A.R.E.A.C.E.M.

A.R.E.A.C.E.M.

Profile:
French vinyl pressing plant, sleeve manufacturer and distributor. Working under this name from May 1971 until September 1980.
A.R.E.A.C.E.M. stands for "Les Applications & REalisations ACoustiques ElectroMecaniques"

The plant was originally founded as "Usine de Matériel Electroacoustique A.C.E.M. S.A." in 1950.

Renamed to AREACEM S.A. in May 1971 (after merging the distributor AREA S.A. with the pressing plant).
Owned by E.W. Pelgrims de Bigard.

The plant went into receivership early 1980 but became a cooperative after a buyout by the workers and in September 1980 the plant was renamed to Societé Nouvelle AREACEM (better known as SNA).

A.R.E.A. means "Applications et réalisations électriques et acoustiques".
A.C.E.M. means "Ateliers de Constructions Électromécaniques"

AREACEM used special codes (printed on cover) to identify the manufacturing date, e.g. A 9, C 11 etc., where A = 1972, B = 1973, C = 1974 etc. and the number indicating the month, e.g. 9 for September. So, A 9 means September 1972.
⚠Transitional special codes can be found during year 1971, where L-71 probably stands for December 1971
( exemple here: Ennio Morricone - Il Était Une Fois Dans L'Ouest (Bande Originale Du Film))

Note that code could be obsolete when found on a reissue (often copied from the original layout).

ACEM however used figures only, e.g. 11-70 stands for November 1970.

