Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Profilo:
Cleopatra Records was founded in 1992 by long-time music fan, Brian Perera. Brian acquired his love for the music business by becoming an active participant in the Los Angeles club scene through the 80's and 90's. The label was officially launched with three releases, Pressurehed (a space rock band from the SF bay area) followed by the release of Motörhead's "On Parole", which had long been out of print. The third release, was actually a series of reissues by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk.

They specialize in all genres, including A Capella, Acid, Adult, Aggro Rock, Ambient, Big Band, Blues, Breakbeat, Breaks, Chill, Drum & Bass, Electronica, Experimental, Gothic, Hardcore, Indie, Industrial, Krautrock, New Wave, Oi!, Punk, Reggae, Synthpop and Techno.
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Informazioni di contatto:
1992 address: Cleopatra, 8726 S. Sepulveda, Ste. D-82, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
2000 address: Cleopatra, PMB 251, 13428 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

CLEOPATRA RECORDS INC.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd PMB #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
(310) 477-4000
E-mail: cleoinfo@cleorecs.com
Siti:
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Etichetta

N. cat  Artista Titolo (Formato) Etichetta N. cat  Paese Anno
01 The Very Best Of Copertina Album Polecats* The Very Best Of(LP, Comp, Ltd) Cleopatra 01 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
Ø168 Road To Rampton Copertina Album Anti-Nowhere League Road To Rampton(LP, Album, RE, TP) Cleopatra Ø168 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
Ø169 Kings & Queens Copertina Album Anti-Nowhere League Kings & Queens(LP, Album, RE, TP) Cleopatra Ø169 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
Ø527 Anti-Nowhere League League Style(LP, Album, TP) Cleopatra Ø527 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
636-5 Goth Box Copertina Album Various Goth Box(DVD, Comp) Music Video Distributors, Cleopatra, Trama 636-5 Brazil 2002 Vendi questa versione
0638 Whirlwind Copertina Album Tommy Bolin Whirlwind(2xLP, Comp) Purple Pyramid, Cleopatra 0638 US 2013 Vendi questa versione
0644 The Salentino Cuts Copertina Album UFO (5) The Salentino Cuts(12", Album, TP) Cleopatra 0644 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
0852 Wacka Lacka Loom Bop A Loom Bam Boo Copertina Album Walter Lure & The Waldos Walter Lure & The Waldos - Wacka Lacka Loom Bop A Loom Bam Boo(LP, Album, TP) Cleopatra 0852 US 2018 Vendi questa versione
862-CLP 1937-7 Baby's On Fire (Live) / Third Uncle (Live) Copertina Album Brian Eno Baby's On Fire (Live) / Third Uncle (Live)(7", Ltd, Num, Gre) Cleopatra 862-CLP 1937-7 US 2007 Vendi questa versione
862-SAMPLER001-2 Cleopatra 2000 Copertina Album Various Cleopatra 2000(CD, Comp, Smplr) Cleopatra 862-SAMPLER001-2 US 2000 Vendi questa versione
1228-2 A Punk Tribute To Weezer Copertina Album Various A Punk Tribute To Weezer(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Cleopatra 1228-2 US 2002 Vendi questa versione
1353-9 Australian Made Copertina Album Various Australian Made(DVD-V, PAL) Cleopatra 1353-9 Unknown Vendi questa versione
1592-2 The Prophetess Copertina Album The Prophetess The Prophetess(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Prophetess Self-released) 1592-2 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
1592-4 The Prophetess Copertina Album The Prophetess The Prophetess(Cass, Album) Cleopatra 1592-4 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
1593-2 Dichotomy Copertina Album The Prophetess Dichotomy(CD, Album) Cleopatra 1593-2 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
1725 I Was Made For Dancin'  Copertina Album Leif Garrett I Was Made For Dancin' (7", Single, RE) Cleopatra 1725 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
1787 Live In Ireland Copertina Album Judy Collins Live In Ireland(LP, Album, Gre) Cleopatra 1787 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
1825 Warrior  (The XX Remix) Copertina Album Magic Wands Warrior (The XX Remix)(7", Single) Cleopatra 1825 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
1870 Transylvanian Tapes Copertina Album The 69 Cats Transylvanian Tapes (Album) 1870 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
1878 The New Order Copertina Album The New Order (3) The New Order(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra 1878 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
