PDO

PDO

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Philips And DuPont Optical. Operating under this name from October 1985 until 1996. Use this page only where the exact plant cannot be derived. For releases stating:
"Made in U.K. by PDO" please use PDO, UK.
"Made in Germany/West Germany by PDO" please use PDO, Germany
"Made in France by PDO" please use PDO, France.
"Made in USA by PDO" please use PDO, USA.
For (French) vinyl pressings with PDO in the runouts, please use PDO, France.

PolyGram transferred control of their West German pressing plant PRS, located in Hannover, to a joint venture between Philips and DuPont Optical that was formed in October 1985 to manufacture compact discs (effective January 1986). The French PRS plant, located in Louviers, followed in September 1986.

This company, Philips And DuPont Optical or "PDO," was used to press CDs and vinyl for a number of companies / labels.
By December 1986, PDO operated additional CD pressing plants in the U.S. (Kings Mountain, North Carolina) and in the U.K. (Blackburn, Lancashire).

PDO CDs pressed between 1988 and 1993 by the Blackburn plant have been widely reported as being affected by "disc bronzing" or "disc rot."

In 1991 the control of the German, French and UK pressing plants (US plant followed in June 1992) were transferred back to PolyGram, which became PolyGram Manufacturing & Distribution Centers (PMDC) in 1994 (UK in 1996). PMDC has since sold their German and U.S. plants to EDC, the French plant to Cinram and the UK plant to Disctronics.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
377 1988  album cover عبد الله الرويشد = Abdulla Al-Ruwaished* عبد الله الرويشد = Abdulla Al-Ruwaished* - 1988(CD, Album) النظائر 377 Gulf Cooperation Council 1988 Sell This Version
1497 Hemmige  album cover Stephan Eicher Hemmige(7", Single, Promo) Barclay, Mercury 1497 France 1991 Sell This Version
30030 Pop Satori  album cover Etienne Daho Pop Satori(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 30030 France Unknown Sell This Version
64002-2 Just Like Heaven  album cover The Cure Just Like Heaven(CDV, Single, NTSC) Elektra 64002-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
080 004-2 Lessons In Love  album cover Level 42 Lessons In Love(CDV, Maxi, PAL) Polydor 080 004-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 005-2 Lessons In Love  album cover Level 42 Lessons In Love(CDV, Maxi, NTSC) Polydor 080 005-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
080 008-2 Down On The Street  album cover Shakatak Down On The Street(CDV, Maxi, PAL) Polydor 080 008-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 010-2 Cry  album cover Godley & Creme Cry(CDV, Single, PAL) Polydor 080 010-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080029-2 Motortown  album cover The Kane Gang Motortown(CDV, Single, NTSC) Kitchenware Records 080029-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 032-2 Everybody Wants To Rule The World  album cover Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World(CDV, Single, PAL) Mercury 080 032-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 068-2 I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording)  album cover Tears For Fears I Believe (A Soulful Re-Recording) (Single) 080 068-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 156-2 It's Over  album cover Level 42 It's Over(CDV, Single, PAL) Polydor 080 156-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 182-2 In Between Days  album cover The Cure In Between Days(CDV, Single, PAL) Fiction Records 080 182-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 184-2 Why Can't I Be You?  album cover The Cure Why Can't I Be You?(CDV, Single, PAL) Fiction Records 080 184-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 218-2 Leaving Me Now  album cover Level 42 Leaving Me Now(CDV, Single, PAL) Polydor 080 218-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 228-2 Nothin' But A Woman  album cover The Robert Cray Band Nothin' But A Woman(CDV, Maxi, PAL) Mercury 080 228-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 274-2 Angel Eyes (Home And Away)  album cover Wet Wet Wet Angel Eyes (Home And Away)(CDV, Single, PAL, Gol) The Precious Organisation, Mercury, Phonogram 080 274-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
