Caroline Records

Caroline Records

Profile:
Beginning as a European mid-price offshoot of Virgin from 1973 to 1976, Caroline Records was reborn in 1983 as a U.S. distributor and (in 1986) pseudo-indie label operated by Virgin/EMI until 2011. In 2013 the brand was relaunched by Universal Music via the Capitol Music Group. This entity can be used as a label for releases bearing the Caroline or Caroline Records brands (1973–1976 and 1986–present), as well as for distributor or other company roles, although Caroline (3), Caroline Records, Inc., Caroline Distribution, Caroline International, or another Caroline entity may be more appropriate if printed on the release as such.

Caroline catalog number formats varied over the years. CAROL and CAR were common prefixes, sometimes appearing interchangeably on the same release. When submitting, please use the number exactly as it appears on the release to avoid confusion. If multiple numbers appear, add additional fields and use the notes to clarify what appears where. More recently, Caroline adopted the standard EMI numbering system in addition to the CAROL-prefix number

Much the same as Island Records, Caroline was inconsistent about incorporating the word "Records" into their logos and contact information over the years, so on Discogs it is considered correct to always use one entity—Caroline Records—even if Records is not present. In another similarity, the oldest logo was brought back for a number of new releases in the mid-2010s. In hindsight, the canonical name would omit Records, but there are too many releases to edit to do this now.

Labelcode: LC 03261
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Contact Info:
Old contacts:
5 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel:212/219-1500
FAX:212/219-1553
Telex: 425414 CAROL!

