A&M Records

A&M Records

Profile:
A&M Records was started in 1962 by partners Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Their first release (following two singles released under the label name Carnival Records) was "The Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, which sold around 700,000 copies. Sixteen of the first 25 albums were certified gold by the RIAA and helped A&M become a major label and ultimately the world's largest independent record company.

A&M label history http://www.onamrecords.com/Labels_Sleeves.html

In Japan, the A&M Records imprint is managed by Universal Sigma and is independent of Interscope.

Some notable events over the years, courtesy of On A&M Records.com:
1967: Started distributing CTI Records in a deal that ran until 1970.
1967: The A&M Studios were installed in Hollywood, California.
1969: A&M Records Ltd. opened in Great Britain.
1970: A&M Records Of Canada Limited was established.
1977: A&M opened an office in Europe. It was called A&M Records Europe S.A. and based in Paris. Titles were manufactured and distributed by CBS in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, West Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
1979: Started distributing I.R.S. Records. This deal continued until 1985.
1982: Started distributing the folk/new age label Windham Hill Records. This deal continued until 1989.
1987: Started distributing Twin Tone Records (selected titles) and Nimbus Records.
1988: Launched sub-label Vendetta Records in NYC. It was shut down in 1990.
1989: A&M was sold to PolyGram, but operated under Alpert and Moss's leadership until 1993. The sale included A&M of Canada and Britain and was effective January 1, 1990.
1991: Agreement signed with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to launch Perspective Records. It was shut down in 1996.
1993: Unhappy with the increased integration of the label into the PolyGram corporate structure, Alpert & Moss left A&M and start a new label, Almo Sounds.
1995: Three year agreement signed with producer Ric Wake to form DV8 Records.
1998: PolyGram becomes part of the international Universal Music Group.
1999: A&M is made part of the Interscope Records/Geffen Records/A&M Division of Universal.
2004: Universal Sigma begins using the A&M Records imprint for domestic Japanese releases (operating independently of Interscope/Geffen/A&M).
2006: A&M Records is made a frontline label in the UK
2007: Universal merges A&M with Octone Records and places Octone's management in charge of combined label (except in Japan and the UK)

