Set of early Elektra logos

Elektra Records Master Discography


Veronique Sanson — Veronique Sanson

Alternate sleeve:Veronique SansonSleeve:Veronique Sanson

Elektra EKS 75050 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Michel Berger

Engineering: Roger Roche

Side 1

  • Amoureuse
  • Tout est Cassé Tout est Mort
  • L'irréparable
  • Louis
  • Mariavah
  • Pour les Michel

Side 2 - Anglophone version

  • Pour Qui
  • Green Green Green
  • I Needed Nobody
  • Bahia
  • C'est le Moment
  • Birds of Summer

Side 2 - Francophone version

  • Pour Qui
  • Vert Vert Vert
  • Besoin de Personne
  • Bahia
  • C'est le Moment
  • Dis-lui (de Revenir)

European copies have a different sleeve to US copies and the album was released in francophone territories, such as Canada and in Europe, with more French songs but with the same catalogue number. The early copies did not have a sleeve title but the disc was later titled 'Amoureuse' to capitalise on the hit opening song and the European sleeve photo was a slightly different pose and with different typography. Note that the disc labels omitted accents from the letters in the French titles.

Best Of The New Seekers — New Seekers

Alternate sleeve:Best Of The New Seekers

Elektra EKS 75051 (Stereo) EQ 5051 (Quad)

Released: 1973

Production: David MacKay for Leon Henry Productions

  • Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
  • Beautiful People
  • Nickel Song
  • Blackberry Way
  • A Perfect Love
  • Never Ending Song Of Love
  • I'd Like To Teach World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
  • Tonight
  • Evergreen
  • Circles
  • Beg, Steal Or Borrow
  • Dance, Dance, Dance

Sleeve note says 'Album assembled by Keith Holzman'.

Dana Cooper — Dana Cooper

Alternate sleeve:Dana Cooper

Elektra EKS 75052 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Lover, Baby, Friend
  • Oklahoma Rodeo Queen
  • January Hurry
  • Someone Came To Listen
  • Jesse James
  • The Singer
  • Sweet City Man
  • Old K-10 Plus Two
  • Grandpa
  • Home Again, Home Again

True Stories & Other Dreams — Judy Collins

Alternate sleeve:True Stories & Other Dreams

Elektra EKS 75053 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Mark Abramson and Judy Collins

  • Cook With Honey
  • So Begins the Task
  • Fishermen Song
  • The Dealer (Down and Losin')
  • Secret Gardens
  • Holly Ann
  • The Hostage
  • Song for Martin
  • Ché

Special Delivery — Billy Mernit

Alternate sleeve:Special Delivery

Elektra EKS 75054 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Special Delivery
  • Here Beside The Water
  • Wrong Again
  • You've Really Got A Hold On Me
  • Ain't No Dancer
  • Mad Love
  • Motel Dawn
  • I'm Open
  • Everybody Wants Theirs
  • I Seen Ya
  • If I Could
  • You're Great when you get Drunk, Honey

Heaven Help The Child — Mickey Newbury

Alternate sleeve:Heaven Help The Child

Elektra EKS 75055 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Russ Miller, Marlin Greene and Dennis Linde

  • Heaven Help The Child
  • Good Morning Dear
  • Sunshine
  • Sweet Memories
  • Why You Been Gone So Long
  • Cortelia Clark
  • Song For Susan
  • San Francisco Mabel Joy

'Frisco Mabel Joy' was produced by Bob Beckham.

Best of Bread — Bread

Alternate sleeve:Best of BreadSleeve:Best of Bread

Elektra EKS 75056 (Stereo) EQ 5056 (Quad)

Released: 1973

Production: David Gates

Engineering: Armin Steiner

US version

Side 1

  • Make It With You
  • Everything I Own
  • Diary
  • Baby I'm-A Want You
  • It Don't Matter To Me
  • If

Side 2

  • Mother Freedom
  • Down On My Knees
  • Too Much Love
  • Let Your Love Go
  • Look What You've Done
  • Truckin'

Non-US version

Side 1

  • Make it With You
  • Too Much Love
  • If
  • Let Your Love Go
  • Everything I Own
  • Been Too Long on the Road

Side 2

  • Baby I'm-A Want You
  • Down on my Knees
  • It Don't Matter to Me
  • Mother Freedom
  • Look What You've Done
  • Truckin'

Two different versions of this disc. The US (North American) version with the straight portrait cover (and a gatefold sleeve) and another version for other territories with the band photographed in a wood. The track listings are slightly different as well.

