K-Tel

K-Tel

Profile:
Multinational budget record label.
Label Code: LC 2769 / LC 02769

US pressings made after 1974 have a two digit code system on the center labels, identifying the respective pressing plants:
01 or 001 = Specialty Records Corporation
07 = United Superior Records
09 = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
11 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
12 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
15 = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
16 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
17 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
18 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. (pre-1975) / Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. (post-1975)
19 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
29 = Keel Mfg. Corp. (until mid 1981), / Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd. (after mid 1981)
44 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis (their pressings used RCA Custom matrix numbers, i.e. F4RS- for 1976 or J4RS- for 1979)
70 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
75 = Allied Record Company
80 = Trutone Mastering Labs
91 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
95 = Wakefield Manufacturing

Unknown: 02 (or 002), 47, 55, 56, 61 (probably Peter Pan Industries), 66 (probably H.V. Waddell Co., but needs to be confirmed), 69.

Between 1972 and 1974, US pressings were identified by (mostly) single letter codes; known identifications are as follows:
A = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
G = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
J = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
K = Keel Mfg. Corp.
P = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
S = Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton
CRP (alt. RP) = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
VS = Sonic Recording Products, Inc.
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Contact Info:
1970s UK address:
K-Tel
35-37 Sunbeam Road
Park Royal
London NW10
United Kingdom

