Vertigo Records

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Vertigo Records

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Vertigo Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1960s
Distributing label Universal Music UK
Genre(s) Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, glam metal (import bands)
Country of origin UK
Official Website vertigorecords.co.uk

Vertigo Records today is a UK-based record label operated by Universal Music UK.

History

Vertigo Records was the name Philips Records chose in the 1960s for its record sub-label to counter the progressive labels of its rivals EMI with Harvest Records and Decca Records with Deram Records.

Early days

Some of the first artists to sign included Ian Matthews, Black Sabbath, Mike Absalom, Dr. Z, Catapilla, Cressida, Colosseum, Gentle Giant, Jade Warrior, Nirvana (UK band), Kraftwerk, Ben, Keith Tippett Group, Tudor Lodge, Streetwalkers, Lucifer's Friend and Magna Carta.

Phonogram

After Philips Records was renamed to Phonogram Records in 1972 and released albums in Europe by bands including, Streetwalkers, Status Quo, Switzerland's Flame Dream, Thin Lizzy, Dire Straits and Tears for Fears.

Vertigo later became the European home to various hard rock bands signed to Mercury in North America, such as Bon Jovi and Kiss.

Today

Now part of the Universal Music Group, Vertigo is a division of Mercury Music Group (UK), which in turn is a frontline music group operation of Universal Music UK. It distributes Metallica (outside the US and Canada), Razorlight, and Dire Straits (except the US). More recent signings include The Rapture, The Killers (UK/Éire), One Night Only, Amy Macdonald, Noisettes and Thee Unstrung 2004-2005 and Kassidy[1] in 2009.

Discography

The earliest records released:[2]

