FFRR

FFRR

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The dance music-focused imprint FFRR (Full Frequency Range Recordings) was launched in 1986 by the UK branch of London Records after that company's efforts to be a diverse, Island Records-like pop label failed to attract up-and-coming dance artists who preferred the specialization of competitors like Rhythm King and Island's 4th & Broadway imprint. London Records employee and radio DJ Pete Tong and assistant Phil Howells ran FFRR, for a time with Nick Raphael (2) as Product and later, Label Manager.

Label Code: LC 7654 / LC 07654

Discogs does not yet recognize the classic ffrr high-fidelity mark (normally paired with a London or Decca logo) as a distinct label or series; for releases with that branding, please only enter the label as London Records or Decca as appropriate, and mention ffrr in the release notes.

Although the company name FFRR Records Ltd. first appeared on releases in 1986, the standard London logos were used until 1987. Such releases, even if they have an old-style "ffrr" badge embedded in the London logos, should only be filed under London Records. A new logo for the dance imprint first appeared on releases in 1987. It incorporated elements of the classic "ffrr" high-fidelity marks that had been part of the Decca and London branding since the 1940s, yet it is a unique logo, with a key difference being that it normally appears by itself and contains the words Full Frequency Range Recordings (not Recording, and not American Recordings or British Recordings).

From 1990 on, the imprint was affiliated with both FFRR Records Ltd and former immediate parent London Records 90 Ltd.

