Epic Records (use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists!)

~ Label

Annotation

Epic Records Japan is an imprint established by SonyMusic (Japan) dating back to 1978. (Both the imprint and the parent record company have nothing to do with the US-based Sony Music. The independence of this label is currently reflected in its logo and artist signings being different from those currently seen in the New York-based Epic.)

International artists were once handled by the Epic/Sony label group and appeared under one of several different labels, such as this Epic label, a separate "Epic International" label (defunct 1991), or the artist's original non-Japanese label. The international artists using this label (probably because they were under Columbia outside Japan) remained so until May 2001, when they were moved to a new division. Since May 2001, the only releases under this label should be by Japanese domestic artists.

Note that the "Epic" brand was introduced to Japan in 1971 by CBS/Sony Inc. as a different label, but the artists appearing under that brand have nothing to do with this label and Japanese artist roster started in 1978.

Using Sony Music Distribution (Japan) as a label reference,
"エピックレコードジャパン" -> this label is correct
"エピックレコーズ インターナショナル" -> Epic Records Int'l
"Epic Records('06.09〜)" -> Epic (US)

Annotation last modified on 2014-06-29 03:18 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Stained Class Judas Priest 12" Vinyl 9 25・3P-47
Clean/Clean Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club 7" Vinyl 2 06 5P-88
Soul Shadows The Chanels CD 12 35・8H-1
Someday 佐野元春 CD 11 35・8H-2
Lunatic Menu Ippu-do CD 11 35・8H-3
De niña a mujer Julio Iglesias CD 10 35・8P-1
Off the Wall Michael Jackson CD 10 35・8P-2
Hi Infidelity REO Speedwagon CD 10 35・8P-4 [none]
There and Back Jeff Beck CD 8 35・8P-5
CARAVELLI PLAYS 聖子 Caravelli et Son Grand Orchestre 12" Vinyl 12 20-3P-456 [none]
夏のレンガ通り おだこうへい 7" Vinyl 2 07・5H-162 [none]
RAINBOW RAINBOW TM Network CD 9 283H-117
Kawaita Hana / Kirisame Hoteru 梶芽衣子 7" Vinyl 2 07-CH-226
Bad Boys / Club Tropicana Wham! 12" Vinyl 2 12・3P-512
Tokyo Ballet 土屋昌巳 CD 11 32-AH-37
CHILDHOOD'S END TM Network CD 11 283H-166
ハーモニーラヴ 藤原理恵 7" Vinyl 2 07-5H-254
ほんとのキスをお返しに 藤原理恵 7" Vinyl 2 07-5H-273 4988010000325
Stay With Me Eighth Wonder 7" Vinyl 2 075P 400 4988010002015
悪いのはマガジン 藤原理恵 7" Vinyl 2 07-5H-293 4988010002329
Gorilla TM Network CD 10 283H-225
Self Control TM Network CD 10 32・8H-106 4988010306663
City Hunter〜愛よ消えないで〜 小比類巻かほる 7" Vinyl 2 07・5H-353 4988010008321
City Hunter 国吉良一 CD 10 32・8H-119
Evergreen 渡辺満里奈 CD 11 32-8H-133
Sophisticated Boom Boom Dead or Alive CD 11 32・8P-226
humansystem TM Network CD 11 283H-310
やわらかな心 片桐麻美 CD 8 32・8H-146
Bad Michael Jackson CD 5 20.8P-239 4988010215958
CHRISTMAS TALES 渡辺満里奈 Cassette 4 23-6H-281 4988010014148
Christmas Tales 渡辺満里奈 CD 4 28-8H-156
CHRISTMAS TALES 渡辺満里奈 CD 4 28-8H-156 4988010311667
When the Phone Stops Ringing Eighth Wonder Vinyl 2 07.5P-454 4988010007416
機動戦士ガンダム 逆襲のシャア オリジナル・サウンドトラック 三枝成章 CD 15 32·8H-5003 4988010312466
THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI エレファントカシマシ CD 11 32・8H-5007 4988010312862
風のかたみ 片桐麻美 CD 6 32・8H-5025 4988010313760
ribbon 渡辺美里 Cassette 11 28・6H-5030 4988010016944
Killing Machine Judas Priest CD 11 25・8P-5035 4988010219352
Stained Class Judas Priest CD 9 25・8P-5037 4988010219550
Sandinista! The Clash 2×CD 18 + 18 42 8P 5061-2 4988010221959
わたしのうた 片桐麻美 8cm CD 2 10・8H-3053 4988010605162
Take It or Leave It Vengeance CD 11 25 8P-5085 4988010224356
SO REAL 小比類巻かほる CD 12 328H-5060 4988010317263
