Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA

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Defunct American pressing/manufacturing facility in Carrollton, Georgia. The plant opened in 1981 as a record, tape, and videodisc (CED) manufacturing and distribution facility. At the time, the Carrollton plant's state-of-the-art equipment was said to significantly reduce product manufacturing costs. Plant manager Joseph Kroll said he would add people when the Terre Haute plant closed and would bring his workforce to 1300 by early 1983. Record manufacturing began on September 28, 1981 and ceased in November 1991. As Columbia morphed into Sony Music, Carrollton produced compact discs from 1995 to 2001 and then focused on distribution until early 2013. The building is now home of Southwire, a cable and wiring systems management manufacturer.

Note some releases between 1985 and 1991 have the ⎊ upside triangle (which looks like a Fallout Shelter) on record labels. This mark, which helps designate the A side on LPs or 12" singles, is found on Carrolton and also Pitman pressings. This symbol does also appear on some CDs and cassette tapes.

PRESSING INDICATORS INCLUDE:
G in runouts: an etched "G" was present on all lacquers processed at Carrollton. 1980s pressings generally had a "G" followed by "1" or a higher number in the deadwax.
C in runouts: A&M releases pressed at Carrollton had a "C" code in runouts (i.e. A+M-xxxxx-C1).
W on labels: A&M releases pressed at Carrollton often can also be identified by the letter "W" printed on the disc label.
57 on labels: some pressings for PolyGram sublabels during the latter half of the 1980s, a "57" code printed on the labels indicate pressing at this plant.
70 on labels: LPs on K-Tel pressed at Carrollton were identified by a "70" code on the label.
TXG in runouts: indicates it was Mastered At (i.e. plated) - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute and Pressed By Carrolton.

