Deram

Deram

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Sub-label of Decca that released new records from 1966 to the early 1980s.
Label Code: LC 0942 / LC 00942.
Initially set up to promote the ''Deramic Sound System'', a new recording technique, resulting in 24 orchestral easy listening albums with The Moody Blues as the only rock band amongst them.
Later on, the label was molded into a specialist label for British psychedelia (mostly singles), Prog rock (the bulk of the albums) and Northern soul/mod sounds. In the 80s, they released records by several synth-pop groups including B-Movie and Bananarama, as well as the post-punk of the likes of TV21 and Splodgenessabounds.

The label is now used by Universal for reissues.

Notes regarding label variations on UK album releases SML/DML1XXX Series (1966-1975)

At first view all the Deram labels are the same because the only evident difference are the colours of the labels, white/red for stereo and white/brown mono until 1970. On more careful inspection you can appreciate other details that for the collecting market are very important and these details are the size of label can be of 10 cm or 9 cm in diameter and the vinyl catalogue number positioned on the label over the cover catalogue number on the central right position (can start with the prefix ZAL or XZAL) and can be in normal position or upside down as if reflected in a mirror.

Starting from late 1966 from the number SML (stereo)/DML (mono) 1001 the Deram label has a label of 10 cm diameter and the first 21 numbers have a deep groove inside the label perimeter. Examples of SML/DML 1025 (The Web/Fully Interlocking) also exist with this label (Label Type 1).

In 1968 the groove disappears but the label is still large (10 cm diameter) up to and including the number SML/DML 1046 in 1969 (Sounds Like The Flirtations). (Label Type 2).

All the above LPs have also the vinyl matrix number (ZAL or XZAL matrix) upside down.

In late 1969 the label became smaller (9 cm diameter) but the vinyl matrix numbers of the labels are still upside down. (Label Type 3)

Again in 1969/70, from SML/DML 1047 (Mike Westbrook Marching Song Vol.1), the label is still small but with the vinyl matrix numbers of the label in normal position and stays small until the last months of 1971, SML 1097 or 1098 (not seen 1098 to verify) (Label Type 4)

From the last months of 1971 to the first months of 1972 the label again became larger (10 cm of diameter) and sometimes in white/brown but this time it was not indicative of a mono press*. Deram repressed in this period and with this size of label many of the 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 LPs but with the vinyl matrix number of the label in normal position (Label Type 5).

From 1973, starting SML (1098 or) 1099 and up to and including SML 1119, the label again became smaller and with the vinyl matrix numbers in normal positions but with 3 lines of credit before them. Also a small R appears positioned after the DERAM writing (Label Type 6).

So, for example, if you have an EAST OF EDEN/MERCATOR PROJECTED SML 1038 with a large Deram label but without the vinyl matrix numbers of the label upside down, this is a reissue of 1972 and not an original of 1968. If you have the same title with a label of 9 cm of diameter with the vinyl matrices numbers upside down it's a 2nd press of 1969, if you have a small label but with vinyl matrix numbers in normal position this is a 3rd press of 1969/1970/1971.

*The last new Mono release was DML 1065 (Ten Years After/Cricklewood Green).

