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4AD
Parent company Beggars Group
Founded 1979
Founder Ivo Watts-Russell
Peter Kent
Distributing label Beggars Group
Genre Alternative rock
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London
Official website http://www.4ad.com

4AD is a British independent record label that was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records, and is still active today. [1] For other uses, see 4 (disambiguation). ... Beggars Banquet is an English record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin. ... Ivo Watts-Russell is the founder and president of the legendary English indie record label 4AD. He has also produced several records, himself preferring to use the term musical director to explain his role in the creation. ... Beggars Banquet is an English record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Ivo Watts-Russell is the founder and president of the legendary English indie record label 4AD. He has also produced several records, himself preferring to use the term musical director to explain his role in the creation. ... Beggars Banquet is an English independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of the Beggars Group of labels. ...

Contents

History

4AD was originally formed as Axis Records, but this was quickly changed when it became apparent that the name Axis was already being used by another music company. The solution to this problem came from a promotional flyer that they had printed up to call attention to the new releases. The flyer's designer had added some typography which played on both the new year and the idea of progress: There are at least 2 record labels with the name Axis Records. ...


1980 FORWARD
1980 FWD
1984 AD
4AD


Quickly scrambling for a new name, Ivo glanced at the flyer and suggested "4AD". Peter Kent agreed, and, with that split-second decision, 4AD was born.


Shortly afterwards, Kent left the company to start another label (also funded by Beggars Banquet): Situation Two Records. Shortly afterwards, Watts-Russell invited the graphic designer Vaughan Oliver to create sleeve art for the label and as a result 4AD quickly acquired a visually distinctive identity which complemented the artful and atmospheric music that it was releasing at that time. Its artists like the Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance developed substantial cult followings in the mid-1980s, but 4AD continued to evolve, and, after signing Throwing Muses and Pixies, the label increasingly concentrated on underground American rock music. In 1987, 4AD somehow had a freak UK Number One hit with the collaged and influential "Pump Up The Volume" by M/A/R/R/S. Situation Two, aka Situation 2, is a record label which began life in 1981 as an offshoot of the larger Beggars Banquet label. ... Graphic designer based in Battersea, South London. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... Dead Can Dance is a band comprising Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ... An early band formation (left to right): Narcizo, Hersh, Donelly, and Langston. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Sound collage is the production of songs, musical compositions, or recordings using portions, or samples, of previously made recordings. ... “MARRS” redirects here. ... MARRS (or M/A/R/R/S or M|A|R|R|S) was a one-off recording act from 1987 whose sole release was the single Pump Up The Volume, which was a UK number one hit and a significant milestone in the development of British house music and...


In the 1990s, 4AD established an office in Los Angeles and enjoyed success with bands such as The Breeders, Red House Painters, Unrest, and His Name Is Alive. In 1999, Watts-Russell sold his share in 4AD back to the Beggars Group (as it had by then become), but the label continued to release music and add new artists to its roster. [2] Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1977 as a folk rock duo featuring twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal of Dayton, Ohio which played country covers at truck stops and bars and dissipated in the early 80s, only to be revived as a side project in... Red House Painters is an alternative rock group formed in 1989 in San Francisco by singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek. ... Unrest is an indie rock band from the Washington DC area. ... His Name Is Alive is an experimental rock band/ project from Livonia, Michigan. ...


Catalog numbering scheme

For the most part, 4AD's official UK releases follow a standard scheme for designating catalog numbers. Although there have been some variations over the years, some general rules can be devised to easily determine the format (LP, CD, etc.) and year of release by looking at a 4AD catalog number.


Prefix

The first part of a catalog number is a prefix that contains a variation of "AD," based on the 4AD name. Some standards are:

  • AD = single
  • BAD = EP
  • CAD = Full length LP
  • DAD = Double LP

Some other "AD" variations have been used less frequently over the years, including (but not limited to):

  • EAD = Electronic download
  • GAD = reissue (usually mid-priced)
  • HAD = remastered or significantly altered reissue (usually with some combination of bonus tracks, re-mastering, or new artwork)
  • JAD and MAD = "mini album" that is longer than an EP but shorter than an LP
  • TAD = temporary release

Numerical designation

The second part of the catalog number is a number that represents the year of release (via the number of years since 1980, following the '1980 Forward' theme), and the order of release in the particular year. For example, This Mortal Coil's LP It'll End in Tears is CAD411. The "CAD" represents that the release is an LP, the "4" in 411 represents 1984, and 11 marks the 11th release that year. This is the vinyl LP release; cassette versions have "C" added to the prefix (CADC411 in this example); CD versions have "CD" added at the end (CAD411CD). This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Itll End in Tears was an album released in 1984 by a collection of 4AD musicians using the name This Mortal Coil. ...


