ATCO Records

ATCO Records

Profile:
Label code: LC 0120
ATCO Records started life as a sub-label of Atlantic Records. In the early 1990s, the label was folded into the start-up East West Records America under the aegis of label president Sylvia Rhone. However, when Rhone was named the head of Elektra Records in 1995, she took East West America with her to the new label and ATCO was a temporary subsidiary of that label, although it released no new titles.

In 2004, Elektra Records was shut down shortly after Warner Music was sold to a consortium of private investors led by billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr. In 2008, however, a new ATCO Records emerged, this time a subsidiary of Rhino Records, Warner Music’s reissue label, and new titles were released. These titles are often 'reproductions' using the original label as a 'touch of authenticity' - a Scorpio Music, Inc. sticker often present.

From January 1967, Atlantic Labels - inc ATCO - had their pressing plant codes added to the Master numbers on Labels. The various pressing plants also had their labels printed up at different sources. So, invariably, the Label radius print (or press ref) can vary from one to another issue. This scenario lasted until the end of 1968, at which point the Company established a set 'radius print standard' and all plants complied (with the exception of Shelly Products).
Early labels had the mastering date prefixing the mastering code on Labels (e.g. 67C-11683-BW which is 1967. The suffix is 'Bestway'. See Example)

The pressing plants and their codes (please check link pages for fuller info);
AR: Allied Record Company, Los Angeles, California - Allied Record Company
AM: (on labels) American Record Pressing Co., Owosso, Michigan, USA - American Record Pressing Co. (ARP runout stamp)
BW: Bestway Products Inc., Mountainside, New Jersey - Bestway Products Inc. (19 label ID)
CL, CT or no code: Columbia, Terre Haute, Indiana - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute (73 label ID)
CP or P: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman, New Jersey - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman (56 label ID)
W: (on labels) Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, Georgia - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA (G likely in lacquers)
(W: In runouts, pre-mid '80s, can relate to H.V. Waddell Co. H.V. Waddell Co.)
LY: Shelly Products, Huntington Station, New York - Shelley Products
MG: MGM Records Division, Bloomfield, New Jersey - MGM Records Division
MO: Monarch Records, Los Angeles, California - Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
PL: Plastic Products, Memphis, Tennessee - Plastic Products
PR: Presswell Company, Ancora, New Jersey - Presswell
RI: PRC Recording Industry Products, Richmond, Indiana - PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN (72 label ID)
S or Ƨ: In runouts, Columbia Rec Prod, Santa Maria, CA - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria. PAL & PBL side prefixes. (25 label ID)
SP: Specialty Products, Olyphant, Pennsylvania - Specialty Records Corporation (49 label ID)
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Contact Info:
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
USA
Tel: (800) 546-3670
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2ACS-401 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(Cass, Album, par) Atco Records 2ACS-401 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2CX 0132 The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings (Comp) 2CX 0132 Philippines 1974 Sell This Version
2SA 801 Otis Redding The Best Of Otis Redding(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2SA 801 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2SA-804 Sonny & Cher The Two Of Us(2xLP, Comp, Gat) ATCO Records 2SA-804 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2SA-805 The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2SA-805 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2SA-806 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield (Comp) 2SA-806 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2 SDS-401 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) 2 SDS-401 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
#3 Godfrey The Trip(7", Single) Cee-Jam Records #3 US 1965 Sell This Version
4X 5232 Cream (2) Disraeli Gears(4-Trk, Album) ATCO Records 4X 5232 US 1967 Sell This Version
005 Neil Sedaka Star Crossed Lovers / We Had A Good Thing Goin' (Single) 005 US 1968 Sell This Version
006 Nazz Not Wrong Long(7") SGC 006 US 1969 Sell This Version
7 A1-90169 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers(LP, Comp, Club) Island Records, Island Records 7 A1-90169 US 1984 Sell This Version
7 A1-91282 Michel'le Michel'le(LP, Album, Club) Ruthless Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-91282 US 1989 Sell This Version
8STC-7002 Various Hair - Original Cast Recording Of London Production(8-Trk, Album, Club) ATCO Records 8STC-7002 US Unknown Sell This Version
09P3-6105 Loudness (5) Dreamer And Screamer(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 09P3-6105 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6137 Sweet Sensation Sincerely Yours(CD, Mini, Sin) ATCO Records 09P3-6137 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6166 Loudness (5) You Shook Me(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 09P3-6166 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10P3-6103 Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hanging On(CD, Mini, Single, Mono) ATCO Records 10P3-6103 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10SW-65 The System Coming To America(CD, Single, Mini) ATCO Records 10SW-65 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
