Atlantic is a renowned US record label that was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun, Herb Abramson, and Miriam Abramson. Over the years, it has grown into one of the leading companies in the music industry, known for its commitment to artistry and quality. In 1967, Atlantic was purchased by Warner Bros. film studio and operated alongside ATCO Records as separate entities. The label continued to expand its influence when it acquired Elektra in 1970, forming the Warner-Elektra-Atlantic alliance.
Today, Atlantic remains a part of the Warner Music Group and forms the Atlantic Music Group along with Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Lava, and EastWest Records America. The label's iconic Saul Bass designed W logo was introduced in 1975. With a rich history spanning decades and an impressive roster of artists, Atlantic continues to be a powerhouse in the music industry.
Please note that some releases may have different catalog numbers or codes on their sleeves or labels which are not part of the official catalog number. Additionally, early releases had yellow labels until January 1956 when they switched to red labels. French singles and EPs also have distinct catalog number patterns based on genre.