United Record Pressing

United Record Pressing

Profile:
United Record Pressing, Inc. was established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1949 as Southern Plastics (SO), manufacturing only 7" records.. In 1971 the company changed its name to United Record Pressing and later added 12" pressing. Over the years URP stockpiled record presses acquired from the closure of Dixie Record Pressing Inc.. On June 1, 2016, United acquired Bill Smith Custom Records. In February 2020 URP acquired the sixteen presses from the closure of Rainbo Records making URP the largest record manufacturer in the USA with a capacity of 60,000 records per day,

Their internal numbers used for the projects:
L# - 12" records.
T# - 10" records.
UR #### - 7" records through 1984 (highest numbered one is in the 4000s)
U-##### - 7" records starting in 1984 when they renumbered, probably starting with U-10001

Records pressed by United Record Pressing often contain an etched "ⓤ" or "Ⓤ" (U in a circle) in the runout groove area.

During the 1970s, United was a contract presser for RCA. Pressings may be identified by the two-step label pressing rings, and a stamped "U" in the runouts adjacent to the struck-through RCA plant's identifier. See Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) for example.
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Contact Info:
United Record Pressing
453 Allied Drive
Nashville TN 37211
USA

615-259-9396 (tel), 866-407-3165 (toll free tel)
615-244-3734 (fax)
[email protected]
Sites:
[l238322]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Live at Third Man Records  album cover Death From Above 1979 Live at Third Man Records(LP) Third Man Records US 2016 Sell This Version
00R1 Our Own  album cover Acacia (6) Our Own(LP, Album, Ltd) Our Own Records 00R1 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
001 What Makes This Place Worth Calling Our Home  album cover Courtesy Drop What Makes This Place Worth Calling Our Home(LP, Album, Num, W/Lbl, Whi) Zero System 001 US 2011 Sell This Version
001 Another Bite Of The Cherrees EP  album cover Lost Cherrees Another Bite Of The Cherrees EP (EP) 001 US 2003 Sell This Version
001 Clack!  album cover R. Stevie Moore Clack!(LP, Gre + LP, Bro + Album, RE) The Prince's Stable 001 US 2011 Sell This Version
01 I Stumble As The Crow Flies  album cover Reptile House (2) I Stumble As The Crow Flies(7", EP, RE) Dischord Records, Dischord Records, Dischord Records, Druid Hill Records 01 US 2010 Sell This Version
001 The Last Minute  album cover Fatter Than Albert The Last Minute (Album) 001 US 2008 Sell This Version
#1 Maladie  album cover Maladie Maladie #1 Mexico 2007 Sell This Version
001 America's Youth  album cover Black Market Baby America's Youth(7", TP) Not On Label 001 US 1981 Sell This Version
01 Pinche Gringo  album cover Pinche Gringo Pinche Gringo(7") Shipwrecked Records 01 US Unknown Sell This Version
#1 Tag, You're It  album cover Snuggle!* Tag, You're It(7") The Party's Over Records #1 US 2005 Sell This Version
001 Czolgosz / En La Olla  album cover Czolgosz / En La Olla Czolgosz / En La Olla - Czolgosz / En La Olla(7") Sep.06.Records 001 US 2003 Sell This Version
#1 Buck Biloxi And The Fucks  album cover Buck Biloxi And The Fucks Buck Biloxi And The Fucks(7") Orgone Toilet #1 US 2012 Sell This Version
001 MK Ultra E.P.  album cover The Ultramatics MK Ultra E.P.(7", EP, Pur) Uncle Sherman's Records 001 2010 Sell This Version
0001 Late Republic B/W Centre  album cover Future Virgins Late Republic B/W Centre(7") Not On Label (Future Virgins Self-released) 0001 US 2014 Sell This Version
#002 Killing Season EP  album cover Pedestrians (2) Killing Season EP (EP) #002 US 2007 Sell This Version
002 White Crime  album cover White Crime (2) White Crime 002 US 2012 Sell This Version
002 Mondo Disc Mega Mix  album cover Stranger (2) Mondo Disc Mega Mix(12", Unofficial) Special Editions 002 US 2005 Sell This Version