A side effect of this scheme is that it made it seem like 4AD had hundreds of releases early on. Once again using CAD411 as an example, a causal observer might assume this was the 411th release in the label's catalog, when 4AD actually had less than 100 total releases in their catalog at the time. In the 1990s, 4AD changed the first part of the number from "100s" to "1000s," temporarily making the number not correspond with the number of years since 1980. Releases in 1990 used "00" directly after the prefix (e.g., the Pixies' Bossanova, CAD0010, released in the fall of 1990); 1991 used "10" directly after the prefix (e.g., This Mortal Coil's Blood, DAD1005, released early in 1991), 1992 used "20," and so on for the rest of the 1990s. The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ... A long and involving Dream Goth album by This Mortal Coil, released in 1991. ...


Wanting to return to numbering with the years since 1980, 4AD had to provide a workaround for releases in the year 2000. Since the "20" numerical designation had been used in 1992, all releases in 2000 used "2K" (e.g., Mojave 3's Excuses For Travelers, released in early 2000 is CAD2K05). Since 2001, the catalog numbering scheme has finally been able to return to the original format with the first part of the number representing the years since 1980. Things haven't been too consistent since, and there have been several gaps. Also, the year 2010 will pose a problem, as it is 30 years since 1980, but the "30" designations were already used in 1993. Mojave 3 consists of members Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Simon Rowe, Alan Forrester, and Ian McCutcheon. ...


Ownership of the label

Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, employees of the Beggars Banquet record store and label, founded Axis Records in late 1979 as a property of Beggars Banquet that was ran by the two. After the first four Axis singles in early 1980, the name was changed to 4AD. An initial idea for the label was that it would be a "testing ground" for Beggars Banquet; successful acts would graduate up to Beggars Banquet after a year at 4AD. The only band to follow this path would be Bauhaus, who were signed to Beggars Banquet in late 1980 right before Ivo and Peter purchased the label outright. Ivo Watts-Russell is the founder and president of the legendary English indie record label 4AD. He has also produced several records, himself preferring to use the term musical director to explain his role in the creation. ... Peter Kent (born in Sussex, England July 27, 1943) is Deputy Editor for Global Television News, a Canadian TV network. ... For the British gothic rock band, see Bauhaus (band). ...


The two were the sole owners for about a year. Peter sold his share to Ivo at the end of 1981, and started a new Beggars Banquet subsidiary, Situation Two Records. Ivo would maintain ownership of the label, and act as its president, until the late 1990s. Beggars Banquet is an English record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin. ...


While 4AD didn't handle any distribution outside the United Kingdom for many years, it had many willing distributors in many countries: Columbia distributed much of the label in Japan, while Polygram subsidiary Vertigo released many of the label's records in Canada. The United States had always been a tough market for 4AD, even though their records sold well there as imports. Only a few of the label's acts had deals to license their recordings in the USA, among various labels. PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ...


In 1992, Ivo signed a five-year distribution deal with Warner Bros. Records so that nearly all 4AD releases would see release in the United States. While this seemed to be a simple licensing deal, in reality executives from Warner Bros. took a lot of control during this period, as 4AD shifted focus to the US market, signing more American bands. While still president, it is clear that Ivo ceded some control during this period, and once the deal ended, he offered to sell the label back to Beggars Banquet. Warner Bros. ...


The deal with Beggars was completed by early 1999, and since then it has owned 4AD and its distribution worldwide. This has led to many negotiations for the label's back catalog--like getting back US distribution rights for the Pixies and the Cocteau Twins.


Classic and noteworthy releases

1980

  1. Bauhaus Dark Entries (AD3); the only AXIS single to be re-issued under the 4AD name
  2. Rema-Rema Wheel in the Roses (BAD5); the first release bearing the 4AD logo
  3. Bauhaus In the Flat Field (CAD13); the first full-length LP on 4AD
  4. Modern English Gathering Dust (AD15); later the inspiration for This Mortal Coil's first record

Bauhaus are an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978 by Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). ... Dark Entries is a second single released by British gothic rock band Bauhaus. ... Rema Rema was a musical duo, consisting of Gary Asquith and Marco Pirroni. ... Bauhaus are an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978 by Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). ... In the Flat Field is the debut album by British gothic rock band Bauhaus, released in 1980 on 4AD. As such, it is one of the first goth albums ever released. ... Modern English is a rock band best remembered for their song I Melt With You, which was an MTV staple in 1982, and has appeared in various commercials and movies over the years. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

