PDO, UK

PDO, UK

Profile:
UK optical discs manufacturer, located in Blackburn, and operating under the legal name of PDO Discs Ltd. from December 1986 until March 1996.
(Some items released in late 1996 are known to still display a Made in U.K. by PDO credit, possibly due to the use of old stock by the successor company, PMDC.)

Regularly credited in CD matrices with (capitalized) "Made in U.K." or "Made in U.K. by PDO" (or P.D.O.), PDO Discs Ltd. was the UK branch of PDO (Philips DuPont Optical) based in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Originally established in 1980 by Philips Electronics to manufacture Laser Discs, by December 1986 the plant also manufactured CDs, CDRs, and CDVideos. In April 1996 control was handed over to PMDC, UK after the plant was sold to PolyGram.

PDO UK had a strictly sequential numbering system, unique to this plant:
Between 1987 and June 1989 the pattern consisted of 6+2 digits:
XYYYYZ NN (e.g. 134231 01)

where X = 1 (first disc) or 2 (second disc for 2xCD editions) and Z = number of discs in the set
YYYY = sequential manufacturing number,
NN = 01 up to 09 or even higher (potentially the glass master number).

From July 1989 onwards, the system was enhanced to 8+2 digits, with optional symbol presumably identifying the LBR:
XYYYYYYZ NN (e.g. 10133491 01 or 20133491 01 %)

where X = 1 (first disc) or 2 (second disc for 2xCD editions),
YYYYYY = sequential manufacturing number,
NN = 01 to 09, 10, 11, etc. (potentially the glass master number).

The pattern was valid for all discs types (CD, CD-Single, CD-Mini, or CDV).

Only add XYYYYZ and XYYYYYYZ as LCCN catalog number.
For 2xCD editions add Made By - PDO, UK twice with one number each.

Note: The pattern can also be found on other UK plants such as Mayking or VDC. In such cases, PDO should be added for Glass Mastered At plus sequential number.
See an example here.

The Blackburn factory changed hands several more times, being operated by Deluxe (7) and eventually being acquired by EDC and operating as EDC Blackburn Ltd until its closure on December 31, 2009 with all operations moving to EDC's main European plant in Hannover, Germany.

Due to manufacturing problems at the UK PDO plant, many releases from the late 80s and early 90s eventually suffered from CD bronzing (or "disc rot"), and are rendered unplayable. When the problem became known in the early 1990s, PDO (and later its successors) offered to replace any discs thus affected, and pledged to re-press new CDs to meet the demand.
However, the helpline was discontinued in 2006, and defective CDs are now no longer replaced, even though some of the affected record labels continue to offer replacements.
Such repressings can be identified by a matrix number starting with 198xxxxx, where the 198 usually replaces the first 1 to 3 numbers of the original number (see this example, where 198 replaced the 1).

A list of affected discs (open for additions):

