MPO

MPO

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French vinyl, CD, DVD pressing and cassette duplication plant, manufacturing and distribution company.
The 'MPO' initials stand for Moulages et Plastiques de l'Ouest' (in English: Western Plastics Castings). MPO can also be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

The original vinyl pressing plant was established by Pierre Tyrel de Poix in 1957 in Averton (Mayenne).
After continuous expansion, MPO has permanent offices throughout the world, with still a strong presence in Europe.
The group's current operations are structured around its three production sites and logistics centres: MPO France (Averton and Villaines La Juhel), MPO Iberica (Madrid, Spain), and MPO Asia (Bangkok, Thailand), with numerous sales offices in Europe and Asia as well as a partnership in the US.

Vinyl:
Vinyl discs pressed by MPO usually have a hand-etched "MPO" (in rare cases 'MP') inscription in the runouts. On discs pressed before the 1980s the runout can occasionally be stamped as well.

1984 to 2018:
Three concentric pressing rings around the spindle hole. Example here.
When MPO appears in the runouts without the concentric rings, please use Mastered At only.

Since ~ 2017:
The MPO logo is laser etched.
Please enter this as [MPO logo]. When ® appears next to the logo, enter it as "[MPO logo]®" in BAOI fields.
The logo is followed by a laser etched stamper number in the format ## #####, where the first two digits indicate the pressing year (see this image as example). Do not add this as LCCN number!

Test pressing label designs:
- ??? to 1983
- 1984 to 1990
- 1991 to 1995
- 1996 to 1998
- 1998 to 2017
- 2018 to present.

Cassettes:
"Duplication MPO" is printed on labels.

CDs:
CDs made at Averton are assigned the following SID codes (please do not credit the plant based on SID codes only):
Mastering codes: L031, L032, L033, L035, L036, L039, LY88 (can be misread as LV88!)
Mould code: 12##

MPO isn't always explicitly printed in the CD matrix, but can sometimes be identified by a string of tiny text with the following format:
CA [label cat#] [one or more "@"] IFPI [Mastering SID Code] M/D/YYYY HH:MM:SS [AM/PM] NNNNNNNNNN
There was a forum decision to allow this for MPO in particular.
If you aren't sure, please ask in the forums.

When MPO is found in the matrix but the Mould Code is IFPI 13##, please use Pressed By - MPO Iberica instead.
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Contact Info:
MPO International
6228 Boulevard de l'Europe
53700 Villaines-la-Juhel
France

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 08 36 00
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Sites:

