Warwick Records (United Kingdom)

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This article is about the 1970s-80s British record label. For the record label established in 1959, see Warwick Records (United States).


Warwick Records is a British record label from the 1970s and early 1980s, which specialised in producing song compilations that have sometimes been given away as 'promos' with other products, such as magazines etc. Warwick was also a TV-advertised budget record label and was distributed by Multiple Sound Distributors in the UK, London.

History[edit]

In the late 1970s, Warwick became closely associated with CBS Records releasing compilations from their catalogue such as Tony Bennett's 20 Greatest Hits, with Pye Records for three Acker Bilk albums, and The Hit album series. Promoted on TV at budget prices many issues have appeared in the UK album charts.

Artists[edit]

  • Ronnie Price
  • Bev-Phillips Orchestra
  • Sidney Sax
  • Kenny Baker
  • Stan Roderick
  • Tony Fisher
  • Keith Bird
  • Hamilton 'Pops' Orchestra
  • Vic Flick
  • Brian Daly
  • Neil Richardson Orchestra
  • Jack Emblow
  • Sidney Blair
  • Terry Walsh and the Phantoms
  • Sandy Blair
  • The Mellotronics
  • Gordon Langford
  • The Hammermen
  • The Don Lusher Trio and Orchestra
  • Steam Heat
  • Ronnie Hughes
  • Bert Ezzard
  • Humphrey Lyttleton
  • John Wilbraham
  • Maurice Platt
  • Johnny Edwards
  • Jackie Armstrong
  • Bill Geldard
  • Roy Wilcox
  • Ray Swinfield
  • Derek Collins
  • Ronnie Ross
  • Brian Dee
  • Stan Barrett
  • Bobby Orr
  • Joe Muddel
  • Tristram Fry
  • Leslie Pearson
  • Bert Weedon (The influential English guitarist and composer released those TV-advertised compilations '22 Golden Guitar Greats & 'Let The Good Times Roll' licensed by Polydor Ltd (UK) Ltd.)
  • Acker Bilk (The clarinetist composer released those TV-advertised compilations 'Sheer Magic' & 'Evergreen' & 'Mellow Music' licensed by Pye Records Ltd.)
  • Harry Secombe (The Welsh entertainer released those TV-advertised compilations 'Bless This House' & 'Golden Memories- A Treasury Of 20 Unforgettable Songs' with Moira Anderson)
  • Adrian Brett (The golden flute player released the TV-advertised compilations 'Echoes Of Gold' & 'Stepping Stones')
  • Don Gibson (American songwriter and country musician released the TV-advertised compilations 'Country Number One' & 'Country My Way')
  • Des O'Connor (Successful career as a singer release those TV-advertised compilations 'Just For You- 20 Special Songs' & 'Remember Romance- 20 Great Love Songs')
  • Brotherhood Of Man (British pop group released two albums with the label: Sing 20 Number One Hits (1980) and 20 Disco Greats / 20 Love Songs (1981))

Albums[edit]

