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 usually have the hand etched "MPO" inscription in the runouts.
Recent presses could also show a stamped logo followed by a string of digits ## ##### (see this image), where the first two digits stands for the pressing year. DO NOT ADD THESE NUMBERS TO LCCN.
Another identifier can be that MPO pressings have three concentric rings around the spindle hole (see this image).
MPO can be credited as M.P.O. on releases.

On cassettes: "Duplication MPO", most often printed on labels.

MPO CDs made at Averton are assigned the following SID codes:
Mastering code: L031, L032, L033, L035, L036, L039, LY88 (often misread as LV88)
Mould code : 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#] [one or more @] IFPI [mastering SID code] M/D/YYYY HH:MM:SS [AM/PM] NNNNNNNNNN
(This isn't usually allowed, but there was forum discussion for doing this for MPO in particular.) If you aren't sure, please ask in the forums.)
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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: info@mpo.fr / mpodirect@mpo.fr
Sites:
[l56025]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg.  album cover Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache Sergei Prokofiev, Sergiu Celibidache - Sinfonia N. 5 In Si Bem Magg. / Romeo E Giulietta Suites / Concerto Per Violino In Re. Magg. - Italy 1989 Sell This Version
LateNightTales  album cover Röyksopp LateNightTales(2xLP, Comp, RM, 180 + CD, Comp, Mixed + Ltd) LateNightTales, LateNightTales UK 2013 Sell This Version
No Promises  album cover Carla Bruni No Promises(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Naïve Europe 2007 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
Masters Of Jazz Sampler 1996  album cover Various Masters Of Jazz Sampler 1996(CD, Promo, Smplr) Média 7 France 1996 Sell This Version
% Voix De Porto-Alegre  album cover Various Voix De Porto-Alegre(CD, Album, Mixed) % attac % France 2001 Sell This Version
Les Cintres / Jolly Roger  album cover Epilogue (8) Les Cintres / Jolly Roger(7", Single) Milodon productions France 2020 Sell This Version
X Sessions  album cover Expression Direkt X Sessions(CD, Album) Independance Music France 2004 Sell This Version
En L'An 2000  album cover Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J Charly & Lulu Feat. Ben.J - En L'An 2000(CD, Single) Moucate Productions France 1999 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
0000 Rien  album cover Odezenne Rien(12", EP, RE) Tôt Ou Tard, Universeul 0000 France 2015 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
0000J Nebula  album cover J.* Nebula(12", EP) YYK no label 0000J France 2020 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
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
001 Mars Is Calling  album cover Fafa Monteco Mars Is Calling(12") Hypnotic Music 001 France 2001 Sell This Version
1 A Night At The Opera  album cover Queen A Night At The Opera(LP, Album, RE, RM, Emb) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 1 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
01 Trollybus Circus 01  album cover Golem 13 / Teknologique* Golem 13 / Teknologique* - Trollybus Circus 01(12") Trollybus Circus 01 France 2003 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
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
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
01 Africa  album cover Various Africa(CD, Comp) Kosinus, Kosinus, Kosinus 01 France 1994 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
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 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", EP) 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 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
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
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
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
002 Protest To Survive  album cover Powerage (2) Protest To Survive(7", EP) Neg Fx 002 France 1985 Sell This Version
002 Antiphon  album cover Alfa Mist Antiphon(2xLP, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl, Gat) Pink Bird Recording Co. 002 UK 2017 Sell This Version
002 Amen  album cover Johannes Heil Amen(12") Fieber Records 002 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
002 All Areas  album cover Deine Quelle All Areas (EP) 002 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
02 Hzd Records 02  album cover iNOs Hzd, BangBass iNOs Hzd, BangBass - Hzd Records 02(12") Hzd Records 02 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
02 Fisher Tribe 02  album cover FKY / Spud FKY / Spud - Fisher Tribe 02(12") Fisher Tribe 02 France 2007 Sell This Version
002 Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird  album cover Macronympha Cut-Ups, Drones And Other Weird(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gre) Premier Sang 002 France 2010 Sell This Version
2 You Know Faust  album cover Faust You Know Faust(LP, Album) Klangbad 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
#002 Break The Silence EP  album cover Spiros Kaloumenos Break The Silence EP (EP) #002 Greece 2010 Sell This Version
02 Visco Space  album cover Visco Space Visco Space(12") Konsequent, Konsequent 02 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
002 The Mechanic Verses  album cover Phonem The Mechanic Verses(2x12", Album, Ltd) Jetlag 002 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
2 Queen  album cover Queen Queen(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Virgin EMI Records, DeAGOSTINI Japan 2 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
002 Les Becasses  album cover Les Becasses* Les Becasses(10", EP) Terror Motel 002 France 2012 Sell This Version

