Record Service Alsdorf

Record Service Alsdorf

Profile:
German vinyl pressing, cassette and CD manufacturing plant. Founded 1975 as Record Service GmbH and as distributor for Warner, Elektra and Atlantic.

In 1976 record manufacturing started for Germany and increased until 1978 when WEA Musik GmbH manufactured WEA releases for GAS, Benelux, Scandinavia and a part of the French market. Rights societies appear on the record according to the distribution area of each edition while the covers were identical for all countries.

Many 7"s manufactured between 1976 and 1980 show a characteristic immersion around the centre hole and were predominantly mastered at Tonstudio Pfanz.
Examples: Camillo and Hotel California (1977); Gimme Some Lovin' / She Caught The Katy (1979).

Until the late 1970s WEA Musik GmbH ordered vinyl records at Alsdorf but in a large amount also at Teldec-Press GmbH. Alsdorf 12" records show a wider pressing ring than late 1970s TELDEC pressings and usually do not show a 'Manufactured in Germany'-stamp. Please compare an R / S Alsdorf-edition with a TELDEC-Press GmbH-edition.

Until 1980 WEA Musik GmbH releases were almost exclusively mastered at Tonstudio Pfanz. If not identical to the matrix number used there, the European WEA catalog number can be found additionally etched into the mothers.
Between 1979/80 and 1981 indicators for galvanization at Sonopress (etched 020) can frequently be found in the runout area.

In this period capacities were massively expanded. The standard LP cover finish turned glossy around 1980/81 and the characteristic Warner-logo embossment on the cover rear was introduced. TELDEC-Press GmbH order pressings for WEA Musik GmbH virtually disappear.

Alsdorf vinyl pressings manufactured from 1981 until 1991 can be identified by an "R / S Alsdorf" stamp in the runout area. 1981 pressings can also show "R / S" exclusively.

Important note: Pressings which show this runout stamp on one or more sides were pressed in 1981 tve. please take this into consideration when submitting/updating.

More or less coinciding with the introduction of the 'R / S Alsdorf' stamp, a STRAWBERRY (G) (scarcely STRAWBERRY (E)) stamp can be found on masters made by Strawberry Mastering for Alsdorf between 1981 and 1983. These masters certainly were used for represses until the later 1980s.

The R / S-stamp was eventually succeeded by a 'WMME Alsdorf' stamp in 1991. Releases showing this stamp should be submitted to WMME Alsdorf.

By the mid-1980s Alsdorf vinyl pressings covered a good part of the WEA UK market by manufacturing LPs of international WEA releases and small centre hole UK standard 7"s of primary European WEA releases for export and delivery to the UK. The countries the pressed edition was destined for is often indicated by country codes in the runouts:

BE = Benelux
D = Germany or GAS (very occasionally 'A' appears on 'Austro Mechana' licensed releases until 1983)
F = France
S = Scandinavia
UK or GB = United Kingdom

The Alsdorf stamper number can also be found etched into the runout area but in most of the cases it appears very faintly.

Please note that in the mid-1980s Alsdorf often used US mothers, galvanized by Sheffield Lab Matrix for Allied Record Company which can be identified by the appearance of a long etched string including "△ 00000-X" and the [Allied 'ɑ' logo]-stamp.

Cassette manufacturing started in 1977, Compact-disc manufacturing started on 14 May 1986. CD pressings can be identified by 'RSA' in the matrix.

Please note that around 1990 Record Service Alsdorf manufactured small and large centre hole editions of 7"s and used the same label layout for both editions. This procedure partially affected the layout of the large centre hole editions and the record appears to be 'dinked'. Actually the record was manufactured and sold in this form. Alsdorf 7" editions with large centre hole were exclusively distributed within Continental Europe and should be submitted seperately.

Became a part of TELDEC Record Service in 1988 and a division of Warner Music Manufacturing Europe in 1991 (cf. WMME Alsdorf).
The last vinyl record was pressed in the facility on 04 September 1998. Was sold in 2003 to Cinram and became Cinram GmbH.
Contact Info:
Max-Planck-Straße 1-9
D-52477 Alsdorf