(Based upon original text, with the kind permission of Lucio Corsini, Astral Dreams. Edited and revised based upon further observation of items by Adam_S)
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Contact Info:
Deram Records
The Decca Record Company Limited
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London, S.E. 1
(Obsolete)
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1PBUM-2H Bicycle Seat / Bicycle Seat (Dub)  album cover Max Splodge Bicycle Seat / Bicycle Seat (Dub)(7", Single) Deram, Deram 1PBUM-2H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1P-SML 707 Days Of Future Passed  album cover The Moody Blues With The London Festival Orchestra Conducted By Peter Knight (5) The Moody Blues With The London Festival Orchestra Conducted By Peter Knight (5) - Days Of Future Passed(LP, Album) Deram 1P-SML 707 Portugal 1967 Sell This Version
1PSML 711 In Search Of The Lost Chord  album cover The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, Gat) Deram 1PSML 711 Portugal 1968 Sell This Version
1P-SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram 1P-SML 1035 Portugal 1969 Sell This Version
4KDP-3001 Make Her Mine / Bert's Apple Crumble  album cover The Hipster Image / The Quik The Hipster Image / The Quik - Make Her Mine / Bert's Apple Crumble(7", Promo) Deram 4KDP-3001 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
5N-7541-DJ Lay It On Me  album cover Justin Hayward Lay It On Me (Single) 5N-7541-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-7542 Country Girl  album cover Justin Hayward Country Girl(7", Single) Deram 5N-7542 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-7542-DJ Country Girl  album cover Justin Hayward Country Girl(7", Promo) Deram 5N-7542-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-67004 Question / Candle Of Life  album cover The Moody Blues Question / Candle Of Life(7", Single) Deram 5N-67004 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-67006 The Story In Your Eyes / Melancholy Man  album cover The Moody Blues The Story In Your Eyes / Melancholy Man(7", Styrene) Deram 5N-67006 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N 67012 I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) / For My Lady  album cover The Moody Blues I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) / For My Lady(7", Single) Deram 5N 67012 US 1972 Sell This Version
5N 85023 Nights In White Satin  album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 5N 85023 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-85028 Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)  album cover The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (Single) 5N-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N-85033 Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky  album cover The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky (Single) 5N-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N 85058 My Baby Loves Lovin'   album cover White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin' (7", Single) Deram 5N 85058 US 1970 Sell This Version
5N 85059 United We Stand  album cover The Brotherhood Of Man* United We Stand(7", Single) Deram 5N 85059 US 1970 Sell This Version
7DM-1002 Nights In White Satin  album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin(7", Single, RE) Deram 7DM-1002 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7DM-17001 A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues  album cover Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17001 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7DM-17005 Nights In White Satin  album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17005 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
17DY 4309-6 Maxine's Parlour / Rock Your Mama  album cover The Crocheted Doughnut Ring* / Ten Years After The Crocheted Doughnut Ring* / Ten Years After - Maxine's Parlour / Rock Your Mama(7", Promo) Deram 17DY 4309-6 Japan 1968 Sell This Version
45 DEM 750 I Can Hear The Grass Grow  album cover The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7501 I Love My Dog / Portobello Road  album cover Cat Stevens I Love My Dog / Portobello Road (Single) 45 DEM 7501 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7502 Happy New Year  album cover Beverley* Happy New Year(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 7502 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7504 Night Of Fear  album cover The Move Night Of Fear(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 7504 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7505 Matthew And Son  album cover Cat Stevens Matthew And Son (Single) 45 DEM 7505 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7506 I Can Hear The Grass Grow  album cover The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Single) 45 DEM 7506 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7507 A Whiter Shade Of Pale  album cover Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Single) 45 DEM 7507 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7510 Created By Clive / Grounded  album cover The Syn Created By Clive / Grounded (Single) 45 DEM 7510 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7511 I Can Make It With You  album cover Robb And Dean Douglas I Can Make It With You(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7511 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7513 Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)  album cover The Flower Pots* Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7513 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7513 Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)  album cover The Flower Pots* Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)(7") Deram 45-DEM-7513 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7514 Love  album cover The Virgin Sleep Love(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7514 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7517 Bird Has Flown  album cover The Societie Bird Has Flown(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7517 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7518 Kitty - Blackness Of The Night  album cover Cat Stevens Kitty - Blackness Of The Night(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7518 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7519 Nite Is A Comin'  album cover Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin' 45-DEM-7519 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7520 I Can't Let Maggie Go  album cover The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-7520 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7520 I Can't Let Maggie Go  album cover The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7520 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7522 Girl Of Independent Means / How Long  album cover Honeybus Girl Of Independent Means / How Long(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7522 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7523 Amen Corner High In The Sky(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7523 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7524 She's Not There  album cover Neil MacArthur She's Not There(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-7524 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-DEM-8022 The Last Waltz  album cover The Les Reed Orchestra* The Last Waltz(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-8022 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 85001 Up And Down / Heart Trouble  album cover Eyes Of Blue Up And Down / Heart Trouble (Single) 45 DEM 85001 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85002 Sitar 'N' Spice  album cover Chim Kothari Sitar 'N' Spice (Single) 45-DEM-85002 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85003 Supermarket Full Of Cans  album cover The Eyes Of Blue* Supermarket Full Of Cans(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85003 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85004 Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On  album cover Double Feature (2) Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85004 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85005 I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / The British Grin And Bear  album cover Whistling Jack Smith I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / The British Grin And Bear(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85005 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85006 I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun / School Is Out  album cover Cat Stevens I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun / School Is Out (Single) 45-DEM-85006 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85008 Hey Girl / The Magic Book  album cover The Gibsons Hey Girl / The Magic Book(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85008 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85009 