BMG Direct (BMG’s direct marketing company/club editions)

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Annotation

BMG’s direct marketing company that was primarily active in the UK but was also credited on US releases (starting circa 1995).
If the release text states BMG Direct Marketing, Inc., please use that label instead.

Not a ‘true’ label, but treated as one in MB, for now. When you spot BMG Direct on a release please:

  • Add BMG Direct as label with the D###### code as the catalogue number
  • Add other visible labels with their respective catalogue numbers
  • Add ‘BMG club edition’ to the disambiguation
  • If you see Mfd. for BMG Direct, add the manufactured for release-label relationship

BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. was the US company that owned the BMG Music Service record club, and by extension, BMG Direct.
The company was formed in 1988, when Bertelsmann Music Group acquired RCA, owner of the RCA Music Service record club. The record club was then renamed BMG Music Service. BMG Music Service acquired Columbia House in June 2005. BMG Music Service ceased operations on June 30, 2009.

Catalog numbers of the original label appear on BMG Direct pressings as normal.
For legacy releases: If, on a release, BMG Direct is credited as a label, instead add the release's actual label(s) and catalog number(s) as the label credit, and format BMG Direct's using the manufactured by release-label relationship, or whatever relationship is applicable.

Annotation last modified on 2021-08-05 07:55 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
The Best of Aretha Franklin (BMG club edition)Aretha FranklinCD12
D 120078[none]
Reckless (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD10
D151540[none]
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (62 minute version)Bob Marley & The WailersCD14
D153521042284621021
10 From 6 (BMG Direct release)Bad CompanyCD10
D 160321[none]
Parallel LinesBlondieCD12
D 101778[none]
His 12 Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Neil DiamondCD12
D184050[none]
Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II (BMG club edition)Billy Joel2×CD11 + 14
D205443[none]
Classics, Volume 1 (Club Edition)Herb Alpert & the Tijuana BrassCD25
  • US1987-06-07
D104885[none]
The Lion and the CobraSinéad O’ConnorCD9
  • US1987-11-04
D 101805[none]
Classics, Volume 6Chuck MangioneCD10
D-104886[none]
Over 60 Minutes With...ZappacostaCD17
D 108025[none]
Faith (Club Edition)George MichaelCD11
D110055[none]
The Argent Anthology: A Collection of Greatest Hits (Club Edition)ArgentCD8
D110432[none]
Moanin’ (BMG club edition)Art Blakey and The Jazz MessengersCD7
D 116213[none]
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 2Billie HolidayCD16
D122061
Syncopated Clock and Other Favorites by Leroy Anderson (BMG club edition)Erich Kunzel & Rochester PopsCD18
D-124767[none]
Raffi's Christmas AlbumRaffiCD15
D 154088[none]
Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack From the Vestron Motion Picture (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD12
D182522[none]
The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies (BMG club edition)Franz Liszt; Misha Dichter2×CD9 + 10
D205697
In My Tribe (Club Edition, BMG - Record label black and red)10,000 Maniacs12" Vinyl12
R 100481[none]
In My Tribe (Club Edition, BMG)10,000 Maniacs12" Vinyl12
R-100481[none]
VixenVixenCD11
D 100507[none]
The Trinity SessionCowboy JunkiesCD12
D101043[none]
The Fox (stereo, BMG club edition)Harold LandCD6
D 116431
Now and Zen (club edition)Robert PlantCD10
D 134392[none]
12 Greatest Hits (club edition)Patsy ClineCD12
D 153849[none]
Make His Praise GloriousSandi PattyCD10
D 163587[none]
Unforgettable FiftiesVarious Artists2×CD25 + 25
DVC2-0867-1
The End of the Innocence (BMG club edition)Don HenleyCD10
D101064[none]
Quatuor pour la fin du tempsOlivier MessiaenCD8
D 105572[none]
11The SmithereensCD10
D 110619[none]
Crazy Loving: The Best of Poco 1975-1982 (club edition)PocoCD13
D 133863[none]
The Kink Kronikles (BMG club edition)The Kinks2×CD14 + 14
D 200820[none]
The Age of PlasticBugglesCD8
  • US1990-06-01
D 102647[none]
GreatestThe Go‐Go’sCD14
  • US1990-10-05
D150315[none]
Recycler (club edition)ZZ TopCD10
  • US1990-10-06
D 173969[none]
Hello, I Must Be Going! (BMG club edition)Phil CollinsCD10
  • US1990-10-25
D 105969[none]
Alabama Greatest Hits (club edition)AlabamaCD10
  • US1990-10-25
D 120247[none]
Serious Hits… Live! (club edition)Phil CollinsCD15
  • US1990-12-08
D 100324[none]
Greatest HitsDEVOCD16
D 101248[none]
The Capitol Collectors Series (Volume 1, The Early Years)Peggy LeeCD25
