Mercury

Mercury

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Multinational label; also appears as "Mercury Records" or "Mercury Record".
Label Code: LC 0268 / LC 00268
A PolyGram company [1992]
The 7 digits numerical catalogue numbers were introduced in April 1970. Any item with such a catalogue number is after that date.
For the different label designs and the dating, see the given vinylbeat link below. For a list of albums/singles by catalogue number, see the given jazzdisco link below.
For all unofficial / bootleg / copy releases of this label please use Mercury (2).

Mercury is one of the oldest labels of the Universal Music Group. It was launched in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge of the Mercury Record Corporation of Chicago, Illinois.
In 1961 the Dutch company Philips Phonografische Industrie (PPI), having lost its distribution deal with Columbia Records outside North America, signed an exchange agreement with Mercury, and PPI subsequently bought the Mercury Record Corporation and its labels to expand its US base. This meant that the Mercury label was now marketed worldwide via PPI's affiliated record companies (mostly Phonogram companies). In the US, Mercury was distributed by Phonodisc, Inc. from 1 June 1975.

In 1962 PPI formed a joint-venture with Deutsche Grammophon GmbH and ten years later they merged to form PolyGram. Mercury became one of Polygram's flagship labels.

In December 1998, after Seagram acquired Polygram, Mercury became part of the Universal Music Group with the takeover effective from January 1999.

Since its reactivation from 2007 to 2013, the label operated via The Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and by Mercury Records Ltd. in the UK. Recently, the label has also been revived by Universal Music France.

In the UK, the label has been known as the Mercury Music Group from approximately 2007 to 2011.

Since the closure of the Island Def Jam Music Group in April 2014, the label division had been shuttered and phased out once again, this time merging operations with Island Records. The label itself remained in use worldwide.

