CDs manufactured by LaserVideo / Disctronics / Disc Mfg. (USA) (my collection only)

By mjb mjb
updated 27 days ago

1986–1988: LaserVideo Inc. operated plants in Huntsville AL and Anaheim CA; no way to distinguish(?)
1988–1990: separate plants identified in matrix as DISCTRONICS (H) and DISCTRONICS (A); use Disctronics H or Disctronics A
1990–1997: separate plants identified in matrix as DISC MFG., INC. (H) and DISC MFG. INC. (A); use Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Huntsville or Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Anaheim
1990–2003: Plano TX plant identified in matrix as DISCTRONICS USA or DISCTRONICS TEXAS; use Disctronics USA.

Other US CDs mentioning Disctronics without a plant ID, use Disctronics Group, United States.
Other US CDs mentioning DMI or DISC MFG USA, use Disc Manufacturing, Inc..

SID codes apparently debuted in late 1995.
USA/Texas SIDs seen so far: IFPI L791–L793 / 2Dxx
Huntsville SIDs seen so far: IFPI L801, L804 / 2Fxx — These continued to be used after Cinram took over. But also see Group 2 of my unknowns.

Cinram bought the Huntsville & Anaheim plants in 1997. The Plano plant was formerly Memory-Tech Inc.. In 2003 it spun off as DiscUSA, then in 2008 as U-Tech Dallas, before closing circa 2010; see other list for those time periods.

Sometimes people misinterpret the parentheses in (H) or (A) as angle brackets.
Sometimes (H) is (H5); the 5 is an ID for the LBR. (ref: https://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/357616 )
Some of the later ones (e.g. from 1996) don't have (H) or (A) but do have a SID code like IFPI L804 in the same font as the rest of the matrix.

  1. Joyce Sims - Come Into My Life

    10 For Sale from $2.50

    MANUFACTURED IN U.S.A. BY LASERVIDEO INC. CDSB10 W.O.# 8461-1
    © 1987

  2. Johannes Schmoelling* - Wuivend Riet

    10 For Sale from $8.79

    CI05710 LSCD3107 10001 MANUFACTURED IN U.S.A. BY LASERVIDEO INC.
    © 1987
    no work order number...maybe a contract pressing for Cinram?

  3. The Primitives - Lovely

    9 For Sale from $2.58

    84432R H W.O. 10335-1
    © 1988
    no mention of Disctronics but has the "H" ... although it is not in parentheses!

  4. Bruce Hornsby And The Range - The Valley Road

    4 For Sale from $0.87

    W.O. 10153-1 76472RDJ (H)
    © 1988
    no mention of Disctronics but has the (H), is from mid-1988, W.O.# fits right in

  5. Various - East Coast vs. West Coast

    6 For Sale from $2.95

    W. O. 10506-2 11322J (H)
    © 1988
    no mention of Disctronics but has the (H), is from 1988, W.O.# fits right in

  6. Kim Wilde - You Came

    3 For Sale from $55.68

    CD45-17596 (H) W. O. 10576-1
    © 1988

  7. Peter Murphy - Deep

    21 For Sale from $0.50

    98772R MADE BY DISCTRONICS (H) W.O. 12980-1
    © 1989

  8. Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin'

    7 For Sale from $34.99

    W.O.# 70157-1 PRCD2752 MADE BY DISCTRONICS (A)
    ℗ 1989

  9. Barry Manilow - This One's For You

    1 For Sale from $6.95

    ARCD8331 DISC MFG., INC. (H5) W.O. 14187-3U
    © 1976 but obviously from 1990–1997. Work order 14187-1 would have been circa 1990; this is probably a later pressing.

  10. Bernie Krause - Distant Thunder

    2 For Sale from $7.00

    NC227728 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 14840-1
    1990

  11. Tones On Tail - Tones On Tail

    12 For Sale from $4.90

    DISC MFG. INC. (H) W.O. 15611-2 24102H
    © 1990

  12. The Lightning Seeds* - Pure

    2 For Sale from $2.00

    MADE BY DISCTRONICS (A) W.O.# 70247-1 CD4518265
    © 1990

  13. Adamski + Soho (2) - Born To Be Alive! • Sampler

    12 For Sale from $1.49

    CD45-2060 DISC MFG., INC. (A) W.O.# 70676-1
    © 1991

  14. The Charlatans UK* - The Only One I Know

    15 For Sale from $0.10

    26902HS DISC MFG, INC. (H) W. O. 75446-1
    © 1990

  15. The Charlatans UK* - Then

    4 For Sale from $3.00

    W.O. 75470-1 24522HDJ DISC MFG, INC. (H)
    © 1990

  16. The Charlatans UK* - Sproston Green

    5 For Sale from $5.00

    DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 75576-1 27772HDJ
    © 1991

  17. Various - Guitar Player Magazine Presents The Legends Of Guitar - Sampler No. 2

    6 For Sale from $4.99

    PRO290069 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 75605-3
    © 1991

  18. Orb* - Little Fluffy Clouds

    3 For Sale from $10.00

    W.O. 76081-3 CDP591 DISC MFG, INC. (H)
    © 1991

  19. Chapterhouse - Whirlpool

    8 For Sale from $4.95

    DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 16759-2 30062R
    25 Jun 1991

  20. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime

    13 For Sale from $7.00

    DISC MFG, INC. (H) W. O. 17114-3 14422JS
    May 1991

  21. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Homebase

    38 For Sale from $0.50

    W. O. 17521-1 13922J DISC MFG, INC. (H)
    © 1991

  22. Musto & Bones - The Future Is Ours

    6 For Sale from $2.00

    W.O. 18105-1 DISC MFG, INC. (H) 07863610372
    24 Sep 1991

  23. Pet Shop Boys - Discography (The Complete Singles Collection)

    27 For Sale from $0.99

    DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 18910-2 2-1-5 97097 CDP7970972 CAPITOL JAX 2 C
    © 1991

  24. The KLF - What Time Is Love?

    10 For Sale from $5.67

    DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 19228-1 07822123662
    © 1991

  25. NJoi* - Mindflux / Malfunction / Phoenix / Rhythm Zone

    9 For Sale from $2.99

    07863621622 DISC MFG, INC. (H) W.O. 19362-2
    © 1991