The Decca Record Company Limited

The Decca Record Company Limited

Profile:
The London, UK based company behind the Decca Label founded in 1929. (The company was renamed Decca Music Group Limited on the 3rd Nov 1999 and forms part of the Universal Music Group)

Former stockbroker Edward Lewis formed The Decca Record Company Limited in the United Kingdom in 1929. It was founded for Brunswick Ltd., which was founded locally by Brunswick-Balke-Collender and the German Polyphon Musik. By 1939, it was the only record company in UK aside from EMI Records Ltd. (previously The Gramophone Co. Ltd.). Within years, Decca was the second largest record company in the world, calling itself "The Supreme Record Company".

A US branch was launched in 1934. This branch was sold off during World War II, becoming Decca Records, Inc., with Decca as house brand. 'The Decca Record Company Limited, London' started the London Records label to release their material in North America, since they could not use the Decca trademark there anymore.

The 1970s were disastrous for The Decca Company. Although Decca set up the first of the British "progressive" labels, Deram, in 1966, by the time the punk era set in 1977, Decca was known primarily as a classical label. Company founder Edward Lewis died in January 1980, and PolyGram acquired the remains of The Decca Record Company Ltd. alone with subsidaries within days of his death.

As of 1980s/90s the companies principal activities were the export of gramophone records, music cassettes and compact discs, recording, licensing and marketing of mainly classical audio and video repertoire and the exploitation of copyrights held by its rich back catalogue. - including the rights held by its dormant wholly owned subsidiary companies - Qualiton Records (1968) Ltd., Argo Record Company Limited, Decca Artists Ltd. (Switzerland), Decca Recordings (Europe) Ltd. and Brunswick Ltd.

On the 10th Dec 1998 the ultimate parent became the "The Seagram Company Ltd." (whom already owned the Universal Music Group) after acquiring Polygram N.V.( PolyGram) the companies former parent. On the 20th Oct 1999 prior to the name change, The Decca Record Company Ltd acquired the "Philips Music Group division" from "Seagram".

Also referred to as:
· Decca Record Company Ltd
· The Decca Record Co. Ltd.
· The Decca Record Co., Ltd.
. Decca Record Company Ltd (UK)
· The Decca Record Company
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Contact Info:
(obsolete)
Registered address:
The Decca Record Company Limited
1 Sussex Place,
London, W6 9EA

Contact: Between 1962 to approx 1980:
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London SE1
UK

