Rough Trade

Rough Trade

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Multinational label.
Label Code: LC 5661 / LC 05661.
[Label Code LC 11945 belongs to label Rough Trade Records UK Ltd. - not in Discogs]

Rough Trade was started by Geoff Travis in 1976 as a London record-shop and began releasing as an independent label in 1978. They quickly grew as a label and an independent distributor during the 1980s, collaborating with labels such as 4AD, Factory Records and One Little Indian to name a few.
Note: please use Rough Trade (3) for 'Exclusive Retailer' credits on editions pressed for Rough Trade Shops and roughtrade.com.

• Catalog numbering used by the first incarnation of the label:

Singles/EPs were numbered sequentially (001–247) with following prefixes:
RT###: 7" singles, early 12" singles and some 10" singles
RTT###: later 12" singles and some 10" singles
RTT###CD: CD singles
RTM###: 12" EPs/mini-albums
There were also five early 7" singles numbered RTSO1 through RTSO5. These are all by the group Spizz Oil and related projects.

Albums:
ROUGH###: numbered sequentially (1–159), with extensions such as CD, MC, etc. for different formats
RUFCD####: used only for four CD releases in 1989, numbered sequentially (6001-6004)
COPY###: used for some early cassette releases issued under the label name Rough Tapes, numbered sequentially (001–???)

After overstretching on the US market the label/distribution group ran into financial difficulty around 1990. The US branch was shut down and the German branch ended up in the Zomba Music Group where the name was eventually abandoned. In the UK One Little Indian provided financing and took over the label with original owner Geoff Travis initially in charge, but he soon left to start the Trade 2 label with Island Records. A result of this arrangement One Little Indian has retained ownership of some key catalogue releases, such as the early A.R. Kane albums. Dave Boyd was the label manager

• Catalog numbering used by the second incarnation of the label:

R###x: numbered sequentially (starting around 250) with x indicating format (0 = 12", 1 = LP, 2 = CD, 3 = CD Single, 4 = Cassette, 5 = mini-album, 6 = CD mini-album, 7 = 7" single, 8 = double LP)
45REV##: singles club 7" series, numbered sequentially (01-??)

Finally, Geoff Travis regained control of the Rough Trade label name around 1999–2000 and re-launched the label alongside Tugboat Records.

• Catalog numbering being used by the third incarnation of the label:

RTRADES###: 7" singles, 12" singles & vinyl EPs
RTRADESCD###[X]: CD singles & CDEPs - 'X' is appended when two versions of the single are released
RTRADESDVD###: DVD singles
RTRADELP###: vinyl LP albums
RTRADECD###: CD albums

On some releases, the E in RTRADE is missing, leaving RTRAD as the prefix.

In July 2001, Sanctuary Records joined forces with Rough Trade, including its imprint Tugboat. The relationship with Sanctuary was intended to support Rough Trade's growth plans by enabling the label to utilise the well-established Sanctuary infrastructure with a particular emphasis on the international sector.

