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Revised 17/6/11

GEFFEN
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1980-1990

Labels

WEA distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
GEF 49604 - 1980
to
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GEF 49824 - 1982
to
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GEF 29141 - 1984
to
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GEF 28883 - 1985
to
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US Geffen Records was started in 1980 by record business entrepreneur David Geffen (who’s first major dealings were to get Laura Nyro signed to Columbia Records and start the Asylum Label in 1971). After getting fired as vice-president of Warner Brothers Pictures (1975-78), he was given the option to start a new label. Geffen signed three big names right out of the box, Donna Summer, Elton John, and incredibly John & Yoko.
WEA distribution
WEA distribution
1985
to
1989
1989
to
1990
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
 1980
to
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WEA distribution
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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 Cut straight  Inside glued  
 
No 2 a
GEF 49824 - 1982
to
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CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  Mar 1982
No 2 b
.
to
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CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 2 c
1983
to
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CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 2 d
.
to
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CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 3 a
.
to
1984
Thin cardboard
CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3 b
1985
Thick paper
CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1985
to
1990
WEA distribution
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see WEA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Michael Tucker, NSW Central Coast, 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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Thanks to Gosford Hi-Fi, NSW Central Coast, Australia  for scans in this section
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