1977 UK Address:
K-tel House,
620 Western Avenue,
London W3
United Kingdom
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
2-CD 870499-2 Various - Doppelt Gut 2000 Various Doppelt Gut 2000(2xCD, Comp) DA Records, K-Tel, Echo-ZYX 2-CD 870499-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
3D2 The Three Degrees - Gold The Three Degrees Gold(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Ariola 3D2 UK 1980 Sell This Version
0004 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With The Royal Choral Society - Hooked On Rodgers & Hammerstein Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With The Royal Choral Society Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra With The Royal Choral Society - Hooked On Rodgers & Hammerstein(7") K-Tel 0004 Unknown Sell This Version
4XL-8421 The Chipmunks Chipmunk Mania(Cass, Album) K-tel 4XL-8421 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
7H-041-2 FireForce (2) - March On FireForce (2) March On(CD, Album) 7Hard 7H-041-2 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
8 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 3 - Journey Through The Classics Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 3 - Journey Through The Classics(Cass, Album, Comp) K-Tel 8 Turkey 1987 Sell This Version
8CH 105 Original Swingtaler - 28 Schwiizer Volkslieder Original Swingtaler 28 Schwiizer Volkslieder(8-Trk, Album) K-Tel 8CH 105 Switzerland 1977 Sell This Version
8 T 134 Various - Music Box Various Music Box(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8 T 134 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
8t 160 Various - Disco Fever Various Disco Fever(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8t 160 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
8T 533-9 Various - 20 Explosive Hits Various 20 Explosive Hits(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 533-9 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8T 536 Sha Na Na - 20 Great Rock 'N' Roll Hits Sha Na Na 20 Great Rock 'N' Roll Hits(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 536 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8T 537 Various - 20 Power Hits Various 20 Power Hits(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 537 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8 T 539 Various - Story Of Pop Various Story Of Pop(2x8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8 T 539 UK 1973 Sell This Version
8T 557-6 Various - 24 Golden Greats Of The 60's Various 24 Golden Greats Of The 60's(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 8T 557-6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8T 558 Various - Dynamite Various Dynamite(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 558 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
8T.585 Various - Sounds Spectacular 20 World Wide Hits Various Sounds Spectacular 20 World Wide Hits(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T.585 UK 1974 Sell This Version
8T 589 Various - Get Dancin' Various Get Dancin'(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 589 UK & Ireland 1975 Sell This Version
8t 907 Various - Goofy Greats Various Goofy Greats(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8t 907 UK 1975 Sell This Version
8T941 Various - 44 Superstars Various 44 Superstars(2x8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T941 UK 1976 Sell This Version
8T 947 Petula Clark - 20 All Time Greatest Petula Clark 20 All Time Greatest(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8T 947 UK & Ireland 1976 Sell This Version
8T950 Various - Disco Rocket Various Disco Rocket(8-Trk, Album, Comp) K-Tel 8T950 UK 1976 Sell This Version
8T994 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Greatest Hits Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) 8T994 UK 1976 Sell This Version
8TU 234 Various - Music Power Various Music Power(8-Trk, Comp) K-tel, K-tel 8TU 234 US 1974 Sell This Version
8WU-326 Various - Good Times In Country Music Vol. 8 Various Good Times In Country Music Vol. 8(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8WU-326 US 1974 Sell This Version
8XL 8290 Various Full Tilt(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8XL 8290 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
8XTN 110 Various - 20 Rock & Roll Greats Various 20 Rock & Roll Greats(8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel 8XTN 110 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
8XTN 103/4-1 Various - Radio Veronica 40 All Time Greatest Hits - Period 1964-1974 Various Radio Veronica 40 All Time Greatest Hits - Period 1964-1974(2x8-Trk, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 8XTN 103/4-1 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
16SP 1668 Various - Street Wave Various Street Wave(Cass, Album, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 16SP 1668 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
18A0447 Various - Platinum Memories Various Platinum Memories(3xLP, Comp) K-Tel 18A0447 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18C0197 Various - Juke Box Revival - Vol. 13 - Año 63 Various Juke Box Revival - Vol. 13 - Año 63(Cass, Comp) Edigsa, K-Tel 18C0197 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18C0223 Jim Croce - Greatest Hits Jim Croce Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa 18C0223 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18C0247 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics (Album) 18C0247 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18C0311 Chubby Checker - Chubby Checker Chubby Checker Chubby Checker(Cass, Comp) K-tel 18C0311 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18C0455 5 Louis Clark Dirige La Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Hooked On Classics 2 (Can't Stop The Classics) Louis Clark Dirige La Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* Louis Clark Dirige La Royal Philharmonic Orchestra* - Hooked On Classics 2 (Can't Stop The Classics)(Cass) K-Tel, K-Tel, Edigsa, Edigsa 18C0455 5 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0185 Various - Juke Box Revival - Volumen 1 - Años 40 Various Juke Box Revival - Volumen 1 - Años 40(LP, Album, Comp) K-Tel 18L0185 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0186 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen II - Años 50, 51, 52 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen II - Años 50, 51, 52(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0186 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0187 Various - Juke-Box Revival Vol. III. Años 53-54 Various Juke-Box Revival Vol. III. Años 53-54(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0187 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0188 Various - Juke Box Revival - Volumen IV - Años 55/56 Various