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Reekus Records

last updated 4 June 2014
last updated 24 March 2014


Label founded in 1981 by Elvera Butler who'd been booking bands and organising gigs for several years. Reekus was the home of The Blades and Big Self. They opened a UK office at Brixton Ritzy Cinema in the spring of 1983 but when their distributor went bust (c1984) they were left in a contractual mess and the debut albums by both bands were delayed until 1985 and the label wound down in 1987.

Reekus Records is now back in business. They've reissued the classic Blades and Big Self albums on CD, and have a new studio album by The Moondogs and Paul Cleary's solo debut. In 2011, they reossied the "Kaught At The Kampus" EP on CD.



 

 

Single Releases
All 7" singles unless otherwise stated.
RKS  001	v/a - Kaught At The Kampus 12" [1981] 
RKS  002	Big Self - Surprise, Surprise / Take Me Away [1981]
RKS  003	Big Self - Don't Turn Around / Jagged Edges [1982]
RKS  004	Camino Organisation - Human Voices / Executivity [1982]
RKS  005	The Blades - The Bride Wore White / Animation [1982]
RKS  006	Some Kind of Wonderful - D'you Read My Letter / Sleigh Bells Across The Sahara [1982]
RKS  007	The Blades - Revelations of Heartbreak / Rules Of Love [1982]
RKS  008	The Blades/Paul Cleary - Some People Smile / What's That She Said [1982]
RKS  009	Big Self - Ghostshirts / I'm Keen [1983]
RKST 009	Big Self - Ghostshirts (Extended Mix) / I'm Keen (Extended Mix) 12" [1983]
RKS  010	The Blades - Downmarket / You Never Ask [1984]
RKS  011	Poisin Girls - Are You Happy Now / Cream Dream [1984]
RKST 012	Big Self - Reason Smiles / Secretly // Beyond the Pale / Calanda 12" [1985]
RKS  013	The Blades - The Last Man in Europe / Sadlands [1985]
RKS  014	Big Self - Vision / Chance [1985]
RKS  015	The Blades - Those Were the Days / Stand By Me Now [1985]
RKSY 015	The Blades - Those Were the Days / Stand By Me Now picture disc [1985]
RKS  016	Aslan - This Is / Please Don't Stop [1986]
RKST 016	Aslan - This Is / Please Don't Stop // Been So Long 12" [1986]
RKS  017	The Blades - Downmarket / Truth Don't Hurt [1986]
RKS  018	Montage - When I Close My Eyes / Where Are You Now [1986]
RKS  019	Nigel Rolfe - African Flower / PW Botha's Funeral March [1986]
RKST 019	Nigel Rolfe - African Flower / P.W. Bothas Funeral March 12" [1986]
RKS  020	Barry Warner - Dancing Without You / Throwdown [1986]
RKST 020	Barry Warner - Dancing Without You (Ext. Mix) // Dancing Without You / Throwdown 12" [1986]
RKS  021	Montage - Who Will Stop The Rain [1987]
RKS  022	Montage - Swansong / Closer [1987]

Vinyl LP Releases
RK  LP1	The Blades - The Last Man in Europe [1985]
RK  LP2	Big Self - Stateless [1985]
RK  LP3	The Blades - Raytown Revisited [1985]
RK  LP4	Nigel Rolfe - Island Stories [1986]

CD Releases
RK CD1	The Blades - The Last Man In Europe CD [2000]
RK CD2	The Blades - Raytown Revisited CD [2000]
RK CD3	Paul Cleary - Crooked Town CD [2001]
RK CD4	Big Self - Stateless CD [2002]
RK CDS5	Paul Cleary - The Ghost Of Christmas Past EP CDS [2003]
RK CD6	?
RK CDS7	Sundrive - A Day Like Today CDS [2003]
RK CDS8	Metisse - Sadness CDS [2003]
RK CD8	Metisse - My Fault CD [2003]
RK CD9	Perry Blake - California CD [2003]
RK CDS10	Sundrive - Storybook Girl CDS [2003]
RK CD11	The Moondogs - Red Fish CD [2003]
RK CDS12	Moondogs - Getting Off In Amsterdam CDS [2003]
RK CD13	?
RK CD14	?
RK CD15	Saville - Somnambular CD [2003]
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REEKUS 30	v/a - It's Too Late To Stop Now 2xCD [2011] 

BOXCD1	The Blades - The Last Man In Europe & Raytown Revisited 2xCD [2000]



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