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EMI was the label of UK company EMI Records Ltd., also known as EMI Records.
After a hiatus, EMI was relaunched as a label by Universal Music Group in 2020.
Label Code: LC 0542 / LC 00542.
EMI did not exist as a label until 1 January 1973 (the exception being a few Indian releases around 1969 and 60s Australian test-pressings related to EMI Studios Sydney). It should not be added as a label to any release before that date, aside from those Indian releases. Furthermore it should not be added as a label on any release with a primary branded label such as His Master's Voice, Columbia, Pathé, Parlophone, Capitol Records, etc., as the boxed EMI logo that appears with the primary label simply implies that the label formed part of the EMI Group (please do not confuse with EMI Group Plc), not that EMI was a label. In these cases, it is permitted to add EMI as a Record Company (discussion / more discussion) as it was the corporate logo of the parent companies Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. / EMI Ltd. (EMI) and was not intended as a label.

From 1996 until September 2012 the ultimate parent company / owner of all the EMI labels and companies was EMI Group Ltd. (EMI Group Plc.)

After that date Universal Music Group now owns large parts of the former EMI Group, with the former EMI Records Ltd. (which includes most EMI UK & Europe operations) being renamed as Parlophone Records Ltd. and being sold off to the Warner Music Group.

EMI was a major label and had a lot of sub and sister labels which also carry the EMI logo and manage its huge amount of releases all over the world.

The EMI country codes: In 1969 a new international system was introduced for EMI catalogue numbers. A five-digit prefix was added to the five-digit record number, separated by a hyphen. The first number and letter are a code for the country the record was made in or for. This usually corresponds with the country field on Discogs. Please enter this catalogue number against whichever label is branded on the release.

(C = Country, E = Europe)
OC = UK
0C = UK
1A = Netherlands
1C = Germany
1E = UK
1J = Spain
2C = France
2E = Austria
2J = Greece
3C = Italy
3E = Switzerland
4B = Belgium
4C = Belgium
4E = Sweden
5C = Netherlands
5E = Finland
6C = Denmark
6E = Denmark
7C = Sweden
7E = Norway
8C = Norway
8E = Portugal
9C = Finland
10C = Spain
11C = Portugal
12C = Austria
13C = Switzerland
14C = Greece
16C = Australia (unused on releases)
17C = New Zealand (unused on releases)
31C = Brazil
32C = Chile
33C = Mexico
82C = South Africa

For unofficial releases which use the EMI-logo and/or claim to be an EMI-release please use this label: EMI (2)!

