Arcade Records (3)

Arcade Records (3)

Profile:
For company credits related to the Dutch label/record company Arcade (distribution, marketing, copyright etc.).
Also used as a label in the 70s and the early 80s. Consider adding Arcade as 2nd label if it appears on the release.

Arcade Records was formed in mid-1972 by Laurence Myers of the Gem-Toby Organisation. Myers had previously been a chartered accountant and co-founder of Goodman Myers & Co., who's key client was record producer Mickie Most. He later represented, amongst others, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles’ Apple Corp., The Animals, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin and Donovan. In 1970 he departed the practice and formed a group of companies, managing the likes of David Bowie, Gary Glitter, The New Seekers, Alan Price, The Tremeloes, The Sweet, Sailor, Lionel Bart and others.

Meanwhile, following the split-up of The Seekers, band member Keith Potger was in search of a new venture and created The New Seekers. He became a co-founder of the new group's management company the Toby Organisation, launched in London in February 1969, in partnership with David Joseph a former television producer from Australia. In June 1972 the Toby Organisation joined forces with Laurence Myers' Gem companies to form the Gem Toby Organization.

In July 1972 David Joseph relocated to California to set up a Gem Toby Organization office in Hollywood. Glenn Wheatley, an ex musician of Australian bands The Masters Apprentices and Bay City Union and tour manager of The Mixtures and The New Seekers, was selected by Joseph to become joint vice-president of the Gem-Toby Organisation's USA office. Wheatley was joined by vice-president Eileen Bradley, who had previously worked in New York with Connie de Nave before moving to Los Angeles in 1970 to become the West Coast editor of a popular American teen magazine. The skills of Tony Barrow, the New Seekers' publicist in the UK, were also useful in the development of the company. In the early '60s Barrow had been head of the Press and Publicity Division at Brian Epstein's NEMS Enterprises.

By mid-August 1972 Myers' company had formed Arcade Records in the UK. It was the first European record label to employ the power of TV advertising, using a sales methodology already adopted by the Arcade Records' distribution company William Levine Ltd. The first compilation albums on the label reached high spots in the UK charts and over sixty "Best Of" style compilation recordings were produced by Arcade Records, including an Elvis Presley greatest hits album which at the time was the one of the UK's biggest selling single-artist compilation albums ever.

With the Gem-Toby Organisation providing the "GTO" acronym, Myers later formed GTO Films in 1973, sharing in the success of the film 'Fatal Attraction' and created GTO Records in 1974, with a roster of artists including Donna Summer, Heatwave and Billy Ocean. In the eighties Myers also formed Gem Records, the label of archetypal punk band, The UK Subs.

