Warner Special Products Album Discography,
Part 1: SP-2000, SP-4000 Series

By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: July 25, 2004

The SP-2000 and SP-4000 series, starting in 1973, were two of the earliest series on the Warner Special Products labels. They were fairly short-lived, with one known issue on the SP-4000 series and a handful on the SP-2000 series. The SP-2000 series was soon replaced with the OP-2500 series, and the SP-4000 series was replaced by the OP-4500 series.

The first few Warner Special Products albums were issued with a somewhat different label from the ones used later. These are for disc #1 and disc #2 in a set.
These were the labels used for disc#3 and disc #4 of the set. By 1975, even the SP series was using the new labels.
By 1975, even the SP series was using the new labels.

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Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] Contents

SP-2000 Series (2-LP Sets):

SP-2000 - Black Gold: 24 Carats - Various Artists [1973?]

SP-2001 - Heavy Metal: Superstars of the 70's, Volume 2 - Various Artists [1974] Kick Out The Jams - MC5 (S)/Iron Man - Black Sabbath (S)/I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper (S)/Freedom - Jimi Hendrix (S)/Must Be Love - James Gang (S)/Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple (S)//Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T.Rex (S)/Give It To Me - J. Geils Band (S)/Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John (S)/D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin (S)/Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield (S)/Cindy Incidentally - Faces (S)//Touch Me - Doors (S)/Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers Band (S)/Only You Know And I Know - Delaney & Bonnie (S)/Domino - Van Morrison (S)/Outlaw Man - Eagles (S)/Starship Trooper - Yes (S)//Radar Love - Golden Earring (S)/Johnny B. Goode - Grateful Dead (S)/What A Shame - Foghat (S)/Stealin' - Uriah Heep (S)/Lonely Feelin' - War (S)/Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image (S)

SP-2002 - Rockin' Easy: Superstars of the 70's, Volume 3 - Various Artists [1975] Take It Easy - Jackson Browne (S)/Change Partners - Stephen Stills (S)/She's Gone - Daryl Hall & John Oates (S)/The Right Thing To Do - Carly Simon (S)/Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren (S)/Beautiful - Gordon Lightfoot (S)//Without You - Nilsson (S)/Everybody's Cryin' Mercy - Bonnie Raitt (S)/You've Got A Friend - James Taylor (S)/Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts (S)/Muskrat Love - America (S)/Light Shine - Jesse Colin Young (S)///South City Midnight Lady - Doobie Brothers (S)/Mad Mad Me - Maria Muldaur (S)/You Can Leave Your Hat On - Randy Newman (S)/Desperado - Linda Ronstadt (S)/Then Came You - Dionne Warwick & Spinners/A New Life - Marshall Tucker Band//How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees (S)/Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin (S)/Second Avenue - Tim Moore (S)/Stop To Start - Blue Magic (S)/Sentimental lady - Fleetwood Mac (S)/Suavecito - Malo (S)

SP-2003 - Silver Bullets: Superstars of the 70's, Volume 4 - Various Artists [1975] Looking For A Love - J. Geils Band (S)/Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me - Persuaders (S)/My Maria - B.W. Stevenson (S)/Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - Main Ingredient (S)/I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren (S)/I'll Take You There - Staple Singers (S)//Love Train - O'Jays (S)/Have You Seen Her - Chi-Lites (S)/Might Just Take Your Life - Deep Purple (S)/Sit Yourself Down - Stephen Stills (S)/The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & Blue Notes (S)//Mighty Love - Spinners (S)/Angel - Aretha Franklin (S)/Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers (S)/Trespassin' - Ohio Players (S)/Grazing In The Grass - Friends Of Distinction (S)/Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band (S)//Waterloo - Abba (S)/I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat (S)/Casey Jones - Grateful Dead (S)/Blue Money - Van Morrison (S)/Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes (S)/So Very Hard To Go - Tower Of Power (S)

SP-4000 Series (4-LP sets):

SP 4000 - Superstars of the 70's - Various Artists [1973] (4-LP box set) School's Out - Alice Cooper (S)/Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (S)/Surf's Up - Beach Boys (S)/Sail Away - Randy Newman (S)/Both Sides Now - Judy Collins (S)/Tightrope Ride - Doors (S)//Lonely Days - Bee Gees (S)/Fire & Rain - James Taylor (S)/Truckin' - Grateful Dead (S)/Where Is The Love - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (S)/Love The One You're With - Stephen Stills (S)/Roundabout - Yes (S)//Light My Fire - Doors (S)/White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane (S)/Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills & Nash (S)/Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience (S)/To Love Somebody - Bee Gees (S)/Lola - Kinks (S)//Anticipation - Carly Simon (S)/American Woman - Guess Who (S)/We Gotta Get You A Woman - Todd Rundgren (S)/Ventura Highway - America (S)/Run Run Run - Jo Jo Gunne (S)/Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones (S)//(Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (S)/Hush - Deep Purple (S)/If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot (S)/The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (S)/Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix Experience (S)/Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (S)//Take It Easy - Eagles (S)/A Horse With No Name - America (S)/Cowgirl In The Sand - Byrds (S)/Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell (S)/These Eyes - Guess Who (S)/Domino - Van Morrison (S)/Amazing Grace - Judy Collins (S)//Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers (S)/Woodstock - Joni Mitchell (S)/In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (S)/City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (S)/Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne (S)/Paranoid - Black Sabbath (S)//One Way Out - Allman Brothers Band (S)/(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (S)/Stay With Me - Faces (S)/Chicago - Graham Nash (S)/Happy - Rolling Stones (S)/Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (S)

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