1950's address:
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9
UK

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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal*, Charles Dutoit Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal*, Charles Dutoit - 20 Ans De Succès / 20 Years Of Success(CD, Comp) OSM Canada 1996 Sell This Version
- Luciano Pavarotti Liebesduette(2xCD, Comp) Decca, Star Pool - Germany 1993 Sell This Version
00NANA 4 Bananarama Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye(7", Single) London Records 00NANA 4 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
1 HDN 100/2 Haydn* - John McCabe (2) Haydn* - John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 1(3xLP + Box) Decca 1 HDN 100/2 UK 1975 Sell This Version
1 PSKL 4852 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RE) Decca, Decca 1 PSKL 4852 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
1PSKL.4955 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album) Decca 1PSKL.4955 Portugal 1968 Sell This Version
1PSML 711 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, Gat) Deram 1PSML 711 Portugal 1968 Sell This Version
1PSPA 86 Them (3) The World Of Them(LP, Comp) Decca 1PSPA 86 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
1R1 6573 Dvořák*, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta Dvořák*, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - Symphony No.9 "From The New World" / Carnival Overture(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) London Records, Inc. 1R1 6573 US Unknown Sell This Version
1T1 8197 Various Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy The Ultimate Rock Album(Cass, Album, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1T1 8197 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
1ZAL 14656 Beethoven* - Perlman*, Ashkenazy* Beethoven* - Perlman*, Ashkenazy* - Volume Two - Beethoven Sonatas For Violin And Piano: No. 4 In A Minor, Op. 23 • No. 5 In F Major, Op. 24 "Spring"(LP, Album, RE) London Records, London Records 1ZAL 14656 US 1978 Sell This Version
2 HDN 103/5 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 2(3xLP + Box) Decca 2 HDN 103/5 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2 HDN 106/8 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 3(3xLP + Box) Decca 2 HDN 106/8 UK 1975 Sell This Version
2 MC-L-S 3 02767 4 Puccini* - Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras - Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly Puccini* - Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras - Orchestra E Coro Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly - Manon Lescaut(2xCass + Box) Decca, Jugoton 2 MC-L-S 3 02767 4 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
2P6122 Various The Big Sound Of Today(2xLP, Comp, Club) London Records 2P6122 US Unknown Sell This Version
2 PS 690/1 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 (Album) 2 PS 690/1 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS8 690/1 The Moody Blues Caught Live +5 (Album) 2PS8 690/1 US 1977 Sell This Version
2PS 918/19 Benny Goodman Live At Carnegie Hall 40th Anniversary Concert (Album) 2PS 918/19 US 1978 Sell This Version
2PSA 93 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens 1967-1970(LP, Comp) Decca 2PSA 93 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
2 P-THS 3 The Moody Blues A Question Of Balance(LP, Album, Gat) Threshold Records 2 P-THS 3 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
2PTXS 139 The Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager(LP, Album) Threshold Records 2PTXS 139 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
3BB 107-8 Debussy*, Jean-Rodolphe Kars Debussy*, Jean-Rodolphe Kars - The Preludes(2xLP + Box) Decca 3BB 107-8 UK 1971 Sell This Version
3LDR 10025 Massenet* - Sutherland*, Milnes*, Tourangeau*, Ghiaurov*, Lima*, Morris*, National Philharmonic*, Bonynge* Massenet* - Sutherland*, Milnes*, Tourangeau*, Ghiaurov*, Lima*, Morris*, National Philharmonic*, Bonynge* - Le Roi De Lahore(3xLP + Box) London Records 3LDR 10025 US 1980 Sell This Version
4BB 115-8 Richard Strauss, Reining*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Weber*, Jurinac*, Gueden*, Poell*, Erich Kleiber Richard Strauss, Reining*, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Weber*, Jurinac*, Gueden*, Poell*, Erich Kleiber - Der Rosenkavalier(4xLP, Album, Mono + Box) Decca 4BB 115-8 UK 1969 Sell This Version
4HDN 109/11 Haydn*, John McCabe (2) Haydn*, John McCabe (2) - The Haydn Piano Sonatas Volume 4(3xLP + Box) Decca 4HDN 109/11 UK 1977 Sell This Version
4R8 20083 David Bowie Love You Till Tuesday (Comp) 4R8 20083 US 1984 Sell This Version
5BB 130/1 Bach*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra* conducted by Karl Münchinger Bach*, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra* conducted by Karl Münchinger - Brandenburg Concerti(2xLP, Album, Box) Decca 5BB 130/1 UK 1973 Sell This Version
5N-270 DJ The Moody Blues Steppin' In A Slide Zone(7", Promo) London Records 5N-270 DJ US 1978 Sell This Version
5N 273 The Moody Blues Driftwood(7", Single) London Records 5N 273 US 1978 Sell This Version
5N-1063-DJ Soul On Delivery Hustle (Dance Of The Day)(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-1063-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N 20082 Thin Lizzy Little Darling (Single) 5N 20082 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-20082-DJ Thin Lizzy Little Darling (Single) 5N-20082-DJ US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-20084-DJ John Miles Highfly(7", Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-20084-DJ US 1975 Sell This Version