2095 The Iron Mask Copertina Album Christian Death* The Iron Mask(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra 2095 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
2170 One Track Mind / Pirate Love Copertina Album Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2) Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers (2) - One Track Mind / Pirate Love(7", Ltd, Pur) Cleopatra 2170 US 2008 Vendi questa versione
2227 London '81 Copertina Album Greg Lake London '81(CD, Album, RE) Purple Pyramid Records 2227 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
2265 L.A.M.F. Live At The Village Gate 1977 Copertina Album Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers* L.A.M.F. Live At The Village Gate 1977(CD, Album) Cleopatra 2265 2015 Vendi questa versione
2330 The Great Sun Copertina Album VOWWS The Great Sun(LP, Album) Cleopatra 2330 USA & Canada 2015 Vendi questa versione
2910 Runnin' With The Devil Copertina Album Jake E. Lee Runnin' With The Devil 2910 US 2008 Vendi questa versione
3552 Action Woman: 60's Garage Nuggets Copertina Album The Litter Action Woman: 60's Garage Nuggets(LP, Comp) Cleopatra, Garage Masters 3552 US 2009 Vendi questa versione
3828 Love Will Tear Us Apart Copertina Album Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart(12", Single, Unofficial) Cleopatra 3828 US 2013 Vendi questa versione
8124 Trashed In Paris ‘73 Copertina Album New York Dolls Trashed In Paris ‘73(LP, Pic) Cleopatra 8124 US 2012 Vendi questa versione
8267 Vivid Covers: a 20th Anniversary Tribute to L' Arc~en~Ciel Copertina Album Various Vivid Covers: a 20th Anniversary Tribute to L' Arc~en~Ciel(CD-ROM, Album + File, MP3) Cleopatra 8267 US 2012 Vendi questa versione
9333-1 Who Are You An All Star Tribute To The Who Copertina Album Various Who Are You An All Star Tribute To The Who(2xLP, Album, Red) Cleopatra 9333-1 US 2012 Vendi questa versione
24187 The Damned Not Of This Earth(Cass, Album, Promo) Cleopatra 24187 US 1996 Vendi questa versione
59012 Molting Copertina Album Usherhouse Molting(CD, Album) Cleopatra, Cleopatra 59012 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
725952X Bumps & Rails Copertina Album Various Bumps & Rails(10", EP) Cleopatra 725952X US 2013 Vendi questa versione
982057 6 Mix Shake (Mixed By The Dead Sexy Inc) Copertina Album The Dead Sexy Inc* Mix Shake (Mixed By The Dead Sexy Inc)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Polydor, Universal 982057 6 France 2004 Vendi questa versione
862-1280-1 Girls & Boys / Safety Dance Copertina Album Fear Cult Girls & Boys / Safety Dance(12", Maxi, W/Lbl) Cleopatra 862-1280-1 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
4115715754 The Whip Copertina Album Various The Whip(Cass, Comp) Cleopatra 4115715754 US 1993 Vendi questa versione
74321 67598 2 Virgin Voices (A Tribute To Madonna - Volume One) Copertina Album Various Virgin Voices (A Tribute To Madonna - Volume One)(CD, Comp) Eagle Records 74321 67598 2 Europe 1999 Vendi questa versione
19075801061 Everybody Knows Copertina Album Stills* & Collins* Stills* & Collins* - Everybody Knows(LP, Album) Cleopatra, Wildflower Records (2) 19075801061 Europe 2018 Vendi questa versione
7 41157 12642 6 Full Circle Copertina Album Agression Full Circle(CD, Album) Cleopatra 7 41157 12642 6 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
88843088512 Joy To The World Copertina Album Judy Collins Joy To The World(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Cleopatra 88843088512 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
741157064414 Magic Is A Child Copertina Album Nektar Magic Is A Child(LP, Album) Cleopatra 741157064414 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
741157139112 Brown Sugar Copertina Album Bangkok Ka$h Brown Sugar(12") Cleopatra 741157139112 US 2004 Vendi questa versione
741157175813 The very best of Copertina Album Everclear The very best of(LP, Album, Cle) Cleopatra 741157175813 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
741157193916 Bumps & Rails (Hot Wax Drippin') Copertina Album Various Bumps & Rails (Hot Wax Drippin') (EP, Comp) 741157193916 US 2008 Vendi questa versione
741157201628 Psychobilly Box: Rockabilly Roots And Hootenanny Copertina Album Various Psychobilly Box: Rockabilly Roots And Hootenanny(2xCD, Comp, Box) Cleopatra 741157201628 US 2007 Vendi questa versione
741157213911 Free Yourself-Ska Hits Copertina Album The Untouchables (7) Free Yourself-Ska Hits(LP, RE) Cleopatra 741157213911 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
