Brain

Brain

Profile:
Pioneer German label in electronic music and krautrock, established by A&R men Bruno Wendel and Günter Körber in late-1971 as a co-release label in partnership with Metronome. In 1974 Körber left to set up his own Sky Records. The management then changed with Brain being bought over as a Metronome sub-label.
The first releases [1001 to 1091] in the 1000 series, as well as 6 releases in the 60.000 series [60.007, 60.008, 60.009, 60.010, 60.019 and 60.031] and one sampler with number 888 had the green Brain label. Originals of 1001 to 1055 had a slightly darker green color than the second editions and original editions of 1056 to 1091. Also the first pressings of 1001 to 1055 have "Metronome" written on the label below the Brain logo. If this is text is missing, then the record is a repressing from 1974 or later.

Please enter catalogue numbers with label first followed by cover variations, plus Metronome where the Brain metronome logo appears.

Labelcode LC 3230.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
[l9261]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2C 070 63534 Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 2C 070 63534 France 1980 Sell This Version
2S 068 63246 Electric Sun Earthquake(LP, Album) Brain, Pathé Marconi EMI 2S 068 63246 France 1979 Sell This Version
7S-39 Accept Breaker(7", Promo) Casablanca Records, Brain 7S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-21 Eroc Eroc 3(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-21 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-22 Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-22 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-23 Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 22S-23 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
22S-24 Guru Guru Känguru(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-24 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-25 Jane Together(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-25 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-26 Neu! Neu!(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-26 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-27 Novalis (3) Sommerabend(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-27 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-28 Klaus Schulze Mirage(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-28 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-29 Cluster Cluster II(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-29 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-30 Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-30 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-31 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-31 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-32 Grobschnitt Rockpommel's Land(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-32 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-33 Guru Guru Tango Fango(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-33 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-34 Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-34 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-35 Neu! Neu! '75 (Album) 22S-35 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-36 Novalis (3) Konzerte(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-36 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-37 Klaus Schulze Irrlicht(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-37 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-38 Klaus Schulze Moondawn(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-38 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-39 Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-40 Scorpions The Original Scorpions(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-40 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25S-17 Accept Accept(LP, Album, RE) Brain 25S-17 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25S-30 Accept Breaker (Album) 25S-30 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
505 Alexis Korner & Snape Alexis Korner & Snape - Sweet Sympathy(7", Single) Brain, Brain 505 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1002 Jane Together(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1002 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001.004 Neu! Neu!(LP, RE, Album) Brain 0001.004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001.007 Guru Guru Känguru(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001.007 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1008 Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 1008 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0001.028 Neu! Neu! 2 (Album) 0001.028 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1029 Novalis (3) Banished Bridge(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain 1029 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1030 Cornucopia (6) Full Horn (Album) 1030 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1032 Jane Here We Are (Album) 1032 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1048 Jane III (Album) 1048 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001 050-2 Grobschnitt Ballermann (Album) 0001 050-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 051 Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) 0001 051 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001.053 Edgar Froese Aqua (Album) 0001.053 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001.066 Jane Lady(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain 0001.066 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001.067 Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0001.067 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 069 Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001 069 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1070 Novalis (3) Novalis (Album) 1070 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1071 Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 1071 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0001.073 Harmonia Deluxe(LP, Album) Brain 0001.073 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1074 Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Album) 1074 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0001 075 Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 0001 075 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0001 077 Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) 0001 077 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0001.083 Release Music Orchestra Get The Ball(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 0001.083 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1084 Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain 1084 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 088 Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 0001 088 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
76/02 Various The No. 1 German Rock-Label(LP, Comp, Smplr, W/Lbl, Gat) Brain 76/02 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2/1039 Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape - Live On Tour In Germany (Album) 2/1039 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
2/1057 Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch (Comp) 2/1057 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
27 668-3 Jane III(LP, Album, Club) Brain 27 668-3 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
0030.091 Blonker Indigo(7", Single) Brain 0030.091 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
30 184 Eroc Wolkenreise(7", Single) Brain 30 184 1979 Sell This Version
0030.377 Accept Burning(7", Single) Brain 0030.377 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.420 Steve Withney Band* Judy In Disguise / Beddgelert(7", Single) Brain 0030.420 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.424 The Food Band* Who's Got The Energy?(7", Single) Brain 0030.424 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.504 Grobschnitt Wir Wollen Leben(7", Single) Brain 0030.504 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
30 862 7 Various Super Brain Explosion(LP, Comp, Club) Brain 30 862 7 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
32 562 1 Grobschnitt Illegal(LP, Album, Clu) Brain 32 562 1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
34 347-5 Novalis (3) Brandung(LP, Album, Club) Brain, Brain 34 347-5 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
40.016 Scorpions Gold Rock (Album) 40.016 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0040.023 Scorpions Lonesome Crow (Album) 0040.023 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0040.054 Steamhammer Speech (Album) 0040.054 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0040.087 Karthago Karthago(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.087 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.088 Karthago Second Step(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.088 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.115 Guru Guru The Story Of Life(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.115 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.116 Cluster Zuckerzeit(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.116 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.119 Various Rock On Brain(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.119 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.120 Satin Whale Desert Places(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.120 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.121 Embryo (3) Steig Aus(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.121 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.122 Birth Control Increase(LP, RE) Brain 0040.122 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.123 Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.123 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.124 Thirsty Moon Yellow Sunshine(LP, Album) Brain 0040.124 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.145 Neu* Hallogallo(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.145 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.146 Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0040.146 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.147 Jane Waiting For The Sunshine(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.147 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.148 Edgar Froese Electronic Dreams (Comp) 0040.148 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.149 Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.149 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0040.150 Scorpions Action (Album) 0040.150 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0040.173 Novalis (3) Sonnenwende (Comp) 0040.173 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.174 Release Music Orchestra Sundance(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.174 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0040.175 Emergency (6) Hideaway(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.175 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.176 Günter Schickert Samtvogel(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.176 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.177 Et Cetera Lady Blue(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.177 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.202 Scorpions The Original Scorpions(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.202 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
56601 XT Klaus Schulze Body Love(Cass) Brain 56601 XT Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
60.007 Eroc Zwei (Album) 60.007 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.008 Edgar Froese Macula Transfer (Album) 60.008 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.009 Thirsty Moon A Real Good Time(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 60.009 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.010 SFF Symphonic Pictures (Album) 60.010 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.019 Birth Control Backdoor Possibilities (Album) 60.019 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.031 Ruphus Let Your Light Shine(LP, Album) Brain 60.031 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
60.039 Guru Guru Globetrotter(LP, Album) Brain 60.039 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
60.040 Klaus Schulze Mirage (Album) 60.040 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
60.041 Grobschnitt Rockpommel's Land (Album) 60.041 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
60.043 Gate (4) Live(LP, Album) Brain 60.043 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0060.047 Klaus Schulze Body Love (Album) 0060.047 Germany 1977 Sell This Version

