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My interests are understanding the process of getting music from the recording studio to the consumer.

I've completed cataloging my collection and am continuing to refine (and correct) my previous submissions, and acquiring a better understanding of discog rules. My main activity is profile review & research, following selected forums, assisting those who ask for help and attempting to understand more about the black art of identifying specifics on labels, deadwax and packaging.

-Images; I don't vote without a complete set of images. ".....-Good images are good, bad images are better than no images and most importantly, no images are always better than incorrect ones......"

Link;
https://web.archive.org/web/20220509172153/https://reference.discogs.com/wiki

There are lists of plating plants, material supply plants, label makers, printers and lithographers, album jacket makers etc., from back in the day.
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Cash-Box/60s/1960/CB-1960-07-30-18th-Anniversary.pdf

Label search;
http://www.cvinyl.com/labelguides/
Just search for your label and it has (for most labels) a guide for each label with a timeline of when labels changed design etc.

Specific Interests:
http://www.discogs.com/help/database/submission-guidelines-release
1. Plating and Pressing Plants (Lacquers, metal works and associated facilities)

There are lists of plating plants, material supply plants, label makers, printers and lithographers, album jacket makers etc from back in the day.
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Cash-Box/60s/1960/CB-1960-07-30-18th-Anniversary.pdf

2. PR Etches W.B.
Prior to around 1977-78, PRC pressings had 'PR' written in the deadwax simultaneous to Presswell pressings, thus inviting confusion amongst record collectors. Partly due to this and partly due to PRC opening a second plant in Compton, CA, was when the PRC plant began writing 'PRC' in the deadwax - followed by 'PRC-R' for Richmond pressings or 'PRC-C' or 'PRC-W' for the Compton pressings. Both plants by this time had a "pudding bowl" pressing ring of approx. 2.75" and a smaller ring of about 1.25" or 1.375" - similar to how the label area of Presswell LP's was shaped for years." ᴚԀ

- W.B. The "Go To Guy". So willing to share. He's the man!!
Type Setting/Mastering characteristics and a wealth of vinyl historical knowledge.

- marcelrecords Identify and dating A&M label's Complements

Pressing Plant Numbers:
6 = All Disc Records, Inc.
56 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
60 = Sound Makers
73 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute 25 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
70 = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
72 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
26 = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
16 = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. / Goldisc Recording Products, Inc.
18 = Presswell
19 = Bestway Products Inc.
22 = Allied Record Company
24 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
30 = Plastic Products
49 = Specialty Records Corporation
53 = Keel Mfg. Corp. (prior to '79); Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd. ('79 and later)
54 = Shelley Products
76 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
28 = Rainbo Records



