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Revised 24/11/13

ASYLUM
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1972-1986

 
Labels
The Gramophone Co.Ltd
EMI Australia
EMI Australia
AYM 9853 - 1972
to
AYM 9857 - 1972
AYM 9942 - 1972
to
AYM 10255 - 1973
CP 10657 - april 1975
Issued by both companies
Asylum Records was founded in 1971 in the US by David Geffen. EMI Australia began issuing Asylum records in early 1972 on its white label complete with its own blue sleeves. However the EMI issued label was short lived. Asylum, one of the founding members of the WEA group started issuing the blue label in 1975. There was a transition period with EMI with Linda Rondstadt’s “You’re No Good” being issued by both companies.
WEA
WEA
WEA
WEA
AS 11029 - 1973
to
1974
1974
to
1980
E 45236 - 1976
E 45340 - 1976
US: After the Elektra / Asylum merger, both labels shared the same numbering sequence.
From 1974 to 1980, three series were used:
E 45201 - 1974
to
E 45555 - 1978
E 46000 - 1978
to
E 46071 - 1979
E 46501 - 1979
to
E 46664 - 1980
In OZ, most releases used the US numbering.
If the record had different sides to the US issue, they were given a special number for the OZ.
For this, the 46000 and 90000 series were used. US did not start the 46000 series until 1978.
45 Discography for Elektra/Asylum Records from Global Dog Productions
EF 90031 - 1977
10060 - 1977
Australian recording
WEA Oz numbering
E 46048 - 1979
7 69752 - 1983
1986
to
.
Asylum in colour
Asylum in B/W
E 46640 - 1980
Full Moon - Asylum
E 47073 - 1980
Full Moon - Asylum
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
AYM 9853 - 1972
to
-
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
AYM 10244 - 1973
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
1975
to
.
Reprise logo
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
1976
Reprise logo removed
Small logos
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1976
to
1978

 
Reprise logo removed
Large logos 
New WB logo
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 5 a
1978
to
1980

 
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 b
1980
to
1984

 
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
1983
to
1984
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
1985
to
.
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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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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