Fiction Records (not for release label use! please use "Fiction" for that instead)

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Annotation

Fiction Records was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. Other notable acts to release on Fiction around this time were the Purple Hearts, Associates and Eat. The label's first UK #1 record was Wish by The Cure in 1991. The band left the record label in 2001, signing to Geffen at the end of the year.
After several years lying dormant, the label was re-started in 2004 by Joe Munns, Paul Smernicki and Jim Chancellor as an imprint of Polydor/Universal Music. The first release on the 'new' Fiction was the Snow Patrol single Run, followed by the album Final Straw which has sold over 2 million copies around the world. The current (2007) roster includes Ian Brown, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Grates, Stephen Fretwell, The Maccabees, Kate Nash, Elbow and Delays.

Note that since the relaunch, the label uses Polydor's label code LC-00309 and not the original LC-06444 for some of its releases.

Annotation last modified on 2008-07-27 12:21 UTC.

Releases

Release Artist Format Tracks Date Country Catalog# Barcode
To Lose My Life White Lies Vinyl 2 1793329 602517933293
To Lose My Life White Lies 7" Vinyl 2 1793330 602517933309
To Lose My Life... White Lies CD 10 060251795182 0602517951822
To Lose My Life... White Lies CD 10 1793239 602517932395
To Lose My Life... White Lies 12" Vinyl 10 1795562 602517955622
To Lose My Life... White Lies Digital Media 10
Farewell to the Fairground White Lies Digital Media 4 [none] [none]
To Lose My Life... White Lies CD 10 1795182 0602517951822
Wall of Arms The Maccabees Digital Media 11
Wall of Arms The Maccabees CD 11 2701102 602527011028
Wall of Arms The Maccabees 12" Vinyl 11 2703065 602527030654
Death White Lies Digital Media 4 [none] [none]
Can You Give It The Maccabees CD 2 2701350
The Seldom Seen Kid Elbow CD 14 2712559 602527125596
Messages Filthy Dukes (unknown) 5
Superhuman Touch Athlete CD 2 2713982
A Hundred Million Suns Snow Patrol CD 11 0600753212646 0600753212646
Black Swan Athlete 2×CD 10 + 7 2710397 602527147208
Black Swan Athlete CD 10 2710397
Taxidermy White Lies Digital Media 1 [none]
Up to Now Snow Patrol 2×CD 15 + 15 2720281, 2720282 602527220086
Up to Now Snow Patrol 3×CD 15 + 15 + 10 272201-1
Up to Now Snow Patrol 2×CD 15 + 15 B0013606-72 602527229331
Just Like You Ian Brown CD 2 2727292
The Seldom Seen Kid Elbow CD 11 0600753209769 600753209769
Death White Lies 7" Vinyl 2 2708249
Messages Filthydukes CD 5 FILTHY6 [none]
Nonsense in the Dark Filthy Dukes CD 6
The Remixes White Lies CD 5 B0014096-02 602527336374
Doe Deer Crystal Castles Vinyl 4
My Best Friend Is You Kate Nash CD 13 602527364308
My Best Friend Is You Kate Nash CD 13 2738005 0602527380056
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles CD 14 2740407 602527404073
Disintegration The Cure 2×12" Vinyl 7 + 5 081227981693
The Place We Ran From Tired Pony CD 10 2742262 602527422626
The Place We Ran From Tired Pony CD 10 602527426655
Every Step’s a Yes The Bees CD 10 2750457 602527504575
3x3x3 The Cure CD 9 CURE CAT 003
Crystal Castles Crystal Castles 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 8
The Getaway Athlete 10" Vinyl 5
Bigger Than Us White Lies Digital Media 2
Bigger Than Us White Lies Vinyl 2 2756828
Bigger Than Us White Lies CD 2 [none]
Pelican The Maccabees 7" Vinyl 2 2791611 602527916118
Ritual White Lies CD 10 2751636 0602527516363
Ritual White Lies 12" Vinyl 10 2756839 0602527568393