In the US in 2022, Republic Records acquired and relaunched the label with some artists from Republic and and it will continue as their imprint.
Sublabels
A & R Tape & Record Co., Inc., American Music Festival Series, Artificial Records, Atlanta Artists, Be Bop Series, Big Trax, Blue Gorilla, Blue Ribbon Record, Blues-Gospel-Spiritual, Casa De Samba (2), Celebrity Country Series, Chemistry Records LTD, Childcraft Records, Compact 6, Country Greats (3), Country Series, Curtain Up!, Custom Fidelity Series, EmArcy Series, Esquire Mercury, Fader Records, Golden Imports, Golden Lyre Series, Golden Series (5), Great Music Of The Classical Era, Great Music By French Composers, Great Music By Russian Composers, Great Music Of The Classical Era, Great Music Of The Romantic Age, Hall Of Fame Series, Intrepid (2), jazz master, Jazz Series (6), Jimi Hendrix ¥1500, Kiss The Remasters, Limelight, Limelight Series, Mercury (France), Mercury Beats, Mercury Black Vinyl, Mercury Blue Ribbon Record, Mercury Celebrity Series, Mercury Classics, Mercury Classics (3), Mercury Custom Recording Studio, Mercury International, Mercury Latino, Mercury Living Presence, Mercury Miniature Playhouse, Mercury Music Hall, Mercury Popular Series, Mercury Record Manufacturing Company, Mercury Starday, Mercury-Sankara, Mister Chand, Mouth Almighty Records, Music Of The North, Olympian Series, Outburst Records (2), Perfect Presence Sound Series, Personality Series (10), Pioneer (8), Playcraft Records, Ravenous Records, Sacred Series (9), Série Olympienne, Serie Oro (14), Smash Records (4), Soundville, Stardog Records, Super Stereo Sound, Talkin' Loud Classics, Teutonic Beats, The Elton John Remasters, The EmArcy Jazz Series, Tono Series, Twelve Seventeen, Wacker Series, Wing Records
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
0e4a3 Def Leppard - X Def Leppard X(CD, Album, Promo) Mercury 0e4a3 US 2002 Sell This Version
001 BON Bon Jovi - Boxed Bon Jovi Boxed(CD, Comp, Num + CD, Album + 3xCD, Maxi + Box, Comp) Mercury 001 BON Europe 1994 Sell This Version
1CD 99990 The Age Of Electric - Make A Pest A Pet The Age Of Electric Make A Pest A Pet(CD, Album, Club) Mercury 1CD 99990 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
1F342 Shania Twain - From This Moment On Shania Twain From This Moment On(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury 1F342 US 1998 Sell This Version
1h2404005764A21 80 Noa - Blue Touches Blue Noa Blue Touches Blue(CDr, Album, Promo) Mercury 1h2404005764A21 80 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
1M8 18885 Scorpions - Blackout Scorpions Blackout(LP, Album, Club, RE) Mercury 1M8 18885 US Unknown Sell This Version
1P-8218 Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All(LP, Album, Club) Mercury 1P-8218 US 1992 Sell This Version
1R1 6433 Ohio Players - Honey Ohio Players Honey(Reel, Album) Mercury 1R1 6433 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6473 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Head On Bachman-Turner Overdrive Head On(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Mercury 1R1 6473 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6552 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O. (So Far) Bachman-Turner Overdrive Best Of B.T.O. (So Far)(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) Mercury 1R1 6552 US 1976 Sell This Version
1R1 7672 Scorpions - Love At First Sting Scorpions Love At First Sting(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Mercury 1R1 7672 US 1984 Sell This Version
1T1 6337 Tom T. Hall - Songs Of Fox Hollow (For Children Of All Ages) Tom T. Hall Songs Of Fox Hollow (For Children Of All Ages)(Cass, Album) Mercury 1T1 6337 US 1974 Sell This Version
02 K.O.'s Feat. Michael Buffer - Let's Get Ready To Rumble (Remixes) K.O.'s Feat. Michael Buffer K.O.'s Feat. Michael Buffer - Let's Get Ready To Rumble (Remixes)(12") Mercury 02 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
002 The Teardrop Explodes - Peel Sessions Plus The Teardrop Explodes Peel Sessions Plus(CDr, Promo) Mercury 002 UK 2007 Sell This Version
2MCR-1256 Various - Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin Various Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin(2xCass, Album, S/Edition) PolyGram, Mercury 2MCR-1256 Mexico 1991 Sell This Version
2MCR 19120 Scorpions - World Wide Live Scorpions World Wide Live (Album) 2MCR 19120 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
003 Gratitude Trio - Gratitude III Gratitude Trio Gratitude III(LP, Album, Ltd, Num + CD, Album, Promo) Mercury 003 Belgium 2018 Sell This Version
3 - B Faron Young I Can't Get The You Out Of Me(7", S/Sided, Promo) Mercury 3 - B US 1974 Sell This Version
4DX-22 Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock&Roll Super Session Jerry Lee Lewis Rock&Roll Super Session(LP, Album, Quad, CD-) Mercury 4DX-22 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
4DX-45 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile(LP, Album, Quad, CD-) Mercury 4DX-45 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
4DX-56 Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive(LP, Album, Quad) Mercury 4DX-56 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
4DX 61 Ohio Players - Honey Ohio Players Honey(LP, Album, Quad) Mercury 4DX 61 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
4M8 10308 Def Leppard - Pyromania Def Leppard Pyromania (Album) 4M8 10308 US 1983 Sell This Version
4M8 12184 The Statler Brothers - Today The Statler Brothers Today(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 12184 US 1983 Sell This Version
4M8 12781 Reba McEntire - Behind The Scene Reba McEntire Behind The Scene(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 12781 US 1983 Sell This Version
4M8 14297 Kiss - Lick It Up Kiss Lick It Up(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 14297 US 1983 Sell This Version
4M8 14981 Scorpions - Love At First Sting Scorpions Love At First Sting(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 14981 US 1984 Sell This Version
4M8 15305 Rainbow - Bent Out Of Shape Rainbow Bent Out Of Shape(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 15305 US 1983 Sell This Version
