WMME Alsdorf

WMME Alsdorf

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Vinyl, cassette and CD manufacturing plant, operating under this name between 1991 and 2003, as a division of Warner Music Manufacturing Europe.
It was located in Alsdorf, Germany.

Vinyl pressings can be identified by 'WMME Alsdorf' stamped into the runout area.

CD matrices can be identified as follows:
1. 'WME' or 'WMME' in the matrix (1991 - 1997, but can still appear on later repressings). Examples:
– 756792612-2 WME (Forgiven, Not Forgotten)
– 903174884-2/1 WME (Missa Solemnis)
– 450990359-2.2 WME (Cornelius + Cretu)

2. A mastering date after the 9+1(.# or /#) matrix string (September 1996 - late 2002). Examples:
– 063016396-2 WMME 09/96 (Twist In My Sobriety)
– 3984282512-2 07/99 (Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches)
– 755974014-2.4 06/00 (Strange Days)
– 936242476-2 08/02 (Summer Breezin')

3. A letter and two numbers after the 9+1(.# or /#) matrix string and mastering date (late 2002 - September 2003). Examples:
– 755962813-2.2 10/02 V01 (Under Construction)
– 936248381-2 09/03 V01 (In Time (The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003))

4. A letter and two numbers after the 13 matrix string (late 2002 - September 2003). Example:
– 5050466532626 V01 (Waar Gaat Dit Heen?)

Usual SID mastering codes: IFPI L011, IFPI L012, IFPI L013, IFPI L016, IFPI L017.
Usual SID mould codes: IFPI 05** / IFPI 06**
These codes are indicative only as they have also been used by predecessors and successors.

Note 1:
For post September 2003 releases it cannot be defined who glass mastered and / or pressed the disc (WMME Alsdorf or Cinram). See The Triple Album Collection, a 2012 reissue where three different string formats were used.
Neither plant should therefore be added for post September 2003 releases and where the exact date is not known.

Note 2:
For CDs with 10/03 or 11/03 month in the matrix refer to the artwork: credit WMME where 'Made in Germany by Warner Music Manufacturing Europe' is printed; credit Cinram GmbH when 'Made in the EU' or 'Manufactured in the EU' appears. If in doubt, please open a thread in the forums. Some dubious releases:
Greatest Hits (10/03 matrix but 'Manufactured in the EU').
Closer (11/03 matrix but 'Made in Germany by WMME' on back cover and 'Manufactured in the EU' on disc).
Train Of Thought.

Note 3:
If 3 letters are present after the 9+1(.# or /#) V01 matrix string, e.g. 256468068-3 V01 DTD, please credit Cinram GmbH instead.

Note 4:
The Warner (the big 'W') logo in the matrix of a CD is by itself not indicative for the CD having been pressed by WMME. It's an indicator that the CD is a pressing of a Warner related artist.

Note 5::
Be aware that the V01-style codes with a letter and two numbers after the matrix string are not exclusive to Cinram GmbH but were already introduced by WMME in late 2002. Please don't credit Cinram GmbH only based on the V01 codes.

Previous name and facility history: Record Service Alsdorf.
Sold in July 2003 to Cinram and became Cinram GmbH in October 2003.

Note on vinyl:
WMME Alsdorf manufactured both 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 separately.
The last vinyl record was pressed on September 4th 1998.

Known mastering and lacquer cutting engineers:
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Parent Label:
Contact Info:
[Obsolete]
WMME
Max-Planck-Straße 1-9
D-52477 Alsdorf
Germany

