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.
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Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
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
1005 St. Radigunds  album cover Spirogyra St. Radigunds(LP, Album) Brain, Metronome, Brain 1005 Germany 1972 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
615.007, brain 1007 Känguru  album cover Guru Guru Känguru(Cass, Album) Brain, Metronome 615.007, brain 1007 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
815011 Made In England  album cover Atomic Rooster With Chris Farlowe Atomic Rooster With Chris Farlowe - Made In England(8-Trk, Album) Brain, Metronome 815011 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 501 Stand By Me  album cover Atomic Rooster Stand By Me(7", Single) Brain brain 501 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 502 Dangerous Dave  album cover Spirogyra Dangerous Dave(7", Single) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 502 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 503 Super  album cover Neu! Super (Single) brain 503 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 504 Save Me  album cover Atomic Rooster Save Me(7", Single) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 504 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 504 Save Me  album cover Atomic Rooster Save Me(7", Single, Promo) Brain, Brain brain 504 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1001 Lonesome Crow  album cover Scorpions Lonesome Crow (Album) brain 1001 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1004 Neu!  album cover Neu! Neu! (Album) brain 1004 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1006 Cluster II  album cover Cluster Cluster II (Album) brain 1006 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1011 Made In England  album cover Atomic Rooster Made In England (Album) brain 1011 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1013 The Story Of Moses  album cover Light (4) The Story Of Moses (Album) brain 1013 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1014 A Young Man's Gash  album cover Gash (3) A Young Man's Gash(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1014 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1015 43 Minuten  album cover Os Mundi 43 Minuten(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1015 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1016 Rischkas Soul  album cover The Wolfgang Dauner Group* Rischkas Soul(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1016 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1017 Gorilla  album cover Creative Rock Gorilla(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1017 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1018 Electric Sandwich  album cover Electric Sandwich Electric Sandwich (Album) brain 1018 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1019 Space Shanty  album cover Khan (3) Space Shanty(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1019 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1020 Sameti  album cover Sameti Sameti(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1020 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1021 Thirsty Moon  album cover Thirsty Moon Thirsty Moon(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1021 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
brain 1022 The Accidental Band  album cover Alexis Korner & Snape Alexis Korner & Snape - The Accidental Band (Album) brain 1022 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Brain 1004 / 615.004 Neu!  album cover Neu! Neu!(Cass, Album) Brain Brain 1004 / 615.004 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
KR-1008 Grobschnitt  album cover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Metronome, Krautrock KR-1008 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
UAS 29396 Neu!  album cover Neu! Neu! (Album) UAS 29396 UK 1972 Sell This Version
UPS-537-EB Together  album cover Jane Together(LP, Album, Gat) Brain UPS-537-EB Japan 1972 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
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 1973 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
200.145 This Is Guru Guru  album cover Guru Guru This Is Guru Guru (Comp) 200.145 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
615.032 Here We Are  album cover Jane Here We Are(Cass, Album) Brain 615.032 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 506 Samantha's Rabbit  album cover Guru Guru Samantha's Rabbit(7", Single) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 506 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 507 On My Mind  album cover Electric Sandwich On My Mind(7", Single) Brain brain 507 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 508 Daytime / Hangman (Instrumental)  album cover Jane Daytime / Hangman (Instrumental)(7", Single) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 508 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 509 Confessions / The Flag  album cover Emergency (6) Confessions / The Flag(7", Single) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 509 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 510 Here We Are  album cover Jane Here We Are(7", Single) Brain, Brain brain 510 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 888 German Rock Scene  album cover Various German Rock Scene (Comp) brain 888 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1002 Together  album cover Jane Together (Album) BRAIN 1002 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1023 Steig Aus  album cover Embryo (3) Featuring Jimmy Jackson (2) Embryo (3) Featuring Jimmy Jackson (2) - Steig Aus(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1023 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1024 Bells, Boots And Shambles  album cover Spirogyra Bells, Boots And Shambles(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1024 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1025 Guru Guru  album cover Guru Guru Guru Guru (Album) brain 1025 