WMME Alsdorf

WMME Alsdorf

Profile:
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.

CDs 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; 903174884-2/1 WME; 450990359-2.2 WME.
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 (The Remixes)); 3984282512-2 07/99; 755974014-2.4 06/00; 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?).

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.

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 succors.

Note 4:
The Warner '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 seperately.
The last vinyl record was pressed on 04 September 1998.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
WMME
Max-Planck-Straße 1-9
D-52477 Alsdorf

T: +49 2404 58-0
F: +49 2404 58-202
[obsolete]
[l948341]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 CD 9030812 The Very Best Of VSOP  album cover 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 Dance Max 10  album cover 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
9G0422 ¡Que No Se Extinga La Llama!  album cover Seguridad Social ¡Que No Se Extinga La Llama!(CD, Album, RE) GASA 9G0422 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
1084 PM Come Save Me (Julianne)  album cover The Law (3) Come Save Me (Julianne)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 1084 PM Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1089 I'll Fight For You (Edit)  album cover Foreigner I'll Fight For You (Edit)(7", S/Sided, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 1089 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1155 PM Music News • Februar '93  album cover Various Music News • Februar '93(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest 1155 PM Germany 1993 Sell This Version
1200 Can U Feel It (Dee Ooh La La La) (Remix)  album cover The Weather Girls Can U Feel It (Dee Ooh La La La) (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1200 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
1218 Progressive  album cover Stage 909 Progressive(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1218 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1229 Do You Want It  album cover Lonnie Gordon Do You Want It(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1229 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1239 Don't Stop The Music  album cover 2 Raff Don't Stop The Music(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1239 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1247 Crazy Planet (I Don't Care)  album cover Brain (3) Crazy Planet (I Don't Care)(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1247 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1258 Make You Morph  album cover Murphy (2) Make You Morph(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1258 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1271 Don't Stop The Music (Remix)  album cover 2 Raff Don't Stop The Music (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1271 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1272 Crazy Planet (I Don't Care) (Remix)  album cover Brain (3) Crazy Planet (I Don't Care) (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1272 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1276 Good Fun  album cover Bass Bumpers Good Fun(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1276 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1277 Not Anyone  album cover Black Box Not Anyone(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1277 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1282 Rave Nation  album cover DJ Hooligan Rave Nation(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1282 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1284 Make You Morph (Remix)  album cover Murphy (2) Make You Morph (Remix)(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1284 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1285 Not Anyone  album cover Black Box Not Anyone(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1285 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1286 Burnin' Up / Mikado  album cover DJ Errik Burnin' Up / Mikado(12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1286 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1290 Party  album cover The Weather Girls Party(12", Maxi, Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1290 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1297 Good Fun (Remix)  album cover Bass Bumpers Good Fun (Remix)(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1297 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1307 Rave Nation (The Remixes)  album cover DJ Hooligan Rave Nation (The Remixes)(2x12", Maxi, Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1307 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1309 Automatic EP  album cover Ultimate (2) Automatic EP(12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1309 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1316 The Signal  album cover Signal Response II* The Signal(12", Promo) Ultrahard, EastWest, Ultraphonic 1316 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1342 Sueno Futuro (Wake Up And Dream)  album cover DJ Hooligan Sueno Futuro (Wake Up And Dream)(12", Promo) Ultrahard, Ultraphonic, EastWest 1342 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1416 A Positive Vibration  album cover Black Box A Positive Vibration(2x12", Promo) Ultraphonic, EastWest 1416 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1423 Oh, What A Night  album cover The Weather Girls Oh, What A Night(2x12") Ultraphonic, EastWest 1423 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
