Americ Disc

Americ Disc

Profile:
Canadian CD/DVD pressing plant opened on February 19, 1986 and closed in February 2011. It was a joint operation by a consortium including MPO, SNC Group of Montréal and the Québec Government. Like many Canadian companies, it has two legal names, one in French (Disque Americ Inc.) and one in English (Americ Disc Inc.)
For releases crediting "DADR (Disque Americ Drummondville)", "Disque Americ", or "Disque Americ Canada", please use the French name, Disque Americ.
For releases crediting "Americ Disc ADFL"or "ADFL" use Americ Disc, Florida
For releases crediting "Americ Disc Canada" or "AD/CA" (CA refers to California), use Americ Disc.

In 1997 the RIAA sued Americ Disc for knowingly, or recklessly disregarding the fact that many orders it accepted for pressing were counterfeit discs. As such, some CDs manufactured by Americ Disc prior to this have been found to be counterfeit.

The company is now part of the "AmericDirect" group which owns other US pressing plants in Miami (Florida) and Modesto (California).

Matrix numbers:
There are several matrix number formats, none of which have been proven to be sequential, so please do not enter these codes as catalog numbers. Do, however, try to enter all the text from the matrix area, including the exact way that the company is mentioned.

One of the common formats has the format X<Y>Z, where:
X = usually a 5-character alphanumeric code with unknown meaning, often starts with a number.
Y = apparently a client ID, i.e. what record company the disc was pressed for. Usually 3 digits.
Z = catalog number or other client-supplied ID.

Discussion:
no obvious sequence, so don't enter codes
ongoing discussion, mainly about company name variations
more discussion, nothing new

Partial history:
Created by MPO as an "affiliate" company, at the behest of the Quebec government.
1987 - Opened first manufacturing facility in Drummondville, QC.
July 1993 - became jointly owned by MPO and GTC Transcontinental Group Ltd.
July 1994 - Opened Miami FL manufacturing facility.
Nov 1995 - Acquired Triptych CD, a manufacturer in Stockton CA.
Oct 1996 - Merged Stockton operations into a new Salida CA plant.
Jan 1997 - Acquired AstralTech Americas (=Astral Tech (2)), a manufacturer in Boca Raton FL.
Sep 1997 - Began DVD production at Salida CA plant.
By 2001, had manufacturing facilities in CA, FL, TN, and Canada; and service & distribution centers in MN, TN, and Montreal.

In 2003, Americ Disc joined with Media Evolved in Charlotte, NC to form Americ Evolved Manufacturing LLC. Americ Disc's manufacturing operation in Miami, FL was consolidated into the newly joint-run Charlotte, NC plant. Discs manufactured by Americ Disc in this plant can be identified by ADNC in the matrix.

In 2006, Americ Disc acquired CD/DVD manufacturer Denon Digital LLC of Madison, GA. This plant was closed in 2009.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Americ Disc Inc.
2525 Rue Canadien
Drummondville, QC
J2C 7W2, Canada
Phone: 819-474-2655
(contact info now obsolete)

