THE FAMOUS CHARISMA LABEL


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Foreign Variations

NUMBER ARTISTTITLEDATECOUNTRY?
9299 288Various ArtistsThe Famous Charisma Label 5th Anniversary
Italian compilation of singles & rarities
1974ItalyY
9299 735AudienceNostalge
German-only compilation; part of the "Reflection" series
1974GermanyY
9299 252Ian MatthewsJourneys From Gospel Oak
No, this LP most certainly does not belong on Charisma, but this Dutch issue has a Mad Hatter label! The cover carries a Mooncrest logo and indicates the catalog number of CREST 18, but the number listed to the left appears on the label.
1974HollandY
SFX 10061GenesisThe Story of Genesis
Beautifully packaged Japan-only compilation
1978JapanY
GRT 100GenesisRock Theatre
Originally a 1974 German compilation on the Fontana label, this 1985 Italian reissue is the only Charisma edition I've ever seen.
1985ItalyY
CA-1-1062GenesisNursery Cryme 198?CanadaY
CA-1-1063GenesisFoxtrot 198?CanadaY
CA-1-1501GenesisGenesis Live
Above three titles are all Canadian reissues, and the blue labels date them as being of 80s vintage, though the former two both have the original gatefold sleeves. Perhaps they correspond to the UK budget reissues in the CHC series.
198?CanadaN
6302 035Peter GabrielEin Deutsches Album
PG3 German language edition
1980GermanyY
6302 221Peter GabrielDeutsches Album
PG4 German language edition
1982GermanyY
6302 049Gregory IsaacsThe Lonely Lover9/80FranceY
6302 ???The ResidentsCommercial Album10/80Germany/HollandN
6302 101ScarsAuthor! Author!4/81HollandY
6302 102TuxedomoonDesire3/81GermanyY
6302 103Gregory IsaacsMore Gregory9/81HollandY
6302 150Delta 5See The Whirl
The above six titles are all PRE label releases in the UK, but somehow ended up on Charisma with Mad Hatter labels for these German, Dutch and French editions.
7/81HollandY
9198 637Van der Graaf GeneratorRock Heavies
German-only compilation
1977?GermanyY
6321 118LindisfarneRock Legends: Lindisfarne Live
Australian reissue of CLASS 2
?AustraliaY
6302 100Bill LoveladyCheer Up
Lovelady's LP appears to have never been released in the UK, but did come out at least in Holland and Norway! His single "One More Reggae For The Road," a flop in the UK, was a giant hit in Norway.
1980HollandY



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