A&M Records

A&M Records

Profile:
A&M Records was started in 1962 by partners Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Their first release (following two singles released under the label name Carnival Records) was "The Lonely Bull" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, which sold around 700,000 copies. Sixteen of the first 25 albums were certified gold by the RIAA and helped A&M become a major label and ultimately the world's largest independent record company.

One method of identifying pressings is by a single-letter code printed on the center labels:
A = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. (until ca. 1975) or Goldisc Recording Products, Inc. (1975-1980s)
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (through 1984) or Electrosound Los Angeles (1985–1986)
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

A&M label history http://www.onamrecords.com/Labels_Sleeves.html

European A&M releases started using the PolyGram xxxxxx-x catalogue numbers at the end of 1984. Any release with such a number is after that date.

In Japan, the A&M Records imprint is managed by Universal Sigma and is independent of Interscope.

Some notable events over the years, courtesy of On A&M Records.com:
1967: Started distributing CTI Records in a deal that ran until 1970.
1967: The A&M Studios were installed in Hollywood, California. The label first appeared in the UK, distributed by Pye.
1969: A&M Records Ltd. opened in Great Britain.
1970: A&M Records Of Canada Limited was established.
1977: A&M opened an office in Europe. It was called A&M Records Europe S.A. and based in Paris. Titles were manufactured and distributed by CBS in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, West Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
1979: Started distributing I.R.S. Records. This deal continued until 1985.
1982: Started distributing the folk/new age label Windham Hill Records. This deal continued until 1989.
1987: Started distributing Twin Tone Records (selected titles) and Nimbus Records.
1988: Launched sub-label Vendetta Records in NYC. It was shut down in 1990.
1989: A&M was sold to PolyGram, but operated under Alpert and Moss's leadership until 1993. The sale included A&M of Canada and Britain and was effective January 1, 1990.
1991: Agreement signed with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to launch Perspective Records. It was shut down in 1996.
1993: Unhappy with the increased integration of the label into the PolyGram corporate structure, Alpert & Moss left A&M and start a new label, Almo Sounds.
1995: Three year agreement signed with producer Ric Wake to form DV8 Records.
1999: PolyGram becomes part of the international Universal Music Group.
1999: A&M is made part of the Interscope Geffen A&M division of Universal.
2004: Universal Sigma begins using the A&M Records imprint for domestic Japanese releases (operating independently of Interscope/Geffen/A&M).
2006: A&M Records is made a frontline label in the UK
2007: Universal merges A&M with Octone Records and places Octone's management in charge of combined label as A&M/Octone Records (except in Japan and the UK)
2013: A&M/Octone is absorbed by Interscope

