Polydor

Polydor

Profile:
Multinational record label established in 1913. Today under ownership by the Universal Music Group.

Please note: PolyGram 7 numeral catalogue numbers were introduced in April 1970 - any earlier release with such a number is a reissue after that date.
This catalogue numbering system was replaced a with a new system, initiated in August 1982, which was tied to the barcode/EAN. It had six digits followed by a single number suffix denoting the format, usually xxxxxx-x. In the US this was often prefixed by a 3 digit code denoting a company division, so xxx xxxxxx-x, and sometimes a further 1 letter suffix (for example 422 822104-1Y). These new numbers were not seen until early 1983 when compact discs were first released to the public outside Japan.

Words such as Deluxe, Super, Special and Select are not part of the catalogue number - these are price codes and can be entered as identifiers.

For all unofficial releases (bootlegs, counterfeits, pirate compilations ...) that pretend to be Polydor releases, please use Polydor (2).

Timeline
2 April 1913: Establishment of Polydor as brand by German Polyphonwerke A.-G., based in Leipzig.
25 July 1914: The brand is registered as trademark by the Imperial Patent Office Berlin (No. 316613).
1924: Polydor is established as export label for Polyphon Record products to be marketed outside of Germany.
1927: Establishment of Société Phonographique Française Polydor S.A. in Paris, France, by the Danish and Swedish subsidiaries of Polyphonwerke A.-G.
1932: Polyphonwerke A.-G. takes over the liquidated Deutsche Grammophon-Aktiengesellschaft and continues under this name.
1941: After the takeover of Deutsche Grammophon by Siemens & Halske, the shellacs temporarily also appear under the label Siemens Polydor.
1946: Post-war production is resumed and Polydor becomes the popular music arm. Classical music is separated to Deutsche Grammophon.
1949: Introduction of the red logo with golden stars and golden Polydor.
1953: Introduction of the orange logo with golden stars and Polydor within white background.
1954: Establishment of Polydor Records Ltd. in the UK.
1963: Introduction of the red logo with half black disc and white Polydor. With slight alterations still in use today.
1969: Polydor enters the US market.
1972: Philips and Deutsche Grammophon form PolyGram and Polydor becomes part of Polydor International.
1991: Polydor becomes part of the PolyGram Label Group.
1998: Seagram acquires PolyGram and merges it into Universal Music Group.
2003: The German division is merged with Island Records Germany to Polydor Island Group.
2005: The Polydor Island Group is merged into Universal Music Domestic Division.