A HOMEBOY A HIPPIE & A FUNKYDRED, temple of love, PZCD241 10210491 01%
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE Other 99 CDBAAD5 125111 01 % MADE IN THE U.K. BY PDO
BOYD RICE AND FRIENDS, music martinis and misantrophy, BADVC CD 1969 10120881 02 &
BROS I Quit CD ATOM 130781 03 % MADE IN THE U.K. BY PDO
COIL, stolen and contaminated songs, LOCICD4 10204341 01 &
COIL, unnatural history, LOCI CD 2 10102411 01%
CURRENT 93, christ and the pale queens mighty in sorrow, MAL 666CD 10098921 04 %
CURRENT 93, crooked crosses for the nodding god, UD 033 CD 10098881 01 %
CURRENT 93, dawn, DURTRO 002 CD 10120871 04 &
CURRENT 93, earth covers earth, DURTROO12CD 10207781 01 %
CURRENT 93, emblems: the menstrual years DISK1, DURTRO016 10227031 06 %
CURRENT 93, emblems: the menstrual years DISK2, DURTRO016 20227031 04 %
CURRENT 93, hitler as kalki, DURTRO014CD 10220071 02 %
CURRENT 93, imperium, DURTR0008CD 10168921 01 %
CURRENT 93, island, DURTROOO6CD 10164511 01 %
CURRENT 93, live at bar maldoror, DURTRO 001CD 10120861 02 &
CURRENT 93, looney runes, DURTRO004 10137251 01 &
CURRENT 93, nature unveiled, DURTRO009CD 10176441 01%
CURRENT 93, thunder perfect mind, DURTRO011CD 10180591 01 &
DEATH IN JUNE, oh how we laughed, EYAS1013 10098551 04%
DEATH IN JUNE, the cathedral of tears, BADVCCD34 10158031 01 %
FUSE, dimension intrusion, WARPCD12, 10233041 01 %
GARY NUMAN Isolate (The Numa Years) NUMACD1008 10180471 01 %
GARY NUMAN Ghost NUMACD1007 10203291 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO / NUMACD1007 20203291 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
GARY NUMAN Machine + Soul NUVCD124 10195981 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
GARY NUMAN Machine + Soul NUCD2 24 10195991 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
LAIBACH, nova akropola, CDMRED 67 129121 05 %
LARD, the last temptation of reid, VIRUS84CD 10128371 02 &
MARC ALMOND AND THE WILLING SINNERS, vermine in ermine, 822 833 2 10186431 01 %
MARC AND THE MAMBAS, torment and toreros, 8128722 10181461 02 &, 8128722 20181461 01 &
MARC AND THE MAMBAS, untitled, 510289 2 10181451 01%
NEW ORDER, blue monday-95, NCDJ710365241 01^&
NURSE WITH WOUND, a sucked orange, UD 032 CD 10089281 01 %
NURSE WITH WOUND, chance meeting on a dissecting table..., UDOOCD 10129341 01 &
NURSE WITH WOUND, merzbild schwet, UDO4CD 10129351 01 &
NURSE WITH WOUND, the ladies home tickler, UD01CD 10129331 02 &
NURSE WITH WOUND, to the quiet man from a tony girl, UDO3CD 10129381 01 &
PET SHOP BOYS, left to my own devices, 203080-2 13371 01%
PSYCHIC TV, dreams less sweet, SBZCD 011 10202691 01%
RHYTHMATIC, wind me up, NWKCD25 10159351 02 %
SOFT CELL, non stop ecstatic dancing, 510 295 2 10181481 01 %
SOL INVICTUS, lex talionis, TURSA001CD 10129171 06 %
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY This Side Of Love TRENTC5 10097521 01 &
TEST DEPT, pax brittanica, MOP6CD 10151191 01 %
TEST DEPT./BRITH GOF, gododdin, MOP4CD 10092701 01%
THE CLASH Rock The Casbah 6568142 10148091 02 & MADE IN U.K.
ULTRAVOX Ultravox! IMCD146 10195371 01
ULTRAVOX Ha! Ha! Ha! IMCD147 10195401 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
ULTRAVOX Systems Of Romance IMCD148 10195921 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
VARIOUS Some Bizzare Album, 510 297 2 10181491 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
VARIOUS Steamin! Hardcore '92 JARCD1 10172491 03 % MADE IN U.K.
VARIOUS Joy!! A Ché Compilation CD!
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Philips Road,
Blackburn,
Lancashire,
BB1 5RZ.
(Contact info now obsolete)

