Sony/CBS, Haarlem

Sony/CBS, Haarlem

Profile:
The SonyMusic International Manufacturing and Service Center was located in Haarlem, Holland. It operated between 1991 and 1998.

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).

How to identify this plant as manufacturer:

Releases handled at Haarlem can be identified by so-called computer numbers.
Computer numbers have the following format: xx-yyyyyy-zz, where
xx: two digit label code
yyyyyy: six digit catalog number
zz: two digit sort code

Computer numbers only appear on releases handled at Haarlem and were used as order numbers within the Haarlem production cycle.

Please note that numbers on the cover may have an extra 0, e.g. 08-030034-20 (cover) vs. 08 30034 20 (runouts).

Pressed By can be used when the runout string mm nnnnn xx (or mm-nnnnn-xx) is found, e.g. "01 474549 20", or "08-30256-20". Please add the string as LCCN number in the format as found in the runouts.

A list of the various label and sort codes can be found here. Label code 08 was assigned to external orders not distributed by Sony Music.

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.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-12 7571 6 B.B. Queen Blueshouse(12", Single) EMI 1C 006-12 7571 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-12 7571 7 B.B. Queen Blueshouse(7", Single) EMI 1C 006-12 7571 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
5536-7 The Bad Examples (2) Not Dead Yet(7", Single) Jaws Records (2) 5536-7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
31 3 22 Inner Vision* / L Double Inner Vision* / L Double - Cutting Edge 3/3(12", W/Lbl, Promo) 10 Inch Press 31 3 22 UK 1996 Sell This Version
46549CD C.V. Jørgensen* Vild I Varmen(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 46549CD Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
08 2784o 22 Vater Abraham* Wenn Die Slipeinlage Nur Gut Sitzt(12", W/Lbl) Ariola 08 2784o 22 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
12.6658 Inflagranti Feat. Rita Orlando Inflagranti Feat. Rita Orlando - All 4 U(12", Single) Epic 12.6658 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
142.451-7 The Sunstreams Geef Mij Het Voordeel Van De Twijfel(7", Single) CNR Records 142.451-7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
142.472-7 The Sunstreams Vaarwel M'n Allerliefste(7", Single) CNR Records 142.472-7 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
462528 2 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
465383 2 R.E.M. Document (R.E.M. No. 5)(CD, Album, RE) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records 465383 2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
466769 1 Bangles Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) CBS 466769 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
466870 1 Branford Marsalis Quartet Crazy People Music(LP, Album) CBS 466870 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
467201 1 Alice In Chains Facelift(LP, Album) CBS 467201 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
467295 1 George Michael Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1(LP, Album) Epic, Epic 467295 1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
467510 2 Sort Sol Flow My Firetear(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 467510 2 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
467511 2 CV Jørgensen* I Det Muntre Hjørne(CD, Album) Epic 467511 2 Denmark 1990 Sell This Version
467943 2 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 467943 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
468026 2 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
468537 2 CV. Jørgensen* Vennerne & Vejen(CD, Album, RM) Columbia, Columbia 468537 2 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
471471 2 Larsen & Bellami* Wisdom Is Sexy(CD, Album) Columbia 471471 2 Denmark 1992 Sell This Version
472633 2 Ned's Atomic Dustbin Are You Normal ?(CD, Album) Sony Soho Square, Furtive (2) 472633 2 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
474650 1 Cilla Black Through The Years(LP) Columbia 474650 1 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
474743 4 Celine Dion* The Colour Of My Love (Album) 474743 4 France 1993 Sell This Version
475523 2 Sort Sol Glamourpuss(CD, Album) Columbia, Columbia 475523 2 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
481039 1 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
481624 2 Ruby Fruit Jungle Ruby Fruit Jungle(CD, Album) Start 481624 2 Denmark 1996 Sell This Version
483706 2 The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!(CD, Album, RE, RM, SBM) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia 483706 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
483707 2 The Byrds Fifth Dimension(CD, Album, RE, RM, SBM) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia 483707 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
483903 2 The High Llamas Hawaii(CD, Album) Alpaca Park 483903 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
486754 2 The Byrds Ballad Of Easy Rider(CD, Album, RE, RM, SBM) Columbia, Legacy, Columbia 486754 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
486936 2 Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind(CD, Album, RP) Columbia, Columbia 486936 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
487425 2 Kashmir (2) Cruzential(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Start 487425 2 Denmark 1997 Sell This Version
488254 2 Ruby Fruit Jungle Scram(CD, Album) Start 488254 2 Denmark 1998 Sell This Version
489446 2 Nils Lofgren & Grin Nils Lofgren & Grin - 1+1(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 489446 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
489716 2 Esthero Breath From Another(CD, Album) Columbia, Work 489716 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
493341 2 Soft Machine Fourth/Fifth(CD, Comp) Columbia 493341 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
493342 2 Robert Wyatt The End Of An Ear(CD, Album, RE, RP) Columbia 493342 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
511 422-1 Sebastian (5) Musik & Sange Til Astrid Lindgrens Ronja Røverdatter(LP) Polydor 511 422-1 Denmark 1991 Sell This Version
580 288-7 Sting Fields Of Gold(7", Single) A&M Records 580 288-7 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
654656 7 Alyson Williams Sleep Talk(7", Single) Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings 654656 7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
654672 7 Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone(7", Single) Epic, Epic 654672 7 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
655129 7 Lisa Marie With Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra* Lisa Marie With Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra* - Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt(7", Single) Epic 655129 7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
655233 7 Living Colour Glamour Boys(7", Single) Epic 655233 7 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
