MPO

MPO

Profile:
French pressing plant, manufacturing and distribution company which stemmed from their original pressing plant in Averton (Mayenne), France, established by Pierre Tyrel de Poix in 1957. The 'MPO' acronym remains from the original company; 'Moulages et Plastiques de l'Ouest'. Through expansion, MPO has permanent offices throughout the world, with a strong presence in Europe. The group's operations are structured around its three production sites and logistics centres; MPO Iberica and MPO France (Averton and Villaines La Juhel) and MPO Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) and numerous sales offices in Europe and Asia as well as a partner in the US.

MPO is an acronym for "Moulages Plastiques de l'Ouest" (in English: Western Plastics Castings).

MPO pressed its first commercial CD on 4th of December, 1984.

Vinyl discs pressed by MPO can be identified by the hand etched "MPO" etching in the runouts.
MPO can be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

MPO CDs made at Averton are assigned the following SID codes:
Mastering: L031, L032, L033, L035, L036, L039.
Mould: 12##

MPO isn't always explicitly mentioned in the CD matrix, but can sometimes be identified by a string of tiny text with the following format:
CA [label cat#] @@ IFPI LV88 M/D/YYYY HH:MM:SS [AM/PM] NNNNNNNNNN
If you aren't sure, please ask in the forums.
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Email: info@mpo.fr / mpodirect@mpo.fr
Sites:
[l56025]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Various Grunge Instinct(CD, Comp) Revenge Records (2), Revenge Records (2) France 1995 Sell This Version
David Holmes LateNightTales(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Mixed) LateNightTales UK 2016 Sell This Version
Marianne Faithfull Before The Poison(LP, Album) Naïve Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Röyksopp LateNightTales (Comp) UK 2013 Sell This Version
Jason Grove Skylax(2x12", Album, TP) Skylax France 2014 Sell This Version
Veil Of Light Ξ(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Beläten Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
- Hinds Very Best Of Hinds So Far(CDr, EP, Comp, Promo) Mom + Pop - US Unknown Sell This Version
Les Ablettes Les Ablettes(LP, Album) Polydor France 1988 Sell This Version
Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Sell This Version
Gold (3) Jersey(CD, Single) WMD France Unknown Sell This Version
Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J - En L'An 2000(CD, Single) Moucate Productions France 1999 Sell This Version
Dead Battery Recovery(LP, Album) Kannibalen Records, Suicide Sheep, Seeking Blue Canada 2015 Sell This Version
Callahan (11) Armshouse EP(12", EP) 4 Seasons Music UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Southside Johnny Spittin Fire(2xCD, Album) Musidisc France 1997 Sell This Version
Various Inde Du Sud(CD, Album) Le Chant Du Monde France 1990 Sell This Version
- Dempster Highway In 'Em Towns(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, whi) Not On Label - France 2015 Sell This Version
Nass El Ghiwane Transes (Musique Originale Du Film De Ahmed El Maanouni)(10", Maxi, Promo) Sogeav France 1981 Sell This Version
- Mathieu Sanders So Good(CD, Maxi) MPO - France Unknown Sell This Version
Monsieur Lacenaire Jazzocratie(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Monsieur Lacenaire France 2016 Sell This Version
0000 Odezenne Rien(12", EP, RE) Universeul, Tôt Ou Tard 0000 France 2015 Sell This Version
0H5 The Melody Four Les Millions D'Arlequin / La Paloma(7", Single) Chabada 0H5 France 1984 Sell This Version
0H6 The Melody Four Love Plays Such Funny Games(10", Album) Chabada 0H6 France 1984 Sell This Version
0H7 Steve Beresford His Piano & Orchestra Eleven Songs For Doris Day(10", Album) Chabada 0H7 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H8 Tony Coe Mainly Mancini(10", Album) Chabada 0H8 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H9 Lol Coxhill The Inimitable(10", Album) Chabada 0H9 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H11 The Melody Four The Melody Four? Si Señor!(10", Album) Chabada 0H11 France 1985 Sell This Version
0H12 Kazuko Hohki Kazuko Hohki Chante Brigitte Bardot(10", Album) Chabada 0H12 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H13 The Melody Four T.V.? Mais Oui!(10", Album) Chabada 0H13 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H15 The Melody Four Little Pictures (Talkin´bout TV, Yeah!)(7", Single) Chabada 0H15 France 1986 Sell This Version
0H16 The Melody Four Hello! We Must Be Going(10", Album) Chabada 0H16 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H17 Lol Coxhill Before My Time(10", Album) Chabada 0H17 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H18 Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre Mike Cooper & Cyril Lefebvre - Aveklei Uptowns Hawaiians(10", Album) Chabada 0H18 France 1987 Sell This Version
0H19 The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 1(10", Album) Chabada 0H19 France 1988 Sell This Version
0H21 The Melody Four Shopping For Melodies - Volume 2(10", Album) Chabada 0H21 France 1988 Sell This Version
001 Snuff (3) Kilburn National 17∙11∙90(LP) Armshoe, Rugger Bugger Discs 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
001 Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Sell This Version
0001 Θανάσης Παπακωνσταντίνου Πρόσκληση Σε Δείπνο Κυανίου(2xLP, Album, 180 + CD) Αχός 0001 Greece 2014 Sell This Version
1 Pascal Comelade Détail Monochrome(LP, Album) Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier, Labyrinthes 1 France 1984 Sell This Version
001 The Legend* '73 In '83(7", Single) Creation Records, Creation Records 001 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1 Various Which World!(7") Hollow Dream 1 France 1992 Sell This Version
001 Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin Davy Spillane & Kevin Glackin - Forgotten Days(CD, Album) Burrenstone Music 001 Ireland 2001 Sell This Version
001 Raza (2) Patience And Understanding(12") Coloured (2) 001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
01 Tobin Tobin 01(12") Tobin (2) 01 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
00001 Cam (2) Mug / Mellowman(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 00001 Unknown Sell This Version