Label code: LC 0309 / LC 00309
Sublabels
2 Super Oldies, 2LP, 99 (2), ABBA Original Collection, Atlas Recordings (2), B&M Music, BGO Records (2), Boiling Point, Bonanza, Børnenes Ønskeplade, Budget Line Series, Caribbean Island, Carpet Records, Chancellor Series, Cheese Music, Circle Of Sound, Club Zone, Crusade Records (4), Dance Party (6), Dansk Arbejde, Danske Tonefilm-melodier, Danske Top-Hits, Das Grosse Wunschkonzert, Deep Zone, Diamond Records Limited, Die Große Starparade, Die Grossen 12, Die Grossen Vier, Druck (2), Fascination, Fiction Records, Flash Back, Golden Stelet Best 6, Good Life Music (2), Harem Records (2), Heimat, Schöne Heimat, Hi Life Recordings, Hits Of....., International Graffiti - The Greatest Hits Of The 50's And 60's, International Polydor Production, J.M.B. Records, Kino Schlager - Schöne Stunden, Kosmodrom, La Fédération Des Groupes Folkloriques Des Provinces Françaises, Love Records, MGM Records, Million Airs, Mojo, More Vinyl, Mother Records, MVP Records (3), Nap, Network Music, Nueva Perfeccion, Open-Dor Records, Original Swiss Folklore, Polydor Austria, Polydor Classics, Polydor Contact, Polydor Denmark, Polydor France, Polydor Gnom, Polydor Medium, Polydor Meisterklasse, Polydor Premium, Polydor Prisma, Polydor Privilege, Polydor Special, Polydor Starstunden, Polydor Super, Pop Før - Pop Nu, Pop History (2), Quality Sound Series, Reaction, Remark Records, Rocky Collection, Ruidos, Rythme, Schön War Die Zeit, Seine/Ihre Grossen Erfolge, Serie Excepcional, Serie JAP, Série U.S.A., Slamm Records, Société Phonographique Française Polydor S.A., Soul Classics, Spaghetti Recordings, Specialist (2), Spitzenreiter, Spook, Spring Records, Startrack, State Records (3), Steppin' To Our Disco, Stereo Musicale, Stifled Aardvark Records, Super-Schlagerparade, Superstarshine, The Beat Goes On (2), The Collection (5), The Definitive Hank Williams Series, Time Records (10), Traditions-Märsche, Twin Serie, Urban (2), Vier Auf Einen Schlag, Voces Famosas, Wonderland (3), ミリオン・シリーズ
Parent Label:
Sites:
[l1610]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
. Caribou  album cover Elton John Caribou(Cass, Album, RE, CrO) Polydor . US Unknown Sell This Version
- Ballads - The Ultimate Love Songs Collection 1993~2001  album cover Boyzone Ballads - The Ultimate Love Songs Collection 1993~2001(Cass, Comp) Polydor - Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
- L'Apprenti Père-Noël  album cover Arthur H, Nerida Tyson-Chew Arthur H, Nerida Tyson-Chew - L'Apprenti Père-Noël(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Polydor, Universal Music - France 2010 Sell This Version
0 Beck Lost Cause - extraits(CD, Promo) Geffen Records, Universal 0 France 2002 Sell This Version
0000000 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito Remix(CD-ROM, Single, Promo) Polydor 0000000 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
00MM 0626 Confessions Of A Pop Group  album cover The Style Council Confessions Of A Pop Group(LP, Album) Polydor 00MM 0626 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
00MM0677 In Your Face  album cover Kingdom Come (2) In Your Face(LP, Album) Polydor 00MM0677 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
00MM 0280 / 89 The Immortal Hank Williams  album cover Hank Williams The Immortal Hank Williams(11xLP, Comp, Mono) Polydor 00MM 0280 / 89 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
00MX 1210 すてきなビート  album cover C-C-B すてきなビート(LP, Album) Polydor 00MX 1210 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
01 Hit Del Año Merengue  album cover Los Pajaros Hit Del Año Merengue(7", Promo) Polydor 01 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
1DISCO Disco Down  album cover Shed 7* Disco Down(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor 1DISCO UK 1999 Sell This Version
1 Dust 7 Dust Junkys The Fever E.P.(7", EP) Polydor 1 Dust 7 UK 1996 Sell This Version
1 DUST CD The Fever E.P.  album cover Dust Junkys The Fever E.P.(CD, EP, Ltd) Polydor 1 DUST CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
1PAMS-8128H History Never Repeats  album cover Split Enz History Never Repeats(7", Single) Polydor 1PAMS-8128H Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1R1 6162 Salute To Disney  album cover Arthur Fiedler, The Boston Pops Orchestra Arthur Fiedler, The Boston Pops Orchestra - Salute To Disney(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Polydor 1R1 6162 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R2 6314 Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Various Tommy (Original Soundtrack Recording)(Reel, Album) Polydor 1R2 6314 US 1975 Sell This Version
1S037 Feeling Alright  album cover Joe Cocker Feeling Alright(7") Polydor 1S037 Mozambique Unknown Sell This Version
1 SAM 008 History Of Eric Clapton  album cover Eric Clapton History Of Eric Clapton(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 1 SAM 008 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
1 SAM 012 Las Mejores Orquestas Del Mundo  album cover Various Las Mejores Orquestas Del Mundo(2xLP, Album, Comp) Polydor 1 SAM 012 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
1 SAM 015 Cobla Barcelona "Lo Millor De La Sardana"(2xLP, Gat) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor 1 SAM 015 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
1 SAM 023 Los Artistas Españoles A Nino Bravo  album cover Various Los Artistas Españoles A Nino Bravo(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 1 SAM 023 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
1 SAM 025  Lo Primero De Los Beatles Con Tony Sheridan   album cover The Beatles Lo Primero De Los Beatles Con Tony Sheridan (2xLP, Comp) Polydor 1 SAM 025 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
1 TSC DANSE Le Club Rouge  album cover The Style Council Le Club Rouge(12", Ltd) Polydor 1 TSC DANSE Australia 1984 Sell This Version
1 WALK Walk Right Through  album cover Raissa Walk Right Through(CD, Promo) Polydor 1 WALK UK 1999 Sell This Version
