Orange Records was an offshoot of Clifford Cooper's famous firm of amplifier-makers, the Orange label ran from 1969 to 1974; it had a short-lived subsidiary, Amity Records, and a somewhat longer-lasting one devoted to British Country music, Lucky. Issues in 1969-70 appeared on a two-tone orange and blue label; the label took a break throughout 1971, and when it returned in 1972 the blue colour had gone. With OAS-213, in August 1973, it changed its design, appearing in a slightly sombre dark-brown-and-gold form. By that point the company sleeve was no longer being used. Manufacture was by Pye, as was distribution from February 1972. Numbering was generally in the OAS-200s, though a couple of singles appeared with a number in the OAS-500s. What the reason for this was, and whether or not there were any other OAS-500s. Amity Records had two singles numbered in an OTS-500 series. Catalogue numbers reached OAS-206 in 1970, with the mysterious OAS-507 and 508 following on in that same year; they picked up at OAS-207 in 1972, after the break. Orange Records never matched the success of Orange Amplifiers, and its products are becoming increasingly hard to find nowadays. John Miles made several singles for the label, but found success only when he left it and joined Decca. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
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