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BEARSVILLE
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1971-1984

Labels

Ampex label
Ampex distribution
Warner Bros.
No perimeter print
X 31001- 1970
X 31002 - 1971
to
X 31004  - 1971
BSV 003 - 1972
to
BSV 020 - 1974
BSS 0301 - 1975
to
1982
Bearsville Records was founded in 1970 by Bob Dylan's manager, Albert Grossman. Initially distributed by Ampex Records. In it's initial artist roster was Jerhico, and Todd Rundgren (alias Runt). The first album (Runt) and single were initially released on the parent Ampex label and eventualy released on the new Bearsville graphics. As The Ampex label was running out of steam, Bearsville moved to Warner Brothers Distribution (Big Tree moved to Bell Records), and the artist roster gained Foghat, Randy Vanwarmer and the maiden voyages of Sparks. Bearsville continued until 1984 when the label was shut down. It's back catologue is currently distributed by Rhino Records.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
1982
to
1984
Back to Back Hits
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
X 31001 - 1970
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Ampex Records
555 Madison Avenune, 
New York City 10022
.  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
X 31002 - 1971
to
X 31004 - 1971
Ampex Records
555 Madison Avenune, 
New York City 10022
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1972
to
1973
 
   Curved top    
No 4
1973
to
1975
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
1975
to
1979
    Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
1979
to
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Flat finish
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
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to
1984
Glossy finish
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans and info in this section
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