Alfa Records, Inc

Alfa Records, Inc

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Unless Alfa Records, Inc is branded (the specific logo shown), it should be listed as a company with the branded label/s, typically Alfa or Alfa International. When Alfa is written large, and Alfa Records, Inc small, use Alfa as the label.

Not to be confused with Alfa Music, Inc., its successor in the mid-nineties or Alfa, the label.


Japanese title: アルファレコード株式会社 (Alfa Record Kabushiki Gaisha)

Established in 1969 by Kunihiko Murai as Alfa Music, formed into an independent record label in 1977.

The company faced much hardship in the 1990s. Due to financial troubles from the collapse of their foreign automobile dealer operations, the record label was reformed into a new company Alfa Music, Inc. in 1994. 1995 saw the closure of their Shibaura "A" Studio (as used by Yellow Magic Orchestra and other artists). In October 1998, operations were scaled back and Alfa withdrew from record production.

In April 2001, Sony Music Publishing gained worldwide distribution rights for Alfa's back catalogue - re-issues have appered on the Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. label for domestic releases and Epic for international sales.

Alfa were previously partners with A&M Records, Zomba Music and Mute for Japanese domestic distribution.
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Contact Info:
Tokyo, Japan
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
00-01 続YMOのカバ  album cover カバの会* 続YMOのカバ(12") Alfa, Hippopotamus Records 00-01 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
04B5-44 Kylie Minogue Hand On Your Heart(Cass, Single) PWL Records 04B5-44 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
06B7-44 Hand On Your Heart  album cover Kylie Minogue Hand On Your Heart (Single) 06B7-44 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
06B7-61 Wouldn't Change A Thing  album cover Kylie Minogue Wouldn't Change A Thing(7", Single) PWL Records 06B7-61 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
07B7-2 Turn It Into Love  album cover Kylie Minogue Turn It Into Love(7") PWL Records, Alfa International 07B7-2 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07B7-11 It's No Secret  album cover Kylie Minogue It's No Secret 07B7-11 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
8T-736 Yellow Magic Orchestra  album cover Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic Orchestra(8-Trk, Album) Horizon (3) 8T-736 US 1979 Sell This Version
09A3-13 Body To Body  album cover Soft Ballet Body To Body(CD, Single) Alfa 09A3-13 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-13 Sarah Jane Morris Can't Get To Sleep Without You(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-13 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-20 Die Walküre  album cover 49ers Die Walküre(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 09B3-20 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-21 Helyom Halib  album cover Cappella Helyom Halib (Single) 09B3-21 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-22 I'm A Man / Yeke Yeke  album cover Clubhouse* I'm A Man / Yeke Yeke(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 09B3-22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
09B3-23 Robert And Marie  album cover Lili & Sussie Robert And Marie (Single) 09B3-23 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-26 More Than Friends   album cover Jonathan Butler More Than Friends (CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-26 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
09B3-27 Sky High  album cover Jigsaw (3) Sky High(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 09B3-27 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-35 Too Many Broken Hearts  album cover Jason Donovan Too Many Broken Hearts(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 09B3-35 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-42 Wildfire  album cover The Nylons Wildfire(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 09B3-42 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
09B3-43 Rock On   album cover Michael Damian Rock On (CD, Mini, Single) Cypress Records, Alfa 09B3-43 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-44 Hand On Your Heart  album cover Kylie Minogue Hand On Your Heart(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 09B3-44 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-46 She Bangs The Drums  album cover The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drums(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Silvertone Records 09B3-46 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-47 Love House  album cover Samantha Fox Love House(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-47 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-48 Don't You Want Me Baby  album cover Mandy* Don't You Want Me Baby(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) Alfa, PWL Records 09B3-48 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-50 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey  album cover Various Ferry 'Cross The Mersey(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 09B3-50 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-51 Boom Boom Dollar  album cover King Kong & D.J. Ungle Girls* Boom Boom Dollar (Single) 09B3-51 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-59 Okey, Okey!  album cover Lili & Sussie Okey, Okey!(CD, Mini) Sonet 09B3-59 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-60 Cover Of Love   album cover Michael Damian Cover Of Love (CD, Mini, Single) Cypress Records 09B3-60 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-61 Wouldn't Change A Thing  album cover Kylie Minogue Wouldn't Change A Thing(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 09B3-61 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-63 Sealed With Kiss  album cover Jason Donovan Sealed With Kiss(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 09B3-63 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-69 Sucker For Your Love  album cover Barbarella (3) Sucker For Your Love(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 09B3-69 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-73 Drama!  