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August 25, 2012
edited over 2 years ago
Known Brain LP pressing variations...

See my Brain label guide to identifying pressings at...
http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/reference/collectorinfo.html

Known Brain CD pressing variations...

1. Original 1st press is a "silver to centre" disc.
2. 1994 press 18mm clear centre (often with no manufacturer)
3. / 4. 1994-98? press 18mm clear centret, will have manufacturer(s) on disc
5. 1997-98 reissues released by Repertoire Records
6. 1998?+ pressings 25mm clear centre
7. 2004+ pressings in Digipak cover
8. 2007 pressings in Digipak cover - co-released with Revisited Rec.

Notes:
Original 1st press Brain CD issues started in late 1983, and the style of disc pressing "silver to centre" flat discs (with no stacking ring) continued to 1993. There may well be pressing variations within that period that we don't know about.
1988+ pressings some earlier discs (with standardised design) were repressed with better artwork, CD production was upped beyond the dozen or so to 30+ over the next 5 years.

All known Brain CD's have barcodes

A lot of disc type rules 1-4+6 apply to other German Polygram/Phonogram/Universal labels
Please post any updates/corrections to: ultimathulerecords

I decided to do this after I came across so many things that were wrong and got fed-up with having to explain things over and over again. If you know any extra points that I should add, or something I don't know, then I'm eager to learn!