Ritual White Lies 6×7" Vinyl + CD 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 5 2757563 0602527575636
Ritual White Lies 2×Digital Media 12 + 5
Ritual White Lies CD 12 UICP-1122 4988005640826
Neat Little Rows Elbow 7" Vinyl 2 2763513 602527635132
Neat Little Rows Elbow CD 2 elbow4
Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow CD 11 00602527623283, 2762328 602527623283
Build a Rocket Boys! (deluxe digipak edition) Elbow CD 11 2762329 602527623290
Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow 2×12" Vinyl 5 + 6 2763747 602527637471
Passive Me, Aggressive You The Naked and Famous CD 13 2757442 602527574424
Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow CD 11 2762328 602527623283
Never Fade Away Spector 7" Vinyl 1
The Future Is Medieval Kaiser Chiefs Digital Media 20
Yolk Japanese Voyeurs CD 12 2749801
Called Out in the Dark Snow Patrol CD 2 0602527826660
Fallen Empires Snow Patrol CD + DVD-Video 14 + 11 2783156 602527831565
Fallen Empires Snow Patrol CD 14 2788142 602527881423
Scarlet 2:54 Digital Media 4 [none]
Fallen Empires Snow Patrol CD 14 2780117 602527801179
Fallen Empires Snow Patrol CD 15 UICP-1131 4988005690548
Classic Album Collection (1979–1984) The Cure 5×CD 13 + 10 + 8 + 8 + 10 0600753356463 600753356463
Open Arms Elbow 10" Vinyl 2 2768772 602527687728
Lippy Kids Elbow 10" Vinyl 2 2778846 602527788463
Fallen Empires Snow Patrol CD 14 602527898797
Fiction Remixes, Volume 1 Various Artists CD 16 2797414 602527974149
Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 Kaiser Chiefs CD 16 0602537022632
Dead in the Boot Elbow CD 13 3711011 0602537110117
Dead in the Boot Elbow CD 13 7027532 878037027532
(III) Crystal Castles CD 12 3720275 602537202751
(III) Crystal Castles CD 12 CTX688CD 602537202751
The Definitive Vinyl Album Box Set Elbow 14×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 + 5 + 6 + 4 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 6 + 5 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 7 3711518 602537115181
Carry On Willy Mason CD 11 3720271 602537202713
Feel To Follow The Maccabees 7" Vinyl 2 2796568
Dresden Live The Duke Spirit 12" Vinyl 10 3700883 602537008834
Went Away The Maccabees 7" Vinyl 2 3704106
Dead in the Boot Elbow 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 7 3711012 0602537110124
The Top (180g reissue/remaster ltd. 2500 copies) The Cure 12" Vinyl 10 fixs 9 0600753381205
Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (red vinyl) The Cure 2×12" Vinyl 8 + 10 R1-60737 081227967451
Hubcap Music Seasick Steve CD 12 3732897 602537328970
Big TV White Lies CD 12 3740906 602537409068
BIG TV (Deluxe Edition) White Lies 2×CD 12 + 7 3742577.SIG 6025374257786
There Goes Our Love Again White Lies 10" Vinyl 4 3746720 00602537467204
The Ghost of the Mountain Tired Pony CD 12 3744422 602537444229
The Ghost of the Mountain Tired Pony 12" Vinyl 12 3746153 602537461530
In Rolling Waves The Naked and Famous CD 12 602537492725
Small TV White Lies CD 5 3762120 0602537621200
Live at Jodrell Bank Elbow 2×CD + DVD-Video 8 + 7 + 3 3724578 602537245789
Hubcap Music Seasick Steve CD 12 3732897 602537328970
The Element Yes Meanwhile Digital Media 4
Luvletta Meanwhile Digital Media 1 [none]
The Take Off and Landing of Everything Elbow 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 6 3754769 602537547692
The Take Off and Landing of Everything Elbow CD 10 3754767 602537547678
Education, Education, Education & War Kaiser Chiefs CD 10 EDUCATE02 602537666300
Little Matador Little Matador CD 11
Locke (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Dickon Hinchliffe Digital Media 16