Charisma

Charisma

Profile:
British label Charisma ("The Famous Charisma Label") was established in 1969 by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith and made its name with acts like Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill, The Nice and Genesis. In most of Europe releases were manufactured and distributed via Phonogram companies from the early 1970s until January 1985, when Charisma Records Ltd. and the Charisma brand were acquired by Virgin Records Ltd.
Continental European manufacturing and distribution from 1985 were carried out by Sonopress / The Ariola Group Of Companies and their trade name successors respectively.

In the US Charisma was distributed by Buddah Records until 1973, then by Atlantic from 1986 to 1992 and finally by EMI until the label was shut down in 1995.

On April 27th 2004 Charisma Records Ltd. reassigned the rights to the trademark (imprint) to EMI (IP) Ltd., an intellectual property holding company for ultimate parent EMI Group Plc. In 2007 EMI Group Plc reactivated the Charisma brand as part of its restructuring, relaunching it as part of the Angel Music Group.

Label Code: LC 1409 / 01409

Clues on how to work out the approximate year of release based on center labels (valid for UK editions only):

1969-1970 : Scroll label + rim without any manufacturing/distribution credit
1970-1972 : Scroll label + rim with B&C Records Ltd.
1972-1974 : Large Mad Hatter label + B&C Records Ltd.
1974-1975 : Small Mad Hatter label + B&C Records Ltd.
1975-1979 : Small Mad Hatter label + Phonogram Ltd.
1979-1983 : Blue label + Phonogram Ltd.
1983-1986 : Blue label + Virgin Records Ltd.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
(defunct US address)
1790 Broadway
New York City
New York 10019
USA
Sites:
[l3109]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1C 038-26 0303 1 Real To Reel  album cover Marillion Real To Reel(LP, Album) EMI Electrola, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI, EMI Electrola, EMI 1C 038-26 0303 1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0340 1 Misplaced Childhood  album cover Marillion Misplaced Childhood(LP, Album, Gat) EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064-24 0340 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064 2400851 Fugazi  album cover Marillion Fugazi (Album) 1C 064 2400851 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 07851 Clutching At Straws  album cover Marillion Clutching At Straws(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 1C 064 24 07851 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
4KM-12617 Maxi Priest Groovin' In The Midnight(Cass, Single) Charisma 4KM-12617 US 1992 Sell This Version
4KM-12680 New Mistake  album cover Jellyfish (2) New Mistake(Cass, Single) Charisma 4KM-12680 US 1993 Sell This Version
4KM-38423 Return To Innocence  album cover Enigma Return To Innocence(Cass, Single) Charisma 4KM-38423 US 1993 Sell This Version
4KM-38440 Age Of Loneliness  album cover Enigma Age Of Loneliness(Cass, Single) Charisma 4KM-38440 US 1994 Sell This Version
7S-51 モーニング・ドリマー = Hope I Don't Wake  album cover スティーヴ・ハケット* = Steve Hackett スティーヴ・ハケット* = Steve Hackett - モーニング・ドリマー = Hope I Don't Wake 7S-51 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
7S-89 Soweto  album cover Malcolm Mc Laren* With The Mc Larenettes* Malcolm Mc Laren* With The Mc Larenettes* - Soweto(7", Single, Promo) Charisma, Polystar 7S-89 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
07VA-1002 Valotte  album cover Julian Lennon Valotte (Single) 07VA-1002 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
07VA-1010 Julian Lennon Say You're Wrong / Let Me Be(7") Charisma 07VA-1010 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
07VA-1011 Carmen  album cover Malcolm McLaren Carmen(7") Charisma 07VA-1011 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
07VA-1033 Stick Around  album cover Julian Lennon Stick Around(7") Charisma 07VA-1033 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
07VA-1039 Sledgehammer  album cover Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer (Single) 07VA-1039 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
07VA-1041 Invisible Touch  album cover Genesis Invisible Touch (Single) 07VA-1041 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
07VA-1044 Want Your Body  album cover Julian Lennon Want Your Body(7", Single) Charisma 07VA-1044 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
07VA-1051 Throwing It All Away  album cover Genesis Throwing It All Away 07VA-1051 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
07VA-1054 In Your Eyes  album cover Peter Gabriel In Your Eyes (Single) 07VA-1054 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
8T-1-2203 25 Years On  album cover Hawklords 25 Years On(8-Trk, Album) Charisma 8T-1-2203 US 1978 Sell This Version
10 WIP 6828 Cool Down The Pace  album cover Gregory Isaacs Cool Down The Pace(10", Single) Island Records 10 WIP 6828 UK 1982 Sell This Version
12MARIL 4 Lavender  album cover Marillion Lavender(12", Bla) EMI, EMI 12MARIL 4 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12MARIL 5 Heart Of Lothian  album cover Marillion Heart Of Lothian(12") EMI, EMI 12MARIL 5 UK 1985 Sell This Version
14VA-9007 Stick Around  album cover Julian Lennon Stick Around(12", Maxi) Charisma 14VA-9007 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
14VA-9012 Invisible Touch  album cover Genesis Invisible Touch (Maxi) 14VA-9012 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
14VA-9014 Throwing It All Away  album cover Genesis Throwing It All Away(12") Charisma, Virgin 14VA-9014 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
15 PP-31~32 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway  album cover Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(2xLP, Album, RE) Charisma, Charisma 15 PP-31~32 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
15PP-33/34 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out(2xLP, Album, RE) Charisma 15PP-33/34 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
