Angel Records Label Guide

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US Angel Records Classical Labels


RED with Recording Angel Logo 1953 to 1961

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

US-R-M-1A

UR1MA Labels
UR1MA Labels

  • Labelography Code: USRM1A: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant A
  • Release Dates: November 1953
  • Notes
    • Large Recording Angel logo
    • "Recording Angel" text under the logo
    • Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd
    • Made In England on right under catalog no.

US-R-M-1B

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

UR1MB Labels
UR1MB Labels

  • Labelography Code: USRM1B: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant B
  • Release Dates: TBD
  • Notes
    • Large Recording Angel logo
    • "Recording Angel" text under the logo
    • Large ® right of logo
    • Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd
    • Made In England on left above matrix

US-R-M-1C

UR1C Labels
UR1C Labels

- Labelography Code: USR1MC: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant C
- Release Dates: TBD
- Notes
- Large Recording Angel logo
- No "Recording Angel" text under the logo
- Large ® right of logo
- Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd
- Made In England on left above matrix


US-R-M-1Ca

UR1Ca Labels
UR1Ca Labels

- Labelography Code: USRM1Ca: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant Ca
- Release Dates: TBD
- Notes
- Large Recording Angel logo
- No "Recording Angel" text under the logo
- No ® right of logo
- Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd
- Made In England on left above matrix


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

US-R-M-1D

UR1D Labels
UR1D Labels

  • Labelography Code: USRM1D: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant D
  • Release Dates: December 1957 - TBD
  • Notes
    • Large Recording Angel logo
    • No "Recording Angel" text under the logo
    • Large ® right of logo
    • No "Electric & Musical Industries (U. S.) Ltd"
    • "Manufactured in U.S.A." or "Made in England" on left above matrix

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

US-R-M-1E

UR1E Labels
UR1E Labels

  • Labelography Code: USRM1E: US | Red | Mono | Iteration 1 | Variant E
  • Release Dates: August 1958 - December 1961
  • Notes
    • Large Recording Angel logo
    • Small ® right of logo
    • "Manufactured in U.S.A." on left above matrix

US-R-S-1E

UR1SE Labels
UR1SE Labels

  • Labelography Code: USRS1E: US | Red | Stereo | Iteration 1 | Variant E
  • Release Dates: August 1958 - December 1961
  • Notes
    • Large Recording Angel logo
    • Small ® right of logo
    • "Manufactured in U.S.A." on left above matrix
    • STEREO

LIGHT BLUE 1962 to 1969

Light Blue label with large Angel script (January 1962 - December 1969)
There are 2 major versions, first with black circle and second with silver decorations around label circumference

US-LB-M-1

ULB1M Labels
ULB1M Labels

  • Labelography Code: USLBM1: US | Light Blue | Mono | Iteration 1
  • Release Dates: January 1962 - February 1965
  • Notes
    • Small Recording Angel logo at top
    • Solid black circle with white decoration around label circumference
    • "Mfd. in U.S.A." or "Manufactured in U.S.A." above
    • MONOPHONIC

US-LB-S-1

ULB1S Labels
ULB1S Labels

- Labelography Code: USLBS1: US | Light Blue | Stereo | Iteration 1
- Release Dates: January 1962 - February 1965
- Notes
- Small Recording Angel logo at top
- Solid black circle with white decoration around label circumference
- "Mfd. in U.S.A." or "Manufactured in U.S.A." above
- STEREO


US-LB-M-2

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  • Labelography Code: USLBM1: US | Light Blue | Mono | Iteration 2
  • Release Dates: February 1965 - December 1969
  • Notes
    • Small Recording Angel logo at top
    • Silver decoration around label circumference
    • "Mfd. in U.S.A." or "Manufactured in U.S.A." above
    • MONOPHONIC

US-LB-S-2

ULB2S Labels
ULB2S Labels

- Labelography Code: USLBS2: US | Light Blue | Stereo | Iteration 2
- Release Dates: February 1965 - December 1969
- Notes
- Small Recording Angel logo at top
- Silver decoration around label circumference
- "Mfd. in U.S.A." or "Manufactured in U.S.A." above
- STEREO in serif font


US-LB-Sa-2

ULB2Sa Labels
ULB2Sa Labels

- Labelography Code: USLBS2: US | Light Blue | Stereo | Variant a| Iteration 2 |
- Release Dates: TBD - December 1969
- Notes
- Small Recording Angel logo at top
- Silver decoration around label circumference
- "Mfd. in U.S.A." or "Manufactured in U.S.A." above
- STEREO in san-serif font


DARK YELLOW January 1970 to July/August 1972

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)

US-DY-S

UDY Labels
UDY Labels

  • Labelography Code: USDYS: US | Dark Yellow | Stereo
  • Release Dates: January 1970 - July/August 1972
  • Notes
    • Dark yellow label
    • Brown horizontal band located in the upper third
    • Small Recording Angel logo
    • "angel" in large san serif
    • Large side number (new releases only)
    • Repressing use the layout from original pressing
    • Stereo
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A."

