Kinney Music GmbH

Kinney Music GmbH

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Please note: This is a German record company, not a label.

Established April 1st 1971, Kinney Music GmbH, part of Kinney Record Group International, licensed releases from Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Elektra and Atlantic in Germany till the end of 1972. Releases from this period always have a Kinney Music GmbH credit on the label rim as well as on the back cover or bear (as with early Atlantic or Elektra releases) at least a Kinney specific five-digit catalog number on the labels.
Kinney never had an own distribution, which was done uncredited by Metronome Records GmbH. In the beginning, the records were pressed by Teldec-Press GmbH (Warner/Reprise) and Metronome Records GmbH (Atlantic/Elektra). Somewhere in 1972, Teldec-Press GmbH became the standard pressing plant and also pressed Atlantic/Elektra records.

There are some label variations known which could help distinguish genuine 1971 or 1972 Kinney releases:

- in the beginning, all Kinney releases came without a label prefix (ATL, ELK, REP, WB). All known 1972 releases come with a prefix.
- early in 1971, most Atlantic releases show a cat# with a decimal mark pointer (xx.xxx) instead of a printer's thin space (xx xxx) on the label (typical for Metronome Records GmbH pressings from that era).
- a bold K in the white bar, left to the spindle holes appears sometimes on 1972 Atlantic pressings.

Before April 1971, releases from Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records were licensed by TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH, Elektra and Atlantic were licensed by Metronome Records GmbH.

Kinney's successor WEA Musik GmbH started distributing records in January 1973. These WEA pressings can be easily identified by their "Distributed by WEA Music GmbH" label rim text.
Please note: Many WEA reissues of records originally released in Germany before WEA started its own distribution show a 1972 date, but were pressed in 1973 or later.

Mixed releases with a overstock cover still mentioning Kinney Musik GmbH on the sleeve, but with a later WEA distributed record inside appear on releases in early 1973. In rare cases the Kinney credit was "forgotten" and shows also on later reissues. In contrast, only very few Kinney era pressings in later WEA sleeves are known.

A transitional label variation with a Kinney Music GmbH rim text and a bold "WEA" printed next to the spindle hole exists. It could not be dated exactly yet, although many of these releases show a 1973 copyright date.

