Epic

Epic

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Epic Records is a record label launched in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow and black logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical music releases. This has included such notables as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Juilliard String Quartet, Antal Dorati conducting the Hague Philharmonic and George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. Ten years later, Epic earned its first gold records and developed into a formidable hit-making force in rock, R&B, and country. Among its many acts were Bobby Vinton, Sly and the Family Stone, The Dave Clark Five and Donovan. During the 1970's, the label's success extended to include The Hollies, Edgar Winter ABBA and Tammy Wynette. The 1980's and 1990's saw Epic releasing numerous multi-platinum albums from artists such as Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Sade, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and others.

In 1978, an independent branch of Epic Records was established in Japan as "Epic/Sony Records" by Sony Music (Japan). In 2001, this branch was incorporated as Epic Records Japan Inc. and it remains independent from the US branch of Epic Records. In 1988, Sony purchased the music division of CBS Inc., including the Epic label. In 2005, Epic became part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment except in Japan, where Epic continued to be managed by Epic Records Japan Inc.. When Sony BMG ended in 2008, Epic again became a part of Sony Music Entertainment.

WARNING: Codes with the following prefixes should not be entered as catalogue number: XSS, ZSS, AL, BL. These codes are matrix numbers unique for each side of a vinyl release and should be entered in the Barcode and Other Identifiers section. The actual catalogue number is usually printed above these matrix numbers. European releases in the 1980's until the late 1990's often had supplementary or full catalogue numbers printed on the release in the following format: xx-xxxxxx-xx (e.g.: 01-497424-10 in addition to short catalogue number 497424.) It is assumed that the prefix refers to the country of release, the main number is the short catalogue number, normally found elsewhere on the release and the suffix relates directly to the format of the item in question. However there is one exception. The "08" prefix relates specifically to releases manufactured at Sony/CBS, Haarlem and later inherited by Record Industry for a short while. These are not distribution codes or catalogue numbers and should only be entered as sequential numbers belonging to the manufacturer of the release. For the dating of the several label design versions have a look to the VinylBeat link below.