Juke Box Revival - Volumen IV - Años 55/56(LP, Album, Comp) K-Tel 18L0188 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0189 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 5 - Año 57 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 5 - Año 57(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0189 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0190 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 6 - Años 56-57 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 6 - Años 56-57(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0190 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0191 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 7 - Año '58 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 7 - Año '58(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0191 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0192 Various - Juke Box Revival - Volumen 8 - Año 59 Various Juke Box Revival - Volumen 8 - Año 59(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0192 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0193 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 9 - Años 58-59 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 9 - Años 58-59(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0193 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0194 Various - Juke Box Revival - Vol. 10 - Año 60 Various Juke Box Revival - Vol. 10 - Año 60(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0194 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0195 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 11 - Año 1961 Various Juke-Box Revival - Volumen 11 - Año 1961(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0195 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0196 Various - Juke Box Revival. Vol. 12 Año '62 Various Juke Box Revival. Vol. 12 Año '62(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0196 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0197 Various - Juke-Box Revival - Vol. 13 - Año 63 Various Juke-Box Revival - Vol. 13 - Año 63(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0197 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0198 Various - Juke Box Revival - Volumen 14 - Año 64 Various Juke Box Revival - Volumen 14 - Año 64(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0198 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0199 Various - Juke Box Revival - Vol. 15 - Año 65 Various Juke Box Revival - Vol. 15 - Año 65(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0199 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0200 Various - Juke Box Revival - Vol. 16 - Año 66 Various Juke Box Revival - Vol. 16 - Año 66(LP, Comp) K-Tel 18L0200 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0201 Various - Juke Box Revival. Vol. 17. Año 67 Various Juke Box Revival. Vol. 17. Año 67(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0201 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0202 Various - Juke Box Revival. Vol. 18. Año 68 Various Juke Box Revival. Vol. 18. Año 68(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0202 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0203 Various - Juke Box Revival - Vol. 19 - Año '69 Various Juke Box Revival - Vol. 19 - Año '69(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0203 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0204 Various - Juke Box Revival. Vol. 20. Años '70 Various Juke Box Revival. Vol. 20. Años '70(LP, Comp) K-Tel, K-Tel 18L0204 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0223 Jim Croce - Greatest Hits Jim Croce Greatest Hits (Comp) 18L0223 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0224 David Bowie - Lo Mejor De Bowie David Bowie Lo Mejor De Bowie(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0224 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0225 5 Elvis Presley - Gospels Elvis Presley Gospels(LP, Album, Comp) Edigsa, K-Tel 18L0225 5 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0226 Trini Lopez - Feliz Trini Lopez Trini Lopez Feliz Trini Lopez (LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa, K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0226 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0227 4 Bill Haley And The Comets'* - Original Favorites Bill Haley And The Comets'* Original Favorites(LP, Comp) K-Tel 18L0227 4 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0245 Various - The Platinum Album Various The Platinum Album(LP, Comp) K-tel, Edigsa 18L0245 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0247 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics(LP) Edigsa, K-Tel 18L0247 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0265 5 The London Symphony Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Classic Rock, Rock Classics The London Symphony Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society The London Symphony Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Classic Rock, Rock Classics (Album) 18L0265 5 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0282 The London Welsh Male Voice Choir* - Songs Of The Valleys The London Welsh Male Voice Choir* Songs Of The Valleys(LP, Album) K-Tel 18L0282 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0285 Pierre Belmonde - Themes For Dreams - The Magic Sound Of Panpipes Pierre Belmonde Themes For Dreams - The Magic Sound Of Panpipes(LP) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0285 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0286 4 Paul Brett - Romantic Guitar Paul Brett Romantic Guitar(LP, Album) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0286 4 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0288 Various - Rock Generation Various Rock Generation(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0288 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18L0307 Cilla Black - Cilla Black Cilla Black Cilla Black(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Documento 18L0307 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0308 Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge Percy Sledge Percy Sledge(LP, Comp) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0308 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0309 Johnnie Ray - Johnnie Ray Johnnie Ray Johnnie Ray(LP, Comp) K-Tel 18L0309 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0310 B.J. Thomas - B.J.Thomas B.J. Thomas B.J.Thomas(LP, Comp) K-Tel 18L0310 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0350 Various - Bits N'Pieces Various Bits N'Pieces(LP, Album, Comp) K-tel 18L0350 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0367 5 The Kings Of Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing, The Album The Kings Of Swing Orchestra Hooked On Swing, The Album(LP, Album, Mixed) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0367 