Virgin

Virgin

Profilo:
Please note, many Virgin issues also carry an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Virgin was part of the EMI Group.

Started by Richard Branson in the early 1970s as an independent label based in London, UK. The record company Virgin Records Ltd. and subsidiaries which used the Virgin brand was sold to Thorn Emi Plc in 1991, the various Virgin trademarks however remained the property of Virgin Enterprises Ltd., since 2012 the imprint has been licensed from Virgin Enterprises Ltd. and is used by various companies that form part of the Universal Music Group.

Label Code: LC 3098/LC 03098 (may appear as "LCO3098")

The Virgin disc label designs/logos:

Roger Dean (4) was the designer of the original famous Virgin label with snakes and dragons.

For LP's following designs were used:
1973-1974 white Roger Dean label
1974-1976 coloured Roger Dean label
1975 fawn & mauve Roger Dean label (V2037 to V2044 and some older title reissues)
1975-1976 Red twin label with Outer White Ring
1975-1976 Green twin label with Outer White Ring
1976-1978 Green twin label (without outer white ring)
1976-1977 Red twin label (without outer white ring)
1977-1978 blue label with double Virgin writing logo (V2086 to ??)
1978-1987 green/red alternative label (Side 1 / Side 2)
1987-xxxx grey-white label

Probably the fawn & mauve Dean label should replace the coloured Dean label in summer 1975, but has been used only a very short time. The fawn & mauve Dean label hasn't been used outside UK.
Red and Green labels with white outer ring replaced the fawn & mauve Dean label. These can be found on several Virgin albums outside UK, It has been used in UK a very short time only.

The green twin label (without outer white ring) is easy to find. It has been used originally in 1976 but it is also available on reissues of older releases. In UK it has been used till 1978, but in other countries (Japan, Spain) there are records up to 1982 with this label. During this period a few titles were pressed with Red twin label (without outer white ring)

The blue label with double Virgin writing logo is well-known on single releases but it has also been used on a few albums.
The area of the green/red label ended in 1987 (UK), but in different countries it has been used longer (Spain 1990, Germany 1988).

The grey-white label is still in use since 1987 (UK). The grey-white label has been published some months later in foreign countries (1988).

For 7" releases following designs were used:
1974-1975 black-white Dean label / white Dean label
1976 blue twin label
1976-1978 blue label with double Virgin writing logo
1978-1987 green/red alternative label
1987-xxx silver label

In some countries the white or the black-white Dean label was longer in use (Germany, 1977). Spain was the only country that used the coloured Dean label on singles
(instead of the white or black-white Dean label).

The blue twin label (which has never been used for albums) was issued in UK only.

The blue label with double Virgin writing logo was used from 1976 until 1979 in the UK. In some countries it was longer in use (Spain, 1979).

On 12" only following designs exist:
1978 - 1987 green/red alternative label
1988 - xxxx grey-white label