Labelcode: LC 0485 / LC 00485

One method of identifying pressings is by a single-letter code printed on the center labels:
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (through 1984) or Electrosound Los Angeles (1985–1986)
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
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Contact Info:
A&M Records
2220 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
U.S.A.
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1CD 9143 Various Total Hits Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 9143 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
1PAM 2300H Styx The Best Of Times(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAM 2300H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PAM-2309H Quincy Jones Ai No Corrida(7") A&M Records 1PAM-2309H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAM-2323 H Styx Too Much Time On My Hands(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAM-2323 H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1 PAM - 2343 H Brothers Johnson The Real Thing(7") A&M Records 1 PAM - 2343 H Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1 PAM-2371 The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic(7", Single) A&M Records 1 PAM-2371 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS 8129 H Squeeze (2) Is That Love(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 1PAMS 8129 H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS-8144 H Bill Wyman (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (Single) 1PAMS-8144 H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS 9140-H Carpenters Those Good Old Dreams(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAMS 9140-H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PCS-3730 The Police Ghost In The Machine(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1PCS-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1 P CS 4568 Chris de Burgh Spanish Train And Other Stories(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1 P CS 4568 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
1 PSP 736 Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(LP) A&M Records 1 PSP 736 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-3708 Supertramp Breakfast In America(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP-3708 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 3711 Styx Cornerstone(LP) A&M Records 1PSP 3711 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-3716 The Brothers Johnson* Light Up The Night(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP-3716 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PSP4311 Supertramp Indelibly Stamped(LP, Album, gat) A&M Records 1PSP4311 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSP-4379 Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Sonny & Brownie(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP-4379 Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
1PSP-4568 Chris de Burgh Spanish Train And Other Stories(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 1PSP-4568 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
1PSP 4665 Supertramp Supertramp(LP, Album, RE, RM) A&M Records 1PSP 4665 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
1PSP 4759 Squeeze (2) Cool For Cats(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4759 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP - 4761 Various The Warriors (Banda Sonora Original Do Filme) Os Selvagens Da Noite(LP) A&M Records 1PSP - 4761 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP4767 Marc Benno Lost In Austin(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP4767 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 4789 Joan Armatrading Steppin' Out(LP) A&M Records 1PSP 4789 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 4790 Herb Alpert Rise(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4790 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1 PSP 4792 The Police Reggatta De Blanc(LP, Album) A&M Records 1 PSP 4792 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP4794 Joe Jackson I'm The Man(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 1PSP4794 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-4797 Elkie Brooks Live And Learn(LP) A&M Records 1PSP-4797 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP6002/2 Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen(2xLP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, Valentim De Carvalho 1PSP6002/2 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
1PSP 6003/2 The Tubes What Do You Want From Live(2xLP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP 6003/2 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
1PSP-6019/2 Various URGH! A Music War(2xLP, Album, Comp) A&M Records, Valentim De Carvalho 1PSP-6019/2 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 6126 Cat Stevens Foreigner(Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6126 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6292 Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits(Reel, Album, Comp) A&M Records 1R1 6292 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 7322 The Police Ghost In The Machine(Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 7322 US 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 7480 Supertramp "...famous last words..."(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 7480 US 1982 Sell This Version
1R1 7537 Styx Kilroy Was Here(Reel, Club, 4 T) A&M Records 1R1 7537 US 1983 Sell This Version
1R1 7588 The Police Synchronicity(Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 7588 US 1983 Sell This Version
1 STING Sting Live At Universal Amphitheatre October 29, 1999(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) A&M Records 1 STING US 2000 Sell This Version
2PSP 3717 Herb Alpert Beyond(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 3717 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 3718 Various The Legend Of Jesse James (Album) 2PSP 3718 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2 PSP 3719 Styx Paradise Theatre(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 2 PSP 3719 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-3721 Quincy Jones The Dude(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3721 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP - 3723 Carpenters Made In America(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP - 3723 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-3727 Rita Coolidge Heartbreak Radio(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3727 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP-3728 Herb Alpert Magic Man(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP-3728 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-3730 The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP 4743 Joe Jackson Look Sharp!(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 4743 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
