PRS Hannover

PRS Hannover

Profile:
PolyGram Record Service GmbH. Operating under this name from February 1978 (registered June 1978) until December 1985 and then again from September 1991 (registered November 1991) until December 1992.

German manufacturing and distribution company with two vinyl mastering and pressing plants as well as a tape duplication plant. One plant ("Werk I") was located in Hannover (Podbielskistrasse) and one plant ("Werk II") was located in Langenhagen (Klusriede).

Werk I was pressing all 10" and 12" records and did the tape duplication (both until 1991), while Werk II did all the mastering and also pressing of injection molded 7"s as well as the pressing of CDs. Also done in Langenhagen was all cover printing as well as the record and cassette assembly.
Previously operating as Phonodisc GmbH.

How to identify vinyl cuttings:
PRS Hannover lacquer cuts have a 320 (or 3 20) in the matrix. Please use Lacquer Cut At - PRS Hannover in these cases (1978 - 1986 and 1991 - 1992).
Another unique characteristic for this plant are the sideways arranged stamper letters.

S1 and / or S1=2 etc. stand for the number of transfers from tape to the lacquer (but this is not plant specific).

PRS was a full service provider for the German market, i.e. the records were usually also pressed in Hannover ("Made in Germany", German copyright text, GEMA). However, exceptions exist and therefore the plant should not be credited when one of the three characteristics is missing.
All injection moulded 7"s from the Polydor and Philips families of labels and carrying a Made in Germany, were manufactured in Langenhagen.

The very first CD was pressed in August 1982 and commercial CD manufacturing commenced on August 17, 1982 in the Langenhagen plant. However, CDs are usually credited as "Made by Polygram, Hanover, West Germany".

PRS Hannover vinyl pressings often also carry a colourless embossed stamp "PRS Hannover" on the back cover. That does not necessarily mean the cover was also printed in Hannover, but at least it was assembled there. Some covers were printed previously by Gerhard Kaiser GmbH.

In January 1986 (legally effective May 1986), PRS Hannover, with both plants and all respective vinyl and CD manufacturing and distribution activities, are transferred to PDO, Germany (Philips And DuPont Optical GmbH). This lasted until September 1991 when the plants were transferred back to PRS GmbH.
Renamed to PMDC, Germany, effective January 1993.
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Contact Info:
Obsolete:
Polygram Record Service GmbH
Werk I: Podbielskistrasse 164
P.O. Box 1301
3000 Hannover 1
Telephone +49 511 6968-1
Telex: 922807
Cable: Polygram Hannover

Werk II: Klusriede 26
P.O. Box 26
3012 Langenhagen
Telephone: +49 511 7306-331
Fax: +49 511 7306-295

