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Ode Records (also known as Ode Sounds and Visuals) was an American record label, started by Lou Adler in 1967 after he sold Dunhill Records to ABC Records. It was distributed by CBS’s Epic Records except between 1970 and 1976, when the label was distributed by A&M Records.

Adler reactivated the label several times, including another short run with A&M in 1989. It was disbanded when A&M was sold to PolyGram in late 1989. The biggest selling album on Ode was “Tapestry” by Carole King.

Notable Recordings Made At Ode Records Include:

Spirit by Spirit
Writer by Carole King
Tapestry by Carole King
Fantasy by Carole King
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tom Scott and The L.A. Express by Tom Scott
Tommy by London Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir

Ode Records
3969 Villa Costera
Malibu, CA 90265

Ode Records