Please ask in the forums if you are in doubt.
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101 Hits, 15 De Coleccion, 2 CD Originals, 20 Chansons D'or, 2CD Originais, 3 CD Originals, 3CD Originals, 80 Introuvables, A Time To Remember, Additive, Alle 30 Goed, Alle 40 Goed, Antología De Cantaores Flamencos, Axis (3), Blue Line, Chemistry, Classical Moods, Classics For Pleasure (2), Cool Price (2), Dance Adiction, Dance For Ever, DB Production (2), Die Schlümpfe (4), Digital Photographic, Disco Drønet, Do You Remember?, Electrospective, EMI Capitol De Mexico, S.A. De C.V., EMI Chrysalis, EMI Comedy Classics, EMI Country Classics, EMI Creative Services, EMI Dance House, EMI Digital, EMI France SA, EMI Hot Hits, EMI Operations Italy S.p.A., EMI Premium, EMI Solo, EMI Standards, EMI Studios (2), EMI Sync, EMI's Pop Før Serie, Erato Serie, Escape, Heart Of Soul, Het Beste Van (6), Hi Fi Collection, Hydra, Interdance, Jazz Masters (5), Just Great Songs, Kammermusik-Serie (2), Kids Expresse, Legends Of Rock n' Roll Series, Legends Of The 20th Century, Les Vieux Machins, Liberty/UA, Master Of Funk & Soul Series, Masterpiece (4), Masters Of Funk & Soul, Music In Pack, Music Of Ireland Series, Muzikale Miniaturen (2), Nutbush, Phoenixa, Power Exchange Records & Tapes, Price Attack!, Pure (21), Queen 25, SBK (2), Schlagerfox, Sesam, Sidewalk, Star Gold (2), Starline, Syncopate (2), Talent (15), The Cedar Series, The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. (U.K. Branch), The Red Room (3), The Sound Gallery (2), Transcopic, Transglobal EMI, Twogether, Urmel (2), Voltron Recordz, Wereldsterren, Worldwide Series
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
??? 39° Zecchino D'Oro - KARAOKE  album cover Piccolo Coro Dell'Antoniano 39° Zecchino D'Oro - KARAOKE(Cass, Comp) EMI ??? Italy 1996 Sell This Version
Restless Heart  album cover David Coverdale & Whitesnake David Coverdale & Whitesnake - Restless Heart(Cass, Album) LKC Music Co, Ltd South Korea 1997 Sell This Version
Computer World  album cover Kraftwerk Computer World(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) EMI Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
- Collected  album cover Massive Attack Collected(14xFile, AAC, Album, Comp, 128) Virgin, EMI - 2006
????? 4 Sucessos EMI - Vol. 2  album cover Various 4 Sucessos EMI - Vol. 2(7", Comp) EMI ????? Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
- 2CD Originals: Death Certificate/AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted  album cover Ice Cube 2CD Originals: Death Certificate/AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted(2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Priority Records - Europe 2004 Sell This Version
. Radioactivo 98.5  R6  6 Años  album cover Various Radioactivo 98.5 R6 6 Años(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) BMG Entertainment Mexico, S.A. De C.V., EMI, PolyGram, Sony, Universal, Intercontinental Records . Mexico 1998 Sell This Version
. Radioactivo 98.5  EXPANSION 7  album cover Various Radioactivo 98.5 EXPANSION 7(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) BMG Entertainment Mexico, S.A. De C.V., EMI, PolyGram, Sony Music, UNIVERSAL, WEA . Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
. Der Goldene Trichter  album cover Heinz Rühmann Der Goldene Trichter(LP, Comp, Mono) Odeon, Der Goldene Trichter . Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0000 Step On The Bass Line  album cover Bakithi Kumalo Step On The Bass Line(CD, Album) Flame (13) 0000 Unknown Sell This Version
0000 In the Loop  album cover DC In the Loop(File, MP3, EP) EMI 0000 UK 2021
00000 2 M For Means And L For Love  album cover Mintzkov Luna* M For Means And L For Love (Album) 00000 2 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
0C 054 o 05637 The Classic Tracks 1968/1972  album cover Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972(LP, Comp) One-Up, EMI 0C 054 o 05637 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81014 Anne Murray / Glen Campbell  album cover Anne Murray / Glen Campbell Anne Murray / Glen Campbell - Anne Murray / Glen Campbell(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 81014 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81526 The Very Best Of Dean Martin  album cover Dean Martin The Very Best Of Dean Martin(Cass, Comp) Capitol Records, Inc., EMI 0C 244 o 81526 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 244 o 81927 Ernie Sings And Glen Picks  album cover Ernie Ford* & Glen Campbell Ernie Ford* & Glen Campbell - Ernie Sings And Glen Picks(Cass, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 81927 UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 82087 Radio Activity  album cover Kraftwerk Radio Activity(Cass, Album, Gre) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 244 o 82087 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96902 Mud's Greatest Hits  album cover Mud Mud's Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) RAK, EMI 0C 244 o 96902 Finland 1975 Sell This Version
