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.") At a music convention in France, the business plan was scribbled down on a cocktail napkin after a few too many Pernods. Four years of CD-only releases from a wide variety of musical genres ensued, until Rykodisc also began releasing CD-Quality LPs and Cassettes.

With music now available in all formats (including Enhanced CD and DVD-Audio), the label reaches more listeners than ever with its eclectic catalog of high-quality musical titles.

In an industry where the big fish have swallowed the little fish at an alarming rate, Rykodisc remains an anomaly. Throughout its existence, it has grown from the little label that could into a major contender in the music business, all the while remaining fiercely committed to independent distribution and innovative thinking, even though it has an affiliation with Warner Music Group. It even survived as a sister label of Palm Pictures when it was owned by Chris Blackwell in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By resisting the trends that threaten to homogenize the industry and focusing instead on high-quality music, Rykodisc has grown into one of the largest and most successful independent labels in the USA.

Labelcode: LC 02619
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Contact Info:
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
Sites:
[l818]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1eyed001 Lodger Hi-Fi High Lights Down Low(CD, Album) Rykodisc 1eyed001 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
4JM-50299 David Bowie Fame 90(Cass, Single) EMI USA, Rykodisc 4JM-50299 US 1990 Sell This Version
4Y-56163 David Bowie Fame 90(Cass, Single) EMI USA, Rykodisc 4Y-56163 US 1990 Sell This Version
37 MINUTES Will Hoge Number Seven..DIGIPAK..CD(CD, Album, NTSC) Rykodisc 37 MINUTES USA & Canada 2011 Sell This Version
220 John Cale Fragments Of A Rainy Season(Cass, Album) Fnac Music, WMD 220 France 1992 Sell This Version
1199 Morphine (2) Yes(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1199 Russia Unknown 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
10667 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 Al Anderson (2) Party Favors(CD, RE) Rykodisc 10817 US 2005 Sell This Version
1 6005 DJ Logic Project Logic(CD, Album) Rykodisc 1 6005 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
30085 Explosion* Live In Boston(CD) Rykodisc 30085 US 2005 Sell This Version
73756-2 They Might Be Giants Holidayland(CD, EP, Comp) Restless Records 73756-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
73798 Various Numbers From The Beast (An All Star Salute To Iron Maiden)(CD, Comp) Rykodisc 73798 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
79520 Medeski Martin & Wood Last Chance To Dance Trance (Perhaps) Best Of (1991-1996)(CD, Comp) Gramavision 79520 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
106631 Evan Johns And His H-Bombs* Bombs Away(LP, Album) N.E.W Musidisc 106631 France 1989 Sell This Version
106632 Evan Johns & His H-Bombs* Bombs Away(CD, Album) Musidisc 106632 France 1989 Sell This Version
0146542ERE Morphine (2) The Best Of Morphine, 1992-1995(CD, Comp, Enh) Rykodisc 0146542ERE UK 2003 Sell This Version
18-8613-2 Jamaaladeen Tacuma Music World(CD, Album) Gramavision 18-8613-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
289.111 Morphine (2) Cure For Pain(CD, Album, Promo) Natasha Records, Rykodisc 289.111 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
463431 1 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Radio One(LP + LP, S/Sided) Rykodisc, Survival 463431 1 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
535 173-2 Various Fetenhits - The Real Classics (Comp) 535 173-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
592148 John Trudell AKA Grafitti Man(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Fnac Music 592148 France 1992 Sell This Version
600263 Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* My Goal's Beyond (CD, Album, RE) SIGLA jazz 600263 France 1989 Sell This Version
7 73764-2 The Flaming Lips Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid (1983-1988)(3xCD, Comp) Restless Records, Rykodisc 7 73764-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
798317 Morphine (2) At Your Service(2xCD, Comp) Rhino Entertainment Company, Rykodisc 798317 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
9 46840-2 Various The Wedding Singer(CD, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 46840-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
9 46840-4 Various The Wedding Singer(Cass, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9 46840-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
968002 Zappa* Zoot Allures(CD, RE, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968002 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968003 Frank Zappa Sheik Yerbouti(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Eldorado 968003 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968004 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Frank Zappa / The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968004 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968013 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III(2xCD, Comp, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968013 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968022 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 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Absolutely Free(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968026 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968028 Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / Mothers Of Invention* - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets(CD, Album, RE) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968028 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968029 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 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2(2xCD, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968032 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968033 Frank Zappa You Are What You Is(CD, Album) Rykodisc 968033 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968038 Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(3xCD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968038 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968045 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(CD, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968045 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968048 Frank Zappa Make A Jazz Noise Here(2xCD, Album) Rykodisc 968048 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968049 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 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life(2xCD, Album) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968052 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
968059 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6(2xCD, Album, RE) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968059 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
2-953240 Young Knives* Superabundance(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Transgressive Records 2-953240 Canada 2008 Sell This Version
0044-50056-2 Morphine (2) The Night (Album) 0044-50056-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
