Voiceprint Records

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Voiceprint Records
Parent company Gonzo Multimedia, Ltd.
Founded 1990 (1990)
Founder Rob Ayling
Status Active
Distributor(s) Floating World Records
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, England
Official website www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

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

The holding company, Zeit Distribution Ltd., went into insolvency in 2010.[3][4] It was replaced by the phoenix company, Gonzo Multimedia.


Voiceprint operates a number of record labels,[5] including some for a single band or set of related artists. Major Voiceprint labels include Blueprint,[6] All Saints and Resurgence.


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,[7] The Fall (whose Cog Sinister label was acquired by Voiceprint in 1997),[8] Fish,[2] Gong,[9] Hawkwind,[9] Steve Hillage,[9] Patrick Moraz,[10] Anthony Phillips,[11] Theo Travis, Rick Wakeman,[9] and Yes.[9]

The company also releases classical music and related documentaries.[12]

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  1. ^ Stump, Paul (1997). The music's all that matters: a history of progressive rock. Quartet Books. ISBN 978-0-7043-8036-3. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Label details for Voiceprint". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Insolvencylist.com[dead link]
  4. ^ Companies House record
  5. ^ "Labels". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Blueprint". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Cog Sinister". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Voiceprint home page". Voiceprint. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Mack Maloney & Sky Club Interview". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "The Waiting Room Online". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Columbia Basin College Library Catalog " Details for: "O Thou Transcendent" the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams /". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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