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Cherry Red acquire Contempo Records catalogue titles

Back in the mid-1970s, Contempo Records was one of the most prolific soul/funk labels in the UK, combining American recordings with homegrown productions.

The label was run by Blues & Soul head honcho John Abbey, who attracted many respected U.S. soul stars into the studio, making singles and albums by the likes of Major Lance, Sam & Dave, Oscar Toney Jnr., Doris Duke.

Marvin Smith, Jimmy Thomas and J.J. Barnes, as well as UK acts such as Ultrafunk.

Drop us a line if you’re curious.

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Female Punk band Kleenex’s ‘Nice’ to feature on Swiss TV Documentary

Kleenex were an all-female Swiss punk band formed in 1977, who released two singles and a cassette album on labels like Rough Trade.

‘Nice’ (1978) will appear in the soundtrack a Swiss TV documentary about politician Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, retracing five decades of economic and social development in Switzerland.

Cherry Red control the publishing for this track.

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Cherry Red represent albums by 70s prog rockers Unicorn

Cherry Red’s Prog Rock catalogue continues to grow with albums by Seventies band Unicorn.

Produced by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour, Unicorn fused Prog with American Country Rock influences across LPs Blue Pine Trees (1974), Too Many Crooks (1976) and One More Tomorrow (1977).

Among other things, these are available to license for vinyl reissue.

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Cherry Red present Patto repertoire

Cult favourites on the Prog Rock scene of the early 1970s, Patto were fronted by Mike Patto, ably assisted by noted guitarist Ollie Halsall. For many years, their three highly coveted albums for Vertigo and Island have been unavailable – until now.

Patto (1970), Hold Your Fire (1971) and Roll ‘Em Smoke ‘Em Put Another Line Out (1972) are now represented by Cherry Red – drop us a line if, for example, you’re interested in licensing these for vinyl reissue.

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City Boy to feature on soundtrack to ‘My Friend Dahmer’ film

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by John Backderf, the film My Friend Dahmer is due out later this year. It tackles the early life of notorious US murderer Jeffrey Dahmer as he struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy before slowly transforming into a serial killer.

With the period 1970s soundtrack is a Cherry Red recording, ‘5.7.0.5’ by City Boy, a quintessential example of polished FM, radio-friendly soft rock.

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Cherry Red now representing Survival Records catalogue

Launched in the early 80s, Survival Records carved a stylish niche with several acts who blended Synth Pop and Indie in varying measures.

Among them were Indie pop favourites Furniture, New York electronica pioneer Richard Bone, male/female duo Eddie Maelov & Sunshine Patterson and now collectable Synth Pop acts such as Jeanette, Play and Thirteen At Midnight.

Cherry Red now represent the Survival Records catalogue.

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The Spectrum catalogue now represented by Cherry Red

Hailed as Britain’s answer to The Monkees, The Spectrum issued a string of Swinging London-styled singles during the second half of the 1960s, such as ‘Portobello Road’ and ‘London Bridge Is Coming Down’.

Many of their recordings are now represented by Cherry Red, including most of their singles and tracks was a rare, Venezualan-only album (ripe for vinyl reissue).

Drop us a line if your’e curious!

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Alien Sex Fiend featured on Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

The Call Of Duty franchise is one of the most iconic and successful in gaming history – and the soundtrackis a significant part of the whole experience.

The new Infinite Warfare release, released last November and the 13th in the series, includes a Cherry Red track, ‘Now I’m Feeling Zombified’ by 80s Goth heroes Alien Sex Fiend.

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Cherry Red acquire ex-Hawkwind & Gong keyboardist Tim Blake’s solo catalogue

Hailing from West London, Tim Blake made his name as keyboardist/composer with the twin peaks of the 70s Space Rock scene, Gong and Hawkwind.

Cherry Red are proud to announce the acquisition of Tim’s solo catalogue, from pioeering late 70s electronic albums such as Crystal Machine and Blake’s New Jerusalem to later ambient/electronica/synth works such as Magick, Tide Of The Century and Caldea Music II.

Drop us a line if you’re curious.

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