Distribution:
Polygram Record Service GmbH
Adenauerallee 32
2000 Hamburg 1
[l339260]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Das Kriegen Wir Schon Hin  album cover Abstürzende Brieftauben Das Kriegen Wir Schon Hin(LP, Album) Au-Weia System Rec. 001 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
18PC-8~9 Brandenburg Concertos  album cover J. S. Bach* - I Musici J. S. Bach* - I Musici - Brandenburg Concertos(2xLP, RE + Box) Philips, Edison 18PC-8~9 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
28MG 0262 Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester D-Dur Op. 77  album cover Johannes Brahms - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Johannes Brahms - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Konzert Für Violine Und Orchester D-Dur Op. 77(LP) Deutsche Grammophon 28MG 0262 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
43MG 0859/60 West Side Story  album cover Leonard Bernstein - Kiri Te Kanawa · José Carreras · Tatiana Troyanos · Kurt Ollmann · Marilyn Horne Leonard Bernstein - Kiri Te Kanawa · José Carreras · Tatiana Troyanos · Kurt Ollmann · Marilyn Horne - West Side Story(2xLP, Album) Deutsche Grammophon 43MG 0859/60 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
3 20 Musik Aus Zeit Und Raum  album cover Jean-Michel Jarre Musik Aus Zeit Und Raum(LP, Comp, Club) Polystar (3), Disques Dreyfus 3 20 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
320 Star Gold  album cover Fabrizio De André Star Gold(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Ricordi 320 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
0001 050-2 Ballermann  album cover Grobschnitt Ballermann(2xLP, Album, RE, Bla) Brain, Brain 0001 050-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1053 Aqua  album cover Edgar Froese Aqua(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1053 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 088 Moondawn  album cover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 0001 088 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1496 WY Shanties  album cover Die blauen Jungs aus Eckernförde Ltg. Walter Borowsky Die blauen Jungs aus Eckernförde Ltg. Walter Borowsky - Shanties(LP) Fass 1496 WY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2046 ST Hill Country Suite  album cover Bobby Jones (2) Hill Country Suite(LP, Album, RE) Enja Records, Enja Records 2046 ST US Unknown Sell This Version
3081 Three For All  album cover Phil Woods / Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell Phil Woods / Tommy Flanagan / Red Mitchell - Three For All(LP, Album) Enja Records 3081 US 1981 Sell This Version
0006 021 2001  album cover Deodato* 2001(LP, Album, RE) CTI Records, CTI Records 0006 021 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
13 397 5 16 Top Hits - Juli/August 1987  album cover Various 16 Top Hits - Juli/August 1987(LP, Comp, Club) Top 13 Music-Club 13 397 5 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
13664 Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 / Polonaise Nr. 5 Fis-Moll Op. 44  album cover Ivo Pogorelich, Frédéric Chopin Ivo Pogorelich, Frédéric Chopin - Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 / Polonaise Nr. 5 Fis-Moll Op. 44(LP, Club) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 13664 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
14 387 5 Milva Songbook(LP, Comp, Club) Metronome 14 387 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
15 196 9 Esther & Abi Ofarim  album cover Esther & Abi Ofarim Esther & Abi Ofarim(LP, Clu) Mercury 15 196 9 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
26 224-6 Die Königer Der Klassischen Und Spanischen Gitarre  album cover Los Romeros* Die Königer Der Klassischen Und Spanischen Gitarre(2xLP, Album, Comp, Club) Philips 26 224-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
27 234-4 XII  album cover Barclay James Harvest XII(LP, Album, Clu) Polydor 27 234-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
27 291-4 High Life  album cover Various High Life(LP, Comp, Club) Polystar (3) 27 291-4 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
27 394-6 Alles Liebe...(20 Ihrer Schönsten Lieder)  album cover Nana Mouskouri Alles Liebe...(20 Ihrer Schönsten Lieder)(LP, Comp, Club) PolyStar (3), Polystar (3) 27 394-6 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
27 684-0 Gone To Earth  album cover Barclay James Harvest Gone To Earth(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 27 684-0 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
29 117 9 Straight Between The Eyes  album cover Rainbow Straight Between The Eyes(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 29 117 9 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
29 166 6 Sketche Und Blödelsongs  album cover Dieter Hallervorden Sketche Und Blödelsongs(LP, Comp, Club) Philips 29 166 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
29 628-5 Gala-Konzert Mit Herbert Von Karajan  album cover Herbert Von Karajan Mit Den Berliner Philharmonikern* Herbert Von Karajan Mit Den Berliner Philharmonikern* - Gala-Konzert Mit Herbert Von Karajan(LP, Comp, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 29 628-5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
29 988 3 In Transit  album cover Saga (3) In Transit(LP, Album, Clu) Polydor 29 988 3 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
