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
Sabor  album cover Angel Canales Sabor(LP, Album, RE, 180) Craft Recordings US 2021 Sell This Version
008 More Machine Than Human  album cover Eroticon More Machine Than Human(12", EP) Sleeping Dragon Records 008 US 2018 Sell This Version
105GONE Ty Rex  album cover Ty Segall Ty Rex(LP, Comp, Ltd, Cok) Goner Records 105GONE US 2015 Sell This Version
0112 A Bothered Mind  album cover R.L. Burnside A Bothered Mind (Album) 0112 US 2004 Sell This Version
117 Bulawayo Blue Yodel  album cover Various Bulawayo Blue Yodel(LP) Memphis Record Pressing 117 US 2019 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
0365 Figure 8  album cover Elliott Smith Figure 8(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Cok) Bong Load Records 0365 US 2016 Sell This Version
1171 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)  album cover Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) RCA 1171 US 2018 Sell This Version
1172 Touch  album cover Eurythmics Touch(LP, Album, RE, RM) RCA 1172 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
1179 Live At The Roxy   album cover Social Distortion Live At The Roxy (2xLP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings 1179 US 2018 Sell This Version
1798 Select Level  album cover Select Level Select Level(LP, Album, Ltd, Cot) Wax Thematique 1798 US 2019 Sell This Version
1853 Wormwood  album cover The Acacia Strain Wormwood(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Prosthetic Records 1853 US 2021 Sell This Version
2095 R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece  album cover Snoop Dogg R & G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Sea) Geffen Records 2095 US 2019 Sell This Version
2193 Wizard Of The Hood  album cover Violent J Wizard Of The Hood(2x12", EP, Yel) Psychopathic Records 2193 US 2020 Sell This Version
2815 Roll On  album cover Water Liars Roll On(LP, Album, Ltd) Constant Stranger Music 2815 USA & Canada 2020 Sell This Version
2982 A Color Of The Sky  album cover Lightning Bug (2) A Color Of The Sky (Album) 2982 US 2021 Sell This Version
2988 Black Rain  album cover Rhye Black Rain(7", Shape, Single, Ltd) Loma Vista 2988 US 2021 Sell This Version
3092 Jokerman (The Reggae Remix EP)  album cover Bob Dylan Jokerman (The Reggae Remix EP)(12", EP) Columbia, Legacy 3092 US 2021 Sell This Version
3232 Fire Of Love  album cover The Gun Club Fire Of Love(LP, RE, RM + LP + Dlx) Blixa Sounds 3232 US 2021 Sell This Version
3401 Renewal  album cover Billy Strings Renewal(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Rounder Records 3401 US 2021 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
824181 Rubber Soul  album cover The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Parlophone 824181 US 2018 Sell This Version
07863 66336-1 Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)  album cover Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)(LP, Album, RE) RCA, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records 07863 66336-1 US 2021 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
19439-82481-1 Long Violent History  album cover Tyler Childers Long Violent History(10", Ltd) Hickman Holler Records, RCA 19439-82481-1 US 2021 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
88697 27976 1 Continuum  album cover John Mayer Continuum(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Columbia 88697 27976 1 US 2008 Sell This Version
19075811631 Savage  album cover Eurythmics Savage(LP, Album, RE, RM, 1/2) RCA 19075811631 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
19075811641 Revenge  album cover Eurythmics Revenge(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) RCA 19075811641 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
19075811651 Be Yourself Tonight  album cover Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) RCA 19075811651 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
19075960941 Dimensionaut  album cover Sound Of Contact Dimensionaut(2xLP, Album, RE, Bla) Inside Out Music, Sony Music 19075960941 US 2019 Sell This Version
19439759421 From Elvis In Nashville  album cover Elvis Presley From Elvis In Nashville(2xLP, Comp) RCA, Sony Music, Legacy 19439759421 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
19439776401 Daydream  album cover Mariah Carey Daydream(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 19439776401 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
19439776411 Butterfly  album cover Mariah Carey Butterfly(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 19439776411 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
19439837191 Necroceros  album cover Asphyx (2) Necroceros(LP, Album, TP) Memphis Record Pressing 19439837191 Czech Republic & Slovakia 2020 Sell This Version
19439882351 Sob Rock  album cover John Mayer Sob Rock(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Columbia 19439882351 US 2021 Sell This Version
19439894131 The Golden Casket  album cover Modest Mouse The Golden Casket(LP, Whi + LP, Blu + Album, Dlx, Ltd) Epic 19439894131 US 2021 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
194398227412 Promare (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Hiroyuki Sawano Promare (Original Soundtrack)(2xLP, Ltd, Neo) Milan, Sony Classical 194398227412 USA & Canada 2021 Sell This Version
B0024894-01 Daytona  album cover Pusha T Daytona(LP, Album) Getting Out Our Dreams, 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