14Y-645 The Barclay Stars Guitars Unlimited(4-Trk, Album) ATCO Records 14Y-645 US 1966 Sell This Version
18P2-2767 Vandenberg Vandenberg(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2767 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2768 Vandenberg Heading For A Storm(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2768 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2769 Vandenberg Alibi(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2769 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2853 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2853 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2854 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton - On Tour(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2854 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2892 Yes Big Generator(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2892 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2921 Jesse Davis* Jesse Davis(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2921 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3088 Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-3088 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3089 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-3089 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3090 Donny Hathaway Live(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-3090 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3091 Donny Hathaway Extension Of A Man(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-3091 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2054 Yes 90125(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 20P2-2054 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2096 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge(CD, Album) ATCO Records 20P2-2096 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2097 Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(CD, Album) ATCO Records 20P2-2097 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
22 The Capitols Cool Jerk(7", Single) ATCO Records 22 France 1966 Sell This Version
22P2-2787 Sweet Sensation Take It While It's Hot(CD, Album) ATCO Records 22P2-2787 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3047 Enuff Z'nuff Enuff Z'nuff(CD, Album) ATCO Records 22P2-3047 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25XD-995 Loudness (5) Jealousy(CD, MiniAlbum) ATCO Records 25XD-995 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28 The Shadows Of Knight Gospel Zone / Bad Little Woman(7") ATCO Records 28 France 1966 Sell This Version
29P2-2495 Loudness (5) Soldier Of Fortune(CD, Album) ATCO Records 29P2-2495 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
32XD-427 Loudness (5) Shadows Of War(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-427 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-559 Yes Big Generator(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-559 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-770 Loudness (5) Hurricane Eyes(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-770 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-852 Loudness (5) Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version)(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-852 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6110 Hutch Davie And His Honky Tonkers At The Woodchoppers' Ball(7", Single) Atco Records 45-ATCO.6110 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6116 The Coasters Yakety Yak / Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6116 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6117 Bobby Darin Splish Splash(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6117 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6126 The Coasters The Shadow Knows(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6126 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6127 Bobby Darin Queen Of The Hop / Lost Love(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6127 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO 6132 The Coasters Charlie Brown(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO 6132 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6140 Bobby Darin Dream Lover / Bullmoose(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6140 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6141 The Coasters Along Came Jones / That Is Rock & Roll(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6141 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6146 The Coasters Poison Ivy(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6146 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6147 Bobby Darin Mack The Knife(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6147 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-Atco. 6158 Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea / That's The Way Love Is(7", Single) Atco Records 45-Atco. 6158 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6167 Bobby Darin I'll Be There / Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6167 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-ATCO 6173 Bobby Darin Beachcomber / Autumn Blues(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO 6173 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
