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
1334 Quand Tu Es Là  album cover Sylvie Vartan Quand Tu Es Là(7", S/Sided, Promo) Philips, Philips 1334 France 1990 Sell This Version
1497 Hemmige  album cover Stephan Eicher Hemmige(7", Single, Promo) Barclay, Mercury 1497 France 1991 Sell This Version
1883-2 Love It To Death  album cover Alice Cooper Love It To Death(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1883-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
30030 Pop Satori  album cover Etienne Daho Pop Satori(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 30030 France Unknown Sell This Version
50120-6 Jane's Getting Serious  album cover Jon Astley Jane's Getting Serious(CDV, 5", Single, Promo, NTSC) Atlantic 50120-6 US 1987 Sell This Version
64002-2 Just Like Heaven  album cover The Cure Just Like Heaven(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Elektra 64002-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
080 002-2 Something About You  album cover Level 42 Something About You(CDV, 5", Single, RE, PAL) Polydor 080 002-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 003-2 Something About You  album cover Level 42 Something About You(CDV, 5", Single, RE, NTSC) Polydor 080 003-2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
080 004-2 Lessons In Love  album cover Level 42 Lessons In Love(CDV, 5", Single, 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, 5", Single, NTSC) Polydor 080 005-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
080 006-2 Heartache  album cover Pepsi & Shirlie Heartache(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 006-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 008-2 Down On The Street  album cover Shakatak Down On The Street(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 008-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 010-2 Cry  album cover Godley & Creme Cry(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Polydor 080 010-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 026-2 Venus  album cover Bananarama Venus(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) London Records 080 026-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
080029-2 Motortown  album cover The Kane Gang Motortown(CDV, 5", 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, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 080 032-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 044-2 Lick It Up  album cover Kiss Lick It Up(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 080 044-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 062-2 Head Over Heels  album cover Tears For Fears Head Over Heels(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Phonogram 080 062-2 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)(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 080 068-2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
080 092-2 Word Up!  album cover Cameo Word Up!(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury, Atlanta Artists, Phonogram 080 092-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
080 120-2 Wasteland  album cover The Mission Wasteland(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 080 120-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 156-2 It's Over  album cover Level 42 It's Over(CDV, 5", 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, 5", 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, 5", Single, PAL) Fiction Records 080 184-2 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
080 213-2 Paper In Fire  album cover John Cougar Mellencamp Paper In Fire(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) Mercury 080 213-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
080 218-2 Leaving Me Now  album cover Level 42 Leaving Me Now(CDV, 5", 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, 5", Single, PAL) Mercury 080 228-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 272-2 Nikita  album cover Elton John Nikita(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Phonogram, The Rocket Record Company 080 272-2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
080 274-2 Angel Eyes (Home And Away)  album cover Wet Wet Wet Angel Eyes (Home And Away)(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) 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, 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
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
304282 Reet Petite (20 Original Favourites)  album cover Jackie Wilson Reet Petite (20 Original Favourites)(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 304282 UK 1996 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
412 726-2 Serenade KV 361 »Gran Partita«  album cover 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
413 932-2 Symphonien 5 & 6 »Pastorale«  album cover Beethoven* - Karajan* - Berliner Philharmoniker Beethoven* - Karajan* - Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphonien 5 & 6 »Pastorale«(CD, RP) Deutsche Grammophon 413 932-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
419 172-2 Beethoven - Klaviersonaten Nos.5-10-19&20   album cover Emil Gilels Beethoven - Klaviersonaten Nos.5-10-19&20 (CD) Deutsche Grammophon, Polydor International GmbH 419 172-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
