Columbia House

Columbia House

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For records with "CRC" codes issued prior to 1971, please credit Columbia Record Club.
Direct-mailing distributor of major label releases for many music labels. Columbia House was born 1971, but originally began its existence as CBS Direct Marketing Services in 1966, which was formed as parent of (and due to the growth of) Columbia Record Club (which started in 1955 and is still reflected by the legacy "CRC" code that is used by Columbia House on the non-vinyl releases they manufacture & distribute). Columbia House did not offer CDs before 1986.

In the CD era, most CRC releases either had no barcode, or used the retail barcode, through approximately 1990.* Note that circa 1990, some releases changed to this unique longer version: 0 20831-xxxx-2 xx (mostly US, sometimes Canada - CD), 0 20831-xxxx-4 xx (mostly US, sometimes Canada - cassette), 7 7749-xxxxxx x 02 (only Canada - CD), 7 7749-xxxxxx x 04 (only Canada - cassette). This may be the only indicator of Columbia House involvement, but most will also include the common CRC or "Manufactured By" language somewhere on the release.

*Alternately, Canadian releases sometimes utilized a "xxxxxxT code" - sometimes as the barcode, sometimes elsewhere - not in combination with the numbering from above (the "T" may or may not have a space preceding it). Dates for this are currently unknown.

Columbia House declared bankruptcy and ceased operations in August 2015. It was revived 4 months later.

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Note that Canadian releases with barcodes starting in "7 7749" are most likely Columbia House releases, and that there will most likely be a retail version of the same release with a different barcode.

Note: DIDY codes printed on the label side of CDs should be added to the Other Identifiers field only; they are DADC Codes, not Columbia House catalog numbers. Click here for the forum thread about this topic.
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Contact Info:
Columbia House
1400 No. Fruitridge Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47811

