Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA

Profile:
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 during 1986 up to 1991 (on record labels) have the ⎊ upside triangle (which looks like a Fallout Shelter) on the label marks this era of pressing. Found on Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA https://www.discogs.com/label/442751-Columbia-Records-Pressing-Plant-Carrollton-GA and also Pitman https://www.discogs.com/label/447694-Columbia-Records-Pressing-Plant-Pitman On Lp's or 12" singles it helps designate the A side. This symbol does also appear on some CD's 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.

Identifying COMPACT DISCS made at this plant is still being researched, but may follow similar conventions used on record pressings.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
(Obsolete)
Sony Music, 5152 Columbia Drive, Carrollton, Georgia
Sites:
[l442751]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1P 7597 Trumpet Concertos  album cover 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 Sonatas For Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord  album cover 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 Symphony No. 5 / Egmont Overture = Overture D'Egmont  album cover 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 The Goldberg Variations  album cover Bach*, Glenn Gould Bach*, Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations(LP, Album, Club) CBS Masterworks Digital 1P 7613 US 1982 Sell This Version
1P 7736 Rock Menu - Hot Platter Of Chrysalis Hits  album cover Various Rock Menu - Hot Platter Of Chrysalis Hits(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1P 7736 US 1986 Sell This Version
1P 7780 The Complete Jarmels  album cover The Jarmels The Complete Jarmels(LP, Comp, Mono, Club) Laurie Mastersound, Laurie Mastersound 1P 7780 US 1986 Sell This Version
1P-7781 Music View Show #1 & #2  album cover Various Music View Show #1 & #2(LP, Promo, Transcription + 7" + Transcription) New Programs, New Programs 1P-7781 US 1987 Sell This Version
1P-7787 Music View Show #03 & #04  album cover Unknown Artist Music View Show #03 & #04(LP, Promo, Transcription + 7", Promo + Transcripti) New Programs, New Programs 1P-7787 US 1987 Sell This Version
1P-7815 Music View Show #23 & #24  album cover Unknown Artist Music View Show #23 & #24(LP, Promo, Transcription) New Programs 1P-7815 US 1988 Sell This Version
1P-7875 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #55 & #56  album cover 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 Music, My Love  album cover Jean-Pierre Rampal Music, My Love(LP, Comp) CBS Masterworks Digital 1P 7886 US 1989 Sell This Version
1P-7977 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #77 & #78  album cover 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 Greatest Hits Sound Of Money  album cover Eddie Money Greatest Hits Sound Of Money(LP, Comp, Club) Columbia 1P 7982 US 1989 Sell This Version
1P-7992 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #81 & #82  album cover 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 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #83 & #84  album cover 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 Greatest Hits, Vol. II  album cover Sammy Davis, Jr.* Greatest Hits, Vol. II(LP, Comp, Club) DCC Compact Classics, DCC Compact Classics 1P 8032 US Unknown Sell This Version
1P8042 No Fences  album cover Garth Brooks No Fences(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1P8042 US 1990 Sell This Version
1P-8047 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #91 & #92  album cover 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 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #93 & #94  album cover 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 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #95 & #96  album cover 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 This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars  album cover Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars(LP, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1P 8126 US 1991 Sell This Version
1P-81261 Sony Music Carrollton, Georgia: 1981-1991 The Last Record Pressed  album cover 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 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover 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
2GHS 2031 Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording  album cover Andrew Lloyd Webber Cats - Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording(2xLP, Album, Club, Gat) Geffen Records 2GHS 2031 US 1983 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 The George Benson Collection  album cover George Benson The George Benson Collection(2xLP, Comp, Club, Car) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1981 Sell This Version
2P 6547 History Of British Rock  album cover Various History Of British Rock(2xLP, Comp, Club, RE, Car) Sire 2P 6547 US Unknown Sell This Version
2P 7826 Gold & Platinum Volume Four  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(2xLP, Comp, Club) Realm Records 2P 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
2QW 3597 Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (Live On Broadway)  album cover 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 Gord's Gold  album cover Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold(2xLP, Comp, Club, RE, Car) Reprise Records 2RS 2237 US Unknown Sell This Version
