Portrait

Portrait

Profil:
The Portrait label was introduced in September, 1976 by CBS Records. The first artists that had releases on Portrait were Joan Baez, Burton Cummings and The McCrarys. Cummings' "Stand Tall" was the first single that was issued on the label, followed by Joan Baez' "Blowing Away" album, and the self-titled album by The McCrarys in early 1977.
Other notable artists that had releases on the Portrait label were Cyndi Lauper, Sade, and Heart.

The label design was similar to that of Columbia's single design on it was in grey tones, while the logo was handwritten orange with a red outline.

For a short time, between September 1980 and 1982, Portrait releases were co-branded with the Epic label.

In 1982, the label was relaunched again tapping into the New Wave scene and other music not gaining any airplay. It signed artists such as Altered Images, Aldo Nova, Accept, Arc Angel, Hawaiian pups, The Elvis Brothers, Eddy Grant, Orion the Hunter, the Producers, Saga, and Peter Baumann (formerly of Tangerine Dream). The label was completely black but the red logo stayed intact. Portrait struck gold again with the signings of Cyndi Lauper and Sade, both in 1983. Americans wouldn't get Sade until a year later. Aldo Nova did make some headway with the songs "Fantasy" and "Monkey On Your Back" from his "Subject: Aldo Nova" album. Saga also found success with the songs, "On the Loose" and "Wind Him Up" which would propel Saga to amass gold and platinum albums worldwide.

By the end of 1986, the only act making money on this label was Lauper. Her album "True Colors" went platinum, but it wasn't enough to sustain keeping the label afloat. At the end of 1986, Portrait was shuttered again.

In 1988, the label re-emerged once more but as a contemporary jazz outfit, with signings as diverse as Stanley Clarke, Ornette Coleman, and Prime Time and Japanese import T-Square. The logo changed dramatically. This time the label had two: the primary one was a painted P with the word "portrait" in a red block, while the secondary one was an outline drawing of a woman. This one was gone by 1990.

Epic did try to make the label work two more times: in 1992, it was trying to do jazz collections, and in 1999, it was relaunched through Columbia Records as a hard-rock/metal label, signing Ratt, Cinderella, Great White, the Union Underground, and Mars Electric. In 2000, Iron Maiden signed with Portrait in conjunction with Columbia Records in the US. Finally, after trying so hard to keep it afloat, Portrait dissolved in 2002 after the US release of Iron Maiden's, "Rock In Rio" album.