001 Bratha Bratha 01(12", EP) Bratha 001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
001 Gangpol Und Mit Disque Compact, Pièces Détachées(CD, Album, Enh) G.U.M. 001 France 2004 Sell This Version
01 Fabrik (03) Fabrik 01(LP) Fabrik 01 France Unknown Sell This Version
01 Paul Arma Chants Du Silence(LP, Album, Promo, gat) Not On Label 01 France Unknown Sell This Version
001 Mademoiselle K Glory / Are You Swimming(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Mademoiselle K Self-released) 001 France 2014 Sell This Version
#001 Various #001(12") MLTred, MLTred #001 UK 2014 Sell This Version
001 Dirty Meadow Dead End Track(LP, Album) DMR 001 Norway 2014 Sell This Version
001 DJ Haus Feel A Change Comin On (Innershades Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) Shades (6) 001 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
001 Clyde Corley, Kyle Parker Clyde Corley, Kyle Parker - SR001(12") SPORTS Records 001 US 2016 Sell This Version
1 Pierre-Alain de Garrigues Voix(CD, Album) MPO 1 France Unknown Sell This Version
0001AD Boo Williams Home Town Chicago(2x12", Album, RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0001AD UK 2011 Sell This Version
01BC Holden* A Break In The Clouds(12", RP) Border Community 01BC UK 2005 Sell This Version
1BC Last Session / The Innocent Last Session / The Innocent - Untitled(12", RE, RM) Blue Cucaracha 1BC UK 2014 Sell This Version
1C1169 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
1C 064-45 428 Wolfgang Maus Soundpicture* Children Of The Universe(LP, Album, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI Electrola (2) 1C 064-45 428 2012 Sell This Version
01CD Lamour* Continentales(CD, Album, Fol) Silent Productions 01CD France 1994 Sell This Version
1-diam. Optic Nerve Reassimilation EP(12", W/Lbl, EP, Ltd, Num) diametric. 1-diam. UK 2009 Sell This Version
1dot12 W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* W.J. Henze* & I. Boss* - Reverse(12") 1dot12 1dot12 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
1 EDEN All About Eve D For Desire(12", Single) Eden 1 EDEN UK 1985 Sell This Version
1 In 12 003 Various Enemies Of The State(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 003 UK 1984 Sell This Version
1 In 12 004 Various Systembeat(LP, Comp) 1 In 12 Records 1 In 12 004 UK 1985 Sell This Version
002 Macronympha Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gre) Premier Sang 002 France 2010 Sell This Version
2 Faust You Know Faust(LP, Album) Klangbad 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
#002 Spiros Kaloumenos Break The Silence EP(12", EP) Focus Records (6) #002 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
02 Camper Van Beethoven Camper Van Beethoven(LP, Album) Rough Trade, Pitch-A-Tent 02 UK 1987 Sell This Version
002 Les Becasses* Les Becasses(10", EP) Terror Motel 002 France 2012 Sell This Version
# 2 Lorber / Sikora* St. Emilion(12") Nummer-Schallplatten # 2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
.002 Lorenzo Navarro Bye!(12", Promo, W/Lbl) La Crema Records .002 Spain 2004 Sell This Version
2 Néophyte Effort Discographique #1(7", Ltd, Num + CD) Artysan 2 France 2008 Sell This Version
2 Jan Steele / Ziz ! Ensemble Jan Steele / Ziz ! Ensemble - Desert Island Dusks(LP, Album) Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier, Labyrinthes 2 France 1986 Sell This Version
02 Kochise Kochise(7") On A Faim !, Toxic Grafity Records 02 France 1990 Sell This Version
002 Powerage (2) Protest To Survive(7", EP) Neg Fx 002 France 1985 Sell This Version
002 Agent Orange (10) VD / Hello Boy Friend, Coming My Way ?(7", EP) New Wave Records, New Wave Records 002 France 1983 Sell This Version
002 Ravel* / Debussy* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Yakov Kreizberg Ravel* / Debussy* - Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Yakov Kreizberg - Daphnis Et Chloé / Prélude À "L'Après-midi D'un Faune"(CD, Album) OPMC Classics 002 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
002 Les Prostitutes Aliens Are Landing(7", Single) Mad Man Records (4) 002 France 2009 Sell This Version
02 iNOs Hzd, BangBass iNOs Hzd, BangBass - Hzd Records 02(12") Hzd Records 02 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
2A3 0O48169/03 1006/16:03 Goose (3) Bring It On(CD, Album, whi) Jive/Epic 2A3 0O48169/03 1006/16:03 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0002AD Moon Man Lucky Star Ship(12", RE, RM) Anotherday Records 0002AD UK 2014 Sell This Version
2BAD 002 Good 2Bad And Hugly* Re-Issue Volume 1(12", RE, TP) 2Bad Recordings 2BAD 002 UK 2009 Sell This Version
02BC Nathan Fake Outhouse(12") Border Community 02BC UK 2003 Sell This Version
2C108-01241 Abbey Road Abbey Road Sixties "Catalogue-Album " Renault 11 (Maxi) 2C108-01241 France 1983 Sell This Version
2C108-01248 Lord And Co. The Lion In The Desert(7", Single, Promo) Abbey Road Records 2C108-01248 France 1988 Sell This Version
2CB 2 2CB Untitled(12") 2CB 2CB 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2CB4 2CB 2CB4(12") 2CB 2CB4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2CB 5 2CB Birds, Bikes & Techno(12") 2CB 2CB 5 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2CB 8 2CB, Subhead & Jamie Lidell 2CB, Subhead & Jamie Lidell - 8(12") 2CB 2CB 8 UK 1998 Sell This Version
2-diam. Tangula Descending I-IV(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) diametric. 2-diam. UK 2010 Sell This Version
2e2m 1004 Pierre-Yves Artaud accompagné par Bérengère Michot Pierre-Yves Artaud accompagné par Bérengère Michot - Recital(CD, Album) 2e2m Collection 2e2m 1004 France 1995 Sell This Version
2 EDEN All About Eve In The Clouds(12", Single) Eden 2 EDEN UK 1986 Sell This Version
2FX007 Portal (2) Vol. 7(12") 2FX Records 2FX007 UK 2008 Sell This Version
2ND006 Nitrada 0+(LP, Album) 2nd Rec 2ND006 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
2ND007 Epy ~Ahead Of The Wav(CD, Album) 2nd Rec 2ND007 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
2NDRP12007 Ramadanman Revenue(12") 2nd Drop Records 2NDRP12007 UK 2009 Sell This Version
2SOK1K1CAZ Cazino Aux Pieds De La République(12", Maxi) Not On Label 2SOK1K1CAZ France 1999 Sell This Version
2SOX001 Debukas Transparent Living Ep(12", EP) 2Sox 2SOX001 UK 2015 Sell This Version
2 SUP 0030 J.S. Bach* Toccatas And Fugues(CD) Supraphon 2 SUP 0030 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mvns