The quad version follows the US version and eventually so did the non-US territories.

Homegrown — Don Agrati

Alternate sleeve:Homegrown

Elektra EKS 75057 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Bloodstream
  • Love, Come My Way
  • Rocky Mountain Bear Hunt
  • Heather Ann
  • Story
  • One Man Woman
  • Hollywood Song
  • Sunny Day
  • I Was A Man
  • Protoplasm Blues
  • Two Bit Afternoon

Perhaps better known as an actor - Agrati played the role of Robbie Douglas (using a stage name of Don Grady) in the long-running US comedy 'My Three Sons'.

Intergalactic Trot — Star Drive

Alternate sleeve:Intergalactic Trot

Elektra EKS 75058 (Stereo) EQ 5058 (Quad)

Released: 1973

  • Rushes
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Star Drive
  • Dr Tandem (Takes a Ride)
  • Want To Take You Higher
  • Everything At Once
  • Intergalactic Trot

Capital City Rockets — Capital City Rockets

Alternate sleeve:Capital City Rockets

Elektra EKS 75059 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Ten Hole Dollars
  • Grab Your Honey
  • Little Bit O' Fun
  • Come Back Baby
  • People Are Losing
  • Breakfast In Bed
  • Newcomer Blues
  • My Orange Tie
  • Searchlight
  • Still Kicking

Fancy Dancer — Courtland Pickett

Alternate sleeve:Fancy Dancer

Elektra EKS 75060 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Pete Carr

  • Make It Good and Make It Last
  • You're Not There
  • The Homecoming
  • You Don't Grow Old
  • Fancy Dancer
  • It's All Over Now
  • Sad Thing
  • Oh, Little Darlin'
  • Alabama Smile
  • Softly Saying

Valley Hi — Ian Matthews

Alternate sleeve:Valley Hi

Elektra EKS 75061 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Keep On Sailing
  • Old Man At The Mill
  • Shady Lies
  • These Days
  • Leaving Alone
  • Seven Bridges Road
  • Save Your Sorrows
  • What Are You Waiting For
  • Propinquity
  • Blue Blue Day

Dennis Linde — Dennis Linde

Alternate sleeve:Dennis Linde

Elektra EKS 75062 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Dennis Linde

  • Hello, I Am Your Heart
  • Ridin' High
  • I Had A Dream
  • The Longer You're Gone
  • East St Louis Nights
  • DR-31
  • Don't Leave Me Here All Alone
  • Some Songs
  • All I Want To Do Is Be Your Man
  • Burning Love
  • Just A Song

Music Is Your Mistress — Linda Hargrove

Alternate sleeve:Music Is Your Mistress

Elektra EKS 75063 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Pete Drake

Engineering: Pete Drake, Stan Kesler, David West, Linda Hargrove

Recorded: Pete's Place ('Fallen Angel' at Columbia Studio B, Nashville)

Side 1

  • Fallen Angel
  • New York City Song
  • Let It Shine
  • Sing, Feelin', Sing
  • My Secret Self
  • The Farmer's Former Wife

Side 2

  • Music Is Your Mistress
  • I Feel Free Now
  • Couples
  • Don't Let It Bother You
  • A Song I Was Too Foolish To Believe
  • When He Leads His Lambs Away

Queen — Queen

Alternate sleeve:QueenSleeve:Queen

Elektra EKS 75064 (Stereo)

Released: September 1973

Production: John Anthony, Roy Baker and Queen for Neptune Productions

Engineering: Roy Baker, Mike Stone, Ted Sharpe, Dave Hentschel

Recorded: Trident Studios, London ('The Night Comes Down' recorded by Louie Austin at De Lane Lee Studios)

Side 1

  • Keep Yourself Alive
  • Doing All Right
  • Great King Rat
  • My Fairy King

Side 2

  • Liar
  • The Night Comes Down
  • Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
  • Son and Daughter
  • Jesus
  • Seven Seas Of Rhye…

US Promo copies included an insert card saying 'British Rock in the Royal Tradition'. Early US copies of this album (possibly just the first 1000) had a gold embossed cover. A Quad edition (EQ 5064) is listed by Goldmine but I have no firm evidence that it exists. Please correct me if I'm wrong. UK release (on EMI) released 13/07/1973 but with a slightly different cover.

