Memphis Record Pressing

Memphis Record Pressing

Profile:
Memphis Record Pressing (MRP) is a vinyl record manufacturing plant founded in 2014 with equipment purchased from Will Socolov's EKS Manufacturing. It produces high quality 12” and 7” records. The company is a partnership between Matthew Johnson (4) and Bruce Watson (2), of North Mississippi record label Fat Possum Records, and Mark Yoshida and Brandon Seavers, of Memphis-based media manufacturers AudioGraphic Masterworks (and previous owners and founders of Rockingchair Records, Rockingchair Studios and Rockingchair Productions). The company was acquired by GZ Media on December 31, 2015, although it is not obvious from either of the companies' websites. This might be an indication they are allowing MRP to continue to operate as an independent entity.

Identified by matrix scheme MRP####. Many releases contain the MRP catalog number and the GZ Media catalog number in the runout. For US releases, it can be assumed that plating was performed by GZ Media (Mastered At credit for now), as well as cutting the lacquer or DMM if not done by another mastering facility, and record pressing performed by MRP. Use Manufactured By if not sure about pressing. EU releases are typically pressed at GZ Media.

MRP uses some additional internal stamper IDs for their pressings, e.g. hand-etched A4, B1, C2. Therefore records with such hand-etched IDs were really pressed at Memphis Record Pressing and "Pressed By" will be the correct tag here if these additional etched stampers IDs are present in runout. E.g. The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful. If there are some notes about Made in the EU or Made in the Czech Republic present on the artwork and there are no hand-etched MRP stamper ID codes in runout, it means that such records were pressed at GZ Media (Pressed By tag) and MRP was acting as a broker (Manufactured By tag). Even one color version of a particular title can be pressed at GZ and the rest of color versions can be pressed at MRP or vice versa.
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Contact Info:
3015 Brother Boulevard
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
38133
Sites:
[l833505]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
105GONE Ty Rex  album cover Ty Segall Ty Rex(LP, Comp, Ltd, Cok) Goner Records 105GONE US 2015 Sell This Version
0243 I Can't Stand The Rain  album cover Ann Peebles I Can't Stand The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Hi Records, Fat Possum Records 0243 US 2014 Sell This Version
8398 Parish Hall  album cover Parish Hall Parish Hall(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings 8398 US 2020 Sell This Version
15683 Death Atlas  album cover Cattle Decapitation Death Atlas(2xLP, Album, TP) Metal Blade Records 15683 US 2019 Sell This Version
43775LP Prismism   album cover Keuning Prismism (LP, Red + LP, S/Sided, Etch, Red + Album, Dou) Thirty Tigers 43775LP USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
80308-1 All Night Long  album cover Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys* All Night Long(LP, Album, Ltd, RP, Blu) Fat Possum Records 80308-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
181541E2 Prismism   album cover Keuning Prismism (LP, TP, Aut + LP, S/Sided, Etch, TP) Memphis Record Pressing 181541E2 US 2019 Sell This Version
1166100387 Dying Star  album cover Ruston Kelly Dying Star(LP, Album + LP, Album, Etc) Rounder Records 1166100387 US 2018 Sell This Version
19075-87662-1 Telling All My Secrets  album cover Mitchell Tenpenny Telling All My Secrets(LP, Album) Riser House Records, Columbia Nashville 19075-87662-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
19075-93492-1 Bandana  album cover Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana (Album) 19075-93492-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
3020675841 Sicario: Day Of The Soldado  album cover Hildur Guðnadóttir Sicario: Day Of The Soldado(LP, Album, TP) Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. 3020675841 US 2018 Sell This Version
88985425101 Dulcinea  album cover Toad The Wet Sprocket Dulcinea(2xLP, TP) Columbia 88985425101 US 2018 Sell This Version
88985463051 Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  album cover Elvis* With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Elvis* With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Christmas With Elvis And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra(LP, Album) Sony Music, RCA, Legacy 88985463051 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
B0024894-01 Daytona  album cover Pusha T Daytona(LP, Album) G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam Recordings B0024894-01 US 2018 Sell This Version
B002631601 LA Divine  album cover Cold War Kids LA Divine(LP, TP) Capitol Records B002631601 US 2017 Sell This Version
B002871701 Bloom  album cover Troye Sivan Bloom(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Capitol Records B002871701 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
B0030436-01 Janet.  album cover Janet Jackson Janet.(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin, Black Doll, Inc. B0030436-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
CAROL 7515-1 Collection II  album cover The Misfits* Collection II(LP, Comp, RE, RP) Caroline Records CAROL 7515-1 US 2020 Sell This Version
CLR001 Pontiac Stove Company  album cover Pontiac Stove Company Pontiac Stove Company(LP, Dlx, Ltd, Num, Smo) Common Loon Records CLR001 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00077 Stone Cold Rhymin'  album cover Young MC Stone Cold Rhymin'(LP, Album, RE, RM) Craft Recordings CR00077 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00141 The 31st Of February  album cover The 31st Of February The 31st Of February(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings CR00141 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00146 Mavis Staples  album cover Mavis Staples Mavis Staples(LP, Album, Club, RE, RM, Ora) Volt CR00146 US 2018 Sell This Version
