Sony/CBS, Haarlem

Sony/CBS, Haarlem

Profile:
The SonyMusic International Manufacturing and Service Center was located in Haarlem, Holland and operated between 1991 and june 1998, when Record Industry took over the vinyl manufacturing process which is still active in the very same plant.

It was renamed from ‘CBS International Service and Manufacturing Center’ (aka CBS, Haarlem) around the turn from 1990 to 1991 when Sony Music Entertainment Inc. legally succeeded CBS Records Inc. (further history below).

Releases often carry so-called computer numbers in the format xx-yyyyyy-zz. These numbers can be found on the cover, labels and, adjusted, in the runouts. They were used as order numbers within the Haarlem production cycle.

How to identify vinyl pressings of this plant
The following matrix is normally stamped, but also occasionally etched into runouts: nn yyyyyy zz (or nn-yyyyy-zz),
where
nn is a two digit labelcode
yyyyy is a five digit number (omitting the leading zero and dashes from the computer no., e.g. 08-030034-20 on the cover vs. 08 30034 20 in the runouts).
zz is a two digit sortcode.

Add Pressed By + LCCN number in the format 08 30034 20 (or 08-30034-20 respectively).

Do not add computer numbers printed on the cover or labels for manufacturing, printing or pressing.

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 NL for external orders not distributed by Sony Music
09: Swedish local product
10: Danish local product
11: Promotion material
12: German local product
13: Alpha Records, Sweden
14: French local product
15: Big Bag, Sweden
16: Pile Records, Sweden
17: Dutch local product
18: Uitgeverij I.C. (Children / Dutch local)
19: Pladecompagniet, Denmark
20: Jet Records
21: Norwegian local product
22: Austrian local product
23: Unknown / not assigned
24: Illegal Records (2)
25 - 27: Unknown / not assigned
28: Belgian local product
29: Dutch special product
30: Aquarius
31: UK local product
32: Finnish local product
33: Werf Records (only for NL)
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.

History:

After the capacities of the facility had been massively expanded during the CBS Records period it consisted of three main departments:

• A vinyl pressing and cassette duplication facility including lacquer cutting and galvanization
• A printing and packaging department which was also referred to as ‘SONY Music Printing, Haarlem’
• A warehouse complex / distribution hub

Digital sound carriers like CDs and MDs were manufactured by DADC Austria and assembled and packaged at Haarlem. After the termination of vinyl production in the UK sister plant in Aylesbury, Haarlem virtually covered Sony Music’s entire UK vinyl market of regular international releases.

Nevertheless the vinyl pressing department soon suffered from massive overcapacities due to a constantly declining market. This eventually resulted in the sale of this department to Record Industry which was effected by June 1998.

The Sony Music Printing department was legally excluded and registered as Sony Music Printing (Holland) BV on 30 March 1998. It was sold to IMPAC Europe/Westavco and registered as AGI Media Packaging Haarlem BV on 22 November 2000.

