London Records

London Records

Profile:
This label in Discogs is for releases with either London or London Recordings logos.

Please note: INT is not part of the catalogue number, it merely indicates that number is the international number.

London American Recordings is regarded a sub label of London Records. All entries on London American Recordings should be marked as two labels, firstly London Records, secondly London American Recordings.

London Records arose in the 1940s from the split in ownership between the British branch of Decca and that same company's USA branch. Since British Decca could not use the Decca name in North America, it used the "London" label and logo to release records mastered by Decca (UK) recordings for USA only. Note: Most (if not all) USA pressings from 1950 to the mid 1970's say "Made in England" on bottom edge of label notating origin of original recording (see also: Decca Studios) while being pressed in the USA . These USA issues have an inverted matrix (master) release # above the USA release # that corresponds to the original "Decca" tapes.

This branding may incorporate additional logos for ffrr, Full Frequency Range Recording (not Recordings), American Recordings or British Recordings, none of which are currently acknowledged as distinct labels in the database (except for an early incarnation of London American Recordings). There is an FFRR label in Discogs, but it's only for the Full Frequency Range Recordings (not Recording) dance music imprint established in the mid-1980s; see its label profile for details.
In the UK, the London label focused on pop music under the aegis of Roger Ames, while the Decca Record Company Limited operated as a separate company, with its US releases rebranded with the London name. Decca was eventually acquired by PolyGram.

In 1999, the MCA and PolyGram families merged to form Universal Music Group, and in 2000, Roger Ames was hired to run Warner Music. The Decca name could be used worldwide by Universal after the merger. Ames was awarded London as part of a severance package and took it to WEA worldwide. In the US, the imprint was merged with Sire Records Group to form London-Sire Records, which existed until 2003. In the UK, The company was renamed London Records 90 Ltd. to distinguish it from the Decca Label Group. Ames later sold the London Records 90 Ltd to Warner Music.

In 2010, Universal Music reclaimed ownership of the London Records trade mark. On July 1, 2011 Universal Music reclaimed the London Records name and relaunched it under the executive team of Nick Raphael (President) and later Jo Charrington (Senior Vice President of A&R) who together previously ran Epic Records for Sony Music Entertainment since 2001. Both had started their careers at London Records in the Ames era in the 1990s.

Misleading boilerplate information.
Beware of spiel on a large number of releases which states "Marketed in France by Barclay & in Germany by Metronome Musik GmbH/Motor Music Gmbh" as this is very often applied arbitrarily with no consideration for the genuine country of release.

For example, releases earmarked for exclusive release in specific countries such as UK, Germany or Croatia often include this text. Where this text is displayed it should be used as a guide only when attributing a release to a given country.

Rights societies
In the mid 1980's London's parent at the time Polygram signed a central licensing agreement (CLA) in Europe with the Dutch rights society Stemra. In the summer of 1996 an new CLA was signed this time with MCPS. As such, the appearance of these rights societies on European releases should not be used to determine the country of release.

Label Code LC 0253 ( LC 7654 for London/FFRR releases ).
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Contact Info:
UK office:
London Records Ltd.
PO Box 2LB
London W1A 2LB
UNITED KINGDOM