5 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0398 Orquesta De Las 111 Cuerdas - Hora De Melodías Orquesta De Las 111 Cuerdas Hora De Melodías(LP) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0398 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0414 The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Rock The London Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Rock(LP, Album) K-Tel 18L0414 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0455 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 2 - Can't Stop The Classics Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 2 - Can't Stop The Classics 18L0455 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0456 Masterworks - Obras Maestras (Una Aventura Electronica En El Mundo De Los Clasicos) Masterworks Obras Maestras (Una Aventura Electronica En El Mundo De Los Clasicos)(LP, Album) Edigsa, K-Tel 18L0456 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18L0590 Heidi (14) - El Mundo Maravilloso De Heidi Heidi (14) El Mundo Maravilloso De Heidi (LP, Album) K-Tel 18L0590 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
18L0605 5 Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing 2 Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra Hooked On Swing 2(LP) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0605 5 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
18L0606 Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing 2 Larry Elgart And His Manhattan Swing Orchestra Hooked On Swing 2(LP) K-Tel, Edigsa 18L0606 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
18L0613 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 3 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 3(LP) K-Tel 18L0613 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
18LO266 Mini Pops* - Mini-Pops Mini Pops* Mini-Pops(LP, Album) K-Tel 18LO266 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18P0350 Various - Bits & Pieces Various Bits & Pieces(7", Promo) Edigsa, K-Tel 18P0350 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18P0367 The Kings Of Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing, The Album The Kings Of Swing Orchestra Hooked On Swing, The Album(7") K-Tel 18P0367 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18S0208 Johnnie Ray - Cry / Please Mr. Sun Johnnie Ray Cry / Please Mr. Sun(7", Single) K-Tel 18S0208 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0209 Four Aces* - Perfidia / Three Coins In A Fountain Four Aces* Perfidia / Three Coins In A Fountain(7") K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0209 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0210 The Platters - Only You / The Great Pretender The Platters Only You / The Great Pretender(7", Single, RE) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0210 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0211 Little Richard - Long Tall Sally / Tutti Frutti Little Richard Long Tall Sally / Tutti Frutti(7", Single) K-Tel, K-Tel, Edigsa, Edigsa 18S0211 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0212 The Diamonds - Little Darlin' / The Stroll The Diamonds Little Darlin' / The Stroll(7", Single, RE) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0212 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0214 The Drifters - There Goes My Baby / Save The Last Dance For Me The Drifters There Goes My Baby / Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) K-tel, K-tel, Edigsa, Edigsa 18S0214 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0215 Bobby Vee - Devil Or Angel / Rubber Ball Bobby Vee Devil Or Angel / Rubber Ball(7", Single, RE) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0215 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0216 The Shirelles - Soldier Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow The Shirelles Soldier Boy / Will You Love Me Tomorrow(7", Single) K-Tel, K-Tel, Edigsa, Edigsa 18S0216 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0217 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone(7", Single, RE) Edigsa, K-Tel 18S0217 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0220 The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden / Here Comes My Baby The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden / Here Comes My Baby(7", Single) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0220 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0221 Bobby Sherman - Little Woman / La La La (If I Had You) Bobby Sherman Little Woman / La La La (If I Had You)(7", Single) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0221 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
18S0350 Various - Bits N'Pieces Various Bits N'Pieces(7", Single, Mixed) K-tel 18S0350 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18S0367 The Kings Of Swing Orchestra - Hooked On Swing, The Album The Kings Of Swing Orchestra Hooked On Swing, The Album(7") K-Tel 18S0367 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18S0414 The London Symphony Orchestra - Classic Rock / Symphonic Rock The London Symphony Orchestra Classic Rock / Symphonic Rock(7", Single) Edigsa 18S0414 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18S0455 Louis Clark Conducting  The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 2 - Can't Stop The Classics Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Hooked On Classics 2 - Can't Stop The Classics(7", Promo) Edigsa, K-Tel 18S0455 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
18S0613 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Journey Through The Classics - Hooked On Classics 3 Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Journey Through The Classics - Hooked On Classics 3(7") K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0613 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
18S0213-11 Lloyd Price - Personality Lloyd Price Personality(7", RE) K-Tel, Edigsa 18S0213-11 Spain 1981 Sell This Version

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rostasi1

rostasi1

May 23, 2022
One of the most influential labels in the entire world. They produced some of the most popular compilations of its time.
RecordChaser9

RecordChaser9

October 17, 2021
One of the worst labels in the entire world. They produce some of the most poorly put-together compilations.
eboethrasher

eboethrasher

August 21, 2021
I have a compilation (The Hit List 1982) with a 69 label on it, the Runout groove,in addition to the 69 and the catalog number, it appears to have a TP in circle drawn from the place where the bottom of the top part of the P joins the ascending part, and then it has a lowercase pa, and then what appears to be a month and year, 10-82. TP circled, pa 10-82. Don't know if this convention helps identify plant 69, but it is worth sharing!