0C 244 o 96918 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Album) 0C 244 o 96918 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 346 o 05696 California Man  album cover The Move California Man(8-Trk, Comp) Harvest, EMI 0C 346 o 05696 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 006 12957 El Bimbo  album cover Bimbo Jet El Bimbo(7") Columbia 0C 006 12957 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 054-06 321 Great Organ Favourites  album cover Reginald Dixon Great Organ Favourites(LP, Album, RE) One-Up, EMI 0C 054-06 321 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0C 054-06 684 Blaze Away  album cover Reginald Dixon Blaze Away(LP, Comp, RE) Encore (13), EMI 0C 054-06 684 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 054-07 228 Music For Romance  album cover Anne Ziegler & Webster Booth Music For Romance(LP, Mono) Encore (13), EMI 0C 054-07 228 UK 1980 Sell This Version
0C 054-60 820 When Lights Are Low  album cover Mr. Acker Bilk* With The Leon Young String Chorale Mr. Acker Bilk* With The Leon Young String Chorale - When Lights Are Low(LP, Comp) Encore (13), EMI 0C 054-60 820 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 058-99 025 The Only Light On My Horizon Now  album cover Marmalade* The Only Light On My Horizon Now (Album) 0C 058-99 025 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 061 • 28818 Favourite Operetta Duets  album cover Nicolai Gedda, Anneliese Rothenberger Nicolai Gedda, Anneliese Rothenberger - Favourite Operetta Duets(LP, Comp) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, EMI 0C 061 • 28818 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 062-07 630 Stand Strong Stand Proud  album cover Vice Squad Stand Strong Stand Proud (Album) 0C 062-07 630 UK 1982 Sell This Version
0C-062-64956 Heart Attack  album cover Olivia Newton-John Heart Attack (Comp) 0C-062-64956 Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
0C 062-65 009 The Sin Of Pride  album cover The Undertones The Sin Of Pride(Cass, Album) Ardeck, EMI 0C 062-65 009 UK 1983 Sell This Version
0C 062—85 240 Comin' Through  album cover Eddie Henderson Comin' Through(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI, EMI 0C 062—85 240 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 062-85 720 A Taste Of Tower  album cover Various A Taste Of Tower(LP, Comp, Tra) Capitol Records, Tower, EMI, EMI 0C 062-85 720 UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 062-96 454 Your Mamma Won't Like Me  album cover Suzi Quatro Your Mamma Won't Like Me(LP, Album) RAK, EMI 0C 062-96 454 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
0C 063-02 294Q Cello Concerto / Cello Concerto No.1  album cover Rostropovitch*, Giulini*, Dvořák* / Saint-Saëns* Rostropovitch*, Giulini*, Dvořák* / Saint-Saëns* - Cello Concerto / Cello Concerto No.1 (Album) 0C 063-02 294Q UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 063-02 382 Q Stravinsky: The Firebird, 1910 version  album cover Igor Stravinsky / Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre De Paris Igor Stravinsky / Seiji Ozawa, Orchestre De Paris - Stravinsky: The Firebird, 1910 version(LP, Album, Quad) His Master's Voice, EMI 0C 063-02 382 Q UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 063-02687Q Cello Concertos  album cover Dutilleux* / Lutoslawski*Mstislav Rostropovitch*, Orchestre de Paris*, Serge Baudo & Witold Lutoslawski Dutilleux* / Lutoslawski*Mstislav Rostropovitch*, Orchestre de Paris*, Serge Baudo & Witold Lutoslawski - Cello Concertos(LP, Quad) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, EMI 0C 063-02687Q UK 1975 Sell This Version
0C 063-02 964Q Rostropovitch*, Giulini*, Dvořák*, Saint-Saëns* Rostropovitch*, Giulini*, Dvořák*, Saint-Saëns* - Cello Concerto / Cello Concerto No.1(LP, Album, Quad) CBS Records, EMI 0C 063-02 964Q Israel 1978 Sell This Version
0C 063-02 989Q Concerto For Organ, Strings & Timpani / Concert Champêtre For Harpsichord & Orchestra  album cover Poulenc*, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra*, André Previn Poulenc*, Simon Preston, London Symphony Orchestra*, André Previn - Concerto For Organ, Strings & Timpani / Concert Champêtre For Harpsichord & Orchestra (Album) 0C 063-02 989Q UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 063-03 230Q Piano Concerto No. 2 / Three Preludes  album cover Rachmaninov*, Dmitri Alexeev, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*, Vladimir Fedoseyev Rachmaninov*, Dmitri Alexeev, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Three Preludes(LP, Album, Quad) His Master's Voice, EMI 0C 063-03 230Q UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 063- 03 271Q Handel Watermusic (Complete)  album cover Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Handel Watermusic (Complete)(LP, Quad) EMI, EMI 0C 063- 03 271Q UK 1978 Sell This Version
0C 063 ○ 05551 Divertissement / Les Biches / Pacific 231 / Gymnopédies 1 & 3  album cover Louis Fremaux* Conducts The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* Louis Fremaux* Conducts The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* - Divertissement / Les Biches / Pacific 231 / Gymnopédies 1 & 3(LP) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 0C 063 ○ 05551 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 063 ○ 05551Q Divertissement / Les Biches / Pacific 231 / Gymnopédies 1 & 3  album cover Louis Fremaux* Conducts The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* Louis Fremaux* Conducts The City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra* - Divertissement / Les Biches / Pacific 231 / Gymnopédies 1 & 3(LP, Quad) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 0C 063 ○ 05551Q UK 1974 Sell This Version
