Voiceprint Records

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Voiceprint Records
Parent companyGonzo Multimedia, Ltd.
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderRob Ayling
Distributor(s)Floating World Records
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationHoughton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, England
Official websitewww.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

Voiceprint Records was a British independent record label based in England, founded in November 1990 by Rob Ayling.[1][2] They specialised in re-releasing old material, especially progressive rock, but also had new releases, under the Resurgence and Blueprint labels.[2]

The holding company, Zeit Distribution Ltd., went into insolvency in 2010.[3] It was replaced by the phoenix company, Gonzo Multimedia in 2010. The new company has a broader remit, and releases a much wider range of music.[4]


Voiceprint operated 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.[1] 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,[1] Gong,[9] Hawkwind,[9] Steve Hillage,[9] Patrick Moraz,[10] Anthony Phillips,[11] Theo Travis, Rick Wakeman,[9] Gordon Haskell ,[9] and Yes.[9]

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

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  1. ^ a b c "Label details for Voiceprint". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Stump, Paul (1997). The Music's All that Matters: A History of Progressive Rock. Quartet Books Limited. p. 343. ISBN 0-7043-8036-6.
  3. ^ "Failure Page". 24 March 2012. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  4. ^ "About Gonzo". 30 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 October 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Labels". Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Blueprint". Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire". Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Cog Sinister". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Voiceprint home page". Voiceprint. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Mack Maloney & Sky Club Interview". Classicrockmusicblog.com. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  11. ^ "The Waiting Room Online". Twronline.net. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Columbia Basin College Library Catalog " Details for: "O Thou Transcendent" the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams /". Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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