Instrumental Version Collection Michael Jackson CD 7 20·8P-5158 4988010231651
Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson CD 5 20.8P-5161 4988010231958
Sophisticated Boom Boom Dead or Alive CD 11 25・8P-5146
THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI Ⅱ エレファントカシマシ CD 10 328H-5063 4988010317560
√5 BARBEE BOYS CD 10 32・8H-5066 4988010317867
Diamond Life Sade CD 9 25•8P-5190 4988010234850
あなたに会いたくて DREAMS COME TRUE CD 2 108H-3092
DREAMS COME TRUE DREAMS COME TRUE CD 11 328H-5071 4988010318260
City Hunter dramatic master Various Artists CD 15 35·8H-5067 4988010318369
The Best Remixes Cyndi Lauper CD 6 20-8P-5224 4988010238254
Balls to the Wall Accept CD 10 25・8P-5240 4988010239855
Eat the Heat Accept CD 12 25・8P-5227 4988010238551
知恵のかなしみ 片桐麻美 (unknown) 10 32・8H-5089 4988010320164
APPROACH DREAMS COME TRUE CD 2 108H-3118
omni Sight Seeing 細野晴臣 CD 9 28・8P-5258 4988010241650
浮世の夢 エレファントカシマシ CD 9 32・8H-5112 4988010322465
Nude: Remade Remodelled Dead or Alive CD 7 25・8P-5312 4988010247058
シリアス・バーバリアン2 大沢誉志幸 CD 10 ESCB-1001 4988010100124
Live Beck, Bogert & Appice 2×CD 6 + 7 ESCA5067, ESCA5068 4988010506728
LOVE GOES ON … DREAMS COME TRUE CD 10 ESCB-1018 4988010101824
胸がいっぱい 渡辺満里奈 8cm CD 2 ESDB3013 4988010301316
LAT.43°N ~forty-three degrees north latitude~ DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3041
City Hunter dramatic master Various Artists CD 15 ESCB-1022 4988010102227
CHRISTMAS CHORUS 小室哲哉 8cm CD 2 ESDB 3040 4988010304010
Digitalian Is Eating Breakfast 小室哲哉 (unknown) 10 ESCB-1013
The Best 小比類巻かほる CD 13 ESCB-1020 4988010102029
House of Fire Alice Cooper 8cm CD 2 ESDA-7013 4988010701314
笑顔の行方 DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3073 4988010307318
スカパラ登場 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ CD 13 ESCB 1052 4988010105228
深呼吸 片桐麻美 CD 10 ESCB-1049 4988010104924
Ring!Ring!Ring! DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3105
A Piece of Cake 渡辺満里奈 CD 9 ESCB-1082
Home Planet—地球こそ私の家 渡辺美里 佐野元春 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3131 4988010313111
生活 エレファントカシマシ CD 7 ESCB-1075 4988010107529
The Best Remixes Basia CD 6 ESCA 5164 4988010516420
BORN TO BE FUNKY 「ファンキーでいこう!!」 DA BUBBLE GUM BROTHERS CD 10 ESCB-1076 4988010107628
APOLLO 大江千里 CD 11 ESCB-1091 4988010109127
さよならを待ってる DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3151 4988010315115
TIME TO COUNT DOWN TMN 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3139 4988010313913
Staying a Life Accept 2×CD 8 + 11 ESCA 5169~70 4988010516925
mood 鈴木雅之 CD 11 ESCB-1094 4988010109424
WONDER 3 DREAMS COME TRUE CD 12 ESCB-1104 4988010110420
家庭教師 岡村靖幸 CD 9 ESCB-1102 4988010110222
FUNNY FACE 渡辺満里奈 CD 14 ESCB-1108 4988010110826
雪のクリスマス DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3171
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ CD 6 ESCB-1113
London Calling The Clash CD 19 ESCA 5214 4988010521424
Coma of Souls Kreator CD 10 ESCA-5241 4988010524128
RHYTHM RED BEAT BLACK TMN 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3185 4988010318512
たとえきみがどこにいこうと 鈴木雅之 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3188 4988010318819
空からの贈りもの 片桐麻美 CD 8 ESCB-1127 4988010112721
Priest in the East: Live in Japan Judas Priest CD 13 ESCA-5253 4988010525323
FIRST LOVE 鈴木雅之 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3199 4988010319915
卒業 渡辺美里 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3198 4988010319816
Eyes to me DREAMS COME TRUE 8cm CD 2 ESDB-3206
MARTINI 鈴木雅之 CD 14 ESCB-1145 4988010114527
City Hunter 91 Various Artists CD 11 ESCB-1148 4988010114824