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Revised 16/12/13

SIRE
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1976-2012

Labels

Phonogram distribution
Phonogram distribution
WEA distribution
WEA distribution
6078 600 - 1976
to
6078 604 - 1977
6078 609 - 1977
to
6078 620 - 1978
SIR 4001 - 1978
to
SIR 4057 - 1982
W 9899 - 1982
to
W 7539 - 1989
Sire Productions was founded in USA in 1966 by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. The first records were issued in 1968 and distributed by London Records. Sire introduced underground progressive British bands to the American market, as the Climax Blues Band, Barclay James Harvest and proto-punks The Deviants.
In the late 1970s, Sire transformed itself into an independent record label and signed artists from Punk Rock and New Wave scenes, including the Ramones, the Dead Boys and Talking Heads.
A series of 5 reissues by Rhino UK
8122797355 - 2012
to
8122797365 - 2012
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
6078 600 - 1976
to
6078 620 - 1978
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see Phonogram
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 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
SIR 4001 - 1978
to
1982
WEA distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right   
No 3
1982
to
1989
WEA distribution
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For sleeve details
(different types)
see WEA Records
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues 2012
R 1
 
12 apr 2012
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to David Sayers, England for scans in this section
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