CBS, Haarlem

CBS, Haarlem

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CBS International Manufacturing and Service Center in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Vinyl pressing, tape duplication and printing plant, operating under this name between 1969 and the end of 1990.

The largest CBS manufacturing plant in Europe and the only with its own printing operation.

How to identify this plant

By vinyl runouts

1969 - 1975 (indicative)
xxxx-s (etched pattern for 7”s),
m xxxx-s (etched for 12”s),
S xxxxx-s (etched on Stereo releases),

where
xxxx is the catalogue number,
s is the side indicator.

An etched Ⓗ stands for Haarlem cuttings. Please add Lacquer Cut At.

1975 - 1983 (indicative)
nn_xxxxx_ms_t (predominantly stamped), e.g. 01_32008_1A_1 / 01_32008_1B_1

where
nn identifies the label,
xxxxx stands for the catalogue number,
m indicates the 4 digit sequential number of the matrix in use,
s is the side indicator (A/B/C etc.),
t is another numeral (1, 2, 5, etc.), identifying the stamper.

Please note that 'O', 'I' and '_' were used instead of '0', '1' and '-'

Add Pressed By + LCCN number in the format 01-25521.

Additional letters like A, B, D, NL can also be found stamped separately, as well as occasional label prefixes like CBS, EPC, GEF, AMS, JET or GTO. Again, additional US mastering inscriptions appear when a US matrix was used.

1983 - 1987 (indicative)
nn_xxxxxx_ms_t (in most of the cases machine-stamped),

where
nn identifies the label: '01' = CBS, Epic, T.K. Records, Geffen, etc., '05' = GTO, '08' = all non-CBS labels, '19' = A&M (1975 until 1985), '20' = Jet Records, '24' I.R.S. Records,
xxxxxx is the catalog number (5 digits from 1983 to 1985, and 6 digits from 1986 to 1987),
m indicates the sequential number of the matrix in use,
s is the side indicator (A/B/C etc.),
t is another numeral (1, 2, 5, etc.), identifying the stamper.

Please note that 'O', 'I' and '_' were used instead of '0', '1' and '-'.

Add Pressed By + LCCN number in the format 08-032908.

Additional letters like A, B, D, NL, CBS, AMS, JET, GTO are frequently stamped into the runouts, too.

1987 - 1989 (indicative)
nn xxxxxx mst (no more underscores and a combined mst). 'I' was replaced by '1'.

Add Pressed By + LCCN number in the format 08-032908.

1989 - 1990 (indicative)
nn xxxxx yy mst,

where
nn: two digit labelcode
xxxxx: six digit catalog number
yy: two digit sortcode

Add Pressed By + LCCN number in the format 08 30034 20.

By center labels
'Made in Holland' and a characteristic slim font type which was used for the rim text. 'Made in Holland' indicates a Dutch pressing.
The label matrix number is positioned predominantly at 9 o'clock. The pattern reads: Label prefix + catalog number + side indicator (e.g. CBS 82238-1 / CBS 82238-2).
Around 1983 this pattern was changed into "aa-bbbbbb-c" (e.g. 01-450638-1 / 01-450638-2).

Center label designs
CBS:
1969 - 1975: Orange center labels.
1975 - 1985: 'Sunburst' center labels.
1985 - 1990: Plain red center labels.

Epic:
1969 - 1976: Yellow center labels.
1976 - 1979: Orange with concentric circles center labels.
1979 - 1985: Blue center labels.
1985 - 1990: White center labels.

Artwork Codes
Since around 1983 the pattern "nn-xxxxxx-yy" frequently appears on the cover, inner sleeves and centre labels.
nn (Labelcode) stands for the country for which a release was intended,
xxxxxx stands for the catalogue number of the release,
yy (Sortcode) is a format indicator.