In July 2007, a struggling Sanctuary announced, as part of its preamble to being bought by Universal, the sale of its 49% interest in the loss-making Rough Trade for a cash sum of £800,000 to the Beggars Group. Rough Trade continues to operate from its Golborne Road offices in London, with Beggars assuming central office functions.
The Rough Trade specialist retail chain did not figure in the deal.
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Rough Trade Records
66 Golborne Rd
London
W10 5PS
United Kingdom
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 We Be Echo - Ceza · Evi · Special · Edition We Be Echo Ceza · Evi · Special · Edition(Cass, S/Edition, C60) Not On Label (We Be Echo Self-released) 001 UK 1983 Sell This Version
#1 Various - Passed Normal (Vol 1) Various Passed Normal (Vol 1)(LP, Comp, RE) FOT Records #1 US 1987 Sell This Version
001 Vanity (22) - Occult You Vanity (22) Occult You(CD, Album) Church Independent 001 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
1MFRec0012-90 Assorted Heap - The Experience Of Horror Assorted Heap The Experience Of Horror(LP, Album, TP) 1MF Recordz 1MFRec0012-90 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
002 Jay Phlitman & Kim Kang* - Candy Queen Speedway Jay Phlitman & Kim Kang* Candy Queen Speedway(10", Ltd, Ora) Bananafishin' Records 002 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
2DIY4_13 ABBY (10) - Halo Remixes ABBY (10) Halo Remixes(12") 2Diy4 2DIY4_13 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
2DIY4-15 Lehar (2) Feat. Rush Midnight - Number One Hero Lehar (2) Feat. Rush Midnight Lehar (2) Feat. Rush Midnight - Number One Hero(12") 2Diy4 2DIY4-15 UK 2016 Sell This Version
2DIY4-16 Interpol - Everything Is Wrong (Solomun Remix) Interpol Everything Is Wrong (Solomun Remix) (12") 2Diy4 2DIY4-16 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
2DIY4_17 Moby - Moby Remixes Moby Moby Remixes(12") 2Diy4 2DIY4_17 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
2DIY4_18 Lunar Plane Feat. October's Child - No Age Lunar Plane Feat. October's Child Lunar Plane Feat. October's Child - No Age(12") 2DIY4 2DIY4_18 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
2DIY4_22 Allan Shotter - Cassini Allan Shotter Cassini(12", EP) 2Diy4 2DIY4_22 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
2DIY4_23 Underher - False Promises EP Underher False Promises EP(12", EP) 2DIY4 2DIY4_23 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
2DIY4_24 Allan Shotter - Das Gift Allan Shotter Das Gift(12", EP) 2Diy4 2DIY4_24 Germany 2020 Sell This Version
7 BONG 1 Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence Depeche Mode Leave In Silence (Single) 7 BONG 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 IMAGE 002 Kicking The I.M.A.G.E - When The Loving Comes Kicking The I.M.A.G.E When The Loving Comes(7", Single) Big Bus Records 7 IMAGE 002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 014 Depeche Mode - New Life Depeche Mode New Life (Single) 7 MUTE 014 UK 1981 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 016 Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough (Single) 7 MUTE 016 UK 1981 Sell This Version
7 Mute 017 Fad Gadget - Saturday Night Special Fad Gadget Saturday Night Special(7", Single) Mute, Mute 7 Mute 017 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 018 Depeche Mode - See You Depeche Mode See You (Single) 7 MUTE 018 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 020 Yazoo - Only You Yazoo Only You (Single) 7 MUTE 020 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 021 Fad Gadget - King Of The Flies Fad Gadget King Of The Flies(7", Single) Mute 7 MUTE 021 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 022 Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love Depeche Mode The Meaning Of Love (Single) 7 MUTE 022 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 023 Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Niños Del Parque Liaisons Dangereuses Los Niños Del Parque(7", Single) Mute, Mute 7 MUTE 023 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7 MUTE 024 Fad Gadget - Life On The Line Fad Gadget Life On The Line(7", Single) Mute 7 MUTE 024 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7S-CD0023 Bonsai Kitten (2) - Mindcraft Bonsai Kitten (2) Mindcraft(CD, Album) 7star Music 7S-CD0023 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
7S-CD0023 Bonsai Kitten (2) - Mindcraft Bonsai Kitten (2) Mindcraft(CD, Promo) 7star Music 7S-CD0023 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
7S-LP0023 Bonsai Kitten (2) - Mindcraft Bonsai Kitten (2) Mindcraft(LP, Album) 7star Music 7S-LP0023 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
7S-PR0001 Schiller - Sun Schiller Sun(CD, Album, Mixed, Promo, Car) 7star Music, Sleepingroom 7S-PR0001 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
7 YAZ 001 Yazoo - Don't Go Yazoo Don't Go (Single) 7 YAZ 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 ABS 097 Die Cheerleader - D.C. EP Die Cheerleader D.C. EP(12", EP) Abstract Sounds 12 ABS 097 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
12 ABS 099 Die Cheerleader - 69 Hayloft Action Die Cheerleader 69 Hayloft Action(12", EP) Abstract Sounds, Abstract Sounds 12 ABS 099 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
12 BONG 1 Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence Depeche Mode Leave In Silence (Single) 12 BONG 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 CHAP 52 Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Until You Find Out Ned's Atomic Dustbin Until You Find Out(12", Single) Chapter 22 12 CHAP 52 UK 1990 Sell This Version