5N-20086-DJ John Miles Music(7", Promo) London Records 5N-20086-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-20089-DJ John Miles Remember Yesterday(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-20089-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-20092-DJ John Miles Slow Down(7", Single, Mono, Promo) London Records 5N-20092-DJ US 1976 Sell This Version
5N-85033 The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky(7", Single) Deram 5N-85033 US 1968 Sell This Version
5N 85058 White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin' (7", Single) Deram 5N 85058 US 1970 Sell This Version
6BB-121 Beethoven* - Solti* / Chicago Symphony Orchestra* / Chicago Symphony Chorus* / Lorengar* / Minton* / Burrows* / Talvela* Beethoven* - Solti* / Chicago Symphony Orchestra* / Chicago Symphony Chorus* / Lorengar* / Minton* / Burrows* / Talvela* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral'(2xLP, Gat) Decca 6BB-121 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
6BB 197-8 Kathleen Ferrier & Bruno Walter - Schubert* / Schumann* / Brahms* Kathleen Ferrier & Bruno Walter - Schubert* / Schumann* / Brahms* - BBC Broadcasts From The Edinburg Festival 1949 (Comp) 6BB 197-8 UK 1975 Sell This Version
6BB 121/2 Beethoven* - Solti*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Lorengar*, Minton*, Burrows*, Talvela* Beethoven* - Solti*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* And Chorus*, Lorengar*, Minton*, Burrows*, Talvela* - Symphony No. 9 6BB 121/2 Europe 1972 Sell This Version
7 Michael Nyman Nyman & Greenaway - Musiche Dei Film(CD, Comp) L'Unità Iniziative Editoriali 7 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
7WAX2 B-Movie Remembrance Day(7") Wax Records (3) 7WAX2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
10BB 168-170 Tchaikovsky*, Anatole Fistoulari Conducting Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ruggiero Ricci Tchaikovsky*, Anatole Fistoulari Conducting Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra*, Ruggiero Ricci - Tchaikovsky: The Complete Swan Lake Ballet In 4 Acts(3xLP, Album) Decca 10BB 168-170 UK 1973 Sell This Version
12BB 203-6 The Consort Of Musicke Musicke Of Sundrie Kindes(4xLP, Comp + Box) L'Oiseau-Lyre 12BB 203-6 UK & Europe 1976 Sell This Version
12WAX2 B-Movie Remembrance Day(12") Wax Records (3) 12WAX2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
14 BB 213-7 Bach* - George Malcolm, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Münchinger Bach* - George Malcolm, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Münchinger - Münchinger Conducts Bach(5xLP + Box) Decca 14 BB 213-7 UK 1975 Sell This Version
14C 064-94992 Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash(LP, Album, RE, Pin) MCA Records 14C 064-94992 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
15 BB 218 - 220 Sergei Prokofiev, London Symphony Orchestra*, Vladimir AshkenazyAndré Previn Sergei Prokofiev, London Symphony Orchestra*, Vladimir AshkenazyAndré Previn - The Five Piano Concertos (3xLP + Box) Decca 15 BB 218 - 220 UK 1975 Sell This Version
17M-100 The Rolling Stones Heart Of Stone(7", EP, Mono) London Records 17M-100 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
17M-101 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(7", EP, Mono) London Records 17M-101 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
31C 063 61724 Purcell*, The Academy Of Ancient Music Purcell*, The Academy Of Ancient Music - Música Para O Teatro: Abdelazer • Distressed Innocence • The Married Beau • The Gordian Knot Untied(LP) London Records 31C 063 61724 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
31C 064 60918D The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(LP, Album, RE, Gat) London Records, London Records 31C 064 60918D Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
31C 064 61062 Werner Müller And His Orchestra* Gypsy!(LP, Album, RE) London Records, London Records 31C 064 61062 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
31C 064 61479 D The Moody Blues Octave(LP, Album) London Records 31C 064 61479 D Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
31C 064 64102 Ray Charles Heart To Heart – His 20 Hottest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Crossover Records (3), London Records 31C 064 64102 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
31C 164 62730/1 Mantovani And His Orchestra Ao Redor Do Mundo(2xLP, Album) London Records 31C 164 62730/1 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
33 DLM 5068 Lulu Grita = Shout(7", Single) London Records 33 DLM 5068 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
33DLM 5070 Los Rolling Stones* Hombre Que Pelea En La Calle / Sin Esperanzas(7", Mono) London Records 33DLM 5070 Argentina 1968 Sell This Version
33DLM 5082 Los Rolling Stones* Damas De Honky Tonk / No Siempre Puedes Tener Lo Que Deseas (Single) 33DLM 5082 Argentina 1969 Sell This Version
33DLM 5086 Los Rolling Stones* Campo Honk / Deambulador Nocturno(7", Mono) London Records 33DLM 5086 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
