Universal M & L, Germany

Universal M & L, Germany

Profile:
Universal Manufacturing & Logistics GmbH. CD and DVD manufacturing plant in Langenhagen, Germany, operating under this name between 1999 and 2005.
Officially established on 01 April 1999 (after Seagram combined PolyGram and MCA into Universal Music Group). Previously named PMDC, Germany.

CDs are identifiable by SID Mould code IFPI 01xx, by the 8-digit serial# [5xxxxxxx] or [5xxxx xxx] at the end of the matrix # and/or by "MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L" stamped in disc hub. This 5xxxxxxx matrix number may be entered in LCCN as a catalog# for Universal M & L, Germany. The same matrix numbering scheme was continued by successor EDC, Germany.

Since 2004, CD matrices usually include 4 Universal logos in outer ring.

CD Matrix patterns 2000-2005:
XXXXX XXX XXX-X 0X [°] 5xxxxxxx (pan-European releases on Universal Music Group and its labels/companies)
0XXXX 5xxxx xxx 0X [°] 5xxxxxxx (promos, Universal Music Group releases in other European markets, releases manufactured for other labels/companies/clients)

DVD Matrix patterns 2000-2004 are almost the same but they also include number 50 or 51 before 0X (pattern repeated in inner ring sometimes with slightly different numbers).
In 2005, "MADE BY UML" was added to the start of DVD matrix string and 6 or 4 Universal logos replaced the matrix text in inner ring.

Mastering SID codes and corresponding mid-matrix digit:
[°] = / - IFPI L001
[°] = # - IFPI L008
[°] = + - IFPI L002 (until mid-2003)
[°] = - IFPI LV26 (since late 2003)

Sequential glass master numbers (approx. by release years):
1999: 5088x xxx-5094x xxx (earliest discs also 5087x xxx, see below)
2000: 5094x xxx-5110xxxx (excluding 50968000-51013999, see below)
2001: 5109xxxx-5124xxxx
2002: 5123xxxx-5134xxxx
2003: 5133xxxx-5146xxxx
2004: 5145xxxx-5156xxxx
2005: 5156xxxx-5164xxxx

Earliest Universal M & L, Germany CDs can be identified by "MADE IN GERMANY" (and additional letters ranging from A to ZZ on the opposite side) in inner ring. For these releases, please only credit Universal M & L, Germany with LCCN entry in conjunction with matrix #s 5087x xxx or higher as this hub text was also used by predecessor PMDC, Germany before April 1999.

"MADE IN GERMANY BY UNIVERSAL M & L" CD hub stamp appeared after May 1999 around matrix # 5088x xxx. During the first year, only [5xxxx xxx] plant codes were used but these were not present in most matrices. Since approx. June 2000, all Universal M & L, Germany glass masters also included new [5xxxxxxx] codes without space at the end of the matrix string. Matrix #s between 50968000-51013999 were used for reissues and compilations, some not before 2005 by successor EDC, Germany. The UNIVERSAL M & L stamp was in use until at least August 2005 around # 5164xxxx.

DVDs manufactured by the plant did not include any hub stamps until 2005 (only A to Z letters), but Universal M & L, Germany discs still can be identified by above matrix patterns and SID codes. All such DVDs without Universal logos in inner ring (1999-2004) and discs with "MADE BY UML" matrix text (2005) can be credited with Universal M & L, Germany LCCN entry and [5xxxxxxx] cat#(s). Please do not enter # 50994213 which sometimes appears in inner ring on label side.

Even though there was no vinyl pressing plant in Langenhagen, recording, vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting was still undertaken by the "Universal Recording Services" (URS), and is identifiable by a 320 in the runouts. The recording centre was located in the Emil Berliner Haus.
On 2000, the name "Emil Berliner Studios" is adopted as new name for all services of the previous Recording Centre (e.g. implementation of recording sessions, recording practice and technology, mastering of tapes and the keeping of archives).

Effective May 31, 2005, the company / plant was sold to EDC and renamed EDC GmbH (EDC, Germany).