T: +49 2404 58-0
F: +49 2404 58-111
[l826122]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
5E-535 The Pressure Is On  album cover Hank Williams, Jr.* The Pressure Is On(LP, Album) Elektra, Curb Records, Elektra 5E-535 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
7E-1039-2 One Of These Nights  album cover Eagles One Of These Nights(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1039-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
106-2 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 106-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
508-2 The Long Run  album cover Eagles The Long Run (Album) 508-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
903 I Wish It Would Rain Down  album cover Phil Collins I Wish It Would Rain Down(12", Maxi) WEA, WEA 903 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1009 PM Hot On 45 • Februar '90  album cover Various Hot On 45 • Februar '90(CD, Comp, Promo) TELDEC, TELDEC 1009 PM Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1047 Every Heart Needs A Home  album cover St. Paul Every Heart Needs A Home(7", S/Sided, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 1047 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1050 PM Music News • Januar '91  album cover Various Music News • Januar '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1050 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1055 PM Music News • Februar '91  album cover Various Music News • Februar '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1055 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1065 PM Music News • April '91  album cover Various Music News • April '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1065 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1768-2 Astral Weeks  album cover Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2277-2 Harvest  album cover Neil Young Harvest (Album) 2277-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
2685-2 Billion Dollar Babies  album cover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 2685-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
2731 The 5th  (Die Wiener Symphoniker Spielen Meisterwerke Aus Klassik Und Pop)  album cover VSOP Vienna Symphonic Orchestra Project* The 5th (Die Wiener Symphoniker Spielen Meisterwerke Aus Klassik Und Pop)(LP, Album, M/Print) Dino Music 2731 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
03010-2 Rumours  album cover Fleetwood Mac Rumours(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 03010-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
3015 CD Vol. 2  album cover Space Jazz Trio Vol. 2(CD, Album) YVP Music 3015 CD Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3109-2 Seals & Crofts' Greatest Hits  album cover Seals & Crofts Seals & Crofts' Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records 3109-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
3273-2 The Best Of  album cover ZZ Top The Best Of(CD, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3273-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3478-2 Dirty Mind  album cover Prince Dirty Mind(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3478-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3677-2 Diver Down  album cover Van Halen Diver Down (Album) 3677-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
5077 2 Straight Ahead!  album cover Barbara Dennerlein Straight Ahead!(CD, Album) Enja Records 5077 2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
11 046 In A Lifetime  album cover The Temptations In A Lifetime(7", TP) Atlantic 11 046 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
11426 When A Man Loves A Woman  album cover Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman(7", Single, RE) Atlantic 11426 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
13 360 3 The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971)  album cover Louis Armstrong The Masters Of Jazz • Louis Armstrong (1900-1971)(3xLP, Comp + Box) SR International, CBS, MCA Records 13 360 3 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
15 061 5 Escape From Television  album cover Jan Hammer Escape From Television(LP, Album, Club) MCA Records 15 061 5 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
16010-2 The Rose (The Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Bette Midler The Rose (The Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16010-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
16018-2 Back In Black  album cover AC/DC Back In Black(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16018-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
16029-2 Face Value  album cover Phil Collins Face Value(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 16029-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
16999-2 4  album cover Foreigner 4(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Atlantic, Atlantic 16999-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
17953 So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie  album cover The Blasters So Long Baby Goodbye / Marie, Marie(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records 17953 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
19129-2 Untitled  album cover Led Zeppelin Untitled(CD, Album, RE, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 19129-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
19 228 Du Bist A Wahnsinn  album cover Tanz & Showband Die Sunny Boys* Du Bist A Wahnsinn(7", Single) WEA 19 228 Austria 1982 Sell This Version
19289-2 Branigan  album cover Laura Branigan Branigan(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 19289-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
19317-2 The Best Of Roberta Flack  album cover Roberta Flack The Best Of Roberta Flack(CD, Comp, RE) Atlantic 19317-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
19319-2 The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer  album cover The Manhattan Transfer The Best Of The Manhattan Transfer(CD, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic 19319-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
19425 The Race Is On  album cover Dave Edmunds With The Stray Cats* Dave Edmunds With The Stray Cats* - The Race Is On(7", Single) Swan Song, Swan Song 19425 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
23757-2 Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23757-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
23773-2 Money And Cigarettes  album cover Eric Clapton Money And Cigarettes(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, WEA Records, Duck Records (2) 23773-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
23867-2 The First Album  album cover Madonna The First Album(CD, Album, RE) Sire, WEA Records 23867-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
26.131 The Saga Continues...  album cover Roger* The Saga Continues...(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.131 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
26852 Billion Dollar Babies  album cover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 26852 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
28337 Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran  album cover Foyer Des Arts Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran(12", Maxi, Ltd) WEA 28337 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
28 339 Goldfinger  album cover Die Krupps Goldfinger(12", Maxi, Ltd) WEA 28 339 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
32 050-7 Christiane F. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (Original Soundtrack Zum Film)  album cover David Bowie Christiane F. Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (Original Soundtrack Zum Film)(LP, Comp, Club) RCA, RCA Victor, RCA Victor 32 050-7 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
32100-2 Empty Glass  album cover Pete Townshend Empty Glass (Album) 32100-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
32 195 0 Self Control  album cover Laura Branigan Self Control(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 32 195 0 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