Recent Activity

Action Description
submitted Steven Michael Pague* - Watch The Ocean Roll. 8 days ago
Bryan Titus (2) - The Road
added Bryan Titus (2) - The Road to their collection. 15 days ago
Bryan Titus (2) - The Road
submitted Bryan Titus (2) - The Road. 15 days ago
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
added Van Morrison - Astral Weeks to their collection. 27 days ago
Van Morrison - Moondance - Expanded Edition
added Van Morrison - Moondance - Expanded Edition to their collection. 29 days ago
Poco (3) - Poco Seven
submitted Poco (3) - Poco Seven. 2 months ago
Poco (3) - Poco Seven
added Poco (3) - Poco Seven to their collection. 2 months ago
Wynton Marsalis - Wynton
added Wynton Marsalis - Wynton to their collection. 2 months ago
John Hiatt & The Goners - Beneath This Gruff Exterior
added John Hiatt & The Goners - Beneath This Gruff Exterior to their collection. 3 months ago
Holiday Friends - Major Magic
added Holiday Friends - Major Magic to their collection. 5 months ago
The Hollies - Hollies
added The Hollies - Hollies to their collection. 6 months ago
Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)
added Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night) to their collection. 7 months ago
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
added The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash to their collection. 7 months ago
Men At Work - Cargo
added Men At Work - Cargo to their collection. 11 months ago
Keith Sweat - Make It Last Forever
added Keith Sweat - Make It Last Forever to their collection. 11 months ago
The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's)
added The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's) to their collection. 11 months ago
Simon And Garfunkel* - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
added Simon And Garfunkel* - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme to their collection. 11 months ago
Norman Brown - After The Storm
added Norman Brown - After The Storm to their collection. 12 months ago
Norman Brown - After The Storm
added Norman Brown - After The Storm to their collection. about 1 year ago
Fleetwood Mac - Mirage
added Fleetwood Mac - Mirage to their collection. about 1 year ago
Cream (2) - Die Grossen Vier
added Cream (2) - Die Grossen Vier to their collection. about 1 year ago
Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night
added Fleetwood Mac - Tango In The Night to their collection. about 1 year ago
Bryan Adams - Reckless
submitted Bryan Adams - Reckless. about 1 year ago
Mozart*, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm - Sämtliche Konzerte Für Bläser / The Complete Wind Concertos / Les Concertos Pour Instruments à Vent
submitted Mozart*, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm - Sämtliche Konzerte Für Bläser / The Complete Wind Concertos / Les Concertos Pour Instruments à Vent. over 2 years ago
Archie Shepp Featuring Joe Lee Wilson - A Touch Of The Blues
submitted Archie Shepp Featuring Joe Lee Wilson - A Touch Of The Blues. over 2 years ago
Various - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection Volume 2
added Various - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection Volume 2 to their collection. over 2 years ago
Led Kaapana* - Black Sand
added Led Kaapana* - Black Sand to their collection. over 2 years ago
The Finders - Calling Dr. Howard / Bad Food
submitted The Finders - Calling Dr. Howard / Bad Food. over 3 years ago
The Rockers (9) - Don't Leave Me Tonight
added The Rockers (9) - Don't Leave Me Tonight to their collection. over 3 years ago
Sawbuck - Sawbuck
added Sawbuck - Sawbuck to their collection. over 3 years ago
Sawbuck - Sawbuck
added Sawbuck - Sawbuck to their collection. over 3 years ago
George Benson - Benson Burner
added George Benson - Benson Burner to their collection. over 3 years ago
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
added Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now to their collection. over 3 years ago
George Benson - Give Me The Night
added George Benson - Give Me The Night to their collection. over 3 years ago
Maria Muldaur - Waitress In A Donut Shop
added Maria Muldaur - Waitress In A Donut Shop to their collection. over 3 years ago
Wings (2) - Venus And Mars
added Wings (2) - Venus And Mars to their collection. over 3 years ago
George Benson - Weekend In L.A.
added George Benson - Weekend In L.A. to their collection. over 3 years ago
Alan Parsons - The Secret
added Alan Parsons - The Secret to their collection. over 3 years ago
Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
added Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got to their collection. over 3 years ago
David Bowie - The Jean Genie
submitted David Bowie - The Jean Genie. over 3 years ago
Stephen Marchionda - Enrique Granados La Guitarra Poetica
added Stephen Marchionda - Enrique Granados La Guitarra Poetica to their collection. over 3 years ago
Emil Waldteufel, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Franz Bauer-Theussl - Famous Waltzes
added Emil Waldteufel, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Franz Bauer-Theussl - Famous Waltzes to their collection. over 3 years ago
The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman
added The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman to their collection. over 3 years ago
The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman
added The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman to their collection. over 3 years ago
The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman
submitted The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Eric Satie: The Velvet Gentleman. over 3 years ago
The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Erik Satie: The Velvet Gentleman
added The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, Erik Satie - The Music Of Erik Satie: The Velvet Gentleman to their collection. over 3 years ago
added The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono to their collection. over 3 years ago
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
added The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky to their collection. over 3 years ago
Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes!
added Dinah Washington - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes! to their collection. over 4 years ago
Chet Baker - My Favourite Songs - The Last Great Concert
submitted Chet Baker - My Favourite Songs - The Last Great Concert. over 4 years ago