Chrysalis

Chrysalis

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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 [l=Warner Music Group. In May 2016 the label was sold to a consortium Blue Raincoat Music which included founder Chris Wright.
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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:
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
Fun Lovin' Criminals Love Ya Back - A Video Collection(DVD-V) EMI, Chrysalis UK 2001 Sell This Version
000000 Mainstream (12) Mainstream(CD, EP) Chrysalis 000000 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
1A 111539 Pat Benatar All Fired Up(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111539 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111614 Huey Lewis & The News Perfect World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111614 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111 674 The Proclaimers I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)(7", Single) Chrysalis 1A 111 674 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1A 111835 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 Sacco & Mancetti Wide Country(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 32 3775 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23488 7 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 Paul Carrack Battlefield(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23494-7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23554 7 Respect (6) Love Drives On(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23554 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23557 7 Sonia End Of The World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23557 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23565 7 Queen Of Spades Here I Am(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23565 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23578 7 Billy Idol L. A. Woman(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23578 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23582 7 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 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 Billy Idol Prodigal Blues (Single) 1C 006- 3 23603 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23605 7 Slaughter Spend My Life(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23605 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23615 7 Monie Love Down To Earth(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23615 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23621 7 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 The Proclaimers King Of The Road EP(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23622 7 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3627 7 Chesney Hawkes The One And Only(7", Single) Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3627 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23629 7 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 Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop - Well, Did You Evah!(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3646 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3681 7 Chesney Hawkes Secrets Of The Heart (Single) 1C 006-32 3681 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006- 32 3698 7 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 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 Michel Van Dyke Tell Him(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-323709 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23718 7 Pat Benatar True Love(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23718 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3722 7 Sacco & Mancetti What They Call Love(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3722 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-3 23723 7 Tom Jones I'm Not Feeling It Anymore(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23723 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3738 7 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 Kenny Thomas Best Of You(7") Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 006-3 23776 7 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3779 7 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 Jethro Tull Still Loving You Tonight(7") Chrysalis 1c 006-32 3782 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 3823 7 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 Sacco & Mancetti Smoke Signs(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-32 3859 7 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1C 016-3 23611 7 The Waterboys How Long Will I Love You (Single) 1C 016-3 23611 7 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21002 1 Jethro Tull THICK AS A BRICK(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21002 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21003 1 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 Jethro Tull This Was(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Electrola 1C 038-3 21041 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21042 1 Jethro Tull Stand Up(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21042 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038 - 3 21059 1 UFO (5) Phenomenon(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038 - 3 21059 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21078 1 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 Ten Years After Ssssh.(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21083 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21111 1 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 21165 1 Blondie Blondie(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21165 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21175 1 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, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21338 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21371 1 Blondie The Best Of Blondie(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21371 1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1c 038-3 21377 Billy Idol Billy Idol(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1c 038-3 21377 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21390 1 Icehouse Primitive Man(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21390 1 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21398 1 The Gun Club Miami (Album) 1C 038-3 21398 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21403 1 Spandau Ballet True(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21403 1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 2 1470 1 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 The Adventures Theodore And Friends(LP) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21488 1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-3 21502 1 Billy Idol Vital Idol(LP, Comp, RE) Chrysalis 1C 038-3 21502 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 038-321515 1 Jethro Tull Original Masters (Comp) 1C 038-321515 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23494 6 Paul Carrack Battlefield(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23494 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23534 6 Monie Love Monie In The Middle 1C 060-3 23534 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23536 6 Innocence Silent Voice(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23536 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23554 6 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 Go West The King Of Wishful Thinking(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23559 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23577 6 Martay 'n' DBM Summertime(12") Chrysalis, Cooltempo 1C 060-3 23577 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23578 6 Billy Idol L. A. Woman(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23578 6 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23582 6 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 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 Love Monie In The Middle (The Remixes)(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23592 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23615 6 Monie Love Down To Earth(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23615 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23617 6 Innocence A Matter Of Fact(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23617 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23621 6 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 Chesney Hawkes The One And Only(12", Single) Chrysalis 1C 060-323627 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23632 6 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 Monie Love Down To Earth (The Remixes)(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23662 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3681 6 Chesney Hawkes Secrets Of The Heart(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3681 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060 - 3 23706 6 Gang Starr Lovesick(12") Chrysalis, Cooltempo 1C 060 - 3 23706 6 UK 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-323708 6 Chesney Hawkes I'm A Man Not A Boy(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-323708 6 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-3 23738 6 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 Kenny Thomas Best Of You(12") Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 060-3 23776 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060-32 3794 6 Audio Deluxe 60 Seconds(12") Chrysalis 1C 060-32 3794 6 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
1C 060 - 3 23795 6 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 006-3 237000 7 World Party Thank You World(7", Single) Chrysalis 1C 006-3 237000 7 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
1C 006-32 38607 Michel Van Dyke Let Love Take My Place(7") Chrysalis 1C 006-32 38607 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21044 1 Jethro Tull Aqualung(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21044 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21067 1 Jethro Tull War Child(LP, Album, RE) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21067 1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21132 1 Jethro Tull Songs From The Wood(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21132 1 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21450 1 Billy Idol Rebel Yell (Album) 1C 064-3 21450 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21490 1 Ultravox The Collection(LP, Comp) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21490 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21514 1 Billy Idol Whiplash Smile (Album) 1C 064-3 21514 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21537 1 The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4(LP, Album) Go! Discs Ltd., Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21537 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21541 1 The Waterboys The Waterboys(LP, Album, RM) Chrysalis 1C 064 - 3 21541 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21542 1 The Waterboys A Pagan Place(LP, Album) Ensign, Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21542 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
1C 064 - 3 21589 1 The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues(LP, Album) Chrysalis, Ensign 1C 064 - 3 21589 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21702 1 Slaughter Stick It To Ya(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21702 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21708 Jethro Tull Rock Island(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21708 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21720 1 Monie Love Down To Earth (Album, EP) 1C 064-3 21720 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21725 1 The Ramones* Brain Drain(LP, Album) Chrysalis 1C 064-3 21725 1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21735 1 Billy Idol Charmed Life (Album) 1C 064-3 21735 1 Germany 1990 Sell This Version