Hallmark Records

Hallmark Records

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Also appears as "Hallmark" only (on cassettes and CDs). See Hallmark Music & Entertainment for releases after 1999/2000.
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.
Attention ! Please be careful by using the copyright or first publishing dates for the release dates at this reissue label. In the meantime these 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
486C2IA The Ray Hartley Orchestra & Singers 50 Classic TV Themes(CD) Hallmark Records 486C2IA UK 1997 Sell This Version
10.509-A Various Co-Co / Turnaround(7") Hallmark Records 10.509-A Spain 1971 Sell This Version
11544 A Wonderful Rhythm Superstition (7") Hallmark Records 11544 A Spain 1973 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
11.558.A The Teews Get Down(7", Single, Promo) Hallmark Records 11.558.A Spain 1973 Sell This Version
11.625 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? (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
300002 Various Spotlight On Andrew Lloyd Webber(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300012 Patsy Cline Rhythm 'N' Country(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300012 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300022 Frank Sinatra And Friends Frank Sinatra & Friends(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300022 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300032 Johnny Cash Live(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300032 1995 Sell This Version
300042 Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter (Comp) 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 Featuring 'Love Is All Around'(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300052 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300072 Jim Reeves Have I Told You Lately That I Love You(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 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(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300092 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
300122 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 Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw - Kings Of Clarinet(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300124 UK Unknown Sell This Version
300142 Frank Sinatra I'm In The Mood For Love(CD, Album, 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(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
300172 Various Pan Pipes Of The Andes(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300172 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300174 Unknown Artist Pan Pipes Of The Andes(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 300174 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300182 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(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300202 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300222 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(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
300242 Bill Haley Crazy Man Crazy(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300242 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300262 Dinah Shore Happy In Love(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300262 UK 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
300304 Heinz Just Like Eddie(Cass, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300304 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300322 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(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300332 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
300414 Willie Nelson Live(Cass, Comp) Hallmark Records 300414 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300422 Various Swing Out(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300422 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300432 Various We Got Rhythm!(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300432 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300462 Various All Time Greats(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300462 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300482 Various Country Greats(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300482 UK 1999 Sell This Version
300492 The London Theatre Orchestra Best From Broadway(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300492 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300502 Various Brass Band Favourites(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 300502 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
300732 Various Romantic Guitars(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300732 UK 1995 Sell This Version
300742 Tommy Steele Singing In The Rain & Other Great Standards(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300742 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
300852 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(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 300862 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
300934 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
300962 The West End Orchestra & Singers* Love At The Musicals(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 300962 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 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 (Comp) 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
301192 Glenn Miller Hits And Rarities(CD, Album, Comp) Hallmark Records 301192 UK Unknown Sell This Version
301212 Ruby Turner The Very Best Of(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301212 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301232 The Retro Mastermixers The Very Best Sixties Megamix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Hallmark Records 301232 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301242 Various Jungle Heat: 12 Massive Tracks(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301242 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301292 Various Space Themes(CD, Comp) Hallmark Records 301292 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
301332 The Starshine Orchestra & Singers Love At The Movies Volume 2(CD, Album) Hallmark Records 301332 UK 1995 Sell This Version
301334 The Starshine Orchestra & Singers Love At The Movies Volume 2(Cass, Album) Hallmark Records 301334 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