Voiceprint Records

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Voiceprint Records
Parent companyGonzo Multimedia, Ltd.
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderRob Ayling
StatusActive
Distributor(s)Floating World Records
Genre
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, England
Official website www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

Voiceprint Records [1] was a British independent record label based in England, founded in 1990 [2] by Rob Ayling. [2] They specialised in re-releasing old material, especially progressive rock, but also had new releases, under the Voiceprint and other imprints.

Contents

The holding company, Zeit Distribution Ltd., went into insolvency in 2010. [3] [4] 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. [5]

Labels

Voiceprint operated a number of record labels, [6] including some for a single band or set of related artists. Major Voiceprint labels include Blueprint, [7] All Saints and Resurgence.

Artists

The first release on Voiceprint was a Daevid Allen album, The Australian Years. [2] Among the many other artists whose recordings have been released by the company are Tim Blake, Leonard Cohen, [8] The Fall (whose Cog Sinister label was acquired by Voiceprint in 1997), [9] Fish, [2] Gong, [10] Hawkwind, [10] Steve Hillage, [10] Patrick Moraz, [11] Anthony Phillips, [12] Theo Travis, Rick Wakeman, [10] Gordon Haskell , [10] and Yes. [10]

The company also released classical music and related documentaries. [13]

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