002 Scratchmix Records 002 Portada Various Scratchmix Records 002(12", Ltd) Scratchmix Records 002 UK 2017 Vender esta versión

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

24 de septiembre de 2019
T H R E E C O N C E N T R I C R I N G S
hiphopchef

hiphopchef

12 de agosto de 2019
So far a big drop in quality for 2019. I really hope they will add some stuff to control their products.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

1 de agosto de 2019
I think their standards have dropped this year. I wrote a mostly positive review of their output back in 2018 but I've not been impressed with the releases I've heard from them this year. Their pressing of Aldous Harding's Designer was one of the worst sounding new LPs I've ever heard and their reissue of Gomez's Liquid Skin is solid but did need a lot of cleaning to become acceptable - and, even then, it isn't as clean as their pressing of the same band's 'Bring It On' from last year. I'm not sure what's gone wrong as I've almost always been very happy with their pressings in the past.
spinachfl

spinachfl

25 de julio de 2019
I have noticed that not all MPO pressed vinyl has the 3 concentric rings around the spindle hole. Does anyone know when they started or stopped doing this. Also, does anyone know when they started or stopped pressing vinyl with the raised ridges around the edge of the center labels. I have multiple pressings of the same records that were all pressed by MPO and I am trying to figure out ways to distinguish which order the pressings came in. Thanks for any help with this.
JATPL

JATPL

20 de julio de 2019
editado 6 months ago
In the past 7 or 8 months, every single MPO record I have purchased has been faulty. Records are either off centre or have non-fill issues and in some cases, have both: Prince-Originals (Just bought the £60 deluxe version) -non-fill on side 1 and the record is off centre, Dixie Chicks-Taking the Long Way (3 copies-non-fill), Prince 3121 (4 copies all had non-fill on side 1, 2 of them were off centre), Prince-Planet Earth (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Willie Nelson-Ride Me Back Home (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Marianne Faithfull-Negative Capability (3 copies all had non-fill on both sides), Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (2 copies, non-fill on at least side 1 - I couldn't be bothered to listen to it after the 12th scrape of my stylus against the poorly formed grooves). I could go on and on but I won't. MPO's quality control is simply not there and as far as I am concerned, they form the unholy trinity of bad pressing houses in Europe with GZ at the top, Optimal (formerly excellent and now consistently bad) and MPO who in the 90s were excellent and are now generally terrible.
unclemike73

unclemike73

9 de abril de 2019
as a collector i clean most records before playing even when Mint as i have noticed the pressings are dirty and look used till cleaned and then only 50% are truly Mint,, more care should be taken in packaging but just to say MPO may press the records but the producers are skimping on Inners and Jackets and a lot of Roots and Culture Music is put out with generic paper sleeves as requested by the producers,, then they are shipped around, taken from dance to dance and end up looking battered,, i have had some pressings that have looked used, could of been re shrink wrapped and then the sellers claim they bought them sealed,, also with limited pressings i have found out the French are saying only 500 copies available then press up 1000! so 500 get sold on the market and the rest sold as Test Press or Commercial press as i was told by a producer how the pressing contract works so they get a few more copies sometimes when pressed normally but to say there are only 500 and then sell more on the side,, the record pressing business has gone to the Dogs as we say in the UK,,,
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

27 de marzo de 2019
are there any good pressing plants out there like COME ON
61sprite

61sprite

4 de enero de 2019
The pressings from the Rolling Stones box set (Abbey Road/ Miles Showell) pressed at MPO are terrible. All that and the stamper destroys it.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

3 de enero de 2019
They may have new stamping machines now... their new pressings don't have the "three concentric rings"
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

1 de octubre de 2018
My thoughts on MPO are that they're a curiously inconsistent plant. I have quite a number of releases from them and some are merely acceptable whilst others are, frankly, superb. At their best, I think they're preferable to either GZ Media or Optimal and I would say their overall quality control is better from my experience than either of those, however they're definitely not as consistently excellent as Record Industry. I've had records from them that suffer from a fairly high noise floor and intermittent crackling, but I've had more records with barely a flaw to mention. Overall, I'd say I generally find them to be one of the better European pressing plants, but they're not above putting out the occasional disappointing release (though, to be honest, I don't think there's many plants that are - I've even heard one or two underwhelming presses from Pallas and RTI).