CR00172 Born Under A Bad Sign  album cover Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, 180) Craft Recordings, Stax CR00172 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00174 Soul Explosion  album cover Various Soul Explosion(2xLP, Album, Comp, RE, RM) Stax CR00174 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00175 Boy Meets Girl  album cover Various Boy Meets Girl(2xLP, Album) Stax CR00175 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00183 The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker  album cover John Lee Hooker The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker(LP, Album, RE, 180) Craft Recordings, Riverside Records CR00183 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00188 The Man Who  album cover Travis The Man Who(LP, Album, RP) Independiente, Craft Recordings CR00188 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00218 Conquest Of Kingdoms  album cover The Sword Conquest Of Kingdoms(3xLP, Comp, TP) Craft Recordings CR00218 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00233 Alma Con Alma (The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente)  album cover Celia Cruz, Tito Puente Celia Cruz, Tito Puente - Alma Con Alma (The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente)(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Oli) Tico Records CR00233 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00234 Live At Yankee Stadium (Vol.1 & Vol.2)   album cover Fania All Stars Live At Yankee Stadium (Vol.1 & Vol.2) (2xLP, Comp, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Red) Fania Records CR00234 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00283 I, Jonathan  album cover Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP) Craft Recordings CR00283 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00294 Cosa Nuestra  album cover Willie Colon* Cosa Nuestra(LP, RE, RM, 180) Fania Records, Craft Recordings CR00294 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00302 The Iron Pot Cooker  album cover Camille Yarbrough The Iron Pot Cooker(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Vanguard CR00302 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00328 Cold Blooded  album cover The Bar-Kays* Cold Blooded(LP, Album, Club, Num, RE, Yel) Volt CR00328 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR02804 I, Jonathan  album cover Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Sky) Craft Recordings CR02804 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR002810 Classified  album cover James Booker Classified(LP, Album, Club, Num, RE, RM, Tau) Rounder Records, Craft Recordings CR002810 US 2020 Sell This Version
CRE00377 Little Fictions  album cover Elbow Little Fictions(LP, Album) Concord Records CRE00377 US 2017 Sell This Version
CRE00778 Warmer In The Winter  album cover Lindsey Stirling Warmer In The Winter(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Aut) Concord Records CRE00778 US 2018 Sell This Version
CRE00920 In Search Of Mona Lisa  album cover Santana In Search Of Mona Lisa(12", EP, Ltd, Num, TP, Sig) Concord Records CRE00920 US 2019 Sell This Version
CRE00927 Africa Speaks  album cover Santana Africa Speaks(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, TP) Concord Records CRE00927 US 2019 Sell This Version
DAP-002 Pure Cane Sugar  album cover Sugarman 3 & Co.* Pure Cane Sugar(LP, Album, RE, MRP) Daptone Records DAP-002 US Unknown Sell This Version
FAN00175 Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real  album cover Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real(2xLP, Album, TP) Fantasy FAN00175 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version
FAN00296 Carolina Confessions  album cover The Marcus King Band Carolina Confessions(LP, Album, 180) Fantasy, Fantasy FAN00296 US 2018 Sell This Version
FEAR00809 In Darkness  album cover Varials In Darkness (Album) FEAR00809 US 2019 Sell This Version
FEAR001167 Guardians  album cover August Burns Red Guardians(2xLP, TP) Fearless Records FEAR001167 US 2020 Sell This Version
FP1026-1 A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey  album cover R.L. Burnside A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey(LP, Album, RE) Fat Possum Records FP1026-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
FP1090-5 Our Mother The Mountain  album cover Townes Van Zandt Our Mother The Mountain(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, RE, Ora) Fat Possum Records FP1090-5 US 2019 Sell This Version
FP1708-1 The Fuzz  album cover Ellis (27) The Fuzz (EP, MiniAlbum) FP1708-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
GW 4 T-Rex From A Tiny Space Yojouhan  album cover Guitar Wolf T-Rex From A Tiny Space Yojouhan(LP, Album) GuitarWolf Records GW 4 US 2016 Sell This Version
LL042222 Among the Ghosts  album cover Lucero Among the Ghosts(12", TP) Liberty & Lament Records LL042222 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
LRKR 002 Getting Along  album cover LRKR Getting Along(12", EP, Ltd, Blu) Novice Records LRKR 002 US 2016 Sell This Version
LTM2002 Declaration  album cover Red (44) Declaration(LP, Album, Cle) Red Entertainment Inc. LTM2002 US 2020 Sell This Version
LVR00650 Injury Reserve  album cover Injury Reserve Injury Reserve(LP, Album) Loma Vista LVR00650 US 2019 Sell This Version
LVR00653 Zuu  album cover Denzel Curry Zuu(LP, Album, Gre) Loma Vista LVR00653 US 2019 Sell This Version
LVR00703 Let Love  album cover Common Let Love(LP, Album) Loma Vista LVR00703 US 2019 Sell This Version
LVR00856 Color Theory  album cover Soccer Mommy Color Theory(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, Blu) Loma Vista, Loma Vista LVR00856 US 2020 Sell This Version
LVR01344 Free Love  album cover Sylvan Esso Free Love(LP, Num, Eme) Loma Vista LVR01344 US 2020 Sell This Version
MFO42931 DK 40  album cover Dead Kennedys DK 40(LP, Album, TP + LP, Album, TP + 2xLP, Album, TP) Manifesto (2), Manifesto (2), Manifesto (2) MFO42931 US 2019 Sell This Version
