Music For Pleasure

Music For Pleasure

Profile:
Label started in 1965 as a joint venture between Hamlyn and EMI Records, selling low cost re-issues and also some original material. EMI provided the music and Hamlyn the publishing. The logo around this time has 'Paul Hamlyn' and 'EMI Records' circling the 'mfp' logo.

MFP had offices in various cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Johannesburg, Köln, London, Sydney, Paris and Stockholm.

At some point in the early seventies Hamlyn pulled out and EMI took control. MFP remained an independent company in Belgium. Also at this time a parallel label, Sounds Superb, was created.

MFP carried on throughout the '70s, but at the start of the '80s ran into trouble. This was due to changes in technology and major label rationalisations. MFP ended up as little more than a worldwide distribution network.

From the 3rd April 2006 MFP was revived under the control of EMI Gold.

Please note, the '60s and '70s series of records for children with the Surprise Surprise logo should be entered under that label name. These records have catalogue numbers beginning with 'No', 'Number' or FP. Please note that MFP later used the FP prefix for other releases. All singles released in the '80s with an FP cat# prefix are Music For Pleasure and not Surprise Surprise.

Label Code: LC 00464
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Contact Info:
Initial address till approximately 1967/68:
Music For Pleasure Ltd.
Drury House, Russell Street, London WC2