0741157797428 Dopesnake Copertina Album Hollywood Roses Dopesnake(CD, Album) Cleopatra 0741157797428 US 2012 Vendi questa versione
760137059783 Live At Wembley World Tour 2016 Copertina Album Culture Club Live At Wembley World Tour 2016(Box, Dlx + CD + DVD-V, Multichannel + Blu-ray, Mul) Cleopatra, MVD Visual 760137059783 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
760137063193 Live At Wembley World Tour 2016 Copertina Album Culture Club Live At Wembley World Tour 2016(Box + CD + DVD) Cleopatra, MVD Visual 760137063193 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
886788333925 Greatest Hits Copertina Album Sly Stone Greatest Hits(CD, Album, RE) Cleopatra 886788333925 US 2012 Vendi questa versione
0889466021725 Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985 Copertina Album Joe Lynn Turner Street Of Dreams - Boston 1985(CD) Cleopatra 0889466021725 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
889466069215 Past, Present, and Into the Future Copertina Album The Vibrators Past, Present, and Into the Future(LP, Album, Red) Cleopatra 889466069215 UK 2017 Vendi questa versione
889466129544 Leader Of The Pack Copertina Album Cherie Currie & James Williamson Cherie Currie & James Williamson - Leader Of The Pack(7", Ltd, Num, Red) Cleopatra 889466129544 US 2019 Vendi questa versione
7798141332731 Family Tree Copertina Album Guns N' Roses Family Tree(2xCD, Comp, P/Unofficial) Cleopatra 7798141332731 Argentina 2010 Vendi questa versione
AHOY CD 32 / CLP 99592 / CLP 9744-2 A Triple Dose Of Punk - 60 Tracks Copertina Album Various A Triple Dose Of Punk - 60 Tracks(3xCD, Comp + Box) Cleopatra AHOY CD 32 / CLP 99592 / CLP 9744-2 US 1999 Vendi questa versione
ApoRek 05-106-93 Mandylion Copertina Album Christ Death featuring Rozz Williams* Mandylion(CD) Apollyon ApoRek 05-106-93 Germany 1993 Vendi questa versione
ARY8080 Swindle Copertina Album Sid Vicious Swindle(7", Col) Cleopatra ARY8080 US 2007 Vendi questa versione
AUL207 Dexter Blows Hot And Cool Copertina Album Dexter Gordon Dexter Blows Hot And Cool(LP) Cleopatra AUL207 US 2014 Vendi questa versione
B003AF2C26 Open Your Heart Copertina Album Ofra Haza Open Your Heart(CD, Single) Cleopatra B003AF2C26 Israel 2004 Vendi questa versione
B0011BJPYY Six, Six, Sixth Communion Copertina Album Christian Death Six, Six, Sixth Communion(LP, Comp, Ltd) Cleopatra B0011BJPYY USA & Canada 2007 Vendi questa versione
B079ZV7962 Love Again Copertina Album Alana Davis Love Again(CD, Album) Cleopatra, Goldenlane Records B079ZV7962 US 2018 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-85921 Rings Of Steel Copertina Album Die Krupps Rings Of Steel(CD, Comp) Digital Uni, Cleopatra BLCK-85921 Japan 1997 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-85937 Microscopic Copertina Album Download Microscopic(CD, EP) Digital Uni, Digital Uni BLCK-85937 Japan 1997 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-85954 Reflections In The Looking Glass (A Tribute To Siouxsie And The Banshees) Copertina Album Various Reflections In The Looking Glass (A Tribute To Siouxsie And The Banshees)(CD, Comp) Cleopatra BLCK-85954 Japan 1997 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-85980 Leave Me Alone Copertina Album One Way System Leave Me Alone(CD, EP) Cleopatra, Digital Uni BLCK-85980 Japan 1998 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-85994 STEREO Corpse Grinder (The Best Of) Copertina Album The Meteors (2) Corpse Grinder (The Best Of)(CD, Comp) 180 Records/Cleopatra BLCK-85994 STEREO Japan 1998 Vendi questa versione
BLCK-86025 Various The Blackest Album / An Industrial Tribute To Metallica - Volume 1(CD, Comp) Cleopatra BLCK-86025 Japan 1998 Vendi questa versione
BLCY-1038 The Best Of... Copertina Album Polecats* The Best Of...(CD, Comp) Cleopatra BLCY-1038 Japan 2001 Vendi questa versione
BLCY-1039 Corpse Grinder (The Best Of) Copertina Album The Meteors (2) Corpse Grinder (The Best Of)(CD, Comp) Two Children Regend BLCY-1039 Japan 2001 Vendi questa versione
BR04-CD Dark Noise Copertina Album Various Dark Noise(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Black Rat Recordings BR04-CD US 1998 Vendi questa versione
BRGR1097 L.A.M.F. Live At The Village Gate 1977 Copertina Album Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers* L.A.M.F. Live At The Village Gate 1977(Cass, Album) Burger Records BRGR1097 US Unknown Vendi questa versione
CD 2118 England 1978 Copertina Album Motörhead England 1978(CD, RE, RM, Dig) Cleopatra CD 2118 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
