Hallmark Records

Hallmark Records

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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.' released in an 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. In the meantime compilations were released.
Later CD releases commonly wear the Hallmark Music & Entertainment label.
Attention ! Please be careful by using the copyright or first publishing dates for the release dates at this reissue label. In the meantime this dates refer to the initial versions. Also avoid release dates before 1967 when the label was launched and don't 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 it's remarkable Top Of The Pops (3) series, that was started in 1968. Sound alike 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 denotes 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)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
09726 Diana Ross Making Spirits Bright(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 09726 US 1994 Sell This Version
10.509-A Various Co-Co / Turnaround(7") Hallmark Records 10.509-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
11545A The Electric's Band Roll Over Beethoven / Sylvia(7") Hallmark Records 11545A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11546 A The Teews Blockbuster(7", Single, Promo) Hallmark Records 11546 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11557-A Dedal Cum On Feel The Noize / The Twelfth Of Never(7") Hallmark Records 11557-A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11.625 Dostatos Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) (Also Sprach Zarathustra) / Can The Can (7", Single) Hallmark Records, Hallmark Records 11.625 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11626 A Dedal Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose? (Single) 11626 A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
14.917-A Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice - Jesus Christ, Superstar / Heaven On Their Minds(7", Mono, Single) Hallmark Records 14.917-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
82.228-H Dostatos Así Hablaba Zarathustra (2001) (Also Sprach Zarathustra) (LP, Album) Hallmark Records 82.228-H Spain 1973 Sell This Version
85.451-V Mack Browne & The Brothers Shaft - Isaac Hayes' Music From The Movie(LP, Album) Hallmark Records 85.451-V Spain 1972 Sell This Version
300032 Johnny Cash Live(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300032 1995 Sell This Version
300042 Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300042 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
300044 Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter (2)(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300044 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300052 The Troggs Their Very Best(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300052 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300084 Don Williams (2) I Believe In You(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300084 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300102 Judge Dread Big 14(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300102 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300112 Perry Como Love Letters(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300112 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300152 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
300162 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!(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300162 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300164 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
300202 Georgie Fame Blues, Ballads & Bop(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300202 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300224 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(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300232 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
300282 George Formby That Ukelele Man!(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300282 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300292 Gracie Fields Sally And Other Favourites(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300292 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300302 Heinz Just Like Eddie(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300302 UK 1985 Sell This Version
300322 Lena Horne Lena Horne Sings The Standards(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300322 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300342 Sandie Shaw Another Side Of Sandie(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300342 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300392 Merle Haggard Live(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300392 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
300412 Willie Nelson Live(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300412 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300542 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 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)(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300602 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300622 Various Marching Around The World(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300622 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300652 Gene Vincent Rocky Road Blues(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300652 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300662 Karl Denver Wimoweh(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300662 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300692 Noël Coward The Master(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300692 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300712 Various Piano Favourites(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300712 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300722 Various Kings Of Country(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300722 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300802 Various Soul Brothers & Sisters(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300802 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300822 Various Welsh Choirs(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300822 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300882 Various Queens Of Country(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300882 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300884 Various Queens Of Country(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300884 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300912 Various Fabulous Females(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300912 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300932 Various Born With The Blues(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300932 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* Love At The Musicals(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 300964 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300972 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(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 300974 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301022 Samantha Fox Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301022 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301042 Unknown Artist (8) Moonlight Piano Favourites(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301042 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301062 Unknown Artist Synthesizer Hits(CD, Comp, Album) Hallmark Records 301062 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301082 Various The Very Best Disco Mega Mixes(CD, Comp, Mixed) Hallmark Records 301082 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301122 Millie Jackson Hot! Wild! Unrestricted!(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301122 UK 1989 Sell This Version
301142 Raggamasters Real Hot Ragga(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301142 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301152 The Starshine Orchestra & Singers Love At The Movies(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301152 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301162 The Starshine Orchestra & Singers The Best Of Bond(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301162 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301182 The Hill/Wiltchinsky Guitar Duo Irish Moods(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301182 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301212 Ruby Turner The Very Best Of(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301212 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301242 Various Jungle Heat: 12 Massive Tracks(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301242 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301294 Various Space Themes(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 301294 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301302 Raggamasters Real Cool Ragga(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301302 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301322 Big Fun A Pocketful Of Dreams(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301322 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301342 John Lee Hooker One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 301342 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301392 Gene Pitney Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301392 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301402 Marvin Gaye In Concert In The '80s(CD) Hallmark Records 301402 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301412 Neil Sedaka Song Cycle(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301412 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301572 Claude Piaf Accordion Favourites(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301572 UK Unknown Sell This Version
301642 Toni Basil Mickey! (The Best Of Toni Basil)(CD, Comp) HallMark Records 301642 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301652 Toto Coelo I Eat Cannibals(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301652 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301742 Various A Tribute To The Beatles(CD) Hallmark Records 301742 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301752 Everly Brothers The Historic Reunion Concert, Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301752 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301822 Various Pub Singalong Party(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301822 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301902 Anton Charles Hughes* Whirling Waters(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301902 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301962 Anton Charles Hughes* Whales Of The Pacific (Album) 301962 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301982 Anton Charles Hughes* Amazon Rainforest(CD, Album, RE) Hallmark Records 301982 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302052 The Ballroom Dance Orchestra Paso Doble - Come Dancing(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302052 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302072 The Ballroom Dance Orchestra Come Dancing - Waltzes(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302072 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302082 The Ballroom Dance Orchestra Come Dancing - Foxtrot(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302082 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302092 The Ballroom Dance Orchestra Come Dancing - Tango (Album) 302092 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302212 Various The Very Best Of Northern Soul(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302212 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302254 Unknown Artist Pan Pipe Christmas(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 302254 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302262 Unknown Artist O Come All Ye Faithful (CD) Hallmark Records 302262 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302292 Various Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 302292 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302332 Patricia Spero Harp Moods(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302332 UK 2000 Sell This Version
302342 The Bachelors Diane And Other Great Songs(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302342 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302412 Billie Holiday Love Me Or Leave Me(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302412 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302492 The Animals The Animals(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302492 UK 1996 Sell This Version
302512 Mike Berry A Tribute To Buddy Holly(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302512 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302554 The Starshine Orchestra & Singers Songs From Forrest Gump(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 302554 1995 Sell This Version
302582 Various TV America - 24 Big Themes From The Small Screen(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302582 UK Unknown Sell This Version
302632 The Royal Yeomanry Band The Music Of Eric Coates(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 302632 UK Unknown Sell This Version
302662 Various Africa (CD) Hallmark Records 302662 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302712 Various Heritage Of England(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302712 UK 2000 Sell This Version
302757 Various Stars Of Motorcity Volume 2(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302757 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302772 Frank Sinatra Oh! Look At Me Now(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302772 UK 1996 Sell This Version
302812 Bert Weedon Once More With Feeling(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302812 UK 1988 Sell This Version
302852 Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302852 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302862 Madonna And Otto Von Wernherr Madonna And Otto Von Wernherr - Wild Dancing(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 302862 UK 1995 Sell This Version
302882 George Benson Love & Jazz(CD) Hallmark Records 302882 UK Unknown Sell This Version