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AMIGA

Profil:

East German label.
Label Code: LC 0055 / LC 00055.
Former pop sub-label of Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin, from 1955 on VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin, was sold to BMG National Berlin in 1994.
It was founded on 3 February 1947 initially as folder for light entertainment on Lied Der Zeit GmbH which is the predecessor of VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin. AMIGA is modified from the Latin "amica" = "friend". It should be entered here using standard capitalisation rules as Amiga.

Sister labels:
AURORA (2) / ETERNA / LIED DER ZEIT / LITERA / NOVA / SCHOLA.

The release year can usually be identified by the last two numbers, represented as "xx", in a so-called legal printing permission that is printed on the back of the cover, e.g. "AG 511/1/xx".
Please check runouts information as well! After the cat. no and the side-index, there is a code that can look like "G88 I C", "J83 EN NT" or, something similar.
The two numbers found in this code point to the actual pressing year.
These numbers are usually the same as the ones found in a legal printing permission, printed on cover's back. IF the two are not the same, please use the later one found in runouts as the reference for the release year.

For Amiga records of the 1983-1987 area the last one or two letters of the runout code encode certain properties of the record. The following codes are documented: "C" stands for "copper cut" (presumably similar to DMM), "U" stands for UC (Universal Compatible) compander usage, and "CU" stands for both. Example: "F85 EN CU".

Items with catalogue numbers like "[x x0 xxx]" are mono releases, while catalogue numbers like "[x x5 xxx]" or "[x x6 xxx]" indicate stereo sound. This applies to all releases on VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin sublabels, at least before 1991.

Series (there might be more series' than listed below, please state them in the release notes):
- AMIGA JAZZ: belongs to the Amiga label, as it's only mentioned on the cover and several records with catalogue numbers less than "8 55 1xx" (on LP) are reissues with new artwork and were originally available before 1970.
- Für Dich: appears as pink symbol on the front cover.

Parent Label:Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Sublabels:AMIGA Blues Collection, AMIGA Doppelpack, Amiga Express, AMIGA HITstory, AMIGA JAZZ, Amiga Quartett, Amiga Wort, AMIGA-Cocktail, Auf Dem Wege..., Big Beat (10), ...
Contact Info:

Jörg Stempel
Consulter Amiga für Sony BMG
Hufelandstraße 11a
D-10407 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30/41726367

Links:amiga-schallplatten.de , Facebook , X , liedderzeit.de , gdrobjectified.wordpress.com , Wikipedia , Wikipedia

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  • impending_gleams Avatar
    Vor 2 Jahren bearbeitet
    The main problem with the inconsistent Amiga vinyl pressings is the fact,
    that they have to blend the rare virgin vinyl with slate powder.
    • jamesjazzys Avatar
      jamesjazzy
      I love Amiga label and German Free Jazz! Jim United States.
      • Ludwig.Mausbergs Avatar
        Ludwig.Mausberg
        Love Love
        • sunflower3001s Avatar
          sunflower3001
          @tolteke, sounds like a good chance for you to submit it :-)
          • DiscoJointss Avatar
            DiscoJoints
            Vor 10 Jahren bearbeitet
            I lived in West Berlin from 1988-92 and I purchased an arm full of these releases from the former East Berlin, I would play them once and record them to cassette because the assumption was that these records were made of inferior quality and the sound would degrade gradually the more you played them. Anyone know if that assumption is true?
            • der_haases Avatar
              der_haase
              Most of the AMIGA records have plain white inner sleeves. Only a very few have lyrics or advertisement printed on them. You can find printed inner sleeves not much earlier then the 1980s.
              Licensed editions mostly have no printed inner sleeves.
              • souljacker8888s Avatar
                I recently got about 8 Amiga releases and all had plain white inner sleeves. They all came second hand from the same place, so I am wondering if this person just replaced all the inner sleeves with new white ones or if all Amiga releases came that way.

                One of them was Dark Side of the Moon (which I am glad to learn is a Quadraphonic version) and it was also without the posters and stickers.

                I am thinking that maybe Amiga releases did not come with picture inner sleeves or any of the inserts that came with other original releases, but not sure and wonder if anybody knows more about these German releases.