2RS 6307 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (Album) 2RS 6307 US Unknown Sell This Version
2SR 3590 The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads  album cover Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads(2xLP, Album, Club) Sire 2SR 3590 US 1982 Sell This Version
2WS 2701 Made In Japan  album cover Deep Purple Made In Japan (Album) 2WS 2701 US Unknown Sell This Version
2XS 6454 The Kink Kronikles  album cover The Kinks The Kink Kronikles(2xLP, Comp, Club, Col) Reprise Records 2XS 6454 US Unknown Sell This Version
3C 33191 Christmas Present  album cover Andy Williams Christmas Present(LP, Album, RE, Car) Columbia, Columbia 3C 33191 US Unknown Sell This Version
4C 44097 It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time)  album cover Fishbone It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time)(12", EP) Columbia 4C 44097 US 1987 Sell This Version
4C 44445 Chimes Of Freedom  album cover Bruce Springsteen Chimes Of Freedom(12", EP, Spe) Columbia 4C 44445 US 1988 Sell This Version
4R9-03574 Electric Avenue / Time Warp  album cover Eddy Grant Electric Avenue / Time Warp(12", Single, Car) Portrait 4R9-03574 US 1982 Sell This Version
4R9-05011 She Bop  album cover Cyndi Lauper She Bop(12", Car) Portrait 4R9-05011 US 1984 Sell This Version
4R9 06740 What's Going On  album cover Cyndi Lauper What's Going On(12") Portrait 4R9 06740 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 3542 Mickey  album cover Toni Basil Mickey(12", Single, Pit) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 3542 US 1982 Sell This Version
4V9-42810 Flesh For Fantasy  album cover Billy Idol Flesh For Fantasy(12", RP) Chrysalis 4V9-42810 US 1984 Sell This Version
4V9 42992 Peter Gunn (Extended Version)  album cover 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 Hip To Be Square  album cover Huey Lewis And The News* Hip To Be Square(12", Single) Chrysalis 4V9 43075 US 1986 Sell This Version
4V9 43086 Legacy  album cover The Art Of Noise Legacy(12", RE) Chrysalis, China Records 4V9 43086 US Unknown Sell This Version
4V9 43089 Who Found Who  album cover Jellybean* Featuring Elisa Fiorillo Jellybean* Featuring Elisa Fiorillo - Who Found Who(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43089 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43124 (Something Inside) So Strong  album cover Labi Siffre (Something Inside) So Strong(12") China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 43124 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43135 Dragnet  album cover The Art Of Noise Dragnet(12") China Records, Chrysalis 4V9 43135 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43171 The Real Thing  album cover Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing(12") Chrysalis, Chrysalis 4V9 43171 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43262 Spy In The House Of Love  album cover Was (Not Was) Spy In The House Of Love(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43262 US 1988 Sell This Version
4V9 43294 You Don't Know  album cover Elisa Fiorillo You Don't Know(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43294 US 1987 Sell This Version
4V9 43332 Walk The Dinosaur  album cover Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur(12") Chrysalis 4V9 43332 US 1988 Sell This Version
4W9 05205 Black Cars (Dance Mix)  album cover Gino Vannelli Black Cars (Dance Mix)(12", Car) HME Records 4W9 05205 US 1985 Sell This Version
4Z9 04955 One For The Treble (Fresh)  album cover Davy DMX One For The Treble (Fresh) 4Z9 04955 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 04978 Street Symphony  album cover Rich Cason And The Galactic Orchestra Street Symphony 4Z9 04978 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 04996 Your Touch  album cover Bonnie Pointer Your Touch(12", Car) Private I Records 4Z9 04996 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05996 I've Got The Night Off  album cover Kathy Kosins I've Got The Night Off(12") Carrere USA 4Z9 05996 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 06763 Late Night Hour (Special 12" Mix)  album cover Kathy Mathis Late Night Hour (Special 12" Mix)(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 06763 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9-06788 Fake  album cover Alexander O'Neal Fake(12", Single) Tabu Records 4Z9-06788 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 07539 Never Knew Love Like This (Special 12" Mixes)  album cover 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 Tell Me  album cover Kate Gengo Tell Me(12") CBS Associated Records 4Z9 07819 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 07853 1919 Main Street  album cover Mark Anthony 1919 Main Street(12") Tabu Records, Tabu Records 4Z9 07853 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 08124 Personality  album cover New Toys Personality(12", Promo) CBS Associated Records, Star City Records 4Z9 08124 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 68199 Affair  album cover Cherrelle Affair(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68199 US 1988 Sell This Version
