Wrasse Records

Wrasse Records

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Label operated by Wrasse Records Ltd.

Wrasse Records was formed in September 1998 by Ian Ashbridge, formerly Head Buyer at HMV and Marketing Director of A&M (UK), and Joanna Ashbridge, formerly Marketing Manager at the News International-owned internet provider Line One. The first signing with the label was Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

The label works very closely with artists, management, and record companies to create albums that people want to listen to. Most of its repertoire is African-based, however it tends to sign music that the staff enjoys to the label.

In 2005, Universal Music began to license all of its so-called world music to Wrasse for distribution in the UK and the USA so it would not be burdened with those genres of music in those territories.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
002 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Thuthukani Ngoxolo Ladysmith Black Mambazo Thuthukani Ngoxolo(CD, Album) Wrasse Records 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
092 Caetano Veloso - The Definitive Collection Caetano Veloso The Definitive Collection(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records 092 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
112 Chico Buarque - Favourites. 60 Years On. Chico Buarque Favourites. 60 Years On.(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records 112 UK 2003 Sell This Version
209 Souad Massi - Acoustic - The Best Of Souad Massi Souad Massi Acoustic - The Best Of Souad Massi(CD, Album) Wrasse Records 209 Algeria 2009 Sell This Version
012 716 0 Issa Bagayogo Tassoumakan - Voice Of Fire(CD, Album, Promo) Wrasse Records, Universal 012 716 0 France Unknown Sell This Version
012 720 2 Gregg Kofi Brown & Friends* - Together As One Gregg Kofi Brown & Friends* Together As One(CDr, Album, Promo) Wrasse Records, Universal, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 012 720 2 France 2006 Sell This Version
91740 Salif Keita - The Best Of The Early Years Salif Keita The Best Of The Early Years(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records 91740 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
153739-2 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - In Harmony Ladysmith Black Mambazo In Harmony (Album, Comp) 153739-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
156 433-2 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree - Ain't No Sunshine Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree - Ain't No Sunshine(CD, Maxi) Universal Music TV, Universal Music TV 156 433-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
509327-2 King Sunny Ade - King Of Juju King Sunny Ade King Of Juju(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records 509327-2 France 2002 Sell This Version
537 184-1 Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson Serge Gainsbourg Histoire De Melody Nelson(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Wrasse Records, Mercury Music Group 537 184-1 France 2021 Sell This Version
542180-2 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - In Harmony Ladysmith Black Mambazo In Harmony (Album) 542180-2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
565 298-4 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Best Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo The Star And The Wiseman Ladysmith Black Mambazo The Best Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo The Star And The Wiseman(Cass, Album, Comp) Polygram TV, Polygram TV 565 298-4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
3578904 Michel Legrand -  La Piscine Michel Legrand La Piscine(LP, RE) Wrasse Records, Decca, Universal Music France 3578904 France 2021 Sell This Version
5304573 Khaled - Best Of Khaled Best Of(CD, Comp, Enh) Wrasse Records, Universal Music France 5304573 France 2007 Sell This Version
5050382000 Ismaël Lô - The Balladeer - The Best Of Ismaël Lô The Balladeer - The Best Of (CD, Comp) Saint George, Wrasse Records 5050382000 France 2001 Sell This Version
5093262000 Geoffrey Oryema - The Best Of Geoffrey Oryema Geoffrey Oryema The Best Of Geoffrey Oryema(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records 5093262000 France 2002 Sell This Version
5093282000 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Congratulations South Africa The Ultimate Collection Ladysmith Black Mambazo Congratulations South Africa The Ultimate Collection(2xCD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records 5093282000 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