45-BE 2711 Bridie Gallagher Moonlight In Mayo(7") Beltona 45-BE 2711 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-BE 2711 Bridie Gallagher Moonlight In Mayo(7") Beltona 45-BE 2711 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-BL 2637 Calum Kennedy The Road To Dundee / The Hiking Song 45-BL 2637 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-BL 2681 Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band* The Rowan Tree / Scotland The Brave(7") Beltona 45-BL 2681 UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-BM 05032 Louis Armstrong White Christmas / Winter Wonderland(7", Mono) Decca 45-BM 05032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-BM 05405 Bill Haley And His Comets Birth Of The Boogie(7", Single) Decca 45-BM 05405 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-C/JB 16648 Eric Charden Soudain En Plein Eté(7", Jukebox) Decca 45-C/JB 16648 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
45-CL 14221 Frank Sinatra Someone To Watch Over Me / The Gal That Got Away(7", Single, Tri) Capitol Records 45-CL 14221 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-CL 14314 Dakota Staton A Little You / Don't Leave Me Now(7", Single) Capitol Records 45-CL 14314 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-CL 14356 Dean Martin And Line Renaud With Dick Stabile And His Orchestra Dean Martin And Line Renaud With Dick Stabile And His Orchestra - Relax-Ay-Voo / Two Sleepy People(7", Single) Capitol Records 45-CL 14356 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-D.19185 Kapelle Jost Ribary Am Wyderainli(7") Decca 45-D.19185 Unknown Sell This Version
45-DC 16636 Marino Marini And His Quartet* Ciao Ciao Bambina (Piove)(7", 4 P) Durium 45-DC 16636 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-DC 16644 The Marino Marini Quartet* Sei Bella(7", Single) Durium 45-DC 16644 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45 DEM 750 The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45 DEM 750 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 DEM 7506 The Move I Can Hear The Grass Grow(7", Single, Promo, dif) Deram 45 DEM 7506 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-7517 The Societie Bird Has Flown(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-7517 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85003 The Eyes Of Blue* Supermarket Full Of Cans(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85003 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85005 Whistling Jack Smith I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman / The British Grin And Bear(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85005 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85023 The Moody Blues Nights In White Satin (Single) 45-DEM-85023 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85028 The Moody Blues Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)(7", Single, Mono) Deram 45-DEM-85028 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85030 Tony Osborne's Three Brass Buttons Sunspot(7", Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85030 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85039 Clyde McPhatter Baby You've Got It(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85039 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85041 Whistling Jack Smith Only When I Larf(7", Single, Promo) Deram 45-DEM-85041 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-DEM-85065 The Brotherhood Of Man* Where Are You Going To My Love / Living In The Land Of Love(7", Single) Deram 45-DEM-85065 US 1970 Sell This Version
45-F 10168 Mantovani And His Orchestra Swedish Rhapsody / Jamaican Rumba (Single) 45-F 10168 UK 1953 Sell This Version
45-F 10375 Lorrae Desmond With Bob Sharples And His Music Lorrae Desmond With Bob Sharples And His Music - Hold My Hand(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10375 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45-F 10394 Dickie Valentine The Finger Of Suspicion(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10394 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45 F 10399 David Whitfield Santo Natale (Merry Christmas)(7", Single) Decca, Decca 45 F 10399 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45-F10411 Vera Lynn With Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra Vera Lynn With Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra - Vera Lynn's Party Sing-Song(7") Decca 45-F10411 UK 1954 Sell This Version
45-F 10425 Ted Heath And His Music Asia Minor(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10425 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10460 Kim Bennett Melody Of Love / Ding Dong(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10460 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F10466 Charles Smart Solemn Melody(7", Single) Decca 45-F10466 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10515 David Whitfield Ev'rywhere / Mama (Single) 45-F 10515 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10601 Mantovani And His Orchestra Take My Love / Brass Buttons(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10601 UK 1955 Sell This Version
45-F 10703 Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra* The Italian Theme(7", Single, Mono) Decca 45-F 10703 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-F 10731 The Stargazers With Johnny Gray And His Band Of The Day* The Stargazers With Johnny Gray And His Band Of The Day* - Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) / Rockin' And Rollin'(7") Decca 45-F 10731 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-F 10735 Cyril Stapleton And His Orchestra* The Happy Whistler / Tiger Tango(7") Decca 45-F 10735 UK Unknown Sell This Version
45-F.10770 The Beverley Sisters Born To Be With You(7", Single) Decca 45-F.10770 UK 1956 Sell This Version
45-F 10780 The Goons Bloodnok's Rock'n'Roll Call / The Ying Tong Song(7", Single) Decca 45-F 10780 UK 1956 Sell This Version