Brain

Brain

Profil:
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 5 releases in the 60.000 series [60.007, 60.008, 60.009, 60.010 and 60.019] 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.

Label Code: LC 3230 / LC 03230.
Sublabels
Mutterlabel:
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Kat.-Nr.  Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr.  Land Jahr
2C 070 63534 Moondawn Plattencover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 2C 070 63534 France 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
2S 068 63246 Earthquake Plattencover Electric Sun Earthquake(LP, Album) Brain, Pathé Marconi EMI 2S 068 63246 France 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
7S-39 Breaker Plattencover Accept Breaker 7S-39 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-21 Eroc 3 Plattencover Eroc Eroc 3(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-21 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-22 Dino Plattencover Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-22 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-23 Grobschnitt Plattencover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 22S-23 Japan 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-24 Känguru Plattencover Guru Guru Känguru (Album) 22S-24 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-25 Together Plattencover Jane Together(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-25 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-26 Neu! Plattencover Neu! Neu! (Album) 22S-26 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-27 Sommerabend Plattencover Novalis (3) Sommerabend(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-27 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-28 Mirage Plattencover Klaus Schulze Mirage(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-28 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-29 Cluster II Plattencover Cluster Cluster II(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-29 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-30 Eroc Plattencover Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-30 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-31 Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale Plattencover Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Album) 22S-31 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-32 Rockpommel's Land Plattencover Grobschnitt Rockpommel's Land(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-32 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-33 Tango Fango Plattencover Guru Guru Tango Fango (Album) 22S-33 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-34 Fire, Water, Earth & Air Plattencover Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-34 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-35 Neu! '75 Plattencover Neu! Neu! '75 (Album) 22S-35 Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-36 Konzerte Plattencover Novalis (3) Konzerte(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-36 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-37 Irrlicht Plattencover Klaus Schulze Irrlicht(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-37 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-38 Moondawn Plattencover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 22S-38 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-39 Minnelied Plattencover Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-39 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
22S-40 The Original Scorpions Plattencover Scorpions The Original Scorpions(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-40 Japan 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
25S-17 Accept Plattencover Accept Accept (Album) 25S-17 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
25S-30 Breaker Plattencover Accept Breaker (Album) 25S-30 Japan 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
505 Sweet Sympathy Plattencover Alexis Korner & Snape Alexis Korner & Snape - Sweet Sympathy(7", Single) Brain, Brain 505 Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
1002 Together Plattencover Jane Together (Album) 1002 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1003 I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was Plattencover Gomorrha (2) I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was (Album) 1003 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
0001.004 Neu! Neu!(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001.004 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1005 St. Radigunds Plattencover Spirogyra St. Radigunds(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1005 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1006 Cluster II Plattencover Cluster Cluster II (Album) 1006 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
1007 Känguru Plattencover Guru Guru Känguru (Album) 1007 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1008 Grobschnitt Plattencover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 1008 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1009 Speech Plattencover Steamhammer Speech(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1009 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1010 Waterloo Lily Plattencover Caravan Waterloo Lily(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Metronome 1010 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1011 Made In England Plattencover Atomic Rooster Made In England(LP) Brain 1011 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
1012 Old Boot Wine Plattencover Spirogyra Old Boot Wine(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Brain 1012 Germany 1972 Diese Version verkaufen
0001.028 Neu! 2 Plattencover Neu! Neu! 2 (Album) 0001.028 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1029 Banished Bridge Plattencover Novalis (3) Banished Bridge (Album) 1029 Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 032 Here We Are Plattencover Jane Here We Are (Album) 0001 032 Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
1045 A Meditation Mass Plattencover Yatha Sidhra A Meditation Mass(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1045 Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
1048 III Plattencover Jane III (Album) 1048 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 050-2 Ballermann Plattencover Grobschnitt Ballermann (Album) 0001 050-2 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0001 051 Blackdance Plattencover Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) 0001 051 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
1052 No Compromise Plattencover Emergency (6) No Compromise(LP, Album, RP) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1052 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1053 Aqua Plattencover Edgar Froese Aqua (Album) 1053 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1054 Caravan & The New Symphonia Plattencover Caravan & The New Symphonia Caravan & The New Symphonia - Caravan & The New Symphonia (Album) 1054 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1055 Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces Plattencover IF (6) Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1055 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1056 Life Plattencover Release Music Orchestra Life(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Brain 1056 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1058 Milky Way Moses Plattencover Tasavallan Presidentti Milky Way Moses(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1058 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1059 Tolonen! Plattencover Jukka Tolonen Tolonen!(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1059 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1060 Hardcake Special Plattencover Hardcake Special Hardcake Special(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 1060 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1061 Lady Pig Plattencover Creative Rock Lady Pig(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1061 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1063 Lambert Land Plattencover Tasavallan Presidentti Lambert Land(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain 1063 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
1064 Tea-Break Over-Back On Your 'Eads! Plattencover IF (6) Tea-Break Over-Back On Your 'Eads!(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 1064 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
0001.066 Lady Plattencover Jane Lady(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 0001.066 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0001.067 Picture Music Plattencover Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0001.067 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0001 069 Eroc Plattencover Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001 069 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1070 Novalis Plattencover Novalis (3) Novalis (Album) 1070 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
1071 Red Queen To Gryphon Three Plattencover Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Transatlantic Records 1071 Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
0001.073 Deluxe Plattencover Harmonia Deluxe(LP, Album) Brain 0001.073 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
1074 Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale Plattencover Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Album) 1074 Germany 1975 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 075 Timewind Plattencover Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 0001 075 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 077 Irrlicht Plattencover Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) 0001 077 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
1083 Get The Ball Plattencover Release Music Orchestra Get The Ball (Album) 1083 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0001 084 Fire, Water, Earth & Air Plattencover Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air (Album) 0001 084 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
0001 088 Moondawn Plattencover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 0001 088 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
76/02 The No. 1 German Rock-Label Plattencover Various The No. 1 German Rock-Label(LP, Comp, Smplr, W/Lbl, Gat) Brain 76/02 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
2/1039 Live  On Tour In Germany Plattencover Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape - Live On Tour In Germany (Album) 2/1039 Germany 1973 Diese Version verkaufen
2/1057 Der Elektrolurch Plattencover Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch (Comp) 2/1057 Germany 1974 Diese Version verkaufen
27 668-3 III Plattencover Jane III(LP, Album, Club, RP) Brain 27 668-3 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0030.091 Indigo Plattencover Blonker Indigo(7", Single) Brain 0030.091 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
0030.175 Starway Plattencover G.G. Sunband* Starway(7", Single) Brain, Metronome 0030.175 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
30 184 Wolkenreise Plattencover Eroc Wolkenreise(7", Single) Brain 30 184 Scandinavia 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
0030.377 Burning Plattencover Accept Burning(7", Single) Brain 0030.377 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
0030.420 Judy In Disguise / Beddgelert Plattencover Steve Withney Band* Judy In Disguise / Beddgelert(7", Single) Brain 0030.420 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
0030.424 Who's Got The Energy? Plattencover The Food Band* Who's Got The Energy?(7", Single) Brain 0030.424 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
0030.504 Wir Wollen Leben Plattencover Grobschnitt Wir Wollen Leben(7", Single) Brain 0030.504 Germany 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
30 862 7 Super Brain Explosion Plattencover Various Super Brain Explosion(LP, Comp, Club) Brain 30 862 7 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
32 562 1 Illegal Plattencover Grobschnitt Illegal(LP, Album, Club) Brain 32 562 1 Germany 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
34 347-5 Brandung Plattencover Novalis (3) Brandung(LP, Album, Club) Brain, Brain 34 347-5 Germany 1977 Diese Version verkaufen
39 726 5 Super Brain Explosion Plattencover Various Super Brain Explosion(Cass, Comp, Club) Brain 39 726 5 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
40.016 Gold Rock Plattencover Scorpions Gold Rock (Album) 40.016 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.023 Lonesome Crow Plattencover Scorpions Lonesome Crow (Album) 0040.023 Germany 1976 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.054 Steamhammer Speech (Album) 0040.054 Germany 1978 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.060 Zwei Gesichter Plattencover Harmonia & Neu* featuring Michael Rother Harmonia & Neu* featuring Michael Rother - Zwei Gesichter(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.060 Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
0040.087 Karthago Plattencover Karthago Karthago(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.087 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.088 Second Step Plattencover Karthago Second Step(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.088 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.115 The Story Of Life Plattencover Guru Guru The Story Of Life(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.115 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.116 Zuckerzeit Plattencover Cluster Zuckerzeit(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.116 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.119 Rock On Brain Plattencover Various Rock On Brain(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.119 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.120 Desert Places Plattencover Satin Whale Desert Places(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.120 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.121 Steig Aus Plattencover Embryo (3) Steig Aus(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.121 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.122 Increase Plattencover Birth Control Increase(LP, RE) Brain 0040.122 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.123 Dino Plattencover Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.123 Germany 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.124 Yellow Sunshine Plattencover Thirsty Moon Yellow Sunshine(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.124 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.145 Hallogallo Plattencover Neu* Hallogallo(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.145 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.146 Picture Music Plattencover Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0040.146 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.147 Waiting For The Sunshine Plattencover Jane Waiting For The Sunshine(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.147 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen
0040.148 Electronic Dreams Plattencover Edgar Froese Electronic Dreams (Comp) 0040.148 Germany 1979 Diese Version verkaufen