Most of the Portrait releases were remastered and re-released on Epic

Labelcode: LC 4734
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Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
1A1 7380 Aldo Nova Plattencover Aldo Nova Aldo Nova (Album) 1A1 7380 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 02491 Rain Plattencover Goombay Dance Band Rain 4R9 02491 US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-02753 Give Me Just A Little More Time Plattencover Angela Clemmons Give Me Just A Little More Time 4R9-02753 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-02802 Fantasy Plattencover Aldo Nova Fantasy 4R9-02802 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-02840 I Could Be Happy Plattencover Altered Images I Could Be Happy (EP) 4R9-02840 US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 02970 Daytime Logic (Baby Won't You Marry Me) / Repeat Repeat / M.A.N. Series Two Plattencover Peter Baumann Daytime Logic (Baby Won't You Marry Me) / Repeat Repeat / M.A.N. Series Two(12") Portrait, Portrait 4R9 02970 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-03218 The Russians Are Coming Plattencover Berlin Express The Russians Are Coming 4R9-03218 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 03305 Nights Of Arabia Plattencover Miro Miroe Nights Of Arabia 4R9 03305 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-03574 Electric Avenue / Time Warp Plattencover Eddy Grant Electric Avenue / Time Warp (Single) 4R9-03574 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-03923 Don't Talk To Me About Love Plattencover Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love (Single) 4R9-03923 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04029 Strangers In The Night Plattencover Baumann* Strangers In The Night 4R9-04029 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04040 I Don't Wanna Dance Plattencover Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance(12") Portrait 4R9-04040 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04086 The Party Scene Plattencover The Russell Brothers The Party Scene 4R9-04086 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04121 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun(12", Promo) Portrait 4R9-04121 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04971 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun 4R9-04971 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04987 So You Ran Plattencover Orion The Hunter So You Ran(12", Single, Promo) Portrait 4R9-04987 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-04993 Romancing The Stone Plattencover Eddy Grant Romancing The Stone(12", Single) Portrait, Portrait 4R9-04993 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05011 She Bop Plattencover Cyndi Lauper She Bop 4R9 05011 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05020 That'll Do Nicely Plattencover Bad Manners That'll Do Nicely (Maxi) 4R9-05020 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05058 Acceleration Plattencover Bill Nelson Acceleration(12") Portrait 4R9 05058 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05099 My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop) Plattencover Bad Manners My Girl Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop) 4R9-05099 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05101 Boys In The Street Plattencover Eddy Grant Boys In The Street(12", Maxi) Portrait, ICE Records Ltd. 4R9-05101 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05106 Say Yeah Plattencover The Limit (2) Say Yeah (Single) 4R9 05106 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05122 Hang On To Your Love (12" Version) Plattencover Sade Hang On To Your Love (12" Version) 4R9-05122 US 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05172 Don't Take My Guns Away Plattencover The Elvis Brothers Don't Take My Guns Away(12", Single) Portrait 4R9-05172 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05186 Miracles Plattencover Oattes Van Schaik Miracles(12") Portrait 4R9-05186 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05213 Roses Plattencover Haywoode Roses(12") Portrait 4R9-05213 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05246 The Goonies™ 'R' Good Enough Plattencover Cyndi Lauper The Goonies™ 'R' Good Enough (Maxi) 4R9-05246 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05274 What The Papers Say Plattencover Bad Manners What The Papers Say(12") Portrait 4R9-05274 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05287 Crimes Of Passion Plattencover OVS* Crimes Of Passion(12") Portrait 4R9-05287 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05331 Don't You Want My Love Plattencover Nicole* Don't You Want My Love 4R9 05331 US 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05343 Bang The Drum All Day Plattencover Bad Manners Bang The Drum All Day(12") Portrait 4R9-05343 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05347 Getting Closer (Extended Version) Plattencover Haywoode Getting Closer (Extended Version)(12") Portrait 4R9-05347 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05375 Never As Good As The First Time Plattencover Sade Never As Good As The First Time(12") Portrait 4R9 05375 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05938 Dance Party Plattencover Eddy Grant Dance Party 4R9-05938 US 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9-05949 Housecalls Plattencover Nicole* Housecalls(12") Portrait 4R9-05949 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 05974 Change Of Heart Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Change Of Heart(12", Single) Portrait 4R9 05974 US 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
