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 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
Alkaline Trio Past Live Vinyl Box Set(8xLP, Ltd, Gol) Epitaph US 2014 Sell This Version
00000 Zé Ramalho Força Verde(LP, Album, Gre) Epic 00000 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
00000 B*Witched Jesse Hold On(7", Jukebox) Epic 00000 UK 1999 Sell This Version
00M2 Boom Boom Room Julie(7") Epic 00M2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
00M T2 Boom Boom Room Julie(12") Epic 00M T2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1 C 064-61 180 Engelbert* Last Of The Romantics(LP, Album) Epic 1 C 064-61 180 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
1CD 9058 Various Spawn (The Album) (Album, Comp) 1CD 9058 US 1997 Sell This Version
1CD 9066 Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (Comp) 1CD 9066 US 1997 Sell This Version
1E2K86559 Muddy Waters Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy, Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy 1E2K86559 US Unknown Sell This Version
1E4T-3141 Killer Dwarfs Doesn't Matter(Cass, Single) Epic 1E4T-3141 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
1E4-3130 Kaoma Dancando Lambada(7", Single) Epic 1E4-3130 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
01 oo3787 00 Michael Jackson Stranger In Moscow(7", Single, Jukebox) Epic, Epic 01 oo3787 00 UK 1995 Sell This Version
1P 8036 George Jones (2) You Oughta Be Here With Me(LP, Club) CBS Records, Epic 1P 8036 US 1990 Sell This Version
1R 7277 Michael Jackson Off The Wall (Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Epic 1R 7277 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 6110 Poco (3) Crazy Eyes(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Epic 1R1 6110 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6238 Sly & The Family Stone Small Talk(Reel, Album) Epic 1R1 6238 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6593 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 7576 Michael Jackson Thriller(Reel, 3 3) Epic 1R1 7576 US 1982 Sell This Version
1RAW10463S1 The Clash The Clash(LP, Album, RM) Epic 1RAW10463S1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
1RAW999805JK1 Brandy (2) Right Here (Departed)(CDr, Promo) Epic 1RAW999805JK1 US 2009 Sell This Version
1RAW999952JK Incubus (2) live audio from Look Alive DVD(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Epic, Immortal Records (3) 1RAW999952JK 2007 Sell This Version
1T1-8590 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 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 The Zombies Time Of The Zombies(Cass, Comp, Mono, Club, Dou) Epic 1T2 7693 US 1974 Sell This Version
002 Donovan, Jeff Beck Group Donovan, Jeff Beck Group - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) (7", Single) Epic 002 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
2CD-9211 Jennifer Lopez I'm Real - (Murder Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Epic 2CD-9211 US 2001 Sell This Version
2CD BOX 25 Babyface For The Cool In You / The Day(2xCD, Comp) Epic 2CD BOX 25 1999 Sell This Version
2CDPE 505669 Fey Vertigo(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Epic 2CDPE 505669 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
2COPE 505669 Fey Vértigo(2xCD, Album) Epic 2COPE 505669 Mexico 2002 Sell This Version
2ELPS-0004 Little Richard Cast A Long Shadow(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2ELPS-0004 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0015 Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo (Album) 2ELPS 0015 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0025 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(2xLP, Comp) Epic 2E LPS 0028 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0029 Camel A Live Record(2xLP, Album, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0029 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0030 Heart Greatest Hits / Live (Comp, Album) 2ELPS 0030 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista! (Album) 2ELPS 0031 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0034 Dan Fogelberg The Innocent Age (Album) 2ELPS 0034 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0035 The La De Das La De Da's / Find Us A Way (Comp) 2ELPS 0035 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0036 / ELPS 4256 The Jacksons Live(2xLP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0036 / ELPS 4256 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0037 Various Heavy Metal - Music From The Motion Picture(2xLP, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0037 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0040 Wham! The Final (Comp) 2ELPS 0040 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0041 Various The Finest American Dance & Soul(LP, Album) Epic 2ELPS 0041 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2ELPS 0042 Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble* Live Alive(2xLP, Album, Gat) Epic 2ELPS 0042 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2EPLS 0011 The Zombies Time Of The Zombies(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic, Epic 2EPLS 0011 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
2 PRM 155 Various Special For Radio(CD, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 155 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2 PRM 191 Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Promo) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 191 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
2 PRM 217 Various Pc Disc - Special For Radio(CD, Promo, Comp) Columbia, Epic 2 PRM 217 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
2SK 7122 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 Various Essential Sights & Sounds(CD, Comp, Promo + DVD-V, NTSC, Comp, Promo) Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Columbia, Epic, Legacy 2SK 59546 US 2005 Sell This Version
2Z8 2773 Dan Hartman Instant Replay 2Z8 2773 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
3E 36450 New Musik Straight Lines (EP) 3E 36450 US 1979 Sell This Version