Arcade Records became part of the Benelux company "Arcade" in 1979. Herman Heinsbroek, vice president of CBS Music (Benelux) was hired as director of the newly-formed Benelux company Arcade Music in 1979, which became "Arcade". From 1983 to 1998 Heinsbroek was company chairman of "Arcade", which continued the tradition of compilation recordings, overseeing the company's sale to Wegener in 1995.
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3rd Floor
211-216 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town
London
NW1 8AB
[l298612]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 006-63 530 Magic Moments  album cover Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra Magic Moments(7", Single) EMI, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI Electrola 1C 006-63 530 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
40-ADE GC 25 Hit Tornado  album cover Various Hit Tornado(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 40-ADE GC 25 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
44 Moonlight Melodies  album cover Orchester Billy Vaughn* Moonlight Melodies(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade, Arcade Records (3) 44 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
45JAR-219 Happy Anniversary  album cover Mitzi Gaynor Happy Anniversary(7", Single) Top Rank International 45JAR-219 UK 1959 Sell This Version
289003 Fitness Dancing  album cover Various Fitness Dancing(LP, Gat) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 289003 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
01 521022 Various Country Gala(2xLP, Album, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 01 521022 UK 1990 Sell This Version
2000921 Gouden Koren  album cover Various Gouden Koren(2xCD, Comp) CNR Music 2000921 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
2475 101 20 Volkslieder Hits  album cover Various 20 Volkslieder Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 2475 101 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2475 602 20 Don Kosaken Hits  album cover Don Kosaken Chor Serge Jaroff 20 Don Kosaken Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor, Arcade Records (3) 2475 602 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2891 001 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) 2891 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2891 002 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two (Comp) 2891 002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2891 109 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists (Volume One)  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists (Volume One)(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 2891 109 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
3236 101 20 Volkslieder Hits  album cover Various 20 Volkslieder Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3236 101 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
3491 001 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3491 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3896 001 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3896 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3896 002 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two  album cover Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two(8-Trk) Arcade Records (3) 3896 002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
A4196 Winde Weh'n, Schiffe Geh'n  album cover Chor Und Orchester Paul Biste Winde Weh'n, Schiffe Geh'n(LP, Album, Ltd) Arcade, Arcade Records (3) A4196 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE C1 All-Time Classics  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - All-Time Classics ADE C1 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ADE C 2 An Hour Of Musical Masterpieces  album cover London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Ezra Rachlin London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - An Hour Of Musical Masterpieces(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE C 2 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CA 11 Listen To The Music - 20 Smash Hits  album cover Various Listen To The Music - 20 Smash Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA 11 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CA19 The Best Of Roy Orbison  album cover Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA19 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CA21 Superstars Tribute To The Beatles  album cover Various Superstars Tribute To The Beatles(8-Trk, Comp, Car) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA21 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CA24 40 Greatest  album cover Henry Mancini 40 Greatest(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CH18 20 Country Hits  album cover Various 20 Country Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CH18 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CH21 40 Golden Greats  album cover Jim Reeves 40 Golden Greats(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Trent (2) ADE CH21 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS.1 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's  album cover Various 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's (Comp) ADE CS.1 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ADE CS6 20 Number 1's  album cover Various 20 Number 1's(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS10 Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History  album cover Various Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS10 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CS15 Black Music  album cover Various Black Music(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS15 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS 16 Jim Reeves 40 Golden Greats(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS 16 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS18 Disco Hits 75  album cover Various Disco Hits 75(Cass, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS18 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS19 The Best Of Roy Orbison  album cover Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS19 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS21 Superstars Tribute To The Beatles  album cover Various Superstars Tribute To The Beatles(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS21 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CS24 40 Greatest  album cover Henry Mancini 40 Greatest(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS 25 The London Philharmonic Choir Conducted By John Alldis With The National Philharmonic Orchestra* The London Philharmonic Choir Conducted By John Alldis With The National Philharmonic Orchestra* - Sounds Of Glory(Cass, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS 25 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CS 26 Rock Revolution  album cover Various Rock Revolution(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS 26 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS27 Rock On  album cover Various Rock On(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS27 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CS32 Get Stoned - The Rolling Stones 30 Greatest Hits  album cover The Rolling Stones Get Stoned - The Rolling Stones 30 Greatest Hits (Album, Comp) ADE CS32 Ireland 1977 Sell This Version
ADE CS37 Cleo Laine Cleo (Cleo Laine Sings 20 Famous Show Hits)(Cass, Album, Dol) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS37 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G3 22 Fantastic Hits  album cover Various 22 Fantastic Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G4 Black Music  album cover Various Black Music (Comp) ADE G4 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE G4 Various Black Music(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G4 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE G 5 20 Top Speed Hits  album cover Various 20 Top Speed Hits (Comp) ADE G 5 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G6 Seine 40 Grössten Hits  album cover Elvis* Seine 40 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G6 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G7 40 Super-Schlager  album cover Various 40 Super-Schlager (Comp) ADE G7 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 9 Hit Machine  album cover Various Hit Machine (Comp) ADE G 9 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G10 Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits  album cover Various Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits (Comp) ADE G10 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G10-1 Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits  album cover Various Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE G10-1 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 11 Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists  album cover Various Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists (Comp) ADE G 11 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 11 Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists  album cover Various Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 11 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 