1981

  1. The Birthday Party Prayers on Fire (CAD105); debut full-length from classic post-punk band
  2. Dif Juz Huremics (BAD109); debut EP from classic proto-"post rock" outfit
  3. Natures Mortes (Still Lives) (CAD117); definitive summary of the label's post-punk years, originally only available in Japan

The Birthday Party was an Australian post punk rock group, active from 1977 to 1983. ... Prayers On Fire, by The Birthday Party, was released in 1981 by 4AD. This was the bands first full length release on an international record label, after leaving Australia to broaden horizons in England. ... Dif Juz was an influential, primarily instrumental, British group that created uniquely atmospheric effects-laden music with dynamic emotional range during the early to mid 1980s. ...

1982

  1. Colin Newman Not To (CAD201); Third solo LP from Wire frontman, featuring several previously unreleased Wire tracks
  2. Modern English After the Snow (CAD206); LP contains 4AD's first mainstream hit, the new wave classic "I Melt With You."
  3. Cocteau Twins Garlands (CAD211); debut LP from band who would come to define the label's aesthetic

Colin Newman (born on 16 September 1954, in Salisbury, (Wiltshire) is an English musician, record producer and record label boss. ... Modern English is a rock band best remembered for their song I Melt With You, which was an MTV staple in 1982, and has appeared in various commercials and movies over the years. ... After the Snow was Modern Englishs second album, released in 1982. ... Modern English is a New Wave band best remembered for their song, I Melt With You, which was an MTV staple in 1982, and has appeared in various commercials and movies over the years. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... Garlands is the 1982 debut album of Cocteau Twins. ...

1983

  1. The Wolfgang Press The Burden of Mules (CAD308); debut LP from long-time 4AD mainstay, including former Rema-Rema members
  2. This Mortal Coil Sixteen Days-Gathering Dust (BAD310); debut EP from Ivo's house band, including popular cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren"
  3. Cocteau Twins Head over Heels (CAD 313); the band's second LP begins to define the band and label's sound

The Wolfgang Press was an English band active throughout the 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an experimental vocalist and performer who incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, and avant-garde rock in a short career spanning the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... This article is about the Cocteau Twins album. ...

1984

  1. Dead Can Dance Dead Can Dance (CAD404); debut from the band who would become the label's biggest selling act
  2. Cocteau Twins The Spangle Maker (BAD405); first release with new bassist Simon Raymonde crystallizes the band's classic sound
  3. This Mortal Coil It'll End in Tears (CAD411); debut LP was an international underground success
  4. Cocteau Twins Treasure (CAD412); one of the band's most beloved albums

Dead Can Dance is a band comprising Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ... Dead Can Dance is the debut album recorded by the Dead Can Dance in 1984. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... The Spangle Maker is an EP by the Scottish rock group Cocteau Twins, released on 4AD records in April 1984. ... Simon Raymonde (born Simon Philip Raymonde, 3 April 1962, in Tottenham, London) is an English musician and record producer, most notable as the bassist of Cocteau Twins. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Itll End in Tears was an album released in 1984 by a collection of 4AD musicians using the name This Mortal Coil. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... Treasure (1984) is the third album by the Cocteau Twins. ...

1985

  1. Clan of Xymox Clan of Xymox (CAD503); debut LP from classic goth band
  2. Dif Juz Extractions (CAD505); only full-length from the band, which is very much in-line with the classic 4AD sound
  3. Colourbox Colourbox (CAD508); debut LP from pop-collage artists, considered classic today
  4. Dead Can Dance Spleen and Ideal (CAD 512); second LP that advanced the band's sound considerably
  5. Cocteau Twins The Pink Opaque (CAD513CD); compilation of 1982-1985 material intended for US release; released only on CD in the UK, the label's first release on the medium

Clan of Xymox, also known as Xymox at various parts of their career, are a darkwave/gothic rock band founded in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1983 by Ronny Moorings, Anke Wolbert, and Pieter Nooten. ... Clan of Xymox was the self-titled debut for the eponymous band in 1985, and their first release on the 4AD label (CAD503, CAD503CD, GAD503CD). ... Dif Juz was an influential, primarily instrumental, British group that created uniquely atmospheric effects-laden music with dynamic emotional range during the early to mid 1980s. ... Colourbox were an English electronic outfit on the 4AD Records record label in the 1980s. ... Colourbox CAD 508 is the 1985 album from Colourbox. ... Dead Can Dance is a band comprising Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ... Spleen and Ideal is the second studio album recorded by the Dead Can Dance duo, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, released in 1985. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... // The Pink Opaque is a 1985 compilation album composed of tracks originally recorded between 1982 and 1985 by the Cocteau Twins. ...

