Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)

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Island Records (UK and worldwide)

Originally formed as an independent record label in Jamaica, this company was incorporated in the UK and later the US. It was the largest independent record company in history when it was sold to PolyGram. PolyGram was subsumed by Universal Music Group in 1998, but the Island name and logo live on in a confusing hierarchy of companies, joint ventures, mergers, label groups and imprints.

Records released with the Island label in Australia, France and Germany, for example, are to be filed here.

CHECK THE LABEL CODE: On many newer UK/European releases the label code is LC-01846, NOT LC-00407. Such releases should be added to Universal Island Records and not here.

Using the logos on the back cover can also help tell the difference, this imprint (00407) generally has the one palm tree Island logo, the other imprint (01846) generally has 2 logos, one of 'Island Records Group', and another of 'Universal Records'.

Annotation last modified on 2008-10-22 16:52 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
Madgie / Honour Your Mother & Father Desmond Dekker & Beverley's All Stars Vinyl 2 WI-054
Eastern Standard Time / Sun Rises in the East Don Drummond / Dotty & Bonny 7" Vinyl 2 WI-149 [none]
Daddy The Vikings 7" Vinyl 2 WI-167 [none]
Affectionate Fink Harold McNair With Ornette Coleman's Sidemen 12" Vinyl 6 ILP 926
Come On Home Jackie Edwards Vinyl 12 ILP 931
Guns of Navarone The Skatalites 7" Vinyl 2 WI-168
Botheration / Satan Justin Hinds & The Dominoes Vinyl 2 WI 171
The Trip Kim Fowley 7" Vinyl 2 WI278
Paper Sun / Giving to You Traffic Vinyl 2 WIP 6002
London Conversation John Martyn 12" Vinyl 12 ILP952
Mr. Fantasy (mono) Traffic 12" Vinyl 10 ILP-961 [none]
Mr. Fantasy Traffic 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9061 [none]
Sunshine Super Frog Wynder K. Frog 12" Vinyl 12 ILP 944 [none]
The Story of Simon Simopath Nirvana 12" Vinyl 10 ILP 959
Supernatural Fairy Tales Art 12" Vinyl 12 ILP 967
The Best of The Spencer Davis Group Featuring Stevie Winwood The Spencer Davis Group 12" Vinyl 14 ILPS 9070 [none]
People Rock Steady / I'm Trying to Find a Home The Uniques Vinyl 2 WI3070
Tonight / You Have Caught Me Keith & Tex / Lyn Taitt & The Jets Vinyl 2 WI 3085
Hole in My Shoe / Smiling Phases Traffic 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6017
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush Traffic 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6025 [none]
This Was Jethro Tull 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9085
Traffic Traffic 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9081T [none]
An Electric Storm White Noise 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9099
Love Story / A Christmas Song Jethro Tull 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6048
The Tumbler John Martyn 12" Vinyl 12 ILPS9091 [none]
Ska at the Jamaica Playboy Club Various Artists Vinyl 14 ILP 930
This Was Jethro Tull 12" Vinyl 10 ILP 985 [none]
It's All About Spooky Tooth 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9080 [none]
All of Us Nirvana 12" Vinyl 12 ILPS 9087
Medicated Goo / Shanghai Noodle Factory Traffic 7" Vinyl 2 WIP-6050
Make No Bones About It Clouds Vinyl 2 WIP 6055
What We Did on Our Holidays Fairport Convention 12" Vinyl 12 ILPS 9092
Last Exit Traffic 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9097 [none]
Living in the Past / Driving Song Jethro Tull 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6056
Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9102 [none]
Stand Up Jethro Tull Vinyl 10 ILPS 9103
Ahead Rings Out Blodwyn Pig 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9101 [none]
Five Leaves Left Nick Drake 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9105
In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson 12" Vinyl 5 88 166 XAT
In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson 12" Vinyl 5 ILPS 9111
