Arcade Records (3)

Arcade Records (3)

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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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211-216 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town
London
NW1 8AB

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1C 006-63 530 Billy Vaughn And His Orchestra - Magic Moments 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 G3 Various 22 Fantastic Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 40-ADE G3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
40-ADE GC 25 Various - Hit Tornado Various Hit Tornado(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 40-ADE GC 25 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
40-ADE H 3 Various - 40 Golden Hits Various 40 Golden Hits(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 40-ADE H 3 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
44 Orchester Billy Vaughn* - Moonlight Melodies Orchester Billy Vaughn* Moonlight Melodies(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade, Arcade Records (3) 44 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
45JAR-219 Mitzi Gaynor - Happy Anniversary Mitzi Gaynor Happy Anniversary(7", Single) Top Rank International 45JAR-219 UK 1959 Sell This Version
289003 Unknown Artist - Fitness Dancing Unknown Artist Fitness Dancing(LP, P/Mixed, Gat) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 289003 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
01 521022 Various Country Gala(2xLP, Album, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 01 521022 UK 1990 Sell This Version
2000921 Various - Gouden Koren Various Gouden Koren(2xCD, Comp) CNR Music 2000921 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
2475 101 Various - 20 Volkslieder Hits Various 20 Volkslieder Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 2475 101 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
2475 602 Don Kosaken Chor Serge Jaroff - 20 Don Kosaken Hits Don Kosaken Chor Serge Jaroff 20 Don Kosaken Hits(LP, Comp) Polydor, Arcade Records (3) 2475 602 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2891 001 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) 2891 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2891 002 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two (Comp) 2891 002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
2891 109 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists (Volume One) Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists (Volume One)(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 2891 109 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
3236 101 Various - 20 Volkslieder Hits Various 20 Volkslieder Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3236 101 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
3491 001 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3491 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3896 001 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3896 001 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3896 002 Various - 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two Various 20 Fantastic Hits By The Original Artists Volume Two(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) 3896 002 UK 1972 Sell This Version
74.23 361 Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) 74.23 361 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
74.27 461 Various - Neue Gangart / Wertstabil Various Neue Gangart / Wertstabil(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 74.27 461 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
76.23 305 Various - 20 Number 1 Hits Various 20 Number 1 Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade, Arcade 76.23 305 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
76.23 361 Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) 76.23 361 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
76.23 361 Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 76.23 361 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
76. 23 373 Unknown Artist - 20 Stimmungs Hits Unknown Artist 20 Stimmungs Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 76. 23 373 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
76.23 400 Harry Belafonte - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Harry Belafonte Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) 76.23 400 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
76.23 494 Ernst Mosch Und Seine Original Egerländer Musikanten - Die 20 Grössten Erfolge Ernst Mosch Und Seine Original Egerländer Musikanten Die 20 Grössten Erfolge(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3) 76.23 494 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
76.26 441 Various - Im Frühtau Zu Berge - Die 20 Schönsten Alpenlieder Various Im Frühtau Zu Berge - Die 20 Schönsten Alpenlieder(LP, Comp, Ltd) Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade 76.26 441 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
A4196 Chor Und Orchester Paul Biste - Winde Weh'n, Schiffe Geh'n 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 The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - All-Time Classics 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 London Symphony Orchestra* Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - An Hour Of Musical Masterpieces 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 CA9 Various - Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History Various Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History(2x8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CA9 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CA10 Various - Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History Various Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History(2x8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CA10 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CA 11 Various - Listen To The Music - 20 Smash Hits Various Listen To The Music - 20 Smash Hits(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA 11 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CA18 Various - Disco Hits 75 Various Disco Hits 75(8-Trk, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA18 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CA19 Roy Orbison - The Best Of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA19 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CA21 Various - Superstars Tribute To The Beatles Various Superstars Tribute To The Beatles(8-Trk, Comp, Car) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA21 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CA24 Henry Mancini - 40 Greatest Henry Mancini 40 Greatest(8-Trk, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CA24 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CH18 Various - 20 Country Hits Various 20 Country Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CH18 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CH21 Jim Reeves - 40 Golden Greats Jim Reeves 40 Golden Greats(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Trent (2) ADE CH21 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS.1 Various - 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's Various 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's (Comp) ADE CS.1 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ADE CS.2 Various - 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's Various 40 Fantastic Hits From The 50's And 60's (Comp) ADE CS.2 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ADE CS4 The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - All-Time Classics The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Ezra Rachlin - All-Time Classics(Cass, Album) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS4 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ADE CS6 Various - 20 Number 1's Various 20 Number 1's(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS 7 Various - 20 Top Speed Hits Various 20 Top Speed Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade ADE CS 7 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CS9 Various - Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History Various Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS9 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CS10 Various - Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History Various Alan Freeman's History Of Pop - 40 Famous Hits That Made Pop History(2xCass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS10 