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0DT21 For All The Fucked-up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3  album cover Spacemen 3 For All The Fucked-up Children Of This World We Give You Spacemen 3(CD, Unofficial) Quiver At Dawn Entertainment 0DT21 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1A 501 00530 A Madera  album cover Grupo Madera Madera(CD, Album, RE) Top Hits 1A 501 00530 A Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
0002-2 Despise The Sun  album cover Suffocation Despise The Sun(CD, EP) Vulture Records (2) 0002-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
03 C Tune  album cover Henry Flynt C Tune(CD, RE) Locust Music 03 US 2008 Sell This Version
*7 (1982) It Was A Live Cassette  album cover Pell Mell (1982) It Was A Live Cassette(CD, RE, RM) Starlight Furniture Co. *7 US 2001 Sell This Version
12k.1001 Arc Vs. Tiny Objects In Space  album cover Arc Vs. Tiny Objects In Space Arc Vs. Tiny Objects In Space - Arc Vs. Tiny Objects In Space(CD, Album, Ltd) 12k 12k.1001 US 1997 Sell This Version
21C.CD01 Damned Souls  album cover Xorcist Damned Souls(CD, Album, Ame) 21st Circuitry 21C.CD01 US 1991 Sell This Version
21C.CD10 Coldwave Breaks  album cover Various Coldwave Breaks(CD, Comp) 21st Circuitry 21C.CD10 US 1995 Sell This Version
35 Schoolbus Window Paper Heart  album cover Phil Ayoub Schoolbus Window Paper Heart(CD, Album) Not On Label 35 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
0.45 Oil Filter  album cover Oil Filter (2) Oil Filter(CD, Album) Digitally Clipped Disks 0.45 US 1997 Sell This Version
#46CD Kerplunk!  album cover Green Day Kerplunk!(CD, Album, RE) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records #46CD US Unknown Sell This Version
0047 Orchestral Music  album cover Philip Glass Orchestral Music(CD, Album) Orange Mountain Music, Orange Mountain Music 0047 US 2007 Sell This Version
0052 Film Scores: Neverwas  album cover Philip Glass Film Scores: Neverwas(CD, Album) Orange Mountain Music, Orange Mountain Music 0052 US 2008 Sell This Version
78 Metal Notes  album cover Gamelan Son Of Lion Metal Notes(CD, Album, RE) Locust Music 78 US 2006 Sell This Version
101 First Words  album cover Gift Horse (3) First Words(CD, Album) Piece Of Mind 101 US 1993 Sell This Version
107 God Damn Religion  album cover Richard Bishop* God Damn Religion(DVD-V, NTSC, Reg + CD, Album, RE + Ltd) Locust Music 107 US 2008 Sell This Version
240PROMO AWCMON NOYOUCMON  album cover Lambchop AWCMON NOYOUCMON(2xCD, Album, Comp, Promo) Merge Records, Merge Records 240PROMO USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0241 Red Dust Rising  album cover The Dexateens Red Dust Rising(CD, Album) Estrus Records 0241 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
0241 Hybrid  album cover Kletka Red Hybrid(CD, Album) Red Note, explain: 0241 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
306 Texas Songster  album cover Mance Lipscomb Texas Songster(CD, Comp) Arhoolie Records, Arhoolie Records 306 US 2000 Sell This Version
0507-2 Devin Townsend Project Addicted(CD, Album, RP) Inside Out Music 0507-2 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
896CD Ann Dyer  album cover Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies with Hafez Modirzadeh Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies with Hafez Modirzadeh - Ann Dyer(CD, Album) Mr. Brown Records 896CD Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1112-2 Reggae Chanukah  album cover Alan Eder And Friends Reggae Chanukah(CD, Album) Mr. E. Records 1112-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1124-ILH Hip Hop 101  album cover Hook (4) Hip Hop 101(CD, Album) Lower Level Records (3) 1124-ILH US 1996 Sell This Version
1952-9 The Crickets And Their Buddies  album cover The Crickets (2) And Their Buddies* The Crickets (2) And Their Buddies* - The Crickets And Their Buddies(DVD-A, Album) Sovereign Artists 1952-9 US 2004 Sell This Version
2284CD آسمون = Asemoon   album cover کوروس سرهنگ‌زاده = Kouros Sarhangzadeh* کوروس سرهنگ‌زاده = Kouros Sarhangzadeh* - آسمون = Asemoon (CD, Comp) Caltex Records 2284CD US 2000 Sell This Version
2451C چشمون من = My Eyes  album cover شیلا = Sheila* شیلا = Sheila* - چشمون من = My Eyes(Cass, Album) Caltex Records 2451C US 2000 Sell This Version