0C 064-06 249 The Best Of George Harrison  album cover George Harrison The Best Of George Harrison(LP, Comp) Parlophone, EMI 0C 064-06 249 UK 1976 Sell This Version
0C 064-61 016 Some Girls  album cover The Rolling Stones Some Girls(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records, EMI 0C 064-61 016 Barbados 1978 Sell This Version
0C 064-64.750 Tug Of War  album cover Paul McCartney Tug Of War(LP, Album) MPL (2), EMI 0C 064-64.750 Turkey 1982 Sell This Version
0C 064ᵒ96902 Mud's Greatest Hits  album cover Mud Mud's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) RAK, EMI 0C 064ᵒ96902 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
0C 066-85089 Blackjack Choir  album cover James Talley Blackjack Choir(LP, Album) Capitol Records, EMI 0C 066-85089 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0C 192 ○ 05466-7 The Jimmy Shand Story  album cover Jimmy Shand The Jimmy Shand Story(2xLP, Comp) Double-Up, EMI 0C 192 ○ 05466-7 UK 1973 Sell This Version
0C 262-06 846 Hey Jude  album cover The Beatles Hey Jude(Cass, Comp, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone, EMI, EMI 0C 262-06 846 Turkey 1987 Sell This Version
0C 457-07 479 Various Violin Favourites(Cass, Comp) His Master's Voice, EMI 0C 457-07 479 UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 062-400 064 Freeze Frame  album cover The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI 0C 062-400 064 Turkey 1982 Sell This Version
0C 151-43 160/3M The Early Years  album cover Elisabeth Schwarzkopf The Early Years(4xLP, Comp, Mono + Box) EMI, EMI 0C 151-43 160/3M UK 1981 Sell This Version
0C 064 2402701 Sessions  album cover The Beatles Sessions(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Parlophone (2) 0C 064 2402701 UK 1985 Sell This Version
0JWZ3 Viaje Por Una Ilusion  album cover Congreso Viaje Por Una Ilusion(CD, Single, Promo) EMI 0JWZ3 Chile 1995 Sell This Version
0S1-001 Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram  album cover Osibisa Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram(12") EMI 0S1-001 India 1981 Sell This Version
0T004 B*tch  album cover Dave McCullen B*tch(12", S/Sided, Maxi) EMI, EMI 0T004 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
00X-330 Sam  album cover Olivia Newton-John Sam(7") EMI, Zafiro 00X-330 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
0001 Temas De La Película "Ya Nunca Más"  album cover Luis Miguel Temas De La Película "Ya Nunca Más"(7", MiniAlbum) EMI, EMI 0001 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
001 For All Colours  album cover Vince Jones For All Colours(LP) Suitable Management, Suitable Management 001 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
ΚΧ 1 Θάναι Μες Τη Σκέψη Μου  album cover Κωνσταντίνος Χαϊτίδης Θάναι Μες Τη Σκέψη Μου (Album) ΚΧ 1 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
1 Il Crepuscolo Degli Dei  album cover Richard Wagner - Wilhelm Furtwängler, Orchestra Sinfonica Della Radio Italiana* E Coro Della Radio Italiana* Richard Wagner - Wilhelm Furtwängler, Orchestra Sinfonica Della Radio Italiana* E Coro Della Radio Italiana* - Il Crepuscolo Degli Dei(CD, Comp, Mono, Promo, RM) Il Giornale, EMI 1 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
001 Yok Böyle Bir Şey  album cover Özer Atik Yok Böyle Bir Şey(CD, Album) EMI 001 Turkey 2008 Sell This Version
ΦΜΣΕΖ 1 Δέσπω - Μάρκος Μπότσαρης (Αποσπάσματα)  album cover Paolo Carrer* Δέσπω - Μάρκος Μπότσαρης (Αποσπάσματα)(LP, Gat) Οι Φίλοι Του Μουσείου Σολωμού Και Επιφανών Ζακυνθίων ΦΜΣΕΖ 1 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
ΗΕΚ 001 Ρόζα  album cover Ελένη Καραΐνδρου* Ρόζα(LP, Album) Ηχογραφική ΗΕΚ 001 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
0-0000-0001 Un consejo  album cover Celia Flores Un consejo(CD, Single, Promo) EMI 0-0000-0001 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
1A 3 LP 136 12 7219 3 Sprekend Oranje  album cover Koninginnen van Oranje Sprekend Oranje(3xLP, Mono) EMI, EMI 1A 3 LP 136 12 7219 3 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 4LP 197 29 0512 3 De Mooiste Viool Concerten: 2  album cover Various De Mooiste Viool Concerten: 2(4xLP + Box, Comp) EMI, His Master's Voice 1A 4LP 197 29 0512 3 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 4LP 197-2901503 De Mooiste Koorwerken  album cover Various De Mooiste Koorwerken(4xLP + Box) EMI, His Master's Voice 1A 4LP 197-2901503 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-07513 Slipping Away  album cover John Townley Slipping Away(12") EMI 1A 052Z-07513 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-07656 Windpower  album cover Thomas Dolby Windpower(12") Venice In Peril Records 1A 052Z-07656 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-07670 Always Something There To Remind Me  album cover Naked Eyes Always Something There To Remind Me(12", Maxi) EMI 1A 052Z-07670 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-07676 It's So Serious • Today  album cover Talk Talk It's So Serious • Today(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-07676 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-07713 He Knows You Know  album cover Marillion He Knows You Know(12", 45 ) EMI 1A 052Z-07713 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-19151 The Fear In My Heart  album cover Luc Van Acker The Fear In My Heart(12") EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-19151 Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