Short Stories — Harry Chapin

Alternate sleeve:Short Stories

Elektra EKS 75065 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Paul Leka

Engineering: Billy Rose II / Stan Agol

Recorded: Connecticut Recording Studios / Elektra Sound Recorders

Side 1

  • Short Stories
  • WOLD
  • Song for Myself
  • Song Man
  • Changes

Side 2

  • They Call Her Easy
  • Mr Tanner
  • Mail Order Annie
  • There's a Lot of Lonely People Tonight
  • Old College Avenue

First — David Gates

Alternate sleeve:First

Elektra EKS 75066 (Stereo) EQ 5066 (Quad)

Released: 1973

Production: David Gates

  • Sail Around The World
  • Sunday Rider
  • Soap (I Use The)
  • Suite: Clouds, Rain
  • Help Is On The Way
  • Ann
  • Do You Believe He's Comin'
  • Sight & Sound
  • Lorilee

There's a note on the sleeve of this LP that says 'This album is dedicated to Jac Holzman, I shall miss him'.

Dennis Coulson — Dennis Coulson

Alternate sleeve:Dennis Coulson

Elektra EKS 75067 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Yesterday's Dream
  • Job On The Tyne
  • S S Man
  • Lady Of Fortune
  • Neurosis U S A
  • What Went Wrong
  • Let It Shine
  • Only Friend
  • Mississsippi
  • Is It Me
  • Sunset Song

Islands — Cyrus Faryar

Alternate sleeve:Islands

Elektra EKS 75068 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: John Simon

Engineering: Johnny Horton, John Simon, Cyrus Faryar, Tony May

Recorded: Generation Sound

Side 1

  • Medley: Bright Island, So We Sailed, On the Sea
  • Dolphins
  • Good Feeling

Side 2

  • Livin' in a Land O' Sunshine
  • Ghosts
  • Paradise
  • At Sunset

Back cover photo by Jac Holzman who is also credited as 'Album concept and guidance counselor'

Melba Montgomery — Melba Montgomery

Alternate sleeve:Melba Montgomery

Elektra EKS 75069 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Wrap Your Love Around Me
  • Papa Was Kind
  • See No Evil
  • Hands Off
  • I Love Him Because He's That Way
  • Blood Red and Goin' Down
  • Country Written Up and Down Her Face
  • Keep Me Warm
  • Let Me Show You How I Can
  • Hell Come Home
  • Satin Sheets
  • Why Me

Jobriath — Jobriath

Alternate sleeve:Jobriath

Elektra EKS 75070 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Take Me I'm Yours
  • Be Still
  • World Without End
  • Space Clown
  • Earthling
  • Movie Queen
  • I'm a Man
  • Inside
  • Morning Star Ship
  • Rock Of Ages
  • Blow Away

Painter — Painter

Alternate sleeve:Painter

Elektra EKS 75071 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

Production: Danny Lowe

  • West Coast Woman
  • Tell Me Why
  • Song For Sunshine
  • Goin Home To Rock 'n' Roll
  • Space Truck
  • Kites and Gliders
  • Oh! You
  • Slave Driver
  • For You
  • Crazy Feeling
  • Going Down The Road

The band's name in this photograph is a sticker, presumably because the real logo for the band was obscure enough that a dim DJ might call them panther, or something similar.

For Sale — Casey Kelly

Alternate sleeve:For Sale

Elektra EKS 75072 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

Production: Norbert Putnam and Richard Sanford Orsfoff

  • Jus' Enjoy All You Can Stand
  • Bayou Country
  • All I Could Do
  • Airport Song
  • Reach Out For Me
  • It's Too Late To Change What's Happened
  • I Wish I Knew
  • Honey Wait For Me
  • Sometimes I Think I Love You More
  • And I'm Home

Skymonters With Hamid Hamilton Camp — Skymonters

Alternate sleeve:Skymonters With Hamid Hamilton Camp

Elektra EKS 75073 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • Gypsy
  • Kings
  • Steal Away
  • Disaster
  • All I Need
  • Long River
  • Time
  • Shadows On The Wall
  • Laksmi's Song
  • The Dalang

IV — Atomic Rooster

Alternate sleeve:IV

Elektra EKS 75074 (Stereo)

Released: 1973

  • All Across The Country
  • Save Me
  • Voodoo In You/Jackie Avery
  • Moods
  • Take One Toke
  • Can't Find A Reason
  • Ear In The Snow
  • What You Gonna Do/Chris Farlowe

This was a retitled and re-sleeved version of the UK album 'Nice & Greasy' (Dawn DNLS 3049) which was actually their fifth album ... but the first, eponymous, one wasn't released in the US.

