Large World

Large World

Profile:
Large World Records is a label from Taiwan, catering for US and Australian soldiers stationed there. At the time they were legal pressings, not intended for export. The releases are mostly copies from US or Japanese releases, often with altered colors, and include a wide array of styles.
Early pressings may have "Lager World" on labels, and/or front cover logo.
The logo closely resembles the US "Liberty" logo of the era.

The release year can often be determined from a number on the labels. The date format is: YY.MM.DD. Add 1911 to the year number for the release year. Sometimes the day is not listed but the same rules apply.

Information from billboard article:

Pressed in Taiwan to cash in on the 35,000 or so GI's that were stationed there between the 1950s and 1970s. The albums were usually pressed in batches of about 500, with no two batches looking or sounding the same (ie different covers, vinyl colours). Covers were usually recycled, meaning art for a totally different album was on the reverse side of the paper (covers were thin paper wrapped in cellophane).

For context, Taiwan was the pirate capital of SEA (followed closely by Thailand and the Philippines). In Taiwan circa 1970 there were reportedly over 45 (modern equipped) pressing plants churning out 200,000 pirate albums per month (that's just the number pressed for export to other parts of SEA!), up from 150,000 per month back in 1963. Pirate pressings outsold legit pressings 5 to 1. They were sold openly in legit record stores alongside equivalent legit pressings...usually for 1/5 or 1/4 of the price of the legit copy (in 1970 a pirate LP cost around US$0.70 whereas a legit Singaporean EMI pressing of the same album cost around US$3.50).*