Canadian office:
London Records of Canada
6265 Côte de Liesse
St Laurent, PQ H4T 103
CANADA
Sites:
[l1060]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0S 25085 Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Cesare Siepi, Mario del Monaco, Ettore Bastianini, Fernando Corena, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Chorus And Orchestra Of L'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome*, Verdi* Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Cesare Siepi, Mario del Monaco, Ettore Bastianini, Fernando Corena, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Chorus And Orchestra Of L'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome*, Verdi* - La Forza Del Destino Highlights(LP, Album) London Records 0S 25085 US Unknown Sell This Version
0SA-13123 Zinka Milanov, Giuseppe di Stefano, Leonard Warren, Rosalind Elias, Chorus & Orchestra Of The Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome*, Fernando Previtali, Ponchielli* Zinka Milanov, Giuseppe di Stefano, Leonard Warren, Rosalind Elias, Chorus & Orchestra Of The Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome*, Fernando Previtali, Ponchielli* - La Gioconda(3xLP, RE + Box) London Records 0SA-13123 UK 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 6863 Sir Georg Solti* Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti* Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Solti Chicago Wagner(8-Trk, Comp, Club) London Records 1A1 6863 US 1978 Sell This Version
1L4 17117 Pavarotti*, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna Pavarotti*, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna - Passione(LP, Club, Dig) London Records 1L4 17117 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1PZGU 142 Louis Armstrong Great Hits - Recorded Live(LP, Album) London Records 1PZGU 142 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
1R1 6751 Zubin Mehta Conducts Suites From Star Wars And Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(Reel, Album) London Records 1R1 6751 US 1978 Sell This Version
1R1 6755 Sir Georg Solti* Conducts The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti* Conducts The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Tchaikowsky Symphony No. 6 'Pathétique'(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) London Records 1R1 6755 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 7028 Fiedler*, The Boston Pops* Fiedler*, The Boston Pops* - I Got Rhythm (Fiedler Conducts Gershwin)(Reel, Album, 4 T) London Records 1R1 7028 US 1979 Sell This Version
1T1 7079 Luciano Pavarotti O Sole Mio Favorite Neapolitan Songs(Cass, Album) London Records 1T1 7079 US 1979 Sell This Version
1T1-8378 Berlioz*, Sir Georg Solti*, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Berlioz*, Sir Georg Solti*, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphonie Fantastique(Cass, Album, RE) London Records 1T1-8378 UK 1993 Sell This Version
2A1 7264 Luciano Pavarotti Pavarotti My Own Story-Musical Highlights Of His Spectacular Career(Box + 2x8-Trk) London Records 2A1 7264 US 1981 Sell This Version
2BP 910/11 Mantovani And His Orchestra All Time Romantic Hits(2xLP, Comp, Gat) London Records 2BP 910/11 US 1975 Sell This Version
2BSP 24 Roland Shaw And His Orchestra* The Return Of James Bond In Diamonds Are Forever And Other Secret Agent Themes 2BSP 24 UK 1971 Sell This Version
2P6122 Various The Big Sound Of Today(2xLP, Comp, Club) London Records 2P6122 US Unknown Sell This Version
2PS 606 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2PS 606 US 1971 Sell This Version
2PS 626 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (Comp) 2PS 626 US 1972 Sell This Version
2PS 690 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 (Album) 2PS 690 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 600/1 John Mayall Thru The Years (Comp) 2PS 600/1 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
2PS 606/7 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2PS 606/7 US 1971 Sell This Version
2PS 626/7 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (Comp) 2PS 626/7 US 1972 Sell This Version
2 PS 690/1 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 (Album) 2 PS 690/1 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 9189 Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall 40th Anniversary Concert(2xLP, Album) London Records 2PS 9189 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2PS8.6901 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 2PS8.6901 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 918/19 Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall 40th Anniversary Concert (Album) 2PS 918/19 US 1978 Sell This Version
2 SPC 21101/02/03 Tchaikovsky* / Anatole Fistoulari, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* Tchaikovsky* / Anatole Fistoulari, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra* - Swan Lake Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 20(3xLP + Box) London Records 2 SPC 21101/02/03 US 1973 Sell This Version
2 THS 12/13 The Moody Blues This Is The Moody Blues(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Threshold Records 2 THS 12/13 US 1974 Sell This Version
