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 at earliest in 1981. 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
IR = Ireland
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
For Ellington  album cover The Modern Jazz Quartet For Ellington(CD, Album, RE, RM) East-West Records (2) Germany Unknown 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", Single) 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
1062 End Of Time (Kyrie)  album cover Del Garrett Feat B. B. Jean Lee* Del Garrett Feat B. B. Jean Lee* - End Of Time (Kyrie)(12", Promo) EastWest 1062 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
1551 The Legend Lives - His Greatest Songs  album cover Buddy Holly The Legend Lives - His Greatest Songs(LP, Comp) Dino Music 1551 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
1768-2 Astral Weeks  album cover Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2231 Best Country  album cover Various Best Country(3xLP, Comp) Dino Music 2231 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
2685-2 Billion Dollar Babies  album cover Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies (Album) 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 (Album) 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
11706 Let's Get It Up / Back In Black  album cover AC/DC Let's Get It Up / Back In Black(7", Single) Atlantic 11706 France 1981 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
13685 3 Scoundrel Days  album cover a-ha Scoundrel Days(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 13685 3 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
14 305 7 Jenseits Der Nacht  album cover Juliane Werding Jenseits Der Nacht(LP, Album, Club) WEA 14 305 7 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 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, Atlantic 16018-2 Germany 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
18995 Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran  album cover Foyer Des Arts Eine Königin Mit Rädern Untendran(7", Single) WEA 18995 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
19109-2 Foreigner  album cover Foreigner Foreigner (Album) 19109-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
19129-2 Untitled  album cover Led Zeppelin Untitled (Album) 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
19999-2 Double Vision  album cover Foreigner Double Vision(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 19999-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
23757-2 Another Page  album cover Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 23757-2 UK, Europe & US 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
24 073 Das Sommer Hits Album  album cover Various Das Sommer Hits Album(LP, Comp) CBS, WEA 24 073 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
25175-1 Motion  album cover Deodato* Motion(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25175-1 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
25442-2 True Blue  album cover Madonna True Blue(CD, Album, RE) Sire 25442-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
26 045 Roots  album cover The Everly Brothers* Roots(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 26 045 Germany 1986 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
27 339 1 Back In Black  album cover AC/DC Back In Black (Album) 27 339 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
27 375-5 Hotel California  album cover Eagles Hotel California(LP, Album, Club, RP, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 27 375-5 Germany 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
29 389 4 Mirage  album cover Fleetwood Mac Mirage(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 29 389 4 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
30057 20 Great Originals  album cover The Coasters 20 Great Originals (Comp) 30057 Europe Unknown 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
32100-2 Empty Glass  album cover Pete Townshend Empty Glass(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 32100-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
32 140 6 New York New York: Seine Grössten Erfolge  album cover Frank Sinatra New York New York: Seine Grössten Erfolge(LP, Comp, Club) Reprise Records 32 140 6 Germany 1984 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
32233 9 Face Value  album cover Phil Collins Face Value(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic 32233 9 Germany 1981 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
32 357-6 Hunting High And Low  album cover a-ha Hunting High And Low(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 32 357-6 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
32 379-0 Matt Bianco  album cover Matt Bianco Matt Bianco(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 379-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32 385-7 Parade  album cover Prince And The Revolution Parade(LP, Album, Club) Paisley Park, Paisley Park, 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
32 417-8 Afternoons In Utopia  album cover Alphaville Afternoons In Utopia(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 417-8 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
32 468-1 Wunderkinder  album cover Heinz Rudolf Kunze Wunderkinder(LP, Album, Club) WEA 32 468-1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
32594-4 Who's That Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Madonna Who's That Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Album) Sire 32594-4 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
33501 Pictures At An Exhibition  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Manticore 33501 Germany Unknown 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
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
40 067 1 Flick Of The Switch  album cover AC/DC Flick Of The Switch(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic, Bertelsmann Club 40 067 1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
40073 Otis Redding Live In Europe  album cover Otis Redding Otis Redding Live In Europe(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records, Atlantic 40073 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
40106 The Yes Album  album cover Yes The Yes Album (Album) 40106 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40 139 8 Body Wishes  album cover Rod Stewart Body Wishes(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Bertelsmann Club 40 139 8 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
40 185 Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata  album cover Rahsaan Roland Kirk* Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 185 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
40237 Songs For Beginners  album cover Graham Nash Songs For Beginners(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40237 Germany Unknown 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
40 380 8 Geiler Is' Schon  album cover Marius Müller-Westernhagen Geiler Is' Schon(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 40 380 8 Germany 1983 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
40 526 Blues From The Gutter  album cover Champion Jack Dupree Blues From The Gutter(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 40 526 France 1981 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
41 657 8 Forever Young  album cover Alphaville Forever Young(LP, Album, Club) WEA 41 657 8 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 1981 Sell This Version
42.027 Kick Out The Jams  album cover MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) 42.027 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
42 032 The Stooges  album cover The Stooges The Stooges (Album) 42 032 Europe 1982 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 1983 Sell This Version