9362-468-4 Various The Wedding Singer(Cass, Comp) Maverick, Warner Bros. Records 9362-468-4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
159.3094.0 Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(12") Rykodisc 159.3094.0 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
159.3094.3 Frank Zappa Bobby Brown(CD, Single) Rykodisc 159.3094.3 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
1443-10510-2 The Mothers Of Invention* Weasels Ripped My Flesh(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Music Argentina, Rykodisc 1443-10510-2 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
8122-79936-5 The Replacements Let It Be(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2), Twin/Tone Records, Rykodisc 8122-79936-5 Europe 2008 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
014431014529 David Bowie Bowie Tech Unit(Box, Comp, Ltd + CD, Album, RE, RM, RP + CD, Album) Rykodisc 014431014529 US 1991 Sell This Version
014431029035 Bowie* The Video Collection(VHS, NTSC) Rykodisc 014431029035 UK 1993 Sell This Version
018777376723 Ennio Morricone Once Upon A Time In America(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc 018777376723 2009 Sell This Version
884108 0118 2 9 Little Axe Champagne & Grits(CD, Album, Dig) Real World Records 884108 0118 2 9 US 2004 Sell This Version
884108 0158 2 7 Rachel Unthank & The Winterset The Bairns(CD, Album) Real World Records, Rykodisc 884108 0158 2 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
4250788800859 Pool Snacks & Supplies(LP, Album) Rykodisc 4250788800859 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
884108 001124 2 3 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 Various Contact 3! The Third Period / Contact 3! La Troisème Période(CD, Comp, Enh) Attic ACD 1466 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
AN-2118 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 Various All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0(CD, Comp) ATP Recordings ATPR3CD USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
ATPRCD3 Various All Tomorrow's Parties 2.0(CD, Comp) ATP Recordings, ATP Recordings ATPRCD3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BS098CD Rune Lindbæk Rune Lindbæk's N-Disko Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Beatservice Records BS098CD Norway 2007 Sell This Version
CCM-891 Arthur Lyman Bwana Ā / Bahia(CD, Comp) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-891 US 2008 Sell This Version
CCM-894 Arthur Lyman Cotton Fields / Blowin' In The Wind(CD, Comp) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-894 US 2008 Sell This Version
CCM-895 Arthur Lyman Isle Of Entchantment / Polynesia(CD, Comp) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-895 US 2008 Sell This Version
CCM-898 Arthur Lyman Latitude 20 / Aphrodisia(CD, Comp) Collectors' Choice Music CCM-898 US 2008 Sell This Version
CD 51516 Frank Zappa Zappa En La Radio (Zappa On The Radio)(CD, Comp) Rykodisc CD 51516 Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
CDBEAT1 The Beatnuts Milk Me(CD, Album, Promo) Penalty Recordings, Rykodisc CDBEAT1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CDD - 015 Various Rykodisc Hannibal ESD Winter '96 Collection(CD, Comp, Promo) Rykodisc, DBN CDD - 015 Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
CDD #020 Various Yeah... It's So Cool(CD, Comp, Promo) Rykodisc, DBN CDD #020 Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
CDK 00099 Various Here It Is, The Music - CDK Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Rykodisc CDK 00099 US 1988 Sell This Version
CDMM3, CDMM4 Miracle Mile Bicycle Thieves(CD, Album + CD, EP, Ltd) Miracle Mile CDMM3, CDMM4 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CDP 560-20 3805 2 David Bowie Fame 90(CD, Maxi) EMI, EMI USA CDP 560-20 3805 2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CDPRO-1013 Ladytron Sugar(CD, Single, Promo) Rykodisc CDPRO-1013 US 2004 Sell This Version
CDRYKO 2 Sugar (5) Copper Blue(CD, Album) Rykodisc CDRYKO 2 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
CDRYKO 13 Morphine (2) Like Swimming(CD, Album) Rykodisc CDRYKO 13 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
CDW 48112 David Holmes, Various David Holmes, Various - Music From The Motion Picture Ocean's Eleven(CD, Comp) Warner Sunset Records, Warner Bros. Records CDW 48112 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CHCD0002 Quite Sane Child Of Troubled Times(CD, Album) CoolHunter Music CHCD0002 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CHNCD 1303 Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights(CD, Album, Club, RE) Hannibal Records, Hannibal Records CHNCD 1303 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
COCB 53371 Jaguar Wright Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul(CD, Album) Rykodisc, Artemis Records, Song Records COCB 53371 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
COCY-5188 Sugar (5) If I Can't Change Your Mind(CD, Single) Rykodisc, Columbia COCY-5188 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
COCY 75115 Sugar (5) Copper Blue(CD, Album) Rykodisc COCY 75115 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
COCY-75443 Sugar (5) Beaster(CD, MiniAlbum) Columbia, Rykodisc COCY-75443 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
COCY-75775 Big Star Third / Sister Lovers(CD, Album) Rykodisc COCY-75775 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
COCY-78169 Sugar (5) File Under: Easy Listening(CD, Album) Rykodisc COCY-78169 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
COCY-78401 Sugar (5) Believe What You're Saying(CD, Maxi) Rykodisc COCY-78401 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
COCY-78632→33 Sugar (5) Besides(2xCD, Comp) Rykodisc COCY-78632→33 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Craw 26 Sussan Deyhim Shy Angels (Reconstruction And Mix Translation Of "Madman Of God" By Bill Laswell)(CD, Album) Crammed Discs, Rykodisc Craw 26 US 2006 Sell This Version
CRAW29 Various Congotronics 2(CD, Comp, Dig + DVD) Crammed Discs CRAW29 US 2006 Sell This Version
CRCD 10135 David Bowie Aladdin Sane(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc CRCD 10135 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CRCD 10140 David Bowie Young Americans(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc CRCD 10140 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRCD 10141 David Bowie Station To Station(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc CRCD 10141 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
CRCD 10163 Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Album) CRCD 10163 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CRCD 10164 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc CRCD 10164 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRCD 10300 Sugar (5) File Under: Easy Listening(CD, Album, Club) Rykodisc CRCD 10300 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CRCD 20147 David Bowie Scary Monsters(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc CRCD 20147 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRCD 40283 Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Very Best Of Elvis Costello And The Attractions(CD, Comp) Rykodisc CRCD 40283 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
CRCD1 10060/ CRCD2 10060 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III(2xCD, Comp, Club, RM) Rykodisc CRCD1 10060/ CRCD2 10060 Canada 1987 Sell This Version