Successor address:
Astronaut House, Hounslow Road, Feltham , Middlesex

South African address (now defunct)
32 Steele Street
Steeldale
Johannesburg

P.O. Box 11254
Johanesburg

Swedish address (now defunct)
Tritonvägen 17
Fack
171 19 Solna
Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)8-730 00 60
Sites:
[l18512]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1A021-58036 Hallé Orchestra Ravel Bolero(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A021-58036 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A021-58040 Vivaldi* - Kenneth Sillito, The Virtuosi Of England, Arthur Davison Vivaldi* - Kenneth Sillito, The Virtuosi Of England, Arthur Davison - De Vier Jaargetijden(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A021-58040 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A021-58044 Grieg*, Peter Katin, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, John Pritchard Grieg*, Peter Katin, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, John Pritchard - Peer Gynt Suite, Piano Concerto In A Minor(LP, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A021-58044 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A021-58050 Tchaikovsky* : Peter Katin & The London Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky* : Peter Katin & The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky Pianoconcert Nr. 1(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A021-58050 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A021-58107 Joseph Schmidt De Grootste Successen Van Joseph Schmidt(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A021-58107 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A021-58108 Richard Tauber De Grootste Successen Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A021-58108 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 022-25130 The Beatles Rock 'N' Roll Music Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-25130 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58000 Willy Derby De Grootste Successen Van Willy Derby(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58000 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58001 The Dizzy Man's Band* The Best Of The Dizzy Man's Band(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58001 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58002 The Dixieland Pipers The Dixieland Pipers(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58002 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 022-58003 Kapel Van De Koninklijke Luchtmacht At The Bic Band(LP, RP) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58003 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58004 Johnny Jordaan Het Beste Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58004 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58005 The Kilima Hawaiians* The Best Of The Kilima Hawaiians(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58005 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58006 Robert Long & Unit Gloria The Best Of(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58006 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58008 André Moss De Grootste Successen Van André Moss(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58008 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58009 The Outsiders (5) The Best Of The Outsiders(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58009 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58010 Patricia Paay The Best Of Patricia Paay(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58010 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58011 Tee-Set The Best Of Tee Set(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58011 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58012 Mieke Telkamp De Grootste Successen Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58012 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58014 Gerard de Vries De Grootste Successen Van Gerard De Vries(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58014 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58016 Various Waarheen, Waarvoor(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58016 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58016 Various Waarheen, Waarvoor(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58016 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1a022-58017 Tante Leen De Grootste Successen Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1a022-58017 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58018 BZN The Best Of BZN(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58018 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58019 Alexander Curly De Grootste Successen Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58019 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1a 022-58020 Louis Davids De Grootste successen van Louis Davids(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1a 022-58020 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58021 The Cats The Best Of The Cats (Comp) 1A 022-58021 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58022 George Baker Selection Sing A Song Of Love(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58022 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58023 Pussycat (2) Pussycat(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58023 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58025 Imca Marina De grootste successen van Imca Marina(LP, Album, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58025 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58028 Various Hou Van Hollands(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58028 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58029 Manfred Mann The Best Of(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58029 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A022-58030 Peter & Gordon The Best Of Peter & Gordon(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58030 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58031 Helen Shapiro The Best Of(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A022-58031 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58035 Various 14 Gouden Hollandse Hits(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A022-58035 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58049 Geoff Love & His Orchestra Big Bond Movie Themes(LP, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58049 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 022-58054 Cliff Richard Rock On With Cliff Richard (Comp) 1A 022-58054 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58055 The Shadows Rock On With The Shadows(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, EMI 1A022-58055 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58056 The Hollies Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress (Comp) 1A022-58056 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58059 Various The Sound Of Music(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58059 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A022-58061 Various West Side Story(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58061 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58062 Tacticos And His Bouzoukis Music From The Greek Islands(LP, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58062 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 022-58064 Hugo Strasser Tanz Mal Wieder(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58064 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58065 Bassie & Adriaan Bassie & Adriaan(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58065 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58066 Al Martino The Best Of Al Martino (Comp) 1A 022-58066 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58067 Amália Rodrigues Amália Rodrigues(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58067 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58068 Timi Yuro Hurt (Album) 1A 022-58068 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58069 Nat King Cole The Best Of Nat King Cole (Comp) 1A022-58069 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58070 Various Country Festival(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58070 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58072 Wanda Jackson The Best Of Wanda Jackson(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58072 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58073 Vera Lynn The Best Of Vera Lynn(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58073 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58074 Jaap Fischer De Successen Van Jaap Fischer(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58074 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58075 Cor Steyn De Grooste Successen Van Cor Steyn(LP, Album, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58075 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58076 Gene Pitney The Best Of Gene Pitney(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58076 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58077 Christian Anders Die Besten Von Christian Anders (LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58077 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58078 Conny Vandenbos Het Beste Van(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58078 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A022-58079 Gregor Serban Gregor Serban(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58079 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A022-58080 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58080 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58081 Elly & Rikkert Adem(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58081 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A022-58084 Enrico Macias Les Grands Succès De Enrico Macias(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58084 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58085 Shirley Bassey This Is My Life(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A022-58085 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58087 Various 16 Million Sellers(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58087 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58088 Various Original Soundtrack And Hit Music Great Western Film Themes(LP) Music For Pleasure, United Artists Records 1A022-58088 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58089 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Gold(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58089 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58091 The Seekers The Best Of The Seekers(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58091 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022 58092 Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022 58092 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58093 Fats Domino Blueberry Hill(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58093 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58094 Kenny Rogers Collection(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, EMI 1A 022-58094 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58095 Hank The Knife And The Jets The Best Of Hank The Knife & The Jets(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58095 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58096 Trio Hellenique Trio Hellenique(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58096 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A022-58097 The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58097 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58098 Slim Whitman The Best Of Slim Whitman(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58098 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58099 Les Paul & Mary Ford Les Paul & Mary Ford(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58103 Pink Floyd Relics (Comp) 1A022-58103 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58104 Don McLean Tapestry(LP, Album) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58104 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58105 Mario Moreno (3) De mooiste panfluit melodieën(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58105 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58106 Jacques Michel* Wereldberoemde Melodieën(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58106 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58110 Jack Jersey The Best Of(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58110 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58114 Adamo Adamo(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58114 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A022-58115 Glenn ShorrockBeeb BirtlesGraham Goble Glenn ShorrockBeeb BirtlesGraham Goble - Before: Little River Band(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58115 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58116 The Dutch Rhythm Steel And Showband* The Best Of The Dutch Rhythm Steel And Showband(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58116 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58117 Edith Piaf Edith Piaf(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A022-58117 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58118 Gilbert Bécaud Gilbert Bécaud(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58118 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58119 Julien Clerc Julien Clerc(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58119 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58120 Waldo De Los Rios Sinfonias(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58120 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58121 Guys 'n Dolls You're My World (Comp) 1A022-58121 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58122 Various Music For Pleasure(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58122 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58123 Various Do You Remember(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58123 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58125 Stef Meeder Hammond Favourites(LP) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58125 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A022-58128 Russ Conway The Best Of Russ Conway(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58128 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58129 Dean Martin The Best Of Dean Martin(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58129 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58130 The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music Vol. 1 (Comp) 1A022-58130 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58131 The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume 2 (Comp) 1A022-58131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58132 Various Kerstfeest(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58132 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58134 The Mamas & The Papas Onvergetelijke Hits(LP, Album, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58134 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58135 Buddy Holly Onvergetelijke Hits (Comp) 1A022-58135 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58136 John Lennon Mind Games(LP, Album, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58136 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58137 Frank Sinatra The Best Of Frank Sinatra(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Capitol Records 1A022-58137 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 022-58138 Bobby Goldsboro The Best Of Bobby Goldsboro (Comp) 1A 022-58138 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58140 The Animals House Of The Rising Sun(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58140 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version

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musicalbulldog

musicalbulldog

September 11, 2015
Hello,
I am writing this from Australia. I have just purchased an album from the UK namely " Geoff Love and His Orchestra, titled " Your Hundred Instrumental Favourites" Vol.2. The problem is, in transit to Australia the cover was badly damaged and I was wondering if I could purchase another cover for it from you. What can you suggest ?

Kindest Regards,

Gary Richardson
garkam08@optusnet.com.au