Carrere Album Discography
By David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, and Mike Callahan
Last update: September 23, 2005

Carrere was formed in the '70s by a french producer Claude Carrere. He was mostly famous for launching the career of a French singer of the '60s, Sheila (real name: Anny Chancel), who was well known for covering UK & US hit records (as a matter of fact her stage name came from Tommy Roe's "Sheila"). In the late '70s and early '80, she performed with the male backup trio known as B. Devotion [Black Devotion].

In the '80s, the Carrere label became a home for the new wave of UK heavy metal groups (Saxon, Rage, Demon). It also distributed Hansa (a German label famous for Boney M releases as well as Euro-disco stars Modern Talking) and Rose Tattoo records (on Mirage records in the US) in Europe. Carrere was distributed for a time by Atco in the 38-100 series, then by Mirage, then distributed by PolyGram for a short time in 1982. In addition, certain Carrere artists were being distributed by CBS in the 1980s.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Carrere Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000, 2005 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

SD 38-124 - King of the World - Sheila & B. Devotion [1980] Spacer/Mayday/Charge Plates And Credit Cards/Misery//King Of The World/Cover Girl/Your Love Is Good/Don't Go

SD 38-126 - Wheels of Steel - Saxon [1980] Motorcycle Man/Stand Up And Be Counted/747 (Strangers In The Night)/Wheels Of Steel//Freeway Mad/See The Light Shining/Street Fighting Gang/Suzie Hold On/Machine Gun

SD-38-127 - Stingray - Stingray [9/80]

Carrere/Mirage, distributed by Atlantic:

WTG 19310 - Rage - Rage [1981] The label is Carrere/Mirage. Out Of Control/What Have I Done Wrong?/She's On Fire/Roll The Dice/Fallen Idol//Money/I Don't Wanna Leave/Rage/Thank That Woman

Distributed by PolyGram:

CALP-1001 - Words - F.R. David [1982] Words/Pick Up The Phone/Take Me Back/Music/Someone To Love//Rocker Blues/Givin' It Up/He/Porcelain Eyes/Can't Get Enough

Distributed by CBS:

ARZ 37675 - Little Darlin' - Sheila [1981]

FC 37679 - Strong Arm of the Law - Saxon [1980] Heavy Metal Thunder/To Hell And Back Again/Strong Arm Of The Law/Taking Your Chances//20,000 Ft/Hungry Years/Sixth Form Girls/Dallas 1 PM

FC 37685 - Denim And Leather - Saxon [1981] And The Bands Played On/Denim And Leather/Fire In The Sky/Midnight Rider/Never Surrender/Out Of Control/Play It Loud/Princess Of The Night/Rough And Ready

ARZ-37926 - Adventures in Modern Recording - Buggles [3/82] Adventures In Modern Recording/Beatnik/Vermillion Sands/I Am A Camera//On TV/Inner City/Lenny/Rainbow Warrior/Adventures In Modern Recording (Reprise)

FC 38719 - Power & the Glory - Saxon [1983] (6-83, #155) Power And The Glory/Redline/Warrior/Nightmare//This Town Rocks/Watching The Sky/Midas Touch/The Eagle Has Landed

FC 39284 - Crusader - Saxon [1984] (4-84, #174) The Crusader Prelude/Crusader/A Little Bit Of What You Fancy/Sailing To America/Set Me Free//Just Let Me Rock/Bad Boys (Like To Rock 'N' Roll)/Do It All For You/Rock City/Run For Your Lives

BFZ/ZK 44032 - Images of Forever - Cannata [1988] Fortune Teller/Hand in Hand/Sailing Ships/Break Away/Middle of the Night/Will the Sky Begin to Fall?/Long Distance/Images of Forever/Together

Thanks to Denis Beaulieu and Simon Majury.

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