Harmony Records

Harmony Records (U.K.) / c. 1947

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Design: A pseudo-heraldic-style arrangement above the spindle hole, featuring what looks like a heron spearing a fish. The black background highlights the banner containing the label name, while the blue and gold add brightness. Behind the bird is an arbitrary-looking assemblage of lines, blobs and triangles, the symbolism of which is unclear. At the foot is a curlicued cameo of a classical-era musician, which bears no stylistic relationship with the other design elements.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes that this label specialized in very small edition runs of 8 inch records, usually less than 99 copies.

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