1A 052Z 19152 Middle Class And Blue Eyes  album cover T.C. Matic* Middle Class And Blue Eyes(12", Maxi) EMI 1A 052Z 19152 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26616 Get Up  album cover Maria Verano Get Up(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-26616 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26619 My Feet Won't Move / You Cheer Me Up  album cover Fruitcake My Feet Won't Move / You Cheer Me Up(12", Single, RM) EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-26619 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26647 Fruitcake  album cover Fruitcake Fruitcake(12") EMI 1A 052Z-26647 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26652 Having Fun  album cover Maria Verano Having Fun(12", Maxi) EMI 1A 052Z-26652 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26665 Talkin' All Night  album cover Fruitcake Talkin' All Night(12", Single, RM) EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-26665 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26725 Guitar Collection  album cover Paul Griggs Guitar Collection(12") EMI 1A 052Z-26725 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26728 Medley / Dance All Night  album cover Super Rock Stars Live Medley / Dance All Night (Single) 1A 052Z-26728 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26738 I'll Tell You  album cover Maria Verano I'll Tell You(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-26738 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26754 A Second Try / We Gotta Sing Our Ass Off  album cover Fruitcake A Second Try / We Gotta Sing Our Ass Off(12", Single) EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-26754 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26792 Why Can't We Live Together? / Just Dance  album cover Kenneth Sherman Why Can't We Live Together? / Just Dance(12", Single) EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-26792 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26813 Diep In Mijn Hart   album cover André Hazes Diep In Mijn Hart (12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-26813 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26817 Whoop De Do  album cover Maria Verano Whoop De Do(12", Single) EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-26817 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26880 Huembelo  album cover Papua Huembelo(12") EMI 1A 052Z-26880 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-26885 There's A Virus Going Round  album cover Spectral Display There's A Virus Going Round(12", Maxi) EMI 1A 052Z-26885 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-46753 Killer Stretch (A.E.R.O.B.I.C.)  album cover Aerobic Sound Band Killer Stretch (A.E.R.O.B.I.C.)(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-46753 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 052 Z 63447 In My Fantasy (I Want You, I Need You) / Can't Stop Dancing  album cover Sylvester In My Fantasy (I Want You, I Need You) / Can't Stop Dancing(12", Single) Fantasy, EMI 1A 052 Z 63447 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64185 Can't Fake The Feeling  album cover Geraldine Hunt Can't Fake The Feeling(12", Single) DJM Records (2), DJM Records (2) 1A 052Z-64185 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64286 Take It To The Top  album cover Cloud (2) Take It To The Top(12") DJM Records (2) 1A 052Z-64286 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64290 Gotta Give Up Your Love  album cover Hot Chocolate Gotta Give Up Your Love(12", Single) RAK 1A 052Z-64290 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64320 Don't Stop  album cover K.I.D. Don't Stop(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-64320 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64365 Dentaku  album cover Kraftwerk Dentaku(12", Maxi) EMI 1A 052Z-64365 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64417 Iko Iko  album cover Loverde Iko Iko(12") EMI, EMI 1A 052Z-64417 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64561 Girls On Film (Night Version)  album cover Duran Duran Girls On Film (Night Version)(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-64561 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64626 Under Pressure  album cover Queen & David Bowie Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure(12", Single) EMI 1A 052Z-64626 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-64690 Welcome To The Monkey House  album cover Animal Magnet Welcome To The Monkey House(12") EMI 1A 052Z-64690 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version

