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Revised 26/6/12

ISLAND
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1972-2000

Labels

Avaliable from Capitol
Avaliable from Capitol
Avaliable from Capitol
 Avaliable from Capitol
1200 - 1972
to
1205 - 1972
 1210 - 1973
to
1217 - 1973
1216 - 1973
to
1220 - 1974
1217 - 1973
Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall, taking its name from the 1955 Alec Waugh novel, subsequent film and Harry Belafonte hit song "Island in the Sun". The company relocated to the UK in May 1962. Until Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989, Island was the largest indie record label in history. In the US, Island-branded records were released by Bell Records (196768), A&M Records (1969-1970) and Asylum Records (1970-1971).
Independent distribution
Independent distribution
Independent distribution
Independent distribution
IS 001 - 1974
to
IS 003 - 1974
IS 004 - 1974
to
IS 033 - 1974
IS 034 - 1974
to
IS 055 - 1975
IS 056 - 1975
to
IS 103 - 1978
Warner distribution
Warner distribution
Warner distribution
Atlantic distribution
49002 - 1978
to
1980
1980
to
1981
1981
to
1982
1982
to
1984
Atlantic distribution
Atlantic distribution
Atlantic distribution
Atlantic distribution
1982
to
1988
Occasionally
1984
to
1985
1984
to
1985
1985
to
1989
Warner distribution
Atco distribution
Universal distribution
Atlantic distribution
1986 to 1989
All distributed
in picture sleeves
1989
to
.
2000
Reissues
1985
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
P 1200 - 1972
to
IS 033 - 1974
 
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
IS 034 - 1974
to
IS 055 - 1975
 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3
IS 056 - 1975
to
IS 103 - 1978
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4 a
1978
to
.
Blue
No MIC no.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4 b
.
to
.
Light blue
No MIC no.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5 a
.
to
Late 1981
Light blue
MIC 41522 (on front)
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5 b
Late 1981
to
1982
Dark blue
MIC 41522 (on front)
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6 a
1982
to
.
© 1982
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 6 b
.
to
1984
© 1982
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 7
1984
to
1985
© 1984
Distributed by Atco
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
1984
to
1985
© 1984
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9
1985
to
.
© 1985
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
.
to
1989
© 1985
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Reissiues
R 1
1985
to
.
© 1985
   Curved top  Inside glued  
R 2
.
to
.
© 1985
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
Promotion records
D 1
Used for
promotion records
1984-1985
 
© 1984
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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