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 
RACS0010 Diva (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Vladimir Cosma Diva (Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) Rykodisc RACS0010 US 1981 Sell This Version
RLLP 1002 Blindman's Gift / Regalo Del Ciego  album cover Son De La Loma Blindman's Gift / Regalo Del Ciego(LP, Album) Ryko Latino, Montuno Records RLLP 1002 US 1983 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
HNCD 4415 Putting On The Light  album cover Various Putting On The Light(CD, Comp) Hannibal Records HNCD 4415 US 1984 Sell This Version
R - 0010195 Piper At The Gates Of Dawn  album cover Phil Woods & Chris Swansen Phil Woods & Chris Swansen - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn(Cass, Album) Rykodisc R - 0010195 Indonesia 1984 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
HNCD 5301 Who Knows Where The Time Goes?  album cover Sandy Denny Who Knows Where The Time Goes? (Comp) HNCD 5301 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 10001 Comin' And Goin'  album cover Jim Pepper Comin' And Goin'(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10001 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 20003 Out Of The Blue  album cover Various Out Of The Blue(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, Rounder Records RCD 20003 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCD 40062 Freak Out!  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out! (Album) RCD 40062 US 1985 Sell This Version
RCDG 40024 We're Only In It For The Money / Lumpy Gravy  album cover Frank Zappa We're Only In It For The Money / Lumpy Gravy(CD, Comp, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCDG 40024 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
RCDG 40062 Freak Out!  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Freak Out!(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCDG 40062 Canada 1985 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
HNCD 1303 Shoot Out The Lights  album cover Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights (Album) HNCD 1303 US 1986 Sell This Version
HNCD 1319 House Full - Fairport Convention Live In L.A. 1970  album cover Fairport Convention House Full - Fairport Convention Live In L.A. 1970(CD, Album) Hannibal Records HNCD 1319 UK 1986 Sell This Version
HNCD 5402 Fruit Tree  album cover Nick Drake Fruit Tree (Comp, Album) HNCD 5402 US 1986 Sell This Version
RBD 011-4 Up From The Dark (Excerpts)  album cover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Up From The Dark (Excerpts)(12", S/Sided, Promo, Cle) Rykodisc RBD 011-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10006 Smash & Scatteration  album cover Bill Frisell / Vernon Reid Bill Frisell / Vernon Reid - Smash & Scatteration (Album) RCD 10006 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10007 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 RCD 10007 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10008 Down South  album cover Doc & Merle Watson Down South(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc, Sugar Hill Records (2) RCD 10008 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10009 Old & In The Way  album cover Old & In The Way Old & In The Way (Album) RCD 10009 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10010 Diva (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Vladimir Cosma Diva (Original Soundtrack) RCD 10010 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10011 Up From The Dark  album cover Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Up From The Dark (Album) RCD 10011 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10022 Zappa  album cover Zappa* / The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Kent Nagano Zappa* / The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Kent Nagano - Zappa (Album, Comp) RCD 10022 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10023 Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention  album cover Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (Album) RCD 10023 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10026 The Grand Wazoo  album cover Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo (Album) RCD 10026 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10028 / RCD 10029 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10028 / RCD 10029 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10033 Jazz, Ballads & Blues  album cover Josh White, Jr. With Robin Batteau Josh White, Jr. With Robin Batteau - Jazz, Ballads & Blues(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 10033 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 20012 Heaven?  album cover The Residents Heaven? (Comp) RCD 20012 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 20013 Hell!  album cover The Residents Hell! (Comp) RCD 20013 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 20018 Rounder Folk  album cover Various Rounder Folk(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, Rounder Records RCD 20018 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 20019 Heartbeat Reggae  album cover Various Heartbeat Reggae(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, Heartbeat Records (2) RCD 20019 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 30014 A Day On Cape Cod: Early Cape Morning  album cover Toby Mountain A Day On Cape Cod: Early Cape Morning(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 30014 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 30015 A Day On Cape Cod: Babbling