Labelcodes
01: International product
02: International Nice Price
03: Local Nice Price
04: Artone
05: Import USA
06: CBS Special Products
07: German special product (TV, Record Club)
08: Manufactured in the Netherlands for non-CBS Records labels
09: Swedish local product
10: Danish local product
11: Promotion material
12: German local product
13: Alpha Records, Sweden (since 1988)
14: French local product
15: Big Bag, Sweden (since 1988)
16: Unknown / not assigned
17: Dutch local product
18: Uitgeverij I.C. (Children / Dutch local)
19: A&M Records (1978-1984), Pladecompagniet, Denmark (since 1988)
20: Jet Records (since 1978)
21: Norwegian local product
22: Austrian local product
23: Unknown / not assigned
24: Illegal Records (2) (since 1979)
25 - 27: Unknown / not assigned
28: Belgian local product
29: Dutch special product
30: Aquarius (since 1979)
31: UK local product
32: Finnish local product
33: Werf Records (only for NL) (since 1986)
34: Finnish local / TV-Albums
35: Finnish distributed product
36: Czech local product
37: Italian local product
38: Globe Records
39: Cyprian local product
40: Swiss local product
41: Special USA product
42: Spanish local product
43: Special L.A.O. product
44. Portuguese local product
45: Greek local product
46: Israel local product
47: Polish local product
48: Hungarian local product
49: Special Australian local product
50 - 59: Unknown / not assigned
60: S.E.P.L.

Note: might have been subject to changes.

Sortcodes
00: 7"
01: 7", 2nd version
02: 7", 3rd version
03: 7", 4th version
04: 7", small centre hole
05: 7", picture disc or shaped
06: 7", flexi
07: 7", posterbag
10: CD
11: CD, 2nd version
12: CD without paper parts
13: 3" CD (maxi) single or CD 3rd version
14: 5" CD maxi single
15: Unknown / not assigned
17: 5" CD single
18: 5" CD single, 2nd version
19: 5" CD maxi single, 2nd version
20: 12" record (single / LP / 2 x LP)
21: 12" record (single / LP), 2nd version
22: Unsleeved records
23 - 24: Unknown / not assigned
25: 12" single picture disc
26: LP picture disc
27 - 28: Unknown / not assigned
29: 10" record
30: Music cassette
31: Music cassette, 2nd version
35: Music cassette single
36: Computer (data) cassette
37: Music cassette single, 2nd version
38 - 39: Unknown / not assigned
40: Promotion material or empty jackets or inner sleeves and booklets
41 - 49: Unknown / not assigned
50: Mini Disc
51 - 53: Unknown / not assigned
54: Mini Disc maxi single
55 - 59: Unknown / not assigned
60: Computer games
61: DAT
62 - 80: Unknown / not assigned
81: VHS PAL
82: VHS NTSC
83: VHS SECAM
84: 5" CDV PAL
85: 8" Laserdisc PAL
86: 12" Laserdisc PAL
87: Unknown / not assigned
88: 12" Laserdisc NTSC

Note: might have been subject to changes.

Cassettes
Can be identified by a "Manufactured by CBS - NL".


Timeline for the plant
Originally established 1958 as Artone Holland, as 7" pressing plant (12" / LP since 1962).

In 1969 CBS took over full ownership of Artone and renamed the plant. After adding a printing company and additional 12", LP and cassette manufacturing, the plant became their most important manufacturing facility in Europe.

In September 1980 a fire destroyed 75% of the jacket assembly plant and the adjacent art department. A new printing plant was reopened in June 1982.

Even though the merger with Sony Music took place in 1988, the plant was transferred to Sony/CBS, Haarlem only by 01-01-1991.

