Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)

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Annotation

"Sony Records International" is a textless logo - Sony's "walking eye", surrounded by a box outline without any text. It became its own label in 2001 used by various companies of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. after being split out of SME Records. It is mostly used to brand music which was released under Columbia internationally. (This is because Nippon Columbia Co. runs an unrelated Columbia label in Japan.) However, this walking eye label is also used for J-Pop and Japanese classical artists.

Note about the spine:
"Sony Records Int'l" used to be a division explicitly mentioned on the spine, but this layout template has not been used by SonyMusic in over a decade. Modern releases put the direct manufacturer on the spine, i.e. "Sony Music Labels Inc.", "Sony Music Japan International Inc.", and "Sony Music Direct Inc." This manufacturer spine text is the identical to the spine text found on Japanese versions of releases wearing the RCA, Epic, Sony Classical, Philadelphia International, etc. imprints.

Note about Discogs:
Discogs has a system where labels are defined by a name, not an ID - and they refuse to give this logo a name since its textless. Therefore, their discography of this imprint is spread out a dozen pages, including but not limited to:

Annotation last modified on 2014-06-28 19:29 .

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Tokiko Songs 加藤登紀子 CD 17 SRCL-2240 4988009224022
さくらんぼの実る頃 加藤登紀子 8cm CD 4 SRDL-3498 4988009349817
Wasted in America Love/Hate CD 12 CSCS 5809 4988009580920
Rotting Piñata Sponge CD 12 SRCS 7683 4988009768328
H DJ Honda CD 13 SRCS 7726
Destiny's Child Destiny's Child CD 15 SRCS 8504 4988009850498
Irresistible Jessica Simpson CD 13 SRCS-2463 4988009246314
Zoom Electric Light Orchestra CD 14 SRCS-2466 4988009246611
Passion, Grace & Fire Paco de Lucía, Al Di Meola & John McLaughlin SACD 6 SRGS 4587 4988009458724
Time Electric Light Orchestra CD 16 SRCS-9849 4988009984995
Affirmation / Declaration Savage Garden 2×CD 12 + 11 SRCS 2464, SRCS 2465 4988009246413
More Cookin’ at the Plugged Nickel Miles Davis CD 6 SRCS 9754 4988009975498
The More Things Change… Far Cry CD 10 SRCS-9840 4988009984094
Directions Miles Davis 2×CD 8 + 4 SRCS-9761, SRCS-9762 4988009976198
When Young Terrorists Chase the Sun Gerling CD 17 SRCS 2509 4988009250915
Glitter Mariah Carey CD 13 SRCS 2500 4988009250014
Version 2.0 Garbage CD 13 SRCS 2506 4988009250618
Toxicity System of a Down CD 15 SRCS 2487 4988009248714
Toxicity System of a Down Cassette 14 SRCS-2487
Nu-Clear Sounds Ash CD 13 SRCS-2522 4988009252216
Simple Things Zero 7 CD 15 SRCS-2524 4988009252414
Woman 2 Various Artists 2×CD 18 + 18 SRCS-2525 4988009252513
Terria Devin Townsend CD 12 SRCS-2536 4988009253619
The Dream Within Lara Fabian CD 2 SRCS-2547 4988009254715
beautifulgarbage Garbage CD 15 SRCS 2533 4988009253312
Reflections (Care Enough) Mariah Carey CD 2 SRCS 2546 4988009254616
朝日名人会ライヴシリーズ 9 桂文治 1 桂文治 CD 11 SICL-1 4547366000252
Down to Earth Ozzy Osbourne CD 12 SICP 3 4547366000030
Bayleaf Stone Gossard CD 11 SICP 27 4547366001136
ルミノーゾ〜僕は大地に疾走する輝きを見た〜 中村善郎 CD 15 SICP-9 4547366000092
Superstar Christmas Various Artists CD 21 SICP-24 4547366001105
The Day Babyface SACD 13 SIGP-5 4547366000535
交差点 藤岡正明 CD 4 SICL-7 4547366002041
THE FIRE THAT BURNS WITHIN YKZ CD 12 SICP-21 4547366001075
The Very Best of Phoebe Snow Phoebe Snow CD 17 SICP-8005 4547366001914
Toxicity System of a Down CD 15 SICP 44 4547366001815
Greatest Hits (Japan Limited Edition) Mariah Carey 2×CD 17 + 16 SICP-77, SICP-78 4547366002508
