45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 13/8/11

HIS MASTER'S VOICE
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1956-1973

Labels

EA 4280 - 1956
to
1960
EA 4357 - 1959
and
EA 4358 - 1959
EA 4359 - 1959
Pink
EA 4376 - 1960
to
EA 4389 - 1960
Australiaís oldest label  - going back to early 20th Century. It was set up by The Monarch Gramophone Company which went way back to Emile Berlinerís invention of the flat lateral cut disc. It was his dog (Nipper) and his friendsí gramophone that formed the logo. His Masterís Voice was the main label that formed EMI records division in England.
HMV like stable mate Columbia was one of the first in Australia to issue recordings (mostly classical) in the new 45 rpm EP format and mostly imported from the UK.
EA 51019 - 1956
EA 52001 - 1959
EA 60001 - 1957
to
EA 60009 - 1957
US Prep series
La Voce del Padrone
1962-1968
EA 4391 - 1960
to
EA 4410 - 1961
EA 4413 - 1961
EA 4419 - 1961
to
EA 4559 - 1963
EA 50010 - 1960
Blue
EA 50011 - 1960
Pale blue
EA 52001 - 1962
Reissue of 1959 issue
EA 4581 - 1963
to
EA 4891 - 1967
EA 4562 - 1963
Early OZ recording
The "A" symbol denotes an Australian composition and recording
EA 4576 - 1963
OZ ATN recording
Australian Television Network (ATN) which is now known as the 7 network nationally.
This was the forerunner of
M7 Records & 7 Records.
MQO 2169 - 1969
Italian recording
EA 9463 - 1971
to
EA 10385 - 1973
.......
Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1956
to
.
Purple - Red print 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 a
.
to
.
Purple - Red print 
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 b
.
to
.
Pale purple - Red print 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 c
.
to
.
Black - Dark red print 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2 d
.
to
.
All pale purple
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
1963
Pale purple - Red print 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
1961
to
1964
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 5 a
1963
to
.
Red
"REV" can
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 b
.
to
.
Pale red
"REV" can
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5 c
.
to
.
"REV" can
   Cut straight  Inside glued  EA 4640
No 6
.
to
1965
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 a
1965
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 b
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 c
.
to
1968
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 a
1968
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8 b
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9 a
.
to
.
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 9 b
.
to
1968
Use "CLENDISC"
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 10
1969
to
.
   Cut straight - cut corners  Inside glued  
No 11
.
to
EA 10385 - 1973
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
EP sleeves
EP 1
.
to
.
 
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
..
Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
...
Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
....
45 Discography for His Masters Voice Records from Global Dog Productions
.....