Universal Records (“RECORDS” must be a part of the logo; read annotation)

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Annotation

"UNIVERSAL RECORDS" is not the same thing as "UNIVERSAL"!

Originally part of Rising Tide Records which was founded in 1995 (and acquired in 1996 by MCA) whose pop division was spun off and renamed Universal Records in 1996, prior to the Universal Music Group takeover of Europe's Polygram. In 1999, Universal Records was pooled together with Motown Records and Republic Records to form Universal Motown Republic Group.

From 1999-2012 it was part of UMRG (Universal Motown Republic Group). Starting in 2000 it was also the primary holding label (instead of Universal Records, Inc.). In summer 2011 again became a standalone label. Note: It appears that many digital releases have been retroactively credited as Universal Records for releases that were on Universal Republic Records between 2008-2012. Double check with physical release if possible or if it has Universal Republic Records copyrights.

Logo history: (cat#s that appear only on releases where Universal Records is ONLY imprint on release)
1996-2000 : cat#s UD-53xxx; UDM-53xxx; UDS-53xxx; USD-53xxx; UND 5xxxx; UND-8xxxx; U5P-xxxx; 012 xxx xxx-x; 314 xxx xxx-x
1996-2000 : cat#s U-53xxx
2000-2005 : cat #s 012 xxx xxx-x; 440 xxx xxx-x