ブラボーミュージック Various Artists 2×CD 15 + 15 SICC 46~7 4547366002249
桂文珍 7 桂文珍 CD 10 SICL 4 4547366001471
The Best of Nas Nas CD 18 SICP-71 4547366002430
Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) Garbage CD 5 SICP 76 4547366002485
Fly Away From Here Aerosmith CD 6 SRCS 2452 4988009245218
Reflections (Care Enough) Mariah Carey CD 1 XDCS 93489 [none]
Filles de Kilimanjaro Miles Davis SACD 5 SIGP 13 4547366002331
Dreamer Ozzy Osbourne CD 3 SICP 83 4547366002843
Special Collection Garbage CD 5 SICP 66 4547366002409
Seven Steps To Heaven Miles Davis SACD 6 SIGP 14 4547366002560
Insatiable Darren Hayes CD 3 SICP 99 4547366003598
Mondo Head 鼓童 SACD 11 SIGP-12 4547366002065
Voices: The Best of Keiko Lee Keiko Lee SACD 14 SIGP-17 4547366003048
アランフェス 木村大 CD 3 SICC-20 4547366003772
Andy Pratt Andy Pratt CD 11 SICP 8030 4547366004090
Heart to Yours Michelle Williams CD 13 SICP 121 4547366004489
UNIVERSE 三村奈々恵 CD 10 SICC-71 4547366004830
Chemistry of Love TOKU CD 13 SICP-157 4547366005394
Evil Heat Primal Scream CD 12 SICP-144
Soul Source: Earth, Wind & Fire Remixes Earth, Wind & Fire CD 12 SICP 177 4547366005950
30°C Clémentine CD 13 SICP-190 4547366006308
Ed's Guest List Ed Case CD 17 SICP-193 4547366006346
Get Up With It Miles Davis 2×SACD 4 + 4 SIGP-22~23 4547366005424
Too Close for Comfort Darren Hayes CD 5 SICP 280 4547366008265
Autobahn 66 Primal Scream CD 8 SICP-233
Blue Breath Cool Music & Jazzy Various Artists CD 18 SICP-300 4547366008609
Summer Madness Yosuke Onuma CD 13 SICP-303 4547366008616
Mariah Carey Mariah Carey CD 11 SICP 8075 4547366008623
Just Push Play Aerosmith 2×CD 14 + 6 SICP 87-8 4547366002881
TOKU TOKU CD 11 SICP-321 4547366009316
ROCK TO THE BEATS YKZ CD 13 SICL-50 4547366009736
The Day We Left Town Magnet CD 5 SICP 356 4547366010329
A Possible Projection of the Future/Childhoods End Al Kooper CD 10 MHCP 18 4562109402216
Naked Songs Al Kooper CD 10 MHCP 19 4571191054357
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad CD 11 SICP 395 4547366011067
Part of You Eric Gale CD 6 SICP 5057 4547366010817
Portrait 藤岡正明 CD 10 SICL-8 4547366011166
St. Anger (Japan Single) Metallica CD 5 SICP 371 4547366010572
Day I Forgot Pete Yorn CD 17 SICP 415 4547366011395
MFZB Zebrahead CD 19 SICP 424 4547366011678
So Long, Astoria The Ataris CD 17 SICP 342 4547366009996
Reality David Bowie CD 12 SICP 446 4547366012170
Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan Hybrid SACD 11 MHCP-10003 4562109403671
Blonde on Blonde Bob Dylan 2×Hybrid SACD 8 + 6 MHCP-10005, MHCP-10006 4562109403664
Open Our Eyes Earth, Wind & Fire CD 15 4562109404012
Metallica Metallica CD 13 SICP 479
Load Metallica CD 14 SICP 480
Reload Metallica CD 13 SICP 481
Live Shit: Binge & Purge Metallica 3×CD 9 + 6 + 9 SICP 482
Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan SACD 10 MHCP-10010 4562109404081
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED YKZ CD 7 SICL-70 4547366013108
Splinter The Offspring CD 13 SICP-500 4547366013054
Another Side of Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Hybrid SACD 11 MHCP-10002
Planet Waves Bob Dylan SACD 11 MHCP-10009
Slow Train Coming Bob Dylan SACD 9 MHCP-10013 4562109404357
Oh Mercy Bob Dylan SACD 10 MHCP-10015 4562109404371
"Love and Theft" Bob Dylan SACD 12 MHCP-10016
Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel CD 14 MHCP 2068 4562109404876
Live in Japan Primal Scream CD 16 SICP 390 4547366011012
The Unnamed Feeling E.P. Metallica CD 7 SICP 514
Reality (special edition) David Bowie CD + DVD-Video 12 + 11 4547366014624
Never Get Old David Bowie CD 2 SICP 546 4547366014631
Greatest Hits Bangles CD 15 MHCP 185 4562109405231