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:
[l952]

Label


Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
C 1501 Outside The Dream Syndicate  album cover Tony Conrad With Faust Tony Conrad With Faust - Outside The Dream Syndicate(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1501 UK 1973 Sell This Version
C 1502 Homesick James & Snooky Pryor  album cover Homesick James & Snooky Pryor Homesick James & Snooky Pryor - Homesick James & Snooky Pryor(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1502 UK 1973 Sell This Version
C 1503 Coxhill/Miller/Miller/Coxhill  album cover Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller (3) Lol Coxhill & Steve Miller (3) - Coxhill/Miller/Miller/Coxhill(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1503 UK 1973 Sell This Version
C1504 In The Townships  album cover Dudu Pukwana & Spear In The Townships(LP, Album) Caroline Records C1504 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C 1505 Camembert Electrique  album cover Gong Camembert Electrique (Album) C 1505 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C1506 Max  album cover Max Handley Max(LP) Caroline Records C1506 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C1507 "The Story So Far..." "...Oh Really?"  album cover Stephen Miller* / Lol Coxhill Stephen Miller* / Lol Coxhill - "The Story So Far..." "...Oh Really?"(LP) Caroline Records C1507 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C 1508 Guitar Solos  album cover Fred Frith Guitar Solos(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1508 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C 1509 Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy  album cover Lady June Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy (Album) C 1509 UK 1974 Sell This Version
C1510 The Civil Surface  album cover Egg (2) The Civil Surface (Album) C1510 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CA.2001 Warm Blood  album cover Carol Grimes Warm Blood (Album) CA.2001 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CA 2002 Dancing Shoes  album cover B.B. Seaton Dancing Shoes(LP) Caroline Records CA 2002 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CA 2003 Blackdance  album cover Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) CA 2003 UK 1974 Sell This Version
27006-ET Timewind  album cover Klaus Schulze Timewind(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Caroline Records 27006-ET Benelux 1975 Sell This Version
840 094 Timewind  album cover Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 840 094 France 1975 Sell This Version
C 1511 Friends  album cover Friends (4) Friends(LP, RE) Caroline Records C 1511 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C 1512 Banana Moon  album cover Daevid Allen Banana Moon (Album) C 1512 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C 1513 Dreaming Of Glenisla  album cover Talisker* Dreaming Of Glenisla (Album) C 1513 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C 1514 Welfare State / Lol Coxhill  album cover Welfare State / Lol Coxhill Welfare State / Lol Coxhill - Welfare State / Lol Coxhill (Album) C 1514 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C 1515 Fleas In Custard  album cover Lol Coxhill Fleas In Custard(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1515 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C1516 Global Village Trucking Company  album cover Global Village Trucking Company* Global Village Trucking Company(LP, Album) Caroline Records C1516 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C 1519 Lost At Sea  album cover Glenn Phillips Lost At Sea(LP, Album) Caroline Records C 1519 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CA 2004 Jabula  album cover Jabula Jabula(LP, Album) Caroline Records CA 2004 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CA 2005 Flute Music  album cover Dudu Pukwana & Spear Flute Music(LP, Album) Caroline Records CA 2005 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CA 2006 Timewind  album cover Klaus Schulze Timewind(LP, Album, Gat) Caroline Records, Caroline Records CA 2006 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CA 2007 Gilgamesh  album cover Gilgamesh (2) Gilgamesh (Album) CA 2007 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CA 2008 Immigration Declaration  album cover Roy St. John Immigration Declaration(LP, Album) Caroline Records CA 2008 UK 1975 Sell This Version
28280-I Global Village Trucking Company  album cover Global Village Trucking Company* Global Village Trucking Company(LP, Album) Caroline Records 28280-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
87 977 - I Warm Blood  album cover Carol Grimes Warm Blood(LP, Album) Caroline Records 87 977 - I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
89.775-I Timewind  album cover Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) 89.775-I Spain 1976 Sell This Version
C1517 Archaic Concerts  album cover Stephan Micus Archaic Concerts (Album) C1517 UK 1976 Sell This Version
C 1518 Guitar Solos 2  album cover Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2 (Album) C 1518 UK 1976 Sell This Version
C 1520 Camembert Electrique  album cover Gong Camembert Electrique(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records C 1520 UK 1976 Sell This Version