12 CIR 1 Circuit (4) Featuring Koffi - Shelter Circuit (4) Featuring Koffi Circuit (4) Featuring Koffi - Shelter(12") Collision (2) 12 CIR 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12DMBOX01 Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell | The 12 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num, RM + 12", Single, RE + 12", S) Mute, Columbia, Sony Music 12DMBOX01 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 014 Depeche Mode - New Life (Re Mix) / Shout! (Rio Mix) Depeche Mode New Life (Re Mix) / Shout! (Rio Mix) (Single) 12 MUTE 014 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 016 Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) Depeche Mode Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) (Single) 12 MUTE 016 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 018 Depeche Mode - See You (Extended Version) Depeche Mode See You (Extended Version) (Single) 12 MUTE 018 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 020 Yazoo - Only You Yazoo Only You (Single) 12 MUTE 020 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 022 Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love Depeche Mode The Meaning Of Love (Single) 12 MUTE 022 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 024 Fad Gadget - Life On The Line (Version II) Fad Gadget Life On The Line (Version II)(12", Single) Mute 12 MUTE 024 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 MUTE 026 Fad Gadget - For Whom The Bells Toll Fad Gadget For Whom The Bells Toll(12", Single) Mute 12 MUTE 026 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 NMA 10 New Model Army - Vengeance 1994 New Model Army Vengeance 1994(12", Single) Abstract Sounds 12 NMA 10 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 POS 003 Pressure Of Speech - Mothmath Pressure Of Speech Mothmath(12") North South 12 POS 003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
12 PROD 16 Swans - New Mind Swans New Mind(12", W/Lbl) Product Inc. 12 PROD 16 UK 1987 Sell This Version
12RAD1 Mute Drivers - Boomtown Mute Drivers Boomtown(12", Ltd) Irradiated Records, Irradiated Records 12RAD1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
12RAD2 Mute Drivers - Impossibilities Mute Drivers Impossibilities(12", Single) Irradiated Records 12RAD2 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 RE 7 Two - 2 X 2 Two 2 X 2(12") Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 RE 8 And Also The Trees - A Room Lives In Lucy And Also The Trees A Room Lives In Lucy(12", Single) Reflex Records (9), Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 8 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 RE 9 The Very Things - Mummy You're A Wreck The Very Things Mummy You're A Wreck(12") Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 9 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 RE 10 The Cravats DCL* - The Land Of The Giants The Cravats DCL* The Land Of The Giants(12") Reflex Records (9) 12 RE 10 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 ROUGH 101 The Smiths - The World Won't Listen The Smiths The World Won't Listen(LP, Comp) Rough Trade, Rough Trade 12 ROUGH 101 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
12-RT-101 Scritti Politti - Faithless (Triple-Hep N'Blue) Scritti Politti Faithless (Triple-Hep N'Blue)(12", Single, TP) Rough Trade 12-RT-101 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 RT 106 Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong Virgin Prunes Pagan Lovesong (Single) 12 RT 106 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12-RTRADES-190 The Fiery Furnaces - I Wish I Was Single Again The Fiery Furnaces I Wish I Was Single Again(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Rough Trade 12-RTRADES-190 UK 2004 Sell This Version
12XU 107-1 Charnel Ground - Charnel Ground Charnel Ground Charnel Ground(LP, Album) 12XU 12XU 107-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
12" Y 11 Maximum Joy - Stretch Maximum Joy Stretch(12") Y Records 12" Y 11 UK 1981 Sell This Version
12" Y 15 Maximum Joy - White And Green Place Maximum Joy White And Green Place (Single) 12" Y 15 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 Y 24 Pigbag - The Big Bean Pigbag The Big Bean (Single) 12 Y 24 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12 YAZ 001 Yazoo - Don't Go (Re-Mixes) Yazoo Don't Go (Re-Mixes) (Single) 12 YAZ 001 UK 1982 Sell This Version
15 RTL-1 Weekend With Keith Tippett - Live At Ronnie Scott's Weekend With Keith Tippett Weekend With Keith Tippett - Live At Ronnie Scott's (MiniAlbum) 15 RTL-1 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
15RTL-2 Aztec Camera - Oblivious Aztec Camera Oblivious(12", Single) Rough Trade 15RTL-2 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
15RTL-3 The Smiths - This Charming Man The Smiths This Charming Man (MiniAlbum) 15RTL-3 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
15RTL-4 The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make? The Smiths What Difference Does It Make? (MiniAlbum) 15RTL-4 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
15RTL-5 Sandie Shaw - Hand In Glove Sandie Shaw Hand In Glove (MiniAlbum) 15RTL-5 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
15RTL-6 The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now The Smiths Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (MiniAlbum) 15RTL-6 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