On runouts may appear an AREACEM logo stamp (see images) or a △ symbol. Both mean pressed by AREACEM.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Parc d'activité Sainte-Anne
61190 Tourouvre, France
[l338177]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
André Isoir, Johann Sebastian Bach André Isoir, Johann Sebastian Bach - Les Grandes Toccatas(LP, Gat) Bang & Olufsen France 1975 Sell This Version
001 Art Zoyd 3* Symphonie Pour Le Jour Où Brûleront Les Cités(LP, Album) AZ Production Michel Besset 001 France 1976 Sell This Version
01 Randy Weston Rhythms And Sounds Piano(LP, Album) Cora Records, Cora Records 01 France 1978 Sell This Version
1 La Bande A JJ Chansons Des Apprentis(7", EP) Joc (2) 1 France 1976 Sell This Version
01H Le Grand Nébuleux Et Les Laveurs De Consciences Les Pirates Du Cortex(LP, Album) Hocco Mitu 01H France 1978 Sell This Version
2C 008-12.957 Bimbo Jet El Bimbo(7", Single) EMI 2C 008-12.957 France 1974 Sell This Version
2 C 162-93915/6 Deep Purple Made In Japan(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Purple Records, Purple Records 2 C 162-93915/6 France 1974 Sell This Version
2M026 13314 Christopher John, Son Orchestre & Ses Chanteurs* Disco Music(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M026 13314 France 1976 Sell This Version
2M 026 13357 Pierre Dac Les Plus Drôles Histoires De Pierre Dac(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M 026 13357 France 1977 Sell This Version
2M026-13376 Marie Laforêt Marie Laforêt(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M026-13376 France 1978 Sell This Version
2M026-13379 Les Crévaindieu Football(LP) Music For Pleasure 2M026-13379 France 1978 Sell This Version
2M 026-61715 Michel Delpech Wight Is Wight / Je Suis Pour ...(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M 026-61715 France 1978 Sell This Version
2M026-61765 Disco Jennifer* Walking In Space (Do It For Me...)(LP, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 2M026-61765 France 1978 Sell This Version
2M 026 98785 Dalida Dalida (Comp) 2M 026 98785 France 1977 Sell This Version
2M 046-13113 Raymond Boisserie Son Accordéon Et Son Orchestre* Succès Musette(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 2M 046-13113 France 1973 Sell This Version
2M046-13219 Burt Blanca Rock Around The Clock (Album) 2M046-13219 France 1974 Sell This Version
2M 046 - 13229 Serge Lama Serge Lama (Comp) 2M 046 - 13229 France 1975 Sell This Version
2S 006-06596 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights(7", Single) Sonopresse 2S 006-06596 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 008-16649 Gilles Marchal Drole De Vie / Miss Pharmago(7", Single) Sonopresse, Sonopresse 2S 008-16649 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 008 16653 Carlos (3) Rosalie(7", Single) Sonopresse, Sonopresse 2S 008 16653 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 008 16659 Jennifer (6) Be With Me(7", Single) Sonopresse 2S 008 16659 France 1979 Sell This Version
2S-008-62024 Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love(7", Single, Inj) Sonopresse 2S-008-62024 France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 052 52814Z A Taste Of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie / Disco Dancin'(12", Maxi, Ltd, Cle) Capitol Records 2S 052 52814Z France 1978 Sell This Version
2S 062 16640 Colette Renard Colette Renard(LP, Album, Gat) Sonopresse, Sonopresse 2S 062 16640 France 1978 Sell This Version
2 x T68.008-9 Steppenwolf Live(2xLP, Album, RE) ABC Records 2 x T68.008-9 France 1971 Sell This Version
3 Elisabeth Tessier* Identité Astrale N°3 Les Gémeaux(7") Comatel International 3 France Unknown Sell This Version
3A 017 Black Machines Fok Tchimbé Raid(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 017 Martinique Unknown Sell This Version
3A018 Les Vikings D'Haïti Vagabonnagerie(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A018 France Unknown Sell This Version
3A 045 Black Affairs Black Affairs Ça Waké(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 045 France 1976 Sell This Version
3A 048 Gramacks International Ou Pa Bon Cauchemard(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 048 France 1977 Sell This Version
3A054 Tabou 2* Chevalier De La Table Ronde(LP) 3A Production 3A054 France 1977 Sell This Version
3A 070 Gramacks* Ou Pas Bon(7", Single) 3A Production 3A 070 France Unknown Sell This Version
3A 075 B. Blood Of Dominica B. Blood Of Dominica(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 075 Martinique Unknown Sell This Version
3A 0088 Gramacks* La Vie La Té Raid / Joué An Bon Partie Dans La Vie(7") 3A Production 3A 0088 France Unknown Sell This Version
3A 099 Channel 10 Channel 10(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 099 France 1977 Sell This Version
3A 110 Black Affairs Love Your Neighbour(LP, Album) 3A Production 3A 110 France 1978 Sell This Version
03 NJAF-S Long Orme Long Orme(LP, Album) Sonart Disques 03 NJAF-S France Unknown Sell This Version
4 Orchestre Misia* Naboi Kosambwa(7", RE) African, Misia 4 France 1974 Sell This Version
04 CIHC S. Claude Chichignoud Santa Lucia(7", EP) Sonart Disques 04 CIHC S. France 1975 Sell This Version
7 Paul Et Magali Taureau(LP, Album) Pem (3) 7 France Unknown Sell This Version
12 PULSE 3 Glaxo Babies This Is Your Life(12") Heartbeat Records, Heartbeat Records 12 PULSE 3 UK 1979 Sell This Version
12YY1 Cyril Trotts Who killed duffo?(12", Smplr) Yowza! Yowza! Records 12YY1 Unknown Sell This Version
15 SM Unknown Artist Mais La Stéréophonie, Qu'est-Ce Que C'est? 15 SM France 1973 Sell This Version
17 FB 732 Francis Bebey Ouagadougou Soleil(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 732 France 1973 Sell This Version
17 FB 734 Francis Bebey Sings And Plays Something Different(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 734 France Unknown Sell This Version
17 FB 741 Francis Bebey Malea(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 741 France Unknown Sell This Version
17 FB 742 Anatole Dali Aliguhehi(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 742 France Unknown Sell This Version
17 FB 743 Francis Bebey Cameroon Airlines(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 743 France Unknown Sell This Version
17 FB 745 Francis Bebey Wuma Te / Lagos Festival(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 745 France 1974 Sell This Version
17 FB 746 Rachel* Numa Dig / Longe Lese(7") Disques Francis Bebey 17 FB 746 France Unknown Sell This Version
33-PR 5.213 J.M. Barrie* Les Aventures De Peter Pan(LP, Album) Le Petit Prince (2) 33-PR 5.213 France Unknown Sell This Version
35 Walt Disney Les Aristochats(7", EP) Le Livre De Paris-Hachette 35 France Unknown Sell This Version
45 DD 197 Henri Debs Et Son Combo* Chanté Par Serge Christophe Henri Debs Et Son Combo* Chanté Par Serge Christophe - Tu As Calé Le Moteur ....(7", Single) Disques Debs International 45 DD 197 France 1971 Sell This Version