*Source= Billboard article 14 Mar 1970.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
DP1 Concert Favorites (Best Known Light Classics)  album cover Various Concert Favorites (Best Known Light Classics)(10xLP, Comp + Box) Large World DP1 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
GMS 1106 不要離開我 / 姚蘇蓉歌曲精華 The Chinese Hit Songs  album cover 姚蘇蓉* 不要離開我 / 姚蘇蓉歌曲精華 The Chinese Hit Songs(LP, Album) Four Seas Records, Large World GMS 1106 Taiwan 1970 Sell This Version
LM 105 1966 A-Go-Go-  album cover Various 1966 A-Go-Go-(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World, Large World LM 105 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-102 Songs From My Fair Lady And Other Broadway Hits  album cover Andy Williams Songs From My Fair Lady And Other Broadway Hits(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-102 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-103 Andy Williams  album cover Andy Williams Andy Williams(LP, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-103 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-104 Skeeter Davis  album cover Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-104 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW 105 1966 A-Go-Go-  album cover Various 1966 A-Go-Go-(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World, Large World LW 105 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-106 The Rolling Stones, Now!  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now! (Album) LW-106 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
LW 108 Rides Again  album cover Baja Marimba Band Rides Again(LP, Album) Large World LW 108 Taiwan 1965 Sell This Version
LW-109 The Rolling Stones Songbook  album cover The Andrew Oldham Orchestra* The Rolling Stones Songbook (Comp) LW-109 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
LW-110 Trumpet And Strings  album cover Al He's The King Hirt* Trumpet And Strings(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-110 Taiwan 1968 Sell This Version
LW-112 Wonderful! Wonderful!  album cover Johnny Mathis Wonderful! Wonderful!(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-112 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-113 Turn! Turn! Turn!  album cover The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn!(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-113 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-114 You Were On My Mind  album cover We Five You Were On My Mind(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-114 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-117 Go...Go...Go!!  album cover The Astronauts (3) Go...Go...Go!!(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-117 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-119 Live At Carnegie Hall  album cover Al Hirt Live At Carnegie Hall(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-119 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-121 Folk Music Of Spain  album cover Los Rhythmos And Folk Chorus Folk Music Of Spain(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-121 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-123 Paper Tiger  album cover Sue Thompson Paper Tiger(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bla) Large World LW-123 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-124 The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Rodgers And Hammerstein* The Sound Of Music (An Original Soundtrack Recording)(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-124 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-125 À Go Go  album cover The Ventures À Go Go(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bro) Large World LW-125 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-126 The Golden Hits  album cover Various The Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-126 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-127 Rubber Soul  album cover The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-127 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-128 Golden Hits The Beatles  album cover The Beatles Golden Hits The Beatles(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-128 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-129 The Best Of Herman's Hermits  album cover Herman's Hermits The Best Of Herman's Hermits(12", M/Print, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-129 China Unknown Sell This Version
LW-132 Animal Tracks  album cover The Animals Animal Tracks (Album) LW-132 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-134 5  album cover Joan Baez 5 (Album) LW-134 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-135 Werner Müller On Broadway  album cover Werner Muller And His Orchestra* Werner Müller On Broadway(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-135 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-136 Sure Gonna Miss Her  album cover Gary Lewis & The Playboys Sure Gonna Miss Her(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-136 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-137 Hits Again  album cover Gary Lewis & The Playboys Hits Again(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-137 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-140 A New Kind Of Connie.../Connie Francis 12 Golden Hits  album cover Connie Francis A New Kind Of Connie.../Connie Francis 12 Golden Hits(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-140 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-141 The Shadows More Hits! The Shadows(LP, Comp, Tra) Large World LW-141 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-142 ...And I Know You Wanna Dance  album cover Johnny Rivers ...And I Know You Wanna Dance(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-142 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-143 Hot Line Vol-1  album cover Various Hot Line Vol-1(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-143 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-145 Living Guitars Play  album cover Living Guitars Living Guitars Play(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-145 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW 146 The Best Of Johnny Horton  album cover Johnny Horton The Best Of Johnny Horton(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World, Large World LW 146 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-152 Golden Hits Vol-2  album cover Connie Francis Golden Hits Vol-2(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-152 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-156 Hot Line Vol-2  album cover Various Hot Line Vol-2(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-156 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-159 In Concert  album cover Joan Baez In Concert (Album) LW-159 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-161 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass !! Going Places !!(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-161 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-162 The Shadow Of Your Smile  album cover Johnny Mathis The Shadow Of Your Smile(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-162 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-165 Concert In Rhythm Volume II  album cover Ray Conniff His Orchestra And Chorus* Concert In Rhythm Volume II(LP, Album, Ora) Large World LW-165 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW 166 Persuasive Percussion 1966  album cover Various Persuasive Percussion 1966(LP, Album) Large World LW 166 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-167 Sound Track Music From Doctor Zhivago  album cover The Cinema Sound Stage Orchestra Sound Track Music From Doctor Zhivago (Album) LW-167 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-168 Hot Line Vol-3  album cover Various Hot Line Vol-3(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-168 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-169 Mr. Piano  album cover Roger Williams (2) Mr. Piano(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-169 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-171 Piano Forte (The Magnificent Piano Of Peter Nero)  album cover Peter Nero Piano Forte (The Magnificent Piano Of Peter Nero)(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-171 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-172 The Barbra Streisand Album  album cover Barbra Streisand The Barbra Streisand Album(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-172 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-173 Percy Faith And His Orchestra* Jealousy (Album) LW-173 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-175 Golden Hits  album cover Supremes* Golden Hits (Comp) LW-175 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-177 Golden Hits The Platters  album cover The Platters Golden Hits The Platters(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-177 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-179 The 14 Greatest Hits Hot Line Vol - 4  album cover Various The 14 Greatest Hits Hot Line Vol - 4(LP, Comp, Mono, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-179 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-180 Film Spectacular Vol. 3  album cover Stanley Black Film Spectacular Vol. 3(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-180 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-181 Just Once In My Life  album cover The Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life (Album) LW-181 Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version
