Adam VIII Ltd.

Adam VIII Ltd.

Profile:
One of three direct-marketing labels owned by Roulette Records (the others being Tele House and Dynamic House (2)) active until the sale of Roulette to EMI and Rhino Records (2) in 1989.

Infamously involved in a court case with John Lennon after releasing a rough mix version of the former Beatle's Rock and Roll album before Apple/Capitol released the final version in 1974.

The earliest Adam VIII labels had a large Adam VIII logo which was switched to a smaller one on later releases. Labels on Adam VIII LPs appeared in various colors, including red, yellow, blue, green, silver, lavender, beige, and orange for different issues. Different records in multi-disc sets would typically have different label colors. Occasionally, there were single albums that got released using different color labels intermixed (i.e. blue on Side 1, red on Side 2). The label print was in black prior to 1977, but after that they went to different label/print color combinations. The jackets of the records tended to be posterboard-like material as opposed to the more common heavy cardboard.

Misspellings on the covers and labels were common and some fold-open gatefold jackets were completely blank inside. Since the albums were being sold through TV ads, it was felt that there was no particular reason to create extravagant cover art designs to catch a potential customer's eye. You got what you paid for, even if sometimes it was in a plain cardboard sleeve with Another Hit From Adam VIII printed on it and a hole in the center where you could read the label.

