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

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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.


Speaking in Tongues (BMG club edition)Talking HeadsCD9
The Best of Aretha Franklin (BMG club edition)Aretha FranklinCD12
D 120078[none]
Reckless (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD10
Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers (62 minute version)Bob Marley & The WailersCD14
10 From 6 (BMG Direct release)Bad CompanyCD10
D 160321[none]
Parallel LinesBlondieCD12
D 101778[none]
Little Creatures (BMG Direct)Talking HeadsCD9
D 153839[none]
His 12 Greatest Hits (BMG club edition)Neil DiamondCD12
Greatest Hits, Volume I & Volume II (BMG club edition)Billy Joel2×CD11 + 14
Classics, Volume 1 (Club Edition)Herb Alpert & the Tijuana BrassCD25
  • US1987-06-07
The Lion and the CobraSinéad O’ConnorCD9
  • US1987-11-04
D 101805[none]
Who’s That Girl: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackMadonnaCD9
D 100761[none]
Classics, Volume 6Chuck MangioneCD10
Over 60 Minutes With...ZappacostaCD17
D 108025[none]
Faith (Club Edition)George MichaelCD11
I'm No Angel (club edition)The Gregg Allman BandCD10
The Argent Anthology: A Collection of Greatest Hits (Club Edition)ArgentCD8
Moanin’ (BMG club edition)Art Blakey and The Jazz MessengersCD7
D 116213[none]
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 2Billie HolidayCD16
Syncopated Clock and Other Favorites by Leroy Anderson (BMG club edition)Leroy Anderson; Erich Kunzel, Rochester Philharmonic OrchestraCD18
Permanent VacationAerosmithCD12
D 143960[none]
Raffi's Christmas AlbumRaffiCD15
D 154088[none]
Crest of a Knave (club edition)Jethro TullCD9
D 164016[none]
Dirty Dancing: Original Soundtrack From the Vestron Motion Picture (BMG club edition)Various ArtistsCD12
Joe’s Garage: Acts I, II & III (BMG Direct Marketing edition)Frank Zappa2×CD12 + 7
D 202114[none]
The 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies (BMG club edition)Franz Liszt; Misha Dichter2×CD9 + 10
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
Bête Noire (club edition, BMG)Bryan Ferry12" Vinyl9
Roll With It (club release)Steve WinwoodCD8
  • US1988-06-21
Greatest Hits Live (Club edition – BMG)Carly SimonCD11
154357D, D-154537[none]
Greatest Hits LiveCarly SimonCassette11
D 100507[none]
Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1Traveling WilburysCD10
D 100711[none]
The Trinity SessionCowboy JunkiesCD12
The Fox (stereo, BMG club edition)Harold LandCD6
D 116431
Crowded House (BMG club release)Crowded HouseCD11
Now and Zen (club edition)Robert PlantCD10
D 134392[none]
12 Greatest Hits (club edition)Patsy ClineCD12
D 153849[none]
Greatest Hits LiveCarly SimonCD11
Make His Praise GloriousSandi PattyCD10
D 163587[none]
Unforgettable FiftiesVarious Artists2×CD25 + 25
The End of the Innocence (BMG club edition)Don HenleyCD10
Quatuor pour la fin du tempsOlivier MessiaenCD8
D 105572[none]
11The SmithereensCD10
D 110619[none]
Addictions Volume I (Club edition - made in USA by PDO)Robert PalmerCD13
Crazy Loving: The Best of Poco 1975-1982 (club edition)PocoCD13
D 133863[none]
Journeyman (BMG club release)Eric ClaptonCD12
Def, Dumb & Blonde (BMG club release)Deborah HarryCD15
The Real Thing (BMG Direct release)Faith No MoreCD11
D 163719[none]
The Kink Kronikles (BMG club edition)The Kinks2×CD14 + 14
D 200820[none]
The Age of PlasticBugglesCD8
  • US1990-06-01
D 102647[none]
"Epic Anthology": From the Original Master Tapes! (club edition)The HolliesCD20
  • US1990-07-03
GreatestThe Go‐Go’sCD14
  • US1990-10-05
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]
Packed! (club edition)PretendersCD11
D 100576[none]
Greatest HitsDEVOCD16
D 101248[none]
The Capitol Collectors Series (Volume 1, The Early Years)Peggy LeeCD25
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
Sheik Yerbouti (BMG Direct Marketing edition)Frank ZappaCD18
D 102115[none]
The Best of the Decca Years, Volume One: Hits! (BMG club edition)Judy GarlandCD14
D 110497[none]
Brothers in Arms (club edition)Dire StraitsCD9
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (BMG club edition)The SundaysCD10
Heartbreak StationCinderellaCD11
D 173694[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
The Concert in Central Park (BMG club edition)Simon & GarfunkelCD19
D 244006[none]
Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection, Volume IIVarious ArtistsCD27
50 Years: 50 HitsElvis Presley2×CD25 + 25
Standard Time, Vol. 2: Intimacy CallingWynton MarsalisCD12
  • US1991-03-26
Travelers & ThievesBlues TravelerCD12
  • US1991-09-03
Waking Up the Neighbours (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD15
  • US1991-09-24
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]
Waking Up the Neighbours (Club Edition, BMG)Bryan AdamsCassette15
The Best of A Flock of SeagullsA Flock of SeagullsCD12
D 101936[none]
Perfect Hits 1975–1981Generation XCD15
D 101950[none]
AliveChick Corea Akoustic BandCD8
  • -1991
D 110721[none]
Essential Pogues (BMG Direct)The PoguesCD14
Ballads (BMG club edition)Dexter GordonCD8
Attack of the Killer B'sAnthraxCD12
D 125154[none]
Grease: The Original Soundtrack From the Motion Picture (club edition)John Travolta & Olivia Newton‐JohnCD24
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (BMG Direct Edition)Various ArtistsCD12
D 143812[none]
Reckless (BMG club edition)Bryan AdamsCD10
D 151540[none]
Diamonds and Pearls (BMG Direct)Prince & The New Power GenerationCD13
D 163372[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
F.U. “Don’t Take It Personal”Fu‐SchnickensCD10
  • US1992-02-25
Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80’s (club edition)Deep PurpleCD11
  • US1992-06-09
Angel Dust (BMG Direct release)Faith No MoreCD13
  • US1992-06-12
D 123736[none]
Billie’s Best (BMG club edition)Billie HolidayCD16
  • US1992-09-22
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
Bigger, Better, Faster, More!4 Non BlondesCD11
  • US1992-10-13
D 153593[none]