Epic Records (J-Pop label since 2001, established 1978; 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

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Wildfire/Night ThunderMichael Martin MurpheyVinyl2
Stained ClassJudas Priest12" Vinyl9
25・3P-47
Clean/CleanBruce Woolley & The Camera Club7" Vinyl2
06 5P-88
Do You Believe In Mazikスーザン12" Vinyl9
  • JP1980-09-21
27 3H-24
HarmotopiaSOAP12" Vinyl10
27•3H-29[none]
Soul ShadowsThe ChanelsCD12
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8H-1
Someday佐野元春CD11
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8H-2
Lunatic MenuIppu-doCD11
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8H-3
De niña a mujerJulio IglesiasCD10
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8P-1
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8P-2
Hi InfidelityREO SpeedwagonCD10
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8P-4[none]
There and BackJeff BeckCD8
  • JP1982-10-01
35・8P-5
CARAVELLI PLAYS 聖子Caravelli et Son Grand Orchestre12" Vinyl12
  • JP1983-08-25
20-3P-456[none]
がんじがらめThe Street SlidersVinyl10
  • JP1983-12-01
28 3H-111
夏のレンガ通りおだこうへい7" Vinyl2
07・5H-162[none]
RAINBOW RAINBOWTM NetworkCD9
  • JP1984-04-21
283H-117
VISITORS佐野元春12" Vinyl8
  • JP1984-05-21
28・3H-123
JAG OUTThe Street SlidersVinyl10
  • JP1984-11-11
28 3H-147
Kawaita Hana / Kirisame Hoteru梶芽衣子7" Vinyl2
  • -1984-12-21
07-CH-226
Love BitesJudas Priest7" Vinyl2
07 5P-296
Bad Boys / Club TropicanaWham!12" Vinyl2
12・3P-512
Tokyo Ballet土屋昌巳CD11
  • JP1985-06-12
32-AH-37
CHILDHOOD'S ENDTM NetworkCD11
  • JP1985-06-21
283H-166
ハーモニーラヴ藤原理恵7" Vinyl2
  • JP1985-07-21
07-5H-254
ほんとのキスをお返しに藤原理恵7" Vinyl2
  • JP1985-10-21
07-5H-2734988010000325
Stay With MeEighth Wonder7" Vinyl2
075P 4004988010002015
青春したい。藤原理恵12" Vinyl10
  • JP1985-12-05
28-3H-1964988010302627
悪いのはマガジン藤原理恵7" Vinyl2
  • JP1986-04-21
07-5H-2934988010002329
GorillaTM NetworkCD10
  • JP1986-06-04
283H-225
Self ControlTM NetworkCD10
  • JP1987-02-26
32・8H-1064988010306663
City Hunter〜愛よ消えないで〜小比類巻かほる7" Vinyl2
  • JP1987-05-10
07・5H-3534988010008321
City Hunter国吉良一CD10
  • JP1987-06-03
32・8H-119
Sophisticated Boom BoomDead or AliveCD11
  • JP1987-09-21
32・8P-226
humansystemTM NetworkCD11
  • JP1987-11-11
283H-310
やわらかな心片桐麻美CD8
  • JP1987-11-21
32・8H-146
紫式部・源氏物語 The Tale Of Genji細野晴臣CD12
  • JP1987-11-21
32・8H-148
BadMichael JacksonCD5
  • JP1987-12-09
20.8P-2394988010215958
CHRISTMAS TALES渡辺満里奈Cassette4
  • JP1987-12-09
23-6H-2814988010014148
Christmas Tales渡辺満里奈CD4
  • JP1987-12-09
28-8H-156
CHRISTMAS TALES渡辺満里奈CD4
  • JP1987-12-09
28-8H-1564988010311667
When the Phone Stops RingingEighth Wonder7" Vinyl2
07.5P-4544988010007416
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CD15
  • JP1988-03-13
32·8H-50034988010312466
THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHIエレファントカシマシCD11
  • JP1988-03-21
32・8H-50074988010312862
DEF大橋純子CD10
  • JP1988-03-31
32-8H-1504988010311063
風のかたみ片桐麻美CD6
  • JP1988-05-21
32・8H-50254988010313760
ribbon渡辺美里Cassette11
  • JP1988-05-28
28・6H-50304988010016944
Killing MachineJudas PriestCD11
  • JP1988-07-01
25・8P-50354988010219352
Sandinista!The Clash2×CD18 + 18
  • JP1988-08-01
42 8P 5061-24988010221959
IRENEKILLING TIMECD5
  • JP1988-08-26
32・8H-50414988010315368
わたしのうた片桐麻美8cm CD2
  • JP1988-09-01
10・8H-30534988010605162
SO REAL小比類巻かほるCD12
  • JP1988-11-11
328H-50604988010317263
Instrumental Version CollectionMichael JacksonCD7
  • JP1988-11-21
20·8P-51584988010231651
Smooth CriminalMichael JacksonCD5
