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.

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 Various Cadillac 'n' Roll(2xCD, Comp) Polyphon, Polyphon 2 CD 845 489-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
7E-1004-2 Eagles On The Border(CD, Album, Tar) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1004-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7PRO-79284 The Kane Gang Don't Look Any Further(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Capitol Records 7PRO-79284 US 1987 Sell This Version
20PJ-10109 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 Level 42 Running In The Family(LP, Album) Polydor 28MM 0562 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-324 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 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 Yello Stella(CD, Album, RE) Vertigo, Vertigo 32PD-439 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
103-2 Eagles Hotel California(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 103-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1011-2 Carpenters The Collection - Their Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Star Records 1011-2 Benelux 1987 Sell This Version
1117-2 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
1218-2 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(3xCD, Comp, RM + Box) ABKCO 1218-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1962 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 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 Miss B. Haven(CD, Album) It's Magic 2003 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
2008 Simcess Play With Your Life(CD, Album) It's Magic 2008 Denmark 1988 Sell This Version
3103-2 Van Morrison Moondance(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 3103-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3273-2 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 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 Rickie Lee Jones Pirates(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3432-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
4012-2 Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xCD, Album) Geffen Records 4012-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
4023-2 HSAS Through The Fire(CD, Album, Ltd) Geffen Records 4023-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
6076-2 Talking Heads Fear Of Music(CD, Album) Sire, Sire 6076-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
10362 The Fairer Sax Blowing Hot And Cool(CD) Collins (4) 10362 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10382 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 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
10 523 9 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 Janosch Post Für Den Tiger / Traumstunde Für Siebenschläfer(Cass, Club) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 10 524 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
13 397 5 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 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 Stephan Remmler(LP, Album, Club) Mercury 13 917 0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
14 056 6 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Michael Haydn Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leopold Mozart, Michael Haydn - Salzburger Serenade(2xLP, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 14 056 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
14 387 5 Milva Songbook(LP, Comp, Club) Metronome 14 387 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
14 447 7 James Last Paradiso(2xLP, Comp, Club) Polydor 14 447 7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
14 695 1 Wind (4) Laß Die Sonne In Dein Herz(LP, Album, Club) Jupiter Records, Bertelsmann Club 14 695 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
15 196 9 Esther & Abi Ofarim Esther & Abi Ofarim(LP, Clu) Mercury 15 196 9 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
15 693 5 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 Camouflage Voices & Images(LP, Album, Club) Metronome, Bertelsmann Club 15 719 8 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
15 730 5 Hanne Haller Liebe U.S.W.(LP, Album, Club) Metronome 15 730 5 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
16018-2 AC/DC Back In Black(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16018-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
17 337 7 Various Heavy Metal Monster Festival(CD, Comp, Clu) Mercury 17 337 7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
17 338 5 Various Golden Stars - Golden Hits • 16 Super-Songs(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 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
17 873 1 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
18 047 1 Karajan* : Mozart* / Mendelssohn* Karajan* : Mozart* / Mendelssohn* - 5. Violinkonzert A-Dur / Violinkonzert E-Moll(CD, RM, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 18 047 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
18 214 7 Various Die Deutsche Schlagerparade 3/88(CD, Comp, Club) SR International 18 214 7 Germany 1988 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 James Last Happy Music(2xCD, Comp, Club) Polydor 18 442 4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
19122-2 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Cotillion, Atlantic, Cotillion, Atlantic 19122-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
20201 Panther Rex Goodbye My Love(7", Single) Astra Berlin 20201 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
23801-2 Jarreau* Jarreau(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 23801-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
32100-2 Pete Townshend Empty Glass(CD, Album, RE, RP) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 32100-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