A 3" CD manufacturing plant was operative since November 1989 right next to the vinyl plant. All other CDs were either pressed by Sony in Japan or by DADC in Austria. The artwork however was usually printed in Haarlem.
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Contact Info:
Nijverheidsweg 32-36
2031 CP Haarlem
[obsolete]
[l371454]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0I-2I55 Elmer (2) & Klubien* Elmer (2) & Klubien* - Marie(7", Single) CBS, CBS 0I-2I55 Denmark 1982 Sell This Version
0I-650857 Tawatha Thigh Ride (Whisker Burn Mix)(12", Maxi) Epic, Epic 0I-650857 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1A 038-06867 The Beatles Rarities(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Parlophone 1A 038-06867 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1C 064-32 596 Eloy Ocean(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 064-32 596 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
01-CBS 3186 Nena Leuchtturm / Kino(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-CBS 3186 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1O_OO42I Bjørnobanden Jeg Er Glad(LP) Stuk 1O_OO42I Scandinavia 1977 Sell This Version
4S-45130 The Mash Suicide Is Painless(7", Single) CBS 4S-45130 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
5C 180-52 301 2 The Hollies The History Of The Hollies - 24 Genuine Top Thirty Hits(2xLP, Comp, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI 5C 180-52 301 2 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
08-VR-10478 The Babys Everytime I Think Of You / Head First(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 08-VR-10478 Benelux 1979 Sell This Version
08-VR-10500 Boney M. Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday(7", Single) Hansa International, Hansa, Hansa International, Hansa 08-VR-10500 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
12XDEP1 UB 40* Don't Walk On The Grass(12", Single) DEP International 12XDEP1 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
20-JET-135 Alan Price Just For You(7", Single) Jet Records 20-JET-135 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
08-22I50 Bill Haley 20 Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Everest, Everest 08-22I50 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1012 Miss B. Haven On Honeymoon(LP, Album, RE) Not On Label 1012 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
1014 Lotte Rømer (Lotte Rømer And Her One Man Low Budget Backing Band) - Farlig Fredag(LP, Album) It's Magic 1014 Denmark 1988 Sell This Version
1025-1 The Dream Syndicate The Dream Syndicate(12", EP) Enigma Records (3), Enigma Records (3) 1025-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
2187-1 Wipers Over The Edge(LP, Album, RE) Enigma Records (3) 2187-1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
2737 Paul Revere And The Raiders* Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be?(7", Single) CBS, Haarlem 2737 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
3178 Dizzy Man's Band Tickatoo(7", Bla) Cardinal Records (2), Cardinal International 3178 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
4317 The Manhattans* Kiss And Say Goodbye(7", Single) CBS, CBS 4317 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
4523 The Shuffles Cha-La-La, I Need You(7", Single) CBS 4523 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5039 Pacific Gas & Electric Are You Ready?(7", Single) CBS 5039 Benelux 1970 Sell This Version
5139 The Tremeloes Me And My Life / Try Me(7", Single) CBS 5139 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5220 Blood, Sweat & Tears* Lucretia Mac Evil / Lucretia's Reprise(7", Single, Kno) CBS 5220 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5365 Titanic (3) Sultana(7", Single) CBS 5365 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5420 Danyel Gerard* Butterfly (Single) 5420 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
5814 Billy Joel She's Always A Woman(7", Single) CBS, CBS 5814 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
7022 Chicago (2) Gone Long Gone / Take A Chance(7", Single) CBS, CBS 7022 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
7247 Kimm Hekker It's Not Easy(7") CBS, CBS 7247 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7249 Kimm Hekker Game Of Chance(7", Single) CBS, CBS 7249 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7272 Billy Joel Honesty(7") CBS, CBS 7272 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
7415 Umberto Tozzi Gloria(7", Single) CBS, CBS, CGD 7415 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
7970 Bob Dylan Man Gave Names To All The Animals(7", Single) CBS, CBS 7970 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
8040 Chicago (2) Street Player(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8040 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
8363 Janis Ian The Other Side Of The Sun(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8363 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
8743 Bob Dylan Saved(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8743 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
8932 Hollander Good Enough To Rock 'n' Roll(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8932 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
8966 Barbra Streisand Woman In Love(7", Single) CBS, CBS 8966 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
01-1065 Adam And The Ants Stand & Deliver!(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-1065 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
01-1141 Stanley Clarke, George Duke* Louie Louie(7") Epic, Epic, Epic 01-1141 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1241 Frank Zappa Love Of My Life(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-1241 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1335 UB40 Present Arms(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-1335 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1622 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-1622 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
11 636 AT Grace Jones La Vie En Rose (Single) 11 636 AT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
01-1690 Frank Zappa Harder Than Your Husband(7", Single) CBS, CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records, Barking Pumpkin Records 01-1690 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1738 Adam And The Ants Ant Rap(7", Single, Win) CBS, CBS 01-1738 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1776 Rachel Sweet Shadows Of The Night(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-1776 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
01-1884 Sammy Hagar Piece Of My Heart(7", Single) Geffen Records 01-1884 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
11 993 Blondie (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 11 993 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
12047 AT Bill & Buster I Am What I Am(7", Single) A&M Records 12047 AT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
01-2198 Altered Images See Those Eyes(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-2198 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
