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Revised 26/8/11

A&M
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1966-1988

Labels

AMK 1483 - 1966
to
K 5446 - 1974
ODK 4026 - 1971
to
ODK 4236 - 1971
US Ode recordings
ODK 4926 - 1972
to
ODK 4928 - 1972
US Ode recordings
ASK 4143 - 1971
to
ASK 4997 - 1973
US Sussex recordings
US A&M Records was formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Their first choice for a name was “Carnival Records”, under which they released two singles before discovering another label had taken the Carnival name first.  The company was subsequently renamed A&M, after Alpert's and Moss's initials. Within a decade of its inception, A&M became the world's largest independent record company.
In Australia Festival Records started issuing the A&M label in 1966. They had released earlier records on their Festival label. The label pretty much followed the US label progression. Sussex and Ode 70 didn’t have separate labels in Australia - they were incorporated in the brown label design with their logo on opposite side of the A&M logo. Separate labels were to come later starting with the Ode label.
AMK 2923 - 1969
US Phil Spector recordings
AMK 4685 - 1972
AMK 4977 - 1973
AMK 5032 - 1973
K 5154 - 1973
K 5551 - 1974
to
K 7833 - 1979
K 5551 - 1974
K 5752 - 1974
K 5879 - 1975
K 6311 - 1976
K 6435 - 1976
K 6543 - 1976
K 6923 - 1977
K 7042 - 1978
K 7306 - 1978
K 7317 - 1979
K 7843 - 1980
to
K 9569 - 1984
K 8342 - 1981
K 8629 - 1982
K 9193 - 1983
K 8524 - 1981
Ripple Records Ltd
K 9594 - 1984
to
K 93 - 1986
K 18 - 1986
K 92 - 1986
to
K 684 - 1988
K 514 -  1988
Cat.no. on right
Festival distribution
PolyGram distribution
K 675 - 1988
390 490 7 - 1989
to
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
AMK 1483 - 1966
to
AMK 1548 - 1966
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Monument
A&M
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
Downunder
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
AMK 1561 - 1966
to
AMK 1799 - 1967
A&M
Ampar
Atlantic
Command
Coral
Dot
20th Century Fox
Impulse
Monument
Scepter
Festival
A.T.A.
Clarion
Leedon
L.H.I.
Project 3
Spin
Stax
Sunshine
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
AMK 1813 - 1967
to
mid 1967
A&M
Ampar
A.T.A.
Atlantic
Calendar
Clarion
Command
Coral
Dot
Festival
Impulse
Imperial
Leedon
L.H.I.
Liberty
Monument
Project 3
Scepter
Spin
Sunshine
United Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
mid 1967
to
1980
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 5
K 7396 - 1979
to
1982
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
K 8771 - 1982
to
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
.
to
K 9019 - 1982
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
K 9402 - 1983
to
K 684 - 1988
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
K 18 - 1986
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10
390 490 7 - 1989
to
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for A&M Records from Global Dog Productions
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