Island Label

Island

Quite a bit of info has already been collected on mjb's Island Records
research
wiki.

Address

Label code

Regions / Markets

Chronology

Parent label/s

Sub-labels

Catalogue# Patterns

422-### ###-\

  • ca. 1990-ca. 2002?

314-### ###-\

  • ca. 1992-ca. 2002?

B#######-#\

  • After Universal, starting ca. 2003?
Format Suffixes

-00 / CD Single + DVD? 1 -01 /
LP Album -02 / CD Album -10 / 2xCD Album + DVD?
2 -11 / 12" Single -21 / 7"
Single -22 / CD Single -32 / CD Single -50 / CD Album + DVD? -72 / CD
Album + CD Single? 3

ISLx #####-\

  • Post-Universal
  • promos only?
  • ISLF = albums only?
  • ISLR = singles only?
Format Suffixes

-1 / Vinyl -2 / CD

Quotes

Errors and problems at Discogs

Notes

Catalog number formats changed over the years, allowing us to eliminate
release dates on certain issues (e.g. a 422-### ###-# series
pressing of U2's "War" was definitely NOT issued in 1983).

Trivia