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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  
side (top
or bottom) of which record press to place that particular label on so  
that
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  
promotional copy."
This had two different tracks (and to make matters more confusing,  
two separate artists !


Rgds Darren