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Universal Sounds Of America  album cover Various Universal Sounds Of America(2xLP, Comp) Soul Jazz Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
- Origin  album cover Gwendolyn Masin Origin(LP, Album) Not On Label - Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Kings Of Reggae  album cover Mad Professor Kings Of Reggae(CD, Comp) Nocturne France 2001 Sell This Version
Ξ  album cover Veil Of Light Ξ(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Beläten Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
/// N/A (4) + N/A (5)  album cover Unknown Artist N/A (4) + N/A (5)(10", Ltd) Not On Label /// US 2017 Sell This Version
Geistliche Lieder  album cover Ensemble vocal Stella Maris, Olivier Bardot, Brahms*, Bruckner*, Mendelssohn* Ensemble vocal Stella Maris, Olivier Bardot, Brahms*, Bruckner*, Mendelssohn* - Geistliche Lieder(CD, Album) ESVM France 2004 Sell This Version
Misántropo  album cover Avernessus Misántropo(CD, Album, Ltd) Calabazo Records Spain 2000 Sell This Version
X Sessions  album cover Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Sell This Version
Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)  album cover Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(10", Maxi, Promo) Sogeav France 1981 Sell This Version
Jazzocratie  album cover Monsieur Lacenaire Jazzocratie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Monsieur Lacenaire France 2016 Sell This Version
0H5 Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma  album cover The Melody Four Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma(7", Single) Chabada 0H5 France 1984 Sell This Version
0H6 Love Plays Such Funny Games  album cover The Melody Four Love Plays Such Funny Games(10", Album) Chabada 0H6 France 1984 Sell This Version
0H7 Eleven Songs For Doris Day  album cover Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra Eleven Songs For Doris Day(10", Album) Chabada 0H7 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H8 Mainly Mancini  album cover Tony Coe Mainly Mancini(10", Album) Chabada 0H8 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H9 The Inimitable  album cover Lol Coxhill The Inimitable(10", Album) Chabada 0H9 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H11 The Melody Four? Si Señor!  album cover The Melody Four The Melody Four? Si Señor!(10", Album) Chabada 0H11 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H12 Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot  album cover Kazuko Hohki Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot(10", Album) Chabada 0H12 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H13 T.V.? Mais Oui!  album cover The Melody Four T.V.? Mais Oui!(10", Album) Chabada 0H13 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H15 Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !)  album cover The Melody Four Little Pictures (Talkin''bout TV, Yeah !)(7", Single) Chabada, Chabada 0H15 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H16 Hello! We Must Be Going  album cover The Melody Four Hello! We Must Be Going(10", Album) Chabada 0H16 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H17 Before My Time  album cover Lol Coxhill Before My Time(10", Album) Chabada 0H17 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H18 Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians  album cover Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre - Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians(10", Album) Chabada 0H18 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H19 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1  album cover The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1(10", Album) Chabada 0H19 France 1988 Sell This Version
0H21 Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2  album cover The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2(10", Album) Chabada 0H21 France 1988 Sell This Version
01 01  album cover Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* Opto Mystics, V.I.C.A.R.I* - 01(12", W/Lbl) Bam Bam The 3rd 01 UK 2016 Sell This Version
001 River / Ghost  album cover Gardens Of God River / Ghost(12", EP) Sodai 001 Lithuania 2016 Sell This Version
01 Alternative System EP 01 Repress 2018  album cover Diezhell Alternative System EP 01 Repress 2018(12", EP, RE) Alternative System 01 France 2018 Sell This Version
01 Runners Kookies  album cover Toxit Taste Vs. The Advent Toxit Taste Vs. The Advent - Runners Kookies(12") Konsequent, Konsequent 01 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
01 ...From Sunset Blvd... ...To Paradise Rd...  album cover Elvis* ...From Sunset Blvd... ...To Paradise Rd...(2xCD, RM, Unofficial, Dig) Diamond Anniversary Editions 01 1995 Sell This Version
001 Syff001  album cover Friday Dunard Syff001(12", EP) Syff 001 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
01 Max Kahlen Urwerk / Solex(12", W/Lbl) Strom (2) 01 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
001 Let Me Ride (Kon Remix)  album cover Mothership Konnection* Let Me Ride (Kon Remix)(7", RP) Mothership Konnection 001 UK 2020 Sell This Version
001 SO-001  album cover Four Legs SO-001 001 Sweden 2020 Sell This Version