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
04 349-1 In My Mind's Eye (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)  album cover Tears For Fears In My Mind's Eye (Live At Hammersmith Odeon)(Laserdisc, 12", PAL, CLV) Music Media (2), Polygram Video 04 349-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
13482 The Planets • Mlada Suite  album cover Holst*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Yevgeny Svetlanov*, Philharmonia, The* Holst*, Rimsky-Korsakov*, Yevgeny Svetlanov*, Philharmonia, The* - The Planets • Mlada Suite(CD, Album) Collins Classics 13482 UK 1992 Sell This Version
37 587 3 Bach/Busoni · Chopin · Liszt · Moszkowski · Mozart · Rachmaninov · Schubert · Schumann · Scriabin  album cover Horowitz* Bach/Busoni · Chopin · Liszt · Moszkowski · Mozart · Rachmaninov · Schubert · Schumann · Scriabin(CD, Album, Club, RE) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 37 587 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
080 001-2 Running In The Family  album cover Level 42 Running In The Family(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Polydor 080 001-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
080 012-2 Mind Of A Toy  album cover Visage Mind Of A Toy(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 012-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 013-2 Mind Of A Toy  album cover Visage Mind Of A Toy(CDV, 5", Single, Promo, NTSC) Polydor 080 013-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 016-2 Eyes Of The Wind  album cover Michael Hoppé - Michael Grunstein - Russell Srole Michael Hoppé - Michael Grunstein - Russell Srole - Eyes Of The Wind(CDV, 5", PAL) Philips 080 016-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
080 043-2 Livin' On A Prayer  album cover Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer(CDV, 5", Promo, NTSC) Mercury 080 043-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 059-2 Tears Are Falling  album cover Kiss Tears Are Falling(CDV, 5", Single, Promo, NTSC) Mercury 080 059-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 064-2 Shout  album cover Tears For Fears Shout(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 080 064-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 068-2 I Believe (A Soulful Re-recording)  album cover Tears For Fears I Believe (A Soulful Re-recording)(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 080 068-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 093-2 Word Up  album cover Cameo Word Up(CDV, 5", Single, Promo, NTSC) Mercury, Atlanta Artists 080 093-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
080 112-2 Misfit  album cover Curiosity Killed The Cat Misfit(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 080 112-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 122-2 Breakout  album cover Swing Out Sister Breakout(CDV, 5", PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 080 122-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 150-2 Lost Weekend  album cover Lloyd Cole And The Commotions* Lost Weekend (Single) 080 150-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 152-2 Perfect Skin  album cover Lloyd Cole And The Commotions* Perfect Skin(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 152-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 176 1 The Cure In Orange  album cover The Cure The Cure In Orange(CDV, 12", RE, PAL) PolyGram Music Video, Polydor 080 176 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 306-2 Goldrush  album cover Yello Goldrush(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Fontana 080 306-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 308-2 Oh Yeah  album cover Yello Oh Yeah(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Fontana 080 308-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 412-2 C'est La Ouate  album cover Caroline Loeb C'est La Ouate(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Barclay 080 412-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 456-2 We've Got The Juice  album cover Derek B We've Got The Juice(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Tuff Audio, Phonogram, Music Of Life 080 456-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 472-2 Les Brunes Comptent Pas Pour Des Prunes  album cover Lio Les Brunes Comptent Pas Pour Des Prunes(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 472-2 France 1986 Sell This Version
080 496 9 Television  album cover Pet Shop Boys Television(CDV, 8", Comp, PAL) Picture Music International, PolyGram Music Video 080 496 9 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 500-9 Visible Touch  album cover Genesis Visible Touch 080 500-9 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 506-1 Storytelling Giant  album cover Talking Heads Storytelling Giant(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, Comp, PAL) PolyGram Music Video, Picture Music International 080 506-1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 538-1 José Careras Presénta La Grande Notte A Verona  album cover Various José Careras Presénta La Grande Notte A Verona(Laserdisc, 12", Album, PAL) Polyphon 080 538-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
080 560-2 Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm  album cover The Style Council Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 560-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 576-2 Take A Look  album cover Level 42 Take A Look(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 576-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
080 626-2 Animal  album cover Def Leppard Animal(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Bludgeon Riffola, Phonogram, Vertigo 080 626-2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
081 298-1 Hoogtepunten  album cover Wim Sonneveld Hoogtepunten(CDV, 12", PAL) PolyGram Music Video, Mercury 081 298-1 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
082 644-1 Rocking All Over The Years - All Their Greatest Hits Live  album cover Status Quo Rocking All Over The Years - All Their Greatest Hits Live(Laserdisc, 12", PAL) PolyGram Music Video 082 644-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