  • JP1988-11-21
20.8P-51614988010231958
Sophisticated Boom BoomDead or AliveCD11
  • JP1988-11-21
25・8P-5146
THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI ⅡエレファントカシマシCD10
  • JP1988-11-21
328H-50634988010317560
√5BARBEE BOYSCD10
  • JP1989-02-01
32・8H-50664988010317867
Diamond LifeSadeCD9
  • JP1989-03-01
25•8P-51904988010234850
あなたに会いたくてDREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1989-03-21
108H-30924988010609061
DREAMS COME TRUEDREAMS COME TRUECD11
  • JP1989-03-21
328H-50714988010318260
City Hunter dramatic masterVarious ArtistsCD15
  • JP1989-03-21
35·8H-50674988010318369
The Best RemixesCyndi LauperCD6
  • JP1989-04-21
20-8P-52244988010238254
Balls to the WallAcceptCD10
  • JP1989-04-21
25・8P-52404988010239855
Eat the HeatAcceptCD12
  • JP1989-05-17
25・8P-52274988010238551
知恵のかなしみ片桐麻美(unknown)10
  • JP1989-05-21
32・8H-50894988010320164
APPROACHDREAMS COME TRUECD2
  • JP1989-06-01
108H-3118
omni Sight Seeing細野晴臣CD9
  • JP1989-07-21
28・8P-52584988010241650
浮世の夢エレファントカシマシCD9
  • JP1989-08-21
32・8H-51124988010322465
Nude: Remade RemodelledDead or AliveCD7
  • JP1989-09-21
25・8P-53124988010247058
シリアス・バーバリアン2大沢誉志幸CD10
  • JP1989-10-08
ESCB-10014988010100124
LiveBeck, Bogert & Appice2×CD6 + 7
  • JP1989-11-22
ESCA5067, ESCA50684988010506728
LOVE GOES ON …DREAMS COME TRUECD10
  • JP1989-11-22
ESCB-10184988010101824
胸がいっぱい渡辺満里奈8cm CD2
  • JP1989-11-22
ESDB30134988010301316
LAT.43°N ~forty-three degrees north latitude~DREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1989-11-22
ESDB-3041
City Hunter 3 Original Animation SoundtrackVarious ArtistsCD10
  • JP1989-12-01
ESCB-10194988010101923
City Hunter dramatic masterVarious ArtistsCD15
  • JP1989-12-01
ESCB-10224988010102227
CHRISTMAS CHORUS小室哲哉8cm CD2
  • JP1989-12-01
ESDB 30404988010304010
Digitalian Is Eating Breakfast小室哲哉(unknown)10
  • JP1989-12-09
ESCB-1013
The Best小比類巻かほるCD13
  • JP1989-12-15
ESCB-10204988010102029
SCREW DRIVERThe Street SlidersCD10
28・3H-5055
Simple ManThe Charlie Daniels Band(unknown)10
EK 4531607464453162
House of FireAlice Cooper8cm CD2
  • JP1990-01-21
ESDA-70134988010701314
笑顔の行方DREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1990-02-10
ESDB-30734988010307318
スカパラ登場東京スカパラダイスオーケストラCD13
  • JP1990-05-01
ESCB-10524988010105228
深呼吸片桐麻美CD10
  • JP1990-05-21
ESCB-10494988010104924
Ring!Ring!Ring!DREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1990-06-21
ESDB-31054988010310516
A Piece of Cake渡辺満里奈CD9
  • JP1990-07-21
ESCB-1082
Home Planet—地球こそ私の家渡辺美里 佐野元春8cm CD2
  • JP1990-08-22
ESDB-31314988010313111
生活エレファントカシマシCD7
  • JP1990-09-01
ESCB-10754988010107529
The Best RemixesBasiaCD6
  • JP1990-09-21
ESCA 51644988010516420
BORN TO BE FUNKY 「ファンキーでいこう!!」DA BUBBLE GUM BROTHERSCD10
  • JP1990-09-21
ESCB-10764988010107628
APOLLO大江千里CD11
  • JP1990-09-21
ESCB-10914988010109127
さよならを待ってるDREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1990-09-21
ESDB-31514988010315115
TIME TO COUNT DOWNTMN8cm CD2
  • JP1990-09-28
ESDB-31394988010313913
Staying a LifeAccept2×CD8 + 11
  • JP1990-10-21
ESCA 5169~704988010516925
mood鈴木雅之CD11
  • JP1990-10-21
ESCB-10944988010109424
WONDER 3DREAMS COME TRUECD12
  • JP1990-11-01
ESCB-11044988010110420
家庭教師岡村靖幸CD9
  • JP1990-11-16
ESCB-11024988010110222
FUNNY FACE渡辺満里奈CD14
  • JP1990-11-18
ESCB-11084988010110826
雪のクリスマスDREAMS COME TRUE8cm CD2
  • JP1990-11-21
ESDB-31714988010317119
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra東京スカパラダイスオーケストラCD6
  • JP1990-12-01
ESCB-1113