T: +49 2404 58-0
F: +49 2404 58-202

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
Sven Väth - The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer Sven Väth The Harlequin - The Robot And The Ballet-Dancer(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Music Germany Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1C 006-1 47589 2 Herbert Grönemeyer - Video Herbert Grönemeyer Video(CD, Maxi) Electrola 1C 006-1 47589 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 560-1 47585 2 BAP - Verdamp Lang Her (Live) BAP Verdamp Lang Her (Live)(CD, Single) Electrola 1C 560-1 47585 2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
2 CD 9030812 VSOP Vienna Symphonic Orchestra Project* - The Very Best Of VSOP VSOP Vienna Symphonic Orchestra Project* The Very Best Of VSOP(2xCD, Comp) Dino Music 2 CD 9030812 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
2 CD 9548-31909-2 Various - Dance Max 10 Various Dance Max 10(2xCD, Comp) EastWest, EMI Germany, Electrola, Virgin, WEA, EastWest, EMI Germany, Electrola, Virgin, WEA 2 CD 9548-31909-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
3 Ball CD AC/DC - 3 Ballbreaking Tracks AC/DC 3 Ballbreaking Tracks(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) EastWest Records America 3 Ball CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
7BR 0056-2 Rad. - Higher Plane Rad. Higher Plane(CD, Album) 7 Bridges Recordings 7BR 0056-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7BR 8573 89907-2 Various - Welcome To The Newsroom Various Welcome To The Newsroom(CD, Comp) 7 Bridges Recordings, 7 Bridges Recordings 7BR 8573 89907-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
9G0422 Seguridad Social - ¡Que No Se Extinga La Llama! Seguridad Social ¡Que No Se Extinga La Llama!(CD, Album, RE) GASA 9G0422 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
103-2 Eagles - Hotel California Eagles Hotel California(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 103-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
353 Max Goldt - Ein Leben Auf Der Flucht Vor Der Koralle Max Goldt Ein Leben Auf Der Flucht Vor Der Koralle(CD, Album) Der Hörverlag 353 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
679L011CDLP The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages Of... The Polyphonic Spree The Beginning Stages Of...(CD, Album) 679, Good Records 679L011CDLP Europe 2002 Sell This Version
1032 Eagles - Hotel California Eagles Hotel California(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 1032 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
1071 PM Various - Music News • Mai '91 Various Music News • Mai '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1071 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1078 PM Various - Music News • Juni '91 Various Music News • Juni '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1078 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1082 PM Various - Music News • Juli '91 Various Music News • Juli '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1082 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1084 PM The Law (3) - Come Save Me (Julianne) The Law (3) Come Save Me (Julianne)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 1084 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1088 PM Various - Music News • August '91 Various Music News • August '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1088 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1089 Foreigner - I'll Fight For You (Edit) Foreigner I'll Fight For You (Edit)(7", S/Sided, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 1089 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1093 PM Various - Music News • September '91 (Tagungs-Sonderausgabe) Various Music News • September '91 (Tagungs-Sonderausgabe)(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1093 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1095 PM Various - Music News • Oktober '91 Various Music News • Oktober '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1095 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1103 PM Various - Music News • November '91 Various Music News • November '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1103 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1106 PM Various - Music News • Dezember '91 Various Music News • Dezember '91(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1106 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1108 PM Various - Music News • Januar '92 Various Music News • Januar '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1108 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1114 PM Various - Music News • Februar '92 Various Music News • Februar '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1114 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1121 PM Various - Music News • März '92 Various Music News • März '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1121 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1125 PM Various - Music News • April '92 Various Music News • April '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1125 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1127 PM Various - Music News • Juni '92 Various Music News • Juni '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1127 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1132 PM Various - Music News • Juli '92 Various Music News • Juli '92(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1132 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1133 PM Various - Music News • August '92 • Pop Komm Special Edition Various Music News • August '92 • Pop Komm Special Edition(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo) EastWest 1133 PM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1155 PM Various - Music News • Februar '93 Various Music News • Februar '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest 1155 PM Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1162 Various - Music News • Marz '93 Various Music News • Marz '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest 1162 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1172 PM Various - Music News • Mai / Juni '93 Various Music News • Mai / Juni '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest 1172 PM Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1178 Various - Music News • Juli / August '93 Various Music News • Juli / August '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1178 