CD BRED 120 A Saucerful Of Pink - A Tribute To Pink Floyd Copertina Album Various A Saucerful Of Pink - A Tribute To Pink Floyd(2xCD, Comp) Cherry Red CD BRED 120 UK 1995 Vendi questa versione
CDCLP0359 A Night On The Sunset Strip Copertina Album Eric Gales A Night On The Sunset Strip(CD, Album + DVD-V) Cleopatra Blues CDCLP0359 US 2016 Vendi questa versione
CDLL-57666 On Parole Copertina Album Motörhead On Parole (Album) CDLL-57666 US 1991 Vendi questa versione
CDMGRAM 122 Brian Connolly's Sweet* Greatest Hits Remixed (The Glam Goth Techno Mixes)(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDMGRAM 122 UK 1999 Vendi questa versione
CDMGRAM 125 Party O' The Times (A Tribute To Prince) Copertina Album Various Party O' The Times (A Tribute To Prince)(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDMGRAM 125 UK 2000 Vendi questa versione
CDMGRAM 130 A Tribute To Queen - We Will Rock You Copertina Album Various A Tribute To Queen - We Will Rock You(CD) Cleopatra, Anagram Records, Cherry Red CDMGRAM 130 UK 2000 Vendi questa versione
CDM GRAM 156 Various The Blackest Album 3 - An Industrial Tribute To Metallica(CD, Comp) Cleopatra, Anagram Records CDM GRAM 156 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
CDM GRAM 159 A Tribute To Tool Copertina Album Various A Tribute To Tool(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 159 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
CDM GRAM 173 Electrostripes (An Electro Tribute To The White Stripes) Copertina Album Various Electrostripes (An Electro Tribute To The White Stripes)(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 173 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
CDM GRAM 181 I Ran: The Best Of Copertina Album A Flock Of Seagulls I Ran: The Best Of(CD, Comp) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 181 UK 2004 Vendi questa versione
CDM GRAM 189 Electro-Mode - An Electro Tribute To Depeche Mode Copertina Album Various Electro-Mode - An Electro Tribute To Depeche Mode(CD, Album) Anagram Records CDM GRAM 189 UK 2004 Vendi questa versione
CDM ZEB 28 A Tribute To Korn - Kloned & Remixed Copertina Album Various A Tribute To Korn - Kloned & Remixed(CD, Comp) Zebra Records (2) CDM ZEB 28 UK 2003 Vendi questa versione
CDM ZEB 31 A Tribute To Blink 182 Copertina Album Various A Tribute To Blink 182(CD, Album) Zebra Records (6) CDM ZEB 31 UK 2004 Vendi questa versione
CDO0652 The Rift Dark Side Of The Moon Copertina Album Various The Rift Dark Side Of The Moon(CD, Album) Cleopatra CDO0652 2017 Vendi questa versione
CD Sate 06 The Whip Copertina Album Various The Whip(CD, Comp) Talitha Records CD Sate 06 Germany 1993 Vendi questa versione
CD ZOT 132 Multicoloured Shades Copertina Album Penal Colony Multicoloured Shades(CD, Comp) Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 132 Germany 1995 Vendi questa versione
CD ZOT 214 Holon Copertina Album Equinox (2) Holon(CD, Album) Zoth Ommog, Zoth Ommog CD ZOT 214 Germany 1999 Vendi questa versione
CL00030 Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival Soundtrack Copertina Album Various Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival Soundtrack (Album) CL00030 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
CL 0040 Jupiter Copertina Album Magic Wands Jupiter(LP, Album, Ltd, Pur) Cleopatra CL 0040 US 2015 Vendi questa versione
CL0150 Punk Rock Christmas 2 Copertina Album Various Punk Rock Christmas 2(CD) Cleopatra CL0150 US 2019 Vendi questa versione
CL00441 Picture Perfect Copertina Album 12 Stones Picture Perfect(CD, Album) Cleopatra CL00441 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00523 Die For The Government Copertina Album Anti-Flag Die For The Government (Album) CL00523 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00559 Victims Of Love Propaganda Copertina Album Descartes A Kant Victims Of Love Propaganda(LP, Album) Cleopatra CL00559 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00572 Victim Of Sonic Attack Copertina Album Hawkwind Victim Of Sonic Attack(2xLP) Cleopatra CL00572 UK & Europe 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00578 Live Necronomicon Copertina Album Ministry Live Necronomicon(2xCD, Album) Cleopatra, Cleopatra CL00578 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00606 Tokyo Dogs Copertina Album Slaughter And The Dogs Tokyo Dogs(CD, Album) Cleopatra CL00606 US 2017 Vendi questa versione
CL00644 The Salentino Cuts  Copertina Album UFO (5) The Salentino Cuts (CD, Album) Cleopatra CL00644 US 2017 Vendi questa versione

