Starline

Starline

Profile:
Label associated with Capitol Records/EMI since 1967. The trademark has also been used as a series on LPs released by Regal/EMI (since 1969)
Do not confuse with the series The Star Line.
For unofficial releases, please use Starline (2).

The below refers to the US Starline releases only:

In the US, Starline albums bore their original catalog numbers, and at first the original covers were merely stamped with an embossed Star Line logo. Later LP releases would have the Star Line logo printed directly onto the covers. The series featured releases that had been popular and worth keeping in their active catalog but were not marketed at the full album price.

The original Star Line label was metallic gold with black print. The Capitol logo appears in the upper left with eight spires or rays extending from it. The words "THE STAR LINE" appear above the catalog number. In 1962, Capitol changed the design to a black background label with silver print. The placement of the logo and printing remained the same as in the earlier design. In 1967, Capitol created a new design, a red and white target label. The Star Line logo was also changed to feature a smaller star placed below and between the words Star Line. In 1969, the Star Line label was changed, the new design featured a large star on the label. The logo remained the same but the design did not work well for 45's; therefore, it was used on albums only. This design was kept active until November 1972. It was then that Capitol redesigned all single and album labels. The new Star Line design was a gold label. However, due to inconsistencies in print, the gold label is often erroneously referred to as a tan label or avocado green.

In March, 1978, Capitol returned to using its dome logo. Star Line labels after this date are quite scarce. In November, 1981, Capitol changed the label backdrops for all Star Line records to blue. With the introduction of the yellow budget label around 1975, Capitol slowly phased out the use of the Star Line for LP releases. Before 1983, the decision was made to eliminate it altogether. A few existing releases were kept in print on the blue Star Line label. By that time, most budget albums were in print on Capitol's green budget label. The Star Line label would exist for singles only, and the no special label backdrops were created for Star Line labels after 1983. Star Line singles were in the 6000 series. Some of the Star Line singles were "back to back hits". For label designs for singles, refer to label links for specific details.