5119582000 Boubacar Traoré - The Best Of Boubacar Traoré (The Bluesman From Mali) Boubacar Traoré The Best Of Boubacar Traoré (The Bluesman From Mali)(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records 5119582000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
74321 68454 2 Soweto String Quartet - Rhythms Of Africa Soweto String Quartet Rhythms Of Africa(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, RCA Victor, BMG Conifer 74321 68454 2 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
82876-73372-2 Seu Jorge - Cru Seu Jorge Cru(CD, Album) Wrasse Records 82876-73372-2 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
602498599426 Ivete Sangalo - Ivete Sangalo Ivete Sangalo Ivete Sangalo(CD, Comp + DVD, Album + Ltd) Universal Music, Wrasse Records, Mercury 602498599426 UK 2006 Sell This Version
602567885726 Celso Fonseca - Turning Point Celso Fonseca Turning Point(CD, Album) Wrasse Records 602567885726 Brazil 2019 Sell This Version
5-060001276182 Tony Christie - 50 Golden Greats Tony Christie 50 Golden Greats(3xCD, Comp) Wrasse Records 5-060001276182 UK 2015 Sell This Version
ADCD 10306 Pink Martini - A Retrospective Pink Martini A Retrospective(CD, Comp, Dig) Audiogram, Wrasse Records ADCD 10306 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
AL1 Lauren Alaina - Next Boyfriend / History Lauren Alaina Next Boyfriend / History(CDr, Single, Promo) Hump Head Records, Wrasse Records AL1 UK 2016 Sell This Version
ASR 2 Sampler Souad Massi * Amadou & Mariam * Emmanuel Jal - African Soul Rebels * UK Tour 2006 * Souad Massi * Amadou & Mariam * Emmanuel Jal Souad Massi * Amadou & Mariam * Emmanuel Jal - African Soul Rebels * UK Tour 2006 *(CD, Smplr) Music Beyond Mainstream, Wrasse Records, Riverboat Records ASR 2 Sampler UK 2005 Sell This Version
BENLS1 Ben L'Oncle Soul - Seven Nation Army Ben L'Oncle Soul Seven Nation Army(CDr, Single) Wrasse Records BENLS1 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BTLP001 Souad Massi - Sequana Souad Massi Sequana(LP) Wrasse Records BTLP001 Europe 2022 Sell This Version
C2K 91774 Salif Keita - The Best Of Salif Keita - The Golden Voice Salif Keita The Best Of Salif Keita - The Golden Voice(2xCD, Comp) Wrasse Records C2K 91774 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CK 85758 Angélique Kidjo - Keep On Moving • The Best Of Angélique Kidjo Angélique Kidjo Keep On Moving • The Best Of Angélique Kidjo (Comp) CK 85758 US 2001 Sell This Version
CK 91734 Horace Andy - Mek It Bun Horace Andy Mek It Bun(CD, Album) Wrasse Records CK 91734 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CK 91740 Salif Keita - The Best Of The Early Years Salif Keita The Best Of The Early Years(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records CK 91740 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CK 91741 Geoffrey Oryema - The African Odysseus - The Best Of Geoffrey Oryema Geoffrey Oryema The African Odysseus - The Best Of Geoffrey Oryema(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records CK 91741 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CK 91922 Antônio Carlos Jobim* - Sun Sea And Sand Favourites Antônio Carlos Jobim* Sun Sea And Sand Favourites(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records CK 91922 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
CK 911738 King Sunny Ade King Of Juju(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records CK 911738 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
CO-POP0012 Koala (27) - Do Not Be Afraid Koala (27) Do Not Be Afraid(CD) Co-Pop CO-POP0012 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DES01 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree - Ain't No Sunshine Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree Ladysmith Black Mambazo Featuring Des'ree - Ain't No Sunshine(CD, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records DES01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
fairy 001 Dickon Hinchliffe - Keeping Mum Original Soundtrack Dickon Hinchliffe Keeping Mum Original Soundtrack(CD, Album) Golden Fairy Records fairy 001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
FAIRY 001S. Dickon Hinchliffe With Cara Dillon Featuring Rowan Atkinson - Did You Ever Wonder Why? Dickon Hinchliffe With Cara Dillon Featuring Rowan Atkinson Dickon Hinchliffe With Cara Dillon Featuring Rowan Atkinson - Did You Ever Wonder Why?(CD, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records FAIRY 001S. UK 2005 Sell This Version
FULLONCD0088 Puscha - Steal Your Life Back Puscha Steal Your Life Back(CD, Single) Full On Entertainment FULLONCD0088 UK 2003 Sell This Version
GF78606 Trickbaby Chor Bazaar(CD, Album) Chachaman Records GF78606 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GWVCD 34 Angélique Kidjo - Keep On Moving • The Best Of Angélique Kidjo Angélique Kidjo Keep On Moving • The Best Of Angélique Kidjo(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Gallo Record Company GWVCD 34 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
