Hallmark Records

Hallmark Records

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UK label; also appears as "Hallmark" only (on cassettes and CDs).
Label Code: LC 1064 / LC 01064
See also Hallmark Music & Entertainment
The Hallmark Records label was launched for the British market as a co-operation of Pickwick International, Inc. and CBS Records Inc. in November 1967. Commonly 'Made in England' is denoted, but there are also some releases with 'Made in U.S.A.' and 'Made in Holland' released in a UK cover. It was constructed as a budget line, similar to EMI's Music For Pleasure label. The reissued albums commonly state different main titles and artwork. Compilations were also released.
Many stereo issues of the early years (with SHM prefix) were sold / marketed inside the previously released mono covers (with HM prefix) very often with a front sticker stating 'Electronically Created Stereo'
Attention! Please be careful by using the copyright or first publishing dates for the release dates at this reissue label. These dates mainly refer to the initial versions. Also avoid using release dates before 1967 when the label was launched and do not copy release dates from different version to this label.
There are only a few exceptions, when Hallmark released initial versions, like Sandy Denny And The Strawbs* - All Our Own Work, beside its remarkable Top Of The Pops (3) series, that was started in 1968. Soundalike cover versions of the hits of the day (and future hits, for each of the Top of the Pops albums was recorded on such a short time scale that the producers had to try and predict which forthcoming releases would become major hits) ran for nearly one hundred albums over the course of the next thirteen years. Two of the series, issues 18 and 20 actually topped the UK album charts, while a further two, issues 17 and 19, made the Top 20. Total sales in excess of 3 million units, the album chart rules were changed to exclude budget albums from the main chart.
The label started with mono releases, indicated by the HM prefix, while the stereo versions are denoted by SHM. In the beginning often a mono cover got a stereo sticker and includes a stereo record with SHM, while the cover denotes HM.
The early mono releases had a orange or red label design. In the beginning the bottom of the rear cover denotes
Exclusively distributed by Pickwick International Inc. (G.B.) Ltd., Victoria Works, Edgware Road, Cricklewood, London, N.W.2.
See for example Doris Day - Sings Her Great Movie Hits
A bit later this changed to 'Hallmark Records A product of ...'
See for example Frankie Laine - Frankie Laine's Best
Even later version had the big fat 'pickwick' wording in the middle of the bottom bar.
There are often different versions for the same cat#, so please provide full images or description, as mandatory due to the circumstances.
Since May 1968 the label also released UK versions of the United Artists Records budget line in the Unart Series.
By end of 1968 the label started to build up a folk repertoire.

Many releases are pressed by CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton - please check the runouts for the typical signs.
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Contact Info:
First address:
Pickwick International Inc. (G.B.) Ltd., Victoria Works, Edgware Road, Cricklewood, London, N.W.2.
1973 the address changed to
A subsidiary of Pickwick Int. Inc. (GB) Ltd.
The Hyde Industrial estate, The Hyde, London NW9 6JU.
