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(https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/706164?page=1)
-1929 BIEM was formed

Introduced 1947:
Ⓐ or A = Artistique
Ⓜ or M = Médium
Ⓢ or S = Standard
Microgroove (CBS)

Introduced 1948
High Fidelity (Decca)

Introduced 1959 (for Philips)
Ⓓ = Deluxe for classic records later used for other releases with a price lower than Ⓐ
Ⓟ = Popular but no corresponding date

Introduced 1964:
Ⓝ (for Visadisc 7")
la Gravure Universelle

Pathé Marconi alternate price code system (between 1967 and 1968 ):
A: Large orchestrations
B: small or medium orchestrations
C: Solo artists
D: Foreign artists.

Introduced 1968:
ⓉⓊ
For 45RPM:

For EPs


Introduced 1969:
P4 for Visadisc 7"

Introduced 1970:
ⒷⒸⒺⒻⒼⒽⓇ

Introduced 1971:
ⒾⓀⓆⓌⓍ
For 45RPM:
NA (1971 - 1975)

⚠ BIEM/SACEM transition :1971

Introduced 1972:

For 45RPM:


Introduced 1973:



Introduced 1974:

For 45RPM:
LA, PN

Introduced 1975:
FB
OE for Carrousel LP
For 45RPM:


Introduced 1976 for 45RPM:
EA
Barcode appears in Europe
Label Codes appear on May 1

Introduced 1977:
Ⓥ KC, RB, SE, SF
For 45RPM:
EC
Last quarter of the year new price code begin to appear.
International label codes appear.

Introduced 1979 until late 1984:
Company specific price codes:

PM, POL, AE, PG, BA, CB, etc.

1980/81
BIEM / GEMA

1984
Barcode appears in in Germany

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Up to around 15 minutes of audio per side does not fit to the LP format, it is a more loud cut.
LP means Long Play microgroove cut. It allows to engrave up to approximately 30 minutes per side on a 12".

Discogs database discriminates between those two formats (see RSG §6.6).
Thereby, even if labels' marketing communication could sometime use 'LP' to notify that the release contains the usual amount of audio for an album, It should be understood as 'Long Playing release', not as 'Long Play cut'.

For example here is two different cuts for the same album:
-Original LP release: Roots
-Same audio material later distributed on a 2X12" 33RPM: Roots

RP means repressed with a master originated from a lacquer that has been used previously, it should only be ticked by providing a link to a previous version sharing the same runouts, or at least a strong source. If none of this information is provided, RE is enough, moreover RE + RP can be used together, if there is a significant time gap between releases.
Some pressing plants:

08 ##### AA BCD E (e.g. 08 45171 20 1A1) Record Industry
XY#####-ZZ (e.g. B847793-01) Optimal Media Production
######X~/Z (e.g. 197618E1/A) GZ Media
####### A1 / B1 or ## #### - A1 / B1 EMI Electrola GmbH
###### YY ZZ (e.g. 05944 A1 FK ) Celebrate Records GmbH
#### or ##### +or "ST" / "TST" / "ETST" Schallplattenfabrik Pallas GmbH
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Not a repress but it's just reissued with a new mastering by Beau : My Sound
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posted a comment on The RZA* - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture). 12 months ago
'original Japanese pressing' ? what are you talking about? I thought there was only unoficial back in the days, and pressed by who now? as this VICTOR is a unofficial, and the pressing is done By MPO. Let me know if you get some infos or even if you... See full review
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posted a comment on The RZA* - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture). 12 months ago
+1, at least enter the runouts to let us know if it is a different lacquer cut than the 2020 NRP's one that seems to be failed
The RZA* - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture)
posted a comment on The RZA* - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture). 12 months ago
it seems to be another lacquer cut than the 2020 NRP's lacquer cut that have been pointed out to be not good
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posted a comment on CESRV, Fleezus, Febem - BRIME!. 12 months ago
Great! it's been a long time I'm waiting for this kind of crossover, last time it was Violet on https://www.discogs.com/Sarantis-DeVille-Vocals-And-Versions/release/6822382 (2009)
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il y en a 10 à vendre actuellement, ici même l'ami
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sorry, the link is here (and some more words cause i'm asked too): https://www.thediscoparadise.com/dj.php?l=david-todd
Nick Martinelli & David Todd
posted a comment on Nick Martinelli & David Todd. about 1 year ago
have a look here mate, seems there's one, at least ^_*
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you mean the US one? and what about the UK, german etc...same lacquer?
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posted a review of Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart. about 1 year ago
Nice quite pressing by Optimal. An interesting selection of tracks, A and B sides are very contrasted.
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Wow! what a tune ! I'm a horse and I'm smashed
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posted a comment on Gainsbourg* - Musiques De Films. about 1 year ago
it's a strong info, why don't update you the entry ?
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posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill. about 1 year ago
it's manufactured in US but pressed in EU, looking at the pressing plant entry
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill. about 1 year ago
It seems that EU and US share the same lacquer cut by Ron McMaster
But it's not pressed by GZ nor in EU or US
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
posted a comment on Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill. about 1 year ago
SkilledInTrouble I guess you confund the Optimal scheme with the current UMG's catalogue scheme. Pay attention, it shows one more digit : ) there's a warning about that on the Optimal's entry.
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posted a comment on Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba. about 1 year ago
Thanx, it should be usefull to make that warning directly on the concerned entry's comments field (the 1974 RE http://www.discogs.com/release/392597)
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Nice mastering from tracks that seems extracted from movies themselves, tracks are blended in a very immersive way, shorts silences between tracks makes a kind of mix into the compilation. Good job !
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posted a comment on Orelsan - Le Chant Des Sirènes. about 1 year ago
Very nice cut here, sounds and vocals are clear and very well layered.
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And what about anti skating ? (if you have the adjustement on your turntable, this should be set to same value as weight on needle)
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posted a comment on Rupa - Disco Jazz. about 1 year ago
I wonder if you own the GZ pressing as I just discover my black copy was a US pressing
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