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OVAL
UK Labels and Company Sleeve 1972-1980

Labels

Virgin distribution
Virgin distribution
Stiff distribution
A&M distribution
OVAL 1001 - 1972
to
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OVAL 1003 - 1974
to
OVAL 1012 - 1976
LOT 1 - 1978
Reissue. Picture sleeve
AMS 7404 - jan 1979
to
AMS 7468 - sep 1979
Oval Records set up in 1972 by Charlie Gillett and Gordon Nelki.  After the release of its twelfth single, in August 1976, Oval seems to have taken a break.  It next appeared in early 1978 when it combined forces with Stiff Records to release a couple of old Oval 'A' sides back to back as a single on the 'Ovalstiff' label .
Late that same year it forged another partnership, this time with A&M Records. 
Late 1979, the company struck out on its own again. It picked up its numbering where it had left off, starting with OVAL-1013, but distribution was now by Spartan. Several different label designs were used by Oval during the 19'0s.  By the middle of 1984 Pinnacle had taken over distribution.
Spartan distribution
Spartan distribution
OVAL 1013 - 1979
OVAL 1014 - 1979
OVAL 1015 - 1979
OVAL 1016 - 1979
HARRY 18 - 1980
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Sleeve
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1979
to
1980
Spartan distribution
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to David Sayers, Kent, England for scans in this section
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