Phonodisc GmbH

Phonodisc GmbH

Profile:
German manufacturing and distribution company. Operating under this name from January 1973 until February 1978.

Operated a vinyl mastering / pressing and cassette duplication plant in Hannover (Werk I - Podbielskistrasse) and a second 7" vinyl manufacturing plant in Langenhagen (Werk II - Klusriede).

Werk I pressed all 10" and 12" records, while Werk II mastered all records and injection moulded all 7" records.

Phonodisc GmbH vinyl cuttings have a 320 (or 3 20) in the matrix. Please use Lacquer Cut At - Phonodisc GmbH in these cases.
Phonodisc GmbH serviced the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft/Phonogram GmbH and all its subsidiaries as well as Polydor International.

Phonodisc was a full service provider for the German market, i.e. the records were usually also pressed in Hannover ("Made in Germany", German copyright text, GEMA). However, exceptions exist and therefore the plant should not be credited if one of the three characteristics is missing.
All injection moulded 7"s from the Polydor and Philips families of labels and carrying a Made in Germany, were manufactured in Langenhagen.

LP and 12" pressings from this company always show a small diameter pressing ring, as introduced in summer 1972 by the predecessor, Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant. So sometimes it is difficult to talk pressings from late 1972 away from the one released in 1973. The same problem appears with the different pressing plant credit PRS Hannover in early 1978. It often is not possible to distinguish whether the pressing was done by the one or the other company. In these cases please explain your decision in the release notes or add the information just to the release notes.
The small diameter pressing rings had different appearances. The version with the 3 dots was thought to only appear in between 1973 and 1975, however also versions with a Deutsche Grammophon, Hamburg credit at the bottom of the labels are known to show this pressing ring variation.

Phonodisc continued what was started by the predecessor Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant for the runout codes.
The custom LP pressings for Metronome Records GmbH can be identified by the code string 0664.### that was used from 1973 until the end of 1975 (but also on later reissues of course). Thereafter the code changed to 0701.### until late 1977. Also the early numbers of the string 0702.### still belong to Phonodisc GmbH, but sometimes it is difficult to distinguish from the later PRS Hannover versions.
For the LPs of BASF orders a similar string was used: 0666.###
These chronicle code numbers usually work much more precise for a dating than the common P & C signs. Please check the discography to confirm the date is correct. If your dating is based on these chronicle matrix numbers, please add a release note for this reason.

Another unique characteristic for this plant are the sideways arranged stamper letters.

In February 1978 renamed to PRS Hannover. Previously named Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Pressing Plant.
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Contact Info:
Werk I: Podbielskistrasse 164
3000 Hannover 1