104 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
USA

Current contact:
150 5th Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
USA
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
. Polo & Pan - Caravelle Polo & Pan Caravelle (Album) . France 2017 Sell This Version
- Thomas Azier - Ghostcity Thomas Azier Ghostcity(CDr, Promo) Caroline Records - Germany Unknown Sell This Version
- Eats Everything ft Tiga vs Audion - Dancing (Again!) Eats Everything ft Tiga vs Audion Eats Everything ft Tiga vs Audion - Dancing (Again!)(CDr, Single, Promo) Method White, Caroline Records - Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
001 Nido Di Vespe, Tondino Boi!s, I Missili (2) - Urli da San Cassiano Nido Di Vespe, Tondino Boi!s, I Missili (2) Nido Di Vespe, Tondino Boi!s, I Missili (2) - Urli da San Cassiano(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Toscana Punk Rock, Spaccio dischi, Caroline Records, Punk4free 001 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
-01CD Antemasque - Antemasque Antemasque Antemasque(CD, Album) Nadie Sound, Caroline Records -01CD Europe 2014 Sell This Version
002-1 American Standard - Wonderland American Standard Wonderland(LP, Album) Power House Records (2) 002-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
7CAR001 Idaho - Pomegranate Bleeding Idaho Pomegranate Bleeding(7") Caroline Records 7CAR001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR002 Ben Folds Five - Underground Ben Folds Five Underground(7", Single) Caroline Records 7CAR002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR003 Sincola / Engine 88 - Bitch / Funny Car Sincola / Engine 88 Sincola / Engine 88 - Bitch / Funny Car (Single) 7CAR003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR004 Sincola - Happy M.F. / Ugly Place Sincola Happy M.F. / Ugly Place(7", Ltd, Yel) Caroline Records 7CAR004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7Car005 Ben Folds Five - Where's Summer B? Ben Folds Five Where's Summer B?(7", Num) Caroline Records 7Car005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR006 Sincola - One Hit Wonder Sincola One Hit Wonder(7", Ltd, Blu) Caroline Records 7CAR006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR007 Versus - Yeah You Versus Yeah You(7", Ltd, Num) Caroline Records 7CAR007 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7Car008 Ben Folds Five - Underground Ben Folds Five Underground 7Car008 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR010 Versus - Glitter Of Love Versus Glitter Of Love 7CAR010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7CAR011 Engine 88 - Seconal Engine 88 Seconal(7", Single) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 7CAR011 UK 1997 Sell This Version
7CAR012 Engine 88 - Manclub Engine 88 Manclub(7", Single) Caroline Records 7CAR012 UK 1997 Sell This Version
009 The Godfathers - Hit By Hit The Godfathers Hit By Hit(Cass, Comp) Link 009 US 1986 Sell This Version
22 DMD PROMO3 Various - The Unending, Undying, & Often Unforgiving Pursuit Of Spring Various The Unending, Undying, & Often Unforgiving Pursuit Of Spring(2xCD, Comp, Smplr) Caroline Records 22 DMD PROMO3 US 2004 Sell This Version
32VD-1106 Suicidal Tendencies - Join The Army Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 32VD-1106 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
33 PROD 19 Pussy Galore (2) - Right Now! Pussy Galore (2) Right Now!(LP, Album) Product Inc. 33 PROD 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
80 PG1206 Gong - Selections from ANGELS EGG and YOU Gong Selections from ANGELS EGG and YOU(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) Caroline Records 80 PG1206 US 2005 Sell This Version
1214 Various - Violent World (A Tribute To The Misfits) Various Violent World (A Tribute To The Misfits)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Piggymot Records 1214 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
1687-2 Culture - Too Long In Slavery Culture Too Long In Slavery(CD, Comp, RM) Caroline Records 1687-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
1688-2 Gregory Isaacs - Cool Ruler - Soon Forward - Selection Gregory Isaacs Cool Ruler - Soon Forward - Selection(CD, Comp, RM) Caroline Records 1688-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
1721-4 Walt Mink - Miss Happiness Walt Mink Miss Happiness(Cass, Album) Caroline Records 1721-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
1787 Bracket - 4-Wheel Vibe Bracket 4-Wheel Vibe (Album) 1787 US 1995 Sell This Version
1813-4 X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) Virgin, Art-I-Ficial Products, Caroline Records 1813-4 UK, Europe & US 1991 Sell This Version
2318-2 Rossy - Island Of Ghosts Rossy Island Of Ghosts(CD, Album) Caroline Records 2318-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
2357-2 Geoffrey Oryema - Night To Night Geoffrey Oryema Night To Night(CD, Album) Caroline Records 2357-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
04071-2 Hole (2) - Pretty On The Inside Hole (2) Pretty On The Inside(CD, Album, RE) City Slang 04071-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7504-2 Sufi - Life's Rising Sufi Life's Rising(CD, Album) Caroline Records 7504-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7520-2 The Misfits* - Static Age The Misfits* Static Age(CD, Album, RP) Caroline Records 7520-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7540 AD Heatmiser - Mic City Sons Heatmiser Mic City Sons(CD, Album, Promo) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 7540 AD US 1996 Sell This Version