082 648-1 The Wall: Live In Berlin  album cover Roger Waters The Wall: Live In Berlin(Laserdisc, 12", PAL) PolyGram Music Video 082 648-1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
082 750-1 Going To California  album cover Tears For Fears Going To California(Laserdisc, 12", PAL) Polygram Music Video 082 750-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
082 756-1 The Very Best Of Elton John  album cover Elton John The Very Best Of Elton John(Laserdisc, 12", Comp, PAL) Polygram Music Video 082 756-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
083 588-1 Two Rooms - Celebrating The songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin  album cover Various Two Rooms - Celebrating The songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin(Laserdisc, PAL) Polygram Video international 083 588-1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
085 556-1 Achtung Baby - The Videos, The Cameos And A Whole Lot Of Interference From ZooTV  album cover U2 Achtung Baby - The Videos, The Cameos And A Whole Lot Of Interference From ZooTV(Laserdisc, 12", PAL, Sté) Island Records 085 556-1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
086 436-1 L'autre  album cover Mylène Farmer L'autre(Laserdisc, Comp, PAL) Polygram Video 086 436-1 France 1992 Sell This Version
087 742-1 Show  album cover Cure* Show(Laserdisc, PAL) PolyGram Music Video, Fiction Records 087 742-1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
089 566-1 Ten Summoner's Tales  album cover Sting Ten Summoner's Tales(Laserdisc, 12", S/Sided, PAL) Polygram Video 089 566-1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
100311 Architecture & Morality  album cover Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Architecture & Morality(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 100311 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100341 Love And Dancing  album cover The League Unlimited Orchestra Love And Dancing(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 100341 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100371 Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)  album cover Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 100371 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100381 Dare!  album cover The Human League Dare! (Album) 100381 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100391 Colour By Numbers  album cover Culture Club Colour By Numbers (Album) 100391 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100401 Hysteria  album cover The Human League Hysteria(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 100401 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100421 Lost Boys  album cover The Flying Pickets Lost Boys(CD, Album, RE) 10 Records 100421 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
100441 Crises  album cover Mike Oldfield Crises(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 100441 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100511 Hopeless Cases  album cover Anne Clark Hopeless Cases(CD, Album) 10 Records 100511 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100581 Plays Live - Highlights  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live - Highlights(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 100581 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100591 Gone To Earth  album cover David Sylvian Gone To Earth (Album) 100591 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100671 Meet Danny Wilson  album cover Danny Wilson (2) Meet Danny Wilson(CD, Album) Virgin 100671 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100681 Signs Of Life  album cover Penguin Cafe Orchestra Signs Of Life(CD, Album) Editions EG 100681 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100701 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother)  album cover Eurythmics 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) (Album) 100701 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100731 The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack)  album cover Mike Oldfield The Killing Fields (Original Film Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 100731 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100811 Brilliant Trees  album cover David Sylvian Brilliant Trees (Album) 100811 UK Unknown Sell This Version
100821 Boys And Girls  album cover Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls(CD, Album, RE) EG 100821 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
100901 Unconditionally Guaranteed  album cover Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Unconditionally Guaranteed(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 100901 UK 1987 Sell This Version
100911 Vaudeville  album cover In Tua Nua Vaudeville(CD, Album) Virgin 100911 UK 1987 Sell This Version
101011 The Big Express  album cover XTC The Big Express(CD, Album, RP) Virgin 101011 UK Unknown Sell This Version
101361 Nobody's Fool  album cover Cinderella (3) Nobody's Fool(CDV, 5", NTSC) Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 101361 US 1988 Sell This Version
101651 The Golden Boy  album cover Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - The Golden Boy(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 101651 UK 1988 Sell This Version
101661 And So I Will Wait For You  album cover Freddie McGregor And So I Will Wait For You(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 101661 UK 1988 Sell This Version
101751 Candy  album cover Cameo Candy(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists, PolyGram Music Video, PolyGram Music Video 101751 US 1988 Sell This Version
101771 Lonely Ol' Night  album cover John Cougar Mellencamp Lonely Ol' Night(CDV, 5", NTSC) Riva (2), PolyGram Music Video 101771 US 1988 Sell This Version
101850 Gin House Blues  album cover Various Gin House Blues(CD, Comp) Flapper 101850 UK 1988 Sell This Version
101921 Everybody Wants To Rule The World  album cover Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 101921 US 1988 Sell This Version
102011 Big City Nights  album cover Scorpions Big City Nights(CDV, 5", NTSC) Mercury, PolyGram Music Video, Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 102011 US 1988 Sell This Version
102101 Rubycon  album cover Tangerine Dream Rubycon (Album) 102101 UK 1987 Sell This Version
