Korean Gramophone Record

Korean Gramophone Record

Profile:
Korean Gramophone Record (sometimes Korean Gramophone Records) or 조선레코드 ([Choson Raekodo] in Korean) was the State record company of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (a.k.a. North Korea). It started pressing 78rpm shellacs in the 1950s, then vinyls (12", 10" and 7"s) in the 1960s until the early 1990s. When some economic reforms were introduced in the 90s, the company changed name, stopped doing vinyl, and started manufacturing CDs. The factory is called currently "Mehari" and is located on the Southern outskirsts of Pyongyang, on the road to Kaesong, on the left before the reunification monument (district is called Rakrang).
Vinyls come with 2 kinds of "catalogue" numbers. One starting with the Korean letter ㄱ ("G") followed by numerals, printed on the cover (usually, but not always), and two starting with the Korean letter ㅁ ("M") or ㄷ ("D"), etc, followed by numerals, which actually are the matrix numbers. The numbers starting with ㅁ or ㄷ etc, are always printed on each side's label, and also engraved on the center of the record, after the ㄱ number. Some records bear the same ㄱ number, but with different titles, and different matrix numbers. As those "ㄱ" numbers also appear on books published in the DPRK, we believe they correspond to an "authorization to print" number, or some kind of censorship clearance. That would mean that several different records of the same series benefit of the same clearance number.
The numbers indicated here as "catalogue numbers" are actually the ㄱ numbers, as they are the most obvious (printed on cover and sometimes on center label above the "matrix" number). If the catalogue number of a new record you want to add here already exists, please add also the matrix numbers for each side in order to clarify the difference between the records beyond the song titles list.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ㄱ-0020 Revolutionary Songs  album cover The Brass Band Of The Ministry Of Social Security Revolutionary Songs(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-0020 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-0022 Village Where We Live  album cover Various Village Where We Live(7") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-0022 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-0024 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-0024 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-0046 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-0046 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-1948 Female Folk Song Solo  album cover Kim Ok Son Female Folk Song Solo(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-1948 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-2099 특집8  album cover Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble 특집8(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-2099 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-3929 우리의 신념은 하나  album cover 만수대예술단* 우리의 신념은 하나(LP) Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-3929 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-04263 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-04263 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-04264 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-04264 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-04265 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-04265 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-04267 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-04267 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-04494 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-04494 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-009407 Performances By The Wang Jae San Light Music Band (3)  album cover Wang Jae San Light Music Band Performances By The Wang Jae San Light Music Band (3)(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-009407 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-009407 Performances By The Wang Jae San Light Music Band (4)  album cover Wang Jae San Light Music Band Performances By The Wang Jae San Light Music Band (4)(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-009407 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-15374 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-15374 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-19149 Famous Korean Songs (3)  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs (3)(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-19149 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-19149 From The Music And Dance Tale "Song Of Paradise"  album cover Mansudae Art Troupe From The Music And Dance Tale "Song Of Paradise"(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-19149 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-19149 Famous Korean Songs (4)  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs (4)(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-19149 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-19479 Film Music  album cover Various Film Music(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-19479 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-19481 사랑가 / Love Song  album cover Choe Sam Suk 사랑가 / Love Song(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-19481 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25000 그이는 인민의 태양  album cover Various 그이는 인민의 태양(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25000 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25042 조선인민의 위대한 수령 김일성동지의 탄생예순돐 기념 / In Commemoration Of The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's 60th Birthday  album cover Various 조선인민의 위대한 수령 김일성동지의 탄생예순돐 기념 / In Commemoration Of The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's 60th Birthday(2xLP) Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25042 North Korea 1972 Sell This Version
