ATCO Records

ATCO Records

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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 issue to another. 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)

Atlantic Records Pressing Plant Codes (found in the label matrix number suffixes):
AM: American Record Pressing Co. (ARP runout stamp)
AR: Allied Record Company
BW: Bestway Products Inc. (19 label ID)
CT / CTH: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute (73 label ID)
CP: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman (56 label ID)
CS / CSM: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
DCE: MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
DCW: MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
FT: Fidelatone Mfg.
LY: Shelley Products
MG: MGM Records Division
MO: Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
PL: Plastic Products
PR: Presswell
RI: PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN (72 label ID)
SO: Sonic Recording Products, Inc.
SP: Specialty Records Corporation (49 label ID)
W: Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
WM: Midwest Record Pressing, Inc.

For all unofficial / bootleg / pirate copies of this label please use Atco Records (2).

The label name also appears as "ATCO" only, mostly from 1968 onwards.

See also:
ATCO Record Sales
Atco Record Sales Co.
Atco Record Sales Co. Inc.
Atco Record Sales Corp.
Atco Recording Corporation
Atco
ATCO Special
Atco Video
ATCO GROUP
Atco Golden Oldies
Spots From Atlantic/Atco
Atlantic & ATCO Remasters Series
Atlantic/Atco/Cotillion Group
Atlantic-ATCO Group
ATCO / EastWest Records America