(Have since moved to Buckinghamshire)
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
554 The London Symphony Orchestra - Symphony N 5 in C minor and Egmont Overture The London Symphony Orchestra Symphony N 5 in C minor and Egmont Overture(LP) Hallmark Records 554 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
10.509-A Various - Co-Co / Turnaround Various Co-Co / Turnaround(7") Hallmark Records 10.509-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
11544 A Wonderful Rhythm - Superstition Wonderful Rhythm Superstition (7") Hallmark Records 11544 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11545A The Electric's Band - Roll Over Beethoven / Sylvia The Electric's Band Roll Over Beethoven / Sylvia(7") Hallmark Records 11545A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11546 A The Teews - Blockbuster The Teews Blockbuster(7", Single) Hallmark Records 11546 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11557-A Dedal - Cum On Feel The Noize / The Twelfth Of Never Dedal Cum On Feel The Noize / The Twelfth Of Never(7") Hallmark Records 11557-A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11.558.A The Teews - Get Down The Teews Get Down 11.558.A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11.625 Dostatos - Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) = Also Sprach Zarathustra Dostatos Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) = Also Sprach Zarathustra(7", Single) Hallmark Records, Hallmark Records 11.625 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11626 A Dedal - Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose? Dedal Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose? (Single) 11626 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
14.917-A Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice - Jesus Christ, Superstar / Heaven On Their Minds Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice - Jesus Christ, Superstar / Heaven On Their Minds(7", Single, Mono) Hallmark Records 14.917-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
35520 Nancy Walker Sextet - Christmas Cheer Jazz For Holiday Entertaining Nancy Walker Sextet Christmas Cheer Jazz For Holiday Entertaining(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 35520 USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version
37013 Various - A Mother's Love Various A Mother's Love(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 37013 US 2007 Sell This Version
82.228-H Dostatos - Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) (Also Sprach Zarathustra) Dostatos Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) (Also Sprach Zarathustra) (LP, Album) Hallmark Records 82.228-H Spain 1973 Sell This Version
85.006-V Various - Top Of The Pops Various Top Of The Pops(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85.006-V Spain 1973 Sell This Version
85.013-V The Top Of The Poppers - Top Of The Pops The Top Of The Poppers Top Of The Pops(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85.013-V Spain 1970 Sell This Version
85016-V The Top Of The Poppers - Top Of The Pops Vol. 15 The Top Of The Poppers Top Of The Pops Vol. 15(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85016-V Spain 1971 Sell This Version
85.030-V Mike Trounce, Mike Allen (8), Martin Jay, Jenny Mason - Jesus Christ Superstar (Excerpts From The Rock Opera) Mike Trounce, Mike Allen (8), Martin Jay, Jenny Mason Mike Trounce, Mike Allen (8), Martin Jay, Jenny Mason - Jesus Christ Superstar (Excerpts From The Rock Opera)(LP) Hallmark Records 85.030-V Spain 1971 Sell This Version
85.046-X Top Of The Pops* - Top Of The Pops Top Of The Pops* Top Of The Pops(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85.046-X Spain 1971 Sell This Version
85.451-V Mack Browne & The Brothers - Shaft - Isaac Hayes' Music From The Movie Mack Browne & The Brothers Shaft - Isaac Hayes' Music From The Movie(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85.451-V Spain 1972 Sell This Version
300012 Patsy Cline - Rhythm 'N' Country Patsy Cline Rhythm 'N' Country(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300012 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300022 Frank Sinatra And Friends - Frank Sinatra & Friends Frank Sinatra And Friends Frank Sinatra & Friends(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300022 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300032 Johnny Cash - Live Johnny Cash Live(CD) Hallmark Records 300032 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300034 Johnny Cash - Live Johnny Cash Live(Cass) Hallmark Records 300034 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300042 Willie Nelson - Face Of A Fighter Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter (Comp) 300042 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
300044 Willie Nelson - Face Of A Fighter (2) Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter (2)(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300044 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300052 The Troggs - Their Very Best Featuring 'Love Is All Around' The Troggs Their Very Best Featuring 'Love Is All Around'(CD, Comp, RE) Hallmark Records 300052 UK 2002 Sell This Version
300062 The Cliff Adams Singers - Songs My Mother Taught Me The Cliff Adams Singers Songs My Mother Taught Me(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300062 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300072 Jim Reeves - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Jim Reeves Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Comp) 300072 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300084 Don Williams (2) I Believe In You(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300084 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300092 Nat King Cole - The Unforgettable Voice Of Nat King Cole Nat King Cole The Unforgettable Voice Of Nat King Cole (Album, Comp) 300092 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300094 Nat King Cole The Unforgettable Voice Of Nat King Cole(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300094 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300102 Judge Dread - Big Fourteen Judge Dread Big Fourteen (Comp) 300102 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300104 Judge Dread - Big 14 Judge Dread Big 14(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300104 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300112 Perry Como - Love Letters Perry Como Love Letters (Comp) 300112 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300122 Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw - Kings Of Clarinet Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw - Kings Of