Pipedream — Alan Hull

Alternate sleeve:Pipedream

Elektra EKS 75075 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

  • Breakfast
  • Justanothersadsong
  • Money Game
  • STD 0632
  • United States Of Mind
  • Country Gentleman's Wife
  • Numbers (Travelling Band)
  • For the Bairns
  • Drug Song
  • Song For a Windmill
  • Blue Murder
  • I Hate To See You Cry

Cross Country Cowboy — Buzz Rabin

Alternate sleeve:Cross Country Cowboy

Elektra EKS 75076 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

  • Cross Country Cowboy (Pt I)
  • Roads And Other Reasons
  • Angels In Red
  • Little Darlin's 1 Through 6
  • Death Of A Derelict
  • The Drifter
  • Beaucoups Of Blues
  • Man And Wife Time
  • I Believe In An Old Fashioned Jesus
  • This I Know
  • There's A Jekyll Under Everybody's Hyde
  • Cross Country Cowboy (Pt II)

Roll On Ruby — Lindisfarne

Alternate sleeve:Roll On Ruby

Elektra EKS 75077 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

  • Taking Care Of Business
  • North Country Boy
  • Steppenwolf
  • Nobody Loves You Anymore
  • When The War Is Over
  • Moonshine
  • Lazy
  • Roll On River
  • Tow The Line
  • Goodbye

Licensed from Charisma Records (UK). The US version has a different typography on the sleeve.

Some Days You Eat The Bear — Ian Matthews

Alternate sleeve:Some Days You Eat The Bear

Elektra EKS 75078 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

  • Ole 55
  • I Don't Wanna Talk About It
  • A Wailing Goodbye
  • Keep On Sailing
  • Tried So Hard
  • Dirty Work
  • Do I Still Figure In Your Life
  • Home
  • Biloxi
  • The Fault

No Charge — Melba Montgomery

Alternate sleeve:No Charge

Elektra EKS 75079 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

Side 1

  • No Charge
  • I Think I'd Like to Love Again
  • Then to Now
  • My Feel Good Sure Feels Fine
  • Loving You (Was All I Ever Needed)
  • How are Things in Tulsa

Side 2

  • Hickman County Blues
  • Country Child
  • Stay 'Til I Don't Love You Any More
  • I Can't Move no Mountain
  • I'll Give You All of Me Then
  • Love, I Need You

I Came to Hear the Music — Mickey Newbury

Alternate sleeve:I Came to Hear the Music

Elektra EKS 75080 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

Side 1

  • I Came To Hear The Music
  • Breeze Lullaby
  • You Only Live Once (In A While)
  • Yesterday's Gone
  • If You See Her

Side 2

  • Dizzy Lizzy
  • If I Could Be
  • Organized Noise
  • Love Look (At Us Now)
  • Baby's Not Home
  • 1 X 1 Ain't 2
  • (Interlude)

This album was actually released as 7E-1007 but a matrix number for EKS 75080 is visible on early American copies.

Soakin' With Tears — Randy Lee

Alternate sleeve:Soakin' With Tears

Elektra EKS 75081 (Stereo)

Released: 1974

Production: Pete Drake

  • Soakin' With Tears
  • Say Love (Or Don't Say Anything At All)
  • Super Holdin' Power
  • Love is What I Am
  • When You Turn on the Love
  • Lovers and Friends
  • No Pieve Better Than An Old Piece
  • Humpty Dumpty World
  • Mister Brown
  • Give Me Wings Lord
  • Endin' Time

Queen II — Queen

Alternate sleeve:Queen II

Elektra EKS 75082 (Stereo)

Released: April 1974

Production: Roy Thomas Baker and Queen

  • Procession
  • Father To Son
  • White Queen (As It Began)
  • Some Day One Day
  • The Loser In The End
  • Ogre Battle
  • The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
  • Nevermore
  • The March Of The Black Queen
  • Funny How Love Is
  • Seven Seas Of Rhye

UK release (on EMI) issued on 03/03/1974. Interesting that the sleeve image looks like a shot from the Bohemian Rhapsody video (it isn't) ... which doesn't appear on this album.