Universal M & L, Germany = U.M.L.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Universal Manufacturing & Logistics GmbH
Emil-Berliner-Strasse 13
30851 Langenhagen
Germany
Tel: +49 511 9720
[obsolete]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3p 0004 A  album cover Azad A(CD, Single, Promo) Pelham Power Productions 3p 0004 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
3P 75 Weil Du Mich Liebst?  album cover J-Luv Weil Du Mich Liebst?(CD, Single, Promo) Pelham Power Productions 3P 75 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
3P 134 The Letter  album cover Linda Carriere The Letter(CD, Single, Promo) Pelham Power Productions 3P 134 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
007 Unter Der Treppe  album cover Meier (2) Unter Der Treppe(CD, Album) Crackhaus 007 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
011 Obscuritas Eterna  album cover MC Basstard Obscuritas Eterna(CD, Album) Bassboxxx 011 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
000 590 0 Play Bach  album cover Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros Jacques Loussier, Pierre Michelot, Christian Garros - Play Bach(3xCD) Decca 000 590 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1427 The Best Of Muddy Waters  album cover Muddy Waters The Best Of Muddy Waters(LP, Maxi, Comp, Mono, RE, RM, 180) Speakers Corner Records, Chess 1427 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
8533 Maxi Clubs N°7  album cover Various Maxi Clubs N°7(CD, Comp) Airplay Records 8533 France 2001 Sell This Version
013 440-2 Superhity Století 1990 - 1999  album cover Various Superhity Století 1990 - 1999(CD, Comp) Universal 013 440-2 Czech Republic 1999 Sell This Version
014 176-2 Riittää Kun Rakastaa  album cover Marita Taavitsainen Riittää Kun Rakastaa(CD, Album) Sonet 014 176-2 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
014 201-2 Selected Recordings  album cover Terje Rypdal Selected Recordings(CD, Comp, RM) ECM Records 014 201-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
014 741-2 Light Extracts  album cover Eivind Aarset's Électronique Noire Light Extracts(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Jazzland Recordings 014 741-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
18152 LPM Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester A-Moll Op. 53  album cover Anton Dvorak*, Johanna Martzy, Ferenc Fricsay Anton Dvorak*, Johanna Martzy, Ferenc Fricsay - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester A-Moll Op. 53 18152 LPM Germany 2005 Sell This Version
018 358-2 New Arrival  album cover A*Teens New Arrival(CD, Album, Unofficial) Stockholm Records 018 358-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
018 358-9 New Arrival  album cover A*Teens New Arrival(CD, Album) Stockholm Records, Universal 018 358-9 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
019 571-2 To France  album cover Novaspace To France(CD, Single) Konsum, Universal, Sputnik Music 019 571-2 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
23 102 Take It Easy, Altes Haus  album cover Truck Stop (2) Take It Easy, Altes Haus(CD, Comp) Delta #1, Delta #1 23 102 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
030 263 8 Portrait  album cover Liza Minnelli Portrait(CD, Comp, Club) Bertelsmann Club 030 263 8 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
32 986 2 For The Children Of Bosnia  album cover Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Bosnia(CD, Album, RE) Decca 32 986 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
33 909 3 Pure Rock 1979 - The History Of Rockmusic  album cover Various Pure Rock 1979 - The History Of Rockmusic(CD, Comp, Club) SR International 33 909 3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
038 336-2 The Ultimate Collection  album cover Earth And Fire The Ultimate Collection(3xCD, Comp) Universal 038 336-2 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
039280 2 Grand Prix - Greatest Hits 1958-2000  album cover Various Grand Prix - Greatest Hits 1958-2000(2xCD, Comp) Universal 039280 2 Norway 2003 Sell This Version
41 328 6 Klavierkonzert · Peer Gynt Suiten Nr. 1 & 2  album cover Grieg* - Lilya Zilberstein, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra*, Neeme Järvi Grieg* - Lilya Zilberstein, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra*, Neeme Järvi - Klavierkonzert · Peer Gynt Suiten Nr. 1 & 2(CD, RE) Deutsche Grammophon, Bertelsmann Club 41 328 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
044 033-2 Du Riechst So Gut '98  album cover Rammstein Du Riechst So Gut '98(CD, Maxi, Enh, RE, Uni) Motor Music 044 033-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
044 041-2 Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RP) Polydor 044 041-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
49588 7 1997 - Die Stars, Die Hits, Die Facts  album cover Various 1997 - Die Stars, Die Hits, Die Facts(CD, Comp, RE) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor 49588 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
49 865 9 20 Top Hits Aus Den Charts Sommer Extra '99  album cover Various 20 Top Hits Aus Den Charts Sommer Extra '99(CD, Comp) Top 13 Music 49 865 9 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
050 304-2 When I Look In Your Eyes  album cover Diana Krall When I Look In Your Eyes (Album, Single) 050 304-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
050 669-2 Everybody's Somebody's Fool  album cover Little Jimmy Scott* Everybody's Somebody's Fool(CD, Comp, RM) GRP, Decca 050 669-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
051 102-2 Robben Ford & The Blue Line  album cover Robben Ford & The Blue Line Robben Ford & The Blue Line(CD, Album) Stretch Records, GRP 051 102-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
059 942-2 Professional Dreamer  album cover David Benoit Professional Dreamer(CD, Album) GRP 059 942-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
063 068-2 Kontraste  album cover J-Luv Kontraste(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Pelham Power Productions 063 068-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
063 136-2 Bounce  album cover Bon Jovi Bounce(CD, Album, UML) Island Records, Island Records 063 136-2 Singapore 2002 Sell This Version