#2 Disaster Prone  album cover Bill Bondsmen Disaster Prone(7") Local Cross Records #2 US 2010 Sell This Version
#2 How To Get To Heaven   album cover Ye Olde Buttfuck How To Get To Heaven (7", Cle) Shut Up Records #2 US 2004 Sell This Version
02 No Nos Mata La Muerte  album cover Suicidas No Nos Mata La Muerte(7", EP) No Nostalgia Records 02 US 2014 Sell This Version
003 White Science  album cover Lack Of Knowledge White Science(7") Alternative Records (3) 003 US 2004 Sell This Version
003 Totalitär / Autoritär  album cover Totalitär / Autoritär Totalitär / Autoritär - Totalitär / Autoritär(7", EP, RE) Black Water 003 US 2005 Sell This Version
#3 Scratching At My Skull  album cover Brain Handle Scratching At My Skull(7") Fashionable Idiots #3 US 2006 Sell This Version
003 Driving Baby Lips  album cover Kevin Devine Driving Baby Lips(LP, Ltd, W/Lbl) Devinyl 003 US 2012 Sell This Version
003 Corolla Hoist / Thumbnail Sketch  album cover Grifters Corolla Hoist / Thumbnail Sketch(7", Single) Shangri-la Records 003 US 1992 Sell This Version
#3 Little By Little  album cover Little By Little Little By Little(7") Primary Thoughts #3 US 2000 Sell This Version
3D-002 Dance To Rock N Roll  album cover Tuff Bananas Dance To Rock N Roll(7") Three Dimensional Records 3D-002 US 2007 Sell This Version
3D-003 Rock Brochure / Fast Boy  album cover The Raydios Rock Brochure / Fast Boy(7", Single, Ltd) Three Dimensional Records 3D-003 US 2008 Sell This Version
3D-004 Radio World  album cover Real Numbers Radio World(7", Single) Three Dimensional Records 3D-004 US 2008 Sell This Version
3D-005 Boys Club  album cover Boys Club (2) Boys Club(LP, Album, TP) Three Dimensional Records 3D-005 US 2009 Sell This Version
3D-009 Dreaming In Black & White  album cover Mystery Date (4) Dreaming In Black & White(7", Single) Three Dimensional Records 3D-009 US 2013 Sell This Version
3D-010 Mary Anne  album cover Gorilla** Mary Anne(7", Single) Three Dimensional Records 3D-010 US 2014 Sell This Version
004 Jacksonville City Nights  album cover Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Jacksonville City Nights(2xLP, Album, TP) Lost Highway 004 US 2005 Sell This Version
004 The Eruptions  album cover The Eruptions (4) The Eruptions(7", EP) Cubist Dick 004 US 1995 Sell This Version
04 Pranay Ranjan   album cover Pranay Ranjan Pranay Ranjan (LP, Single) United Record Pressing 04 India 2020 Sell This Version
4 Thank You Anyway Mr. D.J. / Whip It On Me Baby  album cover Lou Johnson / Billy Guy Lou Johnson / Billy Guy - Thank You Anyway Mr. D.J. / Whip It On Me Baby(7", Single, Promo, Unofficial, Tra) Delta (14) 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
004 LP The North  album cover Stars The North(LP, Album, Blu) ATO Records, ATO Records, Soft Revolution Records 004 LP US 2012 Sell This Version
4m802 Folk Roots, New Routes  album cover Shirley Collins, Davy Graham Shirley Collins, Davy Graham - Folk Roots, New Routes(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards, Universal Music Special Markets 4m802 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M811 Agharta  album cover Miles Davis Agharta(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M811 US 2011 Sell This Version
4M 813 Death Of A Ladies' Man  album cover Leonard Cohen Death Of A Ladies' Man(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 813 US 2011 Sell This Version
4m815 Oh Mercy  album cover Bob Dylan Oh Mercy(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards, 4 Men With Beards 4m815 US 2011 Sell This Version
05 Tyranny Garden  album cover Ubasute Tyranny Garden(LP, TP, Cle) Knife Ladder Records 05 US 2014 Sell This Version
005 Third EP  album cover The Slickee Boys Third EP(7", EP, TP) Limp Records (2) 005 US 1979 Sell This Version
#5 Öroku  album cover Öroku Öroku(7") New Audio Terror #5 US 2005 Sell This Version
5SVN059  8-Bit Polygondwanaland  album cover 8-Bit Escapades 8-Bit Polygondwanaland(12", Ltd, Num, TP, Gre) 5SEVEN Records 5SVN059 US 2019 Sell This Version
