Master Series (music)

"Master Series" is the title of a line of greatest hits albums, released in European countries primarily by PolyGram International, as well as A&M Records, Deram Records, FFRR Records, Mercury Records, and Polydor Records. Four "Master Series" series of albums were released: from 1987-1990, 1996-1998, 1998-1999, and from 2003 onwards.

The covers of each series are visually unified:
* 1987 series: Black background, "Master Serie" in a sans-serif typeface, the artist's name in a script typeface, a prominent red stripe, and a photo.
* 1996 series: Black background, the artist's name in a serif typeface, and a collage of photos.
* 1998 series: White background, "Master Series" in a script typeface, the artist's name in a sans-serif typeface, and a photo.
* 2003 series: A large photo crossfading into a black background with the artist's name in a serif typeface, and "Master Serie" set against a red glow.

The 1996 series represented various bands in eclectic genres (such as New Wave) with relatively small followings, and the 1998 series included hard rock/progressive rock musicians and bands. These series are branded with the international title "Master Series". The French title "Master série" is used to brand the more traditional line with a strong focus on European pop singers, which are frequently issued in multiple volumes. Each subsequent series also reissued some albums from the previous series.

In addition, some albums were reissued by Universal Music Group under the "Universal Masters Collection" and "Millennium Edition" titles.

Releases

1987 series

* Daniel Balavoine – "Master Serie"
* Barbara – "Master Serie"
* Alain Bashung – "Master Serie"
* Jane Birkin – "Master Serie"
* Frida Boccara – "Master Serie"
* Jacques Brel – "Master Serie"
* Jacques Dutronc – "Master Serie"
* Jean Ferrat – "Master Serie"
* Serge Gainsbourg – "Master Serie"
* Johnny Hallyday – "Master Serie"
* Jean-Luc Lahaye – "Master Serie"
* Guy Marchand – "Master Serie"
* Melina Mercouri – "Master Serie"
* Yves Montand – "Master Serie"
* Nana Mouskouri – "Master Serie"
* Edith Piaf – "Master Serie"
* Serge Reggiani – "Master Serie"
* Nicole Rieu – "Master Serie"
* Demis Roussos – "Master Serie"
* Alan Stivell – "Master Serie"
* Boris Vian – "Master Serie"