ㄱ-25055 음악서사시 "조선의어머니"중에서  album cover Unknown Artist 음악서사시 "조선의어머니"중에서(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25055 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25071 From Among the Townspeople  album cover Various From Among the Townspeople(LP, Album) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25071 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25072 예술영화 (Film Music): 금강산 처녀 / 사과딸 때 / 우리에게는  조국이  있다 / 마을을 지켜싸운 인민무장대  album cover Various 예술영화 (Film Music): 금강산 처녀 / 사과딸 때 / 우리에게는 조국이 있다 / 마을을 지켜싸운 인민무장대(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25072 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25164 혁명가극  album cover 피바다가극단 혁명가극(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25164 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25164 혁명가극  album cover 피바다가극단 혁명가극(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25164 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-25169 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(2x10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-25169 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-27931 Good Morning To The Leader  album cover Ham Gum Ju Good Morning To The Leader(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-27931 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-35082 혁명가극 불후의 고전져 «꽃파는 처녀» 를 각색한 (선곡집)  album cover 만수대예술단*, 피바다가극단 만수대예술단*, 피바다가극단 - 혁명가극 불후의 고전져 «꽃파는 처녀» 를 각색한 (선곡집)(2xLP, Album) Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-35082 North Korea 1973 Sell This Version
ㄱ-35115 당의참된딸 / A True Daughter Of The Party  album cover 조선인민군 협주단* 당의참된딸 / A True Daughter Of The Party(2x10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-35115 North Korea 1973 Sell This Version
ㄱ–35115 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ–35115 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ―35154 조선영화음악  album cover Various 조선영화음악(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ―35154 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-35156 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-35156 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-35342 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-35342 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-35343 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-35343 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-39204 The Horse Sleigh Carries Joy  album cover Unknown Artist The Horse Sleigh Carries Joy(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-39204 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-39341 Film Music 2  album cover Various Film Music 2(10", Comp) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-39341 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-39470 Famous Korean Songs (5)  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs (5)(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-39470 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-40228 이팔청춘가 / 메나리  album cover 김만보 이팔청춘가 / 메나리(Shellac, 10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-40228 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-45217 김일성군의 노래  album cover Various 김일성군의 노래(7") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-45217 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-49249 Famous Korean Songs 12, Song Of Best Wishes To The Leader  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs 12, Song Of Best Wishes To The Leader(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-49249 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-49249 Famous Korean Songs 14  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs 14(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-49249 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-49249 We Shall Live Forever To Defend Our Seas - Film Music  album cover Various We Shall Live Forever To Defend Our Seas - Film Music(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-49249 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-49249 Orchestra And Light Music 2  album cover Various Orchestra And Light Music 2(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-49249 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-50191 Instrumental Music And Songs  album cover Various Instrumental Music And Songs(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-50191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-50191 Let Us Sing Of The Potong River Banks - Famous Korean Songs 17  album cover Various Let Us Sing Of The Potong River Banks - Famous Korean Songs 17(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-50191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
5 0191 The Leader Made Our Country Reap Rich Crops  album cover Mansudae Art Troupe The Leader Made Our Country Reap Rich Crops(10", MiniAlbum) Korean Gramophone Record 5 0191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-50191 Famous Korean Songs 18  album cover Various Famous Korean Songs 18(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-50191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-56009 조선영화음악  album cover Various 조선영화음악(LP, Album) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56009 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-56102 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56102 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-56103 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56103 North Korea 1975 Sell This Version
ㄱ-56224 주체의조곡이여길이빛나라 = Homeland Of Juche, Shine Forever  album cover Various 주체의조곡이여길이빛나라 = Homeland Of Juche, Shine Forever(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56224 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-56224 꽃파는 처녀  album cover Various 꽃파는 처녀(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56224 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ᄀ-56224 Untitled  album cover 만수대예술단* Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ᄀ-56224 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-56224 금강산의 노래  album cover Various 금강산의 노래(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-56224 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-60540 옹헤야  album cover 김제선 / 리병랙 김제선 / 리병랙 - 옹헤야(Shellac, 10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-60540 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-62245 Unknown  album cover Unknown Artist Unknown(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-62245 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-66094 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-66094 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-66097 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-66097 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-66098 Unknown  album cover Unknown Artist Unknown(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-66098 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-66217 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-66217 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-72323 현악함주  album cover Unknown Artist 현악함주(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-72323 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76024 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76024 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76197 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76197 North Korea 1990 Sell This Version
