Deram

Deram

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Sub-label of Decca that released new records from 1966 to the early 1980s. 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 used by Universal now for reissues.

Label Code: LC 0942.

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
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London, S.E. 1
(Obsolete)
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1PBUM-2H 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) 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 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
5N-7541-DJ Justin Hayward Lay It On Me(7", Promo) Deram 5N-7541-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N-7542-DJ Justin Hayward Country Girl(7", Promo) Deram 5N-7542-DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
5N 67012 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 The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 5N 85023 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-85028 The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (Single) 5N-85028 US Unknown Sell This Version
5N-85033 The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky (Single) 5N-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N 85059 The Brotherhood Of Man* United We Stand(7", Single) Deram 5N 85059 US 1970 Sell This Version
7DM-17005 The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin(7", Single) Deram 7DM-17005 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
45 DEM 750 The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7501 Cat Stevens I Love My Dog / Portobello Road(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 7501 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7502 Beverley* Happy New Year(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 7502 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7504 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 (Single) 45 DEM 7505 US 1966 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7507 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade Of Pale(7", Single) Deram 45 DEM 7507 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7510 The Syn Created By Clive / Grounded (Single) 45 DEM 7510 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7511 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 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-7517 The Societie Bird Has Flown(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7517 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7518 Cat Stevens Kitty - Blackness of the night(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-7518 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7519 Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin'(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7519 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7520 The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7520 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7522 Honeybus, The* 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-8022 The Les Reed Orchestra* The Last Waltz(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-8022 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 85001 Eyes Of Blue Up And Down / Heart Trouble (Single) 45 DEM 85001 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85002 Chim Kothari Sitar 'N' Spice (Single) 45-DEM-85002 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85003 Eyes Of Blue, The* Supermarket Full Of Cans(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85003 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85005 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 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-85009 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(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85013 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85014 Amen Corner Gin House Blues / I Know(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85014 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85016 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 / Screams In The Ears(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85017 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85021 The Amen Corner* The World Of Broken Hearts (Single) 45-DEM-85021 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85023 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 / Just Another Lonely Night(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85025 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85025 Double Feature (2) Handbags & Glad Rags / Just Another Lonely Night(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85025 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85027 Ten Years After Portable People(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85027 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85027 Ten Years After Portable People / The Sounds(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85027 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-DEM-85028 The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)(7", Single, Mono) Deram 45-DEM-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85030 Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons Sunspot 45-DEM-85030 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85031 Timebox Beggin'(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85031 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85032 Clyde McPhatter Only A Fool(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85032 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85033 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(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 (Single) 45-DEM-85036 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85038 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(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85039 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85065 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 White Plains Lovin' You Baby / Noises (In My Head)(7") Deram 45-DEM-85066 US Unknown Sell This Version
45 - F JBS 37 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 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
268 Love Children Easy Squeezy(7", Single) Deram 268 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
527 Plume Latraverse Bobépine / Lit Vert(7") Deram 527 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
1177 The Clique (6) Sugar On Sunday = Azucar El Domingo(7", Promo) Deram 1177 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
2085 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
15.000 Cat Stevens Matthew And Son(7", EP) Deram 15.000 France 1967 Sell This Version
15 002 The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Night Of Fear(7", EP) Deram, Deram 15 002 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.000 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 The Syn Flowerman(7", Single) Deram 17.002 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.002 The Syn Flowerman EP (7", EP, Unofficial) Deram 17.002 Unknown Sell This Version
17.003 The Flower Pot Men* Let's Go To San Francisco(7") Deram 17.003 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.007 The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 17.007 France 1967 Sell This Version
17009 Warm Sounds Nite Is A Comin' / Smeta Murgaty(7") Deram 17009 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.010 The Time Box* Come On Up(7", Single) Deram 17.010 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.011 Ten Years After Portable People(7", Single) Deram 17.011 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.012 Flower Pot Men, The* Man Without A Woman(7", Single) Deram 17.012 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.013 The Honeybus* I Can't Let Maggie Go / Tender Are The Ashes(7", Single) Deram 17.013 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.014 The Moody Blues Voices In The Sky(7", Single) Deram 17.014 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.015 The World Of Oz The Muffin Man / Peter's Birthday(7") Deram 17.015 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.016 The Flirtations Someone Out There(7", Single) Deram 17.016 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.017 Ten Years After Rock Your Mama(7", Single) Deram 17.017 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.018 Amen Corner High In The Sky (7", Single) Deram 17.018 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.019 World Of Oz* King Crœsus (Single) 17.019 Belgium 1968 Sell This Version
17020 The Web Hatton Mill Morning / Conscience(7") Deram 17020 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.021 The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw(7", Single) Deram 17.021 France 1968 Sell This Version
17022 The Web With John L. Watson The Web With John L. Watson - Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone / McVernon Street(7", Single) Deram 17022 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.023 Ten Years After I'm Going Home / Hear Me Calling (Single) 17.023 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.024 Timebox Beggin' / A Woman That's Waiting(7", Single) Deram 17.024 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.025 Neil MacArthur She's Not There(7") Deram 17.025 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.027 The Moody Blues Never Comes The Day(7", Single) Deram 17.027 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.028 Grisby Dyke The Adventures Of Miss Rosemary La Page(7", Single) Deram 17.028 France 1969 Sell This Version
17029 Touch (2) Miss Teach / We Feel Fine(7", Single) Deram 17029 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.030 World Of Oz* Willows Harp / Like A Tear(7", Single) Deram 17.030 France 1968 Sell This Version
17.031 Timebox Walking Through The Streets Of My Mind / Don't Make Promises(7", Single) Deram 17.031 France 1967 Sell This Version
17.033 Keef Hartley Leave It 'Til The Morning / Just To Cry(7", Single) Deram 17.033 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.034 The Flower Pot Men* In A Moment Of Madness(7", Single) Deram 17.034 France 1969 Sell This Version
17 036 Love Children Easy Squeezy(7", Single) Deram 17 036 France 1969 Sell This Version
17037 Garden Odyssy Enterprise* Sad And Lonely / Sky Pilot(7", Single) Deram 17037 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.038 Keef Hartley Band* Not Foolish, Not Wise / Waiting Around(7", Single) Deram 17.038 France 1969 Sell This Version
17.039 Kelly (37) Mary, Mary / Reverend Richard Bailey(7", Single) Deram, Deram 17.039 France 1970 Sell This Version
17.041 East Of Eden (2) Ramadhan / Northern Hemisphere (7") Deram 17.041 France 1970 Sell This Version
17.044 Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun 17.044 France 1970 Sell This Version