Labelcode: LC 0485 / LC 00485
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A&M Records
2220 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
U.S.A.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Cliff Edwards (2) (There's A) Fire Burning Still (7", TP) A&M Records - Canada Unknown Sell This Version
Crime Of The Century  album cover Supertramp Crime Of The Century(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab US 1987 Sell This Version
. Been To Canaan / Bitter With The Sweet  album cover Carole King Been To Canaan / Bitter With The Sweet(7", Single) Ode Records (2), A&M Records . France 1972 Sell This Version
Cat Stevens Izitso(LP, Album) A&M Records UK 1977 Sell This Version
0001 Primal Roots  album cover Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '77 Primal Roots(LP, Album, TP, Mon) A&M Records 0001 US 1971 Sell This Version
001 Tracks From Forthcoming Album (Misprint Big Surgar)  album cover Big Sugar Tracks From Forthcoming Album (Misprint Big Surgar)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) A&M Records 001 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
1CD 9143 Total Hits Vol. 2  album cover Various Total Hits Vol. 2 (Comp) 1CD 9143 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
1PAM 2300H The Best Of Times  album cover Styx The Best Of Times(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAM 2300H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PAM-2309H Ai No Corrida  album cover Quincy Jones Ai No Corrida(7") A&M Records 1PAM-2309H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAM-2323 H Too Much Time On My Hands  album cover Styx Too Much Time On My Hands(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAM-2323 H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1 PAM - 2343 H The Real Thing  album cover Brothers Johnson The Real Thing(7") A&M Records 1 PAM - 2343 H Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1 PAM-2371 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic  album cover The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Single) 1 PAM-2371 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAM- 25 000 H De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da  album cover The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAM- 25 000 H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PAMS-7562 The Traveller  album cover Chris de Burgh The Traveller(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAMS-7562 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PAMS-7562H The Traveller  album cover Chris de Burgh The Traveller(7") A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records 1PAMS-7562H Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PAMS-8128H History Never Repeats  album cover Split Enz History Never Repeats (Single) 1PAMS-8128H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS 8129 H Is That Love  album cover Squeeze (2) Is That Love(7", Single) A&M Records, A&M Records 1PAMS 8129 H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS-8144 H (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star  album cover Bill Wyman (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (Single) 1PAMS-8144 H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PAMS 9140-H Those Good Old Dreams  album cover Carpenters Those Good Old Dreams(7", Single) A&M Records 1PAMS 9140-H Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1PCS-3730 Ghost In The Machine  album cover The Police Ghost In The Machine(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1PCS-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1 P CS 4568 Spanish Train And Other Stories  album cover Chris de Burgh Spanish Train And Other Stories(Cass, Album) A&M Records 1 P CS 4568 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
1 PSP 736 Yellow Magic  album cover Yellow Magic Orchestra Yellow Magic(LP, Album) A&M Records 1 PSP 736 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-3708 Breakfast In America  album cover Supertramp Breakfast In America(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP-3708 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 3711 Cornerstone  album cover Styx Cornerstone(LP) A&M Records 1PSP 3711 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 3715 Fun And Games  album cover Chuck Mangione Fun And Games(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 3715 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PSP-3716 Light Up The Night  album cover The Brothers Johnson* Light Up The Night(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP-3716 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PSP4311 Indelibly Stamped  album cover Supertramp Indelibly Stamped(LP, Album, gat) A&M Records 1PSP4311 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSP-4379 Sonny & Brownie  album cover Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee Sonny & Brownie(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP-4379 Portugal 1973 Sell This Version
1PSP-4568 Spanish Train And Other Stories  album cover Chris de Burgh Spanish Train And Other Stories(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records 1PSP-4568 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
1PSP 4665 Supertramp  album cover Supertramp Supertramp(LP, Album, RE, RM) A&M Records 1PSP 4665 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