15RTL-3009 The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side The Smiths The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (MiniAlbum) 15RTL-3009 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25J-5 Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 25J-5 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25J-103 The Smiths - The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths(Cass, Album) Rough Trade 25J-103 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-1 Virgin Prunes - ... If I Die, I Die Virgin Prunes ... If I Die, I Die (Album) 25RTL-1 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25RTL-2 Various - Lucky Beatniks Various Lucky Beatniks(LP, Comp) Rough Trade 25RTL-2 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25RTL-3 Various - Radio Twelve Various Radio Twelve (Comp) 25RTL-3 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25RTL-5 The Raincoats - Moving The Raincoats Moving (Album) 25RTL-5 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-6 The Smiths - The Smiths The Smiths The Smiths (Album) 25RTL-6 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-7 Various - Zulu Jive/Umbaqanga = ズールー・ジャイヴ Various Zulu Jive/Umbaqanga = ズールー・ジャイヴ (Comp) 25RTL-7 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-8 Various - Viva! Zimbabwe = ビバ! ジンバブエ Various Viva! Zimbabwe = ビバ! ジンバブエ(LP, Comp) Rough Trade 25RTL-8 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-9 The Fall - Perverted By Language The Fall Perverted By Language (Album) 25RTL-9 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-10 Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited = トーマス・マフモ* ・アンド・ ザ・ブラックス・アンリミテッド* - Ndangariro = ダンガリロ Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited = トーマス・マフモ* ・アンド・ ザ・ブラックス・アンリミテッド* Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited = トーマス・マフモ* ・アンド・ ザ・ブラックス・アンリミテッド* - Ndangariro = ダンガリロ (Album) 25RTL-10 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25RTL-13 Dislocation Dance - Midnight Shift Dislocation Dance Midnight Shift(LP, Album) Rough Trade 25RTL-13 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-15 The Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses The Dream Syndicate The Days Of Wine And Roses (Album) 25RTL-15 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-16 Amaswazi Emvelo - Ezintabeni Amaswazi Emvelo Ezintabeni 25RTL-16 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-17 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes Violent Femmes Violent Femmes (Album) 25RTL-17 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-18 James James "Blood" Ulmer* Part Time (Album) 25RTL-18 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-19 Green On Red - Gravity Talks Green On Red Gravity Talks (Album) 25RTL-19 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-20 Robert Wyatt - 1982-1984 Robert Wyatt 1982-1984 (Comp) 25RTL-20 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-21 The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow The Smiths Hatful Of Hollow (Comp) 25RTL-21 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-22 Microdisney - Everybody Is Fantastic Microdisney Everybody Is Fantastic (Album) 25RTL-22 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-23 Gregory Isaacs - Live At The Academy, Brixton Gregory Isaacs Live At The Academy, Brixton(LP, Album) Rough Trade 25RTL-23 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-3001 The Smiths - Meat Is Murder The Smiths Meat Is Murder = ミート・イズ・マーダー (Album) 25RTL-3001 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3002 Red Guitars - Slow To Fade Red Guitars Slow To Fade (Album) 25RTL-3002 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3003 Rainy Day - Rainy Day Rainy Day Rainy Day (Album) 25RTL-3003 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-3004 Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Mabasa Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited - Mabasa(LP, Album, Promo) Rough Trade, Earthworks 25RTL-3004 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3005 Vic Godard & The Subway Sect* - A Retrospective (1977-81) Vic Godard & The Subway Sect* Vic Godard & The Subway Sect* - A Retrospective (1977-81) (Comp) 25RTL-3005 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25RTL-3006 Various - George Washington & The Cherry Trees Various George Washington & The Cherry Trees (Comp) 25RTL-3006 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3007 Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising (Album) 25RTL-3007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3008 Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers* - Rockin' And Romance Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers* Rockin' And Romance(LP, Promo) Rough Trade 25RTL-3008 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3010 Linton Kwesi Johnson - In Concert With The Dub Band Linton Kwesi Johnson In Concert With The Dub Band (Album) 25RTL-3010 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3011 Robert Wyatt - Old Rottenhat Robert Wyatt Old Rottenhat(LP, Album) Rough Trade 25RTL-3011 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25RTL-3012 The Woodentops - Straight Eight Bushwaker The Woodentops Straight Eight Bushwaker 25RTL-3012 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25RTL-3013 Microdisney - The Clock Comes Down The Stairs Microdisney The Clock Comes Down The Stairs (Album) 25RTL-3013 Japan 1986 Sell This Version

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