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]
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (62 minute version)Bob Marley & The WailersCD14
D153521042284621021
His 12 Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Neil DiamondCD12
D184050[none]
Morning Like ThisSandi PattiCD10
D136920
The Lion and the CobraSinéad O’ConnorCD9
  • US1987-11-04
D 101805[none]
Faith (Club Edition)George MichaelCD11
D110055[none]
Moanin’ (BMG club edition)Art Blakey & 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]
The Fox (BMG club edition)Harold LandCD6
D 116431
Make His Praise GloriousSandi PattyCD10
D 163587[none]
The End of the Innocence (BMG club edition)Don HenleyCD10
D101064[none]
11The SmithereensCD10
D 110619[none]
The Heart of Saturday Night (BMG Distribution)Tom WaitsCD11
D 102093
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (BMG club edition)The SundaysCD10
D163175[none]
Shut Up and Dance: The Dance MixesPaula AbdulCD8
D 180326[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
Brand New Man (BMG club edition)Brooks & DunnCD10
D 164331[none]
Greatest Hits: 10 Years and ChangeStarshipCD12
D 190270[none]
Broken (BMG Music Service)Nine Inch NailsCD99
D100145
The Music Man (BMG club version)Meredith WillsonCD18
D 100366
Tribes, Vibes and ScribesIncognitoCD11
D100897[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
La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1White ZombieCD14
D154333
Favorites from the Classics: George GershwinGeorge Gershwin2×CD6 + 11
If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox (club edition)Midge Ure & UltravoxCD17
  • US1993-03-06
D 101478[none]
Yes I AmMelissa EtheridgeCD10
D 135501[none]
Rhapsody in Blue / An American in Paris / “Porgy and Bess” Suite (Catfish Row) / Cuban Overture (BMG club edition)George Gershwin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James LevineCD4
D164384
The Blue Note Years (BMG club edition)Joe Henderson4×CD9 + 8 + 10 + 9
D207131
Great Voices of ChristmasVarious Artists2×CD24 + 26
DMC 21124[none]
Hints Allegations and Things Left UnsaidCollective SoulCD13
  • US1994-03-22
D103309[none]
Lady Be Good ... for Ella (BMG club edition)Tommy FlanaganCD11
D 102991[none]
Boléro / Ma mère l'oye / Rapsodie espagnole / Alborada del Gracioso (BMG club edition)Ravel; Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre BoulezCD15
D105680
Encore Preview Disc (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD14
D105935
Big Ones (BMG club edition)AerosmithCD15
D 106271[none]
Out in L.A. (BMG Direct version.)Red Hot Chili PeppersCD18
D 106276
Endless Summer: Donna Summer’s Greatest Hits (BMG Direct edition)Donna SummerCD19
D106848
Monster Hits, Vol. 1Various ArtistsCassette10
DRKI-1184086947110316
The People's Fuzz (club edition)FlowerheadCD11
  • US1995-02-28
D 108129[none]
The Piano Rolls, Volume Two (BMG club edition)George GershwinCD16
D 103817
Holst: The Planets / Grainger: The Warriors (BMG Direct club release)Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger; Philharmonia Orchestra, John Eliot GardinerCD8
D 103835[none]
The Best of the Gipsy Kings (club edition)Gipsy KingsCD18
D 108149[none]
Station IdentificationChannel LiveCD15
D108283[none]
The Sound of Music (1995 restoration, BMG Club edition)Rodgers & HammersteinCD16
D 108330[none]
Just Say OzzyOzzy OsbourneCD6
D 111422[none]
Lady SoulAretha FranklinCD14
D121585
PlaybackTom Petty and the Heartbreakers6×HDCD21 + 16 + 13 + 15 + 15 + 12
D 207275
Dark Latin GrooveDLG(unknown)8