See also Kinney Music Ltd. and Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd..
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Gustav-Freytag-Straße 13
2 Hamburg 76
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
10.008 Baby Let Me Kiss You / Please Don't Leave Me Lonely  album cover King Floyd Baby Let Me Kiss You / Please Don't Leave Me Lonely(7") Atlantic, Atlantic 10.008 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.011 Don't Knock My Love  album cover Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love(7", Single) Atlantic 10.011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.013 Warum Tust Du Mir Weh / Traurig, Aber Wahr  album cover Lulu Warum Tust Du Mir Weh / Traurig, Aber Wahr(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.013 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.014 Everybody Clap  album cover Lulu Everybody Clap(7", Single, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.014 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.017 Chicago  album cover Graham Nash Chicago(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 10.017 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.083 Ich Brauche Deine Liebe / Wach' Ich Oder Träum' Ich  album cover Lulu Ich Brauche Deine Liebe / Wach' Ich Oder Träum' Ich(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 10.083 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.084 Rock Steady  album cover Aretha Franklin Rock Steady(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 10.084 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10.085 Sunshine  album cover Jonathan Edwards (2) Sunshine(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 10.085 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
10 156 Rock And Roll / Four Sticks  album cover Led Zeppelin Rock And Roll / Four Sticks(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 10 156 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
12 007 Let Your Love Go / If  album cover Bread Let Your Love Go / If(7", Single) Exulta 12 007 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
12 010 Grab On  album cover Crabby Appleton Grab On(7", Single) Exulta, Elektra 12 010 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
12 011 Love Her Madly  album cover The Doors Love Her Madly(7", Single) Exulta, Exulta 12 011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 063 Dragonfly  album cover Fleetwood Mac Dragonfly 14 063 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 065 I Will Drink The Wine  album cover Frank Sinatra I Will Drink The Wine (Single) 14 065 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 066 When You Dance I Can Really Love You  album cover Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love You (Single) 14 066 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 072 Is Anybody Going To San Antone?  album cover Nancy Sinatra Is Anybody Going To San Antone? (Single) 14 072 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 073 I.J. Foxx  album cover Norman Greenbaum I.J. Foxx (Single) 14 073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 075 The Ballad Of Tricky Fred  album cover Arlo Guthrie The Ballad Of Tricky Fred(7", Mono) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 075 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 080 Seven Roads / Shade Me  album cover Fanny (2) Seven Roads / Shade Me (Single) 14 080 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 081 Downtown  album cover Crazy Horse Downtown (Single) 14 081 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 090 In My Own Time  album cover Family (6) In My Own Time (Single) 14 090 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14 091 Song Of Peace  album cover Free Rose Song Of Peace(7", Single) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 14 091 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
14193  Second Passport  album cover Passport (2), Klaus Doldinger Passport (2), Klaus Doldinger - Second Passport(LP, Album, Mono, Promo) Music Hall 14193 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
16 073 It Happened Today  album cover Curved Air It Happened Today (Single) 16 073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 075 Country Road  album cover James Taylor (2) Country Road(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 075 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 076 Blue Money / Sweet Thing  album cover Van Morrison Blue Money / Sweet Thing (Single) 16 076 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 077 Truckin' / Ripple  album cover The Grateful Dead Truckin' / Ripple (Single) 16 077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 078 Maybe I'm Amazed / Oh Lord I'm Browned Off  album cover Faces (3) Maybe I'm Amazed / Oh Lord I'm Browned Off(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 078 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 090 My World Is Empty Without You  album cover Turley Richards My World Is Empty Without You (Single) 16 090 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
16 092 Back Street Luv  album cover Curved Air Back Street Luv(7", Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 16 092 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
19 002 (And The) Pictures In The Sky / Natural Sight  album cover Medicine Head (2) (And The) Pictures In The Sky / Natural Sight(7", Single) Dandelion Records 19 002 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
19 100 Brown Sugar / Bitch  album cover The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar / Bitch(7", Single) Rolling Stones Records, Rolling Stones Records 19 100 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
25 159 Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It)  album cover Ella Fitzgerald Things Ain't What They Used To Be (And You Better Believe It)(LP, Club) Reprise Records 25 159 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
28 665-8 America  album cover America (2) America(LP, Album, Club, RE) Deutscher Schallplattenclub, Warner Bros. Records 28 665-8 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
28 800-1 Led Zeppelin II  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(LP, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic 28 800-1 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
34 001 Old Songs, New Songs  album cover Family (6) Old Songs, New Songs(LP, Comp) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 34 001 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.011 The Percy Sledge Way  album cover Percy Sledge The Percy Sledge Way(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.011 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.013 Vanilla Fudge  album cover Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.013 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.021 Sweet Soul  album cover King Curtis Sweet Soul(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.021 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.031 Led Zeppelin  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.031 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 037 Led Zeppelin II  album cover Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (Album) 40 037 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.038 Memphis Underground  album cover Herbie Mann Memphis Underground(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.038 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 041 Swiss Movement  album cover Les McCann & Eddie Harris Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 041 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.058 The Best Of John Coltrane  album cover John Coltrane The Best Of John Coltrane(LP, Comp, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.058 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.063 Everything Is Everything  album cover Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.063 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.073 The Dock Of The Bay  album cover Otis Redding The Dock Of The Bay(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Volt 40.073 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.077 Last Time Around  album cover Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 097 Chapter Two  album cover Roberta Flack Chapter Two (Album) 40 097 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.106 The Yes Album  album cover Yes The Yes Album(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.106 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.107 Loudon Wainwright III  album cover Loudon Wainwright III Loudon Wainwright III(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.107 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 109 ¡Jesse Davis!  