45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 29/11/13

I.R.S.
(International Record Syndicate Inc.)
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1979-1990

Labels

A&M distribution
A&M distribution
MCA distribution
MCA distribution
IR 9001 - 1979
to
IR 9024 - 1981
IR 9901 - 1981
to
IR 9937 - 1985
IRS 52642 - 1985
to
IRS 52736 - 1985
IRS 52815 - 1986
to
1990
Picture sleeves only except
"The Alarm"
I.R.S. Records was started in 1979 by Miles Copeland (older brother of Police drummer Stuart), Carl Grasso and Jay Boberg.  It's impressive artist roster included The Buzzcocks, The Go-Go's (and later Belinda Carlisle), R.E.M., Fine Young Cannibals, Timbuk 3, General Public and The Alarm.
The label was distributed by A&M from 1979 through 1985. 
Distribution switched to MCA in 1985, then to EMI in 1990. The label closed it's doors in 1996.
CD's are today still reissued by A&M and MCA using the old logos.
A&M distribution
IR 8691 - 1984
Amnesia Series
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
IR 9001 - 1979
to
IR 9024 - 1981
A&M distribution
 Curved top    
No 2
IR 9901 - 1981
to
IR 9937 - 1985
No ©
A&M distribution
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 3
IR 9910 - 1982
IR 9911 - 1982
IR 9933 - 1983
© 1982
A&M distribution
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
Amnesia Series
1984
© 1984
A&M distribution
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5
IRS 52642 - 1985
to
IRS 52736 - 1985
© 1985
MCA distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued (!)  
Special sleeve for "The Alarm"
S 1
IRS 52828 - 1986
and
IRS 53219 - 1987
© 1986
MCA distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued   
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