Columbia House

Columbia House

Profile:
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.

TO ADD COLUMBIA HOUSE RELEASES TO THE DATABASE:

Please do NOT add this company as a second label unless it is specifically branded as a label on the release.

Instead, please add Columbia House as a company, with the applicable company role as mentioned on the release (usually this would be Manufactured By, Distributed By and/or Licensed To) and enter its unique cat# in the associated field. The "Club Edition" tag should be added to the Format of Columbia House releases.

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
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Heaven On Earth  album cover Belinda Carlisle Heaven On Earth(CD, Album, Club) MCA Records US 1987 Sell This Version
1A1 6070 30 Dynamite Hits, Vol. 2  album cover Various 30 Dynamite Hits, Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6070 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6086 The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights & Country Music: Volume 7  album cover 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 10 Swinging Country Hits  album cover Various 10 Swinging Country Hits(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6100 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A1 6112 Down A Country Road  album cover Various Down A Country Road(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6112 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A1 6348 The Fabulous Gene Pitney  album cover 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 6468 For The Good Times  album cover Various For The Good Times(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 6468 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 6484 Piano Concerto In G Minor, Op. 33  album cover 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 6652 The Blue Danube: The Great Strauss Waltzes  album cover 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 6702 The Year In Music's Greatest Hits  album cover 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 And The Winner Is... Vol. 7  album cover Various And The Winner Is... Vol. 7(8-Trk, Comp) Columbia House 1A1 6742 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6842 The Year in Music's Greatest Hits  album cover The Realistics (4) The Year in Music's Greatest Hits(8-Trk) Columbia House 1A1 6842 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6862 Early Classics  album cover Neil Diamond Early Classics(8-Trk, Comp, Club) FrogKing Records, Columbia House 1A1 6862 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 6863 Solti Chicago Wagner  album cover 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 Mickey's 50th  album cover Various Mickey's 50th(8-Trk, Album, Club) Ovation Records 1A1 6887 US 1978 Sell This Version
1A1 7011 The ELVIS Tapes  album cover Elvis Presley The ELVIS Tapes(8-Trk, Album, Club) The Great Northwest Music Company 1A1 7011 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A1 7016 The Year In Music's Greatest Hits  album cover 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 Year In Music's Greatest Hits (Easy Listening Edition)  album cover 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 7216 Various True Love Ways(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7216 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A1 7268 Good Old Fashioned Country Love  album cover Various Good Old Fashioned Country Love(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A1 7268 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A1 7363 Naturally  album cover 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 Close To You  album cover Robert Goulet Close To You(8-Trk, Album, Club) Applause Records 1A1 7368 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7372 Just Another Day In Paradise  album cover Bertie Higgins Just Another Day In Paradise(8-Trk, Album, Club) Kat Family Records 1A1 7372 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7377 Pac-Man Fever  album cover Buckner & Garcia Pac-Man Fever(8-Trk, Club) Columbia 1A1 7377 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7380 Aldo Nova  album cover Aldo Nova Aldo Nova(8-Trk, Album, Club, Blu) Portrait 1A1 7380 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7392 A Classy Pair  album cover 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(8-Trk, Album, Club) Pablo Today 1A1 7392 US Unknown Sell This Version
1A1 7408 Toto IV  album cover Toto Toto IV(8-Trk, Album, Club) Columbia 1A1 7408 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7430 Hands Down  album cover Bob James Hands Down(8-Trk, Album, Club) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia 1A1 7430 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7458 Business As Usual  album cover Men At Work Business As Usual(8-Trk, Album, Club, Col) Columbia 1A1 7458 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7465 It Aint Easy  album cover Janie Fricke It Aint Easy(8-Trk, Club) Columbia 1A1 7465 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7466 Come Back To Me  album cover Marty Robbins Come Back To Me (Album) 1A1 7466 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7479 Get Nervous  album cover Pat Benatar Get Nervous(8-Trk, Album, Club) Chrysalis 1A1 7479 US 1982 Sell This Version
1A1 7711 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer  album cover Elmo & Patsy* Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer(8-Trk, Album, Club, Col) Epic 1A1 7711 US 1984 Sell This Version
1A1 7712 A Christmas Album  album cover Amy Grant A Christmas Album(8-Trk, Album, Club) Myrrh 1A1 7712 US 1983 Sell This Version