102361 Working With Fire And Steel (Possible Pop Songs Volume Two)  album cover China Crisis Working With Fire And Steel (Possible Pop Songs Volume Two)(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 102361 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
102411 Perlimpinpim  album cover Barbara (5) Perlimpinpim(CDV, 5", PAL) Philips 102411 France 1988 Sell This Version
102421 Tied Up  album cover Yello Tied Up(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 102421 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
102441 Chocolate Girl  album cover Deacon Blue Chocolate Girl(CD, Single) CBS, CBS 102441 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
102461 Cosmic Radiation  album cover Hyperdrama C.L.U.B. Cosmic Radiation(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Metronome 102461 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
102471 Give, Give, Give Me More, More, More  album cover The Wonder Stuff Give, Give, Give Me More, More, More(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 102471 UK 1988 Sell This Version
102601 Cyclone  album cover Tangerine Dream Cyclone (Album) 102601 UK 1987 Sell This Version
102631 Head Over Heels  album cover Tears For Fears Head Over Heels(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 102631 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
102681 Breakout  album cover Swing Out Sister Breakout(CDV, 5", PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 102681 UK 1988 Sell This Version
102701 Eyes Of The Wind  album cover Michael Hoppé - Michael Grunstein - Russell Srole Michael Hoppé - Michael Grunstein - Russell Srole - Eyes Of The Wind(CDV, 5", Promo, PAL) Philips 102701 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
102721 Let's Put The X In Sex  album cover Kiss Let's Put The X In Sex(CDV, 5", NTSC) Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 102721 US 1989 Sell This Version
102731 Don't Go  album cover Hothouse Flowers Don't Go(CDV, 5", NTSC) London Records, PolyGram Music Video 102731 US 1988 Sell This Version
103061 What Kind Of Fool  album cover All About Eve What Kind Of Fool(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 103061 UK 1988 Sell This Version
103071 Burning Bridges (On And Off And On Again)  album cover Status Quo Burning Bridges (On And Off And On Again)(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Vertigo 103071 UK 1989 Sell This Version
103141 The Last Mile  album cover Cinderella (3) The Last Mile(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 103141 US 1988 Sell This Version
103151 Brand New Toy  album cover The Jeremy Days Brand New Toy(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 103151 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
103181 Big Area  album cover Then Jerico Big Area(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) London Records 103181 UK 1989 Sell This Version
123011 Symphony No 2 / Symphony 3 / Trumpets / Ophelia Dances / Coursing / Cantata  album cover Oliver Knussen / Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble Oliver Knussen / Philharmonia Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, London Sinfonietta, The Nash Ensemble - Symphony No 2 / Symphony 3 / Trumpets / Ophelia Dances / Coursing / Cantata(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Unicorn-Kanchana 123011 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123061 The Peel Sessions  album cover Syd Barrett The Peel Sessions(CD, EP) Strange Fruit 123061 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123071 The Peel Sessions  album cover The Cure The Peel Sessions(CD, EP) Strange Fruit 123071 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123081 Another Kind Of Love  album cover Hugh Cornwell Another Kind Of Love(CD, Single) Virgin 123081 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123111 Thirteen Preludes Op 32 / Prelude In F Major / Prelude In D Minor  album cover Rachmaninov* - Howard Shelley Rachmaninov* - Howard Shelley - Thirteen Preludes Op 32 / Prelude In F Major / Prelude In D Minor(CD, RE, Emp) Hyperion 123111 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123131 I Was Glad (Cathedral Music By Parry)  album cover Parry*, St George's Chapel Choir, Windsor*, Roger Judd, Christopher Robinson Parry*, St George's Chapel Choir, Windsor*, Roger Judd, Christopher Robinson - I Was Glad (Cathedral Music By Parry)(CD) Hyperion 123131 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123281 Blue Monday 1988  album cover NewOrder* Blue Monday 1988(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Factory 123281 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123301 Tomorrow People  album cover Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers Tomorrow People(CD, Single) Virgin 123301 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123341 Got To Be Certain  album cover Kylie Minogue Got To Be Certain(CD, Single) PWL Records 123341 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123421 The Complete Music For String Trio Volume 1  album cover Beethoven*, The Cummings String Trio* Beethoven*, The Cummings String Trio* - The Complete Music For String Trio Volume 1(CD) Unicorn-Kanchana 123421 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123461 Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm  album cover The Style Council Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm(CD, Single) Polydor, Polydor 123461 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
123471 Get It On  album cover Kingdom Come (2) Get It On(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Polydor, Mercury, PolyGram Music Video, Polydor, Mercury, PolyGram Music Video 123471 US 1988 Sell This Version
123471 The Perfumed Garden And Other Piano Works  album cover Sorabji* / Michael Habermann Sorabji* / Michael Habermann - The Perfumed Garden And Other Piano Works(CD) ASV Digital, Musicmasters 123471 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123481 Civilian  album cover Frank Tovey Civilian(CD, Album) Mute 123481 UK 1988 Sell This Version
123511 I Will Be With You  album cover T'Pau I Will Be With You(CD, Single, Pic) Siren (3) 123511 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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Weareonenation303

