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MOTOWN
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1976-1990

Labels

EMI distribution
RCA distribution
RCA distribution
BMG distribution
TMG 1053 - oct 1976
to 
TMG 1238 - 1981
TMG 1243 - 1981
to 
TMG 1372 - 1984
ZB 40097 - 1985
to 
ZB 42687 - 1988
ZB 43289 - 1989
to 
ZB 43781 - 1990
After starting Tamla Records in January 1959, Berry Gordy founded a second label,
Motown Records, in September 1959. 
Also in 1959, Gordy purchased the property that would become Motown's Hitsville U.S.A. studio. The photography studio located in the back of the property was modified into a small recording studio and the Gordys moved into the second floor living quarters. Within a few years, Motown would occupy several neighboring houses with administrative offices, mixing, mastering and rehearsal studios. 
Despite losing Holland–Dozier–Holland, Norman Whitfield, and a number of its other hitmakers by 1975, Motown still had a number of successful artists during the late 1970s and 1980s. 
In Britain Tamla and Motown were combined, in the familiar EMI-distributed Tamla Motown label. The Tamla part was dropped in October 1976, with the release of TMG 1053, and a new label design was adopted.
Reissues
RCA reissues
RCA reissues
RCA reissuses
TMG 1124
TMG 1165
TMG 989 - 1985
to 
TMG 999 - 1985
TMG 1381 - 1985
to
TMG 1388 - 1985
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
TMG 1053 - oct 1976
to
6
EMI distribution
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No 2
5
to
6
EMI distribution
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No 3
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to
TMG 1238 - 1981
EMI distribution
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No 4
TMG 1243 - 1981
to
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RCA distribution
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No 5
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to
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RCA distribution
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No 6
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to
ZB 42687 - 1988
RCA distribution
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No 7
ZB 43289 - 1989
to
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BMG distribution
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No 8
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to
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BMG distribution
Budweiser
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Reissues
R 1
EMI reissues
Albums issued from
nov 1968 to 1976
Marketed and distributed
by EMI RECORDS LTD
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R 2
EMI reissues
Albums issued from
nov 1968 to 1976
Marketed and distributed
by EMI RECORDS LTD
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R 3
EMI reissues
Motown Singles Collection

The Motown
Singles Collection
Marketed by EMI Records Limited, 20, Manchester Square. London W1A 1ES
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R 4
RCA reissues
Albums issued from
nov 1973 to 1976
Marketed and distributed
by RCA Ltd.
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R 5
RCA Reissues 1985
TMG 989 - 1985
to
TMG 999 - 1985
TMG 1381 - 1985
to
TMG 1388 - 1985
© 1985 RCA Records
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Big Boppa Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Martin Harrison, 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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