1/2 40 Golden Hits  album cover Various 40 Golden Hits(2xLP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 1/2 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE G 14 20 Number 1 Hits  album cover Various 20 Number 1 Hits (Comp) ADE G 14 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 15 20 Operetten Melodien  album cover Various 20 Operetten Melodien (Comp) ADE G 15 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G16 20 Grössten Hits  album cover Les Humphries Singers 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G16 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 18 Seine 20 Grössten Hits  album cover Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 18 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 20 Hit Power  album cover Various Hit Power (Comp) ADE G 20 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 21 20 Stimmungs Hits  album cover Unknown Artist 20 Stimmungs Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G 21 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 22 Seine 20 Größten Hits  album cover Fats Domino Seine 20 Größten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G 22 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 23 20 Country Hits  album cover Various 20 Country Hits (Comp) ADE G 23 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 24 20 Grössten Hits  album cover The Beach Boys 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 24 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G25 Hit Tornado  album cover Various Hit Tornado(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G25 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 25 Hit Tornado  album cover Various Hit Tornado (Comp) ADE G 25 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 26 Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Originalaufnahmen)  album cover Harry Belafonte Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Originalaufnahmen)(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 26 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 27 Die 30 Größten Hits In Originalaufnahmen  album cover Rolling Stones* Die 30 Größten Hits In Originalaufnahmen (Comp) ADE G 27 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 28 Seine 20 grössten Hits  album cover Johnny Cash Seine 20 grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 28 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G29 Hit Rocket (20 Super Hits)  album cover Various Hit Rocket (20 Super Hits) (Comp) ADE G29 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 31 40 Schunkellieder  album cover Paul Biste 40 Schunkellieder(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 31 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 32 Seine 20 Grössten Hits  album cover Buddy Holly Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 32 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 33 30 Golden Guitar Hits  album cover Various 30 Golden Guitar Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 33 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 33 30 Golden Guitar Hits  album cover Various 30 Golden Guitar Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 33 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 35 Die 20 Größten Märsche  album cover Paul Biste Die 20 Größten Märsche(LP) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 35 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G37 Seine 20 Größten Hits  album cover Louis Armstrong Seine 20 Größten Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE G37 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 42 Die 20 Tollsten Hits - Originalaufnahmen  album cover Everly Brothers Die 20 Tollsten Hits - Originalaufnahmen(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 42 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 44 Moonlight Melodies  album cover Orchester Billy Vaughn* Moonlight Melodies(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade, Arcade, Arcade Records (3) ADE G 44 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G5-2 GEMMA 20 Top Speed Hits  album cover Various 20 Top Speed Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G5-2 GEMMA Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 53 Trumpet Dreams  album cover Nini Rosso Trumpet Dreams(LP) Arcade ADE G 53 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 55 Auf Und Nieder - Die 60 Schönsten Trinklieder  album cover Paul Biste Auf Und Nieder - Die 60 Schönsten Trinklieder (Comp) ADE G 55 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 60 Azzurro (Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien)  album cover Various Azzurro (Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien) (Comp) ADE G 60 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADE G 60 CH Azzurro - Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien  album cover Various Azzurro - Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 60 CH Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADE G 63 Unknown Artist Die 20 Schönsten Lieder Der Berge(LP) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 63 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 67 Elvis : Mit Originalaufnahmen Aus Dem Super-Kinoereignis  album cover Ronnie McDowell Elvis : Mit Originalaufnahmen Aus Dem Super-Kinoereignis(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 67 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADE G 70 First Love: Die Schönsten Lovesongs  album cover Various First Love: Die Schönsten Lovesongs(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 70 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADEG 79 Ein Schöner Sonntag-Morgen  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra Ein Schöner Sonntag-Morgen(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADEG 79 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 96 California Dreaming  album cover Various California Dreaming(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 96 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 97 Good Times  album cover Various Good Times(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 97 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 103 Giants Of Rock - Die Giganten Des Rock Mit Ihren Superhits  album cover Various Giants Of Rock - Die Giganten Des Rock Mit Ihren Superhits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 103 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 104 Summernight - Magic Melodies Im Mundharmonica Sound Vom Weltmeister Mel Stuart  album cover Mel Stuart Summernight - Magic Melodies Im Mundharmonica Sound Vom Weltmeister Mel Stuart(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 104 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 106 Was Ich Dir Sagen Will  album cover Various Was Ich Dir Sagen Will(LP, Album, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 106 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 124 CH Ihre Grössten Erfolge  album cover Edith Piaf Ihre Grössten Erfolge(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 124 CH Germany & Switzerland 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 130 Schlager-Gala - Dieter Thomas Heck Präsentiert Die Top Stars Aus Dem "Tag Des Deutschen Schlagers"  album cover Various Schlager-Gala - Dieter Thomas Heck Präsentiert Die Top Stars Aus Dem "Tag Des Deutschen Schlagers"(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 130 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
ADE G 134 Italian Memories  album cover Orchester Billy Vaughn* Italian Memories(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade Records (3) ADE G 134 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ADEG 143 The Very Best Of   album cover Smokie The Very Best Of (Comp) ADEG 143 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
ADE G 144 Woman In Love 2  album cover Various Woman In Love 2 (Comp) ADE G 144 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 145 A Little Romance  album cover Various A Little Romance(2xLP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 145 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
ADEG 148 Fitness Dancing  album cover Various Fitness Dancing(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADEG 148 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 153 Non Stop Disco Live  album cover Various Non Stop Disco Live(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 153 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
ADEG 154 Im Frühtau Zu Berge - Die 20 Schönsten Alpenlieder  album cover Various Im Frühtau Zu Berge - Die 20 Schönsten Alpenlieder(LP, Comp, Ltd) Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade ADEG 154 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADE G 157 Neue Gangart / Wertstabil  album cover Various Neue Gangart / Wertstabil (Comp) ADE G 157 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
ADE G 157 CH Neue Gangart / Wertstabil  album cover Various Neue Gangart / Wertstabil(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 157 CH Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
ADE G 17 76.23 359 20 Grössten Hits  album cover Cliff Richard 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 17 76.23 359 Germany 1974 Sell This Version