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DEP
UK Labels and Company Sleeve 1981-1989

Labels

7 DEP 1 - 1981
and
7 DEP 2 - 1981
 7 DEP 3 - 1981
to
7 DEP 5 - 1982
DEP 7  - 1983
to
DEP 22 - 1985
DEP 8 - 1983
DEP International Records was started by UB40 at the end of 1980 following their debut album and three singles released with Dudley based Graduate. DEP was formed so that UB40 could keep total control over their record output and eventually release tracks by other artists. A worldwide distribution deal with Virgin Records was made towards the end of 1982 and DEP have enjoyed success ever since.
DEP International Studios was a recording studio situated in Digbeth, Birmingham. The studio was owned by UB40. Situated in Birmingham's Eastside area, the DEP buildings were demolished in March 2008 to allow for the improvement of the area.
DEP 27 - 1987
to
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DEP 32 - 1989
to
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Sleeve
Range
Front
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Details
No 1
7 DEP 3 - 1981
to
7 DEP 5 - 1982
Later issues in picture sleeves
Spartan distribution
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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