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Revised 25/6/13

ASYLUM
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1972-1987

Labels

The Gramophone Co.
EMI Records
WEA distribution 
WEA distribution 
AYM 501 - 1972
to 
AYM 525 -  1974
AYM 526 - 1974
to 
AYM 552 -  1975
K 13025 - 1976
to
K 13155 - 1979
13043 to 13049 used for reissues
K 13112 - 1978
No "A"
Asylum was founded in 1971 by David Geffen, and partner Elliot Roberts when Geffen was unable to get a recording contract for Jackson Browne, one of his clients at the time.
WEA distribution 
WEA distribution 
WEA distribution 
WEA distribution 
K 12391 - 1979
to 
K 12602 -  1982
Series shared with Elektra
E 9894 - 1982
to 
E 9826 -  1983
Series shared with Elektra
EKR 32 - 1984
to 
EKR 52 -  1987
Series shared with Elektra
EKR 42 - 1984
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
AYM 501 - 1972
to 
.
No skies
EMI distribution
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to 
AYM 552 - 1975
Skies
EMI distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
K 13025  - 1976
to
.
WEA distribution
. Ref 3  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
1979
WEA distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
In 1979, WEA began using a common sleeve for all its labels, including Atlantic and Elektra.
No 5
1979
to
1980
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
1980
to
1981
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
1980
to
1982
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see WEA Records
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 8
1982
to
1987
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see WEA Records
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues autumn 1976
R 1
K 13043 - 1976
to
K 13049 - 1976
  .Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Øystein Aarsheim, Bergen, Norway  for help in this section
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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