EMI America

EMI America

Profile:
US-based record label launched on Jan 1, 1978 and operated as a subsidiary of Capitol Records-EMI, Inc.
Label Code: LC 05717 / LC 5717

History:
In EMI's 75th Anniversary year, 1973, the company restructured a number of its heritage labels worldwide, renaming them or replacing them with labels bearing the EMI name. In the USA, Capitol's Tower imprint was scrapped and replaced with EMI, the first time the brand had been used in the States. Like Tower, EMI in the US acted as an outlet for UK and other international artists that didn't fit within Capitol's framework. The first three album releases on EMI in the USA were Ross Ryan - A Poem You Can Keep, Shoot - On The Frontier and Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling, released in September of 1973. The label was active with a few successful artists such as Pilot and Steve Harley's Cockney Rebel, for the next 5 years.

On January 1, 1978, the EMI label disappeared, replaced with EMI America, bearing a new logo and corporate purpose. The "new" label still acted as a US outlet for UK EMI artists like Cliff Richard, but they also signed US artists such as Rocky Burnette and Gary U.S. Bonds). David Bowie was notably signed to EMI America, which became a part of the EMI portfolio worldwide. In 1979, Capitol bought United Artists Records and re-christened it with the old name Liberty, folding it into the corporate structure of Capitol alongside EMI America, whose promotional and sales reps handled both labels.

EMI America Records was deactivated in 1987 when it was merged into with Capitol's Manhattan Records to form EMI-Manhattan Records.

