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Revised 2/12/11

CHRYSALIS
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1971-1991

Labels

Reprise/Warner distribution
Warner distribution
Warner distribution
CBS distribution
845 - 1971
to
927 - 1971
CHS 2004 - 1972
to 
CHS 2157 - 1977
CRS 2114 - 1976
CHS 2157 - 1977
to 
CHS 2668 - 1982
The CHS series is a common series of catalogue numbers used between the UK and USA, but it seems the USA numbers stretch farther than the UK. Missing numbers on either side of the Atlantic usually mean a different B-side or coupling used in either country.
In England 1968, promoters Chris Wright and Terry Ellis, partners in the Ellis-Wright Agency, agreed a licensing deal with Island Records for their clients. The agreement stated that if they achieved a certain number of hits within a set period they would be given their own label. The hits arrived - Chrysalis was born.
The label was sold to EMI in 1991.
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
1982
to 
1987
VS4 series shares with CBS
1987
to
1991
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
Classics
Reissues
Classics
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1971
to
1971
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See Reprise Records
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No 2
CHS 2004 - 1972
to
CHS 2157 - 1977
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See Warner Brothers
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No 3
CHS 2157 - 1977
to
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9255 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles
 ..  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1987
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
 
No 5
1987
to
.
Matt finish
645 Madison Avenue
New York
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to
1991
Glossy finish
645 Madison Avenue
New York
  .Cut straight  Inside glued  
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