Werk II: Klusriede 26
3012 Langenhagen

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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-31 363 Du Gehst Fort  album cover Adam & Eve (6) Du Gehst Fort(7", Single, Inj) EMI, EMI Electrola 1C 006-31 363 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 140 Bohemian Rhapsody  album cover Queen Bohemian Rhapsody(7", Single, Inj) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 140 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 006-97 178 Heavenly  album cover Showaddywaddy Heavenly(7", Single, Inj) Bell Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-97 178 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1C 006-97 440 Star Studded Sham  album cover Hello Star Studded Sham(7", Single) Bell Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-97 440 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1 C 006-97 445 Saturday Night  album cover Bay City Rollers Saturday Night(7", Single) Bell Records, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-97 445 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
320 Queens Of Noise  album cover The Runaways Queens Of Noise(LP, Album) Mercury 320 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1006 Cluster II  album cover Cluster Cluster II(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1006 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1045 A Meditation Mass  album cover Yatha Sidhra A Meditation Mass(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1045 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1074 Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale  album cover Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1074 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0001 077 Irrlicht  album cover Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) 0001 077 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1541 WY Das Große Wies'n Fass  album cover Blaskapelle Otto Ebner* Das Große Wies'n Fass(LP, Comp) Fass 1541 WY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1568 WY Knuts 2. Kaputte Witzkiste (Treffen Sich Zwei...)  album cover Knut* Knuts 2. Kaputte Witzkiste (Treffen Sich Zwei...)(LP) Fass 1568 WY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1570 WY 26 X Happy Bavaria  album cover Chor & Orchester Anderl Niederleytner* 26 X Happy Bavaria(LP, Comp) Fass 1570 WY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
12 729 AT Manhattan  album cover Charles Jérôme* Manhattan(7", Single) Hansa Record 12 729 AT Austria 1973 Sell This Version
13 176 AT Jealous Mind  album cover Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind(7", Single, Inj) Ariola 13 176 AT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
13 220 AT Mary-Ann Good-Bye  album cover Rex Gildo Mary-Ann Good-Bye(7", Single) Ariola 13 220 AT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
13 250 AT O Sole Mio  album cover Peter Alexander O Sole Mio(7", Single, Inj) Ariola 13 250 AT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
13 674 AT Kinder Der Sonne  album cover Nina & Mike Kinder Der Sonne(7", Single, Pho) Ariola 13 674 AT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
16 844 AT Die Kleine Kneipe  album cover Peter Alexander Die Kleine Kneipe(7", Single) Ariola 16 844 AT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
17 775 AT Magic Fly  album cover Space Magic Fly(7", Single, Inj) Hansa International 17 775 AT Germany 1977 Sell This Version
27 249-2 Classics Up To Date Vol. 4 - Music For Dreaming  album cover James Last Orchestra* Classics Up To Date Vol. 4 - Music For Dreaming(LP, Album, Club) Polydor, Polydor 27 249-2 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
27 426-6 Fussball Ist Unser Leben  album cover Die Deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft* Fussball Ist Unser Leben(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 27 426-6 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
27 543-8 Freut Euch Des Lebens  album cover James Last Freut Euch Des Lebens(LP, Album, Club, Mixed) Polydor 27 543-8 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
27 546-1 20 Lieder Und Chansons  album cover Various 20 Lieder Und Chansons(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor 27 546-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
27 587-5 Das Programm Des Jahrhunderts  album cover Various Das Programm Des Jahrhunderts(3xLP, Comp, Mono, Club + Box) Polydor 27 587-5 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
27 602-2 Best  album cover Bee Gees Best(LP, Comp, Club) RSO 27 602-2 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
27 646-9 Oxygene  album cover Jean Michel Jarre* Oxygene(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 27 646-9 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
27 647-7 Black Is Black  album cover Belle Epoque Black Is Black(LP, Album, Club, P/Mixed) Carrere, Polydor 27 647-7 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
27667-5 Brel  album cover Jacques Brel Brel(LP, Album, Club) Barclay, Barclay 27667-5 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 690-6 Rock Oldies  album cover Various Rock Oldies (Comp) 28 690-6 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
29 620-2 Die Polnische  album cover Tschaikowsky* Die Polnische(2xLP, Club) Philips 29 620-2 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0030.077 Die Grosse Stimmungsbombe  album cover Die Fröhlichen Spritzer Die Grosse Stimmungsbombe(7", Single) Metronome 0030.077 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0030.083 Skateboard-Rider  album cover Dave O'Brian (2) Skateboard-Rider(7", Single) Metronome 0030.083 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
