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Revised 29/7/11

BEARSVILLE
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1978-1980

Labels

BSV 0008 - 1972
BSV 0014 - 1973
BSV 3856 - 1977
BSS 0324 - 1978
US Bearsville Records was founded in 1970 by Bob Dylan's manager, Albert Grossman. Initially distributed by US Ampex Records. In it's initial artist roster was Jerhico, and Todd Rundgren (alias Runt). The first album (Runt) and single were initially released on the parent Ampex label and eventualy released on the new Bearsville graphics. As The Ampex label was running out of steam, Bearsville moved to Warner Brothers Distribution (Big Tree moved to Bell Records), and the artist roster gained Foghat, Randy Vanwarmer and the maiden voyages of Sparks. Bearsville continued until 1984 when the label was shut down. It's back catologue is currently distributed by Rhino Records.
K 7526 - 1979
to
K 7988 - 1980
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1972

   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
1973
Reprise logo
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
1977
to
1978
Reprise logo removed
Large logos 
New WB logo
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1978
to
1979
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
K 7526 - 1979
to
K 7988 - 1980
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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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 Bearsville Records (Festival) from Global Dog Productions
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