BMRML0100K On The Rocks  album cover Midland (2) On The Rocks(LP, Album) Big Machine Records BMRML0100K US 2017 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
COM841 Unearthed  album cover Jonathan Winters Unearthed(3xLP) Comedy Dynamics COM841 2021 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) Vanguard, 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
CR00232 The Hustler  album cover Willie Colón The Hustler(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Cus) Fania Records, Fania Records CR00232 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, Fania Records CR00234 US 2019 Sell This Version
CR00283 I, Jonathan  album cover Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings, Rounder Records CR00283 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00294 Cosa Nuestra  album cover Willie Colon* Cosa Nuestra(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings, Craft Recordings Latino, Fania Records 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, Craft Recordings CR00302 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00303 Parish Hall  album cover Parish Hall Parish Hall(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Fantasy, Craft Recordings CR00303 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00328 Cold Blooded  album cover The Bar-Kays* Cold Blooded(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Yel) Volt CR00328 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00329 I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi)  album cover Pete Rodriguez (2) I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Asi)(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Craft Recordings CR00329 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00330 Barretto Power  album cover Ray Barretto Barretto Power(LP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings CR00330 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00331 The Gospel Truth (The Complete Singles Collection)  album cover Various The Gospel Truth (The Complete Singles Collection)(3xLP, Comp, RM) Craft Recordings, Stax CR00331 US 2021 Sell This Version
CR00345 That's My Story: John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues  album cover John Lee Hooker That's My Story: John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gol) Riverside Records CR00345 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00346 Travelin'  album cover John Lee Hooker Travelin'(LP, Album, Mono, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Blu) Vee Jay Records CR00346 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00399 When Broken Is Easily Fixed  album cover Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed(LP, RM, TP) Craft Recordings CR00399 US 2021 Sell This Version
CR02804 I, Jonathan  album cover Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, 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
DG-211 Teenage Halloween  album cover Teenage Halloween Teenage Halloween (Album) DG-211 US 2020 Sell This Version
DG-218 Body of Work 1990 - 1995 All the Songs  album cover Spitboy Body of Work 1990 - 1995 All the Songs(2xLP, Album, Comp, Red) Don Giovanni Records DG-218 US 2021 Sell This Version
DG-245 Walkman  album cover Bad Bad Hats Walkman (Album) DG-245 US 2021 Sell This Version
DOC200 Punisher  album cover Phoebe Bridgers Punisher(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Dead Oceans, Dead Oceans DOC200 US 2021 Sell This Version
ESM/MR 312 Shout At The Devil  album cover Mötley Crüe Shout At The Devil(LP, Album, RE, 180) Mötley Records, Eleven Seven Music ESM/MR 312 US 2008 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
FEAR00914 Restless Heart, Keep Running  album cover Capstan (2) Restless Heart, Keep Running(LP, TP) Fearless Records FEAR00914 USA & Canada 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
FP1752-3 Pure Phase  album cover Spiritualized Electric Mainline* Pure Phase(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, S/Edition, Glo) Fat Possum Records FP1752-3 UK, Europe & US 2021 Sell This Version
FP1768-1 All Of It Was Mine  album cover The Weather Station All Of It Was Mine(LP, RE) Fat Possum Records FP1768-1 US 2021 Sell This Version
FP1778-1 Time To Melt  album cover Sam Evian Time To Melt(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Fat Possum Records FP1778-1 US 2021 Sell This Version
FP80301-3 Mr. Wizard  album cover R.L. Burnside Mr. Wizard(LP, Ltd, S/Edition, Blu) Fat Possum Records FP80301-3 US 2020 Sell This Version

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randomdestructn

randomdestructn

May 17, 2021
Just went through three copies of one of their pressings trying to find a good one.

All sealed yet dirty, all slightly warped, and all had one side pressed off-center.
generikz

generikz

March 3, 2021
Just bought an old new stock of Junior Kimbrough + Daft Punk - I Gotta Try You Girl (Daft Punk Edit) and it seems that the clear plastic sleeve doesn't age well and on every part of the vinyl that touched the sleeve, the disc started to change color (on both sides). The disc still plays but the etching on the B-side looks very weird now. Oh, and the disc is off-center as well.
VinylandKicks86

VinylandKicks86

October 22, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
in my opinion this pressing plant manufactures poor quality records seems like they have no quality control standards.
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 over 3 years 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.