DJ’, included to the catalog numbers, generally stand for ‘promo copies’.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
101 Dance Cool (Chillin' Mixes)  album cover Various Dance Cool (Chillin' Mixes)(CD, Comp, Promo) Metronome 101 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1299 Martin Stephenson And The Daintees Long Hard Road(7", Single, Promo) FFRR 1299 France 1990 Sell This Version
1570 Twist And Shout  album cover Salt 'N' Pepa Twist And Shout(CD, Single, Promo) FFRR 1570 France 1988 Sell This Version
1723 Shelter  album cover The Brand New Heavies Shelter(Cass, Album) FFRR 1723 Indonesia 1997 Sell This Version
1772 Inner Shade  album cover Life's Addiction Inner Shade(Cass, Album) FFRR 1772 Indonesia 1997 Sell This Version
2077 2  album cover Orbital 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 2077 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
5227 Ciel 91 !  album cover Various Ciel 91 !(CD, Comp, Promo) FFRR 5227 France 1991 Sell This Version
5752 Orbital Diversions(Cass, EP, Comp) FFRR 5752 UK 1994 Sell This Version
6941 Goldie Saturnz Return(2xCD, Album, Promo) FFRR, FFRR 6941 France 1997 Sell This Version
7479 2Mix4U  album cover Armand Van Helden 2Mix4U(Cass, Mixed, Promo) FFRR 7479 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
9046 You Don't Know Me  album cover Armand Van Helden You Don't Know Me(CD, Single, Promo, Car) FFRR, Barclay 9046 France 1999 Sell This Version
11133 Move On Baby (Remix)  album cover Cappella Move On Baby (Remix)(12", S/Sided, TP) FFRR 11133 US Unknown Sell This Version
31065-1 The Middle Of Nowhere  album cover Orbital The Middle Of Nowhere(2xLP, Album) FFRR 31065-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
31065-2 Orbital The Middle Of Nowhere (Album) 31065-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
31147-2 Essential Mix - Mixed By Boy George  album cover Boy George Essential Mix - Mixed By Boy George (Comp) 31147-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
31154-2 Re-Rewind Back By Public Demand  album cover The Artful Dodger* Re-Rewind Back By Public Demand(CD, Mixed) FFRR 31154-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
31168-2 Essential Mix  album cover Peter Rauhofer Essential Mix(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) FFRR 31168-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
35027-2 Ring Of Saturn  album cover Goldie Ring Of Saturn(CD, EP) FFRR 35027-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35029-2 Timeless  album cover Goldie Timeless(2xCD, Album, RE) FFRR 35029-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35030-2 Morning Dove White  album cover One Dove Morning Dove White(CD, Album) FFRR 35030-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35031-2 In Sides  album cover Orbital In Sides(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RE) FFRR, Internal 35031-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35032-2 Orbital  album cover Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE, RP) FFRR 35032-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
35033-2 Orbital 2  album cover Orbital Orbital 2(CD, Album, RE) FFRR 35033-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35034-2 Snivilisation  album cover Orbital Snivilisation(CD, Album, RP) FFRR 35034-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
35036-2 The Singles Collection 1984/1990  album cover Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards - The Singles Collection 1984/1990(CD, Comp) London Records, FFRR 35036-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35040-2 Logical Progression  album cover LTJ Bukem Logical Progression(CD, Comp, RE + CD, Comp, Mixed, RE) FFRR 35040-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35041-2 Platinum Breakz  album cover Various Platinum Breakz(2xCD, Comp, RE) FFRR 35041-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
35047-2 Diversions  album cover Orbital Diversions(CD, EP, Comp, RE) FFRR 35047-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
36 260 8 The Finest  album cover Fine Young Cannibals The Finest(CD, Comp) FFRR, FFRR 36 260 8 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
40678 2 The Altogether  album cover Orbital The Altogether(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) FFRR 40678 2 US 2001 Sell This Version
77 966 0 The Greatest Hits  album cover Salt 'N' Pepa The Greatest Hits(CD, Comp) FFRR, Next Plateau Records Inc. 77 966 0 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
081944-3 A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That  album cover D Mob A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That(VHS) FFRR, FFRR 081944-3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
084 666 3 Jimmy Somerville Featuring Bronski Beat And The Communards Jimmy Somerville Featuring Bronski Beat And The Communards - The Video Collection 1984 / 1990 (Comp) 084 666 3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
2 27194 The Middle Of Nowhere  album cover Orbital The Middle Of Nowhere(CD, Album) FFRR 2 27194 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
2 27950 Human Traffic (Essential Selection Presents Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Human Traffic (Essential Selection Presents Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) FFRR 2 27950 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
2 28193 Rafi's Revenge  album cover Asian Dub Foundation Rafi's Revenge(CD, Album) FFRR 2 28193 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
2 28230 Orbital  album cover Orbital Orbital(CD, Album, RE) FFRR 2 28230 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
2 29243 I Know Electrikboy  album cover Maddkatt Courtship III* I Know Electrikboy(CD, Album) FFRR, Clashbackk Recordings 2 29243 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
2 40678 The Altogether  album cover Orbital The Altogether(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) FFRR 2 40678 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
2 46190 Work 1989-2002  album cover Orbital Work 1989-2002(CD, Comp) FFRR 2 46190 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
2 82042 Community Music  album cover Asian Dub Foundation Community Music(CD, Album) FFRR, London Records 90 Ltd. 2 82042 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
300150-4 Let's Talk About Sex!  album cover Salt 'N' Pepa Let's Talk About Sex!(Cass, Single) FFRR 300150-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
300167-4 Ride Like The Wind  album cover East Side Beat Ride Like The Wind(Cass, Single) FFRR 300167-4 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
31065-2P The Middle Of Nowhere  album cover Orbital The Middle Of Nowhere(CD, Album, Promo) FFRR 31065-2P US 1999 Sell This Version
31167-2A The Altogether  album cover Orbital The Altogether(CD, Album, Promo) FFRR 31167-2A US 2001 Sell This Version
350 001-1 Chime  album cover Orbital Chime 350 001-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
350 001-4 Chime  album cover Orbital Chime(Cass, Maxi) FFRR 350 001-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
456 294-2 Métamorphose - Messe Pour Le Temps Présent  album cover Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - Métamorphose - Messe Pour Le Temps Présent(CD, Album) FFRR 456 294-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
477 865-2 The Greatest Hits '94 Volume 3  album cover Various The Greatest Hits '94 Volume 3(CD, Comp) Magnum, Magnum 477 865-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
488955 2 Electronic Battle Weapons  album cover Various Electronic Battle Weapons(2xCD, Comp) Columbia 488955 2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