3 LDR 10025 Jules Massenet - Joan Sutherland - Huguette Tourangeau - Luis Lima - Sherrill Milnes - James Morris (5) - Nicolai Ghiaurov - London Opera Chorus - National Philharmonic Orchestra / Richard Bonynge Jules Massenet - Joan Sutherland - Huguette Tourangeau - Luis Lima - Sherrill Milnes - James Morris (5) - Nicolai Ghiaurov - London Opera Chorus - National Philharmonic Orchestra / Richard Bonynge - Le Roi De Lahore(3xLP + Box) London Records 3 LDR 10025 US 1980 Sell This Version
4DCP-3013 All Saints All Their Hits(CD, Promo, Smplr) London Records 4DCP-3013 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
4D(L) 16 The Norman Candler Orchestra* Moonlight Party(LP) London Records 4D(L) 16 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
4-HL.S 8408 Carl Perkins Your True Love / Matchbox(7") London Records 4-HL.S 8408 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4PM1 4 P.M. (For Positive Music) Sukiyaki (European Edit) (CD, Single, Promo) London Records 4PM1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
4R8 20083 David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday(Cass, Comp, Club) London Records 4R8 20083 US 1984 Sell This Version
5 Handel*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Sir Georg Solti* Handel*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Sir Georg Solti* - Messiah Highlights(CD, Album) Penguin Music Classics, London Records 5 US Unknown Sell This Version
5CS 6582 Schumann* - The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Georg Solti Schumann* - The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Georg Solti - Symphony No.3 In E Flat Major, Op.97 "Rhenish" / Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120(Cass) London Records 5CS 6582 UK 1968 Sell This Version
5-HLN.8373 The Flamingos Just For A Kick / Would I Be Crying(7", Tri) London Records 5-HLN.8373 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5N 129 The Poppy Family Which Way You Goin' Billy? / Endless Sleep(7") London Records 5N 129 US 1969 Sell This Version
5N 203 ZZ Top La Grange(7", Single, Mono) London Records 5N 203 US 1973 Sell This Version
5N 207 Gary & Dave It Might As Well Rain Until September / September Lady Theme(7", Single) London Records 5N 207 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-210-DJ Orphan (5) I've Been Working(7", Single, Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-210-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-211 Vladimir Cosma Theme From The Mad Adventures Of "Rabbi" Jacob(7", Single) London Records 5N-211 US 1973 Sell This Version
5N-211-DJ Vladimir Cosma Theme From The Mad Adventures Of "Rabbi" Jacob(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-211-DJ US 1973 Sell This Version
5N-212-DJ Giorgio* And Common Cause (3) Giorgio* And Common Cause (3) - Born To Die(7", Single, Promo) London Records 5N-212-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-213 Greezy Wheels Cadillac / Standing In The Light(7") London Records 5N-213 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-213-DJ Greezy Wheels Cadillac(7", Promo) London Records 5N-213-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-214-DJ Skurow Makes My Day(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-214-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-215-DJ Jo Bisso Flying To The Land Of Soul(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-215-DJ France 1974 Sell This Version
5N-216 Olympic Runners Grab It 5N-216 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-217 Olympic Runners Sproutin' Out / Be My Main Squeeze 5N-217 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-217-DJ Olympic Runners Sproutin' Out(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-217-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-218-DJ Clarence Paul I'm In Love Again 5N-218-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-219 Olympic Runners Drag It Over Here / Mac B. Coolie(7") London Records 5N-219 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-219-DJ Olympic Runners Drag It Over Here(7", Single, Promo) London Records 5N-219-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-220 ZZ Top Tush (Single) 5N-220 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-220-DJ ZZ Top Tush (Single) 5N-220-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-221 Barry Miles And Silverlight Barry Miles And Silverlight - Rebate(7", Promo) London Records 5N-221 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-221 Barry Miles And Silverlight Barry Miles And Silverlight - Rebate(7") London Records 5N-221 UK 1975 Sell This Version
