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ISLAND
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1992

Labels

4 Rutland Gate Mews
London England
108 Cambridge Rd.
WI 001 - 1962
to
WI 014 - 1962
WI 013  - 1962
to
WI 047 - 1963
WI 048 - 1964
to
WI 100 - 1964
Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall, taking its name from the 1955 Alec Waugh novel, subsequent film and Harry Belafonte hit song "Island in the Sun". The company relocated to the UK in May 1962. Until Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989, Island was the largest indie record label in history. 
WI 101  - 1963
to
WI 287 - sep 1966
WI 3001  - oct 1966
to
WI 3135 - jun 1968
End of WI series
WI 6000 - jan 1967
to
WI 6003 - feb 1967
WIP 6004 - feb 1967
to
WIP 6061 - may 1969
WIP 6056 - may 1969
to
WIP 6075 - dec 1969
WIP 6076 - jan 1970
to
WIP 6089 - oct 1970
WIP 6090 - oct 1970
to
WIP 6245 - sep 1975
No perimeter print
EMI Records Ltd
All rights of the Producer...
All rights of the Producer...
WIP 6245 - sep 1975
to
WIP 6419 - feb 1978
WIP 6420 - feb 1978
to
WIP 6697 - jun 1981
WIP 6695 - jun 1981
IS 102 - jan 1983
to
WIP 6848 - jan 1983
IS 218 - feb 1985
WIP 6782
WIP 6786
WIP 6802
WIP 6835
WIP 6841
No ®
® Added
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IS 221 - 1985
to
IS 288 - 1986
IS 290 - 1986
to
IS 442 - 1989
IS 336 - 1987
Occasionally
IS 444 - 1990
to
IS 498 - 1992
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
WIP 6000 - 1967
to 
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. Ref 32B  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
WIP 6061 - 1969
 Wavy top  Inside glued  
No 3
WIP 6056 - 1969
to
WIP 6089 - 1970
Glossy finish
. Ref 32  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 4
WIP 6090 - 1970
to
WIP 6245 - 1975
Flat finish
 
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 5
WIP 6245 - 1975
to
1975
Used for the early issues only.
Used all for promos
to around 1978.
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
1975
to
.
Waves type 1
. Ref 32C  Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
.
to
.
Waves type 1
   Cut notch/high top  Glued left/right  
No 8
.
to
.
Waves type 1
Variant - click to enlarge
   Cut notch/high top  Glued left/right  
No 9
.
to
1981
Waves type 2
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 10
1981
to
1985
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London W6
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
WIP 6563 - 1980
to
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 2
.
to
WIP 6596 - 1980
 
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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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 Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Kevin Patrick, New York for scans and info in this section
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Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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