510987-1 Funk Your Head Up  album cover Ultramagnetic MC's Funk Your Head Up(LP, Album) FFRR, FFRR 510987-1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
510987-4 Funk Your Head Up  album cover Ultramagnetic MC's Funk Your Head Up(Cass, Album) FFRR 510987-4 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
511 962-2 Zucchero  album cover Zucchero Zucchero(CD, Album) FFRR 511 962-2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
514 736-2 Club Flavour Volume One  album cover Various Club Flavour Volume One(CD, Comp) FFRR 514 736-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
516 176-1 Now Dance  album cover Various Now Dance (Comp) 516 176-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 176-2 Now Dance  album cover Various Now Dance(CD) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 176-2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 387-2 100% Dance Hits  album cover Various 100% Dance Hits(CD, Comp, Mixed) Polytel 516 387-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
516 486-2 The Sound Of Kiss 100 FM  album cover Various The Sound Of Kiss 100 FM (Comp) 516 486-2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
516 495-1 Now Dance 3  album cover Various Now Dance 3(2xLP, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 495-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 495-2 Now Dance 3  album cover Various Now Dance 3(CD, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 495-2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 643-1 Now Dance 4  album cover Various Now Dance 4(2xLP, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 516 643-1 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 643-2 Now Dance 4  album cover Various Now Dance 4(CD, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 516 643-2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
516 703-2 Clubfffloor's Most Wanted - Volume 2  album cover Various Clubfffloor's Most Wanted - Volume 2(CD, Mixed) FFRR, PolyGram 516 703-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
516 783-1 Now Dance 5  album cover Various Now Dance 5 (Comp) 516 783-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
516 783-2 Now Dance 5  album cover Various Now Dance 5(CD, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 783-2 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
516946-1 Now Dance 6  album cover Various Now Dance 6(2xLP, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516946-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
516 946-2 Now Dance 6  album cover Various Now Dance 6(CD, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 946-2 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
516 946-4 Now Dance 6  album cover Various Now Dance 6(2xCass, Comp) FFRR, PolyGram TV 516 946-4 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
518 857-2 California Dreaming  album cover Various California Dreaming(CD, Comp) Internal, FFRR 518 857-2 UK 1994 Sell This Version
524-399-1 Jewelz  album cover O.C. Jewelz(2xLP, Album) Payday, FFRR 524-399-1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
524 399-2 Jewelz  album cover O.C. Jewelz(CD, Album) Payday, FFRR 524 399-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
525 073-2 Dance Zone Level 3  album cover Various Dance Zone Level 3(2xCD, Comp) PolyGram TV 525 073-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
525 151-1 Now Dance 7  album cover Various Now Dance 7 (Comp) 525 151-1 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
525 151-2 Now Dance 7  album cover Various Now Dance 7(CD, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 525 151-2 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
525 151-4 Now Dance 7  album cover Various Now Dance 7(2xCass, Comp) FFRR, FFRR, Polygram TV, Polygram TV 525 151-4 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
525 253-2 Dance Machine  album cover Various Dance Machine(2xCD, Comp) FFRR, FM Records 525 253-2 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
525460-1 Groovy Beat '95  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95(LP, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 525460-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525460-1 Groovy Beat '95  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95(LP, Comp, TP) FFRR 525460-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525460-2 Groovy Beat  '95  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95(CD, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 525460-2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 638-1 Now Dance 8  album cover Various Now Dance 8 (Comp) 525 638-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 638-2 Now Dance 8  album cover Various Now Dance 8(CD, Comp) PolyGram TV, FFRR 525 638-2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 638-4 Now Dance 8  album cover Various Now Dance 8(Cass, Comp) PolyGram TV, FFRR 525 638-4 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 776-1 Another Trip To Raveland  album cover Various Another Trip To Raveland (Comp) 525 776-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 776-2 Another Trip To Raveland  album cover Various Another Trip To Raveland(CD, Comp) FFRR 525 776-2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525 860-2 Dance Zone Level 6  album cover Various Dance Zone Level 6 (Comp) 525 860-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
525990-1 Groovy Beat  '95 Vol.2  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95 Vol.2 (Comp) 525990-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525990-2 Groovy Beat  '95 Vol.2  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95 Vol.2(CD, Comp) FFRR 525990-2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
525990-4 Groovy Beat  '95 Vol.2  album cover Various Groovy Beat '95 Vol.2(Cass, Comp) FFRR 525990-4 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
531 079-2 The Black Voices: On The Street In Watts  album cover The Watts Prophets The Black Voices: On The Street In Watts(CD, Album) FFRR 531 079-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
531 080-2 Rappin' Black In A White World  album cover The Watts Prophets Rappin' Black In A White World(CD, MiniAlbum) FFRR 531 080-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
531-101-1 The Sinner  album cover Orbital The Sinner(12", TP) FFRR, PolyGram Records 531-101-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
533-738-1 Future Sound Of Paris  album cover Various Future Sound Of Paris(3x12", Comp) FSOP, FFRR 533-738-1 France 1996 Sell This Version
535 134-1 Now Dance 9  album cover Various Now Dance 9 (Comp) 535 134-1 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
535 134-2 Now Dance 9  album cover Various Now Dance 9(CD, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 535 134-2 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
535 134-4 Now Dance 9  album cover Various Now Dance 9(2xCass, Comp) FFRR, Polygram TV 535 134-4 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
535 424 2 Essential Mix Volume Two  album cover Tong*, Mackintosh*, Emerson*, Digweed* Tong*, Mackintosh*, Emerson*, Digweed* - Essential Mix Volume Two(2xCD, Mixed, Dig) FFRR, FFRR 535 424 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
535 470-2 600% Dance Hits  album cover Various 600% Dance Hits(CD, Comp, Mixed) PolyTel 535 470-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
535 501-1 Now Dance 10  album cover Various Now Dance 10(LP, Comp) PolyGram, Planetworks, FFRR 535 501-1 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
535 501-4 Now Dance 10  album cover Various Now Dance 10(Cass, Comp) PolyGram, Planetworks, FFRR 535 501-4 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
535 599-2 Various Special Brew (Comp) 535 599-2 Australasia 1996 Sell This Version