1y8 29297 Emerson, Lake & Powell  album cover Emerson, Lake & Powell Emerson, Lake & Powell(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Polydor 1y8 29297 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
1 Y 2664 337 Le P'tit Bal Du Samedi Soir  album cover Various Le P'tit Bal Du Samedi Soir(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 1 Y 2664 337 France Unknown Sell This Version
2 CD 537 518-2 Der Spielemann  album cover Rolf Zuckowski Der Spielemann(2xCD, Comp) Polydor, Musik Für Dich 2 CD 537 518-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
2-DISCO Disco Down  album cover Ashley Beedle Presents Shed 7* Ashley Beedle Presents Shed 7* - Disco Down(12", S/Sided, Promo) Polydor 2-DISCO UK 1999 Sell This Version
2J 064-98572 Stratosfear  album cover Tangerine Dream Stratosfear(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2J 064-98572 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
2LP 831 404-1 Hans Peter Heinzl Wir zeigen die Zehne(LP) Polydor 2LP 831 404-1 Unknown Sell This Version
2 LP 839 230-1 Live/Aus Diesem Land Sind Meine Lieder  album cover Franz Josef Degenhardt Live/Aus Diesem Land Sind Meine Lieder (Album) 2 LP 839 230-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
2LP 2672 030 Get Slade!  album cover Slade Get Slade!(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Polydor 2LP 2672 030 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
2 LP 26 25 047 56 The Singles Album  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Singles Album(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 2 LP 26 25 047 56 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
2MCE 1552 Show  album cover Cure* Show(Cass, Album) Polydor, Polydor 2MCE 1552 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
2OMM 0438 Keep On Dancing  album cover The Gentrys Keep On Dancing(LP, Album, Mono) Polydor 2OMM 0438 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
2-SES 4865 The Legend Of Hank Williams In Song And Story  album cover Hank Williams / Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams / Hank Williams Jr. - The Legend Of Hank Williams In Song And Story(2xLP, Comp) Polydor 2-SES 4865 US 1973 Sell This Version
2SHOTS Call The Shots  album cover Girls Aloud Call The Shots(CD, Single, Promo) Fascination, Polydor 2SHOTS UK 2007 Sell This Version
3 LP 831 248-1 Selected W. Ambros Live  album cover W. Ambros* Selected W. Ambros Live(3xLP, Album + Box) Polydor 3 LP 831 248-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
3PACK 38 Rock Pack  album cover Stage Dolls Rock Pack(3xCD, Album, Comp, Box) Polydor 3PACK 38 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
Α 4. Σαν Τα Πουλιά / Το Δειλινό   album cover Πάνος Τζανετής Σαν Τα Πουλιά / Το Δειλινό (7", Single) Οι Δίσκοι Του ROL Α 4. Greece Unknown Sell This Version
4 Bailando Con Bert Kaempfert  album cover Bert Kaempfert Bailando Con Bert Kaempfert(LP, Comp) Polydor 4 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
4DCD-3011 Boyzone Super Hits(CD, Comp, Promo) Polydor 4DCD-3011 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
4DCP-3008 Polydor Bow Wow! Vol. 17 - 1997  album cover Various Polydor Bow Wow! Vol. 17 - 1997(CD, Comp) Polydor 4DCP-3008 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
4DCP-3061 Bring It All Back  album cover S Club 7 Bring It All Back(CD, Single, Promo) Polydor 4DCP-3061 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
4DCP-3062 S Club  album cover S Club 7 S Club(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor, 19 Recordings Ltd. 4DCP-3062 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
4DCP-3067 S Club Party  album cover S Club 7 S Club Party(CD, Single, Promo, Smplr) Polydor 4DCP-3067 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
4DCP-3070 Polydor International - 1999 Grammy Nominees  album cover Various Polydor International - 1999 Grammy Nominees(CD, Comp, Promo) Polydor 4DCP-3070 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
4JCP-3006 The Game  album cover Neja The Game(12", Promo) Polydor, BAM (3) 4JCP-3006 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
4JCP-3007 Do You Believe? (Full Vocal Mix) / Take Me To Your Heart (Extended Version)  album cover Plasma / Camilot Plasma / Camilot - Do You Believe? (Full Vocal Mix) / Take Me To Your Heart (Extended Version)(12", Promo) Polydor, BAM (3) 4JCP-3007 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
4 TSC DANSE Le Club Rouge  album cover The Style Council Le Club Rouge(Cass, Ltd) Polydor 4 TSC DANSE Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Α 5. Το Συρτάκι Της Ταβέρνας / Με Παράπονο Πικρό   album cover Γ. Ζαμπέτας* / Χρ. Κολοκοτρώνης* Γ. Ζαμπέτας* / Χρ. Κολοκοτρώνης* - Το Συρτάκι Της Ταβέρνας / Με Παράπονο Πικρό (7", Single) Οι Δίσκοι Του ROL Α 5. Greece Unknown Sell This Version
05 Lo Siento  album cover Joey Heatherton Lo Siento(7", Single, Promo) MGM Records 05 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
5album 005.1999.06   album cover Jung Hwa Uhm 005.1999.06 (CD, Album) Polydor, Nuri Entertainment 5album South Korea 1999 Sell This Version
5DM-0129 Hand In Hand  album cover Koreana Hand In Hand(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 5DM-0129 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0176 Call Of The Wild  album cover Deep Purple Call Of The Wild 5DM 0176 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0177 The Cost Of Loving  album cover The Style Council The Cost Of Loving (Single) 5DM 0177 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0179 Level 42 Running In The Family (Single) 5DM 0179 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0180 Stay With Me Tonight  album cover Patty Ryan Stay With Me Tonight(7", Single) Polydor 5DM 0180 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0182 The Right To Change  album cover Nadieh The Right To Change(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 5DM 0182 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0183 Why Can't I Be You?  album cover The Cure Why Can't I Be You? (Single) 5DM 0183 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0186 