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Revised 30/12/11

ELEKTRA
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1970-1989

Labels

EKM 45709 - 1970
to
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US numbering
EKA 46002 - 1971
to
.
OZ numbering
E 45235 - 1975
to
.
US numbering
E 45474 - 1979
US numbering
US Elektra Records was formed in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt. The usual spelling of the heroine Electra was changed, with Holzman famously explaining, I gave her the K that I lacked. During the Fifties and early Sixties the label concentrated on folk music recordings. The Australian label first appeared in 1970. 
Prior releases were issued on the Astor label.
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
100074 - 1978
OZ Recording
WEA numbering
E 47951 - 1981
Network
1984
1984
to
1988
7 69578 - 1985
Elektra logo
1989
to
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1970
to
.
Low top border
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
1972
High top border
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
1972
to
1974
Reprise logo
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1974
to
1976

 
Reprise logo removed
Small logos
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
1976
to
1978
Reprise logo removed
Large logos 
New WB logo
 Cut straight  Inside glued
No 6 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 6 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 7
1983
to
1986
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
1985
to
1990
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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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