Akarma

Akarma

Profile:
Italian rock reissue label, based in La Spezia, Liguria, Italy. Specializing in late-60s and ‘70s rock, prog-rock and blues psychedelia. Some releases (at the very least) are of questionable legitimacy.

Founded by Giorgio Mangora and Enrico Mangora.

GRAPHIC VARIATIONS:
- Early releases were pressed on colored or black vinyl, usually 180 gr. The A-side center label is white with the track listing for both sides, the B-side label has a color illustration. The covers are usually released in heavy cardboard. The company address on back cover appears without a website address. CD editions are digipak.
- Soon after, "A division of Comet Records" appears printed below the Akarma logo on the back of the sleeve. The B-side center label has an image of the eye of providence with a meditating man.
- CD releases contain a barcode and the website address (www.akarmarecords.com) appears on the covers.
- Around 2000, CD releases are released in cardboard sleeves; they are often gatefolds imitating classic LP covers. This design of cover it's called "Karmapack".
- Eventually the release year starts appearing on back cover; this becomes the norm circa 2001/2002.
- Eventually barcodes begin to appear on vinyl releases. The web address remains the same on cover, but one might also find printed on center labels and CDs themselves the address www.cometrecords.com.
- After 2005 the address always appears as www.cometrecords.com. Most of the LPs were then reprinted and CDs were issued in regular jewel cases.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
AKARMA
358/F Via Monfalcone
19123 La Spezia
Italy