Mott the Hoople Mott the Hoople 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9108 [none]
Nice Enough to Eat Various Artists 12" Vinyl 12 IWPS 6
Liege & Lief Fairport Convention 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9115 [none]
Spooky Two Spooky Tooth 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9098 [none]
The Clouds Scrapbook Clouds Vinyl 11 ILPS9100
Free Free 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9104
Kip of the Serenes Dr. Strangely Strange 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9106
In Blissful Company Quintessence Vinyl 8 ILPS 9110
Best of Traffic Traffic 12" Vinyl 11 ILPS 9112 [none]
Renaissance Renaissance 12" Vinyl 5 ILPS-9114 [none]
You Can All Join In Various Artists 12" Vinyl 12 IWPS 2
Put Your Tears Away Jackie Edwards 12" Vinyl 12 IWPS4
Scrapbook Clouds Vinyl 2 WIP 6067
Take Me to Your Leader Clouds (unknown) 2
Island Renaissance 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6079 [none]
Stormbringer! John & Beverley Martyn 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9113
Cat Food / Groon King Crimson 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6080
Fotheringay Fotheringay 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9125
Benefit Jethro Tull 12" Vinyl 10 6339 009
Benefit Jethro Tull Vinyl 10 ILPS 9123 [none]
In the Wake of Poseidon King Crimson 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9127
Fire and Water Free 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9120 [none]
Mona Bone Jakon Cat Stevens 12" Vinyl 11 ILPS 9118
John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic 12" Vinyl 6 ILPS 9116 [none]
Full House Fairport Convention 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9130 [none]
Mad Shadows Mott the Hoople 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9119 [none]
Tea for the Tillerman Cat Stevens 12" Vinyl 11 ILPS 9135 [none]
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer 12" Vinyl 6 ILPS-9132
Bryter Layter Nick Drake 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9134
Stealer Free 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6093 [none]
Lizard King Crimson 12" Vinyl 5 ILPS 9141 [none]
Wild World Jimmy Cliff 7" Vinyl 2 6014 024
In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson 12" Vinyl 5 6138014
Highway Free Vinyl 9 6339 028
Lizard King Crimson 12" Vinyl 5 6405 012 [none]
Tea for the Tillerman Cat Stevens 12" Vinyl 11 85 678 IT [none]
Bumpers Various Artists 2×12" Vinyl 9 + 10 IDP 1
The Last Puff Spooky Tooth 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9117 [none]
McDonald and Giles McDonald and Giles 12" Vinyl 5 ILPS 9126 [none]
McDonald and Giles McDonald and Giles (unknown) 5 ILPS 9126
Quintessence Quintessence Vinyl 11 ILPS-9128
If If 12" Vinyl 7 ILPS 9129
Listen The Alan Bown! 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9131 [none]
Evensong Amazing Blondel 12" Vinyl 11 ILPS 9136
Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending The Incredible String Band 12" Vinyl 6 ILPS 9140 [none]
Notting Hill Gate / Move Into the Light Quintessence Vinyl 2 WIP 6075
All Right Now Free 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6082
Lady D'Arbanville Cat Stevens 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6086
Dancing in the Moonlight High Broom 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6088 [none]
Can't Get Enough Bad Company 7" Vinyl 2 WIP 6191
Wildlife Mott the Hoople 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9144 [none]
Smiling Men With Bad Reputations Mike Heron 12" Vinyl 9 ILPS 9146 [none]
Tarkus Emerson, Lake & Palmer Vinyl 7 ILPS-9155
Tarkus Emerson, Lake & Palmer 12" Vinyl 7
Angel Delight Fairport Convention 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 9162 [none]
Welcome to the Canteen Traffic 12" Vinyl 6 ILPS 9166 [none]
The North Star Grassman and the Ravens Sandy Denny 12" Vinyl 11 ILPS 9165
Teaser and the Firecat Cat Stevens 12" Vinyl 10 ILPS 19154 [none]
Pictures at an Exhibition Emerson, Lake & Palmer 12" Vinyl 11 HELP 1
Brain Capers Mott the Hoople 12" Vinyl 8 ILPS 9178 [none]