In February 2002 Sony Music announced the shutdown of the distribution hub following the management's decision to open smaller regional distribution hubs in Germany and France which was justified with a further decline in sound carrier sales due to increasing product piracy and private sound carrier duplication. The estate was sold to IKEA in March 2003.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Nijverheidsweg 32-36
2031 CP Haarlem
[obsolete]
[l371466]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-12 7571 7 Blueshouse  album cover B.B. Queen Blueshouse(7", Single) EMI 1C 006-12 7571 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
12MUT1245 People Of The World  album cover Sasha (6) People Of The World(12", Maxi) Multitone (2) 12MUT1245 UK 1993 Sell This Version
998-1 Lalou The Facts Of Life(12", W/Lbl) Dance Dept. 998-1 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
20934 1 That's Love  album cover Blue System That's Love(12", Promo) Hansa 20934 1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
30506 0 Pan-Phantasien  album cover Edward Simoni Pan-Phantasien(CD, Album, Club) Herzklang, Herzklang 30506 0 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
46549CD Vild I Varmen  album cover C.V. Jørgensen* Vild I Varmen(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 46549CD Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
53314 Odessey And Oracle  album cover The Zombies Odessey And Oracle(LP, Album, RE) Big Beat Records 53314 UK 1997 Sell This Version
12 3769 Ich Glaub Ich Fick Dich Später  album cover DAF.DOS* Ich Glaub Ich Fick Dich Später(12", Promo) Columbia, Columbia 12 3769 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
12.6658 All 4 U  album cover Inflagranti Feat. Rita Orlando Inflagranti Feat. Rita Orlando - All 4 U(12", Single) Epic 12.6658 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
01-32004 Cheap Thrills  album cover Big Brother & The Holding Company Cheap Thrills(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, CBS 01-32004 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
142.472-7 Vaarwel M'n Allerliefste  album cover The Sunstreams Vaarwel M'n Allerliefste(7", Single) CNR Records 142.472-7 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
460727 2 Infidels  album cover Bob Dylan Infidels(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 460727 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
462528 2 Super Session  album cover Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* - Super Session(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 462528 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
466330 2 Soul To Soul  album cover Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* Soul To Soul(CD, Album, RE) Epic 466330 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
466332 2 Johnny Winter And Live  album cover Johnny Winter And Johnny Winter And Live(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 466332 2 France Unknown Sell This Version
466769 1 Greatest Hits  album cover Bangles Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) CBS 466769 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
467511 2 I Det Muntre Hjørne  album cover CV Jørgensen* I Det Muntre Hjørne (Album) 467511 2 Denmark 1990 Sell This Version
467943 2 Lotus  album cover Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 467943 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
468026 2 Super Session  album cover Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills* - Super Session(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 468026 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
468224 2 Birds Of Fire  album cover Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia 468224 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
468537 2 Vennerne & Vejen  album cover CV. Jørgensen* Vennerne & Vejen(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia 468537 2 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
468751 2 Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black  album cover Public Enemy Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia 468751 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
468884 1 Ten  album cover Pearl Jam Ten(LP, Album) Epic, Epic 468884 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
471471 2 Wisdom Is Sexy  album cover Larsen & Bellami* Wisdom Is Sexy(CD, Album) Columbia 471471 2 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
47 2417-6 Magic Flute / Bass To Vinyl  album cover Bass Kruncher Magic Flute / Bass To Vinyl(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Lafayette 47 2417-6 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
472489 2 Phobia  album cover The Kinks Phobia(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 472489 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
472633 2 Are You Normal ?  album cover Ned's Atomic Dustbin Are You Normal ?(CD, Album) Sony Soho Square, Furtive (2) 472633 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
474216 2 (Live)  album cover James Taylor (2) (Live)(2xCD, Album) Columbia 474216 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
474478 1 Thirteen  album cover Teenage Fanclub Thirteen(LP, Album) Creation Records, Creation Records, Creation Records 474478 1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
474599 2 Hun Danser En Morgen  album cover Elisabeth (3) Hun Danser En Morgen(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 474599 2 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