LW-182 The Nearness Of You  album cover Patti Page The Nearness Of You(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-182 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-184 Gems Forever...  album cover Mantovani And His Orchestra Gems Forever...(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-184 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-185 What's Shakin'  album cover Various What's Shakin'(LP, Smplr, Red) Large World LW-185 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-186 If I Loved You And Other Hits Of The Day  album cover The Johnny Mann Singers If I Loved You And Other Hits Of The Day(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-186 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-189 Hymns We Love  album cover Pat Boone Hymns We Love(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-189 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-190 A Session With Gary Lewis And The Playboys  album cover Gary Lewis And The Playboys* A Session With Gary Lewis And The Playboys(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-190 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-191 The Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher  album cover Sonny & Cher The Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-191 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-193 More Themes From The James Bond Thrillers  album cover The Roland Shaw Orchestra More Themes From The James Bond Thrillers(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-193 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-195 Werner Muller And His Orchestra* Hawaiian Swing(LP, Album, Unofficial) Large World LW-195 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-199 Volume 2  album cover Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass* Volume 2(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-199 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-200 Fifth Dimension  album cover The Byrds Fifth Dimension(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-200 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-201 Johnny Rivers Rocks The Folk  album cover Johnny Rivers Johnny Rivers Rocks The Folk (Album) LW-201 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-202 Surfer Girl  album cover The Beach Boys Surfer Girl (Album) LW-202 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-203 Night Beat  album cover Sam Cooke Night Beat(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-203 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-204 Sonny James True Love's A Blessing(LP, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-204 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-206 Mr. Soul  album cover Sam Cooke Mr. Soul(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-206 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-211.B Kinda Kinks  album cover The Kinks Kinda Kinks(LP, Album) Large World LW-211.B Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-213 Animalization  album cover The Animals Animalization(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-213 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-214 Mr. Music...  album cover Mantovani Mr. Music...(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-214 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-215 The Best Of The Righteous Brothers  album cover The Righteous Brothers The Best Of The Righteous Brothers (Comp) LW-215 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-216 Los Machucambos Los Machucambos In Phase 4(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-216 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-218 Four Tops  album cover Four Tops Four Tops(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-218 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-219 Our Time's Coming  album cover Dino, Desi & Billy Our Time's Coming(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-219 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-221 Grits & Soul  album cover James Brown Grits & Soul (Album) LW-221 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-222 1967. Best Hit Paraddist Vol I  album cover Various 1967. Best Hit Paraddist Vol I(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-222 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-223 Golden Greats  album cover Gary Lewis & The Playboys Golden Greats(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-223 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-224 Gloria  album cover The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-224 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-228 Second Album  album cover Four Tops Second Album(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-228 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-229 The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers  album cover Everly Brothers The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-229 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-230 The Monkees  album cover The Monkees The Monkees(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-230 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-232 Orbison '66!  album cover Roy Orbison Orbison '66!(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-232 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-233 The Temptations Sing Smokey  album cover The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-233 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-234 Meet The Temptations  album cover The Temptations Meet The Temptations(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-234 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-235 More Of The Monkees  album cover The Monkees More Of The Monkees(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-235 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-236 The New Petula Clark Album  album cover Petula Clark The New Petula Clark Album(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-236 Taiwan 1965 Sell This Version
LW-237 Hot Line Vol - 5  album cover Various Hot Line Vol - 5 (Comp) LW-237 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-238 Yesterday And Today  album cover The Beatles Yesterday And Today (Album) LW-238 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-239 The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Album) LW-239 Taiwan 1965 Sell This Version
LW-240 This Is New!  album cover The Righteous Brothers This Is New!(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-240 Taiwan 1965 Sell This Version
LW-242 The Golden Screen Mood  album cover Various The Golden Screen Mood(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-242 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-243 The Golden Hits  album cover Elvis Presley The Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-243 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-244 Petula Clark Best Songs  album cover Petula Clark Petula Clark Best Songs(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Pin) Large World LW-244 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LW-246 Greatest Hits  album cover Trini Lopez Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-246 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-249 The Band I Heard In Tijuana  album cover Los Norte Americanos The Band I Heard In Tijuana(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-249 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-251 Changes  album cover Johnny Rivers Changes(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-251 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
LW-253 More Of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits  album cover Roy Orbison More Of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-253 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-254 Up-Tight  album cover Stevie Wonder Up-Tight(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-254 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version