MRP0001 The Year Of Hibernation  album cover Youth Lagoon The Year Of Hibernation (Album) MRP0001 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0003 Hungry Heart  album cover Yak (4) Hungry Heart(7", Single) Fat Possum Records MRP0003 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0006 A Flourish And A Spoil  album cover The Districts (3) A Flourish And A Spoil (Album, EP) MRP0006 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0009 American Wrestlers  album cover American Wrestlers American Wrestlers(LP, Album) Fat Possum Records MRP0009 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0013 Thousand Pounds  album cover Weed (5) Thousand Pounds(7") Lefse Records MRP0013 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0015 I Don't Prefer No Blues  album cover Leo Bud Welch* I Don't Prefer No Blues(LP, Album) Big Legal Mess Records MRP0015 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0017 It's A Shame  album cover Big Harp It's A Shame(7", Single) Fat Possum Records MRP0017 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0018 Running Back  album cover Weed (5) Running Back(LP, Album) Lefse Records MRP0018 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0019 Straight From The Heart  album cover Ann Peebles Straight From The Heart (Album) MRP0019 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0020 So Lonesome I Could Cry  album cover Charlie Rich So Lonesome I Could Cry(LP, RE) Hi Records, Fat Possum Records MRP0020 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0021 The George Mitchell Collection  album cover Cecil Barfield The George Mitchell Collection(LP, RE) Big Legal Mess Records MRP0021 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0023 Greatest Hits  album cover Al Green Greatest Hits (Comp) MRP0023 US 2016 Sell This Version
MRP0025 Thickfreakness  album cover The Black Keys Thickfreakness (Album) MRP0025 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0027 King Of The Beach  album cover Wavves King Of The Beach MRP0027 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0030 Playmates  album cover Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Playmates(2xLP, Album) Fat Possum Records MRP0030 US 2014 Sell This Version
MRP0034 Meet Me In The City  album cover Junior Kimbrough And The Black Keys Junior Kimbrough And The Black Keys - Meet Me In The City(7", Single) Fat Possum Records MRP0034 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0035 Wyoming  album cover Water Liars Wyoming(LP, Album) Big Legal Mess Records MRP0035 US 2013 Sell This Version
MRP0036 In The Morning (In The Evening) / Got Your Money  album cover Twin Peaks (6) In The Morning (In The Evening) / Got Your Money(7", Single, Tra) Grand Jury MRP0036 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0040 Mesmerise Live  album cover Temples (4) Mesmerise Live (EP) MRP0040 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0043 Let's Stay Together  album cover Al Green Let's Stay Together (Album) MRP0043 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0044 Rubber Factory  album cover The Black Keys Rubber Factory (Album) MRP0044 US 2016 Sell This Version
MRP 0045 Townes Van Zandt  album cover Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt (Album) MRP 0045 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0046 Melody's Echo Chamber  album cover Melody's Echo Chamber Melody's Echo Chamber (Album) MRP0046 US 2014 Sell This Version
MRP0047 Chulahoma  album cover The Black Keys Chulahoma (Album) MRP0047 US 2016 Sell This Version
MRP0050 Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas  album cover Townes Van Zandt Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Fat Possum Records MRP0050 US 2016 Sell This Version
MRP0052 Lazer Lord  album cover Giorgio Murderer Lazer Lord(7", Ltd, Cle) Goner Records MRP0052 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0053 Savage Mind  album cover Aquarian Blood Savage Mind (EP) MRP0053 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0054 Grown Up, Fucked Up  album cover Reatards Grown Up, Fucked Up(LP, Album, RE, RM, Whi) Goner Records MRP0054 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0062 Virgin Mary  album cover Nots Virgin Mary (Single) MRP0062 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0065 Plastic People  album cover Yak (4) Plastic People(7") Fat Possum Records MRP0065 UK & US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0067 Savage Hills Ballroom  album cover Youth Lagoon Savage Hills Ballroom (Album) MRP0067 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0068 Unknown Mortal Orchestra  album cover Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra(LP, Album, RE) Fat Possum Records MRP0068 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0071 Greatest Hits  album cover Ann Peebles Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Fat Possum Records MRP0071 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0076 Bashful Creatures  album cover Hippo Campus Bashful Creatures(12", S/Sided, EP) Grand Jury MRP0076 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0084 Hoot Your Belly  album cover Jimmy Lee Williams Hoot Your Belly(LP, Album, RE) Big Legal Mess Records MRP0084 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0085 Life Ain’t Worth Livin’  album cover J.W. Warren Life Ain’t Worth Livin’(LP, Album, RE) Big Legal Mess Records MRP0085 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0090 Sun Structures  album cover Temples (4) Sun Structures(LP, Album, RP, Mem) Fat Possum Records MRP0090 US Unknown Sell This Version
MRP0100 Uptown Daughter / It's Not Wrong  album cover Beechwood Uptown Daughter / It's Not Wrong(7", Single) Lefse Records MRP0100 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MRP102 Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)  album cover Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(LP, Album, RE, Mem) RCA, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records MRP102 US Unknown Sell This Version
MRP0104 Midnight Marauders  album cover A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders(LP, Album, RE) Jive MRP0104 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0106 I Hear Voices / The Stalker  album cover Sunflower Bean I Hear Voices / The Stalker(7", Single) Fat Possum Records MRP0106 US 2015 Sell This Version
MRP0110 All Night Long  album cover Junior Kimbrough & The Soul Blues Boys* All Night Long (Album) MRP0110 US 2015 Sell This Version