006 Society & The Robot  album cover The Junk (2) Society & The Robot(7", TP) Bad Idea Music 006 US 2013 Sell This Version
#7 Dear Nora / What The Kids Want  album cover Dear Nora / What The Kids Want Dear Nora / What The Kids Want - Dear Nora / What The Kids Want(7") Shake Got The Beets #7 US 2006 Sell This Version
007 Under A Dying Sun  album cover Under A Dying Sun Under A Dying Sun(LP, Album) City Boot Records 007 US 2002 Sell This Version
007 Stranger Fruit  album cover Blatz / Tribe 8 Blatz / Tribe 8 - Stranger Fruit(7", EP) Lickout! Records 007 US 1992 Sell This Version
7" They Live!  album cover Schoolyard Heroes They Live!(7", Single, Ltd, Num + CD, Single) The Control Group 7" US 2005 Sell This Version
7YOGDBDG1 The 7 Year Old Goddamn Blind Devil Girl  album cover The Goddamn Devil / 7 Year Old Blind Girl The Goddamn Devil / 7 Year Old Blind Girl - The 7 Year Old Goddamn Blind Devil Girl(7", Ltd, Num, Gol) Beer Metal Records 7YOGDBDG1 US 2017 Sell This Version
#008 Visibility Zero  album cover Canadian Rifle Visibility Zero(LP, Album) Residue Records, Squirrel Heart Records #008 US 2009 Sell This Version
#8 Bloodlet  album cover Bloodlet Bloodlet(7", Red) Smorgasbord Records #8 US 1993 Sell This Version
8BIT-002 Anger Fear Aggression  album cover No Regrets Anger Fear Aggression(7", EP, TP) 8 Bit Records 8BIT-002 US 1999 Sell This Version
8BIT-8080 Stronger Than You  album cover Estelle Stronger Than You(7", Single, Ltd) Iam8bit 8BIT-8080 US 2017 Sell This Version
8TH006 Little Red Rocket Meets The 8-Track Gorilla  album cover Little Red Rocket, 8-Track Gorilla Little Red Rocket, 8-Track Gorilla - Little Red Rocket Meets The 8-Track Gorilla(7", Red) 8th Street Records (2) 8TH006 2001 Sell This Version
09 Stone Spanada / A Taste Of Your Love  album cover Stone Love (3) / Symbolics* Stone Love (3) / Symbolics* - Stone Spanada / A Taste Of Your Love(7") Plut 09 US 2010 Sell This Version
009 Eccentric Soul - The Big Mack Label  album cover Various Eccentric Soul - The Big Mack Label(2xLP, Comp, RE, Pur) Numero Group 009 US 2014 Sell This Version
009 Checkmate E.P.  album cover Tarpit Checkmate E.P. (EP) 009 US 2005 Sell This Version
009 Search + Destroy   album cover Search + Destroy Search + Destroy (7") Clarence Thomas Records 009 US 2006 Sell This Version
012 Trouble-Trouble / A Love Of My Own  album cover The El Dorados Trouble-Trouble / A Love Of My Own(7", Unofficial, Aqu) Sir Render Records, Sir Render Records 012 US 1994 Sell This Version
1+2EP 058 Great 9 Stomps Set  album cover Jackie And The Cedrics* Great 9 Stomps Set(2x7", EP, Mono) 1 + 2 Records, 1 + 2 Records 1+2EP 058 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
12XU 038-1 The Float  album cover Rebecca Gates And The Consortium* The Float(LP, Album) 12XU 12XU 038-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
#13 In The World / I Love All You Guys Slow  album cover Mt. Eerie* / The Love Of Everything* Mt. Eerie* / The Love Of Everything* - In The World / I Love All You Guys Slow(7", Whi) Record Label #13 US 2005 Sell This Version
13oc-001 Nervous Converter / Dementia  album cover Static Static Nervous Converter / Dementia(7", Single) 13 O'Clock Records 13oc-001 US 2008 Sell This Version
13OC-003 Darker By The Day  album cover The Higher State Darker By The Day(LP, Album) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-003 US 2009 Sell This Version
13OC-005 Song Of The Autumn b/w Precious Rings And Stones  album cover The Higher State Song Of The Autumn b/w Precious Rings And Stones(7") 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-005 US 2010 Sell This Version
13OC-011 Freakout At The Gallery  album cover The Higher State Freakout At The Gallery(LP, Album) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-011 US 2011 Sell This Version
13OC-014 I Just Pretend  album cover The Higher State I Just Pretend(7", Mono, Ltd) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-014 US 2012 Sell This Version
