Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Profile:
Please note, many Chrysalis issues also carried an EMI logo. This is not a label and EMI should not be added as a label, it instead indicates that Chrysalis was part of the EMI Group.

The roots of Chrysalis stretch back to a tiny flat in West London in 1967, when former university social secretaries, Chris Wright, then 22, and Terry Ellis, 23, linked their flair for managing and booking bands to form the Ellis Wright Agency.

After a couple of experiences trying to release their bands records via other companies, Wright and Ellis began thinking in terms of their own label. In 1968, they signed a licensing deal with Island Records with the proviso that, should Wright and Ellis' acts log an agreed number of hits, then the pair would be awarded a label in their own right. The appropriate tally was logged within a year, and a new independent record company –Chrysalis, an amalgam of Wright's first name and Ellis' last name– was born.

After buying out Terry Ellis in 1985, Chris Wright sold the Chrysalis Records label to EMI in 1991. EMI was bought out by Universal Music Group in 2012; in 2013, they sold the Parlophone Label Group, which includes Chrysalis, to Warner Music Group. In May 2016 the label was sold to a consortium, Blue Raincoat Music, which included co-founder Chris Wright; Blue Raincoat plans to relaunch Chrysalis with both catalog artists and new signings.
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Vinyl label identification guide for eras of American releases:
From inception, Green label (no radial text until mid 1975. See images), 1972-1976 distributed by Warner Bros.;
1977-87 Blue label, independent distribution to '83 - CBS distribution to late '87;
White label to end of 1988 still under CBS distribution;
Cream label, Capitol distribution from 1989 to early 1990s.

Labelcode: LC 1626.

This label contains releases on multinational markets. Do NOT create imprints for different countries.
Cover that information on new releases with the country field and with proper notes about the release (i.e. releasing company, labelcode, (P) & (C) info, BIEM, etc.).
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Contact Info:
Blue Raincoat Music | Chrysalis Records
Unit 304
Westbourne Studios
242 Acklam Road
London
W10 5JJ
UK

Phone: +44 (0)20 3735 5632.
Email: chrysalis@blueraincoatmusic.com

(Obsolete:

