Talk:Capitol Records

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The first record album recorded by Capitol records is a four (4) disc set titled " Capitol Presents Songs by Johnny Mercer". The first disc "a" side song is "Blues in the Night"sung by Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford with the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston's Orchestra. On the same disc's other side is the song "On the Nodaway Road" by Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers and Paul Weston"s Orchestra. The second disc of this four record set was "Too Marvelous for Words" done by Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and his Orchestra; the opposite side of disc two had a song titled, "I Remember You" performed by the same artist as the first side of disc two. On disc three The Pied Pipers performed "You Grow Sweeter" and "You and Your Love" both done with Paul Weston and his Orchestra. And last but by no means least, disc four has two great tracks done by Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston's Orchestra titled "Jamboree Jones" and "Dixieland Band" respectively. Resource: I am the proud owner of this record album set. I am holding it now. This edit was written by [Eyecd1uc2], completed at 11:04am, Nov. 14, 2010 (PST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eyecd1uc2 (talkcontribs)

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I just wrote a stub for The Capitol Tower after hitting the red link here, but then I realized that there is a pretty big section in this article about the tower. It seems awkward to have the information in two places. Any suggestions on how to rectify this? Spalding 02:14, Nov 21, 2004 (UTC)

I guess incorporate most of the info into the Capitol Tower article, and change the material here into a short mention and a link. -- Infrogmation 03:34, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Merge complete. Confirm by viewing the previous info here: Talk:The Capitol Tower -- AllyUnion (talk) 12:11, 26 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Alternative images[edit]

Alternative images of the building are

Slightly dubious fact about stereo vs mono grooves[edit]

Because stereo grooves on LP's took up more space at the time than mono grooves, the stereo versions of the soundtracks were always somewhat shorter than the mono versions.

Anyone have a cite for this? Admittedly I don't own any 1950s records in both mono and stereo versions to do a comparison, but this doesn't ring true for me. I thought that, if anything, the mono required more space, as the mono records were often cut with wider grooves (1.0 mil, as opposed to 0.7 mil for stereo). 217.155.20.163 13:40, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

New page with list?[edit]

I'd like to suggest addind a new page to link to with a list of current, former, and inactive musicians signed to Capitol.

Proposal to merge Capitol Studios into the Capitol Tower section of this article.[edit]

Oppose--That would be tantamount to forcing Abbey Road Studios to be merged into EMI. Besides, the Capitol Tower has been sold by EMI so they may be vacating it. Steelbeard1 (talk) 10:51, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Recording artists listed in first paragraph[edit]

Just in case you weren't paying attention, the Capitol recording artists listed in the lead paragraph are arranged in chronological order. They are also some of the most widely known and best-selling acts. Yes, I know scores of artists recorded at Capitol, so this list is not by any means exhaustive; it's just intended to give a wide overview of several decades. So, if you're going to insert the name of your favorite artist/band into the list, ask yourself:

  • Would most people know who this artist is?
  • Did this artist sell tons of records for Capitol?
  • Are they closely associated with Capitol the way, for example, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys are?

Someone inserted Tina Turner and Megadeth at the beginning of the list. Like I said, have at it, but please observe chronology and artist's importance, and don't just insert acts haphazardly. Thanks. Kinkyturnip (talk) 03:24, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

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Record Label Designs:[edit]

As a fan of vinyl records (45s and LPs), it's nice to see the image of Capitol's orange and yellow swirl label displayed as part of this article.

However there is no text about that design. So I’ve added the following text in the “1960s” section:

“The label design, pictured to the left, first appeared around 1964. It was brought back briefly 1979 to 81 (maybe also in 91?) for use on 45s by the group The Knack.”

I know this because I have the 45 of “My Sharona”. Question: Was this label design used for any other act during 79 to 81 or only for The Knack?

GaryZ45RPM (talk) 21:43, 17 July 2009 (UTC) Clean-up GaryZ45RPM (talk) 16:35, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

EMI or Universal?[edit]

Is Capitol a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI or is EMI gone and it's now owned by Universal? Just wondering. 69.154.246.53 (talk) 16:14, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Until the sale is completed, Capitol Records is a unit of EMI. Steelbeard1 (talk) 16:59, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

According to this link, US Federal Trade Commission has allowed the deal. This is significant to the structure and administration of the company, and in my opinion it justifies inclusion here. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-21/ftc-closes-review-of-universal-music-groups-emi-purchase.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.52.50.128 (talk) 04:53, 11 November 2012 (UTC)