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EPIC
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1971-1985

Labels

EPC 5326 - 1971
to
EPC 5423 - 1971
EPC 7062 - 1971
to
EPC 8476 - 1972
EPC 1007 - 1972
to
EPC 1251 - 1973
EPC 1251 - 1973
to
EPC 4550 - 1976
US Epic Records was launched in 1953 by CBS for the purpose of marketing jazz and classical music 
that did not fit the theme of the more mainstream Columbia Records. 
Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. 
By 1960, the label's musical base had been expanded to include all genres.
  In Britain, Epic first appeared in 1971 and seems to have replaced the Direction label.
EPC 4574 - 1976
to
EPC 7914 - 1979
EPC 7945 - 1979
Nemeror logo
EPC 7947 - 1979
to
1985
1980
to
1984
Occasionally
1981
Occasionally
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1971
to 
.
28-30 Theobalds  Road
 London WC1
 Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
.
28-30 Theobalds  Road
 London WC1
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
.
to
.
Thick paper
28-30 Theobalds  Road
 London WC1
Delga
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1973
28-30 Theobalds  Road
 London WC1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5
1973
to
Late 1975
17/18 Soho Square
 London W1B 5PD
. Ref 26  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
Late 1975
to
1976
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
1976
to 
.
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 8
.
to
1979
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
. Ref 26A  Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 9
1979
to
.
 
Fold edge is straight
4 full lines
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 10
.
to
.
Fold edge is saw-tooth
4 full lines
   Cut straight Glued left/right  
No 11
.
to
.
Fold edge is saw-tooth
3 full lines
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
1982
Fold edge is saw-tooth
3 full lines
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Cut straight  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
1977
to
1978
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ade Macrow, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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