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ELEKTRA
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1974

Labels

 
RCA pressing
Capitol pressing
Capitol pressing
EP from 1957
Matches the LP label
EKSN 45-1 - 1958
to
EKSN 45-6 - 1959
EKSN 45-6 - 1959
to
EKSN 45-14 - 1960
Different colours used
12001 - 1961
to
120016 - 1962
Different colours used
Elektra was formed in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt.
The usual spelling of the heroine Electra was changed, with Holzman famously explaining,
I gave her the K that I lacked.
 During the Fifties and early Sixties the label concentrated on folk music recordings.
45001 - 1963
to
45009 - 1964
45010 - 1964
to
45016 - 1965
EK 45601 - 1965
to
EK 45609 - 1966
51 West 51 Street
51 West 51 Street
1855 Broadway, N.Y.
1855 Broadway, N.Y.
EK 45610 - 1966
and
EK 45611 - 1966
K 45610 - 1966
to
EK 45624 - 1968
EK 45624 - 1968
EK 45625 - dec 1967
to
EK 45639 - oct 1968
1855 Broadway, N.Y.
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.C.
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
 
EK 45640 - nov 1968
to
EK 45656 - 1969
EK 45656 - 1969
to
EK 45702 - 1970
EK 45704 - 1970
to
EK 45229 - 1975
EK 45450 - 1977
EK 45553 - 1978
1975
to
1980
45503 - 1978
45362 - nov 1976
to
1980 - sporadically
1980
to
Feb 1984
After the Elektra / Asylum merger, both labels shared the same numbering sequence.
From 1974 to 1980, three series were used:
E- 45201 - 1974
to
E - 45555 - 1978
E 46000 - 1978
to
E 46071 - 1979
E 46501 - 1979
to
E 46664 - 1980
 
665 Fifth Avenue
75 Rockefeller Plaza
Feb 1984
to
7 69728 - apr 1984
7 69737 - apr 1984
to
7 69681 - oct 1984
7 69657 - jan 1985
to
.
1989
to
1991
1990
1996
Spun Gold
Reissues
Spun Gold
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
EK 45601 - 1965
to 
.
Coarse paper
Small hole
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
EK 45639 - 1968
Glossy paper
Large hole
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
EK 45645 - 1968
to 
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued.  
No 4
.
to 
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued.  
No 5
.
to 
.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued.  
No 6
.
to 
EK 45702 - 1970
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7
1969
to 
.
Used for promo records
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
EK 45714 - 1970
to 
.
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9
.
to 
.
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 10 a
.
to 
.
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10 b
.
to 
1975
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
 In 1972, Elektra merged with Asylum Records to become Elektra/Asylum Records, 
with Asylum's founder, David Geffen in charge.
No 11 a
1975
to
.
 
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 11 b
.
to
.
 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 11 c
.
to
1981
 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12 a
1981
to
.
665 Fifth Ave.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 12 b
.
to
1984
665 Fifth Ave.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 13
1984
to 
7 69681 - 1984
665 Fifth Avenue
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 14
7 69657 - 1985
to 
.
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 15
.
to 
.
Thin carboard - glossy
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 16
1989
to 
1996
Elektra Entertainment
75 Rockefeller Plaza
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 17
1992
to 
.
© 1992 Elektra Entertainment
64679
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Reissues
R 1
Spun Gold
Reissues
15 Columbus Circle, N.Y.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 2 a
Spun Gold
Reissues
 
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 2 b
Spun Gold
Reissues
 
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 3
Spun Gold
Reissues
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
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