The Chrysalis Building
Bramley Road
London
W10 6SP
UK

Phone: +44 (0)20 7221 2213.
Email: info@chrysalismusic.co.uk)
Sites:
[l3198]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Crest Of A Knave  album cover Jethro Tull Crest Of A Knave(Cass, Album) Dolby Records - 1987 Sell This Version
000000 Mainstream  album cover Mainstream (12) Mainstream(CD, EP) Chrysalis 000000 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
1A1 7479 Get Nervous  album cover Pat Benatar Get Nervous(8-Trk, Album, Club) Chrysalis 1A1 7479 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A 111539 All Fired Up  album cover Pat Benatar All Fired Up(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111539 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111614 Perfect World  album cover Huey Lewis & The News Perfect World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111614 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111 674 I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)  album cover The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Single) 1A 111 674 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111835 Bulgarian Hip Hop  album cover The B.H.H. with Ardath Bey The B.H.H. with Ardath Bey - Bulgarian Hip Hop(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111835 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1C 32 3775 7 Wide Country  album cover Sacco & Mancetti Wide Country(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 32 3775 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23488 7 Nothing Compares 2 U  album cover Sinéad O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U(7", Single) Ensign, Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23488 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23494-7 Battlefield  album cover Paul Carrack Battlefield(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23494-7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23554 7 Love Drives On  album cover Respect (6) Love Drives On(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23554 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23557 7 End Of The World  album cover Sonia End Of The World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23557 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23565 7 Here I Am  album cover Queen Of Spades Here I Am (Single) 1C 006-3 23565 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23578 7 L. A. Woman  album cover Billy Idol L. A. Woman(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23578 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23582 7 Way Down Now  album cover World Party Way Down Now(7", Single, RE) Ensign, Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23582 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1c 006 - 32 35 87 7 The Boys Got The Rhythm  album cover Sacco & Mancetti The Boys Got The Rhythm(7", Single) Chrysalis 1c 006 - 32 35 87 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006- 3 23603 7 Prodigal Blues  album cover Billy Idol Prodigal Blues (Single) 1C 006- 3 23603 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23605 7 Spend My Life  album cover Slaughter Spend My Life(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23605 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23615 7 Down To Earth  album cover Monie Love Down To Earth(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23615 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23621 7 Please Send Me Someone To Love  album cover Johnny Diesel & The Injectors Please Send Me Someone To Love(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23621 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23622 7 King Of The Road EP  album cover The Proclaimers King Of The Road EP(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23622 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3627 7 The One And Only  album cover Chesney Hawkes The One And Only(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3627 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23629 7 Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things  album cover Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues / Aztec Camera Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues / Aztec Camera - Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23629 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3646 7 Well, Did You Evah!  album cover Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop - Well, Did You Evah!(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3646 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3650 7 Living A Lie  album cover Queen Of Spades Living A Lie(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3650 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3681 7 Secrets Of The Heart  album cover Chesney Hawkes Secrets Of The Heart (Single) 1C 006-32 3681 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006- 32 3698 7 Carrying A Torch  album cover Tom Jones / Van Morrison Tom Jones / Van Morrison - Carrying A Torch(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006- 32 3698 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3708 7 I'm A Man Not A Boy  album cover Chesney Hawkes I'm A Man Not A Boy(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3708 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-323709 7 Tell Him  album cover Michel Van Dyke Tell Him(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-323709 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23718 7 True Love  album cover Pat Benatar True Love(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23718 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3722 7 What They Call Love  album cover Sacco & Mancetti What They Call Love(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3722 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23723 7 I'm Not Feeling It Anymore  album cover Tom Jones I'm Not Feeling It Anymore(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23723 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3738 7 Sheriff Fatman  album cover Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine Sheriff Fatman(7", Single) Chrysalis, Big Cat, Chrysalis, Big Cat 1C 006-32 3738 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23776 7 Best Of You  album cover Kenny Thomas Best Of You (Single) 1C 006-3 23776 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3779 7 Hearthammer  album cover Runrig Hearthammer(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3779 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-323781 7 Michel Van Dyke Jealousy(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-323781 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1c 006-32 3782 7 Still Loving You Tonight  album cover Jethro Tull Still Loving You Tonight(7") Chrysalis 1c 006-32 3782 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3823 7 The Big Ones Get Away  album cover Buffy Sainte-Marie The Big Ones Get Away(7") Ensign, Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3823 7 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3859 7 Smoke Signs  album cover Sacco & Mancetti Smoke Signs(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3859 7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1C 016-3 23611 7 How Long Will I Love You  album cover The Waterboys How Long Will I Love You (Single) 1C 016-3 23611 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21002 1 Thick As A Brick  album cover Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21002 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21003 1 Thick As A Brick  album cover Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick(LP, Album, RP) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21003 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 - 3 21041 1 This Was  album cover Jethro Tull This Was(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Electrola 1C 038 - 3 21041 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21042 1 Stand Up  album cover Jethro Tull Stand Up(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21042 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 - 3 21059 1 Phenomenon  album cover UFO (5) Phenomenon(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038 - 3 21059 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21078 1 M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull  album cover Jethro Tull M.U. - The Best Of Jethro Tull(LP, Comp, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21078 1 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21083 1 Ssssh.  album cover Ten Years After Ssssh.