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] was a record label based in England, founded in 1990[2] by Rob Ayling.[2] They specialised in re-releasing old material, especially progressive rock, but also had 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 in 2010. The new company has a broader remit, and releases a much wider range of music.[5]


Voiceprint operated a number of record labels,[6] including some for a single band or set of related artists. Major Voiceprint labels include Blueprint,[7] 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,[8] The Fall (whose Cog Sinister label was acquired by Voiceprint in 1997),[9] Fish,[2] Gong,[10] Hawkwind,[10] Steve Hillage,[10] Patrick Moraz,[11] Anthony Phillips,[12] Theo Travis, Rick Wakeman,[10] and Yes.[10]

The company also released classical music and related documentaries.[13]

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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. ^ http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/about.html
  6. ^ "Labels". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blueprint". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Leonard Cohen - Bird On A Wire". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cog Sinister". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Voiceprint home page". Voiceprint. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mack Maloney & Sky Club Interview". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "The Waiting Room Online". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Columbia Basin College Library Catalog " Details for: "O Thou Transcendent" the life of Ralph Vaughan Williams /". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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