45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 23/7/12

ISLAND
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1962-1992

Labels

4 Rutland Gate Mews

London England

108 Cambridge Rd.

WI 001 - 1962
to
WI 014 - 1962

WI 013  - 1962
to
WI 047 - 1963

WI 048 - 1964
to
WI 100 - 1964

Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall, taking its name from the 1955 Alec Waugh novel, subsequent film and Harry Belafonte hit song "Island in the Sun". The company relocated to the UK in May 1962. Until Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989, Island was the largest indie record label in history. 

 

WI 101  - 1963
to
WI 287 - sep 1966

WI 3001  - oct 1966
to
WI 3135 - jun 1968
End of WI series

WI 6000 - jan 1967
to
WI 6003 - feb 1967

WIP 6004 - feb 1967
to
WIP 6061 - may 1969

 

WIP 6056 - may 1969
to
WIP 6075 - dec 1969

WIP 6076 - jan 1970
to
WIP 6089 - oct 1970

WIP 6090 - oct 1970
to
WIP 6245 - sep 1975

 

No perimeter print

EMI Records Ltd

All rights of the Producer...

All rights of the Producer...

WIP 6245 - sep 1975
to
WIP 6419 - feb 1978

WIP 6420 - feb 1978
to
WIP 6697 - jun 1981

WIP 6695 - jun 1981
IS 102 - jan 1983
to
WIP 6848 - jan 1983
IS 218 - feb 1985

WIP 6782
WIP 6786
WIP 6802
WIP 6835
WIP 6841

 

No

Added

1980

IS 221 - 1985
to
IS 288 - 1986

IS 290 - 1986
to
IS 442 - 1989

IS 336 - 1987
Occasionally

IS 444 - 1990
to
IS 498 - 1992

WIP 6654

1980

.......
Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

WIP 6000 - 1967
to 
.

. Ref 32B

 Curved top

 Inside glued

 

No 2

.
to 
WIP 6061 - 1969

 Wavy top

 Inside glued

 

No 3

WIP 6056 - 1969
to
WIP 6089 - 1970

Glossy finish

. Ref 32

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 4

WIP 6090 - 1970
to
WIP 6245 - 1975

Flat finish

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 5

WIP 6245 - 1975
to
1975

Used for the early issues only.
Used all for promos
to around 1978.

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 6

1975
to
.

Waves type 1

. Ref 32C

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 7

.
to
.

Waves type 1

 

 Cut notch/high top

 Glued left/right

 

No 8

.
to
.

Waves type 1

Variant - click to enlarge

 

 Cut notch/high top

 Glued left/right

 

No 9

.
to
1981

Waves type 2

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

No 10

1981
to
1985

22 St.Peter's Square
London W6

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

Light blue stiff card

 

 

 

 

Reissues

R 1

WIP 6563 - 1980
to
.

 

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

R 2

.
to
WIP 6596 - 1980

 

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued left/right

 

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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Ade Macrow, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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Thanks to Kevin Patrick, New York for scans and info in this section
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Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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