9003-2 Various - Yellow Pills - The Best Of American Pop! Volume 1 Various Yellow Pills - The Best Of American Pop! Volume 1 (Comp) 9003-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
9003-4 Various - Yellow Pills - The Best Of American Pop! Volume 1 Various Yellow Pills - The Best Of American Pop! Volume 1(Cass, Comp) Big Deal 9003-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
9005-2 Milf - Ha Ha Bus! Milf Ha Ha Bus!(CD, Album) Big Deal 9005-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9006-2 Various - Yellow Pills - More Of The Best Of American Pop! Volume 2 Various Yellow Pills - More Of The Best Of American Pop! Volume 2(CD, Comp) Big Deal 9006-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9008-2 Boo Trundle - Tall Sleep Boo Trundle Tall Sleep(CD, EP) Big Deal 9008-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9011-2 Headcleaner (5) - Head Of The Next One Headcleaner (5) Head Of The Next One(CD, Album) Big Deal 9011-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9014-2 Various - Relationships From Hell (A Spoken Word Odyssey Into The Netherworld Of Love And Lust) Various Relationships From Hell (A Spoken Word Odyssey Into The Netherworld Of Love And Lust)(CD, Album) Big Deal 9014-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9016-2 Hannah Cranna - Better Lonely Days Hannah Cranna Better Lonely Days(CD) Big Deal 9016-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9019-2 Milf - Antidope Milf Antidope(CD, Album) Big Deal 9019-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9023-2 Various - Yellow Pills - More Great Pop! Volume 3 Various Yellow Pills - More Great Pop! Volume 3(CD, Comp) Big Deal 9023-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9029-2 Dan Kibler - Haunted Dan Kibler Haunted(CD, Album) Big Deal 9029-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
9402-2 Earwig (2) - Under My Skin I Am Laughing Earwig (2) Under My Skin I Am Laughing(CD, Album) La-Di-Da America 9402-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
20314 Various - Caroline Sampler 2013 Various Caroline Sampler 2013(CD, Ltd, Smplr) Caroline Records 20314 US 2013 Sell This Version
27006-ET Klaus Schulze - Timewind Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 27006-ET Benelux 1975 Sell This Version
28280-I Global Village Trucking Company* - Global Village Trucking Company Global Village Trucking Company* Global Village Trucking Company(LP, Album) Caroline Records 28280-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
66019-2 Death (2) - Scream Bloody Gore Death (2) Scream Bloody Gore(CD, Album, RE) Century Media 66019-2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
073 026-2 Terrenoire - Les Forces Contraires Terrenoire Les Forces Contraires(CD, Album) Black Paradiso, Neuve, Caroline Records, Universal Music France 073 026-2 France 2020 Sell This Version
073 026-4 Terrenoire - Les Forces Contraires Terrenoire Les Forces Contraires(LP, Album, Ltd, Tra) Universal Music France, Neuve, Caroline Records, Black Paradiso 073 026-4 France 2020 Sell This Version
75152 The Misfits* - Collection II The Misfits* Collection II(CD, Comp, RE) EMI, Virgin, Caroline Records 75152 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
78279-2 Matt Nathanson - Last Of The Great Pretenders Matt Nathanson Last Of The Great Pretenders(CD, Album) Vanguard 78279-2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
80053 Various - I Hear Ya! Winter 1994-1995 - The Caroline Distribution CD Sampler Various I Hear Ya! Winter 1994-1995 - The Caroline Distribution CD Sampler (CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Caroline Records 80053 US 1995 Sell This Version
87 977 - I Carol Grimes - Warm Blood Carol Grimes Warm Blood(LP, Album) Caroline Records 87 977 - I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
89.775-I Klaus Schulze - Timewind Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 89.775-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
208 333 Suicidal Tendencies - Join The Army Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army (Album) 208 333 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
210 247 Bad Brains - Quickness Bad Brains Quickness(LP, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 210 247 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
210 718 Mind Over Four - The Goddess Mind Over Four The Goddess(LP, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 210 718 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
210 898 Primus - Frizzle Fry Primus Frizzle Fry (Album) 210 898 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
211024 Masego - Lady, Lady Masego Lady, Lady(CD, Album) Caroline Records, EQT Records 211024 US 2018 Sell This Version
211025 Masego - Lady, Lady Masego Lady, Lady(LP, Album) Caroline Records, EQT Records 211025 US 2018 Sell This Version
211 650 Chuck Treece - Dream'n Chuck Treece Dream'n(LP, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 211 650 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
211 651 Smashing Pumpkins* - Gish Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(LP, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 211 651 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
260 247 Bad Brains - Quickness Bad Brains Quickness(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records, Caroline Records 260 247 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
260 718 Mind Over Four - The Goddess Mind Over Four The Goddess(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 260 718 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