1A1 7726 Gold & Platinum Volume Two  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Two(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7726 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A1 7765 Gold & Platinum Volume Three  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Three(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7765 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A1 7782 Un Hombre Solo  album cover Julio Iglesias Un Hombre Solo(8-Trk, Album, Club) Discos CBS International 1A1 7782 US 1987 Sell This Version
1A1 7826 Gold & Platinum Volume Four  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
1A1 8003 Do The Hustle Vol. 2  album cover The Hustle Factory Do The Hustle Vol. 2(8-Trk, Comp, Club, Bla) Realm Records 1A1 8003 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A1 8069 All-Time Favorite Christmas Classics   album cover Various All-Time Favorite Christmas Classics (8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A1 8069 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A2 6069 30 Dynamite Hits Vol. 1 (Cassette One)  album cover Various 30 Dynamite Hits Vol. 1 (Cassette One)(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6069 USA & Canada 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6083 The Early Years  album cover Johnny Mathis The Early Years(8-Trk, Comp, Club, Enh) Columbia House 1A2 6083 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6099 20 Country Greats  album cover Various 20 Country Greats(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6099 US 1973 Sell This Version
1A2 6248 Today's Greatest Hits - Volume I  album cover The Realistics (4) Today's Greatest Hits - Volume I(8-Trk) Columbia House 1A2 6248 US 1974 Sell This Version
1A2 6264 Long Ago And Far Away (The Great Love Songs Of The 40's)  album cover 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 Presents  album cover Ray Conniff Ray Conniff Presents(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Columbia House 1A2 6410 US Unknown Sell This Version
1A2 6595 The Shadow  album cover Orson Welles The Shadow(8-Trk, Club, Dou) Olympic Records (4) 1A2 6595 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A2 6596 The Lone Ranger Featuring Brace Beamer  album cover Brace Breamer* The Lone Ranger Featuring Brace Beamer(8-Trk, Club, Whi) Olympic Records (4) 1A2 6596 US 1976 Sell This Version
1A2 8101 Home For Christmas  album cover Various Home For Christmas(8-Trk, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1A2 8101 US 1977 Sell This Version
1A 064 24 0224 1 Heart Over Mind  album cover Anne Murray Heart Over Mind(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records 1A 064 24 0224 1 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
1CD 6547 History Of British Rock  album cover Various History Of British Rock(2xCD, Comp, Club, CRC) Sire 1CD 6547 US Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7679 Gold & Platinum  album cover Various Gold & Platinum(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7679 US 1986 Sell This Version
1CD 7726 Gold & Platinum Volume Two  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Two(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7726 US 1986 Sell This Version
1CD 7755 Photographs & Memories • His Greatest Hits  album cover Jim Croce Photographs & Memories • His Greatest Hits (Comp) 1CD 7755 US Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 7765 Gold & Platinum Volume Three  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Three(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7765 US 1987 Sell This Version
1CD 7801 Always In My Heart   album cover Ray Conniff Always In My Heart (CD, Album, Club) CBS 1CD 7801 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7826 Gold & Platinum Volume Four  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Four(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7826 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7837 The Greatest Love Of All  album cover The Fantasy Strings The Greatest Love Of All(CD, Album, Club) Realm Records 1CD 7837 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 7853 Dos Amigos  album cover Ferrante & Teicher Dos Amigos(CD, Album, Club) Avant-Garde Records 1CD 7853 US 1988 Sell This Version
1CD 7898 Gold & Platinum Volume Five  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Five (Comp) 1CD 7898 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 7899 Gold & Platinum Volume Six  album cover Various Gold & Platinum Volume Six (Comp) 1CD 7899 US 1989 Sell This Version
1CD 8126 This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars  album cover Various This Is Your Country: Today's Greatest Hits & Stars (Comp) 1CD 8126 US 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8192 Simply The Best  album cover Tina Turner Simply The Best (Comp) 1CD 8192 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
1CD 8195 Hot No. 1 Hits!  album cover Various Hot No. 1 Hits! (Comp) 1CD 8195 US 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8196 Hot No.1 Country Hits  album cover Various Hot No.1 Country Hits(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8196 USA & Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8197 Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Ultimate Rock Album  album cover Various Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Ultimate Rock Album(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8197 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8204 Music For All Seasons  album cover Ronnie Aldrich Music For All Seasons(CD, Album, RE) Realm Records 1CD 8204 US 1992 Sell This Version
1CD 8292 No. 1 Country Hit Mix  album cover Various No. 1 Country Hit Mix(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8292 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1CD 8293 No.1 Hit Mix  album cover Various No.1 Hit Mix (Comp) 1CD 8293 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
