Scorpio Music, Inc.

Scorpio Music, Inc.

Profile:
A distribution company which appears to deal in official reproductions of past works. The reissues are sometimes manufactured by Rhino Records (2) and pressed at Rainbo Records. Licenses gained via the labels or rights-holders.

Evidence of their involvement may not be stated on the sleeve or center labels, but sometimes on a small sticker attached to the shrink-wrap. Covers are often very glossy, and are bright white inside, never tip-on/pasteboard construction.

Scorpio is also one of the last remaining cutout distributors.
Sublabel
Contact Info:
Scorpio Music Inc
2500 East State Street Extension
Trenton, NJ 08619
(609) 890-6000

PO Box A
Trenton, NJ 08691
Sites:
[l156370]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 CAS-1240 The Birth Of A Legend  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers The Birth Of A Legend (Comp) 2 CAS-1240 US Unknown Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica (Album) 2MS 2027 US 2009 Sell This Version
6E-141 "But Seriously, Folks..."  album cover Joe Walsh "But Seriously, Folks..."(LP, Album, RP, Spe) Asylum Records 6E-141 US Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1109 Manifest Destiny  album cover The Dictators Manifest Destiny(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records 7E-1109 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
131 Erotic Moods  album cover George Benson With The Harlem Underground Band* George Benson With The Harlem Underground Band* - Erotic Moods(LP, Album, Unofficial) Paul Winley Records, Paul Winley Records 131 US 2019 Sell This Version
414 In Action  album cover The Mad Lads In Action(LP, Album, RE) Volt 414 US 2010 Sell This Version
703 Patty Duke  album cover Cloud One Patty Duke(12", RE) Sound Of New York, USA 703 US Unknown Sell This Version
708 Hold On, I'm Comin'  album cover Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin'(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 708 US Unknown Sell This Version
725 Soul Men  album cover Sam & Dave Soul Men(LP, Album, RE) Stax 725 US Unknown Sell This Version
771 The Soul Vibrations Of Man  album cover Sun Ra The Soul Vibrations Of Man(LP, Album, RE) Saturn Research 771 US 2011 Sell This Version
1220 Tony Fruscella  album cover Tony Fruscella Tony Fruscella(LP, Album, RE, 180) Atlantic 1220 US Unknown Sell This Version
1237 Pithecanthropus Erectus  album cover The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop* Pithecanthropus Erectus(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1237 US 2001 Sell This Version
1258 Inside Hi Fi  album cover Lee Konitz Inside Hi Fi(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1258 US Unknown Sell This Version
1260 The Clown  album cover Charles Mingus The Clown(LP, Album, RE, 180) Atlantic 1260 US 2001 Sell This Version
1291 Warne Marsh  album cover Warne Marsh Warne Marsh(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic 1291 US Unknown Sell This Version
1353 This Is Our Music  album cover The Ornette Coleman Quartet This Is Our Music(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1353 US Unknown Sell This Version
1377 Oh Yeah  album cover Mingus* Oh Yeah(LP, Album, RE, 180) Atlantic 1377 US 2009 Sell This Version
1378 Ornette!  album cover The Ornette Coleman Quartet Ornette! (Album) 1378 US 2001 Sell This Version
1394 Ornette On Tenor  album cover Ornette Coleman Ornette On Tenor(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1394 US Unknown Sell This Version
1463 A Change Is Gonna Come  album cover Brother Jack McDuff A Change Is Gonna Come(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 1463 US Unknown Sell This Version
1601 Joey  album cover Little Beaver Joey(LP, Album, RE) Cat 1601 US Unknown Sell This Version
1602 Black Rhapsody  album cover Little Beaver Black Rhapsody(LP, Album, RE) Cat, Cat 1602 US 1999 Sell This Version
2010 Soul Fountain  album cover Clifford Jordan Soul Fountain(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Vortex Records (2) 2010 Unknown Sell This Version
2608 Something So Right  album cover Gwen McCrae Something So Right(LP, Album, RE) Cat, Cat 2608 US 2006 Sell This Version
4140 Page One  album cover Joe Henderson Page One(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Blue Note 4140 US 2012 Sell This Version
4263 Alligator Bogaloo  album cover Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note 4263 US Unknown Sell This Version
4327 Carryin' On  album cover Grant Green Carryin' On(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note 4327 US Unknown Sell This Version
4401 Friends And Buddies  album cover Milton Wright Friends And Buddies (Album) 4401 US 2000 Sell This Version
5153 One Step Beyond  album cover The Chocolate Watchband One Step Beyond(LP, Album, RE, 180) Tower 5153 US Unknown Sell This Version
6095GL Reflections  album cover Rick James Reflections(LP, Comp, RE) Gordy 6095GL US 2012 Sell This Version
6275 Mass In F Minor  album cover The Electric Prunes Mass In F Minor(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 6275 US Unknown Sell This Version
8104 Mercy!  album cover Don Covay & The Goodtimers Mercy!(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Atlantic 8104 US Unknown Sell This Version
33-157 Lady Soul  album cover Vi Redd Lady Soul(LP, RE) Atco Records 33-157 US 2010 Sell This Version
529 328 Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Message To Our Folks(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 328 US Unknown Sell This Version