13OC-015 The Higher State  album cover The Higher State The Higher State(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, Num) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-015 US 2013 Sell This Version
13OC-016 Nightmares / Penny Arcade  album cover Paul Messis Nightmares / Penny Arcade(7", Mono, Ltd) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-016 US 2014 Sell This Version
13OC-017 The Flight Reaction  album cover The Flight Reaction The Flight Reaction(LP, Album, Mono) 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-017 US 2014 Sell This Version
13OC-019 Visitation / Visitation II  album cover The Tomb Weavers Visitation / Visitation II(7") 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-019 US 2015 Sell This Version
13OC-022 The Velvet You / Not the Sun  album cover The Noble Krell The Velvet You / Not the Sun(7") 13 O'Clock Records 13OC-022 US 2015 Sell This Version
014 The Weight  album cover Caddywhompus The Weight (EP) 014 US 2016 Sell This Version
# 14 Suits  album cover Grids Suits # 14 US 2009 Sell This Version
015 Disposable e.p.  album cover Civic Progress Disposable e.p.(7", EP) Fashionable Idiots 015 US 2007 Sell This Version
#18 Monsters Of Rock  album cover Jack Palance Band / ADDϟC* / Queer Wülf Jack Palance Band / ADDϟC* / Queer Wülf - Monsters Of Rock(7") This Here #18 US 2004 Sell This Version
019 Internal Affairs  album cover Internal Affairs (2) Internal Affairs (Album) 019 US 2005 Sell This Version
#21 Him With His Head In His Hands  album cover Will Simmons Him With His Head In His Hands(7", Ltd) Unread #21 US 2000 Sell This Version
22GONE Bright Lights  album cover The Leather Uppers Bright Lights(LP, Album, Blu) Goner Records 22GONE US 2006 Sell This Version
23 Big Dark Love  album cover Murder By Death Big Dark Love(LP, Album) Bloodshot Records, Tent Show Records 23 US 2015 Sell This Version
#023 23 E.P.  album cover Prunalogsusan Pentagram 23 E.P.(7", EP, Ltd, Num, Gra) Trigger-On-The-Dutendoo Records #023 US 2009 Sell This Version
24GONE 6 1/4 - 125 / Take My Time  album cover Cococoma 6 1/4 - 125 / Take My Time (Single) 24GONE US 2006 Sell This Version
025 Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday  album cover 24-Carat Black* Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday (Album) 025 US 2009 Sell This Version
25 Invisible Youth  album cover The Wednesdays Invisible Youth(LP, Album) Arkam Records 25 US 2005 Sell This Version
25D 022 Sadness  album cover Teenage Moods Sadness(7") 25 Diamonds 25D 022 US 2016 Sell This Version
25D 023 Earhammer Soundsystem  album cover No Statik Earhammer Soundsystem (Album) 25D 023 US 2016 Sell This Version
25GONE Not Oblivians E.P.  album cover The Hipshakes Not Oblivians E.P. (Single) 25GONE US 2006 Sell This Version
026 Local Customs: Downriver Revival  album cover Various Local Customs: Downriver Revival (Comp) 026 US 2009 Sell This Version
# 27 Chicago Is Killing Me Slowly  album cover Various Chicago Is Killing Me Slowly (Comp) # 27 US 2004 Sell This Version
030 Air Time  album cover (The) Razz* Air Time(7", TP) O'Rourke Records 030 US 1979 Sell This Version
30GONE She Had A Cameltoe  album cover Digital Leather She Had A Cameltoe (Single) 30GONE US 2007 Sell This Version
31GONE I Know A Place  album cover Jay Reatard I Know A Place(7", RP) Goner Records 31GONE US 2007 Sell This Version
034 Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands  album cover Various Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands(2xLP, Comp) Numero Group 034 US 2010 Sell This Version
35GONE Carbonas  album cover Carbonas Carbonas (Album) 35GONE US 2007 Sell This Version
#36 Hello Shitty People  album cover Hello Shitty People Hello Shitty People (Album) #36 US 2009 Sell This Version
#36 Escape From Kool-aid Island  album cover Rise Up Howlin' Werewolf Escape From Kool-aid Island(LP, Comp) Arkam Records #36 US Unknown Sell This Version
36 GONE Cococoma  album cover Cococoma Cococoma(LP) Goner Records, Goner Records 36 GONE US 2007 Sell This Version

