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Revised 30/4/11

ARISTA
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1974-1989

Labels

EMI distribution
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
AR 10515 - 1974
to
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AR 11391 - 1976
to
AR 11944 - 1979
AR 11665 - 1978
AR 11688 - 1978
USA: After being fired from CBS Records, Clive Davis was hired by Columbia Pictures to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. Assuming the presidency of this division in late 1974, Davis folded the various Columbia legacy labels (Colpix Records, Colgems Records, and Bell Records) into a new entity - Arista Records. 
Looking to stave off bankruptcy, Columbia Pictures sold Arista to German-based Ariola Records in 1979.
EMI distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
AR 11909 - 1979
to
AR 11986 - 1979
K 6878 - 1977
to
K 9212 - 1983
K 8218 - 1981
Pinup
K 8883 - 1982
Festival distribution
RCA distribution
BMG distribution
BMG distribution
K 9454 - 1984
to
K 9842 - 1985
104607 - 1986
to
104679 - 1987
104796 - 1988
to
104879 - 1988
112 693 - 1989
BMG numbering
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
1974
to
.
EMI distribution
Blue
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 b
.
to
1979
EMI distribution 
Reddish blue
   Cut straight  Inside glued  Jun 1978
No 2
K 6878 - 1977
to
1982
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
K 8677 - 1982
to
.
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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   Cut straight - high top  Glued bottom/right  

 
No 4
.
to
K 9328 - 1983
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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No 5
K 9410 - 1983
to
.
Festival distribution 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
1984
Festival distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
1986
to
.
RCA distribution
Logo high
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
.
to
1987
RCA distribution
Logo low
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
1988
to
.
BMG distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Arista Records (Festival) from Global Dog Productions
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