(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21083 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21111 1 Too Old To Rock N' Roll : Too Young To Die  album cover Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock N' Roll : Too Young To Die(LP, Album, RE, Dir) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21111 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 3 21135 1 Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull - Vol. II  album cover Jethro Tull Repeat - The Best Of Jethro Tull - Vol. II(LP, Album, Comp, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038 3 21135 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21165 1 Blondie Blondie(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21165 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21175 1 Heavy Horses  album cover Jethro Tull Heavy Horses(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21175 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21338 1 Ultravox Rage In Eden(LP, Album, Club, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21338 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21371 1 The Best Of Blondie  album cover Blondie The Best Of Blondie(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21371 1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21377 Billy Idol  album cover Billy Idol Billy Idol(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21377 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21380 1 The Broadsword And The Beast  album cover Jethro Tull The Broadsword And The Beast(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21380 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21390 1 Primitive Man  album cover Icehouse Primitive Man(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21390 1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21398 1 Miami  album cover The Gun Club Miami (Album) 1C 038-3 21398 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21403 1 True  album cover Spandau Ballet True(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21403 1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 038- 3 21459 1 Lament  album cover Ultravox Lament(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038- 3 21459 1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 2 1470 1 Rock Will Never Die  album cover The Michael Schenker Group Rock Will Never Die(LP, Album, DMM) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 2 1470 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21488 1 Theodore And Friends  album cover The Adventures Theodore And Friends(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21488 1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21502 1 Vital Idol  album cover Billy Idol Vital Idol(LP, Comp, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21502 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-321515 1 Original Masters  album cover Jethro Tull Original Masters (Comp) 1C 038-321515 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 25001 1 The Specials  album cover The Specials The Specials(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 25001 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23494 6 Battlefield  album cover Paul Carrack Battlefield(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23494 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23534 6 Monie In The Middle  album cover Monie Love Monie In The Middle 1C 060-3 23534 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23536 6 Silent Voice  album cover Innocence Silent Voice(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23536 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23554 6 Love Drives On  album cover Respect (6) Love Drives On(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23554 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23557 6 Sonia End Of The World(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23557 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23559 6 The King Of Wishful Thinking  album cover Go West The King Of Wishful Thinking(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23559 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23577 6 Summertime  album cover Martay 'n' DBM Summertime(12") Chrysalis, Cooltempo 1C 060-3 23577 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23578 6 L. A. Woman  album cover Billy Idol L. A. Woman(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23578 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23582 6 Way Down Now (Remix)  album cover World Party Way Down Now (Remix)(12", Maxi) Ensign, Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23582 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23588 6 It's A Shame (My Sister)  album cover Monie Love Featuring True Image Monie Love Featuring True Image - It's A Shame (My Sister)(12") Cooltempo, Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23588 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23592 6 Monie In The Middle (The Remixes)  album cover Monie Love Monie In The Middle (The Remixes)(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23592 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23615 6 Down To Earth  album cover Monie Love Down To Earth(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23615 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23617 6 A Matter Of Fact  album cover Innocence A Matter Of Fact(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23617 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23621 6 Please Send Me Someone To Love  album cover Johnny Diesel & The Injectors Please Send Me Someone To Love(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23621 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-323627 6 The One And Only  album cover Chesney Hawkes The One And Only(12", Single) Chrysalis 1C 060-323627 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23632 6 Ring My Bell  album cover Monie Love vs. Adeva Monie Love vs. Adeva - Ring My Bell(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23632 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23662 6 Down To Earth (The Remixes)  album cover Monie Love Down To Earth (The Remixes)(12") Chrysalis, Cooltempo 1C 060-3 23662 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3681 6 Secrets Of The Heart  album cover Chesney Hawkes Secrets Of The Heart(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3681 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060 - 3 23706 6 Lovesick  album cover Gang Starr Lovesick(12") Chrysalis, Cooltempo 1C 060 - 3 23706 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-323708 6 I'm A Man Not A Boy  album cover Chesney Hawkes I'm A Man Not A Boy(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-323708 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3709 6 Michel Van Dyke Tell Him(12", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3709 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23738 6 Sheriff Fatman  album cover Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine Sheriff Fatman(12", RE) Chrysalis, Big Cat 1C 060-3 23738 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3739 6 Ian Dury And The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick '91 (The Flying Remix)(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3739 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23776 6 Best Of You  album cover Kenny Thomas Best Of You(12") Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23776 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3794 6 60 Seconds  album cover Audio Deluxe 60 Seconds(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3794 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060 - 3 23795 6 After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)  album cover Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)(12", Maxi) Chrysalis 1C 060 - 3 23795 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060 - 3 23822 6 Rubbish  album cover Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine Rubbish(12", Single, RE) Chrysalis 1C 060 - 3 23822 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 237000 7 Thank You World  album cover World Party Thank You World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 237000 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3237117 Pump (Let's Go)  album cover Rick & Rich Pump (Let's Go)(7") Cooltempo, Chrysalis 1C 006-3237117 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 38607 Let Love Take My Place  album cover Michel Van Dyke Let Love Take My Place(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-32 38607 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21044 1 Aqualung  album cover Jethro Tull Aqualung(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21044 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21067 1 War Child  album cover Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21067 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21132 1 Songs From The Wood  album cover Jethro Tull Songs From The Wood(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21132 1 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21450 1 Rebel Yell  album cover Billy Idol Rebel Yell (Album) 1C 064-3 21450 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21490 1 The Collection  album cover Ultravox The Collection(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21490 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21514 1 Whiplash Smile  album cover Billy Idol Whiplash Smile (Album) 1C 064-3 21514 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version