4Z9 68842 State Of Attraction  album cover Rhonda Clark State Of Attraction(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68842 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 68863 I'm Still Missing Your Love  album cover S.O.S. Band* I'm Still Missing Your Love(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 68863 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 73162 Use Me  album cover Demetrius Perry Use Me(12") Tabu Records 4Z9 73162 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Z9 73183 Got To Tell Me Something  album cover Ana Got To Tell Me Something(12", Single) Parc Records, Epic 4Z9 73183 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Z9 74503 I Wanna Be Rich  album cover Calloway I Wanna Be Rich(12", Maxi) Solar 4Z9 74503 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z9 74509 Do It (One More Time)  album cover Midnight Star Do It (One More Time)(12") Solar 4Z9 74509 US 1990 Sell This Version
4ZH 06924 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message  album cover MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 06924 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 07554 Talking In Your Sleep / What I Like About You  album cover The Romantics Talking In Your Sleep / What I Like About You(12") Nemperor Records 4ZH 07554 US 1988 Sell This Version
5C 38178 Never Say Never  album cover Romeo Void Never Say Never(12") Columbia, 415 Records 5C 38178 US 1981 Sell This Version
5C 38194 Scandal  album cover Scandal (4) Scandal(12", EP, Car) Columbia 5C 38194 US 1982 Sell This Version
5C 38591 Ratrospective  album cover The Boomtown Rats Ratrospective(LP, Comp, Car) Columbia 5C 38591 US 1983 Sell This Version
5E 507 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 5E 507 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-515 Greatest Hits  album cover The Doors Greatest Hits (Comp) 5E-515 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-516 Greatest Hits Volume Two  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits Volume Two(LP, Comp, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records 5E-516 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E-541 Bet Your Heart On Me  album cover 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 Greatest Hits  album cover Queen Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Club, RP, Car) Elektra 5E-564 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E 567 Shake It Up  album cover The Cars Shake It Up (Album) 5E 567 US 1981 Sell This Version
5V 41436 Fresco  album cover Icehouse Fresco(LP, MiniAlbum, Car) Chrysalis 5V 41436 US 1983 Sell This Version
6E-103 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Club, RE, Col) Asylum Records 6E-103 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-105 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 (Album, Comp) 6E-105 US 1981 Sell This Version
6E 108 The Best Of Bread  album cover Bread The Best Of Bread(LP, Comp, Club, RP, Car) Elektra 6E 108 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-113 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty(LP, Album, Club, Col) Asylum Records 6E-113 US 1984 Sell This Version
6E-128 Boys In The Trees  album cover Carly Simon Boys In The Trees(LP, Album, RE, Car) Elektra 6E-128 US Unknown Sell This Version
7 A1-80116 Genesis  album cover Genesis Genesis(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-80116 US 1983 Sell This Version
7 A1-80999 Records  album cover Foreigner Records(LP, Comp, Club, Die) Atlantic 7 A1-80999 US 1982 Sell This Version
7 A1-81239 The Firm  album cover The Firm (7) The Firm(LP, Album, Club, Car) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-81239 US 1985 Sell This Version
7 A1-81628 Mean Business  album cover The Firm (7) Mean Business(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-81628 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-81640 The Secret Value Of Daydreaming  album cover Julian Lennon The Secret Value Of Daydreaming(LP, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1-81640 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1 81700 Atlantic Jazz: New Orleans  album cover Various Atlantic Jazz: New Orleans(LP, Comp, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1 81700 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-81703 Atlantic Jazz West Coast  album cover Various Atlantic Jazz West Coast(LP, Comp, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1-81703 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-81705 Atlantic Jazz Post Bop  album cover Various Atlantic Jazz Post Bop(LP, Comp, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1-81705 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1 81706 Atlantic Jazz Singers  album cover Various Atlantic Jazz Singers(2xLP, Comp, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1 81706 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-81740 Everyone Loves The Pilot (Except The Crew)  album cover Jon Astley Everyone Loves The Pilot (Except The Crew)(LP, Album, Club, Car) Atlantic 7 A1-81740 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 A1-81902 Judson Spence  album cover Judson Spence Judson Spence(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-81902 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 A1 82140 X  album cover INXS X(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic 7 A1 82140 US 1990 Sell This Version
7 A1-90231 The Unforgettable Fire  album cover U2 The Unforgettable Fire(LP, Album, Club, Car) Island Records, Island Records 7 A1-90231 US 1984 Sell This Version
7 A1-90245 Ratt  album cover Ratt Ratt(12", EP, Club) Time Coast Communications, Inc., Time Coast Communications, Inc. 7 A1-90245 US 1984 Sell This Version

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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.