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Revised 16/3/14

REPRISE
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1961-1982

Labels

R 20010 - 1961
RS 23028 - 1964
to
RS 20923 - 1970
RS 23395 - 1969
RS 20945 - 1970
RS 23487 - 1971
to
RS 21011 - 1971
RS 23503 - 1971
K 14001- 1971
to
K 14515 - 1982
Reprise Records was founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. One of the label's founding principles under Sinatra's leadership was that each artist would have full creative freedom, and at some point complete ownership of their work - including publishing rights. Many of the older artists were dropped when Sinatra sold control of the label to Warner Bros. Records in 1963. 
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1961
to 
.
Red :r
Pye distribution
10a Chandos Street
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
.
 Pink :r
Pye distribution
10a Chandos Street
. Ref 58  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
oct 1964
 Pink :r
Pye distribution
Address overprinted
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
nov 1964
to 
.
 Pink :r
Pye distribution
Gt. Cumberland Place
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to 
1968
 Pink :r
Pye distribution
Gt. Cumberland Place
   Wavy top  Inside glued  
No 6
1968
to
1970
Warner Bros-Seven Arts
Pye distribution
No address
   Wavy top  Inside glued  
No 7
1970
to
.
Warner distibrution
Printed in UK
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 8
.
to
.

 
Warner distibrution

 

. Ref 58A  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 9
.
to
1979
Warner distibrution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 10
1979
to
1980
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 11
1980
to
1981
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12
1981
to
1982
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see WEA Records
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   Curved top  Glued left/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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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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