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ADE CS15 Various - Black Music 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 Various - Disco Hits 75 Various Disco Hits 75(Cass, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS18 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS19 Roy Orbison - The Best Of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison The Best Of Roy Orbison(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS19 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ADE CS21 Various - Superstars Tribute To The Beatles Various Superstars Tribute To The Beatles (Comp) ADE CS21 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CS22 Gene Pitney - His 20 Greatest Gene Pitney His 20 Greatest(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS22 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS22 Gene Pitney - His 20 Greatest Gene Pitney His 20 Greatest(Cass, Comp, Gre) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE CS22 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS24 Henry Mancini - 40 Greatest 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 Various - Rock Revolution Various Rock Revolution(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS 26 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ADE CS27 Various - Rock On Various Rock On(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS27 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ADE CS32 The Rolling Stones - Get Stoned - The Rolling Stones 30 Greatest Hits 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) Cleo Laine Cleo (Cleo Laine Sings 20 Famous Show Hits)(Cass, Album, Dol) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS37 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADE CS38 Harry Belafonte - His 20 Greatest Hits Harry Belafonte His 20 Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE CS38 UK 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G3 Various - 22 Fantastic Hits Various 22 Fantastic Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G3 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G4 Various - Black Music Various Black Music (Comp) ADE G4 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE G 5 Various - 20 Top Speed Hits Various 20 Top Speed Hits (Comp) ADE G 5 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G6 Elvis* - Seine 40 Grössten Hits Elvis* Seine 40 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G6 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G7 Various - 40 Super-Schlager Various 40 Super-Schlager (Comp) ADE G7 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 9 Various - Hit Machine Various Hit Machine (Comp) ADE G 9 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G10 Various - Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits Various Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits (Comp) ADE G10 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G10-1 Various - Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits Various Star Club - 40 Star-Club Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE G10-1 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 11 Various - Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists Various Hit Explosion - 20 Original Hits, 20 Original Artists (Comp) ADE G 11 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 1/2 Various - 40 Golden Hits Various 40 Golden Hits(2xLP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 1/2 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ADE G 14 Various - 20 Number 1 Hits Various 20 Number 1 Hits (Comp) ADE G 14 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 15 Various - 20 Operetten Melodien Various 20 Operetten Melodien (Comp) ADE G 15 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G16 Les Humphries Singers - 20 Grössten Hits Les Humphries Singers 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G16 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 18 Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 18 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G18 Glenn Miller - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Glenn Miller Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G18 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 20 Various - Hit Power Various Hit Power (Comp) ADE G 20 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 21 Unknown Artist - 20 Stimmungs Hits Unknown Artist 20 Stimmungs Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G 21 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ADE G 22 Fats Domino - Seine 20 Größten Hits 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 Various - 20 Country Hits Various 20 Country Hits (Comp) ADE G 23 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 24 The Beach Boys - 20 Grössten Hits The Beach Boys 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 24 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 25 Various - Hit Tornado Various Hit Tornado (Comp) ADE G 25 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 26 Harry Belafonte - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Harry Belafonte Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G 26 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 27 Rolling Stones* - Die 30 Größten Hits In Originalaufnahmen Rolling Stones* Die 30 Größten Hits In Originalaufnahmen (Comp) ADE G 27 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 28 Johnny Cash - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Johnny Cash Seine 20 Grössten Hits (Comp) ADE G 28 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G29 Various - Hit Rocket (20 Super Hits) Various Hit Rocket (20 Super Hits) (Comp) ADE G29 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 30 Klaus Havenstein - Das Beste Von Walt Disney - Die 10 Geschichten Und Ihre 20 Melodien Klaus Havenstein Das Beste Von Walt Disney - Die 10 Geschichten Und Ihre 20 Melodien(LP) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 30 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 31 Paul Biste - 40 Schunkellieder Paul Biste 40 Schunkellieder(LP, Album) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 31 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 32 Buddy Holly - Seine 20 Grössten Hits Buddy Holly Seine 20 Grössten Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 32 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 33 Various - 30 Golden Guitar Hits Various 30 Golden Guitar Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3), Arcade ADE G 33 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 34 London Symphonie Orchester* - Das Beste Der Klassik (Eine Stunde Mit Dem London Symphonie Orchester) London Symphonie Orchester* Das Beste Der Klassik (Eine Stunde Mit Dem London Symphonie Orchester)(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade Records (3) ADE G 34 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ADE G 35 Paul Biste - Die 20 Größten Märsche Paul Biste Die 20 Größten Märsche(LP) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 35 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G37 Louis Armstrong - Seine 20 Größten Hits Louis Armstrong Seine 20 Größten Hits(LP, Comp, Mono) Arcade Records (3) ADE G37 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 38 Ernst Mosch Und Seine Original Egerländer Musikanten - Die 20 Grössten Erfolge Ernst Mosch Und Seine Original Egerländer Musikanten Die 20 Grössten Erfolge(LP, Comp) Arcade, Arcade Records (3), Arcade, Arcade Records (3) ADE G 38 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 42 Everly Brothers - Die 20 Tollsten Hits - Originalaufnahmen Everly Brothers Die 20 Tollsten Hits - Originalaufnahmen(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G 42 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G5-2 GEMMA Various - 20 Top Speed Hits Various 20 Top Speed Hits(LP, Comp) Arcade Records (3) ADE G5-2 GEMMA Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ADE G 53 Nini Rosso - Trumpet Dreams Nini Rosso Trumpet Dreams ADE G 53 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
ADE G 55 Paul Biste - Auf Und Nieder - Die 60 Schönsten Trinklieder Paul Biste Auf Und Nieder - Die 60 Schönsten Trinklieder (Comp) ADE G 55 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
ADE G 60 Various - Azzurro - Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien Various Azzurro - Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien (Comp) ADE G 60 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
ADE G 60 CH Various - Azzurro - Die Top 20 Super Hits Aus Italien 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