45-HLE 9076 Hutch Davie Sweet Georgia Brown (7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLE 9076 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-HLK 9151 The Coasters Wake Me, Shake Me / Stewball(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HLK 9151 UK 1960 Sell This Version
55XD-518~9 Loudness (5) 8186 Live(2xCD) ATCO Records 55XD-518~9 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
67C-12393-BW Dead Sea Fruit Kensington High Street / Put Another Record On(7", Promo) ATCO Records 67C-12393-BW US 1967 Sell This Version
69-C-17636 SP R.B. Greaves Take A Letter Maria(7", Single, Promo) ATCO Records 69-C-17636 SP US 1969 Sell This Version
70 Derek Martin Soul Power(7", Single) ATCO Records 70 France 1968 Sell This Version
87 Otis Redding The Otis Redding Story Vol. 21(7") ATCO Records 87 France 1969 Sell This Version
95 Arthur Conley Star Review(7") Atco Records 95 France 1969 Sell This Version
136X Otis Redding My Lover's Prayer / Don't Mess With Cupid(7", Single) ATCO Records 136X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
141 Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness(7", Single) Volt 141 US 1966 Sell This Version
0167 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge(LP, Album) ATCO Records 0167 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
168 Nazz Not Wrong Long(7") ATCO Records 168 France Unknown Sell This Version
183 Sonny & Cher The Wondrous World Of Sonny & Cher(Reel, Album, 4tr Stereo) Atco Records, Atco Records 183 US 1966 Sell This Version
211 King Curtis Plays The Great Memphis Hits(LP, Album) Atlantic, ATCO Records 211 Italy 1967 Sell This Version
275 The Fireballs Come On, React!(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records 275 US 1969 Sell This Version
401-2 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(2xCD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 401-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
412 Otis Redding Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul(LP, Album, Promo) Volt 412 US 1965 Sell This Version
558 Betty Wright Baby Sitter / Outside Woman(7", Single) Alston Records 558 US 1972 Sell This Version
666 (C) The Shadows Of Knight Gloria(LP, Album, Mono) ATCO Records, Dunwich 666 (C) Canada 1966 Sell This Version
0698 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield(CD, Comp) ATCO Records 0698 USA, Canada & UK 2013 Sell This Version
701 The Shillings (3) Children And Flowers(7", Single) Three Rivers Records 701 US 1966 Sell This Version
862-2 Jonathan Edwards (2) Jonathan Edwards(CD, Album) Atco Records 862-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
878 Yes Love Will Find A Way(7", Promo) ATCO Records 878 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
908 Yes Rhythm Of Love(7", Promo) ATCO Records 908 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1001 The Del-Vons All I Did Was Cry / Gone Forever(7", Single) Wells Records 1001 US Unknown Sell This Version
1018 Michel'Le No More Lies(12", Promo) Atco Records 1018 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
01-227 Iron Butterfly Heavy(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, GRT) ATCO Records 01-227 US 1968 Sell This Version
1.522 The Rembrandts Johnny Have You Seen Her?(7", Single, Promo) ATCO Records 1.522 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
1526X The Capitols We Got A Thing That's In The Groove / Tired Running From You(7", Single) ATCO Records 1526X Canada 1966 Sell This Version
2001 Steve Marcus Tomorrow Never Knows(LP, Album) Vortex Records (2) 2001 US 1968 Sell This Version
2007 Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds* Love-Itis / Get Down (Single) 2007 US 1967 Sell This Version
2007X Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds* Get Down / Love-itis(7", Single) ATCO Records 2007X Canada 1967 Sell This Version
2008 Keith Jarrett Restoration Ruin(LP, Album) Vortex Records (2) 2008 US 1968 Sell This Version
2011 Leo Wright Soul Talk(LP, Promo) Vortex Records (2) 2011 US 1970 Sell This Version
2699 Springers* I Know Why / I Know My Baby Loves Me So(7", Promo) Way Out (2) 2699 US 1964 Sell This Version
2-700 Cream (2) Wheels Of Fire(2xLP, Mono, Promo, W/Lbl) ATCO Records 2-700 US 1968 Sell This Version
2-701 Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity Streetnoise (Album) 2-701 US 1969 Sell This Version
2-803-C RCOA 68159-C Eric Clapton History Of Eric Clapton(Cass, Comp, Club, Sna) ATCO Records 2-803-C RCOA 68159-C US Unknown Sell This Version
3003 Sonny & Chèr* Vol.2(LP, Album, Mono) ATCO Records 3003 France 1966 Sell This Version
3004 P Various Rock Party 1966(LP, Comp) Atco Records 3004 P France 1966 Sell This Version
3008 Various Terrible Rhythm & Blues Vol. 1(LP, Comp) ATCO Records 3008 France Unknown Sell This Version
3011 Otis Redding Amen(LP, Album, RP) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 3011 France 1969 Sell This Version
3022 Arthur Conley Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da(LP, Album) ATCO Records 3022 France 1969 Sell This Version

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twood

twood

June 3, 2014
DON'T BUY ATCO Records!! Very cheap production, worst sound quality
napoleonPL

napoleonPL

October 14, 2011
Ehh... This is the worst-sounding label i know. Cream Lp's soud as if they were recorded using comupter microphone. No bass, no dynamics... Really hard to go through those records. And so with Iron Butterfly (bit better) and Vanilla Fudge, Otis Redding CD... So much grat music wasted by poor mixing and pressing.