063 743 2 Nous, Quand On S'embrasse  album cover Johnny Hallyday Nous, Quand On S'embrasse(CD, EP, Mono, RE, Car) Philips 063 743 2 France Unknown Sell This Version
063899-2 Mehr Als Musik  album cover D-Flame Featuring Tone (4) D-Flame Featuring Tone (4) - Mehr Als Musik(CD, Maxi, Copy Prot.) Island Mercury, Eimsbush 063899-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
064 096-2 American Dreams  album cover Charlie Haden With Michael Brecker Featuring Brad Mehldau And Brian Blade Charlie Haden With Michael Brecker Featuring Brad Mehldau And Brian Blade - American Dreams(CD, Album, Promo) Verve Records 064 096-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
64 404 7 Portrait  album cover Hubert Kah Portrait(CD, Comp, Club) SR International, Polydor 64 404 7 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
64 444 3 20 Tophits - The International Charts 1/2000  album cover Various 20 Tophits - The International Charts 1/2000(CD, Comp, Club) Top 13 Music 64 444 3 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
64 446 8 20 Tophits - The International Charts 3/2000  album cover Various 20 Tophits - The International Charts 3/2000(CD, Comp) Top 13 Music 64 446 8 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
64 630 7 Sogno  album cover Andrea Bocelli Sogno(CD, Album) Polydor, Polydor 64 630 7 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
64 649 7 Come On Over   album cover Shania Twain Come On Over (CD, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 64 649 7 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
65149 7 Arie Sacre  album cover Andrea Bocelli, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung Andrea Bocelli, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Coro Dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Myung-Whun Chung - Arie Sacre(CD, Album) Philips, Philips 65149 7 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
65 230 5 Portrait  album cover Jürgen Drews Portrait(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Polydor 65 230 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
65 299 0 The Best Of Me  album cover Bryan Adams The Best Of Me(CD, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records 65 299 0 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
065 504-2 Macht Liebe  album cover Rosenstolz Macht Liebe(CD, Album, Copy Prot., Dig) Polydor 065 504-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
065 619-2 Just Outside Of Town  album cover Mandrill Just Outside Of Town(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Polydor, Miracle (5) 065 619-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
065 620-2 A Tear To A Smile  album cover Roy Ayers Ubiquity A Tear To A Smile(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Polydor, Miracle (5) 065 620-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
065 732-2 Radio Song EP  album cover Vega 4 Radio Song EP(CD, EP) Motor, Taste Media Limited 065 732-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
065 948-2 Lost In Music  album cover Wackside Feat. Sister Sledge Wackside Feat. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music(CD, Maxi, Copy Prot.) Universal, Polydor, Zeitgeist, Brickhouse Records 065 948-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
066 601-2 Kinzdome Come  album cover KMC (3) Kinzdome Come(CD, Album) Universal Records 066 601-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
066 659-2 Levy  album cover Puuha-Pete* Levy(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) BBC Music, Universal Music TV 066 659-2 Finland 2001 Sell This Version
067 154-2 CEWBEAGAPPIC  album cover Beady Belle CEWBEAGAPPIC(CD, Album) Jazzland Recordings 067 154-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
067 517-2 Nice And Soulful  album cover Caroline Crawford Nice And Soulful(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Mercury 067 517-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
069 087-2 Salsa  album cover Various Salsa(CD, Comp) Universal, Universal Music 069 087-2 Portugal 2002 Sell This Version
069 235-2 Dance Train 2002 Vol. 03 (Club Edition)  album cover Various Dance Train 2002 Vol. 03 (Club Edition)(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Universal 069 235-2 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
069 742-2 Cool Monday - More Essentials  album cover Various Cool Monday - More Essentials(CD, Comp, Mixed) Universal 069 742-2 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
069 888-2 History Of Pop 1989  album cover Various History Of Pop 1989(CD, Comp) Brunswick, Universal, Universal Marketing Group, wissen.de 069 888-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
069 892-2 History Of Pop 1985  album cover Various History Of Pop 1985(CD, Comp) Brunswick, Universal 069 892-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
070 095-2 Bambule  album cover Absolute Beginner Bambule (Album) 070 095-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
076 136-2 Couldn't Have Said It Better  album cover Meat Loaf Couldn't Have Said It Better(2xCD, Copy Prot., Enh) Polydor, Universal 076 136-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
076 139-2 Involvement  album cover The John Klemmer Quartets Involvement(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Verve Records, Cadet 076 139-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
076148-2 Rock My Life  album cover Jeanette* Rock My Life(CD, Album, Enh, Gol) Polydor, Universal 076148-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
077 939-2 Boy (I Need You)  album cover Mariah Carey Boy (I Need You)(CD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Car) Island Def Jam Music Group, Mercury, MonarC 077 939-2 France 2003 Sell This Version
107 570-2 Cher  album cover Cher Cher(2xCD, Comp) Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum 107 570-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
107 600-2 Gold Of The 70 And 80  album cover Various Gold Of The 70 And 80(2xCD, Comp) Spectrum 107 600-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
107 641-2 Pop Nuggets  album cover Various Pop Nuggets(2xCD, Comp) Brunswick News, Universal, Polymedia Catalogue Marketing 107 641-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