Columbia House
5900 Finch Ave. East
Scarborough, Ontario M1B 5X7
Canada

[1992]
Columbia House
815 Middlefield Road
Scarborough, Ontario M1V 3M3
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A1 6067 Various - Country Winners '73 Various Country Winners '73 (Comp) 1A1 6067 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6070 Various - 30 Dynamite Hits, Vol. 2 Various 30 Dynamite Hits, Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6070 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6086 Various - The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights & Country Music: Volume 7 Various The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights & Country Music: Volume 7(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6086 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6100 Various - 10 Swinging Country Hits Various 10 Swinging Country Hits(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6100 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6112 Various - Down A Country Road Various Down A Country Road(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6112 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A1 6116 Various - I Believe In Music: A Treasury Of Great Songs By Great Stars Various I Believe In Music: A Treasury Of Great Songs By Great Stars (Comp) 1A1 6116 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A1 6273 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Fillin' the Gap Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Fillin' the Gap(2x8-Trk, Comp, Club) CBS 1A1 6273 US 1975 Sell This Version
1A1 6348 Gene Pitney - The Fabulous Gene Pitney Gene Pitney The Fabulous Gene Pitney(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6348 US 1975 Sell This Version
1A1 6373 Various Nashville On My Mind, Vol. 7(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6373 US 1975 Sell This Version
1A1 6419 Johnny Horton - The Legend Vol. II Johnny Horton The Legend Vol. II(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6419 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
1A1 6468 Various - For The Good Times Various For The Good Times(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6468 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 6484 Dvořák*, Justus Frantz, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein - Piano Concerto In G Minor, Op. 33 Dvořák*, Justus Frantz, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein Dvořák*, Justus Frantz, New York Philharmonic*, Leonard Bernstein - Piano Concerto In G Minor, Op. 33(8-Trk, Club) Columbia Masterworks 1A1 6484 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 6530 Various - C&W: A Treasury of Country Music Various C&W: A Treasury of Country Music(4x8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House 1A1 6530 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 6652 Arthur Fiedler • The Boston Pops Orchestra - The Blue Danube: The Great Strauss Waltzes Arthur FiedlerThe Boston Pops Orchestra Arthur FiedlerThe Boston Pops Orchestra - The Blue Danube: The Great Strauss Waltzes(8-Trk, Album, Club) London Records 1A1 6652 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 6683 Various Country Chart Busters Volume 7(8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House 1A1 6683 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 6702 The Realistics (4) - The Year In Music's Greatest Hits The Realistics (4) The Year In Music's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6702 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 6742 Various - And The Winner Is... Vol. 7 Various And The Winner Is... Vol. 7(8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House 1A1 6742 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6842 The Realistics (4) - The Year in Music's Greatest Hits The Realistics (4) The Year in Music's Greatest Hits(8-Trk) Columbia House 1A1 6842 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6862 Neil Diamond - Early Classics Neil Diamond Early Classics(8-Trk, Comp, Club) FrogKing Records, Columbia House 1A1 6862 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6863 Sir Georg Solti* Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Solti Chicago Wagner Sir Georg Solti* Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti* Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Solti Chicago Wagner(8-Trk, Comp, Club) London Records 1A1 6863 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6887 Various - Mickey's 50th Various Mickey's 50th(8-Trk, Album, Club) Ovation Records 1A1 6887 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6898 Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, Daniel Majeske, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade - Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 (After A Thousand and One Nights) Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, Daniel Majeske, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra, Daniel Majeske, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade - Symphonic Suite, Op. 35 (After A Thousand and One Nights)(8-Trk, Album, Club) London Records, Columbia House 1A1 6898 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6966 Various - The Good Times: 30 Years Of Country Music Various The Good Times: 30 Years Of Country Music(4x8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House 1A1 6966 US 1979 Sell This Version
1A1 7011 Elvis Presley - The ELVIS Tapes Elvis Presley The ELVIS Tapes(8-Trk, Album, Club) The Great Northwest Music Company 1A1 7011 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 7016 The Realistics (4) - The Year In Music's Greatest Hits The Realistics (4) The Year In Music's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Album, Club) Columbia Musical Treasuries 1A1 7016 US 1979 Sell This Version
1A1 7017 The Realistics (4) - The Year In Music's Greatest Hits (Easy Listening Edition) The Realistics (4) The Year In Music's Greatest Hits (Easy Listening Edition)(8-Trk) Columbia House 1A1 7017 US 1979 Sell This Version
1A1 7036 Various - Rockin' On Various Rockin' On(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7036 US 1979 Sell This Version
1A1 7097 Various - Country Hits Of The '70s Various Country Hits Of The '70s(4x8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House 1A1 7097 US 1980 Sell This Version