C 1521 The Front Line  album cover Various The Front Line(LP, Comp) Caroline Records C 1521 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CA 2009 Thunder Into Our Hearts  album cover Jabula Thunder Into Our Hearts(LP, Album) Caroline Records CA 2009 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CA 2010 Music In Twelve Parts - Parts 1 & 2  album cover Philip Glass Music In Twelve Parts - Parts 1 & 2 (Album) CA 2010 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CA 2011 Crisus Time  album cover I-Roy Crisus Time (Album) CA 2011 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CAD 3001 Unlimited Edition  album cover Can Unlimited Edition(2xLP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAD 3001 UK 1976 Sell This Version
CAD 3002 Concerts  album cover Henry Cow Concerts (Album) CAD 3002 UK 1976 Sell This Version
ORL 8226 Guitar Solos 2  album cover Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* Bailey*, Frith*, Fitzgerald*, Reichel* - Guitar Solos 2(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Caroline Records ORL 8226 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
CAROL 1385 Melissa  album cover Mercyful Fate Melissa(LP, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1385 US 1983 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 1385 Melissa  album cover Mercyful Fate Melissa(Cass, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Megaforce Records CAROL MC 1385 US 1983 Sell This Version
TGP 1000 The Reducers  album cover The Reducers The Reducers(LP, Album) Rave On Records TGP 1000 US 1984 Sell This Version
CAR 02451-1 Drinking Gasoline  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Drinking Gasoline(2x12", Promo, TP) Caroline Records CAR 02451-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAROL 1331 The Arm Of The Lord  album cover Cabaret Voltaire The Arm Of The Lord(LP, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1331 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAROL 2451 Drinking Gasoline  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Drinking Gasoline(2x12") Caroline Records CAROL 2451 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAROL MC1331 The Arm Of The Lord  album cover Cabaret Voltaire The Arm Of The Lord(Cass, Album) Caroline Records CAROL MC1331 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 2206 Animosity  album cover Corrosion Of Conformity Animosity(Cass, Album) Caroline Records, Death Records (3) CAROL MC 2206 US 1985 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 2451 Drinking Gasoline  album cover Cabaret Voltaire Drinking Gasoline(Cass) Caroline Records CAROL MC 2451 US 1985 Sell This Version
PL9-06 Legacy Of Brutality  album cover Misfits Legacy Of Brutality (Album) PL9-06 US 1985 Sell This Version
PL9-06 cass Legacy Of Brutality  album cover Misfits Legacy Of Brutality(Cass, Album) Plan 9 PL9-06 cass US 1985 Sell This Version
009 Hit By Hit  album cover The Godfathers Hit By Hit(Cass, Comp) Link 009 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1332 The Fan And The Bellows  album cover The Chameleons The Fan And The Bellows(LP, Comp) Caroline Records CAROL 1332 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1333 Pergamon - Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR  album cover Tangerine Dream Pergamon - Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1333 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1334 Faster, Frightwig: Kill!! Kill!!  album cover Frightwig Faster, Frightwig: Kill!! Kill!!(LP) Caroline Records CAROL 1334 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1335 Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut  album cover The Meatmen* Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut(LP, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1335 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1451 Kiss Me  album cover Stephen "Tin Tin" Duffy* Kiss Me(12") Caroline Records CAROL 1451 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 1882-2 Wingful Of Eyes  album cover Gong Wingful Of Eyes (Comp) CAROL 1882-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL 2452 The Drain Train  album cover Cabaret Voltaire The Drain Train(12" + 12") Caroline Records CAROL 2452 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 1 Pergamon (Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR)  album cover Tangerine Dream Pergamon (Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR) (Album) CAROL CD 1 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 1333 Pergamon - Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR  album cover Tangerine Dream Pergamon - Live At The »Palast Der Republik« GDR(Cass, Album) Caroline Records CAROL MC 1333 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 1335 Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut  album cover Meatmen, The* Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut(Cass, Album) Caroline Records CAROL MC 1335 US 1986 Sell This Version
CAROL MC 2452 The Drain Train  album cover Cabaret Voltaire The Drain Train(Cass) Caroline Records CAROL MC 2452 US 1986 Sell This Version
EBON 35 Warriors Of Rock  album cover Blade Runner Warriors Of Rock(LP, Album) Ebony Records EBON 35 UK, Europe & US 1986 Sell This Version