45 DD 202 Eric Virgal Stanislas(7", Single) Disques Debs International 45 DD 202 Guadeloupe 1971 Sell This Version
45.PY. 14 071 Brotherhood Of Man Save Your Kisses For Me(7", Single) Pye Records, Pye Records 45.PY. 14 071 France 1976 Sell This Version
45.PY. 140 147 Brotherhood Of Man New-York City(7", Single) PYE Records 45.PY. 140 147 France 1976 Sell This Version
45.X.1105 The Dubs (2) Take Five / Camel(7", Single) Vogue 45.X.1105 France 1978 Sell This Version
46 SM 1 Various W.A. Mozart - Pages Célèbres(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46 SM 1 France Unknown Sell This Version
46 SM 4 Various Pages Favorites Du Piano(LP) RCA, Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46 SM 4 France Unknown Sell This Version
46-SM 5 Johann Strauss Jr., Franz Lehár, Emil Waldteufel Johann Strauss Jr., Franz Lehár, Emil Waldteufel - Le Grand Johann Strauss - Valses De Lehar Et De Waldteufel(LP) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46-SM 5 France Unknown Sell This Version
46-SM 9 Franz von Suppé, Johann Strauss Jr. Franz von Suppé, Johann Strauss Jr. - Ouvertures Viennoises - A Vienne Au Temps Des Crinolines(LP) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46-SM 9 France Unknown Sell This Version
46-SM 10 Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini - Un Opera A L'Orchestre - La Bohême De Puccini A L'Orchestre(LP) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46-SM 10 France Unknown Sell This Version
46-SM 11 Tchaikovsky*, Chopin*, Rachmaninov*, Saint-Saëns*, Liszt* Tchaikovsky*, Chopin*, Rachmaninov*, Saint-Saëns*, Liszt* - Pleins Feux Sur Le Piano(LP) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 46-SM 11 France Unknown Sell This Version
0074 Les Gais Lurons De Sourdeval Vième Anniversaire(7", EP) Not On Label 0074 France 1974 Sell This Version
79 2 Offenbach* Les Grandes Opérettes (2)(LP, Single, Comp) Hachette, Hachette 79 2 France 1977 Sell This Version
82 No Artist Les Oiseaux D'Europe(7", Sil) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 82 France Unknown Sell This Version
82-M No Artist Les Oiseaux D'Europe 82-M France 1974 Sell This Version
90 SM 01 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 1 - A La Belle Époque(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 01 France 1973 Sell This Version
90 SM 02 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 2 - Les Années Folles(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 02 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 03 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 3 - Refrains Des Operettes Des Belles Années(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 03 France 1973 Sell This Version
90 SM 04 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 4 - L'Avant Guerre(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 04 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 06 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 6 - Une Gerbe De Succès(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 06 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 07 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 7 - Sur La Rive Gauche(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 07 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 08 Colette Renard / Fernandel Colette Renard / Fernandel - Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 8(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 08 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 09 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 9 - Douze Vedettes : Douze Succès(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 09 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 10 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 10 - Chansons De Nos Provinces(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 10 France 1972 Sell This Version
90 SM 12 Various Petite Histoire De La Grande Chanson - Disque 12 - Le Palmarès Des Chansonniers(LP, Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 90 SM 12 France 1972 Sell This Version
96 Orchestre Veve, Verckys Orchestre Veve, Verckys - Nakomitunaka / Veve Kamisa (Single) 96 France 1972 Sell This Version
97 SM 01 Antonio Vivaldi Les Quatre Saisons(LP, Album) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 97 SM 01 France 1973 Sell This Version
97 SM 02 Various Dans La Foret(12", Album) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 97 SM 02 France 1970 Sell This Version
97 SM 03 Ludwig van Beethoven, René Leibowitz, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal* Ludwig van Beethoven, René Leibowitz, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal* - La Symphonie De La Nature (3)(LP) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 97 SM 03 France 1973 Sell This Version
97 SM 04 Orchestra Filarmonica Di Roma Sur La Mer / Voyages En Méditerranée(12", Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 97 SM 04 France 1959 Sell This Version
97 SM 05 Various L'été En Italie Et En Suisse / La Tchécoslovaquie Et La Hongrie En Automne (12", Comp) Sélection Du Reader's Digest, RCA 97 SM 05 France 1970 Sell This Version
00126 Prince Sissokho Prince Sissokho(LP, Album) Artemuz 00126 Senegal Unknown Sell This Version
126 SM 9A Franz Liszt Franz Liszt (LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 126 SM 9A France 1978 Sell This Version
482 SM 1 - 482 SM 2 - 482 SM 3 - 482 SM 4 - 482 SM Fernandel Lettres De Mon Moulin(6xLP, Box) Sélection Du Reader's Digest 482 SM 1 - 482 SM 2 - 482 SM 3 - 482 SM 4 - 482 SM France Unknown Sell This Version
700 Le Père Lelong* Ses Derniers Sermons Radiodiffusés(LP) Not On Label 700 France 1972 Sell This Version
730 Sidharta (2) Scoop(7", Single) Diaf 16 730 France 1973 Sell This Version
764 Jean-René Rouzé Chansons Pour Les Paumés(7", EP) Not On Label 764 France Unknown Sell This Version
7-71 Various Sterren Parade(LP, Comp) Week End 7-71 Belgium 1971 Sell This Version
772 Ecole Nationale De Métiers Gaz de France Nantes-Montluc Ecole Nationale De Métiers Gaz de France Nantes-Montluc(10", Album) Not On Label 772 France 1972 Sell This Version
774 Abramose Le Vieillard Solitaire / Eveil(7", Single) Not On Label 774 France 1974 Sell This Version
775 Michel Bohn Pop Musique En Cornouaille : Légendes Fantastiques Du Pays Breton(LP, Album) Alsaco 775 France 1975 Sell This Version
793 Bidhule Nos 1&3(7") Not On Label 793 France Unknown Sell This Version
808 Abramose Abramose(LP, Album) Not On Label 808 France 1975 Sell This Version
809 Michel Bohn Le Monde Erotique(7", Single) DMB (2) 809 France 1975 Sell This Version
816 Chorale Saint-Pierre De Lisieux Chants Religieux Et Profanes(7", EP) Not On Label 816 France 1975 Sell This Version
819 Emmanuel Nicolaïdes Hier, Ajourd'hui, Demain(7", Single) Not On Label 819 France 1975 Sell This Version
835 Marie-Claire Tambour Paris Promesse / La Chose(7", Single) Not On Label (Marie-Claire Tambour Self-released) 835 France Unknown Sell This Version
866 Charly (34) My Love(7", Single) JC Productions 866 France Unknown Sell This Version