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Re: [ARSCLIST] Understanding Record Numbers
David Lennick wrote:
In this case, the other 7-digit number looks like a Polydor
catalogue number and it probably refers to an English or other
country release. I found this a lot in the later LP days..in fact
in the 50s and 60s as well. I'm looking at a Philips LP which
prominently displays G 03591 L and GBL 5613 on cover, spine and
label. When I was asked to look for this record, the number quoted
was ABL 1342. (But no cross reference to the American issue, ML
5100..!) (Beethoven Concerto #5, Casadesus.)
MAYBE I need to keep all the numbers in and hopefully one day they
will make sense !
Bob Ohlsson wrote:
"The matrix number on the label tells the worker in the plant which
or bottom) of which record press to place that particular label on so
it will be molded as part of the finished record."
Can people be mixing terminology? I was always advised that the label
number was on the, err, label and the matrix number was the thing
stamped into the vinyl around the label? In my example above I was
referring to the printed label number(s). I am happy to be corrected
about the terminology though.
Roger Kulp also added:
"If it has the same song on both sides,it is a radio station
This had two different tracks (and to make matters more confusing,
two separate artists !