18S-168~9 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live (Album) 18S-168~9 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-65 Trespass  album cover Genesis Trespass(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-65 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
20PP-66 Nursery Cryme  album cover Genesis Nursery Cryme(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-66 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-67 Foxtrot  album cover Genesis Foxtrot(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-67 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-68 Live  album cover Genesis Live(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-68 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-69 Selling England By The Pound  album cover Genesis Selling England By The Pound(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-69 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-70 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-70 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
20PP-71 Wind & Wuthering  album cover Genesis Wind & Wuthering(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-71 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
20PP-72 ...And Then There Were Three...  album cover Genesis ...And Then There Were Three...(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-72 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20PP-73 Duke  album cover Genesis Duke(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20PP-73 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
20S-100 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) 20S-100 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
20S-101 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) 20S-101 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
20S-102 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel(LP, Album, RE) Charisma 20S-102 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
20VB 1103~4 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out (Album) 20VB 1103~4 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
20VB-1123・24 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 20VB-1123・24 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
20VB-1099-100 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway  album cover Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) 20VB-1099-100 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25S-38 Cured  album cover Steve Hackett Cured (Album) 25S-38 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25S-41 1984  album cover Rick Wakeman 1984 (Album) 25S-41 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
25S-55 See The Whirl  album cover Delta 5 See The Whirl (Album) 25S-55 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S 103 Ein Deutsches Album  album cover Peter Gabriel Ein Deutsches Album (Album) 25S 103 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25S-104 Deutsches Album   album cover Peter Gabriel Deutsches Album (Album) 25S-104 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25S-137 Peter Gabriel IV  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel IV (Album) 25S-137 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25S-161 Highly Strung  album cover Steve Hackett Highly Strung(LP, Album) Charisma, Polystar 25S-161 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25S-162 G'olé! - The Official Film Of The 1982 World Cup - The Original Film Soundtrack  album cover Rick Wakeman G'olé! - The Official Film Of The 1982 World Cup - The Original Film Soundtrack(LP, Album) Charisma 25S-162 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25VB-1012 Fans  album cover Malcolm McLaren Fans (Album) 25VB-1012 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25VB-1032 Birdy  album cover Peter Gabriel Birdy (Album) 25VB-1032 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25VB-1072 Peter Gabriel IV  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel IV (Album) 25VB-1072 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
25VB-1073 ...And Then There Were Three...  album cover Genesis ...And Then There Were Three... (Album) 25VB-1073 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1075 Swamp Thing  album cover Malcolm McLaren Swamp Thing(LP, Album) Charisma, Virgin 25VB-1075 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25VB-1095 Soundtracks  album cover Tony Banks Soundtracks (Album) 25VB-1095 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1098 Selling England By The Pound  album cover Genesis Selling England By The Pound (Album) 25VB-1098 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1101 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail (Album) 25VB-1101 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1102 Wind & Wuthering  album cover Genesis Wind & Wuthering (Album) 25VB-1102 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1105 Trespass  album cover Genesis Trespass(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE) Charisma, Virgin 25VB-1105 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1106 Nursery Cryme  album cover Genesis Nursery Cryme (Album) 25VB-1106 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25VB-1107 Foxtrot  album cover Genesis Foxtrot (Album) 25VB-1107 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1108 Live  album cover Genesis Live(LP, Album) Charisma 25VB-1108 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1109 Duke  album cover Genesis Duke(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Charisma 25VB-1109 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1122 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Album) 25VB-1122 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
28S-155 Duck Rock  album cover Malcolm McLaren Duck Rock (Album) 28S-155 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