CD label designs:
Old CD's normally had a blue label (a kind of light blue layer on the silver disc) because the producers had problems with the printing on the blank silver surface.
Some of the middle-old editions have silver labels with red printing. Newer editions have black printings.
Sottoetichette
Etichetta principale:
Siti:
N. cat  Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat  Paese Anno
Tubular Bells Copertina album Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin Spain Unknown Vendi questa versione
. Into the light - Promocopy 5-spår sampler Copertina album Weeping Willows Into the light - Promocopy 5-spår sampler(CDr, Advance, MiniAlbum, Promo, Smplr) Virgin . Sweden 2001 Vendi questa versione
000000 I Want You (Ride Remix) Copertina album Thalía I Want You (Ride Remix)(12", Single) Virgin 000000 Europe 2003 Vendi questa versione
0000 0 00000 0 0 Lovesong (This Is Not A) Copertina album GT* Lovesong (This Is Not A)(12", Promo) Virgin 0000 0 00000 0 0 Australia 2002 Vendi questa versione
00-00x NRDC "Don't Stop" Promotional Disc Copertina album The Rolling Stones NRDC "Don't Stop" Promotional Disc(CD-ROM, Promo) ABKCO 00-00x US 2003 Vendi questa versione
001 Love Comes Again Copertina album DJ Tiësto Featuring BT DJ Tiësto Featuring BT - Love Comes Again(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin, Magik Muzik 001 Colombia 2004 Vendi questa versione
01 What's Left Is Forever Copertina album Thomas Dybdahl What's Left Is Forever(CD, Promo, Smplr, Alb) Virgin 01 UK 2013 Vendi questa versione
01 Everlasting Love Copertina album Sandra Everlasting Love(CDr, Promo, Unofficial) Virgin 01 UK & Europe 2012 Vendi questa versione
1 Compacté Goût Cerise Copertina album Olaf Hund Goût Cerise(CD, Maxi) Musiques Hybrides, Delabel 1 Compacté France 2001 Vendi questa versione
1P-8128 Spellbound Copertina album Paula Abdul Spellbound (Album) 1P-8128 US 1991 Vendi questa versione
1 PA Solsbury Hill Copertina album Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill(7", Single, Promo) Virgin, Charisma 1 PA Europe 1990 Vendi questa versione
1PROMO2889 Johnny The Horse Copertina album Madness Johnny The Horse(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin 1PROMO2889 Europe 1999 Vendi questa versione
0000 0 00000 2 0 Real Gone Lover Copertina album Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis Van Morrison & Linda Gail Lewis - Real Gone Lover(CD, Single, Promo) Pointblank, Exile, Virgin 0000 0 00000 2 0 US 2000 Vendi questa versione
2 CD 9548-31909-2 Dance Max 10 Copertina album Various Dance Max 10(2xCD, Comp) EastWest, EMI Germany, Electrola, Virgin, WEA, EastWest, EMI Germany, Electrola, Virgin, WEA 2 CD 9548-31909-2 Germany 1993 Vendi questa versione
2CD 7243 4 96113 2 0 Dance Max 25 Copertina album Various Dance Max 25(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Warner Special Marketing, Electrola Media, EMI Electrola 2CD 7243 4 96113 2 0 Germany 1998 Vendi questa versione
2 CD 7243 8 23144 2 4 Dance Max 23 Copertina album Various Dance Max 23(2xCD, Comp) Virgin, Warner Strategic Marketing, Electrola Media, EMI Electrola, Virgin, Warner Strategic Marketing, Electrola Media, EMI Electrola 2 CD 7243 8 23144 2 4 Germany 1997 Vendi questa versione
2EB 209 Edoardo Live Copertina album Edoardo Bennato Edoardo Live(2xLP, Album) Virgin 2EB 209 Italy 1987 Vendi questa versione
2 EBCD 209 Edoardo Live Copertina album Edoardo Bennato Edoardo Live(2xCD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2 EBCD 209 Italy 1987 Vendi questa versione
2 EBK 7209-1 Edoardo Live Copertina album Edoardo Bennato Edoardo Live(2xCass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2 EBK 7209-1 Italy 1987 Vendi questa versione
2GHS 4036 English Settlement Copertina album XTC English Settlement (Album) 2GHS 4036 US 1984 Vendi questa versione
2J 006 97550 In Dulci Jubilo Copertina album Mike Oldfield In Dulci Jubilo(7", Single) Virgin 2J 006 97550 Greece 1976 Vendi questa versione
2J 062-97052 Matching Head And Feet Copertina album Kevin Coyne Matching Head And Feet(LP, Album) Virgin 2J 062-97052 Greece 1975 Vendi questa versione
2J 062-97240 Ommadawn Copertina album Mike Oldfield Ommadawn(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2J 062-97240 Greece 1975 Vendi questa versione
2J 062-97623 Ricochet Copertina album Tangerine Dream Ricochet(LP, Album) Virgin 2J 062-97623 Greece 1976 Vendi questa versione
2J 062-98508 The Odyssey Copertina album David Bedford The Odyssey(LP, Album) Virgin 2J 062-98508 Greece 1976 Vendi questa versione
2J 062-98570 L Copertina album Steve Hillage L(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2J 062-98570 Greece 1976 Vendi questa versione
2J 064-98572 Stratosfear Copertina album Tangerine Dream Stratosfear(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2J 064-98572 Greece 1976 Vendi questa versione
2POINCDJ 001 Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal) Copertina album Rishi Rich Project* Featuring Jay Sean & Juggy D Rishi Rich Project* Featuring Jay Sean & Juggy D - Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)(CD, Single, Promo) TwoPoint Nine Records, Virgin 2POINCDJ 001 UK 2003 Vendi questa versione
2RB 7 24389 37412 4 The Spinning The Wheel E.P. Copertina album George Michael The Spinning The Wheel E.P.(CD, Maxi) Virgin, Aegean 2RB 7 24389 37412 4 Mexico 1996 Vendi questa versione
2 VD 2515/1 Quando Si Vuole Bene Copertina album Riccardo Cocciante Quando Si Vuole Bene(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 2 VD 2515/1 Italy 1986 Vendi questa versione
2 VDK 72515/1 Riccardo Cocciante Quando Si Vuole Bene(Cass, Album) Virgin 2 VDK 72515/1 Italy 1986 Vendi questa versione
2 VDK 72515/2 Quando Si Vuole Bene Copertina album Riccardo Cocciante Quando Si Vuole Bene(Cass, Album) Virgin 2 VDK 72515/2 Italy 1986 Vendi questa versione