107 673-2 The 90's Hits Of The World  album cover Various The 90's Hits Of The World(3xCD, Comp + Box, Comp) Brunswick News, Polymedia Catalogue Marketing, Universal Music GmbH 107 673-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
107 700-2 The Hits Of The Nineties  album cover Various The Hits Of The Nineties(CD, Comp, RE) Brunswick News 107 700-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
107 750-2 Great Instrumentals  album cover James Last Great Instrumentals(2xCD, Comp) Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum 107 750-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
107 800-2 25 Jahre Gold Hits - Special Worldwide Edition  album cover Various 25 Jahre Gold Hits - Special Worldwide Edition(2xCD, Comp) Brunswick News, Universal, Breeze TV 107 800-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
108 297-2 Traum Klassik In Gold  album cover Various Traum Klassik In Gold(2xCD, Comp) Belart 108 297-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
109 280-2 La Bohème  album cover Giacomo Puccini, Bocelli*, Frittoli*, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mehta* Giacomo Puccini, Bocelli*, Frittoli*, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Mehta* - La Bohème(2xCD, Album, Club) Decca, Sugar (2) 109 280-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
110 234-2 Argus  album cover Wishbone Ash Argus(CD, Album, RE, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 110 234-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
110 295-2 There Is Always One More Time  album cover B.B. King There Is Always One More Time(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 110 295-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
110 452-2 The Collection  album cover Nik Kershaw The Collection(CD, Comp, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 110 452-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
110 578-2 Classic Ash  album cover Wishbone Ash Classic Ash(CD, Comp) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 110 578-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
110 929-2 Strong  album cover Andrew Strong Strong(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 110 929-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 060-2 Blues  album cover Jimi Hendrix Blues(CD, Comp, RE) Experience Hendrix, MCA Records 111 060-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 600-2 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(CD, Album, RE, RM) Experience Hendrix, MCA Records 111 600-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 607-2 Band Of Gypsys  album cover Hendrix* Band Of Gypsys(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Experience Hendrix, MCA Records 111 607-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 619-2 Share My World  album cover Mary J. Blige Share My World(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 111 619-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 624-2 Dude Ranch  album cover Blink 182* Dude Ranch(CD, Album, RP) MCA Records, MCA Records 111 624-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 646-2 Live At The Regal  album cover B.B. King Live At The Regal(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records, MCA Records 111 646-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 648-1 Second Helping  album cover Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping(LP, Album, RE, 180) MCA Records, Sounds Of The South (2) 111 648-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
111 722-2 Deuces Wild  album cover B.B. King Deuces Wild(CD, Album, RE, Uni) MCA Records, MCA Records 111 722-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
111 848-2 The Tour  album cover Mary J. Blige The Tour(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 111 848-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 858-2 Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too  album cover New Radicals Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 111 858-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111887-2 Countdown To Ecstasy  album cover Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records, MCA Records 111887-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
111 950-2 Enema Of The State  album cover Blink-182 Enema Of The State (Album) 111 950-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
111 966-2 The Distance To Here  album cover Live The Distance To Here(CD, Album) Radioactive 111 966-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
111 970-2 Like Water For Chocolate  album cover Common Like Water For Chocolate(CD, Album) MCA Records 111 970-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
111 987-2 Live At Woodstock  album cover Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock (Album) 111 987-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 013-2 Fenix TX  album cover Fenix TX Fenix TX(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 013-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 017-2 At Last!  album cover Etta James At Last!(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Chess, Universal 112 017-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
112 020-2 Methods Of Mayhem  album cover Methods Of Mayhem (2) Methods Of Mayhem(CD, Album, Enh) Music Corporation of America 112 020-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 024-2 Nuthin' Fancy  album cover Lynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin' Fancy(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records, MCA Records 112 024-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 041-2 Solo Flytes  album cover Lynyrd Skynyrd Solo Flytes(CD, Comp, RM) MCA Records 112 041-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 042-2 Let The Good Times Roll (The Music Of Louis Jordan)  album cover B.B. King Let The Good Times Roll (The Music Of Louis Jordan) (Album) 112 042-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 059-2 The Roots Come Alive  album cover The Roots The Roots Come Alive(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 059-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 097-2 Buddy Holly  album cover Buddy Holly Buddy Holly(CD, Album, RE, RM) MCA Records 112 097-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version