Year Name Cat.No
1974 All The Best From Scotland: Various Artists WW 5000
1975 Bernard Manning & Joe Henderson: 40 All-Time Singalong Party Hits WW 5001
1975 Best Of British Brass: Various Artists WW 5002
1975 Salute To Wales: Ivor Emmanual With The Voices Of The Frocysylite Male Voice Choir WW 5004
1975 Ed Stewart: Stewpot's Pop Party WW 5005
1975 30 Smash Hits Of The War Years Vol.2: Band Of Her Majesty's Guards Division WW 5006
1975 Gracie Fields: The Golden Years Of Gracie Fields WW 5007
1975 Freddie Staff And His Sensational Swing Band: Swinging Stereo Sensation- 20 Great Hits Of The Swing Era WW 5008
1975 Graham Todd's Harmonising Hammond- 40 All Time Greats WW 5009
1975 Bernard Manning: My Kind Of Music WW 5011
1976 Instrumental Gold: 20 Instrumental Hits WW 5012
1976 David Hamilton's Hot Shots: Various Artists WW 5014
1976 Anita Harris: Love To Sing WW 5015
1976 The Cliff Adams Singers: Sing Something Simple '76 WW 5016-7
1976 Gold On Silver: Beverley-Phillips Orchestra- 20 Gold Hits From The Silver Screen WW 5018
1976 Bert Weedon's 22 Golden Guitar Greats WW 5019
1976 Songs Of Praise: An Hour Of Favourite Hymns WW 5020
1976 The Very Best Of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest Hits PR 5021
1976 The Best Of The Wombles: 20 Wombling Greats PR 5022
1976 Hit Scene 76: Various Artists PR 5023
1977 The Magic Of Rodgers And Hammerstein: 22 Show Stoppers WW 5024
1977 The Everly Brothers: Living Legends- 24 Original Golden Greats WW 5027
1977 Acker Bilk And His Clarinet: Sheer Magic- 20 Hits WW 5028
1977 Strictly Instrumental: 20 All Gold Instrumental Hits WW 5029
1977 22 Golden Piano Greats: Various Artists WW 5030
1977 The Incomparable Brook Benton: 20 Greatest Hits WW 5031
1977 The Very Best Of Frankie Laine: 20 Greatest Hits PR 5032
1977 22 Golden Trumpet Greats: Various Artists WW 5033
1977 Little Richard: 22 Original Hits WW 5034
1977 Bert Weedon: Let The Good Times Roll- 55 Rock 'N Party Greats WW 5035
1977 The Remarkable Ray Stevens: 20 Incredible Hits WW 5036
1977 Fonzie Favorites: Various Artists WW 5037
1977 The Salvation Army: By Request WW 5038
1977 Country Girl Meets Country Boy: Various Artists PR 5039
1977 Tammy Wynette: 20 Country Classics PR 5040
1978 Christina Gregg: Music 'N Motion WW 5041
1978 Robert Mandell / Melachrino Orchestra: Beyond The Blue Horizon WW 5042
1978 Liberace: Mr. Entertainment WW 5043
1978 Ray Conniff: 20 Number One Hits PR 5044
1978 Acker Bilk: Evergreen- 20 All-Time Greats PW 5045
1978 Love Songs- 20 Songs Of Love: Various Artists WW 5046
1978 Black Velvet- 20 Greatest Hits: Various Artists WW 5047
1978 One Hit Wonders: Various Artists WW 5048
1979 Double Delight: Various Artists WW 5049
1978 Lemon Popsicle: Various Artists WW 5050
1978 Les Reed Orchestra: You Should Be Dancing- 20 Dance And Party Greats WW 5051
1978 Harry Secombe: Bless This House- 20 Songs Of Joy WW 5052
1978 Doris Day: 20 Golden Greats PR 5053
1978 The Biddu Orchestra: Disco Gold PR 5054
1978 Yankee Doodle Disco: Liberty Belle WW 5055
1978 The Alexander Brothers: Two Highland Lads WW 5056
1979 Country Portraits: Various Artists WW 5057
1979 The Spinners: Meet The Spinners- 21 Great Songs WW 5058
1979 Jonathan King: Hit Millionaire WW 5059
1979 Rockabilly Dynamite: Various Artists WW 5060
1979 The Bitch- 20 Smash Disco Hits: Various Artists WW 5061
1979 Adrian Brett: Echoes Of Gold- 22 All Time Greats WW 5062
1979 Andy Stewart: Welcome To Scotland WW 5063
1979 The Buddy Holly Story: Original Soundtrack WW 5064
1979 Johnnie Ray: 20 Golden Greats PR 5065
1979 Guy Mitchell: 20 Golden Greats PR 5066
1979 The Mantovani Golden Collection: 20 Masterpieces Of Music WW 5067
1979 The Bachelors: 25 Golden Greats WW 5068
1979 Acker Bilk: Mellow Music- 20 All-Time Greats WW 5069
1979 Country Guitar: 20 Country Instrumental Greats WW 5070
1979 Des O'Connor: Just For You- 20 Special Songs WW 5071
1979 Mary O'Hara: Tranquility- 20 Songs Of Life WW 5072
1979 Andy Stewart: Sing A Song Of Scotland WW 5073-4
1979 Yesterday's Hero: Various Artists WW 5075
1979 The Boppers: 20 Rock 'N Boppin' Hits WW 5076
1979 Francesca Annis & Leo McKern: The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady WW 5077
