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Revised 29/2/12

WEA
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1978-1988

Labels

K 18008 - 1978
to
K 19380 - 1982

K 79111 -  1979
to
K 79336 - 1982

1983
to
1985

YZ 14 - 1984
to
YZ 301 - 1988

After Warner Bros. Records opened regional markets in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom, US copyright laws forced it to change its name outside the US to first Kinney Music in 1971, and then WEA Records in 1972.
Throughout most of the 1970s the company had been content to release records on its constituent labels - Warner Brothers, Elektra and Asylum. In 1978, WEA started a label which bore the corporate name. 

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Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

K 18008 - 1978
to
1980

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 2

1980
to
1981

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 3

1981
to
.

Curved top scooped at the back

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 4

.
to
1982

Curved top scooped at the front 

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 5

1982
to
.

Angle cut

Serrated angle cut

 

 Curved top

 Glued left/right

 

No 6

.
to
1988

Curved cut

Straight angle cut
Logo lower

 

 Slightly curved/straight cut

 Glued left/right

 

 

08 promo

Promo sticker

 

 Slightly curved/straight cut

 Glued left/right

 

DMS 5001

Damont records were made and distributed by WEA. The record shown is signed by the artists and I can only assume that this was a special demonstration sleeve. I have never seen another sleeve. Any help?

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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