90648 Sadeness Part I  album cover Enigma Sadeness Part I(7", Single) Virgin 90648 France 1990 Sell This Version
90668 Mea Culpa Part II  album cover Enigma Mea Culpa Part II(7", Single) Virgin 90668 France 1991 Sell This Version
95055 The Rivers Of Belief  album cover Enigma The Rivers Of Belief(7") Virgin, Virgin 95055 France 1991 Sell This Version
136731 Never Another Sunset  album cover The Rose Of Avalanche Never Another Sunset(CD, Album) Avalantic Records 136731 UK 1989 Sell This Version
258621 Tigre De Porcelaine  album cover Guidoni* Tigre De Porcelaine(CD, Album) Carol Records 258621 France 1987 Sell This Version
300042 Opérettes Succès  album cover André Dassary Opérettes Succès(CD, Comp) Accord 300042 France 1988 Sell This Version
390 612-7 Spit In The Rain  album cover Del Amitri Spit In The Rain(7", Single) A&M Records 390 612-7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
390 783-7 Every Heartbeat  album cover Amy Grant Every Heartbeat(7") A&M Records, A&M Records 390 783-7 France 1991 Sell This Version
396 405-2 The Soul Cages  album cover Sting The Soul Cages(CD, Album) A&M Records 396 405-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
412 511-2 Gurrelieder  album cover Arnold Schoenberg Gurrelieder(2xCD) Philips Classics 412 511-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
412 726-2 Mozart* : Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner Mozart* : Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*, Sir Neville Marriner - Serenade KV 361 »Gran Partita«(CD, Album) Philips 412 726-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
426 560-2 Un Ballo In Maschera  album cover Verdi* - Caballé* - Carreras* - Wiwell* - Payne* - Royal Opera House*, Covent Garden* - Sir Colin Davis Verdi* - Caballé* - Carreras* - Wiwell* - Payne* - Royal Opera House*, Covent Garden* - Sir Colin Davis - Un Ballo In Maschera(2xCD, Album, RE) Philips Classics, Philips Classics, Philips Classics 426 560-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
427 481-2 Les Triomphes Du Classique  album cover Herbert Von Karajan Les Triomphes Du Classique(CD) Deutsche Grammophon 427 481-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
511353-2 David Marouani  album cover David Marouani David Marouani(CD, Album) Polydor 511353-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
655718 2 Fire  album cover The Front (3) Fire(CD, Single, Car) CBS 655718 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 93876-2 Nomades  album cover Guesch Patti & Encore Nomades(CD, Album) EMI France, EMI Pathé Marconi 7 93876-2 France 1990 Sell This Version
812 861-2 Je Chante Avec Toi Liberté  album cover Nana Mouskouri Je Chante Avec Toi Liberté(CD, Album) Philips 812 861-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
816 863-2 Various Trumpet World Hits(CD, Comp) Polyphon 816 863-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
822 820-2 Stella  album cover Yello Stella(CD, Album) Mercury 822 820-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
824 553-2 Soldier's Gun  album cover Stage Dolls Soldier's Gun(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mercury 824 553-2 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
827 578-2 Wheels Of Fire  album cover Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire(2xCD, Album, RE) Polydor 827 578-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
827 990-2 Jimi Plays Monterey  album cover Jimi Hendrix Jimi Plays Monterey(CD, Album, RM) Polydor 827 990-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
828 310-4 0898  album cover The Beautiful South 0898(Cass) Go! Discs 828 310-4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
831 461-2 She  album cover Viktor Lazlo She(CD, Album, RE) Polydor 831 461-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
834 205-2 Collaboration  album cover Helen Merrill - Gil Evans Helen Merrill - Gil Evans - Collaboration(CD, Album) EmArcy 834 205-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
834 780-2 Everything's Kool & The Gang: Greatest Hits & More  album cover Kool & The Gang Everything's Kool & The Gang: Greatest Hits & More(CD, Comp, RE) Mercury 834 780-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