All Night Long/Since you Been Gone  album cover Rainbow All Night Long/Since you Been Gone(7", Single, RE) Polydor 5DM 0186 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0187 I Surrender = アイ・サレンダー / Long Live Rock 'N' Roll = ロング・リヴ・ロックン・ロール  album cover Rainbow = レインボー* Rainbow = レインボー* - I Surrender = アイ・サレンダー / Long Live Rock 'N' Roll = ロング・リヴ・ロックン・ロール(7", RE) Polydor 5DM 0187 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0189 Heartache  album cover Pepsi & Shirlie Heartache (Single) 5DM 0189 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM-0191 Six Two Eight  album cover Invisible (7) Six Two Eight(7", Single) Polydor 5DM-0191 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0192 I Don't Wanna Lose You Tonight  album cover Patty Ryan I Don't Wanna Lose You Tonight (Single) 5DM 0192 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0194 Wipeout  album cover Fat Boys Wipeout(7", Single) Tin Pan Apple, Polydor 5DM 0194 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0196 Haifa Blue  album cover Nadieh Haifa Blue(7", Single) Polydor 5DM 0196 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0197 Catch  album cover The Cure Catch(7", Single) Polydor 5DM 0197 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0198 Double Devils Ball(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 5DM 0198 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0199 Sweet Sensation  album cover Reiney Sweet Sensation(7") Polydor, Sansui 5DM 0199 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM-0200 L'aggio L'amour  album cover Shakatak L'aggio L'amour(7", Single) Polydor 5DM-0200 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0201 My Bag  album cover Lloyd Cole And The Commotions* My Bag(7") Polydor 5DM 0201 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0203 Can't Give Me Love  album cover Pepsi + Shirlie* Can't Give Me Love(7", Promo) Polydor 5DM 0203 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM-0204 Barcelona  album cover Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona(7", Single) Polydor 5DM-0204 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0205 Love Is The Name Of The Game  album cover Patty Ryan Love Is The Name Of The Game (Single) 5DM 0205 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0207 Wanted  album cover The Style Council Wanted (Single) 5DM 0207 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
5DM 0212 The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking  album cover Misha Segal, Margie Nelson Misha Segal, Margie Nelson - The New Adventures Of Pippi Longstocking(7") Polydor 5DM 0212 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0213 Get It On  album cover Kingdom Come (2) Get It On(7", Promo) Polydor 5DM 0213 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0214 Joe Le Taxi = 夢みるジョー  album cover Vanessa Paradis Joe Le Taxi = 夢みるジョー (Single) 5DM 0214 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0215 Sugar Baby Love  album cover The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love(7", Single, RE) Polydor 5DM 0215 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0217 Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm  album cover The Style Council Life At A Top Peoples Health Farm (Single) 5DM 0217 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0218 Racing With The Wind  album cover Shakatak Racing With The Wind(7", Single, Promo) Polydor 5DM 0218 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5DM 0219 Hand In Hand  album cover Koreana Hand In Hand(7", Single) Polydor 5DM 0219 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
5JCP-5004 You Make Me  album cover Monday Michiru You Make Me(12", Promo) Polydor 5JCP-5004 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
5JCP-5007 Maxi Single  album cover 流 -RYU-* Maxi Single(12", Maxi, Promo) Polydor 5JCP-5007 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
5JCP-5009 Tomorrow's Sunrise  album cover Monday Michiru Tomorrow's Sunrise(12", Promo) Polydor 5JCP-5009 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
6 P 80 1958 / Git It  album cover New Jordal Swingers 1958 / Git It(7", Single, Promo, Yel) Polydor 6 P 80 Norway 1980 Sell This Version
007 Just Ear-rings  album cover The Golden Ear-rings* Just Ear-rings(LP, Album) Polydor 007 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
7CDN-67 Niagara (2) Soleil D'Hiver(7", Single, Promo) Trafic 7CDN-67 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
7 CDN 77 Flammes De L'Enfer  album cover Niagara (2) Flammes De L'Enfer(7", Single, Promo) Trafic 7 CDN 77 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
7DM0002 Funtime (Part 1)  album cover Peaches & Herb Funtime (Part 1)(7", Single) Polydor, MVP Records (3) 7DM0002 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7DM 0003 Sausolito Summernight  album cover Diesel (5) Sausolito Summernight(7", Single) Polydor 7DM 0003 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7DM 0007 The Same Old Scene  album cover Roxy Music The Same Old Scene (Single) 7DM 0007 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7DM 0009 That's Entertainment  album cover The Jam That's Entertainment (Single) 7DM 0009 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7DM 0010 Strange Town  album cover The Jam Strange Town (Single) 7DM 0010 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7DM 0011 When You're Young  album cover The Jam When You're Young (Single) 7DM 0011 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7DM 0012 Toshihiko / ト・シ・ヒ・コ  album cover ベッシー* Toshihiko / ト・シ・ヒ・コ(7") Polydor 7DM 0012 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7DM 0013 I Surrender  album cover Rainbow I Surrender (Single) 7DM 0013 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7DM 0014 Fade To Grey  album cover Visage Fade To Grey(7", Single) Polydor 7DM 0014 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7DM0015 Jealous Guy  album cover Roxy Music Jealous Guy (Single) 7DM0015 Japan 1981 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 7 Reviews