32 225-5 Various Das Waren Schlager 1975(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor, Deutscher Schallplattenclub 32 225-5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
32 425 1 Chris Rea Herzklopfen(LP, Comp, Club) Polystar (3), Polystar (3) 32 425 1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32 437 6 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 Esther & Abi Ofarim(LP, Clu) Mercury 32 500-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
33007 The Arhoolies Friends(CD, Album) 150 BPM Records 33007 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
37 770 5 Milva Songbook(CD, Comp, Club, Ltd) Metronome 37 770 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
38501 Burhan Öçal The Turkish Butcher's Dance(CD) Cod Records 38501 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
39217 Prodigal Sons (4) Beat Me Whenever You Need(CD) Lux Noise 39217 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
39311 Wooloomooloo Aliens Dusty Animals(CD, Album) 150 BPM Records 39311 Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
395 30-2 The Paris All-Stars Homage To Charlie Parker(CD, Album) A&M Records 395 30-2 Netherlands 1990 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 Lenny Mac Dowell And Christoph Spendel Project Autumn Breath(CD, Album, RE, Pic) Blue Flame 40022 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
47 416 3 Nicole (2) Für Immer... Für Ewig...(LP, Album, Club) Jupiter Records 47 416 3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
57 078 8 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 The Cure Staring At The Sea · The Singles(CD, Comp) Elektra, Elektra 60477-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
60 535 2 Various Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival(LP, Comp, Club) Vertigo 60 535 2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
61 653 2 Siegfried Rabe Alf - Folge 11 & 12(Cass, Album, Club) Karussell 61 653 2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
62 267 0 Huey Lewis & The News Small World(CD, Album, Club) Chrysalis 62 267 0 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
62 451 0 Various Hard 'N Heavy Super Festival(CD, Comp, Clu) Vertigo, Bertelsmann Club 62 451 0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
63 447 7 Various Hard'n Heavy Heroes(LP, Comp, Club) Vertigo 63 447 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
63 706 6 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks Collection(4xLP, Comp, Club + Box) London Records 63 706 6 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
64106-2 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 64106-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
64 243 9 The Rattles Die Großen Erfolge Einer Supergruppe(Cass, Comp, Club) Star-Club Records, Star-Club Records 64 243 9 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
64 378 3 Siegfried Rabe ALF Folge 15 & 16(Cass, Comp, Club) Karussell, Bertelsmann Club 64 378 3 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
64 379 1 Rene Carol* Rote Rosen, Rote Lippen, Roter Wein(Cass, Comp, Club) Polydor, Polydor 64 379 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
65 015 0 ABBA Golden Stars(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor 65 015 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
65 320 4 Various Sketchparade - Witze, Gags, Kaputte Lieder(2xCD, Comp, Club) Polydor 65 320 4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
65 644 7 Udo Jürgens Ohne Maske(CD, Album, Club) Ariola, Bertelsmann Club 65 644 7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
65 835 1 Tommi Piper* Singt ALF (2) Tommi Piper* Singt ALF (2) - Alles Paradiso!(CD, Album, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 65 835 1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
68 741 8 Various Heavy Hammer Hits III/90(CD, Comp) Vertigo, Bertelsmann Club 68 741 8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
69 239 2 Nicole (2) Golden Stars(CD, Comp, Club) Jupiter Records 69 239 2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
69 279 8 Various Endless Love - Die Schönsten Pop-Duos(2xCD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 69 279 8 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
69 572 6 Various Die Super-Hitparade Der Volksmusik (Die Hits Des Jahres 1990)(CD, Comp, Club) Polystar (3) 69 572 6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
69 644 3 Jon Bon Jovi Blaze Of Glory(CD, Album, Club) Vertigo, Vertigo 69 644 3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
69 929 8 Chris de Burgh High On Emotion - Live From Dublin!(CD, Album, Club) A&M Records 69 929 8 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
69 987 6 Various Wim Thoelke Präsentiert Die Super Schlager Parade 90/91(CD, Comp, Club) Polyphon, Polyphon 69 987 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
74992 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(CD, Album, RM) London Records, ABKCO, London Records, ABKCO 74992 US 1986 Sell This Version
76 102 3 Nicole (2) Für Immer... Für Ewig...(CD, Album, Clu) Jupiter Records, Bertelsmann Club 76 102 3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
76 139 5 Roger Waters The Wall: Live In Berlin(2xCD, Album, Clu) Mercury 76 139 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
76 545 3 Various Voll Daneben!(CD, Comp, Club) Polystar (3) 76 545 3 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
76 550 3 Status Quo Rocking All Over The Years(CD, Comp, Club) Vertigo 76 550 3 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
76 574 3 Various Hard Rock Heroes(CD, Comp, Club) Vertigo, Bertelsmann Club 76 574 3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
77 133 7 Various Good Times - The Cream of Pop • Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 77 133 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version