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pyenapple

pyenapple

14 marzo 2019
If you were to create a list of everything this label does correctly, the list would definitely not include: art/design, typography, proofreading, or taking care with audio fidelity of source material. Honestly, I'm not sure what's left to be good at. Rakin' in the dollars? I guess.
thezovietdada

thezovietdada

24 luglio 2018
Never realized how bad this label was until I found out that they're releasing Brokencyde's next album. Let that sink in for a moment: A Brokencyde album. In 2018. (as a side note, they seem to be pretty much directly ripping off $uicideboy$ now, which is hilarious because Brokencyde makes $uicideboy$ look like Run the Jewels or something). Anyways, I just knew them as an odd label that made a very random assortment of the many, many industrial albums I bought in questionable used condition as a teenager, so I was fine with their existence. I can imagine this being rather helpful in the pre-internet days for someone into some of this music. So props to that. But looking now, boy is this a messy discography. I kind of had a feeling about this when the releases I saw back in the day seemed to have absolutely no overarching aesthetic or purpose (other than being vaguely "spooky gawth music"), and the more you look into that that theme becomes clear as ice. Like it's vastly less coherent than Metropolis, even. I kind of remember the Tribute To... albums and how trash they were but looking at them now they are really a laugh, and the misspelled artists/titles and wrong track lists are the cherry on top.
-MINDustry-

-MINDustry-

29 giugno 2018
Man. Say whatever you want to say about some of this labels practices but it doesn't change the fact that they're pretty much one of the only labels around that are keeping the true spirit of music ALIVE. They're keeping it real with newer stuff like 3TEETH and whatnot. I think they're actually one of only a handful of 3 "Underground" labels still around, the rest being Metropolis, Alfa Matrix, and MAYBE Wax Trax II but that's a big ass MAYBE. At a time when originality in music is at a record low these guys invite you to go to the past with the best in each genre. That's what the past is for? If music sucks now, there's always the old to re-live and these guys have a shit ton of vintage stuff to choose from.

