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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Deram Records
The Decca Record Company Limited
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9 Albert Embankment
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
0SML707 The Moody Blues With The London Festival Orchestra Conducted By Peter Knight (5) - Days Of Future Passed 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, RE) Deram 0SML707 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
1PBUM-2H Max Splodge - Bicycle Seat / Bicycle Seat (Dub) Max Splodge Bicycle Seat / Bicycle Seat (Dub)(7", Single) Deram, Deram 1PBUM-2H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1P-SML 707 The Moody Blues With The London Festival Orchestra Conducted By Peter Knight (5) - Days Of Future Passed 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, RE) Deram 1P-SML 707 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSML 711 The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, RE) Deram, Deram 1PSML 711 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1P-SML 1035 The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram 1P-SML 1035 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSML-1122 Kit Hain - Spirits Walking Out Kit Hain Spirits Walking Out (LP, Album) Deram 1PSML-1122 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1psml 1123 TV21 - A Thin Red Line TV21 A Thin Red Line(LP, Album) Deram, Deram 1psml 1123 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
4KDP-3001 The Hipster Image / The Quik - Make Her Mine / Bert's Apple Crumble 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 Justin Hayward - Lay It On Me Justin Hayward Lay It On Me (Single) 5N-7541-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-7542 Justin Hayward - Country Girl Justin Hayward Country Girl (Single) 5N-7542 US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-7542-DJ Justin Hayward - Country Girl Justin Hayward Country Girl 5N-7542-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-67004 The Moody Blues - Question / Candle Of Life The Moody Blues Question / Candle Of Life(7", Single) Deram 5N-67004 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-67006 The Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes / Melancholy Man The Moody Blues The Story In Your Eyes / Melancholy Man(7", Styrene) Deram 5N-67006 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-67012 The Moody Blues - I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) The Moody Blues I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) / For My Lady (Single) 5N-67012 US 1972 Sell This Version
5N-85023 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 5N-85023 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-85028 The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (Single) 5N-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N-85033 The Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky (Single) 5N-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N 85058 White Plains - My Baby Loves Lovin' White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin' (7", Single) Deram 5N 85058 US 1970 Sell This Version
5N 85059 The Brotherhood Of Man* - United We Stand The Brotherhood Of Man* United We Stand(7", Single) Deram 5N 85059 US 1970 Sell This Version
7DM-1001 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Single) 7DM-1001 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7DM-1002 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin(7", Single, RE) Deram 7DM-1002 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7DM-17001 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17001 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7DM-17003 Beverley* - Happy New Year Beverley* Happy New Year(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17003 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7DM-17004 The Flower Pot Men* - Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2) The Flower Pot Men* Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2)(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17004 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
7DM-17005 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17005 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
17DY 4309-6 The Crocheted Doughnut Ring* / Ten Years After - Maxine's Parlour / Rock Your Mama 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 7501 Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog / Portobello Road Cat Stevens I Love My Dog / Portobello Road (Single) 45 DEM 7501 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7502 Beverley* - Happy New Year Beverley* Happy New Year (Single) 45 DEM 7502 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7504 The Move - Night Of Fear The Move Night Of Fear(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 7504 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7505 Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son Cat Stevens Matthew And Son (Single) 45 DEM 7505 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7506 The Move - I Can Hear The Grass Grow The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Single) 45 DEM 7506 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7507 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Single) 45 DEM 7507 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7510 The Syn - Created By Clive The Syn Created By Clive (Single) 45 DEM 7510 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7511 Robb And Dean Douglas - I Can Make It With You Robb And Dean Douglas I Can Make It With You (Single) 45-DEM-7511 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7512 Beverley* / D. Cordell Tea Time Ensemble - Museum / A Quick One For Sanity Beverley* / D. Cordell Tea Time Ensemble Beverley* / D. Cordell Tea Time Ensemble - Museum / A Quick One For