Rykodisc

Rykodisc

Profile:
Rykodisc was founded in 1983 as the first CD-only music label. (Ryko is a Japanese word meaning "sound from a flash of light.")
Four years of CD-only releases from a wide variety of musical genres ensued, until Rykodisc also began releasing CD-Quality LPs and Cassettes.
It had an affiliation with Warner Music Group and survived as a sister label of Palm Pictures when it was owned by Chris Blackwell in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2006,
Warner Music Group acquired the label. While the Rykodisc label is used by Warners as a reissue label, it is an all other respects defunct.

Labelcode: LC 02619

In 1992 Ryko introduced the Green Tinted jewelbox with this text on them: "The green-tinted CD jewelbox is a registered trademark of Rykodisc", they were eventually gradually replaced around 1997 by transparent boxes but text remained. CD tray was transparent and usually had image of artist or a turntable image (introduced in 1993). Initially, the tinted jewelcase's center spoke were quite fragile and easily broken. While Ryko was still an independent you could call them and purchase the jewelcases separately.
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Contact Info:
[Defunct:]
RYKODISC
Pickering Wharf, Bldg C-3G
Salem, MA 01970
USA
508 744 7678
Telex 4996804 (EATRECS)
FAX 508 741 4506

[Obsolete contact]:
Three Broadway
Beverly, MA 01915
USA
E-mail: earful@rykodisc.com
[l818]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1eyed001 Hi-Fi High Lights Down Low  album cover Lodger Hi-Fi High Lights Down Low(CD, Album) Rykodisc 1eyed001 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
4JM-50299 Fame 90  album cover David Bowie Fame 90(Cass, Single) EMI USA, Rykodisc 4JM-50299 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Y-56163 Fame 90  album cover David Bowie Fame 90(Cass, Single) EMI USA, Rykodisc 4Y-56163 US 1990 Sell This Version
37 MINUTES Number Seven..DIGIPAK..CD  album cover Will Hoge Number Seven..DIGIPAK..CD(CD, Album, NTSC) Rykodisc 37 MINUTES USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version
220 Fragments Of A Rainy Season  album cover John Cale Fragments Of A Rainy Season(Cass, Album) Fnac Music, WMD 220 France 1992 Sell This Version
255-2 Hamlet: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture  album cover Various Hamlet: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture(CD, Comp) Trama, Rykodisc 255-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
263-2 Good  album cover Morphine (2) Good(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Trama 263-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
317-2 Copenhagen  album cover Galaxie 500 Copenhagen(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc, Trama 317-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
320-2 The Portable Galaxie 500  album cover Galaxie 500 The Portable Galaxie 500(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc, Trama 320-2 Brazil 2000 Sell This Version
1199 Yes  album cover Morphine (2) Yes(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1199 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
10220 Third / Sister Lovers  album cover Big Star Third / Sister Lovers(Cass, Album, Promo) Rykodisc 10220 US 1992 Sell This Version
10222 (CD/RACS) Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos(Cass, Album, Promo) Rykodisc, Rykodisc 10222 (CD/RACS) US 1992 Sell This Version
10355-1 Today  album cover Galaxie 500 Today(CD, Album, Enh, RM) Rykodisc 10355-1 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
10451 ADV 25  album cover Sweet Honey In The Rock 25(CD, Album, Promo) Rykodisc 10451 ADV US 1998 Sell This Version
10667 A Gun To The Head: A Selection From The Ace Of Hearts Era  album cover Mission Of Burma A Gun To The Head: A Selection From The Ace Of Hearts Era(CD, Comp, RM) Rykodisc 10667 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
10817 Party Favors  album cover Al Anderson (2) Party Favors(CD, RE) Rykodisc 10817 US 2005 Sell This Version
1 6005 Project Logic  album cover DJ Logic Project Logic(CD, Album) Rykodisc 1 6005 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
30085 Live In Boston  album cover Explosion* Live In Boston(CD) Rykodisc 30085 US 2005 Sell This Version
73756-2 Holidayland  album cover They Might Be Giants Holidayland(CD, EP, Comp) Restless Records 73756-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
79520 Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) Best Of (1991-1996)  album cover Medeski Martin & Wood Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) Best Of (1991-1996)(CD, Comp) Gramavision 79520 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
106631 Bombs Away  album cover Evan Johns And His H-Bombs* Bombs Away(LP, Album) N.E.W Musidisc 106631 France 1989 Sell This Version
106632 Bombs Away  album cover Evan Johns & His H-Bombs* Bombs Away(CD, Album) Musidisc 106632 France 1989 Sell This Version
0146542ERE The Best Of Morphine, 1992-1995  album cover Morphine (2) The Best Of Morphine, 1992-1995(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc 0146542ERE UK 2003 Sell This Version
18-8613-2 Music World  album cover Jamaaladeen Tacuma Music World(CD, Album) Gramavision 18-8613-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
289.111 Cure For Pain  album cover Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album) Natasha Records, Rykodisc 289.111 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
333772 Shoulda Been Home  album cover Robert Cray Shoulda Been Home(CD, Album) Rykodisc 333772 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
334372 Sky Like A Broken Clock  album cover Kelly Joe Phelps Sky Like A Broken Clock(CD, Album) Rykodisc 334372 Australia & New Zealand 2001 Sell This Version
463431 1 Radio One  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Radio One(LP + LP, S/Sided) Rykodisc, Survival 463431 1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
535 173-2 Fetenhits - The Real Classics  album cover Various Fetenhits - The Real Classics (Comp) 535 173-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
592148 AKA Grafitti Man  album cover John Trudell AKA Grafitti Man(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Fnac Music 592148 France 1992 Sell This Version
600263 My Goal's Beyond   album cover Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* My Goal's Beyond (CD, Album, RE) SIGLA jazz 600263 France 1989 Sell This Version
655907 My Goal's Beyond   album cover Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* My Goal's Beyond (CD, Album, RE) SIGLA jazz 655907 France Unknown Sell This Version
