Atlantic Celebrates 75th Anniversary With 90 LPs From Led Zep to Lizzo


The 75th anniversary of Atlantic Records is being celebrated by that label and its sister catalog imprint, Rhino Records, with a year-long rollout of 90 vinyl releases and re-releases, covering the gamut from Led Zeppelin to Lizzo and John Coltrane to Coldplay.

Most — not all — of the titles are being pressed on clear vinyl and are described in the label’s product descriptions as one-time pressings.

Most have previously been released on vinyl, although three modern albums, Gayle’s “A Study in the Human Experience,” Christina Perry’s “Lovestrong” and Kehlani’s “Cloud 19,” are getting their first-time LP iterations as part of the campaign.

The first 60 titles are available immediately. Among them are Aretha Franklin’s “Lady Soul,” Yes’ “Fragile,” Lizzo’s “Special” and “Cuz I Love You,” Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis,” Cardi B.’s “Invasion of Privacy,” P. Diddy’s “Press Play,” Ed Sheeran’s “Divide,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers,” Arthur Conley’s “Sweet Soul Music,” INXS’ “Kick,” Young Boy Never Broke Again’s “The Last Slimeto” and the Velvet Underground’s “Loaded.”

Some of the more high-profile titles will wait a bit. They include Led Zeppelin’s “Led Zeppelin IV,” pressed on clear 180g vinyl and arriving Oct. 27. Coming a week earlier on Oct. 20 is Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams,” on what is described as 140g colored/recycled vinyl and pressed anew with a bonus track, “Something Just Like This,’’ done by the group in collaboration with the Chainsmokers.

Vintage Christmas titles from Booker T. and Trans-Siberian Orchestra come out Nov. 10. That’s the last release date on the schedule for now, though the rollout is being billed as a year-long campaign.

Acoustic Sounds is releasing a number of audiophile-oriented releases on 180g black vinyl pressed at 45rpm, including extensive dips into the catalogs of Coltrane, Genesis, Ray Charles, Bad Company, Otis Redding, Buffalo Springfield and others.

Atlantic and Rhino have also hooked up with Vinyl Me, Please for exclusive editions of albums by Charles, John Prine, the Mar-Keys, Lupe Fiasco and Stone Temple Pilots.

“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 Atlantic chairman-CEO Craig Kallman in a statement. “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.”

The full lineup:

Available Now

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

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

Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

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)


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.


GenesisSelling England by The Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Nursery Cryme, Genesis, Abacab, Foxtrot, Invisible Touch

Phil CollinsFace 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

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