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Preface

* About Mercury
* About This Site



* Label Varitations
* Matrix Variations
* Innersleeve Variations

* Columns

* blog (not only Merc.)



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



Links



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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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Limelight Label Variations

Limelight is another famous subsidiary label of Mercury in the 1960s, focusing on Modern Jazz, Soul Jazz, or even experimental sounds.




Dark Green Limelight
[Dark Green Limelight]
Limelight label design has one small “EmArcy Jazz” drummer logo on top, and “limelights” in the background.
Note the “LIMELIGHT RECORDS * VENDOR MERCURY RECORD CORPORATION” printed at the bottom of the label.



Green Limelight A Green Limelight A1
[Green Limelight A] [Green Limelight A1]
Same as the Darkgreen type above, but the background colour is NOT dark but medium green. Mostly the same as Green type, minus “VENDOR MERCURY RECORD CORPORATION” at the bottom.



Green Limelight Promotional
[Green Limelight Promotional]
This label is used for promotional copies.
Note the “FOR BROADCAST ONLY * NOT FOR SALE” printed at the bottom of the label.



Pink Limelight A
[Pink Limglight A]
This pink label was used for later issues in the late 1960s, whose musical genre were dramatically changed. This type was also common for the re-issues in the 1970s-1980s. You can see a very small “Mercury” logo along with a different Limelight logo.



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