Label Dating:
- At launch in 1978, EMI America record labels for both Lps and singles was a bright green with the EMI America logo block at the top.
- A very few releases from late 1979 on the green labels had, in addition to the main EMI America logo at top, a "ghosted" logo in a checkerboard pattern across the entire label.
- Upon assuming operation of the Liberty label in Fall, 1980, labels were redesigned to show corporate kinship. Both EMI America and Liberty labels were gray with multicolored logos at the top of the label. Many earlier EMI America releases were repressed with this label design. It was used through 1987.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
0C 052-85 783 Kim Carnes - St Vincent's Court Kim Carnes St Vincent's Court(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 052-85 783 UK 1979 Sell This Version
0C 062-85 660 Zwol* - Zwol Zwol* Zwol(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 062-85 660 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 062-400 007 Gary U.S. Bonds - Dedication Gary U.S. Bonds Dedication(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 062-400 007 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 062-400 064 The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 062-400 064 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 062-400 119 ODW* - Moving Windows ODW* Moving Windows(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 062-400 119 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0C062-400 165 David Bowie - Let's Dance David Bowie Let's Dance (Album) 0C062-400 165 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
0C 262·400 064 The J. Geils Band - Freeze-Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze-Frame(Cass, Album) EMI America, EMI America 0C 262·400 064 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 262-400 165 David Bowie - Let's Dance David Bowie Let's Dance (Album) 0C 262-400 165 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86400 Kim Carnes Draw Of The Cards (Maxi) 1A 052Z-86400 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86616 Melba Moore - Love's Comin' At Ya (Super 5:40 Dance Version) Melba Moore Love's Comin' At Ya (Super 5:40 Dance Version)(12") EMI America, EMI America 1A 052Z-86616 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-1866896 David Bowie - China Girl (Long Version) David Bowie China Girl (Long Version)(12", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 052Z-1866896 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 264Y 40 0180 4 The Coconuts - Don't Take My Coconuts The Coconuts Don't Take My Coconuts(Cass, Album) EMI America 1A 264Y 40 0180 4 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86020 Wilson Pickett - Groove City Wilson Pickett Groove City (7") EMI America 1A 006-86020 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86038 Kim Carnes - Stay Away Kim Carnes Stay Away(7") EMI America 1A 006-86038 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86057 Long John Baldry - A Thrill's A Thrill Long John Baldry A Thrill's A Thrill(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86057 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86082 The J. Geils Band - Come Back The J. Geils Band Come Back(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86082 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86113 Long John Baldry - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Long John Baldry You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86113 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86141 The Fools - Psycho Chicken The Fools Psycho Chicken(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86141 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A-006-86189 Kim Carnes - More Love Kim Carnes More Love(7", Single) EMI America 1A-006-86189 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86222 Robert John - Hey There Lonely Girl Robert John Hey There Lonely Girl(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86222 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A-006-86275 Kim Carnes - Cry Like A Baby Kim Carnes Cry Like A Baby(7", Single) EMI America 1A-006-86275 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86329 Long John Baldry - (Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew Long John Baldry (Walk Me Out In The) Morning Dew(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86329 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86359 Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86359 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86391 Marty Balin - Hearts Marty Balin Hearts (Single) 1A 006-86391 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86410 Gary U.S. Bonds - Jolé Blon Gary U.S. Bonds Jolé Blon(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86410 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86436 Kwick - Nightlife Kwick Nightlife(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86436 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 454 The J. Geils Band - Centerfold The J. Geils Band Centerfold(7", Single) EMI America, EMI Electrola, EMI America, EMI Electrola 1A 006-86 454 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86455 Gary U.S. Bonds - It's Only Love Gary U.S. Bonds It's Only Love(7") EMI America 1A 006-86455 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006.86512 The J. Geils Band - Freeze Frame The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006.86512 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86513 The John Hall Band - You Sure Fooled Me The John Hall Band You Sure Fooled Me(7") EMI America 1A 006-86513 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 562 Gary U.S. Bonds - Out Of Work / Bring Her Back Gary U.S. Bonds Out Of Work / Bring Her Back (Single) 1A 006-86 562 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86585 Kim Carnes - Voyeur Kim Carnes Voyeur(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86585 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86598 ODW* - Elevate Her ODW* Elevate Her(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-86598 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86616 Melba Moore - Love's Comin' At Ya Melba Moore Love's Comin' At Ya(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-86616 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86620 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - I've Been Waiting / Men Without Women Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul I've Been Waiting / Men Without Women (7", Single) EMI America, Capitol Records 1A 006-86620 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86622 The J. Geils Band - I Do (Live Version) The J. Geils Band I Do (Live Version)(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86622 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86624 Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul* - Forever Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul* Forever(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86624 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A-006-86636 Kim Carnes - Breakin' Away From Sanity Kim Carnes Breakin' Away From Sanity(7", Single) EMI America 1A-006-86636 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86655 The J. Geils Band - Land Of A Thousand Dances (Live Version) The J. Geils Band Land Of A Thousand Dances (Live Version)(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86655 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86660 David Bowie - Let's Dance David Bowie Let's Dance (Single) 1A 006-86660 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86675 The Coconuts - Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did? The Coconuts Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did?(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86675 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-200240 7 John Waite - Missing You John Waite Missing You(7") EMI America 1A 006-200240 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0295 7 Jason & The Scorchers - Pray For Me, Mama (I'm A Gypsy Now) / Help There's A Fire Jason & The Scorchers Pray For Me, Mama (I'm A Gypsy Now) / Help There's A Fire(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0295 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0322 7 David Bowie - Blue Jean David Bowie Blue Jean(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0322 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0346 7 Little Steven - Undefeated (Everybody Goes Home) Little Steven Undefeated (Everybody Goes Home)(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0346 7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0365 7 Jellybean* - The Mexican Jellybean* The Mexican(7") EMI America 1A 006-20 0365 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0372 7 Maria Vidal / Ashford & Simpson - Body Rock / Do You Know Who I Am Maria Vidal / Ashford & Simpson Maria Vidal / Ashford & Simpson - Body Rock / Do You Know Who I Am(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 0372 7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0411 7 The J. Geils Band - Concealed Weapons The J. Geils Band Concealed Weapons(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0411 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006 20 0433 7 Corey Hart - It Ain't Enough Corey Hart It Ain't