Rubber Band  album cover David Bowie Rubber Band(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85009 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85013 I Just Made Up My Mind  album cover Jon Gunn* I Just Made Up My Mind(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85013 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85014 Gin House Blues / I Know  album cover Amen Corner Gin House Blues / I Know(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85014 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85015 A Bad Night  album cover Cat Stevens A Bad Night(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85015 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85016 Love You Till Tuesday / Did You Ever Have A Dream  album cover David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday / Did You Ever Have A Dream (Single) 45-DEM-85016 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85017 Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears  album cover Bill Fay Some Good Advice / Screams In The Ears(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85017 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85021 The World Of Broken Hearts  album cover The Amen Corner* The World Of Broken Hearts (Single) 45-DEM-85021 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85023 Nights In White Satin / Cities  album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin / Cities (Single) 45-DEM-85023 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85025 Handbags & Glad Rags / Just Another Lonely Night  album cover Double Feature (2) Handbags & Glad Rags / Just Another Lonely Night (Single) 45-DEM-85025 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85027 Portable People  album cover Ten Years After Portable People (Single) 45-DEM-85027 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85028 Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)  album cover The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (Single) 45-DEM-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85030 Sunspot  album cover Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons Sunspot 45-DEM-85030 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85031 Beggin'  album cover Timebox Beggin'(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85031 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85032 Only A Fool  album cover Clyde McPhatter Only A Fool(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85032 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85033 Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky  album cover The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky (Single) 45-DEM-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85035 I'm Going Home  album cover Ten Years After I'm Going Home(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85035 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85036 Nothing But A Heartache / Christmas Time Is Here Again  album cover The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache / Christmas Time Is Here Again (Single) 45-DEM-85036 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85038 Nothing But A Heartache / How Can You Tell Me?  album cover The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache / How Can You Tell Me? (Single) 45-DEM-85038 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85039 Baby You've Got It  album cover Clyde McPhatter Baby You've Got It(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85039 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85041 Only When I Larf  album cover Whistling Jack Smith Only When I Larf(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85041 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85065 Where Are You Going To My Love / Living In The Land Of Love  album cover The Brotherhood Of Man* Where Are You Going To My Love / Living In The Land Of Love(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85065 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85066 Lovin' You Baby / Noises (In My Head)  album cover White Plains Lovin' You Baby / Noises (In My Head)(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Deram 45-DEM-85066 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-DES-85027 Portable People / The Sounds  album cover Ten Years After Portable People / The Sounds(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DES-85027 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DM- 174 Nite Is A Comin'  album cover Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin'(7") Deram 45-DM- 174 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
45 - DM 702 I'm Going Home  album cover Ten Years After I'm Going Home(7", Single) Deram 45 - DM 702 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
45 - DM 702 I'm Going Home (Woodstock Performance)  album cover Ten Years After I'm Going Home (Woodstock Performance)(7") Deram, Deram 45 - DM 702 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
45 - F JBS 37 Reggae Shhh! / Love Like A Man  album cover Zorro Five / Ten Years After Zorro Five / Ten Years After - Reggae Shhh! / Love Like A Man(7", Jukebox) Decca, Deram 45 - F JBS 37 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
45 - JBS 22 Guai Guai / Young People  album cover The Roberto Mann Orchestra And Chorus / Willie Mitchell The Roberto Mann Orchestra And Chorus / Willie Mitchell - Guai Guai / Young People(7", Jukebox) London Records, Deram 45 - JBS 22 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
259 Still As Stone/Wrong Idea  album cover The Alan Bown!* Still As Stone/Wrong Idea(7", Single, Pro) Deram 259 UK 1969 Sell This Version
268 Easy Squeezy  album cover Love Children Easy Squeezy(7", Single) Deram 268 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
328 Freedom  album cover Sue & Sunny Freedom(7", Single) Deram 328 UK 1971 Sell This Version
527 Bobépine / Lit Vert  album cover Plume Latraverse Bobépine / Lit Vert(7") Deram 527 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
752 Overland  album cover Katie Briggs Overland(7", Single, Promo) Deram 752 US 1971 Sell This Version
1177 Sugar On Sunday = Azucar El Domingo  album cover The Clique (6) Sugar On Sunday = Azucar El Domingo(7", Promo) Deram 1177 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
2041 United We Stand  album cover Brotherhood Of Man United We Stand(7", Single) Deram 2041 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
2042 White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin' / Show Me Your Hand(7", Single) Deram 2042 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
2085 Nights In White Satin = Noches De Blanco Saten   album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin = Noches De Blanco Saten (7", Single) Deram 2085 Venezuela 1968 Sell This Version
2118 Junior Campbell Dulce Ilusion (Sweet Ilusion) / Oda A Karen (Ode To Karen)(7", Single) Deram 2118 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
8053 Punto de Saturacion  album cover Darryl Way's Wolf Punto de Saturacion(LP, Album) Deram 8053 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
15.000 Matthew And Son  album cover Cat Stevens Matthew And Son(7", EP) Deram 15.000 France 1967 Sell This Version
15.001 M I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman  album cover Whistling Jack Smith I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman(7", Mono) Deram 15.001 M France 1967 Sell This Version
15 002 I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Night Of Fear  album cover The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Night Of Fear(7", EP) Deram, Deram 15 002 France 1967 Sell This Version
15.003 M Cat Stevens I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun(7", EP) Deram 15.003 M France 1967 Sell This Version
15.006 M A Bad Night  album cover Cat Stevens A Bad Night(7", EP) Deram 15.006 M France Unknown Sell This Version
15.007 Souvenirs Of Stefan  album cover Les Reed Souvenirs Of Stefan(7", EP) Deram 15.007 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.000 A Whiter Shade Of Pale  album cover Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Single) 17.000 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.001 The Amen Corner* Gin House Blues(7", Single) Deram 17.001 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.002 Flowerman  album cover The Syn Flowerman(7", Single) Deram 17.002 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.002 Flowerman EP   album cover The Syn Flowerman EP (7", EP, Unofficial) Deram 17.002 Unknown Sell This Version
17.003 Let's Go To San Francisco  album cover The Flower Pot Men* Let's Go To San Francisco (Single) 17.003 France 1967 Sell This Version
17005 A Walk In The Sky  album cover The Flower Pot Men* A Walk In The Sky(7", Single) Deram 17005 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.007 Nights In White Satin  album cover The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 17.007 France 1967 Sell This Version