Label code: LC 0199 / LC 00199

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0000000 Camila Cabello Havana(CD-ROM, Single, Promo) Epic 0000000 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
0000000 Russian Roulette  album cover Accept Russian Roulette(CD, Album) Epic 0000000 US Unknown Sell This Version
00M2 Julie  album cover Boom Boom Room Julie(7") Epic 00M2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
0SP 145 Standing Up For Love / In Love We Grow  album cover The Three Degrees Standing Up For Love / In Love We Grow(7", Single, Promo) Epic 0SP 145 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 7513 Biggest Hits  album cover Mickey Gilley Biggest Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Epic 1A1 7513 US 1982 Sell This Version
1 C 064-61 180 Last Of The Romantics  album cover Engelbert* Last Of The Romantics(LP, Album) Epic 1 C 064-61 180 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1CD 9058 Spawn (The Album)  album cover Various Spawn (The Album) (Album, Comp) 1CD 9058 US 1997 Sell This Version
1CD 9066 The Ozzman Cometh  album cover Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (Comp) 1CD 9066 US 1997 Sell This Version
1CD 9109 Superstar Christmas  album cover Various Superstar Christmas(CD, Comp, Club) Epic, Epic Records Group 1CD 9109 US 1997 Sell This Version
1E2K86559 Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live  album cover Muddy Waters Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy, Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy 1E2K86559 US 2003 Sell This Version
1E4T-3141 Doesn't Matter  album cover Killer Dwarfs Doesn't Matter(Cass, Single) Epic 1E4T-3141 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
1E4-3130 Dancando Lambada  album cover Kaoma Dancando Lambada(7", Single) Epic 1E4-3130 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1 EPC 25773 Windows And Walls  album cover Dan Fogelberg Windows And Walls(LP, Album) Epic 1 EPC 25773 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
00・1P-102 Wham! In China - Foreign Skies  album cover Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(Beta) Epic, Epic/Sony Home Video 00・1P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
1P 8036 You Oughta Be Here With Me  album cover George Jones (2) You Oughta Be Here With Me(LP, Club) CBS Records, Epic 1P 8036 US 1990 Sell This Version
1R 7277 Off The Wall   album cover Michael Jackson Off The Wall (Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Epic 1R 7277 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 6103 Behind Closed Doors  album cover Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors(Reel, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) Epic 1R1 6103 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6110 Crazy Eyes  album cover Poco (3) Crazy Eyes(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Epic 1R1 6110 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6165 Very Special Love Songs  album cover Charlie Rich Very Special Love Songs(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Epic 1R1 6165 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6238 Small Talk  album cover Sly & The Family Stone Small Talk(Reel, Album) Epic 1R1 6238 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6593 After The Lovin'  album cover Engelbert Humperdinck After The Lovin'(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Epic 1R1 6593 US 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 6635 Tom Jones Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow(Reel, Album, 4 T) Epic 1R1 6635 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6852 Don't Look Back  album cover Boston Don't Look Back(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Epic 1R1 6852 US 1978 Sell This Version
1R1 7102 Phoenix  album cover Dan Fogelberg Phoenix(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Club, Col) Epic 1R1 7102 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 7439 Good Trouble  album cover REO Speedwagon Good Trouble(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Epic 1R1 7439 US 1982 Sell This Version
1R1 7576 Thriller  album cover Michael Jackson Thriller(Reel, 3 3) Epic 1R1 7576 US 1982 Sell This Version
1R2 6787 Double Live Gonzo!  album cover Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo!(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp, Dou) Epic 1R2 6787 US 1978 Sell This Version
1RAW01999JK Feels Just Like It Should  album cover Jamiroquai Feels Just Like It Should(DVDr, DVD-V, Promo) Epic 1RAW01999JK US 2005 Sell This Version
1RAW 02024 Untitled  album cover Generator* Untitled(CDr, Promo) Epic 1RAW 02024 US Unknown Sell This Version
1RAW10463S1 The Clash  album cover The Clash The Clash(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Epic, Epic 1RAW10463S1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
1RAW999805JK1 Right Here (Departed)  album cover Brandy (2) Right Here (Departed)(CDr, Single, Promo) Epic 1RAW999805JK1 US 2009 Sell This Version
1RAW999952JK live audio from Look Alive DVD  album cover Incubus (2) live audio from Look Alive DVD(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Epic, Immortal Records (3) 1RAW999952JK 2007 Sell This Version
1T1-8590 The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-'55  album cover Big Maybelle The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-'55(Cass, Comp, RM, Mono, Dol) Epic, Okeh, Legacy 1T1-8590 US 1994 Sell This Version
1T1-8592 Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis From 1951-'56  album cover Chuck Willis Let's Jump Tonight! The Best Of Chuck Willis From 1951-'56(Cass, Comp, Mono, Dol) Epic, Legacy, Okeh 1T1-8592 US 1994 Sell This Version
1T2 7693 Time Of The Zombies  album cover The Zombies Time Of The Zombies(Cass, Comp, Mono, Club, Dou) Epic 1T2 7693 US 1974 Sell This Version
002 Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)   album cover Donovan, Jeff Beck Group Donovan, Jeff Beck Group - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) (7", Single) Epic 002 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
2CD-9211 I'm Real - (Murder Remix)  album cover Jennifer Lopez I'm Real - (Murder Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Epic 2CD-9211 US 2001 Sell This Version
2CDBOX1 Not That Kind  album cover Anastacia Not That Kind(CD, Album, M/Print) Epic, Daylight 2CDBOX1 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
2CD BOX 25 For The Cool In You / The Day  album cover Babyface For The Cool In You / The Day(2xCD, Comp) Epic 2CD BOX 25 1999 Sell This Version
2CDPE 505669 Vertigo  album cover Fey Vertigo(2xCD, Album, Sli) Epic 2CDPE 505669 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
2COPE 505669 Vértigo  album cover Fey Vértigo(2xCD, Album) Epic 2COPE 505669 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
2ELPS-0004 Cast A Long Shadow  album cover Little Richard Cast A Long Shadow(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2ELPS-0004 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2ELPS-006 Roadwork  album cover Edgar Winter's White Trash Roadwork(2xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS-006 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2ELPS0008 The World Of Donovan  album cover Donovan The World Of Donovan(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2ELPS0008 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0015 Double Live Gonzo  album cover Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo (Album) 2ELPS 0015 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0018 The Very Best Of Poco  album cover Poco (3) The Very Best Of Poco(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0018 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
