CDs manufactured by PolyGram / PDO / PRS / PMDC / UML (Germany) (my collection only)

By mjb mjb
updated 3 months ago

1982–1985: Polygram, Hanover, West Germany
1986–1991: PDO, Germany
1991–1993: PRS Hannover
1993–1999: PMDC, Germany
1999–2005: Universal M & L, Germany
2005–2017: EDC, Germany

Often identified by a combination of the matrix format, fonts, and "Made in" text on the disc face or hub area.

Partial matrix codes 2891, 2893, 2895, 2896, 2897, 2898, 2994, 2890 = somewhat sequential numbering of contract pressings for other labels, up to about 1990. See earshot's list for PolyGram (1982–1986) and his list for PDO (1986+).

  1. Various - Flashdance (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

    18 For Sale from $2.10

    811 492-2 02
    © 1983
    Casablanca yellow swirl CD
    rim text: MADE IN W.GERMANY

  2. Klaus Schulze - Body Love

    9 For Sale from $7.64

    813 658-2 02
    disc face: Made in W.-Germany by PolyGram
    silver disc; first gen 1984 release has black disc, so this is probably 1985/1986-ish?

  3. Various / No Artist - The Digital Domain: A Demonstration

    17 For Sale from $2.20

    7559 60303-2 2893 273 05
    © 1983 but believed to be 1984 based on matrix sequence
    target CD
    rim text: MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  4. Various - Hear The Light Volume I

    5 For Sale from $4.99

    816 054-2 01 #
    Nov 1984
    rim text: MADE IN W.GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  5. Various - Hear The Light Volume II

    12 For Sale from $3.00

    816 055-2 01 #
    Nov 1984
    rim text: MADE IN W.GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  6. Howard Jones - Human's Lib

    5 For Sale from $9.78

    7559 60346-2 2893 532 01
    © 1984
    target CD
    rim text: MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  7. Prince - Controversy

    10 For Sale from $3.99

    7599 03601-2 2893 265 02
    circa 1984?
    target CD
    rim text: MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  8. Howard Jones - Dream Into Action

    14 For Sale from $3.30

    7559 240632-2 2895 468 02 *
    © 1985
    target CD
    rim text: MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  9. Bronski Beat - The Age Of Consent

    8 For Sale from $8.99

    820 171-2 01 # AG
    © 1984
    disc face: Made in W. Germany by PolyGram

  10. Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

    22 For Sale from $1.99

    393 750-2 03 *
    © 1985
    disc face: MADE IN WEST GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  11. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair

    40 For Sale from $2.20

    824 300-2 02 # A X
    © 1985
    rim text: MADE IN W.GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  12. Duran Duran - Notorious

    6 For Sale from $2.98

    CDP 7 46415 2 2896 705 01 # AW ✕
    © 1986
    weird "✕" has extra marks crossing the upper spokes
    disc face: LC 0542

  13. Blind Faith (2) - Blind Faith

    19 For Sale from $4.50

    825 094-2 01 * A7
    ℗ 1986
    disc face: Made in W. Germany by PolyGram

  14. Genesis - Genesis

    814 287-2 02 # KH MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1983 but likely Jan 1984 for first issue; mine is a PDO repress so must be from 1986+
    disc face: MADE IN W. GERMANY BY POLYGRAM

  15. Holst*, Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal* / Charles Dutoit - The Planets

    12 For Sale from $1.99

    417 553-2 01 * KL MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1987
    disc face: Made in W-Germany by PolyGram

  16. The Mission - Tower Of Strength

    18 For Sale from $4.00

    870 089-2 01 # J MADE IN W. GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1988
    rim text: MADE IN WEST GERMANY

  17. The Art Of Noise - Paranoimia '89

    10 For Sale from $5.38

    871 773-2 01 # MADE IN W.GERMANY BY PDO
    6 Mar 1989
    disc face: Made in West Germany

  18. The Art Of Noise Featuring Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens - Yebo!

    3 For Sale from $4.00

    889 685-2 02+ MADE IN W.GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1989
    disc face: Made in West Germany

  19. Art Of Noise* - Below The Waste

    37 For Sale from $1.64

    839 404-2 02 # MADE IN W.GERMANY BY PDO
    11 Sep 1989
    disc face: Made in West Germany

  20. Art Of Noise* - The Ambient Collection

    29 For Sale from $1.32

    843 403-2 01 + A MADE IN W.GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1990

  21. Anne Dudley And Jaz Coleman - Songs From The Victorious City

    21 For Sale from $5.38

    847 098-2 01 # MADE IN W.GERMANY BY PDO
    © 1990

  22. Quazar - The Future

    9 For Sale from $2.20

    BANGCD016 50179704 01 / F
    MADE IN GERMANY
    1991

  23. Blancmange - The Third Course

    15 For Sale from $3.30

    550 194-2 01 +
    MADE IN GERMANY BY PMDC E
    © 1994

  24. Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis

    29 For Sale from $5.48

    537 688-2 01 >
    MADE IN GERMANY G
    © 1998
    IFPI L003 / 01M7