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WIZARD
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1973-1986

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RCA distribition
RCA distribition
EMI distribition
EMI distribition
ZS 104 - 1973
to
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ZS 163 - 1977
ZS 473 - 1981
to
ZS 825 - 1983
ZS 825 - 1983
Following much success with his Sparmac Productions label through until 1973, Robbie Porter formed a new partnership with Steve Binder later that year resulting in the Wizard label. Some of Australia's best known performers recorded for the label, from long established acts to major new successes, none more so than Marcia Hines, though in reality most of her records came out on Wizard's soul/R & B subsidiary Miracle Records. Wizard also re-issued much of the Sparmac catalogue which Porter still owned. Porter still has the master tapes of many Sparmac/Wizard recordings which have subsequently never been released. 
EMI distribition
ZS 1204 - 1984
to
ZS 1893 - 1986
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
ZS 104 - 1973
to
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
ZS 133 - 1973
to
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RCA distribution
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
.
to
ZS 142 - 1975
RCA distribution
 Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
ZS 163 - 1977
to
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see RCA Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
ZS 473 - 1981
to
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EMI distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right - full back  
No 5
.
to
ZS 875 - 1983
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 5
ZS 1204 - 1984
to
.
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
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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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