2 PSP 4812 Mark Andrews And The Gents Big Boy(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 4812 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 4815 Chris de Burgh Eastern Wind(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP 4815 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4822 Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4822 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 4825 Peter Allen Bi-Coastal(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 4825 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4831 The Police Zenyatta Mondatta(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4831 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4835 38 Special (2) Wild-Eyed Southern Boys(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4835 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4836 Rita Coolidge Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) A&M Records 2PSP-4836 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP4837 Joe Jackson Band Beat Crazy(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP4837 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP - 4848 Split Enz Waiata(LP, Album, Lil) A&M Records 2PSP - 4848 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4849 John Cale Honi Soit(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4849 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4850 Dennis Brown Foul Play(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP-4850 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4854 Squeeze (2) East Side Story(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4854 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4870 The Tubes T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities And Smash Hits)(LP, Album, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP-4870 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP - 4871 Joe Jackson Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP - 4871 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP 64814 Live Wire (3) No Fright (LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 64814 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2 PSP 6702/2 Supertramp Paris(2xLP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 6702/2 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP68515 Nine Below Zero Live At The Marquee(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP68515 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-68532 Chris de Burgh Best Moves(LP, Comp) A&M Records 2PSP-68532 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2SP - 4813 Yellow Magic Orchestra X∞Multiplies(LP, Comp) A&M Records 2SP - 4813 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2SP-64814 Live Wire (3) No Fright(LP, Album) A&M Records 2SP-64814 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
3PSP-3722 Frampton* Breaking All The Rules(LP, Album) A&M Records 3PSP-3722 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
4D-1 Carpenters Now & Then(LP, Album, Quad, Gat) A&M Records 4D-1 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
4DCP-3052 Sheryl Crow Welcome Sheryl!(CD, Promo, Smplr) A&M Records 4DCP-3052 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
4DCP-3081 Sting Special Sampler(CD, M/Print, Promo, Smplr) A&M Records 4DCP-3081 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
4DDP-3007 Sting Brand New Day(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) A&M Records 4DDP-3007 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
4T-137 Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66* Look Around(4-Trk, Album) A&M Records 4T-137 US 1968 Sell This Version
4T-4224 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker!(4-Trk, Album) A&M Records 4T-4224 US 1969 Sell This Version
5Y3037 Bryan Adams Heat Of The Night(7", Single, Promo) A&M Records 5Y3037 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
7AM 5001 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Look Of Love(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM 5001 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7AM 5001 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Look Of Love(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM 5001 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
7AM-5004 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Fool On The Hill / So Many Stars(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM-5004 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7AM-5007 The Sandpipers Cancion De Amor / Softly(7") A&M Records 7AM-5007 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7AM-5013 The Parade (2) A. C. - D. C. / She Sleeps Alone(7") A&M Records 7AM-5013 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7AM-5016 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 Scarborough Fair / Canto Triste(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM-5016 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7am-5021 Manfredo Fest Trio Misturada / O Ovo(7") A&M Records 7am-5021 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
7AM-5023 Shango (3) Day After Day (It's Slippin' Away) (7") A&M Records, Odeon 7AM-5023 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
7AM-5042 Joe Cocker The Letter / With A Little Help From My Friends(7") A&M Records 7AM-5042 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
7AM-5048 The Move Brontosaurus(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM-5048 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
7AM-5061 Joe Cocker Black-Eyed Blues / High Time We Went(7") A&M Records 7AM-5061 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7AM-5074 Procol Harum Conquistador / A Salt Dog(7", Single) A&M Records 7AM-5074 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7AMD-10003 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Fool On The Hill / Àgua de Beber / Goin' Out Of My Head / Mas Que Nada(7", EP) A&M Records 7AMD-10003 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7AMD-10012 Carpenters (They Long To Be) Close To You(7", EP) A&M Records 7AMD-10012 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
7AMD 10016 Joe Cocker Feeling Alright / Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Change In Louise / That's Your Businness Now(7") A&M Records 7AMD 10016 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
7AMD-10017 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '77 País Tropical(7", EP) A&M Records 7AMD-10017 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
7AMD-1-10007 Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 Sá Marina / Berimbau(7") A&M Records 7AMD-1-10007 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
7AMD-1-10015 Carpenters For All We Know(7", EP) A&M Records 7AMD-1-10015 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
7N.25369 Chris Montez The More I See You / You, I Love You(7", Single, sol) A&M Records 7N.25369 UK 1966 Sell This Version
7SR 5038 Andy Fairweather-Low Andy Fairweather-Low(LP, Album, Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5038 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7SR 5040 Captain And Tennille The Captain & Tennille(7", Comp) Scoop 33 7SR 5040 UK 1984 Sell This Version
7Y3002 Janet Jackson Nasty(7") A&M Records 7Y3002 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
7Y3014 Janet Jackson When I Think Of You (Single) 7Y3014 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
7Y3015 Falco Jeanny(7") A&M Records 7Y3015 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
7Y3017 E.G. Daily Love In The Shadows(7") A&M Records 7Y3017 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
7Y3020 38 Special (2) Somebody Like You/Against The Night(7", Promo) A&M Records 7Y3020 Japan 1986 Sell This Version

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John_Dunbar

March 22, 2015
SP 17 399 = 12" PROMO The Swimming Pool Q´s - More than one heaven ( 2 x ), A & M, USA, 1986
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

October 30, 2014
A & M 12 505 = Machinations - Esteem, 4 track 12", USA, 1983,
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

October 23, 2014
SP 9111 = Lamarche - Searching for the sunrise, 11 tr. LP, 1985, Canada,
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John_Dunbar

September 25, 2014
A & M SP 17 301 = Roger Hodgson - 12" PROMO - In Jeopardy 5.59 min / 4.20 min, USA, 1984, plain cover
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John_Dunbar

August 13, 2014
A & M 883 550 - 1 ( normally a Polydor number ) = Chris de Burgh - 4 tr. 12" Vinyl " The story so far" - only avaiable as a BONUS in a 8 LP Box from 1985, Germany, - tracks : Waiting for the hurricane, Broken wings, Every drop of rain, A spaceman came travelling.