Mercury Label Guide


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Labelography

Mercury "Living Presence · High Fidelity" (SR/AMS) series LP label reference.


Early-Era US Releases

UM1: Maroon Labels

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Original Mercury "Living Presence High Fidelty" releases.

UM7: Maroon 'Product' Labels

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Features "Mercury Record Corporation" and "Product of Mercury Record Productions, Inc." beneath "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UM2: Maroon 'Vendor' Labels

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Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels.

UY4: Yellow Promotional Labels

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Features "Promotional Copy · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

US2: Gold Promotional Labels

Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels. Also features "Promotional Copy · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

US4: Gold Promotional Labels

Features "Promotional Copy · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UG1: Dark Green Broadcast Labels

Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels. Also features "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UY2: Yellow Broadcast Labels

Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels. Also features "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UD1: Black Labels

Features "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UW1: White 'Broadcast' Labels

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Features "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale · Mercury Record Corp. · Chicago, ILL. · U.S.A." along label bottom instead of "Living Presence High Fidelity".

UW4: White Broadcast Labels

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Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels. Also features "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UP1: Pink Broadcast Labels

Features "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" beneath "Mercury" text and above "Stero" text on labels. Also features "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.


Middle-Era US Releases

UM3: Pale Maroon Labels

Features "Living Presence High Fidelty" text on labels.

UG2: Bright Green Promotional Labels

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Features "Pomotional Record" along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale", "Mercury Record Corporation" and "Product of Mercury Record Productions Inc." along label bottom.

US3: Gold Promotional Labels

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Features "Pomotional Record" along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" and "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" along label bottom.

UW2: White Promotional Labels

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Features "Pomotional Record" along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale · Mercury Record Corpo. · Chicago, Ill. · U.S.A." along label bottom.

UW5: White Promotional Labels

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Features "Pomotional Record" along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale · Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" along label bottom.

UY1: Yellow Promotional Labels

Features "Pomotional Record" along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale · Mercury Record Corpo. · Chicago, Ill. · U.S.A." along label bottom.


Later-Era US Releases

UM4: Maroon Labels

Features Mercury logo in circle at label top.

UM5: Pale Maroon Labels

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Features Mercury logo in circle at label top, and "Manufactured and Distributed By Mercury Record Productions, Inc." along label bottom.

UM8: Flat Maroon Labels

Features Mercury logo in circle at label top.

UW3: White Promotional Labels

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Features Mercury logo in circle at label top, "Promotion Copy · Not for Sale", and "Manufactured and Distributed By Mercury Record Productions, Inc." along label bottom.

UW6: White Labels

Features Mercury logo in circle at label top, and "Promotion Copy · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence high Fidelity" along label bottom.

UY3: Yellow Labels

Features Mercury logo in circle at label top, and "Promotion Copy · Not for Sale" above "Living Presence high Fidelity" along label bottom.

UW8: White Labels

Features "Olympian" head logo in ribbon and "Mercury" text along label top, "For Broadcast Only · Not for Sale" and "Vendor: Mercury Record Corporation" along label bottom.


Very Late-Era US Releases

U01: Orange Labels

Features Mercury logo in circle in a repeated pattern around outside label edge.


Early-Era German Releases

GM1: Labels

Features Mercury Olypmian Seris logo at label top, with "Made in Germany" text at label bottom.


Early-Era Canadian Releases

CM1: Maroon Labels

States "Manufactured by Quality Records, Ltd. Canada" along label bottom.

CD3: Black Labels

Features "Long Playing High Fidelty" text along label bottom.


Early-Era South African Releases

OM2: Maroon Labels

States "Pressed in South Africa By E.M.I.(S.A.)(PTY)LTD." along label bottom

OM1: Dark Maroon Labels

States "Sale Distrubutors Gramophone Record CO.LTD." along label bottom.


English Releases

EM1: Flat Labels

States "Made By E.M.I. Record LTD in Gr Britain" along label top.

EM2: Grooved Labels

States "Made By E.M.I. Record LTD in Gr Britain" along label top.


French Releases

FB1: Blue Labels

"Magie Du Son" text on labels.

FB2: Blue Labels

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FR1: Red Labels

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