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MagiiicP

MagiiicP

April 8, 2020
My copy of "MULE MUSIQ 249" came sealed, scratched and misfilled...
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

September 24, 2019
T H R E E C O N C E N T R I C R I N G S
hiphopchef

hiphopchef

August 12, 2019
So far a big drop in quality for 2019. I really hope they will add some stuff to control their products.
Musicfreak98

Musicfreak98

August 1, 2019
I think their standards have dropped this year. I wrote a mostly positive review of their output back in 2018 but I've not been impressed with the releases I've heard from them this year. Their pressing of Aldous Harding's Designer was one of the worst sounding new LPs I've ever heard and their reissue of Gomez's Liquid Skin is solid but did need a lot of cleaning to become acceptable - and, even then, it isn't as clean as their pressing of the same band's 'Bring It On' from last year. I'm not sure what's gone wrong as I've almost always been very happy with their pressings in the past.
spinachfl

spinachfl

July 25, 2019
I have noticed that not all MPO pressed vinyl has the 3 concentric rings around the spindle hole. Does anyone know when they started or stopped doing this. Also, does anyone know when they started or stopped pressing vinyl with the raised ridges around the edge of the center labels. I have multiple pressings of the same records that were all pressed by MPO and I am trying to figure out ways to distinguish which order the pressings came in. Thanks for any help with this.
JATPL

JATPL

July 20, 2019
edited 9 months ago
In the past 7 or 8 months, every single MPO record I have purchased has been faulty. Records are either off centre or have non-fill issues and in some cases, have both: Prince-Originals (Just bought the £60 deluxe version) -non-fill on side 1 and the record is off centre, Dixie Chicks-Taking the Long Way (3 copies-non-fill), Prince 3121 (4 copies all had non-fill on side 1, 2 of them were off centre), Prince-Planet Earth (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Willie Nelson-Ride Me Back Home (2 copies non-fill on side 1), Marianne Faithfull-Negative Capability (3 copies all had non-fill on both sides), Bruce Springsteen on Broadway (2 copies, non-fill on at least side 1 - I couldn't be bothered to listen to it after the 12th scrape of my stylus against the poorly formed grooves). I could go on and on but I won't. MPO's quality control is simply not there and as far as I am concerned, they form the unholy trinity of bad pressing houses in Europe with GZ at the top, Optimal (formerly excellent and now consistently bad) and MPO who in the 90s were excellent and are now generally terrible.
unclemike73

unclemike73

April 9, 2019
as a collector i clean most records before playing even when Mint as i have noticed the pressings are dirty and look used till cleaned and then only 50% are truly Mint,, more care should be taken in packaging but just to say MPO may press the records but the producers are skimping on Inners and Jackets and a lot of Roots and Culture Music is put out with generic paper sleeves as requested by the producers,, then they are shipped around, taken from dance to dance and end up looking battered,, i have had some pressings that have looked used, could of been re shrink wrapped and then the sellers claim they bought them sealed,, also with limited pressings i have found out the French are saying only 500 copies available then press up 1000! so 500 get sold on the market and the rest sold as Test Press or Commercial press as i was told by a producer how the pressing contract works so they get a few more copies sometimes when pressed normally but to say there are only 500 and then sell more on the side,, the record pressing business has gone to the Dogs as we say in the UK,,,
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

March 27, 2019
are there any good pressing plants out there like COME ON
61sprite

61sprite

January 4, 2019
The pressings from the Rolling Stones box set (Abbey Road/ Miles Showell) pressed at MPO are terrible. All that and the stamper destroys it.
DogsCollection

DogsCollection

January 3, 2019
They may have new stamping machines now... their new pressings don't have the "three concentric rings"