261 384 Bad Brains - Rock For Light Bad Brains Rock For Light(CD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 261 384 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
261650 Chuck Treece - Dream'n Chuck Treece Dream'n(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 261650 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
261 651 Smashing Pumpkins* - Gish Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 261 651 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
262712 My Sister's Machine - Diva My Sister's Machine Diva(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 262712 UK 1992 Sell This Version
354 314-1 Feu ! Chatterton - Palais D'argile Feu ! Chatterton Palais D'argile(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 354 314-1 France 2021 Sell This Version
354 314-2 Feu ! Chatterton - Palais D'argile Feu ! Chatterton Palais D'argile (Album) 354 314-2 France 2021 Sell This Version
375 804 7 Korn - The Paradigm Shift Korn The Paradigm Shift(CD, Album) Universal Music Polska 375 804 7 Poland 2013 Sell This Version
377 826-2 Elle Bandita - Elle Bandita Elle Bandita Elle Bandita(CD, Album) Caroline Records 377 826-2 Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
377 826-5 Elle Bandita - Elle Bandita Elle Bandita Elle Bandita(LP, Album) Caroline Records 377 826-5 Benelux 2014 Sell This Version
379 101-1 Bade - Miracle Wave Bade Miracle Wave(CD, Album) Kaiser Records 379 101-1 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
379400-2 Judy Blank - When The Storm Hits Judy Blank When The Storm Hits(CD, Album, Dig) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 379400-2 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
0400000 50 Cent - Animal Ambition (An Untamed Desire To Win) 50 Cent Animal Ambition (An Untamed Desire To Win)(CD, Album) G Unit, Caroline Records, Universal Music Group 0400000 Mexico 2014 Sell This Version
04071-26 Hole (2) - Pretty On The Inside Hole (2) Pretty On The Inside(CD, Album, RE) City Slang, City Slang, Virgin 04071-26 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
410 247 Bad Brains - Quickness Bad Brains Quickness(Cass, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 410 247 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
410719 Bad Brains - The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987) Bad Brains The Youth Are Getting Restless (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1987)(Cass, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 410719 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
411 651 Smashing Pumpkins* - Gish Smashing Pumpkins* Gish(Cass, Album) Caroline Records, Caroline Records, Caroline Records, Caroline Records 411 651 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
474 169-2 Dez Mona - Origin Dez Mona Origin(LP, Album + CD, Album) Caroline Records 474 169-2 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
486698 1 Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen Ben Folds Five Whatever And Ever Amen(LP, Album) 550 Music, Sony Music, Epic, Caroline Records, 550 Music 486698 1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
486698 2 Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen Ben Folds Five Whatever And Ever Amen (Album) 486698 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
486698 4 Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen Ben Folds Five Whatever And Ever Amen (Album) 486698 4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
493312 2 Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner(CD, Album) 550 Music, Caroline Records, Epic 493312 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
493312 5 Ben Folds Five - The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner(2xCD, Album, Ltd) 550 Music, Caroline Records, Epic 493312 5 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
535 920-2 Various - Shine 6 Various Shine 6 (Comp) 535 920-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
535 920-4 Various - Shine 6 Various Shine 6(2xCass, Comp) PolyGram TV 535 920-4 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
570022-7 Tame Impala - Lonerism Tame Impala Lonerism (Album) 570022-7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
570022-8 Tame Impala - Innerspeaker Tame Impala Innerspeaker (Album) 570022-8 2016 Sell This Version
571 091-5 The Herfsts - Gran Cavallo The Herfsts Gran Cavallo(CD, Album) Noisesome Recordings, Caroline Records 571 091-5 Belgium 2016 Sell This Version
619021 Misfits - Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood Misfits Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood (Album) 619021 US 2020 Sell This Version
664535 2 Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces Ben Folds Five One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces(CD, Single) Sony 550 Music, Caroline Records, Epic 664535 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
664536 2 Ben Folds Five - Kate Ben Folds Five Kate(CD, Single) 550 Music, Epic, Caroline Records, 550 Music, Epic, Caroline Records 664536 2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
675201 The Misfits* - Static Age The Misfits* Static Age(LP, Album, RE, GZ ) Caroline Records, Caroline Records 675201 US 2020 Sell This Version
679 403-7 Terrenoire - Terrenoire Terrenoire Terrenoire(CD, EP) Black Paradiso, Caroline Records 679 403-7 France 2018 Sell This Version
0746001 Freeze Corleone - LMF Freeze Corleone LMF(CD, Album) Mangemort Squad, Caroline Records, Neuve, Universal Music France 0746001 France 2020 Sell This Version