474650 1 Through The Years  album cover Cilla Black Through The Years(LP) Columbia 474650 1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
474743 4 The Colour Of My Love  album cover Celine Dion* The Colour Of My Love (Album) 474743 4 UK 1993 Sell This Version
475523 2 Glamourpuss  album cover Sort Sol Glamourpuss (Album) 475523 2 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
481039 1 The Presidents Of The United States Of America  album cover The Presidents Of The United States Of America The Presidents Of The United States Of America(LP, Album) Columbia 481039 1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
481178 2 Diamond Life  album cover Sade Diamond Life(CD, Album) Epic, Epic 481178 2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
481267 2 Happy Nowhere  album cover Dog's Eye View Happy Nowhere(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 481267 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
481624 2 Ruby Fruit Jungle  album cover Ruby Fruit Jungle Ruby Fruit Jungle(CD, Album) Start 481624 2 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
483655 2 Unspoiled Monsters  album cover Sort Sol Unspoiled Monsters(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 483655 2 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
483706 2 Turn! Turn! Turn!  album cover The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia, Legacy, Legacy 483706 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
483707 2 Fifth Dimension  album cover The Byrds Fifth Dimension (Album) 483707 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
483903 2 Hawaii  album cover The High Llamas Hawaii(CD, Album) Alpaca Park 483903 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
485173 2 Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus  album cover Spirit (8) Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Legacy, Epic, Legacy 485173 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
486754 2 Ballad Of Easy Rider  album cover The Byrds Ballad Of Easy Rider (Album) 486754 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
486936 2 Time Out Of Mind  album cover Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind(CD, Album, RP) Columbia, Columbia 486936 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
486940 1 Glow  album cover Reef Glow(LP, Album, Gat) Sony Soho Square 486940 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
487425 2 Cruzential  album cover Kashmir (2) Cruzential(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Start 487425 2 Denmark 1997 Sell This Version
487946 2 Fate For Breakfast  album cover Art Garfunkel Fate For Breakfast(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 487946 2 France Unknown Sell This Version
487987 2 Solero (Exotik Hits)  album cover Various Solero (Exotik Hits)(CD, Comp) Langnese, Langnese, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 487987 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
488254 2 Scram  album cover Ruby Fruit Jungle Scram(CD, Album) Start 488254 2 Denmark 1998 Sell This Version
488604 1 I'm Not Following You  album cover Edwyn Collins I'm Not Following You(LP, Album) Setanta, Setanta 488604 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
488604 2 I'm Not Following You  album cover Edwyn Collins I'm Not Following You(CD, Album) Setanta, Setanta 488604 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
488662 1 Big Willie Style  album cover Will Smith Big Willie Style(2xLP, Album) Columbia 488662 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
489446 2 1+1  album cover Nils Lofgren & Grin Nils Lofgren & Grin - 1+1(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 489446 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
489716 2 Breath From Another  album cover Esthero Breath From Another (Album) 489716 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
489761 2 Cocoon Crash  album cover K's Choice Cocoon Crash(CD, Album) Double T Music 489761 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
492677 2 The Good Life  album cover Kashmir (2) The Good Life(CD, Album) Start, Start 492677 2 Denmark 1999 Sell This Version
492677 9 The Good Life  album cover Kashmir (2) The Good Life(CD, Album, Dig) Start, Start 492677 9 Denmark 1999 Sell This Version
493341 2 Fourth/Fifth  album cover Soft Machine Fourth/Fifth(CD, Comp) Columbia 493341 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
493342 2 The End Of An Ear  album cover Robert Wyatt The End Of An Ear (Album) 493342 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
512 574 1 Det Bedste  album cover Tøsedrengene Det Bedste(LP, Comp) Mercury, Mercury 512 574 1 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
576 209-1 Open Your Eyes  album cover The Company Open Your Eyes(12") Triple-B Records 576 209-1 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
578696-1 Love Boat (The 12" Mixes)  album cover The Pacific Prince Love Boat (The 12" Mixes)(12") Mercury, Mercury 578696-1 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
580 288-7 Fields Of Gold  album cover Sting Fields Of Gold(7", Single) A&M Records 580 288-7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
655905 7 Step By Step  album cover New Kids On The Block Step By Step(7", Single) CBS 655905 7 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
