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Revised 29/2/12

WEA
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1978-1988

Labels

K 18008 - 1978
to
K 19380 - 1982
K 79111 -  1979
to
K 79336 - 1982
1983
to
1985
YZ 14 - 1984
to
YZ 301 - 1988
After Warner Bros. Records opened regional markets in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, US copyright laws forced it to change its name outside the US to first Kinney Music in 1971, and then WEA Records in 1972.
Throughout most of the 1970s the company had been content to release records on its constituent labels - Warner Brothers, Elektra and Asylum. In 1978, WEA started a label which bore the corporate name. 
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
K 18008 - 1978
to
1980
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
1980
to
1981
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3
1981
to
.
Curved top scooped at the back
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1982
Curved top scooped at the front 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5
1982
to
.
Angle cut
Serrated angle cut
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to
1988
Curved cut
Straight angle cut
Logo lower
   Slightly curved/straight cut  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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