003 Instant Pictures Copertina album Japan Instant Pictures(VHS, PAL) Virgin, Virgin Video 003 Canada 1984 Vendi questa versione
03CVCD021234 02 Lenny Kravitz Copertina album Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz(VCD, Advance, EP, Promo, Pic) Virgin 03CVCD021234 02 Mexico 2004 Vendi questa versione
03V05 朋友的朋友 Copertina album 江美琪* 朋友的朋友(2xCD, Album, Copy Prot.) Virgin, EMI 03V05 Taiwan 2003 Vendi questa versione
03V08 Sweet Talk 跟我説 Copertina album 本多RuRu* Sweet Talk 跟我説(CD, Comp, Copy Prot. + VCD) Virgin, EMI 03V08 Taiwan 2003 Vendi questa versione
4 - HL - GH - 01 Greatest Hits Copertina album The Human League Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Virgin 4 - HL - GH - 01 Russia 2011 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12585 Move Me No Mountain Copertina album Soul II Soul Move Me No Mountain(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12585 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12587 Rain Falls Copertina album Frankie Knuckles Featuring Lisa Michaelis Frankie Knuckles Featuring Lisa Michaelis - Rain Falls(Cass, Single, Tra) Virgin 4KM-12587 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12593 Sorry About The Weather Copertina album Mark Curry (2) Sorry About The Weather(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12593 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12594 Kickin' It Copertina album After 7 Kickin' It(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12594 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12602 Money Love Copertina album Neneh Cherry Money Love(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12602 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12605 Follow Your Heart Copertina album Inner City Follow Your Heart(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin 4KM-12605 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12614 Humpin' Copertina album The College Boyz* Humpin'(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12614 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12623 Baby I'm For Real • Natural High Copertina album After 7 Baby I'm For Real • Natural High(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin 4KM-12623 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4-KM12643 Can He Love U Like This Copertina album After 7 Can He Love U Like This(Cass, Single) Virgin 4-KM12643 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12648 Buddy X Copertina album Neneh Cherry Buddy X(Cass, Single) Virgin, Circa 4KM-12648 US 1992 Vendi questa versione
4KM 12650 That's The Way Love Goes Copertina album Janet Jackson That's The Way Love Goes(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM 12650 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4km-12651 Slave To The Vibe Copertina album Aftershock Slave To The Vibe(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin 4km-12651 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12652 I Don't Wanna Fight Copertina album Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Fight(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12652 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12653 Can't Help Falling In Love Copertina album UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love (Single) 4KM-12653 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12662 Believe Copertina album Lenny Kravitz Believe(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12662 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12664 Strawberry Boy Copertina album EFUA Strawberry Boy(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12664 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12672 Oh Carolina Copertina album Shaggy Oh Carolina(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12672 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12676 If Copertina album Janet Jackson If(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin 4KM-12676 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-12681 Higher Ground Copertina album UB40 Higher Ground(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-12681 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM 38400 Mash Up The Mic Copertina album Private Investigators Mash Up The Mic(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM 38400 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38402 It's Too Real (Big Scary Animal) Copertina album Belinda Carlisle It's Too Real (Big Scary Animal)(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38402 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38404 Again Copertina album Janet Jackson Again(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38404 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38406 Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme) Copertina album Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme)(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38406 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38412 Heaven Help Copertina album Lenny Kravitz Heaven Help(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38412 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38417 Nice And Lovely Copertina album Shaggy Featuring Rayvon Shaggy Featuring Rayvon - Nice And Lovely(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38417 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38422 Because Of Love Copertina album Janet Jackson Because Of Love(Cass, Single, Sli) Virgin 4KM-38422 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4km-38424 UB40 C'est La Vie(Cass, Single) Virgin 4km-38424 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38427 Low Copertina album Cracker Low(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38427 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM 38430 Let Me Love You Copertina album Lalah Hathaway Let Me Love You(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM 38430 