1CD 8370 The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks)  album cover Various The House Of Groove (Arista's Most Fierce Tracks)(CD, Comp, Club) Arista 1CD 8370 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
1CD-08527 Music View - Radio's Alternative Talk Show #213 & #214  album cover 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
1CD 8586 Hits From The Heart  album cover Various Hits From The Heart(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8586 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1CD 8638 Vivarte Through The Ages  album cover Various Vivarte Through The Ages(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Sony Classical 1CD 8638 US 1996 Sell This Version
1CD-8819 Hits From The Heart II: 15 Top Ten Hits  album cover Various Hits From The Heart II: 15 Top Ten Hits (Comp) 1CD-8819 US 1996 Sell This Version
1CD 8957 Total Country  album cover Various Total Country(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8957 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD 9058 Spawn The Album  album cover Various Spawn The Album (Comp, Album) 1CD 9058 US 1997 Sell This Version
1CD 9066 The Ozzman Cometh  album cover Ozzy Osbourne The Ozzman Cometh (Comp) 1CD 9066 US 1997 Sell This Version
1CD-9080 Fast Forward - Rock - Fall '98  album cover Various Fast Forward - Rock - Fall '98(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9080 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD-9082 Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Fall '98  album cover Various Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Fall '98(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9082 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD-9083 Fast Forward - R&B/Rap/Jazz - Fall '98  album cover Various Fast Forward - R&B/Rap/Jazz - Fall '98(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9083 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD-9084 Fast Forward Estrenos Fall '98  album cover Various Fast Forward Estrenos Fall '98(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9084 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD-9085 Fast Forward Christian/Gospel Fall '98  album cover Various Fast Forward Christian/Gospel Fall '98(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9085 US 1998 Sell This Version
1CD 9101 Total Hits Vol. 1  album cover Various Total Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Columbia House 1CD 9101 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
1CD-9115 Fast Forward Christian/Gospel Spring '99  album cover Various Fast Forward Christian/Gospel Spring '99(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9115 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9116 Estrenos Fast Forward Spring 1999  album cover Various Estrenos Fast Forward Spring 1999(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9116 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9117 R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring ‘99  album cover Various R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring ‘99(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo) Columbia House 1CD-9117 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9118 Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Spring 1999  album cover Various Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Spring 1999(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9118 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9119 Fast Forward Pop/Country Spring '99  album cover Various Fast Forward Pop/Country Spring '99(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9119 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9120 Fast Forward - Rock - Spring '99  album cover Various Fast Forward - Rock - Spring '99(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9120 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9139 Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Summer '99  album cover Various Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Summer '99(CD, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9139 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9140 Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Summer 1999  album cover Various Fast Forward Lite Pop/Classical Summer 1999(CD, Club, Ltd, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9140 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD 9143 Total Hits Vol. 2  album cover Various Total Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) 1CD 9143 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
1CD 9148 Caribe, Canto Y Pasión (15 Joyas Musicales)  album cover Various Caribe, Canto Y Pasión (15 Joyas Musicales)(CD, Comp) Realm Records, Columbia House 1CD 9148 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9160 Estrenos Fast Forward Latin Fall '99  album cover Various Estrenos Fast Forward Latin Fall '99(CD, Comp, Club, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9160 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD-9163 Fast Forward Pop/Country  album cover Various Fast Forward Pop/Country(CD, Promo, Pro) Columbia House 1CD-9163 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD 9172 Urban Avenue  album cover Various Urban Avenue(CD, Comp, Club) Gotee Records 1CD 9172 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
1CD-9173 Fast Forward - Rock - Spring 2000   album cover Various Fast Forward - Rock - Spring 2000 (CD, Comp, Club, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-9173 US 1999 Sell This Version
1CD 9180 Lift The Cross, Rock The World   album cover Various Lift The Cross, Rock The World (CD, Album, Comp) Columbia House 1CD 9180 US 2000 Sell This Version

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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.