529.331 "Mu" Second Part  album cover Don Cherry "Mu" Second Part(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records 529.331 US Unknown Sell This Version
546680 Tecnicolor  album cover Mutantes* Tecnicolor(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Universal Latino, Universal Music Special Markets 546680 US 2010 Sell This Version
7-91318-1 Addictions Volume I  album cover Robert Palmer Addictions Volume I(LP, Comp, RE) Island Records, Scorpio Music, Inc. 7-91318-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60957-1 World Clique  album cover Deee-Lite World Clique(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60957-1 US 2009 Sell This Version
9956-11 Visits Planet Earth  album cover Sun Ra And His Solar Arkestra* Visits Planet Earth(LP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, 180) El Saturn Records 9956-11 US 2002 Sell This Version
2499000 Black Time  album cover The Monks Black Time(LP, Album, RE) International (4) 2499000 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
A 28335 Kaleidoscope  album cover Kaleidoscope (3) Kaleidoscope(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Special Products, Scorpio Music, Inc. A 28335 US 1997 Sell This Version
A 28357 Slow Flux  album cover Steppenwolf Slow Flux(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Special Products, Scorpio Music, Inc. A 28357 US 1998 Sell This Version
A 28359 I Don't Want To Lose You Baby  album cover Chad & Jeremy I Don't Want To Lose You Baby(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Special Products, Scorpio Music, Inc. A 28359 US 2006 Sell This Version
A 28907 Gunsight  album cover Gun* Gunsight(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music Special Products A 28907 US Unknown Sell This Version
ALA 1980 Reflections  album cover Iceberg Slim (2) Reflections(LP, Album) ALA ALA 1980 US 2019 Sell This Version
ANTRA 1410 Sweet Revenge  album cover Spooks Sweet Revenge(12", Single) Antra Records ANTRA 1410 US 2000 Sell This Version
APL1-0241 It Is Finished  album cover Nina Simone It Is Finished (Album) APL1-0241 USA, Canada & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
APL1-0493 Mind's Eye  album cover Jon Lucien Mind's Eye (Album) APL1-0493 US Unknown Sell This Version
APL1-1504 Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band  album cover Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Dr. Buzzard's Original "Savannah" Band(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor APL1-1504 US Unknown Sell This Version
AS 681 I Want You For Myself / Party Down  album cover George Duke I Want You For Myself / Party Down(12", RE) Epic AS 681 US Unknown Sell This Version
AS 780 Here Come Da Judge  album cover The Majestics Here Come Da Judge(LP, Album, RE) Arc Records (4) AS 780 US 2004 Sell This Version
AS-9118 Live In San Francisco  album cover Archie Shepp Live In San Francisco(LP, Album, RE) Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets AS-9118 US 2009 Sell This Version
AS-9121 East Broadway Run Down  album cover Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets AS-9121 US 2009 Sell This Version
AS-9171 Rural Still Life  album cover Tom Scott Rural Still Life(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets AS-9171 US 2009 Sell This Version
ATCO 33 161 Pain In My Heart  album cover Otis Redding Pain In My Heart(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records ATCO 33 161 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 725 Soul Men  album cover Sam & Dave Soul Men(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 725 US Unknown Sell This Version
Atlantic 417 Soul Finger  album cover Bar-Kays Soul Finger (Album) Atlantic 417 US 2013 Sell This Version
ATLANTIC 1353 This Is Our Music  album cover The Ornette Coleman Quartet This Is Our Music(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic ATLANTIC 1353 US Unknown Sell This Version
ATLANTIC 1364 Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation By)  album cover The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet Free Jazz (A Collective Improvisation By)(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic ATLANTIC 1364 US 2010 Sell This Version
ATLANTIC 8114 In The Midnight Hour  album cover Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic ATLANTIC 8114 US Unknown Sell This Version
B0011381-01 Just Colour  album cover The Lollipop Shoppe Just Colour(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Universal Music Special Markets, UNI Records B0011381-01 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0011382-01 Come Into Knowledge  album cover Ramp (3) Come Into Knowledge (Album) B0011382-01 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0012024-01 Mutantes  album cover Mutantes* Mutantes(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Polydor, Universal Music Special Markets B0012024-01 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0012611-01 Mama Too Tight  album cover Archie Shepp Mama Too Tight(LP, Album, RE, 180) Universal Music Special Markets, Impulse! B0012611-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0012625-01 Huntington Ashram Monastery  album cover Alice Coltrane Huntington Ashram Monastery(LP, Album, RE, 180) Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets B0012625-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0013168-01 A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado  album cover Mutantes* A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado(LP, Album, RE) Polydor, Universal Music Special Markets B0013168-01 US 2018 Sell This Version