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38432 Here Comes A Man Copertina album Traffic Here Comes A Man(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38432 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38434 Proud Mary Copertina album Tina* Proud Mary(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38434 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38435 Any Time, Any Place Copertina album Janet Jackson Any Time, Any Place(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38435 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM 38438 Boz Scaggs I'll Be The One(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM 38438 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38443 Cracker Get Off This(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38443 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM 38446 Love Is Strong Copertina album Rolling Stones* Love Is Strong(Cass, Single) Rolling Stones Records, Virgin 4KM 38446 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38449 Euro-Trash Girl Copertina album Cracker Euro-Trash Girl(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38449 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38450 When A Man Cries Copertina album Tony Terry When A Man Cries(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38450 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38454 Traffic Some Kinda Woman(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38454 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38455 You Want This Copertina album Janet Jackson You Want This(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38455 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4km-38459 Out Of Tears Copertina album Rolling Stones* Out Of Tears(Cass, Single) Virgin 4km-38459 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38460 Mama Said Copertina album Carleen Anderson Mama Said(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38460 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM 38462 Separate Ways Copertina album Lalah Hathaway Separate Ways(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM 38462 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38467 She's A River Copertina album Simple Minds She's A River(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38467 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38473 Heart Of A Man Copertina album Tony Terry Heart Of A Man(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38473 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38478 I Go Wild Copertina album Rolling Stones* I Go Wild(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38478 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38482 Boombastic / Summer Time Copertina album Shaggy Boombastic / Summer Time(Cass, Single, Cle) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38482 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38487 Si Supieras Tu / If You Had A Clue Copertina album Cleto Escobedo* Si Supieras Tu / If You Had A Clue(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38487 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38508 Love Enuff Copertina album Soul II Soul Love Enuff(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38508 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38510 Crazy Cool / The Choice Is Yours Copertina album Paula Abdul Crazy Cool / The Choice Is Yours(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38510 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38518 The Hearts Filthy Lesson Copertina album David Bowie The Hearts Filthy Lesson(Cass, Single, Cas) Virgin 4KM-38518 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38524 GoldenEye Copertina album Tina Turner GoldenEye(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38524 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38526 UB40 Kingston Town(Cass, Single) Virgin, DEP International, Virgin 4KM-38526 US 1995 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38542 It's You That's On My Mind Copertina album Quindon It's You That's On My Mind(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38542 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38553 Missing You Copertina album Tina Turner Missing You(Cass, Single) Virgin, Parlophone 4KM-38553 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38572 Beyond The Invisible Copertina album Enigma Beyond The Invisible(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38572 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38578 In Your Wildest Dreams Copertina album Tina Turner Featuring Barry White Tina Turner Featuring Barry White - In Your Wildest Dreams(Cass, Single) Virgin, Parlophone 4KM-38578 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38589 Fire Copertina album Brigette McWilliams Fire(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38589 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38604 2 Become 1 Copertina album Spice Girls 2 Become 1(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38604 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38623 Together Again Copertina album Janet* Together Again(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin, JDJ Entertainment 4KM-38623 US 1997 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38626 Saint Of Me Copertina album The Rolling Stones Saint Of Me(Cass, Single) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38626 US 1998 Vendi questa versione
4KM38631 I Get Lonely Copertina album Janet Jackson I Get Lonely(Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM38631 US 1998 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38641 Stop Copertina album Spice Girls Stop(Cass, Single, Dol) Virgin, Virgin 4KM-38641 US 1998 Vendi questa versione
4KM-38666 Get Gone  Copertina album Ideal (6) Get Gone (Cass, Single) Virgin 4KM-38666 US 1999 Vendi questa versione