ㄱ-76199 My Country Is Good To Work And Live In  album cover Various My Country Is Good To Work And Live In (Album) ㄱ-76199 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76200 Our Homeland Of Golden Tapestry  album cover Various Our Homeland Of Golden Tapestry(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76200 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ―76201 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ―76201 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76203 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76203 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76221 A Girl Silk Weaver  album cover Kim Ok Son A Girl Silk Weaver(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76221 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76222 A New Spring  album cover Choe Sam Suk A New Spring(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76222 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76223 Soprano Solo  album cover 리정순* Soprano Solo(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76223 North Korea 1978 Sell This Version
ㄱ-76224 O The Leader's Embrace  album cover Chon U Bong = 전우봉* Chon U Bong = 전우봉* - O The Leader's Embrace(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76224 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76320 교향곡  아리랑 = Symphony  Arirang  album cover Unknown Artist 교향곡 아리랑 = Symphony Arirang(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76320 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-76321 Bellflowers, Light Music  album cover Unknown Artist Bellflowers, Light Music(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-76321 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82153 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82153 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82155 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82155 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82156 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82156 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82158 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82158 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82159 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82159 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82160 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82160 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82165 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82165 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ- 82186 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ- 82186 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82188 새 력사의 아침  album cover Unknown Artist 새 력사의 아침(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82188 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82189 어버이 사랑을 노래부르자  album cover Various 어버이 사랑을 노래부르자(10") 조선레 코드제 작소, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82189 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82189 어버이 사랑을 노래부르자  album cover Various 어버이 사랑을 노래부르자(10") 조선레 코드제 작소, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82189 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82190 1948 - 1968 20주년 조선민주주의인민공화국창건기념 = 1948 - 1968 20th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea  album cover 사희안전성 군악단 1948 - 1968 20주년 조선민주주의인민공화국창건기념 = 1948 - 1968 20th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82190 North Korea 1968 Sell This Version
ㄱ–82191 Untitled  album cover Unknown Artist Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ–82191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ–82191 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ–82191 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-82377 Unknown  album cover Unknown Artist Unknown(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-82377 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ―86059 Untitled  album cover Various Untitled(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ―86059 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ―86061 The Country Of Juche, A Happy Country  album cover Various The Country Of Juche, A Happy Country(10") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ―86061 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-86140 Soprano Solo  album cover Kim Youn Ju Soprano Solo(10", Mono) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-86140 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-86227 조선민주주의인민공화국창건 30돐기념 = In Commemoration Of 30th DPRK Birthday  album cover Various 조선민주주의인민공화국창건 30돐기념 = In Commemoration Of 30th DPRK Birthday(10") Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-86227 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-86228 행복의 포전에 생명수 넘치네  album cover Mansudae Art Troupe 행복의 포전에 생명수 넘치네(7") Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-86228 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-86317 Tell The Story, Forest! Revolutionary Opera Act 2 - Act 4, Scene 1  album cover Unknown Artist Tell The Story, Forest! Revolutionary Opera Act 2 - Act 4, Scene 1(LP, Vol) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-86317 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-86317  	Tell The Story, Forest! Revolutionary Opera. Prologue - Act 1, Scene 2  album cover Unknown Artist Tell The Story, Forest! Revolutionary Opera. Prologue - Act 1, Scene 2(LP, Vol) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-86317 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-96080 The Flower Girl - Revolutionary Opera From The Immortal Classic "The Flower Girl"  album cover Mansudae Art Troupe The Flower Girl - Revolutionary Opera From The Immortal Classic "The Flower Girl"(2xLP, Album) Korean Gramophone Record, Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-96080 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-96082 Troupe Artistique De Mansoudai  album cover Troupe Artistique De Mansoudai* Troupe Artistique De Mansoudai(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-96082 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version
ㄱ-96083 Pyongyang Mansudae Yosuldan  album cover Mansudae Art Troupe Pyongyang Mansudae Yosuldan(LP) Korean Gramophone Record ㄱ-96083 North Korea Unknown Sell This Version