2451CD چشمون من = My Eyes  album cover شیلا = Sheila* شیلا = Sheila* - چشمون من = My Eyes(CD, Album) Caltex Records 2451CD US 2000 Sell This Version
6007-2 Paranoid  album cover Black Sabbath Paranoid(CD, Album, RE) Creative Sounds, Creative Sounds 6007-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
6521-2 First Daze Here (The Vintage Collection)  album cover Pentagram First Daze Here (The Vintage Collection)(CD, RM) Relapse Records 6521-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
7047 With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone  album cover Minsk With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone(CD, Album) Relapse Records 7047 US 2009 Sell This Version
7062 Your Town Tonight  album cover Eliza Gilkyson Your Town Tonight(CD, Album) Red House Records 7062 US 2007 Sell This Version
9003 Don't Sweat Me  album cover M.C. Shy-D* Don't Sweat Me(CD, Album) Benz Records Inc., On Top Records 9003 US 1990 Sell This Version
9135 The Music Of Milton Babbitt  album cover Milton Babbitt The Music Of Milton Babbitt(CD) Bridge Records (4) 9135 US 2003 Sell This Version
9253 Variazioni / Otherwordly Resonances / Night Of The Four Moons / The Sleeper / Three Early Songs  album cover George Crumb Variazioni / Otherwordly Resonances / Night Of The Four Moons / The Sleeper / Three Early Songs(CD, Album) Bridge Records (4) 9253 US 2008 Sell This Version
9280 Spiritual Resistance - Music From Theresienstadt  album cover Wolfgang Holzmair, Russell Ryan Wolfgang Holzmair, Russell Ryan - Spiritual Resistance - Music From Theresienstadt(CD) Bridge Records (4) 9280 US 2009 Sell This Version
9282 Orchestral Works  album cover Yehudi WynerVarious Yehudi WynerVarious - Orchestral Works(CD) Bridge Records (4) 9282 US 2009 Sell This Version
9335 The Ghosts Of Alhambra / Voices From A Forgotten World  album cover George Crumb The Ghosts Of Alhambra / Voices From A Forgotten World(CD, Album) Bridge Records (4) 9335 US 2011 Sell This Version
10.383-0 Felix Valentino  album cover Felix Valentino* Felix Valentino(CD, Album) Sonografica 10.383-0 Venezuela 1991 Sell This Version
1061-2-J Samantha Fox  album cover Samantha Fox Samantha Fox(CD, Album) Jive 1061-2-J Canada 1987 Sell This Version
14085 Jerry Snyder (2) Bass Today(CD) Alfred Publishing Records 14085 US 1996 Sell This Version
15803-2 The Offspring  album cover The Offspring The Offspring(CD, Album, RE) Nitro Records 15803-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
15834-2 For What It's Worth  album cover Ensign For What It's Worth(CD, EP) Nitro Records, Nitro Records 15834-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
018033-1 The Very Best Of  album cover Africando The Very Best Of(2xLP, Album, Comp) Talento 018033-1 Colombia 1994 Sell This Version
26.066-O Barranco Pop  album cover Barranco Barranco Pop(CD, Album) Sonografica 26.066-O Venezuela 1994 Sell This Version
30165-2 When You Wish Upon A Dead Star  album cover Sacrilicious When You Wish Upon A Dead Star(CD) Frontier Records 30165-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
31033-2 Damned Damned Damned  album cover The Damned Damned Damned Damned(CD, Album, RE) Frontier Records 31033-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
51510-3 10,000 Watt Kiss  album cover Porcelain 10,000 Watt Kiss(CD) Wowee Records 51510-3 US 1995 Sell This Version
6484-2-R I Prefer The Moonlight  album cover Kenny Rogers I Prefer The Moonlight(CD, Album) RCA 6484-2-R Canada 1987 Sell This Version
6490-2-RC Strike Up The Band (The Canadian Brass Plays George Gershwin)  album cover George Gershwin, The Canadian Brass George Gershwin, The Canadian Brass - Strike Up The Band (The Canadian Brass Plays George Gershwin)(CD) RCA Red Seal 6490-2-RC Canada 1987 Sell This Version
6526-2-R Piano Concerto No. 1 Violin Concerto  album cover Tchaikovsky*, Misha Dichter, Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf Tchaikovsky*, Misha Dichter, Itzhak Perlman, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf - Piano Concerto No. 1 Violin Concerto(CD, Album) Papillon Collection 6526-2-R Canada 1987 Sell This Version