  • US1996-04-16
D124830
Get Fired Up (BMG D# - no barcode)Funky Green DogsCD13
  • US1996-09-24
D118351[none]
Greatest Hits (club edition)Joe JacksonCD17
D112633[none]
Now in a Minute (BMG Direct edition)Donna LewisCD11
D 112954[none]
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: Special 25th Anniversary Edition (BMG Music Club)Leslie Bricusse and Anthony NewleyCD14
D 116094[none]
RememberRusted RootCD14
D116103[none]
Symphonies 39 & 40The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton KoopmanCD8
D 116689[none]
Some Other Sucker's Parade (BMG Direct has no barcode)Del AmitriCD14
  • US1997-06-24
D118744731454070522
Static & Silence (club edition)The SundaysCD12
  • US1997-09-23
D121441[none]
20,000 Watt R.S.L. (club edition)Midnight OilCD18
  • US1997-10-12
D 121985[none]
Electronic Vol. 2Various ArtistsCD15
  • -1997
74321447352[none]
Left of the MiddleNatalie ImbrugliaCD12
BG2 67634020831238328
Beautiful WorldBig Head Todd and the MonstersCD12
D116887[none]
The Ultimate Blue TrainJohn ColtraneEnhanced CD7
D 118230[none]
Silence (BMG club edition)Tara MacLeanCD12
D 118558[none]
Bach for Book Lovers (A Soothing Companion for Reading)Johann Sebastian BachCD22
D120013[none]
Early Music (Lachrymæ Antiquæ)Kronos QuartetCD21
D120632
Film NoirCarly SimonEnhanced CD12
D120941[none]
Galore (BMG club edition)The CureCD18
D121115[none]
The Ultimate Collection (BMG club edition)Four TopsCD25
D121221
The Very Best of Sting & The Police (club edition)Sting / The PoliceCD15
D121344[none]
Shaming of the Sun (club edition)Indigo GirlsCD12
D121823[none]
All Saints (BMG club edition)All SaintsCD12
  • US1998-03-10
D122338[none]
Pilgrim (BMG Direct record club release)Eric ClaptonCD14
  • US1998-03-10
D124477[none]
SunburnFuelEnhanced CD11
  • US1998-03-31
D124431
Eve 6Eve 6CD11
  • US1998-04-28
D 124986[none]
Mermaid Avenue (club edition)Billy Bragg & WilcoCD15
  • US1998-06-23
D125708[none]
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (club edition)George Michael2×CD14 + 14
  • US1998-11-10
D 226949[none]
A Dave Brubeck ChristmasDave BrubeckCD14
D 115485[none]
Actual Miles: Henley's Greatest Hits (Club Edition)Don HenleyCD13
D121415[none]
Playing Our SongsVarious ArtistsCD8
D121627[none]
Deep Forest (club edition)Deep ForestCD11
D 122183[none]
The Way HomeWayne WatsonCD10
D122381
Voyeurs (BMG Music Service)TwoCD11
D122420
Greatest HitsThe Mamas & the PapasCD20
  • -1998
D 122432[none]
SuavementeElvis CrespoCD10
D125370
The Love MovementA Tribe Called QuestCD21
D 126080
West Side Story: Original Broadway Cast Recording (BMG Direct)Leonard BernsteinCD25
D126568[none]
Symphonies 4 "The Inextinguishable" & 5 (BMG club edition)Carl Nielsen; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jukka‐Pekka SarasteCD6
D136500[none]
Finally (Enhanced CD no barcode)BlackstreetEnhanced CD13
  • US1999-03-23
D128350[none]
American Pie: Music From the Motion Picture (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD13
  • US1999-06-29
D130494[none]
Summer Groove 99Various ArtistsCD10
D128232[none]
Uptown Rulin' the Best of the Neville BrothersThe Neville BrothersCD16
D131193
The Distance to Here (club edition)LīveCD13
D 131614[none]
Greatest HitsSublimeEnhanced CD12
D 132113[none]
Rainbow (BMG club edition)Mariah CareyCD14
D 132764[none]
London CallingThe ClashCD19
D 133089
13BlurCD13
D 148221[none]
Pop Music: The Golden Era 1951-1975 (BMG club edition)Various Artists2×CD27 + 24
D232645
The Power of LoveVarious Artists4×CD16 + 16 + 16 + 16
DIRCD1574321656972