Brook  album cover No Artist A Day On Cape Cod: Babbling Brook(CD) Rykodisc RCD 30015 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 30016 A Day On Cape Cod: Sunset Surf  album cover Toby Mountain A Day On Cape Cod: Sunset Surf(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 30016 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 30017 A Day On Cape Cod: Summer Rain  album cover Toby Mountain A Day On Cape Cod: Summer Rain(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 30017 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 40024 We're Only In It For The Money / Lumpy Gravy  album cover Frank Zappa We're Only In It For The Money / Lumpy Gravy (Comp) RCD 40024 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 40025 Apostrophe' / Overnite Sensation  album cover Frank Zappa Apostrophe' / Overnite Sensation (Comp, Album) RCD 40025 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 40027 Them Or Us  album cover Zappa* Them Or Us (Album) RCD 40027 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10020/21 Thing-Fish  album cover Frank Zappa Thing-Fish(2xCD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10020/21 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10028/29 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (Album) RCD 10028/29 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10020/10021 Thing-Fish   album cover Frank Zappa Thing-Fish (Album) RCD 10020/10021 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10028 / 10029 Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar  album cover Frank Zappa Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar (Album) RCD 10028 / 10029 US 1986 Sell This Version
CRCD1 10060/ CRCD2 10060 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III(2xCD, Comp, Club, RM) Rykodisc CRCD1 10060/ CRCD2 10060 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
D70277/8 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III   album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (2xCD, Comp) Rykodisc D70277/8 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
HNCD 1318 Time Of No Reply  album cover Nick Drake Time Of No Reply (Comp, Album) HNCD 1318 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
HNCD 1326 Whatever  album cover Danny Thompson Whatever(CD, Album, RE) Hannibal Records, Rykodisc HNCD 1326 UK & US 1987 Sell This Version
HNCD 1330 Muzsikas  album cover Márta Sebestyén Muzsikas(CD, Album) Hannibal Records, Rykodisc HNCD 1330 UK 1987 Sell This Version
RACS 0038-2 Live At Winterland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Winterland(Cass, Album, CDQ) Rykodisc RACS 0038-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
RALP 0043 Earthed  album cover Steve Kilbey Earthed(LP, Album, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0043 US 1987 Sell This Version
RALP 0052 Hooteroll?  album cover Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll?(LP, Album, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0052 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 00056 Steal This Disc  album cover Various Steal This Disc(CD, Comp) Rykodisc RCD 00056 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10030 Jazz From Hell  album cover Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell (Album) RCD 10030 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10039 Anatomy Of A Murder  album cover Duke Ellington Anatomy Of A Murder(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10039 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10040 Inside  album cover Paul Horn Inside(CD, Album, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10040 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10051 My Goals Beyond  album cover Mahavishnu John McLaughlin* My Goals Beyond (Album) RCD 10051 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10052 Hooteroll?  album cover Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll? (Album) RCD 10052 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10053 Cinnamon Flower  album cover The Charlie Rouse Band Cinnamon Flower(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10053 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10057 Havin' A Bad Day  album cover Dweezil Zappa Havin' A Bad Day(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10057 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10060 Joe's Garage Acts I, II, & III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II, & III(2xCD, Comp, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10060 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10063 Cruising With Ruben & The Jets  album cover Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention* - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (Album) RCD 10063 USA & Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Album) RCD 10066 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20031 E-Z Listening Disc  album cover Devo E-Z Listening Disc (Comp) RCD 20031 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20035 Sings Beatles And Dylan (Old & New, Together & Apart)  album cover Richie Havens Sings Beatles And Dylan (Old & New, Together & Apart) (Album) RCD 20035 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20036 Collection  album cover Richie Havens Collection (Comp) RCD 20036 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20038 Live At Winterland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Winterland (Album) RCD 20038 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20038 Live At