US 45s:
White/red target labels: 1967~69
Gold labels + new Capitol logo: 1969~78
Gold labels + old Capitol logo: 1978~81
Blue or Black or Purple labels + catalog number including prefix "X-": 1981~
Green labels: see The Star Line
Parent Label:
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0C 048 ◦ 81508 Sinatra Sings Mercer  album cover Frank Sinatra Sinatra Sings Mercer(LP, Comp, RE) Capitol Records, Starline 0C 048 ◦ 81508 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1E 048 ○ 04195 In The Still Of The Night  album cover Shirley Bassey With Geoff Love & His Orchestra Shirley Bassey With Geoff Love & His Orchestra - In The Still Of The Night(LP, Album, RE) Regal, Starline, Starline 1E 048 ○ 04195 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2S 066 85527 The Best Of Dean Martin  album cover Dean Martin The Best Of Dean Martin(LP, Comp, Mono, RE) Capitol Records 2S 066 85527 France 1978 Sell This Version
4XQ-12453 'Til My Dreamin' Comes True - West Coast Rock 1958-1964  album cover Various 'Til My Dreamin' Comes True - West Coast Rock 1958-1964(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records, Starline 4XQ-12453 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XQ-12454 Their Finest Years: 1958 And 1956  album cover Eddie Cochran And Gene Vincent Eddie Cochran And Gene Vincent - Their Finest Years: 1958 And 1956(Cass, Album, Comp) Capitol Records, Starline 4XQ-12454 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XQ 12455 Let's Have A Party - The Rockabilly Influence 1950 - 1960  album cover Various Let's Have A Party - The Rockabilly Influence 1950 - 1960 (Comp) 4XQ 12455 US 1985 Sell This Version
4XQ-12500 Dreamboat Annie  album cover Heart Dreamboat Annie(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Starline 4XQ-12500 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XQ-12502 Wheels Of Steel  album cover Saxon Wheels Of Steel(Cass, Album, Cle) Starline, Capitol Records 4XQ-12502 US Unknown Sell This Version
4XQ 512500 Dreamboat Annie  album cover Heart Dreamboat Annie (Album) 4XQ 512500 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
5088 Stop! Stop! Stop!  album cover The Hollies Stop! Stop! Stop!(LP, Album, RE) Starline, Starline, Starline 5088 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6001 Twelfth Street Rag / Oh!  album cover Pee Wee Hunt And His Orchestra Twelfth Street Rag / Oh! 6001 US Unknown Sell This Version
6002 Tom Dooley / M.T.A.  album cover The Kingston Trio* Tom Dooley / M.T.A. 6002 US Unknown Sell This Version
6003 Mona Lisa  album cover Nat King Cole Mona Lisa (Single) 6003 US Unknown Sell This Version
6004 Vaya Con Dios / How High The Moon  album cover Les Paul And Mary Ford* Vaya Con Dios / How High The Moon (Single) 6004 US Unknown Sell This Version
6005 Laura  album cover Stan Kenton And His Orchestra Laura(7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6005 US Unknown Sell This Version
6007 Sixteen Tons / Mule Train  album cover Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons / Mule Train (Single) 6007 US Unknown Sell This Version
6011 That's Amore / Memories Are Made Of This  album cover Dean Martin That's Amore / Memories Are Made Of This 6011 US Unknown Sell This Version
6012 Wheel Of Fortune / Side By Side  album cover Kay Starr Wheel Of Fortune / Side By Side (Single) 6012 US Unknown Sell This Version
6014 Fever / Alright, Okay, You Win  album cover Peggy Lee Fever / Alright, Okay, You Win (Single) 6014 US Unknown Sell This Version
6017 April In Portugal / The Poor People Of Paris  album cover Les Baxter And His Orchestra* April In Portugal / The Poor People Of Paris (Single) 6017 US Unknown Sell This Version
6018 Rye Whiskey / Deck Of Cards  album cover Tex Ritter Rye Whiskey / Deck Of Cards (Single) 6018 US Unknown Sell This Version
6022 I Wish You Love / That Old Black Magic  album cover Keeley Smith* I Wish You Love / That Old Black Magic (Single) 6022 US Unknown Sell This Version
6024 Gone / Wings Of A Dove  album cover Ferlin Husky Gone / Wings Of A Dove 6024 US Unknown Sell This Version
6024 Gone / Wings Of A Dove  album cover Ferlin Husky Gone / Wings Of A Dove(7", RE) Capitol Records 6024 US Unknown Sell This Version
6025 Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young / Hello Walls  album cover Faron Young Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young / Hello Walls 6025 US Unknown Sell This Version
6026 The Bunny Hop  album cover Ray Anthony And His Orchestra* The Bunny Hop (Single) 6026 US Unknown Sell This Version
6027 High Hopes / All The Way  album cover Frank Sinatra High Hopes / All The Way (Single) 6027 US 1967 Sell This Version
6029 Send For Me  album cover Nat King Cole Send For Me 6029 US Unknown Sell This Version
6030 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) / Big Man  album cover The Four Preps 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) / Big Man 6030 US Unknown Sell This Version
6034 Sugar Blues / Tear It Down  album cover Clyde McCoy And His Orchestra Sugar Blues / Tear It Down 6034 US Unknown Sell This Version
6035 Slippin' Around / Let's Go To Church  album cover Margaret Whiting And Jimmy Wakely Margaret Whiting And Jimmy Wakely - Slippin' Around / Let's Go To Church(7") Capitol Records, Starline 6035 US Unknown Sell This Version
