ATLANTIC CELEBRATES 75th ANNIVERSARY
WITH YEAR-LONG VINYL CAMPAIGN, REMIXES, AND LIMITED-EDITION MERCHANDISE CAPSULE
90 Titles Encompass Iconic Albums Spanning Label’s Entire History, Including Special Editions & Releases Never Before on Vinyl
First Ever Label Collection with VMP (Vinyl Me, Please), for Their November Record of the Month
NEW YORK, NY – September 13, 2023: As part of Atlantic Records’ 75th Anniversary celebration, the label – in conjunction with Rhino Entertainment – has launched an extensive year-long vinyl series featuring 90 releases spanning the entire history of the company, from its earliest days until the present. The series encompasses iconic and acclaimed albums across virtually every popular musical genre, including special editions and many that have never been on vinyl. The unprecedented series has been curated by Atlantic Records Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman, who – in addition to his role as the label’s chief executive – is one of the world’s foremost audiophiles, with a personal vinyl collection now numbering over two million LPs.
Each month’s Atlantic 75 collection reflects the label’s diverse and rich history. With most titles pressed in crystal clear vinyl, releases included span groundbreaking works that underline the genre-defiant greatness of the label’s release over the years. In addition, Atlantic has partnered with noted audiophile label Acoustic Sounds for a multi-year - long slate of 180-Gram, 45RPM black vinyl, and SACD versions of classic Atlantic albums. The label has also partnered with beloved vinyl subscription service VMP (Vinyl Me, Please) for their first ever label collection for Record of the Month, which will be available for VMP members on Thursday, October 19, shipping early November. As part of the partnership, VMP will be releasing Ray Charles - Ray Charles In Person in the Essentials Track, The Mar-Keys / Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Back to Back in the Classics Track, Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor in the Hip-Hop Track, John Prine - Sweet Revenge in the Country Track, and Stone Temple Pilots - Nº 4 in the Rock Track.
“Our 75th anniversary has given us an incredible opportunity to revisit the amazing range and depth of the music that Atlantic has released across the decades,” said Craig Kallman. “These 90 albums are not only an extraordinary musical journey through the years, but a cultural one as well, reflecting a series of seismic social shifts. As an admitted vinyl junkie, I’m honored and thrilled to join with our colleagues at Rhino, our long-time friends at Acoustic Sounds, and the great folks at VMP to give all this brilliant music the royal LP treatment. It’s been a true labor of love, and the perfect celebration of this landmark anniversary.”
Kirk Pengilly of INXS shares his experience working with Atlantic Records: "In 1982, we signed to a newly revitalized ATCO label for North America under the Atlantic umbrella. They, along with our manager Chris Murphy, were trailblazers in a pretty stock standard record industry. They did things differently and thought outside the square with innovative, creative ideas. ATCO was our first signing outside of Australia and immediately showed their care and passion for us as an act. We were a ‘Band of Brothers' and ATCO became part of our family. Exciting times for a bunch of guys out of Australia."
As part of the ongoing series, Atlantic is pleased to announce the forthcoming releases of Led Zeppelin’s paradigm-shifting untitled fourth album, commonly referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, and Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams. Led Zeppelin IV, produced by Jimmy Page, will be pressed on crystal-clear, 180g vinyl. The new edition of A Head Full of Dreams is pressed on 140g colored re-cycled vinyl and features a bonus track, ‘’Something Just Like This,’’ by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay. The collection will also welcome albums from Jason Mraz, Christina Perri, Grouplove as well as seasonal releases from Booker T. and the MG’s and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. See below for the full list of releases dates.
Below is the complete list of the Atlantic 75 titles scheduled for the year, including already available titles. Titles from the collection are available to order at http://store.atlanticrecords.com Fans visiting the store can also purchase limited-edition tees, hoodies, and color-changing magic candles featuring vintage Atlantic logo designs, as well as an exclusive t-shirt featuring Roberta Flack, which was released for the campaign in honor of the coinciding 50th anniversary of Killing Me Softly.
For the fans who prefer to listen to their music on the go, Atlantic has released a collection of remixes which demonstrates the influence that Atlantic’s iconic artists have had on musicians regardless of genre. Swiss-South African It-girl DJ Nora En Pure adds a new spin to Donna Lewis’ record-breaking “I Love You Always Forever.” DJ Spinna delivers a funky groove to Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly,” while producer Ben Lieband submits his own version of the iconic torch song. Italian DJ Luca Olivotto owns his fresh take on YES’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which topped the Beatport House Charts earlier this spring. New Jersey enters the house with DJ Sliink’s flip of Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold.” Nomak revives a deep cut from Brandy with his take on “What About Us.”
ATLANTIC 75 VINYL COLLECTION
John Coltrane – Olé Coltrane
Billy Cobham – Spectrum
Yes – Fragile
Velvet Underground – Loaded
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound
Ray Charles – Ray Charles
Otis Redding – Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul
Wilson Pickett – The Exciting Wilson Pickett!
Ben E. King – Don’t Play That Song!
Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
Lizzo – Special
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul
Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis
Roberta Flack – First Take
Trey Songz – Ready
Gayle – A Study In The Human Experience (First time on vinyl)
Pink Sweat$ - Pink Moon
Halestorm – The Strange Case of…
The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers
Kelly Clarkson – The Meaning of Life
Tiësto – Drive
Brandy – Never Say Never
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Young Boy Never Broke Again – The Last Slimeto
Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
Simple Plan – No Helmets, No Pads, Just Balls
Shinedown – The Sound of Madness
Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind
Matt Maeson – Bank of the Funeral
Panic! At The Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Kehlani – Cloud 19 (First time on vinyl)
Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends
Portugal. The Man - Woodstock
Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady
Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer
INXS – Kick
Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
Hootie & The Blowfish – Cracked Rear View
Sean Paul – Dutty Rock
Ava Max – Heaven and Hell
Galantis – Pharmacy
Oliver Tree – Ugly Is Beautiful
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
P. Diddy – Press Play
Cardi B. – Invasion of Privacy
Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis
Burna Boy – Twice as Tall
Don Toliver – Heaven or Hell
Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap (Available Exclusively At Marathon)
Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food And Liquor I
Kevin Gates – Islah
Jack Harlow – That’s What They All Say
Kodak Black – Dying To Live
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2
John Prine – John Prine
Willie Nelson – Phases & Stages
Crosby, Stills, & Nash – Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Roddy Ricch – Please Excuse Me For Being Anti-Social
Available October 6
Matchbox Twenty – Yourself or Someone Like You
Buffalo Springfield – Again
MC5 – Back in the USA
Bad Company – Bad Company
Foreigner – Foreigner
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Available October 20
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Available October 27
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
Available November 3
Booker T. & The MG’s – In The Christmas Spirit
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Available November 10
Jason Mraz – Love Is a Four Letter Word
Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song
Christina Perri – lovestrong. (First time on vinyl)
ATLANTIC 75 REMIX COLLECTION
Roberta Flack – "Killing Me Softly (DJ Spinna Remix)"
Gym Class Heroes x DJ Sliink – "Cupid’s Chokehold (Club Mix)"
Brandy – "What About Us (Nömak’s 2016 Remix)"
Yes – "Owner of a Lonely Heart (Luca Olivotto Remix)"
Donna Lewis x Nora En Pure – "I Love You Always Forever (Nora’s Version)"
Listen to these and more from Atlantic HERE.
ACOUSTIC SOUNDS COLLECTION
Genesis: Selling England by The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Nursery Cryme, Genesis, Abacab, Foxtrot, Invisible Touch
Phil Collins: Face Value, Hello I Must Be Going
John Coltrane: Giant Steps, My Favorite Things, Coltrane Plays The Blues, Ole` Coltrane, Coltrane Jazz, Coltrane’s Sound
Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles, What I’d Say, Ray Charles, Yes Indeed!, The Great Ray Charles
Bad Company: Bad Company, Straight Shooter, Run With The Pack, Desolation Angels, Burnin’ Sky
Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots, Oh Yeah!, The Clown
Yes: Fragile, Close to The Edge, The Yes Album, 90215
Otis Redding: Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, The Dock of The Bay, The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, The Soul Man
Foreigner: 4, Foreigner, Head Games, Double Vision
Crosby Stills & Nash: Déjà vu (w/Neil Young), CSN, Crosby Stills & Nash
Dr. John: Gris Gris, In the Right Place, Dr. John’s Gumbo
Stone Temple Pilots: Core, Purple
Buffalo Springfield: Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again
Plus, More To Come…
VMP (Vinyl Me, Please) COLLECTION
The Mar-keys / Booker T. & The MGs – Back To Back (Mono)
John Prine – Sweet Revenge (Stereo)
Ray Charles – In Person (Mono)
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor
Stone Temple Pilots – No. 4
About Atlantic Records: Atlantic Records celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists and soundtracks. Artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Sia, Coldplay, Charlie Puth, Janelle Monáe, Jack Harlow, Death Cab for Cutie, Matchbox Twenty, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Melanie Martinez, Rob Thomas, Skrillex, Roddy Ricch and many more, as well as soundtracks including Barbie, The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, Fast and Furious, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, Jagged Little Pill The Musical, the Spinning Gold soundtrack, and more. www.atlanticrecords.com
About Acoustic Sounds, Inc. and Analogue Productions:
Headquartered in Salina, Kansas, Acoustic Sounds, Inc. offers the world's largest selection of audiophile music. Owned by CEO Chad Kassem, who founded the company in 1986, Acoustic Sounds sells the highest-quality music in a variety of formats, including LP, SACD and reel-to-reel tape. The company owns its own pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, its own reissue label (Analogue Productions), an original production label (APO Records), its own printing company (Consolidated Printing), a recording studio (Blue Heaven Studios) and its own LP mastering facility (The Mastering Lab at Blue Heaven Studios). For more information, visit www.acousticsounds.com.
About Vinyl Me Please: VMP (Vinyl Me, Please) is a community of explorers and storytellers who navigate between sounds that are lost and found to create transcendent tangible music experiences. VMP offers customers five different monthly vinyl subscriptions (Essentials, Classics, Hip Hop, Country, and Rock), an online record store with exclusive pressings, and a multitude of editorial content, storytelling, and events. In February 2023, VMP also launched a year-long dedicated record club with Dolly Parton titled VMP Limited: Vinyl Me, Parton. Through these offerings we embark on explorations of familiar sounds from our past, and new sounds for our future. To learn more, visit vinylmeplease.com and follow @vinylmeplease on socials.