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VIRGIN
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1974-1991

Labels

Festival distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
Festival distribution
K 5483 - 1974
to
K 6582 - 1976
K 6582 - 1976
K 6698 - 1976
to
K 7031 - 1978
K 7237 - 1978
to
K 8033 - 1980
UK Virgin Records was started in 1970 by (Sir) Richard Branson as a record shop. Virgin has since progressed to shops, credit cards, recording studios, railways, airline and even space travel.
Australia first heard of Virgin and Branson in 1972 with Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” LP,  at that time only available as an import with no distribution. Popularity demanded that a local record company issue the record, helped by the film “The Exorcist” where it featured as the theme. Distribution rights were won by Festival, followed by a string of Mike Oldfield records. Distribution taken over by CBS in 1980. Later, after a transition period where CBS & EMI both issued Virgin, the label finally went to EMI.
A-side (Festival)
B-side (Festival)
A-side (Festival)
B-side (Festival)
 K 6773 - 1976
Label miscut
K 7011 - 1977
K 7141 - 1978
K 7212 - 1978
K 7330 - 1978
A-side (CBS distribution)
B-side (CBS distribution)
IVS 4 - 1985
Inner Vision
A-side (CBS distribution)
B-side (CBS distribution)
VS 888 - 1986
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
VS 384 - 1980
to
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VS 586 - 1983
to
VS 937 - 1986
RSC 2 - 1984
JL 1 - 1984
A-side / B-side
A-side / B-side
VS 529 - 1983
VS 675 - 1984
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
VS 384 - 1980
to
.
VS 586 - 1983
to
VS 937 - 1986
PGS 1 - 1986
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
VOZ 003 - 1985
Australian issue
VOZ 006 - 1985
Australian issue
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
VS 940 - 1987
to
1987
1987
to
VS 1166 - 1989
VOZ 029 - 1987
to
VOZ 087 - 1990
Australian issues
VOZ 079 - 1990
Beaver Records
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
VOZ 087 - 1990
Small print
VUZ 38 - 1991
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
K 5483 - 1974
to
1977
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
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 Cut straight/cut corners  Inside glued  
No 2
1977
to
1979
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
1979
to
.
Festival distribution
Paper
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4 a
VS 384 - 1980
to
.
CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4 b
.
to
.
CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
1986
CBS Distribution
Thin cardboard
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6
VS 940 - 1987
to
.
Thin cardboard
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
VS 1166 - 1989
Thin cardboard
EMI distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 8
1989
to
1991
EMI distribution
   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

45 Discography for Virgin Records (Festival) from Global Dog Productions
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