837 083-2 Born To Love  album cover Den Harrow Born To Love(CD, Comp) Polydor 837 083-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
837 766-2 Be The One  album cover Jackie Jackson Be The One(CD, Album) Polydor 837 766-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
837 921-1 Hot And Soul  album cover Viktor Lazlo Hot And Soul(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 837 921-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
849 128-2 Ganz In Weiß  album cover Roy Black Ganz In Weiß(2xCD, Comp) Karussell 849 128-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
849 565-2 Mes Poisons Délicieux  album cover Viktor Lazlo Mes Poisons Délicieux(CD, Album) Polydor 849 565-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
867 746-7 Running Back To You  album cover Vanessa Williams Running Back To You(7", Single) Polydor 867 746-7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
868 506-7 Words  album cover Nadieh Words(7") Mercury 868 506-7 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
869 394-7 Long Train Running  album cover Bananarama Long Train Running(7", Single) London Records 869 394-7 France 1991 Sell This Version
870 144-7 The Real Thing  album cover Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante Jellybean* Featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing(7") Chrysalis 870 144-7 France 1987 Sell This Version
871118-7 It's Yer Money I'm After, Baby  album cover The Wonder Stuff It's Yer Money I'm After, Baby(7") Polydor, Polydor 871118-7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
874 306-7 Joue Pas  album cover François Feldman Et Joniece Jamison François Feldman Et Joniece Jamison - Joue Pas(7", Single, Mol) Big Bang 874 306-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
875 278-7 Beatles And The Stones (Remix)  album cover The House Of Love Beatles And The Stones (Remix)(7", Single) Fontana 875 278-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
875 438 7 Gauguin  album cover Barbara (5) Gauguin(7", Single) Philips 875 438 7 France 1990 Sell This Version
877 468-7 Mexico  album cover Félipé Lepez Mexico(7", Single) Off The Track Records 877 468-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
878 080-7 Blaze Of Glory  album cover Jon Bon Jovi Blaze Of Glory(7", Single) Mercury, Vertigo 878 080-7 France & Benelux 1990 Sell This Version
878 426-7 I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You  album cover Absent Friends Featuring Wendy Matthews Absent Friends Featuring Wendy Matthews - I Don't Want To Be With Nobody But You(7") Philips 878 426-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
878 848-7 Apparently Nothin'  album cover Young Disciples Apparently Nothin'(7", Single, Sil) Philips, Talkin' Loud 878 848-7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
885 699-7 Das Licht Eines Neuen Morgens  album cover Michaela (12) Das Licht Eines Neuen Morgens(7", Single) Jupiter Records 885 699-7 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
885 765-7 Joe Le Taxi  album cover Vanessa Paradis Joe Le Taxi(7", Single, Pap) Polydor 885 765-7 France 1987 Sell This Version
886 612-7 You're History  album cover Shakespear's Sister You're History(7", Single) FFRR 886 612-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
887 156-7 Pas Vu Pas Pris  album cover Corynne Charby Pas Vu Pas Pris(7", Single) Polydor 887 156-7 France 1987 Sell This Version
887 263-7 Pas Vu Pas Pris  album cover Corynne Charby Pas Vu Pas Pris(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 887 263-7 France 1987 Sell This Version
887 301-1 A Little Piece Of Heaven  album cover Godley & Creme A Little Piece Of Heaven(12", Single) Polydor 887 301-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
421 061-2 DH Rachmaninov: 'Chopin' Variations // (5 Preludes . Melodie // Liebesleid & Liebesfreud)  album cover Jorge Bolet Rachmaninov: 'Chopin' Variations // (5 Preludes . Melodie // Liebesleid & Liebesfreud)(CD, Album) Decca, Decca 421 061-2 DH Europe 1988 Sell This Version
835 562-2 Y The Best From 150 Gold  album cover James Last The Best From 150 Gold(CD, Comp) Polydor, Polydor 835 562-2 Y Germany Unknown Sell This Version
876 881.2 C'Est Toi Qui M'As Fait  album cover François Feldman C'Est Toi Qui M'As Fait(CD, Maxi) Phonogram 876 881.2 France 1990 Sell This Version
