Manticore Records

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Manticore Records
Manticore logo.jpg
Parent company Atlantic Records
Founded 1973 (1973)
Founder Greg Lake
Status Active
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records (1973–1975)
Motown Records (1975–1977)
Genre Various
Country of origin UK
Location London
Official website

Manticore Records is a 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 began to be distributed by Atlantic Records from 1973 until 1975. Afterwards, Motown Records handled distribution from 1975 until the label shut down in 1977. Although Manticore had been defunct since 1977, most of its recordings have been re-issued by other labels. It was relaunched in 2017 under authorisation from Greg Lake's estate stating one of his last wishes was to bring the label back. Live in Piacenza is the first release on the new incarnation of Manticore.[1]


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