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Soundzvintage

Soundzvintage

October 19, 2021
Studio 14 No 4 - Original Popular Music & Songs.
EMI Columbia Label - 14c 054-70855 Stereo.
Cannot find any information regarding this release ? Can anyone shed some light on this matter for me as I find it mysteriously intriguing !!
Thanks in advance 👍
GoodNF

GoodNF

August 2, 2021
Some more notes about the EMI catalog numbering in Europe during the years 1969-1983 (it is what I know, any help is welcome).

"12A 345-67890"

Yes, 12A is a country code, but not the only country component. 12A refers to the country of the target market. So 1C is for the German market, 2C for the Franch market, 3C for the Italian market, and so on.

345 is a reference to the format of the release. Most likely information for the production plant. What material/density to use, what size/shape as well as information of how to transfer the recorded material into the medium (vinyl cutting, recording to tape). 000 denotes a promo or jukebox record not for sale, 006 and 008 a 7" single (008 might be a different compound; styrene vs. regular vinyl?), 016 a 7" EP, 052 a 12" maxi single. Albums are usually in the 022-070 range, double albums tend to have a first digit 1 and cassettes a first digit 2. When the CD was introduced in 1983, this scheme became insufficient.

67890 is what I call the ordinal number. This one can have a regional component as well. If so, it refers to the country where the song material was originally recorded. Note that this is not necessarily the country the artist is coming from; it's merely an indication of the country of the recording studio.
I discovered the following ranges:

04001-07899 = mostly UK-based releases for the continental European market. Included are releases on EMI's own imprint, plus labels like Apple, Parlophone, (EMI-)Columbia and Harvest.
90001-99599 = refers to EMI releases distributed in license. Included are labels outside the EMI roster (Tamla Motown, Asylum, Chrysalis, Private Stock, ABC/Dunhill, Probe, MCA, Bell/Arista). Also included are non-Dutch releases on the Negram imprint (mostly for Belgium and Germany).
60001-65499 = continuation of above in 1977 after the range was full.

80000-81999 = mostly US-based releases for the continental European market; mostly Capitol.
85000-86999 = continuation, also including EMI America.
82000-83399 = mostly United Artists and Liberty releases.

10000-14999 = France (continued: 72000-72999)
17000-18999 = Italy
20001-21999 = Spain
23001-23999 = Belgium (continued: 19000-19299)
24001-26999 = Netherlands
28001-32999 = Germany (continued: 45000-46999)
33000-33499 = Austria
33500-33999 = Switzerland
34000-35999 = Sweden
37001-37299 = Denmark (continued: 39100-39499)
39001-39099 = Norway (continued 37300-37699)
44allen

44allen

January 11, 2016
hi, I have a single EMI it has on the label {the congregation when susie takes the plan side A } but has actually got Benny hill Ernie side A is DB8830 side B is DB8833 is this rare ?
amarcord.records

amarcord.records

May 7, 2013
Italian division of EMI released on mid 80 the budget "Talent" series.
On this series were reissued a selection of successfull albums published by italian EMI and related companies: Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Sex Pistols and lots of others.
There wasn't any logo on sleeves, inner sleeves or labels to identify the album released on the series.
Just only the shrink-wrap had the "Talent" logo (all albums were released sealed).
Anyway, most album have a new, different catalogue number from the original release and/or from previous reissues.