[l49461]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
00 In The Hands Of Akarma (A Free Record Sampler From The Famous Italian Rock Label)  album cover Various In The Hands Of Akarma (A Free Record Sampler From The Famous Italian Rock Label)(CD, Comp, Ltd, S/Edition) Akarma 00 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
020 Willy And The Poor Boys  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poor Boys(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Akarma 020 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
021 Pendulum  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Fantasy, Akarma 021 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
023 Bayou Country  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country (Album) 023 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
024 Cosmo's Factory  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Fantasy, Akarma 024 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
025 Creedence Clearwater Revival  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival (Album) 025 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
026 The Royal Albert Hall Concert  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival The Royal Albert Hall Concert(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Akarma 026 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
027 Live In Europe  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Live In Europe (Album) 027 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
028 #1 Record  album cover Big Star #1 Record(LP, Album, RE, RM) Akarma, Stax, Ardent Records (2) 028 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
341 Samurai  album cover Samurai (6) Samurai(CD, Album, Dig) Akarma 341 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
085/2 Very 1st Stone - 1979 To 1984  album cover Galaxy (9) Very 1st Stone - 1979 To 1984(2xLP, Comp) Akarma 085/2 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
1038 Area (6) Event '76(CD) Akarma 1038 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2012 Farm  album cover Farm Farm(10", Album, RE) Akarma 2012 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
093/45RPM Sold Out  album cover Yoice Sold Out(7", RE) Akarma 093/45RPM Italy 2000 Sell This Version
8034003291679 Atomic Rooster  album cover Atomic Rooster Atomic Rooster(LP, HQ) Akarma, Akarma 8034003291679 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AD 532 Sorcerers  album cover Jan Dukes De Grey Sorcerers(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Akarma AD 532 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
AD 533 Bröselmaschine  album cover Bröselmaschine Bröselmaschine(CD, Album, RE) Akarma AD 533 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
AD 534 Children Of One  album cover Children Of One Children Of One(CD, Album, RE) Akarma AD 534 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
AK 001 Translucent World  album cover Strange* Translucent World (Album) AK 001 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 00/1 Have You Experienced... Akarma ?  album cover Various Have You Experienced... Akarma ?(CD, Promo, Smplr) Akarma AK 00/1 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 002 Precious Cargo  album cover High Tide (2) Precious Cargo (Album) AK 002 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 00/2 A Rock Peace Offering  album cover Various A Rock Peace Offering(CD, Comp) Akarma, Comet Records (2) AK 00/2 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
AK 003 Live At Topanga Corral  album cover Canned Heat Live At Topanga Corral (Album) AK 003 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 004 Raw Power  album cover Strange* Raw Power (Album) AK 004 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK/4VMD 171/4 A Reflection On Changing Times  album cover Country Joe McDonald A Reflection On Changing Times(4xCD, Comp, RE, Dig + Box) Akarma, Vanguard AK/4VMD 171/4 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 005 Canned Heat Vintage (Album) AK 005 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 006 Rock The World  album cover Terry R. Brooks & Strange* Rock The World (Album) AK 006 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 007 Dark Round The Edges  album cover Dark (8) Dark Round The Edges (Album) AK 007 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 008 Day Without The Sun  album cover Galaxy (9) Day Without The Sun (Album) AK 008 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 009 Overdrive  album cover Phafner Overdrive (Album) AK 009 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 010 Live At Leeds  album cover Groundhogs* Live At Leeds (Album) AK 010 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 011 Vincebus Eruptum  album cover Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum (Album) AK 011 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 012 Outside Inside  album cover Blue Cheer Outside Inside (Album) AK 012 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 013 Confusion  album cover Big Brother (16) Feat. Ernie Joseph* Big Brother (16) Feat. Ernie Joseph* - Confusion (Album) AK 013 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 014 A Message From Birmingham Sunday  album cover Birmingham Sunday A Message From Birmingham Sunday (Album) AK 014 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 015 Mint Tattoo  album cover Mint Tattoo Mint Tattoo (Album) AK 015 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
AK 016 New!  Improved!  Blue Cheer  album cover Blue Cheer New! Improved! Blue Cheer (Album) AK 016 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 017 Blue Cheer  album cover Blue Cheer Blue Cheer (Album) AK 017 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 018 Oh! Pleasant Hope  album cover Blue Cheer Oh! Pleasant Hope (Album) AK 018 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 019 Mardi Gras  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Mardi Gras (Album) AK 019 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 020 Willy And The Poor Boys  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy And The Poor Boys (Album) AK 020 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 021 Pendulum  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum (Album) AK 021 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 022 Green River  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River (Album) AK 022 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 024 Cosmo's Factory  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory (Album) AK 024 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 026 The Concert  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival The Concert (Album) AK 026 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 027 Live In Europe  album cover Creedence Clearwater Revival Live In Europe(LP, Album, RE) Fantasy, Akarma AK 027 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 028 #1 Record  album cover Big Star #1 Record (Album) AK 028 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 029 Radio City  album cover Big Star Radio City (Album) AK 029 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 030 First Time From Memphis  album cover January Tyme First Time From Memphis (Album) AK 030 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 031 Kingdom  album cover Kingdom (12) Kingdom (Album) AK 031 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK032 Notes From The Underground  album cover Notes From The Underground Notes From The Underground (Album) AK032 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 033 Believe  album cover The Third Power Believe (Album) AK 033 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 034 Step By Step  album cover Thee Sixpence Step By Step (Comp) AK 034 US 1998 Sell This Version