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majesticuncasual

majesticuncasual

June 10, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Anyone have any recommendations of obscure artists to check out? I found the label because of Dj Icey, Goldie, LTJ Bukem and I love a few random gems like Armand Van Helden- You Don't Know me. Still I'd love to know if there are any recommended artists, compilations or something that would help me discover the more obscure side of their catalog. Maybe releases that have stood the test of time? I'll be digging into it deeper either way however 3000 releases is so intimidating. Any underground/ obscure must listens or favorites? Cheers!

transition-metal

transition-metal

December 17, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
ffrr is a cool label with a huge catalogue of artists from DJ Seduction, Orbital, tall paul and a shit load of others, not too sure where a release by London symphony orchestra fits in especially since it is 1949 release when this label started in the 80's!!!!
searchy

searchy

August 2, 2015
Pretty amazing that no one has left a review of possibly the most influential label of all time. FFRR has had hit releases spanning four decades now and has been responsible for some of the most influential dance music tracks of all time, spanning all genres.

Its so much harder these days to make an impact in an insanely crowded pool of labels but FFRR continues to do so, a prime example being one of the absolute best progressive house tracks of the past 10 years in Jon Hopkins remix of Coldplay's Midnight.

FFRR will take it's rightful place in history when all is said and done thanks to such an amazing amount of quality releases. We salute you Pete Tong!