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Revised 20/4/11

PORTRAIT
OZ Labels and Company Sleeve 1976-1986

Labels

Portrait
Portrait
Epic Portrait
Portrait
PR 45001 - 1976
to
PR 45016 - 1978
PR 45016 - 1978
 PR 45034 - 1983
to
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PR 45050 - 1986
USA Portrait was launched in 1976 as an Epic subsidiary. In 1978, the floundering label was ended with it's only moneymaker Heart moving over to the parent label Epic. Portrait was re-launched again in 1982, this time by CBS/Columbia, with a more current artist roster consisting of Cyndi Lauper, Altered Images and Sade. The label was stopped again in 1986 with some artists moving over to CBS Associated. 
CBS re-re launched Portrait again in 1988 as a Jazz label (ending by 1990). 
Epic took another stab at it in 1992 - gone by 1994. AGAIN with CBS in 1998. This time as a Heavy Metal label and mercifully put to rest by 2002.
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Sleeve
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
PR 45001 - 1978
to
1983
ARC distribution
 
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
PR 45050 - 1986
to
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Epic/CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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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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