1986

  1. Throwing Muses Throwing Muses (CAD607); debut LP from the first American band signed to 4AD
  2. This Mortal Coil Filigree & Shadow (DAD609); second album from Ivo's project is the label's first double album

An early band formation (left to right): Narcizo, Hersh, Donelly, and Langston. ... Throwing Muses is the name of the 1986 debut album of the band Throwing Muses, according to 4AD, the label that released the album. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Filigree & Shadow was an album released in 1986 by Ivo Watts-Russells supergroup, This Mortal Coil. ...

1987

  1. Lonely Is an Eyesore (CAD703); compilation album released in many formats, showcasing the label's diverse lineup
  2. Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (CAD705); another classic LP typical of the label's output of the era
  3. Pixies Come on Pilgrim (MAD709); debut mini-album culled from the band's demo tape
  4. Pieter Nooten/Michael Brook Sleeps with the Fishes (CAD710); atmospheric album from former Clan of Xymox member Nooten and noted guitarist/producer Brook

Lonely Is an Eyesore (1987) is a compilation of music by artists on the 4AD record label. ... Dead Can Dance is a band comprising Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ... Within the Realm of a Dying Sun is the third album recorded by the Dead Can Dance duo, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, in 1987. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Come on Pilgrim is the debut EP from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released on the British independent record label 4AD in October 1987. ... Michael Brook (born 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist familiar with many disciplines including rock, minimalism and film scores. ... Clan of Xymox, also known as Xymox at various parts of their career, are a darkwave/gothic rock band founded in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 1983 by Ronny Moorings, Anke Wolbert, and Pieter Nooten. ...

1988

  1. Throwing Muses House Tornado (CAD802); the band's second LP is their first to be released in the USA
  2. Pixies Surfer Rosa (CAD803); Steve Albini-produced album that proved to be massively influential on nearly all alternative rock to follow
  3. Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Knoll (CAD807); the band's most successful LP to date received major-label distribution in the USA by Capitol Records

An early band formation (left to right): Narcizo, Hersh, Donelly, and Langston. ... House Tornado is a 1988 album by Throwing Muses. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1982 to 1997. ... // Track listing (03:24) Blue Bell Knoll (02:59) Athol-Brose (03:08) Carolyns Fingers (03:16) For Phoebe Still a Baby (03:21) The Itchy Glowbo Blow (03:49) Cico Buff (03:35) Suckling the Mender (03:52) Spooning Good Singing Gum (04:20) A Kissed Out Red... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the...

1989

  1. Pixies Doolittle (CAD809); another extremely influential LP that now routinely ranks high in lists of all-time best albums

The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Doolittle refers to a number of people and things: Doolittle is the Pixies second full-length album, released in March 1989. ...

1990

  1. The Breeders Pod (CAD0006); debut of Pixie Kim Deal's side project that eventually became her main band
  2. His Name Is Alive Livonia; American band begins a long run at 4AD with a debut that carries on in the tradition of the label's 1980s heyday

The Breeders are an American rock band, formed in 1977 as a folk rock duo featuring twin sisters Kim and Kelley Deal of Dayton, Ohio which played country covers at truck stops and bars and dissipated in the early 80s, only to be revived as a side project in... // Look up pod in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kim Deal (born June 10, 1961 as Kimberly Ann Deal) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bassist. ... His Name Is Alive is an experimental rock band/ project from Livonia, Michigan. ... Livonia is the debut LP by His Name Is Alive, originally released on 4AD in the UK in 1990, and in 1992 on 4AD/Rykodisc in the USA. // Livonia is the debut LP by Livonia, Michigans His Name Is Alive (HNIA). ...

Current artists

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The 4AD is perhaps the most familiar Singer Roadster to the North American market and certainly the most plentiful.
The 4AD and 4AB are virtually identical in bodywork and general specifications and in fact they, as well as the 4AC, were all likely conceived in parallel during the 1950 model year.
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It was originally christened Axis Records, but this was quickly changed to 4AD when it became apparent that the name Axis was already being used by another music company.
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In 1999, Ivo Watts-Russell sold his share in 4AD back to the Beggars Group (as it had by then become), but the label continued to release music and add new artists to its roster.
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