Rhino Vinyl Releases 2012-2017

Date: 2017-05-02 Autor: Kamil

written by Kamil Kaznowski and Maciej Stańczak
pictures by Kamil Kaznowski and Maciej Stańczak

 

Rhino which was founded in 1978 is responsible for the latest Warner Music re-releases. Every Madonna vinyl release made by Rhino [except for Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits EP and The Immaculate Collection] was pressed by Optimal Media GmbH in Germany. Vinyl releases made by Optimal Media are marked using specific type of numbering system which can be found on run-out grooves:

XY#####-ZZ A1

X - format of release, for example:

A - CD, B - Vinyl, D - DVD, E - BluRay

Y - year of release:
Optimal Media Production (1997-2011):
7 - 1997, 8 - 1998, 9 - 1999, 0 - 2000, 1 - 2001, 2 - 2002, 3 - 2003, 4 - 2004, 5 - 2005, 6 - 2006, and again 7 - 2007, 8 - 2008, 9 - 2009, A - 2010, B - 2011
Optimal Media GmbH (2011 and still):
C - 2012, D - 2013, E - 2014, F - 2015, G - 2016, H - 2017

##### - five-digit inner code

ZZ - number of disc:
     01 - disc one
     02 - disc two from a set of two discs (can be 03, 04, 05, etc.)
A - side of record (can be B, C, D, etc.)
1 - number of vinyl cut (can be 2, 3, 4, etc.)

RE-1 - vinyl side pressed with some technical difficulties with master disc or "father" plate

 

Matrix information is handwritten when mastering is not made at Optimal Media where vinyl records are pressed, for example:

* chrisp@UNITY is a signature of mastering engineer - Chris Parmenidis - responsible for master disc made at Unity Mastering, UK

 is a signature of mastering engineer - Ian Sefchick

Matrix information is stamped when mastering and pressing are made at Optimal Media, for example:
* HL is a signature of mastering engineer - Heino Leja - responsible for master disc made at Optimal Media, Germany

Matrix information is handwritten when vinyl is pressed by MPO in France (Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits only):
* LVC is a signature of mastering engineer - Lex Van Coeverden (Holland)

Matrix information is partly stamped (pressing information) and handwritten (mastering information) at the same time when pressing is made at Record Industry in Netherland (The Immaculate Collection only): 
Andreas At Schnittstelle is a signature of mastering engineer - Andreas Kauffelt
* CB is a signature of mastering engineer - Chris Bellman (Los Angeles, USA)

 

Series intended for EU market 

Catalog number: 8122797360
Date of release: 2012
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: 8122797359
Date of release: 2012
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: 8122797358
Date of release: 2012
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BC68219-01A1 chrisp@UNITY
Side 2: BC68219-01B1

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BC68221A1 chrisp@UNITY
Side 2: BC68221-01B1

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BC68222-01A1 chrisp@UNITY
Side 2: BC68222-01B1

 

Catalog number: 8122797357
Date of release: 2012
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: 8122797356
Date of release: 2012
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: 8122796396
Date of release: 2013
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BC68226-01A1 chrisp@UNITY
Side 2: BC68226-01B1

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BC68631-01A1 chrisp@UNITY
Side 2: BC68631-01B1
Side 3: BC68631-02C1
Side 4: BC68631-02D1

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BD20755-01 A1 HL
Side 2: BD20755-01 B2 HL

 

Catalog number: 81227947675, R1 553402
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by MPO

Catalog number: 8122797354
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: 8122794100, R1 559233
Date of release: 2017
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: MPO R1-553402 -A- -LVC-
Side 2: MPO R1-553402 -B- -LVC-

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: R1-45767-A RE1 BG36187-01 A2 0081227973544
Side 2: R1-45767-B GI 0081227973544 BG36187-01 B1

Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: BG63181-01 A1 R1-559233-A GI 0081227941000 MASTERED BY CAPITOL
Side 2: BG63181-01 B1 R1-559233-B GI 0081227941000

 

True Blue and Like A Prayer were re-released in October 2016 on coloured vinyl as a Sainsbury's exclusives (available in UK only). Both, exactly the same, were available to buy in Fabruary 2017 in Fnac stores (availbale in France only). Coloured vinyl LPs were pressed by Optimal Media from the same stampers which were used for 2012 Rhino re-issues. Both received new catalog numbers which were stickered as bar codes on the back covers: True Blue - 8122 79423-0, Like A Prayer - 8122 79422-9 ['old 2012 Rhino catalog numbers' can be found on cover spines and labels].

   

 

Series intended for US market

None of 2016-2017 releases were pressed in US.

Every pressing of each album and Record Store Day exclusives presented below are exactly the same like those which were already released between 2012 and 2017 in Europe [made by Optimal Media GmbH or MPO] and have the same matrix information on their run-out-grooves. Labels and sleeves are new and include additional R1 catalog numbers [records made by Rhino intended for US market]. These 'US releases' have characteristic info stickers on the front cover [except for Like A Virgin & Other Big Hits]:

Catalog number: R1 23867
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: R1 25157
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: R1 25442
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

 

Catalog number: R1 25844
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: R1 45031
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: R1 45767
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

 

   

Catalog number: R1 46100
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

Catalog number: R1 553402
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by MPO

Catalog number: R1 559233
Date of release: 2017
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH

 

Each of five vinyl LPs presented below were never a part of Rhino series released in Europe and they still remain 'exclusives' released in North America only. Ray Of Light, Music, American Life and Confessions On A Dance Floor were pressed from original stampers which were made in 2000, 2003 and 2006. The Immaculate Collection was released on two coloured vinyl records [blue and gold] as a part of Start Your Ear Off Right series and was exceptionally pressed at Record Industry in Netherland. The same manufacturer was responsible for Just Say 50 - Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box which was Record Store Day exclusive in 2017 and includes 12" Version of Everybody (notice that this was not Rhino release!):

Catalog number: R1 46847
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH
Catalog number: R1 47865
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH 
Catalog number: R1 48439
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH
Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: B382810-01 A1 D33 09362468471 S1 320
Side 2: B382810-01 B1 D33 09362468471 S2 320
Side 3: B382810-02 C1 D33 09362468471 S3 320
Side 4: B382810-02 D1 D33 09362468471 S4 320
Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: B038146-01 A2 HL
Side 2: B038146-01 B2 HL
Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: B380030-01 A2 1-4849-A FDS-1
Side 2: B380030-01 B2 1-4849-B FDS-1
Side 3: B380030-02 C5 MK
Side 4: B380030-02 D4

 

Catalog number: R1 49460
Date of release: 2016
Pressed by Optimal Media GmbH
Catalog number: R1 26440
Date of release: 2017
Pressed by Record Industry (Netherland)
Catalog number: 557847-1
Date of release:
2017

Pressed by Record Industry (Netherland)
Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: B645392-01 A1 1-49460 A
Side 2: B645392-01 B1 1-49460 B
Side 3: B645392-02 C1 VI8 1-49460 C
Side 4: B645392-02 D1 1-49460 D
Run-out-grooves:
Side 1: 91794 1A 1-26440 A Andreas At Schnittstelle

Side 2: 91794 1B 1-26440 B Andreas At Schnittstelle
Side 3: 91794 1C 1-26440 C Andreas At Schnittstelle
Side 4: 91794 1D 1-26440 D Andreas At Schnittstelle

Run-out-groove:
Side 4:
18420 2D 1-557847-D CB

Notice: this is not Rhino release!

If you want more information about The Immaculate Collection and Just Say 50, check our articles on FaceBook (click on the title of the record).



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