2ELPS0019 Two For The Show  album cover Kansas (2) Two For The Show(2xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS0019 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0020 Volunteer Jam III And IV  album cover The Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam III And IV(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Epic, Epic 2ELPS 0020 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2ELPS 0023 Winner Takes All  album cover The Isley Brothers Winner Takes All(2xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0023 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0024 I Wanna Play For You  album cover Stanley Clarke I Wanna Play For You(2xLP) Epic, Nemperor Records 2ELPS 0024 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0025 London Calling  album cover The Clash London Calling (Album) 2ELPS 0025 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
2E LPS 0026 REO Speedwagon A Decade Of Rock And Roll 1970 To 1980(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2E LPS 0026 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
2E LPS 0028 Various Killer Watts (Comp) 2E LPS 0028 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0029 A Live Record  album cover Camel A Live Record(2xLP, Album, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0029 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0030 Greatest Hits / Live  album cover Heart Greatest Hits / Live (Comp, Album) 2ELPS 0030 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 Sandinista!  album cover The Clash Sandinista! (Album) 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0034 The Innocent Age  album cover Dan Fogelberg The Innocent Age (Album) 2ELPS 0034 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0035 La De Da's / Find Us A Way  album cover The La De Das La De Da's / Find Us A Way (Comp) 2ELPS 0035 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0036 Live  album cover The Jacksons Live(2xLP, Album, Promo) Epic 2ELPS 0036 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0036 / ELPS 4256 Live  album cover The Jacksons Live(2xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0036 / ELPS 4256 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0037 Heavy Metal - Music From The Motion Picture  album cover Various Heavy Metal - Music From The Motion Picture 2ELPS 0037 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0040 The Final  album cover Wham! The Final (Comp) 2ELPS 0040 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0041 The Finest American Dance & Soul  album cover Various The Finest American Dance & Soul(LP, Comp) Epic 2ELPS 0041 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0042 Live Alive  album cover Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* Live Alive(2xLP, Album, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0042 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2EPC0020 Volunteer Jam III And IV  album cover The Charlie Daniels Band Volunteer Jam III And IV(Cass, Comp) Epic, Epic 2EPC0020 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
2EPC 0025 London Calling  album cover The Clash London Calling(Cass, Album) Epic 2EPC 0025 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
2EPC 0040 The Final  album cover Wham! The Final(Cass, Comp, Dol) Epic 2EPC 0040 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2EPLS 0011 Time Of The Zombies  album cover The Zombies Time Of The Zombies(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic 2EPLS 0011 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
02H-162 This Is Me ... Then   album cover Jennifer Lopez This Is Me ... Then (HDCD, Album, Unofficial) Ocean Butterflies (2) 02H-162 China 2002 Sell This Version
00・2P-102 Wham! In China - Foreign Skies  album cover Wham! Wham! In China - Foreign Skies(VHS, NTSC) Epic, Epic/Sony Home Video 00・2P-102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
2P 6266 The Many Moods Of Bobby Vinton  album cover Bobby Vinton The Many Moods Of Bobby Vinton(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2P 6266 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
2P 7688 Ten Years Of Hits  album cover Mickey Gilley Ten Years Of Hits(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2P 7688 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 PRM 155 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 155 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2 PRM 175 Bughy   album cover Vernice (2) Bughy (CD, Single, Promo) Epic 2 PRM 175 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
2 PRM 191 Pc Disc - Special For Radio  album cover Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 191 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
2 PRM 204 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 204 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
2 PRM 205 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 205 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
2 PRM 211 Pc Disc - Special For Radio  album cover Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 211 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
2 PRM 212 Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 212 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
2 PRM 215 Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic, Sony Music 2 PRM 215 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
2 PRM 216 Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic, Sony Music 2 PRM 216 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2 PRM 217 Pc Disc - Special For Radio  album cover Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 217 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2 PRM 218 Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 218 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2 PRM 228 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 228 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 230 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 230 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 233 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 233 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 234 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 234 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 235 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 235 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 236 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 236 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2 PRM 238 Special For Radio  album cover Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 238 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
2SBPC 474287 Encore  album cover Argent Encore(2xLP, Album) Epic 2SBPC 474287 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
2SBPC 474338 The Very Best Of Poco  album cover Poco (3) The Very Best Of Poco(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2SBPC 474338 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
2SK 6597 Sony Flava  album cover Various Sony Flava(2xCD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Sony Music, Epic, Columbia, Chaos (3), MJJ Music, So So Def Recordings Inc., Epic Soundtrax, Epic Street, Ruffhouse Records 2SK 6597 US 1994 Sell This Version
2SK 7122 HIStory - Past, Present And Future - Book I (In-Store Play CD)  album cover Michael Jackson HIStory - Past, Present And Future - Book I (In-Store Play CD)(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Epic, MJJ Productions 2SK 7122 US 1995 Sell This Version
2SK 59546 Essential Sights & Sounds  album cover Various Essential Sights & Sounds(CD, Comp, Promo + DVD-V, Comp, Promo, NTSC) Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy 2SK 59546 US 2005 Sell This Version
2Z8 2773 Instant Replay  album cover Dan Hartman Instant Replay 2Z8 2773 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8-4279-3 Sinner Man   album cover Sarah Dash Sinner Man (7") Epic 2Z8-4279-3 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
3E 36450 Straight Lines  album cover New Musik Straight Lines (EP) 3E 36450 US 1980 Sell This Version
3E 36451 Calling On Moscow  album cover Propaganda (12) Calling On Moscow 3E 36451 US 1980 Sell This Version
3E 36452 Fizz! Pop! Modern Rock  album cover The Continentals (2) Fizz! Pop! Modern Rock 3E 36452 US 1980 Sell This Version