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  1st May 2012, 10:08 PM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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I would prefer to call this series only "Silver Spotlight Series".
How come?
There are also releases from the Capitol label in this series.
Any thoughts?
Thanks.


  2nd May 2012, 12:42 AM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
BEATLEJOHN

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Just to identify both labels (which in spirit are the same) we call the original United Artists owned series "United Artists Silver Spotlight Series". In 1979 the Capitol label gained control of United Artists and kept their "oldies series" re-numbering and dropping the "United Artists" logo on the label...thus the Capitol releases are simply called "Silver Spotlight Series"....John


  2nd May 2012, 2:13 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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OK.
Is there a clear line, when the car went smaller?
I've not checked all of my entries, but to me it seems like it.
Small cars are from 1980 and onwards?
Thanks.


  2nd May 2012, 2:33 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  
BEATLEJOHN

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Actualy if it has a UA logo on the side or the perimeter print says UA/Liberty it's a "United Artists Silver Spotlight".if it says Capitol or has a Capitol logo in the perimeter print..it's a "Silver Spotlight".....I checked the run of singles on the label and found a few mistakes, corrected them and it should be in order....(Hopefully!).....John


  2nd May 2012, 2:44 PM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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Yep.
I saw some myself.
That's why I startet "thinking".
I takes a while before I reach my SSS, but now I know. Thanks.


  2nd May 2012, 2:48 PM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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This is just another matter, but maybe you can have a look, John.
There are some Imperial releases, that shall be moved to the Imperial Golden Series.
I have made a "Make Correction" on them, but it would be good, if someone take them all in one operation I think.
Thanks again.


  2nd May 2012, 2:57 PM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  
YankeeDisc

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I'm sure most members know, but Silver Spotlight series has been around a lot longer than 1973, and was conceptualised by UA way back in 1963.

Here's a few examples, long before that car appeared......

UA 1529 - Ferrante & Teicher
UA 1600 - The Highwaymen
UA 1618 - The Clovers
Lastly, same record....
XW 133 - The Clovers

Full discography HERE>>>>>>





  2nd May 2012, 3:09 PM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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Thanks YD.
There are "some".
The only problem with that site, is that there are not too many that are dated and confirmed ok.
You are right about the start.
Around 1960 I think.
Thanks again.



  16th Aug 2012, 10:30 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  
boyjohn

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sorry to dredge this up again, but should the releases that have the rim print of Liberty/United Artists (no logo) go under United Artists Silver Spotlight or not? For example, this one.

Edited by boyjohn on 16th Aug 2012, 10:31 PM

  16th Aug 2012, 11:12 PM#10  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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No sign of Capitol, and UA up to the right. UA Silver Spotlight I would say.


  16th Aug 2012, 11:16 PM#11  QUOTE  REPORT  
boyjohn

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my question was directed at people who set the guidelines, not random users


  16th Aug 2012, 11:19 PM#12  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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BEATLEJOHN wrote:
Actualy if it has a UA logo on the side or the perimeter print says UA/Liberty it's a "United Artists Silver Spotlight".if it says Capitol or has a Capitol logo in the perimeter print..it's a "Silver Spotlight".....I checked the run of singles on the label and found a few mistakes, corrected them and it should be in order....(Hopefully!).....John

Read carefully, and you'll find the answer here.
Thanks.


  16th Aug 2012, 11:23 PM#13  QUOTE  REPORT  
boyjohn

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thanks, missed that post.....i guess the record i referenced in my post needs to be changed then


  16th Aug 2012, 11:42 PM#14  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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In my opinion yes, but post you question to any mod., or something like that.
It's almost in the middle of the nigh even in the UK, so they might be asleep.
Good luck anyway.


  29th Dec 2012, 6:32 PM#15  QUOTE  REPORT  
W.B.lbl

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UA's "Silver Spotlight Series" was first conceived in Fall 1961 (per BB, Sept. 18, 1961), the first release being UA 1500, "Never On Sunday" by Don Costa b/w "Exodus" by Ferrante And Teicher. Its initial release catalogue was 60, as of BB's Jan. 13, 1962 issue. As of the May 12, 1962 issue of BB, the series only went up to UA 1588 ("Mood Indigo" b/w "Goodbye" by Ralph Marterie. So any catalogue releases before UA 1600 would have been 1962, and trickled over the next 8 - 9 years.

In its early years, the label had silver print on a black background, but by the mid-'60's they switched to the black print / light cool grey background scheme that they used before it pretty much withered into the vine by 1971 (one of the last in the series' first run being "Mr. Bojangles" b/w "Uncle Charlie Interview #2 / Spanish Fandango" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, #1701 - a straight reissue of Liberty 56197).

However, it was revived in a big way in December 1972 (BB, Jan. 13, 1973), with an initial set of 150 records (in the XW000 series - starting from XW001 and continuing to XW151) derived from the combined catalogues of UA, Liberty and their respective subsidiaries. It was there that the practice of mentioning a release date and BB chart position was first instituted. Incidentally, the car depicted on the post-1972 "Silver Spotlight" labels was a 1957 Chevrolet, according to that BB article. The design seemed to have been modified at the time of EMI-Capitol's purchase of UA Records in 1979, but definitely from 1980 onwards it was just Silver Spotlight Series.

This factor of the first 151 catalogue numbers in the universal XW series for 45's devoted to this revival of SSS may explain why the regular UA label's first release under the new catalogue series instituted in late 1972/early 1973 was after that (among the first being War's "Cisco Kid," UA-XW163W), superseding their prior 50000 catalogue series among whose last was numbered 51103.

Edited by W.B.lbl on 29th Dec 2012, 6:36 PM

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