4M8 18476 Rush - Grace Under Pressure Rush Grace Under Pressure (Album) 4M8 18476 US 1984 Sell This Version
4M8 18836 Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry Def Leppard High 'N' Dry(Cass, Album, Club, RE, CR) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 18836 US Unknown Sell This Version
4M8 18864 Lita Ford - Dancin' On The Edge Lita Ford Dancin' On The Edge(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury 4M8 18864 US 1984 Sell This Version
4M8 22580 Animotion - Animotion Animotion Animotion (Album) 4M8 22580 US 1984 Sell This Version
4M8-26782 The Statler Brothers - Four For The Show The Statler Brothers Four For The Show(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Mercury, Mercury 4M8-26782 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
4MB 22701 Tom Jones - Love Is On The Radio Tom Jones Love Is On The Radio(Cass, Album, Club) Mercury, PolyGram 4MB 22701 US 1984 Sell This Version
005 Various - Mercury Records Doo Wop #5 Various Mercury Records Doo Wop #5(CD, Comp) Mercury 005 US 1997 Sell This Version
5ª MARCHA Modestia Aparte - Modestia Aparte Modestia Aparte Modestia Aparte(12", Ltd, Promo) Mercury 5ª MARCHA Spain 1991 Sell This Version
5P-6000 Various - Good Old Country Boys Various Good Old Country Boys(5xLP, Album, Comp) Mercury 5P-6000 US 1973 Sell This Version
5YEARSCJ1 Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time Noah And The Whale 5 Years Time(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury 5YEARSCJ1 UK 2008 Sell This Version
5YEARSCJ2 Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time Noah And The Whale 5 Years Time(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury 5YEARSCJ2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
6PP-1012 The Platters - Only You (And You Alone) The Platters Only You (And You Alone)(7", Single) Mercury 6PP-1012 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6PP-1015 Bobby Hebb, Jerry Butler - Sunny / Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay Bobby Hebb, Jerry Butler Bobby Hebb, Jerry Butler - Sunny / Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay(7", Single) Mercury 6PP-1015 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6PP-1016 Patti Page - Tennessee Waltz / The Doggie In The Window Patti Page Tennessee Waltz / The Doggie In The Window(7") Mercury 6PP-1016 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6PP-1025 The Diamonds - Little Darlin' The Diamonds Little Darlin'(7", Single) Mercury 6PP-1025 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
6PP-1028 10cc - I'm Not In Love 10cc I'm Not In Love(7", Single, RE) Mercury 6PP-1028 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
007 Gorky Park - Peace In Our Time Gorky Park Peace In Our Time(Cass, Single) Mercury, PolyGram 007 US 1989 Sell This Version
007 Various - Mercury Records Doo Wop  #7 Various Mercury Records Doo Wop #7(CD, Comp) Mercury 007 US 1997 Sell This Version
7MT.131 Eddie Heywood Soft Summer Breeze / Heywood's Bounce(7") Mercury 7MT.131 US 1956 Sell This Version
7MT.158 Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra - Shish - Kebab / Tricky Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra Shish - Kebab / Tricky(7") Mercury 7MT.158 UK & US Unknown Sell This Version
7MT184 Patti Page With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra Patti Page With Vic Schoen And His Orchestra - I'll Remember Today / My How The Time Goes By(7", Single) Mercury 7MT184 UK & Ireland 1957 Sell This Version
7MT.184 Patti Page - (My) How The Time Goes By/I'll Remember Today Patti Page (My) How The Time Goes By/I'll Remember Today(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.184 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7MT 187 The Diamonds - Silhouettes / Honey Bird The Diamonds Silhouettes / Honey Bird(7", Single) Mercury 7MT 187 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7MT.191 Billy Eckstine with Bobby Tucker And His Orchestra - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Billy Eckstine with Bobby Tucker And His Orchestra Billy Eckstine with Bobby Tucker And His Orchestra - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.191 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7MT 193 Jimmy Edwards (8) - Love Bug Crawl Jimmy Edwards (8) Love Bug Crawl (Single) 7MT 193 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT 195 The Diamonds - The Stroll / Land Of Beauty The Diamonds The Stroll / Land Of Beauty (Single) 7MT 195 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7MT.197 The Platters - Helpless / Indiff'rent The Platters Helpless / Indiff'rent(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.197 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.198 Sarah Vaughan - My Darling, My Darling Sarah Vaughan My Darling, My Darling(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.198 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.199 Del Vikings* - The Voodoo Man / Can't Wait Del Vikings* The Voodoo Man / Can't Wait(7") Mercury 7MT.199 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.200 Patti Page With Vic Schoen & His Orchestra* - Bring Us Together Patti Page With Vic Schoen & His Orchestra* Patti Page With Vic Schoen & His Orchestra* - Bring Us Together(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.200 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7MT.202 The Voxpoppers - The Last Drag The Voxpoppers The Last Drag(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.202 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.203 Miyoshi Umeki - Sayonara Miyoshi Umeki Sayonara (7") Mercury 7MT.203 UK 1957 Sell This Version
