United Record Pressing

United Record Pressing

Profile:
Also appears as "United Record Pressing, Inc.".
Record pressing factory that began in Nashville, Tennessee in 1949 as Southern Plastics (SO). The name United Record Pressing started 1971. On June 1, 2016, United acquired Bill Smith Custom Records and closed down the El Segundo, CA pressing plant. All of the equipment was moved to the United plant in Nashville.

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.
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Contact Info:
United Record Pressing
453 Chestnut Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
USA

615-259-9396 (tel), 866-407-3165 (toll free tel)
615-244-3734 (fax)
united@urpressing.com
Sites:
[l238322]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
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
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
1RAW10463S1 The Clash  album cover The Clash The Clash(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Epic, Epic 1RAW10463S1 Europe 2013 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
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
#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-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 (12) Mary Anne(7", Single) Three Dimensional Records 3D-010 US 2014 Sell This Version
#004 As Long As We're All Living, We're All Dying  album cover As Long As We're All Living, We're All Dying As Long As We're All Living, We're All Dying(7", Red + CDr) Teenage Disco Bloodbath Records #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
4E 36846 Black Market Clash  album cover The Clash Black Market Clash(10", Comp, Ltd, RE, RM) Drastic Plastic Records, Epic, Nu Disk 4E 36846 US 2011 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
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
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", Comp, Ltd, Num, Gol) Beer Metal Records 7YOGDBDG1 US 2017 Sell This Version
#8 Bloodlet  album cover Bloodlet Bloodlet #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
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
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
11 Split EP  album cover Southerly & Protest Hill Southerly & Protest Hill - Split EP(7", EP, Cle) People In A Position To Know 11 US 2007 Sell This Version
1+2 EP 042 Play Bamboo Rock N' Roll!  album cover The A-Bones Play Bamboo Rock N' Roll!(7", Single, Red) 1 + 2 Records 1+2 EP 042 Japan Unknown 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-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-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-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(12", EP, 180) Community Records (3) 014 US 2016 Sell This Version
# 14 Suits  album cover Grids Suits # 14 US 2009 Sell This Version
014 Caddywhompus The Weight(12", EP, TP, 180) Community Records (3) 014 US 2016 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
# 22 Purpose In My Life / Company Of Lies  album cover Alternative TV Purpose In My Life / Company Of Lies(7") Feel Good All Over # 22 US 1992 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 6¼ - 125 / Take My Time  album cover Cococoma 6¼ - 125 / Take My Time(7", Single, Cle) Goner Records 24GONE US 2006 Sell This Version
025 Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday  album cover 24-Carat Black* Gone: The Promises Of Yesterday(LP, Album) Numero Group 025 US 2009 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.(7", Single) Goner Records 25GONE US 2006 Sell This Version
026 Local Customs: Downriver Revival  album cover Various Local Customs: Downriver Revival(2xLP, Comp + DVD, NTSC, Reg) Numero Group 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
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
#36 Hello Shitty People  album cover Hello Shitty People Hello Shitty People (Album) #36 US 2009 Sell This Version
40 Manipulation  album cover Manipulation (2) Manipulation 40 US 2010 Sell This Version
40 The Open Casket / Scrabble Robot  album cover The Open Casket / Scrabble Robot The Open Casket / Scrabble Robot - The Open Casket / Scrabble Robot(7", EP, TP, Gre) Mortville Records (2) 40 US 2009 Sell This Version
42 .humanbodyflawed | janmichaelvincentcarcrash  album cover .humanbodyflawed.* | janmichaelvincentcarcrash* .humanbodyflawed.* | janmichaelvincentcarcrash* - .humanbodyflawed | janmichaelvincentcarcrash(7") Obtuse Mule 42 US 2001 Sell This Version
45-DO8402 Do It For Hank B/W Mud Flap Boogie  album cover World Famous Blue Jays Do It For Hank B/W Mud Flap Boogie(7") Diesel Only Records 45-DO8402 US 1990 Sell This Version
45 Gone The Disco Outlaw  album cover Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers* The Disco Outlaw(LP, Album, 150) Goner Records 45 Gone US 2009 Sell This Version
45-MN-01 Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine / Hawaiian Ungawa  album cover Homer Henderson & The Dalworthington Garden Boys* Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine / Hawaiian Ungawa(7", Single) Mule Nose 45-MN-01 US 1985 Sell This Version
45-T-5006 Playboy / I'll Come Running  album cover Gene And Debbe Playboy / I'll Come Running(7", Single) TRX 45-T-5006 US Unknown Sell This Version
046 Feathering A Nest  album cover Caddywhompus Feathering A Nest (Album) 046 US 2014 Sell This Version
046 Caddywhompus Feathering A Nest(LP, Album, TP, Whi) Community Records (3) 046 US 2014 Sell This Version
46Gone Lemons  album cover Ty Segall Lemons (Album) 46Gone US 2009 Sell This Version
047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label  album cover Various Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label(2xLP, Album, Comp) Numero Group 047 US 2013 Sell This Version
#49 Avon Ladies  album cover Avon Ladies Avon Ladies(7", Gre) Distort, Fashionable Idiots #49 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
050 Twitching In Time  album cover Elf Power Twitching In Time (Album) 050 US 2017 Sell This Version
50 Serious Sam Barrett  album cover Serious Sam Barrett Serious Sam Barrett(12", Album, TP) Arkam Records 50 US Unknown Sell This Version
52GONE Sucked In  album cover Useless Eaters Sucked In(7", Single, Cle) Goner Records 52GONE US 2009 Sell This Version
055 Congratulate Me, I’ve Lost My Mind  album cover Safety (3) Congratulate Me, I’ve Lost My Mind(12", EP) Community Records (3) 055 US 2015 Sell This Version
55gone Sucker  album cover Harlan T Bobo* Sucker(LP, Album) Goner Records 55gone US 2010 Sell This Version
057 1986  album cover BTM 1986 (Album) 057 Poland 2014 Sell This Version
59GONE Rhinestone River  album cover Limes Rhinestone River(LP, Album, Cle) Goner Records 59GONE US 2010 Sell This Version
#60 A Painful Split  album cover Capitalist Casualties / No Comply (3) Capitalist Casualties / No Comply (3) - A Painful Split(7", Gre) To Live A Lie #60 US 2011 Sell This Version
60GONE First Blood  album cover Nobunny First Blood(LP, Album) Goner Records 60GONE US 2010 Sell This Version
063 Eccentric Soul: Sitting In The Park  album cover Various Eccentric Soul: Sitting In The Park(LP, Comp) Numero Group 063 US 2016 Sell This Version
68GONE Slit Wrist Rock N' Roll  album cover Overnight Lows Slit Wrist Rock N' Roll(7") Goner Records 68GONE US 2011 Sell This Version

