The Residents and Ralph Records



Vinyl matrix/runout identification Version 8 (Febr. 2020)
French price codes
2 letter codes
Columbia/Sony/Epic format codes
US record pressing plants
Printers
This Side / Other Side
1st Pressing in FTF
Packaging terminology
CD Matrix semi-circular Barcode
6837xxx / 2814xxx French promo
PM - PAI - SAI - RA - VVB
UK - Europe - UK & Europe
Matrix/SID Codes in detail per variant
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DADC / Sony DADC (...DIDC, DIDP, DIDX, DIDY, DIDZ...)
Belgium - Druco Music (1 Z or ↽N or N⇀)
Canada - CBS Records Canada Ltd. (DM = Don Mills)
Canada - Quality Records Limited (Q, Qu)
Czech Republic = Gramofonové Závody (MZM...)
France - A.R.E.A.C.E.M. (stamp)
France - C.I.D.I.S. Louviers [1969-1979] (CIDIS 380)
France - CIDIS, Antony [1972-1979] (LPL and 1 Y / 2 Y)
France - DFI (⩓)
France - Pathé Marconi EMI, Chatou (Pressed By - M6-123456)
France - SNA (stamp)
France - Translab (Ʈ or TL - Lacquer Cut At)
Germany - Interpress (IP - Pressed By)
New Zealand = PRS Ltd., Miramar/Wellington
Switzerland - Turicaphon AG (SWISS MADE Ⓣ)
The Netherlands - CBS, Haarlem (1971-1990, Ⓗ / nn-xxxxxx-yy - ex. Duck Stab)
The Netherlands - Sony/CBS, Haarlem (1991-1998, 08-0xxxxx-yy...)
UK - Adrenalin (4) (pressing plant)
UK - Allied Records Ltd. (ALI)
UK - Aerco Processing (Æ)
UK - CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton (∴ or ⋀)
UK - CTS Studios
UK - Damont (1972-2006, pressing plant)
UK - EMI Records (Pressed By - e.g. xxx-A-1U-1-Q2)
UK - Garrod & Lofthouse (G & L)
UK - Gedmal Galvanic Ltd. (gg / GG / GG2 / GG3 / ५५)
UK - Lyntone Recordings Ltd. (LYN-12345)
UK - Musitech (Musitech Plating Ltd - MT.1 or ⥛ or MT.-5)
UK - Nimbus (NRL for Nimbus Records Limited; plus MPT, MPK, etc.)
UK - RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK (W, A1C or A1H, A1AT or A1AAB)
UK = Sound Manufacturing (△ #### or C ####, or K ### or ◊ ###)
UK - Tape One (TA1PE)
UK - The Sound Clinic (ISC)
UK - Trident Studios (⍦)
UK - Utopia Studios (ƱTOPIA)
UK - WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton (WEA / TP, W-L often in combination with F/1 W x or FI W-x or F/1 W-x yD, W-x, S-x or Ƨ)
USA - Allied Record Company (ɑ - Pressed By)
USA - Artisan Sound Recorders ('Circles and sticks' logo - Mastered At)
USA - Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc. (Emw - ℰMW - ƐMW)
USA - Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs - New York (F/W)
USA - Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs - Philadelphia (F/W)
USA - Greg Lee Processing (Plating/Metalwork, California - L-12345 and L-12345-X)
USA - Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd. (HRM, ᐉ, ⟷)
USA - Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp. (Pressed By - HUB, HUB TV)
USA - K Disc Mastering (Lacquer Cut, California)
USA - Masterdisk (Lacquer Cut, NYC)
USA - Rainbo Records (pressing plant, California, S-12345 or R-12345)
USA - Sheffield Lab Matrix (Metalwork, California / Pennsylvania, SH1, SH2..., △12345)
USA - Sonic Arts (Lacquer Cut, ⊏◯⊐, SAC, SA)
USA - Specialty Records Corporation (SRC, Pressing plant)
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Å, ᐂ (Australian pressings) = Å (3)
A Porky Prime Cut = Porky (5)
ALLEN, AL = Allen Landau
AM = Alain Morand at Dyam
ARUN = Arun Chakraverty
B.J. = Bob Jones (6) at CTS Studios
BG, ⚘ = Brian Gardner
CD = Colin Dix
E1, E2 = Achim Elsner
EG = Eddy Gorecki
EW = EW (2) (UK mastering engineer)
GR Gerald Reynolds
H1 = Peter Harenberg (ℋ. ℋ1...)
JA = Jack Adams (2)
JG = John Golden
Jonz = John Dent
Kdisc ch = Carol Hibbs at K Disc Mastering
KEV = Kevin Metcalfe
KKL = Ken Lee at Sonic Arts
KP = Ken Perry
LK, LKIKS = Leo Kulka at Sonic Arts
MAX, MA = Maxwell Anandappa
MS = Miles Showell at Utopia Studios
PF = G. F. Pfanz
PN, Pete @ Tape To Tape = Pete Norman
Pounda
RAYS = Ray Staff
SA = Steve Angel
TimTomCBS = Tim Young at CBS Studios, London
Tone = Tony Bridge
YD = Yves Delaunay at Dyam
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