TELSTAR
RECORDS

 Independent label: Telstar Records was a British record label founded in 1982 by Sean O'Brien and Neil Palmer with a government loan of 120,000. It was launched as a specialist compilation marketing label and had hits with a range of compilation franchises such as the Deep Heat, Kaos Theory and 100% ranges. As well as these brands, the company licensed a number of major artist recordings (for example ABBA and the Four Tops) to release telemarketed compilations. In the mid-1990s it diversified its output into the singles market and long-term artist development with the launch of the Multiply Records and Wildstar Records subsidiaries. Until then, Telstar normally only released singles that were tele-marketed and associated products like The Chippendales or PJ and Duncan aka. Acts signed in this period included Conner Reeves, Sash!, Phats & Small and Basement Jaxx. Craig David had the label's first UK number one single. Other artists included Victoria Beckham (a sub-licence deal from 19 Records), Rosie Ribbons, Skream!, The Cheeky Girls and Mis-Teeq. In the late 1990s, Telstar became closely associated with BMG Records, especially with the Telstar TV compilation arm and The Hits Album releases. Telstar Records went bankrupt in 2004, largely due to the company's habit of giving large advances to artists such as Claire Sweeney, Victoria Beckham and Rosie Ribbons who failed to make them any money. In the media much of the blame for the label's failure was placed on their most high profile signing, Victoria Beckham. However, as most of Telstar's artists were not directly signed to the label, instead being either sub-licensed or part of a number of joint ventures, BMG (soon to be merged with Sony) declined to buy the label's assets outright. Telstar Records Ltd Former Address: The Studio King Edward Mews Byfield Gardens London SW13 9HP. Distributed By Total Records via BMG.

  
90 Megabass / Mastermixers Time To Make The Floor Burn / Get Down TELSTAR MEGAX 1
 
90 Heatwave Mind Blowing Decisions TELSTAR HW 1
  
90 F.A.B. Thunderbirds Are Go TELSTAR FAB 1
90 F.A.B. The Stingray Megamix TELSTAR FAB 2
90 Not Traced TELSTAR FAB 3
90 Not Traced TELSTAR FAB 4
90 Not Traced TELSTAR FAB 5
90 F.A.B. The Prisoner TELSTAR FAB 6
 
91 Electric Light Orchestra Part II Honest Men TELSTAR ELO 100
91 Electric Light Orchestra Part II 1000 Eyes TELSTAR ELO 101
 
91 Barbara Dickson Tears Of Rage (Remix) TELSTAR BDN 1
 
93 Nick Haverson, Jerry Lee Lewis  Head Over Heels TELSTAR HOH 1
  
96 Liverpool F.C. & Boot Room Boyz, The Pass & Move (It's The Liverpool Groove) TELSTAR LFCV 96
96 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 1
96 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 2
96 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 3
96 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 4
97 N-Tyce Telefunkin' TELSTAR LEISURE 5
97 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 6
97 Not Traced TELSTAR LEISURE 7
98 Fat Les  Vin-Da-Loo  TELSTAR LEISURE 8

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