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The Columbia Masterworks 78rpm Album Discography is an initiative of the 78rpm Collectors' Community. The 78rpm Collectors' Community is a social network and research centre for collectors of 78rpms recordings, phonographs, memorabilia, recording machines and the history of the 78 rpm recording era.

This discography lists all Columbia Masterwork 78rpm Albums in order of issue from M-1 to M-1100 as well as includes the X, OP and S series. It lists all albums in sequence according to issue number.

It also includes an outline of the D and J Canadian Columbia Masterworks series.

It is the result of countless hours researching a variety of materials - from Columbia record catalogs, record supplements, record review periodicals, industry related pamphlets and advertising as well as my own personal collection of Columbia 78s.

Written by Sam Hopper, (and originally privately published as a small edition of two books), this discography is now available online.


Please read the following to understand how to use this discography

If you're want to:

  • … find information about a Columbia Masterworks Album - click on the tab on the main menu corresponding your album series and then click through to the corresponding album number.
  • … find a summary of record numbers for Columbia Masterworks - click here.
  • …find a listing of matrix numbers for Columbia Masterwork sets, click here.
  • …find a schematic overview of available album formats for Columbia Masterworks, click here (and)
  • …find an index of Columbia Masterwork record numbers, click here.


You can also search our new 78rpm Record Index site for record details on the Columbia Masterwork label.


Other pages to explore:

© S.Hopper 2010-2015 - Webspace kindly provided and funded by the 78rpm Collectors' Community - The recordings used on this educational site are for illustrative purposes.