Sanity(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7512 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7513 The Flower Pots* - Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2) The Flower Pots* Let's Go To San Francisco (Parts 1 & 2) (Single) 45-DEM-7513 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7514 The Virgin Sleep - Love The Virgin Sleep Love(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7514 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7517 The Societie - Bird Has Flown The Societie Bird Has Flown(7", Promo, Styrene) Deram 45-DEM-7517 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7518 Cat Stevens - Kitty / Blackness Of The Night Cat Stevens Kitty / Blackness Of The Night(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7518 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7519 Warm Sounds - Nite Is A Comin' Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin' 45-DEM-7519 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7520 The Honeybus* - I Can't Let Maggie Go The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go (Single) 45-DEM-7520 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7520 The Honeybus* - I Can't Let Maggie Go The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go(7", Single, Promo, Styrene) Deram 45-DEM-7520 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7522 Honeybus - Girl Of Independent Means Honeybus Girl Of Independent Means (7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7522 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7523 Amen Corner - High In The Sky Amen Corner High In The Sky(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7523 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7524 Neil MacArthur - She's Not There Neil MacArthur She's Not There(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-7524 US 1969 Sell This Version
45 DEM 85001 Eyes Of Blue - Up And Down Eyes Of Blue Up And Down (Single) 45 DEM 85001 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85002 Chim Kothari - Sitar 'N' Spice Chim Kothari Sitar 'N' Spice (Single) 45-DEM-85002 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85003 The Eyes Of Blue* - Supermarket Full Of Cans The Eyes Of Blue* Supermarket Full Of Cans(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85003 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85004 Double Feature (2) - Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On Double Feature (2) Baby, Get Your Head Screwed On (Single) 45-DEM-85004 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85005 Whistling Jack Smith - I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / The British Grin And Bear Whistling Jack Smith I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / The British Grin And Bear (Single) 45-DEM-85005 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85006 Cat Stevens I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun / School Is Out(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85006 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85008 The Gibsons - Hey Girl / The Magic Book The Gibsons Hey Girl / The Magic Book(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85008 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85009 David Bowie - Rubber Band David Bowie Rubber Band(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85009 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85013 Jon Gunn* - I Just Made Up My Mind Jon Gunn* I Just Made Up My Mind(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85013 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85014 Amen Corner - Gin House Blues / I Know Amen Corner Gin House Blues / I Know(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85014 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85015 Cat Stevens - A Bad Night Cat Stevens A Bad Night(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85015 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85016 David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday / Did You Ever Have A Dream David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday / Did You Ever Have A Dream (Single) 45-DEM-85016 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85017 Bill Fay - Some Good Advice Bill Fay Some Good Advice(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85017 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85021 The Amen Corner* - The World Of Broken Hearts The Amen Corner* The World Of Broken Hearts (Single) 45-DEM-85021 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85022 The Les Reed Orchestra* - The Last Waltz The Les Reed Orchestra* The Last Waltz 45-DEM-85022 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85023 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin / Cities The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin / Cities (Single) 45-DEM-85023 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85025 Double Feature (2) - Handbags & Glad Rags Double Feature (2) Handbags & Glad Rags (Single) 45-DEM-85025 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85026 The Roberto Mann Singers - Monya / My World Is You The Roberto Mann Singers Monya / My World Is You(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85026 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85027 Ten Years After - Portable People Ten Years After Portable People (Single) 45-DEM-85027 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85028 The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (Single) 45-DEM-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85029 World Of Oz* - The Muffin Man World Of Oz* The Muffin Man(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85029 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85030 Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons - Sunspot Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons Sunspot 45-DEM-85030 