  • VO 1 Colosseum - Valentyne Suite LP
  • VO 2 Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy LP
  • VO 3 Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three LP
  • VO 4 Rod Stewart - An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down LP
  • VO 5 (unknown; possibly the original catalog number of Ancient Grease's Women and Children First album, which was eventually released on Mercury)[3]
  • VO 6 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath LP
  • VO 7 Cressida - Cressida LP
  • 6360 001 Fairfield Parlour - From Home to Home LP
  • 6360 002 Gracious! - Gracious! LP
  • 6360 003 Magna Carta - Seasons LP
  • 6360 004 Affinity - Affinity LP
  • 6360 005 Bob Downes - Electric City LP
  • 6360 006 Uriah Heep - Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble LP
  • 6360 007 May Blitz - May Blitz LP
  • 6360 008 Nucleus - Elastic Rock LP
  • 6360 009 Dr. Strangely Strange - Heavy Petting LP
  • 6360 010 Jimmy Campbell - Half Baked LP
  • 6360 011 Black Sabbath - Paranoid LP
  • 6360 012 Manfred Mann - Chapter Three Volume 2 LP
  • 6360 013 Clear Blue Sky - Clear Blue Sky LP (released with the title Play it Loud in some countries)
  • 6360 014 Juicy Lucy - Lie Back and Enjoy It LP
  • 6360 015 Warhorse - Warhorse LP
  • 6360 016 Patto - Patto LP
  • 6360 017 Colosseum - Daughter of Time LP
  • 6360 018 Beggars Opera - Act One LP
  • 6360 019 Legend - Legend (Red Boot) LP
  • 6360 020 Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant LP
  • 6360 021 Graham Bond - Holy Magick LP
  • 6360 023 Gravy Train - Gravy Train LP
  • 6360 024 Keith Tippett - Dedicated To You, But You Weren't Listening LP
  • 6360 025 Cressida - Asylum LP
  • 6360 026 Still Life - Still Life LP
  • 6360 027 Nucleus - We'll Talk About It Later LP
  • 6360 028 Uriah Heep - Salisbury LP
  • 6360 029 Catapilla - Catapilla LP
  • 6360 030 Assagai - Assagai LP
  • 6360 031 Nirvana - Local Anaesthetic LP
  • 6360 032 Patto - Hold Your Fire LP
  • 6360 033 Jade Warrior - Jade Warrior LP
  • 6360 034 Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes LP
  • 6360 035 Manfred Mann Chapter Three - Manfred Mann Chapter Three LP (catalog number of Argentinian release)[4]
  • 6360 036 Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy LP (catalog number of Argentinian release)[4]
  • 6360 037 May Blitz - Second of May LP
  • 6360 038 Daddy Longlegs - Oakdown Farm LP
  • 6360 039 Ian Carr - Solar Plexus LP
  • 6360 040 Magna Carta - Songs from the Wasties Orchard LP
  • 6360 041 Gentle Giant - Acquiring the Taste LP
  • 6360 042 Graham Bond - We Put Our Magick On You LP
  • 6360 043 Tudor Lodge - Tudor Lodge LP
  • 6360 044 (original catalog number of Dave Kelly's self-titled album, which was eventually released on Mercury)[5]
  • 6360 045 V/A - Heads Together, First Round LP
  • 6360 046 Ramases - Space Hymns LP
  • 6360 047 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath LP (catalog number of Brazilian release)[6]
  • 6360 048 Dr Z - Three Parts To My Soul LP
  • 6360 049 Freedom - Through the Years LP
  • 6360 050 Black Sabbath - Master of Reality LP
  • 6360 051 Gravy Train - (A Ballad of) A Peaceful Man LP
  • 6360 052 Ben - Ben LP
  • 6360 053 Mike Absalom - Mike Absalom LP
  • 6360 054 Beggars Opera - Waters of Change LP
  • 6360 055 John Dummer - Blue LP
  • 6360 056 Ian Matthews - Tigers Will Survive LP
  • 6360 057 (unknown)
  • 6360 058 (original catalog number of Assagai's Zimbabwe LP, which was eventually released on Philips)[7]
  • 6360 059 Paul Jones - Crucifix in a Horse Shoe LP
  • 6360 060 Linda Hoyle - Pieces of Me LP
  • 6360 061 V/A - Superheavy Vol. 1 LP (label sampler released only in Peru)[8]
  • 6360 062 Jade Warrior - Released LP
  • 6360 063 Legend - Moonshine LP
  • 6360 064 Hokus Poke - Earth Harmony LP
  • 6360 065 (unknown; possibly a German reissue of Nucleus' Elastic Rock album)[9]
  • 6360 066 Warhorse - Red Sea LP
  • 6360 067 Jackson Heights - 5th Avenue Bus LP
  • 6360 068 Magna Carta - In Concert LP
  • 6360 069 Gordon - Gordon LP
  • 6360 070 Gentle Giant - Three Friends LP
  • 6360 071 Black Sabbath - Vol 4 LP
  • 6360 072 Freedom - Is More Than A Word LP
  • 6360 073 Beggars Opera - Pathfinder LP
  • 6360 074 Catapilla - Changes LP
  • 6360 075 (unknown)
  • 6360 076 Ian Carr - Belladonna LP
  • 6360 077 Jackson Heights - Ragamuffin's Fool LP
  • 6360 078 V/A - Superheavy Vol. 2 LP (label sampler released only in Peru)[8]
  • 6360 079 Jade Warrior - Last Autumn's Dream LP
  • 6360 080 Gentle Giant - Octopus LP
  • 6360 081 Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Framed LP
  • 6360 082 Status Quo - Piledriver LP
  • 6360 083 John Dummer - Oobleedooblee Jubilee LP
  • 6360 123 Streetwalkers - Downtown Flyers LP
  • 6657 001 V/A - Vertigo Annual 1970 LP; Double LP
  • 6360 500 Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley LP
  • 6830 032 V/A - Vertigo Sampler July 1970 LP
  • 6325 250 Thomas F Browne - Wednesday's Child LP
  • 6342 010 Lighthouse - One Fine Morning LP
  • 6342 011 Lighthouse - Thoughts of Moving on LP
  • 6830 067 V/A - New Vertigo Popular Material LP
  • 6333 500/501 Aphrodite's Child - 666 LP
  • 6360 636 Lady LP
  • 6360 700 Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around with Jim LP
  • 6360 701 Jim Croce - Life and Times LP
  • 6441 077 Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk LP
  • 6367 016 Flame Dream - Out in the Dark LP
  • 6360 609 Atlantis - Atlantis LP
  • 6435 144 Flame Dream - Supervision LP
  • 6435 197 Flame Dream - Travaganza LP
  • 9102 010 Streetwalkers - Red Card LP

References

See also

  • List of record labels

External links

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