Rough Trade Records GmbH

Rough Trade Records GmbH

Profile:
Rough Trade Records GmbH (often abbreviated to Rough Trade Rec. GmbH or Rough Trade Records) was a German manufacturer and distributor for labels such as Rough Trade, Factory, 4AD and others. Active under this name from 1983 to 1999.

Rough Trade Records GmbH and the embedded Rough Trade Distribution were established on 17 June 1983 in the city of Herne by the UK label Rough Trade, as joint venture with local distributor DPR (Dahlke Panschek Rüppik GbR) and the Kos Trading Warenhandelsgesellschaft GmbH.

Label Code: LC 5661

The original Rough Trade Records GmbH catalogue numbering system is as follows:
7" singles have RTD followed by a number starting with 0 (e.g. RTD 07),
12"s have RTD and a number starting with 0 and a T as suffix (e.g. RTD 06 T),
LPs have RTD plus number but no leading 0 (e.g. RTD 60),
CDs start with RTDCD or RTD CD, followed by a number (e.g. RTDCD 100 or RTD CD 90). The European CD editions, however, have RTD Number, followed by CD (e.g. RTD 72 CD).

Often there are other numbers found, e.g. M1-100, L2-25, CD1-244, S1-3001, etc. and often they are even bigger than the actual cat#.
These numbers can be added as cat# to the distribution role, i.e. Distributed By - Rough Trade Records GmbH - L1-349 (see this example). To make the number appear on this page, please place Distributed By before all other Rough Trade Records GmbH roles.

In the wake of the bankruptcy of the distributor Cartel in 1991, Rough Trade UK was also forced to file for bankruptcy. The German affiliate however survived and was taken over by Pinnacle and carried on thanks to lucrative ongoing and new distribution deals in the dance and electronic music genres, notably with Warp, Domino, 4AD and other labels from the UK and elsewhere. Rough Trade Records GmbH became the rights owner, while Rough Trade Distribution remained distributor. For the label activities, the label Our Choice was established.

In 1996 Rough Trade Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution were bought by the Zomba Music Group, coinciding with their take-over of Pinnacle Publishing.

In July 1999 Rough Trade Records GmbH was renamed Zomba Records GmbH and Rough Trade Distribution became Zomba Distribution - A Division of Zomba Records GmbH. See Zomba Records for releases under that name.
The old catalogue numbering (starting with RTD) was however continued under the new name, Zomba releases hence starting with the letters RTD, followed by 8 numbers with two dots (this system was already introduced in late 1990 though). All additional numbers on regular releases should be ignored, since they are price codes.

Additional information:
Even though the company Rough Trade Records GmbH disappeared in 1999, the name Rough Trade continued to exist.
In 2002, Zomba was sold to BMG and Zomba Distribution GmbH was merged with Rough Trade BV (Benelux) and Pinnacle to form the "European Independent Distribution Pool" under the roof of BMG distributor arvato as Rough Trade Arvato.

In 2004, after the merger of BMG and Sony to Sony BMG, the name Rough Trade Distribution was reactivated as registered company "Rough Trade Distribution GmbH". Owner is Lambourne Productions GmbH, Gütersloh as part of the Zomba Record Holdings B.V.

In 2008, Rough Trade Distribution was again sold, this time to Groove Attack Productions to join forces in global music market struggle, with an ongoing cooperation with Arvato Services, being responsible for logistics and Sonopress being the pressing plant.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Defunct:
Siepenstr. 10
D - 4690 Herne 1
Tel.: 02323-4755
Fax: 02323-4759
TTX: (17-)23 23 303