US-DY-M

UDY Labels
UDY Labels

  • Labelography Code: USDYS: US | Dark Yellow | Mono
  • Release Dates: January 1970 - July/August 1972
  • Notes
    • Dark yellow label
    • Brown horizontal band located in the upper third
    • Small Recording Angel logo
    • "angel" in large san serif
    • Large side number (new releases only)
    • Repressing use the layout from original pressing
    • Mono
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A."

SOLID GOLD July/August 1972 - October 1972

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

US-G-S

UG Labels
UG Labels

  • Labelography Code: USGS: US | Gold | Stereo
  • Release Dates: July/August 1972 - October 1972
  • Notes
    • Gold label with black font
    • "angel" in small san serif at top
    • Large side number
    • Large outlined angel looking skyward in lower half
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A."
    • Stereo

US-G-M

UG Labels
UG Labels

  • Labelography Code: USGS: US | Gold | Mono
  • Release Dates: January 1970 - July/August 1972
  • Notes
    • No new mono releases were issued during this period. Only represses/reissues use this label
    • Gold label with black font
    • "angel" in small san serif at top
    • Large side number
    • Large outlined angel looking skyward in lower half
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A."
    • Mono

SUNBURST YELLOW October 1972 to May 1982

Sunburst Yellow with text in the upper half October 1972 to May 1982. Some layout variations exist for Side, Matrix, Stereo, 33-1/3.

US-SBY-S-1

Rim text contains "Capitol Records, Inc."

USBY1 Labels
USBY1 Labels

  • Labelography Code: USSBYS1: US | Sun Burst Yellow | Stereo | Iteration *1
  • Release Dates: October 1972 - April-July 1975
  • Notes
    • No new mono releases were issued during this period. Only represses/reissues use this label
    • Yellow orange sky with sunbeams shining through with black font
    • "angel" in small san serif at top
    • Large side number
    • Large outlined angel looking skyward in lower half
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries, Inc., U.S.A."
    • Stereo

US-SBY-S-2

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."
USBY2 Labels

  • Labelography Code: USSBYS2: US | Sun Burst Yellow | Stereo | Iteration *2
  • Release Dates: April 1975 - May 1982
  • Notes
    • No new mono releases were issued during this period. Only represses/reissues use this label
    • Yellow orange sky with sunbeams shining through with black font
    • "angel" in small san serif at top
    • Large side number
    • Large outlined angel looking skyward in lower half
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A."
    • "Capitol Marca Reg. • All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws
    • Stereo

YELLOW/BROWN June 1982 to 1987

Introduced June 1982 and in use until production ceased in 1987

US-YB-S-1

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  • Labelography Code: US-YB-S: US | Yellow Brown | Stereo | Iteration 1
  • Release Dates: June 1982 - 1987
  • Notes
    • No new mono releases were issued during this period. Only represses/reissues use this label
    • Solid light yellow and deep brown label
    • Large side number
    • Winged angel sitting on a golden record
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A."
    • "Angel Marca Reg. • All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws
    • Stereo

US-YB-S-2 - Digital

UYBD Labels
UYBD Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-YB-S: US | Yellow Brown | Stereo | Iteration 2
  • Release Dates: June 1982 - 1987
  • Notes
    • Solid light yellow and deep brown label
    • Digital at top
    • Large side number
    • Winged angel sitting on a golden record
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A."
    • "Angel Marca Reg. • All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws
    • Stereo
    • No new mono releases were issued during this period. Only represses/reissues use this label

RED DIGITAL 1980

Red Triangle

US-RT-S-D

URTD1 Labels
URTD1 Labels

  • Labelography Code: US-YB-S: US | Rd Triangle | Stereo | Digital
  • Release Dates: 1980
  • Notes
    • Large Red Triangle with Digital
    • Recording Angel logo in black and white
    • Large side number in black
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A."
    • "Angel Marca Reg. • All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws Angel is a Trademark of EMI Records Limited"
    • Stereo

US-RT-S-D-2

Side number color and font is Red

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  • Labelography Code: US-YB-S: US | Rd Triangle | Stereo | Digital | Iteration 2
  • Release Dates: 1982
  • Notes
    • Large Red Triangle with Digital
    • Recording Angel logo in black and off white
    • Large side number in red
    • "Mfd. by Capitol Records, Inc. a Subsidiary of Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc., U.S.A."
    • "Angel Marca Reg. • All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a Violation of Applicable Laws Angel is a Trademark of EMI Records Limited"
    • Stereo