album cover Jesse Davis* ¡Jesse Davis!(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40 109 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.115 The Black Angel  album cover Freddie Hubbard The Black Angel(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.115 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.132 Search And Nearness  album cover The Rascals Search And Nearness(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.132 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.182 Hey Jude  album cover Wilson Pickett Hey Jude(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.182 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.196 The Flowering  album cover The Charles Lloyd Quartet The Flowering(LP, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.196 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.197 J Is For Jump  album cover Jo Mama J Is For Jump(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.197 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.198 Red White & Blues Image  album cover Blues Image Red White & Blues Image(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.198 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.202 Sister Kate  album cover Kate Taylor Sister Kate(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.202 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.206 At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival  album cover Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival(LP, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.206 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.209 New Orleans Suite  album cover Duke Ellington New Orleans Suite(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.209 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.210 Mongo's Way  album cover Mongo Santamaria Mongo's Way(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.210 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40 213 Motel Shot  album cover Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Motel Shot (Album) 40 213 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.214 Live At Fillmore West  album cover King Curtis Live At Fillmore West(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.214 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.216 One Way... Or Another  album cover Cactus (3) One Way... Or Another (Album) 40.216 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.217 With Friends And Neighbors  album cover Alex Taylor (4) With Friends And Neighbors(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.217 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.222 Aretha Live At Fillmore West  album cover Aretha Franklin Aretha Live At Fillmore West(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.222 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.223 High Time  album cover MC5 High Time(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.223 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.224 The Gospel Truth  album cover Brook Benton The Gospel Truth(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.224 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.225 The Best Of Wilson Pickett Vol.II  album cover Wilson Pickett The Best Of Wilson Pickett Vol.II(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.225 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.229 "Homer" (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various "Homer" (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.229 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.244 King Floyd  album cover King Floyd King Floyd(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.244 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.245 The Best Of Clarence Carter  album cover Clarence Carter The Best Of Clarence Carter(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.245 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.246 Second Movement  album cover Eddie Harris & Les McCann Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Second Movement(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.246 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.247 Shotgun Ltd.  album cover Shotgun Ltd. Shotgun Ltd.(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.247 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.250 The Sun Moon & Herbs  album cover Dr. John, The Night Tripper* The Sun Moon & Herbs(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.250 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.271 Lift Every Voice And Sing  album cover Max Roach With The J.C. White Singers Max Roach With The J.C. White Singers - Lift Every Voice And Sing(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.271 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.273 Celebration Record  album cover Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Celebration Record(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.273 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.275 The Robert Patterson Singers  album cover The Robert Patterson Singers* The Robert Patterson Singers(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 40.275 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.279 Aretha's Greatest Hits  album cover Aretha Franklin Aretha's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.279 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.283 Push Push  album cover Herbie Mann Push Push(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.283 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.290 Soul To Soul (Music From The Original Soundtrack - Recorded Live In Ghana, West Africa)  album cover Various Soul To Soul (Music From The Original Soundtrack - Recorded Live In Ghana, West Africa)(LP, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.290 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.291 Liv  album cover Livingston Taylor Liv(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 40.291 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
40.307 Restrictions  album cover Cactus (3) Restrictions(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic, ATCO Records 40.307 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 012 The Doors  album cover The Doors The Doors (Album) 42 012 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 016 Strange Days  album cover The Doors Strange Days (Album) 42 016 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42023 The Great American Eagle Tragedy  album cover Earth Opera The Great American Eagle Tragedy(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra, Metronome, Exulta, Exulta, Exulta 42023 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
42 024 Accept No Substitute  album cover Delaney & Bonnie Accept No Substitute(LP, Album, RP) Exulta, Elektra 42 024 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 027 Kick Out The Jams  album cover MC5 Kick Out The Jams(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Elektra 42 027 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 033 Keep On Moving  album cover The Butterfield Blues Band* Keep On Moving(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Exulta, Exulta 42 033 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 041 Waiting For The Sun  album cover The Doors Waiting For The Sun (Album) 42 041 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 046 I Looked Up  album cover The Incredible String Band I Looked Up(LP, Album, RE) Exulta, Elektra 42 046 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 050 On The Waters  album cover Bread On The Waters (Album) 42 050 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 053 Lorca  album cover Tim Buckley Lorca(LP, Album) Exulta, Elektra, Elektra 42 053 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 055 Fun House  album cover The Stooges Fun House(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Exulta, Exulta 42 055 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 062 13  album cover The Doors 13 (Comp) 42 062 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 072 Happy Sad  album cover Tim Buckley Happy Sad(LP, Album, RE) Exulta 42 072 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 076 Jack-Knife Gypsy  album cover Paul Siebel Jack-Knife Gypsy(LP, Album) Exulta 42 076 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 077 Carly Simon  album cover Carly Simon Carly Simon(LP, Album) Exulta, Exulta 42 077 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 079 The Soft Parade  album cover The Doors The Soft Parade (Album) 42 079 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
42 080 Morrison Hotel  album cover The Doors Morrison Hotel(LP, Album, RP) Exulta 42 080 Germany 1971 Sell This Version