LC-2222 Voodoo Dolls And Cadillac Fins  album cover Lone Cowboys Voodoo Dolls And Cadillac Fins(LP) Caroline Records LC-2222 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut... The True Story  album cover The Meatmen* Rock 'N' Roll Juggernaut... The True Story none US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-CD1 Misfits  album cover Misfits Misfits (Comp) PL9-CD1 US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-02 Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood  album cover Misfits Earth A.D. / Wolfs Blood (Album) PL9-02 US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-07 November-Coming-Fire  album cover Samhain November-Coming-Fire (Album) PL9-07 US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-07 CASS November-Coming-Fire  album cover Samhain November-Coming-Fire(Cass, RE) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-07 CASS US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-02/3 CASS Earth A.D.  album cover Misfits Earth A.D. (Album) PL9-02/3 CASS US 1986 Sell This Version
PL9-04/5 CASS Initium / Unholy Passion  album cover Samhain Initium / Unholy Passion(Cass, Comp) Plan 9, Caroline Records PL9-04/5 CASS US 1986 Sell This Version
PS012 Document: Pleasantly Surprised (82 - 85)  album cover Various Document: Pleasantly Surprised (82 - 85)(Cass, Comp) Pleasantly Surprised PS012 UK 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1106 Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin 32VD-1106 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
33 PROD 19 Right Now!  album cover Pussy Galore (2) Right Now!(LP, Album) Product Inc. 33 PROD 19 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1385 Melissa  album cover Mercyful Fate Melissa(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Megaforce Records 1385 US 1987 Sell This Version
208 333 Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 208 333 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
7 86756 2 Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(CD, Album, NL) Virgin, Caroline Records, Suicidal Records 7 86756 2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
BCR 11 Hammerhead  album cover The Unjust* Hammerhead(12") Big City Records (6) BCR 11 US 1987 Sell This Version
BCR 12 Urban Waste  album cover Urban Waste Urban Waste(12", EP, RE, RM) Big City Records (6) BCR 12 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAR 01346-2 Children Of God  album cover Swans Children Of God(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAR 01346-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAR 01346-4 Children Of God  album cover Swans Children Of God(Cass, Album) Caroline Records CAR 01346-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1336 Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(LP, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1336 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1336CD Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1336CD UK 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1337 Right Now!  album cover Pussy Galore (2) Right Now!(LP) Caroline Records CAROL 1337 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1338 Binky Philips  album cover Binky Philips Binky Philips(LP) Caroline Records, Caroline Records CAROL 1338 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1339 A Texas Trip  album cover Various A Texas Trip(LP, Comp) Caroline Records CAROL 1339 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1341 Tyger  album cover Tangerine Dream Tyger(LP, Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1341 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1342 Eureka  album cover Abecedarians Eureka(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1342 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1344 U.S.A. For M.O.D.  album cover Method Of Destruction U.S.A. For M.O.D. (Album) CAROL 1344 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1345 !!!Fuck You!!!  album cover Overkill !!!Fuck You!!!(12", EP) Caroline Records CAROL 1345 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1346 Children Of God  album cover Swans Children Of God (Album) CAROL 1346 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1347 Drill Your Own Hole  album cover Gaye Bykers On Acid Drill Your Own Hole(LP, Album, Gat) Caroline Records CAROL 1347 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1384 Speak English Or Die  album cover S.O.D.* Speak English Or Die(LP, Album, RP) Caroline Records CAROL 1384 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1386 Feel The Fire  album cover Overkill Feel The Fire(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1386 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1452 Me And Mr. Sanchez  album cover Blue Rondo A La Turk* Me And Mr. Sanchez(12") Caroline Records CAROL 1452 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL 1453 Possessed To Skate  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Possessed To Skate CAROL 1453 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 1336 Join The Army  album cover Suicidal Tendencies Join The Army (Album) CAROL CD 1336 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 1341 Tyger  album cover Tangerine Dream Tyger(CD, Album) Caroline Records CAROL CD 1341 US 1987 Sell This Version
CAROL CD 1344 U.S.A. For M.O.D.  album cover M.O.D.* U.S.A. For M.O.D.(CD, Album) Caroline Records, Megaforce Worldwide CAROL CD 1344 US 1987 Sell This Version