B0013169-01 Os Mutantes  album cover Os Mutantes Os Mutantes (Album) B0013169-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0013175-01 Jardim Elétrico  album cover Mutantes* Jardim Elétrico(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Universal Music Special Markets, Polydor B0013175-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0013179-01 Mutantes E Seus Cometas No País Do Baurets  album cover Mutantes* Mutantes E Seus Cometas No País Do Baurets(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Polydor, Universal Music Special Markets B0013179-01 US 2009 Sell This Version
B0013905-01 The Inner Mystique  album cover The Chocolate Watchband The Inner Mystique (Album) B0013905-01 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
B0016005-01 The Magic Of Ju-Ju  album cover Archie Shepp The Magic Of Ju-Ju(LP, Album, RE, 180) Impulse!, Universal Music Special Markets B0016005-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
BDS 5001 Safe As Milk  album cover Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Safe As Milk(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Buddah Records, Buddah Records BDS 5001 US 2003 Sell This Version
BF19751 African Rhythms  album cover Oneness Of Juju African Rhythms(LP, Album, RE) Black Fire BF19751 US Unknown Sell This Version
BF19754 Space Jungle Luv  album cover Oneness Of Juju Space Jungle Luv(LP, Album, RE) Black Fire BF19754 US Unknown Sell This Version
BJ/1 New Direction  album cover Gene Russell New Direction(LP, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/1 US Unknown Sell This Version
BJ/21 Adam's Apple  album cover Doug Carn Adam's Apple(LP, Album, RE) Black Jazz Records BJ/21 US 1998 Sell This Version
BL 54124 The Girl Don't Care  album cover Gene Chandler The Girl Don't Care(LP, Album, RE) Brunswick BL 54124 US 2012 Sell This Version
BL 754122 Whispers  album cover Jackie Wilson Whispers(LP, RE) Brunswick BL 754122 US Unknown Sell This Version
BL 754138 Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling(LP, RE) Brunswick BL 754138 US Unknown Sell This Version
BL 754170 (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People  album cover The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People(LP, Album, RE) Brunswick BL 754170 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLANK 001 The Modern Dance  album cover Pere Ubu The Modern Dance(LP, Album, RE) Blank Records (2), Blank Records (2) BLANK 001 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP 4034 Leeway  album cover Lee Morgan Leeway(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BLP 4034 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP 4280 Midnight Creeper  album cover Lou Donaldson Midnight Creeper(LP, RE, 180) Blue Note BLP 4280 US Unknown Sell This Version
BLP 4360 Alive!  album cover Grant Green Alive!(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BLP 4360 US 2011 Sell This Version
BN-1593 Blues Walk  album cover Lou Donaldson Blues Walk(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BN-1593 US 2002 Sell This Version
BN 4038 Capuchin Swing  album cover Jackie McLean Capuchin Swing(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BN 4038 US 2006 Sell This Version
BN 26397 Life  album cover Sly And The Family Stone* Life(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Epic BN 26397 US Unknown Sell This Version
BN-LA140-F Street Lady  album cover Donald Byrd Street Lady(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note BN-LA140-F US 2007 Sell This Version
BR 754198 There It Is!  album cover Lionel Hampton There It Is!(LP, Album, RE) Brunswick BR 754198 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2563 Ride The Wind  album cover Youngbloods* Ride The Wind(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BS 2563 Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2617 Crossings  album cover Herbie Hancock Crossings (Album) BS 2617 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2631 Greetings From L.A.  album cover Tim Buckley Greetings From L.A.(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Straight BS 2631 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 2763 Graham Central Station  album cover Graham Central Station Graham Central Station(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records BS 2763 US 2003 Sell This Version
BS 2814 Release Yourself  album cover Graham Central Station Release Yourself(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BS 2814 US 2010 Sell This Version
BS 2972 Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!  album cover Bootsy's Rubber Band Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BS 2972 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 3042 New Directions  album cover The Meters New Directions(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BS 3042 US Unknown Sell This Version
BS 3058 Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs  album cover Eddie Hazel Game, Dames And Guitar Thangs(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BS 3058 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3256 Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)  album cover Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3256 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3295 This Boot Is Made For Fonk-N  album cover Bootsy's Rubber Band This Boot Is Made For Fonk-N(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3295 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3463 Zapp  album cover Zapp Zapp(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3463 US Unknown Sell This Version