10084231 Arthur Alexander The Greatest(CD, Comp) Ace 10084231 UK 1989 Sell This Version
10172371 Makita Powerplay Volume 3  album cover Various Makita Powerplay Volume 3(CD, Comp) PolyGram Special Products, Makita 10172371 UK 1991 Sell This Version
BGC 24-25 Le Barbier De Séville  album cover Rossini*, Beaumarchais*, Doria*, Jansen*, Baroni*, Depraz*, Musy*, Fournet* Rossini*, Beaumarchais*, Doria*, Jansen*, Baroni*, Depraz*, Musy*, Fournet* - Le Barbier De Séville(2xCD, Album) Bourg Records BGC 24-25 France Unknown Sell This Version
C559014/15 Java : "Langen Mandra Wanara" Opéra De Danuredjo VII  album cover Various, Gamelan Kyahi Tunjung Sari Various, Gamelan Kyahi Tunjung Sari - Java : "Langen Mandra Wanara" Opéra De Danuredjo VII(2xCD) Ocora, PDO C559014/15 France 1987 Sell This Version
CD ASV 001 Various ASVitality: The Classical Sampler(CD, Smplr) ASV CD ASV 001 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 133 Tiger In A Dress  album cover Dan Reed Network Tiger In A Dress(CD, Promo) Mercury, PolyGram CDP 133 US 1989 Sell This Version
CDSEW 027 Still Caught Up  album cover Millie Jackson Still Caught Up(CD, Album, RE, RM) Southbound CDSEW 027 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 76 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Good Son(CD, Album + CD, Single + Ltd) Mute, Virgin CD STUMM 76 France 1990 Sell This Version
E2-75007 Morrison Hotel  album cover The Doors Morrison Hotel(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra E2-75007 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
ECM 1073 Bright Size Life  album cover Pat Metheny Bright Size Life(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1073 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
GB 9005 SOS Détresse  album cover Gilles Boes* SOS Détresse(7", Single) Not On Label GB 9005 France 1990 Sell This Version
GEE 33 Set Adrift On Memory Bliss  album cover PM Dawn* Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Single) GEE 33 France 1991 Sell This Version
INA C 1003 Sud / Dialogues / Inharmonique / Mutations  album cover Risset* Sud / Dialogues / Inharmonique / Mutations(CD) INA-GRM INA C 1003 France 1987 Sell This Version
none Get Here  album cover Oleta Adams Get Here(7", Single, TP) Not On Label none Europe 1990 Sell This Version
none Listening (Remix)  album cover David Hallyday Listening (Remix)(7", Single, TP) Not On Label none France 1989 Sell This Version
none Prends Ton Temps  album cover Florent Pagny Prends Ton Temps(7", Single, TP) Not On Label none France 1991 Sell This Version
P33P 50023 Equinoxe  album cover Jean Michel Jarre* Equinoxe(CD, Album) Polydor, Polydor P33P 50023 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
PRS 23007 Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul  album cover Ray Charles Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul(CD, Album) Personality PRS 23007 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
PSPCD199(A)  Makita Powerplay Volume 1  album cover Various Makita Powerplay Volume 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Makita PSPCD199(A) UK 1991 Sell This Version
RCD 20118 Popular Science  album cover Kuriokhin* & Kaiser* Kuriokhin* & Kaiser* - Popular Science(CD, Album, RP) Rykodisc RCD 20118 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10144/45 Stage  album cover David Bowie Stage(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10144/45 US 1992 Sell This Version
TANG CD3 Golden Cleaners  album cover The Cleaners From Venus* Golden Cleaners(CD, Comp) Tangerine Records (2) TANG CD3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TANG CD14 Back From The Cleaners  album cover The Cleaners From Venus* Back From The Cleaners(CD, Album, Comp) Tangerine Records (2) TANG CD14 UK 1995 Sell This Version
TVO-K-2740 Golden Classic  Beethoven  album cover Ludwig van Beethoven, The London Philharmonic Orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Golden Classic Beethoven(CD, Comp) one records TVO-K-2740 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
WER 2023-50 Computer Music Currents 3  album cover Various Computer Music Currents 3(CD, Album, Comp) Wergo WER 2023-50 Germany 1989 Sell This Version