Cherry Red Records
Cherry Red Records is a London based record label that has been active since 1978. Starting life as a rock concert promoter, the advent of punk rock and independent music allowed the company to grow quickly, forming a label and launching the careers of legendary cult indie icons like Dead Kennedys, Felt, Kevin Coyne, The Monochrome Set and Everything But The Girl.
In the early 90s Cherry Red began moving into reissue territory, gaining a strong reputation for everything from 80s pop icons like Flock of Seagulls, Sinitta and Sam Fox to discerning prog figureheads such as Hawkwind and Arthur Brown. Since then the label has faithfully resurrected the best in unreleased and hard to find collectible music covering every genre from rock and punk to pop and soul.
Along with a several thousand strong album catalogue, Cherry Red have evolved with the times to include DVDs, digital music, historical documentaries and books, publishing titles on everything from AFC Wimbledon to Tom Waits.
The label represents added value - sourcing bonus tracks, improved sound quality and restored artwork. Cherry Red are still ambitious with new music, bringing out new albums by Van Der Graaf Generator, Suzi Quatro and The Fall in 2011. This year sees the release of The Christians' first new album in 15 years (entitled Speed Of Life), Jah Wobble (ex-PiL) and Chris Squire (Yes) and Steve Hackett's (Genesis) collaboration Squackett. Visit www.cherryred.co.uk for more information.