Add Review

Sleek69

Sleek69

June 26, 2015
We are looking for information on promo CD Polydor.
CD contains tracks:
kay franzes-shadow in the night
kay franzes-wunderbar
l-vira-talking by rambo
new romance-romantic video
If have information about this CD, please write.
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

March 9, 2015
877 912-7 = Allan Clarke - Reasons to believe in / Without love, Polydor 7", 1990, D, 042287791271
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

February 24, 2015
Polydor LP 46 422 HI-FI

Lets do the Twist, Hully Gully Slop, Surf, Locomotion, Monkey
16 track - Tony Sheridan, Beatles ( 4 ), Beat Brothes ( 2 ) etc....from 1964
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

February 24, 2015
Polydor LP 46 460 HI-FI
Polydor LP 237 660 Stereo

Beat City - 16 tracks - Tony Sheridan, Alex Havey, Tremors, Bats etc....
16 tacks, D, from 1965
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

February 24, 2015
Polydor LP 46 439 HI-FI
16 Beat Groups from the Hamburg Scene - Beatles, Tony Sheridan, Beat Brothers, Alex Harvey etc....from 1964
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

January 8, 2015
Polydor LP 104 683 :
Info.LP white label PROMO only from April 1967 - 10 tracks - the special is 1 track by the MONKS ( love can tame the wild )