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JHGCPBMLP

JHGCPBMLP

13 luglio 2019
I'm looking for this album of The Gladiators - Hottest Hits (VIRGIN V 1034) is this really the right reference?
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

27 febbraio 2015
Virgin 114 826 = 7 " Simple Minds Real Life / See the lights ( live ), D, 1991, Picture cover, VS 1382, 5012980138272, was planed as a single - but was a promo only for Germany on vinyl, official released as MCD only
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

9 gennaio 2015
Virgin 114 204 = 7" Gary Moore, Midnight Blues ( 2 x same length ), promo ONLY in PROMO.cover, germany, 1990
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

21 giugno 2013
modificato 5 months ago
Identifying UK Virgin LP pressings

Label version 1 used in 1973...
black & white original Roger Dean design (twin virgins and lizard)
originals: V 2001 - V 2007 and V 2011
also: VC 501 - VC 503 (later pressings had copyright message)
double: VD 2501
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1740939

Label version 2 used in (late 1973? to) 1974...
colour version of original Roger Dean design (twin virgins and lizard)
originals: V 2008 - V 2010 and V 2012 - V 2023
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3501730

Label version 3 used in (late 1974? to) early 1975...
colour version of original Roger Dean design (twin virgins and lizard)
with copyright message
originals: V 2024 - V 2039 + V 2041, V 2042, V 2043, V 2045 & V 2046 1st press
pre-release copies of V 2043 only, as release day copies had label version 4
double: VD 2502
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3535082

Label version 4 used mid to December 1975...
faun/tan label with mauve print twin Virgins logo
originals: V 2040, V 2044, V 2047 - V 20??
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3139730

Label version 5 used December 1975 to early 1976...
green label with twin Virgins logo, white border
originals: V 20?? - V 2050
An example 1976 repress of Tubular Bells
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=4706250

Label version 6 used early-mid 1976...
red label with twin Virgins logo, white border
originals: V 2051 - V 2060
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=471077

Label version 7 used ? 1976...
red label with twin Virgins logo, no border
originals: V 2061 - V 2065
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3848529

Label version 8 used late 1976 to early 1978...
green label with twin Virgins logo, no border
originals: V 2066 - V 2099
double: VD 2503 - VD 2508
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=768104

Label version 9 used late 1977 to mid 1978...
blue labels with double Virgin flash (mostly punk releases and singles)
originals: V 2100 - V 2109?
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=756741

Label version 10 used late 1978 to 198?...
green A label / red B label
originals: V 2117? - V 2???
double: VD 2509
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=219634

Label version 11 used 198?...
same design as version 9, but black with white text

Label version 12 used 1988+...
grey label
also used for Italian OVED and MPIT LP issues
http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=5036037

From 1978 many Virgin releases had special labels for the first pressing, often reverting to Label version 10 on further pressings and reissues.

Other useful references...

25 May 1973, 1st 4 releases: Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells", Gong "Flying Teapot", "Manor Live" and Faust "The Faust Tapes" (no printed by or manufacturing info on first pressings, 130 Notting Hill Gate, W. 11 address)

1973+ Printed in England by the E. J. Day Group, London and Bedford
1975+ Printed & made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd
1976+ Printed in England by Robor Limited

1973: 130 Notting Hill Gate, W. 11
1974: Vernon Yard, 119 Portobello Road, London W11

1973+ Distributed by Island and E.M.I.
1976+ Manufactured and distributed by EMI (Distribution was by Anchor for a short period)
September 1976+ Manufactured and distributed by CBS.
198?+ Manufactured and distributed by EMI

original UK CD pressings
1984 issues: pressed by MPO in France, no barcode
1986 issues: pressed by Nimbus, with barcode (some are prone to bronzing/oxidising)
1987 issues: pressed by Nimbus, with barcode
1988+ ? (further info welcome)

Discussion about this can be found at: http://www.discogs.com/help/forums/topic/371161 - and further clarification would be appreciated. The exact order of label versions 5/6/7 is not known. I would like to add definite ranges of original V numbers. Please do not post queries/answers here but contact me ultimathulerecords Thanks.

July 2015 updates checked with "The Virgin Discography Of The 1970s" by Mark Jones.
Note that his label versions don't exactly correlate with mine, as he doesn't differentiate between the two colour versions of original Roger Dean design, but he does agree with the order of the labels and points out a few discrepancies I hadn't noticed.


An illustrated version of this can now be found at http://www.ultimathulerecords.com/referencevirgin.html