1465 PM Radio Show Nr. 3 - Januar 1996  album cover Various Radio Show Nr. 3 - Januar 1996(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1465 PM Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1501 PM Radio Show Nr. 4 - April 1996  album cover Various Radio Show Nr. 4 - April 1996(CD, Comp, Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1501 PM Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1517 Sexy Eis  album cover Bürger Lars Dietr!ch* Sexy Eis(12", Promo) EastWest, EastWest 1517 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1531 Warte, Warte Nur Ein Weilchen  album cover Volksmund Warte, Warte Nur Ein Weilchen(12", Promo) EastWest 1531 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
1561 Princessa Anyone But You(12", W/Lbl) EastWest Records GmbH 1561 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
1768-2 Astral Weeks  album cover Van Morrison Astral Weeks (Album) 1768-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
2042/PR1953 Gotta Let You Go (New Mixes)  album cover Dominica (2) Gotta Let You Go (New Mixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Fuel Records 2042/PR1953 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
2075 Crimson And Clover  album cover SF Spanish Fly Crimson And Clover(CD, Single, Promo) WEA 2075 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
3112-2 Best Of The Doobies  album cover 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 Roses In The Snow  album cover Emmylou Harris Roses In The Snow(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3422-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9001-2 80 Dance Collection  album cover Various 80 Dance Collection(CD, Comp, Mixed) NBM, NBM 9001-2 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
010143 Yo' Kickin' Heel  album cover DJ Boombasstrick Yo' Kickin' Heel(12") Randy Recordings 010143 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
014357 No Fate (The Ultimate Mixes)  album cover Zyon No Fate (The Ultimate Mixes)(12") Eye Q Records 014357 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
23720-2 1999  album cover Prince 1999(CD, Album, RE, RP, Bla) Warner Bros. Records 23720-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
25270-2 Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Ry Cooder Paris, Texas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 25270-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
25395-2 Parade  album cover Prince And The Revolution Parade(CD, Album, RE) Paisley Park 25395-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
25670-2 Take 6  album cover Take 6 Take 6(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 25670-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
35 143 7 Golden Stars International  album cover Al Bano & Romina Power Golden Stars International(CD, Comp, Clu) WEA, Bertelsmann Club 35 143 7 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
35 460 5 Bop Till You Drop  album cover 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 Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz  album cover Heinz Rudolf Kunze Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz(CD, Album, RE, Clu) WEA, WEA 35 473 8 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
35 571 9 The Unplugged Collection: Volume One  album cover Various The Unplugged Collection: Volume One(CD, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 35 571 9 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
36 051 1 We See The Same Sun  album cover Mr. President We See The Same Sun(CD, Album, Club) WEA, WEA, Club Culture, Club Culture 36 051 1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
36 092 5 Broken Arrow  album cover Neil Young With Crazy Horse* Broken Arrow(HDCD, Album) Reprise Records, Time Warner 36 092 5 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
42012 The Doors  album cover The Doors The Doors (Album) 42012 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
42 012 (EKS 74 007) The Doors  album cover The Doors The Doors(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 42 012 (EKS 74 007) Germany Unknown Sell This Version
42079 The Soft Parade  album cover The Doors The Soft Parade (Album) 42079 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
46571-2 A Decade Of Hits  album cover Kenny Rogers A Decade Of Hits(CD, Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 46571-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
62012-2 Third Eye Blind  album cover Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind(CD, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 62012-2 Unknown Sell This Version
62308-2 Once In A Livetime  album cover Dream Theater Once In A Livetime(2xCD, Album) EastWest Records America 62308-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
68.983 Chavela Vargas  album cover Chavela Vargas Chavela Vargas(CD, Comp) Tropical Music 68.983 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
74014-2 Strange Days  album cover The Doors Strange Days(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra 74014-2 Australasia 1994 Sell This Version
74024-2 Waiting For The Sun  album cover The Doors Waiting For The Sun(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, WEA Records 74024-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
78 877 8 Automatic For The People  album cover R.E.M. Automatic For The People(CD, Album, Club, Yel) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 78 877 8 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
79 099 8 Erotica  album cover Madonna Erotica(CD, Album) Maverick, Sire, Warner Bros. Records 79 099 8 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
79 667 2 Blues Brother Soul Sister (20 Original Classics)  album cover Various Blues Brother Soul Sister (20 Original Classics)(CD, Comp) EastWest, WEA, EastWest, WEA 79 667 2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
81677-2 Stand By Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Stand By Me (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Atlantic 81677-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