Label code: LC 0120
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Contact Info:
1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10104
USA
Tel: (800) 546-3670
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 Jimmy James & The Vagabonds - Come To Me Softly Jimmy James & The Vagabonds Come To Me Softly (Single) 001 El Salvador 1968 Sell This Version
1R1 7636 Yes - 90125 Yes 90125(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Club) ATCO Records 1R1 7636 US 1983 Sell This Version
2ACS-401 Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) 2ACS-401 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2CX 0132 The Allman Brothers Band - Beginnings The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2CX 0132 Philippines 1974 Sell This Version
2SA 801 Otis Redding - The Best Of Otis Redding Otis Redding The Best Of Otis Redding (Comp) 2SA 801 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2SA 802-1 The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic 2SA 802-1 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2SA-804 Sonny & Cher - The Two Of Us 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 The Allman Brothers Band Beginnings (Comp) 2SA-805 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2SA-806 Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield (Comp) 2SA-806 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2 SDS-401 Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Album) 2 SDS-401 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
#3 Godfrey - The Trip Godfrey The Trip(7", Single, Hol) Cee-Jam Records #3 US 1965 Sell This Version
4X 5232 Cream (2) - Disraeli Gears Cream (2) Disraeli Gears(4-Trk, Album) ATCO Records 4X 5232 US 1967 Sell This Version
5 Art Wheeler (2) - Walk On Art Wheeler (2) Walk On(7", Single) Cee-Jam Records 5 US Unknown Sell This Version
005 Neil Sedaka - Star Crossed Lovers / We Had A Good Thing Goin' Neil Sedaka Star Crossed Lovers / We Had A Good Thing Goin' (Single) 005 US 1968 Sell This Version
5RCO 224 Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge(Cass, Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 5RCO 224 US Unknown Sell This Version
5RCO-292 Bee Gees - Best Of Bee Gees Bee Gees Best Of Bee Gees(Cass, Comp, Club) ATCO Records 5RCO-292 US 1972 Sell This Version
5RCO 33-283 Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective - The Best Of Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Retrospective - The Best Of Buffalo Springfield(Cass, Comp, Club) ATCO Records 5RCO 33-283 US Unknown Sell This Version
006 Nazz - Not Wrong Long Nazz Not Wrong Long(7") SGC 006 US 1969 Sell This Version
7 A1-90063 Pete Townshend - Scoop Pete Townshend Scoop(2xLP, Comp, Club, CRC) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-90063 US 1983 Sell This Version
7 A1-90169 Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers(LP, Comp, Club, RE) Island Records, Island Records 7 A1-90169 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-90231 U2 - The Unforgettable Fire U2 The Unforgettable Fire(LP, Album, Club, Col) Island Records, Island Records 7 A1-90231 US 1984 Sell This Version
7 A1-90522-1 Yes - Big Generator Yes Big Generator(LP, Album, Club) ATCO Records, ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-90522-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 A1-90539 Pete Townshend - Another Scoop Pete Townshend Another Scoop(2xLP, Album, Comp, Club) ATCO Records, ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-90539 US 1987 Sell This Version
7 A1-90553 Pete Townshend - Pete Townshend's Deep End Live! Pete Townshend Pete Townshend's Deep End Live!(LP, Album, Club, Col) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-90553 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 A1-90917 Sweet Sensation - Take It While It's Hot Sweet Sensation Take It While It's Hot(LP, Album, Club) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-90917 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 A1-91282 Michel'le - Michel'le 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 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) = ラウドネス* - Dreamer And Screamer = ドリーマー・アンド・スクリーマー Loudness (5) = ラウドネス* Loudness (5) = ラウドネス* - Dreamer And Screamer = ドリーマー・アンド・スクリーマー(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 09P3-6105 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6137 Sweet Sensation With Romeo J.D. - Sincerely Yours Sweet Sensation With Romeo J.D. Sweet Sensation With Romeo J.D. - Sincerely Yours(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 09P3-6137 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6166 Loudness (5) = ラウドネス* - You Shook Me = ユー・シュック・ミー Loudness (5) = ラウドネス* Loudness (5) = ラウドネス* - You Shook Me = ユー・シュック・ミー(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 09P3-6166 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10P3-6103 Vanilla Fudge - You Keep Me Hanging On Vanilla Fudge You Keep Me Hanging On(CD, Mini, Single, Mono) ATCO Records 10P3-6103 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10SW-40 Loudness (5) - Long Distance Love / Good Things Going Loudness (5) Long Distance Love / Good Things Going(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 10SW-40 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-65 The System - Coming To America The System Coming To America(CD, Mini, Single) ATCO Records 10SW-65 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
14Y-645 The Barclay Stars - Guitars Unlimited The Barclay Stars Guitars Unlimited(4-Trk, Album) ATCO Records 14Y-645 US 1966 Sell This Version
18P2-2767 Vandenberg - Vandenberg Vandenberg Vandenberg (Album) 18P2-2767 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2768 Vandenberg - Heading For A Storm Vandenberg Heading For A Storm (Album) 18P2-2768 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2769 Vandenberg - Alibi Vandenberg Alibi (Album) 18P2-2769 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2853 Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again (Album) 18P2-2853 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2854 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton - On Tour Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton - On Tour (Album) 18P2-2854 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2892 Yes - Big Generator Yes Big Generator(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2892 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2921 Jesse Davis* - ¡Jesse Davis! Jesse Davis* ¡Jesse Davis!(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2921 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2922 Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo Dr. John Dr. John's Gumbo(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-2922 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3088 Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything Donny Hathaway Everything Is Everything(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-3088 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3089 Donny Hathaway - Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 18P2-3089 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3090 Donny Hathaway - Live Donny Hathaway Live (Album) 18P2-3090 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3091 Donny Hathaway - Extension Of A Man Donny Hathaway Extension Of A Man(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-3091 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2054 Yes - 90125 Yes 90125 (Album) 20P2-2054 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2096 Vanilla Fudge - Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge (Album) 20P2-2096 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2097 Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 20P2-2097 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
22 The Capitols - Cool Jerk The Capitols Cool Jerk (Single) 22 France 1966 Sell This Version
22P2-2787 Sweet Sensation - Take It While It's Hot Sweet Sensation Take It While It's Hot(CD, Album) ATCO Records 22P2-2787 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2901 Tangier = タンジアー* - Four Winds = フォー・ウインズ Tangier = タンジアー* Tangier = タンジアー* - Four Winds = フォー・ウインズ (Album) 22P2-2901 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3047 Enuff Z'nuff - Enuff Z'nuff Enuff Z'nuff Enuff Z'nuff (Album) 22P2-3047 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
