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ENSIGN
Uk Labels and Company Sleeves 1977-1985

Labels

ENY 1 - 1977
to
ENY 22 - 1979
ENY 21 - 1979
to
ENY 25 - 1979
ENY 26 - 1979
to
ENY 47 - 1980
ENY 30 - 1979
to
ENY 45 - 1980
Ensign Records was started in 1976 by Nigel Grainge as an independent Phonogram subsidiary. Nigel had been the highly successful head of A & R at Phonogram for the previous 2 years.
Ensign had massive early success with The Boomtown Rats in 1977, who went on to have 13 UK Top 20. The label also had a constant stream of UK and European hits with Flash and the Pan, Eddy Grant, Light of the World, and Phil Fearon & Galaxy.
RCA distribution
Island distribution
ENY 201 - 1981
to
ENY 233 - 1982
ENY 501 - 1983
to
ENY 520 - 1985
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
ENY 1 - 1977
to
ENY 3 - 1977
Marketed by Phonogram
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
ENY 4 - 1977
to
ENY 9 - 1977
Marketed by Phonogram
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 3
ENY 9 - 1977
to
.
Albums up to # 2
Marketed by Phonogram
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
mid 1978
Albums up to # 3
Marketed by Phonogram
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 5
mid 1978
to
1979
Albums up to # 4
Licensed thru Phonogram
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
ENY 26 - 1979
to
.
Albums up to # 8
Licensed thru Phonogram
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
.
Albums up to # 8
Licensed thru Phonogram
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 8
.
to
ENY 47 - 1980
Albums up to # 11
Licensed thru Phonogram
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 9
ENY 201 - 1981
to
ENY 232 - 1982
RCA distribution
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 10
ENY 501 - 1983
to
ENY 520 - 1985
Island distribution
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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