Weareonenation303

September 8, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
CD Bronzing may not be limited to PDO discs, I have a 1999 CD-single that appears to have bronzing judging by the brownish color. It's very rare to see this type of rot on non-PDO discs if bronzing can happen to any disc.

Interestingly enough, I own 3 PDO disks that have been affected by bronzing for over 5 years, the bronzing has not spread to the entire CD. It strangely stopped after a certain point. One of these CDs started to deteriorate a few months after I bought it back in 2012. I expected the CD to be completely destroyed by bronzing at this point.
adylee

adylee

November 18, 2017
I loathed this pressing company promising to replace defected copies there were so many they couldn't deal with the demand!
as for repressing existing copies they failed here too.

They often refused replacing them with an excuse of "its just a unique gold hue" a tint that was applied to some discs and justifying it saying they were "unique in using silver" rather than aluminium like other manufactures.

The truth is they used poor lacquer when other manufactures used good acrylic.
they changed the formulation in the mid 90's but i contacted them 2 year before this' well before it was wide spread.
i had no reply....

I took it into my own hands in 1993 and spent about 10 month going round shops opening discs (with permission) and receipts swapping 90% of the ones i owned with the new "silver" colour ones with the new formulation.

They were sneakily pressing newer copies for 12 month without any public announcement they ended up on shelves in the shops but majority of the population didn't know! until 1994 when it hit the news....
by then i replaced nearly all that i could i told some family members to do the same.

To this day there is still some great tracks with scarse mixes included on some of these older discs that have still not seen the light of day they never will.
Shame!