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. Light Blue label with large Angel script with black circle with white decoration around border - Introduced in January 1962; in use until February 1965
Mono

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ULB1S

Stereo

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B. Light Blue label with large Angel script with silver decoration around border February 1965 - December 1969

ULB2M

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ULB2S

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Dark Yellow January 1970 to July/August 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 (there is overlap in July/August between the two labels, Angel did not issue their releases in catalog order)

UDY

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Solid Gold July/August 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

USBY1

Rim text contains "Capitol Records, Inc."

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USBY2

In March 1974, Capitol changed the name of the company by adding "EMI". This appears on the back cover and labels circa April 1975. (Need to verify)
Rim text contains "Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc."

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Yellow/Brown June 1982 to 1987

Light yellow 2/5th and deep brown 3/5th with winged angel sitting on a golden record, introduced June 1982 and in use until production ceased in 1987

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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