Design: The same basic design for both labels, with slight differences in the treatment of the lower segment. The gold used for the label name is too close in hue to both the red and the blue second colours, and does not show enough contrast for high legibility. Where the gold appears on a white background, the contrast (and legibility) improves.
History: Founded in 1947 as a breakaway from the Sonora label, and taken over by CBS in 1970; the last Cupol record was issued in 1975. Label scans courtesy of collector Graham Farnell of the U.K.|