Former address from around 1991:
Rough Trade Records GmbH
Eickeler Str. 25
4690 Herne 2
[l136640]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Compilation  album cover B·F·G Compilation(LP, Comp, TP, W/Lbl) Normal Germany 1990 Sell This Version
006 Selected Drum Works Vol.1  album cover Dots&Dashes* Selected Drum Works Vol.1(12", Ltd) Form & Function 006 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
7 BFORD 2 Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh  album cover Baby Ford Chikki Chikki Ahh Ahh(7", Single) Rhythm King Records 7 BFORD 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
17U Everything But The Beginning  album cover Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) Colin McLean / Andy Moor (2) - Everything But The Beginning(CD, Album) Unsounds 17U Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
50WLP08 Shed The Killer(2x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) 50Weapons 50WLP08 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
103 Base Of Love  album cover General Base Base Of Love(12", Maxi) Scorpio Music 103 France 1994 Sell This Version
303 The Breeders Cannonball(VHS, Single, Promo) Rough Trade Records GmbH 303 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
406 Ventolin  album cover Aphex Twin Ventolin(VHS, Promo, PAL) Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH 406 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
497 ...I Care Because You Do  album cover Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 497 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
7027 Burn It Up  album cover The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* The Beatmasters with P.P Arnold* - Burn It Up(7", Single) Rhythm King Records 7027 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
40 388 S You're Gonna Miss Me (Me Vas A Echar De Menos)  album cover Turntable Orchestra You're Gonna Miss Me (Me Vas A Echar De Menos)(7", Single, Promo) Nuevos Medios 40 388 S Spain 1989 Sell This Version
4627-1-L Various Burns From The Valley Of The Sun(LP, Comp, TP) Frontier Records 4627-1-L US 1991 Sell This Version
90054 II - The Final Option  album cover Die Krupps II - The Final Option(CD, Album) Semantic 90054 France 1993 Sell This Version
462417 1 Bravo Sommer Smash Hits - 32 Top Hits!  album cover Various Bravo Sommer Smash Hits - 32 Top Hits!(2xLP, Comp) CBS, CBS 462417 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
466027 1 Ronny's Pop Show 14 (32 Brandaktuelle Hitparaden-Asse)  album cover Various Ronny's Pop Show 14 (32 Brandaktuelle Hitparaden-Asse)(2xLP, Comp) CBS, CBS 466027 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
467501 1 Ronny's Pop Show 16  album cover Various Ronny's Pop Show 16(2xLP, Comp) CBS 467501 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
488230-2 Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts)  album cover Various Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts)(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 488230-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
520 006-2 England Made Me  album cover Cath Carroll England Made Me(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 006-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 013-2 Bummed  album cover Happy Mondays Bummed(CD, Album, RE, Ger) Factory, London Records 520 013-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-1 Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(LP, Album, RE) Factory, London Records, Factory, London Records 520 015-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
520 015-4 Closer  album cover Joy Division Closer(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 520 015-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 016-2 Unknown Pleasures  album cover Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (Album) 520 016-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 019-2 Power, Corruption & Lies  album cover New Order Power, Corruption & Lies(CD, Album, RE) Factory, London Records 520 019-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
520 024-2 Laugh  album cover The Adventure Babies Laugh(CD, Album) London Records, Rough Trade, Factory 520 024-2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520 024-4 Laugh  album cover The Adventure Babies Laugh(Cass, Album) Factory, London Records, Rough Trade 520 024-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
523 810-2 RaveBase Phase 2  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 2(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 523 810-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
525 473-2 RaveBase Phase 3  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 3(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 525 473-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
535 747-2 RaveBase Phase 6  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 6(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 535 747-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
537 367-2 RaveBase Phase 8  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 8(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 537 367-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
553 631-2 RaveBase Phase 9  album cover Various RaveBase Phase 9(2xCD, Comp) Polystar (3) 553 631-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
555 395-2 Fetenhits - The Real Classics (The 3rd)  album cover Various Fetenhits - The Real Classics (The 3rd) (Comp) 555 395-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
651693 6 Don't Let's Start  album cover They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(12", Single) Rough Trade 651693 6 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