655 908 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn  album cover Phil Woods & Chris Swansen Phil Woods & Chris Swansen - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(CD, Album) Rykodisc 655 908 France 1989 Sell This Version
7 72004-2 The Return Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various The Return Of The Living Dead (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album, Comp) Metal Blade Records, Restless Records, Rykodisc 7 72004-2 US 1985 Sell This Version
7 73764-2 Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (1983-1988)  album cover The Flaming Lips Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (1983-1988)(3xCD, Comp, RM) Restless Records, Rykodisc 7 73764-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
798317 At Your Service  album cover Morphine (2) At Your Service (Album, Comp) 798317 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9 46840-2 The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)(CD, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 46840-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
9 46840-4 The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)(Cass, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 46840-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
968002 Zoot Allures  album cover Zappa* Zoot Allures(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968002 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
968003 Sheik Yerbouti  album cover Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc, Eldorado 968003 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968004 The Grand Wazoo  album cover Frank Zappa / The Mothers Frank Zappa / The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968004 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968008 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968008 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968010 Bongo Fury  album cover Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968010 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968011 Broadway The Hard Way  album cover Frank Zappa Broadway The Hard Way(CD, Album, RE) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968011 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968013 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III(2xCD, Comp, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968013 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968015 Chunga's Revenge  album cover Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968015 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968019 Thing-Fish  album cover Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968019 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968022 Burnt Weeny Sandwich  album cover Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Burnt Weeny Sandwich(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968022 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968026 Absolutely Free  album cover Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968026 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968028 Cruising With Ruben & The Jets  album cover Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention* - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc 968028 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968029 Freak Out!  album cover Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Freak Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968029 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968032 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2  album cover Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2(2xCD, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968032 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968033 You Are What You Is  album cover Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(CD, Album) Rykodisc 968033 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968038 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(3xCD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968038 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968045 Jazz From Hell  album cover Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968045 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968048 Make A Jazz Noise Here  album cover Frank Zappa Make A Jazz Noise Here(2xCD, Album) Rykodisc 968048 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968049 Playground Psychotics  album cover Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention* - Playground Psychotics(2xCD, Album, RE) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968049 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968052 The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life  album cover Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968052 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968053 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5  album cover Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc 968053 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968057 Läther  album cover Frank Zappa Läther(3xCD, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968057 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
968059 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6  album cover Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc 968059 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
24 68404 The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)(Cass, Album) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 24 68404 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
2-953240 Superabundance  album cover Young Knives* Superabundance(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Transgressive Records 2-953240 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
0044-50056-2 The Night  album cover Morphine (2) The Night (Album) 0044-50056-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
159.3094.0 Bobby Brown  album cover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(12") Rykodisc 159.3094.0 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
159.3094.3 Bobby Brown  album cover Frank Zappa Bobby Brown (Single) 159.3094.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
060-20 3805 6 Fame 90  album cover David Bowie Fame 90(12") EMI USA 060-20 3805 6 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1443-10510-2 Weasels Ripped My Flesh  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music Argentina, Rykodisc 1443-10510-2 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