1996 series

* 10cc – "Master Series" [ [http://www.soundstage.com/music/reviews/grev018.htm SoundStage! 10cc - The Original Soundtrack (remastered) ] ]
* 1996 ABBA – "Master Series" [http://www.raffem.com/AbbaCompilOchBokNY.htm Rafaels and Stefans pictures ] ] [http://66.235.213.139/~abbagall/collection/cd_master_series.htm] ]
* 1997 ABC – "Master Series" [ [http://www.abcmartinfry.com/disc_compilations.html ABC - Discography - Compilations ] ]
* Wolfgang Ambros – "Master Series"
* 1997 Joan Armatrading – "Master Series" [http://deyalexander.com/joanarmatrading/discography/] Dead link|date=August 2008]
* 1996 The Allman Brothers Band – "Master Series" [ [http://www.abbdiscography.com/cdmasterseries.htm Master Series ] ]
* 1997 Army of Lovers – "Master Series" [ [http://www.army-of-lovers.com/albums/] ] [ [http://www.velen.com/music/aol_hist.shtml Robert's WWW, the AOL History page ] ]
* 1997 Big Country – "Master Series" [ [http://www.jfng.com/pages/albums/comp_masterseries.htm Master Series ] ] [ [http://www.washu.org/~roliver/steeltown/mast-lin.htm Master Series liner notes ] ]
* 1997 Burt Bacharach – "Master Series" [ [http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00000G6V4 Amazon.de: Master Series: Burt Bacharach: Musik ] ]
* 1996 Bananarama – "Master Series"
* 1997 Berlin – "Master Series" [ [http://www.theunixshack.net/berlin_ms.htm] ]
* 1998 Maria Bill – "Master Series" [ [http://www.mariabill.at/web/musik.html Maria Bill ] ]
* 1996 Black – "Master Series" [http://colinvearncombe.com/albums/compilations Colin Vearncombe aka Black: Compilations ] ]
* Elkie Brooks – "Master Series" [ [http://www.cd.co.za/reviews/elkiebrooks.htm Amuzine - Elkie Brooks - Master Series review ] ]
* 1996 Sam Brown – "Master Series" [ [http://www.onecandle.co.uk/discography/sbmisc.html Sam Brown Discography ] ]
* 1997 Camel – "Master Series" [ [http://www.snim.no/moonmadness/discography.asp?ID=26 MOONMADNESS - camel site ] ]
* 1998 Peter Cornelius – "Master Series" [ [http://musik.ciao.de/Master_Series_Peter_Cornelius__1668586 Master Series - Peter Cornelius Test und Preisvergleich ] ]
* 1996 Dexys Midnight Runners – "Master Series" [ [http://oldlady1.tripod.com/dexys/masterseries.html The Famous Dixons - MASTER SERIES ] ]
* Yvonne Elliman – "Master Series"
* 1998 Rainhard Fendrich – "Master Series" [http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00000G6VH Amazon.de: Master Series: Rainhard Fendrich: Musik ] ]
* Bill Haley – "Master Series"
* 1998 Ludwig Hirsch – "Master Series" [http://www.musikbase.de/Bands/L/Ludwig-Hirsch/Diskographie/ Musik-Portal - Musik-News - Songtexte - Videos ] ]
* 1997 Joe Jackson – "Master Series" [http://www.jj-archive.net/albums/ms.html The Joe Jackson Archive: Master Series ] ]
* 1997 The Jam – "Master Series" [ [http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=Xy7x8Ayv3OI&aid=VrSm-G8QecB&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result Google Music: The Jam ] ]
* 1996 Tom Jones – "Master Series" [http://www.txhighlands.com/1990.htm 1990's ] ]
* 1996 Level 42 – "Master Series" [ [http://www.thumbsters.co.uk/masterseries.html LEVEL 42 MASTER SERIES ] ]
* 1997 Liza Minnelli – "Master Series" [ [http://www.wellness-hannover.de/B00000G6VY/Master_Series.html] ]
* 1998 The Moody Blues – "Master Series" [ [http://www.toadmail.com/~notten/FAQ-3-02.htm] ]
* Nana Mouskouri – "Master Series" (reissue)
* 1996 The Neville Brothers – "Master Series" [ [http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00000G6W0 Amazon.de: Master Series: Neville Brothers: Musik ] ]
* Iggy Pop – "Master Series" [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000G6W3 Amazon.com: Master Series: Iggy Pop: Music ] ]
* Demis Roussos – "Master Series" (reissue)
* The Rubettes – "Master Series"
* Scorpions – "Master Series" [ [http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/default.asp Scorpions ] ]
* The Small Faces – "Master Series"
* Jimmy Somerville – "Master Series" [http://www.jimmysomerville.de/discographie/jsfpwd/discographie_master_series.htm jimmy somerville bronski beat communards - the first international fanpage ] ]
* 1998 Squeeze – "Master Series" [ [http://www.squeezefan.com/discography/master.htm Master Series ] ]
* STS – "Master Series"
* Donna Summer – "Master Series"
* 1998 Visage – "Master Series"
* 1998 Waterloo & Robinson – "Master Series" [ [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000G6WL Amazon.com: Master Series: Waterloo & Robinson: Music ] ]
* Bruce Willis – "Master Series"
* 1998 Georg Danzer - "Master Series"
* 1998 Kurt Ostbahn - "Master Series"
* 1998 Stefanie Werger - "Master Series"
* 1998 Arik Brauer - "Master Series"