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Known Brain LP pressing variations...

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

Green Brain Metronome LP label versions: (original examples) description
Version 1: (Brain 1001-1003 only) deep olive green label with 30mm dink ring and 20mm raised ring 1972
Version 2: (Brain 1004-1010 only) deep olive green label with 30mm dink ring 1972
Version 3: (Brain 1011+1012+1014+1020 known) slightly lighter olive green label with 20m & 15mm rings 1972
Version ?: (Brain 1013+1015+1016) not confirmed, documented with Version 6 labels
Version ?: (Brain 1017-1018) not confirmed, documented with Version 5 & 6 labels
Version 4: (Brain 1019) Khan - Space Shanty 1st press, as version 3 but with raised 30mm ring 1972
Version ?: (Brain 1021-1022) not confirmed, documented with Version 5 & 6 labels
Version 5: (Brain 1023-1050) label as version 3. Raised centre 20mm ring with 3 raised dots 1973-74
Version 6: (Brain 1051-1055) label as version 3. Raised 20mm ring has no dots 1974

Pressings companies: 1+2. Deutsche Grammophon, 3. unknown, 4. unknown, 5. Phonodisc (Hannover), 6. Metronome (Hamburg)

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.
Early 1983-85 issues mimicked the black Brain LP label.
1985 and later issues are generally silver disc with black print only.
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.

1980s 2CD sets came in "fat boy" multiboxes. Later issues came in slim "brilliant box" cases.
Some Repertoire CD reissues replicated the Green Brain label (and invented some new variations).
Universal & Revisited reissues used beige background on most labels.

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!