Brain

Brain

Profile:
Pioneer German label in electronic music and krautrock, established by A&R men Bruno Wendel and Günter Körber in late-1971 as a co-release label in partnership with Metronome. In 1974 Körber left to set up his own Sky Records. The management then changed with Brain being bought over as a Metronome sub-label.
The first releases [1001 to 1091] in the 1000 series, as well as 5 releases in the 60.000 series [60.007, 60.008, 60.009, 60.010 and 60.019] and one sampler with number 888 had the green Brain label. Originals of 1001 to 1055 had a slightly darker green color than the second editions and original editions of 1056 to 1091. Also the first pressings of 1001 to 1055 have "Metronome" written on the label below the Brain logo. If this is text is missing, then the record is a repressing from 1974 or later.

Please enter catalogue numbers with label first followed by cover variations, plus Metronome where the Brain metronome logo appears.

Label Code: LC 3230 / LC 03230.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
[l9261]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2C 070 63534 Moondawn  album cover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 2C 070 63534 France 1980 Sell This Version
2S 068 63246 Earthquake  album cover Electric Sun Earthquake(LP, Album) Brain, Pathé Marconi EMI 2S 068 63246 France 1979 Sell This Version
7S-39 Breaker  album cover Accept Breaker 7S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-21 Eroc 3  album cover Eroc Eroc 3(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-21 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-22 Dino  album cover Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-22 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-23 Grobschnitt  album cover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 22S-23 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
22S-24 Känguru  album cover Guru Guru Känguru(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-24 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-25 Together  album cover Jane Together(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-25 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-26 Neu!  album cover Neu! Neu!(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-26 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-27 Sommerabend  album cover Novalis (3) Sommerabend(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-27 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-28 Mirage  album cover Klaus Schulze Mirage(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-28 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-29 Cluster II  album cover Cluster Cluster II(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-29 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-30 Eroc  album cover Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-30 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-31 Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale  album cover Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Album) 22S-31 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-32 Rockpommel's Land  album cover Grobschnitt Rockpommel's Land(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-32 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-33 Tango Fango  album cover Guru Guru Tango Fango (Album) 22S-33 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-34 Fire, Water, Earth & Air  album cover Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-34 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-35 Neu! '75  album cover Neu! Neu! '75 (Album) 22S-35 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
22S-36 Konzerte  album cover Novalis (3) Konzerte(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-36 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-37 Irrlicht  album cover Klaus Schulze Irrlicht(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-37 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-38 Moondawn  album cover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 22S-38 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-39 Minnelied  album cover Amon Düül Minnelied(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Polystar 22S-39 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
22S-40 The Original Scorpions  album cover Scorpions The Original Scorpions(LP, Album, RE) Brain 22S-40 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-17 Accept  album cover Accept Accept(LP, Album, RE) Brain 25S-17 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25S-30 Breaker  album cover Accept Breaker (Album) 25S-30 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
505 Sweet Sympathy  album cover Alexis Korner & Snape Alexis Korner & Snape - Sweet Sympathy(7", Single) Brain, Brain 505 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1002 Together  album cover Jane Together (Album) 1002 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1003 I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was  album cover Gomorrha (2) I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was (Album) 1003 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
0001.004 Neu! Neu!(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001.004 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1005 St. Radigunds  album cover Spirogyra St. Radigunds(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1005 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1006 Cluster II  album cover Cluster Cluster II (Album) 1006 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1007 Känguru  album cover Guru Guru Känguru (Album) 1007 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1008 Grobschnitt  album cover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt (Album) 1008 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1009 Speech  album cover Steamhammer Speech(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1009 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1010 Waterloo Lily  album cover Caravan Waterloo Lily(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Metronome 1010 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1011 Made In England  album cover Atomic Rooster Made In England(LP) Brain 1011 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
1012 Old Boot Wine  album cover Spirogyra Old Boot Wine(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Brain 1012 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
0001.028 Neu! 2  album cover Neu! Neu! 2 (Album) 0001.028 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1029 Banished Bridge  album cover Novalis (3) Banished Bridge (Album) 1029 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
1032 Here We Are  album cover Jane Here We Are (Album) 1032 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1048 III  album cover Jane III (Album) 1048 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001 050-2 Ballermann  album cover Grobschnitt Ballermann (Album) 0001 050-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 051 Blackdance  album cover Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) 0001 051 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1052 No Compromise  album cover Emergency (6) No Compromise(LP, Album, RP) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1052 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1053 Aqua  album cover Edgar Froese Aqua (Album) 1053 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1054 Caravan & The New Symphonia  album cover Caravan & The New Symphonia Caravan & The New Symphonia - Caravan & The New Symphonia (Album) 1054 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1055 Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces  album cover IF (6) Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1055 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1056 Life  album cover Release Music Orchestra Life(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain, Brain 1056 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1058 Milky Way Moses  album cover Tasavallan Presidentti Milky Way Moses(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1058 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1059 Tolonen!  album cover Jukka Tolonen Tolonen!(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1059 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1060 Hardcake Special  album cover Hardcake Special Hardcake Special(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 1060 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1061 Lady Pig  album cover Creative Rock Lady Pig(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain 1061 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1063 Lambert Land  album cover Tasavallan Presidentti Lambert Land(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain 1063 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1064 Tea-Break Over-Back On Your 'Eads!  album cover IF (6) Tea-Break Over-Back On Your 'Eads!(LP, Album) Brain, Brain 1064 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