82742-2 The Real Quietstorm  album cover James Carter (3) The Real Quietstorm(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic Jazz 82742-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
82886-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Fairweather Johnson(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic 82886-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
83342-2 Debelah Morgan Dance With Me(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, DAS Label 83342-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
92498 The Lead And How To Swing It  album cover Tom Jones The Lead And How To Swing It(CD, Album) Interscope Records, Interscope Records, MCA 92498 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
92993-2 Aries  album cover Luis Miguel Aries(CD, Album) WEA Latina 92993-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
101082 Barcelona / Tähän Syliin Jää  album cover Sydänmaa Barcelona / Tähän Syliin Jää(CD, Single) Fazer Music 101082 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
176404 No Fate  album cover Zyon No Fate(12", Promo) Eye Q Records 176404 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
177466 Heaven And Earth  album cover Al Jarreau Heaven And Earth(LP, Album) WEA 177466 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
177512 20.000 Miles Under The Sea  album cover Nemo (17) 20.000 Miles Under The Sea(12", Ltd, Promo) EastWest 177512 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
198662 Tigerlily  album cover Natalie Merchant Tigerlily(Cass, Album) Elektra 198662 Chile 1995 Sell This Version
220212 Tuhkimotarina  album cover Dingo Tuhkimotarina(CD, Comp) Fazer Music 220212 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
220222 Visitation  album cover Pekka Pohjola Visitation(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fazer Music 220222 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
237202-2 1999  album cover Prince 1999 (Album) 237202-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
2-41781-2 The Beast Of Alice Cooper  album cover Alice Cooper The Beast Of Alice Cooper(CD, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records 2-41781-2 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
242 199-2 Sing  album cover Curt Cress Sing(CD, Album, RE) WEA 242 199-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
242 231-2 I Stand Alone  album cover Agnetha Fältskog I Stand Alone (Album) 242 231-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
243 003 For Everyman  album cover Jackson Browne For Everyman (Album) 243 003 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
243845-2 Shaday  album cover Ofra Haza Shaday(CD, Album, RE) TELDEC, TELDEC, TELDEC 243845-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
243875 Watermark  album cover Enya Watermark(LP, Album, 180) WEA 243875 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
244 003 Academy Award Winners  album cover Frank Sinatra Academy Award Winners(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 244 003 UK, Europe & US 2000 Sell This Version
244045 Alice's Restaurant  album cover Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant(CD, Album, RM) Reprise Records 244045 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
244 145-2 Cross-Collateral  album cover Passport (2) Cross-Collateral(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 244 145-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
244 284-2 Von Beteuerten Gefühlen Und Anderer Kälte  album cover Clowns & Helden Von Beteuerten Gefühlen Und Anderer Kälte(CD, Album, RE) TELDEC, TELDEC 244 284-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
245274 Millennium  album cover Earth, Wind & Fire Millennium(LP, Album) Reprise Records 245274 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
251 699-2 No Jacket Required  album cover Phil Collins No Jacket Required(CD, Album, RE) WEA, WEA 251 699-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
254 060 Elite Hotel  album cover Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel(CD, Album, RM) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 254 060 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
254 291-2 Emotional  album cover Falco Emotional (Album) 254 291-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
258 387 Moving Hearts  album cover Moving Hearts Moving Hearts(CD, Album) WEA, WEA Ireland 258 387 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
289402 The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same  album cover Led Zeppelin The Soundtrack From The Film The Song Remains The Same(2xCD, Album) Swan Song 289402 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
320072 Real Things  album cover 2 Unlimited Real Things(CD, Album) Byte Records, Fazer Music 320072 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
348862 Pilgrim  album cover Eric Clapton Pilgrim(CD, Album) Reprise Records, Duck Records (2), Reprise Records, Duck Records (2) 348862 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
420409 Firedance (Remixes)  album cover Odyssee Of Noises Firedance (Remixes)(12") WEA 420409 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
550 967-2 Alles Klar Auf Der Andrea Doria - Star Gala  album cover Udo Lindenberg Alles Klar Auf Der Andrea Doria - Star Gala (Comp) 550 967-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
550 970-2 Meisterstücke  album cover Falco Meisterstücke (Comp) 550 970-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
550 998-2 Flieger, Grüss Mir Die Sonne  album cover Extrabreit Flieger, Grüss Mir Die Sonne(CD, Comp) Convoy 550 998-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
551 518-2 London Nights  album cover London Boys London Nights(CD, Comp) Convoy, Warner Special Marketing 551 518-2 Germany 1995 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.