London (U.K.) Album Discography
By Patrice Eyries, David Edwards, Mike Callahan, Randy Watts and Tim Neely
Last update: July 4, 2012

When British Decca broke from the US Decca, they decided to try a "grand experiment", which in retrospect, turned out quite successfully. They established a record label subsidiary called London Records, based both in the UK and the US, whose job it would be to introduce British artists to American audiences, and vice versa, by making American music available to listeners in the UK. And with some exceptions, for almost forty years, that's exactly what happened.

The US London label is covered elswhere. The UK London label, also called London-American, is listed in the discographies below, starting with the early 10-inch LPs and moving to the main pop series that lasted until the mid-1980s. The classical series is not included.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with London Records UK. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2012 by Mike Callahan.

10-Inch LPs:

London (UK) label, Part 1 1000 Series Pop LPs (1951-1958)

London (UK) label, Part 2 3500 "Origins of Jazz" Series LPs (1954-1956)

London (UK) label, Part 3 14000 "American Jazz Recording" Series LPs (1954-1956)

12-Inch LPs:

London (UK) label, Part 4 15000 "American Jazz Recording" Series LPs (1955-1962)

London (UK) label, Part 5 2000 Series Pop Mono LPs (1956-1962)

London (UK) label, Part 6 6000 Series Stereo LPs (1958-1962)

London (UK) label, Part 7 8000 Consolidated Main Series LPs (1962-1984)

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