GWVCD 35 Ismaël Lô - The Balladeer - The Best Of Ismaël Lô Ismaël Lô The Balladeer - The Best Of Ismaël Lô(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records, Gallo Record Company GWVCD 35 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
HH14S Darius Rucker This(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records HH14S UK 2010 Sell This Version
HH22S Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum - Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum - Wagon Wheel(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records HH22S UK 2013 Sell This Version
HOOP1 Tom The Lion - Silent Partner Tom The Lion Silent Partner(CDr, Single) Wrasse Records HOOP1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
HUMP 050 Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy Lee Ann Womack Call Me Crazy(CD, Album) Hump Head Records HUMP 050 UK 2008 Sell This Version
HUMP082 Jewel - Sweet And Wild Jewel Sweet And Wild(2xCD, Album, Dlx) Hump Head Records HUMP082 UK 2010 Sell This Version
HUMP100 Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) Hayes Carll KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)(CD, Album, Dig) Hump Head Records, Lost Highway HUMP100 US 2011 Sell This Version
HUMP117S Toby Keith - Clancy's Tavern Toby Keith Clancy's Tavern(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records HUMP117S UK Unknown Sell This Version
HUMP124S Kenny Rogers - I'll Fly Away Kenny Rogers I'll Fly Away(CDr, Single, Promo) Hump Head Records, Wrasse Records HUMP124S 2012 Sell This Version
HUMP139S Kristian Bush - Love Or Money Kristian Bush Love Or Money(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records, Hump Head Records HUMP139S UK 2013 Sell This Version
HUMP140 Eric Church Caught In The Act(CDr, Album, Promo) Hump Head Records, Wrasse Records HUMP140 UK 2013 Sell This Version
ILSE1 Ilse Delange - Next To Me Ilse Delange Next To Me(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records ILSE1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
KFR-011 Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 Fela Ransome Kuti* & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit(LP, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records, Soundworkshop Records, Label Maison KFR-011 US 2011 Sell This Version
KFR-021-LM041LP Fela Anikulapo Kuti* - Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense Fela Anikulapo Kuti* Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense(LP, Album) Wrasse Records KFR-021-LM041LP Europe 2011 Sell This Version
LILLY1 Pink Martini - Lilly Pink Martini Lilly(CD, Single, Promo) Naïve, Heinz Records, Wrasse Records LILLY1 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
LIVDVD001 Radio Birdman / Various - Descent Into The Maelstrom (The Radio Birdman Story) Radio Birdman / Various Radio Birdman / Various - Descent Into The Maelstrom (The Radio Birdman Story)(Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num + DVD-V, Ltd, Multichannel, PAL) Living Eyes, Stop Start, Stop Start LIVDVD001 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
LIVDVD001 Radio Birdman - Descent Into The Maelstrom (The Radio Birdman Story) Radio Birdman Descent Into The Maelstrom (The Radio Birdman Story)(DVD-V, Ltd, Multichannel, PAL, MA ) Living Eyes LIVDVD001 2018 Sell This Version
LMO31BOX Fela* - Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Limited Edition Boxset Two) Fela* Fela Anikulapo Kuti (Limited Edition Boxset Two)(9xCD, Album, RE + Box + Comp, Ltd) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records LMO31BOX UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
LMO32BOX Fela Anikulapo Kuti* - Limited Edition Box Set Three Fela Anikulapo Kuti* Limited Edition Box Set Three(Box, Comp, Ltd + 8xCD, Comp, RE, RM + DVD-V) Wrasse Records, Wrasse Records LMO32BOX UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
LUISA 1 Luísa Sobral - Not There Yet Luísa Sobral Not There Yet(CDr, Single) Wrasse Records LUISA 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
M0014 Lenine - Em Trânsito Lenine Em Trânsito(CD, Album) Wrasse Records M0014 UK 2018 Sell This Version
MH1 Morten Harket - Scared Of Heights Morten Harket Scared Of Heights(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records MH1 UK 2012 Sell This Version
MH2 Morten Harket - I'm The One Morten Harket I'm The One(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records MH2 UK 2012 Sell This Version
MH 3 Morten Harket - Burn Money Burn Morten Harket Burn Money Burn(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records, Hump Head Records MH 3 UK 2012 Sell This Version