30 627 Heurige Und Gestrige Lieder - Geschichten Aus Dem Wienerwald  album cover Heller* Und Qualtinger* Heller* Und Qualtinger* - Heurige Und Gestrige Lieder - Geschichten Aus Dem Wienerwald(LP, Album, Club) Mandragora (2) 30 627 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
31 878 2 Eins & Eins  album cover Knef* & Kaempfert* Knef* & Kaempfert* - Eins & Eins(LP, Club) Philips 31 878 2 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
32 009 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue / Rave On(7", Single) MCA Records, MCA Records 32 009 Austria 1977 Sell This Version
32 012 Rock Around The Clock / Shake, Rattle And Roll  album cover Bill Haley And His Comets Rock Around The Clock / Shake, Rattle And Roll(7", Single) MCA Records, MCA Records 32 012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
32.020 The End  album cover Earl Grant The End(7") MCA Records, MCA Records, MCA Records 32.020 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0032.051 What You Waitin' For (Hey Mr. DJ)  album cover Stargard What You Waitin' For (Hey Mr. DJ)(7", Single) MCA Records, MCA Records 0032.051 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0034.010 Heads Down, No Nonsense, Mindless Boogie  album cover Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias Heads Down, No Nonsense, Mindless Boogie(7", Single) Logo 0034.010 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
34 011 7 Nur Eine Frau  album cover Margot Werner Nur Eine Frau(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 34 011 7 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0034.015 Car 67  album cover Driver 67 Car 67(7", Single) Logo 0034.015 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0034.219 I Saw Her Standing There  album cover Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon - I Saw Her Standing There(7", Single) DJM Records (2) 0034.219 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
34 425 9 The Album  album cover ABBA The Album(LP, Album, Club) Polydor, Bertelsmann Club 34 425 9 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
35.024 Come Va  album cover Drupi (2) Come Va(7") Ricordi, Metronome 35.024 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
36.016 You Gotta Move  album cover Etta Cameron You Gotta Move(7", Single) Barclay 36.016 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0036.031 I Love America Part I&II  album cover Patrick Juvet I Love America Part I&II(7", Single) Barclay 0036.031 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
37.008 N.Y., You Got Me Dancing  album cover Andrea True Connection N.Y., You Got Me Dancing(7", Single) Buddah Records 37.008 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
38 279 6 Equinoxe  album cover Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 38 279 6 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
38366 1 American Generation  album cover The Ritchie Family American Generation(LP, Album, Club, P/Mixed) Metronome, Metronome 38366 1 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
38 870 Copacabana - Happy Dancing  album cover James Last Copacabana - Happy Dancing(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 38 870 Austria 1979 Sell This Version
38 958 5 9 Symphonien  album cover Beethoven*, Karajan*, Berliner Philharmoniker Beethoven*, Karajan*, Berliner Philharmoniker - 9 Symphonien(Box, Club + 8xLP, RE) Deutsche Grammophon 38 958 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
40.019 Gold Rock  album cover Birth Control Gold Rock (Album) 40.019 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
40.039 20 Deutsche Tophits  album cover Various 20 Deutsche Tophits(LP, Comp) Metronome 40.039 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0040.195 Sulmtaler Dirndln  album cover Sulmtaler Dirndln Sulmtaler Dirndln(LP, Comp) Metronome 0040.195 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0042.029 The Original Benny Goodman  album cover Benny Goodman The Original Benny Goodman(LP, Comp, RE) MCA Coral, MCA Coral 0042.029 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0042.038 The Original Budgie  album cover Budgie The Original Budgie(LP, Comp) MCA Coral, MCA Coral 0042.038 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0044.501 The Original Black Sabbath  album cover Black Sabbath The Original Black Sabbath(LP, Comp) Nems 0044.501 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
46 085 Nana  album cover Nana Mouskouri Nana(LP, Club) Philips, Philips 46 085 Austria 1982 Sell This Version
49.015 Fit In 5 Minuten (Gymnastik Sinnvoll Und Gezielt)  album cover Hannelore Pilss-Samek - Michael Danzinger Und Seine Rhythmusgruppe Hannelore Pilss-Samek - Michael Danzinger Und Seine Rhythmusgruppe - Fit In 5 Minuten (Gymnastik Sinnvoll Und Gezielt)(LP) Metronome 2001, Amadeo 49.015 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0052.504 Best Of Shaft  album cover Isaac Hayes Best Of Shaft(LP, Album, RE) Stax 0052.504 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
60.031 Let Your Light Shine  album cover Ruphus Let Your Light Shine(LP, Album) Brain 60.031 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.053 To Be  album cover To Be To Be (Album) 60.053 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
60.055 Between Heaven And Hell  album cover Jane Between Heaven And Hell (Album) 60.055 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