1980 Going Steady: Various Artists WW 5078
1980 Don Gibson: Country Number One!- 22 Country Classics WW 5079
1980 The Best Of Gallagher And Lyle: 20 Beautiful Songs WW 5080
1980 The Very Best Of Val Doonican: 20 Great Songs WW 5081
1980 Country Welcome: Various Artists WW 5082
1980 Brenda Lee: Little Miss Dynamite- 22 Sensational Hits WW 5083
1980 Boxcar Willie: King Of The Road- 20 Great Tracks WW 5084
1980 Barbara Woodhouse: Training Dogs Her Way WW 5085
1980 Robin Sarstedt: You Must Remember This PW 5086
1980 Brotherhood Of Man: Sing 20 Number One Hits WW 5087
1980 Joan Collins: Beauty And Exercise Record WW 5088
1980 The Best Of Pat Boone: 22 Original Hits WW 5089
1980 The Max Jaffa Orchestra: Reflections In Gold WW 5090
1980 Adrian Brett: Stepping Stones- 22 All Time Greats WW 5091
1980 Kiki Dee's Greatest Hits WW 5092
1980 The National Philharmonic Orchestra: Golden Overtures WW 5093/4/5
1980 The Very Best Of Lulu- 20 Great Songs WW 5097
1980 Ken Dodd: 20 Golden Greats Of Ken Dodd WW 5098
1980 Dana: Everything Is Beautiful- 20 Songs Of Inspiration WW 5099
1980 Des O'Connor: Remember Romance- 20 Great Love Songs WW 5100
1981 George Hamilton IV: 20 Country Classics WW 5101
1981 Conway Twitty: It's Only Make Believe- 20 Great Songs WW 5102
1981 Don Gibson: Country My Way- 22 Great Tracks WW 5103
1981 Colm Wilkinson: 16 Years Of Irish Eurovision Born To Sing WW 5104
1981 International Festival Of Country Music: Various Artists WW 5105
1981 Wout Steenhuis and the Kontikis: Hawaiian Christmas HXS 100
1981 Wout Steenhuis and the Kontikis: Hawaiian Paradise- 24 Golden Hawaiian Guitar Greats WW 5106
1981 Harry Secombe & Moira Anderson: Golden Memories- A Treasury Of 20 Unforgettable Songs WW 5107
1981 Disco Erotica: 20 Sensual Disco Greats- Various Artists WW 5108
1981 Billie Jo Spears: Country Girl- 22 Sensational Songs WW 5109
1981 Brotherhood Of Man: 20 Disco Greats / 20 Love Songs (double album) WW 5111/0
1981 The Very Best Of Louis Armstrong: 20 Golden Greats WW 5112
1981 Adam Faith: 24 Golden Greats WW 5113
1982 The Very Best Of 5th Dimension WW 5114
1982 Jungle Heat: 18 Tropical Songs- Various Artists WW 5115
1981 Chas N Dave's Christmas Jamboree Bag WW 5116
1982 Ray Price's Greatest Hits WW 5117
1982 Moe Bandy: 20 Songs Of The American Cowboy WW 5118
1982 The Very Best Of Oakridge Boys WW 5119
1982 Country Rock: Various Artists WW 5120
1982 P.S. I Love You: 18 Great Love Songs- Various Artists WW 5121
1982 Sally Thomsett: The Lotte Berk Exercise Class - Get Psysical! WW 5122
1982 The Hit List: Various Artists WW 5123
1982 The Hitlist Special: Various Artists WEP 123
1982 Hits Of The Screaming Sixties: Various Artists WW 5124-5
1982 Bobby Crush: The Incredible Double Decker WW 5126-7
1982 The Best Of The Barron Knights: 27 Sidesplitters WW 5128-9
1982 London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Classic Case Of Funk WW 5130
1982 The English Chorale: The English Chorale Sing Golden Gospel WW 5131
1983 The English Chorale: The English Chorale Sing Christmas Gospel WW 5132
1982 Roger Webb And His Orchestra: Midnight Magic WW 5133
1982 Roger Webb And The Quartet: The Magic Of Cole Porter WW 5134
1982 Modern Rockers: Various Artists WW 5135
1983 The Sleighriders: A Very Merry Disco- 32 Christmas Crackers WW 5136
1984 Howard Keel: And I Love You So WW 5137
1984 Bobby Crush: The Bobby Crush Singalong Party WW 5138
1984 Carl Perkins: Rock N Roll Party WW 5139
1984 Hymns Triumphant: London Philharmonic Choir & National Philharmonic Orchestra WW 5140
1984 Merry Christmas To You: Various Artists WW 5141
1985 The New Reflections Orchestra: The Best Of Beautiful Music WW 2000
1985 Country Harvest: 16 Golden Country Hits WW 2008
1986 Frankie Laine: His Greatest Hits WW 2014
1986 Harry Secombe & Moira Anderson: This Is My Lovely Day- 20 Golden Memories WW 2036
1986 The Nicolas Sands Singers: The Joy Of Christmas WW 2038
1985 Hit Action: Various Artists WW 1000
1985 Country Rainbow WW 1001
1985 Yesterday When We Were...: Various Artists WW 1002
1985 50 Fabulous Million Sellers: Various Artists WW 1003
1985 Sounds Beautiful: Various Artists WW 1004
1987 10th Anniversary: Bing Crosby WW 1005