0001.066 Lady  album cover Jane Lady(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 0001.066 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001.067 Picture Music  album cover Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0001.067 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 069 Eroc  album cover Eroc Eroc(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0001 069 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1070 Novalis  album cover Novalis (3) Novalis (Album) 1070 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
1071 Red Queen To Gryphon Three  album cover Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Transatlantic Records 1071 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0001.073 Deluxe  album cover Harmonia Deluxe(LP, Album) Brain 0001.073 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1074 Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale  album cover Edgar Froese Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale (Album) 1074 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
0001 075 Timewind  album cover Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 0001 075 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
0001 077 Irrlicht  album cover Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) 0001 077 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1083 Get The Ball  album cover Release Music Orchestra Get The Ball (Album) 1083 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0001 084 Fire, Water, Earth & Air  album cover Jane Fire, Water, Earth & Air (Album) 0001 084 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0001 088 Moondawn  album cover Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) 0001 088 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
76/02 The No. 1 German Rock-Label  album cover Various The No. 1 German Rock-Label(LP, Comp, Smplr, W/Lbl, Gat) Brain 76/02 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
2/1039 Live  On Tour In Germany  album cover Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape Alexis Korner & Peter Thorup With Snape - Live On Tour In Germany (Album) 2/1039 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
2/1057 Der Elektrolurch  album cover Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch (Comp) 2/1057 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
27 668-3 III  album cover Jane III(LP, Album, Club, RP) Brain 27 668-3 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0030.091 Indigo  album cover Blonker Indigo(7", Single) Brain 0030.091 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0030.175 Starway  album cover G.G. Sunband* Starway(7", Single) Brain, Metronome 0030.175 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
30 184 Wolkenreise  album cover Eroc Wolkenreise(7", Single) Brain 30 184 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
0030.377 Burning  album cover Accept Burning(7", Single) Brain 0030.377 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.420 Judy In Disguise / Beddgelert  album cover Steve Withney Band* Judy In Disguise / Beddgelert(7", Single) Brain 0030.420 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.424 Who's Got The Energy?  album cover The Food Band* Who's Got The Energy?(7", Single) Brain 0030.424 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
0030.504 Wir Wollen Leben  album cover Grobschnitt Wir Wollen Leben(7", Single) Brain 0030.504 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
30 862 7 Super Brain Explosion  album cover Various Super Brain Explosion(LP, Comp, Club) Brain 30 862 7 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
32 562 1 Illegal  album cover Grobschnitt Illegal(LP, Album, Club) Brain 32 562 1 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
34 347-5 Brandung  album cover Novalis (3) Brandung(LP, Album, Club) Brain, Brain 34 347-5 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
39 726 5 Super Brain Explosion  album cover Various Super Brain Explosion(Cass, Comp, Club) Brain 39 726 5 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
40.016 Gold Rock  album cover Scorpions Gold Rock (Album) 40.016 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0040.023 Lonesome Crow  album cover Scorpions Lonesome Crow (Album) 0040.023 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
0040.054 Speech  album cover Steamhammer Speech (Album) 0040.054 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0040.060 Zwei Gesichter  album cover Harmonia & Neu* featuring Michael Rother Harmonia & Neu* featuring Michael Rother - Zwei Gesichter(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.060 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
0040.087 Karthago  album cover Karthago Karthago(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.087 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.088 Second Step  album cover Karthago Second Step(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.088 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.115 The Story Of Life  album cover Guru Guru The Story Of Life(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.115 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.116 Zuckerzeit  album cover Cluster Zuckerzeit(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.116 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.119 Rock On Brain  album cover Various Rock On Brain(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.119 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.120 Desert Places  album cover Satin Whale Desert Places(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.120 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.121 Steig Aus  album cover Embryo (3) Steig Aus(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.121 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.122 Increase  album cover Birth Control Increase(LP, RE) Brain 0040.122 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.123 Dino  album cover Harmonia Dino(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.123 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0040.124 Yellow Sunshine  album cover Thirsty Moon Yellow Sunshine(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.124 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.145 Hallogallo  album cover Neu* Hallogallo(LP, Album, RE) Brain 0040.145 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.146 Picture Music  album cover Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) 0040.146 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.147 Waiting For The Sunshine  album cover Jane Waiting For The Sunshine(LP, Comp) Brain 0040.147 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.148 Electronic Dreams  album cover Edgar Froese Electronic Dreams (Comp) 0040.148 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0040.149 Minnelied  album cover Amon Düül Minnelied (Album) 0040.149 Germany 1978 Sell This Version