3E 36451 Propaganda (12) Calling On Moscow 3E 36451 US 1980 Sell This Version
3E 36452 The Continentals (2) Fizz! Pop! Modern Rock 3E 36452 US 1980 Sell This Version
3E 36848 Gary Glitter Glitter And Gold(10", MiniAlbum, Comp) Epic 3E 36848 US 1980 Sell This Version
3E 36868 Rick Nelson* Four You 3E 36868 US 1981 Sell This Version
3E 36924 Shakin' Stevens Shakin' Stevens (EP) 3E 36924 USA & Canada 1980 Sell This Version
3E 79821 Mudvayne Not Falling(10", Single, Red) Epic 3E 79821 US 2002 Sell This Version
3ELPS 0031 The Clash Sandinista!(3xLP, Album) Epic, CBS 3ELPS 0031 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
3ES 58120 Pearl Jam PJ03Xmas(10", Single, Ltd) Epic 3ES 58120 US 2003 Sell This Version
3P649 Dogs Shout !(LP, Album, RE) Epic 3P649 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3P 489869 6 Xavier Naidoo Nicht Von Dieser Welt(CD, Album, Enh) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 489869 6 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
3P 664935 2 Sabrina Setlur Nur Mir EP(CD, EP) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 664935 2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
3P 665707 2 Xavier Naidoo 20.000 Meilen(CD, Maxi) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 665707 2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
3P 666114 2 Xavier Naidoo Nicht Von Dieser Welt(CD, Maxi) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 666114 2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
3P 666843 2 Illmat!c Still Ill(CD, Maxi) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 666843 2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
3P 666843 6 Illmat!c Still Ill(2x12") Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3P 666843 6 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
3PSAMPCM 4569 Sabrina Setlur Nur Mir EP(CD, EP, Promo) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3PSAMPCM 4569 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
3PSAMPCM 5085 Illmat!c Here He Come(CD, Maxi, Promo) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3PSAMPCM 5085 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
3PSAMPCS 4574 Sabrina Setlur Nur Mir (Annara Style Radio Edit)(CD, Single, Promo) Pelham Power Productions, Epic 3PSAMPCS 4574 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
3S7 193551 The Fray Heartbeat(7", Promo) Epic 3S7 193551 US 2012 Sell This Version
4CX-10103 Cyndi Lauper She's So Unusual(Cass, Album) CBS, Epic 4CX-10103 India 1983 Sell This Version
4CX 10342 George Michael Faith(Cass, Album, RE) Epic, CBS 4CX 10342 India 1991 Sell This Version
4CX-10351 Michael Jackson Bad(Cass, Album) Epic, CBS 4CX-10351 India 1987 Sell This Version
4E 36453 Cheap Trick Found All The Parts (EP) 4E 36453 US 1980 Sell This Version
4E 36846 The Clash Black Market Clash (Comp) 4E 36846 US 1980 Sell This Version
4ET6935 Will To Power Dreamin'(Cass, Maxi) Epic 4ET6935 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ET 07462 Michael Jackson Bad(Cass, Maxi) Epic, Epic 4ET 07462 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ET 07487 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel(Cass, Maxi) Epic, Epic 4ET 07487 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ET 07855 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me(Cass, Single) Epic 4ET 07855 US 1988 Sell This Version
4 LN 3408 Jay Blackton Let Me Sing And I'm Happy: The Best Of Irving Berlin(LP, Promo) Epic 4 LN 3408 US 1957 Sell This Version
4M237 Colin Blunstone One Year(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M237 US 2013 Sell This Version
4 SC 6035 Georges Bizet & Pierre-Michel Le Conte & Consuelo Rubio & Pierrette Alarie & Leopold Simoneau & Heinz Rehfuss Georges Bizet & Pierre-Michel Le Conte & Consuelo Rubio & Pierrette Alarie & Leopold Simoneau & Heinz Rehfuss - Carmen(3xLP + Box) Epic 4 SC 6035 US Unknown Sell This Version
4TS-22000 Bobby Vinton 4 Play(7", EP) Epic 4TS-22000 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4TS-22012 Donovan 4 play(7", EP) Epic 4TS-22012 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4Z8-2778 Dan Hartman Hands Down(12") Epic 4Z8-2778 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 2790 Dan Hartman Vertigo / Relight My Fire(12") Epic 4Z8 2790 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 6401 Barbara Law Take All Of Me / Can You Read My Mind(12") Epic 4Z8 6401 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 9804 Floyd Beck Party Is The Solution(12") Epic 4Z8 9804 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
4Z9 07802 Tuesday Knight Out Of Control(12") Epic 4Z9 07802 US 1987 Sell This Version
4Z9 73183 Ana Got To Tell Me Something(12", Maxi) Parc Records, Epic 4Z9 73183 US 1990 Sell This Version
5 BSC 106 Georges Bizet & Pierre-Michel Le Conte & Consuelo Rubio & Pierrette Alarie & Leopold Simoneau & Heinz Rehfuss Georges Bizet & Pierre-Michel Le Conte & Consuelo Rubio & Pierrette Alarie & Leopold Simoneau & Heinz Rehfuss - Carmen(3xLP + Box) Epic 5 BSC 106 US Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006-61861 The Wiz Stars Ease On Down The Road(7", Single) MCA Records, Motown, EMI Records 5C 006-61861 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5E 38992 Units New Way To Move(12", EP) Epic 5E 38992 US 1983 Sell This Version
5E 39175 Innocence In Danger Innocence In Danger(LP, MiniAlbum) Epic 5E 39175 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E 39299 Gary Glitter The Leader(LP, Comp) Epic 5E 39299 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E 39931 Elmo & Patsy* Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer(LP, Album) Epic 5E 39931 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E 44254 Fifth Angel / Sanctuary (4) / Riot (4) / Slammin' Watusis Fifth Angel / Sanctuary (4) / Riot (4) / Slammin' Watusis - Mega Hurtz(12", EP, Smplr) Epic 5E 44254 US 1987 Sell This Version
5 LN 3534 Dana Andrews (2) Featuring The Frank Raye Singers Dana Andrews (2) Featuring The Frank Raye Singers - And God Said (Stories From The Bible In Word & Song)(LP, Album, Mono) Epic 5 LN 3534 US 1958 Sell This Version