32 249-5 Forever Young  album cover Alphaville Forever Young(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 249-5 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
32 385-7 Parade  album cover Prince And The Revolution Parade(LP, Album, Club) Paisley Park 32 385-7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
32 416-0 5150  album cover Van Halen 5150(LP, Album, Club, Clu) Warner Bros. Records 32 416-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
35 464 7 Sehnsucht Ist Unheilbar  album cover Juliane Werding Sehnsucht Ist Unheilbar(CD, Album, Club) WEA, Mambo 35 464 7 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
36142 High Voltage  album cover AC/DC High Voltage (Album) 36142 UK 1976 Sell This Version
40 003 Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul  album cover Otis Redding Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul (Album) 40 003 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
40 030 The Clown  album cover Charles Mingus The Clown(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 030 France Unknown Sell This Version
40 037 Led Zeppelin II  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) 40 037 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
40 038 Memphis Underground  album cover Herbie Mann Memphis Underground(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 038 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
40 042 Volunteered Slavery  album cover Roland Kirk Volunteered Slavery(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 042 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40 106 The Yes Album  album cover Yes The Yes Album (Album) 40 106 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40 216 One Way... Or Another  album cover Cactus (3) One Way... Or Another(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records 40 216 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40223 High Time  album cover MC5 High Time(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 40223 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
40 288 Coltrane Plays The Blues  album cover John Coltrane Coltrane Plays The Blues (Album) 40 288 France 1981 Sell This Version
40292 Amen  album cover Otis Redding Amen (Album) 40292 France 1982 Sell This Version
40 430 Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival  album cover Otis Redding / The Jimi Hendrix Experience Otis Redding / The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival (Album) 40 430 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40560 Michel Jonasz  album cover Michel Jonasz Michel Jonasz (Album) 40560 France 1981 Sell This Version
40 560 5 Bilitis  album cover Francis Lai Bilitis(LP, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 40 560 5 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
40 721 3 120 Grad  album cover Peter Schilling 120 Grad(LP, Album, Club) WEA 40 721 3 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
42 012 The Doors  album cover The Doors The Doors (Album) 42 012 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
42 016 Strange Days  album cover The Doors Strange Days (Album) 42 016 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
42.027 Kick Out The Jams  album cover MC5 Kick Out The Jams(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42.027 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
42 032 The Stooges  album cover The Stooges The Stooges (Album) 42 032 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
42 041 Waiting For The Sun  album cover The Doors Waiting For The Sun (Album) 42 041 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
42 079 The Soft Parade  album cover The Doors The Soft Parade (Album) 42 079 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
42 080 Morrison Hotel  album cover The Doors Morrison Hotel(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra, Elektra 42 080 France Unknown Sell This Version
43504 Tarkus  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Manticore, Manticore 43504 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
44 046 Pata Pata  album cover Miriam Makeba Pata Pata (Album) 44 046 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
44 059 Neil Young  album cover Neil Young Neil Young(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 059 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
44 073 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere  album cover Neil Young With Crazy Horse* Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 073 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
44 078 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
44 088 After The Gold Rush  album cover Neil Young After The Gold Rush (Album) 44 088 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
44 128 Blue  album cover Joni Mitchell Blue(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 128 UK Unknown Sell This Version
46 005 The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers  album cover The Everly Brothers* The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers(LP, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 46 005 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
46 040 Moondance  album cover Van Morrison Moondance (Album) 46 040 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
46049 Workingman's Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead (Album) 46049 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
46 074 American Beauty  album cover The Grateful Dead American Beauty (Album) 46 074 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
46 310 9 Club Dancing '83  album cover Various Club Dancing '83(LP, Comp, Club) WEA 46 310 9 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
49201 Sefronia  album cover Tim Buckley Sefronia(LP, Album, RE) Discreet 49201 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
49 424 5 Another Page  album cover Christopher Cross Another Page(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 49 424 5 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
50 001 Déjà Vu  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu (Album) 50 001 France Unknown Sell This Version
50 008 Untitled  album cover Led Zeppelin Untitled (Album) 50 008 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50 199 Changez Tout  album cover Michel Jonasz Changez Tout (Album) 50 199 France 1981 Sell This Version
50702 Tomcattin'  album cover Blackfoot (3) Tomcattin'(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 50702 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50 823 Les Plus Belles Chansons De France Gall  album cover France Gall Les Plus Belles Chansons De France Gall(LP, Comp) Atlantic 50 823 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
50 914 Soul Brothers  album cover Milt Jackson & Ray Charles Milt Jackson & Ray Charles - Soul Brothers(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 50 914 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
50 918 Ray Charles At Newport  album cover Ray Charles Ray Charles At Newport(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50 918 France Unknown Sell This Version
52 008 Le Maudit  album cover Veronique Sanson* Le Maudit(LP, Album) Elektra 52 008 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
52308 Les Plus Belles Chansons De Véronique Sanson  album cover Véronique Sanson Les Plus Belles Chansons De Véronique Sanson(LP, Comp) Elektra, Elektra 52308 France 1981 Sell This Version
53068 Foreign Affairs  album cover Tom Waits Foreign Affairs(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 53068 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
54043 Fleetwood Mac  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 54043 UK Unknown Sell This Version
56 013 Billion Dollar Babies  album cover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56 013 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
56 091 B Entr'acte  album cover Françoise Hardy Entr'acte(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56 091 B Europe Unknown Sell This Version
56375 Bilitis (Bande Originale Du Film)  album cover Francis Lai Bilitis (Bande Originale Du Film)(LP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 56375 France 1977 Sell This Version