8122-79831-7 At Your Service  album cover Morphine (2) At Your Service(2xCD, Album, Comp) Rykodisc, Rhino Entertainment Company 8122-79831-7 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
8122-79914-5 Stay Golden, Smog: The Best Of Golden Smog - The Rykodisc Years  album cover Golden Smog Stay Golden, Smog: The Best Of Golden Smog - The Rykodisc Years(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Rykodisc 8122-79914-5 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
8122-79936-5 Let It Be  album cover The Replacements Let It Be(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Twin/Tone Records, Rykodisc 8122-79936-5 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
9362-46840-4 The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various The Wedding Singer (Music From The Motion Picture)(Cass, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-46840-4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
10004/10005 Carols For Christmas Volumes I AND II  album cover David Willcocks / Royal College Of Music Chamber Choir / Royal College Of Music Brass Ensemble David Willcocks / Royal College Of Music Chamber Choir / Royal College Of Music Brass Ensemble - Carols For Christmas Volumes I AND II(2xCD, Album) Rykodisc 10004/10005 US 1984 Sell This Version
276 7953724 Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band  album cover Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band Ringo Starr And His All-Starr Band(Cass, Album) EMI-Odeon, S.A. 276 7953724 US 1990 Sell This Version
7585893859 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music: Vol. 1, Two Virgins(LP, Mono, RE) Apple Records, Rykodisc 7585893859 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
88697-55856-2 Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology   album cover The Jayhawks Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology (2xCD, Comp, Promo) American Recordings 88697-55856-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
014431014529 Bowie Tech Unit  album cover David Bowie Bowie Tech Unit(Box, Comp, Ltd, Met + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Albu) Rykodisc 014431014529 US 1991 Sell This Version
014431029035 The Video Collection  album cover Bowie* The Video Collection(VHS, NTSC) Rykodisc 014431029035 UK 1993 Sell This Version
014431600722 Medicated Magic  album cover The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Medicated Magic(CD, Album) Ropeadope Records, Rykodisc 014431600722 UK 2002 Sell This Version
018777376723 Once Upon A Time In America  album cover Ennio Morricone Once Upon A Time In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc 018777376723 2009 Sell This Version
884108-0075-2-5 Afro Celt Sound System Volume 2: Release(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Real World Records, Rykodisc 884108-0075-2-5 US 2008 Sell This Version
884108 0118 2 9 Champagne & Grits  album cover Little Axe Champagne & Grits(CD, Album, Dig) Real World Records 884108 0118 2 9 US 2004 Sell This Version
884108 0158 2 7 The Bairns  album cover Rachel Unthank & The Winterset The Bairns(CD, Album) Real World Records, Rykodisc 884108 0158 2 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
603497864447 Shoot Out The Lights  album cover Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Hannibal Records, Hannibal Records, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2), Rykodisc, Rykodisc 603497864447 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
603497864485 Weird Tales  album cover Golden Smog Weird Tales(LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Album, RE, RM, Gre) Rykodisc 603497864485 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
4250788800842 Pool Snacks & Supplies(CD, Album) Rykodisc 4250788800842 2015 Sell This Version
4250788800859 Snacks & Supplies  album cover Pool Snacks & Supplies(LP, Album) Rykodisc 4250788800859 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
884108 001124 2 3 Go Tell It On The Mountain  album cover The Blind Boys Of Alabama Go Tell It On The Mountain(CD, Album, RE) Real World Records, Rykodisc 884108 001124 2 3 US 2008 Sell This Version
ACD 1466 Contact 3! The Third Period / Contact 3! La Troisème Période  album cover Various Contact 3! The Third Period / Contact 3! La Troisème Période(CD, Comp, Enh) Attic ACD 1466 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ACD 1538 Contact 2000: The All-Star Collection / Contact 2000: La Collection Des Étoiles  album cover Various Contact 2000: The All-Star Collection / Contact 2000: La Collection Des Étoiles(CD, Comp) Attic ACD 1538 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
AIN 23005 The Night  album cover Morphine (2) The Night(CD, Album, Unofficial) Rykodisc (2) AIN 23005 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
ALCD-276 Silver Lining  album cover Nils Lofgren Silver Lining(CD, Album) Alfa ALCD-276 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
AN-2118 Silver Lining  album cover Nils Lofgren Silver Lining(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova, Rykodisc (2) AN-2118 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
ARTCD-275 Jaguar Wright Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul(CD, Album, Promo) Rykodisc, Artemis Records ARTCD-275 US 2005 Sell This Version
ATPR3CD All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0  album cover Various All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0(CD, Comp) ATP Recordings ATPR3CD USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ATPRCD3 All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0  album cover Various All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0(CD, Comp) ATP Recordings, ATP Recordings ATPRCD3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
B-8161-2003 Awkward Age  album cover Joe Jackson Band Awkward Age(CD, Single, Promo) Rykodisc B-8161-2003 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
BLP 30140 Mississippi Delta Blues  album cover Fred McDowell Mississippi Delta Blues(LP, Album, RE) Black Lion Records, ORG Music BLP 30140 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
BS098CD Rune Lindbæk's N-Disko Mix  album cover Rune Lindbæk Rune Lindbæk's N-Disko Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Beatservice Records BS098CD Norway 2007 Sell This Version
C 30426 HARD CORE Vol.1 74-77  album cover Devo HARD CORE Vol.1 74-77(Cass, Album) Rykodisc C 30426 Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version