001 Kilburn National 17∙11∙90  album cover Snuff (3) Kilburn National 17∙11∙90(LP) Armshoe, Rugger Bugger Discs 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1 Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival  album cover Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival (Album) 1 US 2016 Sell This Version
001 Mars Is Calling  album cover Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Sell This Version
0001 Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου  album cover Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD) Αχός 0001 Greece 2014 Sell This Version
01 En Avant !!!  album cover Molodoï En Avant !!!(CD, Album) Division Nada 01 France 1991 Sell This Version
0001 Full Of Sorrow  album cover Frustration Full Of Sorrow(CD, MiniAlbum) Born Bad Records, Born Bad Records 0001 France 2006 Sell This Version
001 L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella  album cover Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg Stravinsky* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Yakov Kreizberg - L'Oiseau De Feu / Petrouchka / Le Sacre Du Printemps / Pulcinella(3xCD, Album) OPMC Classics 001 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
001 Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop  album cover Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads Billy Davis (9) / "Baby" Earl & The Trini-Dads - Stanky Get Funky / Back Slop(7", Single, Unofficial) Southern Artist Records 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version
001 Invitation Au Voyage  album cover Mireille Terashima Invitation Au Voyage(CD, Album) HiMi 001 France 2007 Sell This Version
01 In The Meantime  album cover Michel Zenino Sextet In The Meantime(CD, Album) IMFP 01 France Unknown Sell This Version
001 Pas La Peine D'En Faire Trop Pour Se Faire Remarquer  album cover Les Vierges Pas La Peine D'En Faire Trop Pour Se Faire Remarquer(LP, Album) Virga 4 001 France 1986 Sell This Version
001 '73 In '83  album cover The Legend* '73 In '83(7", Single) Creation Records 001 UK 1983 Sell This Version
0001 Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour  album cover Marc Jolivet Les Répondeurs / Les Lettres D'amour(7", Single, Promo) Not On Label 0001 France Unknown Sell This Version
001 Piano Recital  album cover Daniel Propper, Chopin*, Grieg*, Rangström*, Poulenc*, Prokofiev* Daniel Propper, Chopin*, Grieg*, Rangström*, Poulenc*, Prokofiev* - Piano Recital(CD) Not On Label 001 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
001 Empreintes  album cover Various Empreintes(CD, Album) Bde-UTC 001 France 1997 Sell This Version
01 Blod, Sved & Sæd  album cover Smertegrænsens Toldere Blod, Sved & Sæd(12", S/Sided) Tolder Records 01 Denmark 2020 Sell This Version
001 The Oink! 45  album cover Frank Sidebottom / Uncle Pigg & The Oinkletts Frank Sidebottom / Uncle Pigg & The Oinkletts - The Oink! 45(7") Oink! Records 001 UK 1986 Sell This Version
001 Corporeal Vol.1  album cover Various Corporeal Vol.1(12", EP) Pseudonym Records (2) 001 UK 2020 Sell This Version
00001 4 Gros Tubes  album cover Combinaisons* 4 Gros Tubes(7", EP) Deutsche Gros Klaxon 00001 France 1987 Sell This Version
000 000 000 001 Jigger  album cover Dexy Corp Jigger(CD, EP, Enh) Not On Label (Dexy Corp Self-released) 000 000 000 001 France 2004 Sell This Version
01 Harlem Joys  album cover Willie "The Lion" Smith Harlem Joys(CD, Album) Charly Records (U.K.) Limited 01 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
001 Forgotten Days  album cover Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days(CD, Album) Burrenstone Music 001 Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
001 Patience And Understanding  album cover Raza (2) Patience And Understanding(12") Coloured (2) 001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
001 La Traversée  album cover Dominique Bouzon Flûtes Solo* La Traversée(CD, Album) Not On Label 001 France 2002 Sell This Version
1 Children Can Be So Cruel  album cover God Is My Co-Pilot Children Can Be So Cruel(CD, Album) Miguel (2), Hemiola Records 1 Switzerland 1997 Sell This Version
01 Tobin 01  album cover Tobin Tobin 01(12") Tobin (2) 01 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
00001 Cam (2) Mug / Mellowman(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label (Cam (2) Self-released) 00001 Unknown Sell This Version
1 In Deepest Rebound  album cover Critical Mass (5) In Deepest Rebound(12") Divided Kingdom 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
001 Bratha 01  album cover Bratha Bratha 01(12", W/Lbl) Bratha 001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
001 Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées  album cover Gangpol Und Mit Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées(CD, Album, Enh) G.U.M. 001 France 2004 Sell This Version
01 Fabrik 01  album cover Fabrik (5) Fabrik 01(LP) Fabrik 01 France Unknown Sell This Version
01 Chants Du Silence  album cover Paul Arma Chants Du Silence(LP, Album, Promo, gat) Not On Label 01 France Unknown Sell This Version
001 Glory / Are You Swimming  album cover Mademoiselle K Glory / Are You Swimming(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Mademoiselle K Self-released) 001 France 2014 Sell This Version
#001 #001  album cover Various #001(12") MLTred, MLTred #001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