mvns

July 26, 2016
MPO's quality control, especially for releases by smaller labels, seems to be lacking. I frequently have non-fill vinyl problems that produces ripping sounds on one channel. Shame!
RobR.

RobR.

July 9, 2016
I'm surprised about the comments. Bought a Dead can Dance LP (Into the Labyrinth) today and looked up which plant did this great pressing. It's MPO.
torrid_whispers

torrid_whispers

May 23, 2016
I have to agree with redblooded, terrible quality control. I recently purchased Ihsahn's Arktis and side C had a second centre label pressed onto it, off-centre and on the last track 'crooked red line.' How does something like that get missed during packing? I think it's back to cds for me.
mtngchi

mtngchi

April 19, 2016
I have the Melt Yourself Down LP, pressed by MPO, and it sounds great and very clean.
Vinylseeker1

Vinylseeker1

August 22, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
Some vinyl aren't plane, bubbles & dents on it. Burrs also.

If you don't believe me, check out new Black dog album: Neither/neither or

Orlando Voorn - Black diamond

I must say that many records from MPO are in a bad condition and aren't an option for audiophiles & collectors!
redblooded

redblooded

August 21, 2015
Awful quality control. AVOID!
lenin666

lenin666

November 8, 2014
@georgecloony seriously? tell me which bootlegs they press!
djseansv

djseansv

September 20, 2014
Maybe quality control is lacking here...
Vinyl is an imperfect medium and every record will look different but i have noticed some things from MPO
Have received copies of records pressed here with pieces of the label exploded on to the groove, noticeable bubbles and odd indentations on the grooves (records play fine..) Just seems that every time i get a new techno record that has something funky going on its from "MPO"... maybe they use a lot of recycled vinyl that is unclean? not sure...
georgecloony

georgecloony

July 24, 2014
MPO, did you know they also press bootlegs? Yes they do, and when you ask about it what they do to provide illegal copies pressed by MPO they just don't give a F+CK. dissapointing pressing plant imo