6686-2-R Scenes From The Southside  album cover Bruce Hornsby & The Range* Scenes From The Southside (Album) 6686-2-R Canada 1988 Sell This Version
6822-2-R Whenever You Need Somebody  album cover Rick Astley Whenever You Need Somebody(CD, Album) RCA 6822-2-R Canada 1987 Sell This Version
70575 Flesh Caffeine  album cover John Christ Flesh Caffeine(CD, Album) Tang Records 70575 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7-1506-2 Clichés  album cover Alex Chilton Clichés(CD, Album) Ardent Records (2) 7-1506-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
72054-2 Big Lizard In My Backyard  album cover The Dead Milkmen Big Lizard In My Backyard(CD, Album) Restless Records 72054-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
72914-2 The Moog Cookbook  album cover The Moog Cookbook The Moog Cookbook(CD, Album) Restless Records 72914-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
72928-2 None Too Soon  album cover Allan Holdsworth None Too Soon(CD, Album) Restless Records 72928-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7 4300 2 Satisfy My Soul  album cover Paul Carrack Satisfy My Soul(CD, Album, Unofficial) Compass Records (5), Carrack-UK (2) 7 4300 2 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
7 4429 2 Lost John Dean  album cover Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplin - Lost John Dean(CD, Album) Compass Records 7 4429 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
7 4510 2 Toystore  album cover Coralie Clément Toystore(CD, Album, Car) Discograph, Compass Records 7 4510 2 US 2009 Sell This Version
7737-2-RV Symphony No.3 "Organ" - "Avec Orgue" - "Orgelsinfonie"  album cover Saint-Saëns* / The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Virgil Fox Saint-Saëns* / The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Virgil Fox - Symphony No.3 "Organ" - "Avec Orgue" - "Orgelsinfonie"(CD, RE, RM) RCA Victrola 7737-2-RV Canada 1988 Sell This Version
80517-2 Street Dogs  album cover Street Dogs Street Dogs(CD, Album) Hellcat Records 80517-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
86988-2 The Dissent Of Man  album cover Bad Religion The Dissent Of Man(CD, Album) Epitaph 86988-2 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
87076-2 You Are Not Alone  album cover Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone(CD, Album) Anti- 87076-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
87110-1 Grinderman 2  album cover Grinderman Grinderman 2(LP, Album + CD, Album) Anti- 87110-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
87110-2 Grinderman 2  album cover Grinderman Grinderman 2(CD, Album, Ltd) Anti-, Mute 87110-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
87126-2 Hurley  album cover Weezer Hurley(CD, Album) Epitaph 87126-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
89279-2 So We Go  album cover The Hang Ups* So We Go(CD, Album) Restless Records, Clean Records (3) 89279-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
101016 Lef 4 Dead  album cover 40 Thevz Lef 4 Dead(CD, Album) 40 Thevz Records 101016 US 1999 Sell This Version
155022 The Last Command  album cover W.A.S.P. The Last Command(CD, Album, RE) Original Masters 155022 US 1998 Sell This Version
200461 Iberia Sumergida   album cover Héroes Del Silencio / Enanitos Verdes Héroes Del Silencio / Enanitos Verdes - Iberia Sumergida (CD, Promo) EMI-Odeon, S.A., EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C. 200461 Mexico 2004 Sell This Version
2 43044-A 20 Mothers  album cover Julian Cope 20 Mothers(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) American Recordings 2 43044-A US 1995 Sell This Version
415 442-2 Toccata And Fugue: Bach Organ Music  album cover Johann Sebastian Bach / Karl Richter Johann Sebastian Bach / Karl Richter - Toccata And Fugue: Bach Organ Music(CD, Album, Comp) Deutsche Grammophon 415 442-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
50828 1 6 The Price Of Progression  album cover Ensign The Price Of Progression(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Nitro Records 50828 1 6 US 2001 Sell This Version
515487F Rhythm Saved The World  album cover Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong - Rhythm Saved The World(CD, Album, Comp, Club, RE, RM) Jazz Heritage 515487F US 1999 Sell This Version
