Supraphon

Supraphon ist das größte tschechische Schallplattenlabel, bekannt durch die Zusammenarbeit mit zahlreichen bedeutenden tschechischen und ausländischen Künstlern. Das Label wurde 1932 eingetragen. In seinem Archiv werden heute über 100 000 Tonaufnahmen aufbewahrt. Supraphon ist laut eigenen Angaben das einzige Label im ehemaligen Ostblock, das die politische und wirtschaftliche Umgestaltung überstanden hat und heute Marktführer ist. Es firmiert als Aktiengesellschaft. Bis Anfang der 1990er Jahre vertrieb Supraphon seine Produktionen auch in eigenen Filialen.

 

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Catalog numbers


The primary catalog number is always on the center labels, not on the sleeve. For example, earlier releases had both the mono and the stereo catalog# printed on the sleeve, and the same sleeve artwork was used for both versions. On the other hand, later represses may have had an updated numbering scheme printed on the sleeve, but still the original number on the labels.

 

—> How to: If there are both mono/stereo numbers on the sleeve, use only the actual one as found on the center labels and add the other one to the notes.

If the numbering scheme on sleeve and label differs, use the label as the primary catalog# and the sleeve as the secondary catalog# (see paragraph 4.8.4. of the guidelines).

 

For mono releases, please always add “Mono” to the format. For stereo releases, always add “Stereo” if a mono version obviously exists. But since stereo LPs were not a Supraphon standard until ca. 1970 and stereo 7" not until ca. 1974, you may want to include the “Stereo” tag anyway in such cases, including later represses of these records.

 

Common catalog# schemes in the 1950s:

 

5####-M = mono 10" shellac, 78 rpm

*LPM ### = mono 10" LP (* sometimes with a random character prefix)

*LPV ### = mono 12" LP (* sometimes with a random character prefix)

Common catalog# schemes until ca. 1967 (domestic):

DM ##### = mono 10" LP (four or five digits)

DV ##### = mono 12" LP (four or five digits)

SV #### = stereo 10"/12" LP

0### = mono 7" EP (three or four digits)

013### = mono 7" SP

ST ##### = stereo 7" SP

 

Common catalog# schemes until ca. 1970 (Artia export):

SU* 1#### = mono 12" LP (* = random character)

SU* 2#### = mono 10" LP (* = random character)

SU* 3#### = mono 7" EP (* = random character)

SU* 4#### = mono 7" SP (* = random character)

SU* ST 5#### = stereo 12" LP (* = random character)

SU* ST 7#### = stereo 7" EP (* = random character)

SUE* #### = mono 7" EP (* = random character)

 

Common catalog# schemes ca. 1968–1978:

0 1# #### = mono 12" LP

0 2# #### = mono 10" LP

0 3# #### = mono 7" EP

0 4# #### = mono 7" SP

1 1# #### = stereo 12" LP

1 2# #### = stereo 10" LP

1 3# #### = stereo 7" EP

1 4# #### = stereo 7" SP

4 ## #### = quadraphonic

 

Common catalog# schemes ca. 1979–1987:


10## #### = mono (mostly represses only)

11## #### = stereo

12## #### = mono supralong (over 30 min. per side)

14## #### = quadraphonic

 

Common catalog# schemes after 1988:


1# ####-1 ### = LP

1# ####-2 ### = CD

1# ####-4 ### = MC

1# ####-7 ### = 7" SP/EP

The last three digits often appear “boxed” on the sleeve: [#|#|#]

 

Common catalog# schemes after 2000:


SU ####-#

SU ####-# ###

 

Note:

• “SP” stands for “Short Play” (“Krátký záznam”), not for “Single Play”.

• Multi-vinyl releases came with individual catalog# for each record, usually shortened on sleeve: For example: “1 13 1234” and “1 13 1235” became “1 13 1234-5”, or “1 13 1234-35”, or “1 13 1234/35” (or similar).

• There were scheme mismatches or discrepancies (label vs. sleeve) around 1967, 1978, and 1987.