426 560-2 Un Ballo In Maschera  album cover Verdi* - Caballé* - Carreras* - Wixell* - Payne* - Royal Opera House*, Covent Garden* - Sir Colin Davis Verdi* - Caballé* - Carreras* - Wixell* - 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
655718 2 Fire  album cover The Front (3) Fire(CD, Single, Car) CBS 655718 2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
816 863-2 Various Trumpet World Hits(CD, Comp) Polyphon 816 863-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
818 963-2 Georges Brassens Chanson Pour L'auvergnat(CD, Comp) Philips 818 963-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
818 964-2 Les Amoureux des Bancs Publics  album cover Georges Brassens Les Amoureux des Bancs Publics(CD-ROM, S/Edition) Philips 818 964-2 France 1987 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
828 310-4 0898  album cover The Beautiful South 0898(Cass) Go! Discs 828 310-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
833 571-1 Traumland Operette / Blume Von Hawaii - Victoria Und Ihr Husar - Frau Luna  album cover Various Traumland Operette / Blume Von Hawaii - Victoria Und Ihr Husar - Frau Luna(LP, Comp) Polyphon 833 571-1 Europe Unknown 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
840 856-2 Mit Dir Sofort Und Ohne Ende  album cover Various Mit Dir Sofort Und Ohne Ende(CD, Comp) Karussell 840 856-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
842 622-2 Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky)  album cover Parliament Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin The Tail On The Funky)(CD, Album, RE) Casablanca 842 622-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
842 623-2 Trombipulation  album cover Parliament Trombipulation(CD, Album) Casablanca 842 623-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
847 007-2 Vom Himmel Hoch, O Englein Kommt Und Die Weihnachtsgeschichte  album cover Kinderchor Bad Tölz Vom Himmel Hoch, O Englein Kommt Und Die Weihnachtsgeschichte(CD, Album) Karussell 847 007-2 Germany 1987 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
849 622-2 No Milk Today - Peter Noone Sings Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits (Live)  album cover Peter Noone No Milk Today - Peter Noone Sings Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits (Live)(CD) Karussell 849 622-2 Germany Unknown 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
870 641-2 Beautiful Dreams  album cover Zamfir* Beautiful Dreams(CD, Promo) Philips 870 641-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
871 096-7 Dis-moi Bioman  album cover Bernard Minet Avec Sandrine* Et Stéphanie* Bernard Minet Avec Sandrine* Et Stéphanie* - Dis-moi Bioman(7", Single) AB Productions, AB Kid 871 096-7 France 1988 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
875 050-7 La Chanson Des Restaurants Du Cœur  album cover Jean-Jacques Goldman - Johnny Hallyday - Eddy Mitchell - Véronique Sanson - Michel Sardou Jean-Jacques Goldman - Johnny Hallyday - Eddy Mitchell - Véronique Sanson - Michel Sardou - La Chanson Des Restaurants Du Cœur(7", Single) Polygram Distribution 875 050-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
875 278-7 Beatles And The Stones (Remix)  album cover The House Of Love Beatles And The Stones (Remix) (Single) 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
887 301-1 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
887599 7 Dans Ses Grands Yeux Verts  album cover Hélène Dans Ses Grands Yeux Verts(7", Single) AB Hit, AB Hit 887599 7 France 1988 Sell This Version
9 25305-2 Talking Heads Little Creatures(CD, Album) Sire 9 25305-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6370 412 Close Enough For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Nazareth (2) Close Enough For Rock 'N' Roll(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo 6370 412 Europe Unknown 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
886 674.7 French Kiss  album cover Lil Louis* French Kiss(7", Single) FFRR, FFRR 886 674.7 France 1989 Sell This Version
314530231-2 Cooleyhighharmony  album cover Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony(CD, Album, RE) Motown 314530231-2 Europe Unknown 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 Danuredjo VII, Gamelan Kyahi Tunjung Sari Danuredjo VII, Gamelan Kyahi Tunjung Sari - Java : "Langen Mandra Wanara" Opéra De Danuredjo VII(2xCD) Ocora C559014/15 France 1987 Sell This Version
Cap. 5661 Have You Ever Loved Somebody   album cover Freddie Jackson Have You Ever Loved Somebody (CDV, 5", Promo, NTSC) Capitol Records Cap. 5661 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CBS 001 Shake You Down  album cover Gregory Abbott Shake You Down(CDV, 5", Single, NTSC) CBS CBS 001 UK 1987 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
Chrys 101 Don't Look Down (The Sequel)  album cover Go West Don't Look Down (The Sequel)(CDV, 5", Single, PAL) Chrysalis Chrys 101 UK 1987 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
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 Pas Vu Pas Pris  album cover Corynne Charby Pas Vu Pas Pris(7", Single, Promo) Polydor none 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