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January 31, 2019
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Scorpio distributed vinyl reissues were very common in my local record stores from late 1990s to early 2010s. Since these licenced reissues were usually only new vinyl versions available at the time, I'd estimate, that I've had over 50 of them in my collection. Majority of these reissues were among worst vinyl pressings I've ever heard.

I'm not sure if manufacturer, pressing plant or distributer are to blame, but the involvement of Scorpio usually indicates bad quality. These reissues tend to suffer from various pressing and mastering defects. Records are often dirty, scuffed, scratched, skipping, warped/bowled or/and off-centered. Mastering is also often as bad. Records are usually cut way too hot - sibilance and distortion are huge issues. Sound quality varies from awful to ok, although these pressings often sound very muddy. Sources used are mystery, but there's often audible sizzle, surface noise or tape hiss. I find it possible that various sources like mp3s, needle-drops, DATs etc. were used. IMHO due to bad sources and mastering, these reissues are nearly always inferior to other CD and vinyl pressings available. Never upgrade your existing CD or vinyl copies with these reissues!

These reissues might be tricky to recognize, since original artwork is often being reused. Album jackets and labels are replicated from original pressings, and accurate release date is always missing. However, I found out that there are few ways to spot these reissues:

- Album jackets are very glossy and bright white inside.
- Barcodes are rarely printed on album jackets.
- Bad artwork and layout (blurry text or images, shades of colors are off, white frames on front/back cover etc.).
- White paper innersleeves with rounded corners and center holes that show both labels.
- Hand etched matrix numbers that usually consist of catalogue number of original release and alphanumeric string that starts with "S"
(e.g. PD-6108-A S-38349 from "Lifeline" by Roy Ayers Ubiquity). There's often mastering engineer's signature on dead wax also.
- Records are often shrink wrapped.
- Usually manufacturer and distributor (Scorpio Music Inc.) are mentioned on a small white sticker on back of the shrink wrap.
- Sometimes reissiued titles are available in few different editions -. standard vinyl, 180g vinyl and colored vinyl. Special versions are always
indicated with stickers on shrink wrap. There's a black rectangular sticker with golden text on 180g vinyls. Colored vinyls are indicated
with round white sticker with red text inside a red ring.
- Colored vinyls are usually transparent.

I don't want to bash Scorpio Music Inc. as a company. I don't know what's their part in the manufacturing process of these reissues, and if they are to blame. I decided to post this review on this page, since most of the bad quality reissues I'm familiar with are gathered here. Due to lack of proper information, these reissues are extremely easy to mix with other pressings, so I think that any help with identifying these reissues is very useful.