4R9 06740 What's Going On Plattencover Cyndi Lauper What's Going On(12") Portrait 4R9 06740 US 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
5R 38551 Split Second Precision Plattencover The Hawaiian Pups Split Second Precision(12", MiniAlbum) Portrait 5R 38551 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
5R 38644 Major Thinkers Plattencover Major Thinkers* Major Thinkers(LP, MiniAlbum) Portrait 5R 38644 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
5R-40261 Kaizoku-Ban Plattencover Accept Kaizoku-Ban (EP) 5R-40261 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
5R 44124 First Palette : The Portrait Sampler Plattencover Various First Palette : The Portrait Sampler(LP, Comp) Portrait 5R 44124 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
5RT 38551 Split Second Precision Plattencover The Hawaiian Pups Split Second Precision(Cass, MiniAlbum) Portrait 5RT 38551 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
5RT-40261 Kaizoku-Ban Plattencover Accept Kaizoku-Ban(Cass, EP) Portrait, CBS 5RT-40261 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
5RT 44124 First Palette : The Portrait Sampler Plattencover Various First Palette : The Portrait Sampler(Cass, Comp) Portrait 5RT 44124 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
06SP-124 愛の絆 = Stand Tall Plattencover バートン・カミングス* 愛の絆 = Stand Tall(7", Single) Portrait 06SP-124 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
06SP 168(PR) Barracuda Plattencover Heart Barracuda(7", Single) Portrait 06SP 168(PR) Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
9R9-39610-S1 She's So Unusual Plattencover Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Portrait 9R9-39610-S1 US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
12-CDN-199 Lyin' To Me Plattencover Orphan (2) Lyin' To Me(12", Promo) Portrait 12-CDN-199 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12-CDN-210 Open Up The Skies Plattencover Orphan (2) Open Up The Skies(12", Promo) Portrait 12-CDN-210 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12CDN-225 Aldo Nova Tonite (Lift Me Up)(12", Single, Promo) Portrait 12CDN-225 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12CDN-233 The Sweetest Taboo Plattencover Sade The Sweetest Taboo(12", Promo) Portrait 12CDN-233 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12CDN-285 De Film* I Saw Your Dream(12", Single, Promo) Portrait 12CDN-285 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12CDN-295 True Colors Plattencover Cyndi Lauper True Colors(12", Promo) Portrait, Portrait 12CDN-295 Canada 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
12E4-8478 I Could Be Happy Plattencover Altered Images I Could Be Happy(12", Single) Portrait, Epic 12E4-8478 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
12E4-8495 See Those Eyes (Extended Version) Plattencover Altered Images See Those Eyes (Extended Version)(12", Single) Portrait 12E4-8495 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-03574 Electric Avenue / Time Warp Plattencover Eddy Grant Electric Avenue / Time Warp(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-03574 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-04029 Strangers In The Night Plattencover Peter Baumann Strangers In The Night(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-04029 Canada 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 04040 I Don't Wanna Dance Plattencover Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance(12") Portrait, ICE Records Ltd. 12EXP 04040 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 04971 Girls Just Want To Have Fun Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP 04971 Canada 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 04987 So You Ran / Dreamin' Plattencover Orion The Hunter So You Ran / Dreamin'(12") Portrait 12EXP 04987 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05011 She Bop Plattencover Cyndi Lauper She Bop (Single) 12EXP 05011 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05101 Boys In The Street Plattencover Eddy Grant Boys In The Street(12", Maxi) Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-05101 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05106 The Limit (2) Say Yeah(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP 05106 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05122 Hang On To Your Love (12" Version) Plattencover Sade Hang On To Your Love (12" Version)(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP 05122 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05186 Miracles Plattencover Oattes Van Schaik Miracles(12", Maxi) Portrait 12EXP-05186 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05213 Roses Plattencover Haywoode Roses(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-05213 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05246 The Goonies 'R' Good Enough Plattencover Cyndi Lauper The Goonies 'R' Good Enough(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-05246 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05331 Don't You Want My Love Plattencover Nicole* Don't You Want My Love(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-05331 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05347 Getting Closer Plattencover Haywoode Getting Closer(12") Portrait 12EXP-05347 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05375 