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Revised 23/10/11

EPIC
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1990

Labels

ES 001 - 1962
to
1973
ES 049 - 1967
Thin print
ES 080 - 1969
"45 R.P.M."
US Epic Records was launched in 1953 by CBS for the purpose of marketing jazz and classical musicthat did not fit the theme of the more mainstream Columbia Records. 
Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. By 1960, the label's musical base had been expanded to include all genres. This was done in part to prevent the roster of Columbia Records from being overstuffed with newer artists. Subsequently, Epic became better known for its signing of newer, fledgling acts. By the end of the 1960s, Epic earned its first gold records and had evolved into a formidable hit-making force in rock and roll, R&B and country music.
ES 139 - 1973
to
ES 368 - 1979
ES 144 - 1974
Cat.no. top right
ES 234 - 1977
"A"
ES 359 - 1979
TK Records
ES 368 - 1979
Blue Sky
ES 369 - 1979
to
ES 422 - 1979
ES 400 - 1979
to
ES 1168 - 1986
650783 - 1987
to
656666 - 1990
ES 378 - 1979
TK Records
ES 418 - 1979
Full Moon
ES 306 - 1980
Philadelphia Internatonal
(Reissue)
ES 489 - 1980
Graduate
ES 764 - 1982
Ritz
ES 996 - 1983
Scotti Brothers
ES 1114 - 1985
Scotti Brothers
651597 - 1988
Full Moon
656666 - 1990
Geffen
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
ES 001
to
.
 Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 2
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
1973
Front/back reversed
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
ES 139 - 1973
to
.
Text low
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
ES 368 - oct 1979
Text higher
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 a
ES 369 - oct 1979
to
.
Made in Australia by CBS
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 b
.
to
.
Made in Australia by CBS
Text low on the back
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 c
.
to
1982
Made in Australia by CBS
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 a
1982
to
.
Made in Australia by CBS
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 8 b
.
to
1984
Made in Australia by CBS
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  Feb 1983
No 9
1984
to
1987
Semi stiff cardboard
Made in Australia by CBS
   Cut straight  Inside glued  1984
No 10
1987
to
1990
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see CBS 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 Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Gosford Hi-Fi, NSW Central Coast, Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Epic Records from Global Dog Productions
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