Compendium Records

Compendium Records

Profile:
Norwegian Record Label, active from 1974 to 1977.
Compendium started out in 1974 as a classic hippie enterprise. At the time, the price difference between Norway and England for records was quite substantial, and Compendium found out that they could sell the albums cheaper than the other stores by importing directly from England and still make money. The first crew of Compendium Records consisted of Frode Holm, Gunnar Skogen and Jomar Johansen. By 1975, Compendium was in full bloom, they included not only a record store, but also a book store, a small coffee room, oriental goods and posters.
After Frode Holm went to see the band Henry Cow perform at Kensington theatre in London and was completely blown away, he invited the band to Oslo to hold a concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. The sold-out concert was taped and this recording together with others live tapes ended up as Compendium's first release, Henry Cow - Concerts.
Compendium Records then released albums by Soft Machine's members Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean who they already met at the time of Soft Machine concert at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Oslo in 1971, and several other British renowned jazz artists.
Compendium also released some Norwegian jazz and progressive rock music.
In 1977 Compendium closed it doors. The label had by then released 10 albums and the store had sold thousands of progressive jazz and rock records to the Norwegian public.
Contact Info:
[obsolete]
Bernt Ankers Gate 17
Oslo 1, Norway
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
20MJ 3575 Hi-Fly  album cover Karin Krog - Archie Shepp Karin Krog - Archie Shepp - Hi-Fly(LP, Album) Polydor 20MJ 3575 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
3012842 Hopper Tunity Box  album cover Hugh Hopper Hopper Tunity Box(CD, Album, RE) Culture Press 3012842 France 1996 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 1 Concerts  album cover Henry Cow Concerts(2xLP) Compendium Records FIDARDO 1 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 2 Hi-Fly  album cover Karin Krog, Archie Shepp Karin Krog, Archie Shepp - Hi-Fly (Album) FIDARDO 2 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 3 Black And White  album cover Vanessa (30) Black And White (Album) FIDARDO 3 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 4 Cruel But Fair  album cover Hopper* / Dean* / Tippett* / Gallivan* Hopper* / Dean* / Tippett* / Gallivan* - Cruel But Fair (Album) FIDARDO 4 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 5 Peace On Earth  album cover Charles Austin (2), Joe Gallivan & Voices (12) Charles Austin (2), Joe Gallivan & Voices (12) - Peace On Earth (Album) FIDARDO 5 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 6 Saluki  album cover Saluki Saluki (Album) FIDARDO 6 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 7 Hopper Tunity Box  album cover Hugh Hopper Hopper Tunity Box(LP, Album) Compendium Records FIDARDO 7 UK 1977 Sell This Version
FIDARDO/8 London  album cover Intercontinental Express, Joe Gallivan, Charles Austin (2) Intercontinental Express, Joe Gallivan, Charles Austin (2) - London(LP, Album) Compendium Records FIDARDO/8 UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 9 Now You See It...  album cover Mirage (37) Now You See It...(LP, Album) Compendium Records FIDARDO 9 UK & Europe 1977 Sell This Version
FIDARDO 10 Blow Out  album cover Håkon Graf / Sveinung Hovensjø / Jon Eberson / Jon Christensen Håkon Graf / Sveinung Hovensjø / Jon Eberson / Jon Christensen - Blow Out (Album) FIDARDO 10 Norway 1977 Sell This Version
K18P-9400 Hi-Fly  album cover Karin Krog, Archie Shepp Karin Krog, Archie Shepp - Hi-Fly(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Compendium Records, Compendium Records K18P-9400 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
KUX-37-V Hi-Fly  album cover Karin Krog - Archie Shepp Karin Krog - Archie Shepp - Hi-Fly(LP, Album) Overseas Records KUX-37-V Japan 1977 Sell This Version
PSPLP718 Compendium Records  album cover Various Compendium Records(LP, Album, Comp, Gat) Plastic Strip PSPLP718 Norway 2010 Sell This Version
SRT90S2398 Miracle Man  album cover Cindy Stratton Miracle Man(7") Compendium Records SRT90S2398 UK 1990 Sell This Version