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leonardoaraujo

leonardoaraujo

October 7, 2020
Their opaque colored pressings are just terrible! So much surface noises like "Shhhhhh" that i can hear it during almost every quite part of the records. A shame, cause this problems are happening with limited edition LPs that never was released on this format before, and we do not have a chance to get another prpessing of the albums.
mario.albceron

mario.albceron

October 5, 2020
Bad pressing plant. I have a couple of craft recordings that were pressed at MRP and they come with either non-fill, very distressed edges, incrusted pieces of dirt that cause some pops. It could also be a combination of some of these things. I think these guys are just a bit better than United.
hauntsy

hauntsy

August 1, 2019
MRP, Townes Van Zandt, "Delta Momma Blues," which I just picked up, pretty annoying amount of pop throughout, unfortunately.
MrWordsWorth

MrWordsWorth

October 27, 2018
MRP sure does press a lot of off-center product. It's pretty distressing. They are almost as bad as United and Rainbo, but not quite.
drgn238

drgn238

October 10, 2018
Well,it's a US pressing plant in name only! Read Discogs carefully and find out the backgrounD and you will ( hopefully ) inderstand.
Was acquired by GZ ( Czech Republic ) which is on the other hand THE biggest pressing plant in Europe for vinyl for UMC ( Universal Music Organization/Corporation ).And it's not because GZ is a great pressing plant!
it's because it's THE cheapest one: PLAIN SIMPLE !
movceo

movceo

September 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Yet another terrible US pressing plant. They produced noisy, scuffed-up looking records. I've yet to come across a pressing of theirs that is clean and quiet. They are partly owned by Fat Possum Records, so all of that labels LP's will be pressed there. Mom+Pop Music also presses there starting around 2016 or so, and Loma Vista presses there sometimes. I think they also press many of the "Vinyl Me, Please" releases. Anyway, my experience with their "work" has been horrible. They claim to have "very strict" quality control but I can't see it. So many defects that should be caught in any competent QC situation. I would recommend ordering EU pressings instead, as most of the artists on Fat Possum and Mom+Pop usually have different labels overseas.