PDO, Germany

PDO, Germany

Profile:
German record company with two vinyl, a CD and a cassette manufacturing plant. Operating under this name from January 1986 until September 1991.
PolyGram transferred control of their West German manufacturing and distribution activities from PRS Hannover to a joint venture between Philips and DuPont Optical that was operative by January 1986 (legally effective May 1986). PDO stands for Philips and Du Pont Optical.
"Werk I", located in Hannover (Podbielskistrasse) was pressing all 10" and 12" records and did the tape duplication while "Werk II", located in Langenhagen, did all the mastering, the pressing of all 7" records (injection moulded) and the mastering and pressing of CDs. Also done in Langenhagen were the printing and assembly of vinyl and CDs.
When PolyGram gained control over the PDO plant in 1991, the company and plants were transferred back to PolyGram Record Service GmbH (PRS Hannover) again. With the transition to PolyGram, Werk I was closed and all vinyl pressing was outsourced to PRS Baarn or Sonopress or Optimal or GZ Vinyl (mastering and cutting remained in Langenhagen though).

How to identify vinyl (1986-1991):
Vinyl cuttings show a 320 (or 3 20) in the matrix. Use Lacquer Cut At - PDO, Germany in these cases.

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

How to identify CDs (1986-1991):
This plant is directly credited in the CD matrix string as either "Made in West Germany by PDO" or "Manufactured by PDO Hanover, West Germany" or "Made in Germany by PDO" after the German reunification.
Important note: PDO was often repressing CDs but left the old artwork of the preceeding plant. In those cases, please only add PDO, Germany with Reissue as format.
CDs credited with "Made by Polygram, Hanover (or Hannover)" or simply "Made by PolyGram" belong to Polygram, Hanover, West Germany plant.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Obsolete:
Philips and Du Pont Optical GmbH
Werk I: Podbielskistrasse 164 (1986 - 1991)
30177 Hannover
Telephone +49 511 6968-1
[obsolete]

Werk II: Klusriede 26
30851 Langenhagen
Telephone: +49 511-7130602
Fax: +49 511-7231177
[l358025]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 CD 845 489-2 Cadillac 'n' Roll  album cover Various Cadillac 'n' Roll(2xCD, Comp) Polyphon, Polyphon 2 CD 845 489-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
5E-507-2 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Elektra 5E-507-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1004-2 On The Border  album cover Eagles On The Border(CD, Album, Tar) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1004-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
20PJ-10109 Ron Carter Presents  Dado Moroni  album cover Ron Carter Presents Dado Moroni Ron Carter Presents Dado Moroni - Ron Carter Presents Dado Moroni(LP, Album) EmArcy 20PJ-10109 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28MM 0562 Running In The Family  album cover Level 42 Running In The Family(LP, Album) Polydor 28MM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-324 Triumph And Agony = トライアンフ・アンド・アゴニー  album cover Warlock (2) = ワーロック* Warlock (2) = ワーロック* - Triumph And Agony = トライアンフ・アンド・アゴニー(CD, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-324 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-325 1980 - 1985 The New Mix In One Go  album cover Yello 1980 - 1985 The New Mix In One Go(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-325 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-393 Mark Knopfler The Princess Bride(CD, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-393 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-439 Stella  album cover Yello Stella(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-439 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32PD-451 Rainbirds  album cover Rainbirds Rainbirds(CD, Album) Mercury, Mercury 32PD-451 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
32PD-495 Ain't Complaining  album cover Status Quo Ain't Complaining(CD, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-495 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
103-2 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 103-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1002 Koraal- en Liedbewerkingen  album cover Klaas Bolt Koraal- en Liedbewerkingen(CD, Album) Intersound (10) 1002 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
1011-2 The Collection - Their Greatest Hits  album cover The Carpenters* The Collection - Their Greatest Hits (Comp) 1011-2 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
1117-2 25 Études Faciles Et Progressives, Op. 100  album cover Frédic. Burgmüller* / Hein Franssen Frédic. Burgmüller* / Hein Franssen - 25 Études Faciles Et Progressives, Op. 100(CD, Album) Partridge 1117-2 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1124-2 Opus 130 - Zwei Sätze  album cover Beethoven*, Liszt*, Maurice Broussard, String Orchestra La Primavera Beethoven*, Liszt*, Maurice Broussard, String Orchestra La Primavera - Opus 130 - Zwei Sätze(CD, Album) Partridge 1124-2 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