655476 7 Public Enemy Welcome To The Terrordome(7") Def Jam Recordings 655476 7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
655784 7 Craig McLachlan And Check 1-2* Mona(7", Single) Epic 655784 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
655820 7 Basia Cruising For Bruising(7", Single) Epic 655820 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
655905 7 New Kids On The Block Step By Step (Single) 655905 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
655937 7 The Pasadenas Love Thing(7", Single) CBS, CBS 655937 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
656068 7 The Rolling Stones Angie(7", Single, RE) CBS 656068 7 Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
656149 7 Mariah Carey Love Takes Time(7", Single) CBS 656149 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
656606 7 Peyote Shaman's Call(7", Single) Dance Pool 656606 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
656609 7 J.J. (9) If This Is Love(7", Single) Columbia 656609 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656648 6 The Godfathers Unreal World(12") Epic 656648 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656664 7 Ten Sharp You(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 656664 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
656667-7 The Clash / BAD II* The Clash / BAD II* - Should I Stay Or Should I Go / Rush(7", Single, Lar) Columbia, Columbia 656667-7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
656673 7 Cher The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)(7", Single) Epic 656673 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656680 7 Ned's Atomic Dustbin Happy(7", Single) Furtive (2) 656680 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656755 7 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 The Stranglers Golden Brown(7", RE) Epic 656761 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656773 7 Gloria Estefan Seal Our Fate(7", Single) Epic, Epic 656773 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656802 7 Golden Earring Going To The Run(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia 656802 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
656839 6 Slow Bongo Floyd Open Up Your Heart(12") Epic 656839 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656843 7 Culture Beat No Deeper Meaning(7") Dance Pool, Dance Pool 656843 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
656894 0 The Apples Beautiful People(7", Mug) Epic, Epic 656894 0 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656 939-6 Alison Moyet Wishing You Were Here(12") Columbia, Columbia 656 939-6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656953 7 Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man(7") Epic 656953 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
656982 7 Meat Loaf Dead Ringer For Love(7", Single, RE) Epic, Cleveland International Records 656982 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657302 7 Deacon Blue Twist And Shout(7") Columbia 657302 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657403 7 Mariah Carey Emotions(7", Single) Columbia 657403 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657411 7 Paul Young Don't Dream It's Over(7", Single, Sol) Columbia 657411 7 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
657440 7 Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears(7", Single) Epic 657440 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
657481 7 Kiri Te Kanawa World In Union(7", Single) Columbia 657481 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657526 6 Joe Public Live And Learn(12", Single) Columbia 657526 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
657531 0 Union (6) Featuring The England Rugby World Cup Squad* Union (6) Featuring The England Rugby World Cup Squad* - Swing Low (Run With The Ball)(7", Single, Pos) Columbia, Columbia 657531 0 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
657535 7 Living Colour Cult Of Personality(7", Single) Epic 657535 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657536 7 Harry Connick, Jr. Blue Light, Red Light (Someone's There) / The Bare Necessities(7", Single) Columbia 657536 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657568 7 Martika Martika's Kitchen(7", Single) Columbia 657568 7 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
657596 7 Love/Hate Evil Twin (Schizo Mix) (Single) 657596 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657598 7 Michael Jackson Black Or White (Single) 657598 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
657615 7 Mariah Carey Can't Let Go(7", Single) Columbia 657615 7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
657623 7 Aerosmith Sweet Emotion From Pandora's Box(7") Columbia, Columbia 657623 7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
657646 7 George Michael, Elton John George Michael, Elton John - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me(7", Single, Sol) Epic, Epic 657646 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657653 7 Simon And Garfunkel* Seven O'Clock News / Silent Night / A Hazy Shade Of Winter (Single) 657653 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657666 7 NKOTB* If You Go Away(7") Columbia 657666 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657673 7 Deacon Blue Cover From The Sky(7") Columbia 657673 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657697 7 Europe (2) I'll Cry For You (Edit)(7") Epic 657697 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657701 7 Clivillés & Cole Pride (In The Name Of Love)(7", Single) Columbia 657701 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657723 4 Luther Vandross The Rush(Cass, Single) Epic 657723 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657723 7 Luther Vandross The Rush(7") Epic 657723 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
657819 7 Mariah Carey Make It Happen(7", Single) Columbia 657819 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657849 4 Clivillés & Cole A Deeper Love(Cass, Single) Columbia 657849 4 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657849 7 Clivillés & Cole A Deeper Love(7") Columbia 657849 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657857 7 Pearl Jam Even Flow(7", Single) Epic 657857 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
657864 7 Public Enemy Nighttrain(7", Single) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia 657864 7 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657873 7 Manic Street Preachers Slash 'N' Burn(7", Single) Columbia 657873 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
657889 7 Love/Hate Wasted In America(7", Single) Columbia 657889 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658058 7 George Michael Too Funky(7", Single) Epic 658058 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
658092 7 Alice Cooper (2) Feed My Frankenstein(7", Single) Epic 658092 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
658133 7 Danger Danger Comin' Home(7", Pos) Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic 658133 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version