|Parent company||Gonzo Multimedia, Ltd.|
|Distributor(s)||Floating World Records|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location||Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, England|
|Official website|| www|
Voiceprint Recordswas a British independent record label based in England, founded in 1990 by Rob Ayling. They specialised in re-releasing old material, especially progressive rock, but also had new releases, under the Voiceprint and other imprints.
The holding company, Zeit Distribution Ltd., went into insolvency in 2010.It was replaced by the phoenix company, Gonzo Multimedia in 2010. The new company has a broader remit, and releases a much wider range of music.
Voiceprint operated a number of record labels, All Saints and Resurgence.including some for a single band or set of related artists. Major Voiceprint labels include Blueprint,
The first release on Voiceprint was a Daevid Allen album, The Australian Years.Among the many other artists whose recordings have been released by the company are Tim Blake, Leonard Cohen, The Fall (whose Cog Sinister label was acquired by Voiceprint in 1997), Fish, Gong, Hawkwind, Steve Hillage, Patrick Moraz, Anthony Phillips, Theo Travis, Rick Wakeman, Gordon Haskell , and Yes.
The company also released classical music and related documentaries.
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