1218-2 Singles Collection✽ The London Years  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles Collection✽ The London Years(3xCD, Comp, RM + Box) ABKCO 1218-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1962 Die Deutsche Single Hitparade 1962  album cover Various Die Deutsche Single Hitparade 1962(CD, Comp) Polyphon, Die Deutsche Single Hitparade 1962 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
2001 Ole Friis m. Finn & De Fem Fejl  album cover Ole Friis m. Finn & De Fem Fejl Ole Friis m. Finn & De Fem Fejl - Ole Friis m. Finn & De Fem Fejl(CD, Album) It's Magic 2001 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
2003 Miss B. Haven  album cover Miss B. Haven Miss B. Haven(CD, Album) It's Magic 2003 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
2008 Play With Your Life  album cover Simcess Play With Your Life(CD, Album) It's Magic 2008 Denmark 1988 Sell This Version
3103-2 Moondance  album cover Van Morrison Moondance(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3103-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3273-2 The Best Of  album cover ZZ Top The Best Of(CD, Comp, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3273-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
03358-2 Bop Till You Drop  album cover Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 03358-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
3432-2 Pirates  album cover Rickie Lee Jones Pirates(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3432-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2 Controversy  album cover Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
4012-2 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xCD, Album, RE, PDO) Geffen Records 4012-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
4023-2 Through The Fire  album cover HSAS Through The Fire(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 4023-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6076-2 Fear Of Music  album cover Talking Heads Fear Of Music (Album) 6076-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
10362 Blowing Hot And Cool  album cover The Fairer Sax Blowing Hot And Cool(CD) Collins (4) 10362 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10382 A Festive Consort  album cover Maurice Murphy, Consort Of Voices, Consort Of London, Robert Haydon Clark Maurice Murphy, Consort Of Voices, Consort Of London, Robert Haydon Clark - A Festive Consort(CD) Collins Classics, Collins Classics 10382 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
10402 Piano Trio In A Minor / Piano Trio No. 2 In E Minor  album cover Ravel* / Shostakovich*, Trio Zingara Ravel* / Shostakovich*, Trio Zingara - Piano Trio In A Minor / Piano Trio No. 2 In E Minor(CD) Collins Classics, Collins Classics 10402 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
10 521 3 ALF Folge  7 & 8  album cover Siegfried Rabe ALF Folge 7 & 8(Cass, Comp, Club) Karussell 10 521 3 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
10 523 9 Herr Wuzzel Und Sein Karussell / Der Josa Mit Der Zauberfiedel  album cover Janosch Herr Wuzzel Und Sein Karussell / Der Josa Mit Der Zauberfiedel(Cass, Mono, Club, RE) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 10 523 9 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
10 524 7 Post Für Den Tiger / Traumstunde Für Siebenschläfer  album cover Janosch Post Für Den Tiger / Traumstunde Für Siebenschläfer(Cass, Club) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 10 524 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
10 985 0 ALF Folge 13 & 14  album cover Siegfried Rabe ALF Folge 13 & 14(Cass, Comp, Club) Karussell 10 985 0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
13 092 2 Symphonie No. 8  album cover Anton Bruckner, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini Anton Bruckner, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini - Symphonie No. 8(2xLP, Album, Club) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 13 092 2 Germany 1985 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
13 770 3 Stabat Mater  album cover Pergolesi* - Margaret MarshallLucia Valentini TerraniLondon Symphony Orchestra*Claudio Abbado Pergolesi* - Margaret MarshallLucia Valentini TerraniLondon Symphony Orchestra*Claudio Abbado - Stabat Mater(LP, Album, Clu) Deutsche Grammophon 13 770 3 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
13 917 0 Stephan Remmler  album cover Stephan Remmler Stephan Remmler(LP, Album, Club) Mercury 13 917 0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
14 056 6 Salzburger Serenade  album cover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Michael Haydn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Michael Haydn - Salzburger Serenade(2xLP, Comp, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 14 056 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
14 387 5 Songbook  album cover Milva Songbook(LP, Comp, Club) Metronome 14 387 5 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
14 447 7 Paradiso  album cover James Last Paradiso(2xLP, Comp, Club) Polydor 14 447 7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
