Ode Records

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Ode Records logo appeared on original 1975 UK pressings of the RHPS soundtrack and early Canadian pressings
Ode Sounds and Visuals Logo which appeared on all Ode titles including Rocky Horror Packaging after 1978

Ode Records, now known as Ode Sounds and Visuals, is the record label that was started by producer Lou Adler, and released the soundtrack LPs to The Rocky Horror Show - Original Roxy Cast, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Shock Treatment.

Ode was Adler's second label, started in 1967 after he sold his first label, Dunhill, to ABC. For its first two years, Ode was distributed by CBS and affiliated label Epic. In 1970, Adler struck a distribution deal with A&M Records in the U.S. that lasted until 1976, which included the first release of the Roxy Cast LP as well as a picture-sleeved single of "Sweet Transvestite". Beginning in 1976, Ode was distributed by CBS where it remained until 1978. Although an Ode production, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack Album LP saw limited release at the time the film's debut in the UK and Canada, but not in the US. It eventually surfaced in 1978 as part of a distribution deal with JEM records.

In 1981, the Shock Treatment Soundtrack was released and distributed by Warner Brothers.

In 1989, Adler once again brought his material to A&M, with the expanded title "Ode Sounds and Visuals." The logo had the original Ode Logo on a dog's tail, and the phrase "his friend's eyes and ears" under it, in a nod to A&M's Nipper dog logo and "his master's voice." Adler retained the rights to Rocky Horror and Shock Treatment, which both had releases via Rhino in 1990. Current affiliations for older Ode product include CBS (for Carole King), Warner Bros (for Cheech and Chong) with other product distributed by Interscope and UMe (Universal Music Entertainment).

Notable Artists

Jan Berry
The Blossoms
Cheech & Chong
Merry Clayton
The Comfortable Chair
Carole King
Peggy Lipton
Scott McKenzie
Tom Scott
Spirit
Tim Curry

Rocky Horror Album Releases

1974: The Rocky Horror Show - Original Roxy Cast
1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Soundtrack Album Ode Records - UK
1975: The Rocky Horror Picture Show ‎- Epic Records - Canada, Distributed by CBS
1977: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - ‎Festival Records/Ode Records-Australia, 1977
1978: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - ‎Ode Records (Distributed by Jem), 1978
1979: The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Limited Edition I] ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Picture Disc) - Ode Records, US,1979
1981: The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Limited Edition lI] ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Picture Disc) - Ode Records, US,1981
1981: Shock Treatment Soundtrack- Ode Records, Distributed by Warner Bros.
1983: Say It! The Rocky Horror Picture Show Audience Participation Album - Ode Records, US, 1983
1990: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 15th Anniversary Box Set ‎(4 CD or Cass, Comp + Box and booklet) - Ode Sounds & Visuals, Distributed by Rhino
1995: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sing It! (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Minus The Lead Vocals) - Ode Sounds & Visuals, Distributed by Rhino
1997: The Rocky Horror Collection (4 CD box, reconfigured from 15th Anniversary Set) - Ode Sounds & Visuals, Distributed by Rhino
2000: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 25 Years Of Absolute Pleasure! - Ode Sounds & Visuals
2015: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Absolute Treasures (The Complete Soundtrack From The Original Movie) ‎- (2xLP Red Vinyl) - Ode Sounds & Visuals
2015 The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (Red Vinyl) - Ode Sounds & Visuals
2015: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - (White Vinyl) - Ode Sounds & Visuals
2016: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again" - Ode Sounds & Visuals