1A1 7216 Various True Love Ways(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7216 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A1 7268 Various - Good Old Fashioned Country Love Various Good Old Fashioned Country Love(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7268 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A1 7268 Various Everlasting Love: A Treasury Of Country Love Songs(4x8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House 1A1 7268 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A1 7348 Various - Country Superstars Various Country Superstars(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7348 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7363 Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band - Naturally Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band Julius Wechter And The Baja Marimba Band - Naturally(8-Trk, Album, Club) Applause Records 1A1 7363 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7368 Robert Goulet - Close To You Robert Goulet Close To You(8-Trk, Album, Club) Applause Records 1A1 7368 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7372 Bertie Higgins - Just Another Day In Paradise Bertie Higgins Just Another Day In Paradise(8-Trk, Album, Club) Kat Family Records 1A1 7372 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7377 Buckner & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever Buckner & Garcia Pac-Man Fever(8-Trk, Club) Columbia 1A1 7377 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7380 Aldo Nova - Aldo Nova Aldo Nova Aldo Nova(8-Trk, Album, Club, Blu) Portrait 1A1 7380 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7382 Various - One Of A Kind Various One Of A Kind(8-Trk, Comp) Warner Special Products, Warner Special Products 1A1 7382 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7392 Ella Fitzgerald Sings Count Basie Plays With The Count Basie Orchestra* - A Classy Pair Ella Fitzgerald Sings Count Basie Plays With The Count Basie Orchestra* Ella Fitzgerald Sings Count Basie Plays With The Count Basie Orchestra* - A Classy Pair (Album) 1A1 7392 US Unknown Sell This Version
1A1 7401 Various - All Star Hits Of The 70's Various All Star Hits Of The 70's(4x8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House, Columbia House 1A1 7401 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7408 Toto - Toto IV Toto Toto IV(8-Trk, Album, Club) Columbia 1A1 7408 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7409 Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger Survivor Eye Of The Tiger(8-Trk, Album, Club, Gre) Scotti Bros. Records 1A1 7409 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7412 Herbie Hancock - Lite Me Up Herbie Hancock Lite Me Up(8-Trk, Album, Gra) Columbia 1A1 7412 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7430 Bob James - Hands Down Bob James Hands Down(8-Trk, Album, Club) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia 1A1 7430 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1-7447 Roger Williams (2) - An Evening With Roger Williams Roger Williams (2) An Evening With Roger Williams(8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House 1A1-7447 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1A1 7458 Men At Work - Business As Usual Men At Work Business As Usual(8-Trk, Album, Club, Col) Columbia 1A1 7458 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7465 Janie Fricke - It Aint Easy Janie Fricke It Aint Easy(8-Trk, Club) Columbia 1A1 7465 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7466 Marty Robbins - Come Back To Me Marty Robbins Come Back To Me (Album) 1A1 7466 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7479 Pat Benatar - Get Nervous Pat Benatar Get Nervous (Album) 1A1 7479 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7493 Saga (3) - Worlds Apart Saga (3) Worlds Apart(8-Trk, Album, Club) Portrait 1A1 7493 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7679 Various - Gold & Platinum Various Gold & Platinum(8-Trk, Comp) Realm Records 1A1 7679 US 1984 Sell This Version
1A1 7711 Elmo & Patsy* - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Elmo & Patsy* Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer(8-Trk, Album, Club, Col) Epic 1A1 7711 US 1984 Sell This Version
1A1 7712 Amy Grant - A Christmas Album Amy Grant A Christmas Album(8-Trk, Album, Club) Myrrh 1A1 7712 US 1983 Sell This Version
1A1 7726 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Two Various Gold & Platinum Volume Two(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7726 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A1 7734 Peter Duchin - Dance With Peter Duchin Peter Duchin Dance With Peter Duchin (8-Trk, Album, Club) Fortune Records (10) 1A1 7734 US 1984 Sell This Version
1A1 7765 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Three Various Gold & Platinum Volume Three(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7765 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A1-7778 The Ink Spots - Greatest Hits The Ink Spots Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp, CRC) Columbia House 1A1-7778 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A1 7782 Julio Iglesias - Un Hombre Solo Julio Iglesias Un Hombre Solo(8-Trk, Album, Club) Discos CBS International 1A1 7782 US 1987 Sell This Version
1A1 7826 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Four Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
1A1 8003 The Hustle Factory - Do The Hustle Vol. 2 The Hustle Factory Do The Hustle Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp, Club, Bla) Realm Records 1A1 8003 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 8069 Various - All-Time Favorite Christmas Classics Various All-Time Favorite Christmas Classics (8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 8069 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A2 6017 Ray Conniff - Today's Greatest Hits Ray Conniff Today's Greatest Hits (8-Trk, Album, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6017 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6069 Various - 30 Dynamite Hits Vol. 1 (Cassette One) Various 30 Dynamite Hits Vol. 1 (Cassette One)(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6069 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6083 Johnny Mathis - The Early Years Johnny Mathis The Early Years(8-Trk, Comp, Club, Enh) Columbia House 1A2 6083 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6099 Various - 20 Country Greats Various 20 Country Greats(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6099 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6248 The Realistics (4) - Today's Greatest Hits - Volume I The Realistics (4) Today's Greatest Hits - Volume I(8-Trk) Columbia House 1A2 6248 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A2 6264 Various - Long Ago And Far Away (The Great Love Songs Of The 40's) Various Long Ago And Far Away (The Great Love Songs Of The 40's)(8-Trk, Comp, Club, Twi) Columbia House 1A2 6264 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A2 6410 Ray Conniff - Ray Conniff Presents Ray Conniff Ray Conniff Presents(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6410 US Unknown Sell This Version
