ATLANTIC
DE Labels and Company Sleeves 1960-1981

Labels

ATL 70. 015 - 1960
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ATL 70.023 - 1960
ATL 70.031 - 1960
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ATL 70.128 - 1965
ATL 70.100 - 1962
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ATL 70.473 - 1971
10.002 - 1971
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10.103 - 1971
Atlantic was formed in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in New York City. Atco and Cotillion were subsidiary labels and Clarion was a budget label. 
From the beginning, Atlantic was different from other independent record companies. Their financier/dentist did not put pressure on them for immediate return on his investment, so Herb and Ahmet were free to make decisions based on their own good musical judgment. They did not cheat performers, as many of the other independent labels did. They gained a reputation for being honest, and that reputation as much as anything was the foundation for the success of the company. 
In 1967, the three owners of Atlantic were approached by Warner Seven Arts Corporation about selling Atlantic. Atlantic/Atco Records, along with Warner Brothers/Reprise Records, were to be operated as separate record companies under the ownership umbrella of the Warner-Seven Arts Corporation. 
Under Warner-Seven Arts, Atlantic and Warner-Reprise operated independently until Warner-Seven Arts itself was purchased by the Kinney Corporation (which later became Warner Communications) in 1969. Kinney was a conglomerate made up of parking lots, office cleaning companies, rental cars, magazine distribution and funeral parlors that was seeking to branch out into the entertainment business.
In Germany, Atlantic was handeled by Metronome until 1971. Kinney took over in 1972. 
Kinney Music
GmbH
ATL 10 133 - 1972
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ATL 10 266 - 1972
WEA Musik
GmbH
WEA Musik
GmbH
WEA Musik
GmbH
WEA Musik GmbH
Warner Communications
ATL 10 282 - 1973
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ATL 10 999 - 1977
ATL 10 386 - 1974
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ATL 10 424 - 1974
Reissues
ATL 11 001 - 1977
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ATL 11 153 - 1978
ATL 11 160 - 1978
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ATL 11 694 - 1981
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Sleeves
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Details
No 1
1965
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No 2
1969
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No 3
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No 4
1979
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WEA Musik GmbH
A Warner Communications Company
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No 5
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No 6
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Reissues
R 1
ATL 10 231 - 1972
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ATL 10 235 - 1972
Kinney Music GmbH
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R 2
ATL 10 386 - 1974
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ATL 10 424 - 1974
WEA Musik GmbH
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