Vertigo Records was a subsidiary of the Philips/Phonogram record label, launched in 1969 in the UK to specialise in progressive rock and other non-mainstream musical styles. Today it is a label operated by Universal Music UK.
Vertigo was the brainchild of Olav Wyper when he was Creative Director at Phonogram. It was launched as a competitor to labels such as Harvest (a prog subsidiary of EMI) and Deram (Decca). It was the home to bands such as Colosseum, Jade Warrior, Affinity, Ben and other bands from 'the "cutting edge" of the early-'70s British prog-folk-post-psych circuit'.