001 Dead End Track  album cover Dirty Meadow Dead End Track(LP, Album) DMR (6) 001 Norway 2014 Sell This Version
001 Sombre État Des Lieux...  album cover Le Konflit Sombre État Des Lieux...(CD, MiniAlbum) Rue D' Sekours 001 France 2003 Sell This Version
001 Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)  album cover DJ Haus Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Shades (6) 001 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
001 Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo  album cover Jesús Ortega Sharpman / Crazzy A Gogo(12") Subcione Records 001 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
001 Untitled  album cover P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* P.Leroy* / F.Cribier* - Untitled(12") Eat This 001 France 2000 Sell This Version
001 More Hard Times / Grew Old  album cover Ted Leo / Publicist UK Ted Leo / Publicist UK - More Hard Times / Grew Old(7", Single, Num) Spindown Record Club 001 US 2016 Sell This Version
001 Missa No 1  album cover Urmas Sisask Missa No 1(CD, Album) I&M Records 001 Estonia 1993 Sell This Version
1 Voix  album cover Pierre-Alain de Garrigues Voix(CD, Album) MPO 1 France Unknown Sell This Version
0001AD Home Town Chicago  album cover Boo Williams Home Town Chicago(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0001AD UK 2011 Sell This Version
1 AMP Bragging Party  album cover The Amps Bragging Party(7", Promo) 4AD 1 AMP UK 1995 Sell This Version
1BB2006 Baby Sitar  album cover Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste Jean Paul Le Goff & Denis Teste - Baby Sitar(CD, Album, Dig) Neurones Records 1BB2006 France 2006 Sell This Version
01BC A Break In The Clouds  album cover Holden* A Break In The Clouds 01BC UK 2003 Sell This Version
1BC Untitled  album cover Last Session / The Innocent Last Session / The Innocent - Untitled(12", RE, RM) Blue Cucaracha 1BC UK 2014 Sell This Version
1C1169 Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges)  album cover Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli Jean Derbès - Orchestre Philharmonique De Timisoara*, Jean-François Antonioli - Deux Nocturnes - Adagio Pour Grand Orchestre - Genèse - Praemonitio Passionis - Manu Tara (Sortilèges)(CD) Timpani 1C1169 France 2010 Sell This Version
1C1179 Flûte, Harpe & Cordes  album cover Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette Jean Cras - Juliette Hurel, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Philippe Graffin, Miguel Da Silva, Henri Demarquette - Flûte, Harpe & Cordes(CD, Album) Timpani 1C1179 France 2011 Sell This Version
1C 064-45 428 Children Of The Universe  album cover Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture* Children Of The Universe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI Electrola (2) 1C 064-45 428 2012 Sell This Version
1 CD Pour Django  album cover André Jaume / Raymond Boni André Jaume / Raymond Boni - Pour Django(CD, Album) CELP 1 CD France 1985 Sell This Version
01CD Continentales  album cover Lamour* Continentales(CD, Album, Fol) Silent Productions 01CD France 1994 Sell This Version
1-diam. Reassimilation EP  album cover Optic Nerve Reassimilation EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) diametric. 1-diam. UK 2009 Sell This Version
1dot12 Reverse  album cover W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* - Reverse(12") 1dot12 1dot12 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
1DROP005 Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub  album cover DJ Madd Simon Says / Shine Eye Dub(12", W/Lbl) 1Drop 1DROP005 UK 2016 Sell This Version
1 Eden D For Desire  album cover All About Eve D For Desire(12", Single) Eden 1 Eden UK 1985 Sell This Version
1 In 12 003 Enemies Of The State  album cover Various Enemies Of The State(LP, Album, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1 In 12 004 Systembeat  album cover Various Systembeat(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 004 UK 1985 Sell This Version
001LP Rainbow Session  album cover Harald Lassen Rainbow Session(LP, Album) Hagen Recordings 001LP Norway 2016 Sell This Version
1ØPILLS006 It's Still Me  album cover DJ Groov It's Still Me(12") 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS006 UK 2017 Sell This Version
1ØPILLS009 The Krabben EP  album cover Shedbug The Krabben EP(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1ØPILLS009 UK 2019 Sell This Version
1ØPILLS010 100  album cover Trudge (3) 100 (EP) 1ØPILLS010 UK 2019 Sell This Version
1ØPILLS012 Iridescent Adolescence EP  album cover Narciss Iridescent Adolescence EP(12", EP) 1Ø Pills Mate 1ØPILLS012 UK 2020 Sell This Version
1Ø PILLS013 I Feel You  album cover Kai van Dongen I Feel You(12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1Ø PILLS013 UK 2021 Sell This Version
1Ø PILLS MATE 004 Beware Of The Red Hand !   album cover Andrew Red Hand Beware Of The Red Hand ! (12", EP) 1Ø PILLS MATE 1Ø PILLS MATE 004 UK 2016 Sell This Version
001ÖX11/1 Rëvëürt  album cover Öxxö Xööx Rëvëürt(CD, Album) Not On Label (Öxxö Xööx self-released) 001ÖX11/1 France 2011 Sell This Version
02 Flow / Wasted Time  album cover The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart The Green Man & Kingz / Basztart - Flow / Wasted Time(12") Basswerk 02 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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misjaz