Winterland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live At Winterland(CD, Album, Ltd, Gol) Rykodisc RCD 20038 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20050 The Adventures Of Schoolly-D  album cover Schoolly-D* The Adventures Of Schoolly-D(CD, Comp) Rykodisc, Schoolly-D Records RCD 20050 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 20058 Louisiana Scrapbook  album cover Various Louisiana Scrapbook (Comp) RCD 20058 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD20071 Gypsy Songman  album cover Jerry Jeff Walker Gypsy Songman(CD) Rykodisc RCD20071 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 30067 No Artist A Week In Hawaii - Island Jungle(CD) Rykodisc RCD 30067 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 30067 A Week In Hawaii - Island Jungle  album cover No Artist A Week In Hawaii - Island Jungle(CD) Rykodisc RCD 30067 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 30068 A Week In Hawaii - Waterfall  album cover No Artist A Week In Hawaii - Waterfall(CD) Rykodisc RCD 30068 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 30069 A Week In Hawaii - Tropical Surf  album cover No Artist A Week In Hawaii - Tropical Surf RCD 30069 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 30070 A Week In Hawaii - Midnight Rainshower  album cover No Artist A Week In Hawaii - Midnight Rainshower(CD) Rykodisc RCD 30070 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD3 1001 Peaches En Regalia  album cover Frank Zappa Peaches En Regalia(CD, Mini, Single, Comp) Rykodisc RCD3 1001 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 40503/1 Hot Rats  album cover Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 40503/1 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10060/61 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III  album cover Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (Comp) RCD 10060/61 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10064/65 Uncle Meat  album cover Frank Zappa Uncle Meat(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10064/65 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDK 00099 Here It Is, The Music - CDK Vol. 1  album cover Various Here It Is, The Music - CDK Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Rykodisc CDK 00099 US 1988 Sell This Version
DOLP 9077 Bones + Flowers  album cover The Screaming Tribesmen Bones + Flowers(LP, Album) Speedo Records, Speedo Records DOLP 9077 US 1988 Sell This Version
HNCD 1328 The Best Of Sandy Denny  album cover Sandy Denny The Best Of Sandy Denny(CD, Comp) Hannibal Records HNCD 1328 UK & US 1988 Sell This Version
HNCD 1332 Salâmat & Nazâkat Ali  album cover Salâmat & Nazâkat Ali* Salâmat & Nazâkat Ali(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc HNCD 1332 US 1988 Sell This Version
HNCD 1337 Amour Fou / Crazy Love  album cover Kanda Bongo Man Amour Fou / Crazy Love(CD, Album) Hannibal Records HNCD 1337 US 1988 Sell This Version
HNCD 1509 Cadenza On The Night Plain  album cover The Kronos Quartet* - Terry Riley The Kronos Quartet* - Terry Riley - Cadenza On The Night Plain(CD, Album) Hannibal Records HNCD 1509 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
PRD 70032 Live Live Juju  album cover King Sunny Ade And His African Beats* Live Live Juju(CD, Album) Provogue PRD 70032 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0042 Art Attack  album cover Marty Willson-Piper Art Attack(Cass, Album) Ryko Analogue RACS 0042 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0044-2 God In Three Persons  album cover The Residents God In Three Persons(Cass, Album) Ryko Analogue RACS 0044-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0045 God In Three Persons Soundtrack  album cover The Residents God In Three Persons Soundtrack(Cass, Album) Ryko Analogue RACS 0045 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0072-2 Mission Of Burma  album cover Mission Of Burma Mission Of Burma(Cass, Comp) Ryko Analogue RACS 0072-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0077 Bones + Flowers   album cover The Screaming Tribesmen Bones + Flowers (Cass, Album) Rykodisc RACS 0077 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0078-2 Radio One  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Radio One (Comp) RACS 0078-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0101 Diga  album cover Diga Rhythm Band Diga(Cass, Album, Ltd, C40) Rykodisc RACS 0101 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0104 Sarangi: The Music Of India  album cover Ustad Sultan Khan Sarangi: The Music Of India (Album) RACS 0104 US 1988 Sell This Version
RACS 0106 The Music Of Upper And Lower Egypt  album cover Various The Music Of Upper And Lower Egypt (Album) RACS 0106 US 1988 Sell This Version
RALP 0042 Art Attack  album cover Marty Willson-Piper Art Attack (Album) RALP 0042 US 1988 Sell This Version
RALP 0044-2 God In Three Persons  album cover The Residents God In Three Persons(2xLP, Album, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0044-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RALP 0045 God In 3 Persons Soundtrack  album cover The Residents God In 3 Persons Soundtrack(LP, Album, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0045 US 1988 Sell This Version
RALP 0072-2 Mission Of Burma  album cover Mission Of Burma Mission Of Burma(2xLP, Comp, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0072-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
RALP 0077 Bones + Flowers  album cover The Screaming Tribesmen Bones + Flowers(LP, Album, Cle) Ryko Analogue RALP 0077 US 1988 Sell This Version