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* About Mercury
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* Label Varitations
* Matrix Variations
* Innersleeve Variations

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Mercury Series

* 10000 Series
* 15000 Series (10")
* 20000 Series A
   (-20599)
* 20000 Series B
   (20600-)
* 25000 Series (10")
* 30000 Series (10")
* 35000/JATP/MGC
* 40000 Golden Lyre
* Living Presence
* 80000 Custom
* 90000 Tono
* PPS Series
* SRM Series
* Demo/Sampler



Subsidiaries

* EmArcy 26000 (10")
* EmArcy 36000 (12")
* EmArcy MGE/SRE
* EmArcy EMS
* Wing 12000
* Wing 12100/16100
* Wing 14000/18000
* Wing 60000
* Limelight
* Philips U.S.
* Fontana U.S.
* Smash
* Blue Rock
* Cumberland
* ...



Compact
(33rpm 7")


* Mercury 200/600
* Limelight 300
* Smash 700
* Fontana 750
* Philips 800/2700



Extended Play
(45rpm 7")


* Mercury EP 3000
* Mercury EP 4000
* Mercury EP 5000
* EmArcy EP 6000
* Wing EP 16000
* Mercury MEP
* Childcraft/Playcraft
* miscellaneous


Singles
(45/78rpm)


* Mercury 2000
* Mercury 3000
* Mercury 5000
* Mercury 6000
* Mercury 8000
* Mercury 8900
* Mercury 11000
* Mercury 70000
* Mercury 89000
* EmArcy 16000
* Limelight
* Wing
* Blue Rock
* ...



Index by Artists

Miscellaneous



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Mercury Label Variations

  • Maroon Living Presence
  • Gold Living Presence Golden Lyre
  • Blue Living Presence Tono
  • Red Living Presence Custom Fidelity

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Black/Silver Mercury A Variations

This type of label was used for earlier 12-inch LP series except Classical “Living Presence” series. The label's background colour is black, and all printing is in silver colour.

Earliest Black/Silver label has “Margin Control” printed to the right side of the spindle hole, but gradually in non-Classical series it was replaced with “A High Fidelity Recording” or “Custom High Fidelity Recording”.




Black/Silver Mercury A1 Black/Silver Mercury A2
[Black/Silver Mercury A] [Black/Silver Mercury A1]
This type of black (with silver print) label is used for early MG-20000 series.
This design was used only for monaural issues.
(MG-20063)
“A Custom High Fidelity Recording” instead of “A HIGH FIDELITY RECORDING” at the right side. And a catalogue number is printed at the left side, not at the bottom.
(MG-20447)



Black/Silver Mercury A3 Black/Silver Mercury A4
[Black/Silver Mercury A3] [Black/Silver Mercury A4]
Looks similar to the above pattern A2, but look at three parallel lines like “III” printed on the label (this parallel line also appears on the back sleeve).
This “III” maybe indicates that it is re-issue in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
(MG-20316)
Looks similar to the above pattern A1, but the font used in print is different. This is maybe the last variation of Black/Silver type A design.
Note that the quality (and colour) of paper is slightly different.
(MG-20448)



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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