23P1-2123 Various - Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Promo) ATCO Records 23P1-2123 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25P2-2123 Various - Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Various Coming To America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Comp, Promo) ATCO Records, Warner-Pioneer Corporation 25P2-2123 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25P4-2495 Loudness (5) Soldier Of Fortune(Cass, Album) ATCO Records 25P4-2495 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25S-194 Michael Gregory - Situation X Michael Gregory Situation X (Album) 25S-194 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
25XD-995 Loudness (5) - Jealousy Loudness (5) Jealousy(CD, MiniAlbum) ATCO Records 25XD-995 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25XD-1085 Vandenberg - Best Of Vandenberg Vandenberg Best Of Vandenberg(CD, Comp) ATCO Records 25XD-1085 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28 The Shadows Of Knight - Gospel Zone / Bad Little Woman 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 Loudness (5) Soldier Of Fortune(CD, Album) ATCO Records 29P2-2495 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
(32) ATX 248 Otis Redding - The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads(Reel, 4tr Stereo) ATCO Records (32) ATX 248 US 1968 Sell This Version
(32) ATX 264 The Bee Gees* - Rare Precious & Beautiful The Bee Gees* Rare Precious & Beautiful(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records (32) ATX 264 US Unknown Sell This Version
32XD-356 Yes - 90125 Yes 90125(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-356 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-389 Pete Townshend - White City (A Novel) Pete Townshend White City (A Novel)(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-389 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-427 Loudness (5) - Shadows Of War Loudness (5) Shadows Of War(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-427 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
32XD-559 Yes - Big Generator Yes Big Generator(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-559 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-633 Andy Williams - Close Enough For Love Andy Williams Close Enough For Love(CD, Album) Atco Records 32XD-633 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-770 Loudness (5) - Hurricane Eyes Loudness (5) Hurricane Eyes(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-770 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-811 Various - Soul Christmas Various Soul Christmas(CD, Comp, RE) ATCO Records 32XD-811 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-852 Loudness (5) - Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version) Loudness (5) Hurricane Eyes (Japanese Version)(CD, Album) ATCO Records 32XD-852 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6092 Bobby Darin - Million Dollar Baby Bobby Darin Million Dollar Baby(7", Single) Atco Records 45-ATCO.6092 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO 6095 Buddy Thompson - I've Got A Good Thing Going / This Is The Night Buddy Thompson I've Got A Good Thing Going / This Is The Night(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO 6095 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6097 Guitar Slim* - If I Should Lose You / It Hurts To Love Someone Guitar Slim* If I Should Lose You / It Hurts To Love Someone (7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6097 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6098 The Coasters - Idol With The Golden Head / (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes To Me The Coasters Idol With The Golden Head / (When She Wants Good Lovin') My Baby Comes To Me(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6098 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6099 Bette McLaurin - What A Night For Love Bette McLaurin What A Night For Love(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6099 Canada 1955 Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6101 Young Jessie - Shuffle In The Gravel / Make Believe Young Jessie Shuffle In The Gravel / Make Believe(7", Single, Promo) ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6101 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6103 Bobby Darin With Ray Ellis' Orch. & Chorus* - Don't Call My Name / Pretty Betty Bobby Darin With Ray Ellis' Orch. & Chorus* Bobby Darin With Ray Ellis' Orch. & Chorus* - Don't Call My Name / Pretty Betty(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6103 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6110 Hutch Davie And His Honky Tonkers - Woodchopper's Ball Hutch Davie And His Honky Tonkers Woodchopper's Ball(7", Single) Atco Records 45-ATCO.6110 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6113 Jimmy Simmons - I'll Never Find Love Again Jimmy Simmons I'll Never Find Love Again(7", Single, Promo) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6113 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6114 King Curtis - Jest Smoochin' King Curtis Jest Smoochin'(7", Promo) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6114 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6116 The Coasters - Yakety Yak / Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 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 Bobby Darin Splish Splash(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6117 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6121 The Rinky-Dinks - Early In The Morning The Rinky-Dinks Early In The Morning(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6121 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6126 The Coasters - The Shadow Knows 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 Bobby Darin Queen Of The Hop / Lost Love(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6127 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6128 Bobby Darin And The Rinky Dinks* - Mighty Might Man Bobby Darin And The Rinky Dinks* Bobby Darin And The Rinky Dinks* - Mighty Might Man(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6128 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6131 Pat And The Satellites - Jupiter-C Pat And The Satellites Jupiter-C(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6131 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO 6132 The Coasters - Charlie Brown The Coasters Charlie Brown(7") ATCO Records 45-ATCO 6132 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6133 Bobby Darin - Plain Jane Bobby Darin Plain Jane(7", Single) Atco Records 45-ATCO.6133 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO 6139 The Jackson Brothers (2) - Tell Him No / Love Me The Jackson Brothers (2) Tell Him No / Love Me(7", Single, Promo) ATCO Records 45-ATCO 6139 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6140 Bobby Darin - Dream Lover Bobby Darin Dream Lover(7", Single) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 45-ATCO. 6140 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6141 The Coasters - Along Came Jones / That Is Rock & Roll 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 The Coasters Poison Ivy(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6146 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-ATCO.6147 Bobby Darin - Mack The Knife Bobby Darin Mack The Knife(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-ATCO.6147 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-Atco.6152 King Curtis And His Orchestra - Heavenly Blues / Restless Guitar King Curtis And His Orchestra Heavenly Blues / Restless Guitar(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-Atco.6152 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
45-Atco. 6158 Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea / That's The Way Love Is 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. 6160 Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band* Summer Set(7", Single) ATCO Records 45-Atco. 6160 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-Atco.6161 Bobby Darin - Clementine / Tall Story Bobby Darin Clementine / Tall Story(7", Single) Atco Records 45-Atco.6161 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-ATCO. 6167 Bobby Darin - I'll Be There / Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey 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

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alaprine

alaprine

September 14, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Avoid this label if you can. I've gotten two records from them and the sound quality was atrocious, verging on un-listenable, even though the records themselves were in VG to NM condition. Thin weak sound, prominent distortion, hissy vocals, and poorly fabricated packaging. Very hard to listen to.
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.
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