0030.086 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   album cover Patrick Gammon (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (7", Single) Metronome 0030.086 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.108 Santamaria De Portugal   album cover Albatros Santamaria De Portugal (7", Single) Metronome 0030.108 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.117 Unsre Bock Eß Meister  album cover De Höhner* Unsre Bock Eß Meister(7", Single) Metronome 0030.117 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.119 Sotto Il Segno Dei Pesci  album cover Antonello Venditti Sotto Il Segno Dei Pesci(7", Single) Metronome 0030.119 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.121 Oh Caroline   album cover Chrispian St. Peters* Oh Caroline (7", Single) Metronome 0030.121 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.122 Provincia  album cover Drupi (2) Provincia(7", Single) Metronome 0030.122 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.123 Himmel, Donner, Arm Und Zwirn  album cover Waterloo & Robinson Himmel, Donner, Arm Und Zwirn(7", Single) Metronome 0030.123 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.124 Ein Flug In Die DDR (Back In The USSR) / Du Wirst Sehn (Let It Be)  album cover The Beatles Revival Band Ein Flug In Die DDR (Back In The USSR) / Du Wirst Sehn (Let It Be)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.124 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.126 Von Tag Zu Tag (Stou Pikramenou Tin Avil)  album cover Milva Von Tag Zu Tag (Stou Pikramenou Tin Avil)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.126 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.127 A Taste Of Summer Wine  album cover Kirstin Lill A Taste Of Summer Wine(7", Single) Metronome 0030.127 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.129 Jerusalem  album cover Joy (32) Jerusalem(7", Single) Metronome 0030.129 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.130 J'ai Deux Amours (Two Loves Have I)   album cover Phylicia Allen J'ai Deux Amours (Two Loves Have I) (7", Single) Metronome 0030.130 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.131 American Generation  album cover The Ritchie Family American Generation(7", Single) Metronome 0030.131 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.132 Der Tramp  album cover Truck Stop (2) Der Tramp(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.132 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.133 Marina  album cover Sergeant Lang & Seine Blechmusikanten Marina(7", Single) Metronome 0030.133 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.135 Slippin' Away   album cover Marlin Collins Slippin' Away (7", Single) Metronome 0030.135 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.136 El Paradiso  album cover Hans Und Ellen Kollmannsberger El Paradiso(7", Single) Metronome 0030.136 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.137 Youngblood (Livin' In The Streets)  album cover War Youngblood (Livin' In The Streets)(7", Single) LAX Records 0030.137 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.138 Kumm, Loss Dr Mut Nit Sinke  album cover De Höhner* Kumm, Loss Dr Mut Nit Sinke(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.138 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.140 Y.M.C.A.  album cover Village People Y.M.C.A. (Single) 0030.140 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.142 Indigo  album cover Blonker Indigo(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.142 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.145 Feelings  album cover Morris Albert Feelings(7", Single) Metronome 0030.145 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.146 The World Is A Ghetto / The Cisco Kid  album cover War The World Is A Ghetto / The Cisco Kid(7", Single) LAX Records 0030.146 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.147 Spill The Wine  album cover Eric Burdon & War Spill The Wine(7", Single) LAX Records 0030.147 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.149 Bomba O Non Bomba  album cover Antonello Venditti Bomba O Non Bomba(7", Single) Metronome 0030.149 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.151 One Night Stand  album cover Sugarshake One Night Stand(7", Single) Metronome 0030.151 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.152 Don't Join A Rock'n Roll-Band   album cover Canyon (8) Don't Join A Rock'n Roll-Band (7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.152 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.154 Café Royal (Ist Casablanca Wirklich So Weit)  album cover Stefan Waggershausen Café Royal (Ist Casablanca Wirklich So Weit)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.154 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.155 Pata Pata  album cover Milly Scott Pata Pata(7", Single) Metronome 0030.155 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.156 I Feel Disco Good  album cover The Ritchie Family I Feel Disco Good(7", Single) Metronome 0030.156 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.157 Freibier  album cover Fred Meier Freibier(7", Single) Metronome 0030.157 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.159 Gente   album cover Drupi (2) Gente (7", Single) Metronome 0030.159 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.160 Mama Geh' Ohne (Mama Leone)   album cover Enrico Tornado Mama Geh' Ohne (Mama Leone) (7", Single) Metronome 0030.160 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.161 Take It Easy, Altes Haus  album cover Truck Stop (2) Take It Easy, Altes Haus(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.161 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.162 Unser Tag  album cover Mario Hené Unser Tag(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.162 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.164 Deutsche Einsamkeit  album cover Falckenstein Deutsche Einsamkeit(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.164 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.165 Du-Immer-Du  album cover Bernd Stantin Du-Immer-Du(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.165 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.166 Here And Now  album cover SFF Here And Now(7", Single) Metronome 0030.166 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.167 Such A Night  album cover Kirstin Lill Such A Night(7", Single) Metronome 0030.167 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.168 In The Navy  album cover Village People In The Navy (Single) 0030.168 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.169 Don't Smile  album cover Marc De Ville Don't Smile(7", Single) Metronome 