28VB-1082 The Secret Value Of Daydreaming  album cover Julian Lennon The Secret Value Of Daydreaming (Album) 28VB-1082 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28VB-1088 So  album cover Peter Gabriel So (Album) 28VB-1088 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28VD-1030-1 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway  album cover Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(2xCD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin 28VD-1030-1 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28VD-1034-35 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out(2xCD, Album) Charisma 28VD-1034-35 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
31C 064 240340 Misplaced Childhood  album cover Marillion Misplaced Childhood(LP, Album, Gat) EMI 31C 064 240340 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
32VD-1014 IV / Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel IV / Peter Gabriel(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin Japan 32VD-1014 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1015 ... And Then There Were Three ...  album cover Genesis ... And Then There Were Three ...(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin 32VD-1015 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1021 So  album cover Peter Gabriel So(CD, Album) Virgin, Charisma 32VD-1021 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1023 Invisible Touch  album cover Genesis Invisible Touch(CD, Album) Virgin, Charisma 32VD-1023 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1025 Trespass  album cover Genesis Trespass(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin 32VD-1025 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1026 Nursery Cryme  album cover Genesis Nursery Cryme(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 32VD-1026 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1027 Foxtrot  album cover Genesis Foxtrot(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 32VD-1027 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1029 Selling England By The Pound  album cover Genesis Selling England By The Pound(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Charisma 32VD-1029 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1032 A Trick Of The Tail  album cover Genesis A Trick Of The Tail(CD, Album, RE, Smplr) Charisma, Virgin 32VD-1032 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1036 Duke  album cover Genesis Duke(CD, Album, RE) Charisma, Virgin Japan 32VD-1036 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
062 Would Ya Like More Scratchin  album cover Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team Show* Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team Show* - Would Ya Like More Scratchin(LP, Album, Mixed) Charisma, Virgin 062 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
062-VG 50067 Scratchin'  album cover Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team Show* Malcolm McLaren And The World's Famous Supreme Team Show* - Scratchin'(12") Charisma 062-VG 50067 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
062-VG 50070 Ready For Battle  album cover The Rock Steady Crew Ready For Battle(LP, Album) Charisma 062-VG 50070 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
062-VG 50163 So  album cover Peter Gabriel So (Album) 062-VG 50163 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
0000146-A/B Enciendanlo Otra Vez = Turn It On Again  album cover Genesis Enciendanlo Otra Vez = Turn It On Again(7", Single) Charisma 0000146-A/B Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
262 VG 50099 Valotte  album cover Julian Lennon Valotte(Cass, Album) Charisma 262 VG 50099 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
262 VG 50152 Nursery Cryme  album cover Genesis Nursery Cryme(Cass, Album, RE) Charisma 262 VG 50152 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
262 VG 50153 Trespass  album cover Genesis Trespass(Cass, Album, RE) Charisma 262 VG 50153 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
262 VG 50154 Foxtrot  album cover Genesis Foxtrot(Cass, Album, RE) Charisma 262 VG 50154 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
262 VG 50163 So  album cover Peter Gabriel So(Cass, Album) Charisma, Virgin 262 VG 50163 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
1074 Selling England By The Pound  album cover Genesis Selling England By The Pound(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Charisma (2), Virgin (2) 1074 Unknown Sell This Version
2152 Voyage Of The Acolyte  album cover Steve Hackett Voyage Of The Acolyte(LP, Album, Club) Círculo de Leitores, Phonogram 2152 Portugal 1975 Sell This Version
6085 The Burning (The Original Soundtrack Music From The Film)  album cover Rick Wakeman The Burning (The Original Soundtrack Music From The Film)(LP, Album) Charisma, Charisma 6085 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
6104 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel(LP, Album) Charisma, Polygram Discos S.A. 6104 Argentina 1982 Sell This Version
008566 Sledgehammer  album cover Peter Gabriel Sledgehammer(12", Maxi) Charisma 008566 France 1986 Sell This Version
008 946 In Too Deep / Do The Neurotic  album cover Genesis In Too Deep / Do The Neurotic(12", Maxi) Charisma, Virgin 008 946 France 1986 Sell This Version
008 947 In Too Deep  album cover Genesis In Too Deep(7", Single) Virgin, Charisma 008 947 France 1986 Sell This Version

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Chapp33.3

Chapp33.3

May 31, 2018
"In the US Charisma was distributed by Buddah Records until 1973, then by Atlantic from 1986 to 1992 and finally by EMI until the label was shut down in 1995."
Is this a typo, or do we really not know who distributed in the US for 13 years? Or are those the years with labels that note: Manufactured and Marketed by [Polydor] 810 Seventh Ave. NY, NY 10019.
Old_Boy

Old_Boy

January 16, 2011
I have a gatefold Genesis LP 'Trick of the tail'. It's yellow and has the MadHatter logo on the back of the cover, unlike the ones pictered in discogs.
Its cat is 6369 974 but it is not made in Germany. the label does not match with any pictered in discogs. It's made in 1975 but Charisma don't have any listed like this one. the others from this year are Scandanavian, Italian or German and this is claerly not. Any suggestions which pressing this is?? Many thanks for any help