Japanese Record Company Sleeves & Labels

 

This page features scans of record company sleeves and labels that have been used for Queen and Solo records in Japan. Any customised labels are excluded, as these can be found in the individual album/single pages.

For each sleeve/label, I have indicated which singles it is known to have been used for, but this is by no means a complete list. To further confuse things, some releases were available with different label designs.


Record Sleeves

Japanese Elektra record company sleeveJapanese Elektra record company sleeve Elektra Company Sleeve
[Japan: 1973 - 1983]
Presumably used for all singles released before 'Radio Ga Ga'
Known to have been used for 16 of the 27 singles released during this time.
Most sleeves use the blue sleeve, but the 'Killer Queen' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' original releases both use the red variation.
Japanese Toshiba record company sleeveJapanese Toshiba record company sleeve Toshiba-EMI Company Sleeve
[Japan: 1984 - ]
Presumably used for all singles released after 'Radio Ga Ga'
Only known to have been used for 'Radio Ga Ga'
Japanese CBS record company sleeveJapanese CBS record company sleeve CBS Company Sleeve
[Japan: 1985]
Presumably used for all of Freddie's 'Mr Bad Guy' singles
Only known to have been used for 'I Was Born To Love You'

Record Labels

Japanese Elektra record company label

Caterpillar Elektra Company Label
[Japan: 1973-1980]
Used for all singles upto, and including, 'Flash'
Known to have been used for 15 of the 23 singles released in this time
  White Elektra Company Label
[Japan: 1979]
Known to have been used for 'Don't Stop Me Now' and 'Love Of My Life (live)'
Japanese Elektra record company label Red Elektra Company Label
[Japan: 1981-1982]
Presumably used for all singles from the album 'Hot Space'
Known to have been used for 'Under Pressure'
The 'It's Late' and 'Body Language' singles also had a Red Elektra label, but this may not have been the same as the one pictured.
Japanese EMI record company label Yellow EMI Company Label
[Japan: 1984 - ]
Presumably used for all singles from 'Radio Ga Ga' onwards
Known to have been used for 'Radio Ga Ga'
Japanese CBS record company label Orange CBS Label
[Japan: 1985]
Presumably used for all singles from Freddie's 'Mr Bad Guy' Album
Known to have been used for 'I Was Born To Love You'