Identifying COMPACT DISCS made at this plant is still being researched, but may follow similar conventions used on record pressings.
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Contact Info:
(Obsolete)
Sony Music, 5152 Columbia Drive, Carrollton, Georgia
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1P7401 Various - Super Groups Various Super Groups(LP, Comp, Club, Car) Columbia House 1P7401 US 1982 Sell This Version
1P 7597 Wynton Marsalis, Raymond Leppard, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Haydn* / Hummel* / L. Mozart* - Trumpet Concertos Wynton Marsalis, Raymond Leppard, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Haydn* / Hummel* / L. Mozart* Wynton Marsalis, Raymond Leppard, National Philharmonic Orchestra - Haydn* / Hummel* / L. Mozart* - Trumpet Concertos(LP, Club) CBS Masterworks Digital 1P 7597 US 1983 Sell This Version
1P 7611 Yo-Yo Ma, Kenneth Cooper - Bach* - Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord Yo-Yo Ma, Kenneth Cooper - Bach* Yo-Yo Ma, Kenneth Cooper - Bach* - Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord(LP) CBS Masterworks 1P 7611 US 1983 Sell This Version
1P 7612 Beethoven* - Michael Tilson Thomas, English Chamber Orchestra - Symphony No. 5 / Egmont Overture = Overture D'Egmont Beethoven* - Michael Tilson Thomas, English Chamber Orchestra Beethoven* - Michael Tilson Thomas, English Chamber Orchestra - Symphony No. 5 / Egmont Overture = Overture D'Egmont(LP, Club) CBS Masterworks 1P 7612 US 1983 Sell This Version
1P 7613 Bach*, Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations Bach*, Glenn Gould Bach*, Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations(LP, Album, Club) CBS Masterworks Digital 1P 7613 US 1982 Sell This Version
1P 7629 Yo-Yo Ma, Ormandy*, Philadelphia Orchestra* - Shostakovich* / Kabalevsky* - Cello Concerto No. 1 / Cello Concerto No. 1 Yo-Yo Ma, Ormandy*, Philadelphia Orchestra* - Shostakovich* / Kabalevsky* Yo-Yo Ma, Ormandy*, Philadelphia Orchestra* - Shostakovich* / Kabalevsky* - Cello Concerto No. 1 / Cello Concerto No. 1(LP, Album) CBS Masterworks 1P 7629 US 1983 Sell This Version
1P 7736 Various - Rock Menu - Hot Platter Of Chrysalis Hits Various Rock Menu - Hot Platter Of Chrysalis Hits(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1P 7736 US 1986 Sell This Version
1P 7780 The Jarmels - The Complete Jarmels The Jarmels The Complete Jarmels(LP, Comp, Mono, Club) Laurie Mastersound, Laurie Mastersound 1P 7780 US 1986 Sell This Version
1P-7781 Various - Music View Show #1 & #2 Various Music View Show #1 & #2(LP, Promo, Transcription + 7" + Transcription) New Programs, New Programs 1P-7781 US 1987 Sell This Version
1P-7787 Various - Music View Show #03 & #04 Various Music View Show #03 & #04(LP, Promo, Transcription + 7", Promo + Promo, Tran) New Programs, New Programs 1P-7787 US 1987 Sell This Version
1P-7815 Unknown Artist - Music View Show #23 & #24 Unknown Artist Music View Show #23 & #24(LP, Promo, Transcription) New Programs 1P-7815 US 1988 Sell This Version
1P-7847 Unknown Artist - Music View Show #39 & #40 Unknown Artist Music View Show #39 & #40(7" + 7" + Promo, Transcription) New Programs 1P-7847 US 1988 Sell This Version
1P-7875 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #55 & #56 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #55 & #56(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-7875 US 1989 Sell This Version
1P 7886 Jean-Pierre Rampal - Music, My Love Jean-Pierre Rampal Music, My Love(LP, Comp) CBS Masterworks Digital 1P 7886 US 1989 Sell This Version
1P-7977 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #77 & #78 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #77 & #78(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-7977 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P 7982 Eddie Money - Greatest Hits Sound Of Money Eddie Money Greatest Hits Sound Of Money(LP, Comp, Club) Columbia 1P 7982 USA & Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1P-7992 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #81 & #82 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #81 & #82(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-7992 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P-7996 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #83 & #84 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #83 & #84(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-7996 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P 8032 Sammy Davis, Jr.* - Greatest Hits, Vol. II Sammy Davis, Jr.* Greatest Hits, Vol. II(LP, Comp, Club) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Compact Classics 1P 8032 US Unknown Sell This Version
1P8042 Garth Brooks - No Fences Garth Brooks No Fences(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1P8042 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P-8047 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #91 & #92 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #91 & #92(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-8047 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P-8053 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #93 & #94 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #93 & #94(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-8053 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P-8059 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #95 & #96 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #95 & #96(LP, Comp, Promo + 7", Promo) Joseph Fox Communications, Inc. 1P-8059 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P 8126 Various - This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars(LP, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1P 8126 US 1991 Sell This Version
1P-81261 Various - Sony Music Carrollton, Georgia: 1981-1991 The Last Record Pressed Various Sony Music Carrollton, Georgia: 1981-1991 The Last Record Pressed(LP, P/Unofficial, Promo, Smplr) Columbia 1P-81261 US 1991 Sell This Version
2BS 2923 Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(2xLP, Comp, Club, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2BS 2923 US Unknown Sell This Version
2BSK 3654 Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park (Album) 2BSK 3654 US 1982 Sell This Version