651693 7 Don't Let's Start  album cover They Might Be Giants Don't Let's Start(7", Single) Rough Trade 651693 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
661701-7 Hardcore Mania 2006  album cover DJ Stormtrooper* Hardcore Mania 2006(CD, Mixed) Midge Records 661701-7 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
7 95679 1 Formel Eins - Cool Fun!  album cover Various Formel Eins - Cool Fun!(2xLP, Comp) EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 7 95679 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
816 791-1 Maxi Power  album cover Various Maxi Power(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 816 791-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
840 005-1 High Life - Superhitmachine  album cover Various High Life - Superhitmachine(2xLP, Comp) Polystar (3) 840 005-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
850 003 2 Tasty Fish  album cover The Other Two Tasty Fish(CD, Single) London Records, London Records, Factory, Factory 850 003 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
900065 Fatherland  album cover Die Krupps Fatherland(12") Our Choice, Equator Records, Semantic 900065 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
943345 Bunter Atem  album cover Alea (9) Bunter Atem(CD, Album) Roof Music 943345 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
190 738.2 Base Of Love  album cover General Base Base Of Love(CD, Single, Car) Scorpio Music, Scorpio Music 190 738.2 France 1994 Sell This Version
199.1100-7 Unter Dem Wartburg / Riminiewieder  album cover Lothar Und Die Trabanten Unter Dem Wartburg / Riminiewieder(7", Single) Lach Tret, Lach Tret 199.1100-7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
302 4019-3 In The Navy  album cover Wild Boyz Club In The Navy(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4019-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
302 4031-2 Trancemaster 11  album cover Various Trancemaster 11(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4031-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
302 4034-2 Groove Zone  album cover Various Groove Zone(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4034-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
302 4036-3 All Bitches (Commander Tom Rmx)  album cover N-Son-X All Bitches (Commander Tom Rmx)(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4036-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4037-2 Trancemaster 12 (Return To Goa)  album cover Various Trancemaster 12 (Return To Goa)(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4037-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4040-3 Holding You Tight  album cover Pablo Gargano Holding You Tight(CD, Maxi) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4040-3 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4041-2 Trancemaster Flashback  album cover Various Trancemaster Flashback(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4041-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4042-2 Rave Now! 6  album cover Various Rave Now! 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4042-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4044-2 The House Of Disco  album cover Various The House Of Disco(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4044-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
302 4053-2 Trancemaster 14  album cover Various Trancemaster 14(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4053-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
302 4059-2 Trancemaster 15  album cover Various Trancemaster 15(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4059-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4064-2 Trancemaster 16  album cover Various Trancemaster 16(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4064-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4066-2 World Of Trance 5 - Hardtrance Level Five  album cover Various World Of Trance 5 - Hardtrance Level Five(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4066-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
302 4070-2 World Of Trance 6  album cover Various World Of Trance 6(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4070-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
302 4072-2 Trancemaster 18  album cover Various Trancemaster 18(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4072-2 Germany & Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
302 4074-2 World Of Trance 7  album cover Various World Of Trance 7(2xCD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4074-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
302 4088-2 Trancemaster 21  album cover Various Trancemaster 21(2xCD + CD, Mixed + Comp) Vision Soundcarriers 302 4088-2 Germany & Switzerland 1999 Sell This Version
319.1102.₄₂ Blow Up  album cover Blow Up (15) Blow Up(CD, Album) Acoustic Music Records 319.1102.₄₂ Germany 1996 Sell This Version
3312002-1 Eternity Project One  album cover Various Eternity Project One(LP, Comp) Gee Street 3312002-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
3 36 0004-1 From L To O From V To E  album cover Sweet Worlds Collide From L To O From V To E(LP, Album) Werk 3 36 0004-1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
336 0006 2 Die Gute Wahl  album cover The Wirtschaftswunder Die Gute Wahl(CD, Album, Comp) Werk 336 0006 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
346-0003-1 1328  album cover AD/AC Motörwelt 1328(LP, Album) General Winter, Rough Trade Records GmbH 346-0003-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
391 0005 1 Dias Felizes  album cover Calva Y Nada Dias Felizes(LP, Album) Hyperium Records 391 0005 1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
4512005 All This And Heaven Too  album cover Chapter And The Verse All This And Heaven Too(12") Demix, Demix 4512005 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