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1026 Sperrmüll  album cover Sperrmüll Sperrmüll(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1026 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1027 Greenslade  album cover Greenslade Greenslade (Album) brain 1027 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1028 Neu! 2  album cover Neu! Neu! 2 (Album) brain 1028 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1030 Full Horn  album cover Cornucopia (6) Full Horn(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1030 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1031 Tears Are Goin' Home  album cover Lava (6) Tears Are Goin' Home(LP, Album) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1031 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1032 Here We Are  album cover Jane Here We Are (Album) brain 1032 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1033 Nice & Greasy  album cover Atomic Rooster Nice & Greasy(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1033 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1034 Kollektiv  album cover Kollektiv Kollektiv (Album) brain 1034 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1035 Double Diamond  album cover IF (6) Double Diamond(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1035 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1036 Rocksession  album cover Embryo (3) Rocksession(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1036 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1037 Get Out To The Country  album cover Emergency (6) Get Out To The Country (Album) brain 1037 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1038 For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night  album cover Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (Album) brain 1038 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1040 Curly Curve  album cover Curly Curve Curly Curve(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1040 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
brain 1041 You'll Never Come Back  album cover Thirsty Moon You'll Never Come Back(LP, Album) Brain brain 1041 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1042 Bedside Manners Are Extra  album cover Greenslade Bedside Manners Are Extra (Album) BRAIN 1042 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
C-3061 Neu, Vol. 1  album cover Neu! Neu, Vol. 1(Cass, Album, Red) Movieplay C-3061 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
P-192 Hallogallo  album cover Neu! Hallogallo(7", Promo) Movieplay, Brain P-192 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
PR 509 Confession / The Flag  album cover Emergency (6) Confession / The Flag(7", Single, Pic, Promo) Brain, Metronome PR 509 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
S-30.084 Neu! 1  album cover Neu! Neu! 1(LP, Album) Movieplay S-30.084 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
UPS-556-EB Grobschnitt  album cover Grobschnitt Grobschnitt(LP, Album) Brain UPS-556-EB Japan 1973 Sell This Version
UPS-581-EB Lonesome Crow  album cover Scorpions Lonesome Crow(LP, Album) Brain UPS-581-EB Japan 1973 Sell This Version
UPS-590-EB Here We Are  album cover Jane Here We Are(LP, Album) Brain UPS-590-EB Japan 1973 Sell This Version
UPS-604-EB Guru Guru  album cover Guru Guru Guru Guru(LP, Album, Gat) Brain UPS-604-EB Japan 1973 Sell This Version
0001.028 Neu! 2  album cover Neu! Neu! 2 (Album) 0001.028 Germany 1974 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
2/1057 Der Elektrolurch  album cover Guru Guru Der Elektrolurch (Comp) 2/1057 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
200 150 This Is Wolfgang Dauner  album cover Wolfgang Dauner Group This Is Wolfgang Dauner(LP, Album, RE) Metronome 2001, Brain 200 150 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
200151 This Is Atomic Rooster  album cover Atomic Rooster This Is Atomic Rooster (Album) 200151 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
200.152 This Is Embryo  album cover Embryo (3) This Is Embryo(LP, Album, RE) Metronome 2001, Brain 200.152 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
200.164 This Is Caravan  album cover Caravan This Is Caravan(LP, Comp) Metronome 2001, Brain 200.164 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
200.191 Lonesome Crow  album cover Scorpions Lonesome Crow(LP, Album, RE) Metronome 2001, Metronome 2001, Brain, Brain 200.191 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
615.048 III  album cover Jane III(Cass, Album) Brain 615.048 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 511 Bambule Rock  album cover Der Chef Bambule Rock(7", Single) Brain brain 511 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1044 Musik Von Harmonia  album cover Harmonia Musik Von Harmonia (Album) BRAIN 1044 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1045 A Meditation Mass  album cover Yatha Sidhra A Meditation Mass (Album) BRAIN 1045 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 1047 Vollbedienung Of Percussion  album cover 'Zabba' W. Lindner* & Carsten Bohn 'Zabba' W. Lindner* & Carsten Bohn - Vollbedienung Of Percussion(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1047 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 1048 III  album cover Jane III (Album) brain 1048 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 1049 Desert Places  album cover Satin Whale Desert Places (Album) brain 1049 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 1051 Blackdance  album cover Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) brain 1051 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
brain 1052 No Compromise  album cover Emergency (6) No Compromise(LP, Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome brain 1052 Germany 1974 Sell This Version

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August 25, 2012
edited about 1 month ago
Known Brain LP pressing variations...

See my Brain label guide to identifying pressings at...
http://www.ultimathulerecords.com/referencebrain.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!