0030.169 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.170 Like An Eagle  album cover Dennis Parker Like An Eagle(7", Single) Metronome 0030.170 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.174 Music, Are You Ready   album cover C.D. Band Music, Are You Ready (7", Single) Metronome 0030.174 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.175 Starway  album cover G.G. Sunband* Starway(7", Single) Brain, Metronome 0030.175 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.176 Lady Lou   album cover Accept Lady Lou (7", Single) Metronome 0030.176 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.177 Set Your Spirit Free  album cover Epitaph (2) Set Your Spirit Free(7", Single) Metronome 0030.177 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.178 Electric Sun  album cover Electric Sun Electric Sun(7", Single) Metronome 0030.178 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.179 Shall I Do It (One More Number One)  album cover Leslie McKeown* Shall I Do It (One More Number One)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.179 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.180 Go West  album cover Village People Go West(7", Single) Metronome 0030.180 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.181 Typisch Mann (Niemals Verlorst Du Die Kontrolle) / Mutter  album cover Milva Typisch Mann (Niemals Verlorst Du Die Kontrolle) / Mutter(7", Single) Metronome 0030.181 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.182 French Boy (Part 1 & 2)  album cover Garçons French Boy (Part 1 & 2)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.182 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.183 This Ain't America   album cover Al Etto This Ain't America (7", Single) Metronome 0030.183 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.184 Wolkenreise  album cover Eroc Wolkenreise(7", Single) Metronome 0030.184 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.186 Bambino  album cover Dorina Dato* Bambino(7", Single) Metronome 0030.186 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.187 Masakusa  album cover Birds Of Paradise (3) Masakusa(7", Single) Metronome 0030.187 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.188 Where Are The Men  album cover The Ritchie Family Where Are The Men(7", Single) Metronome 0030.188 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.190 Der Letzte Cowboy  album cover Thommie Bayer Der Letzte Cowboy(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.190 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.191 Buona Notte   album cover Drupi (2) Buona Notte (7", Single) Metronome, Metronome 0030.191 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.192 Spend The Night   album cover Bob-A-Rela Spend The Night (7", Single) Metronome 0030.192 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
30 193 High Speed Disco  album cover Various High Speed Disco(LP, Comp, Club) Polystar (3) 30 193 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
0030.193 Loser  album cover Balance (35) Loser(7", Single) Metronome 0030.193 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.194 Lovely Midnight Lady  album cover Marc De Ville Lovely Midnight Lady(7", Single) Metronome 0030.194 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.195 Ich Mache Ferien  album cover Jens Thomas (3) Ich Mache Ferien(7", Single) Metronome 0030.195 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.196 Du Bist Ein Casanova (Deutsche Original-Version von Casanova)  album cover Kirstin Lill Du Bist Ein Casanova (Deutsche Original-Version von Casanova)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.196 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.197 Du Bist Der Mensch  album cover Bernd Stantin Du Bist Der Mensch(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.197 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.199 Country Pie / Getting Hungry  album cover Celebration Country Pie / Getting Hungry(7", Single) Metronome 0030.199 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.200 Cruisin (Lucy And Ramona And Sunset Sam)  album cover Michael Nesmith Cruisin (Lucy And Ramona And Sunset Sam)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.200 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.201 Man Of The Guard  album cover Sugar Shake* Man Of The Guard(7", Single) Metronome 0030.201 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.202 Your Kind Of Music  album cover John "Pazz" Parry Your Kind Of Music(7", Single) Metronome 0030.202 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.203 Hallo Bimmelbahn  album cover Nighttrain (2) Hallo Bimmelbahn(7", Single, RE) Metronome 0030.203 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.204 Rosie (Woll'n Wir Nochmal Drüber Reden?)  album cover Truck Stop (2) Rosie (Woll'n Wir Nochmal Drüber Reden?)(7", Single) Nature (2) 0030.204 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.206 Sexy Thing   album cover Bob McGilpin II* Sexy Thing (7", Single) Metronome, Butterfly Records (7) 0030.206 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.207 Goin' Back To China  album cover Dutch Diesel* Goin' Back To China(7", Single) Metronome 0030.207 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0030.208 Liberta (Freiheit In Meiner Sprache)  album cover Milva Liberta (Freiheit In Meiner Sprache)(7", Single) Metronome 0030.208 Germany 1979 Sell This Version

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July 29, 2016
"In January 1986 (legally effective May 1986), PRS Hannover, with both plants and all respective vinyl and CD manufacturing and distribution activities, are transferred to PDO, Germany (Philips And DuPont Optical GmbH). This lasted until September 1991 when the plants were transferred back to PRS GmbH.
Renamed to PMDC, Germany, effective January 1993."

So could it be that all these CDs with Polygram-style matrixes and "Made In Germany" stamped in hub without manufacturer credited were made in this gap between September 1991 and January 1993 ?