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|Parent company||PolyGram (original incarnation)
Warner Music Group (current incarnation)
|Distributor(s)||London Records (original)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
WEA International Inc. (outside the US/UK)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
The original incarnation of FFRR was founded in 1986, and also had two subsidiaries: Double F Double R Records and Ffrreedom Records. The label's ear logo was copied from the original ffrr logo source.
The name FFRR originally stood for Full Frequency Range Recording, which was an improved high-fidelity recording technique and marketing slogan used by Decca Records on its singles and albums, and especially its Western classical albums, in the 1950s and 1960s. These remain sought-after true high fidelity vinyl recordings. In the 1990s, the label distributed the bulk of the releases of the American hip hop label PayDay Records, through their then parent label, PolyGram. However, these releases remained with Universal Music when London became part of WEA. In the early 2000s, Warner merged FFRR and its catalogue into London Records.
In 2011, Pete Tong and Warner revived FFRR, and put the label under the Parlophone umbrella when the latter acquired that label in 2013.
An incomplete list of the modern FFRR Records artists is provided below.
- Lipman, Samuel,The House of Music: Art in an Era of Institutions, 1984, pp. 62–75, about the early record industry and Fred Gaisberg and Walter Legge and FFRR (Full Frequency Range Recording).
- "Together - Hardcore Uproar (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-03-02.
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