1PSP 4759 Cool For Cats  album cover Squeeze (2) Cool For Cats(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4759 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP - 4761 The Warriors (Banda Sonora Original Do Filme) Os Selvagens Da Noite  album cover Various The Warriors (Banda Sonora Original Do Filme) Os Selvagens Da Noite(LP) A&M Records 1PSP - 4761 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP4767 Lost In Austin  album cover Marc Benno Lost In Austin(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP4767 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 4781 Rita Coolidge Satisfied(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4781 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 4789 Steppin' Out  album cover Joan Armatrading Steppin' Out(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP 4789 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP 4790 Rise  album cover Herb Alpert Rise(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4790 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1 PSP 4792 Reggatta De Blanc  album cover The Police Reggatta De Blanc(LP, Album) A&M Records 1 PSP 4792 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP4793 Pick It Up  album cover Live Wire (3) Pick It Up(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP4793 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP4794 I'm The Man  album cover Joe Jackson I'm The Man(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 1PSP4794 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-4797 Live And Learn  album cover Elkie Brooks Live And Learn(LP) A&M Records 1PSP-4797 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1PSP-4808 Lazy Racer Formula II(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP-4808 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PSP 4809 Me Myself I  album cover Joan Armatrading Me Myself I(LP, Album) A&M Records 1PSP 4809 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
1PSP6002/2 Mad Dogs & Englishmen  album cover Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen(2xLP, Album, Gat) A&M Records, Valentim De Carvalho 1PSP6002/2 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
1PSP 6003/2 What Do You Want From Live  album cover The Tubes What Do You Want From Live(2xLP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 1PSP 6003/2 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
1PSP-6019/2 URGH! A Music War  album cover Various URGH! A Music War(2xLP, Album, Comp) A&M Records, Valentim De Carvalho 1PSP-6019/2 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 6126 Foreigner  album cover Cat Stevens Foreigner(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6126 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6140 The Singles 1969-1973  album cover Carpenters The Singles 1969-1973(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Comp) A&M Records 1R1 6140 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6176 You Smile - The Song Begins  album cover Herb Alpert And The T.J.B.* You Smile - The Song Begins(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6176 US 1974 Sell This Version
1R1 6292 Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits  album cover Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits(Reel, Album, Comp) A&M Records 1R1 6292 US 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 6360 Rick Wakeman The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6360 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6361 Horizon  album cover Carpenters Horizon(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6361 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6381 Love Will Keep Us Together  album cover Captain & Tennille* Love Will Keep Us Together(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6381 US 1975 Sell This Version
1R1 6613 Roots (The Saga Of An American Family)  album cover Quincy Jones Roots (The Saga Of An American Family)(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6613 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6649 I'm In You  album cover Peter Frampton I'm In You(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 6649 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6655 Izitso  album cover Cat Stevens Izitso(Reel) A&M Records 1R1 6655 US 1977 Sell This Version
1R1 6816 Love Me Again  album cover Rita Coolidge Love Me Again(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 6816 US 1978 Sell This Version
1R1 6970 Breakfast In America  album cover Supertramp Breakfast In America(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 6970 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 7080 Rise  album cover Herb Alpert Rise(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) A&M Records 1R1 7080 US 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 7109 Fun And Games  album cover Chuck Mangione Fun And Games(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 7109 US 1980 Sell This Version
1R17266 Styx Paradise Theatre(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R17266 US 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 7322 Ghost In The Machine  album cover The Police Ghost In The Machine(Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 7322 US 1981 Sell This Version
1R1 7480 "...famous last words..."  album cover Supertramp "...famous last words..."(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) A&M Records 1R1 7480 US 1982 Sell This Version
1R1 7537 Kilroy Was Here  album cover Styx Kilroy Was Here(Reel, Club, 4 T) A&M Records 1R1 7537 US 1983 Sell This Version
1R1 7588 Synchronicity  album cover The Police Synchronicity(Reel, Album, Club) A&M Records 1R1 7588 US 1983 Sell This Version
1R2 7183 Paris  album cover Supertramp Paris(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Dou) A&M Records 1R2 7183 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1 STING Live At Universal Amphitheatre October 29, 1999  album cover Sting Live At Universal Amphitheatre October 29, 1999(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) A&M Records 1 STING US 2000 Sell This Version
2JXS-7026 The Early Years  album cover Al Stewart The Early Years (Comp) 2JXS-7026 US 1977 Sell This Version
2 LP 5931/5932 Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)  album cover Various Grease (The Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) PGP RTB, RSO 2 LP 5931/5932 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
