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Revised 29/2/12

ELEKTRA
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1965-1989

Labels

EKSN 45-001 - 1965
to
EKSN 45-004 - 1966
EKSN 45-002 - 1965
EKSN 45007 - 1966
to
EKSN 45011 - 1967
EKSN 45006 - 1966
Elektra Records was formed in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt, U.S.A.
The usual spelling of the heroine Electra was changed, with Holzman famously explaining,
I gave her the K that I lacked.
 During the Fifties and early Sixties the label concentrated on folk music recordings.
Polydor Records
Polydor Records
MFG by Polydor Records
MFG by Polydor Records
EKSN 45012 - 1967
to
EKSN 45042 - 1968
EKSN 45043 - 1968
to
EKSN 45067 - 1969
EKSN 45043 - 1968
to
EKSN 45087 - 1970
Occasionally to 45071
2101 001 - 1970
to
2101 020 - 1970
Kinney distribution
Warner/WEA distribution
EMI distribution
WEA  distribution 
EK 45700 - 1970
to
EK 45730 - 1971
US numbering
K 12001 - 1971
to
K 12121 - 1973
K 12122 - 1973
to
K 12198 - 1975
K 12203 - 1976
to
K 12498 - 1981
WEA  distribution 
WEA  distribution 
WEA  distribution
Reissues 1976
K 12047
K 12110
K 12215
K 12221
to
K 12234
K 12508 - 1981
to
K 13201 - 1982
 E 9909 - 1982
to
E 9810 - 1983
WEA  distribution
WEA  distribution 
 E 9779 - 1984
to
E 9718 - 1984
EKR 12 - 1985
to
EKR 93 - 1989
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
EK 45700 - 1970
to 
EK 45730 - 1971
Distributed by
Kinney Records Group Ltd.
 Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
1972
to 
1973
Distributed by
WEA Records Ltd.
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
1973
to 
1975
Re-distributed by
EMI Records Ltd.
   Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
1976
to 
1979
Distributed by
WEA Records Ltd.
. Ref 23  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
In 1979, WEA began using a common sleeve for all its labels, including Atlantic and Asylum.
No 5
1979
to 
1980
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
1980
to 
1981
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
1981
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 
1989
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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 12047
K 12110
K 12215
K 12221
to
K 12234
   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 Johan Alberda, Berlin, Germany 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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