I have come across a couple of Philips Lps from the 50s,where the record,ans the cover were made in two different countries.This may well be the case here. Roger D P Ingram <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 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 --------------------------------- Ahhh...imagining that irresistible "new car" smell? Check outnew cars at Yahoo! Autos.