522546-2 Recrudece  album cover Virus (29) Recrudece(CD, Album, RE) Interdisc (5) 522546-2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
6 90690-1 Mirror, Mirror  album cover Sharon Bousquet Mirror, Mirror(CD, Album) Not On Label 6 90690-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
7 72039-2 More Beer  album cover Fear (3) More Beer(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72039-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 72131-2 Eat Your Paisley  album cover The Dead Milkmen Eat Your Paisley(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72131-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
7 72173-2 Hear It Is  album cover The Flaming Lips Hear It Is(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72173-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 72364-2 Nobody's Heroes  album cover Stiff Little Fingers Nobody's Heroes(CD, Album, RE) Restless Retro 7 72364-2 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7 72365-2 Hanx!  album cover Stiff Little Fingers Hanx!(CD, Album, RE) Restless Retro 7 72365-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 72366-2 Go For It  album cover Stiff Little Fingers Go For It(CD, Album, RE, RP) Restless Retro 7 72366-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 72538-2 Stagediving To The Oldies  album cover Various Stagediving To The Oldies(CD, Comp) Restless Records 7 72538-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7 72545-2 Beelzebubba  album cover The Dead Milkmen Beelzebubba(CD, Album) Restless Records 7 72545-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7 72600-2 Lincoln  album cover They Might Be Giants Lincoln(CD, Album, RE, RP, Ame) Restless Records, Bar/None Records 7 72600-2 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7 72603-2 They Might Be Giants  album cover They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants(CD, Album) Bar/None Records, Restless Records 7 72603-2 USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
7 72799-2 Historic Moments Volume Two  album cover Creation Rebel Historic Moments Volume Two(CD, Comp) On-U Sound, Restless Records 7 72799-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7 72906-2 Pay It All Back (Volume 5)  album cover Various Pay It All Back (Volume 5)(CD, Comp) On-U Sound, Restless Records 7 72906-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7 72919-2 Sleep In Safety  album cover 45 Grave Sleep In Safety(CD, Album, RM, RP) Restless Records 7 72919-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 72922-2 Chaos  album cover Sex Pistols Chaos(CD, Comp) Restless Records 7 72922-2 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
7 72956-2 The Most Primitive Band In The World - Live From The Twilight Zone Brisbane 1974  album cover The Saints (2) The Most Primitive Band In The World - Live From The Twilight Zone Brisbane 1974(CD, Album) Hot Records (2), Restless Records 7 72956-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7 72957-2 Shelf Life Unlimited!!  Hotter Than Blazing Pistols!!!  album cover The Aints Shelf Life Unlimited!! Hotter Than Blazing Pistols!!!(CD, Comp) Restless Records, Hot Records (2), Hot Records (2) 7 72957-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
775544T Gold & Platinum Volume Six  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Six(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records, Realm Records 775544T Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7 89558 2 El Espíritu Del Vino  album cover Héroes Del Silencio El Espíritu Del Vino(CD, Album) EMI, EMI 7 89558 2 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version
800 052-2 Communiqué  album cover Dire Straits Communiqué(CD, Album) Vertigo 800 052-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
800 088-2 Love Over Gold  album cover Dire Straits Love Over Gold(CD, Album) Vertigo 800 088-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
810 308-2 Pyromania  album cover Def Leppard Pyromania (Album) 810 308-2 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
814 450-2 John Cougar Mellencamp Uh-Huh(CD, Album, RE, Ame) Mercury 814 450-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version