60.060 Inner Voice  album cover Ruphus Inner Voice(LP, Album) Brain 60.060 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0060.063 Tanzbär  album cover Tanzbär (2) Tanzbär(LP, Album) Nature (2) 0060.063 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0060.068 Sunburst  album cover Schicke · Führs · Fröhling* Sunburst(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 0060.068 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0060.094 Brandung  album cover Novalis (3) Brandung (Album) 0060.094 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0060.115 Beyond The Limit  album cover Release Music Orchestra Beyond The Limit(LP, Album) Brain 0060.115 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.117 Liliental  album cover Liliental Liliental(LP, Album, RP) Brain 0060.117 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.124 Age Of Madness  album cover Jane Age Of Madness(LP, Album, Gat) Brain 0060.124 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.128 Ranshart  album cover Ruphus Ranshart(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0060.128 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.139 Solar Music - Live  album cover Grobschnitt Solar Music - Live(LP, Album, Gat) Brain 0060.139 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.165 Astral Journeys  album cover Message (3) Astral Journeys(LP, Album) Brain 0060.165 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.170 Cruisin'  album cover Village People Cruisin'(LP, Album) Metronome 0060.170 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.232 Black Noise  album cover FM (3) Black Noise(LP, Album) Metronome 0060.232 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
61 538 Goldene Vertraute Melodien  album cover Various Goldene Vertraute Melodien(LP, Club) Philips 61 538 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
61 746 Porträt Emil Gilels  album cover Emil Gilels, Mozart*Brahms* Emil Gilels, Mozart*Brahms* - Porträt Emil Gilels(LP, Club) Deutsche Grammophon 61 746 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
62 063 Party-Pause  album cover Various Party-Pause(2xLP, Comp, Club, Gat) Fontana 62 063 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
62.074 Country Truck  album cover Various Country Truck(LP, Comp, Gat) MCA Records, MCA Records 62.074 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
62.081 Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Rose Royce Best Of Car Wash (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) MCA Records 62.081 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
62.085 Sorcerer  album cover Tangerine Dream Sorcerer(LP, Album) MCA Records 62.085 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0062.086 Rollercoaster (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Lalo Schifrin Rollercoaster (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records 0062.086 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0062.099 Galaxy  album cover War Galaxy(LP, Album) MCA Records 0062.099 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
62 450 Cellokonzert H-moll  album cover Dvořák*, Mstislav Rostropovitsch*, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Dvořák*, Mstislav Rostropovitsch*, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Cellokonzert H-moll(LP, Club, RP) Deutsche Grammophon 62 450 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
62 713 Touch Me  album cover Gary Glitter Touch Me(LP, Album, Club) Bell Records 62 713 Austria 1973 Sell This Version
0062.751 Street Life  album cover The Crusaders Street Life(LP, Album) MCA Records 0062.751 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
63 325 Fussball Ist Unser Leben  album cover Die Deutsche Fußball-Nationalmannschaft* Fussball Ist Unser Leben(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 63 325 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
63 327 Loud'N'Proud  album cover Nazareth (2) Loud'N'Proud(LP, Album, Club) Vertigo 63 327 Austria 1974 Sell This Version
63347 Mein Lied Für Dich   album cover Vicky Leandros Mein Lied Für Dich (LP, Club) Philips 63347 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
63 397 Wickie Und Die Starken Männer  album cover Runer Jonsson Wickie Und Die Starken Männer (Comp) 63 397 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
63 414 Junge Komm Bald Wieder  album cover Freddy* Junge Komm Bald Wieder(LP, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Polydor 63 414 Austria 1974 Sell This Version
63 445 25 Jahre Hitparade 1950 -1975  album cover Various 25 Jahre Hitparade 1950 -1975(Box, Comp, Club, S/Edition + 3xLP, Mono) Polydor, SR International 63 445 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
63 524 20 Super Power Hits  album cover Various 20 Super Power Hits(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor 63 524 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
63 667 Die Vier Jahreszeiten  album cover Vivaldi* - I Musici, Felix Ayo* Vivaldi* - I Musici, Felix Ayo* - Die Vier Jahreszeiten(LP, Album, Club) Philips 63 667 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
63 900 Das Ist Der Clou - Filmthemen Von Heute  album cover Max Junior* Das Ist Der Clou - Filmthemen Von Heute(LP, Album, Club) Polydor 63 900 Austria 1975 Sell This Version
63 910 Super Group Festival  album cover Various Super Group Festival(LP, Comp, Club) Philips 63 910 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
63 974 Bee Gees  album cover Bee Gees Bee Gees(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor, RSO 63 974 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
64 065 ABBA · Rubettes  album cover ABBA / Rubettes* ABBA / Rubettes* - ABBA · Rubettes(LP, Comp, Club) Polydor 64 065 Austria 1975 Sell This Version
64 674 Goldene Serie  album cover Bert Kaempfert Goldene Serie(LP, Comp, Club, S/Edition) Polydor 64 674 Germany Unknown Sell This Version