D P Ingram wrote:
> Hello all.
> As part of a cataloguing idea I am trying to sketch out some
> schematics. Could somebody kindly explain/clarify something for me? The
> question refers I am sure to "older" music as well. It just happens that
> I've picked upon a recent(ish) example as it contained some other
> programming issues I have had to work around.
> In front of me I have a copy of "You're The One That I Want" by John
> Travolta AND Oliva Newton-John. It was issued on the RSO Label in 1978.
> Now the question is: The catalogue number given is RSO 006 but
> underneath there is also a number in brackets (2090279). These numbers
> are the same on both sides but don't indicate a date). Is this another
> catalogue number or what is it ? This gives me the problem as I'd like
> to be able to say "show all records on RSO" and this would come up, but
> what purpose does the other number serve?
> Many thanks in advance ! Darren Ingram
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.)