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MCA
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1972-1998

Labels

100 Universal City Plaza
100 Universal City Plaza
100 Universal City Plaza
100 Universal City Plaza
40000 - 1972
to
40004 - 1973
40004 - 1973
to
40936 - 1978
40936 - 1978
to
41162 - nov 1979
12459 - apr 1979
to
12459 - apr 1979
MCA entered the recorded music business in 1962 with the purchase of Decca Records, including Coral Records and Brunswick Records. As American Decca owned Universal Pictures, MCA assumed full ownership of Universal and made it into the top film studio in town. In 1966, MCA formed Uni Records, and in 1967 they purchased Kapp Records.
In 1971, MCA consolidated its labels into MCA Records. 
The first MCA Records release in the US was former Uni artist Elton John's Crocodile Rock in 1972.
The catalogues of the Decca, Uni and Kapp labels were reissued on the MCA label.
70 Universal City Plaza
MCA Nashville
41162 - nov 1979
to
53759 - 1989
1997
to
1998
MCA Special Markets
Snuff Garrett Production
Reissues 1980's
Reissues
Probably before 1972
60112
Reissue
41162 - 1979
to
53759 - 1989
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
40000 - 1972
to 
.
Reddish black
© 1972
100 Universal City Plaza
 Curved top   Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
.
Reddish black
© 1972
100 Universal City Plaza
Trade mark note added
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to 
.
Dark purple
© 1972
100 Universal City Plaza
Trade mark note added
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
40649 - 1976
Black
© 1972
100 Universal City Plaza
Trade mark note added
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
40651 - 1976
to
End of 1983
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MCA white
This sleeve ran for a long time and several printers were used. This caused a lot of differences.
Separate page
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6
Early 1984
Briefly
Less MCA logos
© 1972
70 Universal City Plaza
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
Early 1984
to
.
© 1984
70 Universal City Plaza
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
.
to
53759 - 1989
© 1984
70 Universal City Plaza
Later issues in picture sleeves/plain sleeves
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
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