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85031 Timebox - Beggin' Timebox Beggin'(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85031 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85032 Clyde McPhatter - Only A Fool Clyde McPhatter Only A Fool (Single) 45-DEM-85032 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85033 The Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky (Single) 45-DEM-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85035 Ten Years After - I'm Going Home Ten Years After I'm Going Home(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85035 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85036 The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache / Christmas Time Is Here Again The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache / Christmas Time Is Here Again (Single) 45-DEM-85036 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85038 The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache / How Can You Tell Me? The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache / How Can You Tell Me? (Single) 45-DEM-85038 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85039 Clyde McPhatter - Baby You've Got It Clyde McPhatter Baby You've Got It(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85039 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85040 The Web With John L. Watson - Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone The Web With John L. Watson The Web With John L. Watson - Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85040 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85041 Whistling Jack Smith - Only When I Larf Whistling Jack Smith Only When I Larf(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85041 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85052 Johnny Almond Music Machine - Solar Level Johnny Almond Music Machine Solar Level(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85052 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85065 The Brotherhood Of Man* - Where Are You Going To My Love The Brotherhood Of Man* Where Are You Going To My Love(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) Deram 45-DEM-85065 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85066 White Plains - Lovin' You Baby / Noises (In My Head) 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 Ten Years After - Portable People / The Sounds Ten Years After Portable People / The Sounds(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DES-85027 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DES-85033 The Moody Blues - Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky(7", Single, Promo, Ter) Deram 45-DES-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DM- 174 Warm Sounds - Nite Is A Comin' Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin'(7", Single) Deram 45-DM- 174 Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
45 - DM 702 Ten Years After - I'm Going Home (Woodstock Performance) Ten Years After I'm Going Home (Woodstock Performance)(7") Deram, Deram 45 - DM 702 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
45 - JBS 22 The Roberto Mann Orch.* And Chorus* / Willie Mitchell - Guai Guai / Young People The Roberto Mann Orch.* And Chorus* / Willie Mitchell The Roberto Mann Orch.* And Chorus* / Willie Mitchell - Guai Guai / Young People(7", Promo) London Records, Deram 45 - JBS 22 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
268 Love Children - Easy Squeezy Love Children Easy Squeezy(7", Single) Deram 268 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
1177 The Clique (6) - Sugar On Sunday = Azucar El Domingo The Clique (6) Sugar On Sunday = Azucar El Domingo(7", Promo) Deram 1177 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
1449 Procol Harum - Procol Harum Procol Harum Procol Harum "Una Palida Sombra"(LP, Album) Deram, Peerless 1449 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
1559 The Moody Blues - Noche De Saten Blanco = Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues Noche De Saten Blanco = Nights In White Satin(7", Single) Deram 1559 Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
1559 A The Moody Blues - Noches De Satén Blanco - Ciudades The Moody Blues Noches De Satén Blanco - Ciudades(7", Single, Promo) Deram, Deram 1559 A Argentina 1972 Sell This Version
2041 Brotherhood Of Man - United We Stand 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 The Moody Blues - Noches De Blanco Saten = Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues Noches De Blanco Saten = Nights In White Satin (7", Single) Deram 2085 Venezuela 1972 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
4005 Jean Pool y su Conjunto Nuevo sonido para los exitos (Album) 4005 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
6299 David Bowie - David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie(LP, Comp) Deram 6299 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
8007 Richard Strauss - Herbert von Karajan Conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* Richard Strauss - Herbert von Karajan Conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Así Hablaba Zarathustra(LP) Deram 8007 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
8009 Teresa Berganza Acompañada Por Felix Lavilla - Canciones Españolas E Italianas Teresa Berganza Acompañada Por Felix Lavilla Teresa Berganza Acompañada Por Felix Lavilla - Canciones Españolas E Italianas(LP) Deram 8009 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
8053 Darryl Way's Wolf - Punto de Saturacion Darryl Way's Wolf Punto de Saturacion(LP, Album) Deram 8053 Argentina 1975 Sell This Version
8930 DDMC Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink Frijid Pink Frijid Pink(Cass, Album) Deram 8930 DDMC Italy 1970 Sell This Version
8947 DDMC Ten Years After - Ten Years After Ten Years After Ten Years After(Cass, Album, RE) Deram 8947 DDMC Italy 1971 Sell This Version