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BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

May 12, 2019
United is quite the mixed bag for me - Not as bad as some others, but not as good either. My copy of "Weird Al" Yankovic's Alpocalypse comes from United, and other than one major skip on "Party in the CIA", it didn't have any of the problems that allegedly plague their other pressings. What especially sucks is that since they began in 1949, it's safe to say that they are the last survivor of the golden age of vinyl. The last survivor of the golden age has mediocre-at-worst quality control. That hurts me. I play vinyl as a way to listen to music in a retro way, not as a superior format. (I am not part of the premium core of people known as the GLORIOUS VINYL MASTER RACE)

I don't want your hate comments, so don't bother.
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.
REENO

REENO

September 14, 2018
Very few domestic pressing plants have any degree of Quality Control these days, especially compared to the EU or Japanese plants, which pride themselves on pressing quality records.
United Pressing seems to press a lot of off-centered records, as do most USA-based plants. Sad really, as the mastering engineer's work is rendered worthless if a record is not perfectly centered.
phono-groove

phono-groove

September 8, 2018
The worst pressings from the WORST pressing plant. I avoid anything and everything from them. To united : learn how to press records like Pallas, RTI, Record Industry and QRP.
toninAn

toninAn

April 18, 2018
As other commenters state, pressing plant has no regard for quality. I am avoiding them from now on...
DavePrime

DavePrime

February 20, 2018
I have three different records pressed at URP, and the quality is poor on all of the them. 2 of them are badly warped and have surface noise, the other is luckily flat but again has terrible surface noise. I won’t go near anything from URP from now on.
patientot

patientot

February 3, 2018
By far the worst pressing plant in the U.S. The sad thing is, they can make a well-pressed record when they want. As the vinyl revival took off this plant took on way too many orders and the priority became shoving things out the door without respect to quality. They've never been a top-tier plant but compare what they were doing say ten years ago versus the last few years. Defects on LPs are around 1/3 to 1/2: non-fill, off-centered, orange peel, etc. - just horrible. It's gotten bad enough that if I know something is pressed here I try not to buy it and will just get the release on CD or lossless digital if I can. The worst part is they are still one of the largest plants in the country and even the world (I believe only GZ is larger at this time) so a ton of stuff is pressed there.
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

June 26, 2017
i just opened Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!...: Sides A & C are heavy scratched, Side D has some strange remains of a kind of sticker. The whole release is full of fingerprints and the Download code for mp3 files... in short: not really "we are committed to preserving it in a way that honors its important place in musical history" [quote from urpressing(dot)com]
Mastermold

Mastermold

April 24, 2016
At this day i bought five LPs pressed at URP (Third Man Records LPs). All had large surface scratches on the surface. One had non filled parts. One was dusty and had finger prints on the surface.