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1189 Various - Music News • September / Oktober '93 Various Music News • September / Oktober '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest 1189 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1209 The Sisters Of Mercy - More (Power Mix) The Sisters Of Mercy More (Power Mix)(12", Single, Promo) Eastwest 1209 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1212 Various - Music News ⦁ Januar 1994 Various Music News ⦁ Januar 1994(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1212 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1227 HeadCrash (2) - Black Gold HeadCrash (2) Black Gold(12", Single) Autarc 1227 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1229 Lonnie Gordon - Do You Want It Lonnie Gordon Do You Want It(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1229 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1234 Various - Music News • April / Mai '94 Various Music News • April / Mai '94(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1234 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1239 2 Raff - Don't Stop The Music 2 Raff Don't Stop The Music(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1239 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1247 Brain (3) - Crazy Planet (I Don't Care) Brain (3) Crazy Planet (I Don't Care)(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1247 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1252 Various - Music News • Juni / Juli '94 Various Music News • Juni / Juli '94(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1252 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1258 Murphy (2) - Make You Morph Murphy (2) Make You Morph(12", Promo) Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1258 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1262 Various - Music News • August / September '94 Various Music News • August / September '94(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1262 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
1271 2 Raff - Don't Stop The Music (Remix) 2 Raff Don't Stop The Music (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1271 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1272 Brain (3) - Crazy Planet (I Don't Care) (Remix) Brain (3) Crazy Planet (I Don't Care) (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1272 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1276 Bass Bumpers - Good Fun Bass Bumpers Good Fun(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1276 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1277 Black Box - Not Anyone Black Box Not Anyone(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1277 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1282 DJ Hooligan - Rave Nation DJ Hooligan Rave Nation(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1282 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1284 Murphy (2) - Make You Morph (Remix) Murphy (2) Make You Morph (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1284 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1285 Black Box - Not Anyone Black Box Not Anyone(12", Promo) Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1285 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1286 DJ Errik - Burnin' Up / Mikado DJ Errik Burnin' Up / Mikado(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1286 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1290 The Weather Girls - Party The Weather Girls Party(12", Promo) Ultraphonic Edition, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1290 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1297 Bass Bumpers - Good Fun (Remix) Bass Bumpers Good Fun (Remix)(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1297 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1302 Johann Strauss*, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Der Zigeunerbaron - Excerpts - Extraits - Auszüge - Highlights Johann Strauss*, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt Johann Strauss*, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Der Zigeunerbaron - Excerpts - Extraits - Auszüge - Highlights(CD, Advance, Promo, Smplr) Teldec 1302 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1307 DJ Hooligan - Rave Nation (The Remixes) DJ Hooligan Rave Nation (The Remixes)(2x12", Maxi, Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1307 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1309 Ultimate (2) - Automatic EP Ultimate (2) Automatic EP(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1309 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1316 Signal Response II* - The Signal Signal Response II* The Signal(12", Promo) Ultrahard, EastWest, Ultraphonic 1316 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1327 Various - Alternative Vision (6-Track Pre-Listening-CD) Various Alternative Vision (6-Track Pre-Listening-CD)(CD, Promo, Smplr) EastWest, Visions (7), Rock Business 1327 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1342 DJ Hooligan Sueno Futuro (Wake Up And Dream)(12", Promo) Ultrahard, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1342 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1416 Black Box - A Positive Vibration Black Box A Positive Vibration(2x12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1416 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1423 The Weather Girls - Oh, What A Night The Weather Girls Oh, What A Night(2x12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1423 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1465 PM Various - Radio Show Nr. 3 - Januar 1996 Various Radio Show Nr. 3 - Januar 1996(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1465 PM Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1501 PM Various - Radio Show Nr. 4 - April 1996 Various Radio Show Nr. 4 - April 1996(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1501 PM Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1517 Bürger Lars Dietr!ch* - Sexy Eis Bürger Lars Dietr!ch* Sexy Eis(12", Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1517 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1531 Volksmund - Warte, Warte Nur Ein Weilchen Volksmund Warte, Warte Nur Ein Weilchen(12", Promo) EastWest 1531 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
1650 R.E.M. - Ignoreland R.E.M. Ignoreland(CD, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 1650 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1768-2 Van Morrison - Astral Weeks Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