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db1980

db1980

January 6, 2021
edited 7 months ago
I don't know how many United pressings I have total, but the ones I have are mostly fine with only one or two having notes indicating issues, my Cage The Elephant is actually a pretty nice pressing for example and the other reviews seem to agree. Is the bad reputation due to just inconsistent quality, or are there certain years, pressings batches, etc that are garbage? Have I just been lucky?
movceo

movceo

December 12, 2020
I should also mention another way to identify United pressings that don't have the ⓤ in the deadwax (such as those from Sony and Universal) - if there is "NRP" in the deadwax, it is probably pressed at United. NRP (Nashville Record Productions) is the company United uses to cut their lacquers. I don't often see "NRP" in the deadwax of anything that wasn't pressed at United.
AbstractWax

AbstractWax

October 20, 2020
I'd love to hear a United spokesperson chime in and explain why their company can't meet quality standards. The last one I spoke to on the phone was in full denial that their records are abysmal.
AbstractWax

AbstractWax

October 15, 2020
As if URP's pressings weren't egregious enough, the company has purchased all the old equipment and rights to the Rainbo name. STAY AWAY from this company's pressings at all costs. Every one I own is unbelievably riddled with issues, from warped vinyl to off-center pressings, to heavy surface wear and pitting. STAY AWAY FROM URP. If you get any albums you suspect were pressed by them, send it back and get a refund. Let's run their company in the ground so we can focus on pressing plants that actually give a shit.
nelson_iii

nelson_iii

September 23, 2020
Have they stopped putting "ⓤ" or "Ⓤ" in the deadwax as of 2020?
o-l-y

o-l-y

June 30, 2020
I wish there was a way to have known about how terrible United was before working with them. I put an order in last October 2019 and I still haven't received vinyl order as of June 2020, because of their lack of customer service (Nate Bridges) and ability to problem solve. I received over 5 test pressings that sound like garbage, a ton of surface noise like scratches on 180 gram of vinyl. Now after months of trying to get them to figure this out I have a different contact person (Beth Procter) who is dropping the ball again, giving me a run around and not following up with me when she promised she would. I've been waiting for over a week to hear about vinyl labels printed off centered. It's basically a complete and total shit show and I feel incredibly ripped off. I just want to prevent any further catastrophes for others and make sure no else has to go through this nightmare of endless back and forth.
VinylOnly1

VinylOnly1

September 20, 2019
Bad pressing..Worst of my whole collection. Never again. Go for CD. (Portishead Third)

soukous25

soukous25

August 10, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
very bad pressing, avoid if you dont want to get disappointed straight from the opening... you can expect everything, bad center, small dents, surface noise etc. such quality should not exist nowadays, i am suprised impulse gave them to press their reissues... means they dont give a f.. about quality after all.
kyle15

kyle15

December 11, 2018
This place pumps out scratched, off-center, DIRTY records. They're nearly worse than Rainbo, who at least doesn't ship product that looks like it was used as hockey pucks. These guys don't seem to have any care for quality control. For shame for shame.
MrWordsWorth

MrWordsWorth

September 21, 2018
Not sure who is worse - United or Rainbo, but given the lack of quality control and the high frequency of off-center, warped, noisy vinyl both press, does it really matter? You have to think they really don't care about music at all based on what they pump out. It's just product and we suffer as a result.