Vertigo Records is a record company which originated in the UK. It was a subsidiary of the Philips/Phonogram record label, launched in 1969 to specialise in progressive rock and other non-mainstream musical styles. Today it is 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'. The first Vertigo releases came with a distinctive black and white spiral label, which was eventually replaced with Roger Dean's infamous spaceship design in 1973.
^Not comprehensive. More titles can be found by typing in "Vertigo" at discogs.com. Most Cat No.'s are for original releases in UK and/or Europe. Sources:(A)discogs.com. (B)Category: Vertigo Records albums(Wiki article). (C)rateyourmusic.com/list/alabaster/record_label_list_1_vertigo. Retrieved May 2015.