5N-222-DJ Greezy Wheels (Whatever Happened To) Romance(7", Promo) London Records 5N-222-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-225 Infernal Blues Machine Ju Ju(7") London Records 5N-225 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-225-DJ Infernal Blues Machine Needing You (Wanting You, Loving You)(7", Promo) London Records 5N-225-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-226 Fantastic Experience Get It Right(7") London Records 5N-226 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-226-DJ Fantastic Experience Get It Right(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-226-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-227 Olympic Runners Dump The Bump(7") London Records 5N-227 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-227-DJ Olympic Runners Dump The Bump(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-227-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-229-DJ Infernal Blues Machine Adios Amigo(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-229-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-230 The Disco Sound Of Andre Gagnon* Wow / Ta Samba (Single) 5N-230 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-230-DJ The Disco Sound Of Andre Gagnon* Wow (Mono) / (Stereo)(7", Promo) London Records 5N-230-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-231-DJ Victoria Medlin No Chain Reaction(7", Promo) London Records 5N-231-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-232 The Heyettes The Fonz Song(7", Single) London Records 5N-232 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-232-DJ The Heyettes (Aaa-ettes)* The Fonz Song(7", Promo) London Records 5N-232-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N - 233 Olympic Runners Party Time Is Here To Stay (7") London Records 5N - 233 US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-233-DJ Olympic Runners Party Time Is Here To Stay(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-233-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-234 Savoy Brown Walkin' And Talkin'(7", Single) London Records 5N-234 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-234-DJ Savoy Brown Walkin' And Talkin'(7", Promo) London Records 5N-234-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-235 Nature Zone Porcupine / Rhythm (Will Keep Us Together) 5N-235 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-235-DJ Nature Zone Porcupine / Rhythm (Will Keep Us Together)(7", Promo) London Records 5N-235-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-236-DJ L.D. Pearl* Flying High With You / Kinda Love(7", Single, Promo) London Records 5N-236-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-238-DJ Haymarket Riot (4) I Believe In You / Will I See You Every Sunday(7", Promo) London Records 5N-238-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-239 Warren Raye And The Infernal Blues Machine If You Wanna Love Me (7") London Records 5N-239 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-239-DJ Warren Raye And The Infernal Blues Machine Don't Run From Love / If You Wanna Love Me (7", Promo) London Records 5N-239-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-240 Sweeney Todd Roxy Roller / Rue De Chance(7") London Records 5N-240 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-240-DJ Sweeney Todd Roxy Roller(7", Single, Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-240-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-241 ZZ Top It's Only Love (Single) 5N-241 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-241-DJ ZZ Top It's Only Love (Single) 5N-241-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-243-DJ Bobby Rush I'm Still Waiting / She Put The Whammy On Me(7", Promo) London Records 5N-243-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-244-DJ Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Guy Adams* Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Guy Adams* - Roxy Roller (mono) / Roxy Roller (stereo)(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-244-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-245-DJ April Wine Shotdown(7", Promo, Mono) London Records 5N-245-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-246 Nature Zone Nobody Can Love Me (Like You Do)(7") London Records 5N-246 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-246-DJ Nature Zone Nobody Can Love Me (Like You Do) 5N-246-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-247 Olympic Runners Say What You Wanna But It Sure Is Funky(7") London Records 5N-247 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-247-DJ Olympic Runners Say What You Wanna But It Sure Is Funky(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-247-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N 249 Hodges, James And Smith Situation(7", Single) London Records 5N 249 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-249DJ Hodges, James And Smith Situation(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-249DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-250 Yesterday And Today* 25 Hours A Day / Alcohol(7", Single) London Records 5N-250 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-250-DJ Yesterday And Today* Alcohol (Single) 5N-250-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-251 ZZ Top Arrested For Driving While Blind (Single) 5N-251 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-251-DJ ZZ Top Arrested For Driving While Blind (Single) 5N-251-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-252 ZZ Top Enjoy And Get It On (Single) 5N-252 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-252-DJ ZZ Top Enjoy And Get It On (Single) 5N-252-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-255 April Wine You Won't Dance With Me(7", Single) London Records 5N-255 US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-255-DJ April Wine You Won't Dance With Me(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-255-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version