misjaz

February 23, 2022
worst plant in the world at this moment IMO, even united in America and GZ have better quality control these days. Every new record I have purchased from them has come with lots of non-fill and scuffs.
analogkid8

analogkid8

February 14, 2022
MP Oh no is more like it. I don't understand how nearly every current vinyl pressing from them has one side off center. In the 90s, I used to love seeing MPO cause I knew it meant quality. Not sure what happened to those days.
Hermitus

Hermitus

February 6, 2022
Congratulations MPO

“Billie Eilish - Happier than Ever” on recycled vinyl but just a heads up - Don’t do recycle vinyl again and take a look at all the review comments on - https://www.discogs.com/release/19676596-Billie-Eilish-Happier-Than-Ever

I have a reference system and I have never heard such a dismal pressing with constant surface noise, pops, ticks and crackles that has scuffs and a residue on it - it’s just sad.

Drive a petrol car to the record shop, to buy a substandard environmentally friend recycled pressing that was delivered across the globe by plane and truck. Only to use a record player at home powered by coal electricity - contradiction much?

Virgin pressing please or just don’t bother - I’ll be returning this album for a full refund.
Martin_M

Martin_M

October 12, 2021
Hey, it is so difficult to press flat records without scuffs?
.Richard.

.Richard.

August 12, 2021
edited 3 months ago
The non fill specialists. If you want loads of records with annoying ripping sounds (due to the fact they couldn’t be bothered to properly QC their vinyl) then look no further. If you want a coloured vinyl pressing, then the amount of non-fill is doubled.

Also if you like swooshing sounds on your records, completely obliterating quiet passages then you’re in luck. MPO is at your service.
rainydays02

rainydays02

July 30, 2021
pops and clicks pops and clicks pops and clicks pops and clicks
jangrimm

jangrimm

July 19, 2021
edited 10 months ago
Horrible QC. Got a number of titles pressed by them and all are super, SUPER noisy with a lot of extra pops & clicks. Even GZ does a lot better job these days, let alone Optimal or Pallas. Typically pressings that you have to buy up to 5 copies from to get two acceptable disks (for a double album) - if you want to take the time in the first place.
noodles666

noodles666

June 24, 2021
worst pressing plant in europe now. unbelievable what shit they do produce. the Ryan Adams I got 3 times, all 3 records are unlistanable, the Taylor Swift is awfull too. I have a ton of other trash from them.
marmion84

marmion84

June 13, 2021
MPO press bootlegs. Some hi-NRG/italo disco & house/disco edits are manufactured there. The quality is ok. Not the best, but works.
cosmic-colors

cosmic-colors

May 2, 2021
edited 12 months ago
Current MPO quality seems to be one of the best pressing plants, but I swear, I got tons of stuff they pressed in the 90s and almost everything is off-center to some degree.