Capitol Label

Markets

Germany

19xx-195?:

handled by Telefunken/TELDEC Telefunken-Decca Schallplatten GmbH

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195?-1968:

  • K 2# ### -> 7", singles
    1,
    2
  • K 4# ### -> 7", EPs
  • K ## ### -> LP, ?Mono?
    3
  • STK ## ### -> LP
    4
  • SMK ## ### -> LP 5,
    6

K is the prefix for Capitol records (E for Electrola, C for Columbia, O
for Odeon, R for Mercury, etc.)
7"s should have an "Electrola Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln" on the sleeve
some (or all?) LPs are manufactured Carl Lindström Ges. m.b.H., Köln

1968-1972:

  • 1C ###-## ###

the new standardized EMI-catalogue numbers (1
are german copies, 2 french copies, etc.)
Electrola Gesellschaft m.b.H., Köln

1972-1983:

  • 1C ###-## ###

EMI Electrola GmbH, Köln

Australia

19xx-19xx:

Releases from the 80s were all made and distributed by EMI Australia.
EMI owns the Capitol brand at this point. Not sure about pre-1980
releases, there don't seem to be any in the database.

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?what=R&obid=441815

cat# series are CP for 7", ST for LP

You can see from the more recent CD releases starting with the 7243
cat# that it is still part of EMI-group cat# series. It seems this
label http://www.discogs.com/label/Capitol+Records+(Australia) was
created at discogs with the more recent releases in mind and then the
vinyls from the 80s were made to be moved there. The Capitol brand/label
doesn't really exist in Australia except as a brand used by EMI.