656680 7 Happy  album cover Ned's Atomic Dustbin Happy(7", Single) Furtive (2) 656680 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656755 7 Here We Go  album cover C & C Music Factory* Featuring Freedom Williams C & C Music Factory* Featuring Freedom Williams - Here We Go(7", Single) Columbia 656755 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656761 7 Golden Brown  album cover The Stranglers Golden Brown(7", Single, RE) Epic 656761 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656825 7 I Got A Little Song  album cover Off-Shore I Got A Little Song(7") Dance Pool 656825 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
656839 6 Open Up Your Heart  album cover Slow Bongo Floyd Open Up Your Heart(12", Single) Epic 656839 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656908 5 Solace Of You (The Miracle Biscuit 4-Track Live 12")  album cover Living Colour Solace Of You (The Miracle Biscuit 4-Track Live 12")(12", Single) Epic 656908 5 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656 939-6 Wishing You Were Here  album cover Alison Moyet Wishing You Were Here(12") Columbia, Columbia 656 939-6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657440 8 No More Tears  album cover Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears(Cass, Single) Epic 657440 8 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657481 4 Kiri Te Kanawa World In Union(Cass, Single) Columbia 657481 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657526 6 Live And Learn  album cover Joe Public Live And Learn(12", Single) Columbia 657526 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
657723 4 Luther Vandross The Rush(Cass, Single) Epic 657723 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657819 7 Make It Happen  album cover Mariah Carey Make It Happen(7", Single) Columbia 657819 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657849 4 A Deeper Love  album cover Clivillés & Cole A Deeper Love(Cass, Single) Columbia 657849 4 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657857 7 Even Flow  album cover Pearl Jam Even Flow(7", Single, Com) Epic 657857 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
657872 7 Human Touch  album cover Bruce Springsteen Human Touch (Single) 657872 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657873 7 Slash 'N' Burn  album cover Manic Street Preachers Slash 'N' Burn(7", Single) Columbia 657873 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
658058 7 Too Funky  album cover George Michael Too Funky(7", Single) Epic, Epic 658058 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658058 8 Too Funky  album cover George Michael Too Funky(12", Single) Epic, Epic 658058 8 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
658092 7 Feed My Frankenstein  album cover Alice Cooper (2) Feed My Frankenstein(7", Single) Epic 658092 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658137 7 I'll Be There  album cover Mariah Carey I'll Be There(7", Single) Columbia 658137 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658273 4 It Fe Done  album cover Super Cat (2) It Fe Done(Cass, Single) Columbia 658273 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658273 7 It Fe Done  album cover Super Cat (2) It Fe Done(7") Columbia 658273 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658283 7 Soul Inspiration  album cover Simon Climie Soul Inspiration(7", Single, Sma) Epic 658283 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
658354 7 For All Time  album cover Catherine Zeta Jones For All Time(7") Columbia 658354 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658356 7 No Ordinary Love  album cover Sade No Ordinary Love(7", Single, Lar) Epic 658356 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
658392 6 I Missed The Bus  album cover Kris Kross I Missed The Bus(12") Columbia, Ruffhouse Records 658392 6 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
658759 0 Long Live Love  album cover Nick Berry Long Live Love(7", Pos) Columbia, Columbia 658759 0 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658945 7 I See Your Smile  album cover Gloria Estefan I See Your Smile(7", Single) Epic 658945 7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
659039 7 Who Let In The Rain  album cover Cyndi Lauper Who Let In The Rain(7", Single, Sma) Epic 659039 7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
659116 7 Kiss Of Life  album cover Sade Kiss Of Life(7", Single, Sma) Epic 659116 7 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
659145 7 Two Princes  album cover Spin Doctors Two Princes(7", Single) Epic 659145 7 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
659331 7 Delicate  album cover Terence Trent D'Arby Featuring Des'ree Terence Trent D'Arby Featuring Des'ree - Delicate (Single) 659331 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
659390 7 Runaway Train  album cover Soul Asylum (2) Runaway Train(7", Single) Columbia 659390 7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
659444 7 Dreamlover  album cover Mariah Carey Dreamlover(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 659444 7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
659446 6 The Funkiest  album cover Funkdoobiest The Funkiest(12") Epic 659446 6 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
659543 7 The River Of Dreams  album cover Billy Joel The River Of Dreams(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 659543 7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version