D101796[none]
Greatest Hits of the Outlaws: High Tides Forever (club edition)OutlawsCD8
D 102026[none]
The Heart of Saturday Night (BMG Distribution)Tom WaitsCD11
D 102093
Brothers in Arms (club edition)Dire StraitsCD9
D114734[none]
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (BMG club edition)The SundaysCD10
D163175[none]
Shut Up and Dance: The Dance Mixes (club edition)Paula AbdulCD8
D 180326[none]
Led Zeppelin (club edition)Led Zeppelin4×CD15 + 15 + 10 + 14
D 217006[none]
The Chess Box (Club Edition)Bo Diddley2×CD24 + 21
D217028[none]
The Concert in Central Park (BMG club edition)Simon & GarfunkelCD19
D 244006[none]
Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection, Volume IIVarious ArtistsCD27
DMC4-0914033251042222
50 Years: 50 HitsElvis Presley2×CD25 + 25
SVC2-0710[none]
Travelers & ThievesBlues TravelerCD12
  • US1991-09-03
D101865[none]
Waking Up the Neighbours (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD15
  • US1991-09-24
D135175[none]
Greatest Hits II (club edition)AlabamaCD11
  • US1991-10-08
D 144504[none]
Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic (BMG club edition)ChicCD11
  • US1991-11-05
D 154045[none]
Brand New Man (BMG club edition)Brooks & DunnCD10
D 164331[none]
Greatest Hits: 10 Years and ChangeStarshipCD12
D 190270[none]
Smiling Phases (club edition)Traffic2×CD16 + 10
D225166[none]
F.U. “Don’t Take It Personal”Fu‐SchnickensCD10
  • US1992-02-25
D110484[none]
Angel Dust (BMG Direct release)Faith No MoreCD13
  • US1992-06-12
D 123736[none]
Voices in the Wind (club edition)Suzy BoggussCD11
  • US1992-09-28
D 100178[none]
Popular Favorites: 1976–1992 Sand in the Vaseline (club edition)Talkingheads2×CD18 + 15
  • US1992-10-12
D2014141-1
Bigger, Better, Faster, More!4 Non BlondesCD11
  • US1992-10-13
D 153593[none]
Our Time in Eden (Club Edition - BMG, Allied Pressing)10,000 ManiacsCD13
D 100126[none]
Broken (BMG Music Service)Nine Inch NailsCD99
D100145
Harvest Moon (club edition)Neil YoungCD10
D-100208[none]
The Music Man (BMG club version)Meredith WillsonCD18
D 100366
Tribes, Vibes and ScribesIncognitoCD11
D100897[none]
It Tears Me Up: The Best of Percy Sledge (Club Edition)Percy SledgeCD23
D 102067[none]
Greatest Hits 1961-1976Dick Dale and His Del‐TonesCD21
D 106925
20 Essential Tracks From the Boxed Set: 1965–1990 (BMG club edition)The ByrdsCD20
D110818
At the Ryman (club edition)Emmylou Harris & The Nash RamblersCD16
D 125475[none]
Goin' Back To New Orleans (Club version)Dr. JohnCD18
D153246[none]
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1White ZombieCD14
D154333
Up a Lazy River (club edition)Leon RedboneCD12
D 163359[none]
Piano Concerto no. 1 / Two Songs, op. 91Johannes BrahmsCD5
D183595[none]
Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 (Club Edition)Donovan2×CD22 + 22
D207401[none]
Glory Road: 1968 to 1972 (Club Edition)Neil Diamond2×CD19 + 19
D283699[none]
Favorites from the Classics: George GershwinGeorge Gershwin2×CD6 + 11
The Best Of Paul OverstreetPaul OverstreetCD10
  • US1993-02-15
D 102475[none]
If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox (club edition)Midge Ure & UltravoxCD17
  • US1993-03-06
D 101478[none]
Toby Keith (BMG Club Edition)Toby KeithCD10
  • US1993-04-20
D 164209[none]
Tracy Byrd (BMG Club Edition)Tracy ByrdCD10
  • US1993-04-27
D 173683[none]
Something Up My Sleeve (club edition)Suzy BoggussCD10
  • US1993-09-13
D111037[none]
The Best of the Song Books (Club Edition)Ella FitzgeraldCD16
  • US1993-09-21
D134616[none]
Show (club edition)The CureCD14
  • US1993-09-21
D 191646[none]
Go Slow DownBoDeansCD12
  • US1993-10-12
D111784[none]
Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersCD18
  • CA1993-11-16
D 102390[none]
Greatest Hits (Record Club release, Barcode is not human readable.)Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersCD18
  • US1993-11-16
D 102390[none]
Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano TrioClaude BollingCD7
7313835645-2[none]
Save His SoulBlues TravelerCD14
D 101433[none]
The Best OfLacy J. DaltonCD10
D101435
6 Concerti Op. 11Antonio VivaldiCD18
D 102338[none]
Tommy (club edition)The WhoCD21
D 103223[none]
Lethal Injection (BMG Music Service)Ice CubeCD12
D 131686[none]
Yes I AmMelissa EtheridgeCD10
D 135501[none]
30th Anniversary Collection: 1963-1993 (club edition)The Hollies3×CD19 + 18 + 20
D 202205[none]
The Blue Note Years (BMG club edition)Joe Henderson4×CD9 + 8 + 10 + 9
D207131
Great Voices of ChristmasVarious Artists2×CD24 + 26
DMC 21124[none]
The Best of Big CountryBig CountryCD17
  • US1994-02-22
D102547[none]