2GHS 2031 Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording Andrew Lloyd Webber Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording(2xLP, Album, Club, Gat) Geffen Records 2GHS 2031 US 1983 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 George Benson - The George Benson Collection George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Club, Car) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Sell This Version
2P 6547 Various - History Of British Rock Various History Of British Rock(2xLP, Comp, Club, RE, Car) Sire 2P 6547 US Unknown Sell This Version
2P 7826 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Four Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(2xLP, Comp, Club) Realm Records 2P 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
2QW 3597 Lena Horne - Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway) Lena Horne Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway)(2xLP, Album, Club, Gat) Qwest Records 2QW 3597 US 1981 Sell This Version
2RS 2237 Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold(2xLP, Comp, Club, RE, Car) Reprise Records 2RS 2237 US Unknown Sell This Version
2RS 6307 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (Album) 2RS 6307 US Unknown Sell This Version
2SR 3590 Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads(2xLP, Album, Club) Sire 2SR 3590 US 1982 Sell This Version
2WS 2701 Deep Purple - Made In Japan Deep Purple Made In Japan (Album) 2WS 2701 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6454 The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles The Kinks The Kink Kronikles(2xLP, Comp, Club, Col) Reprise Records 2XS 6454 US Unknown Sell This Version
3C 33191 Andy Williams - Christmas Present Andy Williams Christmas Present(LP, Album, RE, Car) Columbia, Columbia 3C 33191 US Unknown Sell This Version
4C 44097 Fishbone - It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) Fishbone It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) (EP) 4C 44097 US 1987 Sell This Version
4C 44445 Bruce Springsteen - Chimes Of Freedom Bruce Springsteen Chimes Of Freedom (EP) 4C 44445 US 1988 Sell This Version
4R9-03574 Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue / Time Warp Eddy Grant Electric Avenue / Time Warp(12", Single, Car) Portrait 4R9-03574 US 1982 Sell This Version
4R9-05011 Cyndi Lauper - She Bop Cyndi Lauper She Bop(12", Car) Portrait 4R9-05011 US 1984 Sell This Version
4R9 06740 Cyndi Lauper - What's Going On Cyndi Lauper What's Going On(12") Portrait 4R9 06740 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 3542 Toni Basil - Mickey Toni Basil Mickey(12", Single, Pit) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 3542 US 1982 Sell This Version
4V9 42734 Benatar* - Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Re·mix) Benatar* Love Is A Battlefield (Special Extended Re·mix)(12") Chrysalis 4V9 42734 US 1983 Sell This Version
4V9-42810 Billy Idol - Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix) Billy Idol Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix)(12", Single, Car) Chrysalis 4V9-42810 US 1984 Sell This Version
4V9 42992 The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn (Extended Version) The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy The Art Of Noise Featuring Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn (Extended Version)(12", Single) China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 42992 US 1986 Sell This Version
4V9 43075 Huey Lewis And The News* - Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis And The News* Hip To Be Square(12", Single) Chrysalis 4V9 43075 US 1986 Sell This Version
4V9 43086 The Art Of Noise - Legacy The Art Of Noise Legacy(12", RE) Chrysalis, China Records 4V9 43086 US Unknown Sell This Version
4V9 43089 Jellybean* Featuring Elisa Fiorillo - Who Found Who Jellybean* Featuring Elisa Fiorillo Jellybean* Featuring Elisa Fiorillo - Who Found Who(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43089 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43119 Living In A Box - Living In A Box Living In A Box Living In A Box(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43119 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43124 Labi Siffre - (Something Inside) So Strong Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong(12") China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 43124 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43135 The Art Of Noise - Dragnet The Art Of Noise Dragnet(12") China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 43135 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43171 Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing(12") Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 43171 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43256 Sinéad O'Connor With MC Lyte - I Want Your (Hands On Me) Sinéad O'Connor With MC Lyte Sinéad O'Connor With MC Lyte - I Want Your (Hands On Me)(12", Single) Ensign, Chrysalis 4V9 43256 US 1988 Sell This Version
4V9 43262 Was (Not Was) - Spy In The House Of Love Was (Not Was) Spy In The House Of Love(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43262 US 1988 Sell This Version
4V9 43294 Elisa Fiorillo - You Don't Know Elisa Fiorillo You Don't Know(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43294 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43332 Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43332 US 1988 Sell This Version
4W9 7846 Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype Public Enemy Don't Believe The Hype(12", M/Print) Def Jam Recordings 4W9 7846 US 1988 Sell This Version
4W9 05205 Gino Vannelli - Black Cars (Dance Mix) Gino Vannelli Black Cars (Dance Mix)(12", Car) HME Records 4W9 05205 US 1985 Sell This Version
4Z9 04955 Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Fresh) Davy DMX One For The Treble (Fresh) 4Z9 04955 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 04978 Rich Cason And The Galactic Orchestra - Street Symphony Rich Cason And The Galactic Orchestra Street Symphony 4Z9 04978 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 04996 Bonnie Pointer - Your Touch Bonnie Pointer Your Touch(12", Car) Private I Records 4Z9 04996 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05003 Cherrelle - I Didn't Mean To Turn You On Cherrelle I Didn't Mean To Turn You On(12", Single, Car) Tabu Records 4Z9 05003 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05990 James Brown - How Do You Stop James Brown How Do You Stop(12", Single, Car) Scotti Bros. Records 4Z9 05990 US 1986 Sell This Version
