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TROJAN
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1967-1979

Labels

TR 001 - 1967
to
TR 015 - 1967
TR 601 - 1968
to
TR 647 - 1969
651 - 1969
to
699 - 1969
7700 - 1969
to
7811 - 1971
Trojan Records started in 1967 as a subsidiary of Island Records, lasting for a few months only.
The label was revived in 1968 by Lee Gopthal, who had previously run a record store called Musicland, and before that collaborated with Chris Blackwell of Island Records on mail order sales. Trojan's main function was not to develop new artists, but to serve as a sister label for Island Records.
In 1972, Island Records pulled out of its partnership with Trojan Records. Around the same time, there was a declining interest in Jamaican music among British youths, who ventured towards other genres when Rastafarian lyrics and slower tempos entered the music. In 1974, Trojan had made attempts to anglicize the reggae on the label, by re-mastering and overdubbing string arrangements over the original Jamaican recordings.
TR 7813 - 1971
to
TR 7987 - 1976
TRO 7988 - 1976
to
TRO 9090 - 1986
Jumps from 7999 to 9000 in 1977
TRM 3001 - 1976
to
TRM 3009 - 1977
3 track EP's
Two other series excist
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
TR 7814 - 1971
to
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No address
. Ref 69A  Wawy top - type 1  Glued left/right  
No 2
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to
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326 Kensal Road
London W10
. Ref 69  Curved top - high top  Glued left/right  
No 3
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to
1986
12 Thayer St.,
London W1M 5LD
Distributed by PRT
 Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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