Never As Good As The First Time Plattencover Sade Never As Good As The First Time(12") Portrait 12EXP 05375 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-05938 Dance Party Plattencover Eddy Grant Dance Party(12") Portrait, Portrait 12EXP-05938 Canada 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05949 Nicole* Housecalls(12") Portrait 12EXP 05949 Canada 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 05974 Change Of Heart Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Change Of Heart(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP 05974 Canada 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP 06740 What's Going On Plattencover Cyndi Lauper What's Going On(12", Single) Portrait, Portrait 12EXP 06740 Canada 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-7008 Romancing The Stone Plattencover Eddy Grant Romancing The Stone(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP-7008 Canada 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
12EXP-8531 Don't Talk To Me About Love Plattencover Altered Images Don't Talk To Me About Love(12", Single) Portrait 12EXP-8531 Canada 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
#16 She's So Unusual (A 30Th Anniversary Celebration) Plattencover Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual (A 30Th Anniversary Celebration)(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Portrait, Legacy, Epic #16 UK 2014 Diese Version verkaufen
25AP 310 Burton Cummings Burton Cummings (Album) 25AP 310 Japan 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
25AP 575 Blowin' Away Plattencover Joan Baez Blowin' Away(LP, Album) Portrait 25AP 575 Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
25AP 585 Little Queen Plattencover Heart Little Queen(LP, Album) Portrait 25AP 585 Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
34K-05480 Girls Just Want To Have Fun / Time After Time Plattencover Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun / Time After Time(CD, Mini, Single) Portrait 34K-05480 US 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
40 PRT 25792 She's So Unusual Plattencover Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual(Cass, Album) Portrait 40 PRT 25792 Italy 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
06-5P-4 Straight On Plattencover Heart Straight On (Single) 06-5P-4 Japan 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
06•5P-27 Barracuda / Little Queen Plattencover Heart Barracuda / Little Queen(7", Single) Portrait 06•5P-27 Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
06・5P-68 Cook With Fire Plattencover Heart Cook With Fire(7", Single) Portrait 06・5P-68 Japan 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
066 EL 27 0572 I Tradition - Itzhak Perlman Plays Familiar Jewish Melodies/Spielt Bekannte Jüdische Melodien/Joue Les Chants Populaires Juifs Plattencover Itzhak Perlman - Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Dov Seltzer Itzhak Perlman - Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Dov Seltzer - Tradition - Itzhak Perlman Plays Familiar Jewish Melodies/Spielt Bekannte Jüdische Melodien/Joue Les Chants Populaires Juifs(LP, Album) Portrait 066 EL 27 0572 I Israel 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-118 Nothin' To Lose Plattencover Barry Goudreau Nothin' To Lose(7", Single) Portrait 07-5P-118 Japan 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-179 Aldo Nova Fantasy (Single) 07-5P-179 Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
07・5P-224 エレクトリック・アベニュー = Electric Avenue Plattencover エディ・グラント* = Eddy Grant エディ・グラント* = Eddy Grant - エレクトリック・アベニュー = Electric Avenue (Single) 07・5P-224 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-226 Wind Him Up Plattencover Saga (3) Wind Him Up(7", Single, Promo) Portrait, Epic/Sony 07-5P-226 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-239 I Don't Wanna Dance Plattencover Eddy Grant I Don't Wanna Dance(7", Single) Portrait 07-5P-239 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-253 Monkey On Your Back Plattencover Aldo Nova Monkey On Your Back (Single) 07-5P-253 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07 5P 256 The Flyer Plattencover Saga (3) The Flyer (Single) 07 5P 256 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07-5P-259 Till I Can't Take Love No More  Plattencover Eddy Grant Till I Can't Take Love No More (Single) 07-5P-259 Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
07・5P-267 Girls Just Want To Have Fun = ハイ・スクールはダンステリア Plattencover Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* - Girls Just Want To Have Fun = ハイ・スクールはダンステリア(7", Single) Portrait, Epic/Sony 07・5P-267 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
07・5P-286 タイム・アフター・タイム(過ぎ去りし想い) = Time After Time Plattencover Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* - タイム・アフター・タイム(過ぎ去りし想い) = Time After Time(7", Single) Portrait, Epic/Sony 07・5P-286 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
07・5P-290 Romancing The Stone Plattencover エディ・グラント* = Eddy Grant エディ・グラント* = Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone(7", Single) Portrait 07・5P-290 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
07•5P-297 So You Ran Plattencover Orion The Hunter So You Ran (Single) 07•5P-297 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
07・5P-303 She Bop = シーバップ Plattencover Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* Cyndi Lauper = シンディ・ローパー* - She Bop = シーバップ(7", Single) Portrait, Epic/Sony 07・5P-303 Japan 1984 Diese Version verkaufen