4Z9 05996 Kathy Kosins - I've Got The Night Off Kathy Kosins I've Got The Night Off(12") Carrere USA 4Z9 05996 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 06030 S.O.S. Band* - No Lies S.O.S. Band* No Lies(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 06030 US 1986 Sell This Version
4Z9 06763 Kathy Mathis - Late Night Hour (Special 12 Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour (Special 12" Mix)(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 06763 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9-06788 Alexander O'Neal - Fake Alexander O'Neal Fake(12", Single) Tabu Records 4Z9-06788 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 07539 Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle - Never Knew Love Like This (Special 12 Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle Alexander O'Neal Featuring Cherrelle - Never Knew Love Like This (Special 12" Mixes)(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 07539 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 07819 Kate Gengo - Tell Me Kate Gengo Tell Me(12") CBS Associated Records 4Z9 07819 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 07853 Mark Anthony - 1919 Main Street Mark Anthony 1919 Main Street(12") Tabu Records, Tabu Records 4Z9 07853 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 08124 New Toys - Personality New Toys Personality(12", Promo) CBS Associated Records, Star City Records 4Z9 08124 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 08180 Marcus Lewis - The Club Marcus Lewis The Club(12") Aegis 4Z9 08180 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 68199 Cherrelle - Affair Cherrelle Affair(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68199 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 68236 Marcus Lewis - Searchin' For A Good Time Marcus Lewis Searchin' For A Good Time(12") Aegis 4Z9 68236 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 68842 Rhonda Clark - State Of Attraction Rhonda Clark State Of Attraction(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68842 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 68863 S.O.S. Band* - I'm Still Missing Your Love S.O.S. Band* I'm Still Missing Your Love(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68863 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 73162 Demetrius Perry - Use Me Demetrius Perry Use Me(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 73162 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Z9 73183 Ana - Got To Tell Me Something Ana Got To Tell Me Something(12", Single) Parc Records, Epic 4Z9 73183 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Z9 74503 Calloway - I Wanna Be Rich Calloway I Wanna Be Rich(12", Maxi) Solar 4Z9 74503 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 74509 Midnight Star - Do It (One More Time) Midnight Star Do It (One More Time)(12") Solar 4Z9 74509 US 1990 Sell This Version
4ZH 06924 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message 4ZH 06924 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 07554 The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep / What I Like About You The Romantics Talking In Your Sleep / What I Like About You(12") Nemperor Records 4ZH 07554 US 1988 Sell This Version
5C 38178 Romeo Void - Never Say Never Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") Columbia, 415 Records 5C 38178 US 1981 Sell This Version
5C 38194 Scandal (4) - Scandal Scandal (4) Scandal(12", EP, Car) Columbia 5C 38194 US 1982 Sell This Version
5C 38591 The Boomtown Rats - Ratrospective The Boomtown Rats Ratrospective(LP, Comp, Car) Columbia 5C 38591 US 1983 Sell This Version
5E 507 The Cars - Candy-O The Cars Candy-O(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 5E 507 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-515 The Doors - Greatest Hits The Doors Greatest Hits (Comp) 5E-515 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-516 Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits Volume Two Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records 5E-516 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E-541 Johnny Lee (3) - Bet Your Heart On Me Johnny Lee (3) Bet Your Heart On Me(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Asylum Records, Full Moon 5E-541 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-564 Queen - Greatest Hits Queen Greatest Hits (Comp) 5E-564 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E 567 The Cars - Shake It Up The Cars Shake It Up (Album) 5E 567 US 1981 Sell This Version
5V 41436 Icehouse - Fresco Icehouse Fresco(LP, MiniAlbum, Car) Chrysalis 5V 41436 US 1983 Sell This Version
6E-103 Eagles - Hotel California Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records 6E-103 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-105 Eagles - Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Album, Comp) 6E-105 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E 108 Bread - The Best Of Bread Bread The Best Of Bread(LP, Comp, Club, RP, Car) Elektra 6E 108 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-113 Jackson Browne - Running On Empty Jackson Browne Running On Empty(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records 6E-113 US 1984 Sell This Version
6E-128 Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees Carly Simon Boys In The Trees(LP, Album, RE, Car) Elektra 6E-128 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 A1-80116 Genesis - Genesis Genesis Genesis(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-80116 US 1983 Sell This Version

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Drmrsdad

Drmrsdad

March 8, 2022
I am seeing this etched into may records Pressed at Carrollton, does anyone know what this signifies?
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mikeh69

mikeh69

July 29, 2020
This record plant according to hearing especially many reissue LP's vs the originals a lot of time was when vinyl peaked in the sound and manufacturing especially Columbia records... I'm not sure what went on there. But I have pressings that were done there that beat any original and any CD's that were released... So it must of had something advanced there not sure what exactly.
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