2042/PR1953 Dominica (2) - Gotta Let You Go (New Mixes) Dominica (2) Gotta Let You Go (New Mixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Fuel Records 2042/PR1953 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
2075 SF Spanish Fly - Crimson And Clover SF Spanish Fly Crimson And Clover(CD, Single, Promo) WEA 2075 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
2086 Various - 5 Estrellas de Navidad Various 5 Estrellas de Navidad(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Erato, Teldec 2086 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
3112-2 The Doobie Brothers - Best Of The Doobies The Doobie Brothers Best Of The Doobies(CD, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3112-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
3422-2 Emmylou Harris - Roses In The Snow Emmylou Harris Roses In The Snow(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3422-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8227-2 Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold Aretha Franklin Aretha's Gold(CD, Album, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic 8227-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9001-2 Various - 80 Dance Collection Various 80 Dance Collection(CD, Comp, Mixed) NBM, NBM 9001-2 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
014357 Zyon - No Fate (The Ultimate Mixes) Zyon No Fate (The Ultimate Mixes)(12") Eye Q Records 014357 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
16017-2 The Blues Brothers - The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording) The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers (Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 16017-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
16029-2 Phil Collins - Face Value Phil Collins Face Value (Album) 16029-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
23720-2 Prince - 1999 Prince 1999(CD, Album, RE, RP, Bla) Warner Bros. Records 23720-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
25270-2 Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Ry Cooder Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 25270-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
25395-2 Prince And The Revolution - Parade Prince And The Revolution Parade(CD, Album, RE) Paisley Park 25395-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
30 599 5 Various - Die Unendliche Geschichte III Various Die Unendliche Geschichte III(CD, Comp, Club) WEA, WEA 30 599 5 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
030 726 4 Heinz Rudolf Kunze - Portrait Heinz Rudolf Kunze Portrait(CD, Comp, Club) Bertelsmann Club 030 726 4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
32853 4 Carreras* - Domingo* - Pavarotti* With Mehta* - The 3 Tenors In Concert 1994 Carreras* - Domingo* - Pavarotti* With Mehta* Carreras* - Domingo* - Pavarotti* With Mehta* - The 3 Tenors In Concert 1994(CD, Album) Teldec, Teldec 32853 4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
33210 6 Stefanie Hertel - Hast Du Zeit Für Ein Paar Träume? Stefanie Hertel Hast Du Zeit Für Ein Paar Träume?(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest, Montana (5), Montana (5) 33210 6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
34618 9 Enya - Paint The Sky With Stars - The Best Of Enya Enya Paint The Sky With Stars - The Best Of Enya(CD, Comp, Club) WEA, WEA 34618 9 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
35 098 3 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Bang!... The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood Frankie Goes To Hollywood Bang!... The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood(CD, Comp) ZTT, ZTT 35 098 3 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
35 143 7 Al Bano & Romina Power - Golden Stars International Al Bano & Romina Power Golden Stars International(CD, Comp, Clu) WEA, Bertelsmann Club 35 143 7 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
35 218 7 Kunze* - Kunze: Macht Musik Kunze* Kunze: Macht Musik(CD, Club, RP) WEA, WEA 35 218 7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35 242 7 Westernhagen* - Affentheater Westernhagen* Affentheater(CD, Album, Club, RP) Halleluja Communications, Halleluja Communications 35 242 7 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
35 269 0 Pretenders* - Last Of The Independents Pretenders* Last Of The Independents(CD, Album, RP) WEA, WEA 35 269 0 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35 308 6 Stone Temple Pilots - Purple Stone Temple Pilots Purple(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 35 308 6 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
35 460 5 Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 35 460 5 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35 473 8 Heinz Rudolf Kunze - Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz Heinz Rudolf Kunze Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz(CD, Album, RE, Clu) WEA, WEA 35 473 8 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
35 490 2 Vangelis - 1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack) Vangelis 1492 - Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) EastWest, EastWest 35 490 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
35 571 9 Various - The Unplugged Collection: Volume One Various The Unplugged Collection: Volume One(CD, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 35 571 9 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
35 915 8 Die Toten Hosen - Opium Fürs Volk Die Toten Hosen Opium Fürs Volk(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest, EastWest, Jochens Kleine Plattenfirma (JKP) 35 915 8 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
35959 6 Enya - The Memory Of Trees Enya The Memory Of Trees(CD, Album, Club) WEA, WEA 35959 6 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
36 051 1 Mr. President - We See The Same Sun Mr. President We See The Same Sun(CD, Album, Club) WEA, WEA, Club Culture, Club Culture 36 051 1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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JATPL

JATPL

September 4, 2020
Come back WMME Alsdorf ! We miss you so much! So many of my favourite albums have Alsdorf stamped in the dead wax. Their pressings were, on the whole amazing and I can't think of any duff pressings I ever bought but manufactured by them. Synonymous with quality.