14 695 1 Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz  album cover Wind (4) Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz(LP, Album, Club) Jupiter Records, Bertelsmann Club 14 695 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
14 846 0 My Happiness - 21 Internationale Hits  album cover Connie Francis My Happiness - 21 Internationale Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor 14 846 0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
15 065 6 Feuerland  album cover Udo Lindenberg Und Das Panikorchester Feuerland(LP, Album, Club, Dig) Polydor, Polydor 15 065 6 Germany 1987 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
15 693 5 Die Grossen Symphonien - Karl Böhm Dirigiert Beethoven Schubert Mozart  album cover Beethoven*, Schubert*, Mozart*, Karl Böhm Beethoven*, Schubert*, Mozart*, Karl Böhm - Die Grossen Symphonien - Karl Böhm Dirigiert Beethoven Schubert Mozart(3xLP, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 15 693 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
15 719 8 Voices & Images  album cover Camouflage Voices & Images(LP, Album, Club) Metronome, Bertelsmann Club 15 719 8 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
15 730 5 Liebe U.S.W.  album cover Hanne Haller Liebe U.S.W.(LP, Album, Club) Metronome 15 730 5 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
16009-2 Greatest Hits Vol. 2  album cover ABBA Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) 16009-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
16018-2 Back In Black  album cover AC/DC Back In Black (Album) 16018-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
17 337 7 Heavy Metal Monster Festival  album cover Various Heavy Metal Monster Festival(CD, Comp, Clu) Mercury 17 337 7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 338 5 Golden Stars - Golden Hits • 16 Super-Songs  album cover Various Golden Stars - Golden Hits • 16 Super-Songs(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor 17 338 5 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 495 1 Wind (4) Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz(CD, Album, Club) Jupiter Records, Bertelsmann Club 17 495 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 806 1 Moderne Piraten  album cover Nicole (2) Moderne Piraten(CD, Album, Club) Jupiter Records 17 806 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 873 1 Jupiter Sinfonie / Londoner Sinfonie  album cover Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn - Jupiter Sinfonie / Londoner Sinfonie(CD, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 17 873 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
17 874 9 Ludwig van Beethoven : Karajan*, Berliner Philharmoniker Ludwig van Beethoven : Karajan*, Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphonie Nr. 5 - Symphonie Nr. 6 »Pastorale«(CD, RM) Deutsche Grammophon 17 874 9 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
17 875 6 Bolero • Daphnis Et Chloé, La Mer  album cover Karajan*, Ravel* / Debussy* Karajan*, Ravel* / Debussy* - Bolero • Daphnis Et Chloé, La Mer(CD, Comp, Club, RM) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 17 875 6 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
17 907 7 Esther & Abi Ofarim  album cover Esther & Abi Ofarim Esther & Abi Ofarim(CD, Album, Club) Mercury 17 907 7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
18 047 1 5. Violinkonzert A-Dur / Violinkonzert E-Moll  album cover Karajan* : Mozart* / Mendelssohn* Karajan* : Mozart* / Mendelssohn* - 5. Violinkonzert A-Dur / Violinkonzert E-Moll(CD, Club, RM) Deutsche Grammophon 18 047 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
18 214 7 Die Deutsche Schlagerparade 3/88  album cover Various Die Deutsche Schlagerparade 3/88(CD, Comp, Club) SR International 18 214 7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
18 223 8 Stimme der Sehnsucht  album cover Alexandra (7) Stimme der Sehnsucht(CD, Comp, Club) Philips, Philips 18 223 8 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
18 323 6 Ricky King La Rose Noire(CD, Album) Polyphon, Bertelsmann Club 18 323 6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
18 442 4 Happy Music  album cover James Last Happy Music(2xCD, Comp, Club) Polydor 18 442 4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
19122-2 Pictures At An Exhibition  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Cotillion, Atlantic, Cotillion, Atlantic 19122-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
20201 Goodbye My Love  album cover Panther Rex Goodbye My Love(7", Single) Astra Berlin 20201 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
23703-2 If That's What It Takes  album cover Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23703-2 USA & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
23757-2 Another Page  album cover Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23757-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
23801-2 Jarreau  album cover Jarreau* Jarreau(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 23801-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
32100-2 Empty Glass  album cover Pete Townshend Empty Glass(CD, Album, RE, RP) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 32100-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