AK 035 First Album  album cover The Fugs First Album (Album) AK 035 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 003/5 Live At Topanga Corral / Vintage  album cover Canned Heat Live At Topanga Corral / Vintage (Album, Comp) AK 003/5 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 036 South East Tour  album cover The Big Brother* - Ernie Joseph* The Big Brother* - Ernie Joseph* - South East Tour AK 036 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 037 Parish Hall  album cover Parish Hall Parish Hall (Album) AK 037 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 038 Scratching The Surface  album cover Groundhogs* Scratching The Surface (Album) AK 038 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
AK 039 Blues Obituary  album cover Groundhogs* Blues Obituary (Album) AK 039 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 040 Thank Christ For The Bomb  album cover Groundhogs* Thank Christ For The Bomb (Album) AK 040 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 041 Split  album cover Groundhogs* Split (Album) AK 041 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 042 An All American Emperor  album cover Ernie Joseph* An All American Emperor (Album) AK 042 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 043 On The Spot  album cover ThunderMugs On The Spot (Album) AK 043 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 044 Lucifer  album cover Lucifer (25) Lucifer (Album) AK 044 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
AK 044 The Fugs  album cover The Fugs The Fugs(CD, Album, RE, RM) Akarma, Fantasy AK 044 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 045 Strictly From Hunger / The Lost Album  album cover Hunger (3) Strictly From Hunger / The Lost Album (Comp) AK 045 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 045 Strictly From Hunger  album cover Hunger (3) Strictly From Hunger (Album) AK 045 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 046 Good Enough To Eat!  album cover Indescribably Delicious Good Enough To Eat! (Album) AK 046 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 047 The Ghostriders  album cover The Ghostriders The Ghostriders (Album) AK 047 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
AK 048 Christopher  album cover Christopher (33) Christopher (Album) AK 048 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 049 Music From Merkin Manor  album cover Merkin (3) Music From Merkin Manor(LP, Album, RE, 180) Akarma AK 049 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 050 Listening  album cover Listening Listening (Album) AK 050 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 052 White Gold Blues  album cover Johnny Winter White Gold Blues (Comp) AK 052 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 053 The Serpent Power  album cover The Serpent Power The Serpent Power (Album) AK 053 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 055 Il Grande Gioco  album cover Albero Motore* Il Grande Gioco (Album) AK 055 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 056 Dancing Madly Backwards  album cover Axcraft Dancing Madly Backwards (Album) AK 056 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 057 Above All  album cover Stack (4) Above All (Album) AK 057 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 058 One Step On  album cover Jody Grind One Step On (Album) AK 058 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 059 Red Weather  album cover Leigh Stephens Red Weather (Album) AK 059 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 060 Ad Gloriam  album cover Le Orme Ad Gloriam (Album) AK 060 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 061 Joint Effort  album cover Cannabis (2) Joint Effort(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 061 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 062 Get Ready  album cover Richard Last Group Get Ready (Album) AK 062 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 064 Think Pink  album cover Twink (4) Think Pink (Album) AK 064 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 065 Far Canal  album cover Jody Grind Far Canal (Album) AK 065 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 067 "L'Aurora" Delle Orme  album cover Le Orme "L'Aurora" Delle Orme (Comp) AK 067 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
Ak 068 III  album cover Black Widow (5) III(LP, Album, RE, RM) Akarma Ak 068 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 068 S.F. Mission District  album cover Santana S.F. Mission District (Single, Comp, Album) AK 068 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Ak 069 A Rock Opera  album cover Everyhead A Rock Opera(CD, Album, RE) Akarma Ak 069 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 070 The Original Wizard  album cover Wizard (13) The Original Wizard(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 070 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 071 Visitation  album cover Chirco Visitation(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 071 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 072 Silver Metre  album cover Silver Metre Silver Metre (Album) AK 072 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
AK 073 U.S. Tour '72  album cover Groundhogs* U.S. Tour '72 (Album) AK 073 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 074 Moon Blood  album cover Fraction (4) Moon Blood(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 074 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 074 Gunsight!  album cover The Animals Gunsight!(CD, Comp, Dig) Akarma AK 074 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
AK 075 Baby Batter  album cover Harvey Mandel Baby Batter(LP, RE, 180) Akarma AK 075 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 076 The Snake  album cover Harvey Mandel The Snake(LP, Album, Gat) Akarma AK 076 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
AK 077 Tripsichord  album cover Tripsichord Tripsichord (Album) AK 077 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
AK 078 Big Lost Rainbow  album cover Big Lost Rainbow Big Lost Rainbow(LP, Album, RE) Akarma AK 078 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 080 Volume One  album cover Hinkleys Heroes* Volume One (Album) AK 080 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
AK 081 Toad  album cover Toad (4) Toad (Album) AK 081 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

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Fan0802

Fan0802

July 4, 2018
Akama all kind of mistake vinyls from the factory be leaked to the market
Yeprock

Yeprock

June 25, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I have the Twink - Think Pink Italian AK-064 180 gram release. The album art and labeling are all Twink but the music is Patto's debut album, coincidentally also re-released by Akarma (AK-185). The tracks include The Man, Hold Me Back, Red Glow, Government Man, etc. Definitely not Twink...
Imaxandco

Imaxandco

August 28, 2016
Average label in my opinion. The source of their release is mostly unknown and it appears they source from digital tapes or evens CDs to do flat transfers to vinyl. The sound quality of their releases leaves MUCH to be desired. Packaging is usually very nice though.
spinner1138

spinner1138

July 7, 2016
I love my Akarma Vinyl.. great packaging, nice think sounding vinyl..
paul.wren.98

paul.wren.98

November 11, 2015
Akarma are thought to be counterfeiters.