Annotation last modified on 2021-08-05 24:28 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
Delusions of GrandeurFleming & JohnCD11
  • US1996-03-26
UD-53002601215300222
HayCrucial ConflictCD5
  • US1996-04-23
U5P-1016[none]
The Latch‐Key ChildA+CD13
  • US1996-08-27
UD-53005601215300529
Devil Thumbs a RideThe HungerCD11
  • US1996-09-06
UD-53000601215300024
The GardenMerril BainbridgeCD13
  • US1996-09-24
UD-53019601215301922
Whenever There Is Love (from the motion picture soundtrack Daylight)Bruce Roberts And Donna SummerCD2
  • US1996-11-12
UDS-56034601215603422
Whenever There Is Love (from the motion picture soundtrack Daylight)Bruce Roberts and Donna SummerCD3
  • DE1996-12-09
UND-56034601215603422
Whenever There Is Love (remix)Bruce Roberts & Donna SummerCD6
U5P-1130[none]
The Latch‐Key ChildA+12" Vinyl10
U-53005601215300512
All I SeeA+12" Vinyl5
U12 56003601215600315
The Latch‐Key Child (BMG Music Service)A+CD13
UD-53005[none]
The Final TicCrucial ConflictCD15
UD-53006601215300628
The GardenMerril BainbridgeCD13
UD-5301902083116822952
Feels So Good (Show Me Your Love)Lina SantiagoCD6
UDM-56005601215600520
Music Makes Me HighLost BoyzCD4
UDM-56020
All I SeeA+CD5
UDS 56003602156003227
MouthMerril BainbridgeCD2
UDS-56018601215601824
Legal Drug MoneyLost BoyzCD16
UND-53010601215301021
If You’ve Ever Been in LoveIntrigueCD4
UND-56019601215601923
Make It Hot / CreepMcGruff12" Vinyl6
UPT8P 1123
Harlem Kids Get BizMcGruff12" Vinyl7
UPT8P-1033
Uptown Records: Block Party, Volume 1Various ArtistsCD13
UPTD-53022601215302226
Legal Drug MoneyLost BoyzCD16
USD-53010601215301021
SpidersSpaceCD15
USD-53028, USD-53028 ACD601215302820
Female of the SpeciesSpaceCD4
USD-53028 ACD601215302820
Under the WaterMerril BainbridgeCD1
[none]
BaduizmErykah BaduCD14
  • US1997-02-11
*UD-53027, UD-53027020831179621
BaduizmErykah BaduCD14
  • US1997-02-11
UD-53027601215302721
Somewhere More FamiliarSister HazelCD12
  • US1997-02-25
UD-53030601215303025
BaduizmErykah BaduCD14
  • DE1997-03-04
153 027-2, UND 53027601215302721
BaduizmErykah BaduCD14
  • DE1997-03-04
UND-53027601215302721
Many FacezTracey LeeCD17
  • US1997-04-08
UD-530360601215303629
Lemon TreeFool’s GardenCD7
  • US1997-06-10
UDM-56128601215612820
Love, Peace and NappinessLost BoyzCD16
  • US1997-06-17
UD-53072601215307221
The Celtic Heartbeat CollectionVarious ArtistsCD12
  • DE1997-06-17
UND 53082601215308228
Riverdance: Music from the ShowBill WhelanCD16
  • GB1997-06-23
UND 53076601215307627
Stuff (club edition)Holly McNarlandCD11
  • CA1997-06-24
*CUSD 53075777495217403
StuffHolly McNarlandCD11
  • CA1997-06-24
USD-53075601215307528
TubthumperChumbawambaCD12
  • US1997-09-23
UD-53099601215309928
Tubthumper (BMG music club release)ChumbawambaCD12
  • US1997-09-23
UD‐53099[none]
Dance Across the UniverseVarious ArtistsCD15
  • US1997-10-21
UD-53087601215308723
The 18th LetterRakimCD17
  • US1997-11-04
UD-53113601215311327
The 18th Letter / The Book of LifeRakim2×CD17 + 15
  • CA1997-11-04
  • US1997-11-04
UD2-53111601215311129
Chinese BurnCurveCD8
  • US1997-11-18
UD 53110601215311020
Growing, PainsBillie MyersCD11
  • US1997-11-18
UD-53100601215310023
LiveErykah BaduCD14
  • US1997-11-18
UD-53109601215310924
Sister HazelSister HazelCD11
  • US1997-11-18
UD-53115601215311525
No More GloryMJGCD17
  • US1997-11-18
601215310528
LiveErykah BaduCD14
UND 53109601215310924
Guess Who’s BackRakimCD4
  • GB1997-12-08
und 56151601215615128
The Celtic Heartbeat Collection (Columbia House club edition)Various ArtistsCD12
*CUSD 53086777495218233
Growing, Pains (Columbia House club edition)Billie MyersCD11
*CUSD 53100777495287864
Universal Greatest Hits of LoveVarious ArtistsCD16
  • -1997
MCD-53914602455391421
The Book of Life: Eric B. & Rakim’s Greatest HitsRakim2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
U2-53117601215311716
Chinese BurnCurveCD4
U5P-1196
Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsCD18
UD-53116601215311624
TimelessBig BubCD11
UD53074601215307429
On & OnErykah Badu(unknown)4
UDS-56002601215600223
All for YouSister HazelCD3
UDS-56135601215613520
Kiss the RainBillie MyersCD2
UDS-56140601215614022
Riverdance: Music from the ShowBill WhelanCD16
UND 53076601215307627
Long Time No SeeChico DeBargeCD14
UND 53088601215308822
Growing, PainsBillie MyersCD11
UND 53100601215310023
LiveErykah BaduCD14
UND 53109601215310924
The 18th Letter / The Book of LifeRakim2×CD17 + 15
UND 53111601215311129
Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsCD18
UND 53116601215311624
On & OnErykah BaduCD5
UND 56117601215611724
Apple Tree (CD1)Erykah BaduCD4
UND 56150601215615029
When Susannah CriesEspen LindCD4
UND-86010602498601020
When Susannah CriesEspen LindCD2
UND-86013602498601327
Big DaddyHeavy DCD3
UPTDS 56039
Somewhere More FamiliarSister HazelCD12
USD-53030601215303025
Tubthumper (manufactured and distributed in Canada by Universal Music)ChumbawambaCD12
USD-53099601215309928
The Book of LifeRakimCD15
The Holy UndergroundJesus FreaksCD17
  • -1997
[none]
Meet Joe BlackThomas NewmanCD20
  • XE1998-01-12
UD 53229601215322927
Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Columbia House club edition)Various ArtistsCD18
  • US1998-02-03
UD-53116020831233927
Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsCD18
  • US1998-02-03
UD-53116601215311624
Can’t Turn You LooseThe Blues Brothers BandCD1
SAM137CD
Come CleanCurveCD13
  • US1998-03-10
UD-53121601215312126
Come CleanCurveCD13
  • US1998-03-10
UD-53121601215312126
Second Round K.O.CanibusCD5
  • US1998-03-24
UDS 56175601215617528
Alligators Getting UpCurveCD4
  • GB1998-04-06
U5P-1329[none]
Blues Brothers 2000: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsCD18
  • JP1998-04-22
MVCU-240164988067033550
Coming Up RosesCurveCD4
  • GB1998-05-04
UMD80489602438048922
Second Round K.O.CanibusCD4
  • GB1998-06-08
UND 56198601215619829
Can‐I‐BusCanibusCD14
  • GB1998-06-08
UND-53222601215322224
808:88:98: 10 Years of 808 State808 StateCD16
  • US1998-06-30
UD53139601215313925
SoulariumSister SoleilCD17
  • US1998-07-14
UD 53134601215313420
Godsmack (Columbia House club edition)GodsmackCD12
  • US1998-08-25
*UD-53190273946070000
GodsmackGodsmackCD12
  • US1998-08-25
UD-53190601215319026
Happy HourShonen KnifeCD15
  • AU1998-08-25
UMD731200602537312023
GodsmackGodsmackCD12
  • CA1998-08-25
USD-53190601215319026
Can‐I‐BusCanibusCD13
  • US1998-09-08
UD-53136601215313628
How You Luv That, Vol. 2Big TymersCD18
  • US1998-09-22
UD-53170601215317022
I’m Telling You for the Last TimeJerry SeinfeldCD21
  • US1998-09-22
UD-53175601215317527
Dreaming in ColourArt of Noise12" Vinyl3
U8P-1420
Between the DaysMerril BainbridgeCD10
  • US1998-10-06
USD-53154601215315424
LiverpoolFrankie Goes to HollywoodCD8
  • US1998-10-20
UD-53197601215319729
808:90808 StateCD8
UD-53191601215319125