2PSP 3717 Beyond  album cover Herb Alpert Beyond(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 3717 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 3718 The Legend Of Jesse James  album cover Various The Legend Of Jesse James (Album) 2PSP 3718 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2 PSP 3719 Paradise Theatre  album cover Styx Paradise Theatre(LP, Album, Gat) A&M Records 2 PSP 3719 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-3721 The Dude  album cover Quincy Jones The Dude(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3721 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP - 3723 Made In America  album cover Carpenters Made In America(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP - 3723 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-3727 Heartbreak Radio  album cover Rita Coolidge Heartbreak Radio(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3727 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP-3728 Magic Man  album cover Herb Alpert Magic Man(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP-3728 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-3730 Ghost In The Machine  album cover The Police Ghost In The Machine(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-3730 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP 4743 Look Sharp!  album cover Joe Jackson Look Sharp!(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 4743 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
2PSP4792 Reggatta De Blanc  album cover The Police Reggatta De Blanc(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP4792 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
2 PSP 4812 Big Boy  album cover Mark Andrews And The Gents Big Boy(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 4812 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP - 4813 X∞Multiplies  album cover Yellow Magic Orchestra X∞Multiplies(LP, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP - 4813 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 4815 Eastern Wind  album cover Chris de Burgh Eastern Wind(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP 4815 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4820 Breaking Glass  album cover Hazel O'Connor Breaking Glass(LP) A&M Records 2PSP-4820 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4822 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4822 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP 4825 Bi-Coastal  album cover Peter Allen Bi-Coastal(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 4825 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4831 Zenyatta Mondatta  album cover The Police Zenyatta Mondatta(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4831 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4835 Wild-Eyed Southern Boys  album cover 38 Special (2) Wild-Eyed Southern Boys(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4835 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-4836 Greatest Hits  album cover Rita Coolidge Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) A&M Records 2PSP-4836 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP4837 Beat Crazy  album cover Joe Jackson Band Beat Crazy(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP4837 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP - 4848 Waiata  album cover Split Enz Waiata(LP, Album, Lil) A&M Records 2PSP - 4848 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4849 Honi Soit  album cover John Cale Honi Soit(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4849 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4850 Foul Play  album cover Dennis Brown Foul Play(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP-4850 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4854 East Side Story  album cover Squeeze (2) East Side Story(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4854 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4858 Immunity  album cover Rupert Hine Immunity(LP) A&M Records, Valentim De Carvalho 2PSP-4858 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4870 T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities And Smash Hits)  album cover The Tubes T.R.A.S.H. (Tubes Rarities And Smash Hits)(LP, Album, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records 2PSP-4870 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2 PSP - 4871 Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive  album cover Joe Jackson Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive(LP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP - 4871 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP-4876 Walk Under Ladders  album cover Joan Armatrading Walk Under Ladders(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP-4876 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
2PSP 64814 No Fright   album cover Live Wire (3) No Fright (LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP 64814 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2 PSP 6702/2 Paris  album cover Supertramp Paris(2xLP, Album) A&M Records 2 PSP 6702/2 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP68515 Live At The Marquee  album cover Nine Below Zero Live At The Marquee(LP, Album) A&M Records 2PSP68515 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
2PSP-68532 Best Moves  album cover Chris de Burgh Best Moves(LP, Comp) A&M Records 2PSP-68532 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version

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tjackson7800

tjackson7800

July 12, 2018
Hi I have a CD called Solo - New Classis Soul Exe. Producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis that I have had for several years that I just love but I have played it so many time it skips in places. Please tell me how I can get another copy.
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

March 22, 2015
SP 17 399 = 12" PROMO The Swimming Pool Q´s - More than one heaven ( 2 x ), A & M, USA, 1986
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

October 30, 2014
A & M 12 505 = Machinations - Esteem, 4 track 12", USA, 1983,
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

October 23, 2014
SP 9111 = Lamarche - Searching for the sunrise, 11 tr. LP, 1985, Canada,
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

September 25, 2014
A & M SP 17 301 = Roger Hodgson - 12" PROMO - In Jeopardy 5.59 min / 4.20 min, USA, 1984, plain cover
John_Dunbar

John_Dunbar

August 13, 2014
A & M 883 550 - 1 ( normally a Polydor number ) = Chris de Burgh - 4 tr. 12" Vinyl " The story so far" - only avaiable as a BONUS in a 8 LP Box from 1985, Germany, - tracks : Waiting for the hurricane, Broken wings, Every drop of rain, A spaceman came travelling.