These guys have EVERYTHING. Country, Punk, Folk, Industrial, Metal, etc. They've been there and done that and have such a meaty catalog of whatever you want. Out of my 400+ CD's I'd say a good 250 are from this label alone. I can over look some minor annoyances or the odd shady practice (we're all guilty of it anyways, even if it's just a bit). For a label that's fairly young, being only 25 or 26 years old they've established themselves with quality, in my opinion. I recommend this label to anybody interested in good music period.

I love this label. I really do. Brian, keep on doing what you're doing.

- MIND
fodderstompf

fodderstompf

2 novembre 2017
Bootleg company just look at the horrible Joy Division releases
Svet_9

Svet_9

29 ottobre 2016
It's not a label run by passionate people, it's run by Capitalist businessmen, just money is important for them, not the artist or the music ...
poneromusikologist

poneromusikologist

26 luglio 2014
modificato over 5 years ago
Super unethical sleazebag art theft in such profusion.
I feel like I have a cocaine hangover and I just woke up on a leather couch and am squinting painfully at the too-bright shards of sunlight filtering in regular shafts through the venetian blinds over the sliding glass door, my clothes rank with the stench of menthol cigarrettes as I try to remember whose beach condo I am at; this is what Cleopatra Records brings to mind.
I once bought a CD "by" this label in Amoeba Record's Hollywood store, OSTENSIBLY a goth compilation of some sort, only to discover that the contents of the disc were all recorded by one person aimlessly noodling on some synths without even stopping for individual track entries, ALL THE BANDS LISTED WERE FAKE (didn't exist).
I tried to find this fake comp on this discography (it had a black and white picture of Dracula, maybe Bela Lugosi) but I soon realized it's probably not even accounted for.
The word "ostensible" will be useful in attempting to understand the difference between what Cleopatra claims and what she offers. This coffin-crawler's cocaine-financing operation exists to victimize music fans willing to take a chance and it does this with cynical reliability.
They can't be trusted to care about the accuracy of the printed information on their releases;
Cleopatra can be trusted to act like a criminal parasite because music is for suckers who can spell.
goneandromeda

goneandromeda

15 agosto 2010
In a time just before the internet became popular, this record label did a lot for the goth scene. Before it was easy to find music you heard in clubs (especially since the DJs wouldn't tell you who the tracks were by, fearing you'd take their job) and related music you hadn't heard yet, Cleopatra was the most available source of goth track discoveries in my part of the u.s.a.
Crijevo

Crijevo

21 agosto 2007
modificato over 4 years ago
Personally I appreciate the effort of any label willing to bring out its (or others) best out into the world but the case with Cleopatra is they were always reaching worrying levels of underground's absurdity - be it 'Tributes', re-releases with horrific cover designs or as many point out - mispellings...

What fascinated me at first with Cleopatra was their enthusiastic (or desperate?) search for identity. They released far too many itchy-kitchy gothic-preferred records alongside which even those of more respectfully re-issued anthology (Kraftwerk, Clock DVA, V/A 'The Whip' etc) seem like piracy.

There is nothing bad about their catalogue for people who are willing to explore the dark side of life (or the funny side of pretending it) but I'll agree that Cleopatra seems more like a hybrid desperado than a label with properly built identity - the irony has it, in the end, this constant desperate feel became their identity and eventual reason for it being ridiculed...
ThomasBear

ThomasBear

5 gennaio 2006
modificato over 13 years ago
Let's not forget that this is the label everyone loves to hate, if only because of their almost religious tendency to keep releasing "A Tribute To..." compilations. Yes, they sure do give us a lot of suspect material but for them to keep going, not to mention the sheer catalogue size and volume, means that they must be doing something right.
fivershutch

fivershutch

19 gennaio 2004
Be warned that label sometime uses a vinyl sources when they release CDs. Listen closely for surface noce, and Kellog's "snap, crackle, and pop". On a positive note, at least they make an effort to release long out of print vinyl on CD. I owned Psychic TV's "Force the Hand of Chance" CD (what's up with changing the original cover artwork?) on Cleopatra until I got a hold of the official 1997 Some Bizzare release.