6037 For Your Love / Over And Over Again  album cover Ed Townsend For Your Love / Over And Over Again (Single) 6037 US 1968 Sell This Version
6039 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Handed Down  album cover Laurie London He's Got The Whole World In His Hands / Handed Down(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6039 US Unknown Sell This Version
6040 Willie And The Hand Jive / Willie Did The Cha Cha  album cover The Johnny Otis Show Willie And The Hand Jive / Willie Did The Cha Cha 6040 US Unknown Sell This Version
6041 Hello Old Broken Heart / Young Love  album cover Sonny James Hello Old Broken Heart / Young Love (Single) 6041 US Unknown Sell This Version
6042 Be-Bop-A-Lula / Lotta Lovin'  album cover Gene Vincent Be-Bop-A-Lula / Lotta Lovin' (Single) 6042 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
6043 Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians Enjoy Yourself / Humoresque(7") Capitol Records 6043 US Unknown Sell This Version
6044 Unforgettable / Somewhere Along The Way  album cover Nat King Cole Unforgettable / Somewhere Along The Way 6044 US Unknown Sell This Version
6046 Scotch And Soda  album cover The Kingston Trio* Scotch And Soda (Single) 6046 US Unknown Sell This Version
6047 Wabash Cannonball / The Great Speckled Bird  album cover Roy Acuff Wabash Cannonball / The Great Speckled Bird (Single) 6047 US Unknown Sell This Version
6048 Volare / Return To Me  album cover Dean Martin Volare / Return To Me (Single) 6048 US Unknown Sell This Version
6053 Right Or Wrong / In The Middle Of A Heartache  album cover Wanda Jackson Right Or Wrong / In The Middle Of A Heartache (Single) 6053 US 1978 Sell This Version
6056 Danke Schoen  album cover Wayne Newton Danke Schoen 6056 US Unknown Sell This Version
6057 A Dear John Letter / Two Voices, Two Shadows, Two Faces  album cover Jean Shepard A Dear John Letter / Two Voices, Two Shadows, Two Faces(7") Capitol Records, Starline 6057 US 1967 Sell This Version
6059 Be True To Your School  album cover The Beach Boys Be True To Your School (Single) 6059 US 1967 Sell This Version
6066 Kansas City  album cover The Beatles Kansas City (Single) 6066 US 1976 Sell This Version
6067 You're My World / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'  album cover Cilla Black You're My World / You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Single) 6067 US Unknown Sell This Version
6068 Nature Boy / Sweet Lorraine  album cover Nat King Cole Nature Boy / Sweet Lorraine(7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6068 US 1972 Sell This Version
6070 Soul Serenade / Soul Twist  album cover King Curtis Soul Serenade / Soul Twist (Single) 6070 US Unknown Sell This Version
6071 Reverend Mr. Black / Greenback Dollar  album cover The Kingston Trio* Reverend Mr. Black / Greenback Dollar (Single) 6071 US Unknown Sell This Version
6072 When I Fall In Love / The Way You Look Tonight  album cover The Lettermen When I Fall In Love / The Way You Look Tonight (Single) 6072 US Unknown Sell This Version
6073 Painted, Tainted Rose / Living A Lie  album cover Al Martino Painted, Tainted Rose / Living A Lie(7") Capitol Records 6073 US 1967 Sell This Version
6074 My Heart Skips A Beat / Together Again  album cover Buck Owens My Heart Skips A Beat / Together Again (Single) 6074 US Unknown Sell This Version
6075 Above And Beyond / You're For Me  album cover Buck Owens Above And Beyond / You're For Me(7") Capitol Records 6075 US Unknown Sell This Version
6076 A World Without Love / Nobody I Know  album cover Peter And Gordon* with Geoff Love's Music* Peter And Gordon* with Geoff Love's Music* - A World Without Love / Nobody I Know (Single) 6076 US Unknown Sell This Version
6077 Burning Bridges / What In The World's Come Over You  album cover Jack Scott Burning Bridges / What In The World's Come Over You (Single) 6077 US Unknown Sell This Version
6078 Chicago / Witchcraft  album cover Frank Sinatra Chicago / Witchcraft 6078 US Unknown Sell This Version
6079 The Wild Side Of Life / A Six Pack To Go  album cover Hank Thompson The Wild Side Of Life / A Six Pack To Go (Single) 6079 US Unknown Sell This Version
6081 Help Me, Rhonda  album cover The Beach Boys Help Me, Rhonda (Single) 6081 US 1967 Sell This Version
6082 You're The Only World I Know  album cover Sonny James You're The Only World I Know (Single) 6082 US Unknown Sell This Version
6084 Humpty Dumpty Heart / Squaws Along The Yukon  album cover Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys Humpty Dumpty Heart / Squaws Along The Yukon (Single) 6084 US 1967 Sell This Version
6087 Willow Weep For Me / A Summer Song  album cover Chad & Jeremy Willow Weep For Me / A Summer Song(7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6087 US Unknown Sell This Version
6091 High Noon / Go On, Get Out  album cover Tex Ritter High Noon / Go On, Get Out 6091 US Unknown Sell This Version
6092 From A Jack To A King / Do What You Do, Do Well  album cover Ned Miller From A Jack To A King / Do What You Do, Do Well (Single) 6092 US 1972 Sell This Version
6093 Act Naturally / Over And Over Again  album cover Buck Owens Act Naturally / Over And Over Again 6093 US 1967 Sell This Version
6094 Surfin' U.S.A.  album cover The Beach Boys Surfin' U.S.A. (Single) 6094 US 1968 Sell This Version
6095 Surfin' Safari  album cover The Beach Boys Surfin' Safari (Single) 6095 US 1968 Sell This Version
