Angel Records Label Guide

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Labelography

US LP labels - Angel Records Classical

RED with Recording Angel Logo 1953 to 1961

Red label with large "angel on LP" logo = November 1953 to December 1961
Four versions with Made in England.In order:

UR1MA

A. "Recording Angel" under the logo. (November 1953) with Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd at the bottom

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UR1MB

B. "Recording Angel" under the logo. (Early 1956) with Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd at the bottom with a ® on the right side

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UR1MC

C. No text but ® Under the logo

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UR1MD

D. After Capitol bought Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd in December 1957, Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd no longer appears on the label or inner sleeves

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UR1ME

Starting in August 1958 with the Stereo releases, Mono versions started transitioning to US manufacturing

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UR1SE

In August 1958 Stereo releases were introduced:

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LIGHT BLUE 1962 to 1969

Light Blue label with large Angel script = mid to late 1960s (January 1962 - December 1969)
2 versions:

ULB1M

A. Black circle with white decoration around border - Introduced in January 1962; in use until April 1966
Mono

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ULB1S

Stereo

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B. Silver decoration around border April 1966 - December 1969

ULB2M

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ULB2S

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Dark Yellow 1970 to July 1972

Dark yellow with a brown horizontal band across the top with logo in white and angel in lower case Introduced in January 1970, in use until July 1972

UDY

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Solid Gold July 1972 - October 1972

Solid Gold Label with Angel logo on bottom half July 1972 - October 1972

UG

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Sunburst Yellow October 1972 to May 1982

Sunburst Yellow with text in the upper half October 1972 to May 1982

USBY

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Yellow/Brown June 1982 to 1986

Light yellow 2/5th and deep brown 3/5th with winged angel sitting on a golden record

UYB

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UYBD - Digital

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Red Digital 1980

Red Triangle

URTD1

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URTD2

Side number color and font is Red

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