4512010-2 Love Is In The House  album cover Quickmix Featuring La Rose Quickmix Featuring La Rose - Love Is In The House(CD, Mini) Freshline Records, Freshline Records 4512010-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
520008•4 Substance  album cover New Order Substance (Comp) 520008•4 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
520011•2 Technique  album cover Neworder* Technique(CD, Album) Factory, London Records 520011•2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520011•4 Technique  album cover Neworder* Technique(Cass, Album, RE) London Records, Factory 520011•4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
520014.2 Substance  album cover Joy Division Substance(CD, Comp, RE) London Records 520014.2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
124.1750.2 Various This Is Acid Jazz - New Voices(CD, Comp) Rough Trade Records GmbH 124.1750.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
129.1680.3 Planet House EP  album cover Laurent Garnier Planet House EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1680.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
129.1681.3 Satori EP  album cover ScanX* Satori EP(CD, EP) Rough Trade, FNAC Music 129.1681.3 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
133.1816.2 This Is This  album cover The MK Ultra This Is This(CD, Album, Promo) Merciful Release, Rough Trade Records 133.1816.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
141.2161.2 I Had A New York Girlfriend  album cover Robert Forster I Had A New York Girlfriend(CD, Album) Rough Trade Records GmbH 141.2161.2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
150.0333.1 Into The Dragon  album cover Bomb The Bass Into The Dragon(LP, Album) Rhythm King Records 150.0333.1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
150.1088.3 Where Are You Baby?  album cover Betty Boo Where Are You Baby?(CD, Mini) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150.1088.3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
150·1089·3 Nothing To Lose  album cover S*Express* Nothing To Lose(CD, Mini) Rhythm King Records, Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150·1089·3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
150.1106.0 24 Hours  album cover Betty Boo 24 Hours(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 150.1106.0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
157.1198.1 Lights Unfold  album cover Beme Seed Lights Unfold (Album) 157.1198.1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
157.1198.2 Lights Unfold  album cover Beme Seed Lights Unfold(CD, Album) No. 6 Records 157.1198.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
159.3094.0 Bobby Brown  album cover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(12") Rykodisc 159.3094.0 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
159.3094.3 Bobby Brown  album cover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown (Single) 159.3094.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
175.3008.3 You Make Me Feel So Goood!  album cover DJ Thoka You Make Me Feel So Goood!(CD, Maxi) Rough Technology 175.3008.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
175.3333.2 Dance  album cover Sequential One Dance (Album) 175.3333.2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
175.3434.3 Happy Feelings  album cover Sequential One Happy Feelings(CD, Maxi) Rough Technology, Rough Technology 175.3434.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
176.1520.3 Why Don't You Love Me  album cover U People* Why Don't You Love Me(CD, Single) Roughmix 176.1520.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
176.1661.3 Base Of Love  album cover General Base Base Of Love(CD, Maxi) Roughmix, Roughmix 176.1661.3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
177.1633.1 Hip Hop Hurra! Rap Gegen Rechts  album cover Various Hip Hop Hurra! Rap Gegen Rechts(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Cle) D.C.O. Records 177.1633.1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
191.1102.0 Michelle  album cover Pink Turns Blue Michelle(12") Rough Trade, Rough Trade 191.1102.0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
195.0020.3 It's A Cold World Out There  album cover Eight Dayz It's A Cold World Out There(CD, Single, Promo) Rough Trade Records GmbH 195.0020.3 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
195.1197.2 Rave On  album cover Various Rave On(CD, Comp) Rough Trade 195.1197.2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
195.1197.4 Rave On  album cover Various Rave On(Cass, Comp) Rough Trade 195.1197.4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
196.1200.2 Stein  album cover FM Einheit* Stein(CD, Album) Our Choice, Rough Trade 196.1200.2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
210•1222•1 Chicken Rhythms  album cover Northside (2) Chicken Rhythms(LP, Album) London Records, Factory, Rough Trade 210•1222•1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
210•1222•2 Chicken Rhythms  album cover Northside (2) Chicken Rhythms(CD, Album) London Records, Factory 210•1222•2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
301.8012.0 Die Welt Kann Mich Nicht Mehr Verstehen  album cover Tocotronic Die Welt Kann Mich Nicht Mehr Verstehen(12", EP) L'Age D'Or 301.8012.0 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
301.8032.1 Digital Ist Besser  album cover Tocotronic Digital Ist Besser(LP, Album) L'Age D'Or, Rock-O-Tronic Records 301.8032.1 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
302.4010.2 Neo Disco : Disco 2000 Vol. 2  album cover Various Neo Disco : Disco 2000 Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers, Vision Soundcarriers 302.4010.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version