Epic 2

Epic (U.S.A.) / c. 1952

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Design: Similar to the previous label, except that here the stroboscopic border is not present. As with most promotional records, which were supplied to radio stations to assess airplay potential, the colour combination is black and white (like a printer's first proof), to distinguish it from regular commercial releases.

History: Launched in 1953 by CBS, which was bought out by Sony in 1988. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany.

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