01-2271 Alex (8) I Love Warszawa / Dream Boy (Big Shot)(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-2271 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
01-2292 Nena Nur Geträumt(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-2292 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
01-2412 Frank* & Moon Zappa Frank* & Moon Zappa - Valley Girl(7", Single) CBS, CBS, Barking Pumpkin Records 01-2412 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
01-2730 Billy Joel Pressure(7", Single) CBS, Family Productions, CBS 01-2730 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
12 970 AT Carpenters Top Of The World(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 12 970 AT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
01-3048 Marvin Gaye My Love Is Waiting(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-3048 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
01-3060 Nena 99 Luftballons(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-3060 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
13 078 AT Stealers Wheel Star(7", Single) A&M Records 13 078 AT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
01-3166 The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go(7", Single) CBS 01-3166 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
01-3580 Asia (2) Don't Cry(7", Single) Geffen Records 01-3580 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
01-3613 Wham! Club Tropicana(7", Single) Epic, Epic, Inner Vision, Inner Vision 01-3613 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
01-3614 Adam Ant Puss'N Boots(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-3614 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
13 746 AT Carpenters Please Mr. Postman(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 13 746 AT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
01-3775 Billy Joel Uptown Girl(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-3775 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
01-4431 Jacksons* Lead Vocals By Michael Jackson And Mick Jagger Jacksons* Lead Vocals By Michael Jackson And Mick Jagger - State Of Shock(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-4431 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
01-4603 George Michael Careless Whisper(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-4603 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
01-4722 Mick Jagger Just Another Night(7", Single, Sol) CBS, CBS, CBS 01-4722 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
01-4743 Wham! Freedom(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-4743 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
01-4915 Philip Bailey Duet With Phil Collins Philip Bailey Duet With Phil Collins - Easy Lover(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-4915 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
01-4988 King Love & Pride(7", Single, Net) CBS, CBS 01-4988 UK 1984 Sell This Version
15729 Blondie I'm Gonna Love You Too(7", Single, RE) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 15729 Europe 1978 Sell This Version
01-6049 Joe Thomas Plato's Retreat / A Place In Space(7", Single) T.K. Records 01-6049 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
01-6112 USA For Africa We Are The World(7", Single, Sol) CBS, CBS 01-6112 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
01-6122 The Clash This Is England(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-6122 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
01-6191 Beethoven* - Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein Beethoven* - Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein - Piano Concerto Concerto Pour Piano N° 5 - Emperor / L'Empereur(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS Classics 01-6191 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
01-6191 Beethoven* - Rudolf Serkin, The Westminster Choir*, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein Beethoven* - Rudolf Serkin, The Westminster Choir*, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein - Piano Concerto Concerto Pour Piano N° 3 - Choral Fantasia(LP) CBS 01-6191 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
01-6334 Denise LaSalle My Toot Toot(7", Single) Epic, Epic 01-6334 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
01-6525 The Romantics Test Of Time(7", Single) Epic, Nemperor Records, Epic, Nemperor Records 01-6525 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
01-7150 Billy Joel Honesty(7", Single) CBS 01-7150 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
01-7326 Gregory Abbott Shake You Down(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-7326 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
01-7485 Frank Zappa Bobby Brown / Baby Snakes (Single) 01-7485 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
01-7594 George McCrae Rock Your Baby / I Can't Leave You Alone(7", Single) T.K. Records 01-7594 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
01-7950 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage (Single) 01-7950 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
01-8036 Gasolin' Dejlig Er Jorden / Endelig Jul Igen(7", Single) CBS 01-8036 Denmark 1979 Sell This Version
01-8038 Z.Z. Hill Let's Have A Party(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-8038 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
01-8087 The Clash London Calling / Armagideon Time (Single) 01-8087 UK 1979 Sell This Version
01-8287 Frank Zappa Stick It Out (Single) 01-8287 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
01-8625 Frank Zappa I Don't Wanna Get Drafted ! (Single) 01-8625 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
01-8982 Earth, Wind & Fire Let Me Talk(7", Single) CBS 01-8982 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
01-9089 ABBA Super Trouper / The Piper(7", Single, Pap) Epic, Epic 01-9089 UK 1980 Sell This Version
01-9517 Barbra Streisand Duet With Barry Gibb Barbra Streisand Duet With Barry Gibb - What Kind Of Fool(7", Single) CBS, CBS 01-9517 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
01-9600 Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist(LP, Album + 7", EP) Epic 01-9600 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
19-981 Supertramp Supertramp(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 19-981 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
20-237 Ozzy Osbourne Diary Of A Madman(LP, Album) Jet Records 20-237 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
23955 Nitzer Ebb That Total Age(LP, Album) Mute 23955 Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
25152 Spliff Herzlichen Glückwunsch!(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 25152 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
25161 Anne Linnet Band Cha Cha Cha(LP, Album, Ora) CBS, CBS 25161 Denmark 1982 Sell This Version
25372 Men At Work Cargo (Album) 25372 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
25390 Kasper Winding & Kick Swing(LP, Album) CBS, CBS 25390 Denmark 1983 Sell This Version