Please be aware that there are bootleg releases appearing under this label (mostly Beatles-related but various other types have turned up).
Please use Adam VIII Ltd. (2) for them!
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Contact Info:
Adam VIII Ltd.
17 West 60th Street
New York, N.Y. 10023
(defunct)
Sites:
[l27720]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
8001/B 40 #1 Original Country Goldies Tape 2  album cover Various 40 #1 Original Country Goldies Tape 2(3x8-Trk, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8001/B US 1973 Sell This Version
8002 55 Original Hits By Billie Holiday  album cover Billie Holiday 55 Original Hits By Billie Holiday(4xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8002 US 1973 Sell This Version
8004 Soul Train Hall Of Fame  album cover Various Soul Train Hall Of Fame (Comp) 8004 US 1973 Sell This Version
AV111-8001 40 #1 Original Country Goldies  album cover Various 40 #1 Original Country Goldies(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. AV111-8001 US 1973 Sell This Version
AVIII 8004 Soul Train Hall Of Fame  album cover Various Soul Train Hall Of Fame (Comp) AVIII 8004 US 1973 Sell This Version
AVIII 8005 Soul Train Hits That Made It Happen  album cover Various Soul Train Hits That Made It Happen (Comp) AVIII 8005 US 1973 Sell This Version
AVIII-8006 Solid Gold  album cover Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops* Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops* - Solid Gold(4xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. AVIII-8006 US 1973 Sell This Version
VIII 8006 Solid Gold  album cover Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops* Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops* - Solid Gold(4xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. VIII 8006 US 1973 Sell This Version
8008 The Now Explosion  album cover Various The Now Explosion (Comp) 8008 US 1974 Sell This Version
8011 Country Sunshine  album cover Various Country Sunshine(8-Trk, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8011 US 1974 Sell This Version
8012 Soul Train: Super Tracks  album cover Various Soul Train: Super Tracks (Comp) 8012 US 1974 Sell This Version
A8R-8013 Adam VIII Presents Dynamic Karate  album cover Ruby Mazur Adam VIII Presents Dynamic Karate(LP) Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd. A8R-8013 US 1974 Sell This Version
A8008R The Now Explosion  album cover Various The Now Explosion (Comp) A8008R US 1974 Sell This Version
A8009 Harry Belafonte  album cover Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd., RCA Special Products, Adam VIII Ltd., RCA Special Products A8009 US 1974 Sell This Version
A-8010 Heavy Hits  album cover Various Heavy Hits (Comp) A-8010 US 1974 Sell This Version
A 8011 R Country Sunshine  album cover Various Country Sunshine (Comp) A 8011 R US 1974 Sell This Version
A 8012 Soul Train Super Tracks  album cover Various Soul Train Super Tracks (Comp) A 8012 US 1974 Sell This Version
8021 Disco Party  album cover Various Disco Party(8-Trk, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8021 US 1975 Sell This Version
A8R 8022R The No. 1 Hits Of The 60's  album cover Various The No. 1 Hits Of The 60's(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A8R 8022R 1975 Sell This Version
A 8016 20 Solid Gold Hits  album cover Various 20 Solid Gold Hits (Comp) A 8016 US 1975 Sell This Version
A8017 Every Artist Has A Song  album cover Various Every Artist Has A Song(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A8017 US 1975 Sell This Version
A 8018 Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits  album cover John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits (Album) A 8018 US 1975 Sell This Version
A-8021 Disco Party  album cover Various Disco Party (Comp) A-8021 US 1975 Sell This Version
A-8021 Disco Party  album cover Various Disco Party(LP, Comp, Promo) Adam VIII Ltd. A-8021 US 1975 Sell This Version
8028 26 Great Hits  album cover Tommy James & The Shondells 26 Great Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8028 US 1976 Sell This Version
A8R-8025 Rock Around The Clock 40 Original Hits  album cover Various Rock Around The Clock 40 Original Hits(3xLP) Adam VIII Ltd. A8R-8025 US 1976 Sell This Version
A8023 Love Moods  album cover Jackie Gleason Love Moods(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd., Capitol Special Markets A8023 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-8024 Country Classics  album cover Various Country Classics(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A-8024 US 1976 Sell This Version
A 8028 26 Great Hits  album cover Tommy James & The Shondells 26 Great Hits (Comp) A 8028 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-8029 Disco Hustle  album cover Various Disco Hustle(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) Adam VIII Ltd. A-8029 US 1976 Sell This Version
A 8032 Great Groups  album cover Various Great Groups(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A 8032 US 1976 Sell This Version
8036 Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie Remembered(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8036 US 1977 Sell This Version
A-8033 The Best Disco In Town  album cover Various The Best Disco In Town(2xLP, Comp, Mixed) Adam VIII Ltd. A-8033 US 1977 Sell This Version
A 8034 Rock On  album cover Various Rock On(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A 8034 US 1977 Sell This Version
A 8035 Feelings  album cover Various Feelings(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd. A 8035 US 1977 Sell This Version
A 8042 The Best Years of Our Lives  album cover Various The Best Years of Our Lives(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A 8042 US 1977 Sell This Version
TA9-1059 The Best Disco In Town  album cover Various The Best Disco In Town(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Tee Vee International TA9-1059 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
DVM2-0297 Adam VIII Presents The Great Hits Of Vaughn Monroe  album cover Vaughn Monroe And His Orchestra Adam VIII Presents The Great Hits Of Vaughn Monroe(2xLP, Comp, Mono) RCA Special Products DVM2-0297 US 1978 Sell This Version
8053 The Original Toga Party  album cover Various The Original Toga Party(2xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8053 US 1979 Sell This Version
BDAC160 Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits  album cover John Lennon Roots : Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Adam VIII Ltd. BDAC160 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD 49-031 Vancouver/Chicago 64  album cover The Beatles Vancouver/Chicago 64(CD, Mono, Unofficial) Adam VIII Ltd. CD 49-031 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
8015 Party Rock Vol. 2  album cover Various Party Rock Vol. 2(8-Trk, Album, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8015 US Unknown Sell This Version
8015 Party Rock Vol. 1  album cover Various Party Rock Vol. 1(8-Trk, Album, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. 8015 US Unknown Sell This Version
A8020 Rock Is Here To Stay  album cover Various Rock Is Here To Stay(3xLP, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd. A8020 Unknown Sell This Version
A8-8020 Rock Is Here To Stay  album cover Various Rock Is Here To Stay(2x8-Trk, Comp) Adam VIII Ltd. A8-8020 US Unknown Sell This Version
CR 1005 Various The Greatest Rock And Roll Hits(4xLP, Comp + Box) Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd., Adam VIII Ltd. CR 1005 US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Greatest Rock And Roll Hits  album cover Various The Greatest Rock And Roll Hits(4xLP, Comp, Enh + Box) Adam VIII Ltd., Dynamic House, Inc., Dynamic House, Inc., Dynamic House, Inc., Dynamic House, Inc. none US Unknown Sell This Version

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Juanvarela40

Juanvarela40

March 14, 2018
Hello: I'm looking for a compilation CD: "All The Songs The Beatles Gave Away 1963-1990" Adam VIII CD-49-035-1, 2, 3, 4