no cat Tina Arena - Overload Tina Arena Overload(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records no cat UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Sugarland (2) - All I Want To Do Sugarland (2) All I Want To Do(CDr, Single, RE) Wrasse Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Vanessa Paradis & Sean Lennon - La Seine Vanessa Paradis & Sean Lennon Vanessa Paradis & Sean Lennon - La Seine(File, MP3, 320) EuropaCorp, Wrasse Records none France 2011
none Daara J Family* - School Of Life Daara J Family* School Of Life(CD, Album, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Various - Tribute Bob Marley : La Légende Various Tribute Bob Marley : La Légende(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records none UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Fela Kuti - Kalakuta Show Fela Kuti Kalakuta Show(2xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Wrasse Records none Unknown
none Fela Ransome - Kuti* & The Africa 70* - He Miss Road Fela Ransome - Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Ransome - Kuti* & The Africa 70* - He Miss Road(LP, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records, Label Maison, Wrasse Records, Kalakuta Sunrise none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Fela Kuti - Shakara Fela Kuti Shakara(2xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Wrasse Records none Unknown
none Fela Kuti - Ikoyi Blindness Fela Kuti Ikoyi Blindness(2xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Wrasse Records none Unknown
none Dierks Bentley Up On The Ridge(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Scandalous Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears Scandalous(11xFile, MP3, 320) Wrasse Records none UK 2011
none Fela Kuti - Authority Stealing Fela Kuti Authority Stealing(File, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Wrasse Records none Unknown
none Tinariwen The Radio Tisdas Sessions(CDr) Wrasse Records, Universal none France 2005 Sell This Version
none Morten Harket - Brother Morten Harket Brother(File, AAC, Single, 256) Wrasse Records none UK & Ireland 2014
none Sa Dingding - Ha Ha Li Li Sa Dingding Ha Ha Li Li(CDr, Single) Wrasse Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Jace Everett - Bad Things Jace Everett Bad Things(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Freshlyground - Nomvula Freshlyground Nomvula(CD, Album) Freeground Records, Wrasse Records none South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
none Morten Harket - Do You Remember Me? Morten Harket Do You Remember Me?(File, AAC, Single, 256) Wrasse Records none UK & Ireland 2014
none Lilies On Mars - Wish You Were A Pony Lilies On Mars Wish You Were A Pony(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Wrasse Records none UK 2011
none Ben's Brother Feat. Anastacia - Stalemate (L'Impasse) Ben's Brother Feat. Anastacia Ben's Brother Feat. Anastacia - Stalemate - L'Impasse (Single) none France 2009 Sell This Version
none Richard Marx - Stories To Tell Richard Marx Stories To Tell(18xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 320) Wrasse Records none Worldwide Unknown
none Kirsty* With Ronan Keating - Send Out A Message (To The World) Kirsty* With Ronan Keating Kirsty* With Ronan Keating - Send Out A Message (To The World) (Single) none UK & Ireland 2013
none Eric Paslay Friday Night(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Pink Martini Tempo Perdido(CD, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records, Naïve none UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Jewel - No Good In Goodbye Jewel No Good In Goodbye(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Julie Roberts Men & Mascara(DVDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Trickbaby - Fighter Trickbaby Fighter(CDr, EP, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Sophie Delila Can't Keep Loving You(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Daara J Family* Celebrate(CDr, Single, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Dickon Hinchliffe - Secrets De Famille B.O Dickon Hinchliffe Secrets De Famille B.O(CDr, Album, Promo) Wrasse Records, Universal, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) none France 2005 Sell This Version
none Pink Martini Lilly(DVDr, Promo) Wrasse Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Holly Williams - Man In The Making Holly Williams Man In The Making(CDr, Single) Wrasse Records none Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
none Eric Church - Over When It's Over Eric Church Over When It's Over(CDr, Single, Promo) Hump Head Records, Wrasse Records none UK 2013 Sell This Version