32 225-5 Das Waren Schlager 1975  album cover Various Das Waren Schlager 1975(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 32 225-5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
32 425 1 Herzklopfen  album cover Chris Rea Herzklopfen(LP, Comp, Club) Polystar (3), Polystar (3) 32 425 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32 437 6 High Life - Bärenstark!  album cover Various High Life - Bärenstark!(LP, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Polystar (3) 32 437 6 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32 500-1 Esther & Abi Ofarim  album cover Esther & Abi Ofarim Esther & Abi Ofarim(LP, Clu) Mercury 32 500-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
33007 Friends  album cover The Arhoolies Friends(CD, Album) 150 BPM Records 33007 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
37 770 5 Songbook  album cover Milva Songbook(CD, Comp, Club, Ltd) Metronome 37 770 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
38501 The Turkish Butcher's Dance  album cover Burhan Öçal The Turkish Butcher's Dance(CD) Cod Records 38501 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
38502 Autumn Leaves  album cover Heinz Bucher, Urs Kälin, Jürg Voney Heinz Bucher, Urs Kälin, Jürg Voney - Autumn Leaves(CD) Soundways 38502 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
39217 Beat Me Whenever You Need  album cover Prodigal Sons (4) Beat Me Whenever You Need(CD) Lux Noise 39217 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
39311 Dusty Animals  album cover Wooloomooloo Aliens Dusty Animals(CD, Album) 150 BPM Records 39311 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
39 675 4 Various Hot Tracks For Cool Cats Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 39 675 4 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
40022 Autumn Breath  album cover Lenny Mac Dowell And Christoph Spendel Project Autumn Breath(CD, Album, RE, Pic) Blue Flame 40022 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
429 22-2 Streichquartett Op. 135 / Streichquartett D 887  album cover Beethoven* / Schubert* , Emerson String Quartet Beethoven* / Schubert* , Emerson String Quartet - Streichquartett Op. 135 / Streichquartett D 887(CD) Deutsche Grammophon 429 22-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
47 416 3 Für Immer... Für Ewig...  album cover Nicole (2) Für Immer... Für Ewig...(LP, Album, Club) Jupiter Records 47 416 3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
57 078 8 Hot Tracks For Cool Cats Vol. 2  album cover Various Hot Tracks For Cool Cats Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 57 078 8 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
57 175 2 Nana Mouskouri Konzert Der Gefühle(CD, Album, Club) Polystar (3), Bertelsmann Club 57 175 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
57 315 4 Oliver Frank Santa Barbara(CD, Comp, Club) Polyphon, Bertelsmann Club 57 315 4 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
60477-2 Staring At The Sea · The Singles  album cover The Cure Staring At The Sea · The Singles(CD, Comp) Elektra, Elektra 60477-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
60 535 2 Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival  album cover Various Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival(LP, Comp, Club) Vertigo 60 535 2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
61 653 2 ALF Folge 11 & 12  album cover Siegfried Rabe ALF Folge 11 & 12(Cass, Comp, Club) Karussell 61 653 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
62 267 0 Small World  album cover Huey Lewis & The News Small World(CD, Album, Club) Chrysalis 62 267 0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
62 375 1 Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-dur, Op. 55 "Eroica"  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-dur, Op. 55 "Eroica"(CD, Album, Club) Philips 62 375 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
62 394 2 How Deep Is Your Love - Greatest Lovesongs  album cover Various How Deep Is Your Love - Greatest Lovesongs(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor 62 394 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
62 451 0 Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival  album cover Various Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival(CD, Comp, Clu) Vertigo, Bertelsmann Club 62 451 0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
62 489 Arik Brauer  album cover Arik Brauer Arik Brauer(CD, Album, Club, RE) Polydor 62 489 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
62 494 Nr. 1  album cover André Heller Nr. 1(CD, Album, Club, RE) Amadeo 62 494 Austria 1987 Sell This Version
63 447 7 Hard'n Heavy Heroes  album cover Various Hard'n Heavy Heroes(LP, Comp, Club) Vertigo 63 447 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
63 706 6 Hot Rocks Collection  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Collection(4xLP, Comp, Club + Box) London Records 63 706 6 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
64106-2 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 64106-2 US Unknown Sell This Version