Manticore Records

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Manticore Records
Manticore logo.jpg
Parent company Atlantic Records
Founded 1973
Founder Greg Lake
Status Defunct as of 1977
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records (1973-1975)
Motown Records (1975-1977)
Genre Various
Country of origin United Kingdom

Manticore Records was the record label launched by Emerson, Lake & Palmer's production company Manticore in 1973. The manticore is featured in the artwork for the album Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, (or ELP). Initially the label was jointly owned with Island Records, but that partnership was dissolved and the label was distributed by Atlantic Records from 1973 until 1975. Afterwards, Motown Records handled distribution from 1975 until the label shut down in 1977. Although Manticore has been defunct since 1977 most of its recordings have been re-issued by other labels.


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