Enough(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006 20 0433 7 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0443 7 David Bowie - Tonight David Bowie Tonight(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0443 7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0474 7 Kim Carnes - Invitation To Dance Kim Carnes Invitation To Dance(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0474 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0482 7 David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 0482 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0483 7 John Waite - Restless Heart John Waite Restless Heart(7") EMI America 1A 006-20 0483 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0521 7 Greg Kihn - Lucky Greg Kihn Lucky(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0521 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0537 7 Jason & The Scorchers - White Lies Jason & The Scorchers White Lies(7", Single) EMI AMERICA 1A 006-20 0537 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0556 7 Jules Shear - Steady Jules Shear Steady(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 0556 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0599 7 David Bowie - Loving The Alien (Re·Mixed Version) David Bowie Loving The Alien (Re·Mixed Version)(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0599 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0634 7 Kim Carnes - Abadabadango Kim Carnes Abadabadango(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0634 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0684 7 Corey Hart - Never Surrender Corey Hart Never Surrender(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0684 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0787 7 David Bowie And Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street David Bowie And Mick Jagger David Bowie And Mick Jagger - Dancing In The Street(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 0787 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0797 7 John Waite - Every Step Of The Way John Waite Every Step Of The Way(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 0797 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0863 7 Corey Hart - Boy In The Box Corey Hart Boy In The Box(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 0863 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006 20 0924 7 The Armoury Show - Castles In Spain The Armoury Show Castles In Spain(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006 20 0924 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1028 7 John Waite - Just Like Lovers John Waite Just Like Lovers(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 1028 7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1142 7 Brian Setzer - The Knife Feels Like Justice Brian Setzer The Knife Feels Like Justice(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 1142 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1184 7 Corey Hart - Eurasian Eyes Corey Hart Eurasian Eyes(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 1184 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1213 7 Voices Of America - Hands Across America Voices Of America Hands Across America(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 1213 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1281 7 David Bowie - Underground David Bowie Underground (Single) 1A 006-20 1281 7 France & Benelux 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1367 7 Queensrÿche - Gonna Get Close To You Queensrÿche Gonna Get Close To You(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 1367 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1403 7 Kim Carnes - I'd Lie To You For Your Love Kim Carnes I'd Lie To You For Your Love(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 1403 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1474 7 Corey Hart - I Am By Your Side Corey Hart I Am By Your Side(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 1474 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006 20 1478 7 J. D. Souther* / Nancy Shanks - Step By Step J. D. Souther* / Nancy Shanks J. D. Souther* / Nancy Shanks - Step By Step(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006 20 1478 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-201571 7 Sheena Easton - It's Christmas All Over The World Sheena Easton It's Christmas All Over The World(7") EMI America 1A 006-201571 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1585 7 Corey Hart - Can't Help Falling In Love Corey Hart Can't Help Falling In Love(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-20 1585 7 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1713 7 David Bowie - Day-In Day-Out David Bowie Day-In Day-Out(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-20 1713 7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
1A 062-86025 Wilson Pickett - I Want You Wilson Pickett I Want You(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86025 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 062-86071 The J. Geils Band - Love Stinks The J. Geils Band Love Stinks(LP, Album, Gat) EMI America 1A 062-86071 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86 131 The Fools - Sold Out The Fools Sold Out(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86 131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86176 Kim Carnes - Romance Dance Kim Carnes Romance Dance (Album) 1A 062-86176 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86232 Various Rock Justice(LP, Comp, Gat) EMI America 1A 062-86232 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86263 Long John Baldry - Long John Baldry Long John Baldry Long John Baldry (Album) 1A 062-86263 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86304 The Scooters (2) - Blue Eyes The Scooters (2) Blue Eyes(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86304 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1 A 062-86312 Wilson Pickett - Right Track Wilson Pickett Right Track(LP, Album) EMI America 1 A 062-86312 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A062-86325 The Fools - Heavy Mental The Fools Heavy Mental(LP, Album) EMI America 1A062-86325 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062-86349 Fast Fontaine - Fast Fontaine Fast Fontaine Fast Fontaine(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 062-86349 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 064-97 530 Ike & Tina Turner - Greatest Hits Ike & Tina Turner Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) EMI America, EMI America 1A 064-97 530 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-1866877 David Bowie - China Girl David Bowie China Girl (Single) 1A 006-1866877 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1866887 Jules Shear - Whispering Your Name Jules Shear Whispering Your Name(7") EMI America 1A 006-1866887 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006.1867007 Kim Carnes - I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is Kim Carnes I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006.1867007 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1867127 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - Save Me Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Save Me(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-1867127 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-1867567 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - Solidarity Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Solidarity(7") EMI America 1A 006-1867567 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1867627 David Bowie - Modern Love David Bowie Modern Love(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-1867627 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1868147 Kim Carnes - Invisible Hands Kim Carnes Invisible Hands(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-1868147 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1868187 Elbow Bones And The Racketeers - A Night In New York Elbow Bones And The Racketeers A Night In New York(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-1868187 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1 A 006-1868297 George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Rock And Roll Christmas George Thorogood & The Destroyers Rock And Roll Christmas(7", Single) EMI America 1 A 006-1868297 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-1868347 Kim Carnes - The Universal Song Kim Carnes The Universal Song(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006-1868347 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-2000577 Dwight Twilley - Girls Dwight Twilley Girls(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-2000577 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-2000767 David Bowie - Without You David Bowie Without You(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-2000767 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-2001257 Jason And The Scorchers* - Absolutely Sweet Marie Jason And The Scorchers* Absolutely Sweet Marie(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-2001257 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-2001617 Melody Makers* - Met Her On A Rainy Day Melody Makers* Met Her On A Rainy Day(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-2001617 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version