7MT.204 Ralph Marterie And His Orchestra Tequila (7") Mercury 7MT.204 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.205 The Platters - Don't Let Go The Platters Don't Let Go(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.205 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.206 Patti Page - Another Time, Another Place/These Worldly Wonders Patti Page Another Time, Another Place/These Worldly Wonders(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.206 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.207 The Diamonds High Sign / Don't Let Me Down(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.207 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.208 The Diamonds - Straight Skirts The Diamonds Straight Skirts (7", Single) Mercury 7MT.208 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.210 Georgia Gibbs - Arrivederci Roma Georgia Gibbs Arrivederci Roma(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.210 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.211 Rusty Draper Gamblin' Gal / That's My Doll(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.211 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.212 Sarah Vaughan - Padre Sarah Vaughan Padre(7") Mercury 7MT.212 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.214 The Platters - Twilight Time The Platters Twilight Time (Single) 7MT.214 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.215 Chuck Miller (7) - Mad About Her Blues / Down The Road A-Piece Chuck Miller (7) Mad About Her Blues / Down The Road A-Piece(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.215 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.220 Sil Austin - Rainstorm / Don't You Just Know It Sil Austin Rainstorm / Don't You Just Know It(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.220 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.221 Eddie Layton - Bright Lights Of Brussels Eddie Layton Bright Lights Of Brussels(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.221 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.223 Patti Page - Left Right Out Of Your Heart (Hi Lee Hi Lo Hi Lup Up Up) / Longing To Hold You Again Patti Page Left Right Out Of Your Heart (Hi Lee Hi Lo Hi Lup Up Up) / Longing To Hold You Again(7") Mercury 7MT.223 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT-224 Billy Eckstine - Vertigo Billy Eckstine Vertigo(7", Single, Mono) Mercury 7MT-224 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.225 Sil Austin - Hey Eula Sil Austin Hey Eula(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.225 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7MT.227 The Platters - My Old Flame / You're Making A Mistake The Platters My Old Flame / You're Making A Mistake(7") Mercury 7MT.227 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7MT.233 The Diamonds - Where Mary Go The Diamonds Where Mary Go(7", Single) Mercury 7MT.233 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7N 25002 The Jud Conlon Singers Med Bob Thompson's Orkester* - Scene Of The Crime / Bridge Of Sighs The Jud Conlon Singers Med Bob Thompson's Orkester* The Jud Conlon Singers Med Bob Thompson's Orkester* - Scene Of The Crime / Bridge Of Sighs(7", Single) Nixa (2) 7N 25002 Norway 1957 Sell This Version
7PP-3 Ray, Goodman & Brown - Inside Of You Ray, Goodman & Brown Inside Of You(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-3 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7PP-6 The Brains - Treason The Brains Treason(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 7PP-6 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-7 Kurtis Blow - The Breaks Kurtis Blow The Breaks 7PP-7 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-10 Silicon Teens - Red River Rock Silicon Teens Red River Rock(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-10 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-17 Kurtis Blow - Throughout Your Years Kurtis Blow Throughout Your Years(7") Mercury 7PP-17 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-18 The Boomtown Rats - Banana Republic / Man At The Top The Boomtown Rats Banana Republic / Man At The Top (Single) 7PP-18 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-22 Con Funk Shun - Too Tight Con Funk Shun Too Tight(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-22 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-27 The Boomtown Rats - The Elephants Graveyard (Guilty) The Boomtown Rats The Elephants Graveyard (Guilty) 7PP-27 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-28 10cc - I'm Not In Love 10cc I'm Not In Love (Single) 7PP-28 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-29 Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music Yarbrough & Peoples Don't Stop The Music(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-29 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-30 The Gap Band - Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) The Gap Band Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) (Single) 7PP-30 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
7PP-32(M) Diamonds* - Little Darlin' / She Say Diamonds* Little Darlin' / She Say(7", Mono, RE) Mercury 7PP-32(M) Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7PP35 10cc - Don't Turn Me Away = 恋のまわり道 10cc Don't Turn Me Away = 恋のまわり道(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 7PP35 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-37 Kurtis Blow - It's Gettin' Hot Kurtis Blow It's Gettin' Hot 7PP-37 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-39 Lobo - Caribbean Disco Show Lobo Caribbean Disco Show(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 7PP-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-41 Eddie Rabbitt - Step By Step / My Only Wish Eddie Rabbitt Step By Step / My Only Wish(7", Single, Promo) Mercury 7PP-41 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-47 Bar-Kays - Freaky Behaviour Bar-Kays Freaky Behaviour(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-47 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-50 (M) Helen Merrill - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise Helen Merrill You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise(7", Single, Mono) Mercury 7PP-50 (M) Japan Unknown Sell This Version
7PP 53 Lindsey Buckingham - トラブル = Trouble Lindsey Buckingham トラブル = Trouble (Single) 7PP 53 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-55 Con Funk Shun - California 1 Con Funk Shun California 1 7PP-55 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-56 The Boomtown Rats - Never In A Million Years The Boomtown Rats Never In A Million Years(7", Single) Mercury 7PP-56 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7PP-61 J.J. Cale - Don't Wait J.J. Cale Don't Wait (Single) 7PP-61 Japan 1982 Sell This Version