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August 25, 2012
edited 8 months ago
Known Brain LP pressing variations...

See my Brain label guide to identifying pressings at...
http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/reference/collectorinfo.html

Green Brain Metronome LP label versions: (original examples) description
Version 1: (Brain 1001-1003 only) deep olive green label with 30mm dink ring and 20mm raised ring 1972
Version 2: (Brain 1004-1010 only) deep olive green label with 30mm dink ring 1972
Version 3: (Brain 1011+1012+1014+1020 known) slightly lighter olive green label with 20m & 15mm rings 1972
Version ?: (Brain 1013+1015+1016) not confirmed, documented with Version 6 labels
Version ?: (Brain 1017-1018) not confirmed, documented with Version 5 & 6 labels
Version 4: (Brain 1019) Khan - Space Shanty 1st press, as version 3 but with raised 30mm ring 1972
Version ?: (Brain 1021-1022) not confirmed, documented with Version 5 & 6 labels
Version 5: (Brain 1023-1050) label as version 3. Raised centre 20mm ring with 3 raised dots 1973-74
Version 6: (Brain 1051-1055) label as version 3. Raised 20mm ring has no dots 1974

Pressings companies: 1+2. Deutsche Grammophon, 3. unknown, 4. unknown, 5. Phonodisc (Hannover), 6. Metronome (Hamburg)

Known Brain CD pressing variations...

1. Original 1st press is a "silver to centre" disc.
2. 1994 press 18mm clear centre (often with no manufacturer)
3. / 4. 1994-98? press 18mm clear centret, will have manufacturer(s) on disc
5. 1997-98 reissues released by Repertoire Records
6. 1998?+ pressings 25mm clear centre
7. 2004+ pressings in Digipak cover
8. 2007 pressings in Digipak cover - co-released with Revisited Rec.

Notes:
Original 1st press Brain CD issues started in late 1983.
Early 1983-85 issues mimicked the black Brain LP label.
1985 and later issues are generally silver disc with black print only.
The style of disc pressing "silver to centre" flat discs (with no stacking ring) continued to 1993. There may well be pressing variations within that period that we don't know about.

1988+ pressings some earlier discs (with standardised design) were repressed with better artwork, CD production was upped beyond the dozen or so to 30+ over the next 5 years.

1980s 2CD sets came in "fat boy" multiboxes. Later issues came in slim "brilliant box" cases.
Some Repertoire CD reissues replicated the Green Brain label (and invented some new variations).
Universal & Revisited reissues used beige background on most labels.

All known Brain CD's have barcodes

A lot of disc type rules 1-4+6 apply to other German Polygram/Phonogram/Universal labels
Please post any updates/corrections to: ultimathulerecords

I decided to do this after I came across so many things that were wrong and got fed-up with having to explain things over and over again. If you know any extra points that I should add, or something I don't know, then I'm eager to learn!