album cover Erasure Drama!(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 09B3-73 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-74 Licence To Chill   album cover Billy Ocean Licence To Chill (CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 09B3-74 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-75 Every Day (I Love You More)  album cover Jason Donovan Every Day (I Love You More)(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 09B3-75 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-77 Cha Cha Cha Cha  album cover Mark Farina (2) Cha Cha Cha Cha(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 09B3-77 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-81 So Alive / No Big Deal  album cover Love And Rockets So Alive / No Big Deal(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 09B3-81 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-82 Never Too Late  album cover Kylie Minogue Never Too Late(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 09B3-82 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-87 Walkie Talkie  album cover King Kong & D.J. Ungle Girls* Walkie Talkie (Single) 09B3-87 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09B3-89 Christmas Time Without You / Was It Nothing At All  album cover Michael Damian Christmas Time Without You / Was It Nothing At All(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Cypress Records 09B3-89 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10AT-2 A Fragment  album cover Yukihiro Takahashi A Fragment(Beta, NTSC) Alfa 10AT-2 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
10B3-1 Nothing Can Divide Us  album cover Jason Donovan Nothing Can Divide Us(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 10B3-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10B3-2 Turn It Into Love  album cover Kylie Minogue Turn It Into Love (Single) 10B3-2 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10B3-3 Duri Duri (Baila Baila)  album cover Click (2) Duri Duri (Baila Baila) (Single) 10B3-3 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10B3-4 Don't Break My Heart  album cover Romeo's Daughter Don't Break My Heart(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10B3-4 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-5 Bang Bang Baby  album cover Eddy Huntington Bang Bang Baby (Single) 10B3-5 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-6 Let Me Down / Julia (Remix)  album cover Michael Fortunati Let Me Down / Julia (Remix)(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa International 10B3-6 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-7 Voice Of The Night  album cover Moltocarina Voice Of The Night (Single) 10B3-7 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-8 You Can Set Me Free  album cover Coo Coo You Can Set Me Free(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10B3-8 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-9 Keep The Fire Burning   album cover Stryper Keep The Fire Burning (CD, Mini, Single) Enigma Records (3), Alfa 10B3-9 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10B3-10 S.S. Paparazzi  album cover Stock Aitken Waterman* S.S. Paparazzi(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa International 10B3-10 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-11 It's No Secret  album cover Kylie Minogue It's No Secret(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 10B3-11 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10B3-12 Especially For You  album cover Kylie Minogue And Jason Donovan Kylie Minogue And Jason Donovan - Especially For You (Single) 10B3-12 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SP-1 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car  album cover Billy Ocean Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10SP-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SP-2 The Girl Of My Dreams  album cover Jonathan Butler The Girl Of My Dreams(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10SP-2 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
10SP-3 I Want You Now  album cover Depeche Mode I Want You Now (Single) 10SP-3 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SP-4 Positive Reaction  album cover Mandy* Positive Reaction(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 10SP-4 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-6 I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) / Touch Me (I Want Your Body)  album cover Samantha Fox I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) / Touch Me (I Want Your Body)(CD, Mini, Single) Jive, Alfa 10SR-6 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-7 Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now / True Devotion  album cover Samantha Fox Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now / True Devotion(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Jive 10SR-7 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-8 Alleluia / Into The Night (Slip And Slide)  album cover Michael Fortunati Alleluia / Into The Night (Slip And Slide)(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-8 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-9 Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) / Give Me Up  album cover Paul Lekakis / Michael Fortunati Paul Lekakis / Michael Fortunati - Boom Boom (Let's Go Back To My Room) / Give Me Up (Single) 10SR-9 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR10 Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)  album cover Samantha Fox Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Jive 10SR10 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-11 Gioch Di Fortuna  album cover Michael Fortunati Gioch Di Fortuna (Single) 10SR-11 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-12 Big Brother / I'm In Danger  album cover Aleph Big Brother / I'm In Danger (Single) 10SR-12 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-13 When We Kiss / Magic Carpet Ride (Re-Mix)  album cover Bardeux When We Kiss / Magic Carpet Ride (Re-Mix)(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 10SR-13 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-14 I Should Be So Lucky  album cover Kylie Minogue I Should Be So Lucky(CD, Mini, Single) PWL Records, Alfa 10SR-14 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-15 Meet My Friend  album cover Eddy Huntington Meet My Friend (Single) 10SR-15 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-16 Love  album cover Gipsy & Queen* Love (Single) 10SR-16 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-17 Angie Gold Haunted House(CD, Mini, Promo) Alfa 10SR-17 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-18 Let The Night Take The Blame   album cover Lorraine Mckane Let The Night Take The Blame (CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-18 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-19 The Colour Of Love / It's Never Too Late To Try  album cover Billy Ocean The Colour Of Love / It's Never Too Late To Try(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 10SR-19 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-20 Stryper Always There For You (CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 10SR-20 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-21 Ship Of Fools  album cover Erasure Ship Of Fools(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Mute 10SR-21 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-23 Upside Down  album cover Coo Coo Upside Down(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-23 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-24 Take A Chance  album cover Malcolm J. Hill Take A Chance (Single) 10SR-24 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-25 Boys And Girls  album cover Mandy Smith Boys And Girls(CD, Mini, Single, Sna) Alfa, PWL Records 10SR-25 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-26 Got To Be Certain  album cover Kylie Minogue Got To Be Certain(CD, Mini) PWL Records, Alfa 10SR-26 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-27 I'll Be There  album cover Dandy (2) I'll Be There(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-27 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-28 Crank It Up  album cover Thomas & Schubert Crank It Up(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-28 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-29 Jump To The Music  album cover Lilac Jump To The Music (Single) 10SR-29 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-30 Bleeding Heart  album cover Bardeux Bleeding Heart(CD, Mini, Single) Synthicide Records, Enigma Records (3), Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-30 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-31 May Day  album cover Eddy Huntington May Day (Single) 10SR-31 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-33 A Little Respect  album cover Erasure A Little Respect(CD, Mini, Single) Mute, Alfa 10SR-33 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-34 The Loco-Motion  album cover Kylie Minogue The Loco-Motion(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 10SR-34 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-35 I Only Wanna Be With You  album cover Samantha Fox I Only Wanna Be With You(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Jive 10SR-35 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-36 Safe In The Arms Of Love  album cover Shooting Party Safe In The Arms Of Love(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, PWL Records 10SR-36 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-37 Children Of The Sky  album cover Giorgia Morandi Children Of The Sky (Single) 10SR-37 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-38 You Gave Me Love  album cover Venice You Gave Me Love (Single) 10SR-38 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-39 Hot Love  album cover Jenny Kee Hot Love(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa, Alfa International 10SR-39 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-40 Over The Edge  album cover Hurricane (9) Over The Edge(CD, Mini, Single) Alfa 10SR-40 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-41 I Believe In You  album cover Stryper I Believe In You (Single) 10SR-41 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-43 Chica Cubana  album cover Laurie Chica Cubana (Single) 10SR-43 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SR-44 Mike Hazzard Stop Me Baby (Single) 10SR-44 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
11B3-15 Action  album cover Gipsy & Queen* Action (Maxi) 11B3-15 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-16 Come Back And Do It  album cover Malcolm J. Hill Come Back And Do It (Maxi) 11B3-16 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-17 Come Come Come  album cover Lilac Come Come Come (Maxi) 11B3-17 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-18 That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 1  album cover Various That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 1 (Maxi) 11B3-18 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-19 That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 2  album cover Various That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 2(CD, Mini, Maxi, Mixed) Alfa, Alfa International 11B3-19 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-24 A.B.C. (It's Called)  album cover Michael Fortunati A.B.C. (It's Called)(CD, Mini, Maxi) Alfa, Alfa International 11B3-24 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-29 Somebody's Loving  album cover Jenny Kee Somebody's Loving (Maxi) 11B3-29 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-30 Bad Power  album cover Aleph Bad Power (Maxi) 11B3-30 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-31 That's Eurobeat Ex-Non Stop Mix Vol. 3, Italo Mixage Vol. 3  album cover Various That's Eurobeat Ex-Non Stop Mix Vol. 3, Italo Mixage Vol. 3 (MiniAlbum, Maxi) 11B3-31 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
11B3-32 That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 4  album cover Various That's Eurobeat EX Non Stop Mix Vol. 4(CD, Mini, Maxi, Mixed) Alfa, Alfa International 11B3-32 Japan 1989 Sell This Version