6096 Tobacco Road  album cover Lou Rawls Tobacco Road (Single) 6096 US Unknown Sell This Version
6099 Ramblin' Rose / The Good Times  album cover Nat King Cole Ramblin' Rose / The Good Times (Single) 6099 US Unknown Sell This Version
6100 (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am / Never Less Than Yesterday  album cover Nancy Wilson (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am / Never Less Than Yesterday (Single) 6100 US 1978 Sell This Version
6102 Dragnet / Peter Gunn  album cover Ray Anthony And His Orchestra* Dragnet / Peter Gunn 6102 US 1978 Sell This Version
6103 I Go To Pieces / Love Me Baby  album cover Peter And Gordon* With Geoff Love's Music* Peter And Gordon* With Geoff Love's Music* - I Go To Pieces / Love Me Baby 6103 US Unknown Sell This Version
6105 Dance, Dance, Dance  album cover The Beach Boys Dance, Dance, Dance (Single) 6105 US 1967 Sell This Version
6106 Fun, Fun, Fun  album cover The Beach Boys Fun, Fun, Fun (Single) 6106 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
6107 Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe  album cover The Beach Boys Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe (Single) 6107 US 1967 Sell This Version
6108 Melody Of Love / Spanish Eyes  album cover Al Martino Melody Of Love / Spanish Eyes (Single) 6108 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
6109 What Now, My Love  album cover Al Martino What Now, My Love (Single) 6109 US 1967 Sell This Version
6110 Red Roses For A Blue Lady  album cover Wayne Newton Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Single) 6110 US 1965 Sell This Version
6111 Only You (Can Break My Heart)  album cover Buck Owens Only You (Can Break My Heart)(7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6111 US Unknown Sell This Version
6112 I've Got A Tiger By The Tail / Cryin' Time  album cover Buck Owens I've Got A Tiger By The Tail / Cryin' Time (Single) 6112 US Unknown Sell This Version
6113 Swinging Doors  album cover Merle Haggard And The Strangers (5) Merle Haggard And The Strangers (5) - Swinging Doors (Single) 6113 US 1968 Sell This Version
6114 The Longer You  Wait  album cover Merle Haggard And The Strangers (5) Merle Haggard And The Strangers (5) - The Longer You Wait (Single) 6114 US Unknown Sell This Version
6115 I Hear Little Rock Calling  album cover Ferlin Husky I Hear Little Rock Calling(7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6115 US Unknown Sell This Version
6116 Behind The Tear  album cover Sonny James, The Southern Gentleman* Behind The Tear 6116 US 1967 Sell This Version
6117 I Just Don't Understand / See The Big Man Cry  album cover Charlie Louvin I Just Don't Understand / See The Big Man Cry 6117 US 1968 Sell This Version
6118 Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep / Life Begins At Love   album cover Charlie Louvin Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep / Life Begins At Love (7", RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6118 US Unknown Sell This Version
6119 Many Happy Hangovers To You / Our Past Is In My Way  album cover Jean Shepard Many Happy Hangovers To You / Our Past Is In My Way (Single) 6119 US Unknown Sell This Version
6120 Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / Memory Lane  album cover Lou Rawls Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / Memory Lane (Single) 6120 US Unknown Sell This Version
6121 Money In The Pocket / Hear Me Talking To You  album cover The Cannonball Adderley Quintet Money In The Pocket / Hear Me Talking To You(7") Capitol Records, Starline 6121 US Unknown Sell This Version
6122 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet The Sticks / Cannon's Theme(7", Single) Capitol Records, Starline 6122 US Unknown Sell This Version
6123 Guess Who I Saw Today  album cover Nancy Wilson Guess Who I Saw Today 6123 US Unknown Sell This Version
6124 Westphalia Waltz / The Blue Skirt Waltz  album cover Hank Thompson And The Brazos Valley Boys* Westphalia Waltz / The Blue Skirt Waltz 6124 US Unknown Sell This Version
6125 San Francisco  album cover Judy Garland San Francisco (Single) 6125 US Unknown Sell This Version
6126 April Showers / The Man That Got Away  album cover Judy Garland April Showers / The Man That Got Away 6126 US Unknown Sell This Version
6127 Come Rain Or Come Shine / Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody  album cover Judy Garland Come Rain Or Come Shine / Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records, Starline 6127 US Unknown Sell This Version
6128 Over The Rainbow / Maybe I'll Come Back  album cover Judy Garland Over The Rainbow / Maybe I'll Come Back 6128 US Unknown Sell This Version
6129 Swanee / That's Entertainment  album cover Judy Garland Swanee / That's Entertainment 6129 US Unknown Sell This Version
6130 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy  album cover Cannonball Adderley Mercy, Mercy, Mercy(7", Single) Capitol Records, Starline 6130 US Unknown Sell This Version
6131 Mohair Sam / Lean On Me  album cover Peggy Lee Mohair Sam / Lean On Me(7") Capitol Records 6131 US Unknown Sell This Version
6132 Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann  album cover The Beach Boys Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann(7", Single, RE) Starline, Capitol Records 6132 US 1969 Sell This Version