Clarinet(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300122 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300124 Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw - Kings Of Clarinet Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw - Kings Of Clarinet(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300124 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300132 Louis Armstrong - Jazz Genius Louis Armstrong Jazz Genius(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300132 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300142 Frank Sinatra - I'm In The Mood For Love Frank Sinatra I'm In The Mood For Love(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300142 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300152 Ella Fitzgerald - A Tisket A Tasket - 24 Swing Standards From The First Lady Of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket A Tasket - 24 Swing Standards From The First Lady Of Jazz(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300152 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300154 Ella Fitzgerald - A Tisket A Tasket 24 Swing Standards From The First Lady Of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald A Tisket A Tasket 24 Swing Standards From The First Lady Of Jazz(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300154 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300162 Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* - Le Jazz Hot! Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* - Le Jazz Hot! (Comp) 300162 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300164 Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* - Le Jazz Hot! Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France* With Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelly's Hot Four* - Le Jazz Hot!(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300164 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300172 Various - Pan Pipes Of The Andes Various Pan Pipes Of The Andes(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300172 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300174 Unknown Artist - Pan Pipes Of The Andes Unknown Artist Pan Pipes Of The Andes(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 300174 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300182 The Three Degrees & Sheila Ferguson - Philly Soul The Three Degrees & Sheila Ferguson The Three Degrees & Sheila Ferguson - Philly Soul(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300182 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300202 Georgie Fame - Blues, Ballads & Bop Georgie Fame Blues, Ballads & Bop(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300202 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300222 Bing Crosby - King Bing! - 20 Golden Favourites From The King Of Crooners Bing Crosby King Bing! - 20 Golden Favourites From The King Of Crooners(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300222 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300224 Bing Crosby - King Bing Bing Crosby King Bing(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300224 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300232 John Anthony (7) - No.1 Love Songs . The Guitar Collection John Anthony (7) No.1 Love Songs . The Guitar Collection(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300232 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
300242 Bill Haley - Crazy Man Crazy Bill Haley Crazy Man Crazy(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300242 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300252 Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra - Magic Moments Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra Magic Moments(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300252 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300262 Dinah Shore - Happy In Love Dinah Shore Happy In Love(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300262 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300264 Dinah Shore - Happy In Love Dinah Shore Happy In Love(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300264 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300302 Heinz - Just Like Eddie Heinz Just Like Eddie(CD, Comp, RE) Hallmark Records 300302 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300304 Heinz - Just Like Eddie Heinz Just Like Eddie(Cass, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300304 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300312 Jack Scott - My True Love Jack Scott My True Love(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300312 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300322 Lena Horne - Lena Horne Sings The Standards Lena Horne Lena Horne Sings The Standards(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300322 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300332 Marlene Dietrich - Falling In Love Again Marlene Dietrich Falling In Love Again(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300332 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300342 Sandie Shaw - Another Side Of Sandie Sandie Shaw Another Side Of Sandie(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300342 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300352 Various - The Stars Salute George Gershwin Various The Stars Salute George Gershwin(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300352 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300382 Marty Robbins - Marty Robbins " Live " : Concert Versions Of Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300382 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
300392 Merle Haggard - Live Merle Haggard Live (Album) 300392 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300402 Noel Healy & The Ireland's Own Singers - Irish Pub Singalong Noel Healy & The Ireland's Own Singers Noel Healy & The Ireland's Own Singers - Irish Pub Singalong(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300402 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300412 Willie Nelson - Live Willie Nelson Live (Comp) 300412 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300414 Willie Nelson - Live Willie Nelson Live(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300414 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300422 Various - Swing Out Various Swing Out(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300422 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300432 Various - We Got Rhythm! Various We Got Rhythm!(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300432 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300462 Various - All Time Greats Various All Time Greats (Comp) 300462 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300492 The London Theatre Orchestra - Best From Broadway The London Theatre Orchestra Best From Broadway(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300492 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300502 Various - Brass Band Favourites Various Brass Band Favourites(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300502 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300532 Various - Come On Let's Go Various Come On Let's Go(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300532 Unknown Sell This Version