1A2 6411 Ray Conniff - Ray Conniff Presents... Vol. 2 Ray Conniff Ray Conniff Presents... Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp, Vol) Columbia House 1A2 6411 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A2 6418 Johnny Horton - The Legend Vol. 1 Johnny Horton The Legend Vol. 1(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6418 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
1A2 6492 Roy Orbison - The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison The All-Time Greatest Hits Of Roy Orbison(8-Trk, Comp, Club, RE) Monument, CBS 1A2 6492 US Unknown Sell This Version
1A2 6595 Orson Welles - The Shadow Orson Welles The Shadow(8-Trk, Club, Dou) Olympic Records (4) 1A2 6595 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A2 6596 Brace Breamer* - The Lone Ranger Featuring Brace Beamer Brace Breamer* The Lone Ranger Featuring Brace Beamer(8-Trk, Club, Whi) Olympic Records (4) 1A2 6596 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A2 8101 Various - Home For Christmas Various Home For Christmas(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A2 8101 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0224 1 Anne Murray - Heart Over Mind Anne Murray Heart Over Mind(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records 1A 064 24 0224 1 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
1CD 6547 Various - History Of British Rock Various History Of British Rock(2xCD, Comp, Club, CRC) Sire 1CD 6547 US Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7679 Various - Gold & Platinum Various Gold & Platinum(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7679 US 1986 Sell This Version
1CD 7726 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Two Various Gold & Platinum Volume Two(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7726 US 1986 Sell This Version
1CD 7755 Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits) Jim Croce Photographs & Memories • His Greatest Hits (Comp) 1CD 7755 US Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7765 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Three Various Gold & Platinum Volume Three(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7765 US 1987 Sell This Version
1CD 7801 Ray Conniff - Always In My Heart Ray Conniff Always In My Heart (CD, Album, Club) CBS 1CD 7801 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7826 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Four Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7836 Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs Jim Croce Time In A Bottle Jim Croce's Greatest Love Songs(CD, Comp, Club, RE, RM) Saja Records, Atlantic 1CD 7836 US Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7837 The Fantasy Strings - The Greatest Love Of All The Fantasy Strings The Greatest Love Of All(CD, Album, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7837 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 7853 Ferrante & Teicher - Dos Amigos Ferrante & Teicher Dos Amigos(CD, Album, Club) Avant-Garde Records 1CD 7853 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7898 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Five Various Gold & Platinum Volume Five (Comp) 1CD 7898 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 7899 Various - Gold & Platinum Volume Six Various Gold & Platinum Volume Six (Comp) 1CD 7899 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 7959 Various - The Society Of Singers Presents:  The Best Of The Golden Voices - Volume Two Various The Society Of Singers Presents: The Best Of The Golden Voices - Volume Two(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7959 US 1990 Sell This Version
1CD 7960 Various - The Society Of Singers Presents:  The Best Of The Golden Voices - Volume One Various The Society Of Singers Presents: The Best Of The Golden Voices - Volume One(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7960 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
1CD 8126 Various - This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars (Comp) 1CD 8126 US 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8192 Tina Turner - Simply The Best Tina Turner Simply The Best (Comp) 1CD 8192 US 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8195 Various - Hot No. 1 Hits! Various Hot No. 1 Hits! (Comp) 1CD 8195 US 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8196 Various - Hot No.1 Country Hits Various Hot No.1 Country Hits(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8196 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 8197 Various - Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Ultimate Rock Album Various Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Ultimate Rock Album(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8197 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8204 Ronnie Aldrich - Music For All Seasons Ronnie Aldrich Music For All Seasons(CD, Album, RE) Realm Records 1CD 8204 US 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8292 Various - No. 1 Country Hit Mix Various No. 1 Country Hit Mix(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8292 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1CD 8293 Various - No.1 Hit Mix Various No.1 Hit Mix (Comp) 1CD 8293 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
1CD 8370 Various - The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks) Various The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks)(CD, Comp, Club) Arista 1CD 8370 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1CD-08527 Various - Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #213 & #214 Various Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #213 & #214(CD, Comp, Promo, Transcription) Columbia House, X - Communications 1CD-08527 US 1995 Sell This Version
1CD8546 Various Tell All The World With Music From Six Contemporary Christian Artists(CD, Comp, Club, Promo) Star Song 1CD8546 US 1995 Sell This Version

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nunyabzwax

nunyabzwax

July 13, 2014
This description is not helpful/useful enough. It reads "Please do NOT add this company as a second label unless it is specifically branded as a label on the release." Nowhere, though, are there links to images that show what "specifically branded as a label on the release" means...or to images that show that the phrase *doesn't* mean.