1998 series

* 1998 ABBA – "Master Series" (reissue)
* Graeme Allwright – "Master Series"
* Ange – "Master Serie"
* Daniel Balavoine – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Bananarama – "Master Series" (reissue) [ [http://yeseule.net/cdbananarama.htm] ]
* Visage – "Master Series"
* Barbara – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* 1999 Barclay James Harvest – "Master Series" [ [http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=3428 BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST Master Series music reviews and MP3 ] ]
* Brigitte Bardot – "Master Serie"
* The Barron Knights – "Master Series"
* Acker Bilk – "Master Series"
* Jane Birkin – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Georges Brassens – "Master Serie"
* Jacques Brel – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Roy Buchanan – "Master Series"
* 1999 Kim Carnes – "Master Series"
* Mirek Černý – "Master Serie"
* 1998 Dio – "Master Series" [ [http://www.dio.net/biography/discography/Dio_compilation_CD.html Tapio's Ronnie James Dio Pages: Dio Compilation CD Discography ] ]
* Jean Ferrat – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Serge Gainsbourg – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* France Gall – "Master Serie"
* Godley & Creme – "Master Series"
* Johnny Hallyday – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Engelbert Humperdinck – "Master Series"
* 1999 Joe Jackson – "Master Series" (reissue)
* 1998 Tom Jones – "Master Series" (reissue)
* Kool & the Gang – "Master Serie"
* Jean-Luc Lahaye – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Bernard Lavilliers – "Master Serie"
* Enrico Macias – "Master Serie"
* The Mamas & the Papas – "Master Series"
* Guy Marchand – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Melina Mercouri – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* 1998 John Miles – "Master Series"
* Eddy Mitchell – "Master Serie"
* Jeanne Moreau – "Master Serie"
* Nana Mouskouri – "Master Series" (reissue)
* Georges Moustaki – "Master Serie"
* Nicoletta – "Master Serie"
* Robert Palmer – "Master Series"
* Edith Piaf – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Pink Fairies – "Master Series"
* The Platters – "Master Series"
* Cozy Powell – "Master Series"
* Renaud – "Master Serie"
* Serge Reggiani – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Nicole Rieu – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* The Righteous Brothers – "Master Series"
* Demis Roussos – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – "Master Series"
* The Shadows – "Master Series"
* Mort Shuman – "Master Serie"
* Jimmy Somerville – "Master Series" (reissue)
* 1998 Status Quo – "Master Series"
* Alan Stivell – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* 1998 The Style Council – "Master Series" [ [http://www.killcreek.com/MC/details/16852.html The Style Council - Master Series (1998) ] ]
* Taxmeni – "Master Series"
* 1998 Thin Lizzy – "Master Series" [ [http://www.rockdetector.com/discography,9260.sm;jsessionid=50C6A152295355CB840FEAB4C6473934?type=Compilation THIN LIZZY | Discography | Rockdetector ] ]
* Herve Vilard – "Master Serie"
* 1998 Rick Wakeman – "Master Series" [ [http://www.progarchives.com/Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=4579 RICK WAKEMAN Master Series music reviews and MP3 ] ]
* Roger Whittaker – "Master Series"

"Millennium Edition" reissues

* Wolfgang Ambros – "Millennium Edition"
* 2000 Joan Armatrading – "Millennium Edition"
* Burt Bacharach – "Millennium Edition"
* Black – "Millennium Edition"
*Elkie Brooks - Millennium Edition
* Ludwig Hirsch – "Millennium Edition"
* John Miles – "Millennium Collection"

2003 series

* 2003 ABBA – "Master Serie" (reissue) [ [http://66.235.213.139/~abbagall/collection/cd_master_serie.htm] ]
* Daniel Balavoine – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Barbara – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Brigitte Bardot – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Gilbert Bécaud – "Master Serie"
* Jane Birkin – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Georges Brassens – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Jacques Brel – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Jan de Wilde – "Master Serie"
* Jean Ferrat – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Serge Gainsbourg – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Kool & the Gang – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Bernard Lavilliers – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Enrico Macias – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Eddy Mitchell – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Jeanne Moreau – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Nana Mouskouri – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Georges Moustaki – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Nicoletta – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Florent Pagny – "Master Serie"
* Edith Piaf – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Serge Reggiani – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Renaud – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Andre Rieu – "Master Serie"
* Tino Rossi – "Master Serie"
* Demis Roussos – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Michel Sardou – "Master Serie"
* Alan Stivell – "Master Serie" (reissue)
* Herve Vilard – "Master Serie" (reissue)

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