300542 The Glencastle Sound & Waxies Dargle - Celtic Jigs & Reels The Glencastle Sound & Waxies Dargle The Glencastle Sound & Waxies Dargle - Celtic Jigs & Reels(CD) Hallmark Records 300542 UK 1999 Sell This Version
300572 Bavarian Oompah Band, Big Bavarian Band - German Bierfest Favorites Bavarian Oompah Band, Big Bavarian Band Bavarian Oompah Band, Big Bavarian Band - German Bierfest Favorites(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300572 UK & US 1995 Sell This Version
300602 Jerry Lee Lewis - You Win Again (The Country Side Of Jerry Lee Lewis) Jerry Lee Lewis You Win Again (The Country Side Of Jerry Lee Lewis)(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300602 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300652 Gene Vincent - Rocky Road Blues Gene Vincent Rocky Road Blues(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300652 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300662 Karl Denver - Wimoweh Karl Denver Wimoweh(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300662 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300672 Les Gray's Mud* - Dynamite Les Gray's Mud* Dynamite(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300672 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300682 The New Seekers - Anthems - Their Very Best The New Seekers Anthems - Their Very Best(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300682 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300692 Noël Coward - The Master Noël Coward The Master(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300692 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300712 Various - Piano Favourites Various Piano Favourites(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300712 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300722 Various - Kings Of Country Various Kings Of Country(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300722 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300732 Various - Romantic Guitars Various Romantic Guitars(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300732 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300742 Tommy Steele - Singing In The Rain & Other Great Standards Tommy Steele Singing In The Rain & Other Great Standards(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300742 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300762 Various - The Stars Salute Cole Porter Various The Stars Salute Cole Porter(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300762 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300792 Steve Kendall & The Glencastle Sound - Scottish Country Dancing Steve Kendall & The Glencastle Sound Scottish Country Dancing(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records, Pickwick Group Limited 300792 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300802 Various - Soul Brothers & Sisters Various Soul Brothers & Sisters(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300802 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300812 The Al Saxon Big Band*, The Richmond Strings, Dennis Lotis, Rosemary Squires, The Polkadots*, Joan Baxter And The Mike Sammes Singers - 40 Million Sellers Of The Swinging '40s The Al Saxon Big Band*, The Richmond Strings, Dennis Lotis, Rosemary Squires, The Polkadots*, Joan Baxter And The Mike Sammes Singers The Al Saxon Big Band*, The Richmond Strings, Dennis Lotis, Rosemary Squires, The Polkadots*, Joan Baxter And The Mike Sammes Singers - 40 Million Sellers Of The Swinging '40s(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300812 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300822 Various - Welsh Choirs Various Welsh Choirs(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300822 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300852 Various -  Kings And Queens Of Country Various Kings And Queens Of Country (CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300852 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300862 Peggy Lee - The Lady Is A Tramp And Other Great Standards Peggy Lee The Lady Is A Tramp And Other Great Standards(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300862 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300882 Various - Queens Of Country Various Queens Of Country(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300882 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300884 Various - Queens Of Country Various Queens Of Country(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300884 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300912 Various - Fabulous Females Various Fabulous Females(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300912 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300922 Various - The Stars Salute Irving Berlin Various The Stars Salute Irving Berlin(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300922 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300932 Various - Born With The Blues Various Born With The Blues(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300932 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300934 Various - Born With The Blues Various Born With The Blues(Cass, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300934 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300944 Various Best Of 60s British Beat(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300944 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300964 The West End Orchestra & Singers* The West End Orchestra & Singers* - Love At The Musicals(Cass) Hallmark Records 300964 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300972 The Foot Tappers - The Foot Tappers Play The Hits Of The Shadows The Foot Tappers The Foot Tappers Play The Hits Of The Shadows(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300972 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300974 The Foot Tappers - The Foot Tappers Play The Hits Of The Shadows The Foot Tappers The Foot Tappers Play The Hits Of The Shadows(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 300974 UK 1995 Sell This Version